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E3 2016 - Sony has announced that Crash Bandicoot is back--well...he's coming to PS4 at least.
The first 3 classic Crash Bandicoot games are being fully remastered "from the ground up" for PS4.— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) June 14, 2016
Sony has worked with Activision to bring the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy to PS4: Crash Bandicoot 1, 2, and Warped are all getting high-def remasters on the PlayStation 4 in 2017. Crash will also appear in the new Skylanders Imaginators game with his very own "Crash Edition" starter set. Pre-ordering the set includes an Crash figurine as well as levels from the iconic PlayStation classic.
"Next year, we plan to launch a remastered collection of the first three Crash Bandicoot games-Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped -for PlayStation 4," Activision said in a press release.
E3 2016 - From the makers of Heavy Rain, developer Quantic Dream has just teased a beautiful new trailer to Detroit: Become Human. Detroit is a game similar to Heavy Rain with an emphasis on storyline and gorgeous graphics. Developer Quantic Dream explains Detroit as a "neo-noir thriller set in a close future. Features multiple characters".
You play as a PL600 robot that is able to tell the truth or lie during a conversation with an NPC, you can obey/ignore them, convince/or shoot someone in a situation, and so much more. You have the technology to recreate crime scenes by using your finger to touch something like boood, and completing scans from the technology inside of your robotic character. There are multiple ways to handle situations, which drives the story in different directions - just like Heavy Rain.
It looks insanely beautiful, and will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4. It looks positively amazing, and seems to have a much higher, more stable frame rate compared to the performance which suffered in Heavy Rain on the PS3 at the time.
E3 2016 - The Last Guardian finally has a release date, and it's coming this fall.
After years and years of waiting, The Last Guardian finally has a release date of October 25, 2016. It'll hit on PS4 in mere months and make our dreams come true.
It's really happening, folks! Trico's adventure will begin this fall, and I can't wait to try the game out when it's released.
E3 2016 - Sony announced the new God of War game at their E3 presser, confirming past rumors of a Norse-based adventure.
The new God of War game looks absolutely incredible, and encapsulates generations of Nordic myth and legend. Kratos is positively radiant with ancient mastery, and his long bearded axe is infused with ice powers, with frozen wastes, runestones, cairns, and all kinds of amazing fantastic creatures.
Sony Santa Monica's Corey Barlog had this to say about the game: "I knew I didn't want to simply reboot the franchise, starting over with a retelling of the origin story. I wanted to reimagine the gameplay, give players a fresh perspective and a new tactile experience while delving deeper into the emotional journey of Kratos to explore the compelling drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes a decision to change."
"For Kratos, this change means breaking the cycle of violence, distrust and deception that his family, the Greek pantheon, perpetuated for so long. That cycle drove a whole host of bad decisions - the ill-fated deal with Ares, the murder of his family and a rage fueled descent into madness and vengeance that ultimately ended with the epic destruction of Olympus."
E3 2016 - Microsoft has announced their new "monster" high-end Xbox Scorpio console, and AMD has confirmed it'll be powered by a semi-custom SoC--which will likely be based on Polaris and Zen.
Microsoft has confirmed that its new 4K-ready Xbox Scorpio rocks 6TFLOPS of power, making it 1.5 times more powerful than the PS4K and 4 times as powerful as existing Xbox Ones. But what's under the hood? Redmond touts that the Xbox Scorpio will house the "most powerful console GPU ever," and there's a very good chance the console is powered by an SoC outfitted with AMD's new Zen CPU and Polaris GPU--especially since AMD just confirmed that the Scorpio is powered by a semi-custom SoC from AMD.
Apart from the obvious clues like 1080p 60FPS and 4K gaming and VR support, the Scorpio's confirmed specs also neatly match up with AMD's next-generation APUs. But given AMD's statements on the Scorpio's hardware, the console will use a SoC (and Microsoft has said the same). The Xbox Scorpio's custom SoC has an 8-core CPU, and AMD's Zen CPU sports 8-cores with 16 threads. Seems like a perfect match there. AMD is also suspected to release its next-generation APUs in 2017, fitting with the Scorpio's holiday 2017 launch, so there's a good chance the custom Zen/Polaris SoC would be ready.
E3 2016 - Dead Rising 4 took Microsoft's E3 stage over with some awesome homebrew zombie-slaying carnage.
Thanks to recent leaks we already knew Dead Rising 4 was on the way, but the Xbox reveal still surprised us with its raw tenacity and...well...Frank West-ian humor. Those wacky, crazy DIY-style zombie massacre machines are back in a big new way--in the trailer we saw a crossbow that shot deadly candy canes (only Frank West could make a candy cane lethal), a zombie-catapult truck with flamethrowers on the sides, a go-cart that blasts electricity, and a triceretops helmet that shoots fire out of its mouth.
Although Dead Rising 4 takes place in the same region as the first game, it isn't a prequel or a reboot. That crazy exo-suit made an appearance too, showing just how far Capcom's new entrant goes. As with almost every new Xbox game, Dead Rising 4 will support cross-buy on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs with the new Play Anywhere initiative.
E3 2016 - Ubisoft has just debuted the first gameplay footage from Watch Dogs 2, which took place during Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference. Check it out:
Ubisoft teamed with Sony for Watch Dogs 2, with all of Watch Dogs 2's DLC to be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for 30 days. The company also released a shorter trailer for Watch Dogs 2, which we've got embedded below.
E3 2016 - Ubisoft showed off a pair of new For Honor trailers at their press conference, reminding us exactly how impressive the upcoming Dynasty Warriors-esque fighter really is.
For Honor's latest footage is absolutely spellbinding, showing us a world that's been entirely torn apart by an earth-shattering doom, plunging humanity into one thousand years of all-out war. In the game players can choose between three different factions--Samurai, Viking or Knight--each with their own unique campaigns and cultures.
The gameplay footage also showed us how the unique "Art of Battle" combat system works, a rather unique mechanic that somewhat mirrors NiOh. Players can switch their stances on-the-fly and string together combos, but overall the combat is more gritty and real rather than flashy--you'll feel every slam of your axe and every shield-bash from an enemy, making combat much more satisfying.
E3 2016 - There's a lot new and different about DICE's Battlefield 1, including its Operations mode, which does something no other Battlefield game has done before: split rounds up into multiple maps.
In Operations, you fight on an entire front of the war. When the round starts, attackers will push forward and attempt to conquer ground while defenders do their best to keep them at bay. If the attackers succeed, defenders will fall back and the battle will resume on a new map. Repeat until defenders can't fall back any farther, or presumably until attackers run out of tickets. Zeppelins will be apart of Operations.
We haven't seen it in action yet, but it sounds like Rush with a clever twist. Fingers crossed it's well-designed and proves a worthy successor.
E3 2016 - Three months ago, publisher Bandai Namco asked gamers for feedback on Tekken 7. Some of the questions in its survey strongly suggested they were considering a PC port of the game, and it looks like the feedback was strong enough because they decided to go ahead with it.
The port is an especially big deal because Tekken has never been natively available to PC gamers since its series debut in 1994, not counting the Street Fighter X Tekken game from a few years back.