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IO Interactive Reveals Final HITMAN 3 Locations

With just nine days until the launch of HITMAN 3, IO Interactive has unveiled the rest of the game’s six locations. Agent 47’s globetrotting murder parade will span three continents in the new game, let’s see what they are.

First up is Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Agent 47 will explore the inner and outer workings of the newest Dubai attraction: the world’s tallest building.

I imagine someone’s going for a fall…

Next up is Dartmoor in the United Kingdom, where 47 will infiltrate the police force as they investigate a murder at Thornbridge Manor. Taking on the role of a detective, players can choose to solve the murder or eliminate their target or maybe even both?

Whatever you decide, next up is a trip to the land of beer and pretzels: Germany! Expect to see a lot of Berlin’s night life, though how much you leave alive is – as always – entirely up to you.

With the game half-over, it’s time to head to the Far East and Chongqing, China. This megacity is jammed with lights, colours, and people – all things that make it harder for someone looking to be stealthy…

Trading out the urban environment for a far more rural vista, Agent 47 heads to South America next to explore Mendoza, Argentina. Vineyards provide a lot of cover, and there’s no end to the wine…

Rounding things out is a trip to Romania, where Agent 47 will wrap up the game in the Carpathian Mountains. After HITMAN 2 ended on a huge revelation it’ll be interesting to see if this new iteration wraps up a bit more neatly…

HITMAN 3 will be available on 20 January 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC. HITMAN 3 will also be coming to Nintendo Switch, playable via cloud streaming technology.

PS and Xbox Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Footage Now Available

Following up on the recent release of Xbox One X and Xbox Series X (via backwards compatibility) gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077, the hotly-anticipated open-world action-adventure/roleplaying title from CD Projekt Red, now we have footage from the PS4 Pro and PS5 (again in compatibility mode) to take a look at.

Here’s the two videos.

Cyberpunk 2077 is slated to release on December 10th, 2020 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia. While it will be playable on Xbox Series S|X and PS5 via backwards compatibility, CD Projekt Red has promised a free upgrade to a full next-gen version will be available at a later date.

For more on the game check out the official website: https://www.cyberpunk.net/

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Post-Launch Content Plans Detailed

Ubisoft has been the king of post-launch content for some time, and that doesn’t seem to be abating with the unveiling of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s post-launch content plans.

Gamers who pick up the Season Pass will receive a pair of major expansions that explore Ireland and Paris, as well as a bonus quest, while players who don’t buy the pass will still receive free seasonal content updates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHpPfpjFjj4&feature=youtu.be

The Discovery Tour mode that started in Origins continues here, expected to be added to the game in 2021. The conflict-free mode allows players to simply roam the world learning about the historical significance of various locations and exploring the architecture.

Here’s the press release:


Ubisoft® Reveals Details For Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla Post-Launch Plan

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Live Content Plan Unveiled, Including Season Pass Content with Two Major Expansions and Free Content Seasons, with Discovery Tour coming in 2021

Montreal — October 20, 2020 — Today, Ubisoft announced the Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla post-launch plan, including a Season Pass with two major expansions of narratively driven gameplay and an exclusive quest. Additionally, all Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players will have access to free seasonal content including in-game events and festivals, new settlement buildings, services and games modes. Ubisoft also announced that Discovery Tour, the educational tool that lets anyone explore the game in a conflict-free environment, will be available for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 2021.

With the Season Pass, players will discover new territories and stories through two major expansions and an exclusive quest. Once available, expansions will be accessible early from within the structure of the main game, providing a meaningful story that adds to Valhalla’s rich open world. In addition, all players will enjoy new free content through Seasons, with each Season lasting three months – Season 1 will launch in December 2020, extending the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla experience post-launch.

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Season Pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gold, Ultimate and Collector Editions and is available for purchase separately for $49.99. The Season Pass includes:

  • The Legend of Beowulf quest: In this exclusive quest, players will uncover the monstrous truth behind the legend of Beowulf, available on the launch day of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
  • Expansion 1 – Wrath of the Druids (Spring 2021): In this new adventure, players will journey to Ireland and unravel the mysteries of an ancient and mysterious druidic cult, tracking and discovering their members. Diving into Gaelic myths and folklores, they’ll need to fight their way through haunted forests and dazzling landscapes while gaining influence among Gaelic kings.
  • Expansion 2 – The Siege of Paris (Summer 2021): In The Siege of Paris, players will have the chance to relive the most ambitious battle in Viking History with key historical figures of war-torn Frankia. During this key moment in history, players will infiltrate the fortified city of Paris and the River Seine under a prolonged siege, uncover enemy secrets, and form strategic alliances to safeguard their clan’s future.

