June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Kingdom Hearts 3 finally has a release date of Jan. 29, 2019, but for many fans, it’s just a little later than they may have expected. The reasons for it, though, are actually quite practical. Speaking to IGN during E3 2018, franchise and game director Tetsuya Nomura said the delay from the originally intended 2018 release window came about less so for development reasons and more to be mindful of the game’s worldwide launch window. “The timing of release that we were actually looking at, we were told by many people, including hardware manufacturers, marketing teams, sales teams that it…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Yes, Remedy’s first multiplatform game since Max Payne 2 shares a lot in common with their ambitious 2016 cinematic action-adventure, Quantum Break. No, that’s not a bad thing. It’s most welcome, in fact, as it feels like a spiritual sequel, but with a tighter focus. Oh yeah, and supernatural powers too. You play Jesse Faden (played by Quantum Break’s Courtney Hope), the new director of the Federal Bureau of Control. She’s been promoted there in the wake of the death of the previous director, and with that promotion comes certain…abilities, which will be useful in defending against The Hiss, a…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It might have a new publisher, a new release style (no more episodes!) and a snazzy new Flamingo Mascot suit, but the most notable take-away after playing a 40 minute demo of Hitman 2 is how much it feels like the last game. It seems like we’re getting a Season 2 in all but name – and that’s just great. New content to complement the last game was always Io Interactive’s grand plan for this new incarnation of the legendary assassination simulator and, after a very tangible scare that there might not be any more Hitman at all, it’s a…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Cyberpunk 2077’s trailer closing Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference was one of the most memorable moments of the entire show. But that wasn’t all CD Projekt RED had to show us. We got a chance to see a 45 minute live demo behind-closed-doors, and we learned so much about the gameplay, mechanics, and world. But one of the most striking things we learned about Cyberpunk was that unlike The Witcher series, where we saw Geralt from a third-person persepective, Cyberpunk is a first-person RPG through and through. This major component of the game caused quite a bit of conversation online,…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Update 06/12/2018: Capcom and Square Enix announced the Monster Hunter World counterpart to the Monster Hunter x Final Fantasy XIV collaboration announced yesterday. You can see Behemoth’s Monster Hunter World reveal trailer below. In the trailer, we see Final Fantasy’s iconic Behemoth fall to what appears to be Elder’s Recess and confront a hunter. There’s a Deviljho in the Behemoth’s mouth, signaling the awesome size of the formidable beast. In Final Fantasy XIV, Behemoth is a Primal that can be challenged as a FATE (Full Active Time Event). You can see the Behemoth in action in Final Fantasy XIV in…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

New gameplay and story details about The Last of Us Part 2 have been revealed. Writer and director Neil Druckmann, along with co-game directors Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau, shared new information about the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive during an E3 Coliseum panel, hosted by IGN’s own Lucy O’Brien. Ellie’s ability to move around the environment will be key to survival. The game’s expanded traversal and stealth mechanics allow Ellie to interact with the environment in a much deeper way than the first game and add an extra sense of realism to the experience. Unlike the first game, a jump button is included, and…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

There’s a startling contrast to Ghost of Tsushima. As you pause to appreciate a gorgeous landscape or admire a billowing cloud of smoke on the horizon, you’re likely to be shaken from your reverie by the clash of steel and a sudden splatter of blood coating the foliage around you. Sucker Punch, the studio best known for the Infamous series, has created a realistic, vibrant world overflowing with color and beauty, but as a backdrop set against a brutal, real-life conflict full of war and violence. In a presentation behind closed doors at E3, Sucker Punch co-founder Chris Zimmerman explained…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Splatoon 2’s single-player DLC, Octo Expansion, is getting a surprise release tomorrow June 13, 2018. As revealed on Twitter, the expansion will be available to download for $20 USD. The DLC has players assume the role of an Octoling named Agent 8. You’ll be helping the new playable character navigate a mysterious underground test facility while trying to reach the surface of Inkopolis. The campaign will feature over 80 missions, and completing all of them will unlock the ability to play as Octolings in multiplayer. You can unlock new in-game gear as well by clearing additional challenges. Purchasing the DLC will also…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rage 2 has a lot going on. There’s a post-apocalypse wasteland. There’s rubble and debris, just, everywhere. And there are a bunch of kaleidoscopic mohawked goons crawling all over it. But when I went hands-on with a small chunk of it at E3 2018, it’s clear there’s also a lot going on with its combat. You’re a Ranger, a kind of wasteland super soldier, that’s just lousy with nanotech coursing through your veins. That gives you access to powerful abilities called Nanotrites which compliment a huge weapon wheel full of the three-Gs: guns, gadgets, and grenades. This essentially gives you…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

You will be able to play Ghost of Tsushima with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Developer Sucker Punch confirmed the dual audio options to IGN during the IGN E3 2018 live show preview of Ghost of Tsushima. This goes along with new gameplay details we recently learned about the PlayStation 4 exclusive, such as the game focuses on Jin Sakai. Ghost of Tsushima currently has multiple IGN Best of E3 2018 nominations. Evan Campbell is a freelance writer who scripts the Daily Fix and chats about games and movies on Twitter.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico