Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

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Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

When Sega announced a few months ago that several Yakuza games were getting ported to the PlayStation 4, both longtime series fans and newcomers were excited to have the entire Yakuza series in one easily accessible place through a spate of new games, remakes, and remasters. As evidence that the inexorable march of time affects all things, however, Yakuza 4's remaster is going to undergo some changes when it arrives on the console, including a complete recasting for Masayoshi Tanimura, one of the game's four protagonists.

The setup to Yakuza 4 was the first inkling that Sega's Yakuza studio was starting to move away from Kazuma Kiryu as the face of the series. The game split between four protagonists instead – the money-lender Shun Akiyama, the death-row inmate Taiga Saejima, the beat cop Masayoshi Tanimura, and Kazuma Kiryu. Akiyama and Saejima both played roles after Yakuza 4, but Tanimura mysteriously disappeared.

Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

about X hours ago from
Yakuza 4 Remaster Completely Recasts One Of The Protagonists

When Sega announced a few months ago that several Yakuza games were getting ported to the PlayStation 4, both longtime series fans and newcomers were excited to have the entire Yakuza series in one easily accessible place through a spate of new games, remakes, and remasters. As evidence that the inexorable march of time affects all things, however, Yakuza 4's remaster is going to undergo some changes when it arrives on the console, including a complete recasting for Masayoshi Tanimura, one of the game's four protagonists.

The setup to Yakuza 4 was the first inkling that Sega's Yakuza studio was starting to move away from Kazuma Kiryu as the face of the series. The game split between four protagonists instead – the money-lender Shun Akiyama, the death-row inmate Taiga Saejima, the beat cop Masayoshi Tanimura, and Kazuma Kiryu. Akiyama and Saejima both played roles after Yakuza 4, but Tanimura mysteriously disappeared.

Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

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Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

With Overwatch League spinning up its gears for the next season, several of the announced new teams joining the league for the 2019 season are getting their ducks in a row in terms of announcing their players and establishing their branding. First off the bench is Atlanta's team, sponsored by Cox Media, now officially called Atlanta Reign.

All roads lead home.
Your Reign begins today, Atlanta. #LetItReign pic.twitter.com/QOEPL3lN7t

The Reign are headed by coach Brad Rajani and we should start getting player names before too long.

Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

about X hours ago from
Overwatch League's Atlanta Team Officially Named Atlanta Reign

With Overwatch League spinning up its gears for the next season, several of the announced new teams joining the league for the 2019 season are getting their ducks in a row in terms of announcing their players and establishing their branding. First off the bench is Atlanta's team, sponsored by Cox Media, now officially called Atlanta Reign.

All roads lead home.
Your Reign begins today, Atlanta. #LetItReign pic.twitter.com/QOEPL3lN7t

The Reign are headed by coach Brad Rajani and we should start getting player names before too long.

Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

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Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

Sega is close to cracking the code, so to speak, on getting Dreamcast games on the Switch. This would allow a number of games from the Dreamcast's library to start making it to Nintendo's hybrid console, possibly similarly to how Neo Geo games release on the system's digital distribution service.

In speaking to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, emulation specialty developer M2's CEO Naoki Horii mentioned that they were close to finalizing plans to bring Dreamcast games to the Switch. The promise is not new, as Sega's recent Sega Ages retro ports were announced alongside a hope to get every Sega game on the Switch. Horii says they're now close to that goal, but aren't quite sure which method they're going to use.

"Depending on whether you are going to emulate or pick up the source code and make it remake, the transplant work will be different," Horii told Famitsu, which was then run through translation software. "I think that Sega chooses for each title there, but since emulation can also increase the number of other games that can be emulated."

Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

about X hours ago from
Sega's Retro Initiative Close To Bringing Dreamcast Games To Switch

Sega is close to cracking the code, so to speak, on getting Dreamcast games on the Switch. This would allow a number of games from the Dreamcast's library to start making it to Nintendo's hybrid console, possibly similarly to how Neo Geo games release on the system's digital distribution service.

