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PlatinumGames Teases New Action Game

PlatinumGames Teases New Action Game

The studio behind the hit action game, Bayonetta, teased a new game in the same genre they perfected. PlatinumGames, also behind the canceled Xbox One game Scalebound, revealed their plan at the Bitsummit event when Platinum boss, Atsushi Inaba announced that the company has a number of new projects in the works. These games include Bayonetta 3 and something never before seen in the action genre.

According to the video game publication DualShockers, Inaba teased  that the game would “turn the action genre on its head.” Although, it sounds as if the game is still early in the development process as only a certain group of people are even aware of its existence at PlatinumGames.

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Platinum is also behind the cult classic Metal Gear: Revengeance and the recent hit Nier: Automata. On top of Bayonetta 3 and this mysterious game, the company is co-developing Lost Order and Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link for both mobile and PlayStation 4.

This Is Only The Beginning

Inaba also said that back in January that PlatinumGames was already in the beginning stages of developing new games. “We’ve pretty much opened the company up to ‘Anybody can pitch a game,’ and so over the last year we’ve gotten about 70 design documents from different people,” Inaba said. “So [2017 was] about us basically diluting which stuff we wanted to focus on and not focus on, and drilling down to the point where we now have two designs that we’re genuinely focused on.” (https://bit.ly/2IDNyEt)

The studio head told fans to expect the next couple of titles to have a mid-range budget. “We can’t put together a AAA, $10 million-plus game, because we just don’t have that sort of cash as an independent developer. However, we don’t plan to go the indies route with just a few people on a team making a game, so it’ll be somewhere in the middle, looking at probably about 20 people on the staff making the game, so that’ll still be a healthy [size].” (https://bit.ly/2IDNyEt)

PlatinumGames is certainly a trustworthy studio that specializes in making games that break the mold, not only in terms of gameplay but story as well. It’ll be exciting to see what revolutionary ideas the studio will explore next and Gigamax Games will be sure to report the latest details when this new game is revealed.

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PAX EAST: It’s That Time of Year Again!

PAX EAST: It’s That Time of Year Again!

The video game conference season is here and gamers all around the world are starting to get excited. PAX EAST begins on April 5 and runs until April 8th and there is a lot in store for attendees. Taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center, those lucky enough to have scored a ticket will be showered in gaming glory. Those that couldn’t make it won’t be left out of the fun because PAX EAST has some special streams lined up, too. Don’t miss a thing happening this year. Use this as a guide to follow along with the event and see what PAX EAST 2018 has to offer.

Features

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Attendees will be able to wander around the gigantic Exhibit Hall of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. AAA publishers, developers, and incredible indie teams will all be packed into this incredible space. Gamers and fans will be able to lift the veil behind the gaming industry and find out more about their favorite (or least favorite) game companies.

Panels

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No game conference is complete without incredible panels. Some of these incredible discussions include, “The Truth About Streaming, From the Streamers Themselves” with panelists Susan Arendt [Editor in Chief, GeniiOnline], Graham Start [Partner, Twitch], Sinfullyriddling [Partner, Twitch]; “So You Want to Market an Indie Game” with panelists ranging from gaming industry executives to producers; and even hear from the developers of Cuphead, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes in “The Ultimate Game Career Guide Panel”. For a full look at the panels taking place at PAX EAST, check out their full schedule

Tournaments

All kinds of tournaments are taking place over the course of the entire PAX EAST event. All genres, platforms, and skill levels meet, facing off head-on at one of the largest video game conferences on the planet. The Omegathon, a three-day elimination tournament with attendees that were chosen from those who pre-ordered PAX passes is only one of the competitions people can expect to experience. Players will compete in games from every category, tabletop, console, PC which will all come down to a live championship match on the big stage during PAX closing ceremonies.  Check out the complete PAX EAST Tournament Schedule for even more information on how to get involved.

Diversity

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PAX EAST is doing its part to celebrate the diversity found in all aspects of gaming. Often under-represented, PAX EAST wants to shine a light on the incredible mix of people, backgrounds, and cultures that makes up this impressive industry. Gamers are invited to visit, grab a table, and start communicating with the diverse gaming community to meet new friends and even find some new collaborators!

