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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Little Nightmares 2 Announced

Gamescom 2019 reveals 2017 indie puzzle-platformer sequel Little Nightmares II is coming in 2020.

In 2017, indie puzzle-platformer horror adventure title Little Nightmares from developer Tarsier Studios and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment see debut on major platforms with critical-acclaim, which warrants for a follow-up game.

It is during Gamescom 2019 opening night live today, that its much-anticipated sequel has finally been announced officially as Little Nightmares II is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point in 2020.

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Little Nightmares 2 Announced

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An ominous trailer clip is released to herald the return of a nightmarish series in a brand-new installment.




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LNII follows story of a new character named Mono, a young boy who will be joined by original protagonist Six. These two will journey to a Signal Tower that has distorted their surrounding world with its humming transmission.

As Mono set out to discover some dark secrets, his yellow raincoat wearing friend will serve as an AI companion. Both of these kids are tied to story and cooperation is essential in a yet to reveal gameplay mechanics.

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Given how Little Nightmares had players confined within indoor environments and then a lot of venturing to outdoor locations happening in sequel, it is easy to assume that LNII is likely to be bigger than the Maw from first game.

When you are going through a hostile area and come across some menacing enemies, stealth is a best approach for survival. Of course, there are some combat mechanics but they are mostly for self-defense purpose and to save Six.

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The announcement trailer is more of a teaser that invites us to step into its same old creepy and dark atmosphere once again. Other than that, it doesn't reveal much to audience in terms of plot premise or gameplay features.

Little Nightmares II senior narrative designer, Dave Mervik stated to include an extra layer of complexity to puzzle solving and enemy encounters and we still have a lot to learn about the game until it finally launches next year.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Gears 5 Campaign and Horde Mode Revealed

The Coalition revealed campaign story and wave-based Horde mode for Gears 5 at opening night live of Gamescom 2019.

In a few weeks, upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 from developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios will see worldwide launch on September 10, 2019 for PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Back in at E3 2019, development team promised to reveal Horde mode during Gamescom 2019 and today, much more are coming. Since story of the game is focused on protagonist Kait Diaz, what better way to start without campaign trailer?

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Gears 5 Campaign and Horde Mode Revealed

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Gears 5 story campaign trailer shows Kait going through personal dark secret and a dangerous threat upon them.




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For long, Kait has been struggling to understand her mysterious connection with their enemy and so, she took on a personal journey to Sera. As she already is haunted by a dark vision, her squad struggles to fight oncoming Swarms.

Another terrifying enemy called Swarm Leeches shows up in full-appearance to display their ability to chew through metal armor. "Head like a Hole" by Nine Inch Nails play in background score while Kait having flashback to dark past.

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As promised by developers earlier, Horde mode saw official reveal today during Gamescom 2019 event.




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Iconic multiplayer mode from Gears of War series, Horde is back and it has evolved for better by focusing onto a character-based gameplay mechanics that offers unique legacy, personality, play style and progression for each one.

This five-player mode features Ultimate abilities for each playable-character such as JD calling for air strikes, Kait can use a cloak to go beyond enemy lines and take them out or X-ray vision that lets Fahz see targets through walls.

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Horde mode will require you to use all of these abilities to survive and even allows you play as flying support bot, Jack. Playing with him is unlike any other Gears heroes since he doesn't need any cover and can heal players nearby.

Also, he can make enemies fight each other by using his ability to hijack one of them and that makes him really useful in battle. Newly added Power Taps mechanic will let players to move around bases for power and rewards.

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Then in a surprise addition, Halo: Reach character pack is unveiled to debut valiant Spartans into world of Gears.




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From Xbox briefing event at E3 2019, we learned that Gears 5 will be having a crossover with upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate live-action movie but for Coalition studio head Rod Ferguson, that simply wasn't big enough for upcoming title.

So, he decided to call in for Halo: Reach from another fan-favorite game franchise of Microsoft Studios to join them in their upcoming Locust hunt. Spartans Emile-A239 and Kat-B320 from Noble Team are joining Gears heroes in battle soon.

Halo: Reach Comes to Gears 5

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Both Emile and Kat will have their very own Ultimate abilities in Horde mode just like any other playable characters. Players can also access them in other available modes of the upcoming cover-based shooter, including Escape.

