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    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    SEGA will be re-releasing Yakuza spin-off Judgment in Japan at a cheaper rate in July. This follows a cocaine scandal involving voice actor Pierre Taki, who played Captain Hamura, which led to his arrest back in March.

    SEGA has apologised for the inconvenience and has replaced Pierre Taki's Captain Hamura with a new actor and character model.

    Judgment launches in the west on 25th June.

    Thanks, Siliconera

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438432/judgment-re-releases-in-july-without-scandal-laden-voice-actor/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Game Koryaku Wiki happened to have some hot takes about BandaiNamco's recently announced Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris. The information comes from an interview published in the latest Dengeki PlayStation magazine, in which producer Yosuke Futami and game director Satoru Hirayae discuss concrete features like battle and world design. After double checking in the aforementioned issue of Dengeki, we can now assess certain details.

    On the battle system, Futami makes it clear that Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris is totally different from Sword Art Online Hollow Realization (Aquria's previous SAO title) and more like a new start for the series. The camera will be closer to the character, blows will be heavier, and there will be much more emphasis on defending and counterattacking. It's more action-oriented than any other Sword Art Online game, a concept that Futami links to the "Souls" series. Most battles will be close duels (one versus one or two) just like in the TV anime. Given Alicization's particular setting, the player won't encounter any enemies in the early stages of the adventure.

    Unfortunately for fans, he has also bad news: none of the original characters that have appeared in past SAO games will return in Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris. Heroines like Strea, Philia and Premiere did join the party in Sword Art Online Fatal Bullet last year, but there is no role for them this time around. The producer justifies this for story-related reasons. In the novel, there are too few Soul Translaters for every character to connect to Underworld (although that wouldn't apply to Strea and Premiere, who are purely digital entities). Obviously they chose realism over content for the new game.

    Sexual content will likely be reduced. Asked by Dengeki about co-spleeping events - a tradition in the series - the producer said it might be "difficult in the current times" and that players "shouldn't expect too much about it".

    In the TV show the character called Administrator is an entirely naked woman, but we've already seen in the trailer that she will wear clothes. Futami says that he is aware that people will be surprised by this, but the decision was made in order to avoid a CERO D rating in Japan (recommended for 17 year olds and up). He points out that BandaiNamco wouldn't accept an SAO game rated D, which makes sense since every game in the series so far has been rated CERO C or less. Finally, he promised further information for August, so we'll likely see more of the game at Gamescom.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438461/sao-alicization-lycoris-combat-looks-like-dark-souls-loses-original-characters-amp-more/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Footage for Nintendo's upcoming Mario Kart Tour game for mobile devices has leaked. You can check out the footage below:

    Currently confirmed characters include: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Toad, Toadette, Rosalina, Waluigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina, Metal Mario, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Dry Bones, Dry Bowser, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wendy, Morton, Iggy, Donkey Kong, Koopa Troopa, King Boo, Shy Guy, Roy, Wario, Yoshi, and Bowser.

    A beta is already available in Japan and it apparently confirms certain worries fans had concerning the game's freemium nature. Many will be hoping that things change between the beta and the game's final release.

    Link

    Thanks, ResetERA

     

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438454/mario-kart-tour-gameplay-footage-surfaces/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Cryofall is a 2D survival game based on a different planet; you, along with up to 200 other people have to build, explore, and kill to survive in a hostile environment, but being in a server of around 199 people that probably all want to shoot you isn't everyone's cup of tea. 

    So developer Atomic Torch has now added Player Versus Environment servers, so you can explore without the threat of your new best friend shooting you in the back of the head.

    Cryofall is available for PC through Steam Early Access at 20% off/ £12.79/ 15.99.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438431/200-player-survival-game-cryofall-gets-pve-servers/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Human Head Studios announced the action RPG, Rune: Ragnarok, as Rune II. The game will launch for Windows PC via the Epic Games Store this summer.

    View a trailer of the game below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Inspired by the original Rune (2000), Rune II is set in a dangerous Norse universe during Ragnarok, the end of days, where beasts and the last remaining humans alike struggle to survive. You have been chosen by the gods to be Midgard’s savior—receive their blessings and powerful abilities as you endeavor to end Ragnarok! Race against time to prevent the trickster Loki from destroying Midgard as he keeps the world in a perpetual state of chaos. Alone or with friends, you will battle legions of Loki’s minions in brutal melee combat, travel the world collecting rare resources, locate precious artifacts to weaken the Realm Gate and craft the mightiest weapons the Nine Realms have ever seen. Are you powerful enough to take down Loki…or will a new age of darkness begin?

