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A Dragon Age 4 alpha file has been uncovered on the PlayStation Store

By Dom Peppiatt 23 June 2021 12:36 GMT A Dragon Age 4 alpha file has been discovered on the PlayStation Store thanks to the efforts of a dataminer combing through Sony’s database.Twitter user PlayStation Game Size – an account usually dedicated to cataloging game updates and file sizes – managed to uncover the mysterious file on the PlayStation Store, and its existence points to something happening at the EA Play Live event that’s cracking off in July (thanks, GamesRadar).The tweet, embedded below, suggests that the store may be updated with something in July – whether that’s some sort of vertical slice demo, a trailer or…

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 coming to Nintendo Switch in November – report

By Dom Peppiatt 6 June 2021 12:27 GMT Shin Megami Tensei 5 release date and gameplay details have leaked, with new information suggesting that the game will be landing on Nintendo Switch later this year.The Japanese website for the Nintendo Switch-exclusive RPG from Atlus apparently listed a November 11 release date for the fifth title in the highly-acclaimed cult franchise, before it was taken down (thanks, PersonaCentral).Shin Megami Tensei 5 was announced back in January 2017, and we’ve heard precious little about the RPG since then. At least we know we’re getting an English translation of the game, though.Watch on YouTubeIf…

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Biomutant’s first update to address dialogue, narrator, difficulty and combat

By Sherif Saed 31 May 2021 15:16 GMT The first big patch for Biomutant is currently in the works.Biomutant developer Experiment 101 has revealed that it’s already working on the game’s first major update. The main goal of this one is to address some of the feedback from players who played the game at launch.Watch on YouTubeIn a series of Tweets, the developer specifically addressed dialogue pacing, the game’s overly verbose narrator, general difficulty, and even options like the ability to turn off depth of field and motion blur. The patch will also bring a tuning pass to enemy damage/health,…

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Remnant: From the Ashes free upgrade coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 8 May 2021 16:20 GMT Gunfire Games has announced a free update for Remnant: From the Ashes is coming next week.On May 13, a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be released for Remnant: From the Ashes players.Watch on YouTubeYou will be able to choose between 4K resolution at 30 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X.On Xbox Series S it will run in 1080p at 60 frames per second. You can also choose this option for PS5 and Xbox Series X.Also on May 13, Xbox PC Game Pass members will be…

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Blizzard lost around 2 million players during the last financial quarter

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 20:36 GMT In Activision Blizzard’s financial report last night, it was revealed that Blizzard’s revenue grew 7% year-over-year (yoy), but that player numbers were down.According to the report, WoW Classic and World of Warcraft Shadowlands helped drive revenue with Hearthstone providing some help too.Watch on YouTubeGoing by the player figures, noted by Massively OP, it appears Blizzard has lost 2 million players across its games since Activision Blizzard released its Q4 2020 results.At last count, there were 29 million active users in Q4 2020. That number has dropped to 27 million for Q1 2021.Massively…

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Dragon Quest Builders 2, Red Dead Online, Outlast 2 and more coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

By Sherif Saed 3 May 2021 14:34 GMT Microsoft has revealed a whole bunch of games coming to Xbox Game Pass over the course of May.The Xbox Game Pass new releases for May kick off with Dragon Quest Builders 2 (which was actually confirmed last week following a leak. The game is coming to PC and console Game Pass on May 4.Watch on YouTubeFIFA 21‘s May 6 release on EA Play also means the game will be available in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and PC Game Pass on the same day.Horror game Outlast 2 also arrives on May 6 for…

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Dragon Age 4 concept art teases the Grey Wardens

By Stephany Nunneley 1 May 2021 19:58 GMT Bioware has teased Dragon Age 4 again with some more concept art.This time around, the concept art for Dragon Age 4 depicts a Grey Warden.Watch on YouTubeThe Grey Wardens are an Order of warriors dedicated to fighting darkspawn and have been “instrumental” in defeating each Blight making them very important to the world’s survival.In development for a few years, and after initially being teased at The Game Awards back in 2018, the game was revealed properly during Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020.Pieces of concept art were also shown in the artbook BioWare: Stores and Secrets…

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GIVEAWAY! 4,000 Steam Early Access keys for PvPvE shooter Scavengers

