An all-new original anime series set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, CD PROJEKT RED, Studio Trigger, and Netflix announced that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will launch in 2022.
This standalone, 10-episode story tells of a street kid that is trying to survive in a body and technology modification-obsessed city in the future. In a desperate attempt, he chooses to stay alive by becoming a mercenary outlaw known as an edgerunner, or cyberpunk.
In development since 2018, Hiroyuki Imaishi will direct the series. He will work alongside assistant director Masahiko Otsuka, creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi, character designers Yoh Yoshinari and Yuto Kaneko. The adapted screenplay is a joint effort by Yoshiki Usa and Masahiko Otsuka. Finally, the anime will feature an original score by Akira Yamaoka of the Silent Hill series.
Learn more with the announcement trailer below:
Cyberpunk 2077 – CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS announcement video
According to Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio:
“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world. We’ve devoured just about all the cyberpunk fiction there is to watch, read, and play; it’s a genre that leaves so much room for creativity, and has had such a strong influence on us. CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS is our love letter to cyberpunk as a whole, and to stories told in animated form.”
Masahiko Otsuka, CEO, Studio TRIGGER, added:
“We at TRIGGER are thrilled to work with CD PROJEKT RED to create a brand-new story set in the world of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a huge challenge to adapt this universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on.”
Finally, Director Hiroyuki Imaishi had to say the following:
“I’ve always loved cyberpunk as a genre, but always found it difficult to create as an original work. This is why I’m very excited to be working with CD PROJEKT RED on this project. It won’t be easy to please both game and anime fans, but I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to the production. We’ll do our best to meet and exceed expectations.”
Learn more about what makes a game optimized for Xbox Series X and the different features and technological innovations developers can take advantage of with the latest information regarding the program.
When a title is listed as “Optimized for Xbox Series X,” it indicates that the title takes advantage of the full power of Xbox Series X. With these titles, development teams have either natively designed or fully rebuilt their game to take full advantage of the console’s capabilities. This can include virtually eliminating load times (through the Xbox Velocity Architecture), heightened visuals, hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing (powered by DirectX 12 Ultimate), to even higher framerates up to 120 frames per second.
In the case of the latter, Technical Director at Codemasters David Springate spoke about optimizing DiRT 5 for Xbox Series X:
“DIRT 5 is a fast, action-packed amplified off-road racing game and being able to play it with 120fps options on Xbox Series X is incredible. The power of Series X means that the game looks stunning at 60fps, and we’re also able to offer amazingly smooth, responsive gameplay at 120fps while still looking gorgeous. Racing fans know frame rate is king and DIRT 5 will deliver on this. Players will experience the strongest sense of speed and responsiveness at the highest frame rate. It’s such a great, smooth experience – I hadn’t experienced another racer like it.”
Regarding the load times of the Xbox Series X, Mike Rayner of The Coalition had to say the following:
“As a game developer one of the most exciting improvements that far exceeds expectations is the massive I/O improvements on Xbox Series X. With the Xbox Series X, out of gate we reduced our load-times by more than 4x without any code changes. With the new DirectStorage APIs and new hardware decompression we can further improve I/O performance and reduce CPU overhead both of which are essential to achieve fast loading. As we look to the future, the Xbox Series X’s Sampler Feedback for Streaming (SFS) is a game changer for how we think about world streaming and visual level of detail.”
Learn more with the trailer below:
Xbox Series X – Optimized for Xbox Series X Trailer
For a full list of what titles will be supported (which includes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Halo Infinite, Gears 5, and more), along with more information regarding the program, you can read all the details here.
The Tales of Arise development team at Bandai Namco announced today that Tales of Arise will be moving out of the 2020 launch window.
The latest chapter in the “Tales of” series, the decision was made to invest more time on its development to create the best possible experience.
According to Tales of Arise Producer Yusuke Tomizawa:
As you may have already seen in media stories and on our social media channels, we have made the decision to delay the launch timing of “Tales of Arise”, the latest title in the “Tales of” series.
The goal for Tales of Arise is to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience to fans of the series, while pushing the technical envelope to deliver a high level of graphical quality to impress both long-time players and those who have never played a Tales of game. Development on the title has move steadily forward in 2020 as we overcame challenges along the way.
While COVID-19 has affected some aspects of development, we’ve done our best to adapt to the situation and have implemented remote development capabilities for our team.
However, to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players, we will need more time to realize that vision and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales of Arise.
A new launch window update will be provided once we have more details to share.
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
The latest gameplay trailer for Experiment 101 and THQ Nordic’s Biomutant that pays host to impressive cities, vast landscapes, action-packed combat, and more.
The trailer, which can be seen below, features a wealth of content in just nine minutes. Players will be able to see martial arts masters showing off their skills, wild, exotic, and fluffy creatures, towering bosses, crazy mutations and abilities, weapons, and mounts for the hero to ride on.
Biomutant – Gameplay Trailer 2020
Biomutant has been described as “an open-word, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG.” Players will be able to mix melee, shooting, and mutant ability action as they equip their character and mix and match parts.
The title tells of a plague that is ruining the land, with the Tree-of-Life bleeding death from its roots. In its world, the Tribes stand divided and are in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down.
Set to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the development team stated that Biomutant will release when they are happy with it, and to stay tuned. Both an Atomic Edition (which will retail for $399.99) and a Biomutant Collector’s Edition (which will retail for $109.99) are available for pre-order.
