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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

The community event for Mortal Kombat 11 revealed new gameplay features, fatalities and the first female boss of MK series.

Before Mortal Kombat 11 was eventually announced at The Game Awards 2018, the latest installment from Mortal Kombat fighting game series was teased by game director Ed Boon and then hinted by an angry voice actor Eduardo Garza last year.

The inevitable announcement of the newest title promised to provide more details on the game during a community event on January 17, 2019 and the entire jam-packed show gave us a lot of information to get hyped up about the game until it releases.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

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Presented through a livestream on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube, the public reveal event for MK11 offers gameplay and story details.




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Showcasing from gameplay videos, story trailer and new character introductions, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave us loads of information on the next MK game during the reveal event at Los Angeles.

Fans already have the first look at the revamped design of Dark Raiden, Scorpion and pre-order bonus character Shao Kahn. However, the Mortal Kombat roster is obviously more than just three bad-ass fighters and more are yet to show up for sure.

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Although the announcement was filled with plenty of gore, the official gameplay reveal trailer expands onto that and shows the improvement below.




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The trailer marks the return of Baraka, Skarlet, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero back to the newest conflict of MK franchise, each in a newly redefined avatar. Not only their outlook is changed, their moveset has been polished if not better than before.

Skarlet and Baraka has shown some of the most violent finishing moves on their defeated adversaries with the Imperial Bodyguard stabbing her enemy with hardened shards made of blood and War Chief of Tarkatan tribe biting off flesh from the bicep of Scorpion.

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Of course, "Fatalities" are one of the unique aspects of attraction of the gameplay and here goes another trailer highlighting that.




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It is obvious that the trademark fatalities of a fighter from any MK title will be full of bone breaking and flesh ripping aside from the stage getting covered in a pool of blood. Well, guess what? NetherRealm Studios have summed up an entire video full of that above for the upcoming release.

As usual, the developers got creative on making a bloody mess of each fighter at every given chance they had. All these gory showdown of kicking and screaming comes down to the gruesome finishes and to secure a flawless victory.

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If you are done with crushing bones and tearing body-parts, then here is an official footage of story prologue revolves around the plot of MK11.




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As we predicted earlier, Raiden goes full dark side this time and he will have no tolerance towards anyone who threatens Earthrealm. The God of Thunder decides to inflict a darker shade of justice by killing any enemies of the realm before they make any move.

Following the ending of Mortal Kombat X, a defeated Shinnok was taken in by the protector of Earthrealm to the Jinsei Chamber and endlessly torturing the old sorcerer. The fallen antagonist then points out to his captor that wearing his amulet, Raiden has changed for better.

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Elder God, Dark Raiden

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When Shinnok reminds him that he cannot really kill an Elder God, the lightning states that there are fates worse than death before decapitating his head to deliver it to Liu Kang of Netherrealm as a sign of warning and then teleports away.

What he doesn't know is that a new, fearful enemy named Kronica arrives at the scene, who dubs herself as "The Keeper of Time" and wishes to destroy the now corrupt Elder God for upsetting balance and meddling with timeline itself by previously changing it.

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One of the main characters throughout the series and the first female fighter, Sonya Blade gets a solo reveal trailer of her own.




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Even before the reveal event, there was rumor on social media of former UFC champion and current WWE Women's Champion Ronda Rousey to voice for fan-favorite Sonya Blade, which definitely turn out to be true and fans are happy as well.

Rousey was present at the livestream stage presentation and you can also see her in recording studio voicing for the character. Given her career background is being of a renowned martial artist, we can see her fitting well into the shoes of this strong female character.

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We all saw boss character Kronika at the end of the announcement trailer but newcomer Geras has remained a secret up until his official reveal.




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Debuting straight to the eleventh installment from the mainline MK games, Geras is shown as a force of nature. Aside from the newly introduced villain Kronika, he has some control over time, which makes him a pretty intimidating and threatening opponent.

