Between COVID-19 and owners/players not being able to figure things out, I miss watching live sports so I’ve been playing a lot more sports games lately. That makes word that Madden NFL 21 is available for pre-order and pre-download is both welcome news and hurts a bit…
There are three versions available: Standard, Deluxe, and MVP. The Standard edition pre-order gets you an NFL Team Elite Pack, five MUT Gold Team Fantasy packs and one Your Choice Uniform pack. The Deluxe edition provides that, plus another seven MUT Gold Team Fantasy packs and three-day early access. The MVP edition ups the ante even more, adding five more MUT Gold Team Fantasy packs, a large Quicksell Training pack, MCS Ultimate Champion pack, and a Lamar Jackson Elite item.
Pre-orders are only available on the Xbox store right now, but expect to see it show up on the Playstation store very soon.
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:
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.
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.
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
I don’t think it’s possible to have enough pirate games, so Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is a welcome addition to the PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox One libraries. The indie game looks like a mix of Harvest Moon, Legend of Zelda, and Sea of Thieves – and I’m all over that.
The game is slated to hit shelves in October, so prep your pre-orders now! Here’s the trailer and press release:
Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands Signature Edition Pre-orders Now Live!
Indie game publisher Merge Games unveils another treasure trove of indie content with Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands Signature Edition!
Manchester, UK, August 14, 2019 – Setting sail alongside Lemonbomb Entertainment and rokapublish, Merge Games is thrilled to announce that pre-orders are now live for the Signature Edition of Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands! Available on both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, the Signature Edition will include a wealth of exclusive treasures alongside a physical copy of the game for all those looking to immerse themselves in the pirate infused open world adventure!
Also included will be a limited-edition Stranded Sails coin which will be exclusive to pre-orders ahead of release! You can now pre-order the PlayStation 4 version here and the Nintendo Switch version here!
Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands Signature Edition will include:
Fusing a unique blend of influences that range from The Legend of Zelda to Harvest Moon, Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands continues to build an impressive amount of hype with over 80,000 wishlists for the title across steam. Bringing together a wealth of different elements from open-world questing, farming and fishing to discovering new islands and recipes for your crew, Stranded Sails has you ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago, where it’s up to you to survive, solve the island’s mysteries and find a way to escape!
From finding resources and planting crops, to establishing your own farm to feed all of the survivors in your camp, Stranded Sails has you setting off on a far-reaching journey that spans numerous islands where great treasures lie ready for the taking!
Experience an open-world adventure full of quests and discovery
Farm and cook to survive! Provide food for your crew and improve their level of happiness, whilst experimenting with different ingredients to discover new dishes
Manage the creation and expansion of your crew’s camp and prove your skills as a shipbuilder
Explore a diverse array of different islands by foot or boat on your travels to find a range of tools and treasure
Fight against supernatural dangers and solve the secrets of the cursed islands
Lock’s Quest, which follows the exploits of a young hero as he defends his village against Lord Agony’s Clockwork Army, is on its way to mobile devices.
Using the skills of an Archineer, Lock has to bolster the town’s defenses using towers, traps, and other mechanical contraptions, and then help defend it using his own skills. With new high-resolution portraits and gameplay that’s been tweaked to support tablets, Lock’s Quest should look and play better than ever.
The combo of real-time strategy and RPG elements turned Lock’s Quest into a fan-favourite and now iOS and Android users can take their turn at it. An all-new Endless Mode will offer additional challenge for those who make their way through the 75 days of warfare the game offers.
iOS users can pre-order the game in the App Store and play as soon as it releases. Android users can now pre-register for Lock’s Quest in the Play Store.
Here’s the official trailer for the mobile version: