Capcom announces Mega Man Legacy Collection 2!

After the success of the Mega Man Legacy Collection which launched on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in August 2015, Capcom has announced there will be a follow up featuring some of the series’ rarer titles!

The original collection release saw the six main Mega Man titles from the Nintendo Entertainment System but in the 8-bit era of the little blue guy there were other titles during the X period and later on in life.

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Some of the series’ rarer titles all in one affordable collection

This new collection introduces 16 and 32 games bringing Mega Man 7 (Snes) and 8 (Playstation) and the virtual titles from the Xbox 360, Mega Man 9 and 10 to next-gen consoles. The earlier two titles saw a fresh pallete in comparison to the rest of the numbered Mega Man games and almost had that fresh feel that Mega Man X had but still feeling true to its 8-bit origins. The latter were a major throwback to the original games with a look that was made ever-so famous by Mega Man 2. All of these titles mixed the mainframe of the series up a lot giving Mega Man a lot more attributes and spicing up the levels to keep you on your feet.

The Mega Man series is renowned for its difficulty and no doubt fans will be trying to prove their skills with some of the harder titles to be released. On the contrary the game will feature an armour pack to ease players into the games. That’s not all though as the games have remixed stages adding to the difficulty and content. Unlike previous games there will be savepoints which are a blessing in disguise with these difficult games. You would hope that with there only being four titles instead of six that you would get extra content as well. With this style of Mega Man games complete we can only hope for a new title or even an X collection as all of the games in both series prove to be some of the priciest collector’s items.

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If these games weren’t hard enough already…

The game will release on August 8 and will also feature a look at Mega Man’s history with the art design and character lists. The game will also feature the four title’s soundtracks with some of them having some really nice tracks that will make you feel incredibly nostalgic. The physical and digital release is priced in America at $20 so will no doubt be around a similar price in the UK.

Get your blasters at the ready for one of the best game packages you wil receive this year! I very much look forward to playing as Rockman this Summer!

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Red Dead Redemption 2: IT’S HAPPENING

You’ve all been expecting it and it has finally been confirmed by Rockstar Games: Red Dead Redemption 2 is happening and is set to release Autumn next year!

The Rockstar Games website finally revealed the finishing touches to an image that had been circulating around the internet which had the Red Dead colours along with a group of Western-like individuals.

It looks like we are in store for a trailer this Thursday which in UK time will arrive around 3pm.

Rockstar Games posted on their facebook page saying the game would be:

An epic tale of life in America‚Äôs unforgiving heartland, the game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

The company will be taking everything they have learned in their past tiles such as the Grand Theft Auto series to give their players the best possible gaming experince!

The original game took place in 1911 and followed outlaw John Martson whose wife and son were taken by government in ransom for his previous gunslinging antics. Martson then sets out to bring down his three former gang members as means of getting his family back. The game was a third-person persepctive which took place in Western-style America and Mexico featuring a multitude of weaponry from the time ranging from pistols to cannons. It had horse riding where horses were tamed and was an open world experience which let the player go at their own pace.

The actions performed by you as Martson gave consequences to both ends of the spectrum: be bad and people are scared of you along with whole towns closing up. However, being bad got you better trade deals with other wrongdooers. You could hijack trains and follow a ‘Grand Theft Auto Wanted’ system. The game was praised for its voice acting and was the second ‘Red’ title following ‘Red Dead Revolver’ and was followed by the ‘Undead Nightmare DLC’. Here Martson liberates towns which are overrun with the undead.

Red Dead Redemption has said to be one of the greatest video games of all time and I cannot wait to see what is in store Thursday!

Death Stranding finally gets an update!

Up until recently we haven’t really seen or heard much from Kojima’s upcoming title which is his first since leaving Konami. All we have really heard and seen was the trailer at E3 which featured Norman Reedus on a beach but still gave off that eerie Kojima feel. However, now there may have been some development in the gameplay department!

It was revealed today in Tokyo by Kojima that Death Stranding will be an action game with an open world. The game will still follow a story however like most of his games do. The open world aspect leaves many questions to be unanswered such as how it will play its part? Where it will be set? What else will be thrown into the mix? Endless questions.

Kojima also said that the game will have online elements too it. However, he did not real to what extent that will be but, by such descriptions such far its looking to fit nicely in modern gaming.

What Kojima did reveal about the game works was that in most games you will go at each other like aggressors, in Death Stranding you will create links (strands) between players. There will still be the action element no doubt and will probably have some form of combat.

It seems Mr. Kojima has some very interesting ideas by breaking away from standard gaming techniques of fighting each other. What was also revealed was a picture of four chibi-like sprites holding hands with the exterior two holding a rope. Three of the four can be identified as Kojima, Reedus and director Guillermo del Toro who has been said to be working with Kojima on this project. The fourth I am not too sure about.

If it’s anything like other Kojima titles, then Death Stranding is one to look out for!