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    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since the last Ratchet and Clank adventure – the PS4 installment greatly improved the overall gameplay flow, but was…

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    Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    The Good: Snazzy, new graphics. Some positive gameplay tweaks. The Bad: Do snazzy, new graphics make a game worth playing, or replaying for that matter? Some of the…

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    Biomutant

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

    Coming from ex-Avalanche devs, Biomutant aims to deliver something that doesn’t just feature a lot of spectacle, but offers up a compelling narrative. The game also uses a…

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    Days Gone PC

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    The Good: Open world zombie menace. The Bad: Some very questionable game mechanics. The Ugly: Dodgy combat and enemy AI.   This is one of those games where…

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    Returnal

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Housemarque has been one of the most consistent developers in the industry for many years, and they’ve done so while slowly building up a reputation for crafting high-quality…

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Nintendo Offers a “Bounty” of New Announcements During Its E3 Nintendo Direct Presentation

During its nearly 40-minute E3 2021 Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo spotlighted a variety of new games coming to the Nintendo Switch – with many launching this year. Announcements include Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid game starring bounty hunter Samus Aran with a new story in 19 years; Mario Party Superstars, a new game in the Mario Party series featuring classic boards from the Nintendo 64 era and a collection of minigames from across the series; Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, which includes the first two Advance Wars games rebuilt from the ground up; WarioWare: Get It Together!, the newest game in the WarioWare series; and Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda, which is inspired by Game & Watch systems and features three of the earliest games in the Legend of Zelda series.

In addition, the next DLC fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 was revealed as Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken series. The debut of a new teaser for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also premiered during the Nintendo Direct presentation, showing off gameplay and a new world high above the kingdom of Hyrule.

A slate of games from development and publishing partners were also featured, including Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope from Ubisoft, a sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle; Shin Megami Tensei V from Atlus, the next entry in the Shin Megami Tensei role-playing series; and three games in the Life is Strange series from Square Enix, including the latest game Life is Strange: True Colors.

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DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part I Available Now on Switch

You’ve battled across a demon-infested Earth and the cosmos. Now, the saga of the DOOM Slayer continues with DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part One, available today on Nintendo Switch. This single-player downloadable expansion for DOOM Eternal carries on the Slayer’s battle against evil as an imbalance of power threatens all of creation. Travel across the dimensions as you fight to restore balance.

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Life is Strange Coming to Nintendo Switch

Square Enix announced during the E3 Nintendo Direct that Life is Strange Remastered Collection and Life is Strange: True Colors are both coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Life is Strange: Remastered Collection contains remastered editions of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Life is Strange Remastered features enhanced visuals and improved facial animation using mocap technology, and Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered features remastered visuals across characters and environments.

Life is Strange: True Colors is slated for release on Nintendo Switch on September 10th.

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Strange Brigade is Out Now on Switch

Rebellion today announced that Strange Brigade is available now on Nintendo Switch with a 10% launch week discount, arriving on the console with exclusive controls and the season pass for extra strange adventures.

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THQ and Piranha Bytes Announce ELEX II

THQ Nordic and Piranha Bytes today announced ELEX II is in development for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

The planet Magalan has seen some rather peaceful years after the Events of ELEX I: old factions have been vanquished, new factions have risen. The Berserkers’ attempts to regrow and terraform the lands have started to bear fruit. After the defeat of the Hybrid, the Albs are no longer a threat. However, our hero – Jax – returns with knowledge of a new menace that’s casting a shadow over Magalan. It falls to Jax to unite these different factions together to face this darkness together.

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Capcom E3 2021 Showcase Spotlights Monster Hunter, Resident Evil and Ace Attorney

During the all-virtual E3 2021, the Capcom showcase offered fans a look at what to expect from the Japanese publisher’s latest lineup. The broadcast shared news and updates for the upcoming games Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, plus the recently released Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise.

The new story trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin shed light on the fate of the famous Monster Rider Red, the origins of Razewing Ratha, and the player’s journey to unravel the Wings of Ruin prophecy. Monster Riders eager to hop in the saddle to experience the opening hours of the upcoming RPG can enjoy a Free Trial Version offering full save data transfer when it lands on June 25th for Nintendo Switch and Steam at launch. Fans interested in seeing more of the monsters coming to the game could catch a glimpse of numerous fan favorites they can bond with during their travels, including Elder Dragons Kushala Daora and Teostra. Finally, the showcase offered a look at some of the free title updates coming to the game after its release on July 9th, starting with the Palamute from Monster Hunter Rise.

