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Astral Chain review: Nonstop divine action

Astral Chain review
Astral Chain is, without a doubt, one of the best action games currently available on the Switch, and elevates the genre to a whole new level. When Platinum Games, the studio behind action masterpieces such as Bayonetta and Nier: Automata, announces a new IP - you know you're in for a spectacular experience.

Platinum Games working on two new self-published games

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Nier Automata and Bayonetta developer Platinum Games are working on two new indie titles. "We’re looking into creating our own IP, creating our own game,"  Head of development Atsushi Inaba told GameInformer "We're becoming more and more interested in the idea of self-publishing and doing our own title." During 2017, studio staff was encouraged to pitch new ideas for new games. As a result,...

Nier Automata review: 2B or not 2B

Nier Automata review
Nier Automata is a philosophical journey that keeps you glued to your screen just to see what it will throw at you next. With plenty of religious symbolism and existential questions raised throughout the story, one might think Automata is an overly-complicated and boring game. However, beneath all this philosophizing lies a really, truly great game. The game is both a sequel...

Androids and machines go to war in Nier: Automata launch trailer

Nier: Automata launch trailer
Nier: Automata is now available in North America on the PlayStation 4. Publisher Square Enix wants to celebrate the occasion (and get us all hyped to play the game) with a new trailer. The launch trailer tries very hard to tell us one very specific thing about the game - that it has tons of great action in it. Square...

Nier: Automata gameplay video highlights action and RPG elements

Nier: Automata gameplay
Platinum Games has released another long Nier: Automata gameplay video, but this one doesn't include narration and really lets you delve into the world, combat and quests. This video also focuses much more on the RPG elements Nier: Automata features, as well as other game systems, like the "Reliquary" System, which lets players revive their fallen body as an ally in combat....

Nier: Automata trailer demonstrates weapons and combos

Nier: Automata trailer
Platinum Games wants you to know you will have plenty of weapons to fight the robot uprising with in Nier: Automata. That's why the game's new trailer is all about 2B's weapons, combos, and fighting skills. Protagonist 2B has an arsenal of short swords, long swords, spears and metallic boxing gloves at her disposal. It isn't immediately clear whether a...

Nier: Automata gameplay video shows fast robot action and fishing

Nier: Automata gameplay
Nier: Automata is coming to PlayStation 4 in less than a month, and if you didn't get a change to see the game in action - now is your chance, thanks to a 29-minute gameplay video. This particular Nier: Automata gameplay video starts with protagonist YoRHa No. 2 Model B (or "2B" for short) picking up a quest, and then going...

Scalebound might be in trouble and could get canceled [Update – it’s canceled]

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Update: Scalebound has officially been canceled. After the recent rumor popped up, Microsoft has confirmed the new to IGN and released the following statement: "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of...

TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan pre-order DLC lets you dress like a Samurai

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan will get two sets of cosmetic character DLC for for Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. However, these will only be available to those who pre-order the game. The first set of rad, tubular cloths is the Rock N Roll set, which is exclusive to GameStop. Pre-orders from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store and Steam will earn four Samurai skins,...

TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan gets a proper gameplay trailer

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan has a new gameplay trailer, which is somewhat similar to the announcement trailer we've seen a while back. However, this video lets us see more of the game's villains and how the turtles attempt to take them down. Also, the turtles appear to have jetpacks. We here in GamersPack believe that every game can be...

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