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Forget the FIFA 22 demo and download the PES 2022 beta now!

With very little fanfare or pomp, Konami has made it possible to start testing out PES 2022 this week.

Available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, the PES 2022 beta demo can be downloaded and played until July 8.

And as you might expect, this testing period is expected to include bugs, gameplay issues and other problems.

But it will also give footy fans their first taste of what PES 2022 will be like to play later this year.

The best part of the new PES beta demo is that you don’t have to sign up for anything or pre-order a future product.

Gamers won’t even need a PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription to enjoy the game online with others, Konami has confirmed.

A message from Konami confirms: “KONAMI is proud to announce that a new football experience is on its way!

To prepare for its launch, we’ll be running an open beta prior to the game’s official launch. The purpose of this beta test is to evaluate the quality of the online matchmaking and connection to the servers.

“Please note that gameplay mechanics, balancing, animations and graphics are all under development and will be improved before the official launch.

“With all that out of the way, we would like to invite you to participate in this open beta, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could share with us your thoughts and feedback on your experience.”

Gamers will need to find the new PES 2022 beta demo on their chosen platform by searching the store.

This means using your console’s official store to find the “New Football Game Online Performance Test” and launch the game.

From what has been shared so far, the test supports cross-gen play between different consoles.

This appears to be limited to Xbox gamers playing with Xbox Series X owners and the same on the PlayStation platform.

There is no word on whether more options will be added before the end date in July but the current playable teams are Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona.

Commenting on the new beta, Konami posted this new message to fans, revealing: “The chief goal of the New Football Game Online Performance Test is to assess the stability and connection quality of our servers during online matches.

“For more details on the official release and the game itself, keep tuned for our announcement planned for 21/07/2021.

The full rundown of features and options coming with the PES 2022 beta includes the following:

  • Only a limited number of teams are available to play during this test. Each team has a squad of 22 players, chosen according to how many matches they appeared in and total match play time.
  • You do not need to subscribe to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to participate in online multiplayer games for this test.
  • Cross-generation play between PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 is available.
  • Cross-gen Multiplayer between Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is available.
  • This game is currently under development, so unexpected errors, such as crashes, may occur.
  • We may need to perform unscheduled maintenance during the test.
  • In order to participate in the test, you must agree to the Terms of Use inside the game.
  • Game data from this test cannot be carried over to the official launch version.
  • You will not be able to play the beta test version of this game once the test period has ended.

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

Square Enix Is Releasing A Demo For NEO: The World Ends With You

Next month sees the release of NEO: The World Ends With You on the Nintendo Switch. We’re excited and we know many others are, but if you’re not familiar with this series or the original game – which became a bit of a cult hit during the DS generation, you might want to try out the demo.

Yes, Square Enix has revealed players will be able to try before they buy, with a demo release on 25th July – a few days before the full release. This information was revealed at the end of the final trailer – which provides a five minute overview of what to expect.

“On June 25, you can play the free demo and start your adventure in NEO: The World Ends with You! Be ready when the full game drops on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 27, 2021!”

In the demo, you’ll get to meet Rindo and Fret as they fight to change their fate. Along the way, you’ll collect and developer powerful psychic pins and be one of the first to experience frenetic combat against the mysterious Noise.

In addition to this, your progress in the demo will transfer across to the full game. Note you’ll need to be playing on the demo and full game on the same platform. Will you be giving this demo a go? Leave a comment down below.

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This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

[email protected] Summer Game Demo Fest Showcases 40 Games

It’s time! We are excited to showcase 40 awesome demos of unreleased games on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Just like last year’s Summer Game Demo event, you can download and play these in the comfort of your own home between June 15 – 21.

Demos will be playable starting today, and we encourage you to continue to check the Xbox Dashboard on your console as more will continue to become available throughout the week! Keep in mind that most of these demos are an early look at gameplay and may not represent the full game at their release, including the availability in each country as developers continue to update and refine their title ahead of launch.

We’re also excited to share the 12 newly announced games below are coming to Xbox!

