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Friday, October 12, 2018

Injustice 2 Scrapped Character Concept Art Revealed

New unused character designs of John Constantine, Krypto the Superdog and Penguin for the game revealed by Injustice 2 concept artist.

Following their immense success with 2013's fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios came up with a sequel, Injustice 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017, that even surpassed its predecessor in many aspects.

The game has a roster full of iconic DC Comics characters as playable fighters as well as other heroes like Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Publishing. Recently, a number of unused concept arts have revealed a few characters that didn't make it to the final roster.

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Injustice 2 Scrapped Character Concept Art Revealed

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Shared on ArtStation by senior concept artist Justin Murray, these min-blowing artworks of the characters from Injustice comic books has Batman's protege Bluebird, Detective ChimpEtrigan the DemonJohn Constantine, Krypto the Superdog and Penguin.

During the story arc in comics, they have either sided with The Regime and The Insurgency or chose their own way but there was no apparent reason for excluding them from the game. However, we didn't wait for any official statement and have our own theory on it.

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Injustice 2 Bluebird Concept Art

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Injustice 2 Detective Chimp Concept Art

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For one, neither Detective Chimp nor Penguin is a competitive fighter who can give other playable characters a tough time. Even occult detective John Constantine is no physical combatant despite him being a highly skilled sorcerer.

Young vigilante hero Bluebird on the other hand could've made it but considering other better-known costumed fighters like Batgirl and Zatanna didn't made it to the sequel, this electrical engineer from Batman comics introduced during the run of Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman – My Own Worst Enemy, Batman – Court of the Owls) had slim chances.

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Injustice 2 Etrigan the Demon Concept Art

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Injustice 2 John Constantine Concept Art

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Another plausible reason for these characters not to show up in Injustice 2 maybe because many of them ended up dying in the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic-book series, thus their presence in the game could have been tricky for the storyline to connect.

Etrigan The Demon lost his connection to mortal realm when Jason Blood, his human host was killed in a battle against The Regime. Although John Constantine didn't die after his rebellion of magic community took a stand opposing Superman, he simply left the conflict.

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Injustice 2 Krypto the Superdog Concept Art

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Injustice 2 Penguin Concept Art

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The original publisher for the Mortal Kombat series, NetherRealm Studios may strongly consider another sequel to the Injustice franchise and these characters can even show up in that game if they are somehow brought back to the tie-in comic-books.

According to some recent rumor flying around, the studio is already working on a new project and it can either be a new installment for Mortal Kombat or Injustice 3, which we can only tell for sure once we get some more evidence on hand.

Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

Competitive multiplayer gameplay of Ghost Mode for stealth action-adventure game Hitman 2 is introduced.

Upcoming rebooted title Hitman 2 from renowned stealth video game series by developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive is only months away from release on November 13, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

As the game is nearing global launch, new and unique in-game features are being revealed by the developers and the brand-new addition is Ghost Mode, a 1v1 competitive multiplayer mode with new twists in gameplay rules to keep players on the edge of their seats.

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Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

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A new official trailer is released to better portray gameplay mechanics of Ghost Mode with video demonstration, which you can check out right now.




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Ghost Mode puts you and your opponent to go after same targets and execute your kills quickly and smoothly than your competitor. Both of you will start from same point and then will progress onwards on your own to secure kills for points.

The key objective is to earn five points by taking out randomly chosen targets before the other player does. Two assassins will share the same location in separate realities and you can always see everything your opponent is doing as a Ghost version.

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Prey on Same Target

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As soon as your rival terminates a target, you time window gets shortened to make a kill of your own to balance the score. You shouldn't panic for the ongoing countdown timer on screen and go on a killing spree of non-targets, because that will only blow up your cover and decrease the score.

Instead, try to turn the table on the challenger by taking a first hit on a target before they do. Ghost Mode also demands that you put emphasis on being smart rather than quick as you will start out with limited resources and you have to make the most of it before you find a Ghost Crate with selective items.

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Pressure on Countdown Timer

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There is also a Sniper Assassin game mode in Hitman 2 that will be available from the release for everyone. This is a very first online co-op mode on Hitman franchise where players are to complete sniper mission and pre-ordering the game gets you an early access.

Agent 47 will return once again to take on missions of wiping out high-profile valued targets while hunting for the Shadow Client. In doing so, he will be travelling from Miami to Colombia and beyond. As a follow up to release, there are two planned expansion packs to add more content at a later date as well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

New Marching Fire update brings graphical revamp, Breach mode and brand-new Heroes to For Honor next week.

Action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft has just crossed the mark of 15 million players recently. In August, the game was available on the listed free games for Xbox Live Gold and then the Starter Edition was offered for free on Steam.

