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Replay | Resident Evil 2 (Remake)

Replay | Resident Evil 2 (Remake)

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Since the remake of Resident Evil 4 graces Game Informer’s cover this month, we thought it’d be fitting to revisit the game that kicked off Capcom’s remake craze: Resident Evil 2. Join us on Twitch today at 2 p.m. Central for a two-hour trek of one of 2019’s best titles. If you can’t catch us live, check out the archive tomorrow on the Game Informer Shows YouTube channel.  Capcom renovated Resident Evil 2 from the ground up into a modernized third-person action game. Led by directors Yasuhiro Ampo and Kazunori Kadoi, who now sit at the helm of Resident Evil 4, the game revitalized the 1998 classic, introducded it to a new generation of fans, and paved the way for the RE3 and 4 remakes to come after. Join me, Marcus Stewart, as I revisit my personal Game of the Year for 2019 to s...
The Last Of Us Part I’s PC Launch Pushed To Late March

The Last Of Us Part I’s PC Launch Pushed To Late March

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The PC launch of The Last of Us Part I has been delayed by a few weeks. Instead of releasing on March 3, the game now arrives on March 28. Naughty Dog wants more time to polish up the PC port, as stated in a message posted to Twitter that you can read in full below (click the image to enlarge).  The Last of Us Part I launched for PlayStation 5 last fall and serves as a ground-up remake of the 2013 title. It features improved graphics, reworked controls, improved enemy A.I., and a remade version of the Left Behind DLC chapter. The remake helped usher in the premiere of The Last of Us HBO series last month, which has been heavily watched and received heaps of praise thus far. The show’s second season has a...
Knockout City Will Shut Down In June

Knockout City Will Shut Down In June

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Velan Studios has announced that it is shutting down its dodgeball multiplayer game, Knockout City, in June.  The studio announced in February of last year that Knockout City was going free-to-play and saying goodbye to Electronic Arts, who originally published the game as an EA Originals title, to self-publish the game's future content. That free-to-play launch happened last June with the start of Season 6 and now, Velan has announced that it will shut the game down in June of this year. More specifically, Knockout City will be shutdown on June 6.  "Today we are announcing that Season 9 will be Knockout City's final season," Knockout City director Jeremy Russo writes in a blog post. "Then, on the morning of June 6, 2023, over two years after our initial launch, all servers a...
EA Reportedly Cancels Single-Player Game Set In Titanfall, Apex Legends Universe

EA Reportedly Cancels Single-Player Game Set In Titanfall, Apex Legends Universe

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Electronic Arts has reportedly canceled a single-player game set in the shared Apex Legends and Titanfall universe.  This news comes by way of Bloomberg, which reports that three people familiar with the matter say EA canceled the project, code-named TFL or Titanfall Legends, that was in development at Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment. Roughly 50 people were on the team working on this game and EA will reportedly attempt to find positions for these employees elsewhere within the company. If positions cannot be found, some might be laid off with severance packages, according to Bloomberg.  The publication says Mohammad Alavi (Titanfall 2, Apex Legends designer) was set to direct this now-canceled game, but he left the company in 2022.  It's likely this canceled si...
PlayStation 5 Surpasses 32 Million Units Shipped After Its Best Quarter Yet

PlayStation 5 Surpasses 32 Million Units Shipped After Its Best Quarter Yet

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Sony's latest financial results covering Quarter 3 of Fiscal Year 2022, which consists of the last three months of the year, reveal the PlayStation 5 had its best quarter on the market yet.  The company has surpassed 32 million PS5 units shipped, sitting roughly at 32.1 million, after shipping 7.1 million during the last three months of 2022. It's important to note this isn't a sell-through number so theoretically, there could be consoles sitting on shelves still. But a company ships more units when the demand is there, so it's likely that the majority of these shipped consoles were sold.  PlayStation did just as well on the first-party software side of things, selling 20.8 million during Q3 of Fiscal Year 2022, which is almost more than double the 11.3 million sold during the ...
The PlayStation Plus Collection Disappears In May