•     Arietta of Spirits (Third Spirit Games)

•     BattleCakes (Volcano Bean)

•     Button City (Subliminal)

•     Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered (Manekoware)

•     Dreamers (PlaySys)

•     Faraday Protocol (Red Koi Box)

•     Get Packed: Fully Loaded (Coatsink)

•     Paint the Town Red (South East Games)

•     Tanknarok (Polyblock Studio)

•     The Strange Story Of Brian Fisher: Chapter 2 (Intetic)

•     The Tale of Bistun (Black Cube Games)

•     Wreck Out (Four5Six)

Along with those titles, there are a great variety of games that will be available to try! Below is a list of games, and their developers, participating in the [email protected] Summer Game Demo Fest:

•     A Juggler’s Tale (kaleidoscube)

•     Antipole DX (Saturnine Games)

•     Arietta of Spirits (Third Spirit Games)

•     BattleCakes (Volcano Bean)

•     Black Book (Morteshka)

•     Button City (Subliminal)

•     Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four (Elder Games)

•     Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered (Manekoware)

•     Clone Drone in the Danger Zone (Doborog)

•     Clouzy! (Tinymoon)

•     ConnecTank (YummyYummyTummy)

•     Death Trash (Crafting Legends)

•     Deathtrap Dungeon: The Golden Room (Good Gate Media)

•     Dreamers (PlaySys)

•     Echo Generation (Cococucumber)

•     Faraday Protocol (Red Koi Box)

•     Fractal Space (Haze Games)

•     Get Packed: Fully Loaded (Coatsink)

•     Godstrike (Overpowered)

•     Justice Sucks: Recharged (Samurai Punk)

•     Lake (Gamious)

•     Lawn Mowing Simulator (Skyhook Games)

•     Mad Streets (Craftshop)

•     Mayhem Brawler (Hero Concept)

•     Paint the Town Red (South East Games)

•     Princess Farmer (Samobee Games)

•     Sable (Shedworks)

•     Sail Forth (David Evans Games)

•     Strings Theory (BeautifulBee)

•     Tanknarok (Polyblock Studio)

•     Teacup (Smarto Club)

•     The Eternal Cylinder (ACE Team)

•     The Riftbreaker (EXOR Studios)

•     The Strange Story Of Brian Fisher: Chapter 2 (Intetic)

•     The Tale of Bistun (Black Cube Games)

•     Trigger Witch (Rainbite)

•     Tunic (Isometricorp)

•     Wreck Out (Four5Six)

Head over to your Xbox and start enjoying these fantastic game demos on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! And yes, we’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Twitch, and YouTube. Please note, some demos are subject to regional availability. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire to learn more about what Team Xbox has planned and of course, have an amazing summer of gaming!

Author: Jessica Ronnell, [email protected] Events and Community Management Lead
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Random: Remember That Zelda HD Tech Demo For Wii U? It's Now 10 Years Old

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E3 is almost here! In the lead-up to the event, the Nintendo Reddit community has been reflecting on the Japanese company’s big reveals and announcements at the annual convention over the years.

With this in mind, it’s now been 10 years since Nintendo gave the world a look at “The Legend of Zelda HD” tech demo running on an early version of the Wii U. This dates back to 2011 and also happens to line up with the original reveal of the next-generation hardware at the time.

This impressive-looking video followed on from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and was just ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The mainline Zelda games that did make it to the Wii U in the end included Wind Waker, Twilight Princess and Breath of the Wild.

E3 2021 could potentially be just as exciting this year – with many (including us) hoping to see the sequel to Breath of the Wild. It is Link’s 35th anniversary after all. There have also been rumours about Wind Waker and Twilight Princess making a return.

Do you have any memories of watching this HD Zelda clip in 2011? Would you like to see a Zelda game that looked like this in the future? Leave a comment down below.

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This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Resident Evil Village Demo times for PC, Xbox and PS4 extended

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

Xbox and PC gamers have had to wait longer for access, but the full Resident Evil Village Demo experience is scheduled to launch this weekend across all platforms.

And instead of using the older timed limited format, Resi fans are set to get a longer window to play the 60-minute demo.

Capcom has not announced an extension for how long you can play, but they have made it possible to access the demo for a week rather than just 24-hours.

It’s a big improvement over what has been available on the PlayStation over the past few weeks and should make it a little less complicated for fans to enjoy.

The good news is that this last-minute tweak has not changed the release date for gamers to start playing through the demo, with everything still scheduled to go live this weekend.

And for anyone who wants to dive straight away, Capcom has confirmed that the Resident Evil Village Demo is available to preload today.

This will help speed up gaining access to the trial when it goes live across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC platforms.

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE DEMO TIMES

Capcom has confirmed the official times for when the Resident Evil Village Demo will be playable in North America and Europe.

For gamers in North America, the Resident Evil Village Demo will release on Xbox, PC and PS4 at 5pm PDT, on Saturday, May 1.

For gamers in Europe, the Resident Evil Village Demo will be playable at 1am BST, on Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Demo access will last a full week, meaning you can play through the full 60 minutes until May 10.

