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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

Release date for Mafia: Definitive Edition is delayed to September 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

After an accidental leak from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee revealed rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" back in April, an official trailer for remastered Mafia Trilogy came out, followed by August 2020 release window.

In May 2020, Definitive Edition for Mafia II and Mafia III were made available for major gaming platforms with Mafia: Definitive Edition set to arrive on August 28, which has now been delayed until September 25, due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

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Amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, meeting any deadlines have become increasingly challenging for even big-name companies but developers are still committed to take time and deliver an updated experience they promised earlier.

People who were truly looking forward to first game of critically-acclaimed crime action-adventure trilogy of Mafia series for years will have to wait a little longer now but they can get a look at its improved gameplay by end of this month.

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In a recent post, official Twitter handle for Mafia games announced an unfortunate delay in development.


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Mafia: Definitive Edition dev team strongly believes that to stay true to their word and not sacrificing quality, a little delay is necessary. Players would surely be appreciative of a smooth experience rather than a rushed product with bugs.

Though games getting pushed back are nothing new in gaming industry, recent pandemic of COVID-19 has made it so common these days. Despite having some disappointment over this, fans tend to be understanding towards companies.

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Although release for Mafia Remastered is postponed, an extended gameplay will be revealed on July 22, 2020.




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In a growing trend of bringing back old classics, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have attempted to revive original Mafia, retelling its story with advanced motion capture, enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25, re-imagining iconic crime saga of protagonist Tommy Angelo getting full remake treatment with enhanced graphics, new scripts and much more.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

Ahead of UbiForward event next week, gameplay footage from Assassin's Creed Valhalla gets leaked online.

In late April, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed Valhalla, latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series for modern consoles and Windows PC, scheduled for holiday 2020 release.

Most recently, a 30 minute-long gameplay footage of AC Valhalla got leaked online that shows-off combat mechanics, open-world, story settings and much more, shortly ahead of upcoming Ubisoft Forward event set for July 12, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

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Although Ubisoft has taken quick attempts to take down these videos from YouTube swiftly using its copyright system, many other video sharing and social media platforms are passing the footage along, including Reddit and Streamable.

Ubisoft trying to take these videos down confirms that latest leaks are genuine and were meant to reveal on UbiForward event. However, video quality for leaked footage is not that impressive because they are not from an authorized source.

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Below is 30 minute gameplay of Assassin's Creed Valhalla that was leaked earlier and scrubbed from online.



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Given how the leaked video is labeled "WORK IN PROGRESS" only suggests that this probably some in-development footage and whatever Ubisoft is currently planning to show at their Forward event on July 12 is most likely to change.

Recent footage from Valhalla shows fierce Viking protagonist Eivor in action, repeating same formula of Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey. There are different paths to choose from as well as varied options for gears and skills in combat.

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Previously, Ubisoft offered a first look at Valhalla gameplay during Microsoft reveal event in May 2020 that was just an in-engine cinematic trailer and no gameplay at all, which has disappointed many of Assassin's Creed fan-base.

Ubisoft is expected to showcase brand-new Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay overview at UbiForward event next week. Fans can also look forward to a reveal trailer for long-rumored Far Cry 6 and get a glimpse at Watch Dogs: Legion.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Marvel's Avengers War Table Gameplay Showcase

Crystal Dynamics unites Marvel's Avengers in new co-op gameplay footage on War Table livestream.

Having been working on upcoming action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers for some time, developer Crystal Dynamics, in association with Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix came forward revealing some new gameplay details.

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix sheds light on co-op mode, extended gameplay, Hero Missions and story premise of Avengers Project during latest War Table livestream on YouTube, as we head closer to global release in Q4 2020.

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Marvel's Avengers War Table Gameplay Showcase

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Check out newly released "M.O.D.O.K. Threat" trailer for Marvel's Avengers, offering bits of story premise.




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First trailer from War Table focuses on a post-Avengers world, in the aftermath of A-Day from five years prior. A young heroine named Kamala Khan figured out a conspiracy by A.I.M. behind the disbandment of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Khan is an Inhuman who recently just discovered her special-powers and tries to reassemble the heroes once again. She is later found and approached by A.I.M. leader, George Tarleton but she refuses his help and chooses her own path.

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Khan talks to Bruce Banner to reach out to Tony Stark and uncover secrets behind A-Day incident, which led to Captain America being killed. As they prepare to reassemble, Black Widow gets into an argument with Thor over their decision.

Despite Kamala's warnings, their internal spat turns into a fistfight and A.I.M. sends its foot-soldiers to destroy them. In his desperate attempt to eradicate all superpower from Earth, Tarleton allows himself to transform into M.O.D.O.K.

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War Table presents a gameplay video titled "Once An Avenger" from a pre-release build, featuring Thor.




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Kamala Khan worriedly watches over A.I.M. deploying a series of its latest mechs on Chimera Helicarrier. Iron Man blasts one of those out, which fall into street and Thor arrives just in time to save a newsman before joining the fight.

As he charges into battle, his teammates are happy to see him and Odinson starts wrecking a horde of bots on his way. Hulk joins him soon and starts smashing all machines around him while Thor powers up Chimera with lightning.

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War Table will assign you to War Zones, which you can access from Helicarrier bridge, outposts and Quinjets. Chimera serves as your home base that has options to repair and add upgrades, with personal quarters for each hero and gear.

War Table keeps an eye on what A.I.M. is doing across the world and sends you there directly. You can jump into next Hero Missions from Reassemble campaign if you want to or move over to War Zone missions that are unlocked so far.

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Finally, take a quick look at "War Zones" co-op trailer highlighting aspects of multiplayer mode in action.




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Hero Missions are typically story-focused; whereas War Zone lets you earn loot, rescue allies and more in an expansive sphere. Although there will always be a key-objective, it is up to players about how they want to make an approach.

You will be given an idea of adjustable difficulty and suggested Power Level in each War Zone missions, with great rewards. Optional matchmaking will tag you up to three other Avengers or you can bring in AI companions to form your party.

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Players can create iconic moments by using their heroic powers in combat during War Zone multiplayer. Hulk can join Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel in clapping enemies or Iron Man can blast off enemies once Thor sends them up in the air.

War Table addresses global threats and therefore, War Zone has a diverse range of missions across Marvel Universe. While trying to put back their old team, players will rebuild outposts worldwide for Factions like Resistance and S.H.I.E.L.D.

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War Zone has similar missions like campaign centered Hero Missions that pursues a unique hero story. There are shorter assignments to take on that are known as Drop Zones, where you rain on A.I.M. structure or help out Faction allies.

Taking coordinates from hidden S.H.I.E.L.D. base around the globe, one can also uncover secret location of Vaults rich with rewards. For more challenging tasks, find out Hives where A.I.M. has built a stronghold for you to conquer through force.

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Those who are looking to get into a boss fight should jump into Villain Sector missions to butt heads with some notorious bad-guys of Marvel. Chances are, you might even come across confirmed villains like Abomination and Taskmaster.

In your playthrough of Reassemble campaign and War Zone missions, you will acquire artifacts, cosmetics, gear and resources. Marvel's Avengers will allow you a wide range of costume skins, including t-shirt and jeans for The Mighty Thor.

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Through playing, you will earn experience and it would help boosting your Hero level and unique skills specific to characters. Each member of Avengers is given multiple classes of skills that can be tailored with your aesthetic playstyle.

Gears will let you enhance hero abilities and unwanted ones can be used as crafting resources or be traded for upgrades. Artifacts will do almost the same and cosmetic items are for show-off or to match with your increasing Hero Level.

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Dropping loads of information after month of radio-silence, Crystal Dynamics promises to host more War Table events in near future. Ever since first reveal, dev team has significantly changed character designs and made improvements.

Marvel's Avengers is planned for September 4, 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players who purchase digital or physical copies on last-gen will receive free update for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Marvel's Avengers to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix will offer free upgrade for next-gen console versions for Marvel's Avengers.

