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If you liked the 2015 surprise hit, Life is Strange, then I have some good news for you.
Today, the developers at Dontnod Entertainment took some time off from working on their upcoming game Vampyr to acknowledge and celebrate Life is Strange selling over 3 million copies. In the tweet below, the devs express their appreciation for their many fans. However, it’s the end of the video that’s interesting.
Near the end of the video, the devs mention that there will be a Life is Strange 2. They also revealed that the new game has been in development since the original game received a boxed version – which happened last year. Unfortunately, they never mentioned a release date for Life is Strange 2.
It’s hard to believe that the next game in the series would be a continuation of the first game since the ending seemed to be pretty conclusive. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if Life is Strange 2 featured an entirely new cast of characters.
What do you think? Would you be down for a brand new adventure in the Life is Strange Universe, but with different characters?
In less than a month, E3 2017 will kick off. Wasting no time, Nintendo has revealed their plans for the event. Still forgoing the traditional E3 press conference, Nintendo will be doing their now annual Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation. They will also bring back Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3, where presenters will show off upcoming games for the Switch. Last of all, they will be hosting live-streamed tournaments for both Arms and Splatoon 2 from the show floor.
It’s expected that Nintendo will share new details on upcoming games for the Switch, but for now, these are the games we know Nintendo will have at their booth:
ARMS is a brand new IP coming to the Switch. Some have described this brawler as a mix between Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots and Punch-Out!! If you’re dying to try it out for yourself, don’t worry, you’ll be able to get your hands on this game soon. On June 16, right after E3 to be exact.
The Inklings are making their way to the Switch in the sequel to one of the Wii U’s best games, Splatoon. Splatoon 2 takes place two years after the first game and will boast a variety of new weapons, gear, and maps for players to enjoy. Splatoon 2 is scheduled for release on July 21.
Super Mario Odyssey
E3 2017 will have the first playable build of Super Mario Odyssey. The game will be the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario Sunshine. E3 event goers will be the first ones to get to play the new Mario game, the rest of us will just have to wait until the holiday season.
|The Caligula Effect||PS Vita||05/02/17|
|Portal Knights||PS4/Xbox One||05/02/17|
|Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series||PS4/Xbox One||05/02/17|
|Nier: Automata 3C3C1D119440927 DLC||PS4/PC||05/02/17|
|Super Rude Bear Resurrection||PS4||05/02/17|
|ACA NeoGeo Last Resort||PS4||05/02/17|
|Nioh – Dragon of the North DLC||PS4||05/02/17|
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky||PC||05/03/17|
|Triple Breakout||Wii U/3DS||05/04/17|
|Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade||PC||05/04/17|
|Blackwood Crossing||Xbox One/PC||04/04/17|
|Dawn of Andromeda||PC||05/04/17|
|FlatOut 4: Total Insanity||PS4/Xbox One||05/05/17|
|World to the West||PS4/Xbox One||05/05/17|
|Super Rude Bear: Resurrection||PC/Linux||05/05/17|
|Dreamfall Chapters||PS4/Xbox One||05/05/17|
|Save the Ninja Clan||Xbox One||05/05/17|
|Last Stitch Goodnight||PS4/PC||05/09/17|
|Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland||PS4||05/09/17|
|Resident Evil Code: Veronica X||PS4||05/09/17|
|Blade & Bones||PS4||05/09/17|
|Birthdays the Beginning||PS4/PC||05/09/17|
|Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels||PC/Xbox One||05/09/17|
|Balloons TD 5||PS4||05/09/17|
|Human: Fall Flat||PS4||05/09/17|
|Lethal League||Xbox One||05/10/17|
|ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves||Switch||05/11/17|
|ACA NeoGeo King of Fighters ’95||PS4||05/11/17|
|Demon Crystals||Xbox One/PS4||05/12/17|
|Human: Fall Flat||Xbox One||05/12/17|
|Elliot Quest||Xbox One||05/12/17|
|MXGP3 – The Official Motorcross Videogame||PC||05/12/17|
|Akiba’s Beat||PS4/PS Vita||05/16/17|
|Don’t Starve Together||Xbox One||05/16/17|
|Injustice 2||Xbox One/PS4||05/16/17|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Zombie Chronicles||PS4||05/16/17|
