God of War was one of the biggest critical and economical video game success stories from last year. Sony has no plans for an expansion to last year's Game of the Year title. Cory Barlog, Director for God of War, confirmed this today on Twitter.
What's Next for God of War?
"There is no DLC coming for the game. Sorry," said Barlog on Twitter. This was in response to a separate tweet that seemingly teased a new God of War announcement. Barlog wanted to clear up any confusion and confirm that this message was referencing the game's anniversary celebration.
Just so no one gets the wrong idea - there is no DLC coming for the game. Sorry.
It has already been confirmed that fans will receive a free PS4 theme and avatar set, and Barlog teased that even more was on the way. But this announcement won't be related to God of War DLC.
DLC is "Too Ambitious"
Barlog spoke earlier this year to Kinda Funny and said that he was interested in making a DLC, but he was told it was too ambitious and the idea was ultimately scrapped.
It was allegedly going to be similar to the huge story expansions that both Last of Us and Uncharted 4 received, which warranted their own stand-alone expansions. "It would [have] ended up being its own thing," Barlog said of the God of War expansion we'll never see. "Rightfully so, everybody said, 'Dude, this is crazy, this isn't DLC, this is a little too big."
The future of God of War is still out of focus. It's not clear what the developers have planned to keep God of War alive. However, the Gigamax Games crew will be keeping a close eye on any announcements. Be sure to visit GigamaxGames.com again soon for the latest gaming news!
Atomic Heart, the upcoming video game by Mundfish is turning heads by standing out in a spectacular way. The game developer continues to release gameplay footage and every second of video they offer to the world, anticipation for Atomic Heart skyrockets.
It’s based in a alternate timeline where the technological revolution took place in the thick of the Soviet Union. Creepy doesn’t do gameplay of Atomic Heart justice. Coming to Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Atomic Heart is ready to make gamers think about, and question reality.
Atomic Heart Latest Gameplay Trailer
At first glance, it’s clear Atomic Heart is cut from a different cloth. Weird creatures, floating masses of translucent goo, little round robots and absolutely breathtaking visuals all capped off with intense combat. Gamers play as a Soviet KGB officer, tasked with inspecting “facility 3826”. Exploring both aboveground and belowground, Atomic Hearts worlds are separated into different biomes. From the information on Mundfishs’ website, it seems as though combat will be split into two classifications depending on these biomes. Ordinary regions focus on melee weaponry and, what Mundfish classifies as PVP regions wont “limit the use of firearms.”
Robots will be found around every corner of this odd and uncomfortable world. In Soviet Russia, robots were a way of life. All of these machines were manufactured in “the Factory” and were designed to serve the needs of the state or help its citizens. Every one of these robots was given a combat program which is activated in time of war. These are all the threats players will be facing as they explore this upside down timeline.
The Beta is expected to arrive in Q4 of 2019. As of now, there is no official release date but pre-orders are available to purchase on the Mundfish website. With its Bioshock-esk feel and unique take on a post-apocalyptic landscape, Atomic Heart is near the top of the Gigamax Games must-play list. Be sure to stick around as more news breaks surrounding this interesting new project by Mundfish begins to surface.
Shining Resonance Refrain, the RPG by SEGA is open to western audiences four years after its initial release. Originally, this critically acclaimed RPG was only available in Japan. Now, anyone with a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has the chance to explore this magical world filled with dragons, mystery, and destruction.
The playlist below is a preview of Shining Resonance Refrain. Gigs and Mack go in completely blind to offer an unbiased and fresh look at this RPG that was originally released in 2014. It quickly becomes clear that this is just the beginning of an epic story.
Shining Resonance Refrain on YouTube with Gigamax Games
What You Can Expect
With a colorful world and all the different playable characters, Shining Resonance Refrain is an expansive RPG. Japanese audiences fell in love with this title from SEGA. After its success in Japan, the west waited patiently for their turn to play. When western audiences found out back in 2014 that a release wasn’t going to happen, they were nothing less than shocked.
Shining Resonance Refrain uses the classic action RPG style fighting style and has complicated menus often associated with JRPG’s. The graphics aren’t mind-blowing but this game was originally released over 4 years ago on the last generation of consoles. Even with it’s overly complicated menu system and outdated graphics, this game is still an adventure to remember. Any fan of RPG and fantasy games might want to give this massively popular game a try. However, before a gamer spends the money, make sure the gameplay in the playlist above looks appealing.
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Attack on Titan 2 – Let’s Play Page with Gigamax Games
The world of Attack on Titan is chaotic at best. Filled with beasts, death, and sorrow, there’s no avoiding the incredible action that comes along with the story. Now, gamers have a chance to give their all against the Titans once again in Attack on Titan 2. Available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, and PC.
Gigs and Mack take a swing at surviving this universe where death seems all too common. Take a look at the gameplay below for a look inside Attack on Titan 2 on the PlayStation 4.
Attack on Titan 2 – YouTube Playlist on Gigamax Games
Overall the game’s combat mechanic is what really makes it shine. An RPG at heart, the story progresses slowly at first but is meant to build the tension the series is known for. Its graphics aren’t anything spectacular and the small hub city in which the game is centered doesn’t really add that much excitement or wonder. Attack on Titan 2 shines when Titans are attacking and gamers swing across the landscape with their maneuver gear, taking down whatever threat is in their path.
Titans come in all shapes and sizes and that is still true in Attack on Titan 2. Their unpredictable movements and almost comical appearance are all in-line when compared to the anime. However, the Titans are much less willing to kill people outright and this gives the gamer a chance to play around with their Titan killing abilities rather than frantically trying to down every Titan as quickly as possible.
The game itself isn’t anything mind-blowing but the combat is truly spectacular. Attack on Titan fans might want to give it a try but if anyone is on the fence, take a look at the gameplay above before making the purchase.
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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
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.
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.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: New Final Fantasy Fighter
Square Enix offered some additional information about the closed beta for their upcoming Final Fantasy fighting game, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Last month the company announced they will be holding a closed beta but now gamers have an idea when they can play. Between August 25th and September 3rd, select players will have the chance to give this arcade fighter a try.
Registration is now live and gamers have until August 20th to sign up for their chance to try out Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. North and Latin American players can sign up here and other regions can visit this site to register. Unfortunately be prepared for bad news, as with any closed-beta acceptance is going to be limited.
This game looks like it’s going to be an epic adventure. Come take a look at some Dissidia Final Fantasy NT below.
It isn’t the first time Square Enix released a Final Fantasy fighter. For the 20th anniversary in 2008, they released a similar fighting game for PlayStation Portable, Dissidia Final Fantasy. The North American version released back in 2009. This latest title should be an exciting revisit, with new characters and the incredible power of the modern console. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 with an expected release in 2018.
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For those not lucky enough to be chosen for the closed-beta, they’ll have to survive on gameplay footage from the lucky few until its release or an open-beta. However, Gigamax Games does have some Final Fantasy video’s to get you through the year. Be sure to keep checking back for new episodes and the latest gameplay.
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC
The developer behind Dynasty Warriors 9, Koei Tecmo, announced which platforms will be receiving the upcoming installment of this long running franchise. Everyone assumed the game would appear on PlayStation 4 as usual but the developer confirmed the game would also be playable on Xbox One and PC via Steam.
Dynasty Warriors 9 marks the next main game in the series of high intensity action combat games set in the East. Humongous battles and hack-and-slash combat still lie at the core of the series but this time around the developers are trying something new. A new approach to level design is being taken. Instead of only navigating battlefields, players will be able to travel across a sprawling open world set in China. Fans will get to roam the Great Wall, wander bamboo forests, and climb snowy mountain tops.
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Who Doesn't Like New Stuff?
Also new to the series are a few tweaks to the tried and true combat system so familiar to fans. A new twist to the combo system has been implemented that involves hits adapting to the enemy's state and polishing them off with an intense finishing blow. Players will also be able to interact with the world around them thanks to a context sensitive action system. Scale mountains with a grappling hook, smash a pot against someone's head, or ignite an oil barrel and throw it at enemies. These are all options the new system opens up.
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A release date has yet to be set for Dynasty Warriors 9 but plenty of games from the studio will precede it. Warriors All-Stars will hit the PS4 and PC on August 29th as well as the second Nintendo spinoff, Fire Emblem Warrior, which will release on the Switch sometime this fall. We here at Gigamax are huge fans of the Dynasty Warriors series so we will be sure to keep a close eye on the upcoming installments. Be sure to keep checking back for more information!
Fighting games and more fighting games, they've been on a roll. From For Honor to Injustice then around to Tekken 7, the industry continues to embrace this classic format. Sloclap, the developer of the new title Absolver wanted to do something a bit different. Absolver is a break from the norm and it looks as though there will be plenty of content to enjoy. Things have been relatively quiet in regard to media coverage but it's quickly picking up as the release date approaches.
