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According to a recent claim, Eidos Montreal is creating a new Deus Ex game

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It has been reported that Human Revolution and Mankind Divided creators Eidos Montreal would bring back the cyberpunk setting of Deus Ex. Following yesterday’s disclosure that sibling company Onoma is shutting down, Bloomberg reported the tidbit of information indicating that the upcoming Deus Ex game is at the very, very early phases of development. Eidos Montreal is also rumored to be working on a brand-new game and contributing to the co-development of a few Microsoft-owned franchises, including the upcoming Fable.

Since Eidos Montreal’s last attempt at Deus Ex was six years ago, it seems like a reasonable amount of time has passed before any new installment in the franchise. More Deus Ex titles, as well as other purchased IP like Tomb Raider and Legacy Of Kain, were seen as having “huge promise” by the development studio’s new owner, Embracer Group, earlier this year. The creators of Legacy of Kain, Crystal Dynamics, have already conducted surveys to gauge possible interest in new games in that series, as I mentioned last month.

Embracer acquired a number of Square Enix studios in May; the transaction was finalized in August. Only a few weeks after the studio announced its rebranding as Onoma, it was revealed yesterday that the Square Enix Montreal studio will close. Deus Ex Go creator Onoma, which shut down, would send some employees to Eidos Montreal to work on projects there.

There are currently no confirmed details on the release date of the forthcoming Deus Ex. When we learn more, I’ll be sure to let you know. Why not go at our ranking of the top PC stealth games while you wait?

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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