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‘Fall Guys’ season six features a party theme and a ‘Ghost of Tsushima’ crossover

The next season of Fall Guys starts on November 30th and the beans are getting into the party spirit. Developer Mediatonic took inspiration from festivals, carnivals and the circus for season six. New obstacles include a water balloon cannon, vacuum tubes, a circular version of the infamous seesaw and a platform that flips vertically after a certain length of time. What’s more, there are trapezes that players can swing from.

There are more crossover costumes on the way in season six. Between December 1st and 5th, you can complete challenges to earn a Sackboy skin — the adorable PlayStation mascot is a perfect fit for Fall Guys. In addition, the Fame Pass, which players level up during the season, includes two rad costumes depicting Jin Sakai from Ghost of Tsushima.

Meanwhile, cross-progression is coming to the battle royale platformer in season six, building on the cross-play feature that arrived in May. So you’ll be able to access all of your costumes and other cosmetics across PlayStation and Steam. In addition, PC players will be able to select custom usernames again instead of whatever moniker Fall Guys generated for them.

As such, you’ll soon need an Epic Games account to play Fall Guys. Epic bought Mediatonic earlier this year, and Rocket League and Fortnite use the Epic account system for cross-progression too.

You’ll need to select a primary Fall Guys account, which is the first one that you link to an Epic account. Although you won’t lose costumes, nameplates and so on from either platform, you’ll only retain your season progress, crowns, shards and kudos from your primary account. So, it’s probably best to spend your crowns and kudos on your secondary account before the new season starts.

Mediatonic also notes that if players have different costumes and DLC content across both platforms, they should contact the support team after linking to their Epic Games account. The team will transfer over those items, so you won’t lose them. In addition, all players will receive a bonus of 10 crowns.

During the season six showcase, Mediatonic didn’t mention when the Nintendo Switch and Xbox versions of Fall Guys will be released, even though they’re still supposed to arrive by the end of the year. However, the developer did provide a peek at an upcoming round that features invisible beans.

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‘Ghost of Tsushima’ director’s cut trailer shows off the gorgeous Iki Island

Sony and developer Sucker Punch have revealed some more details about what’s next for Jin Sakai in , an expanded edition of the . They also released a gorgeous new trailer for the upcoming version, which hits PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on August 20th.

You’ll be able to explore an entirely new island called Iki. Jin learns that a Mongol tribe led by a shaman named Ankhsar Khatun has taken residence there. Khatun is “not only a conqueror of nations, but a shepherd of souls. And the danger she presents to Jin and his people is unlike any they have faced,” Sucker Punch senior writer Patrick Downs .

Iki is a “lawless land of raiders and criminals” which has been out of samurai control for decades. Jin will run into pirates, smugglers and “mad monks” on the island. He’ll explore haunted caves and learn new techniques.

The expanded story will also delve deeper into Jin’s painful past. “With everything that has happened this past year, it’s no accident we also wanted to tell a story of healing,” Downs wrote. “And we felt this would pose a unique and compelling challenge for Jin.”

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is a $20 upgrade for owners of the original game. It costs an extra $10 to upgrade the PS5 version of either the base game or the director’s cut. Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will also be available as a direct purchase for $60 on PS4 and $70 on PS5.

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‘Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut’ comes to PS4 and PS5 on August 20th

A little over a year after samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima arrived on PlayStation 4, a Director’s Cut will land on PS4 and PS5. Along with the original game and all of the updates Sucker Punch Productions has released to date, there’ll be a new island to explore and some much-requested additions.

Jin will travel to Iki Island, which neighbors Tsushima, to look into rumors that Mongols are there. However, he’ll need to deal with some traumatic issues from his earlier life as he faces challenges with “deeply personal stakes,” according to a PlayStation blog post. You’ll get to experience a new story and meet new characters. There are also fresh abilities, mini games, enemies, armor and animals to pet. 

Iki seems like a significant expansion that might help keep fans busy until the movie arrives. New players can unlock Iki once they reach the Toyotama region in Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima.

The PS5 version will have a few exclusive features. Cutscenes will now support lip sync for Japanese voiceovers. The developers were able to add this feature by harnessing the PS5’s real-time rendering ability for cinematics. There will be haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support for the DualSense controller, along with 3D audio, faster load times, resolution up to 4K and a target framerate of 60 fps.

