It’s a beautiful day outside. But pfft…VIDEO GAMES! Here’s the news you need to know from today;
Mafia: Definitive Edition – Official Narrative Trailer – “New Beginnings”
Here we have quite delightful cinematic trailer for the upcoming Mafia remake. Needless to say it looks a bit good. Certainly has a GTA vibe to it now. As an extra bonus we’ve thrown in a side by side comparison video with the original and remake. Quite the change.
Marvel’s Avengers will upgrade free to PS5 / Xbox Series X
Square-Enix have revealed that Marvel’s Avengers will be coming to next-gen systems and players will receive a free upgrade to move their progress to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Players who own the current-gen version of the game will be able to upgrade at no additional cost, so long as the platform they’re moving to is in the same console family.
Moving your save over to next-gen will allow you to carry straight on with your progress, with extra shininess and very fast loading times. PS5 players will also be able to play with PS4 players, and Xbox Series X players can play with Xbox One players. Huzzah.
No mention of cross-play. Yet.
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is getting remastered?
It looks like Need for Speed’s best entry Hot Pursuit is getting itself a remaster this year for PC and consoles, with the Nintendo Switch included.
Venturebeat shared the news, though it’s yet to be confirmed. The Switch release will form as one of the six games EA are bringing to Switch this year, including FIFA 21, Burnout Paradise Remastered, Lost in Random, Apex Legends and the unannounced but likely Plants vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville port.
We’ll share more when it’s confirmed.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Demo date lands.
Activision have revealed an August 14th date for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Demo, though there’s a catch. Because Activision.
The demo will only be available to players who pre-order the game digitally before September 4th, so that’s nice. Now we have to pay to access demos.
It would appear the game will launch at £40, with a digital deluxe version including additional content lands at £50. A £100 edition is also landing which includes a limited-run Birdhouse deck. Cool.
Oh, and eight new pro skaters are set to feature in the remaster set;
Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk, and Tyshawn Jones will be featured alongside the classic skaters from the originals.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition posts developer update.
Frontier have revealed a new video series looking at the making of Planet Coaster: Console Edition coming in the later part of this year.
The first video showcases members of the development team, along with having a look at the upcoming rollercoaster sim.
NIS America announcements from New Game+ Expo
Have a gander at three big titles revealed from NIS America at today’s New Game+ Expo.
Trails of Cold Steel IV – Release Date Announcement + Gameplay Trailer
The students of Class VII will need all the strength and determination they can muster to face the imminent threats ahead. Utilize unique Arts and Crafts, cunning tactics, and powerful team attacks to overwhelm the enemy!
Coming 27 October, 2020 to PS4, and to NSW and PC in 2021.
Fallen Legion Revenants
Seek vengeance through steel and secrecy in Fallen Legion Revenants! The world is covered in miasma, and the remnants of mankind have taken refuge in a floating castle ruled by a madman. Swap between manipulating events within Welkin Castle as the cunning Lucien and fighting off monsters in the wasteland below as the vengeful Rowena in this real-time action RPG. Your choices will decide the fates of many! Coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 in 2021.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Vanquish the creatures of the night in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox! Renowned adventurer Adol Christin is cursed by a mysterious woman and becomes a Monstrum, a powerful being who can exorcise monsters. To escape from the city of Balduq, he must ally with five other Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts, and stop the Grimwald Nox, a shadowy dimension that threatens to seep into the real world. Coming first to PS4 in 2021.
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