Pathologic 2, a narrative-driven thriller, rolls out May 23


A new narrative-driven pathological thriller game called Pathologic 2 will be coming soon. The new trailer for the game was released today. Ice-Pick Lodge, the developer of the indietitle has released the Theater of Gorkhon Trailer, which shows off the atmosphere of the game. Pathologic 2 is a dramatic thriller that has you playing as … Read more

New Metro Exodus trailer shows off the child reminiscent of the Dark Ones

Exodus will be delayed.

Metro Exodus released a new trailer today that was shown off during the Inside Xbox livestream. Just from this stream, we could see some truly nightmarish fiends that’ll exist in the next entry into the Metro franchise. Some of the environments that you’ll have to navigate through are just something that’ll straight up creep you out, … Read more

Far Cry New Dawn will have crafting, outpost “PVP,” and RPG elements

Far Cry New Dawn will have crafting, outpost "PVP," and RPG elements 1

Far Cry New Dawn will have some RPG-inspired gameplay mechanics, which is the first time ever in the entire series. The trailers released so far for New Dawn don’t really show off the RPG mechanics, but Ubisoft has decided to step out and explain what it means for their new RPG shooter. Creative Director Jean-Sebastien Decant … Read more

Mortal Kombat 11 confirmed character list; Time-control Geras new to the series

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A bunch of new characters have been added to the roster during today’s live stream of Mortal Kombat 11. Fans will likely be pleased as many returning characters are coming back tot he game and some brand-new characters that have never been in the series. Today’s live stream was the first time we got an … Read more

The Division 2 private beta February 7-10; Sign up even without a pre-order

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The Divsion 2 has been confirmed for a private beta for folks who pre-ordered the game. A new story trailer has also been released for the upcoming game from Ubisoft. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be rolling out on March 15, and the private beta will run from February 7-10. The game will take … Read more

Anthem’s free world is pretty cool; Microtransactions for vanity gear only

Anthem's free world is pretty cool; Microtransactions for vanity gear only 5

Anthem released a new trailer yesterday that shows off some more gameplay footage of a new mission and free roaming the game’s world. Recent footage of the game demoing the first mission and a few of the Javelin suits only results in fan disappointment. Common remarks included “repetitive” and ” clone.” That’s still ongoing even until … Read more

New Anthem gameplay footage released; Destiny 2 comparisons unsettle

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BioWare’s newest world shooter Anthem will be launching next month and the promotion has now officially begun. Some new footage clocking in at 15 minutes has been released this morning. This is the longest in-game footage we’ve seen so far that’s been released. The footage is titled “Anthem: 15 Minutes of Lost Arcanist Gameplay” with … Read more

New camo released for MOG-12 in Black Ops 4

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 just can’t stop making headlines with developer Treyarch constantly putting out content after content and trailer after trailer. This time, Treyarch is showing off a new in-game camo for the MOG-12, the game’s only pump-action shotgun in a new video on their Twitter account. The trailer features a detailed … Read more

Treyarch releases Valkyrie Paladin weapon variant and Valhalla outfit

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Treyarch released a new trailer showing off the Valkyrie Paladin and the Valhalla outfit for Ruin in Black Ops 4. They’ve been on a roll this week with free content updates for all players and the Operation: Absolute Zero update that went live on Tuesday. They also added a new special to the game that … Read more

Black Ops 4 Operation Zero DLC released; Exclusive content for Black Ops Pass owners

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Treyarch has been on a content spree recently with a bunch of new releases for their latest title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. For starters, they just put out a special edition Battle Edition which includes just the Blackout battle royale mode and the Multiplayer mode. The Zombies mode has been removed to save … Read more

New Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown aircraft profile released – Russian MiG-31B

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A new Ace Combat 7 video that shows off the new Russian MiG-31B was released earlier today and continues to demonstrate the game’s extreme attention to detail and realism. Fans should be pumped. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been putting out trailers to tease fans for the past few months on an ongoing basis. … Read more

New Kingdom Hearts III trailer released

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Another trailer has been released for Kingdom Hearts III. This trailer features the game’s introduction with a mesmerizing and emotional soundtrack from Hikaru Utada & Skrillex titled “Face My Fears.” The soundtrack honestly pairs really well alongside the cinematic, which is timed to match the music and delivers that dose of KH that’ll send shivers down your … Read more

Nintendo releases series of videos demonstrating “chain smashing” in SSBU

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Nintendo rolled out a new series of gameplay videos for the upcoming (and much-anticipated) Super Smash Bros Ultimate for the Nintendo switch. A new slate of videos demonstrating “chain smashing” have been released and show off the game’s new stages and characters.

