Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Movies

Quake Champions getting a version of Quake III’s Camping Grounds

A new trailer and handful of screenshots offer a first look at Quake Champions’ upcoming take on The Camping Grounds, Blood Covenant. Fans of the series will remember the original level from Quake III Arena, Q3DM6. The new version is said to retain several sections, namely “the long Jump Pad to the Rocket Launcher, the Quad Damage spawn, the Railgun ledge, and the tightly spaced battles in the Pillars.” Newer bits take into account the active and passive abilities available in Champions. PAX East attendees can drop by Bethesda’s booth (#18007 and 20007) to try it out.


Convention, PC News

The Caligula Effect launching May 2, new trailer, screens released

FuRyu and Aquria’s role-playing game The Caligula Effect will be hitting stores and online outlets on May 2, according to Atlus. Previously announced as Caligula, the game will retain its original audio track, and remain faithful to the storyline written by Persona and Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. The plot follows a group of students at Kishimai High School who realize that their world is a virtual reality known as Mobius. The virtual idol ‘myoo’ maintains the fantasy, and to get to safety, the Go-Home Club will have to strengthen their bonds as they fight those Digihead students who remain brainwashed.


PlayStation Vita News

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception release date, extras revealed

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, Atlus’ upcoming visual-novel-styled strategy-RPG from Aquaplus, has been officially dated for May 23. As has become the studio’s tradition, pre-order and first-run copies will come with several bonuses. A special slipcase will bundle the game alongside a 50-page softcover art book. The book, previewed below, will feature drawings of heroes, enemies, and locales, along with concept art, developer notes, and faction information. Speaking of factions, a new story trailer has also been released that offers an overview of the warring kingdoms.


PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Nine new screenshots released from Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

Bandai Namco has sent out nine screens from the final downloadable expansion of Dark Souls III, The Ringed City. In the titular Ringed City, players will be seek out the Slave Knight Gael in search of the Dark Soul of Humanity. More of the quest can be seen in the latest images, which “highlight the lost wanderers, royal residents, and fearsome beasts that inhabit the fabled city at the end of the world.”


DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap launching for consoles on April 28

Retro platforming will be returning on April 18 with the release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. For console players, that is. PC gamers will have to wait a little longer, as the updated Master System classic is slated to launch a few weeks later. The latest version features updated visuals, along with an option to revert back to the original graphics on the fly, as well as passcode support.


Nintendo Switch News, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Persona 5 trailer highlights the Velvet Room’s Caroline and Justine

The Velvet Room’s Twin Wardens, Caroline and Justine, are spotlighted in a new trailer for Persona 5. Unlike previous entries, the player isn’t welcome in the strange room but instead will find themselves to be a prisoner. Reforming has its rewards, though, as completing prison work will gain them access to advanced features. Initially, they are limited to registering their personas and basic fusion, but after putting in some time, they will be able to try their hand at advanced and network fusion as well as options for strengthening and training. Atlus has also collected the downloadable content that they’ve announced through social media onto a new area on the official site, here, which currently features several costume and music packs (Devil Summoner!).


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Reclaim Earth for humanity in Nier: Automata, now available for PS4

Battle androids 2B, 9S and A2 are reporting in with the release of Nier: Automata for PS4. Co-developed with PlatinumGames, the latest entry finds androids battling machines that have overrun the planet in order to secure it for the remaining humans. A launch trailer, below, offers an overview, but for a lengthy look at the game, check out Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. To celebrate the release, Square Enix has released two free PS4 themes showing off the main characters in their flight suits. Check them out on the PS Store here and here.


PlayStation 4 News

Destiny – Age of Triumph Reveal livestream to detail final update

Bungie will be taking to their Twitch channel on Wednesday to show off the final live update for Destiny 1. The event, dubbed Age of Triumph Reveal, will be the first of three livestreams surrounding the patch. The debut stream is set to be hosted by lead designer Ryan Paradis and senior Raid designer Joe Blackburn. Players wanting to get a look at what’s in store can tune in at noon on Wednesday on Bungie’s Twitch channel.


PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

See nearly 30 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from Nier: Automata

It’s never a bad time for more Nier, and today, Square Enix has released an extended look at the upcoming Nier: Automata. How “extended” is extended? Twenty-seven minutes and forty-nine seconds, that’s how extended. The video, titled Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay, offers an overview of the game’s mechanics and world. Some of the items featured include the Reliquary System, which allows players to return to where they were defeated for buffs or an ally; 17 of the Pod Skills that the robot companions can utilize during battle; how to gain new buffs and abilities using the Plug-in-Chip System; and the Riding System, which allows players to ride boars (of course).


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Puyo Puyo Tetris trailer covers the basics of mechanics, modes

Puyo Puyo Tetris is a new mixture on these shores, and Sega is seeing to it that players get off to a good start. A new Back to Basics trailer gives a look at how several modes will offer players the chance to practice creating Puyo chains and stacking Tetriminos until they become a pro. Six Challenge Modes will provide a variety of scenarios to tackle, including Endless Fever, Endless Puyo, Tiny Puyo, Sprint, Marathon, and Ultra. Up to four players will also get the chance to test themselves against each other in a Versus mode featuring two dozen characters.


Nintendo Switch News, PlayStation 4 News