Games

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Coming August 24


The world of Cold Iron Studios and 20th Century Games’ Aliens: Fireteam Elite will make its debut on August 24, 2021.

In this title, players will fight their way through four unique campaigns as a fully customizable Colonial Marine. Waves of Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes must be taken down, and players can choose from a number of classes, weapons, gear, and perks.

The main release will be released for $39.99. A Deluxe Edition of the game will be available for $69.99, which will include the Endeavor Pass and the Endeavor Veteran Pack. The Endeavor Pass contains four cosmetic DLC bundles, while the Endeavor Veteran Pack will contain over 20 cosmetic items.

Pre-ordering any edition will net players the Hardened Marine Pack. This includes a Bandana head accessory, three weapon decals, Red Digital Camo weapon colors, and a “Chestburster” joke emote. Learn more about the pre-order bonuses for the game with the trailer below:

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Pre-order Trailer

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Source: Press Release
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Overview Trailer Released

The earliest title in the series’ timeline, learn more about the world of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD with the overview trailer for the game

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Coming August 24

The world of Cold Iron Studios and 20th Century Games’ Aliens: Fireteam Elite will make its debut on August 24, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Opening Cinematic Released

Ahead of its release early next month, see what awaits adventurers in Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin with the opening cinematic for the game

20 Days of Arma Celebration Announced

The world of Bohemia Interactive’s Arma franchise is celebrating 20 years of Arma with rare insights, gifts, and surprises

The post Aliens: Fireteam Elite Coming August 24 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/aliens-fireteam-elite-coming-august-24/…

0
Read More

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Opening Cinematic Released


Ahead of its release early next month, see what awaits adventurers in Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin with the opening cinematic for the game.

The second installment of the turn-based RPG series, this title will allow players to become a Rider and form bonds with Monsties. As the grandson of the legendary rider Red, players will meet the Wyverian girl Ena. She has been entrusted with an egg that has the potential to hatch into a legendary Rathalos, which players must contend with.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Monster Hunter Stories 2 – Opening Cinematic

The game will come out for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on July 9, 2021. Starting on June 25, a Trial Ver. of the title will be available on the Nintendo Switch. Players will be able to take their story progress into the full game.

Source: Press Release
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Overview Trailer Released

The earliest title in the series’ timeline, learn more about the world of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD with the overview trailer for the game

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Coming August 24

The world of Cold Iron Studios and 20th Century Games’ Aliens: Fireteam Elite will make its debut on August 24, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Opening Cinematic Released

Ahead of its release early next month, see what awaits adventurers in Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin with the opening cinematic for the game

20 Days of Arma Celebration Announced

The world of Bohemia Interactive’s Arma franchise is celebrating 20 years of Arma with rare insights, gifts, and surprises

The post Monster Hunter Stories 2 Opening Cinematic Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/monster-hunter-stories-2-opening-cinematic-released/…

0
Read More

20 Days of Arma Celebration Announced


The world of Bohemia Interactive’s Arma franchise is celebrating 20 years of Arma with rare insights, gifts, and surprises.

The celebration kicked things off yesterday with a live stream. During this two hour session, Bohemia Interactive CEO Marek Spanel, Creative Director Ivan Buchta, and Arma 3 Community Manager Niles George revisited old memories, played iconic missions, and unveiled new pieces of news.

You can watch the video on demand below:

20 Years of Arma Series Anniversary Live Stream #20YearsOfArma

The team also released an infographic with some key insights – you can see all of the stats below:

Players will be able to get themselves the Arma: Cold War Assault for free on Steam and GOG for two days. This is alongside the launch of the Arma Anniversary Bundle, which includes every Arma title to date.

Fans should also follow the Arma blog and follow the conversation on Twitter here and on Discord here to stay on top of social media activities and special content.

Source: Press Release
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Overview Trailer Released

The earliest title in the series’ timeline, learn more about the world of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD with the overview trailer for the game

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Coming August 24

The world of Cold Iron Studios and 20th Century Games’ Aliens: Fireteam Elite will make its debut on August 24, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Opening Cinematic Released

Ahead of its release early next month, see what awaits adventurers in Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin with the opening cinematic for the game

20 Days of Arma Celebration Announced

The world of Bohemia Interactive’s Arma franchise is celebrating 20 years of Arma with rare insights, gifts, and surprises

The post 20 Days of Arma Celebration Announced appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/20-days-of-arma-celebration-announced/…

0
Read More

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Coming to PlayStation 5 August 24


The PlayStation 5 version of CI Games’ Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will make its debut on August 24, 2021.

