E3 2019: FIFA 20 Adding FIFA Street-Style Volta Mode

FIFA 20 contains a FIFA Street-style mode named Volta, publisher EA has revealed. The mode is a new direction for the mainline FIFA series, which has until now remained relatively realistic and straightforward in its execution.

Volta “takes football back to the streets with the authentic culture, creativity, and style of the small-sided game,” EA says. It appears to be an exclusively small-sided match mode, meaning you’ll play with teams of between three and five, as opposed to the regulation 11.

Volta contains a number of sub-modes, each of which is playable with male or female avatars. Volta World allows you to “build up your squad,” for example, while Volta Story will see you take on the role of one player through a scripted narrative, similar to The Journey from previous editions of FIFA. Additionally, you can “take your favorite professional teams to the streets in Volta Kick-Off” or “play through Promotion and Relegation in the online Volta League.” Match variants include 3v3 Rush, 4v4, 4v4 Rush, 5v5, and Professional Futsal, where “rush” indicates a game mode that excludes goalkeepers.

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A single small-sided match was playable in FIFA 19‘s Journey Mode, but this is otherwise the first time EA has dabbled with street football since 2012’s FIFA Street reboot. Volta Mode is the only real detail EA has released for its upcoming soccer title, aside from the FIFA 20 release date. More is set to be revealed during EA Play at E3 in a few hours’ time.

Author: GameSpot

Resident Evil, Evil Within Director Teases E3 2019 Announcement

Shinji Mikami, the creator of some of the most famous horror games of all time, has teased an E3 2019 announcement. Writing on Twitter in Japanese, the Resident Evil and Evil Within director said simply, “First rehearsal day, finished.”

While the quote doesn’t give too much away, it seems a rather poignant time to be rehearsing, with all the E3 2019 press conferences about to air over the next couple of days. Notably, Mikami’s company Tango Gameworks is owned by Bethesda, so it’s possible he may be rehearsing for an appearance at the publisher’s press conference. Alternatively, Bethesda has popped up to show off its new games at Microsoft’s showcases in previous years, while the publisher has also brought many of its games to Nintendo Switch of late.

As for what Mikami is working on, we’re currently in the dark. Tango Gameworks has developed two games to date: The Evil Within and its sequel, The Evil Within 2. We awarded the latter an 8/10 when it launched in 2017. “Though there’s some occasional technical hiccups that result in some particularly frustrating moments and weird pacing issues, this horror sequel elevates the tense and impactful survival horror experience in ways that feel fresh and exciting,” wrote critic Alessandro Fillari in our Evil Within 2 review. “What this cerebral horror game does isn’t totally new, but it rarely feels routine, and offers plenty of surprises. Coming in at a lengthy and surprisingly packed 15-hour campaign, the sequel does an admirable job of ratcheting up the tension and scares when it needs to, while also giving you the freedom to explore and proceed how you want. It’s a tough thing to balance, but The Evil Within 2 does it remarkably well, and in a way that leaves a strong and lasting impression after its touching conclusion.”

For more on this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, check out all the E3 2019 leaks and rumors. Alternatively, you can check out everything we know about Bethesda’s E3 press conference.

Author: GameSpot

E3 2019: Nintendo Switch Is Getting One Of The Internet’s Favorite Games

E3 2019‘s announcements are in full swing–as well as its leaks–and another new one is sure to get much of the internet very excited. Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator is coming to Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android soon, publisher Game Grumps has announced.

“We’ll be dropping Dream Daddy for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android in the very near future,” the company said on Twitter. “An official release date will be forthcoming, so stay tuned!”

To celebrate the announcement, Game Grumps has made new mixtapes for each of the game’s characters. The publisher also teased there might be new characters coming when the game comes to the new platforms.

Dream Daddy was first released on PC in 2017 and soon became a cult hit. The game, which came to PS4 late last year, has you play as a dad romancing other dads in your town. It’s filled with dad-based puns, and at its core it has an incredibly heartwarming story about raising a daughter on your own. It’s also inclusive without feeling like the diversity is just posturing; gender and sexuality issues are presented in a straightforward manner, but for the most part, the dads’ narrative arcs are about fatherhood. We said it was one of the best PC games you might have missed in 2017.

Author: GameSpot

Be Yous Brief Fever Dream Friday Freebies Club

“With the relative ease of coding a branching story, many first time developers will experiment with the choose-your-own-adventure format, a great testing ground for game ideas. Be You is one such project, the first game by solo developer Louis Morel. With some nice art and quirky writing, Be You shows potential, but the experience ends all too quickly.”

Author: N4G