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    Rare’s Everwild ‘Completely Rebooted’ In accordance with Reports

    According to separate reports from VGC and Jeff Grubb, Rare has gone back to the drawing board with their original IP Everwild.RELATED: Hades Coming to Xbox and PlayStation, Gets Physical ReleaseAfter being shown at last year’s Microsoft E3 event and at XO19 in November 2019, it was widely expected that the stunning-looking title would get at least a little screen time during this year’s Microsoft showcase. However, that wasn’t the case. Conspicuous by its absence, it appears that the game has been taken all the way back to square one as development has been rebooted.Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe departed the company last year, and that has apparently led to a full overhaul of Everwild. Given that the game was reportedly in development for several years ahead of its reveal, that could mean that we don’t see hide nor hair of it for a good while yet.The word on the street is that Rare was having trouble defining a clear direction for the game’s structure, flip-flopping between making a third-person adventure and a combat-free god game. After putting experienced designed Gregg Mayles in place to head up the development team, Rare is hoping for a 2024 release.RELATED: Microsoft Announces The Outer Worlds 2 at E3 2021

    Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Announced, Out Today ps5 Demo

    The rumors were true as Final Fantasy Origins is on the way from Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo. Square Enix announced the third-person action game, which is officially titled Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, at its showcase today. The game will launch in 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. The demo is up now on PSN for PS5.RELATED: Guardians of the Galaxy Game Officially Revealed, Coming in OctoberFans won’t have to wait that long to check it out, though. Square Enix announced that a PlayStation 5 demo will release today for the action game. The trial version available on PlayStation 5 until June 24, 2021.Check out the debut Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin trailer below:“With the memory of their struggle buried deep in their hearts… Jack and his allies, Ash and Jed, burn with resolve to defeat Chaos as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine,” says Square Enix. “Yet doubts remain—are they truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold?  Step into a world of dark fantasy and revel in the exhilarating, action-packed battles!”The story and scenario will be done by Kazushige Nojima, while Daisuke Inoue will serve as director and Jin Fujiwara will be producer. Tetsuya Nomura will serve as concept and creative producer, plus the character design.“While it is Final Fantasy, it feels different—but there’s no doubt that the blood of Final Fantasy runs through its veins,” said Nomura. “We’ve undertaken the challenge of finding this difficult middle ground for this mature and stylish title. We need a little time until we’re able to complete it, and while the battle system is a bloody one, it does link to the story, so I hope you’ll use this opportunity to give it a try.”RELATED: Microsoft Announces The Outer Worlds 2 at E3 2021The action role-playing game comes from the studio that is famed for being behind the Ninja Gaiden and Nioh franchises. As the name suggests, it will occur sometime related to the first Final Fantasy game, which launched on the NES back in 1987. It features gameplay similar to Souls titles but will be more accessible.Check out screenshots for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin below:

    Hades Arriving at PlayStation and Xbox, Gets Physical Release

    Supergiant Games and Private Division are bringing Hades to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Previously out on Nintendo Switch and PC, the critically acclaimed game will become available on these additional consoles on August 13, 2021.RELATED: Hades PlayStation 4 Version Revealed by South Korean RatingThe physical version of Hades includes several bonus items and is available to preorder at the Private Division store for $29.99. Extras include a booklet containing artwork from the game’s Art Director, Jen Zee, as well as a redeemable code for Hades’ soundtrack. The first-run prints will also include “an eye-catching metallic foil detailing across the cover art, perfect for individuals looking to add a standout piece to their shelf.”Players can expect some solid enhancements on the current generation systems as both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will see a technical boost with the game running at 4K and targeting 60 fps. Meanwhile, the last-gen versions will see the game perform at 1080p at a target of 60 fps. The PS5 version will also feature custom DualSense support, so players will get enhanced controller vibration and lighting.Both the physical and digital PS4 versions of Hades include a free upgrade to the digital PS5 version. Meanwhile, the Xbox versions of the game will use Smart Delivery, allowing players to access the appropriate version on the corresponding systems.MORE: Sea of Thieves Getting Pirates of the Caribbean DLC CrossoverHades will also be free as part of Xbox Game Pass on day one.

