Battlefield V ‘Firestorm’ New Gameplay Trailer Released

Publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE have released the official gameplay trailer for Battlefield V battle royale mode “Firestorm,” which will launch via a free update on March 25. Several outlets have also gone live with gameplay videos.

Over at Battlefield.com, Electronic Arts has published several Firestorm breakdown articles:

Battlefield V is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition launches May 29

Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on May 29, publisher Soedesco and developer Krillbite announced.

Here is an overview of the game, via Soedesco:

About

Among the Sleep, developed by Norwegian developer Krillbite, is an extraordinary first person horror game that tells the story of a two-year old child going on a terrifying trip around the house in order to find its missing mother.

Enhanced Edition with extra content

Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition contains the completely new Museum Level, with behind the scenes content and extra footage. It also includes a digital artbook and a digital soundtrack. Moreover, players now get to choose which pajamas their character wears in the game. Finally, a new dialogue has been added and a plethora of improvements were made in terms of visuals, performance and gameplay.

Key Features

  • Enhanced edition with extra content, better performance and updated visuals.
  • Put the pieces of the puzzle together to find out what has happened to your mother.
  • Unravel a disturbing story filled with tension, symbolism and psychological horror.
  • Creep through threatening environments like a twisted forest and a dark house.

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Brawlout version 2.0 update now available, adds The Beheaded from Dead Cells

Angry Mob Games has released the Beheaded from Dead Cells reveal trailer for Brawlout.

The version 2.0 update for Brawlout is now available across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, which adds The Beheaded from Dead Cells as a playable character, the “Prisoner’s Quarters” stage from Dead Cells, a new single-player “Trials” mode, new online modes, and more.

Here is an overview of The Beheaded, via Angry Mob Games:

Bio

Some things never truly die. Like disco and wheels in shoes, The Beheaded is one of those things.

Unsure of where they came from, The Beheaded attempts again and again (and again) to cross a constantly-changing island in the grip of “The Malaise”, a disease taking countless lives and mutating the dead.

With a fresh body and armed to its non-existent teeth, they set out again to find the world a lot more different than they’re used to seeing.

Skills

  • Front Line Shield (Down Special) – Blocking consumes rage. If timed right, you can also parry incoming attacks, stunning the enemy.
  • Wrenching Whip (Side Special) – Crack the end of the whip on an opponent, to send them flying your way.
  • Marksman’s Bow (Neutral Special) – “Slow, but devastating at long range.” Ammo: 3.
  • Spartan Sandals (Jab Special) – “This. Is. DEAD CELLS!”
  • Teleport (Up Special) – Teleports you in any direction you’re holding.
  • Fire Brands (Air Down Special) – Ignites the ground and your enemies inflicting 5 damage / sec for two seconds.
  • Shovel (Side Attack) – “Any object is a deadly weapon if you apply enough velocity.”

Get the full version 2.0 patch notes here.

Brawlout is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

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Chernobylite Kickstarter campaign announced

The Farm 51 will launch a Kickstarter campaign for Chernobylite, its recently announced science-fiction survival horror game, within the next few weeks, the company announced.

Here is a statement from The Farm 51 CEO Wojciech Pazdur on the decision:

Ever since we’ve announced our game, we’ve been receiving tons of comments and feedback from the gaming community out there, and it all led us to one conclusion. That everybody hopes to be able to explore the destroyed Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Pripyat ghost city in our game as deeply as possible. And we’re more than eager to deliver that. But this means, that we should expand the locations in the game comparing to the original concept we had, and ask gamers for their help in doing so. It’s a hard and dangerous task, keeping in mind that to achieve that goal, we’ll need to make some extra trips to the Exclusion Zone and scan even more buildings and objects.

That is precisely the reason why we’ve decided to reach out for the community support. Within the next few weeks, we’ll be starting the Kickstarter campaign for Chernobylite. During its duration gamers will get the chance to pre-order the game and make pledges to receive some really cool items, including the highly demanded Black Stalker mask. The crowdfunding campaign will also let us collect some extra funds to do the Chernobylite location expansions plus add some extra features that we were always dreaming of. So we encourage all players to sign up to our newsletter and stay tuned for the news on the Kickstarter campaign launch date!