    Key Features:

    • Become Midgard’s Savior
      • Choose Your God – Kneeling atop the Divine Summit, the gods call to you. You are no mere mortal. With promises of power, glory and honor, each deity beckons you to join them. Which god will you choose to give you the strength needed to take down Loki and put an end to Ragnarok? And can they be trusted?
      • Character Creation – You’ve survived Ragnarok thus far, now you must earn your right to enter the hallowed halls of Valhalla. Choose and customize a male or female warrior and embark on your quest to the Divine Summit.
      • Open World Exploration – Traverse the world of Midgard in search of resources, artifacts and runestones to grow your power and uncover its mysteries..
    • Enter the Mad World
      • Quest Alone Or With Friends – Brave the end of days alone or invite fellow warriors to join your journey through Ragnarok. Sail a fleet of longships to overrun enemy fortresses, battle side-by-side against massive giants and vicious monsters, and stand as one force to face Loki himself.
      • Brutal Chaos – Set in a rich world of Norse mythology, Ragnarok has driven its inhabitants mad. Only the most savage warrior will live. You must use any means to survive, including the bloodied severed arm of your enemy.
      • Enemy Factions – Battle against Bandits, Cannibals, Giants, Dwarves, Surt Warriors, the Forsaken Einn Warriors, Draugr and more!
      • Artifacts Of Midgard – Powerful artifacts can be found throughout the world, each with their own god-given power, revealing stories of Midgard, Ragnarok, and of the Gods themselves. Artifacts are the key to opening the Realm Gate where Loki hides, and can grant the power necessary to end his treachery once and for all.
    • Battle Loki, the Trickster God
      • The Ragnarok Timer – It is fated that Loki will die when Ragnarok ends. However, he has found a way to manipulate the flow of time and continuously resets the world, creating an infinite cycle of chaos.
      • Perpetual Ages Of Darkness – Every time Ragnarok is reset, a new era begins, each filled with different obstacles: perpetual night, giant-filled lands, harsh ice-ridden landscapes, and more. You’ll need to traverse many ages before amassing the power needed to defeat Loki.
    • Upgrade Your Skills
      • Take Up Arms – Craft powerful armaments to survive the treachery of Ragnarok or take Flaming Greatswords and other magic-imbued weapons from the bodies of your slain enemies.
      • Build A Boat – A worthy Viking longship to transport you along your quest.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438467/rune-ragnarok-renamed-to-rune-ii-launches-summer-2019/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Developer Corecell Technology announced the action puzzle platformer, AeternoBlade II, will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC this fall and will be published by PQube.

    View the announcement trailer below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Hatred infects the land. Its corruption has created the Dark Abyss, a destructive void powerful enough to break the very fabric of reality. To prevent its destruction from spreading, the ancient Lords of Time hide three time-altering weapons, known as the AeternoBlades, by scattering them across dimensions. But only their power can restore the universe to order.

    It’s now up to the young heroine Freyja to find them, mustering all her courage and skill with a sword to travel across the most dangerous parts of time and space. The journey takes her to the kingdom of Chronosia, where two brave warriors Felix and Bernard take part in a desperate fight to save their home.

    United by fate, these three heroes must work together and use the power of the AeternoBlades to defy the abyss. Or reality, as they know it, will cease to exist…

    Key Features:

    • Harness the AeternoBlade – And defy the abyss in this sequel to the fast-paced action/puzzle platformer. In AeternoBlade II, use the power of time itself to outwit your enemies and explore mysterious new dimensions. Jump between frenetic combat encounters and intriguing puzzle segments that require ingenious use of time.
    • Play as Three Unique Characters – Including returning heroine Freyja, and newcomers Felix and Bernard, as they journey across dimensions in a desperate struggle against the destruction of the Dark Abyss. The power of the AeternoBlade must be returned or reality, as they know it, will face total collapse.
    • Overwhelm Your Foes – Boost your Japanese skills whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner. In addition to English, Tokyo School Life lets you display the text in kana, romaji and even in kanji! It is the perfect opportunity to learn vocabulary and study Japanese sentence constructions in a fun and engaging way!

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438466/aeternoblade-ii-launches-this-fall/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Athlon Games and developer SNK have released a new trailer for Samurai Shodown that introduces Yashamaru.

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    After more than a decade, Samurai Shodown is back! SNK is rebooting one of its most successful series, carrying on the legacy of past titles with a new game that retains the same thrilling battles of past titles in a graphically advanced package. Samurai Shodown’s gameplay is driven by the tense atmosphere of being one strike away from death, and the exhilaration of defeating an opponent with overwhelming power and attacks. Taking place between the events of the original game and Samurai Shodown V, the new game carries on the legacy of the one true weapon-based fighter.

