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The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay

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The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay

Naughty Dog's hugely anticipated PS4 exclusive, The Last of Us Part 2 has been indefinitely delayed from it's planned release on May 29.

This marks the second delay for the game, which was initially slated for a February 2020 release, and is among many titles in development impacted by current events.

The studio announced the delay on Twitter with a message to fans, stating "even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn't launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The last of Us Part II around the same time, ensuring that we're doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistic issues."

With most of the world living in uncertainty as to when everything will return to normal, the studio understandably did not provide a new release date.

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Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year

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Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year

Developer Cold Symmetry has today announced Mortal Shell, an Action-RPG in the ever-growing Souls-like genre set to release later this year on PC, PS4 & Xbox One.

The small studio consisting of only fifteen staff, revealed the game with a great trailer, showcasing the game's appropriately gloomy, yet impressive visuals and gameplay that will be immediately familiar to anyone who has played the Dark Souls series.

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Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year

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Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year

In the wake of E3 2020's cancellation, many publishers announced they would organise a digital event in some form – Bethesda has just confirmed it won't be one of them.

The publisher's VP of marketing and communications, Pete Hines stated as such on twitter, but did hint to announcements "in the coming months."

Microsoft, EA, Nintendo and Square Enix have all confirmed to be working on digital versions of their E3 press conferences.

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Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August

Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August

Previously scheduled to release this coming May, inXile Entertainment has announced that Wasteland 3 is being delayed to August 28 due to the widespread effects of Covid-19.

Studio head and series director of Wasteland, Brian Fargo took to Twitter to break the news to fans, stating that the studio "moved to a work-from-home environment some weeks ago, and that's of course introduced new challenges that many of us throughout the world have been learning to manage. We've been excited to see the Wasteland 3 beta so well received, but the reality is that with these new logistical challenges our release was going to be impacted... With that, Wasteland 3's new release date is August 28, 2020."

Wasteland 3 joins an ever-growing roster of games, movies & events delayed due to the impacts of Covid-19 as many companies transition to full remote-work. While it's a shame to see the game delayed, it's great to see more companies putting the safety and well-being of their workers first.

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Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May

Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May

The dungeon crawler spin-off Minecraft Dungeons has been delayed to May 26.

Previously slated for a late-April release, develop Mojang has now pushed that date due to new precautions taken in light of COVID-19.

"As you all know, we initially planned to release Minecraft Dungeons by the end of April," said Mojang creative writer Per Landin on the developer's blog. "However, due to the current state of the world, this was no longer possible, as we wanted to guarantee the health and safety of our teams."

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Report: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster launches tomorrow

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Report: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster launches tomorrow

It looks like Call of Duty fans will be able to play through a remastered version campaign from Modern Warfare 2 this week, according to Eurogamer.

According to the site, a leaked listing on the PlayStation Store states the game will release on March 31 (April 1st NZ time) as a standalone version of the campaign – there will be no multiplayer modes.

The game will also be available to purchase within the most current Modern Warfare (2019) for around 10,000 COD points and will also include a legendary skin for Ghost, weapon blueprints for the M4A1 and 1911, as well as a few other bonuses.

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Square Enix announces NieR Replicant remaster

Square Enix announces NieR Replicant remaster

On the tenth anniversary of its release, Square Enix has announced a remaster of Nier: Replicant.

The remaster, going by the title Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139, will include rerecorded music, refreshed voice work, as well as new characters and potentially some new endings.

A release date is yet to be announced, but the upgraded version will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam.

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Nintendo Direct Mini reveals big titles coming to Switch

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Nintendo Direct Mini reveals big titles coming to Switch

While most of us are locked away in the safety of our homes, Nintendo surprise released a new Direct Mini and revealed several big titles making their way to the Switch.

2K Games is releasing several of its biggest games on the Switch, including BioShock: The Collection, XCOM 2 Collection and the Borderlands Legendary Collection, all releasing on May 29, 2020.

Nintendo also announced that four new games would be releasing on the eShop today, including Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Panzer Dragoon: Remake, and Good Job.

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Doom Eternal opening weekend the best of the franchise

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Doom Eternal opening weekend the best of the franchise

What better time to hack and slash through demons than when the world is going to hell?

According to Bethesda, many of us had the same idea, as Doom Eternal is boasting the best opening sales weekend in the franchise' 27 years.

While exact figures haven't been shared, the publisher did note that the title doubled the launch weekend revenue of the 2016 reboot.

Friday 3 April

The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay
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The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay
No new release date set
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Thursday 2 April

Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year
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Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year
More pain & punishment for Masocore fans
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Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year
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Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year
Just as well they've already announced the next decade of releases.
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Wednesday 1 April

Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August
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Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August
Yet another delay due to Covid-19.
Persona 5 Royal Review
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Persona 5 Royal Review
One of the biggest JRPGs of recent years gets the royal treatment and expands on the original in a wonderful way.
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Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May
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Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May
Thanks again, COVID-19 .

Tuesday 31 March

Resident Evil 3 Review
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Resident Evil 3 Review
Capcom reanimates a twenty year old classic in spectacular fashion
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Monday 30 March

Square Enix announces NieR Replicant remaster
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Square Enix announces NieR Replicant remaster
A good way to celebrate 10 years

Friday 27 March

Nintendo Direct Mini reveals big titles coming to Switch
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Nintendo Direct Mini reveals big titles coming to Switch
Bioshock, Borderlands, Xcom & More
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Thursday 26 March

Wednesday 25 March

PlayStation Plus April Games Revealed
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PlayStation Plus April Games Revealed
Race through uncharted lands
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Tuesday 24 March

DOOM Eternal Review
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DOOM Eternal Review
Only ID could make Hell on Earth feel this Heavenly
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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review
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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review
A beacon of light and hope in trying times.
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Friday 20 March

New Zealand Games Festival postponed to 2021
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New Zealand Games Festival postponed to 2021
"We're as heartbroken as you are"
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Thursday 19 March

Wednesday 18 March

Nintendo reveal a slew of new titles during Indie World Showcase
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Nintendo reveal a slew of new titles during Indie World Showcase
The Switch's indie scene goes from strength to strength.
Sony's Mark Cerny to detail PS5 tomorrow
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Sony's Mark Cerny to detail PS5 tomorrow
Come on... Knack 3 at launch
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Tuesday 17 March

Microsoft reveal Xbox Series X hardware details
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Microsoft reveal Xbox Series X hardware details
The ball is well and truly in Sony's court now...
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Beautiful Desolation Review
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Beautiful Desolation Review
The Botherhood is back and at the top of their game!
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Control's first expansion The Foundation detailed
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Control's first expansion The Foundation detailed
New enemies, abilities, and levels
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Monday 16 March

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Review
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Review
The Switch desperately needs a great Pokemon game. Will this be the one?
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Review
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One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Review
It may work for Anime, but a hero that destroys anything with one hit may not work in Video Games...
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Friday 13 March

Mario meets LEGO in new Nintendo collaboration
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Mario meets LEGO in new Nintendo collaboration
Please tell me LEGO Zelda is in the works.

Thursday 12 March

Massive player milestone hit in Call Of Duty: Warzone
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Massive player milestone hit in Call Of Duty: Warzone
Definitely not rookie numbers...
Nioh 2 Review
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Nioh 2 Review
Can Team Ninja strike samurai gold for a second time?
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E3 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns
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E3 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns
Bringing fans together in a far less toxic space: the internet.
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