With the game coming out in just under two weeks, Nintendo’s teaser trailers help sooth the itch just a bit. They refer to these new videos as “chain smashing” because of how they function. Three videos have been released which showcase many of the characters in SSBU getting beaten up across a variety of levels.

Each video is only 30 seconds in length and is basically a collage of nonstop action that feeds the attention span with the chaotic nature of each fighter after fighter getting blasted to a new location in quick succession. I feel like a mild case of ADD is surfacing after watching all three videos in a row.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been recorded as the highest pre-sales game of any Nintendo game in history. With a franchise that debuts once every new-gen Nintendo console, fans are always itching for the launch of their favorite Nintendo and crossover characters duking it out once again.

SSBU will roll out December 7th, 2019 and will feature a roster of 74 characters and includes every level ever made in the series’ history- plus plenty of new ones. The game will also be compatible with GameCube controllers and will probably challenge Melee for its title of being the competitive title.

The three “chain smashing” videos can be watched below:

You can pre-order Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Amazon exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. We’ll cover launch day stats as they show up. See you on the field!

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SMITE confirmed for the Nintendo Switch; Closed beta, Founder’s Pack, cross-play

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Hi-Rez Studios officially confirmed that their third-person MOBA, SMITE, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made during the keynote at DreamHack Atlanta.

SMITE will enter closed beta starting January 24, 2019. Players can join the closed beta by purchasing the SMITE Founder’s Pack, which is available on the Nintendo eShop. The game is free to play, but buying the Founder’s Pack grants you all playable characters now and in the future, Dashing Deceiver Loki, Dragon Empress Scylla, and 400 gems (in-game currency).

The Founder’s Pack is available for pre-purchase starting today. SMITE will also have cross-play and cross-progression starting next year. Players can access their account between the PC, Xbox One, and Switch no matter how and where they play. The game is also on the PS4, but there’s been no word on cross-play with Sony yet.

SMITE will be a free to play game on the Switch (as with all platforms). It’ll be the handheld hybrid’s second MOBA title following Arena of Valor. Nintendo and Hi-Rez Studios should do well with this release, as free games on Nintendo’s eShop usually do pretty well. SMITE has a professional esports league, and the cross-play between consoles should allow players to queue up quickly.

DualShockers reports that A.J. Walker, the Lead Designer, said that cross-play would not be available in Ranked Conquest by default. Rather, a separate control mechanism with the Console League and PC League existing as separate events.

You can check the SMITE trailer for Switch below:

New teaser trailer released for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite; Details and speculations

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Portkey Games released a new trailer showing off the latest in the line of augmented reality games to the newly announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The game was nothing more than a rumor to be some kind of Harry Potter RPG a few months back, but in recent weeks news surfaced on the web with more solid evidence.

Now that we have a full-fledged trailer, we can truly get excited over something.

From the trailer, we can see that there currently isn’t much anything about the gameplay released. It’s teased from the viewpoint of a security camera with various text and timestamps watching an unknown woman cast a magical spell on a snitch. Then she disappears inside a hanging poster requesting help to keep Hogwarts and the Wizarding World a secret from the public eye.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is co-published and co-developed by WB Games and Niantic. They released a teaser trailer for the Portkey Games label- the same one used for the current mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

The game is set to go live sometime in 2019. WB Games states the game will have “players will be able to explore real-world surroundings to unravel a global mystery, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way.”

