The real-life Dragon Quest attraction will be available in an amusement park located on Japan's Awaji island.
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There's no denying 2020 was an explosive year for video games. But among the mega-bucks, mega-marketed, mega-sellers of the industry, smaller titles were still keeping it real, making names for themselves off of the back of hard effort, great design, hard effort, and solid gameplay.
In this regard, Coffee Stain Publishing's Huntdown completely won me over last spring, going on to become one of my most played games of the year. Developed in Unity by tiny Swedish outfit Easy Trigger Games, Huntdown overcame its budgetary shortcomings by accentuating its positives: awesome pixel graphics, a hard-hitting soundtrack, superb sound design, and raw, compelling, shamelessly violent gameplay. Huntdown is a dirty, dirty gem.
The PlayStation 5 has broken the world record for US console sales since its release, but that doesn't mean everyone who has been interested has gotten one. With low stock and scalpers always at the ready, the journey into next-gen has been a rough one for many. Unfortunately, that doesn't look like it's going to change, because Sony warns that the PS5 stock issues could very well extend into next year.
Sony Group Corp. recently gave a heads up to an analyst group that the PlayStation 5 shortage is expected to be a reality leading into 2022. The company also mentioned that this supply issue has provided a stress point for sales targets, despite the recent numbers boasting impressive feats for the gaming brand.
“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki said in a statement received by Bloomberg.
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Sony tells analysts it can’t meet PS5 demand this year or next
Carnage Explained: The BasicsCarnage is basically the closest thing Spider-Man's rogues gallery has to a Joker. Most of Spidey's enemies have some tragic or redeeming qualities. Not Carnage. He's a force of nature who lives to kill, destroy and sow chaos. And he's not particular about the order in which he does so. Cletus Kasady was already an accomplished criminal and sadist even before gaining superhuman powers. But after spending some time as Eddie Brock's cellmate and gaining a symbiote costume of his own, he's become one of the most proficient killers in the Marvel Universe. He's incredibly strong and very difficult to put down once the blood starts flowing.
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Dontnod Entertainment might be well-known for its work on the Life is Strange series, but it won't be helming the next entry in the series. From the sounds of it, the studio is looking to other options as it moves forward.
In an interview with IGN, Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert discussed the road ahead for the studio, which has also produced games like Vampyr and Tell Me Why. The Life is Strange intellectual property is not owned by Dontnod, but by Square Enix, and while that doesn't prevent Dontnod's return, it sounds like the focus for the studio is on what it owns.
"Never say never," Guilbert told IGN. "But for the moment it's not our strategy, yeah. We want to create our own IP. That's what we want to do."
The next entry in the series, Life is Strange: True Colors, is being developed by Deck Nine, who also developed the prequel series Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Dontnod, meanwhile, has been working on other narrative games, including Tell Me Why and Twin Mirror.
In The Room: Old Sins, players navigate a mysterious, puzzle-filled dollhouse, hoping to solve the mystery of a prominent engineer gone mad. Players find pieces of the dollhouse as they play, adding them to the build to unlock new areas. Sounds like the perfect project for the Lego Ideas program.
Chris is just a little sleepy baby in ‘Mini Me’ mod
VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh released a free new game that he built in Roblox. Climb The Giant Man Obby is a platformer, and though the title tells you that you’re climbing a giant man, it doesn’t tell you that there are puzzley bits, jumpy bits, and more. It’s a fun way to accidentally play a game instead of eating your lunch, because I just did that. Now I must eat.
As you may or may not be aware, I spent all of last week in a small house in a converted seedbarn. There were a non-zero number of rooms with black mold. There were also no activities to engage in, and I couldn't carry my PC tower down there, so I just had my MacBook. My games that week mostly consisted of watching the overfed young blackbird I named The Idiot Child (who fledged but didn't want to leave and kept trying to get back into his nest; I assume he thought if he managed it his parents would just shrug and keep bringing him food forever).
Luckily, my laptop can also run Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions. This is a jigsaw game inspired by stained glass windows, and I love it because those stained glass windows are from the most ridiculous church ever dreamed of. I played a billion hours of it last week.
I will preface this by saying that Glass Masquerade 2 is a genuinely good puzzle game. There are different difficulty levels, so you can have the game automatically show you where to place some edgy bits if you need help getting started. At the same time, the shapes you end up placing are very unlike standard jigsaw puzzle pieces, so it's a fun little challenge no matter what difficulty you choose.
As a result of the PS5 chip shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, people could still have trouble getting a system well into 2022.
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Capcom's latest jaunt into the world of survival horror, Resident Evil Village, has had a successful start, debuting at number one in the UK Charts. The creepy sequel saw the second-biggest physical launch of 2021 so far, behind Nintendo's Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. In regards to UK physical sales, Village saw both the third biggest launch on the PS5 platform, and the second-largest launch on Xbox Series X/S.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Resident Evil Village did not hit the same UK launch numbers of Capcom's 2019 remake Resident Evil 2, nor did it hit the same launch numbers of 2017's Resident Evil VII. It should be noted that with each passing year, sales lean further toward digital sales, so Village's true impact is yet to be ascertained. Assuredly, however, it has definitely been a hit.
