A brand new Legendary pocket monster has made its way to Pokemon Go. Regice, the ice version of the three legendary titans from the third generation of Pokemon games, can now be found at gyms around the world in the form of a raid battle. This beast will be available until July 19th where it will then most likely be replaced by the other two Legendaries.
As usual, dedicated players will have to team up with other trainers and take on Regice before they get a chance to capture it. It is important to remember when going into the battle that ice-type Pokemon are weak against fire, rock, steel, and fighting types. Although, despite the monsters many weaknesses it has a particularly high defense stat, adding to the formidability of the latest Legendary opponent.
Two More Legendary Titans
The other two Legendary Titans, Regirock and Registeel, are expected to appear on Pokemon Go soon. Niantic has yet to confirm when fans can face the next two beasts but they’ll follow the introduction of Regice late this summer.
Regice arrives on the heels of Pokemon Go’s latest in-game event, the Water Festival. Part of this event included trainers having the chance to catch another generation 3 Legendary, Kyogre, which returned to raid battles for a limited time. While Kyogre may no longer be available, trainers still have the opportunity to complete the latest set of Field Research Quests, which will lead to another chance to take on the Legendary bird Articuno.
Alongside the recently announced Legendaries, Niantic began rolling out the recently announced friends and trading features for Pokemon Go. Although, as of now, only players that have reached between levels 33 and 40 are able to take advantage of the long-awaited features. Niantic claims that these systems will eventually make their way to other players, but hasn’t given a specific timeframe.
Pokemon Go continues to evolve and the Gigamax Games crew will continue watching out the mobile game progresses. Stop by again soon to keep up with the latest video game news and announcements.
July is going to be an interesting month for video game releases. Remasters, new RPG’s, and some controversial games are making an appearance. With the recent conclusion of E3 2018, the world waits in anticipation for all the major blockbusters announced at the conference. However, sometimes all that coverage can cover up a hidden gem scheduled to release the month after the impressive event.
Don’t miss a thing with the July video game releases list below. The first 5 are the Gigamax Games July picks and the complete list is below the top 5.
Shining Resonance Refrain (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) – July 10th
The upcoming Japanese RPG developed by Media.Vision and published by Sega was originally released on December 11th, 2014. Now, it’s coming back and this mystical adventure has another chance at life. Shining Resonance Refrain has an interesting and intricate backstory that has the potential to catch any fantasy game fans attention.
Earthfall (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – July 13th
Gamers that enjoyed the cooperative shooter, Left 4 Dead might have a hard time turning down a chance to play Earthfall. A team of 4 are pitted against hordes of aliens. Earthfall wants to bring back gameplay style the massive hit Left 4 Dead perfected. The story focuses on the government failed attempt to fend off an alien horde that landed on Earth in a meteorite. Average citizens have to answer the call and stand up for humanity.
Octopath Traveler (Switch) – July 13th
Square Enix brings the world their new adventure RPG, Octopath Traveler to the Nintendo Switch. Eight travelers are on a quest to explore the world of Orsterra, each has their own unique story to tell. The game company stated that no DLC will be coming to Octopath Traveler because the studio explained they are releasing a complete game. This is a bold claim in the current video game market as DLC’s have become commonplace. The main questline is expected to take between 50-60 hours or 80-100 hours of content if gamers explore all the side quests and search for everything else the game has to offer.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (3DS, Switch) – July 13th
Originally released on Wii U, those with a Nintendo Switch and the 3DS will have another chance to play Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. New miniature courses based on the smash hit Super Mario Odyssey are included in the new Switch and 3DS version as well. The puzzle game is based in a visually stunning world that is sure to shine on the Switch. The hybrid console version will even include a two-player mode.
No Man’s Sky (Xbox One) – July 24th
Xbox fans will finally have a chance to try the highly controversial, No Man’s Sky. After its initial, massively criticised release, the team at Hello Games worked feverishly to address fans concerns and the Xbox One release has the potential to receive a much warmer welcome. Gamers know what to expect and along with all updates, Xbox One gamers have a lot more to do within the massive sandbox Hello Games created.
