Kaser Focus: Resident Fantasy 6

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Before I get to the gaming news, you may have heard that my colleague Jeff Grubb is leaving GamesBeat after 10 years. I’m going to miss him, and I wish him the best in his future affairs. In the meantime, you loyal GamesBeat readers will be stuck with me! (And Mike and Dean, but mostly me.)

In gaming news, this week we had our first official summer gaming event, Sony’s State of Play. As the company promised, it was mainly third-party titles and VR games. But unlike previous times where they stuck to their own given parameters resulted in some rather disappointing twaddles, this state of affairs was actually pretty damn good. We got a taste of Street Fighter 6, which seems to emphasize the “street” part of the title, and Final Fantasy XVI, which Mike was excited about.

I was particularly excited to see the long-trumped-up Resident Evil 4 remake. Previously I would have said that recreating the best game in the series was a fruitless endeavor, but I like the new atmosphere. The trailer gives the game a bit more of a village feel, and the fact that Resident Evil 4 was more of an action title than horror is the only nit-picking I’ve ever had with it. We’ll also be taking on Lady Dimitrescu in VR, which either gets scary or . † † something else.

As a Bioware fan, I was a bit mollified by the announcement this week of the name of the next Dragon Age. It will be called Dreadwolf, which corresponds in knowledge to what they have plagued so far. If only I could play the game now before my hair turns gray, maybe I could see the culmination of that storyline. Still, I know there are two games coming out this year (at least at the time of writing): Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, which launches on November 18; and Stray, the cyberpunk cat adventure that kicks off on July 19.

What to play this week?

What’s new:

  • sludge
  • Map Shark
  • Diablo Immortal
  • Unexplored 2: The Traveler’s Legacy
  • soul animals
  • Deathrun TV

New on subscription services:

  • For Honor: Marching Fire Edition (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Aven Colony (Xbox Gold)
  • Super Meat Boy (Xbox Gold)
  • Bring us the moon (Stadia Pro)
  • More (Stadia Pro)
  • Through the Darkest Times (Stadia Pro)
  • Far Cry 4 (Prime Gaming)
  • Escape from Monkey Island (Prime Gaming)
  • Astrologaster (Prime Gaming)
  • Calico (Prime Gaming)
  • Over the Grooves (Prime Gaming)
  • WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship (Prime Gaming)
  • Jump (GeForce Now)
  • Twilight Wars: Declassified (GeForce Now)
  • Abriss – build to destroy (GeForce Now)
  • Year: Change (NVIDIA GeForce Now)
  • Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut (GeForce Now)
  • Star Clash (GeForce Now)

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