Here’s How You Should Get Caught Up For Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III is launching in North America in so little time that I can hardly type this sentence without feeling moonlight butterflies in my stomach. The anticipation is at an all-time high, and while that’s great, it might be the perfect time to get a nice refresher on all the events in previous games.

The problem, however, is that the Souls games are a good forty to sixty hours in length each, and both have such complex lore and an incredible amount of hidden flavour text that it is most likely unrealistic to play through them entirely.

Thankfully, MoonlightButterfly, an active Souls-centric video producer has made four incredible movies for everybody to watch.

He has not only managed to capture all of the important events of each game with such skill that it puts some actual films to shame, but he also managed to make them into truly cinematic experiences by reenacting key moments with characters and bosses. He even utilizes things like the in-game camera to give action sequences or conversations a dramatic touch. Overall incredible work when you consider that he did all of it in the confines of the game.

Without further ado, here’s the original Dark Souls in full.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V07r7p4rf3I

And for those of you who want to check out Dark Souls II.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIZ1wPPPbE8

If you still need more, head on over to his channel for Demon’s Souls: The Movie and Bloodborne: The Movie, as they’re of equal quality!

Platinum’s TMNT Project Leaked, Activision Releases HD Trailer

The first ever trailer for PlatinumGames’ upcoming TMNT game titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, has been leaked ahead of schedule.

While there is very little combat, it is nice to see the look they’re going for and how the game is shaping up from the conceptual stages.

Here is the full trailer in HD, courtesy of Activision.

 

While I can’t truthfully say that I am a big fan of anything TMNT related, it is nice to know that the game seems to be achieving a genuine comic book aesthetic, rather than some bizarre Michael Bay deformity.

Furthermore, it’s reassuring to know that TMNT is in the hands of the talented people at PlatinumGames, who have a nearly flawless record of developing fun and frenetic action games. Even if they seem to have about ten thousand projects on the go at once.

I am certain we will be seeing much more on TMNT in the coming months, so definitely stay tuned for whatever is next.

Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Goes Gold

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Great news for Witcher fans – the series’ third installment, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally gone gold! That means the game’s development is completely, one hundred per cent finished and all that’s left now is for it to be shipped off to the stores.

The Witcher 3 was delayed several times throughout its development – not that that’s something gamers aren’t used to. Of course, it’s always preferable to have developers delay their games than have them released broken and buggy. Cough – Watchdogs – Cough – Assassin’s Creed Unity – Cough – Well, the list goes on. Those developers know who they are.

“We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” said CD Projekt Red boss Adam Badowski. “From the corrupt nobles in Novigrad to ancient monsters lurking in deep forests, to the bustling cities, colorful ports and breathtaking vistas; all the people, all the places – we literally spent tens of thousands of hours to turn all that into an adventure that will kick your ass and make you want to come for more.”

CD Projekt Red originally had the game set to launch at the end of 2014. That date was then shifted to February 2015 with a pr0mise of “no more delays.” Then, of course, there was one more delay, this time to its current release date of May 19. Perhaps it’s not so surprising the game was delayed so many times, with the developer calling this game its “most ambitious endeavor to date.”

The Witcher 3 is now set to release for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on 19 May. That’s only a month away, and this time it might be safe for fans to start getting excited.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Announced, Cinematic Trailer Inbound

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As announced long ago, there were two Assassin’s Creed games on the horizon. With the recent leak of the rumoured ‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue’, Ubisoft has officially unveiled the new game with a fancy cinematic trailer.

As per usual with Ubisoft cinematic trailers, we’re given but a glimpse into the world we will inhabit, with visuals that are not at all representative of the final product.

What this trailer lacks in originality, it makes up for in conciseness and style.

“Assassin’s Creed Rogue is a brand new chapter in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed universe. Play as Shay, an Assassin who finds himself at a crossroads and ultimately turns his back on The Brotherhood in order to hunt them down. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 November 11th.”

As someone who appreciates the tact Ubisoft has when dealing with sensitive subjects in the Creed franchise, and the worlds that they so effortlessly build, I’m still disappointed to see yet another game being rushed out the door. That said, playing as a Templar should be quite entertaining, let’s just hope that the gameplay has been refined like Unity has suggested.