Indie Developers & Games

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The event will also include the PAX EAST Indie Showcase, showing off the very best indie games around. PAX EAST provides a free booth to the indie games and developers they deem the most worthy of the video game industries attention. Indie developers can have a difficult journey ahead of them but a spot at the PAX EAST Indie Showcase might be the break some of these amazing creators need.

Along with the PAX EAST Indie Showcase, they will also be hosting PAX RISING. Hand picked indie developers will be displaying some of the greatest indie titles the world has ever seen. Exhibitors here are selected by PAX EAST because they were seen to have something special to offer the gaming community.

So Much More!

Musical performances, Pin Trading, PAX XP,  the Handheld Lounge, Tabletop freeplay, the PC Area, Console freeplay, VR freeplay are all included as well! There is so much to this incredible event it’ll be a challenge to try and see it all in just four days.

Follow Along at Home

PAX EAST will be hosting streams throughout the entire event. Follow along at home as the incredible conference unfolds in Boston, MA. Don’t get left in the dark and stay on top of all the action taking place at PAX EAST 2018. The stream is below or just jump over and find all the PAX EAST 2018 streams and schedules, here

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Keep checking back on GigamaxGames.com as Gamescom 2018 and E3 approach. Even more insights into these impressive video game conventions await! Are you attending PAX EAST or any upcoming gaming convention? Let the Gigamax crew know in the comments below! 

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No Man’s Sky: Fly or Flop on Xbox One

No Man’s Sky: Fly or Flop on Xbox One

The infamous No Man’s Sky is officially coming to the Xbox One later this year. Whatever agreement Hello Games had with Sony seems to have come to an end. Distribution will be handled by 505 games and the announcement of the Xbox One release was coupled with the next big update, “No Man’s Sky NEXT”. Even though the game was a major commercial success, critics and gamers lashed out at the game and developer, Hello Games, for what they called false advertising and extremely limited content. Many are wondering if a release on Xbox One would bring the kind of commercial success it saw on PlayStation 4.

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The game’s creators were even investigated for false advertising though they were later cleared of these allegations. Massive sales quickly tapered off after gamers realized the game was not what Hello Games promised. However, even with all of this backlash from the gaming community, they remain committed to working on their game that brought about so much controversy.

What’s NEXT for No Man’s Sky?

“We called this update NEXT, because it’s an important next step on a longer journey for us and the community,” Hello Gamers co-founder Sean Murray wrote. “We’ve been working our socks off on this and it’s by far our biggest update so far. It will be free to existing players, and we’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.” https://bit.ly/2GEzppD

 

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Now that gamers know now about the controversy surrounding No Man’s Sky the big question is if an Xbox One release will bring with it considerable sales numbers. People are wary of game developers that have lied in the past. Especially in such a dramatic fashion as Hello Games did.

The Xbox One release will be enhanced for the Xbox One with HDR and 4K support. Those that purchase the game on Xbox will also receive every expansion for the game which includes, the Foundation, Pathfinder, and Atlas Rises updates.

Only Time Will Tell

It would be astonishing to see a No Man’s Sky Xbox One release bring a fraction of the sales Hello Game raked in on PlayStation 4. Yet all the content added since initial release being included with a single purchase on Xbox One might be enough to pique the curiosity of gamers that never had a chance to try it for themselves. But only time will tell if this curiosity will be enough to overshadow the stain No Man’s Sky left on the gaming world.

With all the hate Hello Games received, it’s important to remember that this is an indie developer. One that had a worldwide impact on the video game industry, even if it didn’t make the right kind of impression. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of audience they can bring in with the release on Microsoft’s console.

Gigamax Game will be keeping a close eye on the progress No Man’s Sky makes on Xbox One. There’s no release date yet, so be sure to check back soon on GigamaxGames.com for the latest updates!

How do you think No Man’s Sky will do on Xbox One? Let the Gigamax crew know in the comments below!

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Spyro The Dragon Remastered Glides To The PlayStation 4

Spyro The Dragon Remastered Glides To The PlayStation 4

This September is a special one for Spyro The Dragon fans. 20 years ago, the original Spyro was released on PlayStation 1. Kotaku reported late yesterday, 2/13/18, that multiple sources insist Activision is currently working on a Spyro The Dragon Trilogy Remaster. The official announcement is expected to come in March of 2018 and will be slated for release in Q3 2018.

