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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is a direct sequel to Troika’s acclaimed but troubled 2004 title. Published by Paradox Interactive, who acquired White Wolf and thus the rights to Bloodlines in 2015, the game places the player into the role of a recently-turned fledgling vampire who finds themselves in the middle of a blood trade war in modern-day Seattle.

The Bloodlines‘ lead designer and writer Brian Mitsoda has worked as lead narrative designer of the sequel. The game promises the same open-ended play and freedom of choice as the original, from the way the protagonist uses (or abuses) their newfound vampiric powers, to which of the city’s factions they curry favor with.

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Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus is an upcoming JRPG developed by the talent behind Tales of Vesperia and published by Bandai Namco. Players assume the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), which is humanity’s last line of defense against deranged mutants known as Others. While Others are immune to conventional weaponry, the OSF wield psionic abilities that allow them to go toe-to-toe with them. Yuito himself possesses the power of psycho-kinesis that enables him to lift or break anything in his vicinity and hurl it at the enemy.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

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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    Action, Adventure
  • Platform
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, Xbox Series X, Switch
  • Release date
    Oct 26, 2021

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix. Take part in this epic intergalactic adventure coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X , PC and Nintendo Switch this autumn.

With your band of guardians; Rocket Racoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax, go on a wild ride through the galaxy facing unique challenges and enemies on your quest to save the universe.

Play as the legendary outlaw and leader of the guardians, Star-lord. As the leader, get to take control of the other guardians’ actions during combat as well as make decisions that affect the story and the team.

Play in gorgeous never before seen locations meeting familiar characters from the Marvel universe along the way. Enjoy the 80s inspired soundtrack featured in the game with classics from Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley and more.

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a third-person action-adventure game coming out for the PS5, PS4 and PC. It is being developed and published by the indie studio Ember Lab.

The game follows the story of Kena, who is a spirit guide on a trip to find a sacred shrine. Along the way she helps spirits move on from the physical world using her magical abilities while fighting enemies on her journey.

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  • Genre
    Adventure
  • Platform
    PS4, Switch, PC
  • Release date
    Jul 27, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a great courtroom battle game that includes two previously Japan-exclusive games “The Great Ace Attorney Adventures” (2015) and “The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve” (2017). The games were developed by Capcom. The Chronicles will be released on July 27th on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC.

Set in the 19th-century England and Japan, you play as Ryosuke Naruhodo. Your mission is to solve the mysterious death of a visiting medical professor. With the help of your companions, you’ll solve five puzzling cases until you find the true killer!

Build up a case by gathering clues and talking to witnesses before marching to court with your head high. Use your powers of deduction and cunning to pick apart key pieces of information from the numerous lines of hilarious dialogue.

Be ready to yell “OBJECTION!” quite a lot, but only if you’ve got the facts to back it.

Get caught up in the wacky courtroom drama as you string together clues and break down witnesses’ arguments all to end the court proceeding with that oh so satisfying “not guilty” verdict.

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Cris Tales

The Colombian developers at Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK call Cris Tales a “love letter to classic JRPGs”. Players take on the role of a newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell, who must prevent the Empress from bringing about a cataclysm that would destroy the four Kingdoms of the region. Crisbell embarks on a journey across the Kingdoms, recruiting allies and mastering their abilities as well as hers.

Crisbell’s unique Time Magic allows her to peer into the past and future of those she meets, and even utilize her power in Cris Tales‘ classic turn-based combat. For instance, she may send a poisoned enemy into the future and thus deal all the tick damage in one go.

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Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood is a first-person co-op shooter developed by Turtle Rock and published by WB Games. As a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, it shares many similarities with the acclaimed series. Up to four players join forces to eradicate the Ridden, once-human hosts of a deadly parasite eager to devour what’s left of humanity.

The game implements a roguelike card system that modifies the experience and enhances replayability. In addition to the narrative campaign, Back 4 Blood offers competitive multiplayer where the player can take on the role of a Cleaner, one of the immune survivors, or the Ridden, each with their unique abilities and weapons.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

Blackwood is the next expansion, or chapter, for The Elder Scrolls Online fantasy MMORPG from Bethesda. As a part of the year-long Gates of Oblivion adventure, Blackwood features a total of 30 hours of story content. It includes the titular Blackwood zone, new Companion system, a 12-player Rockgrove Trial, Oblivion Portals world event, and more.

Like the previous expansions, Blackwood can be purchased as an upgrade or a standalone game (collection) with access to all the previous ESO chapters. Both of these options have standard and CE flavors for a total of four different editions. Pre-ordering any edition of Blackwood nets the same in-game bonuses that are detailed after the jump.

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a third-person action-adventure game set in the LEGO Star Wars universe. Like the previous installments in the series, it is developed by British studio TT Games.

