‘Streets of Rage 4’ Officially Announced

24 years since it's last installment, Streets of Rage finally shows its presence to the audience. Developed by Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, and DotEmu, Streets of Rage 4 has been officially announced.
The first look trailer for the upcoming sequel is below:

Streets of Rage 4 is in the works, publisher DotEmu has announced.

“Streets of Rage” is a classic side-scrolling brawler franchise from the 1990s. It’s perhaps best known for its EDM-influenced soundtracks scored by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima. The last entry in the series, “Streets of Rage 3,” launched in 1994 for Sega consoles.


Streets of Rage 4 is a direct continuation of Sega's arcade brawler series,  featuring Axel and Blaze as the playable characters, once again. It will feature sport hand-drawn visuals from Lizardcube, alongside new gameplay mechanics, solo and co-op play, new stages, and an original story. It will also introduce some new mechanics while staying true to its classic arcade roots. And, yes, there will be some form of co-op.
There’s no word yet on platforms, price, or release date for Streets of Rage 4.

Xbox All Access Gets You An Xbox One, Xbox Live, And Game Pass For A Monthly Fee

Microsoft has announced Xbox All Access, a subscription service where the user gets an Xbox console along with two years of subscription to Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass. It bundles together everything you need to play on Xbox One. And it’s all included under one monthly payment.
The official Xbox website reads, “For no upfront cost and one low monthly price for 24 months, Xbox All Access gets you a new Xbox One S or Xbox One X, access to more than 100 great games through Xbox Game Pass, and online multiplayer with Xbox Live Gold. That’s more than 100 all-you-can-play games—including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, plus more games added all the time— the fastest, most reliable gaming network and an Xbox One console.”

Customers can get an Xbox One S with Xbox All Access at $21.99 per month or the Xbox One X with Xbox All Access at $34.99 per month. Both packages include 24 months of Gold and Game Pass, and each payment plan lasts for 24 months with no upfront cost and 0% APR.

Pay one fee FOR THE WHOLE XBOX ECOSYSTEM

At those prices, you can end up getting Xbox One S for $528 and Xbox One X for $840. At current prices, subscription to the services for 2 years and the cost of the console itself comes to about $660 for the Xbox One S and $860 for the Xbox One X.
Even though the price difference isn’t significant, it is the cost the user must pay per month vs the one-time lump sum payment which makes the difference. It is always easier to pay a smaller amount per month than a large lump sum at one go.
Xbox Game Pass will cover your gaming needs for a select library of third-party games, and every Microsoft first-party exclusive at launch. The company recently announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be joining the Game Pass line-up in September.

Far Cry 5: Title Update 10 adds New Game+ mode and "Infamous" Difficulty

Far Cry 5: Title Update 10 adds New Game+ mode and "Infamous" Difficulty

Ubisoft has released the latest Title Update for Far Cry 5. Title Update 10 adds the new DLC assets to the game while making two major changes to the base game; the addition of a new difficulty level, and the addition of a Far Cry 5 New Game Plus mode.

The newly added update brings the final DLC, Dead Living Zombies, to the base game, which is only available to those who purchased the season pass.
“Infamous Difficulty” is described as “an extra hard challenge for the most committed players… with a special reward for those who can master it. Enemies hit extra hard, are tougher to kill, and detect you more quickly. Warning: Once you start the game in Infamous difficulty, you will not be able to reduce the difficulty without restarting New Game+”.
Infamous difficulty will only be available to those who start the New Game Plus. It should be noted that players should only commit to Infamous difficulty if they are up for the challenge, as the difficulty level cannot be adjusted without completely restarting the New Game+ campaign.
Far Cry 5’s “New Game+” mode lets players start the game over with their current character progress. Specifically, that includes “weapons, unlocks, perks, and challenges”. Players will not keep absolutely everything, however. As the game states; “You will lose all map reveals, mission progress, resistance points, and guns for hire”. The mode changes some of the game’s perks to allow players to purchase them multiple times, thus increasing the benefits they provide. Note that the mode does not affect your Arcade progress.
The update also fixes some bugs and glitches, but also adds new outfits and masks to use.

Death Stranding - Everything We Know

Death Stranding - Everything We Know

Death Stranding is an upcoming action game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. For the past two years, Kojima Productions has been releasing mind-blowing trailers that give us some hint about mysterious project. Also, various spooky creatures have been introduced in between the sci-fi setting.

Death Stranding is the first game developed by Kojima Productions, the studio is led by game designer Hideo Kojima. The Walking Dead’s star Norman Reedus is the game’s lead.
According to the trailer, the gameplay is still not that clear. From past 4 trailers, there is a sign that it will be an open world game. Also not to mention the futuristic weapons shown in the gameplay. The common problem was the invisible creatures. Initially, the main character is shown struggling and climbing through mountains, crossing rivers and valleys.

