Predator: Hunting Grounds

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Predator: Hunting Grounds is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter developed by IllFonic for PlayStation 4 and the PC. The game pits an elite Fire Team of human soldiers against a single Predator armed with deadly alien tech. Both the Predator and the soldiers have classes with unique abilities and weapon loadouts. The hunts take place in various remote locations around the world.

Fans of the Predator franchise will be interested in the pre-order bonuses, which comprise in-game items inspired by the original movie.

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Resident Evil 3

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Resident Evil 3 is a remake of the survival horror classic, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which was originally released back in 1999. The remake brings overhauled visuals and revamped over-the-shoulder camera gameplay. According to developer Capcom, both characters and zombies are based on real people, scanned using photogrammetry.

Story-wise, Resident Evil 3 follows Jill Valentine as she tries to escape the zombie-infested Raccoon City. To make matters worse, she’s being hunted by Umbrella Corporation’s relentless bioweapon Nemesis.

In addition to the story campaign, the game includes Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical multiplayer mode that pits four Survivors against a single Mastermind. The Survivors attempt to escape an experimental Umbrella facility riddled with zombies and traps controlled by the fifth player.

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Atelier Dusk Trilogy

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Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust are hard at work on the upcoming re-release of the Atelier Dusk Trilogy that comprises Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX, and Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX.

The little “DX” at the end of each title signifies that the game includes numerous previously released DLC and some quality-of-life features. These include the ability to run in the overworld to explore faster, as well as a feature to fast-forward battles. The game’s graphics are also improved on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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Darksiders Genesis

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Darksiders Genesis is an isometric hack-n-slash RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. It is a spin-off from the main Darksiders series, and stars Strife, the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, as well as his brother War. The player can switch between gunslinger Strife and swordsman War during gameplay, or tackle the game in a local or online co-op with a friend.

The game is already out on PC and Google Stadia, and has garnered generally favorable reviews. The console release is coming in February 2020, and as usual, there are some pre-order bonuses to take a look at.

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Persona 5 Royal

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Persona 5 Royal is an enhanced version of the critically acclaimed supernatural RPG-slash-school life simulator from Atlus. It adds a third semester at the Shujin Academy attended by the cast, an entirely new story arc, new characters and confidants, more background music, and a grappling hook mechanic that comes in handy for reaching hidden areas.

The upcoming Royal release of Persona 5 comes with its own special editions, including a launch edition with a bonus Steelbook available to early customers at no extra charge. These are detailed after the break.

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is an action-adventure game from Omega Force that follows Luffy and the Straw Hat pirates from the beginning of their journey to find the titular legendary treasure. Moreover, it includes an original retelling of the Wano Country arc currently ongoing in the anime series.

Pirate Warriors 4 features a cast of over 40 playable characters, including fan-favorites like Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and others. The game boasts large-scale Musou style battles that the developer is renowned for, destructible environments, and many iconic moments from the anime and manga in a new medium. Also new is the ability to execute attacks mid-air, which will be available to all characters. The game can be tackled solo or with a friend offline, and in a co-op of up to four players online. The online co-op offers exclusive missions.

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Bleeding Edge

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Bleeding Edge is a third-person 4v4 arena brawler from Ninja Theory, the makers of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and DmC: Devil May Cry. Players pick one of the many colorful characters with unique abilities and engage the enemy team inside arenas chock-full of environmental hazards. The combat is fast-paced and focused mainly on melee, although there are shooting and healing mechanics too.

As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Bleeding Edge allows the players to purchase only one digital copy and play it on both their Xbox One console and Windows 10 PC. The game also supports cross-platform multiplayer.

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