Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have More Diverse Romance Options Than The Witcher 3

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have More Diverse Romance Options Than The Witcher 3

CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the hottest games of E3, and for good reason. The open-world RPG holds all the allure we've seen in CD Projekt Red's previous games, but is also drastically different from anything the studio has done. During E3 2018, we chatted with quest designer Patrick Mills to find out more about the game.

In Cyberpunk 2077, you play as V, a mercenary, who you can customize from selecting their gender and background. This will have an impact on how people perceive you in the world. CD Projekt Red wants you to play the character as you wish, putting a ton of options in your hands. This made us wonder about romantic relationships. Romances were a popular feature in The Witcher series, so we asked CD Project Red if any love connections were in store for this journey and how they would play out. 

"Similar to the Witcher, but with more diversity," Mills said. "There are a lot more options. You know, you're defining your own character here, which means defining their sexuality any way you want. With Geralt, you had a character whose sexuality was very well defined by the novels and the short stories and the previous games. But in this one, it's up to you to decide. We've got NPCs that are gay, we've got NPCs that are bi, we've got NPCs that are straight, because we want them to feel real and that they have preferences as well."

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have More Diverse Romance Options Than The Witcher 3

about X hours ago from
Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have More Diverse Romance Options Than The Witcher 3

CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the hottest games of E3, and for good reason. The open-world RPG holds all the allure we've seen in CD Projekt Red's previous games, but is also drastically different from anything the studio has done. During E3 2018, we chatted with quest designer Patrick Mills to find out more about the game.

In Cyberpunk 2077, you play as V, a mercenary, who you can customize from selecting their gender and background. This will have an impact on how people perceive you in the world. CD Projekt Red wants you to play the character as you wish, putting a ton of options in your hands. This made us wonder about romantic relationships. Romances were a popular feature in The Witcher series, so we asked CD Project Red if any love connections were in store for this journey and how they would play out. 

"Similar to the Witcher, but with more diversity," Mills said. "There are a lot more options. You know, you're defining your own character here, which means defining their sexuality any way you want. With Geralt, you had a character whose sexuality was very well defined by the novels and the short stories and the previous games. But in this one, it's up to you to decide. We've got NPCs that are gay, we've got NPCs that are bi, we've got NPCs that are straight, because we want them to feel real and that they have preferences as well."

Cygames Shows Project Awakening Behind Closed Doors

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Cygames Shows Project Awakening Behind Closed Doors

During E3 2018, we got a chance to sit with Japanese mobile game giant Cygames and discuss their upcoming games. One of the titles they showed us was an action RPG for now simply called Project Awakening.

There wasn't much to the game shown, but the footage was impressive looking. The development team includes Junji Tago, who was the technical director at Kojima Productions working on the Fox Engine, and it definitely shows in the game's graphics. While CyGames didn't confirm platforms, the short trailer we saw looked a step above a lot of current gen games.

The trailer showed a fantasy knight, not in any way tied to Cygames' popular Granblue Fantasy series, in a crumbled stone arena. He fights a scaly lizard-like monster that Cygames pointed out moves realistically. The fighting seemed like a hybrid of different influences like Monster Hunter and Dragon's Dogma, but Cygames shied away from confirming any specific titles as inspirations.

Cygames Shows Project Awakening Behind Closed Doors

about X hours ago from
Cygames Shows Project Awakening Behind Closed Doors

During E3 2018, we got a chance to sit with Japanese mobile game giant Cygames and discuss their upcoming games. One of the titles they showed us was an action RPG for now simply called Project Awakening.

There wasn't much to the game shown, but the footage was impressive looking. The development team includes Junji Tago, who was the technical director at Kojima Productions working on the Fox Engine, and it definitely shows in the game's graphics. While CyGames didn't confirm platforms, the short trailer we saw looked a step above a lot of current gen games.

The trailer showed a fantasy knight, not in any way tied to Cygames' popular Granblue Fantasy series, in a crumbled stone arena. He fights a scaly lizard-like monster that Cygames pointed out moves realistically. The fighting seemed like a hybrid of different influences like Monster Hunter and Dragon's Dogma, but Cygames shied away from confirming any specific titles as inspirations.

Original Donkey Kong And A Never-Released Nintendo Arcade Game Come To Switch

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Original Donkey Kong And A Never-Released Nintendo Arcade Game Come To Switch

The original arcade version of Donkey Kong, the first game Shigeru Miyamoto designed, is getting a console release for the first time as part of publisher Hamster's Arcade Archives series.

