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The survival horror genre has traveled a long road since its infancy. What began with a frantic retreat from a pursuing dinosaur eventually gave way to ghosts, mutants, beasts, and countless hordes of zombies. Alas, the genre’s fiercest foes may have been those it relied on most: the developers overly reliant on sequels and spinoffs, and the gamers who would soon lose interest.
For those who’ve been following this series from the beginning, we’ve previously reached back to the birth of survival horror, charted its rise in popularity and a sudden onslaught of sequels, as well as its golden age. So now, join us for a look at survival horror’s last gasp in the spotlight… before it’s currently-ongoing resurrection, of course. (more…)
The month of August is coming to a close (which also means today’s your last chance to grab Warriors Orochi Ultimate 3 and Beyond Good & Evil HD as part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold program) and we’ve got a handful of new titles to talk about on the Xbox Games Store…
Armello was originally released for the PC and PS4 last year, but the “grand swashbuckling adventure” that combines card games, tabletop board games, and RPG mechanics is now available to download for the Xbox One. And a launch week discount means that interested players can pick it up for 25% this week.
Also available this week is Koei Tecmo’s game adaptation of Attack On Titan. The popular anime brings its battle between the man-eating Titans and Eren and his companions to the Xbox One for the first time while also promising “a few original twists.”
Finally this week, Capcom will bring Resident Evil 4 to the Xbox One with enhanced and another set of Achievements. If you’ve never experienced Leon S. Kennedy’s fight for survival against Las Plagas, now’s your chance.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
We’re hunting giant monsters in today’s PlayStation Store update…
First up is Bandai Namco’s God Eater 2: Rage Burst, a PS4 and PS Vita sequel to 2011’s Gods Eater Burst. Rage Burst picks up right where the first game left off, and reintroduces players to a team of warriors out to stop the rampaging “Aragami” with weapons known as “God Arcs.”
More man-eating monsters populate Attack On Titan, Koei Tecmo’s adaptation of the smash-hit anime series. Available now for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, Attack On Titan adds “a few original twists” to the story as Eren and his friends try to protect the Walls and stop the Titans.
The final game in this week’s giant monster parade is one that should be familiar to nearly every gamer… Resident Evil 4. Capcom has re-released the popular horror shooter for the PS4 with improved graphics and full Trophy support.
More details on all three of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
August is ending, and with it an historically slow Summer for new releases. But the dog days have one last gasp of gaming to give, and it’ll be a particularly interesting week if you love hunting giant monsters…
Blizzard has decided to expand World of Warcraft once again with World of Warcraft: Legion for the PC. The sixth expansion to the wildly popular MMORPG will boost the level cap to 110 and introduce the Immortal Army of Illidan the Betrayer.
The battlefield will be further littered with giant monsters thanks to Bandai Namco’s God Eater 2: Rage Burst, a PS4 game where players use “God Arcs” to battle demonic entities known as Aragami. The Aragami like to chow down on lowly humans, much like the Titans at the center of Koei Tecmo’s Attack On Titan, another adaptation of the popular anime for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Finally this week, players will be able to battle giant monster that they’ve fought before with the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It’ll be joined by another familiar game on a new platform, as Capcom relaunched Resident Evil 4 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
The complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Previously scheduled to launch this Fall, Capcom has revealed that their Resident Evil 4 re-release for the PS4 and Xbox One will be available to download much earlier than expected. According to the Capcom-Unity blog, the zombie shooter will be added to the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store later this Summer, on August 30.
In addition to delivering a new release date, the Capcom-Unity blog also detailed some of the bonus features that’ll be included in Resident Evil 4 for the PS4 and Xbox One:
This current release of Resident Evil 4 on PS4 and Xbox One includes all the bonus content from the original game, as well as additional features that were added in later versions. The mysterious and elusive Ada Wong stars in her own side story, which fills in intriguing story gaps from Leon’s mission. Mercenaries Mode – the addicting evolution of RE3’s bonus mode – is awarded to players who complete the campaign, providing hours of replayability and lets fans play as Wesker, Hunk, and more iconic characters.
RE4 also boasts some of the most satisfying New Game Plus action ever, allowing players to bring their powerful arsenal, unlocked costumes, and other secret weapons into a fresh playthrough. Want to focus on yourself instead of protecting Ashley? Equip her with the knight armor costume and laugh as enemy’s attempt to attack her or carry her off with futility. Leon’s Chicago Typewriter – an insanely powerful Tommy Gun – also provides a fun power trip if you have enough cash to give the infamous Merchant.
A PS4/Xbox One retail release for Resident Evil 4 will be announced at a later date.
Brace yourself, the Resident Evil franchise is going on a “full-scale offensive” during the back half of 2016 and into 2017. Capcom announced their battle plan during a recent Quarterly Financial Report, and it’s hard to argue with their choice of words… the publisher has already released two Resident Evil games in 2016 and will push out three more in the coming months, along with the final entry in the Milla Jovovich-starring film franchise:
|Resident Evil 0 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)||January 20, 2016|
|Resident Evil 6 (PS4, Xbox One)||March 29, 2016|
|Umbrella Corps (PC, PS4)||June 21, 2016|
|Resident Evil 5 (PS4, Xbox One)||Summer 2016|
|Resident Evil 4 (PS4, Xbox One)||Fall 2016|
|Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Film)||January 27, 2017|
And then there’s Resident Evil 7, which Capcom began teasing more than six months ago. Obviously, there’s no guarantee that Resident Evil 7 will be released (or even announced) this year, but the E3 Expo is right around the corner and 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the first Resident Evil game.
On top of all this, Capcom confirmed a few months back that a full remake of Resident Evil 2 is also in the works. The oft-requested doesn’t currently have a release date, but it’s very possible that it’s launch will also fall within the “full-scale offensive” period.
I guess the bottom line is that it’s a great time to be a Resident Evil fan.
Capcom has always been happy to re-release the early entries in the Resident Evil franchise on any new platform that comes along, but they’re clearly taking it to a new level with their latest announcement. Over on the Capcom-Unity blog, the publisher has just confirmed that they plan to bring Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6 to the PS4 and Xbox One this year.
All three games will be priced at $19.99 apiece, and Resident Evil 6 will launch first, on March 29. It’ll be followed by Resident Evil 5 this Summer, and Resident Evil 4 in the Fall. And for fans to buy their games from a brick-and-mortar retailer, Capcom plans to stock store shelves with a physical game disc for each title.
It’s a good time to be a fan of the Resident Evil franchise as nearly the entire series has received, or is in line to receive, a re-release on the PS4 and Xbox One. Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 are currently available on the current-generation consoles, while a full Resident Evil 2 remake is set to launch next year.
Resident Evil 4 is getting yet another re-release as Capcom added Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition to the Wii U eShop today. Leon Kennedy’s search for the President’s daughter should be playable with the Wii U GamePad (though Nintendo didn’t mention it in their announcement), and it also includes the Ada Wong-starring “Separate Ways” campaign. Just watch out for those zombies.
Also available to download on the Wii U today is Shutshimi, a shooter that stars “a musclebound fish with memory problems.” I guess it’s a good thing that each level is only ten seconds long.
Finally this week, in case you missed it last year, a demo of the excellent Typoman is now available to download on the Wii U eShop. If the trial version of the title piques your interest, you can upgrade to the full game for a discounted price for the next two weeks as Typoman is 15% off until February 18.
More information on all of these games (and several other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)