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Ghost of Tsushima, the highly popular and successful PS4 title, might be getting a standalone expansion this year if certain rumblings are to be believed. Xbox Era Podcast co-host Shpeshal_Nick, who has had a pretty good track record with leaks, has spilled the beans on a leak that is sure to get Ghost of Tsushima fans very excited. For starters, Nick claims that an “Expandalone” type game called Ghosts of Ikishima is aiming for a 2021 release. https://twitter.com/Shpeshal_Nick/status/1408054861967491075 Nick continues on to answer some replies, saying that this game will be somewhat similar to Miles Morales / Uncharted Lost Legacy, in which case they could be 10-15 hour “DLC’s” that can be treated as solo releases. There is also no indication if this will be a PS5 exclusive or cross-gen title. https://twitter.com/Shpeshal_Nick/status/1408055718800805892 Nick also seemingly confirms that Sony will be having some sort of show soon. As you may know,…

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is nearly upon us, as the upcoming animated series is set to premiere on July 8 exclusively on Netflix. We got a sneak peek at the opening minutes of the show during Geeked Week, and this time around, we take a closer look at some of the characters that will be taking center stage in the show. In Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Leon’s appearance has taken on a different dimension as he gets closer to his 30s. The focus is the adult pathos of Leon, who has weaved his way through countless battles. Director Eiichiro Hasumi comments that, “In this series, Leon is in a slightly bitter position that lacks clarity, since the timeline puts him between the younger Leon with a strong sense of justice and the 2014 Leon of Resident Evil: Vendetta, who has become slightly fatigued from endless fighting.” He continues, “Leon in…

Ahead of its July 27 release date, Square Enix have announced that a NEO: The World Ends with You demo is scheduled for June 25, which is great news for those looking forward to the game but not quite sure about a purchase just yet. The free to play demo will be available for all to download and players will be able to carry over their progress should they choose to purchase the full game when it releases in July. https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/1407903975613943816 A “Final Trailer” was also shown, which also reveals the demo announcement towards the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWlvJ6hWcKs Will you be trying out the demo when it goes live? Neo: The World Ends With You is scheduled to release on July 27 for the PS4 and Switch, with PC following in the Summer.

Aliens: Fireteam, now officially titled as Aliens: Fireteam Elite, has booked a release date set for August 24, 2021, and will launch on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Based on the previous gameplay trailer released, the game is shaping up to be a must-play for fans of the IP, and will surely bring back some much needed cooperative survival gameplay that has been lacking for quite sometime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUusSnc_8hU Aliens: Fireteam Elite Special Editions The game will retail for $39.99, with a special Deluxe Edition incoming for $69.99, and will contain the following additions: Endeavor Veteran Pack – Which includes various in-game cosmetics and emotes.Endeavor Pass – Access to 4 DLC bundles available at a later release. Pre-orders will gain access to the Hardened Marine Pack, which contains even more cosmetics for your character. Aliens: Fireteam Elite will be available on August 24, 2021 for…

If there’s anything that a lot can agree on, it is that the Final Fantasy VII Remake was indeed a masterful effort. By taking everything, modernizing systems and visuals, and wrapping it up in a package that long-time fans certainly enjoyed, Final Fantasy VII Remake gained mass appeal for good reason. One of the quirkier moments on the game was that of the Honeybee Inn, where we saw best girl Cloud steal the show with some fancy dance moves and donning a dress that could have fooled everyone in the audience. You can check out the full scene below (spoiler warning for those who have not played through it yet!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_jYnCzOuBE That was a great scene and all, but a recent interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake Co-Director Motomu Toriyama revealed that a pole-dancing scene was initially included but decided to scrap it later on due to its possible impact…

The verdict is out and based on the Scarlet Nexus review roundup, the game is looking to be a successful outing from Bandai Namco. The review embargo has passed, and critics have given pretty good scores for the Brainpunk action RPG, which currently has an 80 Metacritic rating across 41 reviews and a 80 Opencritic rating across 52 reviews. Our review will come out soon, but let’s take a look at what others have to say about the game. https://youtu.be/rt9Ci8EfCdY Scarlet Nexus review roundup God is a Geek has given the game a beaming rating of 95, saying “Scarlet Nexus has phenomenal combat that stands tall above many other ARPGs, with a deep story and some gorgeous visuals.” Digital Trends gives it a 90, saying “Scarlet Nexus is a must-play for any fan of Japanese action RPGs and standard JRPGs. If the story doesn’t grab your attention, the combat will.…

In what feels like something that’s been a long time coming, Overwatch has finally implemented cross-play, which allows players across various platforms to play with each other simply by linking their Battle.net accounts. PC players automatically have a Battle.net account for obvious reasons, so console players will have to go through this step before anything else. To celebrate the launch of cross-play, all players who log-in before the end of 2021 will get a free golden loot box for their troubles! https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/1407403730719236101 All game modes in Overwatch will have cross-play applied to them except for competitive modes, which will follow certain rules. As per the Overwatch website, “Competitive players will be split into two pools depending on the system that they are playing on: 1) Console players, and 2) PC players. For balance purposes, PC players and console players will not be mixed in the same pool for competitive matches.”…

Marvel’s Avengers has been on a rocky road since it released last year. The team behind the game is constantly pumping out new updates and fixes, even showing a roadmap that includes the Black Panther, but their latest update isn’t exactly one to write home about, containing a bug that displays your IP address. Spotted by Paul Tassi of Forbes, the bug is a pretty nasty one, which actually shows off a string of characters on the bottom part of your screen, including your IP address and User Name. That’s totally a security disaster waiting to happen, especially for gamers who are streaming the game. Check out Tassi’s screenshot below: https://twitter.com/PaulTassi/status/1407370306700906509 Thankfully, the Dev team have been made aware of the situation and are currently working on a hotfix for it. The bug seems limited to the PS5 version of the game for now, and hopefully the hotfix solves the…

