Greysun Morales – Twinfinite http://twinfinite.net Video Game news, reviews, opinions, guides and videos! Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:36:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://twinfinite.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-logo-2-32x32.png Greysun Morales – Twinfinite http://twinfinite.net 32 32 If You Miss Night in the Woods Again You Only Have Yourself to Blame http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/why-night-in-the-woods-should-not-be-missed-again/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/why-night-in-the-woods-should-not-be-missed-again/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:06:32 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=332939 Night in the Woods puts you in the shoes of Mae, a cat in her early 20’s that has dropped out of college which prompts her to return home for the time being, not exactly knowing what her next move is. Mae reconnects with her old friends, family, and some people she would rather not […]

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Night in the Woods puts you in the shoes of Mae, a cat in her early 20’s that has dropped out of college which prompts her to return home for the time being, not exactly knowing what her next move is. Mae reconnects with her old friends, family, and some people she would rather not see, like her old prom date. Exploring the town and discovering what’s changed is the main gist of the game. What makes Night in the Woods have such a subtlety to it is the fact there is never that drastic plot twist or climax that truly pushes the game in a particular direction, and that’s okay. It’s one of the main reasons why I feel that people should not miss out on this game, especially now that it recently released on Switch, making it as accessible as ever.

Night in the Woods came out almost exactly a year ago on PS4 and PC, which let’s be honest, makes it an old game by today’s standards. But Night in the Woods recently got a second breath earlier this month when it released on Nintendo’s hybrid console. I’ve been wanting to play this game for the longest time; the simplistic art-style, story-driven narrative, and realistic writing drew me in, but thanks to the abundance of AAA titles that released in 2017, I never got the chance, until now.

Playing Night in the Woods on the go with my Switch feels like cuddling up with a good book, and it’s honestly the best way to play a game like this. Like previously mentioned, Night in the Woods has a placid and calming feel to it throughout the entire story. You go back to Mae’s hometown, Possum Springs, and at first, Mae sort of looks down at her former classmates who haven’t left town or started college. But Mae starts to realize that her friends are just as or even more mature than Mae at the end of the day. While Mae was at school, partying and having a good ol’ time, her friends were back at home, working jobs to support themselves or their families. They had to grow up while Mae kinda stayed in this high school mindset. The conversations that ensue in Night in the Woods are some of the realest and most believable that you’ll see in a video game.

The writing is definitely what makes Night in the Woods so special. The fact that a developer can make a game where nothing really happens into a relatable, interesting piece of art astounds me. Talking to people in town, reconnecting with past friends, and going day by day seeing how things have changed in the small town, really made me think about my own hometown. Whenever I go back, things just feel slightly different but in actuality, nothing really changes. A new highway may be in place, or a few new restaurants might be opened up, but when I go see people that I know, it’s just all so stagnant. Night in the Woods does something so powerful without trying so hard to push a certain emotion on you. You might not exactly cry during your play-through, but you will definitely feel a state of melancholy.

If you own a Switch and have not played Night in the Woods yet, go do yourself a favor and go download it now. The game won our award for best indie game of the year in 2017, it’ll only take you around 8 hours or so and you won’t regret it.

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Meet the Voice Actors of Bayonetta 1 and 2’s Cast http://twinfinite.net/gallery/meet-voice-actors-bayonetta-1-2s-cast/ Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:29:03 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=332462 Bayonetta 2 coming to the Nintendo Wii U exclusively after five years of the first one being released on PS3 and Xbox 360, came as a surprise to everyone in the video game world. Learning that Nintendo essentially paid for PlatinumGames to develop a sequel to the somewhat “cult classic” was insane and what’s even […]

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Bayonetta 2 coming to the Nintendo Wii U exclusively after five years of the first one being released on PS3 and Xbox 360, came as a surprise to everyone in the video game world. Learning that Nintendo essentially paid for PlatinumGames to develop a sequel to the somewhat “cult classic” was insane and what’s even more insane, is that Bayonetta 3 is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch, exclusively of course.

In honor of the announcement of the third game, Nintendo also announced that Bayonetta 1 and 2 would be coming to the Switch, which by the way, is out now as we speak. You can fight angels and demons as the heel-wearing, gun-toting heroine, but this time, on the go. The characters in the series have always been eccentric, wild people who all have insane personalities, and with these personalities come some pretty fantastic voice performances by the cast.

