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19

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Hitman Creators IO Interactive to Developer a New James Bond Game

IO Interactive, in collaboration with MGM, EON Productions and Delphi announced today that they are developing and publishing the very first James Bond origin story with the working title Project 007. Project 007 will feature a wholly original Bond story exclusively as a video game and will be powered by IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier technology. The game will be made for modern systems and platforms.

Nov
18

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Star Wars: Squadrons – Holiday Supply Drops

Electronic Arts, Motive and Lucasfilm are saying “thank you” by releasing not one, but two free content drops for Star Wars: Squadrons over the holiday season.

On November 25th, the first update will deploy giving players a brand-new map of a fan-favorite location – Fostar Haven. This new map will be available in both Fleet Battles and Dogfight mode. Additionally, this update comes with several new ship components, including a Boost Extension Kit, Rockets, Prototype Piercing Torpedoes and an Anti-Material Rocket Turret.

The second holiday supply drop will arrive in December and feature some of the community’s most requested content, starting with two new iconic starfighters:

  • A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter lands for New Republic pilots
  • TIE/d “Defender” multi-role starfighter will join the Imperial Navy’s fleet

Alongside these starfighters, Motive is also introducing custom matches to all seven maps in both Dogfight and Fleet Battles. Custom matches will make it easier for more players to participate in community-run tournaments.

Nov
18

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‘The Last of Us Part II’ and ‘Hades’ Lead Nominations for The Game Awards 2020

The Game Awards today announced its 2020 nominees with The Last Of Us Part II, Hades and Ghost of Tsushima leading nominations. The nominees will be honored during the digital livestreamed event on December 10th. Taking a virtual format this year, The Game Awards will air live in 4K UHD from Hollywood, California, with special segments from other locations around the world, including London’s historic Abbey Road Studios.

This year’s Game of the Year nominees are Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo), DOOM Eternal (id Software/Bethesda), Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix), Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch/SIE), Hades (Supergiant Games), and The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE).

In the gender-neutral Best Performance category, a diverse group of actors will compete for the industry’s highest honor. The nominees include Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey (The Last of Us Part II), Daisuke Tsuji (Ghost of Tsushima), Logan Cunningham (Hades), and Nadji Jeter (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales),

This year Sony Interactive Entertainment is the most nominated publisher with 22 nominations across its portfolio of games. This is the second highest count for publisher nominations in The Game Awards history, following Nintendo’s record-setting 23 nominations for The Game Awards 2017.

Following the nomination announcement, fans will be able to help choose the winners in all categories via authenticated online voting on www.thegameawards.com. Additionally, fans will exclusively determine the “Most Anticipated Game” category via The Game Awards’ Twitter DMs and share the vote to their timelines.

Nov
18

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Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is Now Available

Warner Bros. Games today announced that Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, a new edition of Mortal Kombat 11, is now available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate provides the definitive Mortal Kombat 11 experience with the addition of Kombat Pack 2 featuring new playable fighters – Mileena, Rain and Rambo – along with the previously released Mortal Kombat 11 main game, Kombat Pack 1 and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion.

Nov
17

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Cyberpunk 2077 – Xbox One X and Xbox Series X Footage

In the special Night City Wire episode, the studio invites gamers to check out gameplay from CD Projekt Red’s upcoming title captured on both Xbox One X, as well as Xbox Series X via the console’s backwards compatibility feature. A PlayStation gameplay video is also planned for release, with a specific date set to be revealed in the near future via the game’s official channels.

Cyberpunk 2077 will release December 10th for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia. The game will also be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. At a later date, a free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of next-gen hardware, will become available for owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions respectively.

Nov
17

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Valhalla is the Biggest Assassin’s Creed Launch in History

Today, Ubisoft announced strong early sales for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, selling through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also has become the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance.

Nov
17

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Ubisoft Details Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan

Today, Ubisoft announced that the Immortals Fenyx Rising post-launch plan includes free in-game events, weekly dungeon challenges and daily quests along with a season pass for players looking for even more content. The season pass features new environments, heroes and fresh gameplay, and owners will also receive a bonus quest: When the Roads Get Rocky, available at launch.

The Immortals Fenyx Rising Season Pass includes three narrative-based DLCs:

  • A New God – Fenyx will embark on a new adventure set in Olympos Palace, home of the gods. This journey will require Fenyx to overcome the Trial of the Olympians, immersing players in beautifully crafted and challenging vaults built by the gods, in order to join the Inner Circle of the Pantheon.
  • Myths of the Eastern Realm – Set in Chinese Mythology, the game’s second episode will introduce a new hero, Ku, who sets out on a journey to save mortals in a new mystical land at the frontier of the Sky and Earth. Players will need to master Ku’s unique fighting style and abilities, inspired by Chinese martial arts, to defeat new enemies and monsters from Chinese mythology.
  • The Lost Gods – The third and final episode will feature top-down gameplay, all-new brawler combat and a new hero, Ash, chosen by Fenyx to bring back the lost gods. The episode will take place on a new mysterious island where players will explore regions inspired by these lost gods, to restore balance on Earth.

The season pass is included in the Immortals Fenyx Rising Gold Edition and is also available for purchase separately for $49.99. Immortals Fenyx Rising launches on December 3rd for Stadia, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Luna and Nintendo Switch.

Nov
16

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The Biggest Launch in Xbox History

Last Friday, on Xbox Wire, Liz Hamren, CVP, Gaming Experience & Platforms, announced that the Xbox Series X|S launch is now the most successful debut in the console’s history. Accolades in the first 24 hours of launch:

  • More new consoles sold than any prior generation, with Xbox Series S adding the highest percentage of new players for any Xbox console at launch
  • More games played, 3,594 in total, spanning four generations, setting a record for the most games ever played during an Xbox console launch
  • 70% of Xbox Series X|S consoles are attached to new and existing Xbox Game Pass members
Nov
16

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Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate – Rambo vs. Terminator Trailer

Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios today revealed a new Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate gameplay trailer featuring the highly anticipated showdown making its way to the Mortal Kombat universe – Rambo vs. the Terminator.

Rambo joins the roster as a new playable fighter on November 17th as part of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2, featuring the voice and likeness of actor Sylvester Stallone, along with character skin variants inspired by the “First Blood,” “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rambo III” films.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is scheduled to release November 17th on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia.

Nov
13

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Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition Coming to Steam on February 5th

Today, Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja announced the upcoming release of their dark fantasy action-RPG, Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition, on PC via Steam. Launching February 5th, 2021, the Complete Edition will include the base Nioh 2 game and all three DLC expansions: “The Tengu’s Disciple”, “Darkness in the Capital”, and the recently announced “The First Samurai”.