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Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an award-winning action-adventure game from Rockstar Games. Taking place in 1899 – a decade before the events in the first game – it follows outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, as he flees federal agents across the Wild West.

As the game has already been out for consoles since last year, this article concerns specifically the upcoming release for Windows PCs. This version of RDR2 comes with some graphical and technical improvements, new bounty hunting missions and weapons, as well as free access to Red Dead Online. There is also a plethora of bonuses on offer when pre-purchasing from participating retailers or Rockstar directly, as outlined after the jump.

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Luigi’s Mansion 3

Developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo, Luigi’s Mansion 3 once again stars Mario’s cowardly brother Luigi as he sneaks around a ghost-infested hotel trying to rescue his friends who were kidnapped by King Boo.

Compared to its predecessor Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, the upcoming game features more open-ended levels instead of predetermined missions. While it is not a platformer game where one may jump around as they please, Luigi can now use a similar action called “Burst” to avoid incoming attacks.

The ScareScraper multiplayer mode also makes a return, doubling the potential player count from 4 to 8. Players may join forces locally or online and bust ghosts in always-different, procedurally generated levels.

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MediEvil

MediEvil is a full remake of the 1998 PlayStation game of the same name. It is developed by Other Ocean Interactive exclusively for PlayStation 4.

MediEvil puts the player into the shoes of Sir Daniel Fortesque, who was the first to die to evil sorcerer Zarok’s armies, but was posthumously declared a hero after Zarok’s defeat. When Zarok returns a century later and resurrects his undead armies, Sir Daniel is revived alongside them as a skeleton and sets out to earn his place as a true hero.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a spin-off platformer from Playtonic Games and Team17 that stars the chameleon Yooka and the bat Laylee. When their arch-nemesis Capital B concocts an evil plan to enslave a kingdom of bees, it is up to the buddy duo to save the day.

Unlike its 3D predecessor Yooka-Laylee, the spin-off is a side-scrolling 2.5D platformer in the style of Donkey Kong Country. It does however have a 3D Overworld that acts as a hub and contains secrets and puzzles.

Tonics that modify the gameplay or the visuals are making a return in Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and there’s a total of 62 to collect. Four of them are offered as an exclusive pre-order bonus – details after the jump.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a remake of the 1993 GameBoy action-adventure title of the same name. The game retains the classic top-down perspective and gameplay elements while introducing a unique claymation-like visual style, a new dungeon builder mode, and amiibo support.

The story begins with Link washing up on a mysterious island of Koholint. After being nursed back to health by a local girl, he embarks on a quest to awaken the island’s guardian, the Wind Fish, by collecting eight magical instruments. Numerous dungeons, tricky enemies, and unique locals await.

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Man of Medan

Man of Medan is the first installment in Supermassive Games’ anthology of standalone supernatural horror games The Dark Pictures. The story follows a group of young divers on vacation who are kidnapped and trapped on a ghost ship. The game has a branching storyline with multiple endings, and the choices the player makes decide which characters live and die.

The replayability of The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is further enhanced by something called the Curator’s Cut, which is unlocked after completing the main story once – more on that after the jump.

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Control

Control is a third-person action-adventure title developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. The game centers around a secret government agency – the Federal Bureau of Control – that deals with supernatural threats, and takes place entirely within a massive skyscraper that houses its headquarters.

The players take on the role of Jesse Faden, who is put in charge of the Bureau right after the previous Director is killed. Imbued with supernatural abilities and wielding the Director’s transforming weapon, she must face an otherworldly force known as the Hiss and retake control.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a co-op shooter developed by MachineGames in conjunction with Arkane Studios, and published by Bethesda. It can be played solo or by two players each taking control of one of the protagonists.

Timeline-wise, the game is set between Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and the future third and final installment of the trilogy, taking place nineteen years after the events of the former. It serves as a side-story featuring the Blazkowicz sisters, who set out to Nazi-controlled Paris in search of their missing-in-action father.

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The Sinking City

The Sinking City is an action-adventure game with an investigative slant set in an open world haunted by Lovecraftian horrors. Taking on the role of a troubled detective Charles W. Reed, the players will depart for a 1920s city of Oakmont, Massachusetts to investigate a mysterious flood and the darkness corrupting the minds of the citizens.

The game’s world can be explored on foot, by boat, or a diving suit. The investigation system is non-linear, meaning each case can be solved using different methods, and there are different endings depending on the choices made. Digging for clues aside, combat is also on the menu, as is managing the protagonist’s sanity after confronting otherwordly horrors.

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Our World Is Ended

Our World Is Ended is a sci-fi visual novel developed by Red Entertainment and published by PQube. Originally released back in 2017 as a PS Vita title in Japan, the upcoming version for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC is said to include 30% more story content, new characters, and additional event CG.