Geras has mostly displayed his ability of manipulating other than his superior fighting skills.
The untold origin of this mysterious character within the lore and how he gets in conflict with the protectors of Earthrealm is yet to be revealed.

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By now, anyone who watched any of these video clips above already knows that recurring boss character Shao Kahn will be joining the fighters in the legendary death match as a pre-order bonus character but whether or not he has any involvement to the story is still unclear.

Pre-order for Mortal Kombat 11 is now available and the game will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. We are hyped up with all of these exciting reveals and cannot wait to see Dark Raiden in action upon launch.

Days Gone Pre-order Bonuses and Special Edition

Before taking you to the abandoned highways of a post-apocalyptic world, Days Gone unveils details on pre-order bonuses and special edition.

Upcoming open world action-adventure game Days Gone has already been delayed twice last year and this PlayStation 4-exclusive from developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is currently scheduled to release on April 26, 2019.

Now that we are slowly nearing to the launch with only three more months to go, the creators of the game has decided to announce details on different special edition they planned and shed some light on pre-order bonuses to help players make better purchase decisions.

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Days Gone Pre-order Bonuses and Special Edition

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A brief clip below is showcasing the upgrades that players will receive at release for pre-purchasing the game.




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Pre-Order Bonuses
Reserving your copy in advance will grant you a voucher that unlocks Drifter Crossbow and other upgrade packages Gas Tank, Nitrous and Shroud for your drifter bike. At the early point of the game, these will help you survive better from the odds against you.

Either you can place your pre-order at your nearest retailers or own it digitally from PlayStation Store, which will get you an exclusive Sawmill Dynamic Theme featuring protagonist Deacon St. John against a horde immediately.

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Days Gone Collector's Edition

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Special Editions
Of course there would be a Days Gone standard edition aside from a Collector's Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition. The former comes with digital and physical 48 page mini artbook, original soundtrack, sew-on patches and six collector pins alongside the base game.

There will also be a steelbook case and an awesome statue of Deacon sitting against his bike next to a dead Freaker. The Digital Deluxe Edition will feature almost all of that except for the physical items like patches, pins, statue and steelbook.

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Days Gone Digital Deluxe Edition

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Bend Studio and Sony Entertainment has clearly took their time to improve and polish aspects that they deemed necessary to make the game more appealing and giving PS4 fans the best immersive experience of a world where you are always on the run for survival.

The world of Days Gone plans to pit you against some of the most unique enemies like human marauders and mindless Freakers on harsh setting, situations where the bonus upgrades may come in handy and you are thankful that you had them with you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their upcoming early access RPG game Hades significantly with The Chaos Update.

It has been a month since developer Supergiant Games have announced their upcoming action role-playing game Hades as an Early Access title at The Game Awards 2018 and they already are rolling in a brand-new update to introduce major changes.

The Chaos Update will be prioritizing various features to add variety to the gameplay to expand hell with more content. Before the studio moves to work on the next major update for next month, they might release a few more patches afterwards.

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Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

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What you can immediately detect is that the visual style for the lead character and prince of the Underworld, Zagreus has changed. Zag has received a makeover newly retouched animation frames to keep par with the unique outlook of the game itself.

His appearance is more flowing than ever and has gained a few new abilities as now he can briefly stun majority of foes with his dash attack. Shield of Chaos will be recharged quicker for him and Eternal Spear picked up a little speed.

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To get the Hell out of Underworld (or Hades), one would require some serious blessings and boons, which is why Primordial Chaos was included as an ancestor of the gods to offer incentives but their rather unforeseen side effects may force you to think twice.

Among the bunch of alteration they dropped are few more challenges for skilled players who already completed the game over. Pact of Punishment unleashes more sufferings to go through and a challenge from Lord Hades to slay enemies without taking hit in a "Perfect Clear".

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New Chambers Added

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Based on constant player feedbacks, the developers also fixed a few issues with bug and music, added balance changes and more than a few tweaks in features. Voiced narrative events for Achilles, Hades, Hypnos and Zagreus have been included.