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Longtime PlayStation fans might be experiencing a bit of déjà vu. The Spyro remaster is expected to be similar to the extremely successful Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. New animations, cinematics, improved graphics, assets and a remastered soundtrack will all create the brand new original Spyro The Dragon Trilogy, Ripto’s Rage! (Gateway to Glimmer as it’s known in Europe and Australia), and Year of the Dragon.

New Content for the Purple Dragon

There is also a chance that the trilogy will include previously cut content that never made it in the original games. No word on what this content could possibly be but when looking at the N. Sane Trilogy, Crash received the Stormy Ascent level that could only be reached with a GameShark back on the original version.

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Multiple sources report that the remastered Spyro The Dragon Trilogy will be exclusive on PS4 for one year before reaching other platforms. It will also come with PS4 Pro support. This temporary exclusivity is another similarity shared between the upcoming Spyro game and the N. Sane Trilogy. If the success of the N. Sane Trilogy is any indication of the popularity of these classic video game franchises, a Spyro The Dragon remaster has a great chance of succeeding on any platform it reaches.

Old Classics Get New Life

Activision is clearly impressed with the success of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and wants to continue offering gamers the content they enjoy. Older titles like Shadow of The Colossus, Crash Bandicoot and now Spyro went down in history as revered classics. It’s been incredible to watch developers like Activision breathe new life into the titles. It gives gamers that may have missed the original releases a second chance to go along for these adventures or longtime fans an opportunity to play these games on modern consoles.

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These reports have come from Kotaku UK citing unidentified sources and have yet to be confirmed by Activision. Gigamax Games will be keeping a close eye on how this story continues to develop. Check back on this page for any new details that bubble to the surface. Once March comes around and if Activision makes the official announcement, don’t forget to stop by on GigamaxGames.com for the latest report and any additional insight into the upcoming Spyro remaster.

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Overwatch Skins Update Arrives Soon See What’s Coming

New Overwatch Skins are Around the Corner

Tomorrow marks the launch of Blizzard’s latest update to their wildly popular hero based shooter, Overwatch and it includes a ton of new looks for some of the most popular characters. Overwatch skins are some of the most sought-after collectibles in gaming, mainly because of their unique nature that not only looks nice but adds more depth to the heroes. Altogether there are 16 new skins for fans to collect and they can all be acquired through the Cosmetic Loot Boxes.

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McCree, Reaper, Junk Rat, Symetra, Orisa, Mei, Pharah, Hanzo, and Lucio are all getting new costumes that are not part of a larger set but still look incredible. Blizzard has yet to reveal the name of the new unique looks, although they typically they’re pretty creative.

Meanwhile, Roadhog, Zarya, Torbjorn, Reinhardt, Mercy, and Doomfist are all receiving new skins based on other Blizzard IP’s. The games that the updated skins are referencing include Diablo, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft. Fans of these series will all be delighted to see the hard work that went into detailing all of these skins that fit the characters perfectly.

New Skins Preview

Also included in the update is the latest addition to Overwatch’s arenas, Blizzard World. This Disney World like theme park is the newest area where players can test their skills. Blizzard World is home to tons of homages to the game developer’s greatest masterpieces and fans are sure to love all the references.

We’re very excited to try our hand at rolling the newest skins tomorrow (1/23/18)! We’ll be checking out the Overwatch skins update during the Gigamax PowerHour on Tuesday so if you’re interested in seeing what the new update has to offer come stop by or check back after it drops for the video which will be located below.

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New ESO Expansion Dragon Bones Launches in February

New ESO Expansion Dragon Bones Launches in February

The next big expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) will be arriving to the game’s various consoles soon. Bethesda released the first details on the upcoming Dragon Bones DLC pack, which is currently set to arrive next month. Besides introducing two new dungeons, it has a host of other new content for players to explore in the popular MMO.

The meat and bones of the Dragon Bones DLC is the set of dungeons named, Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. The developer describes the first as “the burial site of a long-dead Dragon Priest,” which is now filled with cultists who plan to unleash a deadly plague upon the world. The second dungeon is an ancient Dwenmer ruin where an evil mage is attempting to revive an ancient dragon.

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New Monsters and Old Friends

Players will encounter a host of new monsters contained within the two new dungeons, such as “plague-ridden ogres, powerful sorcerers and their undead creations, and even the reanimated bones of an ancient dragon.” Both will be available in ESO’s Normal and Veteran modes. The harder difficulty will also have a new challenging boss fight at the end of each dungeon which only the strongest can vanquish.

