Code Vein Mido, weapons, Louis, and Mia screenshots

Code Vein Mido, weapons, Louis, and Mia screenshots

A wild villain appears.

Code Vein

Bandai Namco has released a new set of Code Vein screenshots featuring new character Mido, various weapons, and more of previously revealed characters Louis and Mia.

Here is an overview of Mido, via Bandai Namco:

Before the Great Collapse, Mido adopted orphans to conduct barbaric experiments on them and sent his “experiments” on the battlefield. Although he’s already extremely powerful, he continues to strive for power & strength. What could his intention be?

Weapons featured in the screenshots include the Broadsword, Hounds Blood Veil, Nagimukuro, Stinger, Sunset Sword, Warped Blade, and Zweihander. Louis and Mia are shown using various atacks.

Code Vein is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in 2018.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

Battlezone: Gold Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Battlezone: Gold Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Due out on May 1 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, this summer for Switch.

Battlezone: Gold Edition

Rebellion Developments has announced Battlezone: Gold Edition. It will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 1, and for Switch this summer for $39.99 / £29.99.

In Battlezone: Gold Edition, players will jump into the cockpit of “the most powerful tank in the galaxy” and battle the maniacal corporation ravaging Earth across a procedurally-generated campaign for up to four players. It is playable without a virtual reality headset, and will be available as a free update to the currently virtual reality-exclusive Battlezone for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Here is an overview of the game, via Rebellion Developments:

Originally released as a PlayStation VR launch title and later for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Battlezone offers hours of exhilarating, futuristic tank warfare in a stunning first-person view. Delivering a procedurally generated campaign for 1-4 players ensuring no two playthroughs are the same, and drop-in, drop-out online co-op play, Battlezone brings back one of gaming’s icons like never before.

Battlezone: Gold Edition includes the game and ALL the additional content ever released for it. That’s all the tank skins, bobbleheads, and horns, as well as the fantastic Classic Mode based on the original’s iconic 80s arcade cabinet.

And anyone who already owns Battlezone on PS4 or PC will automatically upgrade to Battlezone: Gold Edition. That means they’ll receive all the extra content and be able to play without a VR headset, all FREE!

Watch the announcement trailer below.

Shenmue I & II story screenshots

Shenmue I & II story screenshots

More screenshots of the long-awaited re-release.

Shenmue I & II

Sega has updated the official Japanese website for Shenmue I & II with pages detailing the story of each game, which provide a host of new screenshots.

Shenmue I & II is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in 2018. In Japan, it will only be available for PlayStation 4.

If you missed the announcements last week, read up on the game’s refinements, which include graphical improvements, additional options, and other changes like an updated user interface, here.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character Fused Zamasu announced

Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character Fused Zamasu announced

The Zamasu and Goku Black fusion.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Fused Zamasu will be the next character to join Dragon Ball FighterZ as playable via downloadable content, the latest issue of V-Jump reveals.

A fusion of Supreme Kai apprentice Zamasu and Goku Black, Fused Zamasu is the strongest god with the greatest strength and an immortal body, according to the magazine.

Some of Fused Zamasu’s special moves enable him to fly. After activating a special move, Fused Zamasu will shift to a flying state, which supports eight directions of movement on the joystick or d-pad.

His “Holy Wrath” special move fires a huge energy ball generated from his fingertips. And his Meteor special move, “Lightning of Absolution,” sees Fused Zamasu appear as if he is spreading his wings, and rains down thunder across a wide area.

A release date for the character was not announced.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Thanks, @29Veru.

“First job survival horror” game Yuppie Psycho coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch

“First job survival horror” game Yuppie Psycho coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch

Previously only announced for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Yuppie Psycho

Yuppie Psycho, the upcoming “first job survival horror” game from publisher Another Indie and The Count Lucanor developer Baroque Decay, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in addition the the previously announced PC, Mac, and Linux verisons, the developer confirmed at indie games event Tokyo Sandbox 2018 this past weekend. It will launch this fall.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

About

First day at a new job? What a nightmare!

Join Brian Pasternack, a young man with no future in a dystopian 90s society, on his first day at one of the world’s largest companies, Sintracorp. Uncertain, unprepared, and massively unqualified, will Pasternack have what it takes to shine in Sintracorp’s hierarchy? It all depends on how he performs on his first assignment… and whether he survives it.

During his unconventional employee orientation, Pasternack discovers what his new job really entails: hunting a “witch” whose powers made the success of the corporation possible in the first place, but who now seems to have returned to torment its employees. Brian will meet all kinds of odd characters, escape from terrible creatures, and unravel the hidden secrets of Sintracorp’s dark past.

