Game Rant Recap 3/13/23 to 3/19/23

Sony’s ever-popular PlayStation Plus service announces the launch of more than a dozen new games this month. One of the most popular titles of the year also reaches a massive sales milestone in the UK as another survival horror remake is set to hit stores. Today, Game Rant’s weekly roundup takes a look at some of the most notable headlines from the past week.

One indie developer is forced to remove assets that appear to have been ripped directly from FromSoftware games, while another announces new content after a recent PR disaster. All that and more in this week’s roundup of gaming industry news.


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Bleak Faith: Forsaken removes software assets it was accused of stealing


Shadow Faith: Forsaken is one of many FromSoftware-inspired Soulslikes to hit the market, but it may have taken its inspirations a bit too literally. The indie game was recently accused of capturing FromSoftware’s animations seen in games like elden ring and dark souls 3and developer Archangel Studios removed content after stating it believed the asset pack was purchased ethically from the Unreal Engine Marketplace.

How long to beat Dead Island 2 revealed

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Members of the gaming media recently had the chance to preview Dambuster Studios. dead island 2, and has generated a decent amount of buzz. Some gamers may expect the game to have a massive runtime given the time it spent in development hell, but art director Adam Olsson recently told Wccftech that dead island 2The main story of will take around 20 hours, assuming some side quests and random activities are completed naturally.

Hogwarts Legacy surpasses Elden Ring in UK sales

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Despite the controversies surrounding Harry Potter the creator JK Rowling and the story of the rebellion of the game, Hogwarts Legacy has proven to be one of the biggest box office hits of the year. The game sold millions in its first two weeks and reported that Hogwarts Legacy has surpassed the combined physical and digital sales of elden ring in the United Kingdom. Considering Hogwarts Legacy It’s only been out for a month, with more console ports in the works, there will no doubt be more to come.

PS Plus bonus and premium games for March 2023 revealed

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As is the case with Microsoft and Xbox Game Pass, Sony makes headlines every time the next set of games coming to PlayStation Plus is announced. In March 2023, 17 games will be added to the Extra and Premium subscription levels of PS Plus, three of which are exclusive to Premium: Ridge Racer type 4, ape academy 2and Siphon Filter: Dark Mirror. acclaimed titles such as Life is Strange: True Colors, Untitled Goose Gameand Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot are also coming to the service, with Chia ready to be a day one release.

High on Life Teasing DLC ​​or update


Adult Swim cut ties with rick and morty co-creator Justin Roiland this year following a series of domestic abuse allegations and felony charges, and was similarly dropped from companies like Squanch Games. The studio expressed that it would continue to release updates for its latest venture, high up in life, and on Friday, the game’s official Twitter account teased something called “High on Knife.” Fans have to wait and see what this potential DLC or update will entail.


While delays are not uncommon in the video game industry, COVID-19 seems to have affected a number of developers in ways that are still being seen. After Bethesda star field announced a release date beyond expectations, AAA titles like Grand Theft Auto 6 and Indians like Hollow Knight: Silksong they seem more like unsafe bets.

Movies and TV

Prestigious HBO adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The last of us came to a close last Sunday after a roller coaster of emotions delivered by Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie and a strong supporting cast. While fans of the original game already knew what to expect, new viewers finally get a chance to discuss Joel’s actions at the end of Season 1.


Blizzard’s first open beta weekend devil 4 is officially live and will end on March 20 at 3:00 pm EDT. Some players have experienced error codes while trying to get their limited flavor of the action RPG, but there are a few solutions to try when encountering error codes 30008, 316719, and 34202.

Game Rant Exclusives

This year has been packed with remakes of acclaimed survival horror games. Now that EA Motive’s Dead space had its time in the spotlight, Capcom is coming out with a new version of resident evil 4. Game Rant’s review states: “After playing the resident evil 4 remake for themselves, fans will find that Capcom has somehow made a near-perfect game even better.”

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