On October 16, this third-person multiplayer title is releasing Marching Fire free update for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will bring bigger changes like design improvements and visual remaster while the expansion will add new content.

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For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

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Before you fire up the warrior spirit within you for the Marching Fire, let's take a look at the details of this upcoming expansion and update.




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The developer team actually planned to remaster the game earlier before the release and it was never meant to be taken as new maps. Players should look at these maps as the ones they have already played but it should give a better feeling after the visual upgrade.

For example, when in Valkenheim map, it should feel cold around as well as look like it and it is carried out with a sense of temperature. The land of Ashfeld on the other hand should convey warmth to seem more realistic in details of visual aspects.

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Rooftops or the ground of Temple Garden is now covered in more snow and it will feel like a cold winter there. Particular pieces of every texture are improved with more precision and source of lighting allows you to notice these all too clear.

Even when battling in dark areas, there will be some light coming from windows or vantage points and makes your surroundings less flat than usual. This is an overhaul that updates all in-game multiplayer maps as well content from story mode.

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Original and Remastered Temple Garden

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All players who have already joined the medieval fighting game can access to the graphical upgrade and the newly introduced 4v4 Breach mode to play attack and defense tactics. This gives you the vibe of either defending your own fortress or raiding one.

The expansion of Marching Fire adds 4 new heroes of a Chinese-influenced new faction, Wu Lin and a new Arcade mode on October 16 for the price of $29.99 only. Everyone else can unlock these new heroes later on from October 30 in exchange for 15,000 Steel each.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition Content

A reversible cover, 5 unique character skins and original soundtracks are what Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition offers.

When upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake is going to launch in January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there will be a Standard Edition for 59.99, a Deluxe Edition costing $69.99 and an overpriced Collector’s Edition worth $199.99.

Previously, we got a detailed look at the collectible goodies that comes with RE2 Collector’s Edition and today developer/publisher Capcom has revealed what you get in the Deluxe Edition, which costs only $10 more than the Standard Edition.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition Content

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Aside from the base game, the package contains a reversible cover art that lets you pick between Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield on the box art for the game. There are a few downloadable contents added to it, which would be worth of your money if you are nostalgic about the franchise.

The Deluxe DLC Pack gets you five different costumes for both of the protagonists to wear, a Samurai Edge - Albert Model pistol and the game's original soundtrack to swap to.

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The DLC costumes for Leon includes a Noir costume, which makes his appearance visually similar to detective Sebastian Castellanos from The Evil Within and the Arklay Sheriff costume bears a striking resemblance to Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes from post-apocalyptic horror TV show, The Walking Dead.

Claire will receive a Military costume that comes with a vest and her Noir costume adds a fedora hat to let you sport a gangsta look. Then there is the unused Elza Walker costume from the scrapped game Resident Evil 1.5, which looks similar to what race car driver wears.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

You can already place a pre-order for Resident Evil 2 Remake on Amazon as they are available now. We can see how Capcom is dedicatedly working piece by piece to re-imagining the survivor horror classic for the fans from 90's and the modern generation.

A brand-new gameplay video featuring Claire Redfield was released earlier that showcased the debut of the nightmarish enemy Lickers in the remake with a bunch of new screenshots. We are eagerly waiting for Leon to encounter the dreaded Tyrant monster, Mr. X.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

To revive the horror from past, a new Resident Evil 2 Remake gameplay video is released featuring the menacing Lickers.

At Tokyo Game Show 2018 last month, Resident Evil 2 Remake revealed the first-look of mysterious fan-favorite character Ada Wong with screenshots and a new story trailer. Then there was footage of Claire Redfield fighting the dreaded William Birkin/G-monster.

Recently, brand-new gameplay video of Claire fighting horde of monstrous creatures and a deadly class of bio-weapon known as Lickers in a ravaged Raccoon City is released, courtesy of developer/publisher Capcom.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

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Witness the introduction of Lickers from a re-imagined version of RE2 Remake that is based on the original plot of the 1998 video game.



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Taken right from Claire's campaign, the video opens up as she comes across an abandoned, dark hallway blocked with furniture and enters a room at her left. She sees a lone Licker is feeding on a victim and another bloodied dead body lies on the floor next to it.

Without wasting a moment, she draws her M79 grenade launcher and blasted it onto flames before putting two more rounds on it. Another one from the wall above is targeted next but this one is a tough cookie to bake and took too many bullets.

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A Familiar Terror

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Even though there weren't any constraints like a fixed camera angle or their long tongues hanging from above to give players a jump scare for the first time they met, this confrontation was not any less scary than before because of the sheer aggressiveness of these creatures.

On top of that, they constantly jump around to dodge your bullets and will do ranged attack ruthlessly with their razor-sharp talons when in close proximity, which we can tell is pretty lethal judging by the way Claire reacted to it.

