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Month: May 2022

Summer Games Fest 2022 Developers And Publishers Revealed

Summer Games Fest 2022 Developers And Publishers Revealed

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Summer Game Fest kicks off on June 9, and host Geoff Keighley has unveiled the full list of game publishers and studios participating in the event.  This year's #SummerGameFest will feature events, activities and updates for fans from more than 30 partners, with more to be announced. It's going to be a great month for video game fans. Get ready! pic.twitter.com/vLaRGnbtBK — Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) May 31, 2022 In the tweet posted above, Keighley states that SGF will feature events and updates from over 30 partners, with more to be announced. For now, the line-up includes:  2K Activision Atlus Bandai Namco Bloober Team Capcom Coffee Stain Deep Silver Devolver Digital Digital Extremes Dotemu EA Epic Games Focus Entertainment Frost Giant Studios Hum...
Sonic Frontiers: New Teaser Shows First Taste Of Open-World Gameplay

Sonic Frontiers: New Teaser Shows First Taste Of Open-World Gameplay

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Sonic Frontiers was teased way back in 2019 before it was teased once again in 2021. It was originally supposed to drop last year, but it instead became a 2022 title, with a new trailer debuting at The Game Awards 2021. Now, as we anticipate the Blue Blur’s 3D return sometime this year, Sega has released a new teaser trailer that gives us just a taste of Sonic’s first open-world foray, and it looks awesome.  This new teaser comes by way of the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account, which released the trailer alongside news that Sonic Frontiers is getting the IGN First treatment in June. In fact, according to the tweet, we’ll be getting some world-exclusive reveals very soon, which, if this teaser trailer is anything to go off of, means we’ll probably be getting some extend...
Games Pass Additions Amass An Army Of Ninjas And Assassins In June

Games Pass Additions Amass An Army Of Ninjas And Assassins In June

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Xbox has begun to announce its upcoming slate of Game Pass titles for next month, with six games joining the service in the opening days of June. Sharpen your blades and get ready for plenty of action with the three big games coming to the subscription service over the next week. Ubisoft is providing two games with For Honor: Marching Fire Edition hitting tomorrow and Assassin's Creed Origins arriving on June 7, just in time for Series X owners to enjoy the new 60FPS update. Koei Tecmo is also bringing Ryu Hyabusa's remastered trilogy of 3D adventures to Game Pass with the June 2 addition of Ninja Gaiden Master Collection.  Here's the full list of Game Pass additions coming in the first part of June: For Honor: Marching Fire Edition – June 1 (Console, PC, and Cloud) Ninja ...
Assassin’s Creed Origins Gets 60 FPS Boost This Week

Assassin’s Creed Origins Gets 60 FPS Boost This Week

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Last December, Ubisoft announced a new-gen performance update was coming to Assassin’s Creed Origins and we now know that it’s coming this week. On June 2, Bayak’s revenge quest across Ptolemy-era Egypt will run even better thanks to the addition of 60 FPS gameplay. The update will be available for those who play the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Origins’ successor, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, received the same current-gen FPS boost last August.  You've been waiting, and now the winds of Egypt are calling.... Experience Assassin's Creed Origins in 60FPS - available for PS5 and Xbox Series consoles on June 2.#AssassinsCreed pic.twitter.com/SxxiyTROE0 — Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2022 If you own a PS5 or Xbox Series console and haven’t played Assa...
V Rising Reaches 1.5 Million Copies Sold In Just Two Weeks

V Rising Reaches 1.5 Million Copies Sold In Just Two Weeks

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V Rising launched in Steam Early Access on May 17, and the vampire action survival game has quickly taken the world by storm. Developer Stunlock Studios revealed that the game has pushed past 1.5 million copies sold in only two weeks. Stunlock doesn’t provide an exact sales number, but 1.5 million+ is a remarkable feat for a game technically in its infancy. V Rising has been popular on Twitch and has garnered strong reviews thus far. The game puts you in the undead boots of a newly awakened vampire who must build their empire. Similar to games like Valheim, players explore an open world in search of resources (either from nature itself or by pillaging villages) to construct a castle and become the second coming of Dracula. Combat pushes you to use your supernatural abilities to ...
The Monument Valley Series Is Coming To PC This July

