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It seems that all of the previous Assassin’s Creed Valhalla were true as today during Ubisoft Forward, it was announced that Valhalla is scheduled to be released on November 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and more importantly, will receive a free next gen upgrade for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as part of its launch lineup.

Part of the leaks from the past week involved a ton of gameplay and with Ubisoft Forward, brand new gameplay was shown that highlights the new features that players can enjoy, including dual-wielding, raiding, assaults, and open-world activities.

Raids will be more action-packed and brutal than anything Assassin’s Creed has seen before, with players able to take advantage of a new visceral combat system that lets players bash, dismember, and decapitate foes. Eivor will be able to dual-wield axes, swords, and even shields against the greatest variety of enemy types ever seen in Assassin’s Creed.

More importantly, stealth aspects have been incorporated into the gameplay once again, allowing Eivor to blend in with the surroundings and with the return of the Hidden Blade, assassinate targets with deadly precision.

Apart from the game, the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla experience can be had through various mediums with the following details:

  • On July 17, a seven-song EP taken from the official soundtrack featuring original compositions from Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner as well as an original song by Einar Selvik, will be available to listen to on Spotify and purchase on iTunes.  Spotify pre-save and iTunes pre-order is now available and the full soundtrack will be released at a later date.
  • The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Geirmund’s Saga novel, written by Matthew J. Kirby, will tell an original story set in the world of the game. Players will discover the epic tale of Geirmund Hellskin, a man determined to prove his worth as a Viking and a warrior who joins the ranks of King Guthrum’s army to participate in the invasion of England. The book cover will be revealed on reknowned Korean artist Jung Gi Kim’s Instagram page in late July.
  • Dark Horse Comics will release ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Song of Glory’, a comic series written by Cavan Scott, illustrated by Martin Tunica, and colored by Michael Atiyeh. In this prequel to the game, fearless Vikings Eivor and Sigurd embark on separate adventures to show their mettle and seek glory. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Song of Glory #1 (of three) will be in comic shops on October 21, 2020.
  • Finally, the Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deluxe Edition will invite readers on a visual journey through the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla—A world defined by the harsh beauty of Viking life, rich with fascinating characters and breath-taking landscapes. This book offers an enticing collection of art and commentary that is sure to attract returning fans and newcomers alike.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is scheduled for a November 17 release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions available during launch.

One of the worst kept Ubisoft secrets is now official as Far Cry 6 has been announced and scheduled for a February 18, 2021 launch for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

With performances from renowned actor and Emmy Award Nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The Boys, The Mandalorian) joined by Anthony Gonzalez (Coco), Far Cry 6 plunges players into the heart of a modern-day guerrilla revolution set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time.

Players will be able to play as either male or female Dani Rojas, a local Yaran swept up in a revolution against Antón Castillo. As Dani, players will become a guerrilla fighter and explore and unite an entire island nation, from lush jungles to Yara’s capital city Esperanza. To succeed against the overwhelming power of Anton’s regime, players will need to be resourceful as they employ an arsenal of unique new weapons, vehicles and Fangs For Hire like Chorizo, the cutest wiener dog on wheels.

Ubisoft also unveiled the Far Cry 6 Collectors Edition, which sports the “Tostador”, a 72cm replica flamethrower, among other collectibles like a “How to Assemble” one-pager artwork illustrated by famous artist Tobatron, a unique Collector’s Case based on Tobatron’s iconic art style, an exclusive Steelbook, a 64-page Artbook, a set of 10 stickers, a Chorizo keyring, a map and a selected Soundtrack of the Game.

Pre-orders will get you access to the Libertad Pack which includes the “Libertad Outfit” for Chorizo and the state-of-the-art “Discos Locos”.

Far Cry 6 will launch on February 18, 2021 and current gen owners will get next gen upgrades for free on release.

Ubisoft Forward gave a host of announcements and updates earlier today and one of them was for Watch Dogs: Legion, the next title in the series that was silent up until today.

Watch Dogs: Legion sets London as the backdrop for the framing of secret underground resistance DedSec as the cause of the widespread bombings. As a member of DedSec, you will be going up against criminal opportunists in Watch Dogs: Legion and you must recruit members into the DedSec Resistance to take on these criminal opportunists, liberate London and uncover the mystery behind Zero-Day.

The highlight of the Watch Dogs: Legion presentation was the gameplay overview, which gives us a detailed look at the “Play as Anyone” feature, giving players the entire city of London to choose their roster of resistance members from. Every single person in the open world can be recruited and played, is unique and has a backstory, personality and skillset.

