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Ubisoft Is Expanding The Assassin's Creed Universe, Exclusive First Look At AC Valhalla: Blood Brothers

5 hours 40 minutes ago

Assassin's Creed already has games, books, comics, and movies, but now Ubisoft is looking to expand that AC love even more with a new initiative. From podcast to webtoons, the studio is curating a new library to celebrate all things Assassin's Creed, including our first look at a new manhua (Chinese comics) called Valhalla: Blood Brothers. 

New Assassin's Creed tales will come in several forms, including podcasts, webtoons, new novels, and more. Ubisoft is collaborating with creators from all over the world to add new Assassin's Creed experiences for fans to enjoy in-between game time. Assassin's Creed: Stories will elaborate on the world we already know while offering some new surprises as well for fans to enjoy.

We also have an exclusive preview of chapter two of a new short story with the manhua Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Blood Brothers, as seen in the slideshow below: 

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Author
Liana Ruppert

Nadeshot on 100 Thieves, Valkyrae, CouRage, And The Road Ahead

6 hours 28 minutes ago

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Adversity is something that strikes all of us over the course of our lives. Sometimes it feels like more than we can handle, yet we still need to find ways to cope and grow as people. Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag had to learn this harsh lesson early and brutally when in 2012, his mother passed away after triumphantly battling against illness after illness. At this point, he had a choice: Succumb to his grief and frustration, or build something special. And if you're here now reading this, you know what Mr. Haag chose.

100 Thieves has set the world on fire with a plethora of pro gaming teams, exclusive and sought-after merch that sells out in minutes, and a group of some of the most iconic streamers in the age of the content boom. But this didn't all happen overnight, right?

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Alex Stadnik

This Sub-Zero Cosplay Looks Straight Out Of A Mortal Kombat Movie

6 hours 39 minutes ago

With the Mortal Kombat movie making its grand debut later this week, we here at Game Informer thought that now is the perfect excuse to celebrate this epic fighting franchise. We'll be celebrating all week, but with our love of cosplay we couldn't help but to show our appreciation for this series with one Mortal Kombat fan's creative take with this incredible Sub-Zero cosplay. Ever see a cosplay so good that it looks like it came straight out of a Mortal Kombat movie? If not, now you have. 

The cosplayer in question hails from the UK and goes by KennyCosplayStuff on social. When I first stumbled upon his Sub-Zero nod, I had to do a double-take to make sure it wasn't a still from the upcoming reboot. Nope, it's all him, and it's amazing. 

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Liana Ruppert

BioWare Teases New Liara Statue Ahead Of Mass Effect Legendary Edition Launch

8 hours 56 minutes ago

BioWare previously revealed two editions of a Garrus Vakarian statue (that is still available to pre-order) to celebrate the coming release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and now it's Liara's turn front and center. Just like with Archangel himself, Liara will likely have two versions: the fully painted edition, and one that is a clean slate for those that like to apply their own creative touch. Even better? Unlike the previous Liara statue, this one won't set you back $500 plus bucks. 

The new Liara T'Soni statue is in the final stages of production, says BioWare, and will be ready in about 2-3 months. She's the second in the limited edition Mass Effect statues, which implies that even more are on the way. Do Tali next, please and thank you! 

Just like the Garrus collector's item, the Liara statue will be made of polyresin material in order to provide a faithful likeness to her in-game counterpart. Every bit of her craftmanship will be designed to help tell her story, a story that we dove deep into here when looking at the changes made in the Mass Effect Legendary edition. 

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Liana Ruppert

Where's My Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Sequel?

9 hours ago

The Mortal Kombat franchise has a long, storied history in the fighting-game space (and for good reason). However, when it branches out to other genres, things tend to fall flat. Whether you're talking Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero or Mortal Kombat: Special Forces, the series' action-focused titles haven't exactly been – how should I put this? – good. However, in 2005, as the mainline series was ramping up for its big (at the time) finale in the form of Armageddon, a team led by series co-creator Ed Boon tried to do what no one had been able to at that point: Release a good Mortal Kombat action game.