In addition, all players will have access to an extensive lineup of free seasonal content including new narrative content and in-game events available after launch. Each season will last three months and will come with exciting content, accessible to all player types and levels of progression, focused on gameplay and world evolution. 

Season 1 will launch in December 2020 with the following content planned:

  • A new settlement area, allowing players to continue to grow and evolve their settlement.
  • A traditional Viking Festival: the Yule Festival, for players to experience in their settlement.
  • A new game mode: the River Raids. Building on Valhalla’s core raiding mechanic the mode will deliver a dynamic, challenging and highly replayable raid experience.
  • The addition of the Ranks for Jomsviking: in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players can not only create their lieutenant to be part of their raiding crew, but also recruit some from their friends and the community. In Season 1, players will see an update to the Jomsviking feature which will allow their Jomsviking to earn XP and rank up – the higher will be the rank of the lieutenant, the more silver players will earn when recruited by other players.
  • Finally, as for each season, Season 1 will also come with new player skills and abilities, weapons and gear, and cosmetic items for the settlement, longship, horse and raven.

Season 2 will launch in March 2021 with a new game mode that builds on Valhalla’s core combat experiences, a new Jomsviking update, festivals in the Settlement, new gear and cosmetic items, and more. More information about Season 3 and 4 will be come at a later time.

There will be more to come as the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla development team is committed to support the game and continued improvement of the core experience with additional content, yet to be revealed.

With development led by Ubisoft Montreal*, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players the captivating experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking raider, in a beautiful and mysterious open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Players can take advantage of new features, including raids, weapon dual-wielding, and settlement building. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release worldwide on November 10, 2020 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on UPLAY+**, Ubisoft’s subscription service and  Stadia. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release on PlayStation®5 alongside the launch of the console from November 12th, 2020.*** Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on Amazon Luna alongside the launch of the Ubisoft channel.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, please visit: assassinscreed.com

For the latest news on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit: news.ubisoft.com 

*Associate Ubisoft studios are Sofia, Singapore, Montpellier, Barcelona, Kyiv, Bordeaux, Shanghai, Chengdu, Philippines, Quebec, Bucharest, Saguenay, Winnipeg and Pune. Additional help provided by external partner Sperasoft.

**$19.99 per month. Cancel anytime. The Gold and Ultimate Editions will be available as part of a UPLAY+ subscription. More information at uplayplus.com.

***Players who purchase Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Xbox One or PlayStation®4 will be able to upgrade their game to the Xbox Series X | S or PlayStation 5 version respectively at no additional cost. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla leverages the Smart Delivery technology – buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S when both the console and that version of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation®4 and Blu-Ray games gives access to the corresponding Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation®5 Digital version at no additional cost, when available. Requires a PlayStation®5 or a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition, the game disc (if owned on Blu-Ray) must be kept inserted in the PlayStation®5 disc tray to play, a PlayStation® Network registration, additional storage & Broadband internet connection. May incur bandwidth usage fees.


About Assassin’s Creed
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 140 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2019–20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

Ubisoft’s ‘Immortals Fenyx Rising’ Targets December 3rd Release

Immortals Fenyx Rising first hit public awareness as Gods & Monsters, but I’m feeling this title a bit more and if I’m being totally honest after seeing the gameplay I’m 100% sold no matter what they called it.

Looking a bit like Ubisoft’s take on Breath of the Wild, Immortals Fenyx Rising allows you to explore a world that’s populated with all kinds of flora and fauna, building your character as you go with a progression system that’s every bit as in-depth as you expect from an Ubisoft title. I’m interested in seeing if it can provide the same kind of free-form shenanigans that Breath of the Wild is known for…

Here’s the playlist – expect to hear a lot more about this one before the early-December release date:


SAVE THE GODS AND PROVE YOUR HEROISM IN IMMORTALS FENYX RISING, AVAILABLE DECEMBER 3

Wield the Power of the Gods and Battle Fearsome Mythological Beasts in an Epic Fight for the Ages

Montreal – SEPTEMBER 10 – Today at Ubisoft Forward, the company announced Immortals Fenyx Rising, formerly known as Gods & Monsters, will be available worldwide on December 3, 2020 for Stadia, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation®4, Epic Games, the Ubisoft Store, UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service* and will release on PlayStation®5 upon the launch of the console.**

Developed by the team at Ubisoft Quebec, creators of Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey, Immortals Fenyx Rising is an exciting new IP that takes grand mythological adventure to new heights.***  Players will embody Fenyx, a new winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. Only by mastering the legendary powers of the gods, overcoming heroic trials and confronting powerful mythological beasts, will Fenyx be able to take on Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology.

