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After the reveal of the latest fighters coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a special “Sakurai Presents” will be happening later tonight at 10PM Philippine time that will focus on the latest fighters joining the lineup, Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Pyra / Mythra will be joining Min Min, Steve / Alex, and Sephiroth as part of Fighters Pass Vol. 2. 2 more fighters will be revealed soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeDBCgDSiB4 Players should expect a detailed breakdown of the moves from these new combatants, and as per the announcement, no new fighters will be revealed during the 35 minute-long presentation. You can check out the reveal from the Nintendo Direct a few weeks back. https://youtu.be/sdgdxaIkU5g

If you haven’t played the comprehensive demo of Outriders before its launch date, it is available now for download and the amount of content for it basically covers the whole of chapter 1, which is quite a good chunk. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the amount of value that the devs have laid out for you to try. You are encouraged to try out all the classes after completing the first mission, however if you have no time for that, we got you, fam! So what would be the best class for you? Pokemon starts you off with Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur, but with the fourth class in Outriders, you can add Pikachu to the mix. So it’s Pyromancer, Technomancer, Trickster, and Devastator… which choice would be perfect for you? To answer it simply, it would depend on your playstyle and what you’re comfortable with. If you’re…

It’s no Nintendo Direct or Playstation State of Play, but the New Game Plus Expo will be streaming tomorrow on Twitch throughout the wee hours of morning on March 5, 1AM Manila time. If you’re staying up for some updates and announcements, let this guide help you out on what to expect and which developers/publishers to stay up late watching. INTI CREATES — 1:00 am MNL time https://youtu.be/MZjYTwG2_mI Bloodstained and Mighty No. 9 developer and publisher INTI CREATES will kickoff the stream. Nothing really up in the air save for an upcoming Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 for the Nintendo Switch. So we’ll probably see more of that. Aksys Games — 1:30 am MNL time https://twitter.com/aksysgames/status/1366578605472452608?s=20 I’m you’re planning to stay up expecting a Guilty Gear Strive video for Aksys Games, I’d suggest sleeping it off and waking up much later during Arc System Works’ stream. While Aksys Games have published…

The new VR system for the PS5 isn’t coming out anytime soon, but Sony has just revealed 6 new games coming for its current PSVR model, and it’s looking to be quite an interesting lineup. As announced on the PlayStation Blog, 6 new titles were showcased for its PSVR Spotlight, with Doom 3: VR Edition leading the pack. You can see the whole lineup below: Doom 3: VR Edition (March 29) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgrBa7Xzv_o This release will feature the base game along with all expansions fully converted for VR, offering over 15 hours of content with improved audio and visual performance. Peering around corners, angling shots, 180 degree quickturns are just some of the enhancements for Doom 3: VR Edition when it releases later this month. Song in the Smoke (2021) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JE5uh74rZw Ohh a VR survival game! Song in the Smoke is from the indie studio 17-bit, creators of Skulls of the…

A few days into March and we already get another delay a day just before the New Game Plus Expo. Guilty Gear Strive, originally slated for an April 9 release, has now been delayed to June 11th, two whole months from the planned launch date. https://twitter.com/ArcSystemWorksU/status/1367278816125718537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1367278816125718537%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pushsquare.com%2Fnews%2F2021%2F03%2Fguilty_gear_strive_delayed_from_april_to_june_on_ps5_ps4 While this isn’t the first time Guilty Gear Strive has been delayed, it’s done so with good reason. According to their announcement: “Since we have received valuable feedback after the recent Open Beta Test, we would like to make the most of this opportunity to provide the best game possible. We need extra time to polish some aspects of the game, such as online lobbies and the server’s stability.” For players that have preordered the Deluxe and Ultimate version of the game, Early Access will now be available on June 8, 2021. Our beta impressions of Strive were all praises, but the online lobby does…

The new Switch model, whatever it will be called, has received another report that it could be out sometime this year, packing a 7-inch 720P OLED screen from Samsung which is said to output 4K ultra high definition when docked. That’s a massive resolution difference between the 2 modes, and 7 inches could basically mean a thinner bezel than what the Switch currently has. Bloomberg reports that this new Nintendo Switch model will have a bigger Samsung OLED screen that should “prop up demand in time for the holidays”. Samsung is reportedly set to mass produce these displays by June and is scheduled to be shipped out a target of nearly 1 million units to assemblers just a month after. Bloomberg also points out that Nintendo decided to proceed with rigid OLED panels, which is “a cheaper but less flexible alternative to the type commonly used for high-end smartphones,” and…

Users around the world have already been enjoying their PlayStation 5 but in some territories, the next-gen console is just starting to release. One such country is Vietnam, and in this case, as probably inspired by the now viral Plash Speed video (which even spawned a partnership with Sony), some madlad made sure his purchase was well hidden. A Facebook post by user Lê Gia Hưng (as spotted by Nmia Gaming) pulled off a real-life Plash Speed 5 stunt, posing his brand new PlayStation 5 as a brand new router since their network was a bit slow. The post is in Vietnamese, but a quick run through google translate shares the following story: The service provider’s story early this year.At the beginning of the year, my family discovered that the network was a bit fluttering. I called through the call center to take care of itViettel’s customer care, I was…

