Re:ZERO - The Prophecy of the Throne

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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Prophecy of the Throne is a visual novel-slash-tactical RPG based on the popular anime and light novel series by Tappei Nagatsuki. While centering on the Royal Selection arc from the first season of the anime, the game features an original storyline that deviates from canon and has a mysterious sixth candidate join in the struggle for the throne. The story is overseen by Re:ZERO‘s author, and the new characters are designed by the original artist Shinichirou Otsuka.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

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Ubisoft is working on a remake of their award-winning Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time action-adventure title from 2003. The game follows a Prince with the power to freeze or reverse time, who embarks on a journey to save his kingdom from a treacherous Vizier.

As a ground-up remake, the upcoming game features new character models and animations, modernized controls and camera, re-recorded dialogues, and new cinematic sequences. Ubisoft also promises fun bonuses, the first of which is Prince of Persia, the original 2D platformer from 1989, that can be played from the main menu of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake after unlocking it.

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a spin-off of the main The Legend of Zelda series developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja, the makers of Dynasty Warriors franchise. It plays similarly to the Musou games the developer is famed for, pitting heroes like Link and Zelda against hordes of barbaric Bokoblins, towering Lynels, and other foes.

Like the title suggests, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity takes place during the second Great Calamity, when Ganon plunged Hyrule into darkness a century before the events in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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To commemorate the he 35th anniversary of their Super Mario franchise, Nintendo is launching Super Mario 3D All-Stars: a bundle of three 3D platformers remastered for Nintendo Switch. These include Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2002), and Super Mario Galaxy (2007). In addition to the games themselves, Super Mario 3D All-Stars also includes the games’ original soundtracks (for a total of 175 tracks) that can be listened even while the screen is off.

Notably, both the physical and digital availability of Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be time-limited, with the sales ending in March 2021.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops that drops the players into the volatile geopolitical battle of the 1980s. In the single-player campaign, players will face historical figures and hunt a shadowy figure named Perseus across iconic locations such as like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, and Soviet KGB headquarters.

Single-player aside, Black Ops Cold War allows the players to employ their Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment in the Zombies co-op mode. The upcoming game also shares progression with the battle royale title Warzone, including battle pass progression and inventory items that can be used in both titles.

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Hitman 3

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Hitman 3 is the final installment in IO Interactive’s reboot trilogy. Agent 47 returns for the most important contracts of his career and joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey to eliminate The Partners.

On top of the six locations Hitman 3 will offer at launch, owners of the previous two games may import locations from them for a total of twenty. Since Hitman 3 will launch with PlayStation VR support, this way players can experience the entire World of Assassination trilogy in VR.

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RIDE 4

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RIDE 4 is an upcoming motorcycle racing game from Italian developer Milestone. The game features 176 officially licensed bikes and 31 tracks from around the world reproduced using CAD data and 3D scanning.

The redesigned Career Mode allows the player to choose a region to start in and prove themselves across select tracks in the American, European, or Asian League. There’s also a new Affinity system where manufacturers will call on the player to collaborate as an official tester and reward them with exclusive gear. In addition to single-player, RIDE 4 can also be played online with up to 12 players in a race.

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