FFVII Remake new screenshots: Chocobo, Classic mode, and more

There’s a Chocobo & Moogle summon!



Excitement for Final Fantasy VII Remake has taken a bit of a backseat with all the attention garnered by Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding. However, these new set of screenshots should change all that.

Square recently showcased a bunch of new in-game screenshots and this should more than satisfy FFVII remake enthusiasts as we draw closer to its release date on March 3, 2020.

Let’s take a look.

You can summon a Chocobo & Moogle combo

This was the first thing that caught my eye! During battle you can equip Summon Materia and one of them includes a Moogle riding a Chocobo. Now that’s fan service right there! They will fight alongside you and will unleash a special move just before they leave.

Different Materia

Speaking of Materia, there’s a lot you can use in this game. For instance there’s Magic Materia like Fire which fans of the franchise know will evolve to Fira and Firaga. There’s also Individual Materia which have abilities like Assess that lets you spot an opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.

Classic Mode Battle System

If you’re a fan of the turn-based battle that classic Final Fantasy and other JRPGs are known for, you’ll be happy to know that FFVII will have that option available… sort of. In Classic Mode, party characters will act automatically. You only need to choose what abilities will use their ATB charge for.

But if you’re itching to get in the action. Simply press any button on the controller to fully immerse in the battle. Also, if you’re wondering, you may change the game’s difficulty at any time while playing.

Mastering Cloud Strife

Pushing the square button triggers Cloud’s melee attacks. Stringing them together will produce combos and holding the button will unleash a spinning area-of-effect strike.

Meanwhile the triangle button will shuffle between Cloud’s two modes: Operator and Punisher. Operator offers a good balance of attack and defense while Punisher is more focused on dealing heavier damage but will also reduce his speed.

You also get special attacks like Triple Slash which increases damage as you hit more enemies, and Blade Burst which is a ranged attack for when you’re a few paces away from your target.

Weapon Enhancement

Just like any good’ol RPG, you get to upgrade your weapons. You will have plenty of options to upgrade as you level up including improving the wielder’s status and increasing the number of Materia slots available.

Mini games and different battles

There will be plenty of mini games to explore including Darts which you can play at the dartboard in Seventh Heaven.

There’s also a section in the game where you must escape Shinra operatives in a motorycle ride sequence. It’s hot pursuit FFVII style!

SEE ALSO: Final Fantasy VII Remake: Features and mechanics


Sony Days of Play: Discounts on DualSense controllers, titles

It’s that time of the year



Days of Play

The time has come for Sony’s annual Days of Play, offering gamers special deals on DualSense Wireless Controllers and software titles from June 2 to 12.

During the sale period, Sony’s DualSense Wireless Controllers will retail for a special price of PhP 2,990.

The controller is available in White, Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Starlight Blue, Nova Pink, Galactic Purple, and Gray Camouflage colorways.

Popular PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 (Blue-ray Disc version) titles will also get special prices during the promo period:

Meanwhile, PlayStation 5 consoles are now available at all authorized retailer stores.

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Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores sways both ways

And why shouldn’t it?




Burning Shores, Aloy and Seyka


It’s been more than a month since the release of Horizon: Forbidden West’s DLC, Burning Shores and the reviews came in hot. There were plenty of raves that the game is a treat as are the visuals. But what really made the most waves on the is that the fiery redhead heroine gets a partner. In more ways than one.

Aloy was first introduced in Horizon Zero Dawn as an outcast, so being on her own was expected. Understandably, when you’re treated like a pariah since childhood, warming up to people isn’t exactly second nature.

The burden of being The One

Burning Shores

She picks up new friends, even some potentially interested parties along the way but the game steers us from expecting that they’ll be tagging along for the long run. By the game’s sequel, she is still Ms. Independent, but with blossoming character development in terms of her interpersonal relationships

While there’s a bit of attraction and tension with men and women alike thrown in-game, Aloy never gets into anything no matter how hard you try to flirt. (Yes, we tried). Horizon clearly didn’t focus on finding her mate, given that there is indeed a lot on Aloy’s plate.

She even admits in dialogue that her mission as The One created to save the world, is a full-time occupation that she can’t think of anything else. Fair enough, you go do what you gotta do, girl.

Along came Seyka

Burning Shores, Aloy and Seyka

With the introduction of Seyka in Burning Shores, it would’ve been easy to dismiss that sure, they have chemistry but nothing’s going to happen. We’ve gone so far with Aloy embracing singlehood by choice, why would it change now?

That’s probably what made this DLC stand out. After becoming partners in crime, the pair share an intimate conversation where they first met to consider pursuing something more. The player option to engage in a romance probably has the audience saying “finally” or asking, “why now?”, and those who appear to take issue in Seyka’s sex are asking “why?”

But the better question is, WHY NOT?

Seyka is no stranger to duty and purpose, being intent in rescuing her sister and tribespeople from Burning Shore’s main villain, Walter Londra. She is headstrong, agile, and fierce — qualities she shares with our main girl. Aloy also learns to rely on someone for help, which is a big deal.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise either that Aloy would take on a lady love: Forbidden West final boss Tilda did express that she loved Elizabet Sobeck — Aloy’s clone source or “mother” — more than we know. Who’s to say that the genetic copy of the apple would fall far from the tree? Ultimately, should the player to decide to let Aloy initiate a romance, it’s not the end of the world if it’s a girl. Actually, they even saved it together.

SEE ALSO: Horizon Forbidden West Review: Back to save us from machines

Burning Shores

The story of Burning Shores picks up directly where Horizon Forbidden West left off. It contains additional content for Horizon Forbidden West, including new characters and experiences in a stunning yet hazardous new area.

To enter the Burning Shores, you must complete the main quest (up to and including Singularity) in the PS5 version of Horizon Forbidden West. Following the main quest, the player will receive a call over Aloy’s Focus, beginning the DLC.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart coming to PC

On July 26



Perhaps easily the best showcase game of the PlayStation (PS5) that anyone can easily jump into is making its way to PC. Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart follows the growing list of PlayStation exclusives making its way to PC. It’s coming on July 26.

PC Features

Nixxes Software worked with Insomniac to make this happen. And they’re not simply porting the game to PC. They are also adding features especially made for PC gamers. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PC will have support for multiple types of monitors. Whether you’re using 21:9, 32:9 and up to 48:9 resolutions for triple monitor setups, you can rest assured that you’ll have a grand time with this inter-dimensional adventure. Both gameplay and cutscenes are optimized for ultra-wide screens.

The game also supports now unlocked framerates. You can choose from NVIDIA DLSS 3, AMD FSR 2, Intel XeSS and Insomniac Games’ Temporal Injection. NVIDIA Reflex and image quality enhancing NVIDIA DLAA are also supported.


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be available on Steam and in the Epic Games Store. You may head to the aforementioned stores now to Wishlist or pre-purchase the game. If you pre-purchase ahead of launch, you’ll get access to the following in-game items early in your playthrough:

  • Pixelizer Weapon
  • Carbonox Armor set

Ratchet & Clank PC

SEE ALSO: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review

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