Sony Announced This Amazing Looking Translucent PS4 Pro To Celebrate 500 Million PlayStations Sold

Ever since the release of the first PlayStation back in 1994, Sony’s home-console line has been a staple in the homes of most gamers. Now, 24 years later Sony unveiled a translucent PS4 Pro to celebrate the 500 million PlayStation consoles sold. 

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This special PlayStation 4 Pro sports a 2TB internal hard drive and is scheduled to go on sale on August 24, 2018. The console is priced at $499.99, and there will only be 500,000 units available. Design-wise, the system is embodied in a blue translucent casing that lets players see the inner workings of the PS4 Pro. Moreover, a commemorative copper plate is placed in front, embedded with a unique limited edition number. The PS4 Pro will also include a matching DualShock 500 Million Limited Edition controller, that can also be purchased separately for $64.99. Besides the matching console and controller, the 500 Million Limited Edition will include a PlayStation Camera, Vertical Stand, and mono headset. 

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Photo: Sony

A couple of weeks ago, Sony was proud to announce that the current generation PlayStation 4, was able to push around 82.2 million units sold to date. 

What do you think of the unique 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro? Will you get one? You can check out the official unboxing video of this console below.

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Simon Belmont And King K. Rool Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

 Nintendo's King K. Rool reveal was as mind-boggling to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong as it was to real-life viewers

Nintendo's King K. Rool reveal was as mind-boggling to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong as it was to real-life viewers

In today’s Nintendo Direct, Super Smash Bros. fans were treated with a wealth of new information about the upcoming Smash title. Most notably, Nintendo announced the inclusion of a whopping five new characters to the series, including three “Echo Fighter” clones and two entirely new characters.

Thanks to a last-minute leak revealing the inclusion of Castlevania music the night before the direct, many Smash fans correctly predicted the announcement of the inclusion of vampire hunter Simon Belmont, the series’ main character. However, few could have foreseen that Simon’s descendant and a protagonist of several of his own Castlevania titles, Richter Belmont, would also be included as a clone of Simon.

Furthermore, the announcement of King K. Rool—replete with fake-outs and teases—will bring one of the most often-requested characters into the Smash arena. Donkey Kong’s nemesis, K. Rool is a giant, portly crocodile who looks to be a large, bulky character much like other villains such as Ganondorf, King Dedede, and Bowser.

Other Echo Fighters included in the announcement were Dark Samus, a Samus clone, and Chrom, a Fire Emblem character included as a clone of Roy. Additionally, the Nintendo Direct revealed a number of other tantalizing details, including the addition of a game mode in which players can slowly build up meter in order to activate weakened versions of their Final Smashes and the inclusion of a full 103 stages, including many returning stages from past titles such as Melee’s Final Destination and Brawl’s Hanenbow. Notably, popular indie character Shovel Knight will be included in Smash Ultimate as an assist trophy, exciting news that is bittersweet for fans who hoped that the character would become a full-fledged fighter in his own right.

With months to go before Smash Ultimate’s release, we’re sure to be treated to increasingly exciting reveals as the game nears completion. GameTyrant will continue to report on these details as they come to light, so stay tuned!

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Here Is The First Gameplay Trailer For RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2

Yesterday, Rockstar Games announced that the first gameplay trailer for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 would be released today. True to their promise, you can now watch the latest gameplay footage for the upcoming game below. 

The latest preview provides an in-depth look at the game’s world, how players would interact with the Van der Linde Gang, and so much more. As seen in the trailer, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set at a vast American landscape featuring mountainous regions and towns that are on the brink of modernization. Players will have the ability to switch locations seamlessly, and each area will have a variety of missions, quests, and activities for players to enjoy. 

“In the late 1800,s America was evolving, on its way to becoming the most powerful country in the world,” as narrated in the trailer. “New immigrants arrived, thriving outposts became towns, and civilization was spreading into the huge wild, and lawless frontier. With Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games aims to create a living world that’s not simply open, but deeper, more interactive and detailed than ever, combining action, storytelling, and gameplay in new ways as you live, ride, and fight to survive as an outlaw in a notorious gang.”

In the game, players take the role of Arthur Morgan, who is part of the Van der Linde gang, who are being pursued across the country by Lawmen who are adamant in putting an end to the age of outlaws. Interaction with fellow gang members is essential in the game’s overall narrative and gameplay, which will include activities from missions, hunting, fishing, or even engaging in robbery. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 also gives players the ability to interact with most of the characters in the game. Given that players play as an outlaw, they are given the option to become an upstanding citizen or become a notorious troublemaker. Players can also choose how their character interacts with animals in the game, especially horses who are essential in Red Dead Redemption 2’s gameplay. 

After experiencing delays in the past, Take-Two Interactive said that the game’s release date wouldn’t change anymore, which means that everything is set to release on October 26 for the PS4 and Xbox One. A few days ago, Take-Two expressed their confidence in the game by saying that Red Dead Redemption 2 will undoubtedly “revolutionize” the gaming industry, and with the gameplay footage revealed so far, Take-Two and Rockstar Games might be on the right track. 

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The New Limited-Time Mode In FORTNITE, STEADY STORM Is Now Available

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The latest 5.20 update for Fortnite has arrived for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS versions of the game. Besides the usual introduction of new weapons and several gameplay changes to Battle Royale and Save The World modes, the update also added the latest limited-time event called Steady Storm. 

Steady Storm mode will feature a single storm that will continuously close in on the island during the course of the match. In Steady Storm, there will be no safe zones, so players are forced to keep moving and closely monitor the storm on the map to avoid being killed. 

Epic Games released more details about Steady Storm on the official website of Fortnite. It wasn’t announced on how long the mode will stay in the game, but history would tell us that it will probably run for about a week before being replaced by a new mode. 

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Besides the introduction of Steady Storm, Epic also introduced tweaks to Playground mode such as adding a Fill/No Fill option to the mode selector and reverting chest and floor loot to a single weapon spawn, which aims “to cut down on clutter.” Moreover, a new weapon for Battle Royale is added with v5.20 in the form of the Double Barrel Shotgun. This weapon will serve as a powerful close-range weapon that will induce more damage “with each of its 2 shots.” Lastly, Save the World mode received a new hero: Ragnarok, the Dark Viking. 

What do you think of Steady Storm and the additional changes in Fortnite’s v5.20? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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PUBG Launches A New Website Called “Fix PUBG”

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Yesterday, PUBG Corp. acknowledged the most common grievance of PUBG players, which they will attempt to address in a new initiative called “Fix PUBG.” The developer launched a website of the same name, where they detailed the specific categories they wish to improve. The team is adamant in their plans to “destroy bugs, deliver long-needed quality-of-life features, and take [PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds] to the next level by shipping fundamental performance improvements.” In a span of three months, the developer will allocate significant resources in addressing those issues. 

“Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential, and you want it fixed,” says PUBG Corp. on the Fix PUBG site. “So we think it’s time to do something about it.”

As a start, a massive update was released for both the PC and Xbox versions of the game, fixing many of the issues mentioned in the Fix PUBG roadmap. Currently, 37 out of 100 bugs and quality-of-life issues have been resolved. Moreover, the game is known for its poor optimization even for high-end PCs, and leaving the Early Access status did not change a thing. The team made it known that they are very much aware of this issue and plans to improve both client and server performances. 

After PUBG’s closest competitor, Fortnite Battle Royale, have taken much of the spotlight these days, it seems that PUBG is finally taking a step in the right direction by improving the overall quality of the game instead of focusing on how Epic Games and other developers with similar IPs copied their concept. Taking a look at the Steam reviews for the game, which have been “Mostly Negative,” clearly reflects the need for the developer to address the long list of issues that fans have been shouting out for a long time now. 

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Check Out This New SPIDER-MAN PS4 4K Gameplay Video With Commentary From The Developer

Most recently, developer Insomniac Games was proud to announce that the upcoming Spider-Man game for the PlayStation 4 has finally gone gold, which means that the game has been completed and will be sent to manufacturers to be made into discs. As the release date is now only a month away, Insomniac unveiled a brand new 4K gameplay footage of Spider-Man complete with a commentary from the game's Creative Director, Brian Intihar. 

The latest footage revealed more gameplay from the first few hours of Spider-Man as the titular character is tasked to defeat the Inner Demons via a stealth approach in the preview. A lot of the moves shown in the latest footage is somewhat similar to the combat system found in Rocksteady Studios’ Batman Arkham series. However, Spider-Man used his Web Shooters to distract enemy soldiers before stinging them up or knocking them down with objects in the environment. 

The video also discussed details on the game’s combat system and how Insomniac made Spider-Man more versatile, allowing players to switch strategies in the middle of combat. Intihar confirmed that in the story, Peter Parker has been working as Spider-Man for about eight years, making his skills and abilities more formidable than ever. 

