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BattleCat is a Splinter Cell, The Division and Ghost Recon crossover FPS

It looks like a new Ubisoft multiplayer shooter has leaked.BattleCat is said to be a new first-person shooter that combines elements of Splinter Cell, The Division, and Ghost Recon.Twitter user Zer0Bytes published a selection of images showing off the new, unannounced game over the weekend, though Ubisoft has moved quickly and managed to take down the images since.The images appear to show an internal document – seemingly meant for internal use – that describes a game called ‘BattleCat’, a first-person shooter set in the Tom Clancy universe that’s reportedly targeting consoles and PC (thanks, VGC). Bear in mind that may be…

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A New Nintendo Switch Pro listing has been spotted on Amazon

By Dom Peppiatt 30 May 2021 17:04 GMT A product listing for the New Nintendo Switch Pro appeared briefly on Amazon Mexico, fuelling rumors that the Japanese platform holder will announce a new hardware model soon.Twitter user Alphabeat replied to popular games Twitter account Wario 64 with a screenshot supposedly taken from Amazon Mexico, showing an empty listing for a console called the New Nintendo Switch Pro (thanks, VGC).The listing has since been removed. Could this simply have been a placeholder page, or did someone over at Amazon Mexico accidentally reveal more than they should have a touch too soon? For…

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PSVR 2 includes 4K panel, foveated rendering, gaze tracking, haptic motors – report

By Dom Peppiatt 11 May 2021 10:31 GMT PlayStation‘s PSVR 2 could be a massive upgrade as a new rumor suggests the hardware comes with a 4K panel, foveated rendering, gaze tracking, and haptic motors.As per a new report from UploadVR, the next-generation PlayStation VR headset that’s confirmed to be in development at Sony may be set to include a 4K panel, resulting in a total resolution of 4000×2040 (meaning you’ll be treated to 2000 x 2040 per eye).For anyone keeping track, that’ll put the headset fairly high up in the pecking order of VR headsets, with the PSVR 2 coming in with…

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Sonic Colors Remastered likely in the works for PS4, Xbox One and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 19:10 GMT It looks like Sega is potentially remastering the 2010 Wii and DS game, Sonic Colors, to be released on PS4, Xbox One and Switch.According to the German voiceover studio, iksample, a Sonic Colors Remastered project was in the works in the latter part of 2020 – though the webpage that initially leaked the info has since been taken down (thanks, Gematsu).As if that wasn’t proof enough that Sega has something Sonic Colors-related going on behind the scenes, we later saw French retailer SoGamely list Sonic Colors Ultimate – Limited Edition for PS4, Xbox One, and…

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It looks like PlayStation wants to bring Uncharted, God of War and more to mobile

By Dom Peppiatt 11 April 2021 16:28 GMT It looks like PlayStation is eager to adapt some of its more popular IP for mobile, and the company is already working on going more mobile.Sony has posted a new job listing for a Head of Mobile at Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation, with the successful applicant having the leadership and talent to “lead the development and strategy of mobile gaming and help shape the future of gaming for a world-class studio”.“As Head of Mobile, you will own and develop the mobile games strategy for PlayStation Studios and help build a foundation for future…

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The Last of Us remake for PS5 is reportedly in the works at Sony

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 17:21 GMT Sony has a remake of The Last of Us in the works for PS5, according to a report. The Bloomberg report states Visual Arts Service Group was working on The Last of Us remake, and that work began around 2018. According to Bloomberg, the project was eventually handed over to Naughty Dog.Watch on YouTubeAccording, to the report, Michael Mumbauer’s group almost made an Uncharted remake instead, but the idea was canned when Sony realized it would be too expensive to make, especially with added design work. Instead, the team started work on…

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PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores to shutter in summer – report

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 March 2021 16:30 GMT It looks like Sony is getting ready to close down the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores soon, according to a new report.According to a source familiar with Sony’s plans, the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable’s digital storefronts will be closed down in July, meaning players will be unable to purchase digital content on those platforms any longer.As per a report published by The Gamer, the PSP and PS3 stores will be closed on July 2, with the PS Vita store will stay open until August 27.“After those dates, you will…

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It looks like Battlefield 6 might get revealed in May