Chernobylite will be playable for the first time at PAX East 2019, which runs from March 28 to 31 at the Boston Convention Center.

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Life is Strange 2: Episodes 3, 4, and 5 launch May 9, August 22, and December 3

The third episode of Life is Strange 2, titled “Wastelands,” will launch on May 9, publisher Square Enix and developer Dontnod Entertainment announced. The fourth episode will follow on August 22, then the fifth and final episode on December 3.

Further details were not announced.

Episodes one and two of Life is Strange 2 are available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Zen 2 processors support pops up on X470 and X370 motherboards

We cannot wait for Zen 2 Ryzen processors. After all, an upgrade to 7nm process node is pretty big.

AMD’s roadmap claims that Zen 2 processors will hit the markets by mid 2019. So going by that, we’ll have to wait about 3 to 4 more months. Meanwhile, in the last few weeks, there have been several leaks, rumours and speculation about the chip’s pricing, specifications and performance. So, our excitement has no bounds.

We have another positive piece of news for you. Three motherboard manufactures (Biostar, MSI and ASUS) have released two new updates namely AGESA 0072 and AGESA 0070. These updates, as ASUS explicitly mentions, will improve compatibility with AMD’s ‘upcoming’ processors.
And, as we know, the upcoming processors are none other than AMD’s much anticipated Zen 2 lineup. Moreover, some insider sources have reported that a batch of Zen 2 processors was shipped to AIB partners 4 weeks ago.

With all these developments it seems like that AMD will stick to its roadmap sternly. Want to read more about Zen 2? Quench your thirst here.

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Along with AMD, Intel will possibly power Google’s Stadia

Google has launched its game streaming service, Stadia that will allow people to play AAA titles on their TVs, desktop, laptops, tablets and smartphones. If you’d like to know more, read our main article here.

Google has planned to use custom Radeon ‘date center’ GPUs to run the service. The GPUs would use HBM2 memory which will help Google minimize power consumption. Being a ‘data center’ chip the graphics chip has some essential features including Error Correcting Code (ECC).
Google claims that the GPU will provide 10.7 TeraFLOPs of performance compared to the mere 4.2 and 6 TeraFLOPs of PS4 Pro and Xbox one. The card will supposedly have a memory bandwidth of 500 GB/s, equivalent to Vega 64. As far as video memory is concerned, 8 GB is the most plausible guess.

Google’s webcast caption.

Google claims Stadia to be powered by a custom x86 processor operating at 2.7 GHz. While there is no official confirmation from Google, some sources point towards Intel being the chip’s manufacturer including Google’s webcast caption reading ‘Custom Intel CPU to make up a single Stadia instance.’

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First-person action shooter Bright Memory: Infinite announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Chinese developer FYQD-Studio has announced Bright Memory: Infinite, a reboot of its Steam Early Access title Bright Memory: Episode 1, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Bright Memory: Infinite is a first-person action shooter set in a future city in 2036, in which strange phenomena suddenly start to appear in the sky all over the world that scientists cannot explain. A mysterious organization called Super Nature Research Organization send several team members to investigate the phenomena, who discover that the survival of “two worlds” are at stake.

According to FYQD-Studio, Bright Memory: Infinite is still in early development. While users who purchased Bright Memory: Episode 1 on Steam Early Access will automatically be upgraded to Bright Memory: Infinite (the Steam page for Bright Memory: Episode 1 will also change to Bright Memory: Infinite), a followup episode will not be developed.

Bright Memory: Episode 1 is kind of a demo or crowdfunded version due to unexpected sales performance,” FYQD-Studio’s Zeng Xiancheng said in an update. “And since we have the appropriate conditions now, we are planning on refining this game. We are going to remake all of the plot and levels while keeping the action core.”

Xiancheng continued, “The followup plot of Bright Memory: Episode 1 will not be developed. We will regularly update some experimental features in Episode 1 for players to experience. Bright Memory: Infinite will be released as the final version after completing development. The gameplay process will still be about three hours but the price will be increased slightly.”

