NBA 2K18

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NBA 2K18 is the latest installment in 2K Sports’ bestselling basketball game series, developed by Visual Concepts for current- and last-gen consoles as well as PC. It will be the first NBA 2K title to be released on Nintendo Switch.

The game has two premium editions: Legend and Legend Gold, which are available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch platforms digitally and at retail. Both editions feature Shaquille O’Neal on their covers.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a tactical RPG by Japanese developer Intelligent Systems. The game is set in the continent of Valentia, where a war between the nations of Rigel and Zofia has erupted. Players will lead their armies as protagonists Alm and Celica to bring peace back to the war-torn lands.

Five future DLC packs have already been announced for the game. Players may purchase a Season Pass for $44.99 and save 30% as compared to buying each item individually, according to Nintendo. The paid DLC are, in order of release date: Fledgling Warriors (two new maps and a dungeon), Undaunted Heroes (another two maps and a dungeon), Lost Altars (dungeons and exclusive class changes), Rise of the Deliverance (prequel pack of four maps), and a fifth, as-of-yet-undetailed content pack.

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Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

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    May 30, 2017

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a tactical online FPS set during the Vietnam War. Developed by Antimatter Games and Tripwire Interactive, the game is a sequel to the 2013 Rising Storm, a standalone expansion for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad which was received positively by gamers and critics alike. It features elements similar to other multiplayer first-person shooters, such as classes and player-controlled aircraft, as well as innovative additions such as tunnels which add another layer of strategy.

RS2: Vietnam boasts authentic weaponry and large, open maps with asymmetrical gameplay. The largest multiplayer mode, Territory, supports up to 64 players in massive battles between US and Vietnamese forces.

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Aven Colony

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Aven Colony is a sci-fi themed city building game developed by indie studio Mothership Entertainment. While the game’s beta version was already made available via itch.io, the full launch is handled by publisher Team 17, which will be releasing the title on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

The game tasks players with building a settlement on an extrasolar planet, Aven Prime, and providing the arriving human colonists with adequate living quarters, food, oxygen, and other resources. The new-built city also has to cope with threats such as extreme weather and alien lifeforms.

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Call of Duty: WWII

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Developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision, Call of Duty: WWII returns to the series’ roots. Starting with the D-Day landing in Normandy, the players will step into the shoes of private Ronald “Red” Daniels of the US 1st Infantry Division, and battle through Europe in faithfully reproduced locations, experiencing the bonds of brotherhood between common men, and the unforgiving nature of the bloodiest war in history.

On top of the single-player campaign, Call of Duty: WW2 offers a standalone co-op featuring Nazi Zombies and adrenaline-filled gameplay. The game also has traditional multiplayer with “visceral, boots-on-the-ground combat”, according to the publisher. The virtual lobby from Advanced Warfare has been evolved into Headquarters, a social space which offers new ways to interact and socialize with online friends and the CoD community. Another new addition to the franchise is the narrative-driven War mode, which features asymmetric gameplay with unique objectives for each team.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is a fighting game developed by Capcom which fuses the two titular universes. The crossover features playable fighters like Chun-Li, Chris Redfield, Ryu, and Morrigan from various Capcom franchises, as well as Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America from Marvel Comics.

The upcoming game includes modes typical for the Marvel vs. Capcom series, such as Story, Arcade, Training, Mission, and online multiplayer. In the Story Mode, the heroes face the sinister threat of Ultron Sigma, a fusion of villains from two different universes. The battles are fought in a two-on-two format, and are spiced up by Infinity Stones, which grant additional customization for the chosen characters.

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Everybody’s Golf

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Titled Everybody’s Golf, the latest game in Sony’s long-running Hot Shots Golf series brings the iconic gameplay to current-gen consoles. The game retains its classic three-click shot mechanic, resulting in a fun and accessible golfing experience for fans and new players.

New features include a robust online mode, wider customization, and unique game modes and activities, among them fishing, karting, and treasure hunting across the courses.

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