Halo: Reach character pack comes exclusively with Ultimate Edition of the game or a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate. This might not be the exact crossover that Xbox players have asked for but are getting anyways.

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There are a wide range of Reach-themed cosmetics like skin, banner, blood Spray, mark and even weapon set for Jack. A recent collaboration with clothing line A Bathing Ape brings more exclusive items such as Red Camo banner and Moonface mark.

Dropping on September 6, Gears 5 x AAPE Customization pack will feature character skin for Kait Diaz that comes in Blue Camo hoodie, Black Camo weapon set and other cosmetics like AAPE banner, blood Spray and Moonface mark.

Gears 5 x AAPE Customization Pack

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Showing up on biggest gaming show in Europe, Rod Ferguson has received honorable "Best Xbox One Game" award on behalf of everyone from Coalition development team for Gears 5 at Gamescom 2019 opening night live.

Of course you can jump in four days earlier than global release on September 10 with a membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or just by purchasing a copy of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition to join your squad from September 6, 2019.

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

At Gamescom 2019, a third playable character Cherry Hunter is introduced for Streets of Rage 4 by developer DotEmu.

Back in August 2018, official announcement for upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 was made by developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with a brand-new trailer and some gameplay bits.

Two fan-favorite series regular ex-cop Axel Stone and police detective Blaze Fielding are confirmed for SoR4. A third and newly added playable character named Cherry Hunter is introduced lately at Gamescom 2019 in a new clip.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

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Take a look at debut trailer for Cherry Hunter, joining brawling streets alongside Axel and Blaze from Gamescom 2019.




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Aside from Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding from original Streets of Rage, two additional playable characters were on vaguely teased on background silhouette of PAX East 2019 gameplay teaser video that anyone can miss pretty easily.

Newest SoR4 recruit is a guitar-playing fighter Cherry Hunter, daughter of Adam Hunter from first SoR game. She is a street-level brawler with love for music, who took some lesson in self-defense from her father and Axel.

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Guitar-Wielding Warrior

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Cherry wields an electric guitar that she uses to perform slide through or shock her enemies with guitar strum. She has some similarities in her moves with her mentor Axel and though her punches may not hit hard, she is fast.

Despite being a young warrior, Cherry Hunter is an interesting playable fighter that brings variety into gameplay experience. We are likely to get another reveal very soon from silhouette tease who will probably be a "powerhouse" character.

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A Street-Level Brawler

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After gaining "cult classic" status in side-scrolling beat 'em up genre from fans, Streets of Rage series has been on hiatus for more than two decades until original developer/publisher of the franchise Sega decided to bring it back.

Although Streets of Rage 4 has not received an official launch date from Dotemu just yet but its release platforms are recently revealed to be Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which came out exactly as early predictions.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Mode Alpha Announced

PS4 players can test your skills in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare free Alpha for Gunfight Mode from August 23 without PS Plus.

Ahead of opening night live at Gamescom 2019, upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from developer Infinity Ward and publisher by Activision announced to have an exciting reveal on multiplayer.

More action from intense new 2v2 mode Gunfight is coming soon to a free Alpha for players on PlayStation 4 from August 23 to 25. PS4 owner with an internet connection can jump right in without requiring a PS Plus subscription.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Mode Alpha Announced

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Gamescom 2019 unveils a brand-new trailer focused on Gunfight mode of upcoming Alpha program for CoD: MW.




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Prepare yourself and a partner on PS4 console for an entire weekend of 2v2 that kick starts very soon. You will be given access to five close-quarter maps to fight another duo team that includes newest addition of Docks and Speedball.

Each team of two players will enter a fight to win five rounds with random weapons at hand from a wide range of loadouts. You never know whether you are going to get a scoped shotgun or will end up with a pistol until you get them.

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Whatever you are handed out to, you will be wise to act quickly and work on your reflexes with any given firearms. Good thing is, enemy team is also given the same loadout and that can also make things a bit unpredictable at times.

Gunfight Mode pushes you to adapt into unpredictable loadouts in each match to survive 2v2 maps. It is a simplistic approach to Multiplayer experience of Modern Warfare, which is far more complicated with weapon customization.

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Those looking forward to enter Multiplayer Beta will have to wait until September 12 and it comes to PS4 first. PC and Xbox One players can join in from September 19 before an Open Beta arrives on September 21 for all platforms.

