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    The Last of Us Part II

    Friday, June 12, 2020

    2013 brought The Last of Us to the world and with it came arguably the most compelling story ever told in a video game. It began as a…

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    Minecraft Dungeons

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    Minecraft Dungeons offers up something completely new for fans of the legendary franchise. It’s hard to believe that in under a decade, we’ve seen Minecraft go from an…

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    Gears Tactics

    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    The Good: XCOM-style tactical action with some cool, new ideas. Who doesn’t love to chainsaw an enemy in half? The Bad: Some design decisions greatly reduce tactical and…

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    Streets of Rage 4

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    In 1994, Streets of Rage 3 hit the Genesis and it left a lasting impact on the beloved series – for better and worse. In a genre damaged…

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    Final Fantasy VII Remake

    Saturday, April 11, 2020

    For 20 years, players have wondered what a post-PS1 version of Final Fantasy VII would look like. Early PS2 tech demos showed what FF VIII cutscenes would look…

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Ubisoft Brings Battle Royale to New Heights with ‘Hyper Space’

Today, Ubisoft announced Hyper Scape, a free-to-play fast-paced urban battle royale first-person shooter. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Hyper Scape takes place in the distant future of 2054, where up to 100 Contenders descend upon the virtual city of Neo-Arcadia to engage in matches to be crowned champion. Starting today, Hyper Scape is available in a limited-time PC technical test in many territories across North America and Europe. Interested players can try out the game during the technical test by tuning into one of the content creators currently broadcasting Hyper Scape on Twitch with Twitch Drops enabled. Access will be limited, but additional drops will be made available throughout the technical test.

Hyper Scape introduces Hacks, abilities that players can loot in the world the same way they do weapons. Hacks grant offensive and defensive capabilities to suit all playstyles. Laying down a mine, seeking an enemy, protecting the squad with a big wall or turning invisible to sneak up on opponents are just a few examples of the Hacks players can combine and swap effortlessly. All Hacks and weapons can be upgraded through the Fusion mechanic to produce more powerful iterations of the pre-existing item.

Hyper Scape innovates and twists the battle royale formula in many ways, such as the unpredictable Decay which dissolves the map of Neo-Arcadia into different patterns, or the unique Echo mechanic that keeps players active in the battle even when they’re down. At the end of a Hyper Scape match, the climatic showdown phase starts when the Hyper Scape crown spawns on the map. Players have two different ways to claim victory, either by picking up and carrying the crown for 45 seconds or by being the last player or squad standing.

Hyper Scape will first be available through a limited-time closed technical test on PC today through July 7th. The three-player squad Crown Rush mode is available now, and the limited-time Dark Haze solo mode will be available later during the test. The test will also feature a free 10-tier battle pass, and all progress and items will carry over through future live phases and into the full launch.

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Outriders Campaign Structure Revealed

Square Enix today presented new information and gameplay footage from Outriders, the upcoming RPG-Shooter from People Can Fly and Square Enix External Studios. The “Journey and Structure” feature presents an in-depth look at the campaign, side-quests, companions and travel system in Outriders, plus the video reveals several new environments and enemy types.

Outriders will release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in Holiday 2020.

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Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson and Kobe Bryant Named Cover Athletes for NBA 2K21

2K today unveiled the full roster of cover athletes for NB® 2K21. On the cover of the current-generation version of NBA 2K21 is five-time NBA All-Star and Portland Trail Blazers’ standout Damian Lillard. Zion Williamson – New Orleans Pelicans forward, 2019 1st Overall Pick and consensus 2019 National College Player of the Year, lands the cover for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version. Finally, NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s lifetime achievement of basketball excellence is celebrated in the Mamba Forever Edition.

NBA 2K21 will be available on current-generation platforms on September 4th and is available for pre-order today; it will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title this holiday.

This year, NBA 2K21 will offer two editions of the game on digital and physical formats – standard and a special Mamba Forever Edition. NBA 2K21 will be available for $59.99 USD on current-generation platforms; the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version of NBA 2K21 will be available for $69.99. NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition will be available for $99.99 for both current and next-generation platforms. It includes dual-access where purchasing Mamba Forever Edition on either current or next-generation platforms provides a copy of the standard edition game on the other generation at no additional cost, within the same console family.

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Hacking Adventure ‘Recompile’ Coming to Next Gen Platforms

UK indie developer Phigames and publisher Dear Villagers today revealed as part of PlayStation Show that their 3D sci-fi Metroidvania-like is heading to PlayStation 5 to Xbox Series X. The game will also be coming to Steam as previously announced.

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Team17 Announces Worms Rumble

Team17 has revealed the first details of Worms Rumble, the new installment in the Worms franchise, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. Announced today for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC, and set for a late 2020 launch, Worms Rumble will be the first game in the series to feature real-time combat and multi-platform cross-play, with up to 32 players able to take part in matches in a range of arena maps.

Registration is now open for players to participate in a closed beta of Worms Rumble on Steam, which begins on July 15th and runs through to July 20th. The beta gives players their first chance to take part in the next stage of the Worms real-time revolution.

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Fallout 76 Launches Summer Update

Update 20 is now available for free for all Fallout 76 players. Join The Legendary Run – Fallout 76’s inaugural Season – to earn new and exclusive rewards, create teams with the new Public Teams feature, and more. Check out the Summer Update trailer for a look at content coming in Patch 20 and beyond.

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NBA 2K21 for Next-Gen Unveils Zion Williamson as Cover Athlete

Today, 2K announced the 2019 #1 Overall Pick, consensus 2019 National College Player of the Year and New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Zion Williamson is the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. He joins Damian Lillard, who was named yesterday as the cover athlete for current-gen platforms, as two out of three total cover athletes for NBA 2K21.

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RPG Maker MV Set to Launch in September

NIS America today announced that RPG Maker MV is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 8th. The newest trailer highlights a myriad of journeys players can undertake by their own design.

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Master Mirror Expansion is Now Available for GWENT

CD Projekt Red today released Master Mirror, the fifth expansion for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. The expansion is available for download as a free GWENT update for PC.

The latest expansion for GWENT revolves around Gaunter O’Dimm, a mysterious and powerful character best known from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Hearts of Stone expansion. Master Mirror introduces over 70 new cards, including 11 neutral cards and 6 unique, legendary faction cards that change their appearance and skills throughout battle.

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The Wonderful 101: Remasted is Now Available

Nighthawk Interactive and developer PlatinumGames today announced that The Wonderful 101: Remastered, the definitive edition of the action-adventure game, is now available physically and digitally for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.