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Brian Shea

Call Of Duty’s Zombie Outbreak Continues To Grow In Season 3

9 hours 25 minutes ago

The Outbreak game mode for Zombies is getting a big boost as Call of Duty Season 3 lands tomorrow, with the Warzone update hitting the following day. Outbreak had an interesting launch as a new way to engage with the zombie threats, improving your team and skills in a sort of open-ended challenge that let you take on various optional objectives and events as you weave through undead hordes. We played some on stream too, which was kind of fun.  But anyway, new stuff is coming, and the mode looks like it could become a staple in the future with this kind of support.

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Daniel Tack

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season Three Brings New Maps, Operators, And More

9 hours 47 minutes ago

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone season three is just around the corner and Activision is sharing our first look at what's to come for the road ahead. From new weapons and maps to new (and returning) operators, there is a lot to break down with the upcoming season. Here is a general overview of the biggest parts of the update. 

The Call of Duty team shared a first look at the season three road map, though a few surprises are still on the way. For now, take a look at what's coming down the pipeline when the new season makes its grand debut: 

New (and returning) Operators 

Just like with every season, new Operators are joining the fray. But it's not just new faces being added to the rotation, a familiar one is coming back as well. 

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Liana Ruppert

Celeste And TowerFall Developers Reveal New Game, Earthblade

10 hours 49 minutes ago

Extremely OK Games, the team behind TowerFall and Celeste has announced its next game, Earthblade. What is Earthblade? The studio describes it as a “2D explor-action” game with a pixel-art aesthetic, but don’t expect to play it anytime soon. 

A blog post by Extremely OK Games founder Maddy Thorson describes the announcement as more of a “vibe reveal” to give players a stylistic sense of the game as opposed to detailing story and gameplay, elements that seem to still be taking shape. Thorson explains in the blog post, "I can see the whole thing in my head. Not perfectly, mind you — most of the details are still pretty blurry in my mental image, and I'm sure a lot will change along the way. But I can see the general shape of it, and I feel really good about where it's going." 

To that end, the team has released the game’s official logo, a concept art poster hinting towards a presumably fantasy setting, and even a musical sample by Celeste composer Lena Raine, which you can listen to on Soundcloud here

Author
Marcus Stewart

Sony Reverses PlayStation Store Update, Will Continue To Sell PS Vita And PS3 Games

11 hours 44 minutes ago

When Sony confirmed that it was shutting down the storefront for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP games on their respective platforms, the gaming community exploded. Both on the industry and consumer side, the response to the decision made by the company was met with sadness, outrage, and confusion. Many devs have been outspoken about lamenting games they have worked on that were digital-only that would be lost in this move, but it looks like Sony has made a change of heart. The company has confirmed that it has reversed its PlayStation Store update plans and will continue to sell PS Vita and PS3 games. 

Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan took to the PlayStation Blog to confirm the change in plans, confirming that the Summer update to close down these storefronts has been canceled. In the update, Ryan also took accountability for the reaction from the community, stating, "Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here. So today, I’m happy to say that we will be keeping the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices. PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021, as planned."

Author
Liana Ruppert

Respawn Announces Apex Legends Mobile

11 hours 55 minutes ago

Apex Legends recently amassed over 100 million players worldwide and, once again, the success story is getting another chapter; but this time, in the form of a mobile port. Like other extremely popular battle royales (e.g., Fortnite and PUBG), Apex Legends Mobile will bring the console version’s fast-paced combat and fluid movement mechanics to the small screen. 

Creative director Chad Grenier announced the news today in a post on the official Apex Legends Blog. “Beginning later this month, we're kicking off the first regional beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile. This is a huge moment for our team. Two years ago we changed the landscape of the battle royale genre, and now we’re aiming to do it again on mobile.”

The port was designed with touchscreens in mind and utilizes easier controls so that players can hop right into the action as quickly as possible. Grenier stated that the regional beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile commence with a few thousand Android players in India and the Philippines. Over the course of the year, Respawn plans to launch the game in larger regions as well. 