An exhilarating experience for all heroes at heart, the game features dynamic action gameplay, fast-paced aerial and melee combat and stories inspired by Greek mythology. Players will face off against mythological creatures like the Cyclops, Minotaur and Medusa. With the help of the Sword of Achilles, Bow of Odysseus and Wings of Daidalos, players will launch themselves up into the air to deal with the immensity of these creatures. In addition to combat, players’ logic and strategy will be challenged by world puzzles, from small scale individual puzzles all the way up to the epic Vaults of Tartaros.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is an uplifting and witty take on the open world action adventure genre and is full of rewarding exploration through dynamic traversal. Sprint across open fields, climb enormous mountains, and glide through the skies to discover all the secrets of the seven unique regions inspired by the Greek Gods across the Golden Isle.

In Immortals Fenyx Rising, players will be able to make Fenyx their own with a wide range of customization options available.  Progression is varied, centered on the Hall of the Gods where players can upgrade Fenyx’s health, stamina or god-given abilities. In addition to upgrading Fenyx, the weapons, armor, and potions used can also be enhanced by defeating enemies and opening chests throughout the world.

The journey will be as challenging and rewarding as the destination, and players will emerge as the heroes they are meant to become.

The Gold Edition of Immortals Fenyx Rising will include the base game, Season Pass and additional in-game content. All pre-orders will include one bonus quest, A Tale of Fire and Lightening.

Additionally, all Stadia players will get a chance to try Immortals Fenyx Rising with a free playable demo before launch. With just a single click, players will be able to add the demo to their Stadia library and instantly join Fenyx on their quest to save the Greek Gods. The exclusive Stadia demo of Immortals Fenyx Rising will be playable later this year in all regions where Stadia is accessible.

For more information on Immortals Fenyx Rising, please visit: immortalsfenyxrising.com.

For the latest news on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

*UPLAY+ is $19.99 per month. Cancel anytime. More information at uplayplus.com.

**Players who purchase Immortals Fenyx Rising on Xbox One or PlayStation®4 will be able to upgrade their game to the next-gen version ( Xbox Series X | S or PlayStation®5) at no additional cost. Immortals Fenyx Rising leverages the Smart Delivery technology – buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or  Xbox Series X | S when both the console and that version of Immortals Fenyx Rising is available. Immortals Fenyx Rising Digital and Blu-Ray games gives access to the corresponding Immortals Fenyx Rising PlayStation®5 Digital version at no additional cost, when and where available. Requires a PlayStation®5 or a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition, the game disc (if owned on Blu-Ray) must be kept inserted in the PlayStation®5 disc tray to play, a PlayStation® Network registration, additional storage & Broadband internet connection. May incur bandwidth usage fees.

***Associate studios are Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Bucharest Ubisoft Chengdu, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Kiev, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Pune, with additional help from external partners Sperasoft and Technicolor.


About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2019–20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

Square Enix Announces Pair of Special Editions For Marvel's Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers had a rocky debut, thanks to the leak of low-quality offscreen footage, but it’s grown on me since then and – with a delay to September 4th to polish it up – I’m increasingly looking forward to trying it out. Heading out into a Warzone mission with up to three friends, each with our own customized heroes? Sounds like it might be a good time to me.
Square Enix is looking to get fans to lock in pre-orders, with the release of some tempting special editions: Earth’s Mightiest Edition and Deluxe Edition, as well as a PS4-exclusive version.
The Deluxe Edition grants an exclusive Obsidian Outfit pack of six hero outfits, six exclusive Obsidian nameplates, and 72-hour early access to the game. This version, as with the standard version of the game, is available for digital pre-order now in the marketplace of your choice.
The Earth’s Mightiest Edition provides a 12″ Captain America PVC statue, a Hulk Bobblehead, a Mjolnir keychain, the Black Widow’s belt buckle, Iron Man’s prototype armor blueprint, and Kamala Khan’s honorary Avenger pin. Given the physical nature of the extras, obviously this one is going to be found in brick and mortar stores, but I haven’t seen them go live just yet.
Pre-order any edition of the game and you’ll also get guaranteed access to the upcoming beta, an exclusive nameplate, and the Marvel Legacy Outfit pack, which features costumes from the moments each hero first embraced their powers.
There’s also a PS4-exclusive Digital Edition that grants a Ms. Marvel emote, a dynamic theme, an exclusive Ms. Marvel nameplate, and 1,000 credits for customizing your hero. This edition also includes 72 hours early access to the game, and access to the PS4 beta.
Here’s the press release:


SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES MARVEL’S AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST EDITION, DELUXE EDITION AND PRE-ORDER BONUS DETAILS

Pre-Order to Enjoy 72-Hour Early Access, Exclusive Outfits, and Beta Access

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 13, 2020) – Square Enix® announced today that Marvel’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Edition and Deluxe Edition will be available alongside the Standard Edition on September 4, 2020. Further, players who pre-order any version of the game will receive guaranteed access to the Beta (at participating retailers), a Marvel Legacy Outfit pack, and an exclusive nameplate.

The Marvel’s Avengers Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive Obsidian Outfit pack (six hero outfits), six exclusive Obsidian nameplates, and 72-hour early access.
Marvel’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Edition features a full color 12” statue of Captain America. Designed by the artisans at Gentle Giant, this deluxe high-quality PVC statue captures every texture and detail on Captain America’s uniform. Marvel’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Edition also includes a copy of the Deluxe Edition, an exclusive SteelBook® case, Hulk Bobblehead, Mjolnir Keychain, Black Widow’s Belt Buckle, Iron Man’s Prototype Armor Blueprints, Kamala Khan’s Honorary Avenger Pin, a commemorative Avengers group photo, and 72-hour early access before the September 4, 2020 release date.
At participating retailers, those who pre-order Marvel’s Avengers will receive either a limited-edition pin set, patch set, digital comic book, or SteelBook designed by legendary Marvel artist Mark Brooks. The company also kicked-off its pre-order program today, which includes guaranteed access to the Beta, an exclusive nameplate, and a Marvel Legacy Outfit pack. These Marvel Legacy Outfits are inspired by moments from the comics that defined who each Super Hero was as they first embraced their powers to become the icons they are today.
In addition, players who pre-order their copy of Marvel’s Avengers from the PlayStation® Store will receive additional pre-order bonuses, including a Ms. Marvel “Talk to the Hand” emote and “Marvel’s Avengers: Hex Pattern Logo” dynamic theme. The exclusive Digital Edition on the PlayStation® Store includes an exclusive Ms. Marvel nameplate and 1,000 credits which can be used towards Super Hero customizations. This edition also includes 72-hour early access when the game launches in September. PlayStation®4 players can also play the beta first when they pre-order any edition on PS4.
Marvel’s Avengers will release simultaneously for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC on September 4, 2020. The game is currently rated RP, rating pending by the ESRB.
Related Links
Official Homepage: www.playavengers.com
Official Twitter: @PlayAvengers
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayAvengersGame/
Official YouTube: http://youtube.com/PlayAvengers
#PlayAvengers #EmbraceYourPowers
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2020 MARVEL
About Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics® has developed and published over 30 award-winning titles during its 27-year adventure. Some of the most beloved franchises include Gex®, Legacy of Kain® and most recently, TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 74 million copies worldwide. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft® has been a cultural icon for over 20 years and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. Most recently, Crystal Dynamics expanded its operations by opening Crystal Northwest in Bellevue, Washington.
For more information on Crystal Dynamics, please visit http://www.crystald.com/, their Twitter account, Facebook page, or their LinkedIn page.
About Eidos-Montréal
Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix® studio) is focused on creating immersive and captivating experiences. For the last decade, the development teams at Eidos-Montréal have orchestrated the successful reboot of the DEUS EX® series (Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®), released the latest entry in the THIEF® franchise, and have also played a key role in the development of the award-winning TOMB RAIDER® series.
For more information on the studio, please visit https://eidosmontreal.com/ and find us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 149 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 80 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com/.

