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25. 3. 2021 – GamingHub
Super Replay Is Back With Bloodborne
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Click to watch embedded media Ready for Part 3 of the epic adventure? Don’t forget, the action kicks off at 2 PM CT each and every Friday as we maneuver through this macabre masterpiece. Are you ready for a chilling thrill ride through FromSoftware’s masterpiece? Bloodborne is a dark horror action/RPG that tasks the player with navigating through haunted streets full of werewolves and shuffling, shambling ghouls – and that’s just the first hour. Bloodborne showcases immaculate environments dripping with atmosphere, creative and cruel monster designs, and terrors ripped from the great beyond. And we’re going to play through it! Super Replay, the legendary Game Informer series that pairs pro players with even more professional commentary, is back. Click here to watch embedded media As the flagship revival title, Bloodborne is going to be live and uncut every Friday at 2 PM CST. So won’t you come join us for a blood-tinged brawl? How many times will I choke during boss fights? Will I even remember how to use the parry guns? (Probably not). But I have faith that together, we will make it through, even if that includes farming up a mess of blood vials to get past a grotesque pig and…

What You Need To Know About Deathloop’s Story
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Click to watch embedded media Deathloop is the upcoming action-adventure game that has graced our cover for the last month, and as part of our exclusive coverage, we sat down with the game’s narrative designer to chat about Deathloop’s story. Following their critical success with the Dishonored series, Arkane Studios has crafted a brand new world to explore. Set on the island of Blackreef, Deathloop is a story that follows Colt Vahn, a man who is stuck in a never-ending loop with a secret society that’s led by antagonist Julianna.  In this exclusive interview, we chat with Bennett Smith about the backstory of Blackreef and why the island’s time loop was originally set up by the AEON Program. We also asked about the relationship between Colt and Julianna, and more specifically, why the latter wants the former dead. Separate from the main narrative thrust, we learn more from Bennett about how the game encourages players to become comfortable with death in an effort to gain more knowledge about their surroundings.  Once you’re done watching this video, subscribe to Game Informer Magazine to read our larger 14-page cover story on Deathloop. Read an excerpt of that below: It’s morning on Blackreef Island, and Colt has just…

Dragon Age: Dark Fortress #1 Exclusive Preview – Fenris Reflects On Danarius And Teams Up With The Inquisition
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Dragon Age began its story of Thedas back in 2009 with BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins. The newest comic series from Dark Horse, Dragon Age: Dark Fortress, is a tale rooted heavily in where it all began. In the first issue of the latest series, Fenris (whom we met in Dragon Age 2) returns following the Blue Wraith comics to team up with a small Inquisition group in an all-out assault against a fortress that holds unspeakable evil. The first issue begins reflecting back on the infamous betrayal against King Cailan, which we witnessed at the beginning of Origins, and continues with Fenris confronting his own past with his previous master, Danarius.  We have an exclusive first look at the first issue of the new Dark Fortress series from Dark Horse, beginning with a flashback to the betrayal of Fereldan’s king and the Grey Wardens in Ostagar:  Dark Horse Comics The issue begins with the notorious moment Loghain turned traitor against the grey wardens, a decision that left Cailan dead and abandoned. Cailan was the son of Maric, Loghain’s friend and the former king of Fereldan, and the complicated history between the two provided a tumultuous undertone in the game and was further explored…

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Review – Simple Comfort Over Ambition
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Publisher: XSEED Games, Marvelous Games Release: March 23, 2021 Rating: Everyone Reviewed on: Switch No franchise has been in the farming game as long as Story of Seasons, best known as Bokujo Monogatari in Japan (and previously known as Harvest Moon in North America). Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the series created a formula that’s inspired hit games like Stardew Valley. But in recent years, it’s struggled to stay relevant with fresh ideas. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town tries to keep the flame alive by having you develop a town and providing fun features (like a photo mode and museum) to fill with discoveries. The loop is entertaining, but the rewards aren’t satisfying enough for the investment required to get them. Like its predecessors, Pioneers of Olive Town begins with you landing in a small village and starting a new life as a farmer. Olive Town is struggling, and the mayor asks for your help in turning it around. You receive development projects, which require you to gather up the right materials to improve vital elements like roads, benches, and the town hall. Watching the city transform with each upgrade feels worthwhile, since more tourists come to the area and Olive…

New Immortals Fenyx Rising DLC Launched Today
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Last year, an extensive Immortals Fenyx Rising trailer delved into the post-launch content that Ubisoft Quebec had been planning. Three narrative-based expansions were slated to arrive alongside a Season Pass. The first expansion, “A New God,” dropped earlier this year. The second expansion, however, launched today. Titled “Myths of the Eastern Realm,” the narrative DLC follows the adventures of a new protagonist named Ku, a hero inspired by Chinese mythology. Ku must help the goddess Nuwa restore the fractured sky to preserve the natural balance of the world. Similar to the base game’s loop, you’ll have to defeat legendary deities and terrifying monsters while completing a bevy of different puzzles, but to the backdrop of Chinese lore. Your skills in martial arts will prove to be your most valuable asset while exploring the open world. Additionally, Ubisoft’s Chengdu studio led the development of the expansion with the hopes of preserving and staying true to Chinese culture with distinctive art and narrative design.  If you’re still unsure whether or not Immortals Fenyx Rising is for you, you can get a feel for the gameplay and story beats by playing the demo (available on all platforms, including Stadia). We enjoyed our time with…

GI Show – New Pokémon Snap, MLB The Show 21, And Magic: Legends
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Click here to watch embedded media On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we’ve been digging recently, including New Pokémon Snap, MLB The Show 21, Magic: Legends, Doom: The Ancient Gods, and It Takes Two. Then we take a (mostly) loving look back at the PlayStation Vita, Sony’s beloved handheld system, as we reflect on some of our favorite games for the handheld platform.  It’s a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Dan Tack (@dantack), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Joe Juba (@Joejuba), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below and share the episode if you enjoyed it. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show! Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show’s intro song. You can hear more of their music on their website. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out…

Total War: Rome Remastered Announced With Several Improvements
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Hot on the heels of the publisher delaying an anticipated strategy game in Humankind, Sega has announced Total War: Rome Remastered, a modernized version of the classic strategy title from 2004. In addition to enhanced visuals, original developer Creative Assembly and collaborator Feral Interactive are working to add several modern features and game mechanics to create a version of the game that is supremely playable 17 years after the original launch. As you might expect with the “Remastered” naming convention, Total War: Rome Remastered updates the visuals of the original to 4K resolution with ultra-widescreen support and native UHD support. Buildings and objects have been re-modeled, and players can expect better effects with dust clouds and heat haze. Even the campaign maps have been given a shiny coat of high-resolution paint, and all the units have been retextured. However, the improvements don’t stop there, as Total War: Rome Remastered introduces new features included a better in-game camera with map rotation and wider zoom level in campaign. New icon overlays give you additional tactical insight, and a new tactical map, unit displays, and range markers let you plot your next moves with more information. This version includes 38 playable factions and gives you…

Left 4 Dead Spiritual Successor Back 4 Blood Delayed, Open Beta Still On For Summer
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Back 4 Blood is the spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead and the closed beta access period was met with high praise from those that fell in love with the previous Valve co-op adventure. Turtle Rock has been hard at work on the upcoming game but, unfortunately, a delay was inevitable. Back 4 Blood is delayed, but the good news is that the summer open beta is still on and the delay isn’t pushed back all the way until 2022.  The team took to Twitter to relay the update, saying that the team has been “working hard” to make the Back 4 Blood adventure the very best experience it can be. In order to do that, however, the team needs more time, so they are pushing back the launch until October 12, 2021. Thankfully, this is only a few months later than the initial planned release, so the time waiting isn’t as long as it could be. At least, not yet. pic.twitter.com/Mv2i9HLIwo — Back 4 Blood (@back4blood) March 25, 2021 We had a heck of a time playing this game during its first beta period. Even if Alex Stadnik did leave me to die. But I’m totally not holding onto that…

Monster Train The Last Divinity DLC Adds Wurms And More
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Monster Train has added a ton of free updates since release, but a new paid DLC, The Last Divinity, is available today. With the new update comes a new race, the Wurmkin, a new final boss, pact shards for even more run customization that embrace risk/reward, and much, much more! The paid DLC will run you $10.79 until April 1 on Steam if you pick it up with a 10% discount. The new Wurmkin clan is the sixth to be added to the game, with two champions and a slew of new cards. New mechanics to play around with add another reason to come back and keep hammering out those challenging runs through Hell with our new wurmy friends. “Monster Train owes much to Slay the Spire for popularizing the roguelike deck-builder RPG, both at a high level and in some of its features and mechanics. But don’t dismiss Monster Train as a mere clone or derivative work like so many other games today attempting to capture the deck-building magic,” I said in my Game Informer review. “In Monster Train, your mind goes into overdrive like a locomotive ripping through hell as you determine the most decadent, degenerate combinations of…

Historical Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Other / 25. 3. 2021

Last year, it was announced that Humankind, the the long-awaited historical strategy game by Amplitude Studios and Sega, was coming out in April. However, with less than a month left before that scheduled release date, the studio has announced the project it is calling its magnum opus is now releasing in August. The title puts you in control as you rewrite history, bringing culture, science, and values of society from ancient days to the modern era. Players are tasked with leading their people through the ages, facing historical events and charting their course for humanity. Humankind adds fame as a victory condition, giving players ample reason to want to leave their mark on the world.  This latest delay comes on the heels of several OpenDev sessions where members of the community could play large chunks of the game, featuring four eras and 40 different cultures. “It’s been exciting to see the community get their hands on the game during the last few OpenDev sessions, and hear all the positive (and constructive!) feedback,” chief creative officer and studio head Romain de Waubert de Genlis said in a press release. “Players have always been at the heart of Amplitude’s philosophy and releasing Humankind in August…