Modern Warfare sub-series heading towards a soft-reboot in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is currently scheduled to release worldwide on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with cross-play support.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gears Fan Giveaway

The Coalition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to arrange Ultimate Gears Fan giveaway only for fans with U.S.

We are now less than a month away from debut of upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 on September 10, 2019 for PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere but members of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can start from September 6.

Ahead of its launch, developer The Coalition offers Ultimate Gears Fan giveaway for fans in association with Game Pass Ultimate. One lucky winner from U.S. will meet their development team in Vancouver for hands-on gameplay experience.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gears Fan Giveaway

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Then grand prize winner of the giveaway contest will receive Collector's Edition Jack Drone, Chips Ahoy cookies, Gears of War-themed merchandise, Rockstar energy drinks and limited-edition Gears 5 Xbox One X bundle worth $499.

This console package comes with Ultimate Edition download of the game, Kait Diaz limited edition Xbox wireless controller and more. If you are interested to try our luck to win those goodies, then join in for Gears Quest right now.

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All you have to do is complete any achievements from any Gears of War title from Xbox Game Pass library between August 14 and September 2 to enter and being a member of Game Pass Ultimate subscription service is a must to participate.

If you don't have membership to Game Pass Ultimate and want to catch up with your squad 4 days early before release, then sign up today for a monthly low price of just $1 now or just purchase Gears 5 Ultimate Edition for $79.99 only.

Halo Infinite Creative Director Exits 343 Industries

Tim Longo, creative director for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite leaves 343 Industries this week.

It has taken fifteen years for first-person shooter franchise Halo to return with a mainline sequel that is Halo Infinite, revealed back in E3 2018 and that teaser trailer was followed by another one during Xbox press briefing at E3 2019.

Currently scheduled for release window of fall 2020, developer 343 Industries is seeing a sudden leadership shakeup only a year before planned launch as creative director of the game, Tim Longo leaves studio this week.

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Halo Infinite Creative Director Exits 343 Industries

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Longo is an industry veteran who worked for Crystal Dynamics and Lucas Arts, being involved in games like Jedi Knight and Republic Commando. He also acted as creative director for Halo 5: Guardians during his stint on 343 Industries.

Following his departure, Chris Lee is going to lead ongoing production of the project forward with its original creative vision in mind as studio head. Also, this sudden change of leadership will not have any effect on the game release date.

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Microsoft has released an official statement on this recent change and what it means for Infinite development team.

Roles and responsibilities of various team members regularly evolve to meet the needs of a game, throughout development. We have recently had two changes to the Halo Infinite development team. Our Executive Producer, Mary Olson will now take charge of the Campaign team on Halo Infinite as the Lead Producer, utilizing her many years of experience at 343 to help craft a great campaign for fans. Additionally, Tim Longo has recently departed our team and we are truly thankful for his many contributions to our games, our studio and the Halo universe. We wish Tim nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

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Upcoming Halo game is going to be a launch title for Project Scarlett, which is being developed using new Slipspace Engine and to bring back everyone's favorite four-player split-screen gameplay while not featuring any battle royale mode.

Regardless of Microsoft's assures, fans have reasons to be concerned seeing a huge leadership shakeup at this point of development, especially because success of Halo Infinite will somewhat determine future of Xbox brand in gaming industry.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold members to get Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions this weekend on Free Play Days event.

Back in March 2019, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from developer/publisher Pearl Abyss saw release of its Xbox One version that includes an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X console as well.

This weekend, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members going to get into the sandbox open-world fantasy MMORPG experience on Free Play Days event from August 15, 12:01 AM PDT until August 18, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

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To take advantage of your membership to Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate, you can purchase Standard and Deluxe Edition at 30% off or Ultimate Edition for 50% less to keep up your in-game achievements even when the event is over.

You may or may not have heard much about puzzle action game Puyo Puyo Champions from developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega but now that it is available on Free Play Days, why not give it a shot if you have some spare time?

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Also, subscribers can enjoy saving a solid 50% off picking up the game to have some puzzle adventures that is suitable for some friendly competition in both local and online multiplayer mode among players of all ages.

So, get in front of your Xbox console and try out these free to play games throughout this weekend before Sunday. Pick either of Black Desert or Puyo Puyo Champions during the event and wait for more to come in Free Play Days soon.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics Update Live Now

Rare Studio is back with newest Sea of Thieves free monthly content update for August 2019, Dark Relics.