How does one not know of Hades at this day and age? Supergiant’s latest (and greatest) hit to date has garnered almost universal praise, and is considered as a genre redefining effort that is truly laudable. Being so, it would not be surprising if some games would try and imitate the formula set forth by Hades. In fact, that isn’t exactly a new thing, with some titles being “reskinned” to a certain degree while keeping core elements intact, especially in mobile games. What happens though when a game is so heavily inspired by another, that it could almost literally be the same game? Enter Myth: Gods of Asgard, a mobile game by Mana Games, which is currently in early access. As spotted by Kotaku, the game does look very similar to Hades. In fact, seeing gameplay below from Youtube Channel Gaming Mobile, you can say that Myth: Gods of Asgard…

Fans of the classic PlayStation RPG that are somehow looking for some sort of comeback can look forward to one soon… in the form of an animated series. Yep, Final Fantasy IX, one of the best installments in the series to some, will have a show set to begin production later this year or in early 2022, according to Kidscreen. Cyber Group Studios, a Paris-based company, has secured a co-development and co-production deal with Square Enix, which will see them bring the game to life aimed at 8-13 year old kids. “The games have a strong co-viewing potential. For those who do know Final Fantasy IX , this will be an [introduction],” says Pierre Sissmann, CEO of Cyber Group Studios. “And for the many who don’t, this will immerse them in a universe they’ll love.” A similar animated series targeted towards a younger audience is Sonic Prime, which will premiere on Netflix Sounds…

During Nintendo’s E3 presentation, it was revealed that Shin Megami Tensei V for the Switch would be releasing on November 12, with pre-orders for the game coming later in the month. Shin Megami Tensei V special editions have also been announced, which feature a couple of variants that fans and collectors will want to keep an eye out on. Shin Megami Tensei V Special Edition – Steelbook Edition First off, we have the Shin Megami Tensei V Steelbook Edition, which is the actually just the standard edition of the game but with a free steelbook. The Steelbook looks FANTASTIC, and will surely be a must-buy for fans. The Steelbook edition will retail for $59.99 (Around PHP3,000). Shin Megami Tensei V Special Edition – Fall of Man Premium Edition Next up, and the edition that will surely sell out fast, is the Shin Megami Tensei V Fall of Man Premium Edition,…

Death Stranding Director’s Cut was unveiled during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live, where Hideo Kojima himself made an appearance and eventually revealed the upcoming title as his “One More Thing”. While the original game is currently out on both the PS4 and the PC, according to the ESRB rating, this director’s cut will be a PS5 exclusive, which implies that this could be more than just a PS5 upgrade especially if it will retail at full price. https://twitter.com/gematsucom/status/1406951316077821954?s=20 Also interestingly enough, there’s a curious description of extra stealth actions in Death Stranding Director’s Cut, saying that “Players can perform stealth takedowns of enemies (e.g., strangling characters from behind)”. If this is the case, as teased in the trailer, there may be a possibility of new mechanics added such as using Fragile boxes to sneak past guards in tightly guarded spots ala Metal Gear. While having another PS5 exclusive…

How long has it been since Cyberpunk 2077 was booted out of the PS Store? Too long, and now, both CDPR and Sony have reached an agreement that allows the game back into the PS Store, allowing users to purchase the game digitally. As the announcement made its rounds on social media, Sony have made a caveat that the PS4 version is still a work in progress and more updates will be released this year. Along with this, Sony recommends to play it on the PS4 Pro or PS5 if available. https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1406922787382607875 Over at the other side of the fence, CDPR made mention that the next-gen upgrade will be available in the second half of 2021, which is still in line with their prior announcement, saying that both The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 will indeed get their updates this year. https://twitter.com/CyberpunkGame/status/1406924590555799556 As it stands, Cyberpunk 2077 retails for $49.99…

On Friday, June 25, fans of the upcoming Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles game can look forward to a special webcast scheduled for 7PM Philippine Time. The webcast will be held on the Sega Asia Youtube Channel and will showcase the latest information regarding the game, and also include a first look at live gameplay. If you’re excited about the game releasing later this year, you’d do best to tune in this Friday. New character trailers have also been released, which gives us a closer look at some other fan favorites from the anime that will join the likes of Giyu Tomioka in versus mode. Sakonji Urokodaki (Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka) is a cultivator of prospective Demon Slayers, who lives at the foot of Sagiri Mountain, and the master that trained Tanjiro. The former Water Hashira uses “Water Breathing” and countless other veteran skills. https://youtu.be/P7I9Ui5HHVM Sabito (Voiced…

Update: Eurogamer has said that the information from Grubb “tallies with information we’ve also heard” and Gematsu have corroborated the information, saying that “a Dead Space revival is in the works at Motive, which is said to be a reimagining rather than a sequel to the existing trilogy.” Original: EA have made fans very happy recently with the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a trilogy that stands up with some of the very best. If recent reports hold true, EA looks set to repeat the fan service as they may be announcing a new game during their EA Play Live event scheduled on July 22. Insider and GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb is known to put fans into a frenzy with his previous statements, and while some may have missed the mark, Grubb has a pretty good track record with these things. In a recent GamesBeat Decides stream, time stamp set below,…