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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

Throwback dungeon crawler title Torchlight II of Runic Games returns for PS4, Switch and Xbox consoles on fall 2019.

For long, action role-playing dungeon crawler game Torchlight II from developer/publisher Runic Games was only limited to Linux, Mac and PC platform but now it has been announced to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It has nearly been a decade that original Torchlight game was released where players used to fight hordes of monsters in a fictional town. That same great intensity will now be experienced across all major platforms for all fans to enjoy.

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Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

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Have a look back at the magic of Torchlight universe in a brand-new version exclusively developed for consoles.




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Following their successful Switch handled port of Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,
Texas-based developer studio Panic Button is currently working on its console ports that are expected to release on September 3, 2019.

There are four different playable character classes to pick one from with their own skill trees to customize them even further. A unique pet system will be introducing new pets that both newcomers and seasoned players would appreciate.

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Award-Winning RPG Returns

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They also worked on an intuitive control scheme for increased target accuracy and better combat moves. For only $19.99, players on PS4, Switch and Xbox would be able to grab a copy of this award-winning action RPG title at launch.

Everything that fans loved about hack and slash ARPG genre is packed in Torchlight II and would be more console friendly. So, head over to those mystery dungeons to hunt monsters and grab loots to relieve the glory of this franchise on fall 2019.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020

Nintendo delays Animal Crossing: New Horizons to March 2020 release window to avoid crunch-time for developers.

Among all major presentation at E3 2019 event, Nintendo Direct showcase had some of the most amazing moments for fans including an official announcement for upcoming open-ended life simulation game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

However, no sooner has it been showed to viewers by developer/publisher Nintendo now delayed the Nintendo Switch-exclusive to spring next year from holiday season of 2019 so that dev team can have a proper work-life balance.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020

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When Nintendo took E3 stage to world premiere a brand-new trailer for the most-anticipated series entry, it was everything fans ever wanted and was planned to launch later in 2019 but then a gameplay reveal trailer revealed the sudden delay.

To spare some elbow grease for development team, New Horizons project is now pushed back to March 20, 2020. Yoshiaki Koizumi offered his sincerest apology on everyone's behalf for moving their original release window.

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Video game industry often has their employees overwork just so a scheduled product could be shipped in time. This unpopular yet commonly known practice is termed as crunch these days and seems like Nintendo is taking a stand against it.

Current president and COO for Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser believes New Horizons could be out by holiday season 2019 if they invested extra work hours but they ultimately opted out just so their employees can have good work life balance.

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It took seven years for a mainline Animal Crossing game to be announced other than a few spin-off titles coming out for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and mobile devices, which now will have fans wait a little longer to spare its developers some crunch.

Though some fans would still be disappointed for this unforeseen delay, most are happy to wait few more months to get their hands on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, because it would eventually be a better experience for everyone.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Ubisoft unveils new trailer featuring gameplay and story bits of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint at E3 2019 presentation.

Last month, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announced their upcoming tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a follow-up sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands after it was accidentally leaked on Ubisoft Store only a day ago.

This military shooter brings back protagonist Nomad and his fellow Ghost team members to tackle a new threat who has all of their skills and technology at their disposal but are willing to employ them with a viewpoint that threatens global peace.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

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Breakpoint released a gameplay trailer titled "We Are Brothers" during Ubisoft presentation at E3 2019 event today.




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When a group of former Special Forces operatives took over Skell Technology over Auroa Island and starts using their drones for political assassination, it becomes a concern for United States and they sent Ghost Recon fireteam to check.

The trailer shows scenes from an earlier gameplay walkthrough with Nomad voicing over how he alongside his brothers-in-arms would take down these seasoned predators in their own hunting ground one by one against all odds.

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Mostly focused on four-player co-op play, GRB sends players to face off a skilled army with high-tech weaponry. Those who are playing solo would be assisted by AI teammates so that they can get a helping hand whenever needed.

A brand-new Bivouac system allows players to set camps to heal wounds while features like dialogue choices will be available in story mode. A competitive multiplayer mode will be included to this open-world tactical shooter at launch.

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Next we have a video footage of Walker giving out his manifesto for his vision to establish a new order to his followers.




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After making debut in free story content update Operation Oracle for Wildlands, former Ghost team leader Cole D. Walker is introduced as a badass bad-guy for Breakpoint who has rallied a small army of his brethren into his cause.