With all the futuristic gears and weapons he keeps walking, baby inside an incubator is shown and the main character is protecting it. The invisible creatures have huge palm and can cause death if it senses you. The game awards trailer showed many sea creatures and are dead and were focused on king crabs. Not sure about the upside-down rainbow but maybe it represents another world. Also, the trailer showed a skeleton army with worms.

According to Kojima, one of the key aspects of the trailer was the idea of a connection between life and death. Every trailer was suggesting about the rising level of oils and even planes were emitting oils. The black oil is shown for the devastation and is continuously rising. Even the some of the poster was shown dipping oils. The game is probably linked with time traveling. Also, the character down below was shown wearing a compass and it was spinning fast, that is not something happens in our world.

Kojima suggests that when the player returns to the world of the living, anything they did or any damage that an explosion or the likes cause when the player dies remains persistent in the world and does not go away. Multiple trailers start off with scenes of sea life stranded on beaches connected to weird umbilical cord-like objects.

Death Stranding reached the top ten in the most watched video game trailers on YouTube, with more than 4,500,000 views. In 2017 the game was nominated for the Most Wanted Game which was won by Last of Us 2.
A release date for Death Stranding remains unconfirmed. Hideo Kojima confirmed that it will be released before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Pre Order here

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Hunt for Medusa gameplay released

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Hunt for Medusa gameplay released

Ubisoft has released a new, five-minute gameplay video of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey dubbed “The Hunt for Medusa.”
The gameplay video shows off the player character as they hunt for the deadly and mythological creature, the Medusa.
Here’s a brief overview, via Ubisoft

"See high-level combat abilities in action as we explore new areas of Ancient Greece in the hunt for the sinister, snake-haired Medusa in the Gamescom demo of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Watch for tips on how to track her down and avoid being turned to stone"

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5.

PlayStation 4 Game Sale: Last chance to seal the deal

PlayStation 4 Game Sale: Last chance to seal the deal

Two weeks ago, a massive sale called Attack of the Blockbuster popped up on PlayStation Network. Tons of games including many major PS4 Exclusives are on discount. As usual PlayStation Plus members get additional savings. Well clock is ticking as the sale ends on August 28, so this is your last chance to seal the deal.
Let’s start with God of War, which is on sale for $40 or $35, if you’re a PS Plus member. That’s a great deal. Speaking of PS4 exclusives, Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is on sale for just $16($12). And the massive JRPG Persona 5 is down to $35($30).
The whole Uncharted series is also on sale for cheap. Grab the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for $10($8), Uncharted 4 for $12($10) and the standalone offshoot Uncharted: Lost Legacy for $15($12).
Horror game Until Dawn is just for $6($5), while Insomniac’s pre-Spider-Man game Ratchet & Clank is down to $9($7).
The Witcher 3: Complete Edition, a game where you can spend endless hours exploring, is down to $25($20). First-person horror-fest Resident Evil 7 is on sale for $22.52($20).
Also, on sale are a bunch of remastered classics from last console generation, including Batman: Return to Arkham, BioShock: The Collection, Metro Redux, all of which cost $20 or less with PS Plus.
Below are the recommended list of games you can grab before 28 August.

  • Alien: Isolation – The Collection — $16 ($12 with PS Plus)
  • Batman: Return to Arkham — $12 ($10)
  • Battlefield 1 — $12 ($8)
  • BioShock: The Collection — $25 ($20)
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction — $30 ($24)
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered — $18 ($15)
  • Danganronpa 1-2 Reload — $24 ($20)
  • God of War — $40 ($35)
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $21 ($20)
  • Gravity Rush Remastered — $13.50 ($10.50)
  • Gravity Rush 2 — $15 ($13)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition — $16 ($12)
  • Infamous First Light — $7.50 ($6)
  • Infamous Second Son — $9 ($7)
  • Injustice 2: Legendary Edition — $36 ($30)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance — $45 ($39)
  • Knack 2 — $15 ($13)
  • Life is Strange — $6 ($4)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition — $12.50 ($10)
  • Mega Man Collection — $7.50 ($6)
  • Mega Man Collection 2 — $14 ($12)
  • Metro Redux — $10.50 ($7.50)
  • Mortal Kombat XL — $12 ($10)
  • Persona 5 — $35 ($30)
  • Ratchet & Clank — $9 ($7)
  • Resident Evil 7 — $22.50 ($20)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration — $21 ($15)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II — $20 ($16)
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection — $10 ($8)
  • Uncharted 4 — $12 ($10)
  • Uncharted: Lost Legacy — $15 ($12)
  • Until Dawn — $6 ($5)
  • The Witcher 3: Complete Edition — $25 ($20)
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma — $20 ($16)

Check out the complete list here.