Author
Jason Guisao

New Apex Legends Character Revealed, A Titan Pilot Named Valkyrie

12 hours 19 minutes ago

Meet Valkyrie, the newest Apex Legends character revealed in a new animated Stories from the Outlands video. This Titan pilot has impressive abilities, but Titanfall fans will note an important tie-in to Respawn's other shooter adventure

Valkyrie is a Titan pilot that is eager to prove that she's earned her spot in the Apex Legends competitive arena. In the animated short, called Northstar, it is revealed there her now-deceased father was a pilot tasked with his own Titan that is a Northstar class. It is also revealed that Valkyrie blames Kuben Blisk for her father's death. Name sound familiar? It should since Kuben was the main antagonist in Titanfall 2, making Valkyrie the latest character with ties to the larger Titanfall universe. 

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Liana Ruppert

Become The Only Person To Own This Special Narita Boy Arcade Cabinet

13 hours 19 minutes ago

Narita Boy is a stylish game that lives and breathes the 1980s, but Studio Koba and Team17 are taking that nostalgia to the next level with the announcement of Narita Boy: Techno Edition. This premium version of the game is a one-of-a-kind bundle includes an arcade cabinet of the game along with other goodies, and it may or may not already be gone by the time you’re reading this.

For the cheap price of $11,000 you can own a full-size arcade cabinet of one of the year’s most stylish action-adventure games. Once again, this is the only cabinet that will be available for private ownership. But that’s not all! Techno Edition also includes a custom controller, copies of Narita Boy for all of the platforms its available on (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), a gift box of merchandise, the game’s original soundtrack, and augmented reality pins by Pininfinity, the storefront responsible for putting the Techno Edition together.  

At the time of publishing, the bundle is still available for sale (though a few folks seem to have it in their carts). If you've got the cash and the room space, you can purchase the Techno Edition here

Author
Marcus Stewart

Resident Evil Village Preview – A Supernatural Gut Punch That Horror Fans Will Love

13 hours 52 minutes ago

Ethan Winters: The man with the worst luck in the entire world. Following the murder of his wife, Mia, and the disappearance of his daughter Rose, Resident Evil Village's protagonist hits the ground running in the most terrible way imaginable. Waking up following an accident in a strange village, Ethan quickly finds out that there is more than what meets the eye in this town of horrors. We recently had a chance to sit down with the game to play out the first part of the latest tale from Capcom, and it didn't take long before we realized that there is so much more going on in this village than what meets the eye. 

I sat down for a new preview session with just over an hour from the first part of the game. The follow-up of Resident Evil 7 begins with a disoriented Ethan waking up, bloodied and confused. With the quest of finding his daughter at the forefront of his mind, it doesn't take him long to get started on his journey and into the mouth of Hell

Author
Liana Ruppert

Netflix's Dota Anime, Dragon's Blood, Is Getting A Season 2

14 hours 58 minutes ago

Netflix debuted an anime based on Dota 2 by Valve back in March, and it didn't take long before the positive acclaim showed that a second season would be more than worth it. That's why it should be of no surprise that Netflix has confirmed that the Dota anime, titled Dragon's Blood, is getting a season 2. 

The game's official Twitter account confirmed the season 2 news, stating that the next step for this story is already in the works. In the same announcement, it is also confirmed that Free to Play is now available on Netflix with a newly revised end-credit sequence to see where it all began: 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings Gets First Trailer

14 hours 59 minutes ago

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We're still waiting on Black Widow, but on September 3, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with a character movie watchers don't yet know. Called the "Master of Kung Fu" in Marvel's comic books dating back to 1973, Shang-Chi is a character who bounces in and out of the spotlight, but hasn't been a mainstay in any series. That could change with the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a film that will take this long-running superhero movie universe in a new direction.

Simu Liu brings Shang-Chi to life in the film and debuted the first look at the movie on his birthday in an Instagram post. Along with unveiling the poster, Liu shared just how much this film means to him.

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Andrew Reiner

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Soundtrack Now Available To Pre-Order

16 hours 15 minutes ago

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is coming to PlayStation in June, featuring a brand new episode starring Yuffie. To celebrate the latest iteration of the remake, Square Enix recently announced that the PS5-exclusive Intergrade's soundtrack is dropping in June, with pre-orders now available for anyone interested. 