In speaking to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, emulation specialty developer M2's CEO Naoki Horii mentioned that they were close to finalizing plans to bring Dreamcast games to the Switch. The promise is not new, as Sega's recent Sega Ages retro ports were announced alongside a hope to get every Sega game on the Switch. Horii says they're now close to that goal, but aren't quite sure which method they're going to use.

"Depending on whether you are going to emulate or pick up the source code and make it remake, the transplant work will be different," Horii told Famitsu, which was then run through translation software. "I think that Sega chooses for each title there, but since emulation can also increase the number of other games that can be emulated."

God of War's Midgard Mishaps Video Shows Official Blooper Reel

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God of War's Midgard Mishaps Video Shows Official Blooper Reel

Today, PlayStation released a blooper reel containing all of Santa Monica Studios’ most epic bugs from God of War’s pre-release development gameplay, and it's pretty hilarious.

Featuring Corey Barlog, a levitating Kratos, and an Atreus who can’t stop spotting invisible draugr, the video culminates in a dance battle between Kratos and Baldur that you have to see to believe. Check it out below to see all the “Midgard Mishaps.”

For more content from the realm of Midgard, check out this photo collection where we show off the best pictures from God of War's photo mode, as submitted by our lovely community. Also if you still haven't resumed the god-killer's story, check out our review to see if Kratos' venture into Norse mythology fills the titan-sized shoes left by it's predecessors. 

God of War's Midgard Mishaps Video Shows Official Blooper Reel

about X hours ago from
God of War's Midgard Mishaps Video Shows Official Blooper Reel

Today, PlayStation released a blooper reel containing all of Santa Monica Studios’ most epic bugs from God of War’s pre-release development gameplay, and it's pretty hilarious.

Featuring Corey Barlog, a levitating Kratos, and an Atreus who can’t stop spotting invisible draugr, the video culminates in a dance battle between Kratos and Baldur that you have to see to believe. Check it out below to see all the “Midgard Mishaps.”

For more content from the realm of Midgard, check out this photo collection where we show off the best pictures from God of War's photo mode, as submitted by our lovely community. Also if you still haven't resumed the god-killer's story, check out our review to see if Kratos' venture into Norse mythology fills the titan-sized shoes left by it's predecessors. 

All Locations Revealed In New Hitman 2 Trailer

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All Locations Revealed In New Hitman 2 Trailer

Hitman 2 released a new trailer today, teasing a glimpse of all the diverse locales to expect in Agent 47’s newest adventure. The trailer splices together clips of a dark, stormy beach, a dusty train yard, tropical jungles and a bustling tourist attraction. Based on what we know, two of these locations are a racetrack in Miami and a cartel mansion located in the Colombian jungle. The video’s description also gives the names of each new location: "Hawke’s Bay, Mumbai, Vermont, and the mysterious Isle of Sgàil," so you can guess which is which in the trailer below.

Earlier this week, IO Interactive announced that legendary villain-actor, Sean Bean will play the first elusive target in Hitman 2, which makes sense as Bean’s long list of on-screen deaths has become a meme.

Hitman 2 comes out as a single release this time around, on November 13. For more intel on the assassin's next mission, stop by our constantly updating Hitman 2 news hub for exclusive hands-on content. 

All Locations Revealed In New Hitman 2 Trailer

about X hours ago from
All Locations Revealed In New Hitman 2 Trailer

Hitman 2 released a new trailer today, teasing a glimpse of all the diverse locales to expect in Agent 47’s newest adventure. The trailer splices together clips of a dark, stormy beach, a dusty train yard, tropical jungles and a bustling tourist attraction. Based on what we know, two of these locations are a racetrack in Miami and a cartel mansion located in the Colombian jungle. The video’s description also gives the names of each new location: "Hawke’s Bay, Mumbai, Vermont, and the mysterious Isle of Sgàil," so you can guess which is which in the trailer below.

Earlier this week, IO Interactive announced that legendary villain-actor, Sean Bean will play the first elusive target in Hitman 2, which makes sense as Bean’s long list of on-screen deaths has become a meme.

Hitman 2 comes out as a single release this time around, on November 13. For more intel on the assassin's next mission, stop by our constantly updating Hitman 2 news hub for exclusive hands-on content.