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Observer: System Redux Comes to PS4 and Xbox One on July 16th

Bloober Team today announced their cyberpunk thriller, Observer: System Redux, will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 16th. System Redux brings new quests, gameplay improvements, and completely revised character models to the original Observer.

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The Fifth Season of Journey Begins in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

CD Projekt Red announced that Journey is back for a fifth season in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Players can start levelling up once again to unlock brand new, exclusive rewards for free right now on PC.

Journey is Gwent’s progression system which rewards players as they level up by earning victories in the game’s Standard, Seasonal, and Draft mode matches. Season 5 brings over 100 levels to unlock, each containing exclusive avatars as well as Reward Points, which players can redeem for items available in Gwent’s in-game Reward Book. Journey’s fifth season will last for the next three months and is themed around Triss Merigold — legendary Temerian sorceress, and Geralt of Rivia’s beloved friend.

In addition to the base tier of Journey, free to all players, the Premium Pass is also available — granting players instant access to the customizable Triss Merigold legendary neutral leader skin. It also features even more rewards to unlock, including different fashion outfits, trinkets, and auras for Triss, premium and standard Card Kegs, player titles, as well as animated borders and avatars. Additionally, players can also purchase a special bundle which includes the Premium Pass as well as an instant Journey progression boost.

May
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Learn to Make Games With ‘Game Builder Garage’ for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo today announced Game Builder Garage, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on June 11th. With this new software, kids and parents and everyone in between can have fun learning to create and share their very own video games. By connecting colorful creatures called Nodon, anyone can enjoy learning how to create their own game through guided lessons that cover the basics of visual game programming.

Nodon are creatures with big personalities that are used to help build your games from the ground up. There are dozens of Nodon in Game Builder Garage, each with a unique function, and you can learn how to build games just by connecting them in various ways. For example, you can create and move a human-like character with an analog stick just by connecting Stick Nodon with Person Nodon. Thus, you will get to learn the basics of game programming in a fun and intuitive way. You’ll be able to create a wide variety of different types of video games too – from side-scrolling platformers, to kart racers, to space blasters.

May
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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Arrives September 2nd, Second Beta Out Now

Owlcat Games today announced that the second beta for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now available on Steam for backers who contributed to the title’s Kickstarter or Slacker Backer campaigns in the relevant tiers. Fans that had access to the game’s first beta may simply update their file to participate in the second beta. As the last playable version of the game before launch, the second beta, which spans the title’s first four chapters, includes new content such as Crusade gameplay, new side quests, an intelligent weapon companion, a weather system and more. Additionally, the second beta comprises all content featured in the first beta.

The studio also announced that the final retail version of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous will launch September 2nd for PC via Steam and GOG. Owlcat will share its plans for consoles in the near future.

May
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Content Mega-Release

In anticipation of the upcoming launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition on May 14th, BioWare has released several fun pieces of content for fans to enjoy, including a Mass Effect soundtrack mega-cut, a unique custom key art creator experience, and a free Mass Effect Bonus Content Download.

BioWare put together a web experience allowing players to customize their own Mass Effect Legendary Edition key art. New and veteran Shepards alike can choose their squadmates, morality, and even key location to create their own personalized key art to share with friends or social media, or use the randomizer to create one of the billions of permutations. Images can then be downloaded in several formats, including 4K and slip cover sizing for players who want to personalize their physical copies. The web experience is available here.

For fans looking for some space-age beats to pilot the Normandy to, BioWare has compiled a lengthy, 88-track soundtrack video with music from all three games in the trilogy, which includes three pieces of custom art made exclusively for the occasion. It also features the song “Resynthesis,” which is new to the Mass Effect Trilogy. Get in the Mass Effect spirit with the greatest hits from the series’ soundtrack here.

Finally, BioWare has published a sizable amount of bonus content previously available through the Deluxe Editions of Mass Effect 2 and 3, which fans can now download for free. This content drop contains 88 music tracks from across the trilogy including Resynthesis, 2 digital art books, 2 digital comic books, and a digital lithograph of the Normandy in action. This Bonus Content Download is available here.

May
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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Lands on Nintendo Switch on June 25th

Activision today announced that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, a faithful remaster of the first two games in the franchise, will release for the Nintendo Switch on June 25th. Fans can pre-order the game from select retailers now.

May
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Hitman 3: Seven Deadly Sins – Pride Announcement Trailer

Pride, the second release in Hitman 3’s Seven Deadly Sins 7-part-expansion series, will be available to purchase on May 10th. Each installment of this series is based on one of the sins, allowing players to take on new challenges and unlock unique rewards.

Pride includes:

  • New Escalation Contract: Chongqing – The Pride Profusion
  • Unlockable Suit – The Narcissus
  • Unlockable Sin-Themed Weapons – The Proud Swashbuckler and The Majestic

Pride and any of the past or future individual installments (including Greed) can be purchased individually for $4.99 or players can buy the whole Seven Deadly Sins collection for $29.99. The rest of the series will be released in installments.

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New ‘Back 4 Blood’ Trailer Shows Off Card System

Warner Bros. Games and Turtle Rock Studios today released a new Back 4 Blood trailer providing an in-depth look at the game’s Card System, a new rogue-lite feature that enhances your experience with each playthrough, ensuring every gameplay session is dynamic and feels unique. Players can easily jump right into the action by choosing a pre-made default deck or dive into the Card System’s customization options to create their own fully personalized deck of cards.

Back 4 Blood takes advantage of an adaptive A.I. known as the Game Director, which works behind-the-scenes monitoring the actions, health, and choices of players. It responds accordingly by changing environmental conditions, adding obstacles, and unleashing special Ridden mutations through Card System modifiers known as Corruption Cards. Players can change up the gameplay by utilizing specific cards to strategize against the Game Director, from amplifying equipment to reloading weapons, as they take on hordes of enemies in their path.

Back 4 Blood will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 12th.

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Necromunda: Hired Gun – Gameplay Overview Trailer

Necromunda: Hired Gun, the fast-paced FPS by Streum On Studio, hits PC and consoles on June 1st. Watch today’s new Gameplay Overview Trailer for a deep dive into Hired Gun’s various zones, weapons and perks, cyber-augmented Mastiff included.

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Adventure Game ‘Stonefly’ Launches June 1st

Indie developer Flight School Studio and publisher MWM Interactive today revealed that the upcoming action adventure game, Stonefly, will launch June 1st on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

To celebrate the news, Flight School Studio and MWM Interactive have released the first in a series of Stonefly Snapshot videos, offering players a glimpse into the world of Stonefly.