Kraken Expansion Now Available For 'The Surge 2'

The ‘Kraken Expansion’ downloadable content (DLC) is now available for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows, adding in hours of new content including a new storyline set in a new location, plus new weapons, implants, and armours to find or craft.
The DLC is included with The Surge 2 Premium Edition, also released today on all three platforms. This edition, perfect for those jumping into the game late, includes the base game as well as all of its DLC.

Here’s the press release:


THE SURGE 2’S “KRAKEN EXPANSION” IS OUT NOW ON PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE & WINDOWS PC

Grab The Surge 2 Premium Edition today, featuring the hit action RPG and its Season Pass DLC

PARIS  Jan. 16, 2020  Focus Home Interactive has announced that the “Kraken Expansion” for Deck13’s acclaimed action RPG The Surge 2 is available today on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC. The “Kraken Expansion” adds hours of narrative-driven content with a brand-new storyline and location, as well as tons of new weapons, implants and armor to discover and craft.
On the outskirts of Jericho City, enter the VBS Krakow, a massive decommissioned aircraft carrier retrofitted as a retreat for the rich and famous. Battle robot pirates, deranged security systems, and an imposing new boss, each with their own unique combat mechanics, to uncover the truth behind this deadly vessel!
Focus Home has also released the all-encompassing The Surge 2 Premium Edition today on all platforms. The Premium Edition bundles the full base game with all of its DLC: the “Kraken Expansion” and multiple weapon and gear packs (including the “Future Shock Weapon Pack,” “Public Enemy Weapon Pack,” “JCPD Gear Pack,” “URBN Gear Pack,” and “Jericho’s Legacy Gear Pack”).
Check out the new trailer for The Surge 2 Premium Edition for a taste of the incredible action in store for new players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUmUoyS–5I
The Surge 2 is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. For more information, visit http://thesurge-game.com/en.

About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (The Surge 2, GreedFall, A Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in stores and by download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as SnowRunner and more.
About Deck13
Deck13 Interactive is one of Germany’s leading developers with more than 18 years of experience and over 60 employees. Located in Frankfurt, Deck13 has developed upwards of 20 titles, including major releases such as The SurgeLords of the Fallen and The Surge 2www.deck13.de

Console Pre-Orders Now Available For Darksiders Genesis

Looking at the solid reviews for the PC and Google Stadia version of Darksiders Genesis, it’s going to be a very long few months of waiting for console owners who want to get their hands on the game. The action-adventure title launched on PC and Google Stadia this week, and publisher THQ Nordic has opened up pre-orders for the console version, due out February 14th, 2020.
While you’ve got a wait ahead of you, at least there’s some bonuses for the pre-order, which include discounts, early access, and some exclusive in-game content in the form of mounts.
Here’s the press release:


THQ Nordic and Airship Syndicate Kick-off Darksiders Genesis Console Pre-Order

Early Access, Special Discounts + Exclusive Content Await!

Vienna, Austria and Austin, Texas, December 6, 2019 – THQ Nordic and Airship Syndicate today kicked off the pre-order campaign for the highly anticipated Darksiders Genesis on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Darksiders Genesis is scheduled for release on these systems plus the Nintendo Switch on Valentine’s Day aka February 14, 2020 with a pre-order that packs in Special Discounts, Early Access and Exclusive In-Game Content, thereby proving that especially in hell, patience is a virtue to be rewarded!
Xbox One preorder: http://n.thq.com/Z0A130pZwK4
PlayStation 4 preorder: http://n.thq.com/MZ7Y30pZBhv
Darksiders Genesis is now available on PC and Google Stadia.
Players who pre-order Darksiders Genesis on console will receive the first top-down action adventure in Darksiders franchise history featuring couch and online co-op play PLUS
  • 24-hour Early Access,
  • a 10% discount on the game (undiscounted SRP: $39.99, €39.99, £34.99)
  • and different Phantom Steed skins (visible in all zones/areas where you can mount in-game)*

*The alternative Steed skins DLC will be available on launch day, February 14 for consoles.

