Showing posts with label TGA 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TGA 2019. Show all posts

Friday, December 13, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins Game of The Year at The Game Awards 2019

The Game Awards 2019 announces Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as winner of "Game of the Year".

Finally the year-end event that every gamer, developer, publisher and industry legends wait for whole year is here and aside from upcoming new game announcements, The Game Awards 2019 reveals their top game of this year.

Despite having strong contender like Hideo Kojima's latest sensation Death Stranding, action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from developer From Software and publisher Activision managed to win "Game of the Year".

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Sekiro also bagged another for Best Action/Adventure Game, beating opponents like Borderlands 3 and Resident Evil 2 (2019). Many fans of Devil May Cry 5 wanted it to be nominated for GOTY but it won prize for being Best Action Game.

One of the major Game of The Year nominee, Death Stranding won in Best Game Direction and Best Score/Music. Another top candidate Control was only recognized in Best Art Direction category out of its six potential nominations.

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Recently released role-playing game Disco Elysium won in four categories including Best Independent Game. Everyone's favorite crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became Best Fighting Game on TGA 2019.

Choices for Best Audio Design, Best Community Support, Games for Impact and Best Family Game go to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Destiny 2, Gris and Luigi's Mansion 3 respectively albeit their other nominations.

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Online multiplayer game League of Legends from Riot Games scored big on Best eSports Game and Best eSports Event. Official surprise reveal of Project Scarlett by Microsoft as their next-gen console Xbox Series X was also a thrilling experience.

The Game Awards 2019 show creator and host Geoff Keighley charmed his audience throughout entire 3-hour long show. Although many were astounded to see Sekiro becoming "Game of The Year" but it was a worthy pick indeed.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ghost of Tsushima Coming in Summer 2020

Sucker Punch reveals a new trailer for Ghost of Tsushima at The Game Awards 2019, coming in summer 2020.

There was no update on upcoming action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima for so long but lately, developer Sucker Punch Productions has announced to release their anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive title in summer 2020.

Only days ago, a brief tease was shown at most recent and final episode of State of Play livestream and a full trailer with gameplay footage was confirmed to reveal at The Game Awards 2019, which has just been just rolled out.

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Ghost of Tsushima Coming in Summer 2020

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Witness the journey of a samurai becoming a Ghost to stand opposing all opposing forces to free his people.




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In opening cinematic shot, lead character Jin Sakai stands in way of a small group of Mongol soldiers. Wearing Ghost gears, he explodes a smoke bomb after unsheathing his sword, invoking his enemy to come for him.

He recalls when he was lying on a beach after first Mongolian raid on his homeland earlier and everyone thought him to be dead. Now, he effortlessly takes down all but one and leaves him to inform general Khotun Khan of his arrival.

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Adapting to new ways of fighting, Jin is presumably applying some ninja techniques to wage guerrilla warfare against enemy forces. Throughout his journey, he will acquire a variety of gear and weapons upgrades to face a growing storm.

Though the trailer does offer bits of its plotline and some general gameplay aspects, it most certainly is focused on him eventually becoming the legendary phenomenon "Ghost" that has become a menacing threat for invading army.

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After gameplay reveal back in E3 2018, there was no news from developers for too long and people were concerned whether or not the game is coming to PS4 since next-generation console PlayStation 5 is set to arrive in holiday 2020.

Then players noticed it in latest a live-action commercial for PlayStation 4 and State of Play started teasing fans for a new trailer. The Game Awards finally confirmed its release today for next year as a PS4-exclusive, arriving before PS5 launch.

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Ghost of Tsushima Box Art

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Sucker Punch Productions previously worked on Infamous series for past decade and never really worked on a large-scale game like their current project, which really explains why it took this long for them to get things in right order.

Set around late 13th century, Ghost of Tsushima narrates the journey of lone samurai warrior Jin Sakai who takes a final stand against an invasion of Mongol empire on Tsushima Island that is in ruins following their ruthless first assault.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Capcom to Announce Two New Games at Jump Festa 2020

Capcom will reportedly reveal two brand-new games at annual anime event Jump Festa 2020 in December.

Year 2019 has been exceptionally well for renowned video game developer/publisher Capcom, launching some of their most successful titles like Devil May Cry 5, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion and Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Of course, they would like to keep that flow going and release more games to keep players engaged. To that, a recent rumor is suggesting that Capcom is planning to reveal two upcoming games at Jump Festa 2020 anime event.

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Capcom to Announce Two New Games at Jump Festa 2020

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A report on Gematsu quotes Japanese website Ryokutya2089, which claimed that Capcom plans to show four titles at annual Jump Festa 2020 event next month including MHW: Iceborne, Mega Man Zero/ZX and two unreleased games.

However, official source says that they are only going to demonstrate two of above-mentioned games. One of those reveal could very much be Resident Evil 3 Remake that YouTube channel Spawn Wave speculated to drop at The Game Awards 2019.

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Both Iceborne expansion and Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection are coming out next year in January. So it really makes sense for Capcom to let players take an early preview at those games and build some hype in advance.

