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April 25, 2018

Meet the main character in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

NIS America have dropped a new trailer for the upcoming Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, that shines the spotlight on the games main character Adol Christin, though trailer might be generous, as it is short.

The game will release on Switch on June 26, with it already being out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, its PC release happened just recently as well.

Discover how people interaction makes a hospital in Two Point Hospital

Sega, along with the developer Two Point Studios have released a new dev diary, that talks about the upcoming Two Point Hospital. Lead Designer, Ben Huskins and Lead Animator, Chris Knott give us a look at the little nuances of character interaction in the game that will bring your hospitals to life.

Every little person in Two Point Hospital has their own set of character traits which form unique personalities and the end result is a near unlimited amount of emergent gameplay possibilities. You'll need to manage these personalities in the right way to ensure the smooth running of your hospitals. Or you know, don't, and laugh maniacally as chaos unfolds!

You can head over to the games website and register, which will give you a special golden reward.

Shining Resonance Refrain announces the heroes you will fight alongside in a new trailer

The island of Alfheim is under siege by the Empire of Lombardia, and it's up to Yuma Ilvern, the boy with the soul of the Shining Dragon, and his new companions, to fight back and with the latest video from Sega, you can now discover who your companions will be.

The PlayStation Blog has a full rundown of all the characters, including a shot of what they look like, so click over there for more details, but in addition to this announcement, we also got a release date.

Players will be able to save the world on July 10 when the game releases for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. With the game delivering real-time action combat, it will be important to utilize each party member's unique abilities and strengths while deepening relationships with each character. Through events and dates, get to know your party members to unlock their full potential on the battlefield. Depending on the bonds of the characters, "Resonance" may occur between them, providing a new level of support, leading to victory.

Dragoneers wield Armonics, ancient weapon-instruments, in order to perform mystical and powerful Rune Songs. Once you build enough BPM (Battle Performance Mana), your party will be able to perform a session through the B.A.N.D. system. Depending on which song you play and which character you set at the center, your party will be able to indulge in various beneficial effects. Certain characters may even perform the song in a special costume.

Adventure awaits as Strange Brigade launches this August

Rebellion has announced that their team based, shooter Strange Brigade will release on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, on August 28.

The games four heroes find themselves in exotic, unplumbed corners of Egypt, where ancient terror lingers. Risen from the dead, the Witch Queen Seteki commands an army of mummified monstrosities hell-bent on terror, and only one band of brave adventurers has the gusto to sock ancient evil back into its sarcophagus.

Think The Mummy, the Brendan Fraser one, not the bad one, with team based 3rd person shooting and you are on the right track. I had the chance to play the game last year at E3 and really liked it, so can't wait for the full game.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R comes to Switch this year

Arc System Works has announced that the Guilty Gear series will be making its debut on Switch this year with the planned release of Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus R on the eShop.

First released in 2006 in arcades as Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, the game became a fan favorite after undergoing a tuneup to optimize each characters’ individual concept, making the “enjoyment of offense” a level deeper.

Players will get to choose from a cast of 25 fighters, including fan favorites Kliff Undersn and Justice and in the Plus R version, they, alongside everyone else, have been fine-tuned for more competitive play.

The game will feature a host of modes, over 100 unlockable pieces of art and a Korean metal soundtrack by Shin Hae Chul, who also composed the one for Guilty Gear XX #Reload.

Right now, the only thing we have is a large piece of artwork, so stay tuned for more details as they come in.

Warmind is the next chapter of the Destiny 2 adventure

Destiny 2 continues your Guardian’s journey with new activities, new weapons and gear, more endgame content, and an all-new story, in the second expansion Warmind, which launches on May 8

Ana Bray, a Guardian long thought lost, searches for a connection to her past… one that could be hidden forever beneath the polar ice cap of Mars. As Golden Age satellites begin slamming back to ground, glaciers begin to thaw, revealing the core of the Warmind Rasputin – and an ancient Hive army bent on its destruction. Now free, the Hive swarm in service to their god.

All-New Destination to Explore

This expansion takes place on an all new destination, Hellas Basin, set within the frozen landscape of Mars’ pole. Players will journey across massive glaciers, and through rocky red caverns, and Hive infested caves in search of new weapons and gear, and to test themselves against new threats and challenges. Warmind features an all new Raid lair, a new Hive faction and brand-new endgame ritual, Escalation Protocol.

• All-new Raid Lair: Spire of Star – The final Raid Lair for the Leviathan, this Raid Lair is one of the pinnacle activities in Warmind and offers players great reward.

