Gamescom 2018: Left Alive Details and Screenshots

DualShockers and IGN shared their impressions and details they’ve learned after sitting down with Left Alive director Toshifumi Nabeshima and producer Shinji Hashimoto and getting an exclusive look at the 15-minute gameplay behind closed doors.

Following 3 protagonists, Left Alive looked to be more than a third-person shooter that is part mecha-fighting, narrative-driven, and survival horror.

Ammunition would be made very scarce in the game. Players would want to try avoid going “all-out gunfights” to save ammunition, and would rely on collecting materials and crafting craft items such as Molotov cocktails, tripwire bombs, grenades, and more.

Footage has shown one of the protagonist riding Wanzer mechas (from Front Mission) in different sections in the game. Players could choose to fight soldiers for the Wanzer or take a different route on foot. Wanzer are shown to be customisable with 4 weapon slots (2 small arm-mounted weapons and 2 shoulder-mounted weapons).

“Choice” is a recurring theme in the game: rescue civilians through persuasion or leave them behind. Interactions are important as well, because players could drive the story via “dialogue tree-driven conversations”.

Because of the player’s choice and action, it could affect the story and ending, and gave players to learn the fate of the three protagonist and the civilians they’ve saved.

Left Alive is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC, however, Square Enix has yet to announce a release date.

Thanks DualShockers and IGN.

Gamescom 2018: Call of Cthulhu Gameplay Trailer

Publisher Focus Home Interactive revealed the first gameplay for Call of Cthulhu at Gamescom 2018.

Game overview via Focus Home Interactive

Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG, is set to unleash madness when the game releases for consoles and PC on October 30. Today, prepare your mind for all-new gameplay, taken from Edward Pierce’s investigations within the Hawkins Mansion.

In Call of Cthulhu, feel the influence of Lovecraftian Old Gods and other cosmic horrors, as you delve into the circumstances behind the tragic deaths of the Hawkins family. Helped and hindered by the mysterious locals of Darkwater Island, your journey cuts the line between sanity and madness as the hunt for truth brings Pierce ever closer to the Great Dreamer.

This gameplay trailer takes place during the early stages of Pierce’s investigation, though the influence of the Great Old Ones is already creeping into effect. To uncover the truth, players must unearth clues, interrogate locals, solve crime scenes and overcome dangers both physical and mental.

Developed by Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu is a role-playing survival horror game. The game is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Call of Cthulhu” and adapted of the same title from 1981.

Call of Cthulhu is launching to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 30.

Gamescom 2018: 9-Minute Gameplay of Valkyria Chronicles 4

Valkyria Chronicles 4 unveiled 9 minutes of gameplay at Gamescom.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is releasing worldwide on September 25 to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Japan has already launched the PlayStation 4 version in March 2018.

Gamescom 2018: Dragon Quest XI 29 Minutes Gameplay

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age reveals exclusive 29 minutes of gameplay at Gamescom 2018. Square Enix is releasing Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age in North America and Europe on September 4 to the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.


No New Assassin’s Creed Title or Spin-Off For 2019

Ubisoft revealed at Gamescom 2018 that there will no new Assassin’s Creed title or spin-off in 2019, Gamespot reported.

CEO Yves Guillemot cleared up why Ubisoft have no new Assassin’s Creed title to release in 2019, after Assassin’s Creed Origins in 2017 and the latest title, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, this coming October.

“On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2018] and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year,” said Guillemot. “It’s just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you’re not going to have a fully fledged one.”

Guillemot went on to confirmed that no spin-off or smaller title for the Assassin’s Creed series would release in 2019.

“What you’ll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin’s Creed Odyssey]. The team really want to give, on a regular basis, some new possibilities for play, so when you get [Odyssey] this year, you’re going to get in for a couple of years, actually.”

This isn’t the first time the Assassin’s Creed series took a break from the yearly launch schedule. Ubisoft took a break between Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in 2015 and Origins in 2017 (however, spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Russia was released in 2016).

Guillemot spoke the breaks are “ultimately worth it” for both the fan community and the development teams.

“[The time] gave the team the possibility to really bring what they wanted to. The community has been responding very well to it and when I see what we are bringing with Odyssey I know that the community that got back in with Origins will be amazed.”

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the latest entry in the series to come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5th.

Gamescom 2018: 9-Minute Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Gameplay

Check out new gameplay footage from Persona 5: Dancing in Startlight. The game, along side Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, is already released in Japan on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and is releasing in North America and Europe on December 4.

Ren Amamiya “Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There” – 00:00
Ann Takamaki “Rivers in the Desert” – 03:24
Ryuji Sakamoto “Blooming Villain” – 06:19

Gamescom 2018: 9-Minute Gameplay of The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

From the developer of Until Dawn, Supermassive Games has unveiled 9 minutes of gameplay footage for Man of Medan, the first game of the new The Dark Pictures series. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan was announced yesterday at Gamescom 2018, along with details and screenshots.

Gameplay overview via video

The Man of Medan features a group of divers investigating a World War 2 shipwreck, who then appear to discover horrors buried in a plane wreck at the bottom of the ocean.

Bandai Namco will release The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan in 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gamescom 2018: Twin Mirror 10-Minute Gameplay

Bandai Namco and DONTNOD reveals 10 minutes of new gameplay for Twin Mirror, watching Sam retracing his steps and trying to remember the night before.

Twin Mirror‘s episode One “Lost on Arrival”, will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in Early 2019. Yesterday, Bandai Namco has released the teaser trailer and new screenshots.

Gamescom 2018: River Survival Mode in Super Mario Party

Nintendo uploaded gameplay footage from Super Mario Party, showing off River Survival Mode.

Gameplay overview via Nintendo

In this four player co-op mode, players will raft downstream, avoid obstacles, and take part in fun minigames. Get ready for the party of the year in Super Mario Party only on #NintendoSwitch

Super Mario Party will launch on October 5th worldwide for the Nintendo Switch.

Gamescom 2018: 10 Minutes of New My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Gameplay

With Gamescom 2018 underway, Bandai Namco released new gameplay footage in My Hero Academia: One’s Justice.

Ochako Uraraka vs All Might – 00:00
Tenya Iida vs Shoto Todoroki – 02:26
Ochako Uraraka vs All Might – 05:31
Stain vs Shoto Todoroki – 08:20

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is releasing on August 23 in Japan on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The West will receive the game under the name My Hero One’s Justice on October 26 on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.