We decided to put together a gallery of the main voice actors who bring these characters to life. The talent that makes Bayonetta ‘Bayonetta’. If you’re wondering who the actors are, then this gallery is just for you. We even included a short bio of each voice actor, so you can see what roles they’re famous for and whether or not you recognize them.

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Someone Has Ranked the Monster Hunter: World Monsters by How Good Their Names Would Be as a Death Metal Band http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/someone-has-ranked-the-monster-hunter-world-monsters-by-how-good-their-names-would-be-as-a-death-metal-band/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/someone-has-ranked-the-monster-hunter-world-monsters-by-how-good-their-names-would-be-as-a-death-metal-band/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:36:52 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=332724 It’s old news that Monster Hunter: World has been selling like hotcakes; the title has gone on to become Capcom’s fastest-selling title in history, crazy right? Everyone finally seems to enjoy the ultimate grind of hunting huge beasts together with friends, and then crafting stronger equipment to do it all over again. It’s become a worldwide […]

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It’s old news that Monster Hunter: World has been selling like hotcakes; the title has gone on to become Capcom’s fastest-selling title in history, crazy right? Everyone finally seems to enjoy the ultimate grind of hunting huge beasts together with friends, and then crafting stronger equipment to do it all over again. It’s become a worldwide phenomenon, so much, that a resetera user by the name of MetroidPrimeRib (great name) has come up with a brilliant, ranked list. A list that ranks all of the big monsters in Monster Hunter: World by how good their names would be as a death metal band – stick with me.

He covers all 27 monsters that the game has to offer and really just goes in-depth on each and every one, eventually coming up with his number one choice. The monster on the bottom of the list happens to be Pukei-Pukei, which, let’s face it, sounds like the name of a band who performs Disney song covers or something, not that anything’s wrong with Disney songs, but come on. Diablos sits at number 6, but is a bit too “on the nose” for a death metal band – Diablos literally means ‘Devil’ in Spanish, which makes it super unoriginal – sorry Diablos.

MetroidPrimeRib’s number one choice for the best death metal band name goes to the Anjanath, which I could not agree with more. Anjanath just sounds like something that would be deadly, metal, and just rad as all heck. Just use it in a sentence, “Hey did you hear Anjanath’s new album?” Doesn’t that just roll right off the tongue.

To check out the full ranking, you can see the thread right here on resetera. What monster from Monster Hunter: World would be your number one pick for a death metal band? Let us know in the comments below!

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No, Really, Here’s 3 Reasons to Be Excited For Metal Gear Survive http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/3-reasons-you-should-be-excited-metal-gear-survive/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/3-reasons-you-should-be-excited-metal-gear-survive/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:49:40 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330989 PLAYING WITH FRIENDS LOOKS LIKE GREAT FUN REASONS TO BE EXCITED FOR METAL GEAR SURVIVE Hear us out Metal Gear Survive naysayers! We know that Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear Solid series is no longer at Konami, and will probably never be back, however, Metal Gear Survive doesn’t look as bad as […]

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PLAYING WITH FRIENDS LOOKS LIKE GREAT FUN

REASONS TO BE EXCITED FOR METAL GEAR SURVIVE

Hear us out Metal Gear Survive naysayers! We know that Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear Solid series is no longer at Konami, and will probably never be back, however, Metal Gear Survive doesn’t look as bad as you think it does. Sure, it has the Metal Gear name just for namesake and I.P. awareness, but looking at the game through rose-tinted glasses, you’ll find that it looks like a surprisingly silly, third-person survival game that provides a lot of fun when played cooperatively with friends.

Setting up traps, completing various objectives, and lifting up zombies with balloons (fultoning) to send them back to Mother Base are just a few of the things that you’ll be doing with friends in Metal Gear Survive. The zombie-like enemies known as ‘creatures’ are just asking to be shot down and eliminated, and it’s up to you and your partners to find new and exciting ways to take them out without blowing each other to pieces, which can happen a lot in Metal Gear Survive since friendly fire is a thing.

It seems that some of the missions will be nearly impossible without the help of friends. Metal Gear Survive really pushes its cooperative aspect, so if you’re a person who tends to play games alone, you might have a bit of trouble tackling missions solo, but if you’re a person who mostly opts in to multiplayer experiences, then Metal Gear Survive’s multiplayer-centric gameplay should be something to look forward to.