Budding defense attorneys looking to make the journey West with rookie ace attorney Ryunosuke Naruhodo got a first look at the new features and gameplay arriving with The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. While investigating heinous crimes, Ryunosuke and his legal aid Susato Mikatoba will team up with the preeminent investigator in London: Herlock Sholmes. During these Dances of Deduction, the duo will need to work together to untangle the ace detective’s over-enthusiastic assumptions and discern the truth. In order to stave off the peril awaiting his clients, Ryunosuke must use these facts in court to convince a jury of his client’s innocence. Just as the scales of justice lean toward a guilty verdict, Ryunosuke can engage in a Summation Examination to tip the scales back in his favor. This seldom-used legal practice allows Ryunosuke to pick apart any inconsistencies in each juror’s logic, and pit the jury against itself to force the trial to continue. With 10 new cases to unravel, eight mini escapades to experience, and a wealth of bonus content to explore, ace attorneys will have a full docket when The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles arrives in court on July 27th.

The post-launch support for Monster Hunter Rise continues, with the next update featuring the first Capcom collaboration title: Monster Hunter Stories 2. Hunters who complete the free collaboration quest arriving June 18th will receive layered armor based on the wise Palico Tsukino for their buddies, while players who use save data from Monster Hunter Stories 2 can access the Rider layered armor based off the gear of Mahana Village Monster Riders on July 9th. Additionally, new Event Quests arrive starting June 24th, and offer a variety of rewards for intrepid hunters such as new armor, gestures, and stickers. Fashionistas will also gain access to new looks, with new (paid and unpaid) DLC options for hunters and their buddies. Finally, fans can look forward to a number of additional collaborations with other Capcom titles throughout the second half of 2021.

Following the successful launch of Resident Evil Village last month, Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda shared news on what fans can expect next as the Resident Evil 25th anniversary celebration continues. Due to the overwhelming support and feedback for the game, the team has just begun development on additional DLC for Resident Evil Village. More news will be shared at a later date.

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Season Four of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Arriving June 17th

Season Four of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone kicks off on June 17th and includes four multiplayer maps, three new Operators, five new weapons, new Points of Interest in Verdansk and a new quest for Outbreak that sets the stage for the next free Zombies map during the season.

In addition, the Season Four Battle Pass arrives with 100 Tiers of new content, including two functional weapons, a new Operator, 20 custom Weapon Blueprints, over 30 Operator Skins, and dozens of cosmetic accessories… along with two Ultra-level rewards that will help you light up the lobby.

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Saber Interactive Reveals World War Z: Aftermath

Saber Interactive today announced World War Z: Aftermath, the co-op zombie shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ film. World War Z: Aftermath is the next evolution of the original title World War Z, which recently celebrated 15 million players worldwide, featuring 4K|60 FPS gameplay on next-gen systems, a new melee combat system, new first-person mode, and full cross-play on consoles and PC.

Powered by the next generation of Saber’s Swarm Engine, World War Z: Aftermath turns the tide of our fight for survival back against the undead. Join up to three friends or play on your own with AI teammates against hordes of ravenous zombies in story episodes across new zombie-ravaged locations around the world: Rome, Vatican City and Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula.

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New Mortal Shell DLC, The Virtuous Cycle Revealed

Playstack and developer Cold Symmetry today revealed Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle, new DLC coming to Mortal Shell on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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Square Enix and Team Ninja Announced Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin

Square Enix today announced Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin, revealed as part of the Square Enix Presents livestream at E3. The new action RPG has been made in collaboration with Team Ninja from Koei Tecmo Games, creators of the Ninja Gaiden and Nioh series, and brings a new vision to the Final Fantasy series. Players will be able to purchase Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC in 2022.

The Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin trial version was also announced during the showcase, which gives players the opportunity to experience a taste of the full game centering on Jack and his allies—Ash and Jed — as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine. Burning with the resolve to defeat Chaos, and with the memories of their struggle buried deep in their hearts, are they the foretold Warriors of Light?

Players of the Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin trial version can explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the Final Fantasy series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.