The game adapts all nine Star Wars episodic films into a whimsical playable story. The players have access to an open-world hub from which they may freely select and play any Skywalker saga episodes, with each episode featuring five story missions.

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    May 25, 2021

Biomutant

In Biomutant you’re a critter whose main focus is to try and keep the land free of mutants and maintain the freedom of your land. What makes Biomutant unique is that you can easily re-code your genes, which gives you new powers, while also upgrading your appearance. It’s also possible to craft new items, including bionic wings & chainsaws. The game also allows you to ride vehicles. This post-apocalyptic world can be barren, but it’s also filled with interesting dangers and challenges.

This post-apocalyptic RPG hopes to impress not only with its game world, gameplay and openness. You get a unique world with many quests. Every critter and NPC you encounter has their own story, missions to check out, and some aren’t as friendly as they look.

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Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 is an open-world first-person shooter from Ubisoft. The game is set in a fictional Caribbean island of Yara and follows Dani Rojas, a guerrilla fighter trying to liberate the nation from the oppression of the dictator Antón Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito). To burn the tyrannical regime to the ground, players will employ makeshift weapons and vehicles, build a network of allies, and hire new animal companions.

Far Cry 6 will be available on current and next-gen consoles, with both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 receiving free digital upgrades to their next-gen counterparts.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes the remastered games of the trilogy – Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 – as well as over 40 previously released DLC, promo weapons, armors, and packs. Among the touted improvements are enhanced visuals, higher framerates, and 4K-optimized UI.

While there won’t be a dedicated version of the game for next-gen consoles, the official announcement does promise “targeted enhancements” on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

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Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is a first-person survival horror game and a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The story begins with the returning protagonist, Ethan Winters, living peacefully with his wife Mia a few years after escaping the Baker plantation. Then BSAA captain Chris Redfield attacks their home, and Ethan’s daughter is kidnapped. Seeking answers, he chases Chris to a remote snowy village in Romania.

RE: Village introduces a crafting system, through which Ethan can craft first-aid kits and ammunition. The game also features a merchant that will sell and upgrade weapons – for a price. Resource management remains an important aspect of gameplay, since Ethan’s inventory capacity is limited to the size of a briefcase.

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NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…

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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MLB The Show 21

MLB The Show 21 is the next installment in the long-running baseball game series from Sony’s San Diego Studio. The cover athlete this time is no other than the San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who is the youngest player to be selected for the game’s cover.

Depending on what edition you pre-order, MLB The Show 21 pre-order bonuses include “The Show” packs, 5,000 – 25,0000 stubs, 4 days early access, diamond choice packs, gold choice packs, a ballplayer equipment pack, double dailies, a steelbook case, a new era cap & a Jackie Robinson bat skin.

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Outriders

Outriders is a third-person RPG shooter from People Can Fly and Square Enix. The game takes place in a hostile planet of Enoch where the titular Outriders – hardened mercenaries and explorers – search for a mysterious signal that might hold the key to humanity’s survival.

Outriders is said to combine brutal gunplay with an extensive RPG system. Players create their Outrider from scratch and pick one of the four classes that come with unique supernatural abilities such as manipulation of fire or time. The weapons too can be crafted and customized with mods. Up to three players can join in a drop-in co-op, and the entire story campaign can also be tackled solo.

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Riders Republic

Riders Republic is an open-world extreme sports game in which players ski, snowboard, bike, and wingsuit their way across national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, and Mammoth Mountain. The game offers competitive races, trick challenges, 6v6 PvP matches, online cups, and mass starts. Current-gen platforms support up to 20 players racing together, while on next-gen consoles and the PC, that number increases to 50.

As the player progresses through Career mode, they are invited to join prestigious competitions, sign with real-world sponsors, and unlock new gear and cosmetics. Certain cosmetic items are also offered as a pre-order bonus as detailed below.

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Balan Wonderworld

Balan Wonderworld is a whimsical 3D platformer centered around the mysterious Balan theater. Led by the titular maestro Balan, the stars of the show Emma and Leo utilize special abilities from over 80 different costumes as they adventure in the bizarre land of Wonderworld filled with colorful inhabitants, tricks, and traps.

The game supports two-player couch co-op, allowing players to cooperate as Leo and Emma and combine the abilities of different costumes to open new paths through Wonderworld.

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Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4

Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4 is the latest incarnation of Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship videogames that allows the player to relive the 2020 season. Like its predecessors, it is developed by Italian racing game experts at Milestone.

The revised Career Mode takes the player on a path from Futures to Pro and allows them to grow their talent via the new skill tree. The Track Editor has been upgraded with new customization options, and a new Compound inspired by the Maine Islands has been added, in which the player can race or free roam alone or in co-op.

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