The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign trailer is violent, morally conflicted, and loud

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The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign trailer is violent, morally conflicted, and loud

An all-new trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released today, and it finally lifts the veil on the military shooter’s single-player campaign. You can watch it in the embed above, or on YouTube.

The trailer focuses on Captain Price, a fan favorite of the Call of Duty series. The hard-bitten member of the British Special Air Service (SAS) joins forces with the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to contain the global spread of chemical weapons. Their unlikely partner is named Farah Karim, a female soldier and a leader within the fictional Urzikstani Liberation Force. The trailer includes multiple scenes of terrorists doing their worst, including wearing bomb-laden vests and deploying chemical weapons on civilian populations. To counter them, Western soldiers employ sophisticated small arms and a steady cavalcade of black helicopters.

MediEvil remake demo comes to PS4 today

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MediEvil remake demo comes to PS4 today

MediEvil, the remake of the 1998 PlayStation cult classic hack-and-slash game, will be released at the end of October, but players who can’t wait that long will get the chance to demo the game a little sooner. Sony announced during its State of Play livestream that the the MediEvil Short-Lived Demo will be available on the PlayStation Store today.

The demo looks like it will give players a small taste of the game’s new combat, which looks to include everything from bows and arrows, to swords and axes. But it wouldn’t be MediEvil without slapstick humor, so skeleton protagonist Sir Daniel pulling his own arm off and using it as a weapon looks to be an option in the demo as well.

Death Stranding is getting its own PS4 Pro hardware

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Death Stranding is getting its own PS4 Pro hardware

Sony will release a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro with Death Stranding’s Nov. 8 launch, the company announced in its State of Play stream today.

The Death Stranding bundle will come with a white PlayStation 4 Pro decorated with black hand prints and a clear gold DualShock 4 controller designed to look like the “bridge baby” pod Sam Bridges — played by Norman Reedus — carries around in the game. (Your PlayStation 4 controller won’t house BB, though — in the teaser video, BB transformed in regular ol’ PlayStation controller parts.)

Arise reveal trailer shows a platforming journey through a vibrant world

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Arise reveal trailer shows a platforming journey through a vibrant world

During the September 2019 PlayStation State of Play, Techland and Piccolo Studio revealed a new title called Arise.

The trailer describes Arise “a simple story,” and it focuses on a single man’s journey through a bizarre world. The gameplay looks to be of a 2.5D puzzle platformer, where players can climb walls, break down trees to make bridges, and jump across giant flowers. The player seems to start on an snow covered mountain, but the rest of the trailer shows off different biomes, each with its own color palette and obstacles.

The Last of Us Part 2 set for February 2020 launch

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The Last of Us Part 2 set for February 2020 launch

Nearly three years after it was announced, The Last of Us Part 2 finally has a concrete release date. Naughty Dog and Sony will launch the highly anticipated sequel Feb. 21, 2020, on PlayStation 4, the companies announced Tuesday during the September episode of State of Play.

The game will arrive almost seven years after its predecessor, The Last of Us, which debuted in June 2013 on PlayStation 3 and was ported to PS4 a little over a year later. The Last of Us Part 2 takes place five years after the original game and stars one of its protagonists, Ellie, who’s now a young woman rather than a teenager.

Katamari Damacy creator’s next game, Wattam, arrives this December

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Katamari Damacy creator’s next game, Wattam, arrives this December

Wattam, the next game from Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi, is coming to PlayStation 4 this December, Sony and publisher Annapurna Interactive revealed during its State of Play livestream presentation today.

In Wattam, players will control a variety of objects, from the green, cube-shaped mayor to cheerful flowers to smiling toilets and even a variety of multicolored, just-happy-to-be-here poo swirls. Some of those living objects will ask you do them favors, but sometimes you just link hands and do a little dance with your anthropomorphic pals. Players can make friends and reconnect objects in the world, resulting in big, confetti-spraying explosions of joy. We’ve played Wattam a few times, and it lives up to its official description of being a game “about the joys of friendship and discovery.”

Humanity is a mysterious new game from the people behind Tetris Effect

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Humanity is a mysterious new game from the people behind Tetris Effect

Sony’s State of Play news junket opened up today with a showcase of an intriguing game that focuses on rendering tons of characters at once. Aptly named Humanity, the title is being developed by the studio known as Enhance Games — you might know them as the devs who made Tetris Effect and Rez Infinite — in conjunction with tha ltd.

The point of the game seems to be managing large groups through obstacles and extraordinary scenarios. A press release states that Humanity will use “massive crowds of individual people of all kinds, as they work together and fight against each other in various ways.” Everything else about this PlayStation 4 game, which will have optional PlayStation VR support, is being kept mum until next year.

Fortnite’s aim assist is getting some major changes

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Fortnite’s aim assist is getting some major changes

Controllers versus keyboard and mouse has been one of Fortnite’s hottest topics of debate for months now. Keyboard and mouse is faster in building and editing, while controllers often have better precision thanks to Fortnite’s aim assist. And both sides think the other has it easier. But as part of Fortnite’s upcoming patch v10.40 Epic Games is changing the way controller aiming and customization works, and it may just bring the two methods of control a little bit closer together.

The biggest change coming to controller players in this patch is the addition of new and reworked settings. Settings like look sensitivity aim sensitivity, build sensitivity, and aim sensitivity are all still around but there’s also now an advanced menu that offers more ways to customize how aiming works on the controller.

Modern Warfare’s fast melee perk looks broken, but also amazing

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Modern Warfare’s fast melee perk looks broken, but also amazing

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the latest addition to the storied Call of Duty franchise, isn’t out yet. The game is being played in beta, which means that the developers still have time to fine tune balance, work out kinks, and ensure that everything is ship shape.

One thing that I absolutely hope they do not address is the fast melee perk, which pro streamer Michael “shroud” Grzesiek showed off in a recent stream. Even shroud himself seems shocked at what he pulled off.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake remakes Final Fantasy 7’s box art

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake remakes Final Fantasy 7’s box art

Square Enix is sticking with tradition when it comes to the Final Fantasy 7 remake’s box art. The publisher revealed the Final Fantasy 7 Remake packaging art on Tuesday, which will no doubt inspire pangs of nostalgia in players.

Here’s a full look at Cloud facing down Shinra headquarters in the city of Midgar, just as he did in the 1997 original for PlayStation: