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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will no longer release in early 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:38 GMT Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been delayed to an unspecified date.Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires would be moved out of the release window.According to the announcement, made on Twitter, the team is “working hard on delivering the best game possible,” and a new release window will be announced, “in future updates.”“We apologize for the delay and appreciate your continued support,” reads the notice.Announced in September last year during a Tokyo Game Show 2020 presentation, the game was confirmed…

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Work on Anthem Next canceled at Bioware

Bioware has canceled the Anthem reboot.Two weeks ago, it was rumored that Anthem Next would be canceled within the week. And now, it has come to fruition.That said, Anthem as it stands now,  will remain up, according to the announcement.Here’s the official word on the cancellation:In the spirit of transparency and closure, we wanted to share that we’ve made the difficult decision to stop our new development work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT). We will, however, continue to keep the Anthem live service running as it exists today.Since Anthem’s launch, the team has been working hard to continually improve the…

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King’s Bounty 2 no longer out in March, now slated for August 24

King’s Bounty 2 has a new release date.1C Entertainment and Koch Media today have announced the release of King’s Bounty 2 has been moved to August.The upcoming entry in the turn-based tactical role-playing series will be released on August 24. It was originally slated for March, but the team needs more time to ensure it has adequate time to deliver the best possible experience.“We are currently at a stage where the content is complete and playable, but we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing, and polishing,” said producer Denis Maltzev. “The revised launch date will give us additional time…

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One teaser shows off a bit of gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 February 2021 20:12 GMT Today during the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase, Frogwares debuted their first gameplay teaser showing Sherlock Holmes Chapter One in action running on Unreal Engine 4.In Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, you play as a younger, 21-year-old Sherlock trying to solve the death of his mother in the main quest. There are five main quests in the game that are connected through one continuous story. You can expect more than 30 side quests, some as large as the main ones.It will also take around 12 to 15 hours to beat the main…

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum release pushed into 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:55 GMT The game was slated to be released this year.The Lord of the Ring: Gollum will not be released this year after all, and will instead arrive sometime in 2022.Alongside the news, it was announced that NACON and Daedalic Entertainment signed a co-publishing and distribution agreement for the game. The two companies decided to join forces to “ensure that the game will meet the expectations of fans”. In this story-driven action-adventure, you play as Gollum, trying to find his Precious. You will climb, leap and sneak your way past dangers or into…

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Biomutant release date set for May, collector’s editions announced

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 17:23 GMT Biomutant has a release date.Alongside a release date of May 25, two collector’s editions for Biomutant were announced.There’s’ the Atomic Edition which comes with a Diorama, the game, steel book, t-shirt, oversized mousepad, artwork on fabric, and the soundtrack all included in a premium box. It will run you €399.99/$399.99/£349.99.Then there’s the Biomutant Collector’s Edition for €109.99/$109.99/£99.99 for PC and €119.99/$119.99/£109.99 for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.It comes with the game, a hero figurine, artwork on fabric, and the soundtrack in a premium box.The THQ Nordic-published game was unveiled back at gamescom…

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Genshin Impact 1.3 releases February 3, celebrate with the Lantern Rite festival

The next update for Genshin Impact will arrive on February 3.A celebration is coming with the 1.3 Update for Genshin Impact, and it’s called the Lantern Rite which takes place in Liyue Harbor.As noted on the PlayStation Blog, the Lantern Rite will feature a ceremony on the first full moon of the year. It will see every household release specially made Xiao Lanterns into the night sky.In the update, you will be helping prepare for the event and your assistance will be generously rewarded. The Lantern Rite event will be divided into three stages, each with a series of requests…

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One details emerge in new video

Frogwares has answered a few questions you may have about Sherlock Holmes Chapter One.According to the studio, there are five main quests in Sherlock Holmes Chapter One that are connected through one continuous story. You can expect more than 30 side quests, some as large as the main ones. It will also take around 12 to 15 hours to beat the main story, and maybe 40 to 50 hours for the full game.The game will have a younger, 21 year old Sherlock trying to solve the death of his mother in the main quest, and he will also be investigating…

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Balan Wonderworld demo coming to all platforms next week

Square Enix has announced a free demo will be released next week for Balan Wonderworld.The Balan Wonderworld demo will be available to play from January 28, allowing players to experience two hours of gameplay ahead of its release on March 26.It can be played with friends and family in local co-op mode or in single-player mode and will be available on each platform that the full game will be released on.This means you will be able to play it on Steam for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.Two players can explore the game as the stars…

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Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed to 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:20 GMT Originally slated for release sometime this year, Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed to 2022. News of the Hogwarts Legacy delay was announced via the game’s official Twitter account. According to the announcement, creating the best possible experience is “paramount” so the development team needs more time. Warner Bros. officially announced Hogwarts Legacy back in September during Sony’s PS5 Showcase.The RPG is in development with Avalanche, and takes place in the 1800s, and is coming to PS5, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.An open-world action title, the game will feature…

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey delayed on both PC and consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:04 GMT Frontier Developments have delayed the release of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey on both PC and consoles. Today, the studio shared an update regarding the ongoing development of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.According to Frontier, the ongoing impact of the pandemic and the renewed lockdowns in 2021 has added pressure on both the teams and the development timeline which has resulted in adjustments and changes to the development roadmap. Plans for the PC version have only been impacted slightly, however, plans for the console release will see a larger development shift. The studio is continuing its…

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New Returnal gameplay footage, DualSense features revealed

Housemarque recently showed off new Returnal footage of its PS5 exclusive during the latest HouseCast.While the HouseCast shows off new Retruanl gameplay, one of the largest takeaways from the cast is how it makes use of DualSense’s adaptive triggers.In the game, using the L2 button, if you pull it halfway down, it will aim the sights. But pulling it all the way will make the weapon go into an alt-fire mode. As with other PS5 games, the game also takes advantage of 3D audio and haptic feedback.The cast is around nine and a half minutes long, so grab a cup of…

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Road 96 is a procedurally-generated road trip game

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 11 December 2020 18:32 GMT In Road 96, it’s summer 1996 and you have hit the road for freedom, adventure, escape, and to try and flee the regime.From the creators of Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold, comes Road 96, a procedurally-generated road trip game full of risks, characters, and intertwined stories.On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet various characters, and discover their stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make, which means your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even…

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Telltale will share information on The Wolf Among Us 2 when the time is right

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:58 GMT Telltale has provided an update on the status of The Wolf Among Us 2.The Wolf Among Us 2 is still in development at Telltale Games, and it doesn’t appear as though it will be episodic in nature.According to an update from Telltale Games on Twitter, work is still ongoing, and the entire season is being worked on at once.The Twitter post stated the team would have more to share on the game when the time is right.Last year, LCG Entertainment, doing business as Telltale, confirmed during The Game Awards 201 that the…

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 coming to mobile

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 17:42 GMT Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords is coming to iPhone, iPad, and Android on December 18.Aspyr and Lucasfilm have announced RPG classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords is coming to mobile.“Fans have been asking for a mobile version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 for so long, and we’re thrilled to finally bring it to them,” said Elizabeth Howard, VP of publishing at Aspyr. “We’re proud to continue working with Lucasfilm to bring classic titles…