• All-new Endgame activity: Escalation Protocol – Escalation Protocol is a player triggered event where players will fight escalating waves of enemies and slay challenging bosses right alongside their friends.

• New themed weapons, armor, and gear to earn – Destination themed armor with matching weapons, brand new and reprised exotics, and a powerful key moment relic will round out player arsenals.

Action, Adventure, and Gameplay Activities for All Types of Players

Play Solo or with Friends

• Story Campaign – Delve into the story of Ana Bray, and Rasputin. Explore Hellas Basin Mars and stop the rise of the Hive army.

Join Friends to Complete Cooperative Experiences

• Strikes – Three-player cooperative matchmade missions in Destiny 2.

• Raid Lair – A brand-new, six-player activity that takes place on the Leviathan. This Raid Lair offers new areas to explore, new encounters, new rewards, and a brand-new boss.

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus comes to Switch this June

Having only just shown the game off for the first time on Switch at PAX East recently, most people expected a longer wait until we got the date and then even longer until it released, but nope. Bethesda have announced that Wolfenstein II The New Colossus will release on Switch on June 29.

As renowned hero BJ Blazkowicz, you’ll set out to take back America from Nazi reign with your band of freedom fighters -- that is if General Engel doesn’t stop you first. You are the Nazi’s number one enemy, and the only thing standing in their way from a global takeover -- no pressure, right? With an arsenal of powerful weapons to dual-wield, unusual contraptions, and your trusty hatchet, nothing will stop you from liberating America.

April 24, 2018

Games with Gold announced for May

Microsoft have announced the games that Xbox Live Gold members will receive as part of the Games with Gold promotion this May, the video below highlights the four titles.

Detroit Become Human is complete and celebrates with a demo

Sony Interactive Entertainment, or PlayStation if you prefer has announced that Quantic Dream's next title, Detroit: Become Human has gone gold, meaning development has completed. Celebrating this, we have a new trailer and a downloadable demo, which is out now.

The demo scene puts you in the shoes of android hostage negotiator Connor, as he attempts to talk down an armed rogue android who has turned on his family.
Quantic Dream Co-CEO and Executive Producer, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, and Production Director, Sophie Buhl, took to the PlayStation Blog to share the news, saying: “Through your decisions and actions, you will have the opportunity to become the writer, the director and the main protagonist of the most branching story we have ever created.”

The game will release in full on May 25th exclusively for PlayStation 4 and if you want to get the demo, you can grab it via the webstore here.

Discover how Noctis joined the fight in Tekken 7

The addition of Noctis to the roster of Tekken 7 was a surprise, but it seems that there was much more than just adding the character. Tekken Project Director, Harada and Final Fantasy XV Director, Tabata, sat down to discuss.

The game is out for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia gets a new trailer for St George's Day

The 23rd of April marked St. George's Day, and Creative Assembly and Sega celebrated this occasion, with the release of a new cinematic trailer for A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia, which pays homage to its English heritage.

The next release from the multi-award-winning Total War strategy series takes England and the British Isles as its setting, during a time of great change that would come to define it.
"It was under Alfred the Great and his immediate successors that a unified Anglo-Saxon kingdom was first forged." said Thrones of Britannia Game Director, Jack Lusted. "As the only major kingdom left standing after the Viking Invasion, it was under the banner of Wessex that the lands the Great Viking Army had conquered, known as the Danelaw, were retaken. The name of this kingdom changed from Wessex to England."
The Anglo-Saxons had conquered the land and united the people, mixing and merging cultures that originated in Germany, Scandinavia, and Europe.
"The reconquest of the Danelaw led to an adoption of many elements of Viking culture, some of which persist today. A number of towns across Northern England bear Viking names for instance, and there are well over a hundred common English terms that can be traced back to Nordic origins."
This new English kingdom would go on to be seized by William the Conqueror in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.

The game is out soon, May 3 to be exact and can be pre-ordered from the Sega digital store now.

Stormdivers announced from Housemarque

Housemarque has announced their next title, Stormdivers, sadly apart from a teaser trailer and a few stills, not much is known about the game.

If you recall, last year the studio announced some serious changes to how they were going to deliver games, only time will tell, if this new game is a product of that change. The studio did release a statement about the game, included was this line.

Our newest title will still remain in a slight shroud of mystery, but we can say that it will be a high flying and heavy hitting, multiplayer centric experience. It will be the first title that we treat as an on-going service, this also means that there are ways to get to play it earlier and we'd love to develop it further with a feedback loop in mind.

So hopefully, this means that the game will grow overtime, but with less than 2 months until E3, I doubt we will need to wait to long to find out.

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