Jump Festa is taking place in a few weeks next month, same as The Game Awards and theory for a reveal of RE3 Remake at the latter only seems reasonable as it is one of the biggest stages for companies to announce their latest AAA-games.

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Also, RE2 Remake has been shortlisted for "Game of the Year" nomination for this year at TGA. It would be an epic moment for all fans to see their favorite classic survivor horror title winning and its sequel getting announced.

Since there is no official confirmation for this rumor, they might stick to regular plan for Jump Festa and prepare for a showcase at The Game Awards 2019, or take stage at their high-profile Capcom Cup 2019 event at the same time. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

Mike Darrah, executive producer at BioWare, simply Tweets "Dragon Age" to tease a possible reveal soon.

Last year, General Manager Casey Hudson of developer BioWare hinted at dark fantasy role-playing series Dragon Age shortly before an awaited reveal of Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises at The Game Awards 2018.

Currently in development under that name, fans in general are calling the title Dragon Age 4 and executive producer Mike Darrah has taken social media to tease fans on some upcoming announcement shortly before TGA this year.

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BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

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For over a year, there was no update on how they are progressing and that lead many to wonder whether there is any issue. Although, developers didn't say anything about current state of work but they always dismissed any concerns.

Just as they did earlier this month on 5th anniversary of Dragon Age: Inquisition by posting a letter from in-game character Solas, a random tease like this just before yearend and ahead of a grand ceremony like TGA can lead to some new reveal.

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Mike Darrah has taken Twitter to type nothing but simply "Dragon Age" and that was enough to have everyone guessing.


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It came shortly after BioWare revealed plans of working on a massive overhaul of their most-anticipated title Anthem. When they showed a trailer for "The Dread Wolf Rises" last year, the game was on an early stage of development.

A new trailer for Dragon Age 4 might be on its way to be shown at The Game Awards 2019, which is only two weeks away from now. Therefore, Darrah can very well have the pleasure of teasing eager fans a little in advance with his Tweets.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD May Be Announced for Switch

Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD and Super Metroid remake for Switch is rumored to get revealed at The Game Awards 2019.

Fans of sci-fi action Metroid game franchise has been waiting for series protagonist Samus Aran to make an anticipated comeback for some time after she last appeared on Nintendo 3DS title Metroid: Samus Returns in 2017.

According to renowned Nintendo leaker LeakyPandy, there might be an announcement for Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD re-release and a remake of Super Metroid for Nintendo Switch, most likely to be at The Game Awards 2019.

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Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD May Be Announced for Switch

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It was revealed following an accidental leak from Walmart Canada that upcoming action-adventure game Metroid Prime 4 was set to come out by the end of 2019 but that project has been completely scrapped to restart development.

An idea for Metroid Prime: Trilogy for Switch has been out there when Nintendo had to delay Metroid Prime 4 earlier this year to give players something to keep busy and building up hype for their highly-anticipated project.

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Then a new listing for Switch version of Metroid Prime: Trilogy showed up at Swedish retailer site Inet that was scheduled for February 2019. It was particularly quoted there to have a reveal at The Game Awards 2018 but that never happened.

Nintendo possibly held up its official confirmation last year due to unexpected holdup of Metroid Prime 4 and employed original Metroid Prime series developer Retro Studios to start working on that project from scratch.

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As a game publisher, Nintendo loves doing remakes and most recent entry in Metroid series, Samus Returns was even a remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus from Game Boy system, both of which were a critical and commercial success.

If recent claims are actually true then hopefully an early release window will be set for next year, may be February 2020. Aside from long-awaited Metroid Prime: Trilogy, Super Metroid remake for Switch will feel a lot like Samus Returns.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Resident Evil 3 Remake Reportedly Coming in 2020

Capcom will reportedly release Resident Evil 3: Nemesis in 2020, following success of Resident Evil 2 Remake.

It has been reported and rumored several times since reveal of survival horror classic title Resident Evil 2 Remake at E3 2018 event that developer/publisher Capcom might be interested in a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.

Reported by news outlet VGC and Spawn Wave YouTube channel, Capcom has been allegedly working on development of RE3: Nemesis remake that they are planning to release next year followed by an announcement at The Game Awards 2019.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Reportedly Coming in 2020

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In past, Spawn Wave has record of successfully leaking upcoming From Software release Elden Ring before official reveal at E3 2019. Besides, several other sources are reporting on the same rumor as well with a bit lesser skepticism.

Also, Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi mentioned earlier that they are open to ideas of a remake for 1999 original PlayStation game if there is a significant fan-demand, which caused RE2Make a possibility and sold 4.7 million units so far.

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Capcom took Friday the 13th of July in 2018 to tease fans by posting an image on Twitter of RE3 antagonist Nemesis, comparing him to notoriously relentless stalker Jason Voorhees, both chasing and haunting their victims persistently.

Then earlier this year, they mysteriously tease fans on social media by putting a shot of protagonist Claire Redfield from RE2 Remake standing next to a massive hole in a wall before arrival of Mr. X, a few months after its launch.

