Rocksteady Studios Working On A Harry Potter RPG?

Harry Potter as a series has taken over the world of literature and films and if this leak is right, then it might be on its way to cement its place in the world of video games. There have been video game adaptations of the films before but this leak teases at a completely new story.

Thanks to a leak on Reddit, the footage you see above is probably a teaser for an upcoming game set in the Harry Potter universe. The video does cut to black before what could have been the title of the game in an attempt to keep things under wraps but one thing is for certain, we’re getting a whole new experience into the world of Harry Potter. Here’s the game description as reported by the person who leaked the footage:

  • Set in the 19th Century (1800’s) Wizarding World, this 3rd person open-world action RPG game centers around your character with unique abilities who has earned a late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are a newly arrived 5th-year student to Hogwarts that demonstrates a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a potent ancient power.
  • Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize in the Forbidden Forest and trouble begins to brew within the castle walls. Together with Professor Elezar Fig, you embark on a journey through both familiar and never before seen locations to bring to light the truth behind these mysterious occurrences.
  • On your quest, you will craft potions, master new spells, and discover fantastical beasts. You will battle Dark Wizards, Goblins, and other supernatural enemies and uncover the truth about your destiny – the Fate of the Wizarding World lies in your hands.

FEATURES:

  • Journey to Hogwarts to become one of 8 different Wizard types -Experience Hogwarts, make new friends, uncover new secrets, and change the fate of the Wizarding world.
  • Experience a new magic system that creates countless possibilities to master magic.
  • Freely explore the Wizarding World for the first time, choose your house and friends at Hogwarts, and decide to pursue a path of good or evil.
  • Create your own witch or wizard, and experience an all-new story separate from the books or films.

The game will most likely feature a lot of death and destruction but it might be up to the player’s discretion since you will get to decide if you want to be good or evil. This means you will have access to a variety of lethal and non-lethal spells when in combat. A new magic system has also been spoken about which could probably mean you can hot switch between spells and even maybe chain multiple spells together for combos. Plus, destructible environments means you can use everything around you to your advantage if you’re a skilled wizard/witch. According to the description provided, you get to choose your house as well so get your Pottermore test done if you haven’t already while we wait for more information regarding this unannounced title.

As to why we feel the studio behind this game is Rocksteady Studio who are known for their Batman Arkham series, it’s pretty simple. Warner Bros. owns the rights for Harry Potter. Rocksteady Studio’s parent company is Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Do a bit of quick math and this could very well be the game Rocksteady has been working on since the release of Batman Arkham Knight in 2015. Not to mention, there have been a lot of job postings from Rocksteady for various positions. Many thought the upcoming game was a Justice League game but with this new leak, that might not be the case anymore.

As with all leaks, take this with a grain of salt, however, the footage does look very polished and for someone to go to such an extent to prank people would be a waste of time and talent.

UPDATE: The leaked video has been taken down due to a copyright claim by Warner Bros. This could prove the legitimacy of the video. Another interesting development is that it seems Avalanche Software, a studio who used to make Licensed games for Disney and were acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment last year might be the ones behind this game thanks to their Job Postings which focused on people with skills for Unreal Engine 4, RPG games and “a talented storyteller with a deep understanding of British culture and grammatical presentation”.  Stay tuned because we will have more news regarding this soon with a proper breakdown of the Avalanche Software Job Postings and how it ties in with this game.

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Top 5 Upcoming Games of the Month – October 2018

Last month was filled with some great game releases, from Marvel’s Spider-Man to FIFA 19. And if you think that the train is about to slow down, well, think again. October is here, slapping us in the face with some more highly anticipated titles. Like always, we’re here with a quick round-up of the biggest games coming out this month.

1. Forza Horizon 4

  • Release Date: October 2
  • Platforms: Xbox One, Windows PC


Delhi streets may not let us drive in peace, but thankfully, we have Forza Horizon 4 to save us. For the first time in the racing genre, you can experience dynamic seasons as you drive around with friends (or foes) in a shared open world. There are over 450 cars to collect and some breathtaking Britain views just waiting to be explored. The game drops on October 2 and is available for the Xbox one and the Windows PC via Xbox Play Anywhere.

2. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

  • Release Date: October 5
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC

From the sprawling deserts of Egypt to larger-than-life Greek statues (and their private parts, apparently), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the 11th major title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It is set 400 years prior to Origins, where you get to play as a mercenary, exploring Ancient Greece as you fight your way to glory. Contrary to the previous games, Odyssey has a greater emphasis on RPG elements, with choice-driven gameplay and multiple endings. The game will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on 5th October.

3. WWE 2K19

  • Release Date: October 9
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC

Everyone’s favourite wrestling game is back, this time with AJ Styles on the cover. New and improved animations, and even better graphics with some crazy extensive character creation options – it’s all there. While you’re not busy Royal Rumbling with your friends, you can slam and whack your opponents in MyCareer, the game’s original story mode voiced by the real WWE Superstars. WWE 2K19 will be released on 9th October for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, though you can pre-order the Deluxe Edition and get early access on 5th October.

4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

  • Release Date: October 12
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC

Getting in on the battle royale action, Black Ops 4 is the latest entry in what used to be the greatest FPS series, once upon a time. Unlike the previous titles in the series, the game will be ditching a single player campaign and focus more on the multiplayer and battle royale. The good thing, however, is that we tried the Blackout beta in September, and it looks promising. Black Ops 4 will be out on October 12 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC

5. Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Release Date: October 26
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Eight years after the first game, and 5 years after GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming out this month. Like its GTA counterpart, the game will have an online multiplayer component, that lets you play either cooperatively or competitively with the community. The PS4 download size is a whopping 105GB, so those with a 500GB model, it’s time to say RIP. The game will have a huge map and over 200 animals that you can hunt. Oh, and shrinking horse testicles! That’s right people, we’ve reached a whole new level of realism in video games. Red Dead Redemption will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26.

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Everything From Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer #2

Red Dead Redemption is so close to release and everybody is extremely excited to get their hands on the game. While there is still a bit of time, Rockstar released Red Dead Redemption 2’s Gameplay Trailer #2 so let’s have a look at what the trailer was all about and what it featured.

Red Dead Redemption 2 New Gameplay Trailer

Red Dead Redemption 2 New Gameplay Trailer

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The game interestingly enough takes a lot of things from GTA V and fits them into the game. You can perform big heists, rob stores, chase bounties and get bounties placed on yourself. You can seriously rob everything and everyone. Trains, shops, houses, coaches, people, the sky is your limit. Still short on cash? Become a loan shark and threaten some people to give you some good old dollars.

The environments and visuals look absolutely breathtaking and will be a joy to experience since the game will launch with First Person Mode and will feature new cinematic views. While the environment looks great, it is also filled with a lot of interactive elements because of the focus on Exploration.

Exploration is a key part of the game and it looks like it won’t be tedious. There will always be an element of surprise or something new to discover as you travel across the Frontier. Rival Gangs won’t take kindly to you just waltzing around so you will have to be on your toes and if they ever get the jump on you, its time for High NoonWrong game, I meant it’s time to turn on Dead Eye. It has been expanded upon and seems to increase in stages as you progress but man, it has some really cool stuff now like highlighting vital organs and a VATS like system where you can target enemies and then take them out systematically.

Customizability is also available. Choose what you wear, what you ride and most importantly, what weapons you carry. Hello dual-wielding a pistol and a sawed-off shotgun. People will react if you haven’t bathed in a long time which is a first and is a nice choice to have. I can imagine going for a smelly Arthur playthrough and getting weird looks and reactions from everyone.

The hype grows more and more as the days go by and we can only imagine how much fun it will be to actually play the game based on the footage we saw today. Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on October 26th 2018 for the Xbox One family of consoles And PlayStation 4 family of consoles.