July 2018 Video Game Releases
Red Faction: Guerilla Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – July 3rd
Mushroom Wars 2 (Switch) – July 5th
Warhammer 40K Inquisitor – Martyr (PS4, Xbox One) – July 5th
MGXP Pro (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – July 10th
20XX (PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – July 10th / July 11th Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – July 13th
Sonic Mania Plus (Switch, PS4, Xbox One) – July 17th
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – July 24th
During Bethesda’s E3 conference last week, the developer surprised fans with the gameplay reveal of their upcoming title Fallout 76. On top of the trailer, which showed off a game that looks very much like the Fallout fans have come to know and love, Bethesda also announced that it will be an always-online multiplayer game. While players can still decide to play solo, the other characters fans will run into are human controlled.
Where There Are Gamers, There Are Griefers
Many have expressed concern after the conference about the new direction the studio is taking for Fallout 76. The key issue is how other players will interact with each other in the open world of West Virginia. What if a hostile player decides to make another character their target and begins griefing them? The gaming publication, Gamespot, recently sat down with Bethesda’s Senior Vice President, Pete Hines, to discuss how the company is going to preemptively handle potential trolling issues.
“When you see a person in the world, they’re a real person, and now you have to figure out [what role they play]…maybe they’re being super helpful, maybe they’re wandering the world as a trader and just trading with people, maybe they’re being a bad guy and they’re part of a raider group,” Hines explained. “[We allow] for that sort of tension but with systems in place that keep it from being abusive. So you can’t be harassed by somebody who just keeps chasing you around the world and keeps killing you over and over again; the game literally doesn’t allow that to happen to you.” (https://bit.ly/2t1r0ES)
Crawl out through the Fallout… With friends!
Death Isn’t All Doom and Gloom
He continued, “Death isn’t supposed to be a super negative thing. You don’t lose your progression, you don’t lose all your stuff, somebody can’t kill you and then take everything in your inventory [and then you have to] start over.” (https://bit.ly/2t1r0ES)
Hines also went on to discuss how the company is making sure PVP doesn’t become a toxic mess. “Think of PvP more like issuing a challenge to somebody as opposed to just, ‘no matter what I want to do to somebody, I can,'” he explained. “The game only lets that go so far before you can basically say, ‘I don’t want to participate in this challenge anymore.'” (https://bit.ly/2t1r0ES)
What Do People and a Deathclaw Have in Common?
Bethesda compared PVP in Fallout 76 to falling victim to a Deathclaw in one of the single player games. They explained that when a player dies, you can either decide to go take on the challenge again or move onto something else. This is how it should work with human players. They can’t keep coming after you just like a Deathclaw will stop chasing you if you manage to evade the creature for long enough.
GIANT MUTANT SLOTH! Just one of the many new creatures wandering the wasteland.
While plenty of details are sure to follow this news in the following months, Bethesda assured fans that they will be constantly tweaking and supporting the game over its lifespan. Hopefully, dedicated players can’t find ways to circumvent Fallout 76’s troll blocks because we here at Gigamax are very excited to enjoy an uninterrupted journey through the wasteland.
The Nintendo Switch is now home to Darkest Dungeon and besides the wacky menu system on the hybrid console, it’s extremely entertaining. This is one of those indie games that keeps on bringing people back. Known for its challenging dungeon crawling elements, the Gigamax crew wasn’t too familiar with the title. A request brought it back to the attention of Gigs and Mack so it was about time to explore the dangerous depths of Darkest Dungeons.
Darkest Dungeon Gameplay on YouTube with Gigamax Games
Caught off guard with the clumsy menu system the game uses for the Nintendo Switch, the intro to Darkest Dungeon was interesting, to say the least. After the crew got those hiccups out of the way, it was time to start slaying. Going in relatively blind, Gigs and Mack limped through a dangerous dungeon. It may not have been pretty but the Gigamax crew got the job done…. kinda.