This version of the game will feature support for Dualsense adaptive triggers, improved SSD loading times, upgraded visuals and textures, and the ability to play in performance mode (at 60fps, 2K resolution) or visual mode (at 30fps, 4K resolution).

Learn more about this title with the accolades trailer below:

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 – Accolades Trailer (+ PS5 Release Date)

According to Tobias Heussner, EP, CI Games:

“We’re thrilled with the response from fans so far, and can’t wait for PS5 players to experience Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2. With adaptive trigger functionality, enhanced textures and visuals, and faster SSD loading times, there’s a lot to look forward to as we move closer to the PS5 launch.”

All owners of the PlayStation 4 version of the game (both digital and physical) can get themselves a free digital upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version of the game.

The title is currently available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Source: Press Release
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Overview Trailer Released

The earliest title in the series’ timeline, learn more about the world of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD with the overview trailer for the game

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Coming August 24

The world of Cold Iron Studios and 20th Century Games’ Aliens: Fireteam Elite will make its debut on August 24, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Opening Cinematic Released

Ahead of its release early next month, see what awaits adventurers in Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin with the opening cinematic for the game

20 Days of Arma Celebration Announced

The world of Bohemia Interactive’s Arma franchise is celebrating 20 years of Arma with rare insights, gifts, and surprises

The post Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Coming to PlayStation 5 August 24 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts-2-coming-to-playstation-5-august-24/…

0
Read More

Scarlet Nexus Review

Bandai Namco introduces players to a dark and gritty dystopian, brain punk adventure in Scarlet Nexus. This brand new, anime-styled IP offers a deep and weaving narrative alongside real-time combat and a cast of memorable characters. Fully voiced and available on all major console platforms and PC (barring the Nintendo Switch), this title definitely looks to be ticking all the right boxes, but does it boast a greater appeal than the niche-style anime games of today?

Scarlet Nexus Review

Scarlet Nexus places a heavy focus on its story, offering players two branching paths of adventure through the selection of one of its two main characters. For my completed playthrough I used Yuito Sumeragi; there are male and female protagonists available, both with differing story arches.

Yuito Sumeragi is a young man who has dreams of joining the Other Suppression Force (OSF) after a member saved his life as a child. He is a descendant of the founding father and has relatives in the highest ranks of the OSF, making his climb to the top even more difficult than regular recruits – having to impress both his family and superiors at the same time.

Scarlet Nexus places a very heavy focus on delivering an impactful story adventure. Humanity is under threat from extra-sensory beings known as Others. Long into the future, a special psionic hormone was discovered within the human brain. This special hormone unlock a hidden potential of the mind with some humans, granting them supernatural-like powers. This surge of powers attracted horrifying, mutant-like creatures that descended from the skies looking to feast on the hormone, devouring the brains of every human they encounter. Traditional military weapons and tactics were no match for the Others, leaving humanity’s final hopes of survival in the hands of the psionics of the OSF.

If delivery of narrative and enjoyment of story was the only benchmark to meet, Scarlet Nexus would have knocked it out of the park. The developers combine a stylized delivery of story, using animated character portraits and environments, gorgeous cutscenes, and great voice over work. It all came together to create a story that had me gripped from start to finish. Unfortunately, it struggles with issues that have plagued these type of titles for years.

The design and creative direction of the game are both very linear. From the corridor-like environments to the predictably constructed phases, it struggles with repetition and pacing issues, leading to much of its direction being very predictable and lackluster.

You complete a mission, get flooded with story, and then have an intermission where you can chat with your allies, give them gifts, and learn more about them. This in itself isn’t a bad design, but the flow of the experience suffers when the game favors either combat or narrative too heavily. Oftentimes I was almost exhausted at the thought of another fight, and other times I was dreading yet more dialogue. Even though both the story and combat are very above average, the pacing will not be to everyone’s liking.

Scarlet Nexus focuses on combat and story above everything else. The side content – meaningless side quests that offer very little outside of rewards to aid in combat – are cumbersome. They offer very little …

0
Read More

Legend of Mana Remaster Review

More than 20 years after its original PlayStation 1 release, the world of Square Enix’s Legend of Mana has gotten a remaster. Are the quality of life improvements worth it, or does the original reign supreme? Check out our review and find out.