Continuing a series of regular monthly updates, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios brings yet another new addition to action-adventure game Sea of Thieves this month, starting from today, August 14, 2019.

Packing up cosmetics to earn and newer objectives to pursue, latest free content update is titled Dark Relics aims at improved gameplay experience with many more to arrive in future for its players on PC and Xbox One.

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Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics Update Live Now

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A brand-new trailer for latest update is released lately that features some key aspects of Dark Relics event.




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Players would take on new voyage from Order of Souls that will send them after powerful stolen artifacts called Dark Relics. You will come across crew of skeletons and smash them to retrieve those pieces for good money.

There is variety of commendations to earn for retrieval of stolen relics and a bunch of timed rewards. Completing voyages grants you titles like Relic Hunter and Relic Collector alongside cosmetic items and Mercenary ship set.

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Aside for seeking out five different types of missing relics, also be on the lookout for Ritual Skulls dropped by skeletons, because that is something both the Order and mysterious stranger are interested to pay well for.

When you are at it, pirates can earn some extra doubloons in exchange for a new treasure type called Reaper's Chests. These will not only unlock commendations on top of your regular rewards but earns you Death Defier Title as well.

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Unlock Reaper's Chest Rewards

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Whereas regular voyage costs you five doubloons, it would cost ten doubloons for pirate Legends to get into Athena's Fortune voyage at The Devil's Roar and they obviously better your chances of collecting more artifacts.

Occasionally spawning harpoon mounted rowboats are here to stay as and pirates can take one of those to steal treasure from shores to ships. This permanent addition is perhaps the best part of newest update to have more fun.

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Following release of free Anniversary Update earlier, Rare Studio has decided to launch a new event in an ongoing cycle of each month on second Wednesday that will have features, new voyage types and special activities for players.

Sea of Thieves development team states, both Black Powder event from last month and Dark Relics on this month are part of what they are planning to introduce in future while dropping hints for upcoming quest contents.

Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 is not dead yet as developer Dambuster Studios will continue working on the long-delayed zombie game.

Although 2011 survival horror game Dead Island was successful enough to release a stand-alone expansion Dead Island: Riptide and spin-off Escape Dead Island, it never saw release of its officially announced sequel, Dead Island 2.

After it was confirmed back in 2014, it has been five years in development and contrary to what many believes, the game is not cancelled yet. In fact, publisher Deep Silver has now handed over the project to internal developer Dambuster Studios.

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Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

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In a recent investment report shared by THQ Nordic, it was finally revealed that long-delayed 2011 zombie game sequel is now handed over to new studios Dambuster after Sumo Digital has wrapped up their part on the project.

However, it was not clear how much progress they made so far throughout 2016 to 2019 but they assured not to act as a support studio for current developer since they have already concluded work on it before a planned transition.

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Polish video game developer/publisher Techland came on board at first but then they shift focus to Dying Light franchise. German based Yager Development was put in charge when they made a pitch to Deep Silver in 2012.

With a targeted Q2 2015 release window, Dead Island 2 was revealed at E3 2014 and a gameplay video was dropped on Gamescom 2014. Then UK-based Sumo Digital has taken over when Yager backed out from the game in 2015.

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Those who almost forgot the announce trailer of Dead Island 2 at E3 2014 briefing event can check it out below.




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Dambuster has previously worked on first-person shooter title Homefront: The Revolution under publisher Deep Silver. Their current zombie-killing action will be launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with no set release date.

THQ Nordic is reportedly working on a new Saints Row game alongside Volition in parallel to a brand-new IP by developer Fishlabs. Also, TimeSplitters series co-creator Steve Ellis is making a return to make plans for its upcoming future.

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As of July 2018, official Twitter account for Dead Island still insisted that their long-anticipated sequel is still in development and most recently, THQ Nordic has backed that claim after assigning Dambuster Studios as its newest developer.

Following unfortunate departure of Sumo Digital and Yager Development, the game has now found its third developer. We only hope that Dead Island 2 find its charm the third time and become a worthy sequel to its 2011 predecessor.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

Iron Crown Collection limited time event for Apex Legends starts today with new challenges, mode, skins and more.

