Dan Trachtenberg to Direct Uncharted

It would seem that Sony still has their eyes set on a live-action adaptation of the award-winning video game franchise, as Variety is reporting that Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) is now in the director’s chair for Uncharted. The series follows adventurer Nathan Drake across numerous globe-trotting adventures.

Tom Holland is still set to star as a young Nathan Drake, with a screenplay by Jonathan Rosenberg and Mark Walker.

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New Trailer for Super Robot Wars T

Bandai Namco has shared an incredible, 11-minute new trailer for the upcoming Super Robot Wars T. The footage shows off the classic gameplay the series is known for, and many of its iconic returning characters, and original characters.

Super Robot Wars T releases on March 20th in Japan for the PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Asia version with English subtitles launches on March 20th, as well.

Sonic Mania Adventures Holiday Special Released

SEGA has decided to give us a small Christmas gift a little early, with Sonic Mania Adventures Part 6, the Holiday Special, starring Amy Rose. The episode follows Amy, who finds Metal Sonic down on his luck during the Christmas season and tries to help him win back the affection of Doctor Eggman. Or so she thinks.

Sonic Mania Plus is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled Revealed

The Game Awards kept the surprises coming, as a rumor from earlier this week was confirmed, with the reveal of Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, an HD remaster of the fan-favorite kart racing game.

Releasing exclusively on PlayStation 4 on June 21st, 2019, the game will retail for $39.99 for its standard version with a $59.99 Nitrous Oxide Edition including in-game bonuses and the instant unlock of Oxide in the game.

Persona 5’s Joker Headed to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In a shocking announcement at last night’s Game Awards, Nintendo revealed the latest DLC character to hit Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, despite the game releasing this morning. The star of Persona 5, Joker, is headed to the franchise fighting game, including his own original stage and music.

No release date has been set as of yet, but expect more, soon.

The Outer Worlds Revealed from Obsidian

The Game Awards gave us plenty of announcements, with one of the cooler surprises being the reveal of The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Games, the original creators of the Fallout franchise. The game is an FPS with RPG elements similar to past projects, though the new setting seems to be a dystopian space epic.

Published by Private Division, a new label from Take-Two Interactive, The Outer Worlds will release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, despite Microsoft’s purchase earlier this year, as the company has agreed to honor Obsidian’s original contracts.

Phoenix Wright Trilogy Headed to Consoles

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Capcom has announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, the HD remaster collection recently released for the 3DS, is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in Japan this February. Additionally, a Steam release for the PC is in the works, as well, but will hit at a later date.

No word on a North American release, but Phoenix Wright has traditionally done well here, so expect to hear news of a release, soon. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy releases in Japan on February 21st, 2019.

Full List of PlayStation Classic Games Revealed

Sony has revealed the complete listing of all 20 games that will be playable on the upcoming PlayStation Classic, and it’s filled with some surprising choices, such as Cool Boarders 2, and even Revelations: Persona. Surprisingly, the game features no Tomb Raider, or Crash Bandicoot. The full list is as follows:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

The PlayStation Classic launches on December 3rd for $99.99

More PlayStation Nikes Are On The Way

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After the immensely successful launch of the first set of PlayStation x Nike PG2’s, it would seem that Nike isn’t quite finished with the iconic gaming brand. Twitter user py_rates has leaked two new colorways for the shoe, with the iconic PlayStation grey getting the full treatment, as well as an off-white and pink color variant.

Currently, there is no release date, or additional information for the latest release. You can hit the jump to check out more images of the shoes.

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Castlevania Requiem Officially Announced

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Konami has revealed Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood for the PlayStation 4, releasing a month from today on October 26th. The games are not remasters, but rather emulations of the originals with a few additional features, including 4K/HD upscaling, trophy support, new rendering options such as smoothing, and even additional high-resolution backgrounds.

You can hit the jump to check out the official announcement trailer, before Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood hits PlayStation 4 next month.

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Sony Allowing Cross-Play

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After resisting for so long, Sony Computer Entertainment has finally decided to loosen the stranglehold on the PlayStation 4 and allow cross-play with other platforms. In a blog post, Sony revealed the massive policy change, as well as a beta for Fortnite with cross-play enabled today.

Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.

The PS Vita is Officially Dead

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According to Mantan Web, shipments of Sony’s long-standing portable console will cease early next year in Japan, citing dwindling hardware releases for the system. Sony Interactive Entertainment executive Hiroyuki Oda added, “Right now, I’d like you to consider that there is no PS Vita successor hardware. As for a portable game machine, there is no plans for anything after the PS Vita.”

The PS Vita debuted in Japan in 2011, as the official successor to the PlayStation Portable, and has went on to moderate success, particularly acting alongside the PlayStation 4 at home.

Super Bomberman R Update Revealed

Konami has revealed the latest update for Super Bomberman R, with new characters, stages, game rules, accessories, and more. On top of a new Castlevania stage, and “Civilians” Grand Prix mode, every version of the game will receive Alucard Bomber from Castlevania, Caesar Bomber from Star Soldier, Mimi Bomber and Nyami Bomber from Pop’n Music, and Upa Bomber from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa. 

Additionally, all of the new platforms have access to exclusive characters with PlayStation 4 featuring Pipo Monkey Bomber from Ape Escape and Toro Bomber from Doko Demo Issyo, the Xbox One has Arbiter Bomber and Grunt Bomber from Halo, and the PC has Atlas Bomber from Portal.

Super Bomberman R is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

PlayStation Classic Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment has, out of left field, announced the new PlayStation Classic, jumping on the trend of mini retro consoles. The system will release on December 3rd, and include 2 replica controllers, HDMI output, and cleverly designed usage of its main top-mounted buttons. Currently only 5 games have been announced, but they already make the system one to watch:

  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Tekken 3
  • Wild Arms
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Jumping Flash

The system is set to feature 20 pre-loaded games.

SNK Reveals Sequel to Samurai Shodown for 2019

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SNK, in celebration of their 40th anniversary, have revealed a sequel to Samurai Shodown, titled Samurai Spirits, set for release on PlayStation 4 in 2019. The game takes place in 1787, where a dark cloud of dread looms over a feudal Japan intent on shifting to the modern age.

The gameplay and visual style looks very reminiscent of Street Fighter IV, but serves as a great throwback for fans of the classic fighter. Hit the jump to check out the first official trailer, featuring work in progress gameplay.

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