Showing posts with label Third-Person Shooter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Third-Person Shooter. Show all posts

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Gears 5 Release Date

At Xbox E3 briefing, Gears 5 has been confirmed for a September 10 release date with Escape Mode and more.

It has been over a year since developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios remained tight lipped on any information about their upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 following an official reveal back at E3 2018.

Last month, an accidental leak from Taiwanese ratings board revealed official box art and a possible release date of September 10, 2019. Today, both of those leaks are eventually confirmed at E3 2019 press conference for Xbox One.

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Gears 5 Release Date

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Xbox E3 briefing has revealed five different game modes as well as its campaign that of course is part of main experience. From launch, there will be a Map Builder to let players create their custom Hive maps to play and share with friends.

A Versus mode will be deployed in July for test and Coalition invites you to take part in this competitive game type. Arcade mode is for action-packed fun and Escalation 2.0. will probably become an eSports favorite in future.

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Also, a brand-new trailer was released featuring a new "Escape" mode through a brief cinematic clip.




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A high-stakes mode designed for three player co-op, Escape will have your squad go behind enemy lines and hit them from within. In the beginning of the trailer, three COG members allow themselves to be taken by enemies to infiltrate.

Shortly afterwards, they wake up inside enemy hives to plant a bomb that will spell doom for them. When surrounded by Locusts, all three rushes to escape from their grasp and the bomb go off to eradicate them in large number.

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Horde Mode Returns

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August will bring back Horde mode during Gamescom 2019 to introduce new character abilities to have leverage over enemies in battle. Campaign will see return of protagonist Kait Diaz and explore her dangerous journey to Sera.

Despite everyone believing Locust Queen being long dead from ending of Gears of War 3, Kate is still having visions of her, which if obviously affecting her behavior. Wearing a Locust medallion, she goes out to discover her connection with them.

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A second trailer focused on Kait shows her having inner conflict and hints at a mysterious dark secret buried deep beneath.




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This cover-based shooter will have a crossover with upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate movie from fan-favorite Terminator franchise and receive a themed Character Pack featuring Sarah Connor and T-800 model of cybernetic killing machine.

By pre-ordering the game from Microsoft Store and Steam, you can access these iconic characters playable in multiplayer. However, Xbox Game Pass members have to download and play it before September 16, 2019.

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Gears 5 Ultimate Edition Pre-Order Bonus

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Pre-order bonus for any version will secure entry in Tech Test as well but Ultimate members can get in four days early, starting from September 6. In case of Ultimate Edition, you get all of the above-mentioned perks and 30 days of boost.

Gears 5 is the biggest release in Gears of War franchise and will feature cross-play across PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere. A GameStop-exclusive Jack Drone Collector's Edition worth $269.99 will be available for U.S. regions.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked

Ahead of E3 2019, a possible release date and box art for Gears 5 has been leaked by Taiwanese ratings board.

Following its official reveal back at E3 2018, developer studio The Coalition has been keeping quiet for their upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 and publisher Xbox Game Studios probably planning for a showcase at E3 2019.

We are now close to a year of its official announcement and looks like its release date has been leaked recently. Latest installment of Gears of War franchise is about to arrive sooner than we think, according to Taiwanese ratings board.

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Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked

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Despite what its developers and publishers have intended, a box art have been leaked from official Taiwanese Industrial Development Bureau and this information and a Spanish fan site Generacion Xbox has originally noticed it.

They also uncovered a possible launch date of September 10 for the game, which needs some confirmation though. However, it is very possible for Microsoft to choose that release window to avoid competing with major AAA-titles coming in October and November.

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Gears 5 Leaked Box Art

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What they claim to be a possible cover of Gears 5 seems pretty legit, which prominently puts focus on Kait Diaz. She is holding a Locust pendant with Marcus Fenix on her right and Queen of the Locust Horde, Myrrah on her left.

Though Locust Queen was killed by the end of Gears of War 3, she appears in flashbacks or she probably was presumed dead and now is coming back. Del Walker and JD Fenix are on lower right corner, adjacent to two seemingly new enemies.