The company took to Twitter to share the news on the game's official account. In addition to the Final Fantasy VII Remake tracklist, it also includes additional background music "handpicked from the Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade game," as well: 

Author
Liana Ruppert

New NieR Replicant Trailer Shows Off Additional Content, Including New Mermaid Episode

16 hours 52 minutes ago

A new NieR Replicant trailer is here, and it shows off all of the additional content players can look forward to. From additional dungeons to a new Mermaid episode, one could even say there are 1.22474487139 reasons to jump back into the action. 

A fun extra included with NieR Replicant includes new costumes, four YoRHa outfits and weaponry, plus music and voice acting from the highly acclaimed NieR Automata. The voices returning are Yui Ishikawa, Natsuki Hanae, Ayaka Suwa, Aoi Yuki, Kaoru Akiyama, Kira Buckland, and Kyrle McCarley.

The additional dungeons, titled 15 Nightmares, also shows off just a little bit of the challenge that awaits, with fast-paced combat and heavy move sets meant to dominate. 

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The Kabuki and Samurai costumes are also shown off, showing off a new style for players to show off when taking to the new content, including a new episode titled Mermaid. The newly added episode teases a decrepit ship and a little girl with new enemies to face and dangers to overcome. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Amazon's Lord Of The Rings MMO Canceled

2 days 6 hours ago

Following the failure of Amazon's Crucible and ahead of the launch of New World, it is confirmed that the company's Lord of the Rings MMO has officially been canceled. The online fantasy take was first announced back in 2019, and news about the latest Lord of the Rings take was mum. Now, it's off the table completely. 

The news regarding Amazon Game Studios' Lord of the Rings game comes via BloombergIn the report, it was noted that the cancelation is due to recent contract negotiations following Tencent's acquisition of Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd. Amazon Game Studios was working in conjunction with Leyou, a company based in China, and the decision to drop LotR came on the heels of a dispute between Tencent and Amazon, sources told Bloomberg

Following the reports of the dispute-driven cancelation, an Amazon spokesperson told the site, "We've been unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time." Luckily, it seems that this cancelation will not result in layoffs at this time. The same spokesperson confirmed that the developers attached to the fantasy game have all been moved to various projects. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Resident Evil Village: Exclusive Environment Tour (4K)

2 days 10 hours ago

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Resident Evil was built upon the idea of fighting for survival through terrifying close encounters and the claustrophobic sense of dread that precedes each turn down a new hallway. And while there are sure to be plenty of close-quarters scares in the harrowing hallways of the new mansion, Resident Evil Village aims to terrorize players in an unfamiliar play space. Join us as we give you a tour of the titular arena players will explore when the game releases on May 7.

Village is a well-documented departure for the Resident Evil series in that fans will experience a vastly different inspiration for the world and what lurks there. The unnamed village is pulled straight from the Victorian era, and Capcom had to walk a fine line between derelict beauty and the scares the series is known for.

During our interviews with the Capcom development team, art director Tomonori Takano emphasized the dual nature of the world he and his team have created. “The concept that I was striving for was a beautiful yet terrifying locale. So that was something that I was striving to work off. RE 7 was trying to reach a broader audience, so another mission for me was trying to make sure that it was also very catchy and aesthetically pleasing.”

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Alex Stadnik

Why You Need To Play Nier: Automata

2 days 11 hours ago

In 2017, we saw the release of blockbuster titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn. Because of this, Nier: Automata flew under my radar. Nevertheless, last spring (2020) was the perfect time for me to finally traverse Automata’s desolate and beautiful open world. If someone had told me four years ago that Platinum Games’ thought-provoking action/RPG would play a large role in influencing my decision to pursue a master’s degree in game design, I wouldn't have believed them. And yet, here I am – back in school, and discovering all the ways Automata continues to influence my creative process.

Author
Jason Guisao

Fortnite’s Aloy And Lara Croft Team-Up Delayed Until Next Week

3 days 6 hours ago

Fortnite fans rejoiced when Epic not only announced that Aloy of Horizon Zero Dawn fame would be joining the game, but would also team up with Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft in a special mode. The straightforwardly named “Team Up! Aloy & Lara Limited Time Mode”, was supposed to go live today but some technical setbacks have forced Epic to push it back a few days.