The Monument Valley Series Is Coming To PC This July

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Ustwo’s Monument Valley and its sequel are coming to PC this summer.  More specifically, Monument Valley: Panoramic Edition and Monument Valley II: Panoramic Edition will hit PC on July 12. Both of these illusion-based geometric puzzle games were released on iOS and Android devices in 2014 and 2017 respectively, and now, for the first time ever, they’ll be playable on non-mobile devices. As the name implies, the view of the game, which is longer than it is horizontal as a result of being mobile games, will be shifted to account for PC monitors. Instead, both Monument Valley games will be presented in a wide view and you can see what that looks like below thanks to the series’ art director: We're making Monument Valley WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE 🥳🥳🥳 Working on this has b...
June PlayStation Plus Games Reportedly Include God Of War, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, And More

June PlayStation Plus Games Reportedly Include God Of War, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, And More

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“Boy! Get ready to download the latest game I was included in,” is probably what Kratos would say to Atreus if he read this story. That’s because reliable PlayStation Plus leaker source Deallabs has reportedly leaked the June PS Plus games and the lineup includes God of War, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker.  This news comes by way of Deallabs, naturally, as reported by Eurogamer and if it’s like previous months, the former is correct. If this leak does end up being correct, PS Plus subscribers will have those three games to look forward to from June 7 to July 5.  This wouldn’t be the most surprising lineup, especially when you consider God of War: Ragnarok is slated to release sometime in 2022. Perhaps it’s coming sooner than later and Sony is ...
New Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Trailer Dropping Tomorrow

New Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Trailer Dropping Tomorrow

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Nintendo has announced that a brand new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet is dropping tomorrow.  The trailer will go live at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET tomorrow, June 1, on the official Pokémon YouTube trailer. As for what to expect, that remains unknown as the tweet announcing this news says to tune in to the channel "for the latest on Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet." If it's like trailers in years past, we'll likely learn more about the world of Gen 9, including some new looks at Pokémon, locales we'll be visiting, and, if we're lucky, a look at the two main legendaries that will appear on the boxes of these two Switch games.  🚨 New #ScarletViolet trailer drops tomorrow! 🚨 You read that right, Trainers. Tune in to our YouTube channel at 6:00 a.m. PDT on 6/1 for t...
Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered’s Melodies To Soar On All Consoles This Winter

Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered’s Melodies To Soar On All Consoles This Winter

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Square Enix is synonymous with widely known JRPG franchises like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts, and Nier. However, a lesser-known series that's produced some under-the-radar experiences is returning. Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered is launching on all consoles this winter.  The instruments change, but 30 years later the melody remains the same. Announcing Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered, coming this winter. pic.twitter.com/Y6D48xDK9O — SaGa Series (@SaGaGame) May 31, 2022 Minstrel Song dropped exclusively on PlayStation 2 in 2005. The updated visuals (changed from bit art to 3D) don't do much to improve the very bizarre character designs, but fans of the series that never got to play it more than a decade ago will finally get to test their ...
Final Fantasy 10’s Blitzball Is Now Canon In Star Wars

Final Fantasy 10’s Blitzball Is Now Canon In Star Wars

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If you’ve ever wondered if people in the world of Star Wars play sports that don't involve racing repulsorcrafts, we now know that they play at least one: Blitzball.  No, you didn’t misread that – it says Blitzball, you know, the underwater hockey-like sport played by Tidus, Wakka, and others in Final Fantasy X. That’s because in the canonized novel Star Wars: Brotherhood, which is about the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, a reference to Blitzball being played in a local lake is made. How do we know it’s the Blitzball from Final Fantasy X? Well, the author of Brotherhood, Mike Chen, is the person who revealed this fun detail, as reported by GamesRadar.  “There’s a reference to a sport called Blitzball played in a local lake. Blitzball is basically unde...