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Miyamoto Will “Call It Quits” on the Mario Movie If It’s Not Interesting Enough http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/miyamoto-will-call-it-quits-on-the-mario-movie-if-its-not-interesting-enough/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/miyamoto-will-call-it-quits-on-the-mario-movie-if-its-not-interesting-enough/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:14:26 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=331291 Almost two weeks ago, Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions) have finally confirmed that they are working together to bring Mario to the big screen; Shigeru Miyamoto will be co-producing the film with Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri. There has not been any further developments on the film, like news on when it would be […]

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Almost two weeks ago, Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions) have finally confirmed that they are working together to bring Mario to the big screen; Shigeru Miyamoto will be co-producing the film with Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri. There has not been any further developments on the film, like news on when it would be coming or story beats, but in an investor Q&A with Miyamoto (via MCV), the Nintendo legend talks about the film and his relationship with Meledandri on production.

“We’ve talked together and share the feeling that if we can’t make something interesting we’ll just call it quits,” Miyamoto says. Illumination Entertainment and Chris Meledandri specifically, has had several successes in recent years with huge blockbuster films like Minions, Despicable Me, Sing, and even Ice Age, letting Miyamoto feel very hopeful that a Mario movie could actually work with Illumination behind the wheel. “When I talked with Chris, he said he had read a lot of interviews with me and felt we had a similar approach to creation. Talking about our similarities, we clicked and decided maybe we should do some kind of collaboration. We started our conversation over two years ago, and finally reached the stage where we could make announcement.”

Nintendo and Illumination plan on making other announcements on the film once some things “have been ironed out.” Till then, you can reminisce and watch that original live-action version of the Mario movie that came out in 93, but we would strongly advise that you don’t.

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The Final Parts of Kingdom Hearts III Are “Bound to Surprise Everyone,” According to Series Director http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/the-final-parts-of-kingdom-hearts-3-are-bound-to-surprise-everyone-according-to-series-director/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/the-final-parts-of-kingdom-hearts-3-are-bound-to-surprise-everyone-according-to-series-director/#respond Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:54:54 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=331181 Kingdom Hearts III received boatloads of new information during the D23 Expo in Japan this past weekend, like the fact that the game will include a Monsters Inc. world and the new Gummi Ship sections will have some sort of open-ness to them, more so than in previous entries. We also heard a preview of […]

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Kingdom Hearts III received boatloads of new information during the D23 Expo in Japan this past weekend, like the fact that the game will include a Monsters Inc. world and the new Gummi Ship sections will have some sort of open-ness to them, more so than in previous entries. We also heard a preview of the new theme song, Don’t Think Twice, being performed by Utada Hikaru with a new trailer to boot.

Tetsuya Nomura, series director, provided some inside information on the development of the game. He states that the development of the game has been split into three sections: Early, middle, and late, which seems to correspond with different parts of the game. The early worlds are about 90% complete, with the middle worlds being about 60% complete. What’s really intriguing and exciting is what Nomura teased about the final parts of the game and that it “was something I’ve always wanted to do and put into Kingdom Hearts, ever since the days of working on Final Fantasy. It is bound to surprise everyone.”

Kingdom Hearts III is meant to serve as the final chapter in the Xehanort Saga or the ‘Dark Seeker Saga.’ It doesn’t necessarily mean that Sora’s journey will be coming to an end but it does mean that the ending for the game will most likely make us scream with either excitement, fear, or pure shock.

We still don’t know when Kingdom Hearts III will exactly be coming out, but we do know that Square Enix is planning to announce an actual date come E3. The title is still slated for a 2018 release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Here’s When the Next Beta for Metal Gear Survive Begins http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/heres-when-the-next-beta-for-metal-gear-survive-begins/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/heres-when-the-next-beta-for-metal-gear-survive-begins/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:53:43 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330627 Metal Gear Survive is merely less than two weeks from release and Konami has announced that the game will be getting a second beta for PS4 and Xbox One, as well as PC. The beta will allow you and up to three other people to tackle three different cooperative missions over the span of two […]

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Metal Gear Survive is merely less than two weeks from release and Konami has announced that the game will be getting a second beta for PS4 and Xbox One, as well as PC. The beta will allow you and up to three other people to tackle three different cooperative missions over the span of two maps. There will be special daily challenges for you to try out, as well as the ability to get in-game rewards for the full game once you initially complete the creation of your character in the beta. These in-game rewards are as follows: Fox Hound Name Plate, Metal Gear REX Head accessory, and a Bandana accessory. If you plan on picking up the full game upon release, playing this beta is a must if you’re trying to make your character look super rad.

