PS5 Release Date, Prices, and Launch Titles Announced

After months of speculation and leaks Sony has finally come out announced the release date and price for PS5 along with some major titles coming to the platform. In a recent live stream, Sony announced that the Playstation 5 will release in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12 and later to the rest of the world on November 19.

The PS5 will cost $499, while the PS5 Digital Edition will cost $399. Based on previous console releases it is safe to assume that the Indian prices for consoles would probably be around Rs 50,000 for PS5 and Rs 40,000 for PS5 Digital Edition. In comparison, the Xbox Series X is priced at ₹49,990 while the Series S is priced at ₹34,990

Make sure to grab one when pre-orders become available for India. Due to the current world scenario, it is expected that stocks will soon run dry and the supply might take a while to catch up with demand.


GOD OF WAR RAGNAROK IS COMING

Right at the end of the live stream, Sony also dropped a teaser for the next God of War game by Santa Monica Studious which is supposed to release by 2021. This is by far the most anticipated game for the PS5 and continues the story of Kratos and his son Atreus from the previous game.


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PS4 GAMES COMING TO PS5

Sony also announced a number of PS4 games that will be available on launch for the PS5 via Playstation Plus Collection. It seems users will have access to these games by using the Playstation Plus monthly subscription service. The games included will be the most popular titles in the PS4 library such as:-

  • God of War
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Battlefield 1
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • The Last Guardian
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Days Gone
  • Bloodborne
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Until Dawn
  • Resident Evil: Biohazard


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God of War Director Hints About Sequel And PS5 Features

The news came about when Cory Barlog, Game Director of God of War was being interviewed by the writer of Star Wars: Rogue One on his Animal Crossing talk show. Barlog was sandwiched in the segment between appearances from Selena Gomez and The Last of Us 2 actors Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey.

Reading this some of you may think what an amazing crossover and we totally agree. During the interview, Barlog avoided questions as to what their team at Santa Monica Studios have been working on. Although he did share that their team has been playing around with the new possibilities of PS5’s super fast-loading SSD.

He further said, “For me, the SSD is amazing. I’m impatient and I don’t like any kind of load times. So we’ve gone through great lengths in this series all the way back to the PS2 – of trying to hide any kind of loading. So you never really feel like you’re having that artificial layer of the game break you out of it. We let the menus do that, and the upgrading and stuff. There’s some really cool stuff I think we’re gonna be able to do.”

It is to be noted that the latest installment in the God of War franchise was famous for its use of no cut camera, which means no loading screens and seamless gameplay. With the new hardware that the PS5 brings to the series the next game will not only be a visual eye candy but also have some of the most amazing uninterrupted combat and storytelling.

Previously it was also reported by multiple sources that Sony may have a major announcement to make this August, possibly the PS5 release window and price. Hopefully, If we are lucky we may even get a reveal for the next God of War.

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Top 5 Best Stories In Video Games of 2018 | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

Admit it or not, games with good stories always leave us wanting for more. And this year has been especially giving for fans who like their games heavy on the story side. Let’s check out our top five, shall we?

Red Dead Redemption 2

Without spoiling too much, Red Dead Redemption 2 is truly a tale of red, dead redemption. Arthur’s journey, both external and internal is a roller coaster ride as he discovers some remarkable eye opening facts, about himself and his loved ones.

God of War

If you ever played the original God of War games and thought to yourself, “I wonder what this dude would be like if he ever became a dad”, well, think no more. The reboot is quite amazing, both from a visual and a narrative standpoint. Changing the formula from an angry, young man, Kratos is back as an angry, old father. Taking his son on a journey to scatter his mother’s ashes, the game gives players deep insight into his relationship with his son, Atreus. Moments where Kratos struggles to express his affection, and a terrible secret that may very well change his son’s life forever.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

What more can we say about the title that is the only game to ever receive the Marvel Stamp of Approval? The story in Marvel’s Spider-Man is well-paced, and is just the right length, without feeling too stretched or too short. Peter Parker’s relationship with Mary Jane is quite heartwarming too. . . if it doesn’t make you feel bad about not having someone.