On top of the two new dungeons, the Dragon Bones expansion adds a bunch of new items, monster sets, and achievements. One of the new items players can obtain is named Renegade Dragon Priest Mask, which Skyrim players will recognize from the insanely popular RPG and can be earned by simply entering one of the game’s two new dungeons.

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Mark Your Calendars 

The Dragon Bones expansion will be hitting ESO in February. Like their previous DLC’s, it non-subscribers can purchase it from the in-game Crown Store, while ESO Plus members will be able to play at no additional cost. Along with the update’s release, Bethesda will roll out Elder Scrolls Online’s next patch, known as Update 17, which all players can take advantage of.

Update 17 introduces several new aspects to ESO, which includes the ability to make your home a storage space and a new clothing system that lets players customize the appearance of their individual pieces of equipment. The update also adds two new PvP arenas: Mor Khazgur and Deeping Drome. However in order to play Battlegrounds mode, players will need the latest Morrowind expansion. If you’d like to learn more about the upcoming expansion you can find all the details from Bethesda’s website.

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5 Worst Video Games and Blunders of 2017

5 Worst Video Games and Blunders of 2017

With the year coming to a close and the Game of The Year announced, it’s time to take a look back at the games that didn’t make the cut. After an absolutely intense Game Awards this year, it can be hard to remember that not every game was a big hit. 2017 was a great year for gaming in some ways but also filled with some grand mistakes. Let’s find out what made the list of the worst video games and blunders of 2017.


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The Stain on Star Wars Battlefront II

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Star Wars Battlefront II may not have been a bad game but it did get off on the wrong foot. The community was in an uproar when they found out loot boxes offered advantages in the multiplayer. When a game is built around the multiplayer experience, offering an unfair advantage for money will strike a nerve with the gaming community. 

These were not your normal Overwatch cosmetic loot boxes, these were much more similar to those found in Free to Play games. Gamers could pay their way to the top, absolutely decimating anyone who refused to participate in EA’s scheme. EA held an AMA with the Reddit community to address concerns about the upcoming title. They were quickly overwhelmed by the anger the community expressed about the loot box system. Ignoring questions and inevitably shutting the microtransactions down the day of release, this game is now stained with this shameless money grab.

Absolver

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This was a game that the Gigamax crew was looking forward to for quite some time. A melee based, online fighter where the player can create their own unique combos caught the eye of gamers everywhere. It sounded like it would be an original and exciting fighter with “Dungeon crawling elements” and deliver an expansive online experience. However, after the impressively short story was over, the only thing left to do was run around the astonishing small map and get punched and kicked to collect new moves, collecting rare masks and not much else. Of course, there was a 1v1 online matchmaking experience but that was even lackluster. Even though the developers built this game up in a big way, it quickly fell flat on its face. This is the epitome of a blunder.

Scalebound

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It’s always upsetting when a game gets canceled. What’s even more upsetting is when the game was promoted with all the might Microsoft Studios had to offer. This game was making its rounds throughout the game community and people were pumped to ride through an amazing world on top of a gigantic dragon. The world was distraught when word broke that this fantastic adventure would never reach stores.

Making headlines in May, Microsoft Studios made the decision public stating “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” a representative told Polygon. When a game makes such impressive rounds throughout the world of gaming media and then get dropped flat on its face, it makes the list of top gaming blunders of 2017.

Destiny 2

Bungie made a statement with the first Destiny game. It rocked the world and was a monumental success right out of the gate. Making claims that it would be a 10-year game, that was quickly proved false after the announcement of their second installment, Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 was supposed to address all the shortcomings gamers complained about in the first game. But after gamers worked their way through an improved campaign, things started to go downhill. With the release of the latest DLC, gamers that previously had access to content without any additional purchases found themselves locked out, forced to purchase the DLC to once again enter the prestige raid.  Lackluster post-release support, shallow content, and a horde of disappointed gamers earned Destiny 2 a spot on this list.

Friday the 13th the Game

Friday the 13th The Game was not a bad game at heart. The Gigamax crew poured hours and hours into this unique indie game, granted a lot of that time was spent waiting for the servers to work. Plagued with server issues, random crashes, and simply being broken from time to time these issues absolutely decimated the value of this imaginative experience.