Key Features

During Brian’s Time at Sintracorp, you will:

  • Familiarize Yourself with Your Workspace: Use the elevator to discover who’s working and what’s lurking on every floor of Sintracorp.
  • Learn Office Protocol: Learn when to chat, when to work, and when to cower in terror from otherworldly beings.
  • Engage in Watercooler Conversation: Investigate your co-workers and discover their sordid, blood-soaked secrets.
  • Consider your five-year goal: Only you can choose how this story will end, so make your decisions carefully!
  • Assess health and safety: Use different light methods to light your path and reveal what is breathing in the dark.
  • Conduct a Rigorous Personal Assessment: Find clues, solve riddles, discover new paths – all without letting the Witch catch you!

Watch a trailer below. Visit the official website here.

Thanks, Famitsu.

Monster Hunter: World ‘Kulve Taroth Siege’ limited time quest update launches April 19

Monster Hunter: World ‘Kulve Taroth Siege’ limited time quest update launches April 19

Repel Kulve Taroth and acquire its materials to make a new armor set.

Monster Hunter: World

The next major update for Monster Hunter: World will launch on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET / April 19 at 1:00 a.m. BST and add a limited time “Kulve Taroth Siege,” Capcom announced.

While the event will only be live for a limited time, it will return at a later date. Though details on that are scarce at the moment.

Here is the full overview, via Capcom:

With the conclusion of the Zorah Magdaros and Nergigante investigations, the path is now clear for the arrival of the majestic Elder Dragon Kulve Taroth.

We’ll let you investigate more details about the new Elder Dragon itself directly, but what little information the Research Commission has gathered indicates we need to deploy a new hunting strategy. Enter the Siege!

Siege is a brand new limited-time quest type which requires the collaborative efforts of all hunters in the same Gathering Hub (which can house up to 16 hunters). Each hunting party will split off into groups of up to four hunters each, but will be working together to investigate and hunt down the same Kulve Taroth.

As each hunting party collects more tracks and breaks off more parts from attacking Kulve Taroth, they’ll contribute progress to the same Siege. This new quest type is designed and balanced for multiplayer, so call up your Squadmates, or join up a dedicated Kulve Taroth lobby, and make sure to coordinate with other hunters if you want to earn the best rewards.

The primary goal of this Siege is to repel Kulve Taroth, but its shimmering golden mantle happens to be a collection of shiny weapon relics it has gathered along its journey through the New World. We don’t have much information on when and where Kulve Taroth has amassed all these relics, so the nature and quality of these weapons (read: type and stats) are entirely up to fate.

The Smithy, however, is already hard at work coming up with a new armor set to complement these weapons quite nicely. Be sure to pay him a visit after you’ve gathered enough Kulve Taroth materials.

The first instance of the Kulve Taroth Siege will start on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. PT / April 19 at 1:00 a.m. BST, along with our second free content update, and will be live only for a limited time. It will return at a later date, but details are very scarce at the moment, so assemble your Squad to take full advantage of this golden opportunity.

Monster Hunter: World is available now worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (the Xbox One version is only available in North America and Europe). A PC version is due out this fall.

Watch a trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

NBA Playgrounds 2 announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Due out in 2018.

NBA Playgrounds 2

Saber Interactive has announced NBA Playgrounds 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It will launch in 2018.

Here is an overview of the game, via Saber Interactive:

NBA Playgrounds 2 raises the intensity of the series’ over-the-top, two-on-two street action with a new line-up of online and local multiplayer game modes, as well as new courts from playgrounds across the world.

Playgrounds Championship mode introduces a new worldwide ranked league system, featuring multiple competitive solo and co-op division ladders for players to climb. Season mode is a new single-player experience that recreates the feeling of leading a team through the regular season, playoffs, and, ultimately, the NBA Championship itself. There’s also improved matchmaking with dedicated servers, the arrival of four-player online matches, the return of three-point contests, custom matches, and more – pick your team and play without limits!

NBA Playgrounds 2 continues to feature the sport’s biggest players front and center. The game will launch with a massive roster of over 200 current and retired NBA players – including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Dr. J., Allen Iverson and Larry Bird. There are new moves and power-ups to bust out, improved AI, and new player models and animations.

Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.

Musical adventure game Figment coming to Switch on May 31, PS4 and Xbox One later

Musical adventure game Figment coming to Switch on May 31, PS4 and Xbox One later

Go on an adventure through the different sides of the mind.

Figment

Musical adventure game Figment will come to Switch via the Nintendo eShop on May 31, developer Bedtime Digital Games announced. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow.

The game was first released for PC (Steam) in September 2017.

Here is an overview of the game, via Bedtime Digital Games:

About

Figment is a musical action-adventure set in the recesses of the human mind: a strange and surreal world; a place filled with our deepest thoughts, urges and memories, populated by the many voices we hear in our heads.

