March 23, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Atlus has officially revealed Persona 5 The Royal for PlayStation 4. While little new information has been announced, the title that was teased as Persona 5 R now has another teaser trailer. The trailer features a girl with red hair in the rain in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, followed by the game’s official logo. The Japanese teaser can be viewed on the game’s official website. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 23, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Learning the way of the blade is no easy task in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, see how to become an expert in posture and deflecting powerful attacks.Powered by WPeMatico

March 23, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

In a presentation given during GDC 2019, God of War director Cory Barlog revealed the full story behind the famous E3 2016 demo that debuted the new God of War to the world. Barlog says the team always knew the game’s big reveal would be at E3 2016, though he didn’t know if it would simply be a logo, a trailer or a full demo. Nine or 10 months before the show, he decided the demo would take place inside the game’s mountain, and pitched this idea to Sony and PR representatives “About halfway through the pitch I realized ‘this is absolute crap.’ But…

March 23, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Last week’s incredible Mario Day sale event has come to a close. If you missed it, there was a brief window of opportunity where you could pick up a Mario game for Nintendo Switch for just $40. The other part of the sale was the $329 Switch and Mario game bundle. The good news is that deal lives on in at Walmart and it’s even better than it was before. Looking for some games? Check out the latest…

March 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Breaking down barriers was a common theme among this year’s biggest Game Developers Conference announcements. Google aims to do so on a grand scale, theoretically removing hardware barriers with its Stadia streaming platform, while smaller barriers of exclusivity were torn down in the forms of Cuphead and Quantic Dream’s PlayStation library. With the final day of GDC upon us, we’ve decided to revisit the week that was and compile a list of the conference’s most exciting stories. From the unveiling of Google’s gaming initiative to surprise game reveals, here are the five biggest announcements from GDC 2019. Google Stadia Unveiled Inarguably…

March 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Before Phil Harrison even joined Google, he wanted to ensure the company had its own game development studio for its inevitable entry into the industry. I spoke to Harrison after the Google Stadia GDC 2019 reveal, specifically discussing Google’s decision to open a first-party studio (rather than say, acquire other, existing companies or rely solely on third parties.) He told me that creating a first-party studio was a key factor of his choice to join Google. was a decision I made before I joined Google. I said to Google, ‘This is a fundamental of being in the game platform business,'”…

March 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

In a presentation given during GDC 2019, God of War director Cory Barlog revealed how he actively approached the game as a continuation rather than a reboot, that the game’s script had been rewritten after a year of work, and how he continuously pitched the game during the course of development. Before writing the game, Barlog wanted to establish that SIE Santa Monica wasn’t rebooting the series, but expanding upon it. He compared the mythologies that exist in God of War to “galaxies spread throughout a complete universe,” saying they all “exist together concurrently, and they are simply separated by…

March 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. The next game from the creators of Bloodborne and the Souls series is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and it’s finally available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. That means you can buy it now. And judging by our glowing Sekiro review, you’ll probably want to play it. Sekiro puts you in the shoes of a one-armed warrior whose prosthetic limbs come equipped with deadly tools and weapons. When the young lord you’ve pledged to protect gets kidnapped, it’s…

March 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

As we learned at the Google Stadia reveal earlier this week, Google’s new gaming platform isn’t a game console but rather a streaming service. But despite that, as one console generation ends and we look ahead to the next PlayStation and Xbox, does Google see its new platform as competing with them? I spoke to Google’s Phil Harrison about just that, wondering if Google launching Stadia this year, while most speculation has made us expect next-gen consoles next year, meant Google saw Stadia as a direct competitor. More than anything, it seems Google is more concerned with Stadia creating “a bigger…