Even though the developer, Gun Media went out on a limb to build the game, these issues hurt the overall game in a big way. Gamebreaking bugs, unreliable servers, and missteps along the way left a bad taste in gamers mouths. It’s tough out there for an indie developer, hopefully, these issues won’t hurt any future games Gun Media releases.

What do you think should have made the worst video games and blunders of 2017? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook. We want to hear from you!
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Officially Announced

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Officially Announced

Sega issued an exciting announcement today. The company officially revealed Valkyria Chronicles 4 and gave it a release window of Spring 2018. Also revealed was that the highly anticipated RPG is making its way to the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The Next Step In The Adventure 

The fourth installment of the series is set in the same timeline as the previous entries, taking place in 1935 with a World War II inspired battle taking place between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. In a press release from Sega they offered more insight into the story behind Valkyria Chronicles 4, “Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war. Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria… and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.”

Valkyria Chronicles 4 keeps the same tactical RPG style the previous entries are famous for. Combat is handled in the game’s strange blend of turn-based strategy, RPG, and third-person shooting. A new class is also being added to the game currently known as The Grenadier along with more battleship support options.  The developers are still keeping their unique art style in the game that is inspired by water color paintings.

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The long-term composer for the series, Hitoshi Sakimoto, will be returning to make the soundtrack for the game. Sega also released a teaser website for the game to help build hype, but as of now, there isn’t much content to be found.

This is an exciting announcement for anyone that has followed this long-running series since 2008. As we draw closer to Spring of next year, more details are sure to be released so be sure to keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com for all the latest in gaming news and industry updates.

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Have Mercy: Blizzard Buffs Popular Healer

Have Mercy: Blizzard Buffs Popular Healer

It seems that every few months Blizzard likes to change the meta for their insanely popular hero based shooter, Overwatch. This time around their monthly update includes changes to the way D.Va and Mercy operate. As of now, these updates are live on the PTR for gamers to test out and fans will notice that those aren’t the only changes.

The most robust overhaul is coming to the popular healer, Mercy, who is getting a completely different ultimate. Not to worry though, she can still resurrect people only now it’s a standard ability. Instead of reviving all her teammates with her ultimate, now it only resurrects one partner within five meters, has a 30 second cool down, and she is not invincible while casting the power.

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The Dawn of Valkyrie

Her new ultimate is aptly named Valkyrie, which according to Blizzard “unleashes the full power of Mercy’s Valkyrie suit.” This power buffs both her suit and weapons in an extraordinary way. Check out the full list of what happens when the ultimate activates:

  • Caduceus Staff: Mercy’s healing and damage boost beams now affect all allies near the targeted teammate, and the staff’s effective range has been extended
  • Caduceus Blaster: Granted infinite ammo, while simultaneously increasing damage and fire rate
  • Guardian Angel: Increased range and movement speed
  • Resurrect: Cooldown is instantly reset when Valkyrie is activated and reduced to 10s after the initial cast
  • Hover: Mercy gains the ability to fly freely, at increased movement speed
  • Regeneration (Passive): No longer interrupted when Mercy takes damage

Blizzard explains why they decided to update the beloved healer, “While resurrecting downed allies is a core part of Mercy’s gameplay, the way her Ultimate functioned was causing a number of problems,” they continued “It was frustrating to play against, and it incentivized Mercy players to hide away from important battles, instead of taking part in them. This version turns Resurrect into a single target ability. It’s still an important part of Mercy’s kit, but plays much better for both Mercy players and her enemies. Valkyrie, the new Ultimate, gives her the opportunity to make big game-making plays and opens a number of new options for her.”

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Nerf This

Also new to the update are Blizzards previously detailed and controversial changes to the way D.Va plays. To make her a more formidable attacker she’s been given a cluster of micro-missiles as well as the ability to fly and shoot at the same time. Sound a little unfair? It probably is and that’s why they are also nerfing the recharge rate of her defense matrix. Finally, the only other character change is while Reinhardt has his shield up players can click the attack button and spin the camera 360 degrees.

Overwatch fans are certainly voicing their opinions on the latest changes and as usual they range from anger to overt happiness. We hear at Gigamax just love to watch the chaos following a dramatic update to this insanely popular game. It is not surprising that fans get so emotional during these times considering how invested many players are and the competitive nature of the game.