Walker is played by actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) who came to conference presentation of Ubisoft to introduce his character and brought along his pit bull Bam Bam, who sat quietly the entire time they were on stage.

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Just like developer team supported GRW with tons of post-launch content, GRB will see arrival of the Terminator at some point and this crossover with Terminator: Dark Fate live-action movie is teased with a musical hint during UBIE3.

Nomad would be leading an enraged bunch of Ghosts against a pack of hungry Wolves in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint when it releases worldwide On October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, then a month later for Google Stadia.

Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

Ubisoft premiers Watch Dogs: Legion at E3 2019 event with gameplay footage and a release date set for 2020.

There has been rumor out there for long that developer/publisher Ubisoft was working on a new installment of Watch Dogs game from their popular action-adventure series, which got leaked by Amazon and then officially confirmed.

A worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 for upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion was announced. Ubisoft press conference gave us an introduction, gameplay video and an official release date of March 6, 2020.

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Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

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An official world premiere trailer from stage of E3 gives you an exclusive first-look at story premise of WDL.




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We already know Legion is set in post-Brexit era of London city that has completely become a futuristic dystopia through a leaked retailer listing from last week. Citizens become second class following drastic change in politics and technology.

What we know was how almost everyone and everything was under constant surveillance network but what we didn't know was that society is taken over by corrupt private military organization and there are killer drones.

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A resistance is formed by secret hactivist group DedSec, who makes their awaited return and player goes out to recruit various NPCs each one with different attributes and skills from open-world streets of London to join their collective.

One of your fellow citizens passing by could be a former MI5 operative, a prominent hacker or a grandma who used to be a professional assassin. Their unique set of skills will often be key to complete various mission objectives at hand.

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Recruit Your Resistance

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You may need to pick someone expert in combat who can punch his way out of trouble or good at infiltration to get in places harder to reach. Getting a doctor within your group can benefit all of your team members with health buff.

Though often seem as random, their character traits are distinct and you can literally pick up anyone from in-game world to recruit into your fold. However, none of them will join DedSec immediately and you have to approach them each in different ways.

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Players can amass up to 20 rebel members from entire populace to join them and you can switch between them at any time to properly employ their diverse talents. Plus, leveling up your crew earns them extra perks and necessary adjustments.

If you get into a situation and get knocked up, you can either keep fighting or surrender. There is a permadeath system, which means you are out if you go down but if you are sent to jail, at least another DedSec member can bail you out.

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E3 2019 has also brought us a gameplay walkthrough of Legion for a detailed outlook of how things are played out.




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Ubisoft has planned out a very ambitious gameplay system for WDL by taking their time where hacking your way through London is the only way to get by since civil liberties have been trampled long ago and your rights means nothing.

Aside from arriving on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at launch, Watch Dogs: Legion will also be available on Google Stadia. A city full of recruits opens up possibilities of near-limitless different outcomes and we can't wait to see how that works.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War E3 2019 Reveal

Sniper Elite developer studio Rebellion brings back army of Nazis zombies in Zombie Army: Dead War 4.

When a survival horror spin-off for third-person tactical shooter title Sniper Elite V2 from developer/publisher Rebellion Developments came out as Zombie Army Trilogy in 2015, it managed to garner a unique fan-base.

Those who were really hoping to get a follow-up sequel game can now cheer up since Zombie Army 4: Dead War has been announced lately at PC Gaming Show 2019 and though no official release date is revealed yet, it is coming in 2020.

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War E3 2019 Reveal

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At E3 2019 event, a brand-new cinematic trailer has showcased gameplay bits and plot premise of Dead War.




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Sniper Elite series protagonist Karl Fairburne returns with three more survivors at his side and they are shown to be fortifying their position. An explosion nearby shows a massive undead horde is heading this way and a battle rages on.

One of them were wielding a flamethrower until Karl blew it up and handing it over to his fellow fighters to make use of. When a small pack tries to flank him, one got electrocuted before blowing up and others got a few shots to their heads.

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Horrifying New Campaign

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Together, four of them gather outside to form a last stand against a wave of dead militia. Apparently, Zombie Hitler has somehow managed to return from the depths of hell and now he is leading an army of dead once again.