About Darksiders Genesis
Darksiders Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
Features
  • Blast angels and demons as the gunslinging Horseman Strife, playable for the first time
  • Swap between the powerful swordsman War and Strife instantly in frenetic, single-player gameplay
  • Explore the epic world of Darksiders and wreak havoc with a friend in two-player cooperative mode
  • Experience a brand new story campaign that takes place before the original Darksiders, exploring the origin of the Seven Seals
  • Grow in strength and power as you collect items, abilities, weapon enhancements, creature cores and more
For more information about Darksiders Genesis please visit the official website: www.darksiders.com. Or follow Darksiders on Twitter for the latest news and updates @darksiders

Darksiders: Genesis 'Abilities and Creature Cores' Trailer Showcases Customization and Combat

You can say a lot in a minute, and the latest gameplay trailer for Darksiders: Genesis does just that as it shows off abilities and Creature Cores and jacks the hype meter another 10% as we head towards its launch on PC, December 5th.
At first I was a little unsure about Airship Syndicate flipping the Darksiders IP into a top-down Diablo-style hack and slash, but they have absolutely killed it in terms of showcasing exactly why this is an absolutely must-play game this winter. With local and online co-op play, or the ability to go it alone if you’d prefer, and some options in how you spec your character this promises to be a real time-killer.
Here’s the press release:


New gameplay trailer for Darksiders: Genesis shows off customizable demon slaying

Vienna, Austria and Austin, Texas, November 19, 2019 – In a new gameplay trailer, developer Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic present the so-called “Creature Core”-system which allows players to upgrade and customize their horseman’s battle skills. Both fighters begin with a variety of different attacks but will gain access to more devastating and fascinating ways to smash demons on their journey through hell. “Creature Cores” can be picked up afters slaying enemies and bosses and are also available for purchase at Vulgrim’s store in exchange for souls.
Release Dates:
PC/Stadia: December 5, 2019
All Consoles: February 14, 2020, Valentine’s Day
Pre-Order on PC here: https://darksiders.com/order-here/
The “Creature Core”-system allows the player to shift the balance between the different playstyles of WAR and STRIFE. Would you like to increase your attack power or add a lava trail to your dashes? Would you like a chance to spawn a hellhound whenever you attack or do you want to increase the amount of health & ammunition your enemies will drop?
Tailor your characters abilities to match your personal playstyle with the “Creature Core”-system.
Darksiders Genesis features the debut of the fourth and final horsemen – STRIFE – who battles alongside his brother and fellow horsemen WAR in the first ever Darksiders two-player co-op mode. Solo players will be able to alternate between STRIFE and WAR on the fly, taking advantage of STRIFE’s ranged and WAR’s melee style attacks. Both characters can build up a special attack meter that, when activated, temporarily turns them into a colossal creature that leaves epic destruction in its wake.
Darksiders Genesis is currently in development for PC, Google Stadia and all current-gen console platforms. The PC and Google Stadia versions of Darksiders Genesis will release on December 5, 2019. The console versions will release on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020.
About Darksiders Genesis
Darksiders Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
Features
  • Blast angels and demons as the gunslinging Horseman Strife, playable for the first time
  • Swap between the powerful swordsman War and Strife instantly in frenetic, single-player gameplay
  • Explore the epic world of Darksiders and wreak havoc with a friend in two-player cooperative mode
  • Experience a brand new story campaign that takes place before the original Darksiders, exploring the origin of the Seven Seals
  • Grow in strength and power as you collect items, abilities, weapon enhancements, creature cores and more

Deck13 Spotlight and Monolith of Minds Announce 'Resolutiion'

Revealed at the Golden Joystick Awards, Resolutiion – not that’s not a misspelling – is an action-adventure that takes its influences from the 16-bit era, developed by the two-man (and brothers, to boot) development team at Monolith of Minds.

Projected to release in 2020 on PC and consoles, the game will put gamers into the boots of an aging killer who has to escort an AI on its mission to infiltrate a terrorist network…but are you the hero, or the villain?
Here’s the press release:


