Final Fantasy VII Will Still Release In Episodes

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Final Fantasy VII Will Still Release In Episodes

It's been a number of years since Final Fantasy VII's remake was announced until last night's new trailer. The last time we saw gameplay footage of the game, Barack Obama was president of the United States, Katy Perry was dancing with sharks at the Superbowl, and people were warring over the color of a dress. After the game was revealed, the development team including Yoshinori Kitase and Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the remake would be split into different episodes, otherwise the game would either never get done or have to excise everything but the most critical portions.

That was years and a different developer ago, though, so it would be reasonable to presume that this might have changed in the intervening years. Reasonable, but in this case, incorrect.

In a Japanese press release, Square Enix reconfirmed their plans to talk more about the game in June, likely at E3 this year. At the end of the release, the developer also restated that Final Fantasy VII is still a multipart release rather than the way it was originally done for the game's 1997 release. Basically, don't be surprised if this game ends where the discs end, give or take.

Watch The Documentary About God Of War's Development Now

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Watch The Documentary About God Of War's Development Now

Sony's Santa Monica Studio took some big risks with last year's God of War, but they really paid off. If you want to know the story behind the game, Sony just released a documentary that chronicles the grueling five-year journey to create one of the best games on the PS4. And the best part is, it's free! If you're interested in learning more about game development or just love God of War, this is a must watch.

Tetris 99 Gets Offline Modes As Paid DLC

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Tetris 99 Gets Offline Modes As Paid DLC

When Tetris 99 launched, it was very much positioned as a different kind of Tetris. As a battle royale, very little existed in the Tetris sphere (not the Tetrisphere, that's different) that was like it, but if you wanted to play the game somewhere without an internet connection or without the hardcore Tetris players destroying you immediately, you were out of luck. Now you can take the game offline — for money!

Titled the Big Block DLC, the $9.99 DLC adds two new offline modes to the game. One is battle royale with bots, so you can practice your aiming and attacking skills in this mode. The other is the classic Marathon mode, which would be well known to anyone who has ever played Tetris in their entire lives.

While it's not quite Tetris Effect, Tetris 99 is looking to add skins to the game, too. On May 17, a new Maximus Cup will take place. Regardless of where you place, you will earn some points, and 100 points during the weekend will earn you a Gameboy Tetris skin.

Be A Sugar Glider In Away: Survival Series

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Be A Sugar Glider In Away: Survival Series

Another new announcement at today's State of Play livestream, Away: The Survival Series puts you in the shoes (so to speak) of a sugar glider making their way in the animal kingdom. While sugar gliders are adorable, those adorability isn't going to save you from other animals, so interacting with the rest of the world in a way where you do not die is paramount.

Check out the trailer for the game below.

The game is set in the distant future and is intended to feel like the player is stepping into a wildlife documentary rather than just playing a game set in nature. On the PlayStation blog, director Laurent Bernier explained how much detail they are really going into in order to create the best possible natural world.

Predator: Hunting Grounds Coming From Illfonic And Sony

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Predator: Hunting Grounds Coming From Illfonic And Sony

During today's State of Play show, Sony revealed a new game from Worldwide Studios, the PlayStation's publishing arm. Those who have been hoping for a game that lets them live out their fantasies of becoming the Predator, the universe's apex hunter, might finally be in luck with Predator: Hunting Grounds, coming from developer illfonic.

You can see the first teaser trailer for the game below.

The short trailer just shows a group of soldiers pacing around a jungle when an invisible creature, obviously a Predator, standing on a tree above them. During the State of Play itself, the narration afterward explained that the title is an asymmetric multiplayer shooter, implying something similar to Evolve or Dead by Daylight where one player takes control of the stronger unit while every other player is a weaker but more numerous unit, like the soldier.

Spoiling And Debating Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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Spoiling And Debating Pokémon Detective Pikachu

We probably don't need to tell you that video game movies don't have a great track record, but early trailers for Pokémon Detective Pikachu have been promising. Now that the film is out, we know if Pokémon's big live-action film delivered or was a dud. In this episode of Spoiled, Leo Vader, Dan Tack, and Ben Reeves unload all their thoughts on the film and its ending. Also, don't watch the discussion unless you've seen the film. The video contains SPOILERS!

For more on Pokémon Detective Pikachu, read our review of the original game or check out our story of when we traveled to London last year to visit the set of the film.

MediEvil PS4 Remake Gets New Trailer And October Release Date

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MediEvil PS4 Remake Gets New Trailer And October Release Date

Back when Sony last held the PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California, the company decided to ease back on the announcement-packed conference and go for something a little more subdued. They still did end up announcing a new game, though, in the form of a remake of the 1998 action game MediEvil. Since then, Sony has been fairly quiet about the title, though we got our reintroduction to it with a story trailer today, as well as a release date for October 25.

You can see the first story trailer, which sets up the concept of the game and shows gameplay, below.

It definitely still retains all the things that people remember about the PlayStation classic. While I never got into the series myself, I know a lot of people who swear by Sir Daniel Fortesque as one of their favorite characters from the classic PlayStation era. 

Monster Hunter World's Iceborne Expansion Coming This September

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Monster Hunter World's Iceborne Expansion Coming This September

Capcom is nothing if not all-in on Monster Hunter World, now that it's become such a big milestone for their success, but they had been weirdly quiet about the game's upcoming Iceborne expansion. The new content was supposed to focus on a more wintry setting and was indeed supposed to launch in Fall or Winter of 2019, but it looks like we'll actually be playing it a little bit earlier on September 6.

The news comes from Sony's State of Play, which opened with the Monster Hunter World expansion trailer. Not only did it show monsters new to the game in deep snow environments, but also expansions to the game's New World with new monsters like Nargacuga, as well. So you won't just be in the snow trenches for this one. 

Monster Hunter World is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While Iceborne is hitting September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One, it will be a few months later in Winter for PC users.

New Final Fantasy VII Remake Footage Released

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New Final Fantasy VII Remake Footage Released

Ever since it was revealed back at E3 2015, fans have been hungry for any little detail about Final Fantasy VII Remake. Well, we got something encouraging during today's State of Play stream; Sony revealed a bit of brand new footage, showing off some iconic moments and characters, as well as more of the battle system. 

Watch the trailer for yourself below. There's a lot to unpack, and plenty of things to get players excited – and the trailer promises even more info in June. 

To satisfy your curiosity while you wait, here are 10 questions and answers about Final Fantasy VII Remake that we asked producer Yoshinori Kitase when we visited Square Enix's office in 2016. 

Kinda Funny Games Running Another Showcase At E3

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Kinda Funny Games Running Another Showcase At E3

Last year, in the absence of the PlayStation Experience as Sony pulled slowly started to back away from live game shows, gaming and comedy website Kinda Funny announced their own plans to holding a video game showcase in its place. Host and co-founder Greg Miller said he wanted to help expose the games that usually don't get major marketing pushes and thus held the Kinda Funny Games Showcase in December. Now, with Sony also not attending E3 this year, Miller and crew are doing another showcase for the event next month.

The stream will take place on June 10 at 4:30 p.m. PT, so between Ubisoft's and Square Enix's conferences, with the latter having taken Sony's former spot with their own live stream. In December, the showcase focused primarily on indie games with a few other surprises, like a localization announcement and first English trailer for Sega's Yakuza spin-off, Judgment. Interestingly, that now exists as a weird frozen point in time, as one of the actors in that trailer was removed from the game for cocaine possession