The Last Guardian Is Actually Happening!

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this, but The Last Guardian is actually happening! Sony kicked off their E3 press conference with a new look at the game that was first announced in 2009 and had been delayed several times since that point.

As for how it looks, it has that ICO feel to it with two interesting characters navigating massive structures with beautiful design. The game will launch exclusively for the PlayStation 4 in 2016. Check out the new gameplay footage below!

Darksiders II Getting Remastered Via The “Deathinitive Edition”

Yay, more remasters!

Another day, another announcement of a last-gen game getting remastered! This time we have Darksiders II, which at least put forth the effort to give the game a funny subtitle with Deathinitive Edition.

This was revealed via a listing on Amazon, which revealed the game’s price, box art and console. It has currently only been confirmed for PlayStation 4 despite the original version being multiplatfrom, with the price being $39.99. The release date is also listed as 12/31, but that is more than likely just a placeholder.

Check out the box art for the game below.

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is developed by Vigil Games.

PS4-Exclusive Until Dawn Launches This August

This interesting new horror game for PS4 will launch on August 25th.

The intriguing horror game for PlayStation 4 called Until Dawn has gone a long time without an official release date, but today Sony has changed that. They have revealed that the game will launch on Tuesday, August 25th.

Along with the news comes a launch date trailer, showing off more scenarios and characters as they flee a mysterious enemy trying to kill them. Check it out below.

While I’m skeptical on this whole thing due to the fact that it looks like a dime-a-dozen horror movie, I think the whole “your choices decide who will survive” angle could be really cool. If there are a bunch of different possible scenarios that all lead to different endings that could be a lot of fun.

New Bloodborne Patch Makes Things A Little Easier

A laundry list of things set to smooth the game out a little.

Bloodborne remains the best reason to own a PlayStation 4 (other than the fact that it has the best controller, graphics, etc.) and now the devs are rolling out a new update to make some things a little easier.

The 1.04 build of the game will be bringing a bunch of minor tweaks to the table; such as more storage space, reduced stamina amounts for certain weapons and a lot more. Check out the full list below.

Bloodborne 1.04 patch notes:
    • By using password matching, you can now be matched regardless of level difference, and even with a hostile oath
    • Conditions for the appearance of the insight store changed: it will appear when the player has one or more insight instead of 10
    • Added a “blood chunk” item to the insight store (it will appear after playing the game up to a point).
    • Up to 600 Blood vials and quicksilver bullets can now be stored in the storage
    • Adjusted the strength of some enemies in some areas in new game plus
    • Adjusted the resistance and vulnerability of some enemies to bolt and arcane attacks
    • Changes made to how Beasthood accumulates. This increases duration and improves attack of beast mode
    • Adjusted the effect of Beast Blood Pellet item
    • Fixed a bug of the attack force of the Rifle Spear. In particular, it was fixed a problem with the use of Blood Gems
    • Reduced the stamina use of the Kirkhammer
    • Reduced the stamina use of the Logarius’ Wheel
    • Increased the duration of Old Hunter Bone and reduced the use of Quicksilver Bullets
    • Increased the duration of the effect of Tiny Tonitrus. Increased attack force. Attack force with low arcane will be higher.
    • Increased the duration of the effect of Augur of Ebrietas. Attack force with low arcane will be higher
    • Reduced the Quicksilver Bullet cost for use of A Call Beyond
    • Reduced the Quicksilver Bullet cost for use of Choir Bell
    • Added Short Ritual Root Chalice to the insight store after completing the Pthumeru Chalice dungeon
    • It’s possible to take advantage of the Short Ritual Root Chalice from an earlier stage of the game
    • Added a random rewards when killing a Chalice dungeon boss. They will now drop a random Blood Gem in addition to weapon enhancement materials
    • Different depths of Chalice Dungeons will now drop different Blood Stones

-Depth 1: Blood Stone Shard
-Depth 2: Twin Blood Stone Shard
-Depth 3: Twin Blood Stone Shard and Blood Stone Chunk (Rare)
-Depth 4: Blood Stone Chunk
-Depth 5: Blood Stone Chunk and Blood Rock (Rare)

  • Increased the level of Blood Gems available in Depth 1-3 Dungeons
  • Increased the amount of Blood Echoes dropped in Chalice Dungeons
  • Co-op partners joining a cursed dungeon will only see their HP reduced by 50%, and not by 65% as it was before
  • When starting co-op in a chalice dungeon, you will now spawn in the lantern room
  • Weapons with special names like “uncanny” and so forth can now be purchased from the Bath Messengers once found
  • Adjusted the brightness of the screen when finding a pool of Blood Echoes on the ground
  • Corrected the bug that disconnect you from online mode when in stand-by
  • Corrected a bug that caused enemies not to be displayed correctly for co-op guests when moving fast
  • Further tweaks and bug fixes

Bloodborne is developed by From Software exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It launched on March 24th, 2015.

Bloodborne Receiving An Expansion Later This Year

The best game so far this year will be getting more content somewhere down the line.

My current favorite game of the year, Bloodborne, is set to receive some new content somewhere down the line.

The news was confirmed on Twitter by president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida. While Yoshida didn’t delve into the specifics on the expansion, he did claim that more information will be released later this year. With E3 right around the corner we could be getting more information within a matter of weeks.

In other Bloodborne news, the game has recently received a new update, update 1.03, which finally addresses the game’s very long load times. On top of that, the load screens have also received text describing various elements of the game as was the case in previous entries in the Souls series.

Bloodborne is developed by From Software and is available to purchase now in all regions with a general retail price of $60. The title is a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

NPD Reports Xbox One Outsold PlayStation 4 In April

The Xbox One was able to dethrone the mighty PlayStation 4 last month.

The Xbox One managed to outsell the powerhouse PlayStation 4 for the month of April 2015, the NPD reports. The full report is expected to be released later today.

Microsoft said the following on the victory:

“As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month,” Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols said. “Xbox One console sales in the U.S. increased 63 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014 and Xbox Live comparisons showed the number of active global users [Xbox One and Xbox 360] grew 24 percent. We are grateful to our fans for their passion and support and are looking forward to sharing more on the best game lineup in Xbox history at E3.”

Of course, Sony isn’t to phased by these results and had the following to say:

“We would like to thank fans around the world for their continued support of the PS4,” a Sony spokesperson said. “According to NPD, PlayStation continues to lead software sales for April 2015 and PS4 remains the cumulative sales leader in the US. We are looking forward to an amazing E3.”

Ubisoft Aiming To Sell Over 6 Million Copies Of ‘Watch Dogs’

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot is very confident that Watch Dogs is going to sell over 6 million copies. Well, 6.3 million, to be exact.

Guillemot claims that he can set the high goal due to the massive success of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It also doesn’t hurt that the game has had an incredibly great ad campaign, and just about every new tidbit of information has been relished by just about everyone.

Watch Dogs is being developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC and will be released on May 27th. A Wii U version is also being developed and is set to be released at the end of the year.