Author: Russell Fawcett

Lifelong Zelda fan. Appreciator of stylish action and strong atmosphere.

Footage of Cancelled Castlevania on Dreamcast Surfaces

Footage of Cancelled Castlevania on Dreamcast Surfaces

Video footage of the cancelled Castlevania on Dreamcast has appeared. It shows a playable demo build of the game that was made for press showings at E3 1999. The game was being made by an American development team, instead of the usual Japa...

World of Demons Launched on Apple Arcade

World of Demons Launched on Apple Arcade

PlatinumGames has announced World of Demons has launched on Apple Arcade. The stylish action game themed after Japanese mythology was first announced in 2018. Originally DeNA was attached to the project, but now appears to not be involved. ...

Sol Cresta Announced for 2021 Release

Sol Cresta Announced for 2021 Release

Sol Cresta has been announced for a release in 2021, developer PlatinumGames has revealed. The game is a revival of the Cresta series of vertical scrolling shooters. Sol Cresta was first shown a year ago as an April Fools’ joke but is now a...

The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Releasing in Second Half of 2021

The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Releasing in Second Half of 2021

The Witcher 3 next-gen update will release in the second half of this year, according to CD Projekt Red. This version will include new features such as ray tracing, better load times, and will include all previously released DLC. It will al...

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection Chose Sigma Versions Because the Original Source Code Was Lost

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection Chose Sigma Versions Because the Original Source Code Was Lost

The Ninja Gaiden source code has been lost, according to an interview with Team NINJA. The upcoming Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection only includes the Sigma versions, which has some fans unhappy with the exclusion of the originals. Team NINJ...

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Temporarily Removed From Steam for Incoming Update

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Temporarily Removed From Steam for Incoming Update

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver has been removed from Steam. The game is set to return with important updates, but when that will be was not stated. The outdated PC version of the game has long suffered from problems running on newer hardware. ...

A Hat in Time DLC Release Date Announced for Playstation and Xbox

A Hat in Time DLC Release Date Announced for Playstation and Xbox

The DLC for A Hat in Time finally gets a release date for Playstation and Xbox: March 31st. The next-gen versions of the game will also be upgraded to run at 60fps. This new content brings these versions of the game in line with the others ...

Microsoft Dropping Xbox Live Gold Requirement for Free-To-Play Games

Microsoft Dropping Xbox Live Gold Requirement for Free-To-Play Games

There will no longer be a requirement for an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play free-to-play games, Microsoft has announced. Users of the Xbox Insider test program can already try out the new feature. This comes after Microsoft promising t...

Rumour: PSN Online Stores for PS3, PSP, and PS Vita Closing Down This Summer

Rumour: PSN Online Stores for PS3, PSP, and PS Vita Closing Down This Summer (Updated)

The PSN online stores for the PS3, PSP, and PS Vita are reportedly set to be closing down in July and August of this year. While not yet official, this would mean that games and DLC that were only sold via PSN will no longer be purchasable....

NieR: Automata on Game Pass Improved Over Steam Version

NieR: Automata on Game Pass Improved Over Steam Version

The newly released Game Pass PC version of NieR: Automata has been improved over the existing Steam version, which suffered from many major technical problems. Poor frame rates, incorrect resolution scaling, and crashes have now been fixed ...

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron PC Release Date Announced

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron PC Release Date Announced

The PC port of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is slated for release in mid-April, developer Crim has announced. This is the first new release of the surreal action game since it originally launched on 7th generation consoles in 2011....

Devotion Returning To Sale After Three Year Absence

Devotion Returning To Sale After Two Year Absence

The Taiwanese horror game Devotion is returning to sale after being de-listed from Steam in 2019 after sparking controversy with its depiction of Chinese president Xi Jinping. The developer Red Candle Games is now selling the game DRM-free ...

