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Ashen

Ashen

Ashen is one of those games that could be a hit or miss. It seems to have blocky/low polygon and stylistic graphics but may make up for this with smooth game play and an in-depth story. The real-time fighting looks very satisfying - we just want to see how skills, magic, and other aspects may work in this interesting looking world. A little multiplayer would be pretty sweet too.


Total War The Three Kingdoms

Total War: The Three Kingdoms – Delayed

Release date: Spring 2019

Developer: Creative Assembly

Publisher: SEGA

Genre: Strategy, Action, War, RTS

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

AButtonGames Take

Total War: The Three Kingdoms has announced they will be going a different direction than previous games. It seems they will be focusing more on developing characters, alliances, and relationships. This is a different approach and we will have to see how it works coming next spring… uhg that seems so long. But hopefully this will be well polished and ready to hit the charts by then.

Delayed

“If the original Total War: Three Kingdoms release date had stuck then the game would be nearly upon us. Three Kingdoms was first scheduled for autumn this year – though with May’s Thrones of Britannia to tide us over, it wasn’t too painful when Three Kingdoms was delayed. Now it’s set to arrive in spring 2019.” -pcgamer

Description

“Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is the next major historical Total War game and is the first game in the award-winning series to take place in China. The Three Kingdoms period is one of the most turbulent times in Chinese history. The Han Dynasty is crumbling; the stage is set for a great new epoch, forged by the fires of conquest – the time to establish your legacy is now. But with many warlords eyeing the throne, each with a large army to back up their claim, it’s clear that the future of China will be shaped by its champions.” –totalwar.com

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Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

The day is here so run out and grab your copy! Rockstar Games seems to really hit the nail on the head and I don't doubt they will do it again for Red Dead Redemption 2. Who doesn't love a good western shooter!? AButtonGames will be featured in a Twitch live stream by Tacklinator88, so be sure to check it out!


Ghost Of Tsushima

Ghost Of Tsushima

Release date: TBD

Developer: Sucker Punch Productions

Genre: Action-Adventure

Platform: PlayStation 4

AButtonGames Take

Sucker Punch is going a different direction from Infamous, and quite frankly we are excited here at AButtonGames. After the 2018 E3 preview it looks like some awesome stealthy samurai action in feudal japan. The combat looks pretty intricate with emphasis on dodging, parrying, and avoiding damage rather than mindlessly exchanging blows. There has been no official release date and we doubt this will be released in 2018 like originally thought. Look below for Sucker Punch’s game description and some sneak previews.

Description

“The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan—until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting—the way of the Ghost—as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.” –suckerpunch.com

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Bayonetta 3

Bayonetta 3

Release Date: TBD

Series: Bayonetta

Developer: Platinum Games

Genre(s)‎: ‎Action‎, ‎hack and slash

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Description:

“Bayonetta 3 is an upcoming action game in development by Platinum Games, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. It is the third entry in the Bayonetta series, following Bayonetta 2 in 2014, and was revealed to be in development alongside Nintendo Switch ports of the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.” –bayonetta.wikia.com

“The past two games were renowned for their over-the-top action and spectacular style. Levels saw Bayonetta fighting towering behemoths across different dimensions with an assortment of ridiculous weapons. Skills could be upgraded as you progressed in a similar manner to Devil May Cry, a series Bayonetta draws much of its inspiration from.

It’s unclear how similar Bayonetta 3 will be in terms of setting and mechanics, but our money is on Platinum Games expanding upon its existing formula with an even crazier combination of levels, enemies and combat.”

Read more at: https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/bayonetta-3-release-date-3370469#3G02JPt7eSjSUuyy.99

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Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime 4

Release date: TBD

Series: Metroid

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre(s)‎: ‎Action-adventure

Platforms: Switch

“Metroid Prime 4 news – what’s the latest?

E3 2018 has been and gone without a mention of Metroid Prime 4. So what’s going on with it? In a recent interview with Game Informer, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime said that Prime 4 is “still in development and proceeding well” despite radio silence.

