The New God of War is Indeed Moving to Norse Mythology

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Rumors had been floating around for a while now. People did not quite get it and why Kratos would still be alive, but it is indeed happening and it looks amazing.

It almost seems like it’s going to be a reboot of some sort. This is the 4th game in the franchise, but the title is not God of War 4, it’s just God of War. With that being said, I think this new foray into Norse mythology is more of a “what if” Kratos was put in a different environment.

The demo showed off at the Sony PlayStation presser features a bearded Kratos teaching his son how to be a man. Check out the trailer below.

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What Are Ya Playin’ This Weekend?

It’s finally here again gamers! It’s the weekend and I hope you are able to get plenty of game time in.

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I will be playing quite a bit of Overwatch. That game has my undivided attention for the most part. I will also be playing Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. I took a bit of a break from it back in February shortly after Street Fighter V came out. I dove back into it within this past week and I hate that I stopped playing. It is a very good RPG.

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That’s enough about me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend? Sound off in the comment section.

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Capcom Details the Big June Update for Street Fighter V

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June looks to be a pretty big month for Street Fighter V. The long awaited story mode “A Shadow Falls,” drops this month as well as the next DLC chracter, Ibuki.

“A Shadow Falls” will be a 3 to 4 hour story. It will be 5 chapters long and will drop at the end of this month. The story takes place between Street Fighter III and Street Fighter IV. Players will be able to witness all events that took place between those two games.

Plot description:

“A Shadow Falls,” depicts the ultimate battle between the evil Shadaloo organization and the heroic World Warriors who rise up against them. Seven “Black Moons” are deployed by Shadaloo, granting M. Bison unimaginable power and enveloping the earth in total darkness. Seeing the moons mysteriously appear in the sky, Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li embark on an epic journey around the world to retrieve fragment pieces that are the key to stopping the “Black Moons” before it’s too late. Along the way, they encounter the rest of the World Warriors, each of whom have their own agendas and motivations in mind. The final battle between good and evil begins now… who will RISE UP?

Another bit of cool news is that all six DLC characters will be fully playable in story mode. Balrog, Urien, and Juri’s story mode will be available to play before their actual release later this year. This will give you a preview of the upcoming characters so you can get a feel for their play styles.

The Zenny shop will not be put into the game. Transactions will be handled through the PlayStation Store and Steam. Alex and Guile will no longer be free to play when the update goes live. Here is a breakdown of how much everything will cost with in-game and real currency:

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As you can see, premium costumes are also included in the chart. You will finally be able to get that “Hot Ryu” skin you missed out on, because you didn’t get the game from GameStop.

It makes the Street Fighter fan base feel a little bit more at ease now that Capcom has addressed the communication problem. A lot of people, including myself were a bit ticked off that Capcom waited until the end of last moth to tell us Ibuki was getting delayed. Lets hope Capcom can keep us this informed as time goes by.

Check out Capcom Unity for more information on the June update.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron Officially Announced and Detailed

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The upcoming DLC will be available September 20th and will cost $30. It will only be available on PS4 and Xbox One. Hopefully most PS3 and Xbox 360 users have upgraded by now. Here is a description on the Rise of Iron DLC straight from the Xbox Store:

“Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next highly anticipated expansion to the Destiny universe. The wall which stood for centuries along the southern border of Old Russia has collapsed. Fallen mutants now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age, and the plague they have unearthed in the wastes is more dangerous than even they understand. Join Lord Saladin. Journey into the Plaguelands. Learn the fate of the Iron Lords and stop the growing threat before it is too late.

Includes: • New Story Campaign & Quests • New Armor and Gear • New Weapons • New Raid • Maximum Light Increase • New Strike • New Plaguelands Zone & Social Space • New Crucible Mode & Maps • New Enemy Faction and Bosses.”

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Here is a Quick Look at Cuphead’s Platforming Gameplay

The old school, Disney cartoon inspired game Cuphead is almost ready to be released on Xbox One and PC. Just ahead of E3, StudioMDHR along with IGN decided it would be nice to show off some gameplay.

