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Just one week away until the Kickstarter that could launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Ever since it was first announced, Playtonic Games’ Yooka-Laylee had one thing and one thing only in mind. Recreating the old-school platformers and collecathons we knew and loved on the Sega Genesis, PlayStation 1 & 2, and Nintendo 64 & Gamecube.

Naturally, the hardware and dynamics of game development have drastically changed. Different software and greatly improved mechanics meant that Playtonic Games would have to make Yooka-Laylee with a mix of old and new. Today, a video released of the team describing just that. Studio Director, Gavin Price, Project Director, Chris Sutherland, Creative Art Director, Dean Wilson, Character Art Director, Steve Mayles, and Audio Director, Dan Murdoch all describe the process of modernizing the 3D platformer in the video below.

They touch upon aspects ranging from hardware being weaker in the 90’s, music direction, and the environment’s purpose in such a genre. For instance before the latest hardware, one reveals that music was used to really create a sense of one’s surroundings. Now the team can create a fully detailed environment to provide lush visuals. However, Playtonic didn’t want to lose the nostalgic feel and, once again, did their best to mix old and new.

The first wave of reviews for Yooka-Laylee has also gone live and ranges from very negative to very positive. Tune in to our review roundup later for more information in that regard. Are you excited for a comeback of golden age gaming? Did you support the title on Kickstarter? Let us know in the comments.

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Before the DLC comes out, the Big Elden Ring update adds new features and fixes the game’s balance

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Luckily, the developer went on to give more information. We went ahead and put them all together in the patch notes below:

New parts of inventory:

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What’s new in Summoning Pool?

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All new hairstyles:

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Would you like to see any of these changes made? Are you still excited about Shadow of the Erdtree? Get ready by reading the comments below.

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