New Gameplay Today – Onimusha: Warlords

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New Gameplay Today – Onimusha: Warlords

Capcom is releasing its Onimusha: Warlords remaster today, which gives players a chance to check out the samurai action game on modern hardware. Reiner reviewed the game for us when it first came out on PlayStation 2, and he walked Kyle and me through some of the changes players can expect from the remaster.

The biggest tweaks? Textures are displayed at higher resolutions, the game supports widescreen displays, the soundtrack has been updated, and you can use analog sticks. Other than that, it's the same weird game that fans love – the bizarre demons just happen to look a little sharper.

Onimusha: Warlords is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

New Gameplay Today – Onimusha: Warlords

about X hours ago from
New Gameplay Today – Onimusha: Warlords

Capcom is releasing its Onimusha: Warlords remaster today, which gives players a chance to check out the samurai action game on modern hardware. Reiner reviewed the game for us when it first came out on PlayStation 2, and he walked Kyle and me through some of the changes players can expect from the remaster.

The biggest tweaks? Textures are displayed at higher resolutions, the game supports widescreen displays, the soundtrack has been updated, and you can use analog sticks. Other than that, it's the same weird game that fans love – the bizarre demons just happen to look a little sharper.

Onimusha: Warlords is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

AlphaDream On Remaking Bowser's Inside Story And How Mario & Luigi Could Possibly Fit Inside Of Bowser

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AlphaDream On Remaking Bowser's Inside Story And How Mario & Luigi Could Possibly Fit Inside Of Bowser

Developer AlphaDream has made five original Mario & Luigi games and two remakes in 16 years. The remake of Superstar Saga released in 2017 and its remake of Bowser's Inside Story released on Friday, January 11. In honor of the remake's release, we spoke with members of AlphaDream and Akira Otani, a producer from Nintendo, about creating the remake and its new mode, the developer's communication with Paper Mario developer Intelligent Systems, Shigeru Miyamoto's early thoughts on the series, why its first game, Tomato Adventure, never made it North America and probably never will, and lots more.

Game Informer: Bowser’s Inside Story is generally the favorite among the Mario & Luigi games. Why do you think that is?

Yoshihiko Maekawa (producer, AlphaDream): As for why it is players’ favorite, this is a really simple reason, but we think it is because it’s the first time you are able to to control Bowser, who is obviously well-known as a rival, in addition to Mario & Luigi, and the gameplay is dynamic and realized very well, also.

AlphaDream On Remaking Bowser's Inside Story And How Mario & Luigi Could Possibly Fit Inside Of Bowser

about X hours ago from
AlphaDream On Remaking Bowser's Inside Story And How Mario & Luigi Could Possibly Fit Inside Of Bowser

Developer AlphaDream has made five original Mario & Luigi games and two remakes in 16 years. The remake of Superstar Saga released in 2017 and its remake of Bowser's Inside Story released on Friday, January 11. In honor of the remake's release, we spoke with members of AlphaDream and Akira Otani, a producer from Nintendo, about creating the remake and its new mode, the developer's communication with Paper Mario developer Intelligent Systems, Shigeru Miyamoto's early thoughts on the series, why its first game, Tomato Adventure, never made it North America and probably never will, and lots more.

Game Informer: Bowser’s Inside Story is generally the favorite among the Mario & Luigi games. Why do you think that is?

Yoshihiko Maekawa (producer, AlphaDream): As for why it is players’ favorite, this is a really simple reason, but we think it is because it’s the first time you are able to to control Bowser, who is obviously well-known as a rival, in addition to Mario & Luigi, and the gameplay is dynamic and realized very well, also.

Our Most Anticipated Action Games Of 2019

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Our Most Anticipated Action Games Of 2019

Last year’s action games were spell-binding, and it looks like 2019 is shaping up to be just as exciting. Mechs, mind-bending platformers, and ambitious sequels are all on the horizon. Here are the action games we’re most excited about.

Release: 2019 Platform: PS4, PC

Platinum has made its name as one of the best action game architects in the industry, creating the likes of Bayonetta, Vanquish, Nier: Automata, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengance. We might not know exactly what the heck is going on with Babylon’s Fall’s timeline obsession or what the story is about, but given the developer’s pedigree, we’re more than a little excited to find out.

Our Most Anticipated Action Games Of 2019

about X hours ago from
Our Most Anticipated Action Games Of 2019

Last year’s action games were spell-binding, and it looks like 2019 is shaping up to be just as exciting. Mechs, mind-bending platformers, and ambitious sequels are all on the horizon. Here are the action games we’re most excited about.