So far, we’re not sure if this will be a global MMORPG or rather a single-player game. But they do talk about the game and its players working on a “global mystery,” which could be anything that involves all the players working and roaming around the castle together to defeat some boss via raids and instances, or it could just be a generic tag for some mystery players have to solve by themselves.

The original rumor said the game was an RPG with multiplayer elements. But we still don’t have any solid evidence of that.

You can get more information about the game here.

Are you stoked for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? What do you want to see in this game? Leave a  comment and let us know.

New Nuketown trailer released for Black Ops 4; Live tomorrow for PS4

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Treyarch will be releasing their signature map Nuketown for Black Ops 4 tomorrow. After teasing fans with Russian tweets a few times with various captions welcoming players back to the map, Treyarch finally released a full-fledged trailer showing off the map in snowy Russia.

Nuketown is one of the most popular maps in every single Call of Duty: Black Ops entry. The map is known for its claustrophobic environments and fast-paced gameplay. Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch has hinted that it’ll feature a winter theme and that it’ll take place in Russia with Russian language tweets. There was no solid confirmation about this nor enough screenshots to go around to actually confirm this speculation- until today.

Treyarch posted a new trailer to their official Call of Duty account and the trailer gives a nice collage of scenes showing off the new Nuketown map. I’d have guessed that the map would be slightly more evening-like from the screenshots, but it takes place in high noon from the trailer. There also seems to be a lot more solid objects with less imposing architecture than expected. But this makes for some fast-paced action given that the objects you can take cover behind are just basic shapes.

You can check out the trailer below:

The tiny map looks extremely hectic and the Russian setting only makes it more chaotic. A few Specialists are showcased in the trailer taking cover and firing in this Cold War setting. The pair of houses are also back and rendered with extreme quality this time around. We can also see a secret tunnel that you can drive your RC-DXs through for some sneak attacks. And there may be a way to launch the actual nuke in the center of the map- that’d be freakin’ awesome.

Nuketown is set to launch tomorrow for PlayStation owners, then a week later for Xbox One and PC players as part of Sony and Activision’s partnership.

Final Fantasy Dissidia NT: Yuna revealed to be the next DLC fighter

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Final Fantasy X’s Yuna is making her return in Final Fantasy Dissidia NT. She’ll be the next DLC character released coming this December, which was revealed through a brand new trailer that shows off her new magical abilities and the awesome summoning of Valefor for some extra damage. She’ll be joining Jecht and Tidus as the representation for FFX in this new crossover fighter.

The trailer shows off her moves and we can see that she’ll likely be a ranged fighter with plenty of combo abilities that combine her magical spells, abilities, and Valefor. She can do some homing abilities for fast-moving targets and ranged burst attacks.

Yuna seems fitting because there aren’t many other characters that can both home on enemies and link combos together from a distance. The DLC release will confirm this assumption we can only wait and see! She’ll be excellent for matchups that require lots of zoning.

Yuna will have an extra costume to go alongside her basic, default one. She’ll get her wedding dress with Seymour from FFX. She’ll be the second-to-last DLC character from this season pass. As of the next and last character for this season, there’s no solid speculation as of yet.

Final Fantasy Dissidia NT is available for the PS4. The game is a crossover fighter that features more than 20 playable characters. Stay tuned for the next reveal. You can check out Yuna’s trailer below:

New Call of Cthulhu trailer released: “Preview to Madness”

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Publisher Focus Home Interactive has received a lot of fan excitement over the news of their upcoming game Call of Cthulhu. The game rolls out on October 30th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. They released a new trailer showing off some short footage from the game called “Preview to Madness.” Like the former games, the trailer has some Lovecraftian ambiance to get your appetite ready for some insanity.

There was a previous video released last month with an hour-long gameplay segment. The developers did insert some discussion points while talking about how the game was made to provide the viewer some insight into the game.

Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio, the developer, released yet another gameplay video showing Edward Pierce’s investigation of the Hawkins Mansion.