At launch on early 2019, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends came out dominating other established genre favorite titles like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Blackout mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

That fire somewhat died down by the time Season 2, which prompted developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts kicked-off Iron Crown Collection event recently through a massive mid-season update.

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Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

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With lots of new features packed, Iron Crown Collection event has gone live now as an official trailer is dropped.




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Latest Apex Legends event unloads a slew of new area, challenges, gameplay mode, skins and tweaks to popular shooter title. For upcoming two weeks, players will be able to enjoy these balance changes and roam around new map area.

Although it is a competitive squad-based play at heart, limited time Solos mode is introduced to appeal to lone wolves within community. You can go up against 60 players in a free-for-all style match just like any other battle royale shooter.

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Apex Legends Adds Solo Mode

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Then in Town Takeover, you will explore new Octane-themed areas in Gauntlet map from Kings Canyon. It has jump pads, ring of fire and upward ramps to make things interesting and has potential to be more lore focused in future.

A bunch of new skins for players and weapon are making their way into Apex via Iron Crown Collection Packs. You can earn these top-tier loots by completing specific challenges or purchase them with real-world money.

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Octane-themed Town Takeover

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Other than making slight UI and UX tweaks, developers are intending to keep Solos mode as it is at start and change a few things to make adjustments if Respawn ever brings back the mode in future after Iron Crown Collection event is over.

Titanfall spin-off title Apex Legends is now in full swing with their limited time Iron Crown Collection event on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that started with a bonus XP weekend opening to run until August 27, 2019.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Capcom May Have Teased Devil May Cry 6

During a recent panel at 2019 Anime Festival Orlando, Capcom may have secretly teased Devil May Cry 6.

According to recent financial earnings report, Capcom made double profits in first quarter of 2019, major credit for that goes to action-adventure hack and slash game Devil May Cry 5 and survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 Remake.

On a recent behind-closed-doors event at 2019 Anime Festival Orlando, official announcement regarding Devil May Cry series was made by DMC5 voice actors that may eventually turn out to be a first reveal for Devil May Cry 6.

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Capcom May Have Teased Devil May Cry 6

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Attending a recent panel, voice actor Reuben Langdon who plays Dante asks everyone present to put their phones away before revealing an exclusive footage from Capcom to audience nearing the end of their conversation (45: 12).

It was something related to DMC franchise that is planned to be officially revealed very soon but Langdon was given permission by publisher to unveil an early peak for attendees of their panel before they stopped filming it.

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Afterwards, it was posted by Daniel Southworth on his Facebook page, who played role of Vergil in Devil May Cry 5.



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Turns out, whatever they showed were cut off before at that point and everyone there may be under a non-disclosure agreement, which will not allow them to leak any major secret without facing some legal consequences from Capcom.

Considering DMC5 marks a long-awaited return to a beloved action series that sold over 2 million copies within first two weeks and has been out for six months already, Capcom teasing a potential sequel right now makes all kind of sense.

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Also given that the game will not be receiving any more DLCs following release of its last update Bloody Palace, possibilities for a Devil May Cry 6 announcement or something new related to DMC series would not seem out of place.

Capcom would most likely to keep current momentum the franchise have picked up this year by returning after a while and we might expect to get some exciting news regarding a follow-up sequel at Gamescom 2019 next week.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Capcom to Recruit US Testers for New Resident Evil Game

Capcom is looking for U.S. based RE Ambassadors to test out a new Resident Evil game very soon.

We already know that developer/publisher Capcom got on board for development of a sequel to 2017 survival horror game Resident Evil 7 following release, even though it is still not clear whether or not it is called Resident Evil 8.

lately, Capcom has been sending out invitation to members of their RE Ambassadors program who are residing in United States, to test out a new Resident Evil game that is currently under early phase of development.

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Capcom to Recruit US Testers for New Resident Evil Game

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According to Biohaze, the video game developer has sent emails to RE Ambassadors based on Japan last week. Now they are seeking out members within U.S. community to recruit testers and doing the same to get some feedback.

Interested applicants that lives in Los Angeles will be required to be free on September 20 or 21 and those from New York on September 23 or 24. However, they will not be compensated for their valued time and travel expenses.

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RE Ambassador Invitation

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Other requirement a participant should have is to have played at least any Resident Evil title in past aside from being a member. There is clearly no hint at if they will test out a remake of early title, a sequel to RE7 or even a spin-off.

