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18 May 2022

I’m Keeping My Eye On Saints Row

Saints Row has been a series that never quite felt like it had a solid sense of what it wanted to be. The juxtaposition between a serious gang drama and a balls-to-the-wall Hangover-tier sandbox shooter wasn’t something that resonated with me, and my limited time with Saints Row IV however-many years ago didn’t leave much
28 Feb 2022

A New Generation: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Announced

Hot off the heels of Pokémon Legends: Arceus‘s rousing success, The Pokémon Company announced the next generation of mainline titles in their Pokémon Day presentation yesterday. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be the first in the series to harbor a completely seamless open world and roaming Pokémon. While Pokémon Sword and Shield only had the
31 Jan 2022

Sony Interactive Entertainment Acquires Bungie for $3.6 Billion

In the wake of Microsoft’s historic acquisition of Activision Blizzard, rival Sony has made a sizable purchase of their own. Announced on Monday, former Halo and current Destiny developer Bungie will join Sony Interactive Entertainment in a deal worth around $3.6 billion, according to This deal has been in the process for close to
4 Nov 2021

Preview: Weird West

If you’ve been a semi-casual Gamer Escape reader this past summer (which you should be, duh), you’ve probably come across our past coverage of Weird West, a top-down cel-shaded action RPG developed by some of the core staff behind Arkane Studios and games such as Dishonored. Published by Devolver Digital, it drew me in since
1 Aug 2021

Weird West is Sleek, Stylish, and Set for Success

When Weird West was first announced at The Game Awards 2019, I was cautiously optimistic. An action RPG developed by the collective headed by the original creators of Dishonored and Arkane Studios, all while being published by Devolver Digital? It sounded way, way too good to be true.
15 Jun 2021

Yooreka Studio Announces Eight New Games

Chinese-based Yooreka Studio, who co-developed Streets of Rage 4 with Dotemu and published the game in mainland China, has revealed eight new games launching over the course of the next year as part of their E3 2021 presentation. Here’s a look at everything shown.
27 May 2021

Dragon Quest Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Six Announcements

To say that the Dragon Quest series’ 35th anniversary is a packed one would be an understatement. Yesterday evening, Square Enix hosted a broadcast with six announcements to celebrate the occasion that was simultaneously streamed in multiple languages. Let’s take a look at everything that was announced during the event.
19 May 2021

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Sneaks Onto Storefronts Next Month

The latest entry in CI Games’s best-selling Sniper: Ghost Warrior series, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, has secured a release date of June 4th on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PS4. Taking place in the fictional country of Kuamar, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 tasks the player with eliminating a brutal dictatorship through
19 Apr 2021

PlayStation Stops Closure of PS3 and Vita Storefronts

After sparking outcry when it was announced that the storefronts for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games would shut down in July, Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO Jim Ryan has walked back that decision. In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Ryan states that the choice to shut down the storefronts “it was
4 Mar 2021

Everything Announced at New Game Plus Expo 2.0

After a successful showing in June, New Game Plus Expo returned to showcase new and upcoming games from a variety of developers. Here’s everything that was shown at the event.
2 Mar 2021

Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic Acquired by Epic Games

Following the success of Fall Guys, Epic Games announced that it has acquired UK-based corporation Tonic Games Group consisting of developers Mediatonic and Fortitude Games, publishing arm The Irregular Corporation, and Skillshare-esque platform Tonic U.
24 Feb 2021

Electronic Arts Cancels Anthem Overhaul

After years of lingering in limbo, EA has officially axed Anthem. In a blog post written by Bioware Austin Studio Director Christian Dailey, new development work on the game—notably, an update titled Anthem NEXT —has been stopped, although the servers will be kept online. The update was announced in February of last year and had
26 Jan 2021

Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s January Update And Sanrio Amiibo Cards Revealed

The Animal Crossing train is still going strong for Nintendo, who unveiled the game’s update slated for this month earlier today.
4 Jan 2021

NieR: Automata’s “Last Secret” Has Been Discovered

Four years after NieR: Automata‘s launch and two years after its Director Yoko Taro claimed in Famitsu that there was “one last secret” yet to be discovered, dataminer and modder Lance McDonald has found it after “hundreds of hours” of reverse-engineering the game’s engine.
17 Dec 2020

Sony Delists Cyberpunk 2077 From PSN Until Further Notice, Offers Refunds

The trainwreck that’s been Cyberpunk 2077’s release has only gotten worse.
10 Nov 2020

King’s Bounty Revolutionized the Strategy RPG. King’s Bounty II Might Not.

XCOM. Wasteland. Hell, maybe even Fire Emblem. These strategy RPGs are some of the most recognizable in the genre, but it’s easy to forget their roots. This brings us to King’s Bounty, one of the first hex-based RPGs on the market when it first released in 1990, bringing the genre to the mainstream. Spawning the
27 Oct 2020

Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition Announced for PlayStation 5

Originally released last year, Merge Games and Infuse Studio have announced a remaster of puzzle-adventure title Spirit of the North, which will release around two weeks after the PlayStation 5’s launch.
22 Sep 2020

Everything Announced at the Playism Game Show

To kick off this year’s Tokyo Game Show, indie publisher Playism held their own press conference to showcase all of the games they’re publishing as we enter the next generation. Here’s everything that was shown in the two-and-a-half-hour long event. Bright Memory and Bright Memory: Infinite Bright Memory, the impressive indie FPS known for being
14 Sep 2020

Here’s How Apple Arcade Can Bounce Back

Last year, tech conglomerate Apple released Apple Arcade, a monthly subscription service that would bring new, quality games by renowned developers such as Sega, Square Enix, and Capcom to an ecosystem known for microtransaction-laden and low-budget titles that act as billboards instead of entertainment. It was a novel concept, and something that seemed implausible in
9 Sep 2020

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now a Launch Title for Xbox Series X/S

Moving up from its previous release date of November 17th, Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release on November 10th as a launch title for Microsoft’s next-generation consoles. On Xbox, Ubisoft states that the game will feature high-resolution textures, improved shadow quality, cluster density, and faster loading times thanks to the improved hardware.