|Seasons After Fall||PS4/Xbox One||05/16/17|
|Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy||PS4/PS Vita||05/16/17|
|Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop||3DS||05/16/17|
|Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds||PS Vita||05/16/17|
|Black & White Bushido||PS4/Xbox One||05/17/17|
|Bokida – Heartfelt Reunion||PC||05/17/17|
|Empathy: Path of Whispers||PC||05/17/17|
|Watch Dogs 2 – No Compromise DLC||PC/Xbox One||05/18/17|
|City: Skylines – Mass Transit||PC/Mac||05/18/17|
|Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days||PC||05/18/17|
|Skyler & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island||PS4/Xbox One||05/19/17|
|Endless Space 2||PC||05/19/17|
|Mayan Death Robots||Xbox One||05/19/17|
|Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valencia||3DS||05/19/17|
|Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception||PS4/PS Vita||05/23/17|
|Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada||PS4/PC||05/23/17|
|MXGP3 – The Official Motorcross Videogame||PS4/Xbox One||05/23/17|
|Starpoint Gemini Warlords||PC||05/23/17|
|Summer Night 6: Lost Borders||PS4/PS Vita||05/23/17|
|Steel Division: Normandy 44||PC||05/23/17|
|Disgaea 5 Complete||Switch||05/23/17|
|Two Worlds II: Call of Tenebrae||PC/Mac||05/25/17|
|Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2||PS4/PS3||05/26/17|
|Friday the 13th: The Game||PS4/Xbox One||05/26/17|
|Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challenge||Switch||05/26/17|
|Locks Quest||PS4/Xbox One||05/30/17|
|Mafia III – Stones Unturned||PS4/PC||05/30/17|
|Star Trek: Bridge Crew||PS4/PC||05/30/17|
|Toukiden 2: Free Alliance Version||PS4/PS Vita||05/30/17|
|Ys Origin||PS Vita||05/30/17|
|Don’t Knock Twice||PC||05/30/17|
|Dark Rose Valkyrie||PS4||05/31/17|
|Tokyo 42||PC/Xbox One||05/31/17|
A new trailer for the martial arts focused online role-playing game, Absolver, has released new details and a release date.
As you’ll see in the video, the trailer dives headfirst into the details of the game’s complex combat system. There are three main styles that players can choose from. The Forsaken style focuses on parrying, Khalt style is good for absorbing hits and Windfall style is for nimble fighters who can dodge attacks.
In addition to the combat styles, there are also different stances that your fighter will be able to use. Each stance will open up new move sets which will, in turn, change the flow of how you fight. If you want to know more, check out the video below.
Absolver has a release date of August 29, for PlayStation 4 and PC.
A new collection of early concept art for Mass Effect: Andromeda has popped up online. The gallery comes to us from former Bioware Montreal Lead UI Artist, Eric Bellefeuille. The images Bellefeuille has shared with us shows what the game looked like in the early stages of its five-year development.
The images not only provide interesting insight into what the game could’ve looked like, but it also reveals a few of the team’s earliest ideas that were nixed in the final release.
Some of these ideas included earning gameplay-enhancing bonuses for scanning Remnant glyphs, an omni glove that shows the mission description and your location on the map, and a much different looking Pathfinder quarters with SAM contained in a Zordon-like tube a la Power Rangers.
You’ll also notice that many of the characters have different looks and descriptions. Most notably Peebee’s appearance, Vetra Nyx’s name change, and Cora Harper sporting a different haircut. It’s also interesting to note that in the screenshot below, Cora is listed as an Asari when she is clearly a human.
You can find the rest of Bellefeuille’s Mass Effect: Andromeda artwork on ArtStation.
It’s only been a week since Nintendo made the surprising announcement that they will be discontinuing the production of the NES Classic. Many fans still feel confused and disgruntled by the baffling decision given that the product was still highly desired. Nintendo clarified its decision explaining that the NES mini was never meant to be a permanent product.
The NES Classic, which is a reimagined miniaturized version of the original NES, has been a hard to acquire item since its release in December 2016. Mainly due to Nintendo’s inability to keep up with public demand. Although Nintendo has given up on the nostalgia-inducing system, it may not be all bad news.