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Dr.DisRespect Rants About Battle Royale Games, Says He’s Bored

How much Battle Royale games can one play before they burn out you ask? Well, famous Twitch streamer Dr.DisRespect might have the answer. In a recent stream, he opened up about his feelings on the matter and how he was bored.

The short clip above is from when he was streaming Fortnite and decided to quit the game because he was bored of it and said that “he was falling asleep playing it” before he ended the stream. After playing the Call of Duty Blackout Beta, he absolutely loved it and has since wanted more. “I really don’t feel like playing anything else right now,” he said. “I am so bored. I don’t want to play any of these games. You just don’t understand. As someone that just wants the best, the fastest, the most dominant future, the tech, and being teased with it for just a couple days there, it just … I don’t want to play sorry-ass web browser Ring of Elysium.”

Yep, he even hits out at Ring of Elysium and is tired of the whole Battle Royale phenomena in general. This isn’t an uncommon sentiment though as a huge number of gamers are tired of the Battle Royale phenomena and how every game is now trying to be the next PUBG or Fortnite. All we know is that Dr.DisRespect wants to play CoD Blackout really bad and he might be done with PUBG and Fortnite for a while.

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Starlink: Battle For Atlas Story Trailer

About Starlink: Battle for Atlas

In Starlink: Battle for Atlas, you’re part of a group of heroic interstellar pilots, dedicated to saving the Atlas star system from the Forgotten Legion, an evil robot force. Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a whole new gameplay experience: build your own modular Starship model, mount it on your controller, and take part in epic space combats. Equip your model with different parts and your Starship changes in game in real time. Assemble your fleet, mix and match your pilots, Starships and weapons to create your own play style and defeat the enemy.

 

Key Features

• Nintendo Switch System Exclusive: Star Fox comes to Starlink: Battle for Atlas with exclusive add-on content featuring Fox McCloud, Arwing, and bonus missions!

• Fully Customize Your Starship: The Choice is Yours: Mix and match pilots, hulls, wings, and weapons to assemble your ideal starship with an unprecedented level of customization and creativity. Changes to your physical ship instantly appear in-game allowing you to immediately jump into the battle.

• Explore an Entire Star System: Travel seamlessly through the exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System. Each one of its planets has its own identity, ecosystem and wildlife. Be careful, as space is a hostile environment and will present many challenges. The world evolves depending on your actions and your choices. Everything you do has an impact on your journey, and enemies will react and fight back intelligently and take over the star system if you don’t stop them.

• Get Creative in Combat: Build your unique play style. Experiment with different pilot abilities, weapon types, and status effects to discover and unleash devastating combos upon your enemies and overcome deadly challenges.

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EA Reveals FIFA 19 Ultimate Team Odds, And It’s Disastrous

FIFA 19 is finally out and with it begins the quest to become the best FIFA player online. While some choose to stick to good old regular division matches, many love the Ultimate Team game mode and its mechanics. Well, this year thanks to the whole loot box debacle, EA has shared the odds for the pack unlocks, and oh boy are they not what you’d want.

Image Credit: Eurogamer

As seen from the image the chance to unlock a “Ones to Watch Player” is Less than 1%. Ones To Watch are those players cards that are dynamic which means they get a permanent rating boost throughout the season if they perform well. Cristiano Ronaldo also has a Ones to Watch card which will probably make that card the most valuable card right now.

Back to the chances, you have less than 1% of a chance to get those cards. That less than 1% could even mean a 0.001% chance or a 0.01 % chance. And this for the Premium Electrum Players Pack which is a type of Promo pack. While players can now see how much the odds are against their favour, I doubt it will change the fact that people will still spend their money on pack openings because of the thrill of it.  As always though, make decisions responsibly because every person’s decision counts when it comes to loot boxes and games as your wallet is what does the talking.

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Fortnite Season 6 Challenges Leaked

With a new Season of Fortnite comes new Challenges. And with those challenges come leaks. Fortnite is honestly one of those games where information about upcoming updates gets leaked really quickly because these data miners love to do what they do.

