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Andrew Nguyen

PS4 Exclusive ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny Releasing on April 4 in North America

Rock Nano Global and Maximum Games announced today that their deckbuilding RTS game ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny, will be releasing in North America on April 4, and in Europe on April 7. …Read More The post PS4 Exclusive ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny Releasing on April 4 in North America by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny

PS4 Deck-Building Game ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny Comes West on April 4

[embedded content] A deck-building game that mixes together RTS and MOBA gameplay elements, ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny is releasing on April 4 in North America and April 7 in Europe, exclusively for PlayStation 4. It was released in Asia last year and costs SCG 54.00 (roughly $38 USD), with micro-transactions in the form of gems also offered. Developed by Rock Nano Global, with Maximum Games handling publishing, ArmaGallant features 1v1 or 2v2 multiplayer arena battles that play out in real time. To win the match, you’ll have to defend your monoliths and capture enemy map points by building armies from a collection of creatures and spells. Here’s the full description: ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny combines deckbuilding with real-time strategy, creating fast-paced 1v1 or 2v2 multiplayer arena battles. Learn and evolve the abilities of electrifying creatures and magical spells, forming powerful decks to unleash upon your enemies. You devise your desired game plan. Will you strategically position your army (made up of melee, ranged, and flying classes) around the map, go out like a spellcasting maniac, or utilize your environment to gain a tactical advantage? The choice is up to you. As you win battles, you will unlock more cards, fortifying your deck and bolstering your READ…

Nintendo listened to third parties on Switch “since the beginning”

According to EA executive Patrick Soderlund, Nintendo involved third party developers and publishers since the beginning of the Switch project.Soderlund said that Nintendo’s approach was different with the Switch, with the company allowing third parties to give their input on the console during development.“Their approach is quite different from anything they’ve done in the past – they’ve listened to EA, Activision, and other companies since the beginning of the Switch’s development, so we’ve been involved throughout the whole process.”He added that he believes the Switch will “put Nintendo at the forefront” again, and that it’s important to EA to do business with Nintendo.However, despite the praise, EA has only committed to just one Switch game: FIFA. As for more EA games on the Switch, the company is taking a wait and see approach — Soderlund himself said that they will support the Switch if it “takes off”.The developer of Titanfall, which is published by EA, recently put it frankly about the possibility of Titanfall on Switch: fuck no.Despite the mixed statements from EA on the Switch, analysts believe that the console could be quite successful: analysts over at DFC think the Switch could sell 10 million units per year. READ…

Excalibur Games

Shoppe Keep Launches on PS4 and Xbox One Sometime in April

Today, developer Strangefire and publisher Excalibur Games and developer  announced that its fantasy business sim Shoppe Keep is set to hit the PS4 and Xbox One sometime in April. Additionally, Excalibur games revealed that Shoppe …Read More The post Shoppe Keep Launches on PS4 and Xbox One Sometime in April by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Leaked Video Previews New Skins for Overwatch Year of the Rooster

New Skins and More Confirmed in Leaked Year of the Rooster Preview for Overwatch Many players of Overwatch anticipated a Valentine’s Day event, and leaked audio hinted as much. But Blizzard apparently decided on a more ceremonious holiday for their epic FPS. As most are probably aware, Overwatch getting an in-game event for Year of the Rooster, with Mei and D.Va skins leaked. But now we’ve got a lot more new, leaked footage showcasing the in-game even. Behold down below: Now that’s a Mei skin people would porbably spend 3,000 coins for. Confirmed new skins thus far: Mei, Mercy, Symmetra, Tracer, and much more in store. Obviously this will be a heavy set event. And as you have witnessed, it stays true to Blizzard’s running theme of diversity. Hopefully however, players will be pleased by each skin and their respective prices for their respective characters. Overwatch is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.This latest may be enough to get you back in, assuming you’re not hashing it out as we speak. But what are your thoughts? Comment down below and let us know. New content and events come every year, and we’ll keep you updated as it comes. For more…

Naughty Dog

The Last of Us Part II Writer Won’t Shy Away From Including His “Personal Politics”

On Twitter yesterday, a user messaged Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann to say The Last of Us is his favorite game of all-time, and asked if Druckmann could try to keep his personal politics out of The Last of Us Part II. In response, Druckmann, who wrote The Last of Us and is co-writing The Last of Us Part II, said, “No can do. Writers work off of their views of the world. For example, the ending of TLoU is very much inspired by my ‘personal politics.’” Shortly afterwards, Druckmann linked to a tweet from Naughty Dog’s Drew Thaler, which contained this message from Stan Lee about the moralizing in Marvel’s comics: “A story without a message… is like a man without a soul.” -Stan Lee https://t.co/SOSiPy8KvQ — Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) January 23, 2017 .@Neil_Druckmann pic.twitter.com/vd9cDhAajp — Drew Thaler (@drewthaler) January 23, 2017 On Naughty Dog’s website last month, Lead Game Designer Em Schatz detailed how to make your own crochet Ellie (full download). “Everyone here at Naughty Dog has loved seeing fans’ enthusiastic reactions to our work,” Schatz added. “This is a project very dear to us and we can’t wait until we can show some more of what we’ve been doing.” In other READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Star Fox 64 on N64, Wii and Wii U comparison video

Star Fox 64 is one of the best Star Fox games ever made, some would argue that it’s the best. Which is probably why Nintendo has released the game on several platforms, including the Wii and Wii U, and will most likely release it on the Switch as well (we can only hope!).A new video from the guys over at Nintendo World Report puts the original N64 version side by side with the Wii and Wii U. And as the video shows, the Wii and Wii U version definitely look nicer and run better.In fact, the Wii U version runs so much better with faster frame rates, that the actual gameplay pulls ahead of the two other versions, despite the game being on rails. READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 2’s First Operation is Called Velvet Shell; New Map Gets Preview Trailer

