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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster may come to other platforms if there’s “enough demand”

By Dom Peppiatt 20 July 2021 11:00 GMT Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster could eventually come to PC and consoles if there’s enough demand, a Q&A released by Square Enix has revealed.When the Pixel Remaster series was first announced, the internet reacted in collective joy – then horror – as publisher Square Enix revealed that they would only be available on mobile platforms.The games, which come with gameplay improvements, auto-battle options, modernized UI, a rearranged soundtrack, and more, seem like a nice modern way to enjoy the classic titles, so Final Fantasy enthusiasts around the world seemed fairly miffed when Square…

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Diablo 2: Resurrected to get a bigger stash and much more thanks to feedback

By Dom Peppiatt 14 July 2021 10:19 GMT Blizzard Entertainment will be making some substantial changes to Diablo 2: Resurrected following feedback it received during the game’s technical alpha.If you played the Diablo 2: Resurrected alpha back when it kicked off in April and gave Blizzard some feedback on your experiences, chances are you’ve shaped a better final product.Blizzard has posted a very in-depth look at the various player reactions to the technical alpha and has detailed what changes it will make to the game before it hits PC and consoles in September. One of the most notable updates is the…

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Nier Reincarnation launches in the West in July

By Dom Peppiatt 28 June 2021 19:33 GMT Nier Reincarnation, the mobile RPG spin-off coming to Android and iOS, will launch later this month – and you can get bonus items if you pre-register.The game, developed by Applibo and published by Square Enix, will launch on July 28 (thanks, IGN). As per the site’s announcement, pre-registering on the App Store and Google Play will grant you bonus Gems in the final game that you will be able to spend on in-game summons.For every additional 100,000 players that register, the number of Gems will go up. So it looks like we’re…

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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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Final Fantasy 14 launches for PS5 later this month, Endwalker coming in November

The PS5 version of Final Fantasy 14 launches alongside the game’s 5.55 patch on May 25, providing an official launch after the extensive open beta on the platform.Over the weekend, Square Enix has been celebrating all things Final Fantasy 14 at the Final Fantasy 14 Fanfest, an annual event that has become immensely popular amongst the game’s growing fanbase.During the event, the developer announced the official launch date of the title for PS5: May 25. The game’s next big expansion, Endwalker, will drop on November 23.The PlayStation 5 version of the popular fantasy MMO features faster load times, 4K resolution, a…

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It looks like Godfall is coming to PS4 soon

By Dom Peppiatt 25 April 2021 19:17 GMT Looter-slasher Godfall is only available on PC and PS5 at the moment, but a PEGI rating suggests that the game may be coming to PS4 soon.PlayStation 5 console exclusive Godfall might be due to launch on PlayStation 4 soon, as the European PEGI rating board has filed a new listing for the game (cheers, Twisted Voxel).Developer Counterplay Games first revealed Godfall back at The Game Awards 2019, where the game was revealed as a PS5 console exclusive.Watch on YouTubeAs per a note on the title’s launch trailer, it had a six-month exclusivity deal for…

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Check out Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade’s “extended and enhanced” trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 16:51 GMT There’s a new trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, the PS5 update to last year’s PS4 game that’ll add new content and narrative beats to the game.Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade that shows off some of the most notable features you can expect from the game when the PS5 update drops.“Take a look at the city of Midgar like never before, with improved textures, lighting and background environments,” reads the video description. “Switch between two game modes ‘Graphics Mode,’ which prioritises 4K high-resolution…

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Say hello to Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres – three new species of beetle

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 12:47 GMT Three new species of beetles in Australia have been named after Pokemon‘s iconic trio of legendary birds from the first generation of monsters: Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.Professor of entomology at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) – Dr. Darren Pollock – and Yun Hsiao, a PhD student at the Australian National University, have made some Legendary Pokemon real after they’ve named some newly discovered beetles after Gen I’s Legendary birds – and it’s all thanks to the scientists’ familiarity with the series when they were growing up.The newly-named Binburrum Articuno, Binburrum Moltres and…

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More Dragon Age 4 concept art has been revealed by BioWare

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 09:58 GMT BioWare has published new some new concept artwork for Dragon Age 4, showing off a mage armed with a gnarled old staff.Christian Dailey, executive director of Dragon Age 4, has published another piece of concept art that gives us a bit more insight into what we can expect from BioWare’s upcoming Dragon Age 4.Dailey was prompted to post the image after creative director Matthew Goldman suggested the studio show something to fans to tide them over whilst they wait for more news. “Meet me in Minrathous!” Goldman said in a quote RT…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Update 1.2 adds Transmog, the Ostara Festival and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 15 March 2021 19:14 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is getting its next big patch tomorrow, and it’ll add a plethora of new features to the game – including oft-requested Transmog support.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla version 1.2.0 will introduce gear transmog to the title at long last – meaning players will be able to make their gear look how you want, no matter what skills and buffs it has attached to it. In order to Transmog your gear, though, you’ll need to head to Ravensthorpe, chat to Gunnar (the blacksmith), and pay 50 silver per item you want…

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Undertale comes to Xbox Game Pass on consoles tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 15 March 2021 18:03 GMT Microsoft has announced that the indie PC classic, Undertale, is finally coming Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. And it’s coming Xbox Game Pass on day one, too.It’s certainly been a big day for Xbox announcements; as well as the confirmation that five classic Bethesda titles are getting FPS Boost, we’ve also heard that Outriders is launching into Xbox Game Pass on launch day, too.Now, Microsoft has announced that Undertale is officially heading to Xbox consoles on March 16, 2021. That’s tomorrow if you’re struggling to keep up. The game will…

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Tales of Arise gets a new trailer as Bandai Namco promises more updates soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 11:31 GMT Tales of Arise has returned to the public eye after being missing-in-action for the better part of a year, and it sounds like more information is coming soon.The 17th entry in the long-running Japanese RPG series was first officially shown off during Microsoft’s E3 2019 Xbox Press Conference, but since then we’ve heard precious little about the project. The game was delayed indefinitely in June 2020, and since then Bandai Namco has been keeping its cards pretty close to its chest, much to the chagrin of series fans.“Spring is just around the corner, and…

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Check out this PS1 demake of The Witcher 3

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 15 February 2021 16:56 GMT The Witcher 3 is over five years old now, and even though it’s getting on (in ‘game years’) people are still finding new ways to celebrate its most iconic moments.One of the game’s most iconic moments, without a doubt, is the Geralt bath scene – you know the one. It’s where our gruff, often mono-syllabic hero takes off his armor and enjoys a nice long soak in a big ol’ tub in Kaer Morhen. Refreshing.It’s been meme’d to high hell, of course, but many of you are still finding a laugh…

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Dragon Age 4 setting revealed in BioWare art book

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 19:32 GMT It looks like Dragon Age 4 will be taking BioWare’s esteemed RPG series to Tevinter, a location in the world of Thedas the studio has never explored.A few key details about BioWare’s upcoming sequel have been revealed in BioWare: Stores and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development, a new art book that takes readers on a tour of BioWare’s colorful history.Eurogamer managed to get its hands on the book, and clocked one key Dragon Age entry within its pages that confirms “the long-awaited follow-up to Dragon Age: Inquisition […] will…