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Sony announces huge list of games for the PS5

Resident Evil 8, NBA 2K21, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West

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After a few unforeseen delays, Sony has finally unveiled the upcoming games for the PlayStation 5. Though a few titles have already been confirmed prior to the event, the PlayStation 5 has lifted the curtain on a wider array of partnerships and exclusives we can’t wait to sink our teeth into for the upcoming generation of gaming. Here’s a look at what Sony revealed at its recent online event:

Grand Theft Auto V

A staple of the previous two PlayStation generations, Grand Theft Auto V returns for the PlayStation 5. The rereleased game will feature updated graphics and better optimization. Ultimately, if you haven’t played the game yet, a PS5 version will present your best opportunity to take advantage of the new hardware in an older game. For current players, Rockstar Games is giving away free credits for Grand Theft Auto Online until the PS5’s launch.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Sony started off the new games showcase with a huge bang. Coming off of the hugely successful Spider-Man on the PS4, Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story from the eponymous character’s perspective. Though initially a member of the Ultimate Marvel universe, Miles Morales is now a staple of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man universe and was a prominent side character in the first game. At the end of the first game, Miles Morales discovers that he has the same powers as Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man.

Stray

You play as a cat in a world with robots. The trailer didn’t reveal much details about this game. Then again, you play as a cat. Do you need any more reason to play this game? If you’ve followed gaming news and rumors over the years, this is the same cat game that was stuck in development for years. Finally, a finalized game is coming out next year!

Ghostwire Tokyo

Asian-horror ghosts. Modern Japan. Though not a strictly horror survival game, Ghostwire Tokyo pits you against a host of ghosts as your try to save Japan from supernatural forces. Based on real urban legends, each ghost has a slew of strengths and abilities. For Asian horror fans, this is an exciting title based solely on the lore possibilities.

Hitman III

The third entry in the current series, Hitman III concludes the trilogy with a much more personal story featuring Agent 47. Like the previous titles, the game will allow players to creatively assassinate targets using weapons, accidents, and disguises. Notably, the game will allow you to carry over your progress from the previous two games.

NBA 2K21

This is our first look at the upcoming 2K game. The trailer features a brilliantly rendered Zion Williamson shooting hoops in an empty court. There are a few things to unpack here. First of all, the court is differently shaded, a huge departure from the normally well-lit environs of the game series. Secondly, Zion’s sweat is amazing. It looks like 2K Sports worked on more advanced sweat mechanics for the next generation. Thirdly, the trailer ends with Zio breaking the rim. Is this hinting at a return of the rim-breaking mechanic?

Demon’s Souls

To most Dark Souls fans, Demon Souls was the game that started it all. Featuring brutal difficulty and an expansive lore, the action roleplaying game will return for a remake in the upcoming generation. When the original game first launched for the PlayStation 3, its graphics were good for that generation. However, the remake will rebuild the game from the ground up, much like this year’s Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Deathloop

Created by Arkane Studio, the same developers of the acclaimed Dishonored series, Deathloop plays in much the same way. You are an assassin seeking out specific targets in an open but element-rich playground. However, the game features a twist: every time you die or succeed, time loops back around, allowing you a different way to accomplish new tasks. Also, rival assassins play with you, preventing you from finishing your targets easily.

Resident Evil Village

After a hugely successful Resident Evil 7 for the PS4, Capcom comes back with the eighth major installment in the action horror series. As the game’s name suggests, Ethan Winters will find himself in a mysterious village, an eerie similarity to the iconic Resident Evil 4. Also, Chris Redfield returns in the final moments of the trailer in a seemingly enigmatic heel turn.

Horizon Forbidden West

Capping off the monumental showcase is the long-awaited sequel to the PlayStation 4’s dark horse, Horizon Zero Dawn. Post-apocalyptic survivalist Aloy returns and picks up where the original game left off, shrouded in the mystery of Sylens. Most notably, the game features underwater exploration, featuring ruins long submerged under the ocean. It’s a huge nod to the capabilities of the PlayStation 5.

Beyond this extensive slew of games, Sony also announced a lot of newer properties and awaited sequels to respected series. The sequels include Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Oddworld: Soulstorm, and Astro’s Playroom. The new series include Project Athia, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Goodbye Volcano High, Jett: The Far Shore, Godfall, Solar Ash, Little Devil Inside, Bugsnax, and Pragmata.

Finally, the end of the event showcased the upcoming devices included in the PlayStation 5 generation. Here’s a better look at what the console will come with.

SEE ALSO: Epic unveils the Unreal Engine 5 on a PlayStation 5

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Lenovo Legion Phone Duel price and availability in the Philippines

Gift for yourself this holiday season?

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Legion Phone Duel

Lenovo has joined the mobile gaming fray with the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. You can now grab this gaming smartphone in the Philippines.

It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragong 865 Plus SoC — the best in the business at the moment. It also comes with up to 16GB LPDRR5 RAM and a 512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. It has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate with a 240Hz sampling rate that should bode well for all your mobile gaming needs.

The Legion Phone Duel supports 90W Turbo Power Charging. This can take you from 0 to 50 percent in just 10 minutes and straight up to 100 percent in only half an hour. You can charge the phone on either USB-C ports. Yes, there are two. One in the usual bottom of the phone, the other on its side — a perfect spot for charging while you’re gaming.

Read our Lenovo Legion Phone Duel review for a more comprehensive look at the phone.

Pricing and availability

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel comes in only two variants. Color, configuration, and pricing are as follows:

  • Blazing Blue — (12GB+256GB) — PhP 39,995
  • Vengeance Red — (16GB+512GB) — PhP 49,995
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Just Dance 2021 coming to next-gen consoles

The latest iteration gets a very special treatment

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Ubisoft’s most popular dance simulation game, Just Dance 2021, will make its way to the next generation. It already has its release for modern consoles set on November 12, on the same day as the PlayStation 5. With that in mind, it only makes sense to give it the next-gen touch, as well.

Just Dance 2021 will come with close to 40 new songs with new sets of moves to learn and master through and through. All these songs range from the two decades ago to recent hits from a variety of artists.

This year, artists like Billie Eillish, Dua Lipa, and TWICE make a fruitful return. Also, for the ONCEs playing this game, Ubisoft put in an Alternate Version for TWICE’s “Feel Special” featuring the song’s official choreography! Meanwhile, dance songs like Sean Paul’s “Temperature” and Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends” get their own set of moves, too! All of these will come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on November 24, 2020.

SEE ALSO: Just Dance 2020 helps with your workout-from-home

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Ubisoft lays down post-launch plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Comes with a Season Pass with two major expansions and an exclusive quest

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

While the game hasn’t been released yet, Ubisoft already has big plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla post launch. Set to release on November 10, Valhalla takes you back to England’s Dark Ages as Eivor. The game offers exciting new features as you forge alliances to establish your Viking kingdom.

Now, Ubisoft bares its plans for all of its Assassin’s Creed players a month into picking up Valhalla. This new string of exciting content includes a Season Pass and frequent seasonal content. Through this Season Pass, players will discover new territories and stories surrounding the lore of Valhalla.

The Season Pass comes with two major expansions, the Wrath of the Druids and The Siege of Paris. In The Wrath of the Druids, players unravel the mysteries of ancient Ireland. Most of the worlds here consist of haunted forests and Gaelic kingdoms.

In The Siege of Paris, players relive the most ambitious battle in Viking history. You will take part in a prolonged siege of Frankia through Paris and the River Seine. In the end, what awaits players are secrets to unfold and alliances to forge.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on November 10 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. It will also be available for the PlayStation 5 when the console comes out on November 12.

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