作者彙整:Imran Khan

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Releasing In September

Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Release: 2019
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

At E3 this year, Square Enix finally broke their silence on the lack of a Final Fantasy VIII remaster, long thought to be the result of a music licensing issue for the game’s main theme or a complete loss of the game’s source code, by announcing Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. While not an overhaul on the level of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it is a markedly improved facelift for one of the most divisive Final Fantasy mainline titles.

We now know that we won’t have to wait long for the game to release, as it will be hitting September 3. You can check out the release date trailer below.

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The remaster boasts overhauled character models and, at least going by the trailer, seems to have all its original music still intact. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on September 3.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Driver’s License Mission And New Characters

Publisher: Bandai Namco
Developer: CyberConnect2
Release: 2020
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

When Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was named and officially shown off at E3 earlier this year, none of the footage showed anything past the Frieza Saga. In a game about Goku’s life, it makes some sense that it would at least go through the part where he becomes a Super Saiyan, but fans were concerned it wouldn’t go beyond that. Not only does the game go beyond that into the Android Saga, it includes the best filler episode from the show.

In the latest issue of Jump, the manga magazine that ran Dragon Ball, Bandai Namco revealed a few new things about the game. The game, as mentioned will continue through the Android Saga, meaning the Cell Games will likely feature prominently. It hasn’t been said if the game will go past that, but Cell Games would make a logical end to the series, as would the following arc. In addition, Jump confirmed that one of the side missions in the game would be based on the 125th Dragon Ball Z episode where Goku and Piccolo get driver’s licenses.

The episode itself was based on the cover to chapter 255 of the manga, wherein Piccolo attempts to drive a car with Goku backseat driving.

Finally, the game will introduce a new character, an ex-Ginyu Force member named Bonyu who left the squad due to her dislike of the poses. Considering she is described as “busty” in the magazine, her name is a less-than-tasteful Japanese pun. But it’s Dragon Ball, so that’s pretty par for the course.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.

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Professional Street Fighter Player Gllty Banned From Capcom Tournaments Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Shortly after Evo, the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, took place a few weeks ago, a number of stories started coming forth from participants and attendees. Multiple women came forward with allegations that gllty, a professional Street Fighter player named Leah Hayes with a significant fan following and a number of high placements under her belt, had sexually propositioned them at the tournament within minutes of meeting. Some even alleged that Hayes would touch them inappropriately.

As the stories started rolling out over social media from not just Evo but multiple tournaments over the years, Hayes herself confirmed some of the stories on Twitter, said others were slightly exaggerated, and denied some others. She also asked people not to defend her and asked for introspection on why anyone might.

Shortly after, Hayes was banned from Combo Breaker, CEO Gaming and Big E Gaming for all future tournaments. Today, Capcom followed suit and banned her from all Capcom Pro Tour and Street Fighter League tournaments.

https://twitter.com/CapcomFighters/status/1161789988524056576

While Evo has not commented on Hayes or anything that allegedly occurred at the tournament, it seems most other fighting game tournaments have been quick to react to the allegations. 

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Multiplayer Warfare

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Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Release:
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Activision and Infinity Ward have passed on new multiplayer footage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, this year’s new take on the Modern Warfare formula that updates and recontextualizes its various themes. The multiplayer, however, still has all the same qualities fans of the series have loved over the years.

You can check out the video above, which was captured originally in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is launching on all varieties of PS4, same with Xbox One, and PC, with crossplay between all platforms, on October 25.

Click on the banner below to reach our hub for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We’ll be adding content all month examining how Infinity Ward is breathing new life into the longstanding series, with articles, interviews, videos, and more.

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Cross-Save Comes To Destiny 2 Next Week

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Bungie, High Moon Studios

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Imagination-Powered Adventure Knights And Bikes Releasing Later This Month

When you’re a child, everything seems a little bit bigger and a little bit more dangerous than it actually was. This level of imagination-fueled adventure is the fundamental basis of Knights and Bikes, a story of two girls traversing their neighborhood on a British Island with an adorable artstyle. Today, developer Foam Swords announced that the game will be releasing in just a few weeks on August 27.

The game is developed by Rex Crowle and Moo Yu, two friends who met while working at Media Molecule. Knights and Bikes is itself a coming of age story starring two friends Nessa & Demelza, who have heard tell of a treasure in their sleepy little town and are out to find it.

Knights and Bikes is releasing on PlayStation 4 and PC on August 27.

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Short Jab And A Long Jacket

Publisher: Arc System Works
Developer: WayForward Technologies
Release:
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

A few months ago, Arc System Works announced a new River City Ransom game developed by WayForward called River City Girls. The new game stars high school girls Misako and Kyoko beating up the delinquents of River City  in an effort to get back their boyfriends from nefarious clutches. Today, Arc System Works released a Japanese overview trailer for the game showing various new mechanics and bosses.

You can check out the Japanese language trailer below.

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The trailer shows off some new things like the shops, one of River City Ransom’s finest traditions, as well as an interesting new comrade recruitment mode. Sparing some enemies lets you summon them in for attacks later. We can also see intros for what appear to be the various bosses in the game. 

River City Girls releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on September 5.

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Children Of Morta Launches In Mid-October

Children of Morta, the roguelike RPG that was originally supposed to release in 2018, finally has a much firmer release date. Fans have been looking forward to the dark, story-driven roguelike that puts you in the role of a mother looking for a sacrificed child, but the release date has been floating for most of the year. The game will find its footing on multiple consoles very soon on October 15.

You can check out the release date trailer below.

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The game releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October 15. You can read our most recent impressions here.

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NBA Live 20 Releasing In Late 2019

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Brings Back Killstreaks

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Release:
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

When Black Ops 4 rolled around, Treyarch decided to replace the Call of Duty series’ killstreaks with something a little more cooperative. In previous games, killstreaks would give you advantages based on how many people you killed in multiplayer without dying yourself. To emphasize teamwork, Black Ops 4 made them scorestreaks, which a lot of veterans of the series didn’t like. 

In a tweet today ahead of Thursday’s multiplayer unveiling, the Call of Duty account revealed that killstreaks are returning, and gave a few examples of the rewards you got for them.

https://twitter.com/CallofDuty/status/1155886018232328192

The use of white phosphorus, which is banned by the UN as a conventional weapon of war due to the way it sticks to and burns through flesh, is certainly an odd choice to advertise. That said, the tweet doesn’t really clarify how it will be used, as white phosphorus as a signal is commonly accepted. There’s also the Juggernaut suit to make you a walking tank and, well, an actual tank.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25 and supports full crossplay between those platforms.

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