Legend of Mana Remaster Review

When Legend of Mana begins, players choose between a female or male character and then select a weapon. You aren’t locked into the weapon choice, but the character is the one you’ll be for the entire game. The world you inhabit was once home to a great mana tree that spread magic throughout the world. The tree was burned down, and everyone fought for the remaining mana until there was none left. You start playing at a time when the world is empty, and it’s up to you to rebuild it. You then set out from your home on a 25-30 hour adventure.

You begin with your house and a single town to place on the map. The items you place down on the map are called Artifacts. They can be towns, mines, jungles, lakes, and other areas you will explore. Generally, each new Artifact has one quest for you to complete, along with treasure to find. It’s an odd system because there isn’t a main story for you to follow at first; just a number of minor quests to complete. The only downside to this system is if you don’t know where to go for the next quest. There are no waypoints, so often you’ll have to speak with everyone you see until someone gives you a mission.

Legend Of Mana Game Review

The combat in this game isn’t turn-based, but instead features a more action RPG-like system. You get into fights, and then the actual fighting is in real-time. It makes for a hit-and-miss combat system that you can sometimes exploit or be exploited by. You can’t swing up or down; just left and right. You have to move your character up and down to get someone above or below you. The hitboxes work the same way; sometimes, you find the mark easy, while other times your weapon goes right through the enemy. That being said, I was able to completely stun lock a couple of bosses by repeatedly doing two-hit combos in the corner. I’m partial to turn-based combat, and this game would have benefited greatly from it.

Legend of Mana also gives players the chance to find monster eggs and hatch them into creatures that travel alongside you. Much like the combat system, the AI leaves much to be desired. Your allies will sometimes be on the opposite side of the screen doing nothing while you are off fighting. Other times, they are taking out three enemies before you can even charge up a special attack. Know what’s cool? Consistency. That’s a really cool thing to have in combat. If you can play with two people, I recommend it, but you’ll also completely dominate the game.

Special attacks are learned from weapons and by crafting instruments to use magic. During combat, you fill up your special bar and press one of the buttons to activate your abilities. These have to do a slight charge up before launching, which often means the enemy will …

0
Read More

Green Hell’s Spirits of Amazonia Part 2 Expansion Now Available


The prequel story to Creepy Jar’s Green Hell, the Spirits of Amazonia Part 2 expansion is now available on the PC.

Part one of the Spirits of Amazonia expansion had players stepping into Jake’s shoes once more as he befriended an Amazonian tribe. Part 2 brings with it additional content from new Tribal Legends, the black panther and small tapir, and fully revised map areas that portray how they looked before the base Green Hell Story Mode. Jake also has the ability to equip a two-handed axe.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Green Hell – Spirits of Amazonia Part 2 – Trailer

An open world survival simulatior set in the Amazonian rainforest, Green Hell is currently available for $24.99. There is aslo a further 30% off discount promotion on Steam to celebrate this expansion (you can find the Steam page here).

Note that this update will come to the console versions of the game for free at a later date.

Source: Press Release
Green Hell’s Spirits of Amazonia Part 2 Expansion Now Available

The prequel story to Creepy Jar’s Green Hell, the Spirits of Amazonia Part 2 expansion is now available on the PC

Sonic the Hedgehog DLC for Minecraft Now Available

The team at Mojang is partnering with SEGA to release the Sonic the Hedgehog DLC pack for Minecraft

RPG SacriFire Kickstarter Funded

The Kickstarter campaign for Pixelated Milk’s RPG SacriFire has reached the funding of their initial 86k Euro goal

PAX West Physical Event Scheduled for September 3-6

The first major in-person gaming event in more than a year, PAX West will make its return to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from September 3-6, 2021

The post Green Hell’s Spirits of Amazonia Part 2 Expansion Now Available appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/green-hells-spirits-of-amazonia-part-2-expansion-now-available/…

0
Read More

RPG SacriFire Kickstarter Funded


The Kickstarter campaign for Pixelated Milk’s RPG SacriFire has reached the funding of their initial 86k Euro goal.

In the last 10 days, over 2,000 fans pledged their support. This Kickstarter campaign is set to run through July 13, 2021.