The second beta for Metal Gear Survive will begin on Feb. 16 and will run till Feb. 18. Survive is the first Metal Gear title to be developed without Hideo Kojima being at Konami and takes place sometime between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Essentially, soldiers from Mother Base end up in a warped alternate reality where there are tons of zombie-like monsters known as “creatures.” Using crafting skills, degradable weapons, and help from friends online, you all must survive to get the hell out of the hostile wasteland.

Metal Gear Survive launches for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on Feb. 20.

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Watch Ryu Hadouken a Monster in This New Footage of the Monster Hunter: World and Street Fighter Collab http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/watch-ryu-hadouken-a-monster-in-this-new-footage-of-the-monster-hunter-world-and-street-fighter-collab/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/watch-ryu-hadouken-a-monster-in-this-new-footage-of-the-monster-hunter-world-and-street-fighter-collab/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:31:41 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330403 Just not too long ago, Capcom announced that Ryu and Sakura from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition would be coming to Monster Hunter: World as part of a free content download – available early for PS4 players who have a save file for Street Fighter V. If you own Monster Hunter: World on Xbox One […]

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Just not too long ago, Capcom announced that Ryu and Sakura from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition would be coming to Monster Hunter: World as part of a free content download – available early for PS4 players who have a save file for Street Fighter V. If you own Monster Hunter: World on Xbox One or just have never played Street Fighter V, don’t worry, the content drop will be in rotation at a later time that has not been announced yet.

But to keep your interest piqued, Capcom has showed off some new gameplay footage of the collaboration in action during a Monster Hunter: World live stream earlier today. The footage goes off the rails and shows Ryu in all of his glory, doing all kinds of moves like his signature Hadouken and Shoryuken. Who needs a sword when you have fists of pure steel? Am I right? You can get yourself excited for the content drop by checking out the footage below and going to the 2:50 mark:

If you would like to read about on how exactly to get the armor for Ryu and Sakura, you can also head over to the Capcom Unity blog where they go more in-depth on the DLC.

Monster Hunter: World is out now for PS4 and Xbox One with a PC release coming later this year.

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Microsoft Is Having an Anime-Inspired Sale Right Now for Xbox One and Xbox 360 http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/microsoft-is-having-an-anime-inspired-sale-right-now-for-xbox-one-and-xbox-360/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/microsoft-is-having-an-anime-inspired-sale-right-now-for-xbox-one-and-xbox-360/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:04:36 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330095 Get out your assortments of belts, zippers, spiky hair, and big swords, because Microsoft is celebrating the month of February with a huge anime sale with titles up to 70% off. Until Feb. 26, each week will bring with it a new selection of titles that are heavily inspired by anime and Japanese culture. This […]

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Get out your assortments of belts, zippers, spiky hair, and big swords, because Microsoft is celebrating the month of February with a huge anime sale with titles up to 70% off. Until Feb. 26, each week will bring with it a new selection of titles that are heavily inspired by anime and Japanese culture.

This first week of anime sales ends on the 12th and features some heavy discounts on these Xbox One titles: Okami HD, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and Strider. There are also some Xbox 360 games on sale as well, which you can check out and purchase right here. Make sure to check back every week for a new selection of anime-inspired titles. Most of the games this week have Dragon Ball in the title, so if you’re not a fan of the yellow-haired super saiyans, we’re sure there will be other games that will pique your interests.

After checking out the games on sale, are there any that you plan on picking up this week? Or are you waiting for some other sales later in the month? Let us know what anime-inspired game you’re looking to buy, we would love to know. After all, who doesn’t like anime?

