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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

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

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

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

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Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

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

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

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

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Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

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

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

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

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Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 15, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

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

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

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

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

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

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

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leaked Release Date

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

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remaster Revealed

Acclaimed open-world crime game series, Mafia Trilogy announced for a re-release on PC and consoles.

Back in March 2020, a job listing by developer Hangar 13 website hinted at them working on a new open-world game. Then rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" was leaked by Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee in April.

Today, a brand-new trailer officially revealed first three Mafia games titled Mafia Trilogy are getting bundled in a complete collection. Full announcement regarding more information will arrive on May 19, 9 AM PT/12 PM ET/5 PM BST.

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Mafia Trilogy Remaster Revealed

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A brief teaser trailer for upcoming Mafia Trilogy reminds players about values of family, power and respect.




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Other than a few flashbacks of characters from all three Mafia games, there is nothing much in latest trailer. Apparently, players can experience the acclaimed series on all current-gen gaming system excluding Nintendo Switch console.

Original Mafia was released back in 2002 for PC, PlayStation 2 and original Xbox, followed by Mafia II in 2010 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then Mafia III took another six years to finally come out in 2016 for modern-day systems.

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Despite all the leaks and rumors running online, people were skeptical but when official Twitter account for Mafia game came alive after nearly two years by simply Tweeting a single word: "Family", everyone started paying attention.

Though a scheduled release date has yet to revealed by publisher 2K Games next week, Mafia Trilogy is currently confirmed for a re-release on Google Stadia, PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

id Software teases to explore next chapter of Doom Eternal in upcoming story DLC expansion in newly revealed images.

Without falling short on fan-expectation, first-person shooter game Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks has made its debut on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March.

id Software knows pretty well that Doom fans are always up for some hardcore demon-slaying action and therefore, has offered a glimpse at upcoming first campaign DLC with two brand-new images, featuring new locations.

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Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

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Following a massive success of Doom reboot in 2016, iconic series protagonist Doom Slayer returns for a sequel that has a more lore-focused story campaign mode with new tools to reap and tear through demonic forces of Hell.

This sudden reveal came ahead of an update that adds new content and optimizations for base game. Latest patch will introduce Empowered Demons into single-player experience and Echelon Leveling for max level players in Battlemode.

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On Twitter, official account for Doom game has teased players with two screenshots from DLC campaign.


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One of recently released screenshots shows a site that looks a lot like Maykr world and the second one seems to be a colossal oil rig. Aside from these images, there is not much to go on and decipher about Doom Eternal DLC for now.

However, a description from Year One Pass content suggests of a new enemy from another realm and more wave of demons. So, have your chainsaw ready and super shotgun reloaded in anticipation of a violent confrontation.

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Brief summery for impending DLC expansions of Doom Eternal noted in Year One Pass reads as follow.

Your victory over Hell’s armies pulled humanity back from the edge of extinction, but it came at a cost. An imbalance of power in the heavens requires the true ruler of this universe to rise and set things right. Wage war across never-before-seen realms of the DOOM Universe, fight against new demons, and wield new abilities in your never-ending battle against the forces of evil.

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Given how well Eternal was received on all platforms, people will surely be excited to enjoy some more slaughterfest with Doomguy in a DLC and developers will hopefully be revealing more information than just a tease soon.

Available for pre-order now, Doom Eternal Year One Pass includes two DLC expansions and one of them will be arriving in 2020. id Soft is currently working on a Nintendo Switch version of the game that has yet to reveal a release date.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla First Gameplay Trailer

First-look of Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay is revealed at recent episode of Inside Xbox, showcasing combat, raids and more.

Following a lengthy livestream event, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed upcoming installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla through a cinematic trailer a week ago.

In previous announcement, Ubisoft promised to release a trailer for AC Valhalla offering first look at gameplay of ninth century epic Viking journey on latest episode of Inside Xbox, which is dropped today during Microsoft reveal event.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla First Gameplay Trailer

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At next-gen gameplay presentation, Ubisoft delves deep into intense combat of ACV in brand-new video.




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Opening shot of newest cinematic trailer opens with Viking warriors are having a feast in longhouse. Then the scene briefly focuses on a statue of Thor and takes a close-up of a Hidden Blade that player character will carry around.

Rather than showing any actual gameplay footage, what Ubisoft has showcased is probably scenes that take place before or after of some action sequences, which seem a lot like a late April fool's joke to fans given their video title.

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Instead of captured in-game footage, Valhalla shows a bunch of scenes featuring Viking raider Eivor. He and his Viking clan are shown to engage in what seems like a raid, charges at enemies with dual-wielding melee weapons and more.

