Interviews

EA’s wildly popular FIFA series is once again hitting PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this September with FIFA 19. This version of the game comes with its fair share of notable improvements, including the addition of Champions League, an entirely reworked Kick-Off mode, and vastly improved animations. Last month, DualShockers attended an EA
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While many things will change in MercurySteam’s third-person shooter/brawler Raiders of the Broken Planet as it transitions into its new free-to-play form Spacelords, one thing will remain the same, and that’s the game’s charming art style. In order to know more about it, DualShockers talked with Art Director Jorge Benedito at the studio’s headquarters in San Sebastian de Los Reyes,
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Spanish developer MercurySteam is a rather unique studio. While most European teams work with western publishers, the San Sebastian de Los Reyes-based studio has three Castlevania games for Konami and the recent Metroid: Samus Returns for Nintendo under its belt. Yet, the story of the studio isn’t all glory and fanfare. About a decade ago, it was
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By now, you probably already know that MercurySteam‘s Raiders of the Broken Planet is going to be relaunched as Spacelords and it’s going to be free to play. Yet, this kind of operation is definitely complex, and can’t be covered simply by a press release. Earlier this week, DualShockers traveled to San Sebastian de Los Reyes,
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Since the debut of their first game in 2014, Stoic Studio — a team comprised of former developers from BioWare — have been telling a Norse-mythology inspired story in the form of The Banner Saga series. The strategy-RPG series debuted after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign (followed two years after by its sequel, The Banner Saga 2),
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Skullgirls developer Lab Zero Games released a prototype for and successfully crowdfunded its platformer-RPG Indivisible back in 2015. The developers have been diligently working on the title since then, but it unfortunately got delayed to the first half of 2019 last month. This year at E3, I met Lab Zero Games and publisher 505 Games
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Earlier this year at GDC, DualShockers had the chance to talk with Inti Creates President and CEO Takuya Aizu and Associate Producer and International Affairs Coordinator Matt Papa about then-upcoming lineup. In the time since then, Inti Creates released Gal*Gun 2 on Nintendo Switch, revealed and launched Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon to great success, and
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Inti Creates is best known for its side-scrolling action titles, and more recently their dedication to delivering DLC to their newest titles including Blaster Master Zero and Mighty Gunvolt Burst. The developer is also supporting Nintendo’s new hardware with their upcoming game, Dragon: Marked for Death. A multiplayer side-scrolling action game that received a delay
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For some time now, Pete Hines has been the face of Bethesda Softworks, one of gaming’s biggest third-party publishers. If you’ve been familiar with Bethesda in any capacity or have watched any of the company’s E3 presentations the past few years, you’ve likely been exposed to Hines and his straight-shooting, down-to-Earth attitude. During PAX East
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The Muv-Luv series is considered by many the pinnacle of the visual novel genre, mostly due to its complex and dramatic stories, its interesting characters, and the top-notch mecha design that you wouldn’t expect in this kind of game. Yet, while its popularity certainly spiked after the successful Kickstarter that resulted in the western release
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Shinichi Kameoka is well known for the Mana series, but is currently working on his own franchise, launched with Egglia: Legend of the Redcap, which is currently available for iOS and Android. In order to learn more about this charming mobile JRPG, we visited the headquarters of Kameoka-san’s Kichijoji-based studio in Tokyo, and had an extensive
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Subsurface Circular is the latest release from the creators of Thomas Was Alone, Volume, and EarthShape, Bithell Games. The story-driven text adventure follows a robot detective as it attempts to solve a case revolving around the disappearance of numerous Teks within the Subsurface Circular, a subway system the android-like residents use to commute to their
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash has been released recently in the west, but Marvelous Entertainment and Honey Parade games have quite a few titles in the works for the series. In order to learn more about them, DualShockers sat down with Producer Kenichiro Takaki, who talked about a wide variety of topics, from upcoming titles
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Coming off the back of Blade Runner 2049 — and with Halloween looming — it sure would be awesome to have a terrific cyberpunk horror game to play right now. In steps Observer. Like Bloober Team’s previous game — Layers of Fear — Observer fits firmly in the psychological horror genre: a title that traded Layers of Fear’s 19th century Victorian-era mansion setting
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Dynasty Warriors 9 is bringing quite a few innovations to the traditional Musou franchise; in order to know more, DualShockers had a chat with Producer Akihiro Suzuki. First of all, Suzuki-san explained the reason behind the series’ switch to an open world map. The Dynasty Warriors series has been going on for a long time, and
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