Today started with yet another Mass Effect Trilogy remaster leak, this time courtesy of the Korean ratings board. While it’s still up in the air when that game will actually be announced, we did get much more concrete news today, such as a huge reveal on how NBA 2K21 will use the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller. We also received word that Call of Duty: Warzone will apparently be getting a slew of Halloween cosmetics later this month, gained some tiny details about designer Ken Levine’s next game, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Oct. 14, 2020.
Save on Spooky Games Thanks to PS Store’s Halloween Sale
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with some fantastic spooky games? At a discounted rate, no less! The PS Store has a ton of festive games available for cheap, thanks to its Halloween Sale. You’ll find discounts on Alien: Isolation, Bloodborne, Days Gone, Doom Eternal, MediEvil, Resident Evil 2, The Evil Within, and more! So if you were holding out for a sale on some of PlayStation 4’s spookiest games, now’s a great chance to dive in. This sale will seemingly be live until Nov. 3.
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Cris Tales Delayed to 2021
Sidescrolling JRPG Cris Tales has been delayed to 2021, as announced by publisher Modus Games today. It was supposed to release later next month but has been pushed back to allow “the team time to make the game they’ve been dreaming of making.” In it, you can control the events that happen in the past to impact the future — making for some unique gameplay you might not expect. It’s unclear when it will launch exactly, but considering the absolute deluge of games coming out within the next six months, you’ll probably find something to hold you over. However, preorders for the game have begun and come with a free poster.
We have made the tough decision to delay Cris Tales to 2021. This gives the team time to make the game they’ve been dreaming of making.
For some good news, we are including an awesome Cris Tales poster in every retail box! Read a note from the devs here: https://t.co/pUxGhrYRNe pic.twitter.com/KunBuNh8SJ
— Cris Tales (@CrisTalesGame) October 14, 2020
Read More: Cris Tales, the beautiful time-bending RPG, has been delayed to 2021
Ken Levine’s New Game Is in “Later Stages of Production”
Ken Levine, the mastermind behind BioShock and BioShock Infinite, has a studio called Ghost Story Games — a team that has quietly been working on something for the past few years. According to a recent job posting by the studio, the project is an “immersive sci-fi game with RPG elements” and is “in the later stages of production.” Oddly enough, this is about as much info as we have about the project, as it hasn’t been officially revealed. Even if it’s half as good as BioShock, it’s sure to garner an audience.
According to a job ad, the first game by Ghost Story Games (studio headed by Ken Levine) is in "later stages of production"
This new game will be an "immersive sci-fi game with RPG elements"https://t.co/MMNd5eMBrU pic.twitter.com/219TrBaMQA
— Nibel (@Nibellion) October 14, 2020
Call of Duty: Warzone Halloween Cosmetics Leaked
To celebrate Halloween, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone will apparently be getting some nifty horror-themed cosmetics, as uncovered by CoD Tracker. The site makes note of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Saw skins, as well as other scary cosmetics to coincide with the holiday. While these cosmetics have yet to be announced officially, we do know Warzone will feature the Haunting of Verdansk event, which will feature a nighttime version of the beloved map, along with other horror-themed goodies.
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Here’s How NBA 2K21 Will Use PS5’s DualSense Controller, Depicting Fatigue and Energy
The PlayStation.Blog featured a lengthy deep dive into how NBA 2K21 will use PlayStation 5’s new DualSense controller, and based on what was discussed, it seems impressive. The biggest standout is the fact that the DualSense’s triggers will depict a player’s energy or fatigue level by giving more or less resistance depending on how tired they are. The controller will also vibrate “at various intensities depending on the strength of the players involved and the severity of the impact,” NBA 2K21 Game Director Mike Wang said in regards to player collision. While this is exciting in and of itself, it’s also a sign for the possibilities of how the DualSense could be used for future games.
Read More: NBA 2K21 gameplay deep dive: movement, impact, and more