This team-up is a special duos mode where two players are outfitted in Aloy and Lara Croft skins and will only have the bow/dual pistols at their disposal. Unfortunately,  the Fortnite Status Twitter account sent a message acknowledging that the mode was not appearing in some versions of the game. The support page doesn’t cite a specific cause, but whatever the issue appears to be severe because Epic has disabled the mode and moved its launch to April 19. 

Author
Marcus Stewart

New Update Causes Lego Mario To Call Out For Luigi

3 days 7 hours ago

Lego launched its Super Mario line of sets in 2020, delivering fun kits including Whomp, Toad, King Boo, Bowser, and more. While the full line features a wide range of characters from the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond, Mario's ever-present brother is conspicuously absent. However, a recent firmware update for the Lego Super Mario figure seems to drop a hint that more figures and sets, including Luigi are on the way. 

According to a video posted by Twitter user Jay Phoenix, the Super Mario figure has a new voice line where he calls out to his missing brother. You can see the somewhat haunting video in the embedded tweet below.

Author
Brian Shea

Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood Preview – Companions, Adventure, And A Return To Oblivion

3 days 7 hours ago

When The Elder Scrolls Online first released, the MMORPG was met with a very lukewarm reception. The vanilla game seemingly took forever before the story kicked off, and even then, it struggled with pacing issues. Since then, numerous expansions have been released, effectively building a wildly enjoyable Elder Scrolls experience. That trend of engaging content continues in Oblivion with the Blackwood expansion, set 800 years before the events of its single-player counterpart. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

MLB The Show 21 – Review In Progress

3 days 7 hours ago

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MLB The Show 21's stadiums are at full capacity with fans basking in the summer sun and eating hot dogs as they cheer on the home team. It's a vision of a pandemic-free world, something we all desperately hope to return to. This ideal scenario vanishes when the final out is recorded and the players retreat to their dugouts. The socially-distanced reality many of us live in now comes roaring back into perspective, and is a big part of MLB's presentation, right down to video conferences being conducted in living rooms with some participants having audio issues.

All of the post-game commentary is presented through podcast videos of former MLB superstars, MLB Network analysts, and The Show team members talking about your performance. As they deliver engaging conversations, you get a view into their homes and will see just how much they invested in their audio and video setups as they talk. It's a surreal experience to take in, but it's also successful. I have watched every one, and feel like these videos (that have differing levels of quality depending on who is speaking) do a nice job of carrying the narrative forward, especially for Road to the Show, which I am loving out of the gate. Note: I'm playing the game on PlayStation 5, but will also be looking at the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 4 versions over the course of my review.

Author
Andrew Reiner

PS5 Breaks US Sales Record, Call Of Duty Returns To The Top As Best-Selling Game

3 days 9 hours ago

The March U.S. NPD sales number are in and continues to trend with Nintendo Switch being the best-selling hardware platform both in units and dollars, Call of Duty's return to the top spot for games, and PS5 coming in shattering U.S. fastest-selling console records. 

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella broke down March U.S. sales, going over spending trends across key areas of the market, including accessories, content, and hardware. The month of March saw a record of $5.6 billion across the board, which is an 18 percent increase from the year before. The ongoing pandemic and work-from-home orders are an attributing factor, as well as a new generation of systems becoming available in sporadic waves. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Player Housing Comes To Genshin Impact With Beneath The Light Of Jadeite

3 days 11 hours ago

Player housing is always a hot topic in games, and it's finally coming to Genshin Impact on April 28th with the launch of the Beneath the Light of Jadeite update. Genshin Impact continues to push out content at a steady clip for the game as players continue to hungrily await news on Inazuma, the giant third region. Let's check out the trailer, as it contains a ton to look at.

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First, let's talk about player housing. Players get their own special item called the Serenitea Pot. Inside the magic teapot is your very own home realm, where you can decorate with numerous styles both indoors and outdoors. You can discover blueprints via various activities all over Teyvat. Out of all the updates (well, excluding any news on Inazuma) that could be coming to Genshin, this is the most exciting to me. Player housing can be a tricky beast to balance and make interesting for players, but the model of encouraging other gameplay activities to bring back special things to work on seems compelling. We'll have to see how it actually turns out once we get a chance to play around with it!