The Future Looks Dark
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Devil May Cry 4 came out a decade ago and fans are finally getting a true sequel after 10 long years. Microsoft revealed during their E3 2018 press conference that Devil May Cry 5 will hit consoles and PC in spring of 2019. Along with the big reveal and release date announcement, the company offered fans a look into what the latest iteration of the series is all about.
As shown in the trailer above, Devil May Cry 5 plans on featuring more of the slick and stylish combat system rather than the hack and slash style that comes to mind when thinking about Devil May Cry. The director of the game, Hideaki Itsuno, walked on stage to speak about Capcom’s efforts to improve both the combat and controls of the beloved series. All of the game’s development is being handled internally at Capcom and as the trailer showed, Nero will be making his way back into the game with his trusty sword, Red Queen from Devil May Cry 4.
Get Ready To Be Impressed
Capcom also stated that the studio is working around the clock to create world-class visuals that are sure to impress both long-time fans and newcomers alike. Itsuno also pointed out that Devil May Cry 5 is a true sequel to the last numbered game in the series and is the best action experience Capcom has developed yet.
In a press release that came out after the press conference, Capcom revealed more details on the upcoming action game. “A brand-new entry in the legendary over-the-top action series comes to Xbox One in spring 2019, complete with its signature blend of high-octane stylized action and otherworldly and original characters the series is known for. Years have passed since the legions of hell have set foot in this world, but now a new demonic invasion has begun, and humanity’s last hope will rest in the hands of three lone demon hunters, each offering a radically different play style. United by fate and a thirst for vengeance, these demon hunters will have to face their demons if they hope to survive. The devil you know returns in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this generation.” (https://bit.ly/2sYj72R)
Be sure to keep checking back on GigamaxGames.com to stay up to date with all the biggest announcements from E3 2018. There was so much gaming news to break during this massive conference. What games are you most excited to play? Let the Gigamax crew know in the comments below!
INSIDE is the spiritual successor to Playdead’s previous game, LIMBO, and it wears that mantle well. INSIDE was released on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One in 2016 by Playdead. This game is a “trial and death” game much like what Playdead had labeled LIMBO. Thematically both games are dark, but most of LIMBO’s grit comes from the ambiance, whereas INSIDE’s melancholy is tied to the themes that it presents.
At its’ base, INSIDE is a side-scrolling 2.5D puzzle game with the story being told through set pieces that you encounter on your journey through the remarkably detailed world. While it’s not as difficult as its’ predecessor, INSIDE has a few new mechanics that keep things fresh.
Much like the previous game LIMBO, INSIDE starts off with a small boy running through a forest. After a short trek through the bush, you burst out into a clearing, where you learn that your character is trying to evade some NPCs(Non-Player Characters) armed with flashlights and tranquilizer guns.
INSIDE Gets Dark
As you venture further and further into the game, the NPCs get more aggressive. The world itself takes a dystopian twist, each death functioning as a checkpoint as you stumble blindly through Playdead’s wonderfully crafted and terrifying world. You’ll find yourself holding your breath as you attempt to evade NPCs, pulling your hair as you try to figure out the path you’re supposed to take and a surge of joy when you finally solve an especially difficult puzzle. Much like LIMBO, there’s also a modicum of macabre humor to be found within the venue that Playdead has granted us. The sad state of the protagonist’s world is told through both the extremely creative set pieces as well as the beautiful art style. You will die, a lot.
INSIDE’s graphics are not as rudimentary as the previous game. LIMBO was a black silhouette on a black landscape, INSIDE’s world is one of color, still draped in an atmospheric shadow and somber grays. The oppressive landscape serving as a terrifying backdrop to the gameplay, the story of the wheres and whyfors playing out in the background and sometimes in the foreground as you attempt to surmount the plethora of nefarious puzzles that have been placed in your path.
INSIDE is great, but LIMBO is better
While INSIDE is a great game, I think LIMBO is the much stronger title out of the two.
If we’re being totally honest, I feel like INSIDE would probably feel more original if I hadn’t touched LIMBO first.
