June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

“How can we perfect a Metroidvania?” That is the question that Moon Studios designer Thomas Mahler told me he posed to the rest of the team after taking stock of their beautiful and challenging 2015 platformer/adventure, Ori and the Blind Forest. The answer, as he and the decentralized 50-person development team see it (it’s true; they don’t work in a single office but are all scattered in 40 different countries around the world), is to offer multiple play styles through combat and skill choices that can lead to unique playthroughs for the sequel, 2019’s Ori and the Will of the…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

At E3 today, Devolver Digital revealed new side-scrolling action game My Friend Pedro during its typically unconventional press conference. Developed by DeadToast Entertainment, My Friend Pedro looks to be a stylishly violent game where the player performs a mix of ballet and gunplay to take down the enemies as instructed by a sentient banana. Here’s the trailer for a better look. Levels appear to be two-dimensional in which you can shoot in two different directions or ricochet bullets off certain items to kill enemies all while spinning through the air in slow motion. While there’s no exact release date yet, My…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Jump Force was just revealed during Microsoft’s E3 conference, along with just a handful of characters from Shonen Jump. Here are the characters confirmed so far: Naruto and Sasuke from Naruto Monkey D. Luffy and Zoro from One Piece Goku and Frieza from Dragon Ball Z Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note Shounen Jump, a weekly manga magazine, has a ridiculously huge roster of iconic characters, and in a perfect world, we’d get all of them. Unfortunately, that’s probably not going to happen. Here are just 21 we want from series yet to be confirmed. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference kicked off on Sunday, June 10 at 6:30pm PT in Los Angeles with tons of teasers, news, announcements, and trailers for new and returning games. Major highlights included tons of new Fallout 76 gameplay details, brief teasers for next-gen titles like The Elder Scrolls VI, exciting new content for Wolfenstein and Prey, and more. Below you’ll find a breakdown of all the major announcements from Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference and where to watch all the new trailers and gameplay demos shown off. Watch Bethesda’s E3 2018 Press Conference Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Devolver Digital announced Metal Wolf Chaos XD, a remaster of Dark Souls developer From Software’s 2004 Xbox game. The original game was only released in Japan. Metal Wolf Chaos XD will be released later this year on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. This is the second From Software project featured at E3 2018, with the first being Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which was on Microsoft’s stage and is being published by Activision. The original Metal Wolf Chaos was developed and published by FromSoftware, the studio behind Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Armored Core, in 2004. A third-person shooter about a fictional…

June 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Elder Scrolls VI is officially in development, Todd Howard announced at Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference. An extremely brief teaser was shown during the Sunday night press conference, showing only the logo. Bethesda clearly knew they were dropping the mic with the reveal, as this was the final reveal of the show. Watch the reveal trailer below: Howard described The Elder Scrolls 6 as “the game after” their upcoming next-gen game, Starfield, which suggests it won’t come out until at least 2020 (assuming Starfield arrives in 2019). “It’s the one you keep asking about,” he said to immediate audience…

June 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With both Rage 2 and Fallout 76 announced before E3 started, I was doubtful Bethesda could pull off a surprise for its 2018 press conference. After all, we knew some sort of Prey *thing* was on the way too—that’s been teased for months.But Bethesda managed it nevertheless, announcing both Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein: Youngblood even before it settled into divulging a raft of Fallout 76 details. And then it dove into Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI—two games that have been being buzzed about for years.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bethesda Game Studios has revealed its brand-new ‘next-gen’ game, Starfield. Todd Howard took the stage and revealed that this next-gen game would be a third open-world pillar next to Fallout and Elder Scrolls, and is the studio’s “first wholly original franchise in 25 years.” The tease was incredibly short, but Howard did say, “Starfield is a game that we have spent years thinking about and working on. Something we feel uniquely positioned to pull off and that we’re incredibly excited about. But we’re also building toward the game after that. And it’s the one you keep asking about.” Though he didn’t clarify,…

June 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The debut trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 came at the end of Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, and developer CD Projekt Red snuck in a full FAQ for their upcoming game, a possible alternate reality game, along with a bunch of download codes for The Witcher 3. The hidden FAQ could be read by combining messages hidden in two frames near the end of the video. A transcription of the text is as follows: Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft revealed a new Halo game at the start of its E3 2018 briefing, Halo Infinite. As Microsoft detailed, Infinite will employ the new Slipspace Engine, which was created by 343 Industries specifically for Halo. Check out the reveal trailer below: According to a post on Halo Waypoint, the studio heard “loud and clear” that players weren’t fond of how little time Master Chief was featured as a playable character in Halo 5. As such, Halo Infinite will center around Master Chief and continue his story after what transpires in Guardians. Additionally, Halo Infinite will feature a new, modernized art style—showcased by…