Author
Daniel Tack

The Story Behind Supergiant Games’ Bastion

3 days 11 hours ago

Our latest issue contains a studio profile on Supergiant Games – a small independent group of developers that keeps surprising us with inventive ways to tell meaningful stories punctuated by stellar gameplay. To celebrate the studio, we’re going to be posting the stories behind the games as told to us by the team who created them. Today, we’re starting with Supergiant’s formation to create its debut game: Bastion.

Bastion is approaching its 10-year anniversary this July, and it was the beginning of everything for Supergiant. The narrated action/RPG not only helped establish the studio, but set the standard for what we’d come to expect in terms of art, music, narrative, and gameplay – especially the way all these elements combine to create impact in Supergiant’s games. The journey to getting Bastion off the ground wasn't easy, and it took a team of talented individuals believing in themselves and each other to turn it into the success we know it as today. This is the story of how “the Kid” came to be and changed the lives of a young group of developers forever. 

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Kimberley Wallace

Netflix Reveals Castlevania Season 4 Teaser Trailer, Possible Spinoff Continuation

3 days 11 hours ago

The fourth and final season of Netflix's Castlevania arrives next month, and while we did get a poster earlier this week, fans have been clamoring for a trailer to see what's next. Netflix has obliged, and we've got our first look at what Castlevania season 4, the show's final season, has in store for vampire-loving fans

The @NXOnNetflix account took to Twitter to share our first look. While just a teaser, the accompanying text bodes well for an explosive series finale. The video begins, saying, "The whole world's gone crazy. Targoviste, this is where it all started." Carmilla can be heard following the pleas for help to "save our souls," adding, "I am Carmilla of Styria. I am going to take everything from everybody." 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Wasteland 3's First Story Expansion Arrives This June

3 days 11 hours ago

Wasteland 3 is getting its first narrative expansion this June. The Battle of Steeltown sends players back to Colorado to take on a new threat while enjoying a suite of features designed to freshen up the experience. 

The story centers on rangers being sent to the factory complex of Steeltown on behalf of the Patriarch. The town is responsible for manufacturing the technology and equipment that powers the region, but production has been disrupted. Upon your arrival to the factory you discover its mired in chaos such as constant bandit raids, worker strikes, and other problems. Your job: fix this mess before Steeltown collapses for good. Check out the announcement trailer below. 

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The expansion features new quests as well as fresh enemies to tackle either alone or with a friend in co-op. Added features like telegraphed attacks, stacking status effects, non-lethal weapons, and elemental shields add new wrinkles to combat, as does revamped arsenal of weapons and armor. The introduction of combat and gear scaling means enemies will now keep pace with players whether it's their first or fifth time taking on Steeltown. 

Author
Marcus Stewart

Quantic Dream Issues New Statement Regarding 2018 Toxic Workplace Allegations

3 days 12 hours ago

Back in April 2018, Quantic Dream, the studio behind games like Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain, sued French newspaper Le Monde and the website Mediapart over a report that went public back in January 2018 regarding allegations about the work environment. These allegations put the studio under heavy fire given the nature of the report, including accusations of abuse, racism, homophobia, and sexism. A recent statement has been released to the public as part of a document that includes the "conclusion of court decisions" that arrived earlier this week. 

In the blog post, the official statement includes a timestamp of April 7, 2021, where the Paris Court of Appeals issued the latest court decision, effectively dismissing the plaintiff's claims. While this does not dismiss the claims of those that came forward about their experience while with the studio in terms of their own dealings, it does dismiss said claims legally. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Super Replay Is Back With Bloodborne

3 days 14 hours ago

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Are you ready for more Bloodborne? Of course you are! Today, we're getting started a little later than usual, by about an hour. We've got to sharpen our blades and get our silver bullets ready! So join us for part six of the Bloodborne Super Replay today at 3 PM CT!

Are you ready for a chilling thrill ride through FromSoftware's masterpiece? Bloodborne is a dark horror action/RPG that tasks the player with navigating through haunted streets full of werewolves and shuffling, shambling ghouls – and that's just the first hour. Bloodborne showcases immaculate environments dripping with atmosphere, creative and cruel monster designs, and terrors ripped from the great beyond. And we're going to play through it! Super Replay, the legendary Game Informer series that pairs pro players with even more professional commentary, is back.