    Key Features:

    • Exhilarating Weapons-Based Combat – Samurai Shodown carries on the legacy of the tense battles the series is known for, where players are always one strike away from death, and one powerful attack away from victory.
    • Evolving the Presentation – Using the power of Unreal Engine 4, SNK is able to modernize the unique atmosphere and setting of past titles in a gorgeously artistic package that achieves a detail and graphical quality like never before.
    • Unique Cast of Returning and New Warriors – Samurai Shodown welcomes back iconic characters from past iterations, including the swordsman Haohmaru, his rivals Ukyo and Genjuro, the shrine maiden Nakoruru, and fan-favorite Galford. The starting roster will include a total of 16 characters—13 veterans and three newcomers to the franchise.
    • All New Gameplay – Carrying on some of the key fighting mechanics that made the series popular, such as the Rage Gauge, Rage Explosion, Sword Clash and more, Samurai Shodown will also include several new techniques, including a powerful, one-time use attack from each character called the Super Special Move.
    • Revolutionary New AI System – Titled Dojo Mode, SNK has developed a proprietary AI system that learns from player patterns and creates a specific Ghost clone from that data. With this system, players can fight against their own Ghost or take on the Ghosts of top players in mock battles.
    Samurai Shodown will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on June 27, and in June in North America and Europe. The Nintendo Switch and Windows PC versions will launch in winter 2019.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438465/samurai-shodown-trailer-introduces-yashamaru/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Spike Chunsoft announced YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam in North America on October 1 for $49.99.

    View a trailer of the game below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Your Love Awaits Beyond This World.

    During his vacation from Sakaimachi Academy, Takuya Arima receives a package from his supposedly deceased father. It contains the mysterious Reflector Device which allows the user to travel between parallel worlds.

    With help from his friends, teachers, and lovers, Takuya must unearth the mystery of his father’s legacy to prevent a calamity threatening to envelop reality itself.

    Key Features:

    • The Power of the Reflector – Explore multiple timelines and revisit events through the unique gaming mechanic of the Reflector Device. This allows you to explore every timeline in detail. Activate the Reflector Device’s Auto Divergence Map System to return to an event with more knowledge and new items.
    • Your Father’s Clues – Solve all the mysteries of Sakaimachi to uncover the secrets lying beneath Sword Cape. Collect items from one timeline and use them in the next to unlock Sword Cape’s hidden truth.
    • Love Beyond Worlds – Can you find the hidden world waiting beyond Sakaimachi? Fall in love with every character to reach the true ending to this 40+ hour visual novel.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438464/yu-no-a-girl-who-chants-love-at-the-bound-of-this-world-release-date-announced-for-north-america/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Developer Benjamin Rivers announced Worse Than Death will launch for iOS in late June, and for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam and Humble Store later in the summer.

    View a trailer of the game below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    In this terrifying thriller, Holly returns to her rural hometown to face a threat we can all relate to — her high school reunion. When unspeakable events throw the party into chaos, she must run for her life, solve brain-teasing puzzles, and escape from unseen enemies that are tracking her down — all to save her best friend Flynn.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438463/emotional-thriller-worse-than-death-launches-this-summer/

  • scissors
    May 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Developer Area 35 announced Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble will launch for Windows PC via Steam this summer. 

    View the Steam announcement trailer below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is a completely new title that pushes the tactical, turn-based strategy genre forward, inspired by classics like Advance Wars. Greater challenges and stronger enemies test the mettle of Tiny Metal veterans, but with enhanced commander powers, new passive abilities, and additional difficulty modes, thrilling challenges await in every new firefight.

    Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble improves and expands upon the original’s formula across 39 new campaign missions and 77 skirmish maps, both escalating in complexity and ferocity. Units head into battle with never-before-seen tricks, take cover in the fog of war, refuel and stock up ammo when depleted, and ambush sinister Dinoldan forces to change the tides of war.

    The world of Tiny Metal levels up through exploration and new victory conditions. A new world map pays homage to classic RPG elements, packed with secrets for inquisitive adventurers. Challenge enemies posing a variety of new win conditions in every level. Triumph against the Dinoldans demands strategic planning and more than just extra firepower.

    Only the sharp, independent Commander Wolfram and her White Fangs can hope to stand against the conquering Dinoldan armies. Search for Wolfram’s brother and lead the White Fangs to victory, preventing dangerous ancient technology from falling into Dinoldan hands. The fate of a world ravaged by war hangs in the balance.

    Acclaimed writer Hirotaka Inaba (I Am Setsuna) spins a twisting tale of intrigue, triumph, and tragedy, brought to life by a charming cast of memorable characters. Venerable composer Tomoki Miyoshi (I Am SetsunaLost SphearSteins;Gate) wrings emotion and intrigue from every cutscene and firefight.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438462/tiny-metal-full-metal-rumble-headed-to-steam-this-summer/

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