Sloclap and Insight
Sloclap is a new studio made up of former Ubisoft Paris developers. Absolver will be their first title and they’re already making waves with their “online combat RPG”.
“We think the world would be a much better place if there were no guns,” creative lead Pierre de Margerie. He continues, “Then we could finally focus on important things, like sword fighting and how to kill a man with one punch.” http://bit.ly/2ryPeWG
Players will have the option of choosing between three different classes or ‘styles’. The first is the Forsaken style which has a concentration on parrying. The Kahlt Method’s special ability allows them to absorb damage. Finally, Windfall style is a master in avoiding attacks. Each one of the three different styles uses their special ability to set up special combinations to destroy their enemy.
Though these are the three main styles, according to the trailer there are others to be found as players advance through the game. Beyond just being able to choose different styles, there is even more customization in regard to specific moves for each variation.
It may seem like just another fighting game but Absolver does something a little bit different that could mean big things for the genre as a whole. Dubbed a multiplayer combat RPG, players can group up to fight their way through dungeons. This could add an interesting element to the game, making it more than just another fighter.
Expected to drop on PS4 and PC on August 29th, it won’t be long until gamers get their hands on this unique fighter. The first time the world got a hint of Absolver was E3 last year and people have been patiently waiting to see what this game has to offer. With little coverage, the trailer gives a decent look at the different combat styles and mechanics.
Come take a step into the world of Absolver and learn about the Prospects journey as they hone their combat skills.
Big News, Stay Tuned!
Gigamax Games was lucky enough to be put on the watch list for a review copy of Absolver. We have our fingers crossed and hope that we're able to offer a preview into how the game actually plays. We'll be keeping a close eye on this anticipated fighter and will report back with any updates or insight into Sloclaps new release.
Fighting games have always have a special place in the gaming communities heart. They continue to perform well and the new powerful consoles allow these developers to add in even more exciting content. Be sure to check back on GigamaxGames.com to keep updated on any new information, the review and Absolver gameplay.
Popular dinosaur survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved just received the biggest patch the game has ever seen. Players who log back in will see a ton of new content to explore such as new gear, creatures, caves and various other changes. Interested in seeing the patch in action? Check out the trailer for it below.
The studio ,Wildcard has been hard at work fixing and tweaking one of the game's newest additions, the Tek Tree. This science fiction themed skill-tree is receiving a bunch of new items for fans to experiment with. The Tek Cloning Machine gives players the ability to clone whichever dino they want, a Tek Saddle let's players ride the dangerous Megalodon and a new Tek Turret is available to protect those hard earned bases.
The update also adds a new raid like cave into the game. This high level dungeon is set in an active volcano and gives players access to the new ascension system. If a player is able to beat every boss, complete the cave and kill the final boss, then they'll be able to ascend and gain access to a harder version of the raid like event.
Four new dinos are also making their way into the game along with an alpha version of the Megalodon. New alpha drops for all alpha level creatures have been added and new sounds for a bunch of the existing dinos. Check out the full list of patch notes below for a look into the details.
Ark: Survival Evolved - Patch Notes
-New Dino: Giant Bee
-New Dino: Daeodon
-New Dino: Liopleurodon
-New Dino: Kentrosaurus
-New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
-New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
-New Structure: Tek Turret
-New Weapon: Tek Grenade
-TEK Cave & Volcano
-"Ascension" Game Progression
-More UI overhauls
-New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
-Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
-15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
-Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)
-Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in single player
-The Center mega-update!
-Engram Tree REVAMP. Forced respec and Max Level set to 100 (before Ascension)! You won't lose your levels or experience, unless you were above 105 which you'll be reset to 100.
-Anglers can now gather pearls.
Additional patch notes
-New Alpha Megalodon
-New Alpha item drops for all alpha creatures: Alpha Mosasaur Tooth, Alpha Tuso Eye, Alpha Rex Tooth, -Alpha Raptor Claw, Alpha Megalodon Fin, Alpha Leeds Blubber, Alpha Carno Arm.
-New creature sounds for the: Carno, Dire Bear, Bronto, Saber, Scorpion, Giga, Dragon, Broodmother, and Megapithecus.
For a full list of Ark: Survival Evolved new content check out this forum post that details every single change coming to the game. The update is only on PC for now but the PS4 and Xbox One version are coming soon. Gigamax Games will be sure to update you the minute it's announced for console so be sure to keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com!
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