‘Resident Evil 4’ and ‘Final Fantasy’ announce open play season – 07/06/2022 – Tec

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June is the time when the biggest companies in the video game industry are dedicated to making game announcements for years to come. With E3 out of sight, the mood for the season has cooled. Today, publishers are dedicated to their own independent events, which attempt to preserve some of that spirit.

Last Thursday (2), it was Sony’s turn to do the State of Play. The Japanese company has announced some of the best PlayStation games for the coming months.

The State of Play is part of the Summer Game Fest, an event led by Geoff Keighley to be held this Thursday (9), at 4 p.m. The festival is trying to replace E3 and this year will bring together dozens of third-party companies (those that do not produce consoles).

Highlights of the event were the announcement of the long-awaited remake of “Resident Evil 4” and the release of the trailer for “Final Fantasy XVI,” the franchise’s first mainline series game since 2016. Both will come to PS5 in 2023.

A surprise was the announcement of the PC version of ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’, following Sony’s recent trend of forgoing console exclusivity for certain games, as was the case with ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’. and “God of War”. The Spider-Man game hits computers on August 12 this year.

The new generation of consoles, represented by the PS5 and the Xbox Series S/X, is still not well defined. Due to the lack of electronic components, the consoles struggled to reach consumers. The companies are therefore still insisting on a hybrid release – making the new titles also available for the previous generation, PS4 and Xbox One.

Despite everything, Sony reveals some of its intentions for the years to come. One of the bets is the PlayStation VR 2, a new take on virtual reality goggles. The company has announced four games on the platform, including an expansion for “Horizon Forbidden West”, which was released in March this year for PS4 and PS5.

But State of Play also paid attention to some smaller titles. This is the case of “Stray”, in which the player embodies a cat to solve the mysteries of a futuristic city, and of the indies “Season: A Letter to the Future” and “Rollerdrome”. All three will launch in the second half of this year.

“God of War: Ragnarok”, the long-awaited sequel to the 2018 game, has not received any new details. The title is Sony’s main bet for this year.

In addition to the Summer Game Fest, other companies have also set aside a specific day to announce news. Microsoft’s Xbox & Bethesda Showcase event will take place next Sunday (12). Two of the most anticipated games from the company’s studios, “Starfield” and “Redfall”, were recently delayed to 2023.

Electronic Arts has changed the annual EA Play to focus on specific advertisements. Last week, the studio unveiled the new “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor”, the sequel to “Fallen Order”, released in 2019.

Nintendo has yet to announce a Direct for June – the last one was in February this year. Ubisoft also hasn’t confirmed whether it will hold such an event this month.

to play

game tip, new or old, to test

vampire survivors
(PC, Mac)

If you’re looking for a cheap and not easy game, Vampire Survivors is an indie title that has gone viral on Steam due to its difficulty. In it, the player controls a character through different maps while weapons are automatically equipped and monsters start appearing bit by bit. The goal is simply to survive.

update

news, launches, deals and everything that matters

  • “Sonic Frontiers” won a six-minute video that shows off new open-world scenarios – the first “Sonic” of its kind – and how combat will work in the game. The game will hit major platforms later this year.
  • Nintendo released last Wednesday (1st) a new trailer for “Pokémon Scarlet and Violet”. New creatures and characters, the game will be open-world and have the option of multiplayer for up to four players.
  • Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Hollywood’s theme park based on the Japanese giant’s franchises, opens in early 2023 in the United States. One of the main attractions will be “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge”, a virtual reality version of the company’s racing game.
  • The PlayStation 5 has sold 20 million units worldwide, according to Gamesindustry.biz. The console was launched in November 2020 and was affected by the lack of electronic components caused by the pandemic.
  • The Brazilian game ‘Blazing Chrome’ is now available on Nintendo Switch (R$ 29.99). Launched in 2019, the title was developed by JoyMasher and can also be played on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. The game is inspired by run and pistol classics, like “Cons”.
  • Producer Shinji Hashimoto retired from Square Enix last Tuesday (31). In the business, it outstripped major games in the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises. On Twitter, the exec said he would now only support the developer’s work as a fan.

To download

games that will be released in the next few days and promotions that are worth it

June 7

  • “Reinforced SpellForce III”: BRL199.50 (PS 4/5), BRL184.95 (Xbox One/X/S)

June 8

  • “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II”: R$41 (Nintendo Switch)

June 9

  • “Demon Slayer – The Hinokami Chronicles”: R$299.95 (Nintendo Switch)

June 10

  • “Mario Strikers: Battle League”: R$299 (Nintendo Switch)
  • “The Quarry”: R$ 349.90 (PS 4/5, PC), price not available (Xbox One/S/X)

Specials of the week

  • The PC version of “Wolfenstein: The New Order” is free until next Thursday (9) on the Epic Games Store. The game produced by MachineGames and distributed by Bethesda revitalizes the series that popularized the first-person shooter genre.

reading of the week

what came out of the games in Sheet

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