Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is an updated version of the original 2016 title which brings numerous improvements to the lukewarmly received game. Among these are the new Arcade and Extra Battle modes, new V-Trigger moves, a redesigned UI, and all the Season 1 and Season 2 DLC characters, for the price of $39.99 on PlayStation 4 or Steam.

Existing Street Fighter 5 owners will have their version of the game automatically updated with the new features, although that does not include the DLC characters, which can be unlocked using in-game currency.

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Metal Gear Survive

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Metal Gear Survive is an action-adventure game developed and published by Konami. In a departure from the main series, it takes place in an alternate reality, where survivors of the Mother Base’s destruction in Ground Zeroes were transported through a wormhole. In a harsh desert world infested by crystal-headed zombies, they have to defend their base, farm for food, and craft the items necessary for survival.

Metal Gear Survive offers both a single-player campaign and a co-op mode for up to four players. The former focuses on stealthy exploration of the game’s world, while the latter has the players working together to accomplish various missions. The character progress and rewards are shared between the two modes.

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Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory

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Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is a role-playing game developed by Japanese company Media.Vision and published by Bandai Namco for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. It shares locations and gameplay elements with the 2015 title Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, but features a new story and characters.

The protagonist of the game is Keisuke Amazawa, a boy who is blamed for a crime committed through his stolen Cyberspace EDEN account. He joins a hacker group called Hudie, and sets out to find the real culprit, befriending numerous Digimon along the way. Players can choose between Gotsumon, Betamon, or Tentomon as their partner at the beginning, and the game features 320 creatures in total.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an action-adventure game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. It retains the core gameplay mechanics of its well-received predecessor, with the player controlling various Marvel characters with unique powers.

The villain threatening the Lego Marvel universe in this installment is the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror. The player can manipulate time through the game’s main hub, Chronopolis, and play as heroes from different eras and realities, as well as travel through locations featured in Marvel settings such as Ancient Egypt, Old West, Sakaar, Planet Hulk, Xandar, and New York City in 2099.

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Rugby 18

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Rugby 18 is a rugby union simulator developed by French studio Eko Software and published by Bigben for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Steam. As rugby titles are far and few in between compared to other sports, it is notable for being the first to release on current-gen consoles.

Rugby 18 features all the best teams of the 2017-2018 season from RBS 6 Nations, AVIVA Premiership Rugby, Guinness PRO14, PRO D2, and more. According to the developer, the game offers 2,000 faithfully recreated players, realistic field damage, dynamic replays, and intuitive controls. There are online and offline Quick Match, Career, Tournament, Season, and Weekly Match modes, and it is possible to create your own team.

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Escape from Tarkov

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Escape from Tarkov is a survival-focused multiplayer shooter developed by a Russian company Battlestate Games. It takes place in the fictional city of – you guessed it – Tarkov, where interests of an international corporation, a private military organisation, and the locals collide, resulting in a bloody conflict and the sealing off of the region by the UN and Russian military.

The players go on raids and fight off “Scavs” (hostile scavengers) who are either NPCs or player-controlled, and loot gear which can be used or sold to one of the several vendors, with the goal of building up their character’s skills and equipment. The game boasts realistic ballistics and projectile physics, as well as real-life inspired weapons, ammunition, and armor.

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The End is Nigh

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The End is Nigh is a precision platformer developed by Edmund McMillen, the creator of The Binding of Isaac, in collaboration with Tyler Glaiel. You play as Ash, one of the few things that survived (sort of) the end of the world, and set out on a quest to make a friend. The game boasts over 600 levels, 12 chapters, 20 mini-games, and hidden extras.

At the time of writing, The End is Nigh has been out on Steam for over three months, and received a “Very Positive” rating from the users. This article is concerning the upcoming retail release for Nintendo Switch, and the accompanying pre-order incentives.

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