Instead of bringing chaos, the update has ushered some stability to keep up the hack and slash. Aside from adding three new chambers in Asphodel and Tartarus, new enemy types like Gorgon, Skull-Crusher and Megagorgon have made it to the list.

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To get a more in-depth look into the development check out the new documentary from Noclip on how the team is bringing this epic to life.




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Anyone who has purchased a copy of the game will automatically receive The Chaos Update via the Epic Games Store and can look up to the full patch notes to discover more details within the game menu or at Discord.

Supergiant Games are planning to launch several other patches and updates for Hades until the next year and a half, developing Hell ain't an easy task. Now that they have made a better base for the title, players can only expect it to live up to its true spirit.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake Reveals HUNK & Tofu Bonus Modes

Fan-favorite 4th Survivor HUNK and The Tofu Survivor returns in bonus modes for upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Only two weeks ahead of the anticipated release of upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil 2 Remake, developer/publisher Capcom released a thirty minutes long "1-Shot" Demo to give a peak to eager fans of what is coming to them.

Of course, they received a huge number of great responses and it led to the developers showing off two additional playable characters HUNK and Tofu from the original survivor horror classic, something that was confirmed following the E3 2018 Reveal.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake HUNK & Tofu Bonus Modes

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Official Twitter account for the game recently offered the fans their first peek at the revamped version of these two beloved characters from the RE2Make.



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After rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield made it out of a zombie-infested Raccoon City with Sherry Birkin, there was an Umbrella secret operative named HUNK and his story was explored in the unlockable scenario "The Fourth Survivor".

Nicknamed "Grim Reaper", this special agent of Umbrella Security Service was the fourth person to survive the events of Raccoon City incident upon completing his mission to collect G-Virus sample from researcher William Birkin before escaping through a chopper.

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The 4th Survivor Mode

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Intended to test collision detection for RE2, secret character Tofu appeared in his own bonus minigame "The Tofu Survivor", a more challenging and parodied version of The Fourth Survivor but follows an exact same playthrough.

As a life-sized equivalent of a Tofu, the character wielded a combat knife and a few herbs in a non-canon story of it attempting to go through the same path HUNK followed. Unlike "The 4th Survivor", this one is the hardest mission within the title that was meant for experts.

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The Tofu Survivor Mode

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In the previous incarnation, Tofu used to wear S.T.A.R.S. hat and had a pair of floating gloves holding the knife instead of hands but the remake version will either have the weapon float around or could also be physically attached to it.

The character also had a color change from off-white to a bloody red as a health level indicator for taking damage. Apparently, everyone's beloved bean curd will be taking visible physical damage where chunks of it would seem to have been bitten off.

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Just to give you a better look at HUNK and Tofu, below is a GIF from the trailer that came at the end of RE2 "1-Shot Demo".


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For the RE2 Remake however, Capcom has yet to reveal whether or not these two bonus mode will be unlocked via the same method they used to in the 1998 original. Both minigames would have been unlocked after completing both Leon and Claire scenarios with an A ranking.

You can still place your pre-order for Resident Evil 2 Remake, which will be arriving for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019. Also, players are welcome to take a test drive with the "1-Shot" Demo" up until January 31.

Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Release Date

Tides of War Chapter 2 will hit Battlefield V with new Grand Operation, Squad Conquest, Rush mode and more.

Fans of Battlefield series had quite high hopes for the newly released installment of the first-person shooter, Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts but the title is not doing well at all and people are clearly disappointed.

However, EA continues to roll out new contents to keep the players engaged and upcoming Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from January 17 as a part of their continued effort.

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Battlefield V: Tides of War: Lighting Strikes Release Date

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Before heading over to the details, check out the brand-new trailer showcasing the highlighting points of Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes.




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If you have already played the Panzerstorm map or the single-player "The Last Tiger" war story from Chapter 1: Overture, you are going to love what Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes offers. People will get new combat experiences and more rewards than before.