    Microsoft Announces The Outer Worlds 2 at E3 2021

    When Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds released in 2019, it received critical acclaim from critics and fans. Now, the developers are ready to return, announcing The Outer Worlds 2 during Microsoft and Bethesda’s E3 2021 showcase.RELATED: Starfield Release Date, Platforms, & Trailer LeakedThe game received a brief trailer during the show, which featured an extremely tongue-in-cheek narrator that talked about the behind-the-scenes aspects of making a trailer for a game. Despite the meta trailer, nothing else was really shown for the game, so fans will have to wait for more information on when they can expect more news.You can check out the trailer for The Outer Worlds 2 below:The trailer’s caption for the game teased a new solar system, new crew, and more of the same from what fans loved from the original game. However, it’s clear that Obsidian isn’t ready to showcase much else about the game. “New solar system, new crew, same Outer Worlds. The Outer Worlds 2 is coming…and when that day is closer, we will show you more…but until then, enjoy this,” says Microsoft.RELATED: Sea of Thieves Getting Pirates of the Caribbean DLC CrossoverWhen it does launch, though, fans can expect the title to release on Xbox Game Pass, as the original game was included in the subscription service at launch, and it’s likely that Microsoft will follow suit with this highly anticipated sequel.

    Psychonauts 2 Receives Gameplay Release and Trailer Date

    Fans have been anxiously awaiting more news on the upcoming Psychonauts 2, and during Sunday’s Microsoft and Bethesda showcase at E3 2021, a release date for the game was finally revealed.RELATED: Starfield Release Date, Platforms, & Trailer LeakedPsychonauts 2 will be launching on August 25, giving players the chance to dive into the game that’s been in development for some time. Just like nearly every other game revealed during the showcase, Psychonauts 2 will also launch on Xbox Game Pass, giving players even more reason to dive into the service.You can check out the newest trailer for Psychonauts 2 below:In the brief trailer, we see Raz exploring even more of the weird and unique worlds players will get to see in the upcoming game. Similar to the overall tone of the game, the trailer has a bit of a silly overall tone, which wouldn’t be too shocking considering the original game.RELATED: Sea of Thieves Getting Pirates of the Caribbean DLC CrossoverThe game, which is being developed by Double Fine, was initially announced years ago, with a crowdfunding effort on Fig launched in 2015. Since then, Microsoft has acquired Double Fine, but Psychonauts 2 will still be coming out for PlayStation 4 alongside Xbox platforms and PC.Psychonauts 2 will launch on August 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox platforms, and PC.

    Battlefield 2042 First Gameplay Trailer Released During E3 2021

    Earlier this week, Electronic Arts revealed the latest entry in the Battlefield franchise, which is called Battlefield 2042. The game will launch on October 21 and will feature support for up to 128 players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.RELATED: Battlefield 2042 Announced By EA, Gets Debut Trailer & Date“Fight to define the future in a world transformed by disorder,” says EA. “For the first time in Battlefield’s history, 128 players can join the all-out war at the same time* – giving you the chance to take part in massive-scale battles where anything can happen. Get an even greater sense of spectacular, large-scale war on seven massive maps where you’ll experience ever-changing battle conditions and gameplay challenges.”During the Xbox Games Showcase, EA showed off the first gameplay trailer. Check out the Battlefield 2042 trailer below:As teased by the initial debut, destructive environments will take center stage and will play a key part in swinging the momentum one way or the other. The popular Conquest and Breakthrough modes from previous Battlefield titles will make a return, whilst an as-yet-undescribed Hazard Zone mode will also be on the cards. An open beta will be available at some point between now and October. Players who preorder the game on the Microsoft Store will get early access to the beta, as well as bonus cosmetics and the Baku ACB-90 knifeRELATED: EA Hires Former Call of Duty GM to Head Up Battlefield FranchiseWe’ll have more on Battlefield 2042 as its release date nears.