After Resident Evil 2 Remake saw a massive opening on January 2019, fans were rallying for a follow-up with Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake. Regardless, Capcom seems to be going ahead with Biohazard storyline through Resident Evil 8 for now.

Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

Studio Wildcard adds a new chapter in Ark: Survival Evolved with Genesis Season Pass, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Fans of survival game genre has loved the idea of being stranded on an island full of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures for premise of 2017 action-adventure title Ark: Survival Evolved by developer/publisher Studio Wildcard.

To introduce a brand-new chapter of more Jurassic adventures for established lore of Ark, a two-part expansion pack included within Genesis Season Pass is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

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Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

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First chapter of Genesis is coming out on December 2019 and then on winter 2020, second part will become available. More story-based gameplay and all-new multiplayer mission are coming into your crafting and survival quest.

Season Pass owners can immediately access in-game cosmetic AI companion named HLN-A upon purchase. This helpful buddy-bot will follow you around narrating your action and perhaps even unveil secrets to Genesis.

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Exclusive HLN-A Cosmetic Pet

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HLN-A will have a full voiceover once both parts of Genesis eventually see launch to guide you through missions. Both chapters will feature varied biomes, crafting items, wild creatures to tame and unforeseen maps to explore.

New primeval creatures to debut are fire-shooting lava lizards, island-sized giant turtles and some shape-shifters. Start your journey with bare fists and then work your way up to having an army of these incredible beasts at your command.

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Giant Sea Turtle Boi

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Developers continue to add more DLC packs for Ark universe rather than working on issues even though a fraction of player community has been asking for load crash and server lag fixes, rest have accepted the game with its flaws.

Studio Wildcard however, claims to listen to their fan community and is working to improve Ark: Survival Evolved experience. Also, they don't currently have any plans to work on a sequel or at least, they are not on board just yet.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Trine 4 Release Date

Both Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince and Trine: Ultimate Collection is announced to arrive on October 8, 2019.

When 2.5D puzzle-platformer game Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince from developer Frozenbyte and publisher Modus Games was announced back in October, it had a primary release window set for a fall 2019 and no specific date.

After waiting a considerable amount of time to return to puzzle platformer experience of Trine series, fans now have an official release date of October 8, 2019 when it will be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Trine 4 Release Date

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A brand-new official trailer is out today revealing the set date and offers a small glimpse of gameplay.




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Improved new combat system and skills for upcoming latest installment on top of a four-player multiplayer mode are shown. Whereas past games of the series would allow only three heroes, making room for one more in a fourth game makes sense.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince will have you go for an epic adventure of a lifetime in a fantasy fairytale setup as Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight or Zoya the Thief to take on a breathtaking quest to retrieve Prince Selius.

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Four-Player Multiplayer Mode

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Trine: Ultimate Collection will arrive on stores the same day collecting all four games of the series bundled into one physical package, costing only $49.99 for all systems, which is a great deal compared to $29.99 price tag of Trine 4.

You will receive digital download code for all original soundtracks of the series along with a digital art book for latest installment. Ultimate Collection also includes a collector's reversible cover sheet and physical Trine 4 world map.

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Trine: Ultimate Collection Coming This Fall

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Players can get their hands on a world map by purchasing a physical edition of the game if that is what they desire to acquire. Pre-order for both games are now available and it comes with bonus content Toby's Dream DLC in-game level.

Modus Games have made sure that everyone could have most complete experience with Trine 4 and Trine: Ultimate Collection. Also, placing your pre-order for the latter now would allow instant access to first three Trine games on PS4 and Steam.

Bully 2 Rumored to Release in Holiday 2020

Rockstar Games rumored to release long-anticipated title Bully 2 for both current and next-gen consoles in 2020.

Though action-adventure game Bully came out more than a decade ago and has been ported to re-release several times for next generation consoles, fans still crave for a follow-up game by developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Apparently, they have a reputation of delaying sequels and now that Red Dead Redemption got its overdue, it would be a good time to start working on a long-awaited one for one of their most controversial games of all time.

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Bully 2 Rumored to Release in Holiday 2020

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Set into classic open-world sandbox, Bully lets you play as 15-year-old troubled teenager named Jimmy Hopkins, who finds out that his boarding school is full of bullies after being admitted to Bullworth Academy of New England.

