Category: Game Preview

SoulCalibur VI on the Floor at Ring Out NYC Event

SoulCalibur VI, the latest entry from the iconic weapon-based 3D fighting game series, is only two days away and the hype is real. Souls were burning at the Ring Out NYC event for SoulCalibur VI, as fans got to both play the upcoming title as well as watch some professionals duke it out in person. Fans were treated to free SoulCalibur VI shirts, a character art display showcase, and cans of Red Bull to power...

Pax West 2018: Dying Light: Bad Blood – “Brutal Royal” Game Mode

  Given the successes of battle royal game mechanics as of late, it makes perfect sense for Techland to leap into the ring with its very own multiplayer mode of the same type. Similar to the flavor of gameplay that made PUBG and Fortnite as popular as they have been, Dying Light: Bad Blood is an everyman-for themselves battle set in the game’s zombie apocalypse universe. Players can opt to battle zombies, other players, or...

Pax West 2018: Nexon Showcases MMORPG MapleStory 2, ETA Oct. 2018

MapleStory took up much of my time so many years ago, being a such a surprisingly addicting game that happened to be free-to-play. So it definitely takes me back to see MapleStory 2 having such a lively booth at Pax West 2018. After many years of MapleStory being a strong headliner for Nexon, MapleStory 2 is finally about to hit the states. Advancing past the 2D platformer model that added so much to the game’s...

E3 2018: Atari Flashback Classics

E3 2018 Editor’s Choice: Atari Flashback Classics

During E3 2018, we were lucky enough to take a peek at Atari® Flashback Classics which set to release later this Fall for the Nintendo Switch. This compilation of 150 Atari 2600, 5200 and arcade classics feature memorable titles like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Tempest®, Warlords®, and tons more. “Atari Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the Nintendo console’s special controls and functionality to bring new life to these iconic Atari games.”† We were...

E3 2018: Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC – New Gambit Mode Gameplay Overview

At E3 2018, event-goers got to try out the new PVP mode for the Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC, Gambit. The Destiny 2: Forsaken demo at E3 2018, allowed us to get a couple of rounds in to try Gambit out for ourselves, allowing us to add some observations to how Gambit plays out. Gambit is a PVE-PVP mesh, combining both game types in a competitive 4v4 race. Each side of four guardians are separated into...

E3 2018: The Division 2

E3 2018: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Preview and Gameplay

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 takes place seven months after the occurrences of the first Division game, where New York City was hit by a deadly virus epidemic. It was then that the Division, a unit of sleeper agents stationed throughout the city, was triggered into action. The Division was the US civilization’s last line of defense, which has been fighting to retain what little civilization remains from the riots and chaos caused by the...

E3 2018: A Look at Xbox Announcements & Exclusives

During the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, Microsoft showed off their “long game” by announcing the formation of a brand-new studio, The Initiative, as well as the acquisition of Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games. They then introduced FastStart, which allows for the digital versions of applicable titles to be playable even faster than before by prioritizing the download of files needed for immediate play. They also quickly teased plans from the Microsoft...

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night @ NYCC

  While at New York Comic Con, I was able to get some hands on time with Bloodstained: Ritual Of the Night, the Kickstarter-funded side-scrolling platformer RPG coming to all major consoles in 2018 courtesy of 505 Games. The ‘Church Level’ demo chronicled the exploits of Miriam, an orphan who is afflicted by an alchemist’s curse, which is slowly turning her skin into crystal. In order to stop the curse, Miriam must explore a dangerous castle and locate...

Square-Enix NYCC Showcase Roundup

Before I made my voyage to this year’s New York Comic Con, I made my way to Square Enix’s Showcase, where I was able to test out a few upcoming titles.   First up:   While not particularly “new” this version of Rise of the Tomb Raider has been enhanced for Xbox One X. Xbox One X players can choose from one of three visual modes, including: Native 4K: (full 3840 by 2160) for highest fidelity resolution...

Marvel Contest of Champions – New Character Morningstar Revealed at NYCC

Kabam made their fourth annual appearance at New York Comic-Con this year and brought along some brand new goodies for their free-to-play mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions.  This year’s special treat was the reveal of Morningstar, an original Marvel character created especially for the game. In addition to being the first to try out Morningstar, comic con attendees were also able to try out Marvel’s classic hero, Blade, before their in-game debuts later this month. For a little...

PAX West 2017 Editor's Choice

PAX West 2017: Editor’s Choice Games – Part One

PAX West is over now but the impression that some games left on us still remain. Today we’ll explore all the games that peeked our interest during PAX. The games aren’t in any specific order since this is a combined list from all the writers covering the show. These are the games that we kept talking about whenever anyone asked “So, what’s your favorite game at PAX?” It was extremely difficult to pick just one!...

E3 2017: New River City Ransom aka Kunio Games Showcased

Boy am I glad that we’re not done covering Kunio-Kun / River City Ransom games!  Natsume Inc. had much success from their last River City Ransom game, River City: Tokyo Rumble. River City: Tokyo Rumble was showcased at E3 2016 and we loved what we saw when we reviewed it here. Endeavoring to continue the 30 year anniversary celebration of Kunio-based games, Natsume Inc. showcased two new Kunio / River City titles at E3 2017, with...