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New Hellblade Patch Fixes Tons of Bugs

New Hellblade Patch Fixes Tons of Bugs

It has been a little over a week since Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was released and the developers are already patching a variety of bugs that have been plaguing players. While the independently developed game was praised as one of the best games to come out this year, it certainly had its issues. That’s why the developer, Ninja Theory, rushed to get this patch out detailed here on their blog.

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There were bugs that would break the game or stop character progression entirely and these were the first to be addressed. They also fix a variety of collision issues that would send the player out of the game world and make it impossible to proceed. PC players will also be happy to hear that an issue involving the menu not loading has been patched.

There’s No Stopping Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory doesn’t plan on stopping either. The blog post also detailed that they’re still hard at work looking into bug reports so expect more updates in the near future. One patch, in particular, is the performance issues that PC players with AMD GPUs have experienced.

Below we have a full list of the patch notes that you can also find on Ninja Theory’s blog. While releasing broken games should never be acceptable, it’s hard for a small development team to take care of all the issues right at launch, sometimes it takes time for the community to find the problems and aid in pointing out where they are. Hellblade was an excellent game that should be in every gamers library especially after the patch. Gigamax managed to beat the game while only encountering one game breaking bug. If you’ve had issues make sure you report it to support@hellblade.com.

Patch Notes:

-Fixed a crash that could happen if two Keep Guard enemies are standing close to each other and one dies.
-Russian subtitles for the Hellblade feature have been added.
-Fixed an issue where the audio would be out of sync with the Hellblade feature if it has been paused for an extended period of time.
-Fixed an issue where the Baldr Masks in the Tower Shard level are white on the inside.
-Fixed scenarios resulting in unlit geometry after reloading from checkpoint.
-Fixed a potential progression stopping bug in the Fenrir Cave by the ‘M’ rune door puzzle.
-Fixed potential progression stopping bug in Fenrir Cave due to check pointing after skipping a lit region.
-Fixed potential progression stopping bug in Fenrir Cave if player fails to collect floor rune after combat and subsequently dies.
-Fixed collision issues that could allow players to unintentionally exit the game world.
-Fixed audio cut-out issues.
-Added audio cues for hidden faces.
-Fixed audio hard cut at the end of various cut scenes.
-Fixes for audio lip sync issues.
-Audio balancing fixes.
-Various subtitle localisation fixes across a number of languages.

Combat tweaks:

Global

-Adjusted automatic difficulty enemy health scaling and Senua’s damage taken/given modifiers.

Senua

-Increased damage value of certain combo finisher attacks.
-Adjusted rate of combat focus resource build-up in Hard difficulty mode or higher.
-Fixed issue with stinger animated cameras popping if the same attack was repeated.

Warrior Enemy

-Warriors now have an increased chance of evading certain heavy attacks.
-Fixed missing sound effects on certain reactions.

Protector Enemy

-Health values have been lowered.
-Will now remain vulnerable for longer after his shield guard has been broken.

Keep Guard Enemy

-Fixed a potential crash bug if Keep Guard enemies are standing close together and one of them dies.
-Tweaked rotation rate during certain attack windups.
-Fixed missing sound effects on certain attacks.

Surtr

-Fixed an issue where Surtr was able to throw Senua outside of the arena.

Valravn

-Fixed an issue where Valravn could not be damaged while in Focus for certain combos.
-Parried projectiles will now remove shadow state on hit.

Fenrir

-Health values have been adjusted.
-Fixed issue where certain attack were not dealing damage correctly to Fenrir.

Revenant Enemy

-Adjusted slide properties for certain attacks.
-Adjusted cooldown for parry and evade defensive actions.
-Parried projectiles will now remove shadow state on hit.

Photo Mode

-Fixed an issue where motion blur is applied to object incorrectly during Photo Mode.
-Removed the second slider that did nothing when cycling through the Effects tab.

PC Only fixes

-Fixed an issue where altering master volume would cause no audio to be played during the intro.
-Fixed the lack of vibration with the Steam Controller for the Blindness level
-Fixed an issue where key bindings and run toggle were not being saved between game sessions
-Fixed an issue where looking around with the mouse during the boat intro was not working.
-Fixed an issue where Focus was not able to be assigned to another key.
-Fixed an issue where tabbing out during cut scenes would cause audio to go out of sync.
-Fixed an issue where the menu would not load on start up.

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