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 11:49 GMT It’s been suggested by an industry insider that Battlefield 6 might be in line for an official reveal from publisher Electronic Arts sometime in May.We’ve recently heard that EA moved Criterion off of its as-yet-untitled Need for Speed game in order to help EA DICE with Battlefield 6, and now it seems we’re due for an update on the anticipated FPS quite soon, too.As per a livestream GamesBeat’s Jeff Grub – a trusted sleuth and reliable source for information about publisher’s plans – Electronic Arts is targeting a May reveal ahead of some…

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Xbox apparently still has some 2021 games left to announce

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 March 2021 19:11 GMT Xbox’s director of program management, Jason Ronald, has said that Xbox still has some unannounced games ready to launch in 2021.Speaking on an episode of The Iron Lords podcast, Ronald was aksed what titles he’s looking foward to playing in the remaining months of 2021. He replied “not every game releasing this year has been announced yet,” which has sparked a lot of speculation that Microsoft has some more, unannounced tricks up its sleeve.As you can see on the Reddit thread where this is all being discussed, many gamers have taken this…

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Bandai Namco Next trademark hints at Direct-style show from the Elden Ring publisher

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 March 2021 16:13 GMT Bandai Namco has trademarked Bandai Namco Next, which could be Bandai Namco’s version of Sony’s State of Play or Nintendo’s Direct.A recent trademark filing (now removed) that popped up at the European Union Intellectual Property Office seemed to tease a new showcase coming from Elden Ring, Tekken, and Tales Of publisher, Bandai Namco.The trademark was filed on December 29 and was approved towards the end of January, and covers something called “Bandai Namco Next.” Seemingly keen to protect its back, Bandai Namco ensured the trademark filing covered products and services including amusement parks,…

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Watch the Pokemon Presents stream here

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 February 2021 14:25 GMT The Pokemon Company and Nintendo will host a Pokemon stream today and you can watch it here.Pokemon Presents will kick off at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm GMT / 4pm CET and will last around 20 minutes.Details on what to expect have not been shared but it’s Pokemon’s 25th Anniversary so surely there will be something interesting to come out of it.The current rumor is the Diamond and Pearl remakes will be announced today and will be called Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Dazzling Pearl. The games are said to…

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Bloober Team working with “famous gaming publisher” on existing horror franchise

Looks The Medium developer has another horror title in the works, and it’s with an established publisher.According to Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno, the studio has been working on the horror title for “more than a year.”“We’re doing this with a very famous gaming publisher,” Babieno told GI.biz. “I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realize we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”He also goes on to state that its future projects will be more action-focused and in a first-person perspective like The Medium. Yet, not to…

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles rated for PC, PS4 and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 10:55 GMT The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles has been rated for PS4, Switch, and PC by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee.Though publisher Capcom hasn’t formally announced the incoming game collectionThough not formally announced, the game – which is thought to collect the 2015’s The Great Ace Attorney and 2017’s The Great Ace Attorney 2, both of which launched on 3DS in Japan only – has previously been referenced in the massive Capcom data breach that happened at the tail-end of 2020 (and that ended up being far worse than the Japanese company…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may be set to release in March

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 11 January 2021 18:50 GMT Bioware’s Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, has appeared on retail sites with a specific release date.The Mass Effect Legendary Edition – which was already one of the worst kept secrets in gaming before its eventual reveal – may be hitting stores in March, as per a selection of retail listings uncovered by Twitter user IdleSloth84 and verified by sources at Eurogamer.Though neither EA nor BioWare have published an official Mass Effect: Legendary Edition release date (the best we have is ‘spring 2021’), retail listings from Singaporian retailer Shopitree and Indonesian retailer GSShop in Indonesia suggest…

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PS5 price and pre-orders seemingly leaked by Euro retailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 18:03 GMT A French retailer has seemingly leaked the price of PS5 as well as when you can pre-order.According to a report on French outlet PlayerOne.tv, retailer Micromania will start taking pre-orders for PS5 tomorrow, September 17.The price of the console is listed at €499 for the standard model, and €399 for the disc-less version.Alongside the pre-order and price report, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Destruction All-Stars, Demon’s Souls Remake, and Sackboy Adventures will also be made available for pre-order tomorrow as well.While the retailer has denied the information, the outlet has said it trusts…