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What is barely visible in blood stains in lower middle is probably Locust stronghold Mount Kadar and it make sense as in-game narrative would send you on a journey to Sera to discover Locust origins and their connection to Kait.

E3 will kick-off just in a month and we most probably would see this box art being revealed along with some more footage. A Microsoft platform exclusive title, Gears 5 will be launched on PC and Xbox One through Xbox Play Anywhere.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lost Planet Trilogy and Resident Evil Code: Veronica is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Third-person shooter series Lost Planet and survival horror classic Resident Evil Code: Veronica is Xbox One backward compatible now.

Hail to the backwards compatible feature of Xbox One, some of the fan-favorite titles released by developer/publisher Capcom from last decade or so are coming back to modern day Microsoft consoles and we couldn't be happier.

Xbox 360 version of the third-person shooter trilogy of Lost Planet and a beloved spin-off from Resident Evil survival horror franchise are now added to the backward compatible list as noteworthy game library inclusions of 2019.

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Lost Planet Trilogy and Resident Evil Code: Veronica is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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The backward parade on Xbox One kicks off with Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (2006), which depicts the tale of protagonist Wayne Holden drifting on ice-filled planet E.D.N. III. Lost Planet 2 (2010) and Lost Planet 3 (2013) has followed suit for fans to enjoy the experience of a full trilogy.

Each three games from the series are priced $19.99 only, including the gold edition version of Extreme Condition. However, action focused release of E.X. Troopers spin-off from 2012 turns out to be the only title that didn't make it to the list.

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With the recent release of Resident Evil 2 Remake, many old-school fans of RE video game series are now longing for a remake treatment for Resident Evil Code: Veronica but Capcom is probably green lighting Resident Evil 3: Nemesis up next.

However, players on Xbox One consoles can enjoy this classic title from Xbox 360 era as it has also made it to the catalog. Priced only $19.99, the game is an updated remastered version of original Dreamcast release from back in 2000.

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So, players can now head over to E.D.N. III as Wayne trying to take control back from NEVEC and save humanity or assume the role of Raccoon City survivor Claire Redfield to raid an Umbrella Corporation facility in Paris as they please.

Over the years from 2015, Xbox One backward compatibility has amassed a great number of great games from Xbox 360 platform to the library, effectively helping keep those great franchises alive among old and new generation of gamers.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles Coming to Nintendo Switch

Sega's World War 2 fantasy take Valkyria Chronicles brings the strategic action on Nintendo Switch console.

We already knew that popular tactical role-playing game Valkyria Chronicles 4 from developer/publisher company Sega is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld console on September 15. Today, at their panel from this year's PAX convention, they announced another critically acclaimed classic title heading towards Switch and it is the original Valkyria Chronicles from 2008, which is currently available on PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to play.

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Valkyria Chronicles Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Players who own VC4 in their Switch library will enjoy a 20% discount at the retail eShop price of $19.99 over the remastered VC title. Last month, a demo version of the game was made available for Nintendo Switch in advance for players to try out the game before making the purchase. These initiatives will hopefully draw audience to this beloved RPG series once more after they finish the fourth installment from the franchise.

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Valkyria Chronicles sets in the 1930's Europa, which is divided by two fractions known as the Empire and the Federation. Both are heavily dependent on a rare natural resource called Ragnite and to secure a major deposit of it, the Empire launches an invasion to the neutral Principality of Gallia. Protagonist Welkin Gunther takes charge of the Squad 7 and fights in a prototype tank with Captain Alicia Melchiott. Despite having less combat experience, Welkin manages to win everyone showing his tactics.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Comes to Nintendo Switch Too

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Sega also mentions that this one is not the remastered version of the game which came out in 2016 for players to enjoy on other platforms nor did they clarify what version it would be. So, we are not sure yet if it will run at 1080p in 60fps on Nintendo's hybrid console. Maybe it will simply fare the same like VC4 as it is on Switch now. VCR will debut on September 27 in Japan and then on October 16, it will see worldwide release.