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The Beta for the Next Big PS4 Update Is out and Some Rad Features Are Coming http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/the-beta-for-the-next-big-ps4-update-is-out-and-some-rad-features-are-coming/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/the-beta-for-the-next-big-ps4-update-is-out-and-some-rad-features-are-coming/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:14:38 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330090 Sony continues to roll out some pretty substantial updates for the PS4, including the next big one – update 5.50. A select few people, starting today, have access to the beta program and all of its awesome new features that Sony has decided to share with us today via a sneak peek. The introduction of […]

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Sony continues to roll out some pretty substantial updates for the PS4, including the next big one – update 5.50. A select few people, starting today, have access to the beta program and all of its awesome new features that Sony has decided to share with us today via a sneak peek.

The introduction of the Play Time Management feature seems to be the highlight of the update, letting family members track the play time of the child family members on PSN. You can limit their play sessions, check their time for the day, and even add time from the smartphone app or from a PC. As some titles do not show play time at all, we’re hoping that there will be option to check play time without having a child PSN account. It’s nice to know how many hours of our life we’ve sunk into our hobby.

The other features are mostly there to help with clutter and to make finding games in your library easier. There will be a PS Plus tab in your library, so you can see what games you own from the PS Plus’ Monthly Free Games. You can also hide any apps that seem to always be an eyesore, delete old notifications (finally), import custom wallpapers from a USB stick, customize tournaments team pages, and try out the new supersampling mode for PS4 Pro users, which enables you to enjoy an advanced visual performance boost.

There’s a few other little things that will be coming in update 5.50, which you can check out at the PlayStation Blog right here.

 

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Super Mario Odyssey Producer Answers Some Tough Questions Concerning Mario’s Lack of a Belly Button and Toad’s Head http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/mario-odyssey-producer-answers-mario/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/mario-odyssey-producer-answers-mario/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:07:47 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=329812 Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom pals have a long history; they’ve been in dozens of games, television series, and even had a live-action film adaptation – don’t worry about seeing it if you haven’t, trust us. With so much lore happening behind the scenes, there have been some hard-hitting questions about certain characters that just […]

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Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom pals have a long history; they’ve been in dozens of games, television series, and even had a live-action film adaptation – don’t worry about seeing it if you haven’t, trust us. With so much lore happening behind the scenes, there have been some hard-hitting questions about certain characters that just have never been quite answered. If Mario is a human, then why does he look different than the humans in the Metro Kingdom? Who is Bowser Jr.’s mother? And the biggest question of them all: Is Toad’s head an actual head or is it a hat? Luckily, Nintendo is aware of these queries and has (sort of) eased our concerns thanks to a video interview with Super Mario Odyssey producer, Mr. Yoshiaki Koizumi.

One of the big questions that Mr. Koizumi avoids entirely is “Why does Mario have nipples, but no belly button.” Apparently, he didn’t think that people would make this topic a big deal – does he know anything about the internet? We usually like to make a big deal about anything and everything. He didn’t really answer the question, so, thanks to him, we will keep thinking about it until the end of time, or until Mario’s body becomes anatomically correct.

The hotly debated question that Koizumi did answer is whether or not Toad’s head is a hat or an actual head. Before we give away the answer to this question, let’s go back years and years to the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Why go back? Simply because our friend Toad here was seen taking off his “hat” showing what looks like his head with three strands of hair.

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But according to this video interview, Koizumi states that that thing on top of Toad is actually his head and definitely not a hat. We don’t know how that works, but if this is true, then our whole life is a lie and the Super Mario Bros. Super Show cannot be canon, which basically means it might as well not have even existed.

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‘A Way Out’ Director Thinks That Games Like Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Heavy Rain Are “Too Passive” http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/a-way-out-director-passive/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/a-way-out-director-passive/#respond Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:14:04 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=329557 A Way Out was announced just last year during E3 and surprised viewers around the world with the fact that the game would only be playable with two people, either online or via local co-op. This wasn’t a huge surprise when you look back at the director’s (Josef Fares) first game, Brothers: A Tale of […]

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A Way Out was announced just last year during E3 and surprised viewers around the world with the fact that the game would only be playable with two people, either online or via local co-op. This wasn’t a huge surprise when you look back at the director’s (Josef Fares) first game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game was single-player only but it forced you to play as two characters at the same time by using the left and right thumbsticks for each respective brother – which proved to be annoying at times, but ultimately made the player feel very connected to the both of them.

