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Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, the upcoming release that will include an all new Iki Island expansion, will not only feature much awaited PS5 updates, but also a new story arc that Jin Sakai can conquer as he sets foot on Iki Island. A post on the PlayStation Blog gives us an early look at what lies ahead for Jin, the new characters he will meet, and the dangers he will face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBrAlSKqdAE A mysterious Mongol tribe led by a shaman named Ankhsar Khatun, known as “The Eagle” to her followers, have set foot on Iki Island and it is up to Jin to return to the island that he has set foot on once before, but this time to confront a new enemy but at the same time face old fears. Iki Island, a war-torn and lawless land, is different from Tsushima, and Jin must do whatever it takes…

In case you haven’t had enough of The Witcher, Netflix has revealed a new look at the upcoming anime origin story of Vesemir, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, including its talented voice cast. Not to be mistaken with The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is also a spin-off of sorts, the new show dives into the story of Vesemir, who finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewOY9b57-Kk Lending their talents to voice the show are the following performers: The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Japanese Voice Cast: Vesemir – Yuuya UchidaTetra – Mie SonozakiDeglan – Masafumi KimuraLady Zerbst – Yukari Nozawa The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf English Voice Cast Vesemir – Theo JamesTetra – Lara PulverDeglan – Graham McTavishLady Zerbst – Mary McDonnell VesemirTetraDeglanLady Zerbst The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Characters The new animated show is written and…

Say goodbye to Pro Evolution Soccer as Konami have officially rebranded the game as a free-to-play digital only title named eFootball, which is set to launch sometime this Autumn for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC, with mobile versions soon to follow. Rebuilt using Unreal Engine, the game will feature “Motion Matching”, which will provide the game with realistic animations and gameplay detail. You can view the full announcement trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=839SeIvxAj8 Konami will regularly add new content after launch such as cross-play matchmaking, and certain game modes will be sold as optional DLC, giving players the freedom to build an experience that follows their interests. eFootball’s roadmap looks promising, with a match-pass system, full cross-play, and mobile controller support being implemented throughout the year. Konami has since shifted some of its properties to a free-to-play model, with the most recent one being Super Bomberman R Online,…

Krafton has announced that they are partnering with Adi Shankar for the creation of an animation project based on the PUBG franchise. Shankar, known for his work on Netflix’s Castlevania, has expressed gratitude at the opportunity, saying that “As a player, I’ve been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG released in 2017. I’m grateful to Krafton for the trust and confidence they’ve placed in me to execute my vision as a filmmaker and I’m excited to embark on this journey together” Adi Shankar is also working on an upcoming project with Netflix entitled Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix. https://twitter.com/PUBG_US/status/1417499366303096832 PUBG is set to expand the franchise into the multimedia space, and this project will further Krafton’s goal of realizing “a world that brings the game to life for our fans”, says Krafton CEO CH Kim. No other details have been given on what the project will look like…

Arc System Works have revealed that Guilty Gear Strive will be receiving its first DLC character on July 27 and it will be Goldlewis Dickinson (what a name). Also known as “The Secretary of Absolute Defense”, Goldlewis Dickinson is hulking character with unparalleled strength, brings a coffin to the fight that can form into a gatling gun, and even has an eye laser for good measure. Check out the outrageous new trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeTYR57hB44 Players who have purchased the Season Pass will receive the character on July 27. Alternatively, players who wish to purchase the character separately can do so on July 30. 2 more additional characters are planned for 2021, with the next one aiming for an August 2021 release. To round out the Season Pass 1 roadmap, 2 more characters will see action in 2022, along with new levels and something called “Another Story”. Guilty Gear Strive is…

After recent reports of Netflix looking to add games in its platform, the streaming service has since confirmed the report through a Shareholder Letter, saying that it will indeed expand into the gaming space. As can be seen on page 4 of the letter, a statement shows that Netflix is in the “early stages of further expanding into games”, which will build on their previous interactive outings similar to Black Mirror Bandersnatch. The letter further states that these games will come folded into the subscription at no additional cost, which should be great news for existing subscribers, although the initial push will concentrate first on mobile games. “We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV… We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth…

Following the recent cover athlete reveal, 2K have revealed first details on the new features that players can expect when NBA 2K22 drops in September. An NBA 2K22 Courtside Report outlines some of the new features, and while details are a bit light, we can expect more deep dives to come in the next couple of months. On-court gameplay improvements 2K is improving player movements, ensuring that players have more control of how they manage the offense and defense. On the offensive end, Basketball IQ and stick skills will matter more, as a lot of moves like jump shots and alley-oops are now more skill based. Shot contesting and blocking have been revamped, giving players the option to put the clamps defensively to change the game outcome. Seasons Seasons will allow players to extend and enhance their hoop ambitions long after the game’s launch with more content, more rewards, and…

Persona may be receiving a lot of love from Atlus, but that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about their other properties. In fact, an upcoming Famitsu interview with GM of the Consumer Software Division Naoto Hiraoka (which was leaked by Ryokutya), it was revealed that Atlus has about 5-6 internal projects in development, but if they were to include collaborations, that number would be bumped up to 10. Part of that reveal, it was also noted that the company is “further investing” in Vanillaware games and other IP’s, and that a new Vanillaware game is in the works. Vanillaware is the developer of the narrative masterpiece 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, which we reviewed (and loved) last year. https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/1417072116004962308 Atlus has been very busy as of late, and in the past year or so alone, titles like Persona 5 Strikers, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster, and the upcoming Shin Megami…