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Daniel Tack

Square Enix Denies Recent Potential Buyout Rumors

3 days 14 hours ago

With Microsoft and Sony both making some wildly major power moves regarding acquisitions for a new generation of gaming, all studios are seemingly up for grabs when it comes to the rumor mill. Earlier this week, Bloomberg Japan published a report that Square Enix was in talks with "multiple potential buyers," and the company itself immediately turned around and shot it down. 

Square Enix kicked today off with a firm statement against the rumors that spread fairly quickly, saying, "Bloomberg has reported today that there is interest from several buyers to acquire Square Enix. However, this report is not based on any announcement by Square Enix Holdings Co. LTD. We do no considering selling off the company or any part of its businesses, nor have we received any offers from any third party to acquire the company or any part of its businesses." 

Some have picked apart this message, only focusing on the first half where it doesn't seem like an outright no. "Based on any announcement" could simply mean that nothing from behind closed doors has surfaced. But the message, as a whole, is quite clear: no offers have been made, and no outreach attempts are the goal. Could that change in the future? Absolutely, anything could happen, but the most recent reports are inaccurate, according to the company itself. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

10 Games To Play For Heavy Metal Fans

3 days 16 hours ago

Recently, I was struggling through my weeklies for Destiny 2, particularly with going up against cheaters in Iron Banner and slogging through Crucible when all I wanted to do was literally anything else. I love the game, don't get me wrong, but sometimes a break is needed. But I was so close to Legend and just needed a few more rounds, so I decided to blast Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 and go ham. Immediately, my attitude changed and I just started slaughtering other Guardians. It was pretty epic, not going to lie, but it got me thinking: What are some good games to play for heavy metal fans? 

There are the obvious choices that literally incorporate heavy metal into the experience, but there are others that just pair well when needing that additional boost of motivation when looking to pwn. Some of the games don't have actual metal in the title itself, so I've supplied a few band recommendations for those in particular. So, without further ado, here are my 10 games to play for heavy metal fans! 

Author
Liana Ruppert

The Last Of Us TV Series Casts Gabriel Luna As Joel's Younger Brother

4 days 5 hours ago

There are quite a few gaming adaptations in the works, including a show based on a hit franchise from Naughty Dog. While we are still quite a bit away from a trailer, we do have another face that is joining the fray. HBO's The Last of Us TV series has revealed another new cast member, this time with Gabriel Luna playing the role of Joel's younger brother. 

As reported by VarietyLuna is the latest cast member to be joining the HBO adaptation as Tommy alongside Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as Joel and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Ellie. Tommy is a former soldier that is a bright ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak world, and honestly? He's a good fit, especially with Pascal as the lead character. 

Luna has an impressive roster of roles under his belt already, having played Gabriel/REV-9 in Terminator: Dark Fate, Robbie Reyes in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and Eddie Lunez in Rosewood. 

In a new previous report from CBC Canada, the Director's Guild has confirmed the location and the time after months of rumors that this is where the show was headed. The Guild currently says that the HBO take is set to begin filming on July 5, 2021, in Calgary, with an expected wrap-up slated for June 8, 2022. 

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Liana Ruppert

New Resident Evil TV Series Trailer Revealed For Infinite Darkness

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Netflix has been going hard on gaming adaptations, and Resident Evil Infinite Darkness is looking to continue on that hot streak. We've previously seen small glimpses of the upcoming animated series on the streaming service, but Capcom shared a full new trailer during today's showcase. The company also shed some light on new details, as well. 

The upcoming show takes place in 2006, two years after the events in Resident Evil 4. Ashley is back, and we'll actually get to meet her father, the US President, as he is forced to evacuate the White House during another takeover. 

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The Resident Evil Infinite Darkness trailer, seen above, starts with Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield recognizing Racoon City from a child's drawing. The foreboding is intense and immediately leads viewers right into the action. This is an entirely new adventure with the main goal of protecting the President. We already protected his daughter, so why not make it a family thing, am I right, or am I right? 