You can see the newest trailer that teases the perfectly-crafted Call of Cthulhu Lovecraft gameplay here:

Cuphead confirmed for Mac; Studio MDHR releases animated short

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After a long-time, non stop requests from fans, the rage-inducing, retro platformer Cuphead has finally been released on Mac. And Studio MDHR went one step ahead and even released a new animated short for its release on Macintosh.

Cuphead was released a little over a year ago on Xbox One and PC and was one of the best platformers of 2017. With its new take on traditional side scrolling platformer by going backwards in time, the game was unique and offered something fresh to the platforming genre that’s often dominated by newly released games from indie developers.

While the industry is filled with platformers that release on a daily basis, only a few of them are good. Platformers seem to be a favorite amongst indie developers, but a lot of them are just rushed, sub-par creations.

Cuphead was one of the few gems that sparked some interest back into the genre. Now, Mac owners can get a piece of the action on their computers. Studio MDHR has ported the game over to Mac players with the same experience you’d find on Xbox One or PC versions.

And to top it all off, they’ve marked down the price to just $15.99- a 20% discount to celebrate Mac glory. The sale will run until October 22nd. So if you’re a Mac owner who missed out on the fun, it’s your chance to get in on the action right now.

Studio MDHR animated short features Cuphead, Mugman, and a new character with an apple for a head. The short is called “Crisp Apples” and is a silly little video as this apple guy stumbles upon Cuphead and Mugman eating apples and he freaks out. This is just what you’d expect from this developer.

Cuphead is now available for PC, Xbox One, and Mac.

You can watch the new launch trailer here:

Ace Combat 7 shows off two new gameplay videos

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Missions 06 and 07 have shown off some new gameplay videos that show off the first half of each mission and the mission briefing. Fans of the long-running series are stoked about this, as there hasn’t been a new Ace Combat game in a long time.

The video for Mission 06: Long Day shows the gameplay in a desert where you need to attack a Erusean base. The F/A-18F Super Hornet is rendered in glorious detail fully loaded with AQQM missiles and some 360 degree visuals to show off the plane before takeoff.

There’s some convos between you and your squad as you’re prisoners forced into this mission. Do fans get some backstory about the game. The player also spends a lot of time in low-flying areas so there’s a lot of dangerous flying about. The visual detail is superior to all previous AC games.

As for Mission 07: First Contact, the mission brief tells you how useless you are as a convict. Your goal is to help your allies escape by destroying enemy towers, radars, and AA turrets in a mountainous valley. You get to use the F-22A Raptor and the same set of AQQM missiles.

The area is cloudy as the weather has an overcast on the mission area. There will be clouds, light rain, and other various weather distractions making your mission slightly more difficult. You’ll see a cutscene mid-mission where drones attack and a thunderstorm also can screw with your UI.

For any Ace Combat fan, the gameplay of Missions 06 and 07 has gotten a lot of attention. Fans seem to be praising the game so far from the comments in the video and grateful for the nostalgia this game has brought them over the decades and glad that this game is making a return.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be released on January 18, 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One. PC players will get their hands on the action-packed plane fighter sim on February 1st. Pre-orders will get a remaster of Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War for PS4, and Xbox One pre-orders will get Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.


New Blackout trailer released; CoD: Black Ops 4 launches tomorrow

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comes out tomorrow, the 12th of October. With just a single day left in the calendar, the fans are stoked about tomorrow’s launch of the next CoD entry. This one will have no single player campaign and is fully focused on multiplayer. Blacks Ops 4 will also be the first CoD game with a battle royale mode called Blackout.

The latest trailer released for CoD shows off the intense action of Blackout. This mode is apparently the focus of the game and you can definitely see Treyarch put in a lot of their effort. The trailers show a hectic, chaotic war zone with adrenaline-fueled action that just slaps you across the face. Twice. Just watch the trailer and you’ll understand.

CoD’s Blackout mode has gone under many revisions since the beta test back a few months ago. Player counts have increased, FPS has been capped, and much other quality of life improvements like item pickup toggling have been implemented. The focus is on fast-paced combat as 80 players fight to be the last one standing across land, sea, and air. Weapons, throwables, vehicles, and even the radio control car are all shown in the trailer. We also see a flash of grappling hooks and wire traps.

