Game Rant Recap from 03/13/23 – 03/19/23

Everyone’s favorite PlayStation Plus service from Sony announces the release of over a dozen new games this month. One of the year’s most popular titles also hits a massive sales milestone in the UK, while another survival horror remake prepares to hit shelves. Today, Game Rant’s weekly recap takes a look at some of the week’s most notable headlines.

One indie developer is forced to remove assets that appear to be ripped straight from FromSoftware games, while another announces upcoming new content following 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 accused of stealing

Bleak Faith: Abandoned is one of many FromSoftware-inspired Soulslikes to hit the market, but he may have taken his inspiration too literally. The indie game was recently accused of stealing FromSoftware animations seen in games like elden ring And Dark Souls 3and developer Archangel Studios removed content after claiming the asset pack was ethically purchased from the Unreal Engine Marketplace.

How long it takes to beat Dead Island 2 has been revealed

Dead Island 2 zombies on the beach

Gaming media members recently had the opportunity to preview Dambuster Studios’ dead island 2, and it generated a decent amount of buzz. Some gamers might expect the game to have massive run times considering how long it’s been in development hell, but art director Adam Olsson said as much to Wccftech recently dead island 2The main story of will last around 20 hours – assuming some side quests and random activities are completed naturally.

Hogwarts Legacy outperforms Elden Ring in UK sales

Hogwarts Legacy Elden Ring Open World Map Big Action RPG Hogsmeade Highlands

Despite controversy about Harry Potter Creator JK Rowling and the game’s Rebellion storyline, Hogwarts legacy has proven to be one of the biggest blockbuster hits of the year. The game sold millions of copies in its first two weeks and reported on it Hogwarts legacy has passed the combined physical and digital sale of elden ring In the United Kingdom. given Hogwarts legacy has only been out for a month, with more console ports in the works there will no doubt be more to come.

March 2023 PS Plus Extra and Premium games revealed

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As with Microsoft and Xbox Game Pass, Sony is making headlines when announcing the next line of games for PlayStation Plus. In March 2023, 17 games will be added to the Extra and Premium subscription tiers of PS Plus, three of which are exclusive to Premium: Ridge Racer Type 4, monkey academy 2And Siphon Filter: Dark Mirror. Celebrated titles like Life is Strange: True Colors, Untitled goose gameAnd Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot also suggest the service, with Chia should be a day one release.

High on Life Teasing DLC ​​or Update


Adult Swim cuts ties Rick and Morty Co-creator Justin Roiland this year following a string of domestic violence and crime allegations, and he was similarly banned from companies like Squanch Games. The studio stated that it will continue to release updates for its latest project, high in life, and on Friday, the game’s official Twitter account teased something called “High on Knife.” Fans will have to wait and see what this potential DLC or update will bring.


While delays are not uncommon in the video game industry, COVID-19 appears to have impacted a number of developers in ways that are yet to be seen. To Bethesda starfield announced a better-than-expected release date, AAA titles like grand theft auto 6 and India like Hollow Knight: Silk Song seem to be rather unsafe bets.

Movies & TV

HBO’s prestige adaptation of Naughty Dog The last of us ended 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, at the end of Season 1 new viewers finally get a chance to debate Joel’s actions.


The first open beta weekend for Blizzard diablo 4 is officially live, ending March 20 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Some gamers have experienced error codes while trying to get their limited taste of action RPG, but there are some solutions you can try when encountering error codes 30008, 316719 and 34202.

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This year has been packed with remakes of acclaimed survival horror games. Now that EA is Motives Empty room his time in the spotlight, Capcom comes out with a remake of Resident Evil 4. According to Game Rant’s review, “After playing the Resident Evil 4 Remake for yourself, fans will find that Capcom has somehow made a near-perfect game even better.”

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