Mortal Shell announced for Q3 2020 by Cold Symmetry

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With the Soulsborne genre at its peak, developers around the world are looking to provide the next major challenge in the genre. Now, we have another entry on the way from independent London-based studio, Cold Symmetry.

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Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test for the Switch gets dated

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After a brief delay from its original launch earlier this year, Dark Souls: Remastered has officially received a release date and now we have an official date for its Network Test on the Nintendo Switch.

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Praise the Sun: Dark Souls Remastered is headed to the Switch this October

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In a press statement, Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dark Souls Remastered will be headed to the Nintendo Switch this October and will see a side-by-side launch with Solaire of Astora’s amiibo.

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Console Digital Pre-Orders for Dark Souls: Remastered Now Available

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Today, Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Dark Souls: Remastered are now available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those looking to pre-order will be able to get a chance to pre-order their game ahead of its May 25, 2018, launch for consoles while the PC version’s details have been updated by Bandai Namco.

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What’s Next for Dark Souls III Developer From Software in 2017? Is it Armored Core?

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If this year has been anything, but slow, it’s not a shocker was 2017 prepares to take off with a bang. With titles such as Capcom’s Resident Evil VII: biohazard, Koei Tecmo’s Fate/Stay Extella, and Gravity Rush 2 preparing for their debuts, there’s a lot to be left for wonder about what we should be prepared for this year. From Software, however, is making that curiosity run even deeper when they announced their work on an entirely new IP has begun, but also the fact they’ve confirmed that they are revisiting an old franchise of theirs.

What if, however, they are planning to revisit a franchise they’d once developed a countless set of games for starting back on PlayStation 1? While many would be a bit surprised at this idea, Armored Core, remains a remarkable game from the legendary developer. With many of the core mechanics of Dark Souls, the games both value themselves on a multitude of things ranging from weapons, to armor (the core beig the armor in Armored Core). The helmet, as one would expect, would play the role of the head between the two franchises.

While we are seeing many run and gun games out for fans to enjoy, partially thanks to the renewed joy found from them, Armored Core, is anything other than average due to its punishingly difficult enemies. With Ravens (the pilot/player) controlling them across various missions, fans find themselves fighting forth with every bit of strength and agility their fingers have to offer. However, much can change now thanks to the new consoles fans have to enjoy.

How Would Armored Core Work These Days?

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As with any game, it’s hard to imagine a game of this size being anything, but sortie selections, something we’ve gotten accustomed to thanks to the work Digital Extremes has done with Warframe, but there is something that could quite easily change these days. Mission hubs, which allow the players to move across a large world in real time, something we’e come quite accustomed to thanks to the Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

Players, much like in Dark Souls III, would find themselves departing constantly from a central hub such as Firelink Shrine in order to upgrade, repair, and even purchase new gear. Thanks to Armored Core using mobile units and bases, this could work as well for a game on this kind of scale, but would require some hefty work on the behalf of From Software.

It would be hard for them not to take this approach once more, but also, it would take a lot as it would require them to once more rethink the PvP approach to the game. Something that was constantly bickered about by fans in both Armored Core V and Armored Core Verdict Day. The last one struggled rather hard with balancing the need for PvP and story campaign. For now, we’ll have to sit this one out, and see where they just happen to go with it and see where they go as Miyazaki actually hinted at revisiting earlier this year.

Bloodborne 2, Demon’s Souls II, or Something New?

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When it comes to where the company could go, they have plenty of paths to take thanks to the success of each of their franchises. Their path could rather easily succeed depending on what they decide to do. If there’s anything we can hope for, it’s for From Software to blow the lid off of 2017 thanks to a statement the producers that From Software have made that could very well prepare us for this news.

Depending on where they go, we could see them battling out Game of the Year with Bethesda Zenimax, Naughty Dog and Ubisoft once more. If anything sticks true, Miyazaki will be letting us revisit Armored Core later this year.


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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you

Dark Souls III Digital Pre-Orders are Live

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For those looking to venture once more into death defying dungeons, a vast and twisted world that is fully connected, and face dangers that seek to throw a difficult challenge and rewards for completing them in an action-RPG wait no longer. For those waiting to get their hands once more on the Souls franchise can now pre-order the latest installment on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

For a limited time on the Xbox One, those who pre-order Dark Souls III will be able to get Dark Souls free through the Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility.  This means those that haven’t had the experience of Dark Souls can now get it within 7-10 days through the Xbox Message Center once pre-ordered. For those that do pre-order, you can redeem the code through your Xbox One console or at https://xbox.com/redeemcode. For Backward Compatibility information, https://xbox.com/xbox-one/backward-compatibility.

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For those that Pre-Order on PlayStation 4, you will receive a digital version of the game soundtrack as well as a pre-order theme for the PlayStation 4 itself. For those that want to access their soundtrack, it’ll be available starting April 12, 2016. For Steam owners, you will receive the official soundtrack, and for those that already own Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, you will receive $5 USD discount towards your copy of Dark Souls III.

For those wanting the digital Deluxe Edition of the game, you can pre-order it through any of the three platforms. The Deluxe Edition will run for 84.99 USD and will receive the pre-order bonuses listed as well as the Dark Souls III Season Pass, which will expand the games world at a later date.

Will you be able to survive the horrors that await starting Mach 24th, 2016?


About the Writer:

dustin_batgr_prof

Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

Dark Souls III Collector’s Edition Announced by Bandai Namco

If you are one to collect items when you aren’t sneaking through dungeons that await your demise, you might be one of those awaiting to put the latest and rarest of items on your shelves. If you’re like me, that means you are eyeballing the latest one, which pertains to Dark Souls III. Announced today by Bandai Namco, Dark Souls III will feature two versions of the game when it launches: The Day One Edition and the Collector’s Edition. Both are carefully crafted by famed Japanese developer FROMSOFTWARE (Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne and Armored Core). Coming to consoles on April 12, 2016, Dark Souls III will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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For those wondering what goodies come in the editions lets take a look at the Day One Edition, which will be priced at a MSRP of 59.99 USD. With this version they will obtain the game, Prima Starter Guide, Official Dark Souls III Soundtrack, and Exclusive O-Sleeve Packaging.

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For those looking to slay their inner demon who wants the Collector’s Edition, fans can be prepared to shell out an MSRP of 129.99 USD. This version will feature the same as the Day One Edition, but will include an official art book, cloth game map, 10” Red Knight Statue and a collector’s box to make it look perfect sitting next to your Dark Souls II Collector’s Edition

The DARK SOULS III Day One Edition and Collector’s Edition are exclusive to the PlayStation 4 system and XBOX ONE versions of the game and will be available at participating retailers while supplies last. Stay tuned for our pending review of the game once it becomes available.


About the Writer:

dustin_batgr_prof

Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.