The original 24-hour window starting 5PM PDT May 1 (1AM BST May 2) has been increased by a week, and now ends at the same times on May 9 PDT (May 10 BST).

As mentioned above, this demo has been available on PS4 several times over the past few weeks but it will be the first instance when it has launched on Xbox and PC platforms.

And for those wanting a hint at what will be included in this week’s demo, a full description of the Castle segment can be found below:

“If you’re looking to step into the halls of Castle Dimitrescu, you’re in for a treat this weekend. When you first step into the castle, you may immediately feel the contrast between the decrepit village of the first early access experience to its regal interior.

“One of the major motifs of this area, and the game in general, was creating environments filled with beauty.

“When players aren’t running for their lives, we wanted to create a setting that they could enjoy by venturing through and slowly taking in all the sights and scenes.

“Of course, every picture of beauty hides a face of terror. Players may also find themselves beneath the splendor in an underground prison, tiptoeing past cold cellar bars that offer a sharp juxtaposition to the warmth found up above.

“In Resident Evil 7 biohazard, our main focus was creating something claustrophobic with a lot of depth. With Resident Evil Village, we wanted to use what we learned as a foundation to build upon and create something expansive with more variety.

“The juxtaposition within Castle Dimitrescu, between the well-lit halls of the upper floors and the cold dark chambers down below, is just a small example of the different kinds of environment Ethan Winters will find himself in as he desperately searches for his daughter Rose.

“Not only will he find himself in a wider variety of environments this time around, but he’ll also have a bigger arsenal of weaponry at his disposal as well. It’s all up to you to strategize and figure out what works best in every new environment and situation that you find yourself in.”

Nintendo's Just Dropped A Free Demo For Miitopia On Switch

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Miitopia

Looking forward to checking out Miitopia on Nintendo Switch? Well, wait no longer, as Nintendo’s just dropped a free demo.

That’s right, beginning today, you can jump into this teasing taster session by downloading the new demo from the Switch eShop. The demo lets you play through the main game’s first area, letting you create and customise your Mii with wigs and makeup before setting off on your adventure:

In this demo of the game’s first area, you’ll be able to create and customize your Mii characters with wigs and makeup. While it can be fun to play as a Mii character that looks like you, Miitopia also lets you cast your friends, family or anyone you choose to star in your journey. Watch your characters come to life as your best friend and dear old grandma team up to topple the face-stealing Dark Lord, who just so happens to resemble your grumpy uncle.

You might recall playing Miitopia on 3DS, but Nintendo’s keen to remind us that this new Switch port contains new features like the adorable horse, the aforementioned wigs and makeup, and more.

Will you be giving this demo a whirl? Remember, Miitopia launches on Switch on 21st May!

Resident Evil Demo start time: Castle Demo begins today on PS4 and PS5

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

The Resident Evil Castle Demo is the next big reveal from Capcom, offering fans another chance at experiencing the new Village experience.

Resident Evil Village is scheduled to launch in May, and the development team behind the anticipated launch have put together a new timed trial.

The good news is that everyone will be able to try out the new content before the game’s final release.

Capcom has confirmed that both the Village and Castle Demo will be available to play across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC in May.

But before that, gamers on PlayStation consoles get to try things out, with the Castle Demo going live today.

Publisher Capcom has confirmed that this weekend’s trial will only be available on PlayStation consoles and only for a very limited time.

Sony adds: “If you’re looking to step into the halls of Castle Dimitrescu, you’re in for a treat this weekend.

“PlayStation players will get early access to the terrifying yet beautiful inner workings of the castle, the stronghold of the illustrious Alcina Dimitrescu and her bloodthirsty daughters.

“It’s not available to play just yet, but you can go to the PlayStation Store to pre-download the Resident Evil Village Gameplay Demo in anticipation.

“To clear up any confusion, you just have to download that one demo. Everything will be automatically available to play through the Gameplay Demo during the designated times.

When you first step into the castle, you may immediately feel the contrast between the decrepit village of the first early access experience to its regal interior.

“One of the major motifs of this area, and the game in general, was creating environments filled with beauty.

“When players aren’t running for their lives, we wanted to create a setting that they could enjoy by venturing through and slowly taking in all the sights and scenes. Of course, every picture of beauty hides a face of terror.

“Players may also find themselves beneath the splendour in an underground prison, tiptoeing past cold cellar bars that offer a sharp juxtaposition to the warmth found up above.

The Resident Evil Castle Demo will be available to play for 30-minutes on April 24 in the United States, at 5pm PST.