As seen from the leaked screenshot above, the new challenges are tied to the new features like the Corrupted Areas and Shadow Zone. And just like always, there are three challenges available for everyone and four are reserved for battle pass holders. These challenges could change before they go live on October 4th so keep that in mind. The challenges are also listed below.

Free Challenges
  • Visit all of the Corrupted Areas
  • Use a Shadow Stone in different matches
  • Stage 1: Deal damage with standard Assault Rifles to opponents (HARD)
Battle Pass Challenges
  • Eliminate an opponent from at least 50m away
  • Deal damage with Pistols to opponents
  • SMG Eliminations (HARD)
  • Stage 1: Deal damage with Hunting Rifles to opponents

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Conception Plus Details Game Systems

Spike Chunsoft has released new information about Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure! introducing the RPG’s game systems.

If you missed it last week, read up on the game’s story and main characters here. The screenshots in today’s update all appeared in the gallery of our previous coverage.

Get the new details below.

■ Game Systems

Go into Dungeons with Star Children

Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!

Itsuki Yuge was summoned as the “God’s Gift” to save the magical world of Granvania on the verge of crisis. The only thing that can cleanse the energy known as “impurity” that covers the world is God’s Gift and the Star Children born between him and the 12 Star Maidens. In order to save the world, Itsuki and the Star Children must survive the Stardust Labyrinths and cleanse the world of its impurities.

The 12 Star Maidens

Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!

The Star Children that fight the impurities are born between the God’s Gift Itsuki and the 12 Star Maidens. The more your bonds deepen as you communicate with the Star Maidens, the greater the power your Star Children are born with, so be sure to communicate and get familiar with the Star Maidens. Also, as your bonds deepen, each Star Maiden’s hidden past and secrets may also come to light…

Busy Battles with 13 Party Members

Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!

In addition to the protagonist Itsuki, your party can consist of three teams of four Star Children for a total of 13 party members. The game uses a command selection-style battle system where positioning plays a key role. Gain the upper hand in battle by attacking from a position where you can target the enemy’s back or weak point.

Love Ceremony

Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!

Itsuki and the 12 Star Maidens can participate in a “Love Ceremony” in which they pour their souls into a “Matryoshka” to produce a Star Child. The Star Child’s power will vary depending on the strength of your bond with the Star Maiden and the type of Matryoshka used. Also, the Star Child’s stat trends will differ depending on the Star Maiden, so you should consider the class you need for your current party when choosing a partner for your Love Ceremony.

Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure! is due out for PlayStation 4 this winter in Japan.

 

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PlayStation Awards 2018 Set For December 3

PlayStation Awards 2018 will be held on December 3 at 17:00 JST at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced. It will be live streamed to YouTube.

The awards show, which has been held annually since 1995, honors the top-selling games across the Japan and Asia regions. If you missed it last year, find the list of 2017 winners here.

The following award categories are planned:

  • Platinum Prize: Software titles (DL) with an accumulated shipment quantity (including download quantity) of over one million copies
  • Gold Prize: Software titles (DL) with an accumulated shipment quantity (including download quantity) of over 500,000 copies
  • PlayStation Network Award: Top three network sales titles will be awarded (period: From October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017)
  • Users’ Choice Award: Top 10 titles voted by Japan and Asia users. (Released in October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018)
  • PlayStation VR Award: 3 titles that contributed to the sales of PlayStation VR (period: From October 13, 2017 to September 30, 2018) * Excluding last year’s winning titles
  • Indies & Developer Award: 3 titles that contributed to the expansion of PlayStation (period: From October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018) * Excluding last year’s winning titles

Voting for the Users’ Choice Award is open now and will run until October 8 at 23:59 JST. You can submit your votes here.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Announced For PC

Mojang has announced Minecraft: Dungeons, a new Minecraft action adventure game coming to PC in 2019.

Here is an overview of the game, via Mojang:

Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Coming to PC in 2019.

Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends! Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager!
Discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. Fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines! Any adventurer brave or foolish enough (or a bit-of-both!) to explore this blocky and beautiful world will need to come prepared. So quickly, gear up!

Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.

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