‘Last year was important to us to message to the Metroid fan that there was a Metroid Prime experience in development, as we showed Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS. We didn’t want that fan to say “You just launched a new system, when are you going to bring me a Metroid on that platform?” We said it was coming. This year, with so many games launching effectively between [now] and the first half of next year, we wanted to focus on those games. Rest assured, Metroid Prime 4 is still in development and proceeding well.’”

Read more at https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/metroid-prime-4-release-date-gameplay-news-trailer-characters-story-preorder-2993245#wkcKweSdvrwMV25j.99

Description:

“Metroid Prime 4 was briefly announced via a logo shown during Nintendo’s E3 2017 broadcast. During a media pre-briefing, journalists asked Nintendo exactly who was behind the game. Nintendo declined to reply, except to say that Retro Studios, which created the original Metroid Prime Trilogy, was not behind the project.

Since then, speculation has been rife over who was working on Metroid Prime 4, but nothing more has been announced about the game since.” –Eurogamer.net

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Beyond Good & Evil 2

Beyond Good & Evil 2

Release date: TBD

Series: Beyond Good & Evil

Designer: Michel Ancel

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developers: Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montpellier

Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game

Platforms: TBD

Update

“Beyond Good and Evil 2’s beta was announced on stage during E3 2018, with fans being told they could sign up to it from now. But it’ll be a while before the demo will actually be playable. 

Chatting to fans on one of his recent Instagram posts, Michel Ancel said that the team is aiming for a playable demo “at the end of next year”, meaning you won’t be able to go hands on with Beyond Good and Evil 2 until around the end of 2019 if things stay on track. More news will probably arrive during E3 2019 but good and evil things will come to those who wait.”

-https://www.techradar.com/news/beyond-good-and-evil-2

Description

“Fight alongside unforgettable characters in a stunning new solar system, as you struggle for freedom and the right to determine your own fate among the stars.
Play the adventure by yourself or with friends in a vast and seamless online playground.” –ubisoft.com

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Death Stranding

Death Stranding

Release date: TBA

Engine: Decima

Designer: Hideo Kojima

Developer: Kojima Productions

Genre: Action game

Platform: PlayStation 4

Website: kojimaproductions

“Death Stranding is the first game developed by the new Kojima Productions, the studio led by the renowned game designer Hideo Kojima. This will be his first post-Metal Gear project after his long and public breakup with his former employer, Konami. This is also the first game the designer is publicly working on after his final Konami-backed project, Silent Hillsgot canceled.”

– https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/2/17468884/death-stranding-trailers-theories-rumors

 

“Death Stranding is a game that raises so many questions. What’s going on? Why is Norman Reedus naked? Why does he have a baby in his throat? You know, the normal questions. With every trailer that Kojima nad co put out, there are more questions added to that list, and that’s just one of the reasons it’s one of the most highly anticipated games of all time.

What we do know is ‘explosion in your adrenal gland’ exciting. Hollywood stars in major roles, creator Hideo Kojima’s first chance to experiment since his massive Metal Gear Solid series. The use of Decima, the same game engine that super-powered open-world adventure Horizon Zero Dawn. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you everything we can from official interviews, trailers, and even cryptic tweets and Instagram posts, so you can obsess over every clue until Kojima is ready to tell us more. ” –gamesradar.com

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Engine: Unreal Engine

Writer: Kazushige Nojima

Designer: Tetsuya Nomura

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Genre: Action role-playing game

Platform: PlayStation 4

Update

“They don’t have 4 years of work, they have 2. The announcement that square was taking the game away from Cyberconnect2, they didn’t take it away and continue it, they started it again because cyber connect’s work was just so useless and not far enough along, but still far enough along that remaking it was faster than refactoring it… (it wasn’t in a good state at all),” Tsukasa explains.

It remains unclear if the entirety of CyberConnect 2’s work has been scrapped, or if parts of the mechanics and assets developed remain part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. We imagine it’s the latter given the title’s presumed size and scope.”