Fans worldwide have been eagerly waiting for upcoming action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers from developer Crystal Dynamics, in association with Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix to release on September 4, 2020.

Aside from release on current-gen console systems, Marvel's Avengers will also launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this holiday season, while offering upgrade to next-gen version for no extra cost, according to Crystal Dynamics.

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Marvel's Avengers to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

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Square Enix plans to allow players to transfer save files from last-gen to next-gen consoles, keeping all in-game progress. In multiplayer mode, you can play alongside friends though cross-generation play between console families.

Marvel's Avengers will feature an enhanced graphics mode on next-gen consoles to offer most flowing gameplay experience. Moreover, the game will be running at 60 FPS in dynamic 4K resolution for highest quality images on screen.

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PS5 version will be using ultra-high speed SSD for faster loading time down to one or two seconds. Players will stream huge in-game worlds in real-time lightning fast speed and this is without any optimization work done so far.

When dev team will finish optimization, loading will be almost instant and you can jump into any mission anytime within moments. Plus, there is enhanced 3D audio with advanced haptics and trigger feedback of DualSense controller.

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In early stage of graphical improvements, players will notice increase in details and texture resolution. Crystal Dynamics has further plans to use more advanced features of next-gen systems in future depending on player reactions.

Marvel's Avengers is coming to Google Stadia, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Whether you make a digital or physical purchase, you will receive a free update for next-gen with all enhancements.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

Devolver Digital releases a gameplay overview trailer for Serious Sam 4 showcasing many in-game aspects.

Two years after premiering an official teaser trailer for upcoming first-person shooter title Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital are back from a long break to show off some more stuff.

After keeping players in anticipation for so long, Croteam has released a gameplay overview footage lately that focuses on combat system, enemies, features, updated visuals, all-new weapons and much more of Planet Badass.

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Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

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In an official update, developers at Croteam discuss enemies, music, weapons and more of SS4 gameplay.




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Devolver Special Ops member JT talks with Chief Creative Officer Davor Hunski, Gameplay Designer Davor Tomicic, Graphics Engineer Dean Sekulic and Sound Designer Damjan Mravunac of Croteam about major gameplay aspects.

Alien overlord Mental is back again with his hordes of destruction and Sam is leading Earth Defense Force against him. Almost everything is amped up to eleven and players will be busting their way out of chaos with an arsenal of weapons.

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Sam is equipped with an auto shotgun, double-barreled shotgun, a brutal minigun, powerful chainsaw launcher and his iconic cannon. Upgrades are available for these toys to then unleash gory death upon Mental's invading army.

Many iconic pawns such as Beheaded Rocketeer, Headless Kamikaze, Khnum, Kleer, Scrapjack and Werebull are back. There will be so many of them and it will be fun to blast them into oblivion with your array of devastating weapons.

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You can join online co-op mode with up to four players or take greater challenges with modified difficulties. Croteam introduces a new "Legion" system that allows your screen to be swarmed by tens of thousands of enemies at a time.

Serious Sam 4 is currently buckling up to arrive on August 2020 for both Google Stadia and PC via Steam. Due to a timed exclusive deal with Google, the game will not be releasing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles until 2021.

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Following release of Serious Sam 3: BFE, it has been nearly a decade for a mainline game from Serious Sam series is released. Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope came out in 2017 and was joined by VR versions first three games on same year.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass was originally announced to be in works back in 2013 but then Croteam had to postpone development to work on The Talos Principle, which became a critically-acclaimed title and resumed work afterwards.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

Revealed to launch on all platforms, Serious Sam 4 will be a Google Stadia-exclusive that won't arrive on PS4 and Xbox One until 2021.

After a long period of hiatus, developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital finally returned to reveal an official release window of upcoming first-person shooter title Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, which is set to arrive on August 2020.

Planet Badass has confirmed its initial launch platforms to be Google Stadia and PC via Steam. Serious Sam 4 will not see release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles anytime before 2021 due to its timed exclusivity period for Stadia.