This mind has been quiet and calm for many years. But something has changed. New thoughts have started to emerge – taking the shape of nightmarish creatures who spread fear wherever they go. The only hope is for the grumpy Dusty, the mind’s former voice of courage, to get back to his old self and help the mind to face its fears.

Figment invites players to join Dusty and his ever-optimistic friend, Piper, on an adventure through the different sides of the mind, solving puzzles to set things straight, beating back the nightmares and seeking to restore the courage that’s been lost.

Key Features

  • A gorgeous hand-drawn world to explore and restore.
  • Fight human fears head-on, as you battle with sinister nightmares.
  • Use both brawn and brain, solving puzzles and battling enemies.
  • Enjoy a full score of musical performances, nightmarish and otherwise, which are defined by your exploration of the world.

Watch a new trailer below.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker adds Sarada and Mitsuki, second open beta set for late July

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker adds Sarada and Mitsuki, second open beta set for late July

Modernized Hidden Leaf Village stage also announced.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Bandai Namco will host a second open beta for Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker on PlayStation 4 from late July into early August, the company announced.

New playable characters Sarada and Mitsuki, as well as a modernized Hidden Leaf Village stage were also announced. Here are the details, via Bandai Namco:

Players can look forward to two new playable characters: Sarada and Mitsuki. Sarada is a good fit for every 4-player-team since she can heal her teammates while attacking the enemies with the Uchiha Shuriken Jutsu Spring Storm. Mitsuki is more of a defensive type of character. His Sage Mode allows him to rise all of his abilities but he will not be able to use Ninjutsu at the same time. In addition to these two new playable characters, Boruto will also be a new master. He teaches the players everything about Ninjutsu and secret techniques. Lastly, players will be pleased to discover a new stage with the modernized Hidden Leaf Village. This stage is especially suited for beginners and is easy to master.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018.

Watch a video message from producer Noriaki Niino below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Horizon Chase Turbo launches for PS4 and PC on May 15, Xbox One and Switch in 2018

Horizon Chase Turbo launches for PS4 and PC on May 15, Xbox One and Switch in 2018

Race with reinvented 16-bit graphics, four-player couch co-op.

Horizon Chase Turbo

Horizon Chase Turbo will launch for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and PC via Steam on May 15, and for Xbox One and Switch in 2018, developer Aquiris announced.

Here is an overview of the game, via PlayStation.com:

About

A tribute to classic arcade racers.

Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired in the great hits of the 80’s and 90’s: Outrun, Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear (SNES), Rush, among others. Each curve and each lap in Horizon Chase Turbo recreates classic arcade gameplay and offers you unbound speed limits of fun. Full throttle on and enjoy!

16-bit Graphics Reinvented

Horizon Chase Turbo brings back the graphic context of the 16-bit generation and creates a style that is inspired in the past without letting go of its contemporaneity. The apparent polygon and secondary color aesthetic accentuate the visual beauty of the game, resulting in a unique and harmonic atmosphere. You’ll feel the retro soul of the game on a completely modern body.

A World Tour through Amazing Horizons

Horizon Chase Turbo is a race around the world. With each new cup you’ll pilot your car through extraordinary places, watching the sun setting, facing rain, snow, volcanic ashes and even severe sandstorms. Be it day or night each track takes place in beautiful postcards from across the world.

Back to the Old-School Couch Friendsips

Horizon Chase Turbo offers a Multiplayer Split Screen mode that rescue the nostalgia of playing with your best friends sitting on a couch all night long. The hard time is to know who is your best friend, because this one is also the one to be beaten.

Barry Leitch, the Composer Behind Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear, and Rush

Horizon Chase Turbo presents Barry Leitch, the musician behind the soundtracks of classic arcade racing games Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear (SNES), and Rush. As you play the game, you’ll be hypnotized by his charming tunes that complement the graphical ecstasy of each horizon.

Turbo Edition

Horizon Chase Turbo is the new version of the acclaimed and multi-award winning game Horizon Chase World Tour, selected as “Best of 2015” having a Metacritic of 88. The PlayStation 4 and PC Edition brings a lot of unseen features and content that enhance the nostalgia of the old-school arcade racing games.

Key Features

  • Thrilling arcade racing game, inspired by Outrun, Top Gear, Lotus Turbo Challenge, and others.
  • Modern high quality graphics and.
  • Amazing old-style split screen multiplayer up to 4 players.
  • Music by Barry Leitch, sound designer in 90s racing classics such as Top Gear and Lotus Turbo Challenge, among others.
  • Tons of content: 12 Cups, 48 Cities, 110 tracks, 26 Unlockable Cars and 10 Upgrades.
  • Challenge your friends in an Online Competitive Ghost Mode.
  • Make History by adding your name among Friends’ Leaderboards.

Watch a new trailer below.