Players can choose a male of female version of protagonist character that can be customized with gears, tattoos and etc. A pet raven will help you with aerial direction while sailing through snowy waterways, as an alternative for eagle.

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Valhalla to support Smart Delivery feature at launch and therefore, let people play on both Microsoft consoles. Open-world gameplay will return once again as well as new mechanics like settlement building and political influence.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set for holiday 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Windows PC version will be available to purchase on Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store at launch.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Premiere Trailer

Ubisoft offers first details on Assassin's Creed Valhalla in a world premiere trailer and a release window for holiday 2020.

After being teased in many leaks for past few months, developer/publisher Ubisoft has finally decided to unveil 2020 entry in Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla yesterday in a livestream.

As announced in early reveal event, coming Ubisoft has released a brand-new cinematic trailer for AC Valhalla, which is scheduled to arrive on holiday 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Premiere Trailer

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Official world premiere trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla explores legends of Viking age in a story teaser.




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Valhalla is set in ninth century, focusing on a fierce Viking warrior named Eivor, who is a leader of his clan. In search of a new home, he leads a valiant army of Norse warriors into a battle in against forces of England during its dark ages.

Armies of England try their best to drive away a Viking clan when they arrive to shores from a war-ravaged Norway and through increasing conflict, players are to cross paths with King Aelfred of Wessex, also known as Alfred the Great.

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Though belonging to a Viking community, Eivor meets Assassin's Creed at some point and will use a hidden blade. Continuing age-old conflict of Assassin Vs. Templar, story of Assassin's Creed Valhalla will follow Layla Hassan in present day.

Amidst battle, Eivor is seen to have shown faith in Odin before killing his enemy with a hidden blade. Tying to Norse god Odin, Valhalla features a raven to serve you with direction from sky as an alternative of having a pet eagle acting as your eye.

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Instead of having to play as male or female version of a protagonist character, Valhalla lets you choose a male or female Eivor, unlike Assassin's Creed Odyssey and allows customization with clothing, gear, tattoos and war paint for his/her.

You can create and share customized mercenary Viking character with friends online for them to employ in raids. Aside from fighting, Eivor will engage in drinking games, go fishing, hunting and recruit clan members as pastime activities.

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Ubisoft promises to bring back classic Assassin's Creed open-world action-adventure gameplay for AC Valhalla. There will be political influence mechanics, raids, settlement builds and such mechanics for a more grounded experience.

Thanks to new combat system, players will be able to dual-wield a number of melee weapons to mow down enemies. You can get in close range to do brutal damage with Eivor's hidden blade or take them down with a bow from distance.

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When braving waterfront raids, sail through enemy territory in a Longship and guide your crews to go after resources to build new settlements. In order to gain large spoils of war, head over to and launch massive attack on Saxon fortresses.

PC version of the game is not debuting through Steam and will be available on Epic Games Store as well as and Ubisoft Store. All members of Uplay Plus subscription service are likely to get their hands on AC Valhalla on launch date.

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Valhalla supports Xbox Smart Delivery and therefore, purchasing the game on Xbox One will get you a copy on Xbox Series X as well. A trailer showcasing Series X gameplay will be shown in upcoming episode of Inside Xbox on May 7, 2020.

Development team that previously worked on acclaimed series titles like Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Origins for Ubisoft are currently working on Assassin's Creed Valhalla with Ashraf Ismail serving as game director.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Revealed

Ubisoft has revealed an official teaser for Assassin's Creed Valhalla through a prolonged livestream by artist BossLogic.

Known industry analyst Danial Ahmad has pointed out earlier that Chinese social media account for developer/publisher Ubisoft is preparing for a major announcement today at 6 AM PT/9 AM EDT, possibly for next Assassin's Creed game.

Following a livestream on Twitch, YouTube and other social platforms by popular digital artist Kode Abdo AKA BossLogic drawing a concept art, Ubisoft has finally revealed official title for upcoming AC game to be Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Revealed

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Throughout an extensive period of time, BossLogic was busy creating an impressive art piece that teases aspects and theme of newest title of Assassin's Creed franchise, proving many previous rumors of a Viking era settings to be true.

Early leaks that emerged online last year, have suggested new AC title to be called Assassin's Creed Ragnarok. Afterwards, several product listings of Ragnarok were spotted on multiple retailer websites that were taken down quickly.

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When an alleged achievement list got leaked on Reddit last month, Assassin's Creed 2020 was revealed to be Valhalla and not Ragnarok. Although its rumored name didn't last long, theory of possible Viking settings was almost confirmed.

BossLogic has probably teased a brand-new protagonist for Assassin's Creed Valhalla during his stream, which ended with a name reveal. More of Valhalla will be revealed soon on April 30, 8 AM PT/11 AM EDT through a world premier trailer.