Following a tease from yesterday, Ubisoft have formally announced Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, an expansion of the Tom Clancy universe that will release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Ubisoft Connect with full crossplay expected at launch. XDefiant is a 6v6 free-to-play ability-based first person shooter game that is developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, which is led by executive producer Mark Rubin (formerly from Call of Duty), and will feature 4 factions namely the Wolves, Echelon, and the Outcasts and Cleaners. Each faction will have their own unique abilities and ultras that will suit your playstyle. You can view the worldwide reveal trailer below: https://youtu.be/ktl9ikPIEH0 Tom Clancy’s XDefiant features: Personalized Playstyle: Players can personalize their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction, traits, abilities, and ultras, then select from an arsenal of primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a device to complete their loadout…

Without much fanfare leading up to it, Ubisoft is set to announce a new game in the Tom Clancy universe at 11AM Pacific (July 20, 2AM Philippines) and as they said, “things are going to get wild.” The short teaser video shows some wild and neon-colored artwork and scribbles, which at this point, is anyone’s guess as to what it could be. https://twitter.com/Ubisoft/status/1416789864272613379 The IGN and Gamespot Twitter accounts provided a short tease of the gameplay, which features around 25 seconds of FPS gameplay that looks similar to The Division and is probably going to be a free-to-play title. https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1416790212815081472 https://twitter.com/GameSpot/status/1416831705638313984 We don’t have to wait too long to find out what it is, and if you’re interested in seeing the full reveal, you can check it out HERE. This announcement follows the recent delay of both Rainbow Siege Extraction and Riders Republic, with Extraction being moved to January 2022…

During TennoCon 2021, developer Digital Extremes announced that the immensely popular Warframe will be getting (finally!) cross-play and cross-save functionality, allowing players from literally all platforms to play on the go with each other. Would be a perfect Steam Deck game! The feature, which has no specific release date at the moment, is under development, and is arguably one of the most requested from the fans. PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC players can soon rejoice, and while the game is actually free to play, transferring progress wherever you choose to play may be its biggest draw yet. A mobile version of the game is also in development, and while no specifics have been given, more details about the game will be shared when the devs are ready. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nziM0BC6V8 Warframe will also be getting new content later this year. Named “The New War”, the update will bring…

Just last week, Ubisoft was going to have a pretty strong lineup of games headed into the second half of 2021. Over the weekend, the French gaming company now takes a huge hit as they’ve announced that both Riders Republic and Rainbow Six Extraction have been delayed. R6 Extraction takes the bigger hit, as it has been moved to January 2022 while Riders Republic stumbles into October 28 from September 2, almost a full 2 months. There’s no specific reason as to why both titles have been delayed, but the decision to delay will give Ubisoft enough time to ensure a smooth and immersive experience. https://twitter.com/R6Extraction/status/1416069358959448067 https://twitter.com/RidersRepublic/status/1416069600710729733 If schedules hold, Ubisoft will now have 2 games releasing in October, with Far Cry 6, arguably one of their biggest releases of the year, booking an October 7 launch.

Tears of Themis, miHoYo’s upcoming ‘Romance and Detective’ game will be headed to mobile devices on July 29, with pre-registrations currently ongoing. Tears of Themis is a free-to-play game where players will start their legal career as a junior attorney and be accompanied by four distinctive male protagonists with complex personalities as they hunt for the truth and unravel the massive conspiracy lurking behind the worlds of justice and crime. A new trailer was also revealed, which offers a glimpse into the gameplay, where players will need to use their wits to defeat the prosecution and celebrate victory. https://youtu.be/nViPkTm-39I More than 400,000 pre-registrants have already signed up, and if you’re interested, you can check out the official website to claim exclusive rewards. Once pre-registrants reach 500,000 players, additional rewards will be given to all players! Tears of Themis will launch on July 29 for iOS and Android devices.

Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild, a project that was first announced back in 2018, is set to hit the streaming service on August 12. Legends of the Guild tells the story of Aiden, the same excitable A-Lister Cadet from Monster Hunter World, who fights to save his village from the attack of a mysterious Elder Dragon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqFjjs_qNn4 The official synopsis of the movie can be seen below: Humans, nature, and giant monsters coexist in the world while maintaining a careful balance.A young man named Aiden who calls himself a hunter protects his isolated village. One day, he learns that his village is threatened by the Elder Dragon, a monster cloaked in mystery. Needing to find a way to save his village, Aiden leaves his home and sets off on a journey into the unknown alongside Julius, a first-rate and member of the Hunter’s Guild, and…

Long rumored, Valve has now announced the Steam Deck, which is basically a handheld gaming PC that will be their crack at the handheld market. It looks like a Switch, sans the removable side controllers, but is arguably more powerful and consequently, more expensive. The Steam Deck comes complete with back buttons, full left and right trigger buttons, a touch screen, 2 analog sticks, a microSD expansion slot… the works, basically, to make it your on-the-go handheld PC and your one stop device to access your Steam library from. Best thing yet, based on an interview with IGN, the Steam Deck is technically a PC, which means that you can pretty much install anything on it, including other storefronts. Of course it isn’t optimal, since it has its SteamOS for that, but the possibilities are pretty exciting. Steam Deck Tech Specs The Steam Deck will come equipped with the following…