Aside from Fairburne himself, other three new members are probably newest recruit of Survivor Brigade. Clue from trailer also suggests that players would be using a variety of weapons other than sniper rifles and X-Ray Kill Cam returns as well.

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X-Ray Kill Cam Returns

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Dead War will feature a story campaign set within maps of Southern Europe for up to four players and anyone can drop-in at any point. Gameplay progression will let players unlock new set of skills, special attacks and even weapon upgrades.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is planned to head for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms by next year. PC versions will be distributed exclusively via digital outlet of Epic Games Store and will be available on Steam after a year of its release.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Gears 5 Release Date

At Xbox E3 briefing, Gears 5 has been confirmed for a September 10 release date with Escape Mode and more.

It has been over a year since developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios remained tight lipped on any information about their upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 following an official reveal back at E3 2018.

Last month, an accidental leak from Taiwanese ratings board revealed official box art and a possible release date of September 10, 2019. Today, both of those leaks are eventually confirmed at E3 2019 press conference for Xbox One.

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Gears 5 Release Date

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Xbox E3 briefing has revealed five different game modes as well as its campaign that of course is part of main experience. From launch, there will be a Map Builder to let players create their custom Hive maps to play and share with friends.

A Versus mode will be deployed in July for test and Coalition invites you to take part in this competitive game type. Arcade mode is for action-packed fun and Escalation 2.0. will probably become an eSports favorite in future.

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Also, a brand-new trailer was released featuring a new "Escape" mode through a brief cinematic clip.




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A high-stakes mode designed for three player co-op, Escape will have your squad go behind enemy lines and hit them from within. In the beginning of the trailer, three COG members allow themselves to be taken by enemies to infiltrate.

Shortly afterwards, they wake up inside enemy hives to plant a bomb that will spell doom for them. When surrounded by Locusts, all three rushes to escape from their grasp and the bomb go off to eradicate them in large number.

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Horde Mode Returns

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August will bring back Horde mode during Gamescom 2019 to introduce new character abilities to have leverage over enemies in battle. Campaign will see return of protagonist Kait Diaz and explore her dangerous journey to Sera.

Despite everyone believing Locust Queen being long dead from ending of Gears of War 3, Kate is still having visions of her, which if obviously affecting her behavior. Wearing a Locust medallion, she goes out to discover her connection with them.

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A second trailer focused on Kait shows her having inner conflict and hints at a mysterious dark secret buried deep beneath.




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This cover-based shooter will have a crossover with upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate movie from fan-favorite Terminator franchise and receive a themed Character Pack featuring Sarah Connor and T-800 model of cybernetic killing machine.

By pre-ordering the game from Microsoft Store and Steam, you can access these iconic characters playable in multiplayer. However, Xbox Game Pass members have to download and play it before September 16, 2019.

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Gears 5 Ultimate Edition Pre-Order Bonus

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Pre-order bonus for any version will secure entry in Tech Test as well but Ultimate members can get in four days early, starting from September 6. In case of Ultimate Edition, you get all of the above-mentioned perks and 30 days of boost.

Gears 5 is the biggest release in Gears of War franchise and will feature cross-play across PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere. A GameStop-exclusive Jack Drone Collector's Edition worth $269.99 will be available for U.S. regions.

Bleeding Edge Announced

Ninja Theory announced dystopian brawler mayhem Bleeding Edge for PC and Xbox One at E3 2019 event.

Only days before being revealed at E3 2019 press conference, it was leaked online that a brand-new IP is from developer Ninja Theory is currently in works, which is announced during Xbox press briefing as multiplayer team brawler game Bleeding Edge.

The game pits a four player team to fight against another online with varied combat gameplay mechanics. A technical alpha is scheduled to launch from June 27 and gamers are welcomed to sign up right now to take part and go crazy.

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Bleeding Edge Announced

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An official announce trailer dropped during E3 gives an introduction to this upcoming team combat title.




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In first look, Bleeding Edge looks a lot like a steampunk edition of popular hero shooter title Overwatch meets Borderlands loot shooter. However, it has a diverse roster featuring some bizarre-looking characters that sets it apart aside from its genre.

They do not necessarily fit in usual class categories like attack, defense, support or tank types as each character has a set of combat styles that are mix of ranged and melee moves to eventually master over time through constant exploring.