Amnesia: Rebirth MacOS Port Cancelled

Amnesia: Rebirth MacOS Port Cancelled

The macOS port for Amnesia: Rebirth has been cancelled, developer Frictional Games has announced. Issues with recent macOS updates means that problems with the graphics driver and audio engine have arisen. Frictional Games additionally stat...

Disintegration Developer Closed Down

Disintegration Developer Closed Down

V1 Interactive, the developer behind Disintegration, announced that it has closed. This comes after the game was met with a negative reception on release last June, and online servers were shut down in November after failing to hold a playe...

First Monster Hunter Rise Post-Launch Update Revealed, Limited Time Demo Returning

Monster Hunter Rise Post-Launch Update Revealed, Limited Time Demo Returning

The first post-launch content update for Monster Hunter Rise has been announced, as well as the return of the limited time demo on March 11th. Also revealed were new monsters, the ability to swap out different combat skills, and a better lo...

Nintendo Preparing Switch With Upgraded Screen, Report Claims

Nintendo Preparing Switch With Upgraded Screen, Report Claims

According to a new report, Nintendo is gearing up production for an upgraded Switch with a 7 inch OLED screen. The long rumoured “Switch Pro” will output 4K to a TV, as well as have increased contrast and response time on its native 720p di...

Doom 3: VR Edition Announced

Doom 3: VR Edition Announced

Bethesda has announced Doom 3: VR Edition for PlayStation VR. Due for release on Mach 29th, it will include new features such as motion controls as well as upgraded graphics and sound effects. All previously released expansion content will ...

Next Need for Speed Delayed To 2022, Developer Criterion To Assist on Battlefield

Next Need for Speed Delayed To 2022, Developer Criterion To Assist on Battlefield

The release of the upcoming Need for Speed game from Criterion has been delayed to 2022 as the team changes focus to developing the next Battlefield that is also due to release its next entry this year. Criterion is still assigned to work o...

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk Trailer Revealed

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk Trailer Revealed

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk reveal trailer gives us a look at what to expect from the Jet Set Radio spiritual successor from the indie developer Team Reptile, giving us an early glimpse at tricks, graffiti, and music from Hideki Naganuma. Team Rept...

Yakuza Series Producer Talks About Future of the Franchise

Yakuza Series Producer Talks About Future of the Franchise, Localisation, Samurai Spin-offs

Yakuza series producer Daisuke Sato sheds light on the future of the franchise in an interview covering the translation process, releasing on multiple platforms, and the possibility of localising the Japan exclusive samurai era spin-offs. Y...

Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida Reveals Story Mode for “Action-Oriented” Entry

Final Fantasy XVI Producer Reveals Story Mode for “Action-Oriented” Entry

In a Japanese radio interview, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida reveals the game will have a story mode that is intended for players who aren’t as good at action games. He also stated the upcoming title will still be “action-oriente...

EA Finalises Buyout of Codemasters

EA Finalises Buyout of Codemasters

EA has finalised its buyout of racing game publisher Codemasters. The $1.2 billion deal sees the creator of games such as F1 and Dirt come under the same umbrella as Need for Speed and Burnout. This follows the attempt of Take-Two to buy th...

CrossCode: A New Home DLC Announced

CrossCode: A New Home DLC Announced

CrossCode developer Radical Fish Games has announced the DLC chapter A New Home that has a release date of February 26th for PC and Mac. It will add new content to the base game, as well as an epilogue that takes place after the end of the ...

Silent Hill Creator Offers Early Look at Future Project

Silent Hill Creator Offers Early Look at Future Project

Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama teases a future project from his new independent studio Bokeh Game Studio in a video interview, revealing insight into his inspirations and showing concept art for the currently untitled action-horror ti...

Tales from the Borderlands Returning to Digital Storefronts on February 17th

Tales from the Borderlands Returning to Digital Storefronts on February 17th

Tales from the Borderlands is coming back to digital storefronts on February 17th. The Telltale developed adventure game that served as a link between Borderlands 2 and 3 is finally returning after being unavailable since 2018. Gearbox Soft...