- The roguelike mode in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is expected to be “stressful” and challenging for players.
- Despite the criticism its base game faced, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC has already achieved impressive sales milestones.
- There are speculations that Lies of P 2 will be built with Unreal Engine 5, potentially offering unmatched visual fidelity for a Soulslike.
Something new from the Spyro IP is anticipated following a run-of-the-mill social media post, Lies of P’s sequel might be getting a fidelity buff, and an Xbox Developer Direct is likely arriving this month if multiple insiders are to be believed. Today, Game Rant’s weekly recap takes a look at some of the most notable headlines from the past week.
The Last of Us Part 2’s upcoming roguelike appears to be “stressful” following God of War Ragnarok’s own, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is still going strong with phenomenal sales, and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth‘s release is fast approaching. All that and more in this week’s roundup of games industry news.
Kojima’s OD Might Have to Rethink Death Stranding’s Absurdity
Death Stranding thrives off being absolutely preposterous in many ways and that same luxury may not be afforded to Kojima’s OD as a horror game.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered’s No Return Teased as ‘Stressful’
Roguelikes aren’t necessarily a niche anymore and the latest first-party AAA titles to incorporate them have made that abundantly clear. Still, for anyone unaccustomed to how challenging they can be, the roguelike mode in The Last of Us Part 2’s remaster appears to embolden itself on how “stressful” it is.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Hits Impressive Sales Milestone
Few games have been criticized as Cyberpunk 2077 has in the industry’s modern era. Still, despite those hiccups, it hasn’t deterred sales of the base game nor its highly anticipated and remedying Phantom Liberty DLC.
Lies of P 2 May Be Built with Unreal Engine 5
Lies of P looks incredible and its visuals were only one of the characteristics that helped it blossom and gain traction as a Soulslike. Now, a job listing seems to suggest that Lies of P 2 will be built with Unreal Engine 5, which could offer it unmatched fidelity.
Spyro Social Media Post Stirs New Game Speculation
An official tweet from Spyro’s social media has apparently stirred commotion about a possible new Spyro game in 2024, though it does look like a fairly standard social media post about the new year. Only time will tell if this was meant to tease a new entry or not.
Xbox Developer Direct Rumored for Later this Month
Multiple reputable insiders have shared that an alleged Xbox Direct will be held sometime this month, apparently with Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 as its feature and possibly another Hi-Fi Rush-esque shadow-drop.
The LaD series offers a lot of content for players who wish to explore and see it all through, but their stories can also be quite long and anyone venturing to beat them all before Infinite Wealth has many hours to get through in the next couple of weeks.
Movies & TV
The MCU is no longer the insurmountable cinema giant it was half a decade ago, and with recent controversies causing even more ripples in the series’ future it seems to be an even bigger pitfall. Steven Yeun was the latest casting choice that was agreeable, but even he’s now moved on from the franchise.
Marvel Snap’s January season debuted Skaar, a card that would otherwise have a huge counter in Shang-Chi if it wasn’t for Caiera. Indeed, Caiera will be influential now for any decks that have particular cards players wish to keep around.
Game Rant Exclusives
Game Rant checked out a brief preview of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth that demonstrated a wealth of environmental design in designing Honolulu City and an Animal Crossing-like side story has players tasked with the restoration of Dondoko Island.
Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s Like a Dragon 8 is a turn-based RPG set after the events of Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon. Like its predecessor, the game’s main character will once again be Ichiban Kasuga, although Kazuma Kiryu will also return as a protagonist.
- January 26, 2024