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Since fast-paced action sequences are always a key to experience fun times in combat games, gameplay elements such as combos, dodging and timing are all rendered with fluid animation that giving them a stylish vibe of their own.

Aside from wide range of fighters, there are unique environmental hazards in every map to add extra tension in each mode. You can try and trap your opponent over an electric fence or just throw them in front of a moving train to win.

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Renegades of Mayhem!

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There are a variety of cybernetic mods for each character that players can earn from gameplay to create loadouts of your choice. Based on your play style, rival fighter and even team formation, variables can always be tweaked.

Development team is planning to bring out this multiplayer-based 4v4 team brawler passion project for some time and now, in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios, chaotic fun from a dystopian future is just waiting to be unleashed.

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Bleeding Edge also leans toward an unlikely combat method than typical character centric multiplayer games. Instead of focusing solely on ranged attacks, players can go and face their rivals directly with some old-school melee action.

Having expertise in close quarter combat mechanics, the studio would have an advantage to stand out within its type of games. Plus, combat director, Rahni Tucker is on board with developers to make sure that they do.

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Frenetic Fighters Roster

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Ninja Theory was acquired by Microsoft last year to develop in-house games and has a history of working on renowned titles like DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Heavenly Sword and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Bleeding Edge will be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox One consoles upon release. Although no definitive launch date for the game is yet to reveal, we can only assume that it would probably head for an early 2020 window.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 4: Defying the Odds Details

EA Play 2019 live event unveils roadmap 2019 for Battlefield V including new gameplay, maps and updates from EA DICE.

Although Battlefield V couldn't quite live up to be the first-person shooter game everyone hoped for it to be but developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts never stopped pushing more content to keep players engaged.

Through their EA Play live-stream, DICE announced a roadmap for 2019 that kick-starts as part of their free live service, Tides of War. Starting from June 27, Chapter 4 of BV will include new gameplay, multiplayer maps and more.

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Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 4: Defying the Odds Details

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Ahead of Chapter 4: Defying The Odds, take a glimpse of what to come to Battlefield 5 from EA Play 2019 live event.




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First map, Al Sundan is set on South African desert and is inspired from War Story mission Under No Flag. There are lots of open spaces within its sandbox for having a classic experience and turn the tides of battle by utilizing everything at your disposal.

Al Sundan is designed for having all-out action in multiplayer mode where gameplay is mostly focused on large distance combat. This vehicle-based map will provide more fighting grounds for players and will be rolling out in June 27.

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Vast Desert Map Al Sundan

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Following video is a brief introduction of new Marita Map before stepping in and butt heads against Axis army.




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Marita Map is what comes up next in July 2019, where Allied forces are making a last stand against Axis to continue "Battle of Greece". Vehicular combat is ditched for sake of a heavily infantry-focused action for all soldier classes.

Situated on a mountain ridge, players can leverage their position on hills or multi-storied households of this rural town. Vertical environment of Marita will make encounter with enemy teams more up close and personal.

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Then in August, Tides of War will drop two new close-quarter 5v5 maps Lofoten Islands and Provence. Lofoten is a costal island with an explosives factory in it and Provence is set on a small town of French region under Axis occupation.

Operation M├ętro originally debuted in Battlefield 3 and is now re-imagined for Tides of War Chapter 4 as Operation Underground. Going below street levels, you are about to take the fight to a ruined underground railway in October 2019.

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Operation Underground Map

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More updates will be deployed for Firestorm fans in terms of gameplay and its maps by mid-June. More custom skins and weapons are going to be added to Battle Royale while loot system and matchmaking improvements are inbound as well.

Defying the Odds would eventually lead to Chapter 5 of B5, which will feature iconic World War II conflict between Japan and U.S. squads. Arriving on fall 2019, the fight will reach to Pacific shores in classic Battlefield map Iwo Jima.

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Battlefield V Roadmap 2019

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Despite stepping away from showing up in E3 2019, EA has showcased their ambitious plans for delivering contents for community. Whether or not fans appreciate it, these upcoming campaigns and maps will keep players engaged.

Battlefield V is already out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone to enjoy on their preferred platforms. Lately, EA and DICE has added it to Origin Access Vault and BV is about to join EA Access on PS4 from next month.