Our World Is Ended follows an eccentric group of young developers calling themselves Judgement 7, who are working on an augmented reality game engine capable of changing the landscape in real time. One day, they catch a glimpse of Tokyo in ruins through their AR headset, and the boundaries between the digital and the physical begin to blur in dangerous ways.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence is a fantasy-historical action-adventure game from Asobo Studio. Set in Dark-Ages France, it follows two siblings on the run from the Inquisition during the times of the plague.

Amicia, the elder, is a headstrong girl trained in the art of hunting by her father. Her little brother, Hugo, is afflicted by a mysterious illness and takes up all of his mother’s attention.

Despite having little contact during childhood, they will come to trust each other as they journey through plague-ravaged villages evading Inquisition soldiers and swarms of rats, joining forces with other children, and finding purpose in the brutal, unforgiving world.

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My Time at Portia

My Time at Portia is a role-playing and life simulation game developed by Chinese studio Pathea and published by Team 17. The protagonist arrives at the charming town of Portia with the intention of taking over their father’s old workshop. Countless activities are available in the game including crafting, farming, fighting monsters and dungeon crawling, romance and marriage, befriending pets, and so on.

My Time At Portia is already available for PC via Steam and other digital storefronts; this article is concerned specifically with the upcoming launch on consoles and the associated pre-order bonus.

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Saints Row: The Third for Switch

Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package is an open-world action-adventure game in which the players take on the role of the leader of the 3rd Street Saints street gang and fight a powerful criminal organization, the Syndicate, in the city of Steelport.

Saints Row: The Third has been out on last-gen platforms for a few years, and now Nintendo Switch is getting its turn. This version of the game isn’t called The Full Package for nothing, as it comes with all previously-released content including three mission packs and over 30 DLC items. The publishing of the port is handled by Deep Silver.

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Days Gone

Developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony, Days Gone is a third-person action-adventure game set in an open, post-apocalyptic world. After a global pandemic swept through the planet, millions of humans and animals were turned into Freakers – mindless feral creatures who attack any uninfected human on sight.

The player takes on the role of Deacon St. John, a former member of a bike club who took to working as a mercenary after the apocalypse. As a survivor, Deacon is adept at hand-to-hand combat, marksmanship, and stealth, and can utilize his diverse skills in any combination to achieve his goals.

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Outward

Outward is an open-world action RPG developed by Nine Dots Studio and published by Maximum Games. The game aims to simulate the life of an adventurer in a grim and gritty fantasy world: the player character has to hunt, eat, sleep, and heal, their weapons and armor break, and magic spells, while powerful, require consumable components and extensive preparation. Furthermore, the game world is constantly saving, so the player has to live with bad decisions rather than reload.

Outward can be played solo or in co-op with a friend (both split-screen and online multiplayer are supported). There is no always-online requirement.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by FromSoftware, the creator of Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Unlike those titles, Sekiro does not have character creation nor an extensive array of weaponry, with the protagonist instead wielding a katana throughout the entire game, supplementing it with various ninja techniques.

Players step into the shoes of Sekiro, a warrior in a fantasy version of 16th century Japan, who loses his arm in a battle to protect his young lord and is left for dead. He wakes up to find his missing limb replaced by a prosthetic, and sets out to rescue his kidnapped lord and regain his honor.

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One Piece: World Seeker

One Piece: World Seeker is a third-person action-adventure game developed in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the bestselling manga One Piece. It features an open-world environment and an original setting.

The game starts with Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates finding themselves marooned on Jewel Island, whose inhabitants are split into Pro-Navy and Anti-Navy factions. Luffy must work together with Jeanne, the leader of the Anti-Navy group, to overthrow Isaac, the warden of an enormous prison which casts its shadow over the entire island. These two original characters are designed by the series’ creator Eiichiro Oda himself.

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Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 is the latest installment in Capcom’s hack’n’slash series Devil May Cry. Dante and Nero make a return as protagonists, and along with a new playable character, V, battle their way through hordes of demons. The franchise is renowned for fast-paced, stylish action, and DmC 5 should be no exception, aided by the fact that it’s running at a slick 60 FPS.

Story-wise, the game takes place several years after the Order of the Sword incident. Young Devil Hunter Nero and his partner Nico race into the Red Grave City, where a giant tree has pierced through the surface and is draining the citizens of their blood. On arrival, he crosses paths with the veteran demon hunter Dante and his mysterious client, V.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame is an open-world action-adventure title, which like its predecessor is developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Like the name suggests, it is based on The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and is slated two weeks after the film’s release.

Similarly to the first installment, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame is played from a third-person perspective, with the player taking control of returning and new characters. The game is to feature cutscenes from the film to accompany missions.

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Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn is an open-world first-person shooter from Ubisoft. It is a spin-off of the main Far Cry series, and a sequel to Far Cry 5. Set 17 years after the events in the latter, it takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of Hope County that is recovering from a nuclear catastrophe.

The player starts as a new, customizable character, exploring and scavenging and crafting their way through the game’s world, and defending the Survivor faction against the marauding Highwaymen led by twin sisters Mickey and Lou. It is possible to launch Expeditions to faraway regions and bring resources back to the player’s home base.

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