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Monday, December 10, 2018

Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 Collaboration Event

A Monster Hunter: World crossover event with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is announced for next year!

2018 has been a great year so far for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom. Within a few months, the title became one of the best-selling games ever of the company and by then it was only released on consoles.

On August 9, it saw PC launch and then a collaboration event with Final Fantasy XIV was announced. Following the success of that crossover, developer CD Projekt Red's fan-favorite character Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series is coming to MHW.

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Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 Collaboration Event

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Watch out the official trailer released for the upcoming world colliding adventure of two action PRG franchises.




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Similarly to the Hunters of the titular game, Geralt also specializes in slaying dangerous monsters and rather than just letting people wear his costume, he will be added as a playable character tasked with completing Witcher-themed quests.

Also, it offers a unique gameplay experience that is a blend of RPG mechanics from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt into the world of Monster Hunter. To see Geralt implementing his combat prowess of swordplay and magic powers against the giant beasts will be really interesting.

RELATED: Monster Hunter Movie First Look Revealed

A live-action Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) is currently in development and we have seen her in action in first-look exclusive photo from the set alongside actor Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak, Tom-Yum-Goong).

The Witcher 3 came out on 2015 as the latest game of the series and a TV Series titled Netflix’s The Witcher is in works starring Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel). The protagonist, Geralt of Rivia has appeared as a guest character in Bandai Namco's popular fighting game Soulcalibur VI.

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Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 crossover event will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2019. Players on PC will also be able to take part in the celebration at a later date that is yet to be announced officially.

Moreover, the game will receive a major expansion pack titiled, Iceborne for all available platforms in autumn 2019. Capcom has already laid out great plans for MHW and the road-map towards next year looks pretty great to keep the fans engaged.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Expansion Announced

A massive new expansion Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is announced and it is coming in autumn 2019.

The latest release in the line of action role-playing game series Monster Hunter from developer/publisher Capcom is Monster Hunter: World that came out in January 2018, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, then on August 2018, for PC.

The game has become one of their best-selling games ever and even kick-started developments for a live-action Monster Hunter movie as well. To celebrate all that accomplishment within a short period, a massive expansion tilted "Iceborne" is coming on 2019.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Expansion Announced

RELATED: Monster Hunter Movie First Look Revealed

Capcom released a spectacular new trailer to showcase what Iceborne expansion would be like in advance for the fans of MHW.




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Iceborne will take players into a new adventure that is a continuation of the MHW campaign in a winter world. New weapons will be introduced to send them on newer quests to engage and kill more menacing monsters in a cold weather environment.

Developers didn't reveal much more about the upcoming DLC and we have to make it past this winter season to get additional look into the content. However, they confirmed that even though it is not a sequel, the update will be larger than any other expansions they released before.

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World X Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Event

Currently, players are celebrating the Winter Star Fest, which will come to an end very soon and then the hunters can look up to a special collaboration with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for a crossover event that will have the worlds of these action PRG franchises collide together.




RELATED: Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 Collaboration Event

Monster Hunter: World is now 50% discounted at PlayStation Store for only $29.99 and for $25.00 only at Microsoft Store if you have membership to Xbox Live Gold with a Trial Version for players on both consoles to try out the game first. There are also a bunch of free add-ons as well.

Iceborne expansion pack is scheduled to launch on autumn 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One consoles, followed by a PC release on a later date that has not been revealed yet. So, prepare your weapons and armor in anticipation for the legion of fearsome monsters you are about to face next year.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Three Release Date

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will be returning next month with episode three, from Skybound Games.

When Telltale Games announced to shut down back in September, the future of Telltale's Walking Dead along with few of their fan-favorite titles became uncertain but then Skybound Games came forward to finish Clementine's story during the zombie apocalypse.

By the time they released the second episode, the studio was in a sudden near-closure but Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible)'s production company took over the Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season project and start working on the remaining episodes from last month.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Three Release Date

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Currently scheduled for a release window of January 15, 2019, Skybound Games released a new trailer for upcoming third episode of the game titled "Broken Toys".




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The trailer starts with a voice over from Lee Everett, the guardian angel who found little Clem and protected her from all odds as long as he could. Then she reflects on how she made it this far and now is in the same position of Lee, taking care of young AJ.

After surviving on the road for a while, Clem and AJ finally finds an abandoned schoolhouse where they met with a group of other kids but got kicked out later. In the last episode, Suffer the Children, she reunites with Lilly from season one and with that, her fight for survival continues.

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After starting their journey back in 2012 with season one, Telltale's Walking Dead as set a new standard for zombie games within the gaming community where players choices mattered and the developers went on to release three more seasons.