The London setting gives players the perfect backdrop to recruit all kinds of characters – who each have unique skills and weapons – to their Resistance: from an MI6 agent to a bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to a getaway driver, from a football hooligan to an inconspicuous old lady.

Scheduled to launch on October 29 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Watch Dogs: Legion will give existing current gen users a free next-gen upgrade free of charge and will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

During the Ubisoft Forward presentation, it was announced that Hyper Scape is now in Open Beta for PC effective immediately and will launch later in the Summer for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Hyper Scape is a free-to-play fast-paced urban battle royale first person shooter that takes place in the distant future of 2054, where up to 100 Contenders descend upon the virtual city of Neo-Arcadia to engage in action-packed and fast-paced matches to be crowned champion.

As part of the launch of Open Beta, a new mode called Crown Rush Solo will make its way into the game, which is basically the free for all variant of the currently available Crown Rush Squad mode. Additionally, 2 new limited time modes called Hack Runner Squad and Turbo Mode Squad will also make its way to the game.

Hyper Scape is also adding new features to the Crowncast Twitch extension, including Battle Pass progression by watching Hyper Scape Twitch streams and the ability for streamers to invite viewers into their squad.

The Hyper Scape Open Beta will include a free 30 tier battle pass alongside an in-game shop offering additional customization options. All Open Beta progress and items will carry over through future live phases and into the full launch, across PC and console.

Hyper Scape is scheduled to launch Season One later in the Summer for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Once slated as an expansion to the original game from 2016, Superhot: Mind Control Delete is now scheduled for release on July 16 as a full standalone title and the Superhot team is awesome enough to give it our for free if you own the original game.

Well, to be clear, if you ‘bought’ the original game.

According to the Superhot Website, if you purchased the original game before July 16 from any of the platforms the game is available on (Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, Epic Games Store, Origin, or GOG), then you are qualified for a free copy.

Basically, if you purchased SUPERHOT for one of the supported platforms and paid money for it at any time before the 16th of July 2020, then you’re probably a fantastic human being and you’re eligible for a free copy of SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE. How you acquire your free copy varies from platform to platform – see details below.

Superhot: Mind Control Delete, which was originally an expansion to 2016’s Superhot but grew into a stand-alone game, now has a release date: It will launch July 16, developer Superhot Team announced Thursday. Anybody who bought the original game — that is, spent money on Superhot, rather than got it via a giveaway like Twitch Prime or Xbox Games With Gold — will get the follow-up for free.

If you acquired your copy via giveaways like Twitch Prime or Xbox Games with Gold or Game Pass, then unfortunately you’re out of luck.

Mind Control Delete will feature the following:

Much bigger than its predecessors, MCD immerses you in its world for days of increasingly explosive slow-motion combat.

More mechanics at your disposal than ever before. Experiment with different play styles, different character builds, different ways to outsmart and dominate your enemies.

More power to accumulate as you progress through the game. Amass skills, hacks, special techniques to conquer waves of ever more dangerous enemies. 

More characters for you to control and for your enemies to throw at you. Test your arsenal of tricks and weapons against increasingly deadlier, smarter foes.

More polish applied over nearly four years of Early Access development.

No price point has been set yet for this standalone title but if you want to get it for free, now is the time to do so as the original Superhot game is on sale for only $10, or around PHP500.

A few days ago, a huge 30 minute leak of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay was seen and while the video was not quite as polished and appealing, it showed a lot of users what we can expect from the next installment in the long running franchise. Of course these videos are being taken down but some are still out there in the wild.

Now, a new leak has emerged and the video again comes from Youtube user MrHolyarmy, who shares a 7 minute clip showing a boss fight with a character named “Cordelia” that has lightning based attacks along with teleportation abilities. There’s also an HD version of the video below coming from an obvious throwaway account named Throwaway695348.

Towards the end of the video, we get a peek at the skill tree which gives of a Skyrim vibe to it, with the skills as stars in a constellation of sorts. There are 3 “node types”, with blue nodes increasing your “Wolf power” and provides bonuses for wolf-aligned gear, red for “Bear”, and yellow for “Raven”.

Abilities are also divided into ranged and melee abilities, similar to the previous titles like Odyssey.

While all footage above shows a work in progress caption on the lower right part of the screen, we now know that the gameplay will be very similar (and familiar) to Origins and Odyssey, with a focus on RPG mechanics as well. Some fans are not happy with this and are wanting a return to the “stealth” gameplay of old, which we have yet to see in Valhalla. Hopefully, we can get more details when Ubisoft Forward airs next week.