Earlier this week, Ubisoft teased the first operation for Year 2 (or Season 2) of Rainbow Six Siege, called Velvet Shell. …Read More The post Rainbow Six Siege Year 2’s First Operation is Called Velvet Shell; New Map Gets Preview Trailer by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

Bandai Namco

Tekken 7 Release Date Announced with All-new Game Details

New Game, Old Names, and New Flames Coming this Year in Tekken 7 Fans have long awaited the next iteration of Bandai Namco’s epic fighting saga. Finally concluding the twenty-year Mishima feud, Tekken 7 will hit PS4 and PC on June 2, 2017. Players, gear up for one of the most ravenous and epic fighting games to date. New designs, new combos, and new characters come with the return of old names. Fans will also be happy to hear that the 3D Battle System is intact, but receiving a new set of “photorealistic” graphics. The team is setting this title as one of their most beautiful and fun games to date. Along with a new roster, Bandai Namco is innovating the game mechanics. We’ll see a new system in place called the ‘Rage System”; this takes effect as your life bar depletes. Acting as a last stand mechanic, your character becomes more aggressive, dealing more damage and dishing out new moves. These come in the form of Rage Drive and Rage Art: Rage Art quite literally makes you a juggernaut as your reprise your opponent with “armored attacks”; Moreover, you absorb staggering amounts of damage in a renewed onslaught. Then there’s Rage Drive, a new…

Bandai Namco

Tekken 7 Was Delayed Because The Team Didn’t Want to Cut Content, Says Harada

Today, Bandai Namco announced that Tekken 7 would be released on June 2 – a few months later than the previously planned early 2017 launch window. Speaking with IGN at a recent media event, Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada explained that the delay was a result of the team not wanting to cut any content: We were trying to do everything we could to make that [early 2017] date happen… maybe to scale down on the content in order to make the master release, but in the end we came to the decision that [after] seeing releases from other companies, as well as some of the past of our own, where maybe things weren’t working 100% at launch, or maybe it was missing some content, that’s the kind of thing we wanted to avoid with Tekken 7, so we made a very difficult decision of moving it to June to include all of the original content that we’d originally planned. One of the games Harada is likely referring to is Street Fighter V, which Capcom themselves admitted had a lack of content at launch. Over on Twitter, Harada apologized to a couple of fans about the delay, and revealed that they’ve made some significant improvements to Tekken READ FULL STORY…

Capcom

Resident Evil 7 Day One Update Detailed; Includes Fixes and Adds DLC Support

In case you didn’t know, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is set to release tomorrow on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 (with PlayStation VR support). And coming with the release of the highly anticipated horror game is — …Read More The post Resident Evil 7 Day One Update Detailed; Includes Fixes and Adds DLC Support by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

Merge Games

Sublevel Zero Redux Launches on PS4 and Xbox One in February

Today, publisher Merge Games and developer SIGTRAP Games announced that Sublevel Zero Redux is set to release on PS4 and Xbox One in North American on February 21st, and in Europe on February 22nd.   …Read More The post Sublevel Zero Redux Launches on PS4 and Xbox One in February by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

BioWare

Mass Effect Andromeda Offers Pre-order Skins and Multiplayer Incentive

EA Continues its Pre-order Tradition with Cosmetic Rewards for Mass Effect Andromeda Mass Effect Andromeda is now blasting off with its bonus content. So as of right now, players can reserve their preferred copies and reap the rewards. They’ve gone live on the EA Origin Store, along with announcement of a ten hour trial. Inspect the goodies for yourself in the journey to Andromeda. As long as you pre-order the game, you’ll get the Deep Space Explorer Armor. You’ll also get one of new booster packs that contains 50% XP boosts alongside a bonus skin for The Nomad(White Batmobile). And filled with more gameplay additions, here are the other two options: The Deluxe Edition, which is $69.99, offers Armor, weapons, and pets: Scavenger Armor, Pathfinder Elite Weapon Set(four unique weapons), pathfinder casual outfit, and a pet Pyjack–that monkey you shoot on the Krogan homeworld. Additionally, get a digital download of Mass Effect Andromeda’s soundtrack. And, of course, obtain the Deluxe Launch pack containing weapons and equipment for Co-op. Geared towards the multiplayer affinities, Super Deluxe Edition($99.99) provides Multiplayer Super Deluxe Booster Packs. That means one premium pack a week for twenty weeks. All you have to do is player multiplayer in Mass effect Andromeda for twenty weeks…

Absolver

2017 Indie Games Worth Anticipating on PS4

We recently previewed what games Sony will be delivering this year, and 20 Vita games to look forward to, but that is only a tiny bit of the awesome looking games that are releasing this year. Some of the best and most innovative games that come out each year end up being indie titles. Sometimes they seemingly come from nowhere, and other times they take years to produce (hello, Owlboy). Nonetheless, they make sure there is never a dull moment in gaming from January to December. Since there seems to be an amazing amount of 2017 indie games on PlayStation 4 this year, we decided to give the spotlight to twenty titles that deserve a closer look. These might end up being some of the best games period of 2017, so check out the list below. As always, release dates are forever in flux when it comes to game development so some of these titles will likely get pushed back. That being said, we did focus on games that are currently announced for this year. Check out the list of 20 2017 indie games worth anticipating below: That is a pretty stellar lineup for 2017, and it doesn’t include the many larger READ…