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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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  • Genre
    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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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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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the next chapter in the titular duo’s intergalactic adventures. Developed by Insomniac Games, it serves as a sequel not to the 2016 reboot of the series, but to the older PS3 title Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. That being said, the developers have stressed that Rift Apart has a stand-alone storyline and is a great starting point even if you aren’t familiar with the series.

In Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ratchet and Clank are separated by a dimensional rift and traverse multiple realities to stop Dr. Nefarious from wiping out all organic life. They join forces with a female Lombax resistance fighter, a new playable character.

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  • Genre
    RPG
  • Platform
    PS5
  • Release date
    June 10, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is the PS5 enhanced version of the critically acclaimed action RPG game Final Fantasy VII Remake that came out for the PS4 on April 10th, 2020. The Final Fantasy series is developed by Square Enix and it is their most successful IP with having sold over 130 million units sold.

Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 owners do get a free upgrade to the PS5 enhanced copy but will not get access to any of the PS5 exclusive content as that will have to be purchased separately. The PS5 exclusive content includes the “Yuffie Episode” which is an extra set of story missions following the story of Yuffie Kisaragi and she is available as a playable character. 

Aside from that, the PS5 version also introduces a photo mode which was missing from the PS4 copy and includes new difficulty settings as well.

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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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Deathloop

Updated: 5 April 2021

DEATHLOOP is the next project from developer Arkane Studios (DishonoredPrey) and it’s first entry into next-gen.

You play as Colt, hunting down eight targets scattered across the island of Blackreef in order to break the loop. Players can also choose to take control of rival assassin Julianna, and invade another player’s campaign. (The multiplayer experience is optional, and players can choose to have Julianna controlled by AI instead).

In addition to a variety of weapons, Colt possesses supernatural powers such as teleportation or telekinesis, which should come as no surprise if you played Arkane’s previous titles. He is also adept at stealth, which gives you a choice between sneaking up to your targets or barging in guns blazing.

DEATHLOOP will run at 4K/60FPS, with HDR, Ray-traced shadows and ambient occlusion. Furthermore, it will also have support for the DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers along with fast loading on the PS5’s ultra-high speed SSD.

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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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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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Returnal

Returnal is a third-person roguelike shooter from Finnish developer Housemarque. The game follows Selene, a space explorer who crash-lands on a shape-shifting planet filled with alien horrors. She finds herself fighting for survival – and each time she dies, she wakes up again right before the crash, with her surroundings and enemies transformed.

As a PlayStation 5 exclusive, Returnal comes with full next-gen feature support including fast loading, adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and Tempest 3D audio on supported headsets.

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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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Little Nightmares II

Little Nightmares II follows the macabre adventure of Mono, a young boy trapped in a world distorted by the humming transmission of a distant Signal Tower. Guided by Six, the yellow-raincoated girl from the previous installment, he sets out to discover the secrets of the Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate. They will solve intricate puzzles, discover the mysteries of the Pale City, and fight to escape its fearsome residents.

The game comes in three different editions and also has an exclusive pre-order bonus, all detailed after the jump.

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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Atelier Ryza 2 picks up three years after the events in Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout and follows Ryza on a brand-new adventure. After leaving the Kurken Island for the royal capital of Ashra-am Baird, she reunites with her friends and explores ancient ruins while seeking to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends.

One of the new skills that Ryza can learn in the upcoming game is swimming. This opens up underwater areas for exploration, including a submerged dungeon, which has plenty of aquatic materials to collect. Charming new characters are also introduced, including the mysterious fairy Fi.

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