Lastly, the latest preview concluded with a boss battle between Spidey and Wilson “Kingpin Fisk" and ended with a cutscene of Peter and Aunt May working together at one of Martin “Mister Negative” Li’s shelters. Based on what was shown thus far, it is not surprising that Spider-Man for the PS4 is one of the most highly-anticipated titles to come out this year. This game will surely top sales charts once it's released this fall. 

Are you excited to play the game on September 7, 2018? 

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H1Z1 BATTLE ROYALE Is Out Now On The PS4

A couple of weeks ago, an announcement was made regarding the full PS4 release of H1Z1: Battle Royale, which has been in open beta since May of this year. Now, the game is out of beta and is available to download on the PlayStation Store. 

Similar to other games in the battle royale genre, H1Z1 is a free-to-play game, offering a plethora of content and in-game currency in exchange for real-world money. A couple of individual launch bundles are also available in the PlayStation store and prices will start at $5 up. Of course, PS Plus members will get exclusive bonus content that will include different cosmetic items, and an emote. 

Similar to Fortnite, the game will also include a battle pass, that will give players access to a set of challenges and customization options such as outfits, and aesthetic changes for weapons. Currently, the season pass for H1Z1 is priced at $5.49, which is relatively cheaper than Fortnite’s battle pass that runs for $10. 

H1Z1: Battle Royale is now available for the PC and PS4. The Xbox One version of the game is still in development. 

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THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU Is Heading To The Switch In October

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Coming this fall, The World Ends With You is slated to release on the Nintendo Switch. The Final Remix version of the game was announced by Nintendo earlier this year, which will feature updated visuals and will launch on October 12. 

Besides the confirmed release date, a brand new trailer was also revealed, showcasing HD visuals, new content, and a few gameplay changes. The Final Remix of The World Ends With You for the Nintendo Switch will allow players to utilize the console’s touch controls. It will also feature a new story scenario that will bring new experiences for fans who have already played the original version of the game. 

During its initial release back in 2007, The World Ends With You became an instant classic thanks to its innovative combat, fantastic soundtrack, and immersive environment. The game puts players in the role of Neku, who is on a mission to save the world from ultimate destruction, with only seven days to do it. You can check out the latest trailer for the game below. 

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The FALLOUT 76 B.E.T.A. Will Already Include The Full Game

Fallout 76’s B.E.T.A. is set to arrive in October, and Bethesda confirmed that it would contain the full game, and any progress made in the test will be carried over to the launch version. 

“Our current plan for the B.E.T.A. is it will be the full game, and all your progress is saved for launch,” Bethesda stated in the FAQ of Fallout 76.

A few weeks ago, community administrator Jurassica said that the B.E.T.A. will commence in October, but the studio will be selecting players who have pre-ordered the game at participating retailers. The administrator also revealed that the number of players who will gain access would “start small and grow over time.”

Moreover, the FAQ revealed that players wouldn’t have to sign an NDA, which will allow them to share their experiences and even stream and post screenshots, as they test the upcoming game. The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will be released first on the Xbox One and will follow with the PlayStation 4 and PC afterward. The full game is set to launch on November 14, 2018, for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.  

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Is Square Enix Hinting At A New BRAVELY DEFAULT Game?

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After a cross-promotion campaign between the social media accounts for Octopath Traveler and Bravely Default, it seems that Square Enix is hinting that a new game is on the way. The Japanese Twitter account of Bravely Default shared a mysterious image of what looks like a fairy, with a caption that seemed to tease the existence of a new game. 

The tweet in question began with a message of thanks after Octopath Traveler shipped one million units. The caption continued by stating “please look forward to the next Square Enix BD11 game.” The guys at Destructoid were able to decode BD11, which stands for Business Division 11, the section led by Tomoya Asano, the producer for multiple Final Fantasy games and the Bravely Default series. 

Although Square Enix did not confirm the existence of the game yet, assuming that there is one in development, it is expected that Bravely Third (or whatever the developer decides to name the game), will be released on the Nintendo Switch, given that more developers are now transitioning their franchises from the 3DS to the hybrid console. If it’s not a full game, it is also possible that Octopath Traveler and Bravely Default will partner in a DLC or crossover event that will link the two games together. 

What did you think of the tweet? Is Square Enix working on a new Bravely Default game? Share your predictions in the comments below. 

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