Keiji Inafune, creator of the Mega Man series and Dead Rising among others, has been hard at work on his first game for PlayStation Vita - which has turned out to be Sony's 'true fantasy' game, Soul Sacrifice that's been mentioned in hushed tones for a while now. But despite Dead Rising, we definitely didn't expect the premise of his new game to be quite so... macabre. Check out the first teaser trailer then we'll tell you about the twist...Soul Sacrifice sees you playing as a wizard who has been enslaved by an evil magician. You can cast spells by 'sacrificing' various items that you find along the way. However, if you want to make the really big spells, you'll need to sacrifice more than just items.For instance, you can perform the 'Excalibur' move by reaching into your mouth, grabbing your spine, then pulling it out and whipping people with it. Physically impossible, of course (you need your spine to use your arms, fact fans), but this is a magician we're talking about - and they … [Read more...] about Inafune’s first Vita game will have you pulling your own spine out through your teeth – teaser trailer inside
Two character bios for monsters from forthcoming Vita hack 'n' slash Soul Sacrifice have hit the net - and they're absolutely barking mad. Literally, in one case. It does reaffirm our love of videogames in general, mind. It's reassuring to know that games can still pip even our wildest cheese dreams in terms of presenting us with madness in the style of normality. Check out these two beauties of gaming logic:The HarpyIn Soul Sacrifice, one of the monsters you face will be a Harpy. Anyone who's played God of War or knows their Greek mythology will be familiar with these things. They're female, grotesque, winged and revolting. But did you ever stop to wonder how they came to be this way? Well, riffing off the 'stealer of food' angle of the original myth, how's this for a back-story?A well-to-do lady became infatuated with a local market trader and visited him every day, always under the pretence of buying fruit from him. But the more fruit she bought and ate, the fatter she got (wait... … [Read more...] about PS Vita’s Soul Sacrifice: How much more insane can video game stories get?
Like many companies, Nintendo has detailed some of its Black Friday 2019 deals ahead of the holiday's November 29 date. You'll be hard-pressed to find a great deal on Switch consoles outside of a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle we already saw last year, but Nintendo is offering discounts on some of its games (many of which rarely see discounts otherwise), as well as some first-party accessories. Nintendo's Black Friday page also says to "check back soon for more deals," which means more deals are on the way in the lead-up to the Black Friday.We'll certainly be seeing an Eshop sale that will discount digital Switch games, presumably along with those for 3DS. In fact, Nintendo's Black Friday Eshop sale has already been previewed for Europe and includes the expected discounts on a mix of first- and third-party games. Among them are Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Cadence of Hyrule, and Dragon Quest Builders 2, all of which will be 30% off.Microsoft, Best Buy, and … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2019 Nintendo Switch Deals: Games, Joy-Cons, And More
Divinity: Original Sin 2, which took the coveted top spot in the PC Gamer Top 100, is getting the board game treatment. Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game is a story-driven adventure for four players. While based on the RPG sequel, it promises plenty of new stuff, including skills, locations and characters. Original Sin 2 itself leans heavily on D&D and tabletop roleplaying, so I'm surprised it's been adapted to a more structured board game than a tabletop RPG. It's a pleasant surprise, though, since Original Sin 2 already does such a great job capturing tabletop roleplaying and a physical version might be a bit redundant. Players will choose from characters drawn from the videogame, along with a new lizard person and another walking corpse. After picking a path from the story book, which can depend on traits and skills like the all-time best skill in its videogame counterpart, Pet Pal, location cards can be plonked down on the board and visited by the party. They … [Read more...] about Divinity: Original Sin 2 is getting a board game spin-off
If you've been biding your time for Black Friday savings, your ship has finally come in. Today you can grab an awesome ASUS ROG gaming desktop from Newegg for $1,149.99 ($300 off). In addition to saving a hot bundle of cash, grabbing this high-end, AMD-centric desktop will also snag you a free 3 months of Xbox game pass for PC, as well as a code that you can redeem for a free copy of The Outer Worlds or Borderlands 3.The hardware this PC comes equipped with makes it an ideal candidate for high-level 1440p gaming. Packing an RTX 2060 super backed up with an AMD 3700X and 16GB of DDR4 memory, there are few titles that will present much of a challenge to this beast. A 512GB SSD provides you with ample storage and quick transfer speeds. Gaming desktop dealASUS ROG GL10DH Gaming Desktop | $1,149 at Newegg (save $300)The ASUS ROG GL10DH is an excellent 1440p gaming desktop powered by an RTX 2060 Super and a Ryzen 7 3700X. All of this comes packaged in a slick RGB-enabled case with a … [Read more...] about Save $300 on this ASUS ROG gaming desktop ahead of Black Friday today at Newegg