The trailer shows that players will be fighting on the biggest map ever created, complete with character unlocks, perks, and even zombies. Blackout is like everything a player could want packed into a single game, thrown into a blender with steroids, and then lit on fire.

Is the real game actually like this? Probably not. These are all just scenes taken from game footage. There will be slow segments of course, where the game feels like a walking simulator on a such a huge map. Then again, Treyarch has been working hard on this, so who knows how the actual gameplay will be like. But if the actual Blackout mode can meet half of what’s seen in the trailer, we’ll have a very intense battle royale game on our hands. We’ll find out soon.

CoD: BO4 rolls out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC tomorrow.

MapleStory 2 now available worldwide; Game details and features

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MapleStory 2 can now be played here in the US (and all over the world) starting today. MapleStory 2 builds upon the previously huge success that is MapleStory– the original KRPG that was super popular about a decade ago (and is still playable even today).

MapleStory 2 expands upon the previous game with a completely new take on the genre, changing from sidescrolling 2D to a full 3D environment for players to quest, grind, and party.

Some players have already had a head start on the game, as Nexon, the developer, allowed early access for a paid fee. The game was available on Steam for a price about $25 for anyone who wanted to play early. However, the game was already playable back in Korea a few years ago, but now it’s available for the rest of the world.

MapleStory 2 brings back the classic classes- Archer, Thief, Knight, and Wizard (remember when those were the only classes?), but also brings in some of the newer ones such as Berserker and Heavy Gunner.

The game also brings in the new class, Runeblade, which consists of a swordsman with magical swords infused with the elements and a special 2H blade.

MapleStory 2 has everything the previous game had, such as partying, bosses, dungeons, quests, minigames, special events, and more. The game also introduces world-building for players to “express themeselves unlike ever before.”

Their Steam product page says it better:

“Explore a New Dimension of MapleStory

Get ready to enter a whole new dimension of Maple World, as you and your friends encounter vivid 3D landscapes, a multitude of special events and exciting minigames, and enemies both familiar and completely original. Your all-new MapleStory is just waiting to be shared, and we can’t wait for you to get started!”

Currently, the level cap is 60 and the game has 8 Normal Adventure Dungeons for players to explore. As time goes on, there will undoubtedly be more content added. There’s already a pair of Epic Gear for players to loot, so get your MapleStory on already!

MapleStory 2 is available for PC on Steam and Nexon.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 “Multiplayer Overview” trailer; Dan Bunting discusses game modes

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch this Friday. Fans will finally be able to get ahold of the newest entry into the long-running series of CoD games.

This time around, there will be no single-player campaign and Treyarch has decided to focus on the multiplayer aspect instead. There will also be the first-ever battle royale mode, called Blackout. It’s pretty much Treyarch’s attempt at a battle royale game mode and has seen success in the beta test.

Since then, the mode’s been adjusted multiple times for player count, weapon pickup, and server FPS performance.

Treyarch has already released a ton of promotional trailers for BO4– even one with Post Malone as a cut-out meme pasted into various scenes.

Just today, they released another “Multiplayer Overview” trailer to show off the game’s multiplayer goodness. There’s nothing that we already don’t know, but the video does have the co-studio head at Treyarch, Dan Bunting, talking about the multiplayer modes and gameplay and such. (You can view the trailer at the end of the article.)

Bunting also speaks about the game modes Black Ops 4 will have on launch day- Heist and Control, which were both previewed on the multiplayer beta back in August.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comes out on October 12th. The game will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. You can pre-order it now at any major retailer. Stay tuned for updates on launch day. Also, check out the launch day maps.

Black Ops 4: New Zombies trailer, new maps, launch day news

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A new video was uploaded to the official PlayStation YouTube channel, which shows Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies game mode Director, Jason Blundell, giving a developer’s behind-the-scenes look at the new game maps which will be available on launch day. He puts it to the fans that he’s clearly excited about this version of Zombies as you can tell by his enthusiasm during the video (linked within the article).

