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Thursday, 19 November 2020

Cosplay Wednesday – Demon's Souls' Garl Vinland


Remastered for a new generation, Bluepoint Games' Demon's Souls for the PlayStation 5 is finally here. In honor of this game, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a cosplay of Maiden Astraea's guardian Garl Vinland.

German cosplayer and Demon's Souls aficionado Corroder666 suits up as Garl Vinland in these shots. Most parts of his costume are made out of fiberglass and wonderflex, though there are also some parts that have some hollow card construction.

He showed off this particular German cosplay championship, and packed some serious weaponry, measuring out at 1.8m long and 0.6 meters thick.

Demon's Souls Garl Vinland Cosplay

Credit goes to marco-russo, sensei-ric, and Joachim Seidl for the photos.

You can find Corroder666 on DeviantArt here and on Facebook here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you're passionate enough to do it full time. Drop me a line at casey@gamersheroes.com and we'll feature some of your cosplay.

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Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer


To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game.

In the campaign of this title, the Master Chief finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious world. While there, he must uncover the sinister secrets of an ancient alien race (one that splintered off from remnants of the Covenant) as he attempts to find a way home. 25 multiplayer maps and an updated armor customization system will also be included.

Spartan Ops will also be included with this release. Picking this up after Halo 4's campaign, players will enlist aboard the UNSC Infinity to experience innovative episodic fiction-based co-op missions.

The PC version of the game supports 4K UHD at more than 60 frames per second, ultrawide support, customizable mouse and keyboard support, FOV customization and other additions.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Halo 4 PC Launch Trailer – The Master Chief Collection

You can purchase the game individually on Steam here for $9.99.

Source: YouTube
Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video

More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire

Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Another year means another Call of Duty game. This time around, veteran developers Treyarch look to bring the sixth installment of the Black Ops series to current and next-generation hardware with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Promising the same thrilling multiplayer, the return of the fan-favorite Zombie Mode, and an entirely new campaign, Cold War looks to carry on the Black Ops name…but does it do enough?

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

The campaign in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes place in the early 1980s and serves as a narrative bridge between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It follows CIA agent Russell Adler and his elite crew of soldiers as they attempt to track down Perseus, a Soviet Union spy who is looking to turn the tide of the Cold War.

One of the immediate standout elements of the campaign is the attention to detail on its fantastic cast of characters. The facial animations, the voice acting, the lip syncing – they all come together to deliver some of the best visuals the franchise has seen to date. While the campaign is short, and not quite worth the price of entry alone, it's a much-welcomed addition for an aging FPS fan that struggles to keep up in other areas of the Call of Duty experience.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

For a first in the Call of Duty series, Cold War introduces player choice throughout the story campaign. Many of these offer an illusion of choice, providing options that have little to no effect on the story itself. However, others are major; major enough to determine the outcome of the entire Cold War era. I played through the campaign a couple of times, switching up the choices and decisions I made. For a franchise that is synonymous with fast-paced, arcade-like multiplayer action, having this depth and variation in the main campaign was a surprise, and one that I really enjoyed. Your choices will result in the deaths of allies, the fate of your enemies, and the very survival of the free world. It is probably the most fun I've had in a Call of Duty story in many years.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's story may have pushed the narrative in new and creative directions, but for the most part, the rest of the game remains much in the same. Multiplayer returns, arguably the series' biggest appeal – even after releasing the same game year after year. If you're a fan of the Call of Duty formula, there's everything you could want in a multiplayer experience.

A few new modes add some much-needed refreshment to the experience. An arsenal of guns that can be customized more than you'll ever need to customize anything. Not that the range of arsenal matters, because nearly all lobbies are filled with players running the same weapons and kits. Ongoing challenges, achievements, and tasks give you plenty to aim for as you load into the next lobby, so there's a lot to do if you're willing. One of the few changes to multiplayer that I noticed, was the the extension of the Kill Cam.

Instead of highlighting a single or end of round kill, it now highlights the "best play" seen in the round. While a few are worthy of watching, more often than not it's just player after player running into bullet fire. Making matters worse, they are way too long. On a few occasions, the play of the round replay was longer than the round itself. Not a common occurrence I'd admit, but in a game that is so heavily focused on ramming you into the next lobby and game as quickly as possible, it feels counter productive.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

For me, the appeal of Call of Duty's multiplayer has dwindled over the years, and Cold War does nothing to reignite my passion for the genre. I will say, however, that the map design is the best I've seen in Call of Duty in years. Each map is well designed, keeps the action fluid, and allows for a constantly evolving battlefield throughout the different game modes available. In the more recent Call of Duty games, I often found myself sighing in disbelief as yet another boring map is forced into rotation. However, after a few days in the multiplayer of Cold War, there is not a map I didn't enjoy.

If the campaign and multiplayer don't take your fancy, Zombies Mode makes an epic return in Cold War. Continuing the trend of previous games, it combines an intriguing survival experience with a interesting, but often hidden, narrative that rewards players for exploration and creativity. Digging into the various secrets and hidden aspects of Zombies has always had a strong appeal, and much of that appeal remains in Cold War.

