The Sims 4

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The Sims 4, the popular life simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November this year. While it has been out for Microsoft Windows since 2014, it has been an even longer time since a Sims title was last released for consoles.

The game is currently available for pre-order in Standard ($49.99) as well as a premium “Deluxe Party” ($59.99) editions, the contents of which are detailed after the jump. In addition to the base game, the console version of The Sims 4 will include additional content that was added post-launch, according to EA.

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Gundam Versus

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Gundam Versus is a team fighting game based on the popular mecha anime franchise. It offers online multiplayer in 2v2 and 3v3 battle formats, and features over 90 playable mechs from the multitude of Mobile Suit Gundam animated series. It is the first main installment from the Gundam VS fighting game franchise to be released in the West.

Publisher Bandai Namco has also announced that there is going to be an open beta prior to launch, allowing players to try the game before committing to a purchase.

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The Evil Within 2

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The Evil Within 2 is a survival horror game developed by Japanese studio Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda. It picks up three years after the events in the first instalmment, with the protagonist Sebastian Castellanos forced to partner with Mobius and re-enter the nightmarish world of STEM to save his believed-to-be-dead daughter, Lily.

According to Bethesda, the sequel offers a more flexible pacing, allowing the players to explore as much – or as little – as they like before delving back into the main storyline. Besides the usual assortment of creepy enemies, Sebastian will also have to contend with his own personal demons, as well as sadistic humans who would use STEM to satisfy their depraved urges.

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Nights of Azure 2

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Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon is a fantasy action RPG developed by Gust and published by Koei Tecmo. The game’s storyline has been described as a “gothic fairy tale”. Alushe Anatoria, the protagonist of the first title, makes a return as a resurrected half-demon, and strives to rescue her childhood friend Liliana who was chosen to become the Bride of Time, a sacrifice to save the world from the evil Moon Queen. Aiding Alushe in her battles are “Lilies”, partners with whom she can build deeper bonds and awaken their latent abilities, as well as “Servans”, tamed demons with diverse and useful powers.

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Total War: Warhammer II

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Total War: Warhammer II is a fantasy-themed strategy game which combines turn-based resource management and army deployment with real-time battles. It is developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega, and is the second installment in the planned trilogy.

According to the publisher, the game’s campaign offers hundreds of hours of gameplay. The overarching storyline focuses on the struggle between the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Lizardmen, and the Skaven to control the weakening Great Vortex over Ulthuan, and use it to their ends.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are paired games which expand heavily on the original installments, bringing the players back to the Alola region introduced in Sun and Moon.

According to Nintendo, there are new additions to the story, new amazing Pokémon to catch, more formidable foes, and the mystery of the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma to uncover.

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The Escapists 2

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The Escapists 2 is a sandbox prison break simulator in which the player assumes the role of an inmate intent on escaping. In order to achieve that goal, the player can level up their character through various activities like working out or reading, do favors for the other inmates to acquire money, and steal or barter for items to be crafted into improvised weapons and tools.

Compared to its predecessor, the biggest addition in The Escapists 2 is multiplayer, which includes both online and split-screen as well as co-op and versus modes. It also brings new prisons (including ones set in Wild West, a moving train, and even outer space), more ways to escape, an improved combat system, and extensive character customization.

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