A Way Out plans to tell an emotional story with branching storylines and choices that will make the player “feel the game.” In an interview with EDGE magazine (via Wccftech), Josef Fares talked about his new title and the fact that it isn’t like other adventure games like Telltale’s: The Walking Dead or Quantic Dream’s latest titles:

“Those games are too passive for me. I would like to have more control. One could say that you control the story, but while you’re doing it and affecting it, in a sense you’re not, you know?

A Way Out is not about that. I think the comparison is fine from a cinematic perspective, but not the way you choose your story. This is a hand-tailored story all the way.”

Fares wants to elicit feelings from the player while also giving them full control of their actions during gameplay. A Way Out launches very soon on Mar. 23 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and we only hope that Faris manages to create another emotional experience a second time around. If you would like check out the interview in its entirety, you can read it here.

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Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment Finally Confirm Development of That Super Mario Animated Movie http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/nintendo-illumination-entertainment-development-mario-movie/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/nintendo-illumination-entertainment-development-mario-movie/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 03:25:49 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=328993 Wonder if we'll see any Minions?

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Remember that report from the WSJ last November about the rumored production of an animated Super Mario Bros. movie? Well, it turns out that the report was in fact, very true. Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions, Sing) have jointly announced that they are partnering together to bring our favorite mustachioed plumber to the big screen with Shigeru Miyamoto and CEO of Illumination, Chris Meledandri, co-producing.

With the Nintendo-themed Universal Studios attraction coming soon, it only makes sense that Universal Pictures would be distributing the film worldwide. It seems that Nintendo teaming up with the huge studio means that the company is planning on making this Mario movie as big as it can be. If the film release just so happens to coincide with the opening of the theme park attraction, get ready for Nintendo and their iconic mascot to take center stage.

How do you feel about the studio behind Despicable Me to be a part of the development of a Super Mario movie? All we know is that this movie will probably be better than that 1993 live-action version – let’s just forget about that.

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Nintendo Has Announced That Mario Kart Will Be Heading to Mobile Devices http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/nintendo-announced-mario-kart-mobile/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/nintendo-announced-mario-kart-mobile/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:59:31 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=328975 Coming sometime before the end of March in 2019.

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Nintendo has just (out of nowhere) announced that Mario Kart will soon be joining the ranks of Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp with a new mobile application called Mario Kart Tour. Nintendo did not reveal much information about the mobile title in their Twitter reveal, but we do know that Mario Kart Tour is currently in development and will be releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019.

Looking at past mobile titles that Nintendo has put out recently, we can assume that Mario Kart Tour won’t be just a port of an older title or feature traditional Mario Kart gameplay, but will have some sort of re-imagining for a mobile audience.

Alongside this announcement, the gaming giant has also revealed that their paid online service for the Nintendo Switch will be launching sometime in September.

Are you all excited to play some sort of version of Mario Kart on your smartphone? What kind of touch-screen gameplay would you like to see come out of this? Let us know in the comments section below!

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The Whole World Finally Cares About Monster Hunter http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/the-whole-world-finally-cares-about-monster-hunter/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/the-whole-world-finally-cares-about-monster-hunter/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:51:07 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=327940 The franchise is getting the attention it deserves.

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If you were to say 10 years ago that a series with such a simple name like ‘Monster Hunter’ would go on to become one of the most impactful franchises ever, I would think that you were lying through your teeth – I just would not believe you. That name is probably one of the most generic names of a video game ever. But Capcom could’ve called it Dragon Slayer and it still would be one of the most gratifying experiences ever. The complicated yet satisfying structure that the series is comprised of is something that other games don’t offer, sure, you can compare it to Dark Souls, but remember – Monster Hunter came before Dark Souls – people seem to forget that.

Looking at it from the outside, Monster Hunter is a grind-fest, simple as that. It uses a rinse and repeat model that really wouldn’t interest me in any other game. You hunt monsters to get rare materials so that you can craft advanced equipment in order to hunt even stronger monsters to get even rarer materials… you get the gist of it. However, Monster Hunter does a superb job at making the grind worth it. Hunting the same monster over and over again to yield rewards is always fresh and never feels stale. You can go at it alone, try it with strangers, or bring a new weapon type with you to try out. Simply put, there really is no end goal to Monster Hunter, and that’s why I think I love it so much. And finally with World, after all of these years, a lot of new people are experiencing that same feeling, and not just in Japan.

