*slaps hood of this WordPress post* This post can contain so much gaming news. Here’s everything that happened in the world of gaming on the 13th of May, 2020.
Mafia Trilogy revealed
2K and developers Hangar 13 have revealed Mafia Trilogy, a collection of the three titles in the series coming to PS4, Xbox One, Stadia and Epic Game Store. The first game ,a full remake of the original Mafia is due out on August 28, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, a remaster due out digitally on May 19 and Mafia 3 Definitive Edition will also be getting a launch later this year.
There’s a brief talk about this potential Mafia re-release on this weeks Finger Guns Podcast. Now we know.
Source [YouTube] [GEMATSU]
The Last of Us Part II Video Diaries begin today.
Naughty Dog have revealed the first in a series of video diaries detailing development of The Last of Us Part II. You can watch the first episode below;
This episode focuses on the story, with the following three episodes looking at the Gameplay, the Details and The World.
The Last of Us Part II is available on June 19th. The above video – as the rest will be – is completely spoiler free.
Unreal Show off Nanite Technology via PS5 Game Play
As part of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, Epic Games today took to the stream to show off their new Unreal Engine 5 developments called Nanite, a virtualized geometry system that will let artists import and render 3D models and environments composed of billions of polygons; and Lumen, a global illumination system that will enable dynamic, highly realistic lighting in games. This tech was shown off in a game demo called “Lumen in the Land of Nanite” which is shown below running on a PlayStation 5.
Skully from Modus Games Announced
Finish Line Games and Modus Games have today revealed Skully, a new title coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC on August 4th 2020. Action-adventure platformer Skully tells the story of a reanimated skull’s ‘second chance at life’
Skully can sculpt new abilities from magical clay from around the games island. The trailer above shows various ways Skully can traverse the island.
This looks fun!
Source [Press Release]
Monster catching game Nexomon: Extinction revealed
The pocket monster genre is blowing up right now and the latest to be revealed is Nexomon Extinction from PQube and VEWO Interactive Inc. A new story set in the Nexomon universe, there’s over 300 unique Nexomon to trap, tame and evolve in this game heading to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the Summer.
Japanese E3 virtual presentation ‘INDIE Live Expo 2020’ announced
Ryu’s Office has announced INDIE Live Expo 2020, a live streamed independent games event that will broadcast from Japan on June 6, 2020 from 12:00 BST to 15:00 BST. You will be able to watch it on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Bilibili.
The 3 hour presentation is aiming to draw 1 million viewers to see the best in what Japanese indie developers have to offer to offset the effect that COVID-19 is having on international marketing. There will be updates to existing and upcoming Japanese indie games as well as some announcements. IGN Japan, Famistu and ID@Xbox are all assisting with the event which will see personal messages from Toby Fox (Undertale, Deltarune) and SWERY (Deadly Premonition, The Good Life, D4) among others.
Free Natwest Backed Educational Game ‘Island Saver’ Launches On PC & Consoles
A first-person, open world game that weaves learning opportunities into gameplay, including the chance to earn coins from cleaning up rubbish and saving money in bank accounts, Island Saver is a game that has launched for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch today backed by the most unlikely of companies – Natwest Bank. What’s more – It’s Free! Aiming to be an educational game for 7-12 year old’s, it’s aiming to teach and entertain and you can extend the experience by buying the Dino Island DLC for £3.99.
Source: Press Release.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Trailer Shows Robocop In Action
Robocop looks deadly in this new trailer. The PSBlog have details on the unlockable skins for the guest character too.
Co-op Construction Game Bonkies Headed to Consoles and PC This Summer
Bonkies from Studio Gauntlet and Crunching Koalas is a new physics based couch co-op affair that sees us controlling jetpack wielding monkeys to create rockets with the aim to blast off into space. Sold. Bonkies is heading to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC later this summer after spending time in Early Access.
Source: Press Release
Fortnite will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X
The PS5 game play above wasn’t the only reveal from today’s Summer Games Fest Stream. Tim Sweeney confirmed that Fortnite – you might have heard of it – will be launching on next-gen consoles. Epic’s massive shooter will be on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch.
The next -gen version of Fortnite will be familiar in content but will be “optimized to take advantage of the new hardware and features on next-gen consoles”. The Unreal 4 version of Fortnite will be used at launch on PS5 and Xbox Series S but will migrate to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021. Epic are committed to carrying your progress and unlocks to the next-gen versions and also want to enable cross-generational support for Fortnite.
Psychological Horror Chasing Static Announced for PC and Consoles
Low poly PS1 visuals are making a huge come back and I’m here for it. Today, we got a glimpse of one of the most promising titles using that art style. From Sick Chicken Studio, Chasing Static is a short first-person psychological horror short story. Uncover the forgotten remains of a government cover-up where a mysterious phenomenon caused time to stand still. The game’s open format means you can explore it at your own pace but it’s aiming to be just 2 hours long which, I’ll be honest, in a world of 80+ hour RPG’s, that feels perfect. More short innovative experiences please. Wishlist it now. There’s no mention of release date apart from “coming soon” and there’s no news on what consoles the game will be coming too.
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