In the end, I’d say that if you like platformers and Puzzle games: Pick up both LIMBO and INSIDE. If you have to choose between the two, I’d get LIMBO because the puzzles feel less labored than they do in INSIDE. I just did not get as much from INSIDE as I did LIMBO, it’s still a great game, it’s just not as fantastic as the previous outing by Playdead.
E3 2018 is receiving mixed reviews but there’s no denying there have been some incredible announcements and reveals. Nintendo was the last major gaming company to hold their press conference and they did it in the classic Nintendo style. Hosting a Nintendo Direct on June 12th, they stunned the gaming community with some massive gaming news.
These top 5 biggest announcements from the Nintendo Direct were both a cause of excitement and utter disbelief. After reviewing some of the best announcements from Nintendo’s press conference, be sure to jump to the bottom of the page for the even more Nintendo news from E3 2018.
Splatoon 2 The Octo Expansion Available Today!
In a big surprise to every Splatoon 2 fan, Nintendo told the world the first paid expansion will be available today, Wednesday, June 13th. This news broke yesterday, a classic move by the world-renowned game company. The Octo Expansion is a new single-player adventure and includes over 80 new missions. Taking on the role of Agent 8, players will use this new character to fight their way through an underground facility to make it to the surface of Inkopolis. The Octo Expansion will cost $19.99 on the Nintendo eShop.
Fortnite Battle Royale Available on Switch
Following speculation and leaks, Epic Games confirmed their monstrous smash hit, Fortnite, will immediately be available on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo loves their last-minute announcements and Fortnite is no exception. Unfortunately, there was no mention of Nintendo-exclusive skins or content but it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine a Link or Mario skin making it to the Nintendo version. Fortnite is a fantastic shooter for the hybrid console and having the option to go mobile is a perfect fit for this specific Battle Royale game. As of now, there is no cross-play with PS4 Fortnite players and PS4 gamers can’t even transfer over their progress.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Character Roster – Ridley Request Granted
The wait is finally over and the latest Super Smash Bros. announcement was well worth it. Dubbed, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game will include all the characters from the series’ history. That’s over 60 fighters people will have the chance to play. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an entirely new game, not a port. They completely redesigned all the characters, even the classics like Metal Gear Solid’s Snake, to improve their look and the way they play. The Nintendo Direct even let fans know the highly requested, Ridley from Metroid, whom fans have been asking Nintendo to include for over a decade will make it to the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game will be available on December 7th of this year.
Super Mario Party
This fall, Nintendo fans will be able to play a brand new Mario Party on the Switch. Called, Super Mario Party, the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct presentation offered some impressive gameplay and additional details. Super Mario Party invites Switch players to get together with other Switch owners to play a kind of local multiplayer. This modern version of a LAN party gave Super Mario Party the ability to feature minigames that encourage secret collaboration between players, working together to take down the competition, unbeknownst to the other individuals using their own Switch console. The world can expect to dive right into the newest addition to the Mario Party family on October 5th, 2018.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC
Nintendo’s E3 2018 press conference revealed that the latest Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC will work off of a pair of previous updates the game received in March. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country will be available to season pass holders late this summer. Gamers will have a chance to pick up a stand-alone retail package of the new storyline on September 21st. Season pass holders will be able to explore this legendary new adventure as early as September 14th.
Now for More from the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct!
Hollow Knight is now available on the Nintendo Switch.
Daemon Machina, a new mech-based action game, will release on the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Fire Emblem: Three Horses, a brand-new Fire Emblem was announced during the Nintendo Direct.
The original arcade eSport, Killer Queen Black has been given new life and this multiplayer action/strategy platformer will be making its way to the Switch.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure is coming!
Fallout Shelter can be played on the Nintendo Switch right now!
Octopath Traveler, from Square Enix, is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on July 13th. A demo will be available on the Nintendo eShop on June 14th.
Dragonball FighterZ is coming to the Switch this year!
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker will be available on July 13th.
And so much more! Stick around as the Gigamax Games crew continues to reflect back on all E3 2018 had to offer.