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Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

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Devolver Digital announces return of Serious Sam through a brief new trailer that was released earlier.




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Early impressions implied that SS4 will be released simultaneously across all current-gen console platforms. However, players on Google's cloud gaming service gets to play the game before everyone else on PS4 and Xbox One.

Google has paid a large sum to attain an exclusivity deal for Stadia and will not allow SS4: Planet Badass to release on home consoles. Devolver has not yet given any exact date of expected release or when exclusive window ends though.

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Despite making many promises ahead of launch, Stadia eventually failed to make a lasting impression to consumer base. Its ambitious launch back in November 2019 was watered down quickly by lack of games and technical difficulties.

Serious Sam 4 exclusivity can draw some attention of gaming crowd to Stadia but majority of them won't be very happy about it. A game announced for all platforms becoming a timed exclusive stinks like nothing other than corporate greed.

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Serious Sam franchise made its debut back in 2001 and instantly received a cult-following within FPS genre. Upon completing a trilogy with Serious Sam 3: BFE in 2011, developers took a long break for over a decade to comeback.

Serious Sam 4 is bringing back classic action vibe of titular series in fast-paced gunplay and cheesy one-liners. It will introduce new "Legion" system, which can spawn up to tens of thousands of enemies to crowd its expansive maps.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

2K Games releases Definitive Editions of Mafia II and Mafia III, original Mafia remaster to launch on August 28, 2020.

After a series of leaks and rumors, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games dropped an official teaser for Mafia Trilogy last week, which collects all three Mafia crime action-adventure games in a complete bundle for a re-release soon.

Today, remastered version of first two games from Mafia franchise, Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition has been made available for players by 2K Games to download right away when they pre-order Mafia Trilogy.

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Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

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2K previously hinted at releasing upgraded version of critically-acclaimed trilogy in a single collection. Players who already own original versions of Mafia games on select platforms can get their discounted or free add-ons as well.

Those who own a copy of Mafia II on Steam will get access to Mafia II: Definitive Edition today without a cost. Mafia III existing owners on PlayStation 4, Steam and Xbox One would receive their upgrade to Definitive Edition for free as well.

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First Mafia game from 2002 is getting a graphics overhaul with 4K remaster for current-generation game consoles. Aside from minor gameplay improvements, collectibles and motorcycles are added in it as new features.

Both second and third installments of renowned Mafia franchise are out now including their story expansions and extra DLC item packs. By pre-ordering Mafia: Definitive Edition or Mafia Trilogy you can get Chicago Outfit pack as bonus.

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Mafia Trilogy is available for players on Google Stadia, PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To play Definitive Edition of Mafia II and Mafia III right now, just place your pre-order before August 28, 2020.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will not be arriving on all major platforms anytime soon before August 28 though. Having all three games in your library will get you special discount offers to upgrade full bundle through in-game menu of each title.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

A recent leak from Amazon Italy listing revealed Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date is set for October 2020.

Through a livestream, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla in April but other than a holiday 2020 window, there is no launch date.

Recently, a release date accidentally added to product listing page of Amazon Italy was spotted by Reddit user AssassinsCrypt and managed to take a screenshot as well where it shows that AC Valhalla is set to arrive on October 15, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

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However, Ubisoft were quick to make a move as soon as word got out and change that date to December 31, which is the last day of 2020. AssassinsCrypt has posted it on Facebook to let everyone see aside from posting on Reddit.

Details on gameplay mechanics (without any actual footage) and plot setting of ACV on how Viking leader Eivor to lead his clan of Nordic warriors to find a new home in ninth century England are coming out frequently these days.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leaked Release Date

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Since Valhalla is slated to come out in holiday 2020, an October release date on Amazon placeholder seems very plausible. Given current global situation with COVID-19 pandemic, Ubisoft can always move that date up if they have to.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is currently set to launch on alleged release date of October 15, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, supporting Smart Delivery feature for Microsoft consoles.