Disintegration

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V1 Interactive, an independent development studio led by Halo‘s co-creator Marcus Lehto, is preparing to launch their debut project: Disintegration. This sci-fi shooter is set in Earth’s near future where scarcity and pandemic have driven humanity to the brink of extinction, forcing them to transfer their brains to robotic bodies through the process of Integration. It wasn’t long before the majority of the Integrated decided to eliminate the remnants of humanity altogether. Standing in their way is a small resistance group of Outlaws with gravcycle pilot Romer Shoal at the helm.

Disintegration plays like a mashup between a first-person shooter and a real-time strategy game: the player rides a heavily armed gravcycle while commanding legions of troops. In addition to its single-player campaign, the game features three team-based 5v5 multiplayer modes.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is a major expansion for MK11 that continues the story where the original game left off. It adds three new playable characters to the roster – Robocop, Sheeva, and Fujin – as well as three new skin packs that will be released over time. One skin pack can be obtained on day one by pre-ordering the expansion as detailed further below.

Aftermath can be purchased separately as a digital upgrade, or bundled together with the original Mortal Kombat 11 for those who don’t yet own it.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Norse-themed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla brings raiding, settlement building, and more advanced RPG elements to the franchise. The game’s story centers around Eivor, a fierce viking raider and member of the Assassins, who alongside his or her clan sails from the harsh Norway in search of richer lands. Arriving on the shores of England, Eivor’s clan establishes a village that will prosper and grow as a consequence of the player’s efforts. From this settlement the Vikings can launch brutal raids against Saxon fortresses throughout the lands.

While Valhalla is a single player game, it does have some online components. For example, it is possible to create and share custom mercenaries that can then be recruited by the player’s friends and fight alongside them in their campaign.

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Port Royale 4

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Port Royale 4 is a trading and city-building sim set in 17th-century Caribbean. The player takes control of a small colony and grows it into a bustling city by developing production chains, creating trade routes across the sea, battling fleets of rival nations, and fending off pirates.

In a departure from the previous installments, PR4 features turn-based naval battles. The player may choose to represent England, France, Spain, or the Netherlands, each providing different benefits and gameplay styles. The game includes over 60 cities, 50 different buildings, and 18 historically authentic ship types.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is a JRPG based on the popular light novel series that has also been adapted into an anime. It allows the player to take on the role of the protagonist Kirito as he ventures into the mysterious Underworld: the virtual world from SAO’s Alicization arc.

Besides solo play, Alicization Lycoris offers an online co-op mode for up to four players and their AI-controlled NPC partners. In this mode it is possible to freely customize the appearance of the player’s avatar.

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F1 2020

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F1 2020 is the latest iteration in the official Formula One World Championship game series from UK developer Codemasters. Notable among its new features is My Team: a new game mode that allows the player to create their own team to compete against the established 2020 season lineup.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Formula 1, the standard edition of F1 2020 is renamed to F1® Seventy Edition and comes with exclusive in-game items – more on those after the jump.

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a 3D remake of the 2003 GameBoy Advance title Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. In addition to the overhauled visuals and modernized controls, it also brings new events and more romanceable characters.

The player steps into the shoes of a young city-slicker who returns to the farm of their late grandfather to find that it has fallen into disrepair. It is up to them to restore the farm, befriend the townsfolk, and perhaps even find love.

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