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 ‘DLC No. 2: Aquarium Pack’ launches March 28 in Japan

Dragon Quest Builders 2 downloadable content “DLC Pack No. 1: Aquarium Pack” will launch on March 28 for 1,200 yen in Japan alongside a new game update, Square Enix announced.

Here is an overview of the add-on and update:

■ DLC Pack No. 2: Aquarium Pack

Catch fish! Then build an aquarium with the fish you catch!

Tsuriru Island

Your fishing journey begins on Tsuriru Island, where you can clear quests, fish, and build aquariums. (You can go to Tsuriru Island after bringing the chicken to Vacant Island by accepting and clearing the request “Let’s Build a Water Path” from Lulu, then reading a certain letter that arrives at the post.)

Build an Aquarium

The fish you catch in various locations can be released in the water, and new blocks capable of building an aquarium will appear. Island inhabitants will also fish.

Marine Look

By clearing a quest on Tsuriru Island, you can change your appearance to a more marine-like look.

List of Fish

  • Goldfish
  • Neon tetra
  • Angelfish
  • Blue betta
  • Red betta
  • Yamame
  • Char
  • Crucian carp
  • Pirahna
  • Clownfish
  • Blue hanagoi
  • Pink hanagoi
  • Horse mackere
  • Striped beakfish
  • Scorpionfish
  • Righteye flounder
  • Porcupinefish
  • Squid​
  • Jellyfish
  • Seahorse
  • Koi carp
  • Colored carp
  • Arowana
  • Rainbow trout
  • Bass
  • Salmon
  • Blue Tang
  • Olive flounder
  • Porgies
  • Flounder
  • Ocean sunfish
  • Moonfish
  • Goosefish
  • Chambered nautilus
  • Tuna
  • King salmon
  • Coelacanth​
  • Marlin​
  • Manta ray
  • Whale shark

Equipment

  • Fishing rod
  • Modern bathing suit

Accessories

  • Summer wheat straw
  • Prim ponytail
  • Cue ponytail
  • Ruffian mask

Walls, Floors, and Stairs

  • Polka dot walls
  • Fish-tank netting

Decorative Furniture

  • Fish charcoal grill
  • Sashimi morimorioke
  • Sea monument
  • Lava stone
  • Water plant
  • Red water plant
  • Coral pillar
  • Sea anemone
  • White sea anemone
  • Black sea anemone
  • Purple sea anemone
  • Pink sea anemonne
  • Red sea anemone
  • Yellow sea anemone
  • Green sea anemone
  • Blue sea anemone

Consumable Items

  • Grilled squid
  • Sashimi morimori
  • Grilled porgy
  • Marlin steak*
  • Goosefish stew*
  • Smoked salmon*
  • Sheet music to go to the sea

*Eating these items make it easier to move underwater.

New Materials Island: Bukubuku Island

By clearing the main story scenario, as well as the quests of Tsuriru Island, you will be able to go to the new Materials Island, Bukubuku Island.

It seems that rare marine life can be caught there… (Infinite material acquisition check events do not occur here.)

■ March 28 Update (Separate from Add-On)

  • Increased the maximum number of residents on Vacant Island’s reclaimed land to 60 people.
  • Use Builder Hearts to obtain items.
  • Added setting entries for glass and water, including water transparency (dark, regular, light) and glass positioning (with or without).
  • When you eat specific items, you can move more easily underwater.
  • Several “Reclamation Recipe” requirements have been made easier.
  • You can go to Reclamation Island in multiplayer.
  • Sardines have become crucian carps.
  • Bug fixes.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan, and is due out in North America and Europe on July 12.

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Cuphead coming to Switch on April 18

Cuphead is coming to Switch via the Nintendo eShop on April 18 for $19.99 USD / $25.99 CAD / £16.99 / 19,99€, publisher Microsoft and developer Studio MDHR announced. Pre-orders are available now.

A major free content update will launch for all platforms on the same day, which adds requested features such as playable Mugman in single-player, new fully animated cutscenes, never-before-seen art and fight intros, ten additional languages, a plethora of bug fixes, and plenty of secrets for players to discover. Read the full list of changes here.

The classic run and gun action game is currently available for Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!

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