Death Stranding is easily one of the most anticipated games right now, but information on the PlayStation exclusive's numerous systems and gameplay has been scarce up to this point.
Director and all-around gaming visionary Hideo Kojima (yes, I'm a bit of a fan) took to the stage at this year's Toky Game Show to show off an expanded look at what players can expect when the game releases. Check it out below!
The gameplay presentation (only in Japanese at this stage) revealed plenty of new details including more on the connected nature of the game's world and how players will impact each other's experience. In a similar vein to the message system in Dark Souls, players will be able to leave objects in the world, like ladders to aid other players on their mission. While traversing the game's word, you'll also stumble upon the lost cargo of other players and post boxes which may contain helpful items left behind by others.
Kojima is notorious for having some out-there systems and gameplay, and it looks like Death Stranding will double down on this in every way. From the huge amount of celebrity cameos to the fact that you can give yourself a massage in the game, it's clear Death Stranding is being developed by a passionate team.
System Shock 3 developer, OtherSide has released some new pre-alpha gameplay of the upcoming title.
The footage features some taunting dialogue from the rogue AI system known as SHODAN, as well as some of her nightmarish creations.
Throughout the game, players will be able to explore the ship however they want, while specialising in stealth, hacking, melee and other abilities.
Remedy's Control released to positive reception among both players and critics alike, with our reviewer Baz stating that "Control is a mesmerising dive into the warped world of the supernatural that sets a new high bar for world design alongside its bizarre, yet compelling story, and power fantasy combat."
Despite receiving high scores, the game previously suffered from terrible performance issues across all platforms. Thankfully, Remedy is now rolling out a significant update which should see some much-needed stability fixes to the slideshow-like framerate. The update is out now on PlayStation 4 and is coming soon to the Xbox One and PC versions.
In a blog post on Remedys website, the studio states that they have "improved general frame-rate performance through optimisations made to multiple systems and content" and have also added the ability for players to toggle the games motion blur and film grain effects on and off
Rage 2's first expansion, titled Rise of the Ghosts, is releasing on September 26th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The expansion was first teased at Bethesda's 2019 E3 Showcase, but developer Avalanche Studios has now confirmed more details.
A brand new story will be introduced to the game and will be set in a new region called The Overgrown City. It will feature a new enemy faction called The Ghosts.
With this year's Tokyo Game Show scheduled to run from the 12-15 of September, Square Enix has dropped a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC, titled Re Mind.
[i[Re Mind is a free update (free DLC? isn't that a swear word for investors?) and will see Sora and friends travelling to a familiar realm as they face off against the mysterious Organisation XIII. Square has stated that the DLC will include a new battle form, new bosses and enemies and more Keyblades. Additionally, you'll also be able to switch to series regulars Aqua, Riku and Roxas during some of the new battles.
Check out the trailer below for a better look at the Re Mind content!
A new trailer for Capcom's Project Resistance has debuted ahead of Tokyo Game Show, and looks to be a successor to Resident Evil: Outbreak.
The trailer depicts four characters in a laboratory environment [though, one that's not a particularly sterile] facing off against waves of zombies, lickers and other foes.
While not actual gameplay footage, it does lend credence to the fan-theory that the teased project would be co-operative, and perhaps following on from Outbreak.
Hideo Kojima isn't just thinking of gamers when it comes to who will play Death Stranding – he thinks movie goers will be playing the game as well.
The game will include a 'Very Easy Mode' for those that don't normally play video games. Kojima believes a number of people will buy the game purely to see the performances of actors like Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lea Seydoux.
In addition to the big names headlining the game, Death Stranding is expected to feature a number of cameos, with director Guillermo Del Toro already appearing in the game, as well as games industry veteran and Kojima fan-club president, Geoff Keighley.
It's time to refuel the bike and head back to the Pacific Northwest. PlayStation 4 exclusive, Days Gone is set to receive an update next week which will add a New Game Plus mode, allowing players to play through the story again with "previously earned weapons, bike upgrades, NERO boosters, skills, recipes, encampment trust and credits, collectibles, and trophy progress unlocked from the beginning."
Announced on the PlayStation Blog, New Game Plus will arrive on September 13 and can be initiated from any saved game, provided the "I'm Never Giving Up" storyline has been completed. Players will have access to all of the previous difficulties along with two new ones in the form of "Hard II" and "Survival II". Both new difficulties can be played by new players too, but you'll probably want to start with one a tad easier for your first time through.
On top of New Game Plus, the update will also feature new trophies, "Including one related to a mysterious new weapon from an agent that only operates in the shadows." The weapon in question looks to be the MB-150 sniper rifle, which appeared in a couple of the previous Syphon Filter games, which were also developed by Sony Bend.
The critically acclaimed Return of the Obra Dinn is coming to consoles later this year.
News came originally as part of yesterday's Nintendo Direct, however developer Lucas Pope has since clarified that the title will be coming to all major console platforms.
The ports are being handled by Warp Digital, which is tasked with converting a 1-bit 800x450 game – a task that Pope noted is "harder than it might look."
“Sekiro represents a drastic change to the formula we've all become so intimate with. Combat is an entirely different beast and is arguably the best I've encountered in a From Software title.”
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