It’s been a while since we heard from Mistwalker, creators of Lost Odyssey and The Last Story, and led by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. Their latest title, Fantasian, is currently coming soon to Apple Arcade, with no plans to release on a console any time soon. From the story trailer, it’s very much looking a lot closer to Final Fantasy rather than the hyper realistic Lost Odyssey, which was a masterpiece in its own right. Fantasian looks like a very inviting game to play, and goes a totally different direction from another mobile game remaking a remake. https://youtu.be/9guC7V_Cvdk From what looks like a cross between Xenosaga and Final Fantasy IV, in an interview from the Verge, Sakaguchi explains, “Playing [Final Fantasy IV] reminded me of how much I really adore that classic RPG genre, and renewed my interest in it,” Sakaguchi explains. “It made me want to go back…

Solar Ash has been teased without a release date at the recent Playstation State of Play despite the previous promise during the infamous CES 2021 PS5 Sizzle Reel that showed a June release. Love or hate the February 25 broadcast, it confirmed the official launch of Kena Bridge of Spirits, promised Oddworld Soulstorm as April’s free PS Plus game, and surprised us with Yuffie in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, the debut PS5 port that comes with said new episode. CES 2021 Sizzle Reel Release Date window Many other familiar games featured a deep dive (Returnal and Deathloop’s new trailer), some new titles that we already know are coming (Crash 4 and Knockout City), and some new teasers (Sifu and Five Nights At Freddy’s Security Breach). That leaves Solar Ash as the elephant in the room, being the only title from previous PS5 events with an ambiguous 2021 window, previously…

There are certain games with fantastic English voice acting, but for some titles with both Japanese and English dubbed voices, a lot of gamers seemingly prefer to choose the former over the latter. Take for example Ghost of Tsushima – not saying that the English voices were bad (I’d rather read the subs if Japanese audio wasn’t available), but the Japanese dub just proved to be a more immersive experience. I’m sure many would agree! It was the same for the English trailer of Project: Triangle Strategy, where its Japanese counterpart had superior voice acting. Now, the same can also be said for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. While the star-studded English VA cast of the FF7 Remake drew high marks for their great performances (I’ll take their word for it), doesn’t Yuffie sound so much better in Japanese? You can give it a listen below: https://youtu.be/gyJ6K0dd_vc While there is…

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is the hottest thing out right now even if it is currently a PS5 exclusive. Between the Remake base game being offered free right now on the PS Plus service and the upcoming mobile games, Intergrade has definitely renewed the hype for the series. Square Enix has recently confirmed that the Yuffie episode DLC will span 2 chapters, which will focus on Yuffie and Sonon’s adventures with Avalanche to steal “the ultimate materia” from Shinra. With the current 18 chapters of the original Remake, adding the Yuffie episode into the mix will increase total content to 20 chapters long. Check out all the new details below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7bEoGile7Q Story Amidst the confusion of Mako Reactor 5’s destruction, Wutai makes its move on the city of Midgar.Yuffie and her partner Sonon, two elite ninja operatives for the Wutaian government, have been assigned a dangerous mission: to steal…

It’s been quite a while since the last (good) Aliens game but Cold Iron Studios may just have the thing to scratch that itch as Aliens: Fireteam has just been announced and it will be making its way to the PS4 / PS5, Xbox One / Series, and PC later in the Summer. Dubbed as a third-person coop survival shooter, seemingly similar to back 4 blood, players will have to team up to “Survive the Hive”, and if the gameplay from this early trailer is anything to go by, then it’s looking to be pretty epic. https://youtu.be/B63_ljZ91Mc You can read the game description below courtesy of its Steam page: 2202. A mysterious distress call reroutes your Marine Assault Unit to LV-895 in the outer colonies, where deadly Xenomorph legions, hidden corporate secrets, and ancient alien ruins await your arrival.Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops…

Following up from the super stylish trailer from Playstation State of Play that gives vibes of 007 and Snake Eater, Deathloop comes with another trailer featuring game director Dingka Bakaba explaining the game world and mechanics in the same style as the game. If you haven’t heard by now, Deathloop is a shooter from Arkane Studios that is aptly described as Groundhog Day but with more murder. Arkane developed the critically acclaimed Dishonored series and while it’s an fully fleshed out world with some interesting game mechanics, it may not be for everyone as it has some designs that might be too hampering for completionists and those wanting to play as they’d like. After watching Deathloop Explained, it feels that this game, while functioning like a rogue-like, feels a lot more accessible. https://youtu.be/R7A-xbYoqlY The premise if you haven’t checked out the last three Deathloop trailers, is that you are Colt,…

Just a couple of days into March and we’re already getting news of another delay. Development for the new title in the Need For Speed franchise will reportedly be delayed for a year, as Criterion Games will assist DICE on the next Battlefield 6, who have been feeling the pressure and fatigue brought about by the pandemic. The recent acquisition of Codemasters, best known for their F1 and Dirt series, will be bringing in a racing game to fill the void of the absence of a Need For Speed title. For clarity, the Need for Speed franchise is neither in trouble nor is Criterion being pulled from the game, as reported by Polygon speaking to Laura Miele, EA’s chief studios officer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeRnez3di1I Taking over from Ghost Games on the Need For Speed franchise, Criterion Games has been a support team assisting DICE with past titles such as Star Wars Battlefront…