Previous CoD games launched with only a single Zombies map, but this time around, there will be a whole trio of Zombies maps for players to shoot down the undead- they’re called XI, Blood of the Dead, and Voyage of Despair.

IX has players going back in time to a medieval-like arena with costumes to match the craze. Players will be able to experience the all the violence and gore that once was in the olden days. The whole map is decorated with medieval-themed objects and the player costumes are ridiculous, funny, and awesome at the same time. If there’s any map I’m going to play first, it’s going to be this one for sure. Going back in time is much nicer than going forward, no?

Blood of the Dead previous map that was once used in the series already, so it’s a retro map in a way. Think the map Mob of the Dead back in Black Ops II. Now reimagine it with a similar theme and construct, and you have a new map. Players will see the familiar NPCs as they attempt to escape from the prisoner’s island.

Voyage of Despair is another map that involves time travel where players will go back in time to the Titanic and duke it out on the infamous ship. But this time, Blundell says there’s “more to the situation than just icebergs.” You can run around the ship and see crashing waves, ship-themed objects, and zombies as far as you can see!

The Zombies game mode has become a staple of the CoD series. Ever since its debut as an easter egg back in CoD: World at War in 2008, the game mode has grown into a fan-demanded no-holds-barred adrenaline-fueled experience.

Blackout will be the first time CoD has attempted a battle royale mode. So far, it has seen a lot of praise during beta testing. This could be another “Zombies” in the making.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on October 12th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. See launch day notes if you’re amped.

Insomniac Game’s Spider-Man makes a cameo in Spider-Verse movie trailer

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Spider-Man is making another spin. While fans are coming off the hype around the latest blockbuster hit from Marvel, Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse shows off some footage of the web-slinging hero in action- once again.

This time around, Spider-Man appears in a new trailer for the upcoming film, even though he’s in a much smaller role. Around the 1:37 mark in the trailer, you can see the white-spider version of the suit in a case, which appears in Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4. Look in the background and you’ll clearly see that it’s an easter egg reference to the game released last month and shattered records for game sales on the PS4.

Only a part of the white-spider suit is visible, but there’s no doubt that it’s the same suit from the Insomniac Games. Bill Rosemann, Marvel Game’s Executive Director and James Stevenson, Community Director, and Yuri Lowenthal, Spider-Man himself (in the game), all reacted to the news on Twitter:

You can check out the new trailer for the Spider-Man: The Spider-Verse here:

Super Hyperactive Ninja coming October 25th to the Switch

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The hyperactive platformer Super Hyperactive Ninja is making its way onto the Nintendo Switch.

After a release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the game will be coming to the Switch on October 25th. Super Hyperactive Ninja is a game built for speedrunners where players control one of several ninjas that are fueled by society’s favorite energy beverage- a steaming cup of coffee!

You’ll have to speed through the many levels by jumping, running, and even wall-climbing as you try to collect all the cups of coffee before falling asleep. As you drink coffee, your ninja will enter Hyperactive Mode, which lets you run even faster and kill enemies even faster than your hyped-up self. Don’t run out of coffee or else the game’s over.

The game also has a one-on-one fighting mode that’s somewhat hidden. The mechanics of it is similar to Super Smash Bros where you fight on platforms rather than a sidescrolling fighter. The mode also has some guest characters like Aragami, Jack from Caveman Warriors, and Ice Cream Surfer’s Ace.

Here’s a trailer of the game:

League of Legend’s Ezreal next in line for a rework

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League of Legend’s Ezreal is next in line for a rework- following Nunu and Willump earlier this Summer. Ezreal will get a whole overhaul of his abilities to make him relevant and possibly “meta” again.

Riot Games revealed a small glimpse of overhauled Ezreal in action by releasing a new teaser trailer showing off the flashy new abilities, with his “W” being the biggest new change compared to the previous Ezreal reworks. Ezreal also got a new look with a stylistic approach to his character model. Otherwise, he looks pretty much the same as before.

The trailer also presents the variety of skins for Ezreal and how they’ll look after the rework.