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Liana Ruppert

New Resident Evil Village Gameplay Trailer Teases Betrayal, New Creatures, And More

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A new Resident Evil Village gameplay trailer is here and there is a lot to unpack. From Lady Dimitrescu's continued cat and mouse game with Ethan Winters to, what looks to be, a betrayal made by Chris Redfield, there is a lot going on to make fans excited for the next step of Capcom's epic horror franchise. 

During the most recent Resident Evil Village showcase, Capcom showed off a hefty new trailer that explores both the castle in which Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters reside and the village that surrounds it. Shrouded in mystery and chaos, the latest look at the upcoming gaming holds a lot of information, namely that the story seems to be a lot more complicated than we first thought. 

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The trailer starts off with the mysterious Mother Miranda being referenced in the creepiest way possible, a person fans have speculated is the mysterious masked figure from a Japan piece of promotional art previously spotted

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Liana Ruppert

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Will Have A Photo Mode

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Game director Mac Walters has confirmed that Mass Effect Legendary Edition will have a Photo Mode. That's not us taking 5,000 screenshots of Garrus, that would be silly. 

Walters took to his Twitter to confirm the Photo Mode addition in response to a question from an interested player. Given how strongly the community feels about a certain former C-SEC operative, he chose well, selecting an image of our favorite Turian in front of the Mako: 

Photo Modes in games have been becoming increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. With so many stunning adventures out there and open worlds to explore, being able to capture those moments for ourselves long after the end credits roll is incredible. The Mass Effect trilogy itself has some phenomenal planets, so being able to tinker with various photo options is going to be a real treat. 

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Liana Ruppert

Resident Evil 4 VR Announced For Oculus Quest 2

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We’ve already gotten so many reveals during the Resident Evil showcase that include a new gameplay trailer for Village as well as some new movie footage. In addition to these announcements, Capcom is now partnering with Oculus Studios and Armature Studio to bring the acclaimed and fan-favorite Resident Evil 4 to Oculus Quest 2. 

Mike Verdu, the VP of Content at Facebook Reality Labs, made the exciting announcement towards the end of the showcase. While the game will arrive as a first-person experience as opposed to the third-person perspective that was on display back in the day, Verdu promises that the VR version will still have that classic RE4 feel and look. Verdu concludes, “You’ll be able to step into the game, for the first time.” 

More information about Resident Evil 4 VR how the title was optimized for VR and some more gameplay footage will premiere during the Oculus Gaming Showcase on April 21. 

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Jason Guisao

Resident Evil Coming To Dead By Daylight In June

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Dead by Daylight has steadily introduced new properties and crossovers into its stable of killers, survivors, and more, but today, developer Behaviour Interactive announced it has secured a big one. The quintessential video game horror franchise, Resident Evil, is joining the long list of properties present in Dead by Daylight, the studio teased during today's Resident Evil Showcase.

During today's stream, Behaviour Interactive's game director and head of partnerships Mathieu Cote gave us an initial tease, letting us know that the world of Resident Evil will be invading Dead by Daylight. While we didn't get much in way of hard details, a full reveal is currently slated for May 25, with a release date scheduled for June of this year. 

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Brian Shea

Resident Evil Movie Reboot On-Set Filming Has Wrapped, Full Trailer Coming Soon

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The upcoming Resident Evil movie reboot has officially wrapped on set, and now the team is focusing on CGI monsters! Capcom confirmed the good news during today's Resident Evil Village showcase. While we still don't have a trailer, we do at least know that there shouldn't be any delays before Resident Evi: Welcome to Racoon City's September release later this year. 

Directed by Johannes Roberts, the upcoming live-action movie will be set during the first two games (whereas the Netflix animated show will take place two years after Resident Evil 4). Roberts has previously assuaged fan worries by confirming that the reboot will be completely rebuilt from the ground up and won't be like the Milla Jovovich takes. 

The upcoming movie will tell the stories of key characters from this franchise like Claire and Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, and more. Also confirmed is that the array of characters is to pay homage to the feeling of the games where players typically can play as more than one protagonist. 

Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City will have two major focuses, as well. Obviously, Racoon City is a big focus, something we saw for ourselves with previous on-set leaks, but the police station will also play a major role. 

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Liana Ruppert