Players have witnessed the young girl becoming a toughened survivor in a post-apocalyptic world over the three season's period where she grew up, created bonds, took some heart-breaking decisions and now her story has finally come to an end.

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Although no one is ready yet to say goodbye to Clementine, we still are heading towards an inevitable series finale. Last month, major Telltale Games titles were removed from Steam even though it remained on GOG, PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace.

Skybound assured that previous seasons and new episodes are back on "almost" all platforms and by the launch of episode 3, the rest will be fixed as well. Those who already bought the entire season of The Walking Dead: The Final Season in advance will also get access to the upcoming episodes.

Resident Evil 2 Remake May Have Micro-Transactions

Recently revealed ESRB rating for Resident Evil 2 Remake has finally confirmed that the game will use micro-transactions.

As we are heading closer to January 25, 2019, the hype only intensifies even more for the upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil 2 Remake to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide from developer/publisher Capcom.

We saw multiple screenshots, gameplay walkthrough and trailers that gave us chills with each new revealed detail. The ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) rating for the game has also arrived and it confirms that there will be some form of micro-transactions as well.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake May Have Micro-Transactions

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RE2 Remake is now officially been rated Mature by ESRB for the inclusion of "Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language", which of course is no surprise to the fan-base or the players as we already witnessed some gory nastiness in already released media.

The use of micro-transactions however is quite new for everyone in a RE title and since there was no details other than the mention of "In-Game Purchases", we certainly don't know what the game will offer players within the game.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition Content

Earlier, Capcom confirmed that players would be able to unlock original classic costumes for Claire and Leon for free. Even bonus missions like HUNK and Tofu is added within the base game and not as an additional downloadable content.

Hopefully, the mention of in-game purchase on the rating is cosmetic items for costumes and weapon skins that wouldn't impact the gameplay in any manner and thus, players will not have to spend more bucks to gain gameplay advantage or unlock extra playable content.

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After the developer initially confirming working on Resident Evil 2 Remake back in 2015, it took three more years to have it revealed at E3 2018. Considered as one of the best entries in the entire series, fans have been petitioning for a remake for years and it is finally happening.

Not only does the studio provides a complete graphical overhaul for the title with their revolutionary RE Engine, the franchise is going back to its roots of survival horror in a major way that totally suits its growing legacy and paving ways for more remakes of classic titles.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds Mortal Kombat X and More

In the aftermath of The Game Awards 2018, games like Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Mortal Kombat X is added to Xbox Game Pass.

During the X018 Event, we had an announcement of what great titles are heading to Xbox Game Pass in near future and we got some excellent lineup. Apparently, Microsoft is about to drop a few more games for December, 2018 to keep you hooked.

Even though there are already over 100 great games for the members of the service, you can never have enough and can't say no to some more. The grand stage of The Game Awards 2018 has recently ushered some really good titles, so you can get the most out of your membership.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Mortal Kombat X and More

RELATED: Inside Xbox X018 Event

The array of new games coming to subscribers has genres like adventure, fantasy, first-person shooter, platform, role-playing, side-scrolling and sports simulation covered. This is an almost complete package to keep you at home this winter.

A surprise entry from the legendary Mortal Kombat fighting game series joins the fray to keep up with the announcement of upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. The entire line of nine games will start arriving from December 7 and will continue till 20.

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Ashen on Xbox Game Pass

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Ashen
One of the Xbox-exclusive that comes on Xbox Game Pass right on the day of its release date and you won't want to miss it. This one is a co-op action RPG set in an open world that you can play solo or in a passive co-operative multiplayer.

Although based on a Dark Souls type of gameplay mechanics, it doesn't get that brutal in every corner but sure to astound you anyway. Players enter in a world where there is no sun and fights all sorts of in-world monsters to get to home.

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Just like the namesake suggests, the game takes you to a journey into a series of subterranean mazes, where the player character encounters cunning enemies and death-traps while constantly on chase from an unknown shadowy entity.

Below is a perfect throwback to the playing from arcade days on a highly detailed retro-style background. Capybara Games did a fantastic job to cram down all of it into one and devised a mechanism that punishes you for foolishly reckless attitude and challenges you in almost every step as you progress.

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Xbox Game Pass

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Playing as Senua in this psychological horror title, you will realize why developer Ninja Theory has described it as an independent AAA game. The creative prowess of the development team has led it to become both commercial and critical success.

Take on the brutal journey of a Celtic warrior in the Viking age, looking for the soul of her dead lover and fight her way into the Viking Hell to get what she wants. While fighting all the otherworldly entities to get to Hela, she also deals with her own psychosis.

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Kingdom: Two Crowns
This indie title from Raw Fury is coming over to the service on December 11, with choices for players to go on solo or co-op campaign mode to build a kingdom and then defend it from all outside threats through a new gameplay system.