Detroit: Become Human

At it’s core, Detroit poses some hard hitting questions, the most fundamental being, “What does it mean to be human?” In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and AI in every way, the game’s philosophy cannot be overstated.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

The tale of The Dragon of Dojima comes to a conclusion as we witness the end of a saga. An enthralling story packed with various characters, some new and some familiar old faces, this game brings the uniqueness that the Yakuza series has been known for and lulls you into that familiarity while still delivering an emotional and thrilling story.

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God of War’s Freya Comes To Life In This Amazing Cosplay

God of War is an absolutely stellar game with a lot of intriguing and interesting characters that you interact with throughout the game. The game appealed to both newcomers to the series and fans of the previous titles and has created a lot of fan content ever since its release. Ibelinn Cosplay decided to go ahead and cosplay as Freya, an extremely important character to the story who didn’t get as much love as Kratos did in the cosplay scene and you can see her phenomenal cosplay below.


Freya isn’t the cosplay she’s done, she’s also cosplayed as a great Lara Croft, as Alloy from Horizon Zero Dawn and as Elizabeth from Bioshock. If you’d like to see more of her work, head on over to her Instagram page Ibelinncosplay

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Telltale Should Finish The Walking Dead & Treat Employees Right, Says God of War Director

Telltale Games shutting down their operations and laying off employees has already had a lot of backlash with a former employee suing the company in hopes of getting a severance package for all those who were laid off and many people seem to be in support of this.

One such person in support of this is Cory Barlog, the director of God of War and an industry veteran who took to Twitter to have his say on the matter.

This tweet was in response to Telltale Games’ tweet which stated that multiple potential partners had stepped forward to help complete the Final Season of The Walking Dead. Cory felt that while it is good that they don’t want to leave their consumers hanging, they should also be respectfully towards the ex-employees, most of which who worked hard on many of Telltale’s games.

Lawyer Richard Hoeg who helped various games journalist outlets out by explaining to them the different ways the class-action lawsuit could be handled and the various labour laws replied to Corey asking him whether or not he knew if there was any severance package in the employee agreement.

As seen from Corey’s reply, all the man wants is for them to be treated with respect and dignity since they worked tirelessly to create the games and put their heart and soul into the work. Seeing members of the industry step forward to stand up for the ex-Telltale employees and to help them out is good to see and goes to show that while there is a lot of competition and scummy things happening, there are also people who genuinely care about their craft and want others to excel at it too.

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Here Are The Top 10 Best Selling Games Of 2018 So Far

It’s been a great year for Video Games, and we’re just about entering the main release season. We’ve seen big hits like God of War and Far Cry 5 launch earlier in the year, and it’s only gotten bigger and better from there. Here are the top 10 best selling games of 2018 so far. This lists only shows games released till August 2018, so don’t worry if you don’t see Spider-man or Shadow of the tomb Raider on the list.

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. Madden NFL 19
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  8. Mario Kart 8
  9. NBA 2K18
  10. Super Mario Odyssey

This list only includes physical sales, but is still indicative of the overall trends in gaming this year. Single player games are doing well, multiplayer games are also doing well, and Steve Madden is a happy man. Also, this is the second year in a row that Ubisoft has been killing it, with Ghost Recon Wildlands leading last year’s physical sales.

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The Evolution of Kratos

The God of War has been in the limelight lately due to the release of God of War which is a sequel as well as a soft reboot. Kratos wasn’t always this bearded man with scars all over his body. When his journey began, he was a Spartan soldier with flesh that was similar to the colour of his fellow Spartans, however soon his skin would turn to the colour of ash which would lead to him being nicknamed “The Ghost of Sparta”. So, let’s have a quick look at how he’s evolved over the years.

The Evolution of @God of War's Kratos in a minute!

The Evolution of @God of War's Kratos in a minute!

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Kratos has evolved from being a blocky 3D model to a lifelike person over the years with the recent God of War having an extremely realistic looking Kratos which can be attributed to the Motion Capture that was used on his voice actor. He went from having a goatee to a full-on badass beard to accompany all the scars he’s gathered over the years of fighting and killing Gods. Through the years though, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed about Kratos and that is his intense glare that could stop even the strongest and fiercest of creatures dead in their tracks. We can’t wait to see how his character physically evolves in the sequel with maybe more Nordic touches to his character.

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