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Zombies at Morgue

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After that, she goes inside what it seems like a morgue where she checks the storage to get supplies like Red Herb from an empty one, got creeped out by some huge cockroaches from the next and a Flash Grenade from another with a corpse beside it.

A few of the corpse were feeling the kick of T-Virus to came back to life and attack her, which she repels with one Acid Round, knife and gunshots. Sooner as she came out of the room, a Licker jumped on top of her only to get smoked in one shot.

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Deadly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler

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The game has introduced the primary protagonists rookie cop Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, the enigmatic Ada Wong, researcher William Birkin, his daughter Sherry Birkin and wife Annette Birkin, chief Brian Irons as well as police officer Marvin Branagh so far.

We are left to see Tyrant monster of T-103 model, also known as Mr. X, whom we had a brief glimpse of from the E3 trailer. HUNK and Robert Kendo will make their debut alongside the giant, mutant Alligator from the sewers.

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Ready to Drop and Chomp

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Resident Evil 2 Remake is all set to release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, encapsulating the feel of the original survival horror classic. Capcom is trying to make the game as photo-realistic as possible and using cutting edge tech like RE Engine to make sure.

The way every character and creatures have been developed so far or how the gore sequences nicely blended with the dark environment clearly tell us that fans are in for a treat when they revisit Raccoon City next year with Leon and Claire.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Hollow Knight on Humble Monthly Bundle

2D Metroidvania adventure Hollow Knight from indie studio Team Cherry has been included in November’s Humble Monthly Bundle.

Metroidvania action-adventure title Hollow Knight from Team Cherry started its journey from a Kickstarter campaign and initially released on early 2017 for Linux, Mac and PC. It made a reputation itself to debut on Nintendo Switch a few months back and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One recently.

We are talking about it now because the game has just been added to the Humble Monthly Bundle for November along with survival horror title 7 Days to Die and stealth action game Hitman: The Complete First Season.

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Hollow Knight on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Signing up for a $12 subscription of Humble Monthly allows you access to games worth of $100 for PC via Steam keys, which are yours forever. Digital video game storefront Humble Store announces a lineup of games a month prior, available to download right away.

By the first Friday of the month, they will reveal six to eight new titles to enjoy as well. Aside from this ever-rotating listing of key-titles, subscribers get access to over sixty DRM-free PC games collection on Humble Trove.

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What next we have is Hitman: The Complete First Season by IO Interactive and Square Enix, collecting all six episodes from the sixth entry of third-person stealth game series Hitman released back in 2016 as a follow up title to Hitman: Absolution.

Then we get to open world survival horror experience with 7 Days to Die from The Fun Pimps and Telltale Games. The premise of the game follows nuclear fallout that turned majority of populace into zombies and surviving among this mess is the only objective you have.

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October 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Those who are already subscribed to the deal are enjoying American Truck Simulator, Dungeons, Gremlins Inc., Hidden Folks, Old Man's Journey, Overwatch and more on the month of October from a total of 9 games, which are worth $141.

Players on Microsoft and Sony consoles have their monthly subscriptions of PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold online services; whereas the monthly bundles deal in question is the best we have so far for PC gamers. On top of everything, they donate a portion of these purchases to charity.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

Introducing the Force Hollow form of Fury and the way Darksiders III redefines character progression within the game.

Previous Horsemen of the Apocalypse from Darksiders and Darksiders II had their unique forms and weaponry that become a staple for the hack and slash action-adventure game franchise from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic.

Upcoming Darksiders III is all set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 27, 2018. Earlier, the Flame Hollow form of the game's protagonist Fury was showcased in one of the trailer and now we are about to witness her Force Hollow form.

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Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

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Take a look at the Force Hollow trailer as Fury jumps into action in one of her newly revealed form that entirely decimates her enemies.




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In terms of character progression, the game takes a giant leap and changes a few things about the primary character Fury than her warrior brothers War and Death from prior titles when it comes to appear in battle as the third Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Whereas War used to wield his Chaoseater blade and Death carried The Harvester scythe, Fury's weapon of choice is a 347 bladed whip, Barbs of Scorn. Just as she changes form during battles, her blades can become a Hammer in her Force Fury form.

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Fury's Barbs of Scorn

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A reformed Scorn taking the shape of a battle hammer complements her fighting style with a ball of energy around her. In her newest form, she has a purple aura around her and this one is the second form she can take among four by unlocking it throughout the game.

Switching into these different forms and changing your weapon into many shapes is designed for more tactical approach to combat. This presents players with various opportunities to approach their deadly adversaries and defeat them in a confrontation.

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Force Hollow and Giant Hammer

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Whenever you engage a boss from any of the Seven Deadly Sins, each will fight you differently and challenge your skill in a unique way. For example, Sloth in subway stations will send off his minions to keep you busy and form bubbles of poison to infect you.

