Category

News

Category

Kojima Productions have announced that as of March 2021, Death Stranding has officially sold over 5 million units, performing quite well from the expectations of the company. KojiPro head of publishing Jay Boor shares in an interview with Gamesindustry.biz that “With Death Stranding being the first title developed out of Kojima Productions, from a sales perspective, it has performed quite well.” Considering that the title was very polarizing in terms of reception from critics and players, 5 million is quite the accomplishment. In comparison, Horizon Zero Dawn sold over 10 million copies 2 years after its release. Ghost of Tsushima, on the other hand, has sold over 6.5 million copies as of earlier this year. https://twitter.com/KojiPro2015_EN/status/1419584795282137090 Death Stranding Director’s Cut for the PS5 is set to release on September 24, which will include more than just a visual update. Jay Boor shares that the game will introduce “new missions and…

Horror games are a dime a dozen, but that didn’t make Keneth Agar, a 20-year-old game developer, from working on his own take on the genre with Nyctophobia Devil Unleashed. I don’t even remember what I was doing when I was 20, and this guy has already developed his own game! Nyctophobia Devil Unleashed, published by Lamina Studios, is a single-player Indie horror game that is now available on Steam and was released just last July 7 to positive reviews. It plays like most horror games would do, a first-person point-and-click experience, but what makes the title interesting is that it is developed by only one person. Keneth Agar is a working student, taking up BS in Information Technology at Laguna State Polytechnic University in Los Baños. He started working on the game late last year, which at first he didn’t plan on finishing, but was motivated to do so…

Over the weekend, Shadow of the Tomb Raider got some much needed enhancements for the PlayStation 5, giving it a solid performance boost. On the PlayStation 5, the game now runs at 4K 60fps due to its latest 2.01 update, which reads “Support for 4K at high frame-rate on PlayStation 5 in high resolution mode.” No official announcement has been made as of yet for this update. For the Xbox, the game now sports the “Optimized for Series X|S” tag, but the exact upgrades are yet to be known. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is already the recipient of an FPS Boost for the Xbox Series, so it would be interesting to see what other upgrades this will bring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_WbvIDAcA4 In case you haven’t played the game yet, now would certainly be the best time to do so, as Shadow of the Tomb Raider closes the trilogy of games for…

The PS Plus August 2021 lineup is supposed to be revealed sometime next week, but it seems somebody pushed the button a bit early and accidentally leaked the lineup for next month, on the Sony PlayStation website no less. For the PlayStation 5, announced as early as the Deathloop State of Play, Hunter’s Arena: Legends will be the first game. To round up the list, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Tennis World Tour 2 will be offered. Of course, since there isn’t any official announcement yet, it would be wise to take this with a grain of salt. Just in case the website gets updated, here are screenshots for reference: PS Plus August 2021 Free Games Based on the information from the website, these games will be available to download starting August 3. As such, you have a couple of more weeks to avail of the July lineup,…

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics are underway to at least give us some semblance of normalcy in the world. For gamers like us, this event isn’t usually something to watch out for, but Japan certainly has its ways. During the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, video game themes played loudly on the broadcast, with tunes from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and much more being played while the delegates from the countries walk out. It was such a great thing to see and hear, and something that only Japan can probably do, given their rich history with games in general. Check out some of the clips taken from Twitter below (@aitaikaimochi, @MSul731, and @AndyPlaytonic): https://twitter.com/aitaikimochi/status/1418544460800040968 https://twitter.com/aitaikimochi/status/1418538780613513224 https://twitter.com/aitaikimochi/status/1418546967219609602 https://twitter.com/MSul731/status/1418544852275548160 https://twitter.com/AndyPlaytonic/status/1418543710669791233 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Featured Tracks: As per Nikkan Sports, a Japanese Sports website, the full list of music used can be seen below: Dragon Quest – Introduction (Lotto Theme)Final Fantasy…