He can engage in activities and what not within in-game world to bring peace to his school other than taking part in mini-games. Players can align themselves with various groups or assert dominance over them to eventually bring peace.

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According to YouTuber SWEGTA, Bully 2 is going to see release on fall 2020 for cross-generation platforms. Information received from an insider reveals that the game will come out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before next-gen hardware.

Previously, similar info was leaked by a self-proclaimed Rockstar insider that lines up with recent statement of SWEGTA. Their reason for cross-generation release of current consoles and upcoming ones are purely motivated by money though.

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On GTAForums, SWEGTA has given out following statement regarding development of Bully sequel yesterday.

The way they [Rockstar] are going about this has completely changed. As it stands, they are aiming to release their next game during the holiday season in 2020 (most likely October or November). I can’t say for sure, but that appears to be the current state of planning. Basically, what they want to do is release their next upcoming game on next gen hardware (PS5 and the new Xbox), as well as on the current gen. The motive for this is mainly financial, just like with GTA V on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Also to note that the same YouTuber has claimed Rockstar Games having to cancel development or to put hold on Bully 2 in a video four weeks ago, which completely contradicts his most recent claims that are yet to be verified.

Besides, any rumor like this regarding any major AAA-title should always be taken with a grain of salt until official confirmation. Surely, they can give a shot to some long-untouched IP before diving into development of their next smash-hit.

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Most recently, Rockstar has seen biggest player count days on Grand Theft Auto V upon releasing latest casino update for GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2 of last year has already sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

Bully had a pretty different premise back in 2006 and its sequel can be even more unique in 2020. Of course, fans would expect Rockstar to do exactly that but before they do, we now hold onto rumors while waiting for an official reveal.

Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

Free Play Days event on Xbox Live Gold offers free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor for free to their members.

Back in July 2019, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive rolled out Update 0.9: Aid for their free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor on Xbox One console, which is currently available through Xbox Game Preview program.

Today, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate online services can take part in action for free on Free Play Days event that will begin on August 8, 12:01 AM PDT and will run until August 11, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

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Now that the game just received a major content update, this is a better time than any to start building in a post-war Norway. Newest update has improved experience for gunplay and movement with dozens of more changes.

Also added are achievements, customizations, daily challenges, spectator mode, weapons skins and an in-game lobby. Don't forget to work on your Outlander savior rank by donating food to Charity Box for those who are less fortunate.

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When your time in Free Weekend is finally up, you can purchase Founder's Pack and continue playing. It will grant you advantage on progression, crates, extra rewards and all Crowns currency that you have bought previously.

Vigor is coming to see full-release on summer 2019 for Xbox One platform and is enhanced for Xbox One X as well. Those who wish to test out their hands on the title can get started with a two hour-long free trail anytime.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

According to rumor, Call of Duty 2020 game is going to be a reboot of Black Ops sub-series and grittier than Modern Warfare.

Starting from this year, Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise is slowly leaning towards a reboot of their popular sub-series and thus, fourth Modern Warfare release is simply referred to as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for 2019.

Although CoD: MW is currently due for an October 2019 launch, publisher Activision has already rallied up developer Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, which may end up simply being named Call of Duty: Black Ops instead.

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Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

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Set during 1961 and 1968, first Black Ops title has served as a sequel for Call of Duty: World at War and had Cold War as its premise. This is a hint of series reboot similar to Modern Warfare, which went back to roots of their first game.

Originally, Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games were working on upcoming Black Ops title, which is set to be on Cold War era. It was likely to feature some story campaigns based on Korean and Vietnam Wars as well.

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This rumor came from Twitter account of TheLongSensation, a YouTube insider who previously confirmed MW reboot.


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Before it was officially revealed, this YouTuber has leaked out correct name for latest Modern Warfare game when many other established outlets have done the same, which nicely establish credentials for information source.

When Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games collaboration for Call of Duty 2020 wasn't looking too good, Activision has put Treyarch in charge of creative leadership to have the project running from that point onwards.

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Black Ops is looking forward to a reboot model that is similar to Modern Warfare, where they took both new and old player base back to its original setup but somehow still keeping things fresh for everyone to enjoy a refined experience.

Call of Duty is an M-rated franchise that people like to point at for being a motivation behind people doing violent act from time to time and upcoming 2020 title Call of Duty: Black Ops would fan the flame by being more gruesome than MW.