Release: 2019 Platform: PS4, PC

Platinum has made its name as one of the best action game architects in the industry, creating the likes of Bayonetta, Vanquish, Nier: Automata, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengance. We might not know exactly what the heck is going on with Babylon’s Fall’s timeline obsession or what the story is about, but given the developer’s pedigree, we’re more than a little excited to find out.

Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

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Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

Funko pumps out Pop! figures at an alarming rate, and even had one ready for Ashe when she was announced as a new Overwatch character at last year's Blizz Con. In addition to creating a figure for almost every Overwatch hero, Funko has created a variety of retailer exclusive versions that show off different skins. You'll even find some that are themed to Halloween and Christmas.

If Funko returns with more Overwatch Pops, which is an almost certain thing, the next series will likely consist of Moira, Bastion (who surprisingly doesn't have a figure yet), Brigette, and Wrecking Ball. There's a good chance Ashe will be included in this series too, although you can currently purchase her Pop online in in stores.

Below is a round up of all of the Overwatch Pops. We believe we've found all of the exclusives, most are selling in secondhand markets for well above their original asking price. If you know of some we don't, please let us know in the comments below, and we'll get them added to the list. Good luck rounding them up, collectors!

Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

about X hours ago from
Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

Funko pumps out Pop! figures at an alarming rate, and even had one ready for Ashe when she was announced as a new Overwatch character at last year's Blizz Con. In addition to creating a figure for almost every Overwatch hero, Funko has created a variety of retailer exclusive versions that show off different skins. You'll even find some that are themed to Halloween and Christmas.

If Funko returns with more Overwatch Pops, which is an almost certain thing, the next series will likely consist of Moira, Bastion (who surprisingly doesn't have a figure yet), Brigette, and Wrecking Ball. There's a good chance Ashe will be included in this series too, although you can currently purchase her Pop online in in stores.

Below is a round up of all of the Overwatch Pops. We believe we've found all of the exclusives, most are selling in secondhand markets for well above their original asking price. If you know of some we don't, please let us know in the comments below, and we'll get them added to the list. Good luck rounding them up, collectors!

The 2018 Sports Game Awards

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The 2018 Sports Game Awards

It was a year of controversies for some of 2018’s sports titles, but nevertheless there still were aspects of this annual crop worth celebrating. There were varied, non-traditional titles like UFC 3, The Golf Club 2019, Laser League, and newbies like Tennis World Tour, but it was a year – like usual – defined by the usual heavy-hitters. Read on to see which games garnered the accolades and stood out amidst an otherwise middling year.

This year developer EA Tiburon went out of its way to address some of the problems of Madden 18’s Ultimate Team mode (MUT) by overhauling the power-up system (via training points) and adding more content like solo battles to make it the most complete fantasy mode out there. MUT gives viable options to those who don’t want to spend real money to get good teams or compete online, and rewards those who put in the time to maximize their team and skills in order to dominate.

Codemasters has been slowly building this franchise up, and the key feature this year is the career mode’s R&D tree, which is the nexus for the continual growth of your racing organization through planning your upgrades. How you do off the track corresponds nicely with your performance on it, spurring you to get everything working at peak performance – despite the equipment degradation and rule changes that may trip you up.

The 2018 Sports Game Awards

about X hours ago from
The 2018 Sports Game Awards

It was a year of controversies for some of 2018’s sports titles, but nevertheless there still were aspects of this annual crop worth celebrating. There were varied, non-traditional titles like UFC 3, The Golf Club 2019, Laser League, and newbies like Tennis World Tour, but it was a year – like usual – defined by the usual heavy-hitters. Read on to see which games garnered the accolades and stood out amidst an otherwise middling year.

This year developer EA Tiburon went out of its way to address some of the problems of Madden 18’s Ultimate Team mode (MUT) by overhauling the power-up system (via training points) and adding more content like solo battles to make it the most complete fantasy mode out there. MUT gives viable options to those who don’t want to spend real money to get good teams or compete online, and rewards those who put in the time to maximize their team and skills in order to dominate.

Codemasters has been slowly building this franchise up, and the key feature this year is the career mode’s R&D tree, which is the nexus for the continual growth of your racing organization through planning your upgrades. How you do off the track corresponds nicely with your performance on it, spurring you to get everything working at peak performance – despite the equipment degradation and rule changes that may trip you up.