Resolutiion: New Zeldaesque Experience Announced by Deck13 and Monolith of Minds

Frankfurt / Germany, November 15th 2019: Of course the Empire would send their deadliest killer. Of course the revolution would be called an act of terror. Of course the chances always have been minimal. Will this be the end or the beginning of a new world, a new dawn? Only time will tell if that gruesome creature will be playing with them or will be played by them. And if you can save your reality from shattering into chaos.
Deck13 Spotlight, the publishing Label of Deck13 Interactive and developer Monolith of Minds, a team of two angry (and magnificently handsome) brothers today announce a brand-new game called “Resolutiion”. Proudly standing out as an action adventure, it is a reminiscence, a true homage to the classics of the SNES era. Grown up with these, four years ago the brothers started working on their first born.
First revealed tonight at the Golden Joystick Awards, “Resolutiion” is set to release in 2020 on PC and Consoles. Players will slip into the role of Valor, an old killer escorting a curious AI to infiltrate a terrorist network. They will find themselves in a grim dark cyberpunk world where nothing and everything can be real and where they will need to crush a revolt against the dystopian paradise the world has become.
“Our goal is to combine the fun we had in our childhood with a multi layered story which hopefully will make the players thoughtful”, says Richard Beyer, one of the two brothers. “And surprise them with an artistic expedition through a futuristic nightmare”, adds his Brother Günther.
Features:
  • Explore a grim cyberpunk world where nothing is as it seems
  • Experience a dark story where you might be the hero – or the villian
  • Unlock new abilities to defeat your enemies
  • Survive in brutal fights and crush gruesome bosses
  • Play or be played

For more video material, screenshots and more information about “Resolutiion”, please visit the official website on resolutiion.monolithofminds.com
Resolutiion is powered by Godot Engine and will be available on PC, Mac, Linux and consoles in 2020. It is developed exclusively with open source software.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Now Available

Judging by the reviews, Respawn Entertainment has delivered with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, currently holding an 86% average on OpenCritic with 90% recommendation rate, and for gamers the wait is finally over and the game is available.
If you’re a PC gamer it’s worth noting that buying the game on Epic Games Store will also get you the Imperial Stormtrooper skin for Fortnite.
Check out the cool live-action trailer released yesterday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXIUamojMX0
Here’s the press release:


BECOME A JEDI IN STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER TODAY

The Single-Player Action Adventure Game Features a Memorable Cast, Thrilling Lightsaber Battles and Cinematic Moments Only Found in an Authentic Star Wars Story

Experience a Jedi’s Journey on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin, Steam and the Epic Games Store

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 15, 2019 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Respawn Entertainment and Lucasfilm released the highly anticipated story-driven action adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderStar Wars Jedi: Fallen Order follows Cal Kestis, played by Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless), on an incredible journey packed with memorable companions, nefarious villains, diverse planets, thrilling lightsaber combat, impressive Force abilities and cinematic moments, all within the much beloved Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now available worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin and Steam. Also, as announced earlier, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now available on the Epic Games Store, expanding the number of options that players have to jump into this new Star Wars adventure.

“Working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been a dream come true for me and many people on the team,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director at Respawn Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to get the game into the hands of fans worldwide so they can live out the ultimate fantasy of becoming a Jedi. We created a new team that’s made up of action adventure veterans to create this experience and we’ve worked hand-in-hand with Lucasfilm throughout development to create a highly authentic story, cast of characters, and unique gameplay experience that will live on as part of the Star Wars galaxy.”

In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, players take on the role of Cal Kestis, a former Padawan hiding in plain sight after the Jedi were all but wiped out after Order 66 was executed by The Emperor. When he’s forced on the run, Cal is quickly met by his companions Cere Junda, a former Jedi Knight played by Debra Wilson and Greez, the larger-than-life Latero pilot voiced by Daniel Roebuck, who flies the crew’s ship known as the Stinger Mantis. BD-1, Cal’s faithful droid that’s as charming as he is useful, will help players navigate and explore diverse planets including the Wookiee homeworld, Kashyyyk, and the never-before-seen planet Zeffo. Cal and his companions are trying to stay one step ahead of the Empire and his new enemy, the Inquisition’s Second Sister, while they unravel a mystery tied to an ancient alien civilization that could help rebuild the Jedi Order.

In a time where it’s increasingly dangerous for Jedi, players will experience Cal’s journey from a young Padawan to a Jedi Knight. Cal’s lightsaber and Force abilities take center stage in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s dynamic combat. Every battle is unique as players engage an array of enemies, from creatures and droids to stormtroopers and elite Purge Troopers to showdowns with AT-STs and powerful bosses. Throughout his quest, Cal will strengthen his connection with the Force, learning powerful new skills which will be crucial in combat as well as for traversing and opening up new paths across these beautiful yet dangerous locales.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now available both digitally and in stores on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin, Steam and the Epic Games Store. Origin Access Premier subscribers will get full access to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition on PC for as long as they are subscribed. For more information on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, please visit: https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/jedi-fallen-order


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