Hello everyone! This is a fresh piece of news from the gaming industry of the past week. Also here you will find a couple of trailers and games coming out next week.

What happened?

New pricing reality

Several financial shocks have happened to Russian players this week.

The prices for Nintendo games are not particularly surprising – they are high. But it turned out that this is not the limit and the company increased prices for digital versions of its titles at the beginning of the week. So, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild began to cost 6299 rubles instead of 5249, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 5399 rubles instead of 4499. On the Internet, this caused heated debate about the greed of Nintendo, the weakness of the ruble against the euro and the value of these games for players … The Russian department of Nintendo explained that the prices for the digital store are formed by the European department, so that the prices of physical copies in Russia will remain the same.

At the end of the week, Bethesda joined Nintendo and raised the eShop price for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, DOOM Eternal and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from RUB 4,499 to RUB 5,399. Everyone was promoted, and I was promoted.

Sony has announced the release date for Days Gone on PC as May 18. Along with this, the developers told what improvements will be in the PC version of the PlayStation-exclusive: support for ultra-wide monitors, unlocked fps, increased detail and draw range, advanced graphics and control settings. But you will also have to pay for it normally – on Steam and the Epic Games Store, the game is already on sale for 2999 rubles. True, this did not prevent the pre-order from taking the fifth place in sales on Steam.

Codemasters, which recently came under the wing of Electronic Arts, announced F1 2021. New – a large story mode Braking Point (a play on words, not a typo), where you will feel the full weight and intensity of the life of an F1 driver. Also, Devon Butler, an opponent from F1 2019, will return to the storyline.And everything seems to be as it should, but the price of F1 2021 relative to the previous part has grown significantly, and not only in Russia: our game will cost 2,999 rubles against 1,085 for F1 2020, in Ukraine 1499 hryvnia against 699, and in Argentina 3599 pesos against 649. In short, Electronic Arts is in its repertoire.

F1 2021 releases July 16 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

Abode of chickens

Capcom is preparing players for the release of Resident Evil Village with all its might and has revealed many details about the game.

The events of Resident Evil 8 will take place in a gloomy, grotesque, nameless village, the streets of which are littered with animal corpses, and werewolves await in the back streets. These are new and very insidious enemies: they can sit in ambush for a long time or start chasing you. Since the locations will be large and vertical, the main character Ethan has increased the speed of movement so that you do not get tired of running back and forth.

By the way, they promised to make Ethan more interesting as a character – since you have to play in the first person, the developers want you to feel better about them. Resident Evil Village will try to maintain a balance between horror and action: weapons and ammunition can be bought and improved from the local Duke vendor, but for this you have to hunt pigs and chickens that live in the village.

The game is slated for release on May 7, 2021 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

Before the release of Resident Evil Village, there will be two demos, but you can play them for a strictly limited time.

PlayStation Only 30 Minute Demos:

  • “Village” – from April 18, 20:00 Moscow time to April 19, 04:00 Moscow time;
  • “Castle” – from April 25, 20:00 Moscow time to April 26, 04:00 Moscow time.

60 minute demo for all platforms:

  • Village + Castle – from May 2 at 03:00 GMT until May 3 at 03:00 GMT.

At the Resident Evil event, the developers announced The Mercenaries arcade mode and Resident Evil 4 VR. The first will be part of the Resident Evil Village and is the shooting of waves of enemies in the locations of the village. Resident Evil 4 VR is the same fourth installment, but with VR mechanics and an Oculus Quest 2 exclusive. More details will be announced at the Oculus launch on April 22nd.

Little things

The WRC 10 rally simulator has been announced. This part will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the World Rally Championship. In addition to the current teams and cars, WRC 10 will add historic races along famous routes and 20 legendary cars like the Lancia Delta and Audi Quattro. The developers also promise to improve the physics engine, sound and rework the career mode.

The WRC 10 release date is September 2 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, and later on Nintendo Switch.

The head of CD Projekt Adam Kicinski said that the company is not going to give up Cyberpunk 2077. He is confident that the developers will be able to bring the game to a state that they will be proud of and sell the game for years to come. By the way, a small fix has been released for the game that fixes some bugs and improves stability. As for money, according to preliminary results for 2020, CD Projekt made a record profit for it. And given that Cyberpunk 2077 was released in December 2020, most likely, she also contributed to this.

What was shown?

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Graphics Comparison:

The most beautiful views of the improved locations of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:

King’s Bounty II Story Trailer:

New Gameplay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge:

Announcement of the mystical Oxenfree II: Lost Signals:

What to play?

April 22

MotoGP 21 (PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch) – this game needs no special introduction: a very beautiful motorcycle racing simulator. For those who love racing and motorbikes.

Buildings Have Feelings Too! (PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch) – A weird but interesting version of a city building simulator. The buildings here are personalities with feelings, fears, ambitions and preferences that you will have to reckon with when building a city.

23 april

NieR Replicant ver.1.22 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) is a remake of the 2010 game from the creators of NieR Automata. True, according to them, this is not a remake or a remaster, but a new version. They promise to leave the entire plot the same, but to improve the gameplay, the picture and add a mechanic, as well as new story missions and characters. By genre, this is an action-RPG where you will cut different enemies with different weapons. In short, if you’ve played NieR Automata, then you should love Replicant as well.

That’s all, see you next week!

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