This return to the award-winning Kingdom series lets people to explore new technology, fight new enemies and discover secrets as they assume the role of a monarch. For a true ruler to inherit the kingdom, one must learn to overcome Greed at all cost.

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Mortal Kombat X on Xbox Game Pass

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Mortal Kombat X
Just like catching lightning in a bottle, NetherRealm Studios has packed 25 years worth of epikness from Mortal Kombat saga into one and came up with Mortal Kombat X for a new generation of fighting game fans and many newcomers.

Witness the brilliance of the game firsthand if you haven't before and learn the special attacks and finishing moves to achieve a flawless victory against your opponents! This one is best enjoyed with a bunch of friends who loves the franchise as much as you do.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

Ori and the Blind Forest
If you ever wondered how a platform-adventure Metroidvania game developed by Moon Studios was picked up by Microsoft Studios and won more than 30 industry awards, you have the chance to find out the answer on December 20, on Xbox Game Pass.

Those who care for a great gameplay value with strong storytelling and surprising plot twists will find the game very appealing. The same had happened when it came out back in 2015 and critics couldn't shower it enough with praise for that.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Have you ever wondered anyone other than Electronic Arts making sports game and doing a good job at the same time? Well, Konami has been doing that for nearly two decades with PES series and returns in 2018 with football simulation game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019.

If the game wasn't already good, a recent update made it even better with the inclusion of stadiums, team kits and a wide range of football boots and balls. Just about everything you will need to get the best player of PES 2019 award.

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Shadow Warrior 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Shadow Warrior 2
Another not-so-recent game joining the lineup, which is a first-person shooter title or to be more specific, an FPS melee combat experience that lets you wield guns and blades to go up against hordes of evil as Lo Wang, a ninja assassin protagonist.

You can either play it in a single-player mode if you are feeling lucky or badass and there is a 4 player co-op mode, allowing more people to join as other ninjas. When you take a task from Yakuza, you think you will be fighting mobs but in SW2, you end up with demonic enemies instead.

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Spintires: MudRunner
Even in the category of simulation games, off-roading is a less ventured section but this one is worth your time as it sends you to various extreme landscapes with 19 different sorts of formidable, all-terrain vehicles that actually don't defy physics like other games do in general.

Though sim games don't always excite a large number of audiences except for the fan-base of the genre, developer Saber Interactive actually made sure that you at least give the title a shot for what it is, or that is what we are led to believe.

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You can get your hands on a great deal of video games that you love on Xbox Game Pass library and even some of the highest-rated Xbox exclusive on release date for a reasonable monthly subscription, which now starts with $1 only for your first month.

Clearly, if you are new at this and never tried the service before, this is the right time to pick up your controller and join the wave, because looks like the month of December is going to be a long one in your couch with all these new drops.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

A brand-new trailer featuring all the titles featured on Epic Games Store on launch is revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

For the majority of the year 2018, video game developer company Epic Games was in all sorts of news media for the immense success of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite Battle Royale that has become a major phenomenon.

It was only two days ago when they announced to start a digital distribution service, which seemingly will rival Valve Corporation's digital storefront Steam and now they have released a brand-new trailer to showcase their launch lineup.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

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Let's take a look at the initial lineup of games featured at Epic Games Store during their launch in the following trailer.




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Aside from Fortnite wining over Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game category, Epic Games took The Game Awards 2018 show to reveal upcoming titles they are bringing to their store from a renowned bunch of video game companies.

The store rolls in with jam-packed titles like Ashen, Darksiders III, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Journey, Maneater, Outer Wilds, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory, Subnautica, Super Meat Boy and World War Z.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup

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Renowned studios like Annapurna Interactive, Supergiant Games, Team17, THQ Nordic and Tripwire Interactive are joining up the march to give tough competition to other platforms in the market and to make a long-lasting impact at the same time.

To get into the already dense competition, they already announced staggering 88% sales revenue for publishers who want to launch their tiles with Epic Games Store and even promised to cover the royalty sales percentage for using Unreal Engine in game developing.

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To make the new marketplace more developer-friendly, Epic is introducing a revenue-sharing system Support-A-Creator, building a bridge between developers and content creators to allow them great access over how to market their product and present to audience.

As they already have a history of working on titles like Gears of War trilogy, Unreal Tournament and the over the top success of Fortnite, Epic has re-branded them in the industry with a strong backbone to enter the world of digital distribution business.

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Epic Games Store Upcoming Lineup

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In recent years, Valve has come under fire for their actions on lack of curation on the platform and Steam Direct program but still considered as a tycoon in the market. CD Projekt tried to venture the industry with their GOG distribution service but couldn't become a worthy rival in a decade.

