Square Enix is setting the stage for the next major adventure in Final Fantasy XIV Online with today’s release of Patch 5.5. The update, titled Death Unto Dawn, introduces climatic new story content set to lead directly into upcoming fourth expansion Endwalker, alongside the third chapter of YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse — the NieR-inspired alliance raid featuring the work of guest creators Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro. The patch also brings battle content, system updates, and more.
Today also marks the start of open beta for the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV Online. Players can look forward to a range of new features and additions, including framerate improvements, faster load times, 4K resolution support, DualSense haptic feedback, new trophies, and 3D audio support.
Users with a PlayStation 4 license registered to their account can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 Upgrade Edition at no extra cost at the start of the open beta period, while new players can experience the game on the PlayStation 5 via the Free Trial version. The full PlayStation 5 version will be available for purchase following the conclusion of the open beta.
Today, Unknown Worlds unveils a cinematic look at life as a Seatruck Pilot in Subnautica: Below Zero, which launches on May 14th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Sumon Digital and Focus Home Interactive today released a gameplay overview trailer for Hood: Outlaws & Legends. The medieval multiplayer PvPvE heist game will be available on May 10th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced the first major system software update for PlayStation 5, which rolls out globally tomorrow alongside new updates for PlayStation 4. Highlights include the ability to transfer your PS5 games to USB extended storage and share gameplay across PS5 and PS4, among other features. Check out all the details in this latest PlayStation blog post.
Square Enix today revealed new details for Final Fantasy VII Intergrade, the enhanced and expanded version of Final Fantasy VII Remake on the PlayStation 5. The team revealed the official title for the new episode featuring Yuffie as FF7R Episode INTERmission, and introduced new information on the episode’s main character, Yuffie Kisaragi, as well as the English voice cast behind the new characters for this new episode.
Players can look forward to utilizing Yuffie’s signature battle style in combat while they infiltrate the shadowy Shinra Corporation to steal a powerful materia and restore glory to her homeland, as she shines in both close and long-range combat. As a member of Wutai’s elite corps of ninja operatives, her Unique Ability allows her to throw her iconic massive throwing star at enemies. During that time, she is able to attack with long-range ninjutsu that can be augmented with her Elemental Ninjutsu ability, which can change its affinity to fire, ice, lightning or wind.
Another of Yuffie’s abilities, “Banishment,” unleashes an attack that does more damage based on how much ATB was spent before it. Similar to her Unique Ability, its elemental affinity can be changed with Elemental Ninjutsu. Yuffie can also use “Windstorm,” which creates a damaging gust of wind that damages nearby enemies and launches them towards her.
Alongside Yuffie and Sonon, additional characters were introduced for FF7R Episode INTERmission, including Zhijie, a Wutain who acts as the point of contact between the new Wutaian government and Avalanche HQ, members of Avalanche HQ—Nayo, Billy Bob, and Polk, and Weiss, the sadistic ruler of Shinra’s top-secret underground research center Deepground.
Square Enix also announced the English voice cast behind these new characters in FF7R Episode INTERmission, including:
On May 21st, a Nintendo Switch Lite system is launching with a new blue colour. The blue Nintendo Switch Lite will be available for purchase at a SRP of $259.99 CAD / $199.99 USD.
NIS America today announced that its action-shooter Poison Control is available now for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Today, Ubisoft revealed its 2021 content roadmap for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The upcoming content will be delivered to the live game through two major title updates free for all players, which will continue to improve the experience with new gameplay elements including customization, progression and more.
More details will be revealed later.
Today, Firaxis shared a new game update video highlighting upcoming changes, adjustments and additions coming to Civilization VI in the final April game update, which is scheduled to go live on April 22nd and will be available to anyone who owns Civilization VI.