Nier Replicant

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NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is a remaster of the 2010 title NieR from Square Enix. Taking place before NieR: Automata, it follows the protagonist from the Japanese-only release of the original game: a brother on a quest to cure his sister Yonah of a deadly disease.

As reported by DualShockers, the developers are focusing on several areas of improvement. Better visuals are a given, but the remaster also includes additional parts that come with new music and voiced lines. Speaking of music, it is entirely re-recorded, featuring higher quality and longer versions of certain songs. Furthermore, the gameplay is less clunky and more along the lines of that of NieR: Automata.

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Monster Hunter Rise

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Monster Hunter Rise is an upcoming entry in the popular action RPG series. The game is set in a ninja-inspired Kamura village, which the player will have to protect from the Rampage, a calamity that ravaged the land 50 years ago and is about to occur again.

As usual, the new installment brings both returning and new monsters to hunt, including the new flagship monster Magnamalo, whose amiibo figure is included in the Collector’s Edition. The Wirebug mechanic grants new traversal and aerial attack abilities, and new hunting partners called Palamutes can be personalized and used to ride across the map. Monster Hunter Rise can be played solo or with up to three other players in local and online co-op.

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Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite is a first-person shooter developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios. As the sixth main entry in the Halo series, it continues the story of Master Chef after the events in the previous installment Halo 5: Guardians and has him face a ruthless alien mercenary faction, the Banished.

Halo Infinite is claimed to be the biggest game of the series yet, featuring a map twice the size of that in the previous two entries combined. The game’s multiplayer is expected to be free-to-play and supports up to 120 FPS on Xbox Series X consoles.

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Ghostrunner

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Ghostrunner is a first-person hack and slash game developed by One More Level. It is set in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world where the entire humanity shelters in an enormous megastructure called the Dharma Tower. The player assumes the role of a cyberninja equipped with a monomolecular katana and slices their way from the tower’s bottom to the top to confront its tyrannical Keymaster.

The game promises fast-paced combat with mechanics such as one-hit-kill, bullet time, and parkour. According to the developer, Ghostrunner is targeted at hardcore players and will test both their reflexes and problem-solving skills.

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Godfall

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Godfall is a third-person “looter-slasher” action RPG developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox. You play as the last Valorian knight, a mighty warrior able to control Valorplates: legendary armor sets that transform the wielder into an unstoppable master of melee combat. Your task is to climb the five elemental realms and challenge the mad god, Macros, who awaits at the top.

Godfall features an extensive loot system and Valorplate customization. You can play alone or join forces with up to two other players in a co-op at any point. To this end, the game requires an online internet connection at all times.

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Immortals Fenyx Rising

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Immortals: Fenyx Rising – previously known as Gods and Monsters – is an upcoming third-person action-adventure game from Ubisoft. Players take on the role of the titular Fenyx, a winged demigod, and embark on a quest to save the Greek gods from a dark curse. Fenyx can be played as male or female with a customizable appearance.

Fenyx Rising features a stylized open world across seven unique regions that can be freely explored and offers side-quests and puzzles outside of the main storyline. The player can upgrade Fenyx’s gear and skills, and acquire powerful godlike gifts such as the sword of Achilles or the bow of Odysseus.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is a puzzle game from Sega that mashes up Japan’s popular Puyo Puyo franchise with Tetris. Like in the first game, players can enjoy a solo Adventure mode (now with a new Overworld map to navigate between puzzle stages), local Versus competitions, and ranked Online matches.

New in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is the Skill Battle mode that features a character progression system and Item Cards that provide special abilities during battles.

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