Epic Games has their independent launcher like Activision and Bethesda, which acts as an extension for the store. The upcoming contest over the control of market share in 2019 will be fun to watch as we may witness a shift in power after all these years.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

Nintendo took the grand stage of The Game Awards 2018 to showcase a brand-new fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

You might think that by now, you know everything there is to know about the full roster of soon-to-be released crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because game director Masahiro Sakurai has spilled almost every bean there is know about the title in the last Nintendo Direct.

However, there are more characters coming in post-launch period and a day before release, Nintendo revealed the game's 76th fighter at The Game Awards 2018. Joker from one of last year's best JRPG, Persona 5 will be the first DLC fighter for the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked Before Launch

A brand-new trailer was dropped to herald the announcement of the new DLC character during The Game Awards 2018.




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The Phantom Thief lead character from role-playing Persona 5, developed by Atlus, who usually switch to different codenames and costumes when he and his group members explores various realms of Metaverse to solve crimes, will join the roster of SSBU.

If things woks out well, the rest of his crews from Phantom Thieves of Hearts can also end up joining the brawl, because no one can possibly tell what Sakurai is cooking in his head and when will he unveil those! He might even end up announcing Waluigi to surprise the fans.

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

Even though players can purchase Joker separately, he also comes as a part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass costing $24.99 only. The bundle contains five distinct package comprised of a fighter, a themed-stage and soundtrack.

In the early next year, the first DLC pack will come out for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following the release of Piranha Plant, a pre-order bonus. Also, SSBU is releasing tomorrow, December 7, for Nintendo Switch. So, happy smashing everyone!

RAGE 2 Release Date

New trailer of RAGE 2 revealed at Game Awards 2018 showcases the open-world wasteland that players will enter on May, 2019.

Initially the reveal of upcoming first-person shooter title RAGE 2 was sort of fun filled with the leak from Walmart listing and then the reveal video getting leaked out but the kind of hype came with it kind of died down after the showcase at E3 2018.

Now that they are wrapped up launch of Just Cause 4 for Square Enix, developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks has released a new gameplay trailer for a game that was long abandoned for years, at The Game Awards 2018.

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RAGE 2 Release Date

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

Witness the high-octane, fast paced gameplay trailer of the game that is full of quick time events taking place from in-game world.




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The protagonist Ranger will go to raid bandit outposts, run races or may destroy a convoy and each time, some new mayhem will present itself for him to take care of and improve his bond with some of the key characters throughout the story.

You'd thing that a post-asteroid world would be less crowded but gangs of adrenaline junkies and mutants will prove you wrong. Although a sequel to 2010 release Rage, you will have hard time comparing the tones even though the time has shifted a lot within the game.

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Crazy World of RAGE 2

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Another thing that can have you baffled is that where on Earth did these scumbags found all those fancy convoys and guns? Have you seen them in action already? The middle-sized cars that you see around can tear through decent barricades.

Factions like Immortal Shrouded and the Goon Squad patrolling the areas will open up opportunities for you to engage in some spectacular vehicular combat. Have we also mentioned about the boomerang weapon called the Wingstick? It is super-awesome!

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Enjoy The Mini-Copter

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Events will come, enemies will cross path to get into a shootout and you will turn the wasteland into a bloody playground. Even with all that guns blazing and limbs of the enemies getting splattered on everywhere, you can realize at one point that a colorful post-apocalypse doesn't look that scary at all.

With a massive open-world map that allows you to go anywhere and blow stuff up, all the game lacks at this point is probably a co-op play. And you know what the best part is? There are no load times now! So, go crazy and blow something up!

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Upgrade With New Gear

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RAGE 2 now has an official launch date of May 14, 2019, when it will be released worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Surprisingly, that is actually pretty sooner that what fans expected and haven't actually hoped anything like it. However, this one is definitely a welcomed one.

Bethesda is having a pretty hard time these days following the unsuccessful release of their online action role-playing game Fallout 76 and the PR disasters they are facing for the title on a daily basis. Hopefully, Avalanche Studios can help them redeem themselves from this shipwreck.

Anthem Game Awards 2018 Trailer

Brand-new footage from BioWare's online multiplayer game Anthem is released at Game Awards 2018.

At The Game Awards 2018 stage, BioWare has released a new trailer their upcoming third-person shooter Anthem and it offers an extended look into the futuristic world.

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Anthem Game Awards 2018 Trailer

RELATED: Anthem Won't Have Cross-Play or DLC at Launch




RELATED: Anthem Gameplay Details

On February 22, 2019, Anthem will be released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The closed alpha will be available later this weekend for select players.