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The original NES Fire Emblem is coming to Nintendo Switch in December

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light is coming to the West for the first time this December via a Nintendo Switch release.This week, Nintendo announced that a special localization of the original Fire Emblem game is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch in December – some 30 years after its original release in Japan.Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light arrives on Nintendo eShop from December 4, and will set you back $5.99 or your regional equivalent. Get a lesson in #FireEmblem history with the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition. ✅ Replica NES Game Pak art piece…

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PUBG lore has been made easier to digest thanks to official new website

A new PUBG website has launched that collects years of the game’s history and lore into one easily navigable place.PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds is hailed by many players as one of the games that kicked off the battle royale craze that’s dominated much of the current generation, but in some ways, the game lagged behind its competitors as time went on.Where titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone managed to weave a story and progressive narrative elements into the game over time, PUBG instead remained focussed on its match-to-match focus, eschewing lore and a persistent story for a long time.Developer PUBG…

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As PS5 looms, Sony remembers the PS4’s most defining games

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 20:26 GMT The PlayStation 5 is only about a month away, and as we approach the end of the current console generation, Sony looks back at the most defining games of the PlayStation 4.A fantastic sizzle reel put together by PlayStation Access cycles through some of the best games that have arrived on PlayStation 4, showing off what a diverse and interesting generation it’s been to date.Each game is given roughly one previous second of airtime in the trailer, ranging from games from the PS4 launch window (such as Killzone: Shadow Fall) to…

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The Haunting of Verdansk brings Leatherface, SAW and more to Modern Warfare and Warzone tomorrow

Call of Duty: Warzone’s very first Halloween event – The Haunting of Verdansk – is about to kick off, Activision and Infinity Ward have confirmed.According to a press release from the publisher, the SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes collide to become part of The Haunting of Verdansk, a limited-time community event which runs from October 20 to November 3.The Haunting of Verdansk will introduce a new “Trick or Treat” reward system to the game for the duration of the event, which contains “frights” or “frighteningly good blueprints and personalization items”. These boxes full of loot will be found in…

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PS5 trophies will unlock avatar pictures, profile banners and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 18:03 GMT Trophy-hunters, look sharp – a new feature looks set to make PS5 trophies even more valuable than they were on PS4.Over on the PlayStation 4, if you are diligent enough to unlock Platinum trophies, you can unlock bonus themes and avatar pictures for your efforts.Typically, Sony sends an email to the account linked to your PSN, and you can redeem rewards from there. The PlayStation 5 appears to make trophy-based rewards much simpler to claim – and more common, too.During the PlayStation 5 UI video that was shared by the company…

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Amnesia: Rebirth reviews round-up – all the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 17:04 GMT The reviews are in for Frictional Games’ latest horror title, Amnesia: Rebirth, and the verdict is looking good for the esteemed developer.It’s been ten years since the release of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and now – emboldened after the success of SOMA – Frictional Games has returned with the horror sequel, Amnesia: Rebirth.Arriving tomorrow, October 20, on PC and PlayStation 4, the game has certainly made an impression with critics around the world. If you’re in the mood to get scared and spooked ahead of Halloween 2020, it looks like this will…

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PS5’s fan will be continually patched to optimize performance

Sony will optimize the PlayStation 5‘s hard-working internal fan via online updates, the platform holder has confirmed.In a Japanese interview over at 4Gamer.net (and with some translation via ResetEra user orzkare and by corroborated via Eurogamer) Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of mechanical design at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s hardware design arm, revealed that Sony will be changing how the system’s fan behaves via online updates.The Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)’s behavior in each game will determine how the fan works on a per-game basis.“Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s behavior in each game will be collected,”…

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Rainbow Six Siege coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and Android on October 22

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 14:41 GMT Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service later this week, Microsoft has revealed.After a pretty conspicuous tease yesterday, Microsoft has officially confirmed that Ubisoft’s multiplayer shooter will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass on October 22.This highly competitive game, which has a thriving esports scene, is set to arrive on the subscription service next week – and it’ll be playable on both Xbox One and Android when it lands… though trying to stay alive and operate on a level playing field on your…

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Watch Dogs Legion runs at 4K and 30fps with ray-tracing on Xbox Series X and PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 15:38 GMT Ubisoft has revealed more information about the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions of Watch Dogs Legion in a Reddit AMA.Ubisoft live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan took to the social media site to answer players’ questions about the upcoming title, and revealed how the title will run on next-gen hardware.Thillainathan confirmed that the game will run at 4K, 30fps on Xbox Series X and PS5, and will also have options players can enable to support ray-tracing. So it’s not just PC players that will benefit from the fancy graphics in Ubisoft’s…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta extended for an extra day

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 14:35 GMT This weekend’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta will be extended by an extra 24 hours, Treyarch and Activision have confirmed.This weekend saw the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta go live across all platforms the game is set to launch on – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.During the beta, Activision sent emails out to players, urging them to solve a series of cryptic messages that sort-of tie into the game’s Cold War setting. 🚨OPEN BETA EXTENDED🚨 Thanks to the code-breaking efforts of our incredible community,…

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Rainbow Six Siege may be coming to Xbox Games Pass

