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SaGa Frontier Remastered coming to consoles and PC in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 16:47 GMT SaGa Frontier Remastered is coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android ‘mid-2020’, Square Enix has announced.SaGa Frontier Remastered, Square Enix’s rerelease of the 1998 PlayStation RPG classic, is set to hit mobile, console, and PC next year.Complete with updated graphics, events, cutscenes, enhancements – alongside an all-new protagonist – the release of the remaster will bring the title to fans in Europe for the first time in its history.How these new events and features will be rolled into the scenario exactly remains to be seen, but the trailer below…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mini-game, Orlog, is getting the board game treatment

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s most notable mini-game, Orlog, is getting a dedicated board game that’s due to hit the market in 2021.The dice game, which you will have most likely encountered if you’ve booted up the latest game in Ubisoft’s open world series, tasks players with depleting their opponents’ health tokens by stealing dice, firing arrows, and hurling axes. As mini-games go, it’s quite a good one.Wanting to capitalize on the success of the mini-game, Ubisoft has revealed a collaboration with collectibles company PureArts, with the companies planning to bring a physical edition of Orlog to the real world in 2021 (thanks,…

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Pokemon Go temporary bonuses are back until June 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:48 GMT Niantic is bringing back certain temporary bonuses to Pokemon Go.To continue adapting to the changing global environment, and in response to the situation becoming more difficult for many players due to COVID-19, Niantic is bringing back certain bonuses to Pokemon Go.According to Niantic, incense effectiveness in Pokemon Go will be increased, now attracting Pokemon more often.Buddy Pokemon will now bring you more Gifts each day, up to five gifts at once and up to three times a day.These bonuses are temporary, but they will remain in the game at a minimum…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 has a mystery door that nobody can open

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 16 November 2020 20:20 GMT There is a mysterious locked door in the PlayStation 5 version of Demon’s Souls that didn’t appear in the original game, and its presence has curious players baffled.The peculiar door (which you can see at the bottom of the page) originally appeared in a video over on Reddit, and since its initial discovery players have been scratching their heads and trying to figure out what it leads to – and why it’s there.The locked door, which is located in World Level 1-3, is disguised by an illusory wall (of which there…

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Demon’s Souls reviews round-up – All the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 13:42 GMT This week, the headline title of the PlayStation 5 launch window, Demon’s Souls, was released into the world to critical acclaim.“If there’s a showcase game for the next-gen consoles at the moment, it’s undoubtedly Demon’s Souls on PS5” says our very own Tom Orry in his article lamenting how the game’s gorgeous graphics impact his ability to survive.But our editor-in-chief isn’t alone in his praise for the game; critics all over the world have been waxing complementary about From Software and Bluepoint’s latest hardcore action-RPG achievement.If you’ve been feasting on whatever…

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Resident Evil 3 running on PS5 uses the DualSense light bar to show Jill’s health

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 11:00 GMT Anyone that boots up Resident Evil 3 Remake on the PlayStation 5 will find a little extra detail communicated to them via Sony’s new DualSense pad.Thanks to a tweet from @DreamcastGuy on Twitter, it’s been revealed that the light bar on the DualSense pad will act as a sort-of health gauge Jill Valentine.The pad will communicate Jill’s health as green for good, yellow for hurt, or red for critical – and you can see it all via a quick glimpse down at the DualSense in your hands. Found a nice little element…

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Square Enix financials indicate Marvel’s Avengers hasn’t done as well as hoped

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 15:20 GMT Square Enix has reported its financials for the first half of its current fiscal year, and it appears Marvel’s Avengers didn’t sell as well as the company estimated.According to the financials (thanks, GI.biz), only major releases such as Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers provided an uptick in revenue for the first half of the year.While an uptick in revenue is always good, it doesn’t seem as though Marvel’s Avengers brought in as much revenue as the firm would have hoped.In the first half of the fiscal year when Final Fantasy 7…

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Demon’s Souls State of Play presentation shows off 12 minutes of gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 14:05 GMT Have a look at some Demon’s Souls remake gameplay.Sony’s latest State of Play presentation focuses on Demon’s Souls remake for PS5.In the video, which is narrated by SIE Worldwide Studios creative director Gavin Moore, you get a look at the offline experience.Once the game releases, you will be able to discover the asynchronous and synchronous multiplayer features for yourself.In general, the remake includes very little in terms of new content. There are some new weapons, the soundtrack has been entirely recorded with a large orchestra, and the remake can be played in 60fps at dynamic a 4K…

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure pre-orders net you Days Gone, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima outfits

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 20:48 GMT Digital Deluxe and Special Edition pre-orders of Sackboy: A Big Adventure will include some interesting outfits.Those who pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition or Special Edition of Sackboy: A Big Adventure will receive some outfits based on Days Gone, Death Stranding, and Ghost of Tsushima.Here’s a look at the Days Gone outfit: Get this incredibly cute Deacon St. John costume when you buy the Sackboy: A Big Adventure DDE or Special Edition! Pre-order: https://t.co/d1sLTOyxZo Follow for updates: @LittleBigPlanet #DaysGone #SackboyABigAdventure pic.twitter.com/gChnFEJ28N — Bend Studio #DaysGone (@BendStudio) November 4, 2020 Subscribe to the…

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Vampire: The Masquerade battle royale coming in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 17:49 GMT A new battle royale title based on Vampire: The Masquerade is due to launch next year, and it will be developed by Sharkmob.The game was announced via a short teaser trailer which you can see below. It doesn’t give an awful lot away, but the 32 seconds of footage does a decent job of setting the scene.Paradox Interactive will be on publishing duties for the game, which makes sense – the company acquired a small stake in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 developer Hardsuit Labs in 2018, so it stands…