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When Capcom was looking for RE Ambassadors within United States back in August 2019, people were hoping for confirmation on RE3 Remake but it turned out to be a brand-new Resident Evil game titled Project Resistance.

However, during Closed Beta program of this team survival multiplayer experience last month, some players started to notice Resident Evil 3 save room theme is being played in-game, which is a rather interesting nod to add for sure.

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Moreover, lead character Jill Valentine and her fellow Raccoon City survivor Carlos Oliveira has briefly appeared in first trailer of the game to add more fuel to that spark of fire, having fans to speculate even harder for RE3Make.

If show host Geoff Keighley truly ends up announcing Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake at the big night of TGA 2019 next month, it is most likely to come out at some later point in 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Game Awards 2019 Nominees

Nominations for The Game Awards 2019 are revealed and some of the fan-favorite titles of 2019 are contender for GOTY.

To look back at current year, it has been an amazing twelve months for gamers and the industry itself aside from a handful of disappointments. The Game Awards 2019 nominees are just announced with some great games of 2019.

Obvious favorites like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is challenged by a remake of 1998 classic Resident Evil 2 and then shortly before grand reveal of TGA2019 nominations, Death Stranding has joined the rivalry as a divisive entry.

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The Game Awards 2019 Nominees

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A full list of nominations ranging on all important categories is listed below to celebrate great accomplishments of these nominees.

Game of the Year

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Action Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Metro Exodus

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Borderlands 3
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Art Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gris
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Content Creator of the Year

  • Courage
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Ewok
  • Grefg
  • Shroud

Best eSports Coach

  • Adren
  • Cain
  • Grabbz
  • Kkoma
  • Sockshka
  • Zonic

Best eSports Event

  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • EVO 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • The International 2019

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best eSports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Paul "RedEye" Chaloner

Best eSports Player

  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won
  • Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf
  • Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok
  • Luka "Perkz" Perkovic
  • Oleksandr "S1mple" Kostyliev

Best eSports Team

  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • OG
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Liquid

Best Family Game

  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi's Crafted World

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Shodown (2019)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fresh Indie Game

  • Disco Elysium
  • Gris
  • My Friend Pedro
  • Outer Wilds
  • Slay the Spire
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Game Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Outer Wilds
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Games for Impact

  • Concrete Genie
  • Gris
  • Kind Words
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude

Best Independent Game

  • Baba Is You
  • Disco Elysium
  • Katana Zero
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: The Children of Light
  • What the Golf?

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb (The Outer Worlds)
  • Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden (Control)
  • Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz (Gears 5)
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff Unger (Death Stranding)
  • Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling (Control)
  • Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges (Death Stranding)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • The Outer Wilds

Best Score/Music

  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove

Best VR/AR Game

  • Asgard's Wrath
  • Beat Saber
  • Blood & Truth
  • No Man's Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe

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Fans can vote on official site once every 24 hours for their select picks of favorite games from a variety of genre, direction, significant indie releases, narrative or performance at The Game Awards 2019 as public voting is live now.

Interested parties can tune in live on December 12, over any of their proffered digital media or streaming platforms like Facebook Live, Mixer, PlayStation Network, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Xbox Live and YouTube at 5:30 PM PT.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

Latest PlayStation ad from Sony might have teased brand-new Crash Bandicoot game awaiting reveal.

When Crash Bandicoot franchise originally debuted back in 90's on PlayStation consoles, it almost became an unofficial mascot for Sony's gaming platform and even today, it is largely popular to a wide range of audience.

A recently released live-action commercial by PlayStation featuring renowned characters from many first and third part IPs, most likely has teased a brand-new game from the same series, rumored to be called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

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Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

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At one point at this ad titled "It's Time to Play" (0:11), Crash can be seen racing in his kart with an Aku-Aku mask floating alongside him and another never-before-seen one hovering around villain character Neo Cortex on that same frame.

Given how much it costs to make an advert like that, no will try to sneak in a non-canon mask there without any valid reason. Many have simply overlooked that small detail but then started spinning out ideas about it when noticed.

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Nicholas Kole, artist for Activision owned subsidiary developer studio Toys for Bob then Retweeted the following.


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Kole previously posted on Twitter and then quickly deleted an image that seems like a character art from an unannounced project. He then suspiciously shared an image from the ad pointing out that mystery mask by a fellow a Twitter user.

Shortly afterwards, a fan on Reddit noticed a print ad for Crash Bandicoot on a bus as part of same campaign for PlayStation brand. They used modern rendition of his character model that is slightly revamped to look similar to PS original design.

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Crash Bandicoot Large Print Ad

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Then another leak from a source came out that originally broke news of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remakes ahead of official reveal, which suggests the game is reportedly being called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

Currently under development by Toys for Bob and Vicarious Visions as a semi open-world game like Super Mario 3D World, it would possibly unveil at The Game Awards 2019 on 13 December, 2019 with a timed PlayStation 4 exclusivity for a year.