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 13:46 GMT Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege may be added to Xbox Game Pass subscription service soon, a cryptic tweet has suggested.Over on the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account, a new image has been posted that appears to suggest Ubisoft’s tactical shooter will be added to the service soon.The tweet – embedded below – presents a teaser featuring six rainbows and what appears to be pictures of a siege. Hmm. pic.twitter.com/oJOf33vdSd — Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) October 17, 2020Launched way back in 2015, Rainbow Six Siege has maintained steady popularity and is…

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This Microsoft Flight Sim mod lets you fly around gigantic PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 12:41 GMT If you’re eager to see both next-gen consoles and can’t wait for the actual release date, you may want to head to Microsoft Flight Simulator.The popular game is now home to monstrous-sized versions of both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, thanks to the efforts of an enterprising modder.Reddit user Oh_Gaz shared the monolithic Xbox Series X earlier this week, and promised to introduce the world to a PS5 building, too. I built & placed a 200m PS5 at Sony HQ from PS5 As promised, we’ve now seen a…

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You can play this amazing Disco Elysium Game Boy port on PC or mobile

In celebration of Disco Elysium‘s first anniversary, an enterprising fan has remade part of the game in a nostalgic Game Boy style.If you’re wondering when the game will arrive on Switch or other consoles, this might help you endure the wait.The impressive fan-made port is best experienced on an actual Game Boy – and the game actually runs on the hardware if you download the ROM and load it onto a flash cartridge – but the game will also run on a PC or on mobile, too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqVzFjna00Y&ab_channel=DiscoElysiumThe port won’t allow you to play through the entire game; the creator has…

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Digimon Survive has been delayed into 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 10:42 GMT Bandai Namco’s upcoming survival strategy RPG, Digimon Survive, has been pushed back into 2021.Digimon Survive, the tactical RPG set in the Digimon universe, has now been formally pushed back into 2021.After rumors surrounding the delay began circulating last week, Bandai Namco has now confirmed the day via an announcement on Twitter on Thursday. Digimon fans, we have an important message from #Digimon game producer, Habu Kazumasa: pic.twitter.com/DtJhLiTwlR — Digimon Games (@digimon_games) October 15, 2020Producer Habu Kazumasa confirmed that the game was being pushed back.“We had originally planned to launch Digimon Survive…

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Rain’s moveset revealed in latest Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 15 October 2020 16:14 GMT Publisher WB Games and developer NetherRealm Studios have released the first gameplay trailer for the new characters arriving in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition: Rain.The Edenian demi-god – dressed in the purple robes of his nation’s royalty – is finally returning to the Mortal Kombat world after a brief cameo back in MKX.Rain was originally introduced into the franchise back in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, where he endeared himself to many of the series’ loyal fans as another addition to the crew of masked ninja that made the franchise so iconic.“As the…

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Crackdown 2 developer, Ruffian Games, has been acquired by Rockstar

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 12 October 2020 20:04 GMT Ruffian Games, the development studio behind Crackdown 2, has been purchased by Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, and is now known as Rockstar Dundee.First reported by TheGamer, Ruffian Games became Rockstar Dundee on October 6 after Take-Two Interactive took ownership of the Scottish studio on October 1.The revelation was initially discovered thanks to a Companies House listing noting that revealed the name change and new ownership. We’re #Hiring! https://t.co/W5YqjZODIJ — Ruffian Games (@RuffianGames) October 11, 2019Despite the acquisition only being formalized now, the two companies have been working together for the past year on “unspecified…

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Genshin Impact’s next region, Dragonspine, arrives in December

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 12 October 2020 19:12 GMT Genshin Impact will be getting a new in-game area in December as developer MiHiYo promises roadmap updates every six weeks.Over on the official Genshin Impact blog, MiHoYo has announced that the game’s third region, named Dragonspire, will arrive in the game towards the end of December.The new region will be introduced via an in-game event that will seemingly orientate players in this new area. The developer estimates the arrival of the content on December 23.The developer has also announced that the roadmap for the title will see an update every six…

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PUBG Season 9 will introduce the game’s first ever ‘dynamic map’ later this month

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 12 October 2020 17:12 GMT PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting Paramo, a new map in PUBG Season 9, that promises to be the most dynamic location yet.The incoming volcano-themed map is set to arrive in-game later in October, and developer PUBG Corp describes the new location as the game’s “first dynamic map”.Though it’s currently unclear just how different this map will be every time you play, hints from the developer suggest the map is ever-changing – a pretty decent idea for a battle royale title. What secrets lie in the fog-covered highlands of #Paramo? Find out in #PUBG…

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Here’s your first look at Rathalos and Diablos in the Monster Hunter movie

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:32 GMT Paul W.S. Anderson has shared the first look at the massive monster Great Rathalos from the upcoming Monster Hunter movie.During a virtual panel at BYCC, Paul W.S. Anderson shared a teaser of one of the most iconic monsters from the game series and spoke about the challenge of migrating the creatures from the game series to the big screen.“We wanted to put these creatures on the screen as accurately as possible,” Anderson explained in the panel. Check out the panel below, which is loaded with insight into the film’s production.In another…

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Guilty Gear Strive coming to PS4, PS5 and PC in April 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 16:18 GMT Developer Arc System Works has confirmed that Guilty Gear Strive is launching for PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam on April 9, 2021.Originally, the game was due to release in late 2020, but the title was pushed back into 2021 thanks to development issues arising as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.If you’re super eager to get your hands on the game, you will be able to play three days early (on April 6) if you pick up the Deluxe or Ultimate Editions of the title.Speaking of which, the Deluxe Edition will…