Monster Hunter: World is the first time that we’ve seen a console iteration since 2013 with the release of Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate on the Wii U. Sure, it hasn’t been that long since we’ve gotten a true console experience, but it’s no secret that the Wii U didn’t sell well, and Tri Ultimate didn’t do a great job at bringing in newcomers who might have been intimidated. Monster Hunter: World has gotten veterans of the franchise as well as newcomers excited to jump in for the first time in a while, maybe even the first time ever thanks to increased accessibility and AAA appeal.

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Besides adding new locales, monsters, weapons, and making online multiplayer the main facet of the franchise, the series really hasn’t changed all that much since its debut on the PlayStation 2. Capcom has created this gameplay flow that just works and is truly rewarding if you sit down and put the time required into it.

It can be hard to learn the ropes, which is why playing with friends who have experience is the best way to jump in. Go in with someone who has at least some knowledge on how everything works and you’ll find yourself having a grand ol’ time in no time flat, even if you don’t really understand what the heck is really going on.

This is the crux of Monster Hunter, the essence of it all. Having an understanding of the surface level is all you really need to grow and to succeed as a hunter. The flow of going into a hunt with your team, nabbing those monster parts, and upgrading your equipment is immensely satisfying. Knowing that you’re getting stronger and stronger with every hunt is a feeling that can’t be explained – doing it with friends feels even better. There’s a lot of information thrown at you in the beginning of the game, but just know that it’s perfectly okay to not completely understand what’s being shown or explained to you.

Monster Hunter: World adds in so many little things with this new entry that helps newcomers feel more welcome while also giving veterans something to cheer about. In past Monster Hunter titles for example, the maps would have a small loading screen between each numbered area; in World, each map lets you traverse the entirety of it seamlessly – no loading screens at all. There are also auto-crafting systems in play that help you create rare items without having to look up recipes and whatnot. Capcom has also made it easier to capture monsters, sharpen your sword, and a couple of other things that might not dramatically change the overall experience, but makes it a heck of a lot painless. Fans have taken notice of this effort by Capcom to smooth out the series edges and in return, Monster Hunter: World is getting the recognition it deserves.

In a time when we have so many games coming out, most of them being dozens of hours long, it can be challenging to recommend this series to someone who may not have the time or willpower to learn something new that’s completely out of their wheelhouse. But Monster Hunter deserves the time, and if given, will make you go back hunt after hunt. If you’re already a seasoned monster hunter, then good on you. But for those that have been scared to try it out, just do it. Dive in and see what it’s all about, and if you have someone that’s willing to help you out and be your shepherd – take the help! It’ll make your transition from newbie to veteran that much easier.

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Top 10 Best Party Games on Nintendo Switch http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/top-10-best-party-games-nintendo-switch/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/top-10-best-party-games-nintendo-switch/#respond Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:30:09 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=327081 Couch play is the best kind of play.

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MARIO KART 8 DELUXE

BEST PARTY GAMES ON SWITCH

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When we think of having friends over for a party, there’s one game that always comes to mind as ridiculously fun. No, not spin the bottle, we’re talking Mario Kart. There’s no greater joy than watching your mortal enemy, um… we mean friend, slip on a banana peel as soon as they are about to win a race in first place.

Seeing their face in defeat is super satisfying and let’s not forget that the Switch comes included with two controllers, so busting out Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the midst of a party is a pretty easy feat – you don’t even need a television. With a ton of characters to choose from, an abundance of zany tracks, and simple multiplayer that anyone can play, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the party game to own on your Switch.

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12 Things That Every Monster Hunter: World Newcomer Should Know http://twinfinite.net/gallery/12-things-monster-hunter-newcomer/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:00:14 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=326171 Get ready to get good.

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Monster Hunter. Two words that evoke fear into the hearts of many people. Some compare the difficulty to Dark Souls, some say it’s not that intimidating, the hardcore fans are in love with it, and newbies get scared by it. The franchise that has never been easy to get into, until now with the upcoming release of Monster Hunter: World on consoles.