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Shadowlands has more pre-sales than any other World of Warcraft expansion to date

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 15:49 GMT Shadowlands has managed to secure more pre-sales than any other expansion in World of Warcraft history, Blizzard has revealed.Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed that players are seemingly incredily excited about the upcoming expansion, noting that Shadowlands has out-performed every other expansion in the game’s long history when it comes to pre-sales.“We’ve seen unprecedented engagement trends since the [World of Warcraft] subscriber base doubled following the launch of Classic last year,” Kotick said (via PC Gamer). “Pre-sales of the upcoming Shadowlands expansion are the highest we’ve seen at this stage…

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Check out 6 minutes of new Monster Hunter Rise gameplay here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 13:16 GMT Capcom has released a new six-minute trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game, Monster Hunter Rise.The latest trailer shows off some footage of a fan-favorite weapon, the Great Sword, in action.“A brief overview of the flow of the hunt, wielding a Great Sword and with two Palamutes,” says the video description. “Today’s target is the peculiar bird wyvern Aknosom, in the Shrine Ruins. Aknosom is a tricky foe, but thankfully, the Great Sword has a few new tricks up its sleeve…”Check it out below.Perhaps the most interesting thing about the trailer…

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League of Legends turn-based RPG Ruined King is coming to PC and consoles early next year

By Sherif Saed, Saturday, 31 October 2020 13:03 GMT Riot Games has narrowed down the release window of the first League of Legends spin-off.Ruined King: A League of Legends Story was one of several series spin-offs announced last year. Like all of the announced projects, Ruined King is being developed by an external partner and published under the company’s Forge label.The game is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch in early 2021. It will also arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X a little bit later, and all owners will be able to upgrade their copy for free.Airship…

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Final Fantasy 16’s main character, world and more revealed in latest update

More information about Final Fantasy 16 has been revealed thanks to an official update from the game’s website that shows off more information about the game’s characters, setting and story.First up, the game’s protagonist now has a name: Clive Rosfield. He’s the guy you saw in the trailer at two different points in his life – once as a younger soldier then again as an older character, too.Clive will be protecting his brother Joshua throughout the game. Joshua Rosfield has some sort of connection to classic Final Fantasy summon, Phoenix, and the duo’s story will have something to do with that.“Joshua…

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Sea of Thieves update Fate of the Damned has arrived

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 20:02 GMT Fate of the Damned is the latest Sea of Thieves monthly update, and it’s available now and free for all players.In the Sea of Thieves update Fate of the Damned, skeletal Shadows of Fate are roaming the seas, and pirates must seek out Flames to fight back against this threat which will change week by week.This year, pirates will be dealing with  Shadows of Fate which are skeletons normally confined to the Fort of the Damned. Working together with the Bilge Rats, you will need to uncover the story behind the threat…

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Temtem Early Access for PS5 starts December 8

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 19:30 GMT Pokemon-like massively-multiplayer game Temtem will go into early access on PS5 this December.Slated for its console debut on PS5, Crema will release Temtem in early access form first before the game arrives properly on the console in 2021.PS5 users will be able to try four out of six planned islands and find over 100 creatures in the campaign. This journey will span more than 30 hours.The game will feature crossplay between the PS5 and PC communities, and the whole campaign is playable in co-op.This will be the game’s console debut, but it is…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 players have pet the dog 400K times, patch fixes cinematics and more

Larian has released a rather large patch for Baldur’s Gate 3, along with some interesting player stats.In this Baldur’s Gate 3 patch, you can expect general fixes for cinematics, such as a goblin with a crooked neck, and a missing cinematic is now viewable. A “certain song” has also been reshot by the cinematics team.Along with the patch comes some new player stats. Last time out, Larian lamented folks not getting creative with their characters. This time, the team seems a bit more pleased, especially on the canine and romance fronts.According to the stats, the dog has been loved on…

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God of War runs at 60fps and will support PS4 saved games on PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 26 October 2020 19:25 GMT God of War will run at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5 and will support your saved game data from PlayStation 4, developer Sony Santa Monica has confirmed.If you decide to boot up God of War on your PS5 from November 12, you’ll be able to select a ‘Favor Performance’ option from the game’s menu. This will allow you to boost the game to 60fps. Though this option is available on PS4 Pro, we imagine the PS5 version will be more stable and consistently operate at around 60fps.The developer has…

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The original NES Fire Emblem is coming to Nintendo Switch in December

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light is coming to the West for the first time this December via a Nintendo Switch release.This week, Nintendo announced that a special localization of the original Fire Emblem game is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch in December – some 30 years after its original release in Japan.Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light arrives on Nintendo eShop from December 4, and will set you back $5.99 or your regional equivalent. Get a lesson in #FireEmblem history with the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition. ✅ Replica NES Game Pak art piece…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla post-launch content revealed: seasons, story DLC, new skills and more

Ubisoft is planning a lot of post-launch content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a stacked schedule of content players will get to play in the weeks and months following launch. Ubisoft today offered a high-level view of what you can expect this year and next.For starters, Valhalla has a season pass that offers two expansions, and one exclusive quest. The first expansion, titled Wrath of the Druids, is due for release in spring 2021. This add-on is set in Ireland, centred around a druidic cult and featuring Gaelic myths.The Siege of Paris is the second and final expansion,…