Much like multiplayer, Zombies Mode is more of what you would expect in a Call of Duty zombies mode, but there are some minor differences. The fixed characters of previous versions are no more, allowing players to choose Operators from the multiplayer component of the game, bringing with them their own unique, custom loadout. This replaces the 10-15 minutes of mundane pistol and knife action at the start of every round, creating a faster and more action-packed introduction each time.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is another solid entry in the Call of Duty franchise. Fantastic shooting, great visuals, a strong story – fans of the series will find a lot to love in the latest entry. Unfortunately, for anyone else, it's just another Call of Duty game that relies entirely on the same old multiplayer and zombies to carry it through.

This review of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was done on the PlayStation 4 Pro. The game was purchased digitally, a code was later provided.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Another year and another Call of Duty game. This time round veteran developers Treyarch look to bring the sixth installment of the Black Ops series to current and next-generation hardware with the

Streets of Kamurocho Review

Yakuza fans are no doubt acquainted with the bustling cityscape of Kamurocho, but Empty Clip Studios and SEGA looks at this locale in a new perspective with their new side-scrolling beat-'em-up

Watch Dogs: Legion Review

A little over a year after being announced, Watch Dogs: Legions is finally here. Is this dystopian version of London worth a visit, or should you pass on this one? Check out our review and find out

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review

Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the 12th instalment in the critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise from Ubisoft, brings the fight to England as the Norse, Danes, and Anglo-Saxons fight for

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Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video


More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire.

The footage, which can be seen below, was captured on both the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X via its backwards compatibility.

Cyberpunk 2077 — Night City Wire Special: Xbox One X and Xbox Series X footage

A PlayStation gameplay video will be released at a future unspecified date.

Set in the open world of Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure that puts players in the shoes of the mercenary V. This outlaw is on a mission to go after a one-of-a-kind implant that could very well be the key to immortality.

Players will be able to customize their character's cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you. Stat categories, which include "Body," "Intelligence," "Reflexes," "Technical," and "Cool," are influenced by the character classes that players will assume. A perk tree will also be available.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 10, 2020. A free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077 that takes full advantage of next-gen hardware that includes the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be available later.

Source: Press Release
Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video

More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire

Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game

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Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed


Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising.

The post-launch plan for the game will include weekly dungeon challenges, free in-game events, and daily quests.

Three narrative-based DLCs will also be included as part of the Season Pass. These include A New God (which features the Trial of the Olympians), Myths of the Eastern Realm (which is set in Chinese Mythology), and The Lost Gods (which features top-down gameplay and the new hero Ash).

Learn more with the trailer below:

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Post Launch & Season Pass | WIP Gameplay Capture Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

The season pass will be part of the Gold Edition of the game, and is also available for purchase separately for $39.99. In the core title, players will take control of the new winged demigod Fenyx on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse and take on the deadly Titan Typhon.

The final release of the game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on December 3, 2020.

Source: Press Release
Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video

More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire

Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game

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Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game.

Included in this winter update are nine new Reactions and six new hairstyles, an upgrade option for expanded in-game home item storage, and save data transfer capabilities.

On November 26, Franklin will arrive and host a gathering in the plaza as part of Turkey Day. From there, players can help him collect ingredients to go in the dishes that will soon be on display in the plaza.

December 24 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is toy day, Jingle will pay a special visit to your island to celebrate Toy Day. Those that help him deliver presents will receive a gift for their efforts.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Winter Update – Nintendo Switch

According to Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing:

"We'd like to invite everyone to experience the holidays together with family and friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, along with your island residents bringing their unique seasonal cheer. We're eager for everyone to discover all the changes arriving to your islands during this holiday season."

Source: Press Release
Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video

More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire

Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Gets Behind The Scenes Cast Interviews


Get to know the lovable line-up of voice actors that brought SEGA's Yakuza: Like a Dragon to life with the latest video for the game.

George Takei (Masumi Arakawa), Will Yun Lee (Masato Arakawa), Andrew Morgado (Koichi Adachi), Kaiji Tang (Ichiban Kasuga), Greg Chun (Yu Nanba), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Saeko Mukoda) were all interviewed in this behind-the-scenes video. They talk about the essential story of the title, and how it explores the code of the family.

You can watch it below:

Yakuza: Like a Dragon | All Cast Behind The Scenes

The eighth main release in the Yakuza series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon takes place in the Yokohama district of Isezaki Ijincho which is based on Yokohama's real-life Isezakichō district.

The title was awarded a Japan Game Awards Award for Excellence in the Future Division at the Tokyo Game Show 2019, and has sold 450,000 digital and physical copies in Japan and Asia since its release.

The game is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. The game will be available on March 2, 2021 for the PlayStation 5.

