Game News! 18/07/19
Some interesting gaming news nuggets this week. Let’s dive in!
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays
The latest Gundam game from Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia, SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is releasing on November 28th! These are the Day 1 pre-order bonuses you can expect.
SD Gundam G Generation Monoeye Gundams “ported version”
The original version was released in 2002 and has been re-developed for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
The story begins at the ending of the One Year War, where the main character, Sig Wednner is actively involved as a Zeon pilot. The game is equipped with familiar simulation elements from the G Generation series and is only available as a pre-order bonus.
Mobile Suit: Sisquiede (Titans Colour)
Original unit from Monoeye Gundams
Modifications Starter Set
A bonus questline that will grant you access to multiple modifications for an early boost in the game.
In other news, the Premium G Sound Edition will also be available in this region. This version features a digital collection of 35 tracks spanning Gundam anime theme songs to the various game soundtracks!
Streets of Rage 4
Amazing news! The original composers are back!
In the above video released by Dotemu, Yūzō Koshiro and fellow Streets of Rage composer Motohiro Kawashima detail their direction and goals in making an impactful, unforgettable score for Streets of Rage 4. Filmed earlier this year during BitSummit, the group discusses a range of subjects, from channelling the thumping club anthems fans loved in the original games to crafting sounds that weren’t heard in the previous entries.
Also revealed is that Yūzō Koshiro and studio Ancient pitched a sequel to Streets of Rage at one point, the video also candidly explores some of the internal pressures that the original Streets of Rage team was facing during development while directly competing with Capcom’s Street Fighter II, which at the time was being scored by Yoko Shimomura. The legendary Shinomura is revealed below as lending her musical mastery to the upcoming soundtrack as well.
PUBG – Season 4
Don’t laugh. PUBG gets some lore! Yes! Wipe your eyes. There is now a backstory to this game. Go check it out. It’s pretty bonkers.
This is looking fantastic and it’s out now for PC on Steam and…wait for it…Xbox Games Pass for PC.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Ubisoft has announced a new game mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands. Mercenaries is an eight-player free-for-all PvPvE gameplay experience. The objective is to call for rescue, locate and reach the extraction point, then be the first to board the chopper.
At the beginning of the match, the extraction point is unknown and players will have no ranged weapons, gear or items. Players will need to locate and activate radio transmitters to shrink the possible extract zone on the map. In the meantime, players will fight to be the first to gain intel on transmitter locations while looting gear, weapons and money. After the first player has activated three transmitters, the chopper will head to the extraction point and once landed, the location will be revealed to everyone. The first player to fill their extraction gauge and board the chopper wins.
Mercenaries mode introduces a wealth of new mechanics including:
- Looting for Gear: Players start the game just with a melee weapon and will need to find the best gear, weapons and consumables to fight the Unidad forces and enemy players. If a player dies, they will lose all of the loot gathered and start at square one when they respawn.
- Armour: Mercenaries mode will feature a new health and armour system. Based on the gear players pick up, an armour bar will appear. This bar will absorb a percentage of damage based on the penetration capability of the opponent’s weapon.
- Health: If players are hit by a weapon that deals penetration damage, they will bleed and gradually lose a percentage of their health. If they are injured, they will be able to loot three different types of healing items to get back into fighting shape: medikits, bandages and syringes.
- Destructible Doors: Destructible doors can be opened with CQC, behind which players may find intel, loot, or cover to aid them in their fight. Players will need to think tactically about when to use this as opponents will be able to hear the breaking doors if they are close by.
Overwatch: Summer Games 2019
Summer Games is back for 2019, and we’re kicking it off with a new event feature, Weekly Challenges! In addition to the new rewards you’ll be able to earn, your favourite cosmetic unlocks from years past will be available, giving you a chance to catch up on any rewards you may have missed.
Log in now through August 5 to get in on the Summer Games fun!
And yes, the skins are [redacted].
First Summoner is a real-time strategy RPG built especially for one-handed play in the portrait orientation. Yes. You read that correctly.
The game gives players full manual control over their hero and a deck of six cards, which can be assembled with various summon and spell cards. The key to winning battles is building, strengthening, and experimenting with each deck and coming up with strategies in relation to volatile situations of different battlefields.
First Summoner features a variety of content to keep players engaged, including World Map, the main scenario campaign of escalating difficulty; PvP arena Snake’s Battlefield for players to compete head-to-head and a Roguelike dungeon called Infinite Chaos which contains endless battlefields filled with treasures.
Celebrating its global launch, a grand opening event ‘A 7-day Journey’ will run starting today until August 1. The event will reward all players completing daily missions with in-game currencies and a Legendary Card.
Better go download!
That’s it for this week!