For the first time in forever, Capcom is making an entry in the MH series that is pretty accessible for newcomers while also appealing to long-time fans of the action-RPG franchise. If this is your first foray into the Monster Hunter series, then we have something truly special and helpful for you. We have come up with twelve tips that every Monster Hunter newcomer should know before diving in head first. These tips aren’t just for Monster Hunter: World specifically, but for the entirety of the franchise – basic tips to get you started.

We only hope that this list can make your jump into the franchise a little bit easier, and if you’re still intimidated even after going through these tips, then maybe the series isn’t for you, but we only hope that that is not the case.

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Final Fantasy XV Director Might Consider a Spin-Off With an All-Female Cast http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/final-fantasy-xv-director-might-consider-a-spin-off-with-an-all-female-cast/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/final-fantasy-xv-director-might-consider-a-spin-off-with-an-all-female-cast/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:50:26 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=327263 Final Fantasy XV: Girls Trip?

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Final Fantasy XV launched way back in November of 2016 and the game is still going strong with new downloadable story content, an online multiplayer mode, and updates for days. Square Enix has continued to support the huge RPG even after a year of releasing it, and they do not plan on stopping anytime soon. The universe that Square Enix has created for Final Fantasy XV seems to be too huge for the team to just move on to the next game. That being said, Hajime Tabata, director of FFXV, would love the chance to roll out some spin-offs and one of those spin-offs could potentially star an all-female cast.

In an interview with SBS PopAsia, Tabata was asked about the possibility of making a spin-off similar to Final Fantasy X-2 – a direct sequel to X that starred Yuna, Rikku, and Paine. “As to an all-female road trip,” Tabata says, “if we have a chance to roll out some spin-offs, I’ll definitely consider it. Plus, I’d like to know if a lot of fans would have fun with it!”

You’ve heard it here folks; make sure to send out strongly-worded emails and tweets if you would like to see a FFXV spin-off starring Lady Lunafreya, Aranea, Cindy, and Iris. We’ve had our adventure with our favorite four boys, and now is the time for the girls to take center stage. That would be awesome to see, no?

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Digimon ReArise Is Coming to Japan This Year and the First Screenshots Are Here http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/digimon-rearise-is-coming-to-japan-this-year-and-the-first-screenshots-are-here/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/digimon-rearise-is-coming-to-japan-this-year-and-the-first-screenshots-are-here/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:14:23 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=326314 Digimon, digital monsters.

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Digimon ReArise is a brand new mobile game coming to smartphones in 2018. Unfortunately, this Digimon title doesn’t seem to be coming to the West anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t gawk at these cool new screenshots that Bandai Namco has released.

Digimon ReArise is described as a “friendship evolution RPG” with gameplay elements that are similar to the original Digimon World and even Nintendo’s Animal Crossing series. It will feature RPG elements as well as a unique friendship-building feature to level up your Digimon. There’s also going to be some new character designs as well as appearances from old-school Digimon like Agumon.

Digimon ReArise will be launching for smartphones in Japan sometime in 2018. For more screenshots and info, you can check out the official teaser site right here – keep in mind, it is in Japanese. Would you guys like to see this Digimon title come to the West? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!

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Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Physical and Vinyl Limited Editions Announced; Includes Farewell Episode http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/life-is-strange-before-the-storm-physical-and-vinyl-limited-editions-announced-includes-farewell-episode/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/life-is-strange-before-the-storm-physical-and-vinyl-limited-editions-announced-includes-farewell-episode/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:36:39 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=325732 That vinyl set looks rad.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm has wrapped up its season with the recently released episode three, but there is still one more bonus “farewell” episode that is planned to launch across all territories on Mar. 6. With the release of the bonus episode, Square Enix has announced that a physical and vinyl limited edition for Before the Storm will be launching for Xbox One, PS4, and Steam on Mar. 6 in North America and on Mar. 9 for Europe.

This collection is perfect for big Life is Strange fans who have not yet played Before the Storm or for those who just like cool stuff. The physical limited edition includes: The complete season of Before the Storm, bonus “farewell” episode, a physical art book, a soundtrack CD, a digital mixtape mode, an outfit pack, and the first episode from the first season of Life is Strange. The vinyl edition will include all of the above plus a vinyl set of the licensed soundtrack. The first edition will run you $39.99 while the vinyl set will cost $69.99. If you pre-order the limited edition right now, you might be able to nab one of these adorable Chloe and Rachel figurines – while supplies last.

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