EA Answers The Hard Questions On NHL 19 Player Likenesses, Commentary Changes, EASHL Practice Mode, And Online Franchise

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EA Answers The Hard Questions On NHL 19 Player Likenesses, Commentary Changes, EASHL Practice Mode, And Online Franchise

During a recent visit to EA headquarters, I got extensive hands-on time with NHL 19, and am happy to report the gameplay looks to be in great shape compared to years past. Both the Real Player Motion skating improvements and new collision system help the game take the dramatic step forward many fans expected the series to take back when it made the generational leap to PS4 and Xbox One. If you want to get your hands on it now, you can via the open beta.

In addition, I also sat down with creative director William Ho to discuss many of the questions hardcore franchise fans have been asking on social media and in the comments section of our first look. Read on to find out about the status of adding more player likenesses, EASHL practice mode, online franchise, and many other hot-button issues. 

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Dengeki Online has posted an interview with Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno and the game's producers Matt Walker and Michiteru Okabe where the group talks about the game's reveal trailer and the characters within it. Thanks to forum ResetEra and user Sesha for translation.

Devil May Cry 5 started development a year before Devil May Cry 4 SE's release in 2014, so the game has been in development for four years so far. The game's mission structure will be fairly similar to previous games, though Itsuno says they have made some small changes to the overall structure.

The game is going to focus primarily on Nero, who commanded half the attention in 2008's Devil May Cry 4, and his life after meeting Dante. That said, Itsuno points out that Dante and the enigmatic third character on the game's box will play deep roles in the game. While they shied away from detailing him in either identity or mechanics, it was pointed out that the mysterious character has no weapons on the box art. Itsuno says that players will eventually understand the reason for this in the story. There is also a story reason Dante has a beard, besides him just being older.

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Dengeki Online has posted an interview with Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno and the game's producers Matt Walker and Michiteru Okabe where the group talks about the game's reveal trailer and the characters within it. Thanks to forum ResetEra and user Sesha for translation.

Devil May Cry 5 started development a year before Devil May Cry 4 SE's release in 2014, so the game has been in development for four years so far. The game's mission structure will be fairly similar to previous games, though Itsuno says they have made some small changes to the overall structure.

The game is going to focus primarily on Nero, who commanded half the attention in 2008's Devil May Cry 4, and his life after meeting Dante. That said, Itsuno points out that Dante and the enigmatic third character on the game's box will play deep roles in the game. While they shied away from detailing him in either identity or mechanics, it was pointed out that the mysterious character has no weapons on the box art. Itsuno says that players will eventually understand the reason for this in the story. There is also a story reason Dante has a beard, besides him just being older.

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Iconoclasts, the newest game from Noitu Love developer Konjak, is coming to Switch incredibly soon. The Metroidvania will arrive on Nintendo's hybrid console next week on August 2.

Iconoclasts released early this year on PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC, telling the story of a naive mechanic named Robin in a world that has banned people of her occupation. Through efforts to be helpful, she winds up getting involved in a major government altercation and finds herself hunted.

The Switch version is coming with a boss rush mode and another difficulty mode that lets players get through some of the game's tougher portions. Those will also be made available for the PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC versions, but it's not clear if those will happen on the same day as the Switch release.

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Iconoclasts, the newest game from Noitu Love developer Konjak, is coming to Switch incredibly soon. The Metroidvania will arrive on Nintendo's hybrid console next week on August 2.

Iconoclasts released early this year on PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC, telling the story of a naive mechanic named Robin in a world that has banned people of her occupation. Through efforts to be helpful, she winds up getting involved in a major government altercation and finds herself hunted.

The Switch version is coming with a boss rush mode and another difficulty mode that lets players get through some of the game's tougher portions. Those updates will also be made available for the PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC versions, but it's not clear if those will happen on the same day as the Switch release.

Guacamelee 2 Releases On August 21 For PS4 And PC

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Guacamelee 2 Releases On August 21 For PS4 And PC

Fans of the melee-focused Metroidvania-platformer Guacamelee have been hotly anticipating the poultry-filled sequel since its announcement last October. Now it seems Guacamelee 2 is ready for primetime with a release date announcement of August 21.

Guacamelee 2 brings four-player co-op to the series but still retains all the melee combos and 2D exploration that fans have come to expect from the series. Check out the new footage in the release date trailer below.

Guacamelee 2 will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Steam. Drinkbox hasn't said if the game will be coming to other platforms, but told us at PSX last year to simply look at how the first game progressed. For now, though, the announced versions of Guacamelee 2 will be available on August 21.

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Fans of the melee-focused Metroidvania-platformer Guacamelee have been hotly anticipating the poultry-filled sequel since its announcement last October. Now it seems Guacamelee 2 is ready for primetime with a release date announcement of August 21.

Guacamelee 2 brings four-player co-op to the series but still retains all the melee combos and 2D exploration that fans have come to expect from the series. Check out the new footage in the release date trailer below.

Guacamelee 2 will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Steam. Drinkbox hasn't said if the game will be coming to other platforms, but told us at PSX last year to simply look at how the first game progressed. For now, though, the announced versions of Guacamelee 2 will be available on August 21.

Hi-Rez's Fantasy Take On Battle Royale Comes To PS4 In Beta Form

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Hi-Rez's Fantasy Take On Battle Royale Comes To PS4 In Beta Form

The free-to-play Realm Royale arrived earlier this summer in Early Access on PC. Hi-Rez's colorful take on battle royale is more based in fantasy that military operations, with forging and horseback riding playing a big role in the minute-by-minute gameplay.

Dan Tack liked what he played and sees promise in the game. "The battle royale genre is certainly going to suffer from saturation in the coming years," he says, "but Realm Royale is worth a look." PS4 players will be able to determine whether that promise shines through for them as early as next week when the game hits closed beta.

You can watch a trailer for Realm Royale in action right here:

Hi-Rez's Fantasy Take On Battle Royale Comes To PS4 In Beta Form

about X hours ago from
Hi-Rez's Fantasy Take On Battle Royale Comes To PS4 In Beta Form

The free-to-play Realm Royale arrived earlier this summer in Early Access on PC. Hi-Rez's colorful take on battle royale is more based in fantasy that military operations, with forging and horseback riding playing a big role in the minute-by-minute gameplay.

Dan Tack liked what he played and sees promise in the game. "The battle royale genre is certainly going to suffer from saturation in the coming years," he says, "but Realm Royale is worth a look." PS4 players will be able to determine whether that promise shines through for them as early as next week when the game hits closed beta.

You can watch a trailer for Realm Royale in action right here:

The Occupation Releases On October 9 In Both Digital And Physical Versions

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The Occupation Releases On October 9 In Both Digital And Physical Versions

The Occupation, a time-based investigative thriller from White Paper Games, is releasing on October 9 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

After a bombing has shaken Britain and given the government authority to strip away civil rights from the citizenry, you play a journalist tasked with figuring out what happened and talking to the government agents ready to push a yoke on the populace. You can politely sit there and accept their propaganda or walk around and discover the truth for yourself. Events play out in real time, so whatever you're doing, you're using that time not doing something else.

Playing The Occupation was one of our highlights of Day of the Devs last year.