Train2Game News Saints Row The Third Remastered

Nine years after its original release, Deep Silver today announced that Saints Row® The Third™ has been completely remastered and will release on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC on May 22nd.

Every weapon has been remodelled, every car has been redesigned and a vast proportion of the city has been retextured; Saints Row® The Third™ has received a full makeover. With around 4,000 assets reworked, the complete update has been expertly handled by Sperasoft. It has transformed environments, character models and visual effects, enhanced graphics and incorporated a new lighting engine.

In addition, all three expansion mission packs and more than 30 pieces of DLC from the original version have been remastered and are included in the package for hours of additional gleeful gameplay. The remastered edition will inspire new gamers and original fans to revisit the reworked city of Steelport and revel in the glorious world of the Saints.

Story:
Saints Row® The Third™ Remastered gives you control of the Saints at the height of their power, and you live the life to show for it. This is your City. These are your rules. Remastered with enhanced graphics, Steelport the original city of sin, has never looked so good as it drowns in sex, drugs and guns. 

Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobblehead dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute.

Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and fight against a highly-trained military force by your lonesome in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen.

Key Features:


The Full Package, Remastered – With enhanced graphics, improved lighting, reworked environments, and visual effects, Steelport and The Third Street Saints have never looked so good. 
City of Sin – Disrupt and dismantle the Syndicate stranglehold on weapons, cybercrime, and criminal rackets.  Discover the secrets of Steelport, where there is action on every street corner, for better or, more likely, worse.
Weapons of Crass Destruction – It’s one thing to defeat your enemies.  It’s another to humiliate them.  Hover jets, human cannonball cars and outrageous melee weapons are all part of the fun.
Crazy Character Customisation – Create the most outlandish characters ever seen, from washed-up celebrities to maskless ninja pirates.  Inside every sinner, there is a Saint.  Who will you become?
Over The Top Co-op – Fly solo or play online with a homie. Give freefall skydiving a try, landing in your partner’s flaming pickup as you make a desperate run toward a heavily armed Syndicate base.  Steelport is always more fun with a friend.

All DLC included – All three expansion mission packs and more than 30 pieces of DLC from the original version.

For more information on Saints Row® The Third™ Remastered on Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation®4 and PC head over to www.saintsrow.com

To watch the latest trailer: https://youtu.be/Y_PPzJpZSx8

Train2Game News Final Fantasy 8 Remastered OUT NOW

One of gaming’s most cherished RPGs returns today on modern platforms with the release of FINAL FANTASY® VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PC (STEAM®), and the Xbox One family of devices.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the game’s original release, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered features newly rendered visuals that breathe life into the game’s characters like never before. Players step into the shoes of SeeD recruit Squall Leonhart and resistance fighter Rinoa Heartilly as they work together to save the world from the military nation of Galbadia.

The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:

  • Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  • No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story’s event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
  • The STEAM version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad® Cards except for Rare Cards).

FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered is available now for £15.99 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 system, PC (STEAM), and the Xbox One family of devices.

For more information, visit http://www.ffviiiremastered.com

Train2Game News The Last Remnant Remastered

SQUARE ENIX® announced that THE LAST REMNANT™ Remastered will arrive on PlayStation® for the first time this December, now fully remastered for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

THE LAST REMNANT Remastered Teaser Trailer is available here: https://youtu.be/qGY6PMg1ZRE.

Originally released in 2008, THE LAST REMNANT captured the hearts and minds of gamers with its enthralling story, countless characters and intricate battle system. THE LAST REMNANT Remastered features beautifully enhanced graphics enabled by Unreal®Engine 4, allowing for a more immersive and captivating adventure than ever before.

THE LAST REMNANT Remastered tells the story of a world filled with “Remnants” — ancient artefacts that grant mysterious power to their wielders, changing the world’s balance and leading to an era of countless frays between those who ruled, and those who obeyed. Within this war-torn fantasy world, players will follow the journey of a young man who is determined to uncover the truth.

THE LAST REMNANT Remastered will be available digitally via the PlayStation®Network for $19.99. This title is rated M (Mature).

Train2Game News Castle Crashers Remastered

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Independent game developer and publisher The Behemoth is excited to announce Castle Crashers®  Remastered for Xbox One will release on September 9, 2015.

Castle Crashers Remastered will release in North America on launch day with other countries to follow as ratings are approved.

Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this Remastered edition of the popular 2D arcade adventure known as Castle Crashers! At 60 frames per second, Castle Crashers Remastered delivers hi-res visuals with updated textures 5x the size of the original. Up to four friends can play locally or online to save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles!

Featuring:

*A brand new mini-game Back Off Barbarian. Jump and hop across the level to avoid the enemies!
*Larger textures and twice the framerate of the original Castle Crashers for Xbox 360
*Unlock more than 25 characters and over 40 weapons!
*Intuitive combo and magic system: Unlock an arsenal of new attacks as your character progresses through the game.
*Level up your character and adjust Strength, Magic, Defense, and Agility.
*Adorable animal orbs are your companions. Each adds different abilities to aid you on your journey.
*Arena mode: Battle other players in free-for-all or team matches!
•Insane Mode: Test your skills in the ultimate campaign challenge

Dan Paladin, co-founder & art director of The Behemoth, explains: “Over a year ago we started thinking about the future. Castle Crashers would disappear along with lots of other games once the ‘Last Gen’ would wave goodbye. Millions of people have enjoyed the game and written to us with such amazing experiences, it seemed like it’d be a loss to just let it vanish for any new or returning console players.”