By Sherif Saed 28 April 2021 17:25 GMT Scavengers launches today in Steam Early Access, and you may not have to wait for a key.Scavengers, the new shooter from former Halo developers, is finally available. Scavengers is among a new breed of games mixing PvE and PvP in a single match.Watch on YouTubeIt’s a third-person shooter for three-player squads where your goal is to gather intel, survive the cold, clear out enemy camps, fight bosses, and occasionally duke it out with other players trying to do the same thing. PvP is an optional part of the game, meaning you can…

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Judgment lands on new-gen consoles and Stadia, mysterious announcement coming May 7

By Stephany Nunneley 24 April 2021 18:40 GMT Judgment is out on PS5, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S, and some sort of game-related announcement is coming on May 7.The Yakuza spin-off Judgment is now available on new-gen consoles and Stadia. This is an upgraded version of the original release.Watch on YouTubeJudgment was made by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, known for the Yakuza series, and was launched exclusively for PlayStation 4 in Japan back in December 2018, ahead of a global release in June 2019.This edition of the game comes with improved visuals, runs at 60fps, features faster load times, and…

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Koei Tecmo Steam sale features discounts for Nioh 2 and Attack on Titan 2

By Stephany Nunneley 23 April 2021 17:10 GMT Koei Tecmo is having a Steam sale, and it features the first-ever discount for Nioh 2.During the sale, which is going on until April 26, you can grab Nioh 2 for 20% off at $39.99.Watch on YouTubeNioh: Complete Edition is also on sale for 70% off, so it will set you back $14.99.Attack on Titan 2 is 30% off, so it will run you $41.99 instead of $59.99. Attack on Titan / A.O.T. Wings of Freedom can be purchased for $35.99, which is 40% off.There’s also Dead or Alive 6, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost…

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Warzone Season 3 changes to include Roze Skin update, Sykov nerf

By Stephany Nunneley 17 April 2021 19:22 GMT Raven Software has provided information on some changes coming to Call of Duty: Warzone with Season 3.Plenty of changes are coming soon to Call of: Duty Warzone when Season 3 drops and these include an update to the Roze Skin, and a nerf will be applied to the Sykov weapon (thanks, Charlie Intel).Watch on YouTubeA balance update will also be applied to weapons such as the Tac Rifle Charlie, M16, and FFAR 1.There will be a fix for MW weapon perks and sniper glint as well as a change into how you…

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Final season of Castlevania coming in May and there’s reportedly a spin-off in the works

By Stephany Nunneley 16 April 2021 20:53 GMT The fourth, and final season of the Netflix animated series Castlevania will air in May.Castlevania season four will span 10 episodes and premiere on May 13. According to Deadline, season four may not be the end for the franchise on Netflix. The site has learned the streaming service is looking into a spin-off set in the same universe with new characters.The show first launched in 2017 with four episodes and was enough of a hit that a second season was greenlit and hit the service in 2018. Season three aired back in…

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Square Enix shoots down acquisition rumours after report boosts its stock

By Sherif Saed 16 April 2021 12:57 GMT Square Enix has responded to a report about it potentially looking for a buyer.This morning, a report from Bloomberg Japan revealed that a number of buyers have expressed interest in acquiring Japanese giant Square Enix.Watch on YouTubeThe brief report cites unnamed sources in banking, who couldn’t say whether buyers were only interested in Square Enix’s games business, or the company as a whole. The news was fairly surprising, and it was enough to boost the company’s stock price by 13.80% at the Tokyo Stock Exchange by noon.In an unusual move, Square Enix…

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will air on Netflix in July

By Stephany Nunneley 16 April 2021 00:31 GMT A look at the CGI film Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was shown during Capcom’s Resident Evil showcase this evening.Alongside a new look at Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a release window was provided. You can expect to watch the film on Netflix this July.The movie is set in 2006, which is four years after the events of Resident Evil 2. ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ drops new teaser trailer during #REShowcase Coming to Netflix July 2021 pic.twitter.com/dOaP5Sg6ff — Fandom (@getFANDOM) April 15, 2021As previously reported, the location in the film is Washington DC. Here,…

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Nintendo Indie World showcase to reveal new games tomorrow, April 14

By Stephany Nunneley 13 April 2021 17:45 GMT Nintendo will host an Indie World Showcase tomorrow.The company said to expect the Indie World Showcase to last around 20 minutes and to feature new indie games coming to Switch.You can expect things to kick off tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CEST.Watch on YouTubeDon’t expect anything other than third-party titles, as this is indie-focused. You can expect release dates and trailers, and since the games on show will be “fresh” we expect to see some exclusive game reveals.The last Indies World Showcase was held back in December…