Learn more about the pre-order bonuses coming to Bandai Namco’s Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On with the latest trailer for the title.
Those that pre-order this game can get themselves the playable Mobile Suit Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex, along with access to Operator “Sthesia Awar” from Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2.
See this pre-order bonuses in action with the trailer below:
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON – Pre-Order Trailer
For those looking to give this title a try, the open access period is now underway. This period will give all players the chance to enjoy the title for up to 24 hours every weekend. Note that those who pre-order can receive an additional 24 hours of play.
Originally released in Japanese arcades in 2016, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On features 2-on-2 PVP combat that pays host to Mobile Suits that span the entire breadth of the franchise’s rich history. This includes 185 playable units from 36 different Gundam iterations, each with unique abilities. Along the way, players can choose between three different EX Burst Systems to suit their temperament: Extend Burst, Fighting Burst, and Shooting Burst.
The game will come out on July 30, 2020 for the PlayStation 4.
The first details regarding the enchanting new magical abilities coming to Koei Tecmo and GUST’s Fairy Tail have been released.
Based on the anime and manga series of the same name, Fairy Tail’s world of dragons and magic is intricately detailed in this title. Players will be able to combine in a Unison Raid to unleash all magic spells at one time to overpower any enemies that stand in their way. All new magic and character team-ups will also be featured, introducing powers from new character combinations.
To go alongside this, a series of Extreme Magic Spells will also make their appearance. This includes Kanna’s Fairy Glitter – which is activated when magic attacks are combined, Makarov’s “Giant” magic, and the Exceed Special spell, which can help when the going gets tough. Each of these magic spells will bring with it unique elemental affinities and properties, with magic dealing additional damage to select opponents. These characters can upgrade their spells by gaining XP throughout their journey.
Finally, through the use of magic, the party’s Awakening Gauge increases. When fully filled, characters can be Awakened, allowing them to utilize even more powerful magical abilities. Players can then expand their strategies across a wide variety of enemies and sorceries.
Learn more with the trailer below:
Fairy Tail – PV2
The game will come out on July 30, 2020 for the PC, and on July 31, 2020 for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Get up to speed with the story of Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal’s Marvel’s Avengers with the latest trailer for the title.
The trailer, which can be seen below, shows what happened after the Avengers disbanded as a team. Ms. Marvel also makes an appearance, showing how she must work against MODOK to reunite this team.
Marvel’s Avengers – Official Story Trailer
Set in an original Avengers story, Marvel’s Avengers has players assembling a team of up to four players online. Along the way, players will be able to master extraordinary abilities, customize their ever-growing roster of Heroes, and defend Earth from different threats. Players will also be able to unlock skills, abilities, and gear for heroes like Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Ms. Marvel to best suit their playstyle.
Online play will also be included in the title, with players being able to create a team of up to four players. Players can also get themselves free updates at a later date that contain new regions and characters
The game will come out on September 4, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are also planned for a later date.
Get ready to start your engines: Bandai Namco, Slightly Mad Studios, and Codemasters’ Project CARS 3 will launch on August 28, 2020.
Featuring the biggest roster of cars so far in the series’ history, Project CARS 3 will also include more than 140 new tracks (including the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos, and the roads of Tuscany), along with an exciting, fully-fledged career mode that transforms players from weekend warriors to racing legends.
Also new to the game are authentic car upgrades with realistic parts, personalization options, customization for both the cars and drivers of this title. To go alongside this, there will also be improved assists to welcome rookie drivers the world over. A 24-hour, dynamic all-seasons, and all-weather driving system will also be included.
Graphically, those playing on the PC will be able to enjoy 12K graphics and the best-in-class VR support for “the ultimate driver journey.”
Earlier this month, GameRiot recently recorded more than eight minutes of gameplay footage from the title. You can watch it below:
8 Minutes of Project CARS 3 Gameplay (No Commentary)
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. VR support on the PC version will also be included.
Koei Tecmo and GUST are taking the world of the anime and manga series Fairy Tail and bringing it to the world of video games with their new JRPG Fairy Tail. As players get ready to venture off in this magical title, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a spot-on cosplay of Lucy Heartfilia.
Cosplay artist calssara loves the Fairy Tail series, so it was only natural that she cosplayed as Lucy Heartfilia. She mentioned that she was drawn to Lucy, since she is positive and passionate about her dreams and her life. Though she mentioned that it’s a simple costume, she said that she had some bad luck making it. Nevertheless, it turned out well, and she says that it is quite comfortable.
Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia Cosplay
Credit goes to BlackButterfly for the photos.
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Starting July 23, Cellar Door Games’ original “genealogical rogue-lite” is back with Rogue Legacy 2 in Early Access.
Much like the original, this title has the underpinnings of a typical roguelike (changing characters, randomized runs, etc.), but mixes things up with persistent upgrades and dead heirs. Your legacy defines you, and players will be able to grow the family manor to provide your children a better fighting chance.
Playstyles are varied as well. One can go in hard and fast as they dive deeper into the depths of each randomly-generated world. Alternatively, a slow and steady approach is also viable, helping you to build up your character until they are ready for greater challenges. New abilities like flight, dash, and air jumping can also be learned along the way.
New to Rogue Legacy 2 is a brand new style that features 2.5D stylings with 3D characters against hand-drawn backdrops. In addition, classes now feature weapons that completely alter how they play. Revamped biome generation has also been done, along with improved accessibility and more of everything (including clowns).