Fans of the first game in the Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan, will be glad to know that after an initial delay, Little Hope is scheduled to be released on October 30, just in time for Halloween!

You can check out the release date trailer below:

Check out the overview of the game, courtesy of Bandai Namco:

Trapped by a mysterious fog in the abandoned town of Little Hope, four college students and their professor search desperately for a means of escape whilst visions from the town’s gruesome and sinister past haunt them from the shadows. In order to stay alive, they must uncover the mysteries behind these dark apparitions before evil forces drag each of their souls to hell!

Little Hope will surprisingly get a Limited and a Collectors edition, with some pretty nice bonuses including a swanky looking 4-Disc steelbook case. Both editions will be limited to Europe and will only be available across participating retailers, hopefully they make their way to our shores as well.

The Limited Edition package will include both Little Hope and Man of Medan, a cloth map, 2 collectible pins, and a 4-Disc steelbook case.

The Collectors Edition, on the other hand, is tagged as a Bandai Namco online store exclusive and will include everything from the Limited edition bundle with the addition of a 15CM Mary’s Ragdoll replica.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is scheduled to release on October 30 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

2K is switching things up after the disaster that was WWE 2K20 and is serving up an arcade style beating care of their latest offering, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which is scheduled to launch on September 18 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC (Steam), and Stadia.

You can view the wacky and over the top announce trailer below:

With more than over 70 wrestlers to choose from, players can take part in various game modes such as exhibition, online, king of the battleground, and a brand new campaign mode built exclusively for the game where you fight it out to earn a shot at a WWE contract.

Here is the overview of the game (Via Gematsu):

Eight unique Battlegrounds environments play a major role in the action, many of them featuring interactive elements adding to the mayhem alongside a variety of outrageous melee weapons players can use to pummel opponents. Soar from military helicopters, smash opponents with cars in an auto shop and toss them into the jaws of a hungry alligator in the swamp. Bombastic play-by-play is provided by WWE commentators Mauro Ranallo and Jerry “The King” Lawler to complete the mood.

Players can also customize their own arenas to give each brawl a personal touch and use the Superstar Creator to build their own, unique WWE Superstar with different body types and sizes, facial features, clothing, hair and fighting styles.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is designed to be easy to pick up and play, but challenging to master, with more advanced techniques to be learned and skills to be unlocked so players of all skill levels can enjoy the action. A roster of today’s biggest WWE Superstars, including Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton—combined with Legends—including Andre the Giant, Undertaker, Mankind®, Shawn Michaels, Yokozuna, Sgt. Slaughter, and many more, offers fan favorites for all generations of the WWE Universe to enjoy, with more unlockable Superstars to come via free updates in the future. Each Superstar utilizes one of five class styles, and each class style has its own combat moves, strengths and weaknesses. Choose from the Powerhouse, Technician, High-Flyer, Brawler and All-Rounder to find the style that works best for you. Arcade-style powerups, such as Flaming Fist, Ice Breath and Earthquake, are accompanied by colorful visual effects, offering extra excitement and an additional dimension of strategy that can quickly change the direction of a match.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is scheduled to release on September 18 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC (Steam), and Stadia. In the mean time, check out these screenshots of the game!

Ubisoft has announced the latest free update for The Crew 2 entitled ‘Summer in Hollywood’. The update will introduce a total of 24 new vehicles including some of the most iconic vehicles in Hollywood history, such as the Koenigsegg One:1 2014 and the DeLorean DMC-12 1981.

Check out the launch trailer below:

The update will be available today, July 8, and will allow players to compete with these vehicles in the weekly live Summits to race to the top of the leaderboards. Once a month, challengers will have the opportunity to take part in a Premium live Summit that will reward the best competitors with a unique, special edition vehicle.

Through new Special-themed Events, players will have the chance to immerse themselves in their favorite Hollywood memories and experience events that pay tribute to some of the most famous universes ever created.

The Crew 2 is currently available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you’ve been waiting for Mafia: Definitive Edition to drop next month, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer as 2K games and Hangar 13 have delayed the game to a new release date of September 25.

The official statement reads that “finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the last thing we want to do is compromise the quality of the experience.”, which you can view below:

Alongside this announcement was a gameplay reveal scheduled for July 22, as you can see in the trailer below:

The recent Mafia 2 and 3 remasters were plagued with technical issues and if this is the same case, then it’s good to see that 2K have listened to the fans and are approaching the release with utmost care.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.