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A movie director has accused Capcom of copying one of his monsters for a Resident Evil Village boss fight.
Dutch director Richard Raaphorst said the Sturm boss found in the recently-released Resident Evil Village is a "one-to-one" copy of a monster he created for his 2013 found footage horror film Frankenstein's Army.
Capcom failed to comment by press time.
The separate figures can also be aligned to create a connected scene.
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If you've thought of yourself as SOLDIER material, the chance to virtually prove your mettle is coming. Registration is open right now for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier's closed beta.
Square Enix has sign-ups open through May 27 at 8 a.m. PDT, after which a play period of June 1 through 7 will follow for those selected. You can pre-register on the Google Play Store, and you'll be notified if you make the cut—though Square Enix mentions that registering does not guarantee a closed beta invite. It's also only open for Android users; sorry, Apple fans.
If you need a refresher, Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier is a battle royale set in the universe of Final Fantasy VII, where SOLDIER candidates compete to be the last one standing across Midgar. While there are certainly guns, there's also plenty of more Final Fantasy options, like summoning Ifrit for help or using materia to get the upper hand.
Amazon Gaming Week is here, which has a decent selection of offers and promotions covering everything from mice and keyboards to laptops, SSDs and loads more. As always, we've sifted through everything that's on offer to bring you the biggest deals in the sale so far.
We'll be updating this page as new deals get added throughout the week, so be sure to keep checking back, or follow Jelly Deals on Twitter if you wanna be the first to hear about what's on offer. For now, let's take a look at the highlights below and what the best offers are ahead of Amazon Prime Day later this year.
There's a decent selection of Logitech gaming mice included in the promotion, many of which feature in Digital Foundry's top picks for gaming mice, such as the Logitech G502 Lightspeed for £70. Digital Foundry named it their best gaming mouse thanks to its ergonomic shape and lightweight. It's got a HERO 25k sensor for performance of up to 25600 DPI, 11 buttons alongside a hyper-fast scroll wheel, and a rainbow of customisable colours.
Who doesn't love a little bit of Carnage? The Carnage vs. Venom showdown was teased in the first Venom movie as a post-credits scene, and now we get to see the action up close and personal with a new trailer. The new trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie also comes with a release date, with a theatrical debut on September 24, 2021.
Directed by Andy Serkis, Tom Hardy returns once more to again transform into the "lethal protector" Venom. This anti-hero, hero, non-hero is complicated, to say the least, making him one of my personal favorite characters from the Marvel universe. To see Hardy go toe-to-toe as Venom against Woddy Harrelson as Cletus "Carnage" Kasady is a real treat, check out the trailer below:Click here to watch embedded media
In the trailer, you can see the return of the more comedic moments with Hardy's character, but let's not ignore the most important part: the action. Carnage is vicious, he's a killer, and he's out for blood in this new trailer. In the upcoming movie, he also seems to be a much more formidable foe than Riot in the first film. While I'm still not feeling the wig the creative team gave to Harrelson as Carnage's human counterpart, despite that he's still a terrifying serial killer that has nothing to lose and nothing to curb his fatalistic blood lust.
Keep Venom weird
Clash of Clans developer Supercell has been ordered to pay $92.2 million in damages to Japanese media company Gree, Inc. in a high-profile patent trial. ...
The Japanese stream will also feature Ludmila's voice actress Sumire Morohoshi.
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It looks like the recent murmurs were true... The official Call of Duty Twitter has posted a short teaser video that implies John J. Rambo, the tortured military veteran played by Sylvester Stallone, is getting set to step into the deadly battle royale world of Call of Duty: Warzone.
A short video sees a hapless soldier picked off by a flaming arrow from a very familiar face. This is followed by the message "Become War. The Action Begins May 20", printed in the familiar Rambo typeface. With no details, one can assume that this means John Rambo will be joining the roster as a paid DLC skin on the listed date. You'd expect everyone to be playing as this character, but CoD prestige skins are pretty dang expensive, so donning the scarlet headband will likely be a financial commitment.
Just last year, Rambo also stepped into the realm of Outworld to lay waste to the roster of NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 11. Stallone also returned to the role for the big screen in 2019's Last Blood — a highly questionable flick which saw John forced to return to his killing ways when death and violence comes to the front door of his humble farm homestead.
The transition of Rambo from the mentally-ruined Vietnam veteran in First Blood to an M60-pumping cartoon, Mortal Kombat, and Call of Duty star is... odd to say the least. But I guess as long as a war is happening — on the front doorstep, in another dimension, or... in a free-to-play battle royale game — John and his serrated knife will never see the sanctity of retirement.
