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Beyond Good and Evil 2 Demonstrates a Change of Tone for the Series

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Ubisoft’s E3 conference finished with a big surprise: Beyond Good and Evil 2 is officially in the works, as demonstrated by an insane cinematic trailer. It’s been fourteen years since the release of the original Beyond good and Evil. It’s clear that Ubisoft has taken into account that players of the first game will have aged too, as the rather childish Zelda like tone from the first game has been replaced by a more mature and M-rated tone. This was demonstrated by the record number of f-bombs dropped over the course of the four minute trailer. I’m pretty sure the protagonist from the first game, Jade, didn’t shout “Bang bang , Motherf****rs” when confronted by the police.

The trailer shows a deal going down between a mob boss, humanoid pig and a foul mouthed, cockney sounding, humanoid monkey. The deal is a con, as the monkey escapes with the bargained object, onto the back of a flying motorcycle, driven by a human female character. What ensues is a flying vehicle police chase, complete with jet packs, gun fire, explosions and police vehicle hijacking, throughout a futuristic, Asian-inspired city. The trailer ends with the two characters entering a spaceship, to much applause from their comrades, and handing over the acquired object to a mysterious woman with a robot hand, green eyes and short black hair, reminiscent of Jade. The woman inserts the object into the deck and a hologram image of an artefact appears. The spaceship then takes off and flies into space.

Creative Director, Michel Ancel, teary eyed and emotional, then took to the stage. After many thanks to Ubisoft, the developer teams and the fans of the original BGaE, he assured everyone that they were hard at work on the game.

Narrative Director, Gabrielle Shrager, then explains that the game is a prequel and takes place before Jade is born. The world is run by corporations that create hybrids in labs and use them as slaves to colonise other planets, competing for cosmic resources. You will fight for freedom, with a crew of unforgettable characters.

The series is taking on more of an epic science-fiction direction, as Michel Ancel describes the game as a seamless online playground, where you can travel across space at the speed of light, exploring mysterious cities and discovering unknown lands. You can do all this alone or with friends, indicating that multiplayer is going to play a big part. Again, this is a huge shift not only in tone, but in game-play too.

Many players have been waiting for a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil and although it looks very different, it’s exciting to see it finally becoming a reality. Hopefully, much more news will be divulged on Beyond Good and Evil 2 during the rest of E3, hopefully including some actual game-play footage.

Video games have been a passion of mine from the very first time I played one, at the age of five on Amstrad!( Never heard of it? It was an 80s thing) From then on, I developed a great love for video games and have always owned some form of console throughout each generation of gaming, from the NES to the PS4. Call me a casual if you like, I was probably gaming before you were even born, kiddo.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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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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