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NieR Replicant first released about 10 years ago for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and as was just announced, Square Enix will be bringing out an “updated” version of the action RPG title for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

Announced through their 10th Anniversary Livestream, the updated version is in development by Toylogic and Takahisa Taura, senior game designer of NieR: Automata, will be working on the title as well.

The updated version, which is unclear whether it is a remaster or a remake, will have full voiceovers starring quite a star studded cast of actors:

  • Nier (young boy) – Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Nier (young man) – Koji Yusa
  • Yonah – Ai Nonaka
  • Grimoire Weiss – Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Emil – Mai Kadowaki

The trailer doesn’t show much, but with it being an updated version, it was announced that there will be new characters, new BGM, and maybe even new endings that is still being decided on by the development team.

NieR Replicant is currently in development with no release date scheduled yet.

Square Enix has already announced that the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be experiencing physical copy delays due to the COVID-19 outbreak situation happening all over the world. Locally, since malls are closed and no other retailers will be operating at that time, a digital purchase is likely the only way you’ll get to play the game on day one.

That has not stopped people (and some retailers) from jumping the gun on releasing the game, even if it means breaking the mandated street date for the title.

A Reddit user going by the name of NateLo22 has posted the copy of the game that he got early, stating that he had ordered and received it early. Shown below are the contents from the Deluxe Edition of the game, which gets you an artbook, a collectible steel case, and a mini soundtrack apart from the base game.

Square isn’t the only one experiencing delays due to the COVID-19 outbreak as Capcom has also put out word for Resident Evil 3, which is scheduled to release on April 3.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a couple of weeks away from officially being released. What is expected to be a masterpiece of a game should also have a superb soundtrack to go along with it. How about 7 CD’s worth of tracks?

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake OST has been announced by the official Twitter account and will cover 7 CD’s, officially featuring the brand new theme song “Hollow” from none other than famed composer Nobuo Uematsu.

Music lovers will want to get a hold of this as it releases on May 27 and you can pre-order as early as today via this LINK.

“Hollow” is the theme song for the upcoming game and will feature the vocal talents of Yosh from Japanese Rock band, Survive Said The Prophet. You can give it a listen below and if you’re interested in a little behind the scenes, check out the succeeding video as well.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is scheduled to be released on April 10, 2020. Local physical copies will most likely be delayed due to the Quarantine situation.

Reports have surfaced that the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which is the first installment in the multi part remake, will be spread over 2 discs and will eat up at least 100GB of storage on your PS4.

Images that show the Korean game cover for Final Fantasy 7 Remake from Reddit show the storage space needed to install the upcoming release, scheduled for April 10, 2020.

100GB is not a joke, especially when most systems ship with 500gb and 1TB variants unless you’ve upgraded your Hard Drive to allow more storage space. Still, this is Final Fantasy 7 Remake we’re talking about, so clearing up enough space for this should not be a hard thing to do, especially for a potential Game of the Year candidate.

Still on the fence for this upcoming epic? Check out our impressions of our time with the game from Tokyo Game Show last year!

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Hands-On Impressions from Tokyo Game Show 2019

The upcoming Avengers game may have been delayed all the way back to September 4 but as early as today, you may expect some pre-order notices to start popping up across retailers because Bandai Namco in partnership with Square Enix have announced the Deluxe and the collectors edition dubbed as “Earth’s Mightiest Edition” launching alongside the standard game.

Take a peek at the trailer below:

 

Digital pre-orders have started and if you’re Team Digital like many, you’ll be glad to know that guaranteed beta access, a Marvel Legacy Outfit pack, and an exclusive nameplate will be included in your pre-order. These Marvel Legacy Outfits are inspired by moments from the comics that defined who each Super Hero was as they first embraced their powers to become the icons they are today.

PlayStation nation is in for a treat as you’ll be receiving additional pre-order bonuses, including a Ms. Marvel “Talk to the Hand” emote and “Marvel’s Avengers: Hex Pattern Logo” dynamic theme if you pre-order via the PlayStation store and will set you back $59.99 or roughly around PHP3,000.

That’s not all, as an exclusive Digital Edition on the PlayStation Store includes an exclusive Ms. Marvel nameplate and 1,000 credits which can be used towards Super Hero customizations. This edition will also allow players 72 hours of early access before the game launches and will cost $69.99 or around PHP3,500.