Meanwhile, a patch with some useful features is on the way for all players. A target lock-on option, photo mode updates, more controller remapping and a way to hide the quiver during combat are coming soon. Additional updates are in the pipeline for the Ghost of Tsushima: Legends co-op experience as well, including a new mode.

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Unfortunately, you won’t get a free upgrade to the Director’s Cut on either console. Current Ghost of Tsushima owners can upgrade to the PS4 Director’s Cut for $20. You can then upgrade again to the PS5 version for another $10. Alternatively, you can pay $30 to upgrade straight from the original game to the PS5 Director’s Cut. Phew.

Newcomers can buy Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut for $60 on PS4 and $70 on PS5. While there will be physical editions available, it’s maybe best to pre-order from the PlayStation Store if you’re planning to play any time soon. The current game costs $60, but if you pre-order the upcoming edition at the same price, you can download and play the original PS4 game right away. You’ll be able to transfer progress to Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut after it arrives in August.

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Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut confirmed for both PS4 and PS5

After leaks indicated that an enhanced version of Ghost of Tsushima was on the way, today Sony confirmed it. The company officially announced Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut today, a new version of the game that appears to be a cross between an enhanced edition and a PS5 upgrade. While there are new features on the way for PS5 players, those who haven’t upgraded from PS4 will be getting the Director’s Cut content as well.

First and foremost, the Director’s Cut adds a new expansion to the game set on Iki Island, which was also invaded by the Mongolians during the period that Ghost of Tsushima is set in. While Sucker Punch says that full details about the Iki Island content will be coming later, the studio did confirm today that it will include “a whole new story and new characters,” along with “brand new environments to explore, new armor for Jin as well as his horse, new mini-games, new techniques, new enemy types, and much more.” There will also be new trophies associated with the Iki Island content available on both PS4 and PS5.

PlayStation 5 players will be getting some new features specific to their platform. We’ll see support for the DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, along with 4K resolution modes and 60 FPS targets. Load times will also be improved, and the game will offer lip sync for the Japanese voice-over as well. Unfortunately, it seems that Japanese lip sync will only be available in the PS5 version, which is down to “the PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real-time.”

If you’re starting fresh, the Director’s Cut content will be available starting at the beginning of Act 2 in the base game, though PS4 players will also be able to transfer their saves over to the PS5 version. In addition, all players, regardless of whether or not they buy the Director’s Cut, will get a patch with new accessibility options, controller layouts, and a new game mode for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.

Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut will cost $59.99 on PlayStation 4 and $69.99 on PS5. Those who already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 can upgrade to the Director’s Cut for $19.99. It should be noted that this upgrade is separate from the PS5 upgrade, which will cost a further $9.99 if you already own the Director’s Cut on PS4 or $29.99 if you’re upgrading from Ghost of Tsushima to the Director’s Cut on PS5. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is out on August 20th.

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Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Receives ESRB Rating

Besides getting a next-gen upgrade, Ghost of Tsushima is apparently also getting a next-gen launch. Another version of the game, titled Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, was rated by the Electronic Software Ratings Board recently and revealed that the game would be available on both the PlayStation 4 and the PS5.

Ghost of Tsushima launched last summer on the PS4. Developed by Sucker Punch, the game is a samurai open-world adventure set on Tsushima Island during a Mongol invasion.

The rating doesn’t reveal what new content players will be able to expect, although rumors have been swirling about an expansion for the game being announced soon. The supposed DLC, titled Ghosts of Ikishima, was leaked on Twitter by Shpeshal_Nick, the co-founder of XboxEra. Of course, it’s impossible to say whether Ghosts of Ikishima is a real expansion, so view this report with skepticism. However, a stand-alone expansion, much like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, would help justify rereleasing Ghost of Tsushima.

Neither Sony nor Ghost of Tsushima developer Sucker Punch has made any official announcements about a new version of the game.

Ghost of Tsushima is currently playable on PS5 via backward compatibility. Playing the game on the latest hardware comes with the usual suite of benefits, including faster loading times and frame rates up to 60 frames per second.

However, it’s somewhat surprising that any other version of Ghost of Tsushima won’t be exclusive to the PS5. Mainly, it means that players that pick up the game’s director’s cut shouldn’t expect any massive visual improvements or overhauls. Instead, it’s much more likely that the game will come with some extra content, whether it was cut before launch or developed afterward.

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