A new book excerpt investigates what went on behind the scenes of Irrational’s sequel
Gears of War studio The Coalition has announced today that it's moving into next-gen development and using Unreal Engine 5. The studio says it will be developing on Unreal Engine 5 for "multiple new projects" in the coming years, but don't expect an announcement of those titles for some time.
Today's announcement notes that shifting to a new engine for development is a big undertaking, so The Coalition says it will "not be announcing any new projects or titles for some time."
Gears 5 will still receive Operations 7 and 8, and there will be more store updates and new content through the end of the year. As for new games, the studio says it is eager to show what it's working on "when the time is right."
The Coalition has been hard at work over the last year or so, bringing Gears 5 to 120 FPS on the Xbox Series X and launching both Gears Tactics and the Hivebusters mini-campaign. Whatever they can put together with a new Unreal Engine will certainly be something to see.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out this week on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
How the sausage gets made part 2: This is what we used to mark Lady D's actual size and eye lines. Clearly, she's grumpy after chasing people around the castle all day. #thegrumpystandin #LadyDimitrescu #ResidentEvilVillage
Capcom also took top spot for most monthly sales from a developer.
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A dedicated NieR fan has finally completed their work on a HD textures pack for PlatinumGames' NieR: Automata. As noted by Eurogamer, the mod has been in development ever since the PC port of the much-loved sci-fi adventure first launched back in the spring of 2017.
As the NieR community knows all too well, the PC port of NieR: Automata was a less than stellar release, suffering from weak visuals and a stuttering frame rate — betraying Yoko Taro's opulent and stylistic universe. Modder GPUnity took it upon themselves to give the PC edition the visual polish fans expected from the release, and began steadfastly working on a homebrew texture pack to give Automata's world and characters a little more hi-tech sheen.
Consumers can currently pre-purchase tickets for the upcoming concert.
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Over the weekend Nintendo put out a pretty innocent looking "Nintendo Switch Lite Blue Unboxing + Color Comparison" video, which was supposed to just compare and contrast the new Lite model. But uh, another story sort of took shape and conquered that conversation.
Very early into the video, Nintendo Minute host Kit states "We got Waluigi, yes," when showcasing all of the toys and props that will be used to highlight the color of the blue Lite. But right as they say that, a new seemingly official Waluigi render pops up on screen and it is provocative!
He's stretched around in a sultry manner, with his tongue out (a rare Waluigi tongue sighting), and is ready to lick that rose. Something is going down and right before you can try and imagine what, the video cuts and everyone acts like they never showed that image. But we saw it.
Oh, and you get six good minutes in with the Switch Lite blue model if that's what you want. But that's not what you came here for.
Have you ever felt like going on a big cruise ship around the mythical world of Valheim? Thanks to the power of modding, now you can, so get ready for some very large vessels.
ValheimRAFT is a mod by Sarcen that allows players to construct their own ships rather than simply use the pre-made ones available in vanilla Valheim. (If the name didn't give it away, it's inspired by the game Raft, a survival game in which you construct a boat from bits of debris.) I had a quick tinker with it and made a basic ghost ship, although in retrospect I would have made it a little larger - the deck is somewhat crowded.
The mod lets you place a modified version of a raft, which comes with a platform to let you build on top. It also provides a number of accessories, such as sails and a big old helm for steering. If you fancy building a more modern look for your boat, it turns out the mod will let you achieve full speed without sails, so you're free to go ahead and create an aircraft carrier made of wood. I'm serious - the raft doesn't appear to follow Valheim's normal rules of building stability, so you can make something truly massive.
While I was looking the other way Hood: Outlaws & Legends released to pre-orders on PC. The Robin Hood PvPvE game, where two teams try to outwit AI, steal loot from each other, and flee with their tights intact, snuck out on Friday. A bold move, really. Everyone else was running away from the large lady vamp with the delightful smile, but Hood took a sneaky route onto the hard-drives of people who had already purchased it. The rest of us can play it later today.
This episode slides into the absurd.
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Ubisoft announced that, effective immediately, all first-party titles will be branded "Ubisoft Originals."
Ubisoft confirmed the new branding in a succinct statement to Eurogamer. "Moving forward the 'Ubisoft Original' mention is attached to all of Ubisoft's games created in-house by our talented developers," said the Assassin's Creed and Rainbow Six Siege studio.
While Ubisoft does not currently publish titles from exterior developers, the soundbyte-happy publisher is likely just looking for a trademark signifier, not dissimilar to "A Netflix Original Series". The mind boggles that it didn't go with "Ubisoft Iconics".
The first game to receive the sparkly new branding is Tom Clancy's The Division: Heartland — a new, free-to-play take on the non-political tactical shooter series. Developed by the series regulars, Red Storm Entertainment, The Division: Heartland is expected to launch on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox in 2021/2022, with a mobile port also in the works.