Life Is Strange 2 Isn't Back Until May, Release Schedule Detailed

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You'll be waiting a while longer to continue Life is Strange 2. Square Enix outlined the upcoming roadmap of releases for the remaining episodes, and the next one isn't coming until late spring. The full season is slated to last through the rest of the year.

The company outlined its season of content on Steam. Episode 3 is coming on May 9, followed by Episode 4 on August 22, and Episode 5 on December 3. Those gaps are about what players may have expected given the four-month wait between the first two releases in September 2018 and January 2019, but it also means the story isn't as close as fans may have hoped.

Life is Strange was a surprise from publisher Square Enix and gained a cult following around its mixture of sci-fi and fantasy tropes with the mundane parts of real life. It received a spin-off, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, that served as a bridge and teaser for the sequel.

Stephen King's Dark Tower TV Show Still Happening, First cast Announced

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While it's not unusual for a popular novel to get more than one adaptation, it's rare for them to occur only a few years apart. But following the commercial disappointment of 2017's adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, another version is on the way, this time as an Amazon series. The first cast members have now been announced.

As reported by Variety, the lead roles of The Gunslinger and The Man in Black will be played by Sam Strike and Jasper Pääkkönen respectively. Strike was seen most recently in the sci-fi show Nightflyers, as well as David Fincher's Netflix thriller Mindhunter. Pääkkönen had a key role in Spike Lee's acclaimed Blackkkansman, as well as the series Vikings.

A Dark Tower TV show was first announced back in 2016. It was subsequently announced that former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara would be producing the series, and the plan was to make it a spin-off from the film. The movie, which starred Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, hit theaters in August 2017, but its box office failure meant that plans for further movies were quickly dropped.

Devil May Cry 5 Hits Big Sales Milestone In First Two Weeks

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Capcom has shipped 2 million copies of Devil May Cry 5 within its first two weeks, the company has announced. That's a significant boost from its previous release, the soft-reboot DMC: Devil May Cry, which had its sales expectations reduced amid a weaker-than-expected launch.

Capcom also noted that the series has now cumulatively sold more than 19 million copies since it debuted in 2001. If sales of DMC5 remain strong, it's likely to help push that lifetime figure over the 20 million mark.

DMC5 is the first mainline release for the series in more than ten years. It brings back Dante and Nero, along with a new character, V, who summons animal familiars to do his fighting for him. The last numbered release, Devil May Cry 4, sold 2 million copies in roughly its first month on the market.

Judgement's Western Release Date Unchanged, Actor Caught In Drug Scandal Will Be Removed From It

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Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the team behind the Yakuza series, has provided an update on its upcoming PS4 title Judgement. The game became embroiled in a controversy when Japanese voice actor Pierre Taki was linked to drug use, something which is treated very severely in Japan. In a tweet, the developer said the character model and voice for Taki's character, Kyohei Hamura, will be adjusted for its Western release.

Additionally, screenshots and trailers featuring Taki's character have been "temporarily removed from all of Sega's official channels." In the future, this material will be made available again with the adjustments reflected in them, Sega confirmed.

Judgement is already available in Japan, but sales of the game were halted while the investigation surrounding the drug use was conducted. Taki later admitted to using cocaine and tested positive for it. Judgement's Western release date has not been delayed and it will be available on June 25.

Judgment's Western Release Date Unchanged, Actor Caught In Drug Scandal Removed From It

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Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the team behind the Yakuza series, has provided an update on its upcoming PS4 title Judgment. The game became embroiled in a controversy when Japanese voice actor Pierre Taki was linked to drug use, something which is treated very severely in Japan. In a tweet, the developer said the character model and voice for Taki's character, Kyohei Hamura, will be adjusted for its western release.

Additionally, screenshots and trailers featuring Taki's character have been "temporarily removed from all of Sega's official channels." In the future, this material will be made available again with the adjustments reflected in them, Sega confirmed.

Judgment is already available in Japan, but sales of the game were halted while the investigation surrounding the drug use was conducted. Taki later admitted to using cocaine and tested positive for it. Judgment's western release date has not been delayed and it will be available on June 25.

Sony's State Of Play Stream To Bring PS4 Game Announcements On Monday

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Sony's State Of Play Stream To Bring PS4 Game Announcements On Monday

Taking a page out of Nintendo's playbook, Sony has announced State of Play, a "new video program" that will provide viewers with updates, news, and game announcements from the world of PlayStation. The first episode will be streamed online this Monday, March 25, at 2 PM PT / 5 PM EDT / 9 PM GMT (8 AM AEDT on March 26).

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the episode will "showcase upcoming PS4 and PS VR software, including new trailers, new game announcements, and new gameplay footage." The show will be available to watch on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, on GameSpot.

Sony says that State of Play will return throughout the year with more updates and announcement. The confirmation of this series of Nintendo Direct-style events will no doubt be exciting for PlayStation fans, especially since the company has confirmed it will not be attending E3 2019.

PlayStation Reveals State Of Play Stream, Will Have New Game Announcements

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PlayStation Reveals State Of Play Stream, Will Have New Game Announcements

Taking a page out of Nintendo's playbook, Sony has announced State of Play, a "new video program" that will provide viewers with updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation. The first episode will air on March 25 at 2 PM PT / 5 PM EDT / 9 PM GMT / 8 AM AEDT on March 26.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the episode will "showcase upcoming PS4 and PS VR software, including new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage." The show will be available to watch on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, on GameSpot.

Sony says that State of Play will return throughout the year with more updates and announcement. The confirmation of this series of Nintendo Direct-style events will no doubt be exciting for PlayStation fans, especially since the company has confirmed it will not be attending E3 in 2019.

Control Release Date Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

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Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer Remedy has confirmed the release date of its newest project, Control. The action-adventure title will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 27.

Remedy confirmed the news to Eurogamer following rumors sparked by a leaked Xbox Store listing. The game was first revealed at E3 2018, where it quickly became one of our most anticipated games.

Control stars Jesse Faden, a woman with supernatural abilities. At the game's start, Jesse breaks into the Federal Bureau of Control--a fictional government agency that researches ways to explain and exploit paranormal phenomenon--in order to discover the truth about the origin of her powers. Her infiltration, however, runs into a snag, and she's suddenly thrust into a fight to protect the Bureau as its new director.

Watch The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest Keynote, Shadowbringers News Teased

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The Final Fantasy Fan Festival 2019 is taking place this weekend in Tokyo, and some news about Final Fantasy XIV is expected. The event kicks off with a keynote address featuring none other than game director Naoki Yoshida speaking to the crowd at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo and broadcast online around the world. According to Square Enix, you can expect Yoshida to talk about "new announcements" for the game's next expansion, Shadowbringers, which is due out this year.

The keynote begins at 10:30 AM JST, which works out to 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET. You can watch the stream live from the official Final Fantasy XIV Twitch channel in Japanese or with English commentary on the official Square Enix Twitch channel. The commentary will be handled by Final Fantasy XIV's Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and community director Matt Hilton. They won't translate in real-time but instead go over and discuss the key takeaways.

The Fan Festival 2019 runs March 23-24, and there is heaps more programming that you can watch. This includes another segment with Naoki called "Naoki's Room" where he invites special guests to the stage to talk about things that "don't quite fit anywhere else." Some of the guests include various voice actors, as well as executive producer and member of the board Yosuke Saito.