Category: News

EA is removing fitness cards from FUT for FIFA 21

A welcome change to the formula of FUT is finally happening. Yes, fitness items is going to be no more for FIFA 21. Nothing has been mentioned about contracts for players you have brought from the transfer market place, packs you have purchased or via rewards.

Alongside fitness items, training items have also been given the boot.

“Fitness items have been a light management element in Ultimate Team since the very beginning,” EA said. “The decay of players’ fitness was put in the game originally to encourage rotation in the squad and to simulate some of the management decisions that football squads have to consider.”

“However, we’ve evaluated these mechanics and have decided that it wasn’t creating the desired effect in rotation and players were spending time doing a management action that was frequently required and, ultimately, not very fun.”

“So this year, while Fitness and Player Stamina will still be important factors inside of a match, dictating, for example, how much you can sprint and for how long, you will no longer have to manage that mechanic in the menus as well.”

Source: Eurogamer

Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono leaving Capcom after 30 years

The Street Fighter series executive producer, Yoshinori Ono has today confirmed he is parting ways with Capcon after 30 years at the helm.

Ono, made the announcement via twitter thanking the people who he has worked with over the years and of course the Street Fighter fans all over the world. Ono said in his statment “I’ve been with the Street Fighter brand for a long time, experiencing good times, bad times, and even non-existent times. My heart is filled with appreciation to those players who’ve been giving warm and kind support on the brand especially little over the past decade or so as all the activities on the Street Fighter brand regained sunshine and grew its liveliness.”

He continues “And now, after serving almost 30 years at Capcom, I am leaving the company in this summer. This means that I will resign my position as the brand manager for Capcom’s various titles including Street Fighter.”

“Capcom staff in the new generation will continue taking care of the Street Fighter brand and leading the World Warriors,” he added.” And, I do believe that they will continue making Street Fighter extraordinary. I will look forward to seeing the new Street Fighter brand and how it’s going to be expanded, as just one of regular gamers next time.”

“trying to contact those whom I’ve gotten to work with in the past” about his resignation, but acknowledged “it’s quite difficult to reach out to all of the people I’ve associated without throughout my career for almost three decades”.

Personally, its sad news to see such iconic figure leaving a franchise that I have grown up with. From playing Street Fighter II on the megadrive all the way to current day consoles, Street Fighter V. I hope Yoshinori Ono wont be a stranger and all the best to his future endeavours.

Source: Yoshinori Ono twitter

Prehistoric Dude heading to consoles next week

Prehistoric Dude, developed by Ratalaika Games. Is heading to Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PS4 next week.

Prehistoric Dude is a metroidvania type game, explore the stone age and recover Dude’s ham.

Throughout the course of Dude’s adventure. You will be able to upgrade, fight bosses and explore different scenarios in a 8-bit style graphics.

Prehistoric Dude will be priced at $4.99 / € and £4.51 for the UK.

It will launch on:

  • PS4 America: August 11th
  • PS4 Europe: August 12th
  • Xbox One: August 12th
  • Nintendo Switch (NA & EU): August 14th

Source: Ratalaika Games press release

Street Fighter V Last Season details announced

Today, Capcom have announced the details for the very last Street Fighter V season pass via their live stream known as the summer update.

5 new characters have been announced with the last character yet to be revealed at a later update. As you can see below is the SFV Season 5 roadmap going into Fall 2021. For me personally, this is great to see and of course characters such as Dan and Oro returning!

Street Fighter league is expanding. Not just in the US, players from across the world will be participating in 3 vs 3 and become the best in the world. If you missed out watching the stream from earlier you can watch it below.

Another video for your viewing leisure is the first gameplay footage of Dan!

Source: Playstation Blog

Tekken 7 Season 4 announced

Bandai Namco has revealed Season 4 is heading to Tekken 7 this autumn on Playstation 4, Xbox and PC.

As you can see below, Bandai Namco revealed season 4 via a trailer. Season 4 will come with a complete new balance and tweaking to characters such as new moves and a new online ranking system called Tekken Prowess.

Characters such as Paul will receive a new shoulder charge whilst Hwoarang has a new hop kick to his arsenal. A new improved online experience has been shared too, which allow players to see if the opponent has wifi connection and their disconnect rate before accepting the challenge.

You can also see a silhouette at the end of the trailer, new character confirmed it seems!

Source: Bandai Namco

Earth Defense Force World Brothers Heading to Switch and PS4 Early 2021

D3 has announced a new EDF game for The Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4, coming early 2021.

This isn’t going to be the EDF game that we have become accustomed too. Instead, the developers have opted for a voxel world. Players will have to save the day and restore the voxel earth to one peace.

Players can build their own EDF unit. By rescuing and gathering other characters, you can build your own EDF team. Each mission is tackled by 4 members that players can mix and match, maximizing each of their abilities. Players who has played previous games will see returning character classes. With returning character classes, you will also see returning enemies from past games too. Best get that EDF! chant going!

Source: D3 publisher

Lego reveals exclusive Super Mario NES set

Having previously announced several interactive Lego Super Mario sets, a new exclusive set was revealed based on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Set 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System will contain a buildable NES console, Super Mario cartridge and a cathode ray tube television. The TV has a scrollable scenery reminiscent of level 1-1 of Super Mario and will be able to interact with Mario from the Lego Super Mario sets.

Slated for a release on the 1st of August 2020, the set will contain 2646 bricks and cost EUR €229.99, GBP £209.99, USD $229.99 . It will release on the same day as the Lego Super Mario sets.

Source lego.com

Animal Crossing New Horizons Summer Update 2

Starting 30 July the second summer update of Animal Crossing New Horizons will start rolling out. This update will offer three new features.

First off are Fireworks. Every Sunday in August at 7 PM the skies will be lit up with fireworks. You’ll even be able to use your own custom design as fireworks. Redd will be at the plaza selling raffle tickets for festive items.

Dreaming makes a reappearance after its introduction in Animal Crossing New Leaf. Taking a nap in a bed in your home may take you to a strange realm where you can meet Luna. She’ll offer to take you to another island in a dream and help you share your island as a dream as well. Since it’s a dream nothing is saved and you can explore to your heart’s content.

Finally, an Island Back-up and Restoration Service will be introduced. Switch players who have a Nintendo Switch Online membership will have the option to automatically upload island and user save data to the internet. If your Switch is lost or damaged you’ll be upload to restore your stored save data.

A free Autumn Update is planned as well.

Source nintendo.com