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FGQF – A New Smurfs Game, Anthem NEXT Progress, Free LEGO Game – But Be Quick

Microids are making a Smurfs game and there's a free LEGO game on offer if you're quick. It's Friday's gaming news.

Look at you. Just look at you. Totally unprepared for this gaming news that’s about to hit you square between the eye balls. It’s Friday, May 15th’s edition of Finger Guns Quick Fire.

Microids Announce New Smurfs Game

French publisher Microids have teamed with IMPS, Peyo and developer OSome Studio to announce a brand new game based on the Smurfs IP. The new 3D action-adventure game inspired by Peyo’s comic books with be both solo and multiplayer and will be as faithful as possible to the original material.

“We are delighted for concluding this new partnership with IMPS! Thanks to this trans-generational license and the talent of OSome Studio, a long time Microids partner studio which worked on several family games, we are confident in bringing together all gamers in the wonderful world of the Smurfs. The worldwide success met by the Smurfs will also allow us to increase our brand awareness overseas and position Microids as a major player internationally”

Elliot Grassiano, Vice-president of Microids


TT Games Have Made LEGO Ninjago Free For A Week

Those lovely folks at TT Games have made LEGO Ninjago free to play for a week. You can get the games here on  PlayStation®Xbox and PC.

Bioware provide Anthem NEXT Progress Update

In a blog post from Studio Director Christian Dailey, Bioware have provided an update on the evolution of Anthem. The main take away is that a 30 person team is now working on the title and they think a team of this size will allow them to be agile in development – but results are going to take time.

The Anthem incubation team has kicked off and we are starting to validate our design hypotheses. Incubation is a term we use internally – it essentially means we are going back and experimenting/prototyping to improve on the areas where we believe we fell short and to leverage everything that you love currently about Anthem. We are a small team – about 30-ish, earning our way forward as we set out to hit our first major milestone goals. Spoiler – this is going to be a longer process. And yes, the team is small but the whole point of this is to take our time and go back to the drawing board. And a small team gives us the agility a larger one can’t afford.


Nioh 2 gets Summer DLC, Photo Mode, Free Missions

Announced today via the PSBlog, Team Ninja have confirmed that as of today, an extensive Photo Mode has been added to Nioh 2. This update also adds 9 new missions for free.

There’s a plan “to release a total of 3 sizable & badass DLC batches over the next several months” including “new storylines, new yokai, ferocious new bosses, Guardian Spirits, new skills, fresh armor and a new weapon that alters the performance of skills outside of set stances” as well as new end-game content and difficulty levels. The first pack, “The Tengu’s Disciple” will kick off on 30th July, 2020.

Genshin Impact Gets PS4 Beta

Remember that game that, when announced, caused a guy to smash his PS4? For Reasons? Yeah. We surely do live in the worst timeline. Anyway, that game, Genshin Impact is getting a closed Beta on PS4 soon. You can sign up below:

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