It was all Guardians of the Galaxy, Life Is Strange, and Final Fantasy this time around
In the spirit of keeping our readers up to date with what’s happening in the video game industry, the Doublejump Digest is a brief collection of the major news stories from the past week. Head over to our E3 2021 page for all of the articles about this year’s show!
Eidos Montreal reveals Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
After originally being leaked all the way in 2017, Eidos Montreal has finally unveiled Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, gameplay and all. A fully single-player title (unlike last year’s Marvel’s Avengers), Guardians of the Galaxy puts you in the role of Peter Quill, otherwise known as Star Lord (sometimes), with the ability to order around the rest of the Guardians crew mid-battle as well as make story- and relationship-altering decisions throughout the story campaign.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set to launch on October 26 on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a Chaotic action spin-off
From Nioh developer Team NINJA and Final Fantasy veterans Tetsuya Nomura and Kazushige Nojima comes Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, a full-on action Final Fantasy spin-off. In the trailer, we see three Warriors of Light Jack, Ash and Jed battle against a variety of enemies before coming face to face with the sinister knight Garland, the main villain of the original Final Fantasy.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is slated to release in 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. A trial version of the game is available now on PS5 through June 24.
Life Is Strange shows its True Colors
Developed by Life Is Strange: Before the Storm’s Deck Nine, the new trailer for the next series entry highlights the new central power: Empathy. Able to supernaturally read and experience other people’s emotions in order to solve the mystery behind her brother’s death, Life Is Strange: True Colors and protagonist Alex Chen look to evoke the tone and atmosphere of the original rather than the somewhat divisive sequel.
Life iIs Strange: True Colors is scheduled to launch on September 10 on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Final Fantasy classics are getting remastered
A collection of the first six games in the Final Fantasy series are getting what Square Enix are calling “Pixel Remasters”. Presumably in the style of the upcoming Legend of Mana HD remaster releasing later this month, which preserves and upscales the original pixel artwork, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection is set to release on Android, iOS, and PC.
VIDEOS AND TRAILERS
Marvel’s Avengers Expansion: Black Panther — War for Wakanda Cinematic Trailer
Our first look at Marvel’s Avengers take on Black Panther and colonialist nemesis Klaw, set to launch as a free update in August.
Babylon’s Fall — E3 2021 Trailer
PlatinumGames has re-revealed its flashy Souls-flavoured action game yet again, this time as a co-op game-as-a-service title.
Legend of Mana — Opening Movie
Square Enix gives us a nostalgic taste of the upcoming remaster of the classic JRPG, releasing on June 24 on Switch, PC, and PS4.
Hitman Sniper: The Shadows — Premiere Trailer
Hitman’s mobile series spins off with a brand new universe separate from Agent 47. Following a brand new squad of assassins, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows is set to launch for mobile devices later this year.
Life Is Strange Remastered Collection — Official Trailer
Life Is Strange and its prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm are collected into a neater, cleaner package. The updated collection arrives a few weeks after Life Is Strange: True Colors, set to release on September 30 on Google Stadia, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
NieR Re[in]carnation — Pre-registration Trailer
A brief look at Nier’s mobile entry to announce worldwide pre-registration.
Square Enix may not have had as much to show as its peers this year, but at least Marvel, Final Fantasy, and Life Is Strange fans have something to look forward to – unless you were looking for Final Fantasy XVI.
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