Putting an end to the rumors, Dead Space remake has been revealed as their “one more thing” teaser trailer during EA Play Live. The remake will only be available for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC, so last-gen console fans wanting to play this classic will have to find some way to upgrade before it launches. The Dead Space Remake will be rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite Engine, and because of the power of the new hardware, EA Motive is looking to make it a seamless experience from start to finish without any loading. The teaser trailer revealed the iconic suit worn by Isaac Clarke and the foreboding atmosphere, and it got real when the ominous literal writing on the wall revealed “Cut Off Their Limbs”, hearkening back to the classic Dead Space experience that haunted us back in 2008. Why are you even reading this, just…

Already running from a full head of steam from previous reveals, Battlefield 2042 is getting even bigger with the introduction of Battlefield Portal, a community-driven platform that gives players the power to offer imaginative modes of play to create their own definitive Battlefield experience. Developed by Ripple Effect Studios, Portal is the third mode that will accompany Battlefield 2042 on launch alongside All-Out Warfare and Hazard Zone, an all-new squad-based mode that has yet to be revealed. https://youtu.be/q4qWMcQfOCc Battlefield Portal will let players to use a suite of tools that will allow players to create custom battles played with elements from previous games like Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3.   You can mix and match content from all the Battlefield games from all across the board, like 1942 versus 2042 matches, or even knives versus defibrillators battles. Take note that there are limits to the editor, meaning you can’t…

During the EA Play Livestream, the latest season of Apex Legends made a huge splash, showing off a brand new launch trailer. Apex Legends: Emergence is set to launch on August 3, and the message is clear: Change is Coming, and we get to see a lot more of the newest legend to join the roster, Seer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQBKoZIYNrs Seer has an Ultimate that allows for microdrones to track enemies. It’s been teased that he’s a stealth oriented legend, and since he’s a tracker like Bloodhound, new ways to play have been added such as moving slowly to avoid being detected. New maps and ranked arena are planned, and Ranked mode will be introduced in Emergence, which will be different from Battle Royale mode. Apex Legends: Emergence drops on August 3 with a gameplay trailer reveal on July 26, 2021.

In a surprise collaboration that probably caught everyone by surprise, miHoYo and Sony have announced that Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn, the multi-award-winning action-RPG title developed by Guerrilla, is bringing her skills to Genshin Impact as a Cryo Archer that will wield unique skills and animations. How do you get Aloy in Genshin Impact? Starting from version 2.1, Aloy will join the Roster as a 5-star character and will be available for a limited time for FREE across PS4, PS5, PC, and Mobile platforms. PlayStation players get first dibs on Aloy come version 2.1 for players who have reached AR20 and above, while other players will get their chance come version 2.2. Simply check your mailbox and the Nora Huntress will be waiting to join the fight. https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1418194127708098564 Recently, Genshin Impact had its biggest update yet in version 2.0, which brings the new Inazuma region and cross-saves to the game.

Netherrealm Studios’ hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us is now getting an animated movie, and fans should get excited because the voice cast has also been revealed, showing a number of talented performers that a lot of you may recognize. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the animated film will be based on the game and the Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One comic book from DC, which is premised by Joker tricking Superman into killing Lois Lane, and consequently, leading him into a path of darkness and destruction which Batman and the rest of the superheroes will try to stop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJlnar4O7-Y Injustice: Gods Among Us Voice Cast The Hollywood Reporter also reveals the cast for the upcoming movie: Justin Hartley as SupermanAnson Mount as BatmanLaura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama KushnaZach Callison as Damian and Jimmy OlsenBrian T. Delaney as Green LanternBrandon Michael Hall as CyborgEdwin Hodge as…

Just in case you’re on the fence on Among Us and Two Point Hospital for the Nintendo Switch, it would be a good idea to check out the eShop as both titles will be receiving free trials starting this week! From July 21 until July 27, Among Us will be free to try for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers (US Accounts) and in case you’re interested in fishing out impostors on the go, the game is on a 30% discount until August 1, so now would be the best time to purchase the game if you haven’t yet! https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1417169815693824000 For European account owners, Two Point Hospital will be available for a free trial from July 28 until August 3. No news yet on whether this free trial will extend to other regions. https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1417801532771377159 Take note that for both trials, you must be hooked up to a Nintendo Switch Online subscription on…

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…