After over a decade of anticipation, Square Enix finally set a release date for the long-awaited game, Kingdom Hearts 3. This title will mark the conclusion to the main trilogy that follows the adventures of Sora, Donald, and Goofy through Disney themed worlds with a splash of Final Fantasy thrown in for good measure.
The third game has big plans to expand the scope of the universe and prove that they still have what it takes to blend eastern and western characters. Kingdom Hearts 3 will release on both the Xbox One and PS4 on January 29th, 2019. Immediately following the announcement, Square Enix revealed a new trailer for the game during Microsoft’s E3 press conference.
The World is Stunned
Many were shocked at the sudden nature of this announcement, with the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account revealing the release date with no build up or celebration on the first day of E3 2018. While fans of the series are aware that Kingdom Hearts 3 has been in development for years, series creator Tetsuya Nomura said at last year’s D23 event that the game’s release date was planned for 2018. During a fan event for the game in May, he had announced that a final release date for the game would be made public very soon.
Fans can still expect to visit Disney themed worlds throughout their journey to save the universe from being consumed by darkness. Although, this time around Pixar is making their debut in the beloved series. As of now, Square Enix confirmed that Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero Six, Hercules, Toy Story, and Monsters Inc. levels are all present in Kingdom Hearts 3.
Keep Those Fingers Crossed
Hopefully, this will actually be the final release date for the game. With the amount of gameplay and details the developer has revealed, people have high hopes it will happy. Everyone at Gigamax Games is big fans of the Kingdom Hearts series and plenty of coverage for the game is on its way as the release date draws closer. So be sure to keep checking back at GigamaxGames.com!
Agony caught the attention of gamers a couple years back when the trailer made its rounds on a bunch of social media platforms. This was where Gigs and Mack first heard about this upcoming horror adventure game. It seemed as though it was going to deliver a unique and exciting experience but what the world ended up receiving was far from expectations.
This game was anything but enjoyable. Screen tearing pledged the playthrough and the rough character models and the subpar world quickly eliminated any excitement surrounding Agony. Instead, gameplay turned into pure agony.
Agony Playlist on YouTube – PS4 Gameplay
Just because a game doesn’t have the best graphics doesn’t always mean its a flop. However, everything else that the game would have needed to deliver in order to overshadow its rough aesthetics fell short as well. This playlist shows off the first few minutes of Agony on PlayStation 4 and it quickly becomes clear why the game reviewed so poorly. Even though the game was a flop, the gameplay is absolutely worth investigating. It’s almost surprising that the developers were able to get away with distributing this game to the world.
You Be The Judge
Have a look for yourself, the Gigamax crew wants to know your impressions. What did you think about, Agony? Are you going to give it a try? Leave a comment at the bottom of this page or on the Agony video on YouTube.
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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is a Kickstarter stretch goal for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Ritual of the Night will be a spiritual successor to Castlevania’s non-linear, RPG-style entries and it seems as though the world is excited to get their hands on it. Bringing in a considerable amount of attention, the developers promised an interim game, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon if one of their Kickstarter goals were met. Keeping their promise, PC and Switch gamers are now able to get their hands on the 8-bit Curse of the Moon.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – Gigamax Games on YouTube
Holding true to the feel of an old-school Castlevania game, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is infectious. The simple yet exciting gameplay is addicting and challenging. It continues to bring the Gigamax crew back and the choice of difficulty makes it enjoyable for gamers of all skill levels. Whether someone is looking to breeze through an 8-bit masterpiece or if they are searching for their next challenge, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is built to deliver both.
Graphics, Gameplay, and Indie!
The graphics are beautiful, especially for its 8-bit art style and the gameplay mechanics are all incredibly smooth. Overall the game is an enjoyable and exciting precursor to the full, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night which is expected to release this year. Any indie game lover on the PC or Switch might want to consider picking up Curse of the Moon if the wait for Ritual of the Night is becoming too difficult to bear. Beyond just holding gamers over, this game is an absolutely beautiful experience for anyone that enjoys this kind of 8-bit style non-linear RPG.
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