According to Kotaku, this is the first time the arcade ROMs of Donkey Kong have been made officially available on consoles. Sky Skipper, a 1981 Nintendo arcade title that never saw an official release, will be joining the Arcade Archives lineup in July.

The Arcade Archives version of Donkey Kong includes the original, buggy Japanese version, a fixed Japanese release, and the international version.

Original Donkey Kong And A Never-Released Nintendo Arcade Game Come To Switch

about X hours ago from
Original Donkey Kong And A Never-Released Nintendo Arcade Game Come To Switch

The original arcade version of Donkey Kong, the first game Shigeru Miyamoto designed, is getting a console release for the first time as part of publisher Hamster's Arcade Archives series.

According to Kotaku, this is the first time the arcade ROMs of Donkey Kong have been made officially available on consoles. Sky Skipper, a 1981 Nintendo arcade title that never saw an official release, will be joining the Arcade Archives lineup in July.

The Arcade Archives version of Donkey Kong includes the original, buggy Japanese version, a fixed Japanese release, and the international version.

Sony shares dip amid E3 and Fortnite Cross-Play Controversy

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Sony shares dip amid E3 and Fortnite Cross-Play Controversy

Sony's stock has dropped two percent this past week, possibly due to the company's decision to not support cross-play for the immensely popular Fortnite. While not necessarily the direct cause, as Sony has also been showing many new titles and recently had its E3 press conference, Epic's breakout hit seems like the easiest link.

Fortnite released on the switch in a surprise announcement, and while other platforms supported cross-play, the ability to transfer your character between them, PlayStation 4 did not. The quickest reaction would be that Sony does not want any possible association with its major competitor, Microsoft. 

If a player could transfer their character to the Nintendo Switch, they could easily do the same for the Xbox One. This seems to be the underlying issue, much like when Sony would not allow the ability to play Rocket League or Minecraft with Nintendo and Xbox Players. 

Sony Shares Dip Amid E3 And Fortnite Cross-Play Controversy

about X hours ago from
Sony Shares Dip Amid E3 And Fortnite Cross-Play Controversy

Sony's stock has dropped two percent this past week, possibly due to the company's decision to not support cross-play for the immensely popular Fortnite. While not necessarily the direct cause, as Sony has also been showing many new titles and recently had its E3 press conference, Epic's breakout hit seems like the easiest link.

Fortnite released on the Switch in a surprise announcement, and while other platforms supported cross-play, the ability to transfer your character between them, PlayStation 4 did not. The quickest reaction would be that Sony does not want any possible association with its major competitor, Microsoft. 

If a player could transfer their character to the Nintendo Switch, they could easily do the same for the Xbox One. This seems to be the underlying issue, much like when Sony would not allow the ability to play Rocket League or Minecraft with Nintendo and Xbox Players. 

There's Still A Chance We Get MMORPG Dragon Quest X In The West

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There's Still A Chance We Get MMORPG Dragon Quest X In The West

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the series big comeback in North America. However, as most fans know, the previous entry never hit our shores. Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG, a tough market to crack, and Square Enix ultimately decided not to bring it over to the West. With the game launching last year on Switch and PS4 in Japan, it feels like an opportunity to reevaluate that decision.

While on hand to discuss Dragon Quest XI, which looks great so far, I asked the team if a North American release is still on the table, especially if XI performs well. The answer was intriguing, leaving a shred of hope for Western fans.

"We wanted to release it in [North America; I still want to release it," said producer Yuu Miyake. While the team is still considering it as a possibility, there's just one thing they would need to reevaluate. "However, with the MMO, it was based on a five-year plan of service, so if we were going to release it in North America, there's the question of how we would rearrange that," Miyake explained. 

There's Still A Chance We Get MMORPG Dragon Quest X In The West

about X hours ago from
There's Still A Chance We Get MMORPG Dragon Quest X In The West

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the series' big comeback in North America. However, as most fans know, the previous entry never hit our shores. Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG, a tough market to crack, and Square Enix ultimately decided not to bring it over to the West. With the game launching last year on Switch and PS4 in Japan, it feels like an opportunity to reevaluate that decision.

While on hand to discuss Dragon Quest XI, which looks great so far, I asked the team if a North American release is still on the table, especially if XI performs well. The answer was intriguing, leaving a shred of hope for Western fans.

"We wanted to release it in [North America; I still want to release it," said producer Yuu Miyake. While the team is still considering it as a possibility, there's just one thing they would need to reevaluate. "However, with the MMO, it was based on a five-year plan of service, so if we were going to release it in North America, there's the question of how we would rearrange that," Miyake explained.