The PlayStation Plus Collection Disappears In May

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Sony is closing the PlayStation Plus Collection, the batch of PS4 essentials that PS Plus subscribers on PS5 could download and play for no extra charge.  In an email sent to subscribers, the message states that on May 9, the 19-game collection will disappear, and subscribers have until that date to add its games to their game library. Sony didn't provide a reason for why it's closing the collection, but it also clarifies that other PS Plus perks, such as the monthly games, will not be affected. Here’s the full message below: From May 9 the PlayStation Plus Collection will no longer be available as a PlayStation Plus benefit. You can add any of the titles from the PlayStation Plus Collection to your Game Library before May 9 and play at any time in the future with an active Pla...
Amnesia: The Bunker Opens Its Doors In May

Amnesia: The Bunker Opens Its Doors In May

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Amnesia: The Bunker, the next installment in the psychological survival horror franchise, arrives on May 16 instead of its original March window.  The Bunker offers a different spin on the Amnesia formula. Set during World War 1, players control a French soldier who gets separated from his comrades and trapped inside a military bunker. Within this labyrinthine, trap-laden sanctuary lurks a deadly creature that stalks the player, who must use their resourcefulness to survive. If you’re a fan of Alien: Isolation, The Bunker appears to aim for a similar style with a heaping dose of its signature mind-bending scares. Check out the original reveal trailer below. You can check out Amnesia: The Bunker on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The February 2023 PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Evil Dead: The Game, OlliOlli World, And More

The February 2023 PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Evil Dead: The Game, OlliOlli World, And More

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PlayStation has revealed the February 2023 lineup of monthly games subscribers can download for free and it consists of Evil Dead: The Game, OlliOlli World, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, and Mafia: Definitive Edition.  These are the four games all PlayStation Plus subscribers can add to their libraries starting next week on February 7, not to be confused with the PlayStation Plus games catalog that varies depending on the tier of subscription you have.  Here's what PlayStation has to say about each of these games: Evil Dead: The Game | PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 "Step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead ...
Tomb Raider Reloaded Is A Mobile Roguelike Starring Lara Croft And It’s Out This Month

Tomb Raider Reloaded Is A Mobile Roguelike Starring Lara Croft And It’s Out This Month

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Tomb Raider Reloaded is a new mobile roguelike starring Lara Croft and it's out this month.  Developer Emerald City Games and publisher CDE Entertainment, a group within the Embracer Group umbrella, announced the game with a new trailer. It reveals you can pre-register for Tomb Raider Reloaded, starting today. The game launches later this month on February 14 on iOS and Android devices. Plus, Tomb Raider Reloaded will launch on Netflix the same day, and subscribers can play the game without ads or in-app purchases.  Check out the Tomb Raider Reloaded reveal trailer below:  "Tomb Raider Reloaded takes players on an action-filled adventure as they jump into the boots of groundbreaking hero Lara Croft on her swan-diving, cliff-climbing, back-flipping quest to obtain the ancient...
Prepare For Hogwarts Legacy With New Launch Trailer

Prepare For Hogwarts Legacy With New Launch Trailer

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Hogwarts Legacy is finally out next week, after multiple delays that pushed it out of its original 2021 release date to 2023. And you can prepare the game's release with a new gameplay launch trailer released by developer Avalanche Software today.  The trailer features roughly two and a half minutes of new Hogwarts Legacy footage, including a mix of both cinematics from the game and gameplay. We see Hogsmeade, professors, students, and plenty of Hogwarts, of course.  Check it out for yourself in the Hogwarts Legacy launch trailer below:  "Hogwarts Legacy invites players to embark on an epic journey as a fifth-year student at Hogwarts, gifted with a rare ability to tap into ancient, powerful magic," a press release reads. "Guided by the Wizard's Field Guide and unique instruc...