Across all platforms, pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition will include an exclusive Obsidian Outfit pack, six exclusive Obsidian nameplates, and 72-hour early access, all for $79.99 or around PHP4,000.

For collectors such as myself, there’s really no other way to go except for the Earth’s Mightiest Edition, which is a massive package that will cost you a whopping $199.99 or around PHP10,000.

Earth’s Mightiest Edition features a full color 12” statue of Captain America designed by the artisans at Gentle Giant, a copy of the Deluxe Edition game, an exclusive SteelBook case, Hulk Bobblehead, Mjolnir Keychain, Black Widow’s Belt Buckle, Iron Man’s Prototype Amor Blueprints, Kamala Khan’s Honorary Avenger Pin, a commemorative Avengers group photo, and 72-hour early access.

Marvel’s Avengers is scheduled to release on September 4, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.

E3 isn’t until June and despite the announcements by Sony and Geoff Keighley about not participating in the event, other companies have since confirmed and will be attending the said show.

Microsoft has confirmed and is ready to take E3 by storm as we’re expecting a ton of Xbox Series X details to be unveiled. ESA has sent out a list of the confirmed publishers and manufacturers and they include the following:

  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Bethesda
  • Ubisoft
  • Capcom
  • Square Enix
  • Sega
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Take-Two Interactive

We’re expecting more confirmations as the weeks go by leading to E3. Surprisingly missing from the initial list are usual suspects Activision and EA, although EA has it’s own “EA Play” event at around the same time.

Much has been said about the direction and current state of E3 so it’ll be interesting to see how the festivities for this year will change to bring it back to its former glory.

E3 is scheduled to take place on June 9-11.

A ton of new Final Fantasy 7 Remake screenshots just dropped and this time, showcasing some cool new action sequences from Tifa, the return of the Nail Bat, and a closer look at some of the Summons in game!

First off, we take a look at Tifa in all her knuckle busting glory. She’s as capable as ever and to be honest, she’s looking fantastic and frankly, perfect for this game.

 

A fan favorite weapon makes a return as Cloud is set to wield the Nail Bat once again! One thing to note is that if you equip a weapon, your appearance will change in and out of battle.

 

Next up is the quest menu, where your party will be able to fulfill a host of different quests that will reward you as you finish them. You’ll also be able to take on “Battle Reports” from Chadley, a research trainee under Hojo. Finish these off and Chadley will open up various Materia for purchase.

 

A closer look at Red XIII shows him in majestic form, although he has been captured and is being experimented on by Hojo from Shinra.

 

Lastly, we get a more detailed look at some of the Summons in game, more specifically Cactuar, Carbuncle, and Choco Chick. These Summons are available upon pre-ordering certain versions of the game.

 

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is scheduled to release on April 10, 2020 as a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 4.

Developers People Can Fly, responsible for hits such as Bulletstorm and co-developers of Gears of War and Fortnite, have announced their next title that will be a cross platform release, including the next generation PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Outriders is a 3 player coop game that will be published by Square Enix, peep the reveal trailer below:

 

Based on the release date from the trailer, it’s scheduled to release in Holiday 2020, around the same window that the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, which points to it being a possible launch title for both consoles.

Both Avengers and Final Fantasy 7 have been delayed by at least a month, Square Enix announced just recently. Final Fantasy 7 will be bumped back to April 10 from an initial March 3 release date while Avengers will take quite a massive hit, with September being the new release window from May.

Both games released similar statements, which mentions about delivering a game in line with their initial vision.

Yoshinori Kitase writes – “We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.”

Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg feels the same – “As fans ourselves, it’s an honor and a privilege to work with these legendary characters and we know what these Super Heroes mean to us and True Believers around the world. When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come. To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.”

The delay of Final Fantasy 7 may also mean that the PS4 exclusivity window may also be moved to accommodate the shift in dates.

While delays are unfortunate, we can only hope that it is in favor of a much better product in the end. And hey, more time to save up because the upcoming First Class Edition isn’t exactly cheap, take a look below!

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Deluxe and 1st Class editions confirmed for PH release