Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Will Launch in Japan on August 27, 2020

The Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Japan debut has been dated. People in that region will be able to begin gathering myrrh on August 27, 2020. The Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions will each cost 4,800円 (~$45), while the Android and Apple iOS versions will be 2,820円 (~$26). [Thanks, Resetera!]

Captain Price Playable Operator Teased in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season Four

The fourth season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone is coming in just under a week, set to kick off on June 3, 2020. To start teasing what’s coming next, Activision and Infinity Ward are reminding players of the story so far and what’s brought things to this point, where the famed Captain Price himself is stepping back onto the battlefield, finally letting players pick him as an Operator in the upcoming season four battle pass.

Removed Ad Says Star Wars Battlefront 2 is Other June 2020 PS Plus Game

Earlier this week, Sony confirmed Call of Duty WWII will count as one of June 2020’s PlayStation Plus freebies. In fact, the title is available to download now for PS Plus subscribers. Shortly after this announcement went live, rumors began circulating about the second potential PS Plus offering–Marvel’s Spider-Man. But a reportedly deleted Instagram post from PlayStation’s official account suggests the second free game may actually be Star Wars Battlefront II.

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Street Fighter 5 gets one final season of DLC before we can move on to Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter V launched way back in 2016 to a somewhat muddy response, and while the game’s gotten a heck of a lot more fully-featured thanks to both free and paid updates, fans have been eager for a fresh start for the iconic series. You’re going to have to wait at least a bit longer for Street Fighter 6, though – a fifth and final season of SFV content is still on the way.

Grand Theft Auto 6 publisher refutes speculation about launch date

There was a solid reason to suspect that Grand Theft Auto 6 might be planned for launch in 2023 or 2024, but that speculation is off the mark, according to publisher Take-Two. The GTA 6 release date could come during that window, but you shouldn’t be making any substantial bets on that idea.

A New Avalanche Studios Group Liverpool Location Opens in June

A couple of months after rebranding, Avalanche Studios Group is preparing to expand its operations further. The company’s next location will call Liverpool home in the United Kingdom. This Liverpool studio is on track to open in June with a team of five developers; recruitment should begin immediately to hire another 20 staffers. All who join will at first work remotely in accordance with the UK government’s coronavirus-related guidance. Over the next two years, Avalanche Studios Group hopes this particular team will grow to a total of 50 staff members.

PlayStation 5 Event Plans Axed Earlier This Year, SIE Wanted Professional Stream

Throughout this year, thus far, speculation about when Sony would host a PlayStation 5-centric presentation has been ongoing. Obviously, concerns regarding coronavirus halted many a plan. However, new information suggests that Sony itself pulled back a few times because executives didn’t want an “at-home” stream. They were instead insistent on holding something of a more professional quality, complete with a “massive studio” and several people.

Amazon France lists numerous unannounced Nintendo Switch games

It’s nearing that time of year when E3 would normally happen and game announcements would commence. Amazon France is the first company today to put up listings for a number of unannounced Nintendo Switch games from Nintendo and notable third party publishers such as Capcom and Ubisoft. It should be noted that Amazon France has apparently done this type of thing before in the past. Here’s a roundup of the games via ResetEra:

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Street Fighter 5 gets one final season of DLC before we can move on to Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter V launched way back in 2016 to a somewhat muddy response, and while the game’s gotten a heck of a lot more fully-featured thanks to both free and paid updates, fans have been eager for a fresh start for the iconic series. You’re going to have to wait at least a bit longer for Street Fighter 6, though – a fifth and final season of SFV content is still on the way.

Grand Theft Auto 6 publisher refutes speculation about launch date

There was a solid reason to suspect that Grand Theft Auto 6 might be planned for launch in 2023 or 2024, but that speculation is off the mark, according to publisher Take-Two. The GTA 6 release date could come during that window, but you shouldn’t be making any substantial bets on that idea.

The Helltaker Characters Make the Game

People who have been lurking around social media or browsing Steam might have noticed an indie suddenly making a name for itself. Helltaker has been growing in notoriety, partially because the Lukasz Piskorz title has some tight puzzles that really make you think. But another big part of it comes down to the heart of the game. Namely, the Helltaker characters are all pretty lovable, and even the general purpose of the game leads to a refreshingly positive harem.

The World Ends With You Characters Appear in Anime Expo Lite Key Art

Anime Expo won’t be happening in 2020 as originally planned, as the event was one of many canceled due to the pandemic. However, an Anime Expo Lite event will be occurring online July 3-4, 2020. The key art collaboration has been revealed on Twitter, and it’s an eye-catching one. The World End With You characters appear in the image.

Sega-Related ‘Major Scoop’ to be Revealed in Famitsu

Technological journalist and Famitsu columnist Zenji Nishikawa revealed via a livestream on his personal Youtube channel that next week’s issue of Famitsu will feature a “major scoop” related to Sega. It will supposedly “take the games industry by storm.” [Thanks, Game’s Talk!]

