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Stylish Persona 5 Royal trailer goes in-depth with the Phantom Thieves

Published: 30/Jan/2020 0:59

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A new trailer for Persona 5 Royal shows elusive protagonist group the Phantom Thieves in action as they get ready to take over the PlayStation 4 in March 2020.

While this isn’t the team’s first rodeo, the updated version of Persona 5 promises to make improvements and add a whole host of new content to the game – including social links, a whole new semester, and more.

Atlus has released a new trailer for the Japanese role-playing title, and it looks just as stylish and as sleek as fans of the series would expect it to be.

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Royal is set to be a thrilling adventure for both new and old fans of the series.

The Phantom Thieves are back

One of the new additions to the Phantom Thieves, Kasumi Yoshizawa, has proven to be a fan-favorite ever since her reveal back in April 2019, and the new English dubbed video shows her in a bit more depth.

Voice actor, Laura Post, lends her talents to the character, who shows off a closer look at Cendrillon – a Persona based off the fairy tale Cinderella.

It also showcases her battle skills, as she wipes out enemies and strikes her ‘Beauty is Devotion’ finishing pose after the fight concludes, looking truly fierce as she does so.

The trailer also gives us a glimpse at the existing cast as well for those who didn’t experience the original game – main protagonist Akira Kurusu and his friends Ann Takamaki, Morgana, Yusuke Kitagawa, Ryuji Sakamato, Makoto Nijima, Goro Akechi, and Futaba Sakura – as they eliminate opponents and win fights.

The JRPG title follows in the footsteps of Persona 4, as an enhanced version of the 2008 game called Golden was later released in 2012 and included new dungeons, social links, characters, and more.

Royal releases on March 31 on PlayStation 4, and The Phantom Strikers – a spinoff crossover title between Koei Tecmo and Atlus – is said to drop sometime in 2020 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

Modern Warfare 2019
Infinity Ward
Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.