Hot off the heels of the discontinuation, Eurogamer reports that Nintendo has plans on releasing a mini SNES console. The new system is scheduled to release at the end of this year, around Christmas, and is already under development.
Unfortunately, it’s very likely Nintendo will make this new microconsole a temporary novelty as well. Here’s to hoping that Nintendo has learned it’s lesson with the NES Classic and will be better prepared to keep the SNES mini in stock while it’s available.
|Use Your Words||PC/PS4||04/04/17|
|Plutobi: The Dwarf Planet Tales||PS4||04/04/17|
|Air Conflicts: Secret Wars||PS4||04/04/17|
|LEGO City Undercover||PS4/Xbox One||04/04/17|
|Drawn to Death||PS4||04/04/17|
|ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny||PS4||04/04/17|
|PaRappa the Rapper Remastered||PS4||04/04/17|
|Talent Not Included||Xbox One||04/05/17|
|Blackwood Crossing||Xbox One/PC||04/05/17|
|Shovel Knight: Spector of Torment||PC/Mac||04/05/17|
|Graceful Explosion Machine||Switch||04/06/17|
|Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven||PC||04/06/17|
|Animal Gods||Wii U||04/06/17|
|Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition||PS4/PC||04/07/17|
|The Signal From Tolva||PC/Mac||04/10/17|
|Symphony of the Machine||PS4/PC||04/11/17|
|Cosmic Star Heroine||PS4/PC||04/11/17|
|A Rose in the Twilight||PS Vita/PC||04/11/17|
|Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition||Xbox One/PS4||04/11/17|
|Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition||PC/Linux||04/11/17|
|Cossacks 3: Guardians of the Highlands||PC/Mac||04/11/17|
|Snow Moto Racing Freedom||PS4/PC||04/11/17|
|The Sexy Brutale||PS4/PC||04/12/17|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 3||Switch||04/13/17|
|Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Telltale)||Xbox One/PS4||04/18/17|
|Voodoo Vince Remastered||Xbox One/PC||04/18/17|
|Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom||Xbox One/PS4||04/18/17|
|ATV Renegade||Xbox One/PS4||04/18/17|
|The Disney Afternoon Collection||Xbox One/PS4||04/18/17|
|Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap||PS4/Switch||04/18/17|
|The Silver Case HD Collection||PS4||04/18/17|
|Cities: Skylines||Xbox One||04/21/17|
|Dragon Quest Heroes II||PS4/PC||04/25/17|
|Puyo Puyo Tetris||PS4/Switch||04/25/17|
|What Remains of Edith||PS4/PC||04/25/17|
|Outlast Trinity||Xbox One/PS4||04/25/17|
|The Deer God||PS4/PS Vita||04/25/17|
|Batman: Arkham VR||PC||04/25/17|
|Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3||PS4/PC||04/25/17|
|Period: Shackles of Amadeus||PS Vita||04/25/17|
|Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition||Xbox One/PS4||04/25/17|
|Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II||PC||04/27/17|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||Switch||04/27/17|
|Constructor HD||Xbox One/PC||04/27/17|
The fastest man in the world is back for another go in the new Injustice 2 trailer.
To freshen up your memory, The Flash fought for Superman’s Earth One regime in Injustice: Gods Among Us, but he was clearly conflicted by his decision and left the team. In this new trailer, we see the scarlet speedster donning his red boots once again, hoping for a chance at redemption.
Check out the new trailer below
It’s not uncommon for games to travel through a long arduous journey before they can see the light of day. Unfortunately, some titles aren’t as lucky as others and end up either in development limbo or get canceled altogether. These are 10 games we’ll sadly never get the chance to play.
Star Wars 1313
Star Wars 1313 was set to be the AAA Star Wars game we’ve all been waiting for. A gritty take on the Star Wars universe, 1313 focused on a young Boba Fett living in a sub-level under the city-planet known as Coruscant. The game was in development under LucasArts, but that all changed in 2013 when The Walt Disney Company acquired LucasArts.
After the acquisition, the studio was shut down and all internal projects that were in development at the time, including 1313, were scrapped. From the reveal trailer, the game looked to employ a cinematic approach to its action-adventure gameplay, comparable to that of the Uncharted series.