After reaching this initial goal, the team is looking to rally additional backers to reach stretch goals, including an additional weapon, class, and mastery system, CG illustrations for key cut scenes, and a new story DLC.

Learn more with the trailer below:

SacriFire Kickstarter Trailer

According to Bartosz Łojewski, Project Lead at Pixelated Milk:

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the response from fans and the support from backers that pushed our JRPG-inspired title past our initial Kickstarter goal. Reaching this first milestone is just the beginning for SacriFire, and developing this game for such an amazing community is a dream come true. I really want to thank everyone for giving our project such a wonderful reception.”

Source: Press Release
RPG SacriFire Kickstarter Funded

The Kickstarter campaign for Pixelated Milk’s RPG SacriFire has reached the funding of their initial 86k Euro goal

PAX West Physical Event Scheduled for September 3-6

The first major in-person gaming event in more than a year, PAX West will make its return to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from September 3-6, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Gameplay Trailer Released

Discover what awaits players in the courtroom with the latest trailer for Capcom’s The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Bounty Hunter Bonuses This Week in Red Dead Online

It’s a good time to be a hired gun in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online – a number of rewards will be available all this week

The post RPG SacriFire Kickstarter Funded appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/rpg-sacrifire-kickstarter-funded/…

0
Read More

PAX West Physical Event Scheduled for September 3-6


The first major in-person gaming event in more than a year, PAX West will make its return to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from September 3-6, 2021.

ReedPop, the team behind the event, stated that show organizers are working with venue officials, local governments, and health authorities. Factors like event capacity have been considered, which will be reduced to ensure a safe setting for all. They stated that detailed health and safety guidelines will be released in the time leading up to PAX West 2021.

According to Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade and PAX:

“It’s been almost two years since the last PAX West, and it’s been surreal to imagine its triumphant return. I can’t think of a better excuse to leave the house than PAX West.”

Four-day badges for PAX West 2021 will retail for $230, while individual Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday badges will retail for $60 each.

Source: Press Release
RPG SacriFire Kickstarter Funded

The Kickstarter campaign for Pixelated Milk’s RPG SacriFire has reached the funding of their initial 86k Euro goal

PAX West Physical Event Scheduled for September 3-6

The first major in-person gaming event in more than a year, PAX West will make its return to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from September 3-6, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Gameplay Trailer Released

Discover what awaits players in the courtroom with the latest trailer for Capcom’s The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Bounty Hunter Bonuses This Week in Red Dead Online

It’s a good time to be a hired gun in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online – a number of rewards will be available all this week

The post PAX West Physical Event Scheduled for September 3-6 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/pax-west-physical-event-scheduled-for-september-3-6/…

0
Read More

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Gameplay Trailer Released


Discover what awaits players in the courtroom with the latest trailer for Capcom’s The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.

In this title, players will take control of attorney Ryunosuke Naruhodo, who is an ancestor of Phoenix Wright. With the help of legal aid Susato Mikatoba and detective Herlock Sholmes, Ryunosuke is tasked with solving 10 high-stakes cases that are set in the late 19th century during Japan’s Meiji Period and England’s Victorian Era.

For longtime fans of the series, both Investigations and Courtroom Battles will make their return. Investigations have players visiting crime scenes to gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and search for clues. New to the title is the “Dance of Deduction,” which has players correcting Sholmes’s conclusions to uncover the truth.

Also new to the game is the “Summation Examination,” which takes place in the courtroom. These moments have players pointing out inconsistencies between jurors’ statements.

Learn more with the trailer below:

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles – Gameplay Trailer

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on July 27, 2021. Those that purchase the game by September 1 can get themselves the “From the Vaults” Early Purchase Bonus.

Source: Press Release
RPG SacriFire Kickstarter Funded

The Kickstarter campaign for Pixelated Milk’s RPG SacriFire has reached the funding of their initial 86k Euro goal

PAX West Physical Event Scheduled for September 3-6

The first major in-person gaming event in more than a year, PAX West will make its return to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from September 3-6, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Gameplay Trailer Released

Discover what awaits players in the courtroom with the latest trailer for Capcom’s The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Bounty Hunter Bonuses This Week in Red Dead Online

It’s a good time to be a hired gun in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online – a number of rewards will be available all this week

The post The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Gameplay Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

from GamersHeroes http://www.gamersheroes.com/gaming-news/the-great-ace-attorney-chronicles-gameplay-trailer-released/…

0
Read More