Another fine aspect of the game is that there are no arranged lines for you to face the bosses. Players can make up their mind on which boss they want to encounter in various point of the story progression, something that most other game lacks.

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Lord of the Flies, Sloth

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The studio shows their clear intention of moving afar from how the series used to move forward with gameplay and about to create a complex character with Fury in Darksiders III, which will be a defining point for the franchise for sure.

When one of her newest form will be revealed soon, we expect to see her display some new and awesome array of abilities while her Scorn probably takes the shape of a powerful blade maybe? We believe, Gunfire Games may even end up giving her the ability of flying.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling and Micro-Transactions Issues

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey maybe slowly pushing players to face real-money economy to be done with grinding.

Over the years, developer/publisher Ubisoft's action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed has evolved a lot and after Assassin’s Creed Origins from last year, it is taken further in the recently released title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

One such aspect is the character level, which determines what you can and cannot at times. For instance, you can easily engage an enemy of your level or slightly above than that but trying to butt heads with someone more powerful than your grade can be suicidal.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling Issues

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Now you can consider that a pretty clever in-game mechanics to put a hold on where can you move and when. However, that actually feels a less like an open-world game that players would want to explore and it doesn't bother at first until grinding becomes very necessary.

Odyssey is much bigger that Origins, which takes nearly 50 hours to complete and it only means more XP gaining. Though not annoying in the beginning, it becomes quite common and repetitive at later point just for the sake of leveling.

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When you will eventually level up a step, you will realize that the surrounding animals and enemies have also leveled with you. Just when you felt that you are now more capable after leveling up, it practically becomes useless and it really sucks!

While playing the story mission, you will realize the hustle it takes for the slightest leveling your character. The side-missions don't hold you back much in terms of rewarding with XP but a spending a considerable amount of time is nearly inescapable.

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Odyssey is of course a great experience for playing but at later point XP gaining can become a problem and apparently, Ubisoft has something in the in-game store that can level you up quite faster than playing though or completing those side-quests.

There are a few items you can pick up from the store that takes care of the annoying grinding problem permanently. Purchasing of a "Permanent XP Boost" item will grant you a permanent increase in experience you have earned playing by 50%.

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This boost will apply on all of your saved games and everything you will do gets you 50 percent more XP, which costs only 1,000 Helix Credits. The minimum amount to get one of these will cost you only $4.99 for a Base Pack and can spend up to $49.99 for Extra Large Pack.

Ubi Club members have the special chance to buy them using virtual coins to gain 25% more XP. Spending 10 coins earns you a boost and you get plenty of them but they are for a limited time and there will never be enough. You just have to spend some cash at some point.

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Although the system of purchasing Helix Credits was present in Origins, they never tried to force players to face the issue of real-money economy through leveling mechanics but Odyssey almost makes it obvious and almost unavoidable to complete the story.

Right now, we are hoping that Ubisoft will probably release a patch to fix this to a manageable point. Whether it is a small mistake in their part or a secret ploy to get into the wallet of the players by forcing them into a punishing circle of crushing struggle remains to be seen.

Overcooked 2 Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC Out Now

Overcooked 2 have you storm up new kitchens of the tropic with new chefs aiding you in the newly released Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC.

Releasing for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only two months back in August after initially revealed back at Nintendo Direct Mini on January, Overcooked 2 from developer Ghost Town Games is successfully living up to expectation as a sequel to last year's Overcooked.

Now, a follow-up DLC, Surf ‘n’ Turf is launched that will take players to new sunny places to experience a new level of chaos in kitchen. Returning characters like Chef Boof and Onion King will be joined by newly added Island chef and Parrot chef.

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Overcooked 2 Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC Out Now

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We urge you to check out the launch trailer for Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC and see for yourself that what opportunities and problems you will be facing soon.




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There will be 12 new kitchen levels to showcase your culinary skills on sunny beaches or beside a swimming pool. So, you gotta be extra cautious as you are preparing those dishes and watch out for conga lines and other obstacles like finicky rafts on your way.

Experiment with new recipes for fruit smoothies and kebabs with help from new chefs to serve up the hungry islanders. It can really get intense to tease the taste buds of your customers with tropical juices from fresh fruits and smoking BBQs while keep a track of time.

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Surf ‘n’ Turf Introduces New Levels and More

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Aside from a new environment and newly introduced variation of workplace hazards, Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC from Overcooked 2 have outfitted the kitchen equipments in new skins. Fire extinguishers have replaced water guns and you can even clean your plates with it if you wish to do so.

Let's not waste any time to don your aprons and hit the kitchens to dice up some fruits to toss them up into the blenders or shove chunks of meat on a grill to roast them, because currently, the DLC is available for all major platforms to enjoy and priced only $5.99.