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‘Uncharted 4’ and ‘Lost Legacy’ remasters hit PS5 on January 28th

You won’t have to wait too much longer to play (or replay) the last two Uncharted games on your PlayStation 5. Naughty Dog and Sony have confirmed that Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will be available for PS5 on January 28th for $50, or $10 if you’ve bought the PS4 versions of either included game. The companies have also revealed just what audiovisual upgrades you can expect. These aren’t complete overhauls (they’re both mid-cycle PS4 releases, after all), but they might be worthwhile if you missed out on Uncharted 4 or Lost Legacy, or just want to make the most of a new TV.

As with some PS5 titles, you can prioritize the graphics for either resolution or speed. A “Fidelity Mode” jumps to native 4K while preserving a target frame rate of 30FPS. You can alternately use a “Performance Mode” if 60FPS matters more than crisp graphics, and there’s even a “Performance+” option that caps the resolution at 1080p in return for an extra-smooth 120FPS.

Both games promise “near instant” load times thanks to the PS5’s SSD, and Naughty Dog is taking advantage of improved DualSense haptic feedback as well as spatial audio for built-in TV speakers and headphones. It should be a more immersive experience, then, even if you can’t justify an elaborate audio setup.

You’ll have to be patient if you’re jonesing for the PC version. You can add the Uncharted bundle to your wish lists on the Epic Games Store and Steam, but the developers haven’t narrowed down the release date beyond a generic “2022.” The system requirements aren’t yet available, either. While that’s not surprising given the extra challenges of porting a PS4 game to PCs, it could leave you waiting a bit longer than you might like.

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Rockstar apologizes for broken GTA remasters and pledges to fix bugs

Rockstar Games has apologized for the shoddy quality of . It plans to fix “the unexpected technical issues” and improve the three games in the collection.

“We want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games,” . “The updated versions of these classic games did not launch in a state that meets our own standards of quality, or the standards our fans have come to expect.” The first update is scheduled to arrive in the coming days and it will “address a number of issues.”

It didn’t take long for players to start sharing clips of bugs and glitches on social media after the remastered collection of GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas arrived last week. took a deep dive into GTA III and found there were “issues that are so blatant and jarring and ridiculous, it’s hard to understand how the game made its way through quality control.”

What’s more, Rockstar of the bundle soon after launch to “remove some data files that were unintentionally included in the new versions of these games” (those are believed to include files related to the infamous ). The collection was available to buy again . Rockstar Launcher services were unavailable for over a day too, making the collection and the PC versions of Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online unplayable during that time.

Soon after Rockstar for the trilogy in October, it removed the original versions the games from digital storefronts. Now, the classic versions of GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas are returning to PC as a bundle on the Rockstar Store. Players who buy the remastered trilogy on PC by June 30th will receive the originals at no extra cost.

Meanwhile, Rockstar has asked everyone to refrain from attacking developers on social media. “We would kindly ask our community to please maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues,” it said. Grove Street Games, which is behind ports of several other Rockstar titles, worked on these remasters.

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The first three ‘Final Fantasy’ pixel remasters arrive on July 28th

In three weeks’ time, you’ll be able to start playing the pixel remaster versions of the first three Final Fantasy games. Square Enix has revealed that the Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy III remasters are coming out on July 28th for PC via Steam and on July 29th for Android and iOS. You can now also pre-purchase the games individually for prices between $12 and $18, or buy the bundle with all six games for around $96. You’ll get three soundtracks and two unique wallpapers for each title you pre-purchase. The gaming giant doesn’t have a specific release date for the fourth to sixth installments in the franchise yet, but they’re also scheduled to come out sometime this year.

Square Enix first announced that it’s giving the first six games in the Final Fantasy franchise the pixel remaster treatment during its E3 presentation back in mid-June, though it barely shared any details about them. In the description box of the first installment on Steam, it says the game will feature completely new graphics, as well as “improved ease of play” with a modernized UI and auto-battle options. Its soundtrack has been rearranged, but the process was overseen by original composer Nobuo Uematsu. In addition, it will come with extra features, such as a bestiary, an illustration gallery and a music player.

While the other three games getting a remaster don’t have a release date yet, Square Enix recently announced it’s pulling the current versions of the fifth and sixth installments from Steam on July 27th. The developer received a lot of flak for reducing the quality of the art on the games it originally released on Steam, so it makes sense for the remasters to completely replace them. 

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters begin releasing in July

Earlier this month, in the middle of Square Enix’s E3 showcase, we saw a very intriguing (albeit brief) reveal. Square Enix revealed that it’s remastering the first six Final Fantasy games and bringing them to PC and mobile. These so-called Pixel Remasters would remake the graphics for all six games once again, attempting to update the look of each game for modern platforms while staying at least somewhat true to the originals.

At the time, we didn’t get any kind of release date out of Square Enix for these Pixel Remasters but fast forward to today and we now know when the first three games will release. As spotted by Nibellion on Twitter, the Steam listings for all six Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters are live, with the first three launching on July 28th.

The descriptions for all three games are very similar. After giving us a synopsis of each game’s story, Square Enix says that each title will include “universally updated 2D pixel graphics” alongside a “beautifully rearranged soundtrack.” We’ll also get some modern gameplay features, including an updated UI and auto-battle options, along with some “supplemental extras” like a bestiary and a music player.

Each game has a list price of $11.99, but currently, they’re all on sale for 20% off, bringing their prices down to $9.59. Sadly, the listings for Final Fantasy IV through VI do not indicate when they might be launching, saying only that they’re “coming soon.”

Just yesterday, we learned that Square Enix is planning to pull the existing Steam versions of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI on July 27th, clearing the way for their Pixel Remasters. The Steam versions of Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV won’t be going anywhere, however, as Square Enix apparently considers those 3D remakes different enough to exist alongside the Pixel Remasters. We’ll let you know when Square Enix announces release dates for the other three Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, so stay tuned for that.

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Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Remasters the GBA Classics

Nintendo has announced that Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, a remaster of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, will be coming to Switch. Nintendo says the games have been “reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up.” Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will release on December 3, but pre-orders are available starting today.

Advance Wars is a series of turn-based strategy games that has lain dormant for many years, but Nintendo appears intent on giving the franchise new life on the Switch. The trailer shown for the game features a variety of unit types, grid maps, and terrain types, as well as the ability to capture locations like cities. Advance Wars‘ gameplay will likely be familiar to anyone who has played recent Fire Emblem games or other turn-based strategy titles.

Nintendo promises that Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will contain “thrilling stories, memorable characters, and vibrant gameplay.” The game features the entirety of the campaigns from the first two games in the series, Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising.

A trailer showed a variety of cartoonish commanding officers leading their troops in ground, air, and naval combat. Players can purchase and upgrade units to help defend against invading armies and will have to deal with a variety of threats, including fog of war. Thanks to a rock-paper-scissors-like structure, units have advantages and disadvantages over other units – for example, anti-air units are great at attacking planes, but may have trouble against other unit types.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will be available on December 3 on Nintendo Switch.

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