The game features run-and-gun gameplay that could be compared to Mega Man. In the video you can see Cuphead fight his way through a forest level ducking, dodging, jumping, and shooting a few enemies you will encounter while playing the game. Check out the IGN video above.

Cuphead was shown off at E3 2014 when it was less than 50% complete. It was originally supposed to come out last year, but StudioMDHR had to delay the game. It is now expected to come out this year on XB1 and PC, but there is no release date just yet. Despite the delay, it looks like StudioMDHR has been hard at work. The game still looks great and has my attention. Cuphead’s art direction makes it one of the most original games I’ve seen in quite some time. I will definitely be picking it up.

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Final Fantasy XII Remastered is Coming to PS4 in 2017

Final Fantasy XII has been rumored for quite some time that a HD remaster was on the way. Those rumors can finally be put to rest as Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has been officially announced.

Along with a new sub title, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will introduce “several modern advancements,” like a “reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system.” There will also be trophy support for all of you trophy hunters out there. Check out the Final Fantasy XII website for more details plus screens shots from the game.

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Persona 5 Won’t Come Westward Until 2017

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Many fans, including myself, were hoping the next Persona game would drop this fall in North America. Today Atlus hit us with some pretty sad news. Persona 5 will be out in North America on February 14th, 2017.

That’s a whopping 5 month gap between when it releases in Japan and when it releases in N.A. Looking at the silver lining, this gives me plenty of time to play Final Fantasy XV and a number of other games that are in my backlog/coming out this year. I’m not sure if I would be able to handle FFXV and P5 coming out in the same year.

Atlus also showed off the box art and released information about the special editions that we will be able to purchase in North America. Check it all out below.

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IRVINE, Calif. – June 7, 2016 – The jig is up for the Phantom Thieves on February 14, 2017, when the next numbered entry in the award-winning Persona series makes its debut in the Americas. ATLUS’ Persona Japanese role-playing game series will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and is available to pre-order now. Besides the PS3 game there will be a special PS4 SteelBook® Launch Edition as well as a limited “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. Find out more details here:atlus.com/persona5.

The details of the two limited PS4 editions of the games are:

SteelBook Launch Edition – PlayStation 4 only ($59.99/CA$79.99)

Available only to PS4 pre-orders and a limited number of day-one purchases, while supplies last.

  • SteelBook: The PS4 version will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.

“Take Your Heart” Premium Edition – PlayStation 4 only ($89.99/CA$109.99)

Exclusive to the PS4 version of the game, the premium edition includes the following:

  • Soundtrack CD: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer Shoji Meguro in a CD wallet featuring P5 artwork.
  • Morgana plush: Morgana the cat is not just the mascot of the Phantom Thieves, but is also a member—and also not just a cat! The premium edition includes an exclusive 4″ plush of Morgana.
  • 64-page hardcover art book: This art book is full of concept sketches, character art, and more by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
  • SteelBook: As strong as a vault, the game disc for the PS4 will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.
  • School bag: Designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, the exclusive replica bag comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.
  • Collectible outer box: Easily the largest premium edition in ATLUS’ history, the entirety of the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition comes in a colossal collectible box.

Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students – the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game’s story – who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler: attending class, after-school activities, and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”; the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and using it to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern society wears.

Persona 5 will release on Feb. 14, 2017 in the Americas, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Pre-orders are now available at participating retailers. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit the official website, atlus.com/persona5

Source: Kotaku

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Batman: Return to Arkham Remaster Officially Announced

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Batman: Return to Arkham will feature the first 2 games in the series, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Both games will be visually enhanced and will be bundled together for $50. All DLC will be included as well.

The collection is not too far off as it will drop this summer on July 26th. Return to Arkham will be available on the Xbox One and PS4. There is no PC release, which may be for the best after what happened with Arkham Knight.

If you missed on playing one or both games, then this collection is for you. Check out the trailer below.

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