The Game Awards has revealed this year’s nominees. Leading the pack with 8 nominations each, Sony Santa Monica’s God of War and Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 are both nominated for Game of the Year, alongside four other titles: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft, 4 nominations); the independent Celeste from Matt Makes Games (4 nominations); Marvel’s Spider-Man (7 nominations), Monster Hunter: World from Capcom (3 nominations). Other notable multi-nominees include Epic Games’ Fortnite (4 nominations), and a trio of games with 3 nominations each: Treyarch’s Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Destiny 2: Forsaken from Bungie, and Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream.
The nominees will be honored at The Game Awards on Thursday, December 6th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT. Fans can vote now for their picks at TheGameAwards.com, and via Twitter Direct Message, Facebook Messenger, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and the official The Game Awards Discord server.
PUBG Corporation today announced that it is bringing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to the PlayStation 4 on December 7th. PUBG is now available for pre-order at participating retailers and on the PlayStation Store. Additional bundles are available with offerings available only during pre-order.
Spyro, the purple dragon that entertained living rooms in the late ‘90s, is making a return today with the release of Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Spyro Reignited Trilogy introduces players to a fully remastered game collection with a re-imagined cast of characters, animations, environments, brand-new lighting and recreated cinematics — all in HD. The trilogy is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the SRP of $39.99.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today announced that Hitman 2, the follow-up to Hitman, is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Developed by IO Interactive, Hitman 2 perfects the assassination sandbox experience, providing players with the freedom to plan and complete their mission utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events.
Filled with 13 titles before the Neo Geo such as Crystalis and Ikari Warriors, relive SNK’s retro classics today with SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, available now for the Nintendo Switch.
Square Enix, Eidos-Montréal and Crystal Dynamics today announced “The Forge,” the first of seven new DLC adventures for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, is available now. Out as a free download to all Season Pass holders, and sold separately, “The Forge” is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.
In “The Forge,” Lara must brave the lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku. Throughout her journey, Lara will uncover details about a friend’s ancient legacy, and overcome a danger long thought to be lost in flame. “The Forge” delivers a brand-new challenge tomb, playable in both solo and co-op. Players who complete the challenge tomb will be rewarded with the Grenadier skill, Brocken outfit, and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.
Starting on Black Friday, Nintendo is offering a deal on a new Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as a full game download at a SRP of $379.99 CAD. Nintendo is also offering a set of two white Joy-Con Wheel accessories at a SRP of $19.99 CAD.
Causal Bit Games and Hound Picked Games have announced the release date for Battle Princess Madelyn. The Ghouls ‘N Ghosts styled platformer is set to release December 6th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
505 Games and developer Giant Squid have announced their aquatic journey ABZÛ is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 29th for $19.99 USD. Available for pre-order beginning today, players who purchase ABZÛ ahead of its launch will receive a limited-time 10% discount on the oceanic adventure game.
Funcom has announced that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, the tactical adventure game combining real-time exploration with XCOM-like turn-based tactical combat, will be launching December 4th on Xbox Game Pass. The game will also be available on both PC and PlayStation 4 the same day and is now available for pre-order on both these platforms.
Players pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition on PC via buy.mutantyearzero.com will now also get instant access to a demo version that includes the first 2-4 hours of the game.
Funcom today also released a brand-new gameplay video from the game, where Producer Mike Parker takes viewers through the Scraplands, an area from the game never shown before. Watch how he uses stealth to his advantage in the tactical gameplay, tipping the odds in his favor, before taking on the boss and his henchmen.