The frontline of World War II was full of intense combat and if you are a fan of that, the classic Conquest mode is coming as more aggressive and fast-paced. Squad Conquest has now become 8v8 map domination mode but with limited respawns.

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Squad Conquest Mode

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Want to keep up the same pace? The re-vamped Rush mode pits two team for a 16v16 race to stay ahead of each other, where attackers will try and arm multiple bombs while the defenders try to stop them from achieving this goal with unlimited respawns.

Both Squad Conquest and Rush mode returns only for a limited time, so you shouldn't probably want to miss them out. New multiplayer experience of Grand Operations offers to relive some historical battles that took place in Belgium on several maps and modes.

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Combined Arms Co-Op Mode

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Fans of squad play can get a co-op mode that tests their skill in Combined Arms, which lets players to team-up with up to three friends to run through more than a few locations looking for different objectives and challenges as they go.

You are allowed to adjust your own difficulty levels as you go after objectives and learning variables of each Class, so that you can figure out which role would suit you best for the squad. Whether you want to learn basic fundamentals or push yourself, it would work just fine.

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New Company Gear

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Aside from lots of new game experiences and improvements, BV brings you weekly challenges and XP rewards to increase your rank within Chapter 2. Also, don't forget the inclusion of new Emblems, Dog Tags, skins and weapons that comes along for you to unlock.

The best part of this ongoing experience with Tides of War is that there are no paid DLC or whatsoever. Every Battlefield V player can access this content for free and they are available for all editions of the game just as DICE promised before launch.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Resident Evil 2 "1-Shot" Demo Out Now

The "1-Shot" Demo for Resident Evil 2 is here and you have to survive the Raccoon City experience in a short time.

Over the years, developer/publisher Capcom has remade and re-released many of their survival horror titles from Resident Evil series over to various video game platforms and the latest in the line is the upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Even though RE2Make is only weeks from release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, fans can hardly wait for it. So, a "1-Shot" Demo is offered to players considering that to keep them from falling from the edge of their seats and currently available for everyone.

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Resident Evil 2 "1-Shot" Demo Out Now

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Have look at how things are going to go once the clock starts ticking after you enter the zombie infested residence of horror.




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All you have is just thirty minutes to do whatever you want to or can do with the demo and within that in-game time, you can play as many times as you can. As soon as the clock runs out, the demo is over and that's it.

So, you have to pay attention to your actions and keep a watch on your time to maximize your overall experience as a survivor of zombie-apocalypse. Probably, if we offer you a couple of tips that might come in handy to even the odds you face out there.

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Scavenge Supplies
It would be wise of you to look around in each room of Raccoon City Police Department to seek out useful items for survival like First Aid Sprays, Green Herbs, and ammunition. Yes, your time is limited but some useful or important stuff can go unnoticed if you just quickly rush through.

The in-game map can be very useful to tell if there is still something within a room that you haven't found out yet. Red rooms are the one that has some object you haven't come across and other discovered items that players didn't pick up will also be highlighted there.

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Scavenge and Survive

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Stay Alive
Though dying will not end the demo and you can continue as much as you like within the set timeframe of half an hour, the clock is not going back anyhow and that is why, you should try to keep your hero character alive and in kicking form.

If you happen to get bit by a zombie and loose health, the amazing Green Herb of Arklay Mountains can restore some of your health and mixing it with Red Herb will do better. However, a First Aid Spray alone can restore your full life even if it is hanging by a thread.

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Fight or Evade
Contrary to what you have gone through in the original RE2, zombies are tougher than ever and will not go down easily. They most probably won't stay down even after you shoot them down multiple times. So, try to put a bullet on their head to keep them from coming back.

Since you want your head attached to shoulder and there is a clock ticking already, the wise thing to do is run away from the undeads lurking around to save time and not let them all jump on you at once. Also, look for wooden boards to block windows before they get the drop on you.