    Cry 6 Season Pass ENABLES YOU TO Become Villains far, Includes Blood Dragon

    Ubisoft’s E3 event is in full swing and, as expected, more details about the season pass for the forthcoming Far Cry 6 have been confirmed.In a two-minute trailer, the company showed that players who own the season pass will be able to delve into the backstories of some of the franchise’s most nefarious villains. Vaas Montenegro, Pagam Min, and Joseph Seed will all become playable and will all be given life by their original voice actors.RELATED: Far Cry 6 Director Writes Open Letter to Fans: ‘Our Story Is Political’Ubisoft says that players will have to battle the inner demons of the villains in a “new gameplay experience in which you will have to die…and retry” with the ultimate goal being to escape the mind of a villain.If that doesn’t float your boat, the company also confirmed that what is inarguably the best game in the series – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – will be making a return for those who own the season pass. Whether or not this re-release will be made available to those who don’t partake in Far Cry 6 has yet to be confirmed.RELATED: Far Cry 6 Release Date Announced During Gameplay RevealThe good news is that the season pass is bundled with the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions of the game, and will also be available separately if you decide to pick it up later. Far Cry 6 will release on October 7 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and all five Google Stadia owners will be able to join the fun as well.Additionally, a new cinematic trailer for the core game was released, which you can see below:[embedded content]

    Dance 2022 Announced just, Gets Exclusive Version of Todrick Hall Hit

    Just Dance is back for another yearly installment.Ubisoft announced that the next installment will launch on November 4, 2021. It will feature 40 new songs including “Believer” by Imagine Dragons and “Level Up” by Ciara. It will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Google Stadia.Check out the Just Dance 2022 trailer below:It was also announced that Just Dance 2022 will get an exclusive version of Todrick Hall’s “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels.” That makes sense considering the non-PG-13 lyrics in the original version. The lyrics will be swapped to be more dancing-focused, so it’s a fun collab.“For the first time ever, the Just Dance team and I are collaborating to give you an exclusive version of my song for Just Dance 2022,” said Hall. “To me, Just Dance allows people to express themselves through dance and to celebrate who they are and their individuality in such a fun way. Just Dance has transformed millions of lives, and I hope that this song brings you all so much joy … The new lyrics were handcrafted specifically for Just Dance, and let met tell you something: they’re full of sass because, you know, they were written by yours truly.

    Marvel’s Avengers Red Room Takeover Event Spotlights Black Widow

    Square Enix is bringing a new game event to Marvel’s Avengers called Red Room Takeover. It will take place between May 20 to May 31.In the all-new single-player event, Agent James “Jimmy” Woo has uncovered several anomalies within the HARM Room, the virtual training simulator the Avengers use to practice and master their abilities. These anomalies are linked to an unknown computer virus, courtesy of Rooskaya Protocols. Along with the virus are encrypted messages sent by Yelena Belova.RELATED: Marvel Sets Directors for Secret Invasion Disney+ SeriesThere are five different hacked HARM Rooms, all of which are single-player only. According to the recent post by Square Enix, this decision was made because the rooms “require agility and a keen sense of one’s surroundings that may be interrupted by having a team.” Some of the obstacles you’ll have to overcome include Techno Lava, which instantly kills heroes and enemies, and Red Lightning, a more powerful version of AIM’s blue lightning. Each room will scale from Power Level 1 to 120. New mission chains will also be available.Playing the new Marvel’s Avengers Red Room Takeover event and mission chains will earn you an animated nameplate, tons of experience, and new outfits for all heroes.The event also serves as an introduction to the game’s new Champion System. Before the update, if you reached the level 50 level cap with a hero, XP becomes useless. The new Champion System allows you to continue improving your level 50 characters with Champion XP helps increase your Champion Level. Whenever you gain a Champion Level, you earn Champion Skill Points which unlock Champion Skills. These skills can range from Perk chance activation to Heroic charge rate.RELATED: Disney+’s Ms. Marvel Wraps Production in ThailandFor those wondering, as of right now, you will not be able to re-spec your Champion Skills just yet. It does seem that feature will be available in the future, but make sure to choose where you allocate your skill points carefully for now.Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics is also introducing Hero’s Catalysts to Marvel’s Avengers which increases the amount of XP you earn. They will occasionally be available on the game’s Marketplace for free. The developer also states that they are looking for other ways to earn Hero’s Catalysts.Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PC via Steam, and Stadia.Check out the Red Room Takeover trailer below:

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