Tuesday 2 May 2017

Tekken 7 Gets A New Gameplay Trailer

The release of the long-awaited Tekken 7 isn’t far off now, and leading up to its launch we’ve been getting lots of new information lately. Today we have a brand new gameplay trailer to check out, which features over 5 minutes of footage showing off various characters from the game duking it out. You can see it for yourself at the bottom of this post.

While the footage doesn’t show many surprises for anyone who has been following the game closely, it still gives a great look at the game’s roster and stages. It’s also mixed in with plenty of cinematics, which are looking fantastic. It’s said that this installment in the series will have more of an emphasis on story, and hopefully the Tekken team came up with one that’s worth playing through.

We recently learned about the improvements that players will experience when playing the game on PlayStation 4 Pro. The series’ producer, Katsuhiro Harada, said that there is a noticeable difference in graphical quality when playing it on Sony’s newest console. He also mentioned that they don’t have any details on the Xbox Scorpio in order to develop for that platform, so he can’t confirm if the game will eventually get Scorpio improvements.

He also discussed the possibilities of the game ever coming to the Nintendo Switch, though things aren’t looking promising for the time being. Harada claims that they do not have access to the Switch console currently, making it hard for them to test it and see if Tekken 7 might be something that could be compatible with it. He didn’t rule out the possibility entirely, but for now Switch owners will not be getting the latest entry in the Tekken series.

Tekken 7 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 2nd. Be sure to check out the new gameplay footage below.

Stagger into the stifling dark in launch trailer for new horror game, Perception

Fear sells, and nowhere is that premise more precise than in the multibillion-dollar gaming industry. Hear's a fresh and frightening launch trailer for Perception, a creepy new crowd-funded horror title coming at the end of the month from The Deep End Games. The firm is comprised of the devious seasoned developers who helped bring Dead Space and Bioshock to life. There's a lot to still be revealed about this spooky supernatural title, but the basic story centers around a blind girl investigating a haunted house relying only on her hyper-aware senses and echolocation to survive paranormal forces.
Here's the official synopsis:
Perception is an upcoming first-person narrative horror adventure game by The Deep End Games. The Kickstarter successfully ended on 25 June 2015. It tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams.
After months of research, she discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares. A ghostly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate’s mysteries or become one of its victims.

Watch Code Vein’s first gameplay trailer

Bandai Namco’s action role-playing game Code Vein is coming next year, offering what appears to be a blood-drenched take on Dark Souls-like gameplay. Our first real look at Code Vein in action comes courtesy of a new trailer released by the game’s publisher today.

It’s pretty evident — and has been from day one, when Bandai Namco teased the game with a “Prepare to dine” tagline — that Code Vein is drawing some amount of inspiration from From Software’s Souls series. There are big, scary boss monsters to battle and no shortage of dodging and weapon-based combat in Code Vein’s debut trailer.

The video also teases a gameplay mechanic that will hopefully help separate Code Vein from its inspiration — though the dark anime visual style certainly helps. According to Bandai Namco:

"As players venture out into the world, they will be able to choose a partner companion from the various residents of Vein. Added strategy presents itself when players choose companions that complement their play style to give them a fighting chance against the vicious enemies they’ll be up against through their journey."

Code Vein is coming to unspecified platforms sometime in 2018.