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Month: June 2022

Stuntfest: World Tour Looks Ridiculously Over The Top In The Best Ways

Stuntfest: World Tour Looks Ridiculously Over The Top In The Best Ways

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Every so often, a game development studio comes up with an idea so good other developers insert it into their games. In Pow Wow Entertainment's newly announced racer, Stuntfest: World Tour, I'm hoping the unique ejector-seat functionality is so jaw-droppingly incredible that it becomes the next craze. In the game's first trailer, we see drivers rocketing out of their cars to bounce off pads or ignite a jetpack's thrusters. Stuntfest: World Tour is in development for PC with publishing duties handled by THQ Nordic sometime in 2022. We don't have many details yet, but a press release states that the player can assume the identity of a "punker granny" or a "famous streamer" with the hope of winning elimination-style stunt shows featuring 18 drivers. The c...
Take An Early Look At Skate’s Fluid Movements And Awesome Bails

Take An Early Look At Skate’s Fluid Movements And Awesome Bails

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You'll soon have the chance to play EA's highly anticipated Skate sequel, but not in the way you would expect. Developer Full Circle and publisher Electronic Arts are looking for players who want to playtest the game and provide feedback on its development. You can sign up for this "insider" program here. As EA notes, you cannot share your videos or screenshots from your play sessions. If you are curious what Skate currently looks like or what you can expect from the gameplay, EA has released a trailer with the appropriate title "Still working on it." The first few clips focus on bails, which must have been captured early in development given how rough the animations are. As the trailer moves on, the animations smooth out and the series' skating realis...
Sea Of Stars, The Retro RPG Prequel To The Messenger, Delayed To 2023

Sea Of Stars, The Retro RPG Prequel To The Messenger, Delayed To 2023

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Sea of Stars, the promising-looking retro RPG from the team behind The Messenger, is the latest title to get pushed out of 2022.  Developer Sabotage posted a message stating it simply wants to polish up the adventure as much as possible without crunching its staff. As we are closing in on a very big milestone the road to launch becomes clearer, and we find ourselves here with a large body of text and our logos at the bottom. Keeping in mind our two main priorities – quality of life for our team and quality of the finished game – we can now confirm that Sea of Stars will be released in 2023. We understand waiting is a big ask, and want to sincerely thank our community for the overwhelming support and positiv...
343 Reveals Halo Infinite’s Co-Op Beta Launch Date And Details How Cooperative Play Works

343 Reveals Halo Infinite’s Co-Op Beta Launch Date And Details How Cooperative Play Works

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As previously promised, Halo Infinite’s long-awaited campaign co-op takes its first steps towards launch, thanks to a network beta flight scheduled for next week.  Much like the multiplayer beta that proceeded Infinite’s launch last fall, this co-op beta, which runs July 11 to July 22, allows registered players to tackle the entire campaign alongside a buddy to ensure everything works as planned for the full rollout. Because this is a new campaign build that players must download, 343 states that no previous story progress carries over, so players will be starting from scratch. Progress made during the beta will also not transfer back to the retail version.  In a Halo Waypoint blog post, 343 lead software engineer Isaac Bender and lead world designer John Mulkey discussed the c...
New Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Expansion Trailer Is As Chaotic As You’d Expect

New Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Expansion Trailer Is As Chaotic As You’d Expect

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is getting an expansion called Trials of the Dragon King. The DLC includes new gear, jobs, and enemies to fight. Check out the short trailer below; it's as deliciously chaotic as you'd expect.  There was once a group of warriors who attempted to defeat the darkness. This is the story of what came next. Stranger of Paradise @FinalFantasy Origin's first expansion Trials of the Dragon King launches July 20th. pic.twitter.com/YvGEwGh1ux — STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN (@fforigin) June 30, 2022 In Stranger of Paradise fashion, it's hard to parse through what's happening in the footage, but we see Jack and co. cleaving their way through armored adversaries ranging from shield-holding knights to winged beasts with dazzling b...
July’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Include Crash Bandicoot 4 And More

July’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Include Crash Bandicoot 4 And More

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The June 2022 PlayStation Plus lineup of free games has arrived and it’s quite a good one, featuring Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon.  All three of these games will be available to download for free for all three tiers of subscribers to the newly revamped PlayStation Plus – Premium, Extra, and Essential. You can add each to your library starting July 5 and they’ll be available until Aug. 1. That means you have until July 4 (next Monday) to download last month’s free games: God of War (2018), Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. You can read more about the June 2022 PlayStation Plus lineup here.  Enough about June, though – it’s old news! Onto July 2022! Here’s what PlayStation has to s...
The Next Monster Rancher Game Is All About Kaiju

The Next Monster Rancher Game Is All About Kaiju

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Monster Rancher was revived late last year with the release of the Monster Ranger 1&2 DX collection, and Bandai Namco isn't going to stop there. In fact, the series is going bigger. Much bigger! The first trailer for Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher asks a crucial question, "How would you like to raise your very own Ultra Kaiju?" To which I responded, "Yes, please. I'd very much like that. Give it to me now." Foregoing the dull, average-sized creatures you used to raise in Monster Rancher, Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher lets you take care of some colossal sweet boys. You'll raise the likes of Zettan, Gomora, and Alien Baltan – all licensed Kaiju from the Ultraman franchise. Many other existing Kaiju appear in the game, and you'll take them to help townsfolk in ways only a giant mo...
The Sonic Frontiers Digital Issue Is Now Live

The Sonic Frontiers Digital Issue Is Now Live

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If you subscribe to the digital edition of Game Informer, you can now learn all about Sonic Frontiers. Following the cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsers, iPad/iPhone, and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription. The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps, including Kindle and Nook. Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription or start a new subscription here.
Star Ocean The Divine Force Story And Gameplay Trailers Reveal October Launch Date

Star Ocean The Divine Force Story And Gameplay Trailers Reveal October Launch Date

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Tri-Ace and Square Enix have largely kept quiet about Star Ocean The Divine Force since its reveal last fall, but that changed in a big way today. In addition to dropping not one, not two, but three videos fleshing out the game's narrative, characters, and combat, we now know the JRPG launches in October.  The Divine Force arrives on October 27, exactly one year after it was first announced. The first trailer showcases the plot with a montage of out-of-context story clips that sets the tone for what's to come in the sci-fi action RPG.  The second video provides a more thorough walkthrough of Star Ocean's characters and combat. Players assume the role of one of two protagonists: Raymond Lawrence, a hot-headed merchant ship captain searching for his lost crew, and Laeticia Auce...
Action RPG Fallen Angel Launches On Switch Next Month

Action RPG Fallen Angel Launches On Switch Next Month

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Matrioshka Games and V Publishing’s fast-paced action RPG, Fallen Angel, hits Switch next month after a successful launch on Steam in 2020.  More specifically, Fallen Angel will hit Switch on July 19, meaning there’s already less than a month left until you can take the archangel experience with you on the go. If you aren’t familiar with Fallen Angel, you can get a look at what awaits you in it in the special Switch announcement trailer below:  As you can see in the trailer above, there are a lot of hellacious things going on, which makes sense considering you control Lucifer as he attempts to ascend from hell to get revenge on those who banished him from heaven.  “With no god in place, heaven is up for grabs, and it’s up to Lucifer to reclaim his birthright and battle fears...