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation’s Nagisa Has Made Her Debut in the English Version

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation‘s English version just added Misaki’s older sister, Nagisa. While Nagisa cares a lot about her younger sister, she can be a bit overprotective at times and she certainly shows that side to the Owner.

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Last of Us 2 Yara Actress Worked on a 'Secret Project' With Nolan North

The voice actress behind The Last of Us Part II‘s Yara, Victoria Grace, revealed in a tweet yesterday that she worked on a secret project with Nolan North.

Coronavirus Games Industry Impact: More Companies Allow Remote Work

The ongoing spread of Coronavirus has had a ripple effect around the world and the global games industry certainly isn’t immune to it. As more and more companies avoid large-scale public gatherings and events, others have enacted work-from-home policies to allow their employees to work remotely until the situation is under control.

Warframe celebrates its seventh birthday with a free suit of armour

What did you get on your seventh birthday? I might be misremembering, but think five of my mates got me the same Bionicle kit after a heated afternoon at Lazer Quest. Pretty good day, honestly. This week saw Warframe celebrate its seventh anniversary. Rather than waiting for the community to gift them a load of old socks, Digital Extremes are giving all Tenno a free armour set until the end of the month.

Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Snowboarding simians, neo-noir diners and an actual mystery

Screenshot Saturday Sundays! Our weekly fishing trip through an ocean of game jams, prototypes and passion projects. After noticing a particular palette in my screenshot tenure thus far, I’ve decided to veto the colour orange this week. Had to be done, I’m afraid. Instead, we’ve got snowboarding simians, time-hopping detectives and a real blast from the past.

Command & Conquer’s infamous FMV cutscenes have been wrangled into high definition

Slowly, but surely, we’ve been drip-fed more deets on Command & Conquer Remastered – EA’s upcoming HD re-release of Tiberian Sun and Red Alert. Last year we got a brief look at C&C Remastered’s scaled up assets. They’re very nice, too, sharpening decades-old art to bring it up to a modern standard without going overboard on fancy effects. But what about Command & Conquer’s (in)famous FMV cutscenes?

Rev is a beautiful free game about keeping a fox pack well-fed

The red fox. Crafty ol’ Vulpes Vulpes. For city slickers like me, a bin-raking scoundrel. A chicken-chewing menace for farmers across the land. Poor things. Rev, a short free game from developers Faxdocc and Nostalgiatree puts you in the tiny red paws of hungry leash of foxes as they hunt down the day’s meal. No people, no trash, no poultry – just you and your mates and a forest full of prey.

Preview: Animal Crossing – New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch

The Deserted Island Getaway package from Tom Nook and co. is an ideal holiday for many. The water frothing across the sandy beach, the beautiful flora and fauna a sight to behold, and the peace and quiet of the island’s humble beginnings. This is Animal Crossing: New Horizons – a visually stunning and wonderfully immersive world in the palm of your hands.

Japan: 2006 Animal Crossing movie to be broadcast 20th March

To coincide with the release of the long-awaited Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch, fans in Japan will be able to rewatch the 2006 Animal Crossing animated movie. The movie airs on the Japanese TV channel Kids Station at 4pm Tokyo Time. There’s no word if Nintendo plans a similar event here in the west.

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New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone season teases playable Captain Price

On Wednesday, the Call of Duty Twitter account revealed a trailer for season 4. The trailer heavily features Captain Price, one of the beloved characters from Modern Warfare, and possibly the nuke from Warzone. Infinity Ward will launch season 4 on Wednesday, June 3.

Ninja is hosting a Fortnite tournament series on Mixer

Ninja’s heading back to Fortnite. Popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is going to host a new live competition series called Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite which will stream on his Mixer channel.

Elite: Dangerous players want to tame the galaxy, and they need your help

The team behind Elite: Dangerous announced Wednesday that it’s adding long distance Fleet Carriers to the game on June 9. It’s the signal that an ambitious group of in-game explorers have been waiting for, setting in motion their plan to make the Elite’s massive galaxy just a little bit safer. Called the Deep Space Support Array (DSSA), their initiative promises to be one of the most elaborate player-led expeditions in the game’s history.

Twitch hosting Summer Game Fest events with ‘console announcements’ and more

Twitch is getting in on Summer Game Fest, the season-long replacement for now-canceled events like E3 2020, with exclusive livestreams and a new channel (/twitchgaming) reserved for the event. The streaming platform has also partnered with the likes of Riot Games, CD Projekt Red, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, 2K, and the International Game Developers Association for a series of special events.

Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head comes to Dead by Daylight

Silent Hill’s iconic monster, Pyramid Head, is coming to Dead by Daylight, the 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer horror game from Behaviour Interactive, alongside other content inspired by Konami’s psychological horror franchise. Pyramid Head, new survivor Cheryl Mason, and the Midwich Elementary School map are live now on Dead by Daylight’s public test build on Steam and will be released widely on PC and consoles on June 16.