Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Images

This past weekend has seen Capcom announce a brand new collection of classic Street Fighter videogames coming to console next year as part of the seminal beat ’em up series’ 30th Anniversary.

Entitled the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, the package will be a treasure trove of brawling brilliance for fight fans, containing twelve of the mainline entries in total from the franchise including the original videogame, five classic versions of Street Fighter 2, the entire Street Fighter Alpha series and three versions of Street Fighter 3. Specifically, the full videogames in the package will be:  

Furthermore, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike will all get online play added, letting you take the fight to friends across the globe. There’ll also be an interactive timeline and a museum mode featuring a treasure trove of concept art, photos and more alongside character bios and a music player to give long term fans a nostalgic look back across the series. Finally, save states are promised for all twelve videogames, allowing you to save and resume your progress in the single player modes.

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MediEvil PS4

A lovely little surprise from PSX over the weekend, as Sony has announced that its classic PS1 action-adventure MediEvil is to see a release on the PlayStation 4 in 2018.

In case you weren’t aware, MediEvil chronicles the adventures of Sir Daniel Fortesque, a well-meaning but initially-inept knight who dies to the first arrow fired in a battle against evil sorcerer Zarok, only to be inadvertently resurrected a hundred years later when Zarok returns and raises an army of undead soldiers to take over the kingdom of Gallowmere. 

This new version is a full remaster said to be in the style of the recent Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, with full 4K visuals. Presumably, it’ll be both main videogames though this hasn’t been confirmed: two main videogames in the series were released in 1998 and 2000 on the PS1, with a PSP ‘retelling’ of the first videogame on the PSP entitled Resurrection. 

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News: The Evil Within 2 gets a free trial

The Evil Within 2 Screenshots

Speaking of Bethesda single player videogames, the publisher has sent word that its survival horror The Evil Within 2 has been given a free trial on all platforms.

The trial will let you play the opening chapters of Sebastian Castenellos’ latest adventure for absolutely free, as detailed by this trailer they’ve sent along.

The Evil Within 2 is out currently on XBox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Alice wasn’t a huge fan to tell the truth, but at least currently you can give it a try too before deciding if to put down your hard earned cash.

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News: Bethesda teams up with the original Wonder Woman to #SavePlayer1

Linda Carter Bethesda SavePlayer1

Let’s end the week on a bit of a silly one, why not? Bethesda has teamed up with Lynda Carter – kcurrentlyn for playing Wonder Woman in the 1970s before the role was taken up by Gal Gadot in the modern movies – for a campaign video celebrating the joys of the single player videogame.

It is of course, a tongue in cheek swipe at the misconception that single player videogames are on the decline following moves from publishers such as EA closing down Visceral Games and retooling their Star Wars project, but it’s also marking the fact the publisher is putting many of its videogames on sale for up to 50% off onlinely over the weekend.

There’s some altruism thrown in there too though, as Bethesda are also donating $100,000 US dollars to the ESA Foundation Scholarship program to fund supporting women and minority students who hope to become videogame developers themselves. It’s the largest single donation in the history of the program too, which is lovely.

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News: Shadows Die Twice in tease of From Software’s next project

Shadows Die Twice From Software tease

From Software, developer of the Dark Souls and Bloodborne series, has teased its next project with a video shown in the pre-show of the Game Awards last night.

It’s literally the briefest of teases, with a shot of what appears to be a bloodstained weapon being tightened up, we think? Over a parchment with mysterious runes over it. It then fades to black as the words ‘Shadows Die Twice’ appear on screen.

There’s plenty of guesses from fans as to what this means, with plenty of comments on this very video thinking this might be Bloodborne 2. But we’d note that the words Shadows Die Twice are in capital letters, so it could just be the name of the project itself. 

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News: Sea of Thieves will set sail on March 20

Sea of Thieves Screenshots

Rare’s co-operative pirate-em-up Sea of Thieves currently has a release date, thanks to an announcement and trailer coming out of the studio today.  

The videogame will land on XBox One and Windows 10 PCs from March 20, 2018 and the video notes that pre-orders are currently open, granting those who hope to do some cosmetic items in the Black Dog Pack as well as access to the closed beta, although bear in mind if you were already signed up before December 1 you’ll already get access to the beta, no pre-order necessary.

If you want an idea what to expect, why not check out Colm’s impressions from a few weeks ago right over here?

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News: Bayonetta 3 revealed exclusively for Nintendo Switch as well as ports for Bayonetta 1 and 2

Bayonetta 3 splash

Platinum Games has announced that it’s once more working with Nintendo and that a Bayonetta 3 is in development exclusively for the Switch. The announcement came at last night’s Game Awards and was also accompanied by the news that the first two Bayonetta videogames will also be coming to the console early next year.

There’s not much detail on the third videogame outside of the trailer, which we’ve embedded below but needless to say it’s fairly early in development and just as Bayonetta 2 was exclusive to the Wii U, it’ll be a Nintendo-published joint and as such exclusive to the Switch.

Meanwhile, Bayonetta 1 and 2 will be coming along very soon, with the former available as a download only, but will come bundled as a download code with the physical release of Bayonetta 2 should you choose to buy it that way. There’ll also be a special edition release containing both videogames, a Steelbook, 22 Verse Cards and a sticker sheet.

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News: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Champions Ballad DLC is out now

Zelda Breath of the Wild Champions DLC

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild cleaned up at last night’s Game Awards, taking home Best Action/Adventure, Best Direction and the top prize for Game of the Year. But it also gave something back as series producer Eiji Aonuma took to the stage to announce that the second DLC pack for the videogame is out currently.

The pack The Champions Ballard is headlined by a new chunk of story content as Link follows the guidance of an unseen voice to take on the Divine Beast Master’s Trial including new dungeons, new weapons and more. Completing this trial will allow you to summon the Master Cycle Zero; a motorbike for Link that you can see in the picture above.

There’s also a quest from the travelling bard Kass, who if you help him finish his songs will uncover more of the story from the Champion’s and Princess Zelda’s past during Link’s long slumber. Finally, there’s nine new hidden items that pay tribute to several The Legend of Zelda videogames over the years to find and some Ancient Horse gear hidden in chests around Hyrule for players to discover.

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