Read more at https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/final-fantasy-7-remake-release-date-2993127#ghwZExwBOH7isYZA.99

Description

“For many years, people around the world have asked me “Will you ever remake FINAL FANTASY VII?” For many years I gave the same answers and on a personal level, having made the original FINAL FANTASY VII, did I really want to spend so many years making the same game?

With FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, we have the opportunity to go beyond the story, world and experience of FINAL FANTASY VII in ways we’ve always dreamed of – from the depths of Midgar to the skies above the Planet. The multi-part format enables us to expand the original story and turn it into an epic experience for fans and new gamers alike.

This past weekend at PlayStation Experience we were thrilled to present more of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE. It was great to see so much excitement when we surprised everyone with the first gameplay footage and it was a treat for us to show that development is going well, and further along than perhaps many had realised. Just like when we revealed the announcement trailer at E3 earlier this year, we like surprising you.

One thing that we wanted to be clear about during this weekend to accompany the new trailer was the scale of this project. We wanted to tell you this now and not in the future so that you’d share our vision for what we want to deliver. The biggest reason why we haven’t done a remake until now is because it’s a massive undertaking to reconstruct FINAL FANTASY VII from the ground up with the current technology. Producing a proper HD remake of FINAL FANTASY VII that maintains the same feeling of density of the original would result in a volume of content that couldn’t possibly fit into one installment.

We’ve seen everyone’s comments and reactions to the news that FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be a multi-part series and many have speculated correctly as to the reason why we have made this decision. If we were to try to fit everything from the original into one remake instalment, we would have to cut various parts and create a condensed version of FINAL FANTASY VII. We knew none of you would have wanted that.

I hope that by explaining a little more about our design decisions that you can appreciate the size of this project and what we have planned for this remake. Going beyond the scale and depth of the world, narrative and gameplay from the original to deliver something that feels familiar yet new. As I said before, we like delivering surprises.” –Yoshinori Kitase

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System Shock 3

System Shock 3

Release Date: TBA

Series: System Shock

Developer: OtherSide Entertainment

Publisher: Starbreeze Studios

Genre: Scifi, Cyberpunk, Action, Adventure

“The latest in the series of classic, award-winning games is in development under the direction of industry legend Warren Spector and a dream team behind such landmarks as the original System Shock, Thief: The Dark Project and Deus Ex.” –otherside-e.com

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Dark Souls Remastered 2 - Praise

Dark Souls Remastered – Meta Review – Simply Beautiful

Hey there souls fans, if you aren't out there buying this remaster right now... then I'm sure you are contemplating whether buying this classic remaster is worth it (like I am right now). From the looks of things, it just might be. There is a massive improvement in texture quality and performance with almost everything else staying the same. With this new release massive amounts of people will be playing online (the lack thereof is what made me stop playing), so get in while it's hot. Watch out for LokiAdvanced though or you might just end up with a dagger in your back.


Dragon's Crown Pro

Dragon’s Crown Pro – Meta-Review – Beat-Em Up and Level Up!

It seems like Beat-Em Up games are making a slight comeback with the re-release of Dragon's Crown Pro! If you played it before you are definitely in for a treat with amazing new graphics. If you have not played then you might want to make a double-take as this is way more than just a side scrolling Beat-Em Up game. The in depth RPG elements are what make it great.


Detroit Become Human

Detroit: Become Human – Meta-Review – Do Androids Dream?

It's finally here! Detroit: Become Human is the epic looking cinematic journey game akin to games like Life is Strange, Heavy Rain, and Beyond Two Souls. Made by Quantic Dream we expect some great things from it, and it seems like it might have (mostly) fulfilled those expectations. It seems the story was written with a lot of cliche characters, cheesy monologues, and heavy handedness that you will have to just get over. However, we will definitely see the heavy improvements of texture quality, facial animations, and overall graphical excellence that might make Detroit: Become Human worth the cash.



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