BioWare unveils Mass Effect Legendary Edition and new Mass Effect game

The high word has finally been out: the original Mass Effect trilogy is getting a remaster, and there is a new Mass Effect! Continuing in this Night’s Watch, twelve minutes of Demon’s Souls gameplay, SEGA calls on employees to resign and more. Good morning!

BioWare confirms Mass Effect Legendary Edition and brand new part

Happy late N7 Day, dear readers of the Night Watch! And it is a happy one now that BioWare has finally confirmed that the Mass Effect trilogy will be remastered. With the Mass Effect Legendary Edition we get a real 4K remaster of the three games and accompanying DLC ​​(plus promotional weapons, armor and packs) on PC, Xbox One and PS4. The next-gen consoles will get a few extra ‘enhancements’, but we don’t know what that exactly means. Mass Effect Legendary Edition should be released in the spring of 2021, a precise release date is not yet available.

Just to clarify: this is not a remáke, but a remáster that provides the existing textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features with a facelift to make them presentable on the current (and next-) gen. Or as BioWare puts it:

Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form.

Fittingly, after the setback called Mass Effect Andromeda, BioWare also announces in a few sentences that a completely new Mass Effect game is in the making. This game is being developed by a ‘veteran team’, but with the current line-up of BioWare it is still the question whether this statement has any weight. It will take a while before we find out, let alone get to see the first images of the game, because BioWare says it is still in the “early stages of development”. We will have to wait a few more years, but in the meantime we can at least get started with a remaster of one of the best RPG franchises ever!

Another Mass Effect bonus for the die-hard fans, because in honor of N7 Day the cast & crew of the original Mass Effect came together virtually (including the voice actors of Commander Shepard, Legion, Grunt, Morgan and Liara T’Zoni) for two hours talking about everything Mass Effect. Check it out:

Over twelve minutes of new Demon’s Souls gameplay

The Guard is still very disappointed that he has not yet been able to obtain a PlayStation 5 pre-order, because one of the first games that would be played in that console is without a doubt Demon’s Souls. Especially after seeing twelve minutes of new gameplay footage from a new State of Play, including commentary from Gavin Moore, creative director at SIE Worldwide Studios. From a brief look at the character creator and of course the necessary combat, to a very s**y-looking Flamelurker (what a flamera uhh, framerate!) And impressive Dirty Colossus. And then that lovely lighting, and smooth fps… Oh, s**t, before we get to the next piece of news, the Guard has to mop around for a while.

Ghost of Tsushima Patch 1.15 now live

For those who still can’t get enough of Ghost of Tsushima and the recently released Legends expansion, a new patch is ready. Patch 1.15 should address a much-heard criticism, namely the bad (in relation to the time you have to put in) gear drops you get in survival mode. In addition, you now have a better chance of Ki 105 gear if your Ki level is actually over 105, and the update fixes some bugs and flaws, including connection problems.

Patch 1.15 for #GhostOfTsushima is now live. Adjusted gear drops in Nightmare Story missions and The Tale of Iyo chapters so Ki 105 gear is more likely to drop for players 105 and above. Various Legends bug fixes, including disconnects for some users, have also been improved.

– Ghost of Tsushima Legends Raid OUT NOW! (@SuckerPunchProd) November 7, 2020

New Gorillaz Music Video Made Using GTA V.

We know by now that Gorillaz is not averse to video games, but the latest video from the British band also shows that once again. The animated crew of Gorillaz is this time in Vinewood, and of course that includes a lot of images of a car tearing around in GTA V. The song was first played in Animal Crossing during the in-game talk show Animal Talking.

Marvel’s Avengers seems to be a big financial damper for Square Enix

Square Enix has published its financial results, suggesting that Marvel’s Avengers has not been doing well. The published figures cover the period April-September and from a distance do not seem that bad at all. Sales and profit are better than in the same period in 2019, but in the quarter in which Marvel’s Avengers was released, a loss of roughly 39.9 million euros was recorded. The game probably falls under the heading of ‘Digital Entertainment – HD Games’, but Squeenix never explicitly stated that it was indeed through Marvel’s Avengers. According to video game analyst David Gibson, Marvel’s Avengers has made only 60% of its planned sales, some three million copies. We are not sure about this, but it is clear that the game is also a financial setback.

Season 4 of Tekken 7 kicks off November 10

Bandai Namco announces that the fourth season of Tekken 7 will start in two days, on November 10. This includes DLC character Kunimitsu, as well as a new stage called Vermilion Gates. It’s been a while since we saw Kunimitsu in action, the fighter boss was last active in Tekken 2. In addition to this highly anticipated character, season 4 will also feature new moves for all characters, they will be rebalanced, comes there is a new user interface and some tweaks to the online game modes (including a WiFi indicator). All this and more (uhh, more outfits for Kunimitsu) can be seen in the launch trailer of Tekken 7 – Season 4:

ARK: Genesis Part 2 and TLC3 Trailers Revealed During Extra Life Stream

Not only is it a good day for Mass Effect fans, because there is also something beautiful waiting for fans of ARK: Survival Evolved. Due to the success of a fundraising campaign (crowdfunding) from the developers, two new trailers were waiting for the fans during the Extra Life livestream. Firstly that of ARK: Genesis Part 2 with none other than David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones), who can be heard as bad guy Sir Edmund Rockwell. His message? All attempts to disrupt his simulation have been in vain. Tennant’s voice is accompanied by images of some new creatures and environments.

Second, there was a trailer for ARK: Survival Evolved’s TLC 3 update, which also just went live across all platforms for players of the game. The update includes new versions of the Stegosaurus and Woolly Mammoth, along with some other news in the form of insect breeding (foo, yes), an improved UI and more. Chances are this will be the last major patch before Genesis Part 2 comes out in March of next year:

Sega Japan calls on 650 employees to stop ‘voluntarily’

Things are going badly at Sega. Earlier this week, it was announced that the company sold a large part of its arcade business to another company. But it does not stop there, because the Japanese branch of Sega is calling on about 650 employees to stop voluntarily. In addition, some high-ranking employees at the Japanese company are accepting a salary reduction (from 5% to 30%), in order to limit the financial damage a bit this year. In conversation with SamaGame, Sega reports that it only concerns employees in the Japanese branches of the company and has no further influence on the state of affairs in the west. Devs like Creative Assembly (Total War) and Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes) can therefore still breathe a sigh of relief.

Sega has promised the 650 employees that they will receive generous compensation if they resign before February 28, 2021 and said that they will help them find new jobs. In general, things are going very badly at Sega due to the consequences of the corona virus, but in the field of video games everything seems to be going well (thanks to previous successes and, among others, Yakuza: Like A Dragon and the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei 5). ).

De Wacht will continue with red stripes in the upcoming double issue of the PU magazine! Have a nice game weekend!

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