Source: YouTube
Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video

More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire

Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game

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Streets of Kamurocho Review

Yakuza fans are no doubt acquainted with the bustling cityscape of Kamurocho, but Empty Clip Studios and SEGA looks at this locale in a new perspective with their new side-scrolling beat-'em-up Streets of Kamurocho. Does Kiryu's pixelated outing hit harder than a bicycle to the head, or is 3D the way to go?

Streets of Kamurocho Review

Featuring mainstays Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, Streets of Kamurocho transports players to the titular city in Tokyo after the death of the Tojo Clan's Third Chairman. With violence taking over the streets, it's up to these two anti-heroes to bash some heads and restore honor to their family.

However, the real star of this game is its action. Closely following the beats of Streets of Rage 2, Streets of Kamurocho tasks players with fighting waves of Chinese mafia and yakuza members every step of the way. Each character has a moveset that is nearly identical to that of Streets of Rage 2's Axel Stone, right down to the flaming fists. Armed with a jump, an attack, and a special move that drains health when an attack connects, it's surprisingly robust for how few buttons are used. Whether one is throwing a bad guy into another bad guy or delivering a jump kick into an unsuspecting foe, players will no doubt be absorbed in its frantic and chaotic action. Also, when in doubt, there are plenty of traffic cones and knives that will work in a pinch.

Consisting of one stage, two minibosses, and a final boss, there is just enough variety to make the initial playthrough fresh. Taking players through the lively halls of the Bacchus and the streets of the city shows off just how great the sprite work really is. Though it is a disappointment that the sound effects are lifted wholesale from the SEGA Genesis original, there is just enough new content here to prevent it from feeling like a retread.

It's just a shame that it only has one stage to offer. Completing a run and taking down Akira Nishiki leads to a new round that has players running through the same stage, albeit at a higher difficulty setting. While an additional stage or two would be welcome, the title stresses replayability with its global leaderboard and scoring system.

Outside of the single player and two player leaderboards, there is also the chance to unlock a third character. Although all three characters play the same, this is still a welcome addition nonetheless. In addition, though there are no achievements, the leaderboard is fairly active right now, which is a perfect fit for all of the score chasers out there.

Streets of Kamurocho pays great honor to both the Streets of Rage and Yakuza series of games. Though there is not much to this package, those weaned on beat-em-ups old and new will enjoy their brief jaunt in Tokyo.

This review of Streets of Kamurocho was done on the PC. The game was freely downloaded.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Another year and another Call of Duty game. This time round veteran developers Treyarch look to bring the sixth installment of the Black Ops series to current and next-generation hardware with the

Streets of Kamurocho Review

Yakuza fans are no doubt acquainted with the bustling cityscape of Kamurocho, but Empty Clip Studios and SEGA looks at this locale in a new perspective with their new side-scrolling beat-'em-up

Watch Dogs: Legion Review

A little over a year after being announced, Watch Dogs: Legions is finally here. Is this dystopian version of London worth a visit, or should you pass on this one? Check out our review and find out

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review

Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the 12th instalment in the critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise from Ubisoft, brings the fight to England as the Norse, Danes, and Anglo-Saxons fight for

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Bugsnax Gets "Snakkolades" Trailer


Discover what critics are saying about Young Horses' Bugsnax with the "snakkolades" trailer for the game.

The trailer, which can be seen below, features scores from Gamepur, God is a Geek, Dualshockers, The Sixth Axis, and other outlets. It has received high praise, with The Onion saying that it "looks like […] honestly […] one of the […] best games for the PS5."

Bugsnax – Snakkolades Trailer | PS5, PS4

Now available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Bugsnax tasks players with exploring Snaktooth Island in an attempt to capture and find half-bug-half-snack creatures called Bugsnax. Once captured, Bugsnax can be fed to the local Grumpuses, transforming them based on the Bugsnak they eat. In all, there are more than 100 Bugsnak species available for capture.

British indie pop band Kero Kero Bonito (of "Picture This" fame) did the theme song for the game, and inspiration for the title was taken from such titles as Ape Escape, Dark Cloud and Viva Piñata.

If you're diving into the game, be sure to check out our collection of guides here.

Source: YouTube
Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video

More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire

Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gets Run the Jewels Music Video


The dark future vibes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 are captured with the release of Run the Jewels' latest music video "No Save Point."

Created specifically for Cyberpunk 2077, this music video features El-P and Killer Mike. This particular song can be heard in the game itself and on the game's soundtrack.

You can also listen to it below:

Cyberpunk 2077 — No Save Point by Yankee and the Brave (Run the Jewels)

Designed from the same team behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in the open world of the dystopian Night City, one with six distinct regions. The game puts the spotlight on the mercenary V, who can acquire skills in hacking and machinery, melee combat, and an arsenal of ranged weapons.

In addition to Run the Jewels, the soundtrack will feature music by Marcin Przybyłowicz and several licensed artists. Future adaptations will include a comic book series, a card game, and an anime.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on December 10, 2020. The game will also come out for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when available.

Source: Press Release
Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video

More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire

Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game

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