At the moment, there’s no specific release date as to when the overhaul will be complete. Following this trailer, there should be a new Champion Spotlight with a detailed look at his changes after the overhaul is complete.

Dark Souls Remastered trailer for Nintendo Switch released

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Dark Souls Remastered for the Nintendo Switch is coming. And guess what? It’s gonna be a relaxing game. Heh.

Nintendo has released a new trailer showing off the new game before it’s launch next month on the Switch. The trailer shows off some of the classic ARPG action we’ve all grown to adore (and hate) about the Dark Souls series with a humorous tale of “keeping calm” while trying to reduce the urge to rage quit and toss your handheld across the room:

The Switch edition will be a remastered edition of Dark Souls which was released earlier in 2018 on consoles and PC. The Switch version has been delayed just before its launch to later this year. Even with the delay, the game is still planned and confirmed with only a few weeks away from its release next month.

Finally, Nintendo fans will get to be able to experience the meditative and relaxing gameplay that is Dark Souls!

Switch owners will get some goodies like being able to use a new amiibo figure based on Solaire of Astora.

Dark Souls Remastered will release on October 19th for the Nintendo Switch. It’s currently available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey trailer shows off the “Power of Choice”

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Ubifost released a new trailer of its next game in the Assassin’s Creed universe- Odyssey. The trailer is titled “Power of Choice” and showcases how player influences can affect the outcome of the game.

The trailer is a firsthand demo of how player choice plays a huge role in the game. Players can choose and customize everything from the character, dialogue choices, abilities, battle approaches, and even the armor style. If anything, this is the most open-ended Assassin’s Creed game to date. With the success of Origins, Odyssey takes a similar approach to player freedom and kicks it up a notch (or two).

Odyssey is scheduled for release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5th. Early access is available to those who purchase one of the special editions of the game, which can be pre-ordered right now from major retailers.

Here are some official selling points (taken from the Ubisoft product page):

  • LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO – Embark on your journey from outcast to legendary Spartan hero.
  • ANCIENT GREECE AWAITS – Explore an entire country full of unexpected encounters in untamed environments and bustling ancient cities.
  • CHOOSE YOUR PATH – Your choices shape the world around you. Play in a living world that constantly reacts to your every decision.
  • FIGHT EPIC BATTLES – Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other.
  • SAIL THE AEGEAN SEA – Recruit crewmembers and customize your ship as you explore and battle your way on the open seas.

The game will be available in a variety of different versions. The Gold Edition costs $99.99 and includes the base game, season pass, and the Secrets of Greece mission with 2-day early access.

The Digital Deluxe Edition costs $79.99 and includes the Deluxe Edition pass. Pre-orders get The Blind King mission and the Secrets of Greece mission.

The Ultimate Edition costs $119.99 and comes with the special missions, Deluxe Edition pass, and a 2-day earlier access.

There are also two special editions of the game. The first is the Spartan Edition, which retails at $159.99 and includes the following:

  • Early access starting on October 2.
  • Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Gold Edition and additional digital content including: the Deluxe Edition Pack, the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions, as well as the additional mission The Blind King.
  • By Ubicollectibles : The Spartan Leap statue (height 15.55 in)
  • The Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Steelbook™.
  • A 64-page art book featuring the original designs and concept art from the Ubisoft Quebec artists.
  • An exclusive lithograph by Hugo Puzzuoli from Ubisoft Quebec.
  • A printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map.
  • The selected game soundtrack.

The second is the Pantheon Collector’s Edition, which will cost $219.99 and includes:

  • Early access starting on October 2.
  • Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Gold Edition and additional digital content including: the Deluxe Edition Pack, the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions, as well as the additional mission The Blind King.
  • By Ubicollectibles : Two statues forming The Nemesis Diorama (height 39.5cm, width 65cm).
  • The Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Steelbook™.
  • A 64-page art book featuring the original designs and concept art from the Ubisoft Quebec artists.
  • An exclusive lithograph by Hugo Puzzuoli from Ubisoft Quebec.
  • A printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map.

There are plenty of goodies to be had for those hardcore fans of Assassin’s Creed and plenty to get excited about.

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