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Fight or Flight

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Explore the Map
Established after renovating the former art museum, the newly-formed R.P.D. is a mighty big place and it is easy to get confused about where to go when. The best way to make the most of the demo would be to keeping it within the first floor.

Until you meet Lieutenant Marvin Branagh, look for red lights on computer screens and shutter controls to find your way around. Whatever objectives players have at hand it can be sorted out by taking a look at the map in most cases.

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Look for Puzzles
The 1998 survival horror classic had a lot of puzzle scattered around for players to solve that involved collecting a bunch of key items from different places and so does the RE2 Remake. Take a moment and have a closer look at whatever you have gathered so far.

In case if you are wondering about time, the demo clock stops when you enter a menu and that takes a pressure off from players to switch and shuffle the stuffs they collected and safely investigate without worrying about clock ticking out anytime soon.

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Inspect and Investigate

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You may not stumble onto Mr. X chasing your tail throughout the R.P.D. building or bumped into the giant Alligator on the sewers but then again, you have the main game coming out within the following two weeks to experience that.

The "1-Shot" Demo is a sure shot win because whether or not you can complete it, an exclusive cinematic trailer with highlights on full game will be shown to you regardless. On that note, you can pre-order Resident Evil 2 for your preferred platform to get bonus DLC pack and additional contents.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

Sega introduces the PC port for action-adventure puzzle title of 2011 as Catherine Classic, available now on Steam.

It was only a week ago when publisher Sega decided to tease players of the upcoming release of Catherine on PC platform through the News tab of the Steam page for Bayonetta, which was then confirmed shortly after by an ESRB Rating.

Today, the critically and commercially successful 2011 puzzle platformer from Japanese developer Atlus has made its way to the digital storefront of Steam and Humble Store, debuting on Windows PC as Catherine Classic, a port to the original console release.

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Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

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Sega was also generous enough to drop an official announcement trailer for series fans from the past and the normies to sink their teeth in.




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The recently launched port has received a several upgrades over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console versions. Players can unlock the frame rate while enjoying the nightmare quests in 4K resolution with now customizable controls for a better experience.

Also, the game offers you to choose between English and Japanese-language voiceover, something that was not a part of Western release in the past. Catherine Classic is priced $19.99 only and comes with all three original game modes.

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Although you get to play the story campaign and enjoy the two existing multiplayer modes, Atlus decided not to include an online multiplayer feature, which they plan on to include on the remastered version of the game, Catherine: Full Body with a third character named Rin.

Full Body will come out later at some point on 2019 and the Western version of the game will only be launched on PlayStation 4. Catherine takes you to a twisted journey of love, betrayal and the terror of a romantic thriller of protagonist Vincent between three women in his life.

Metroid Prime 4 Release Date Leaked

An accidental retail listing has leaked the possible release date of upcoming Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch.

The announcement for first-person adventure game Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch was made back in E3 2017 and Nintendo has not revealed anything else yet, probably because of having a plan of doing that on the upcoming Nintendo Direct Mini January 2019.

However, a recent leak may have revealed a possible release date for the game but before we talk about that in details, we would suggest you to take all of this with a grain of salt for the nature of these leaks; they are still not official confirmation.

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Metroid Prime 4 Release Date Leaked

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Even though it is not anywhere near the way Walmart Canada accidentally leaked unannounced E3 2018 games last year, Czech online video game retail store SuperGamer have made a listing for the game that reveals the release date being November 29, 2019.

Series protagonist Samus Aran maybe returning by the end of the year after all in one of the most highly anticipated releases if this actually turns out to be true and we do hope that it is. The description says it is the "planned release date" and we may get a confirmation at E3 2019.

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SuperGamer Listing of Metroid Prime 4

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Players have their reasons to be hyped out for the game as the entire trilogy is praised by the critics and the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has made people nostalgic about the galactic bounty hunter Galactic Federation, who is also a part of the roster of fighters.

Nintendo pushing the release window during the holiday season of the year makes perfect sense as they can sell a huge number of copies for Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch consoles with ease and we are only ten months away from the launch now.