Castle Crashers Remastered will be available for $14.99. Xbox One owners who previously purchased Castle Crashers on Xbox 360 will get the game for free through September 20, 2015 with an active Xbox Live Gold membership. Starting September 21, 2015, Xbox Live Gold members who are previous owners of Castle Crashers on Xbox 360 will receive Castle Crashers Remastered for Xbox One for only $5.00!

In addition to Castle Crashers Remastered, the original XBLA version of Castle Crashers will be playable with Xbox One Backwards Compatibility but there is no release date yet.

Train2Game News Grandia 2 remastered

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Classic Dreamcast game and personal favourite of mine, Grandia 2 is being remastered.

After an overwhelming response to an April survey asking players for future PC releases of Game Arts’ portfolio,  GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) announced today that  Grandia II Anniversary Edition, theremastered version of the classic JRPG originally released for Dreamcast ,  is now availableon  Steam and  GOG.com for Windows PC. As part of this celebration,  Grandia II Anniversary Edition  is available for a limited sale price of $14.99, a 25 percent discount from the SRP of $19.99.

Developed by Game Arts, creators of the  Lunar and  Grandia  series, and published by GOEA,  Grandia  II is considered a high point for the developer with the game’s unique characters, mature storytelling, memorable music and fantastic battle system. In this classic tale of a band of adventurers destined to save the world, players take the role of Ryudo, a hardened mercenary, and go on an epic journey filled with magic, new friendships and surprises as the party seeks a legendary weapon once wielded by a deity.

Grandia II Anniversary Edition  features numerous technical improvements from the original, such as visual upgrades to textures, lightning, and shadows through anti-aliasing, as well as game controller support, Japanese voice acting, and a new difficulty level for a hardcore experience. Other features for the title include:

    Steam Trading Cards
    Steam Achievements
    Steam Cloud Save Support
    Selectable Video Options
    Remapable Keyboard and Gamepad Support
    PC Resolution and Aspect Ratio Support
    UI Updates to Reflect New Control Schemes
    Dreamcast VMS Save File Support

You can enjoy the trailer below

http://youtu.be/6JSxsv6kSV8

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 18.05.15

Project-CarsProject Cars has stayed at number one for the second week in a row keeping new comer Wolfenstein: The Old Blood at number two. Thanks to a PlayStation 4 re-release Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remastered is the only other new comer in the charts at number five.

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Week ending 16 May 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 1
2 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
4 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 3
5 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER SQUARE ENIX
6 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 4
7 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 6
8 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
9 DESTINY ACTIVISION 10
10 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 7
11 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 8
12 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 9
13 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
14 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 12
15 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 14
16 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 15
17 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 17
18 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 16
19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
20 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 02.03.15

dying lightA new week and once again a new number one in the charts with the popular Dying Light shining in top spot. Dragon Ball Xenoverse has debuted at number three and further down the charts at number fifteen The Last Of Us Remastered has made a return.

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Week ending 28 February 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 2
3 DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
4 THE ORDER: 1886 SONY COMPUTER ENT. 1
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
6 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 6
7 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 4
8 EVOLVE 2K GAMES 3
9 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 7
10 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
11 DESTINY ACTIVISION 10
12 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 19
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 11
14 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK 3D NINTENDO 8
15 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 17
17 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 13
18 THE CREW UBISOFT 16
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 15
20 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 20
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 11.08.14

the_last_of_us_remasteredThe game charts are back to their normal quiet selves this week as The Last Of Us: Remastered has remained at number one. The only new game to enter the charts this week is the PC version of Ultra Street Fighter IV which debuts at number fifteen.

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Week ending 9 August 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT. 1
2 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 2
3 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 3
4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 10
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 5
6 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 4
7 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 6
8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 8
9 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 9
10 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 7
11 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 12
12 TITANFALL EA GAMES 11
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 13
14 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
15 ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV CAPCOM
16 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 15
17 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
18 WWE 2K14 2K SPORTS
19 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 17
20 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO 16
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 04.08.14

the_last_of_us_remasteredAfter several weeks with no new games we finally have a new number one for the game charts. The Last of Us Remastered has knocked Watch Dogs down to the second spot and sits at number one. At the opposite end of the charts Need For Speed: Rivals has re-entered the charts at number twenty.

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Week ending 2 August 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 1
3 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 2
4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 3
6 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 6
7 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 4
8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 9
9 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 10
10 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 7
11 TITANFALL EA GAMES 8
12 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 11
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 13
14 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
15 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 15
16 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO 16
17 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
18 EA SPORTS UFC EA SPORTS 18
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
20 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES
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