Gamescom 2019 is currently going on in Cologne with our own Steven Bieler in attendance. Be sure to follow his adventures on our Instagram. There’s been a lot of news coming out from the convention and one of the big studios, Bandai Namco Entertainment has shown off some of their toys.
Here’s a rundown of what Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced for Gamescom 2019:
Little Nightmares II creeps on to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Return to the disturbing and suspense-filled world of Little Nightmares in Little Nightmares II. Check out the trailer below and prepare yourself to return to that monstrous world.
The full Cell Saga confirmed for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Surprising no one the Cell Saga will be included within upcoming action-RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in Early 2020.
Fans both new and old will be able to relive the full Cell Saga, from the arrival of the Androids on earth to the Cell Games, including all of the jaw-dropping and high-octane battles in-between, playing as Goku, Vegeta, Gohan and more.
Check out the all-new trailer that details the action to come and reveals further RPG mechanics from across the game’s different areas.
Code Vein demo coming 3rd September
A demo for Code Vein will be released 3rd September on PS4 and Xbox One. In this demo, players will be able to create their own character, explore the start of the game, and dive into the first part of “The Depths”, a challenging dungeon that will test any Revenant’s mettle.
Code Vein will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on the 27th of September.
First gameplay trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
One Piece Warriors 4 will elevate the genre to new heights with a brand new graphical engine, new epic boss battles and the biggest roster of the whole series.
Fans of the franchise will experience first-hand the original story of the Straw Hat Crew, including the most recent Whole Cake Island arc – which follows the crew in their quest to retrieve Sanji from one of the most dangerous, and largest, pirates – Big Mom.
Also revealed at Gamescom are six new playable characters joining Luffy:
· Sanji Vinsmoke
· Ichiji Vinsmoke
· Niji Vinsmoke
· Yonji Vinsmoke
· Reiju Vinsmoke
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan – ‘The Anthology Begins’ trailer
Ahead of the release of the first game, Man of Medan, on the 30th of August, check out the newly released trailer teasing at the urban legends behind each game in the Dark Pictures Anthology.
The first urban legend, the story that the Man of Medan is based upon, is of the SS Urang Medan, a Dutch Freighter disappearing in 1947, with all crew reported dead. Man of Medan makes its own interpretation of those events that players can unveil throughout the game.
Saitama enters the battle in new gameplay trailer for One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
The latest trailer shown off at Gamescom displays One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows’ Free Battle Mode where players will fight in teams of up to 3 characters. The goal will be to defeat each enemy combatant, whilst selecting the right character at the right time to stand as the victor.
In order to harness Saitama’s insane strength, the game will also introduce a unique concept in this mode – The Hero Arrival System.
Players will have to meet a number of criteria if they want to play as the strongest hero. In order to make Saitama selectable, they will need to choose two fighters first. When the fight begins Saitama’s team will have to survive until his arrival despite the numerical disadvantage. Combos or perfect guards will remove time on the counter. When the Caped Baldy finally enters battle, one punch should be enough to pacify any situation!
Three additional characters have also been confirmed to be part of the final roster, respectively 2nd, 3rd and 4th of the S-class ranking:
· Terrible Tornado: An Esper wielding psychic powers capable of crushing displays of power.
· Silverfang: Beneath his old man appearance lies a seasoned martial art expert.
· Atomic Samurai: He is regarded as Earth’s best swordmaster and one of the strongest heroes, even within the S-rank class.
Four lucky fans to design new costumes for upcoming title SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
Fans of the series will have the opportunity to put their creativity to the test and imagine a costume design for Kirito or Alice. One winner per region will be chosen and will see their idea come to life! Please find more information about the specifics of the contest on the official website.
Also released is the latest trailer for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris featuring the original heroine created specifically for the game – Medina Orthinanos.
TOKYO GHOUL:re CALL to EXIST confirmed to launch on the 15th of November for PlayStation 4 and PC
Based off the popular horror manga, TOKYO GHOUL: re CALL to EXIST is the first video game of the franchise to come to the west, uniting the characters from TOKYO GHOUL, TOKYO GHOUL √A, and TOKYO GHOUL:re.
Looking at all this is fairly overwhelming. If you’re a fan of anime you would have to be very excited. Seeing a Tokyo Ghoul game make its way to the West is exciting but even though Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot seems to be garnering a lot of excitement I am one of the fans who was hoping for something different. Bandai Namco Entertainment definitely wanted to show off their products at Gamescom, and in my opinion, though I don’t find many of these titles particularly engaging, they brought something for their fans.
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