Heavenly Sword 2
This may or may not come as a surprise, but Heavenly Sword was originally expected to be a trilogy. After Heavenly Sword was released on the PS3, Ninja Theory quickly began work on Heavenly Sword 2. However, Ninja Theory was forced let SCE Cambridge, most currently known as Guerilla Cambridge, take over the development of the sequel. In 2008, the project was canceled altogether.
Despite the setback, Ninja Theory moved on from Heavenly Sword and focused their efforts on a new IP called Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Ninja Theory is currently working on a spiritual successor to Heavenly Sword, called Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
Game developer Volition and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro joined forces with the purpose of delivering us a brand new survival horror game called inSANE. After the demise of Volition’s publisher THQ, development on the title was halted. With the rights of the game still in his hands, del Toro reached out to multiple companies with the intent to revive the project. Much to del Toro’s disappointment, no company took an interest in his vision. This lack is interest from other publishers doomed the game and ultimately sentenced it to limbo where it will forever stay as vaporware.
After being in development for nearly four years, Scalebound, a game that was destined to come out for the Xbox One in 2017, was canceled. Developed by Platinum Games, this dragon focused action RPG was the studio’s first foray into the genre. From the get-go, Scalebound proved to be a challenge for the team.
The game was expected to have gameplay that was unlike anything the studio had done previously. Despite reported issues with the game’s engine and the team missing deadlines, Hideki Kamiya, the founder of Platinum Games, had high hopes for the title. Kamiya even went as far as to describe the game as a dream come true for him. In late 2016, due to the troubled development, Microsoft Studios and Platinum Games came to the conclusion that it was best to “part ways” and Platinum ceased work on the title.
Another highly anticipated game, Prey 2, was canceled reportedly due to “quality” issues. Human Head Studios released the announcement trailer at E3 2013. The trailer managed to pique event goer’s interest, but unfortunately, even a great trailer couldn’t save this game from cancellation. Although the game looked promising, publisher Bethesda didn’t believe that the game would live up to the high expectations.
Electronic Arts formed a partnership with Steven Spielberg in 2004. In this partnership, Spielberg was contracted to develop three games for EA. One of those games was going to be a sci-fi action-adventure RPG codenamed LMNO.
This game, which featured a former federal agent and a mysterious female alien-like character as the protagonists, was meant to be an emotional story that would tug at our heartstrings. It turns out that what caused the downfall of this game was the fact that the team just couldn’t seem to get their ideas to coalesce into one workable story.
Take Fallout and combine it with an MMO and you’d have Fallout Online. Fallout Online was going to be the Fallout MMO experience fans had been clamoring for, that is if Bethesda Softworks wouldn’t have gotten in the way. During development, Bethesda told developer Masthead Studios that although the game is set in the Fallout Universe, the game can’t mention or make any references to Fallout.
Bethesda’s decision rubbed Masthead Studios the wrong way and caused unrepairable friction between the developer and publisher. After a lengthy legal battle, the two parties reached a settlement and the game was canceled.
StarCraft is most typically known for its real-time strategy gameplay, but StarCaft: Ghost looked to deviate from that path. This title was meant to be a stealth action game set within StarCraft‘s universe. The game was announced in 2002, but after several delays, the game was put on “indefinite hold” in 2006. Sadly, it seems like we’ll never know what could’ve been.
Rainbow 6: Patriots
No one was surprised to find out that another Rainbow 6 game was in the works, but I believe we were all stunned when news broke of Rainbow 6: Patriots cancellation. The game had been in development for several years, but as the developers moved on from last generation’s console to the current generation, problems occurred.
The game was eventually replaced with Rainbow 6: Siege. When asked why, the developers explained that they wanted to deliver a “next-gen experience” and it was just easier to start over with a clean slate.
Eight Days was originally meant to only be a tech demo in 2005, but about a year later, Eight Days was announced as a full-fledged game. The game managed to impress everyone with its first trailer and it quickly became a highly anticipated title.
Despite the popularity, the game was canceled in 2008 after an internal review conducted by Sony revealed that the game wasn’t very fun. The lack of an online mode was one of the most common critiques of the game. Since then, the game has faded away from most people’s memories.
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