And then the same demo will be available to play in the UK on April 25, at 6pm BST on the same consoles.

Capcom has confirmed that all platforms will be getting access to the two combined Resident Evil demos on May 1 in the United States and May 2 in the UK.

The Resident Evil Demo start time has been set for 5pm PST in the US and 1am BST in the UK.

“The final demo period will give you a total of 60 minutes to explore both the village and castle, and you’re free to use those 60 minutes however you wish.

“How much time will you spend seeking answers in the village, and how long will you brave the castle’s corridors to uncover its dark secrets?”

Resident Evil Village Demo release time: When can I play on PS4 and Xbox One?

It won’t be long before a slice of fans gets to start playing the new Resident Evil Village demo, with two new experiences set to land in April.

While not the easiest schedule to follow, the next Resident Evil Village demo release date has been set for April 17 and April 18.

However, publisher Capcom has confirmed that this weekend’s trial will only be available on PlayStation consoles and only for a very limited time.

This will be The Village demo, which included 30-minutes of gameplay and will only be available to download at a specific time.

A message from Sony explains: “The first demo period allows you to check out the snow-covered remnants of the titular village for 30 minutes, giving you a glimpse into the frost-capped remains of what once was, and perhaps giving you a taste of what the game’s combat has to offer.”

The Resident Evil Villa Demo release date for PS4 and PS5 has been scheduled for April 17 at 5pm PST in the United States.

In the UK, the same Resident Evil Village Demo will be available to play on April 18, starting at 6pm BST.

This will be followed by a second playable demo focused on the Resident Evil Castle, which will be available to play on PS4 and PS5 consoles next week.

Sony adds: “The second demo period will drop you into the halls of Castle Dimitrescu where you’ll be given a separate 30-minute experience that is sure to be a bloody good time. Unlike the expansive village, the castle is full of narrow hallways and cramped corridors that make it difficult to tell what could be around each corner.”

The Resident Evil Castle Demo will be available to play for 30-minutes on April 24 in the United States, at 5pm PST.

And then the same demo will be available to play in the UK on April 25, at 6pm BST on the same consoles.

WHEN CAN I PLAY RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE DEMO ON XBOX?

Capcom has confirmed that all platforms will be getting access to the two combined Resident Evil demos on May 1 in the United States and May 2 in the UK.

The Resident Evil Demo start time has been set for 5pm PST in the US and 1am BST in the UK.

“The final demo period will give you a total of 60 minutes to explore both the village and castle, and you’re free to use those 60 minutes however you wish.

“How much time will you spend seeking answers in the village, and how long will you brave the castle’s corridors to uncover its dark secrets?

That part’s up to you, but we encourage you to share your experience playing and speculate on what secrets the full game holds.”

It’s a pretty confusing mix of dates and times to follow for gamers across platforms, so here’s a final recap:

Resident Evil Village Demo – PS4 and PS5 Only – April 17 US and April 18 UK.

Resident Evil Castle Demo – PS4 and PS5 Only – April 24 US and April 25 UK.

Resident Evil Combined Demo – All Platforms – May 1 US and May 2 UK.

And as mentioned above, all demos will be available to play for a just short amount of time. The first two on PlayStation consoles will offer 30 minutes each, while the final open platform demo will be a combined 60 minutes.

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

Demo For Stunning Fan-Made 2D Metroid Prime Game Released

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Nintendo made the tough decision at the beginning of 2019 to restart the development of Metroid Prime 4 with the help of Retro Studios. Since then (and even before), there’s been very little activity on the Metroid front.

Fortunately, there is a passionate Metroid fanbase and one talented group of developers known as “Team SCU” have been working hard on a 2D version of the GameCube hit, Metroid Prime. While it was originally thought to be a joke, it’s actually real.

It’s called Prime 2D – with the other part of the name removed for obvious reasons, and the first demo has just gone live.

“Hey everyone! The time has finally come for the first public Prime 2D demo. When we first posted it, this post was this April Fools’ day page with fake screenshots, hiding the fact that it was actually our real demo, but we can clear that joke away now that April 1 is over.”

SCU further notes how this project is “made by fans for the sole purpose of having fun” and says “all aspects of this demo are subject to change” and may not necessarily reflect the final version.

The demo itself gives players the opportunity to explore the Tallon Overworld, including the Artifact Temple and Chozo Ruins, and includes a range of abilities and power-ups such as the Morph Ball. There’s also 360 degree aiming, the ability to scan the environment, and apparently a little extra after the credits.

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Would you be interested in a 2D Metroid Prime game? Like the look of this project? Tell us down below.