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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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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a fantasy first-person shooter and is a spin-off of the Borderlands series of games. It retains a lot of the wild and wacky gunplay of the original series while adding a bit of its own unique flair. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands lets you explore a vast world with sprawling cities and majestic monuments with your guide, the whimsical Tiny Tina.

Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2k Games, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be playable on PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC next spring.

Welcome to the Overworld a top-down view of the expansive map of the Wonderlands. From Tina’s perspective travel across the Overworld in third-person collecting extra loot, rare collectibles as well as discovering different locations.

Be wary of enemies lurking around each corner. Engage in epic first-person firefights combining both guns and magic to overwhelm your enemies. Spells add a new layer to the game as it allows for varied attacks from basic fireballs to conjuring meteor showers right above foes.

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Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is an action RPG spin-off based in the world of Final Fantasy. Taking a lot of inspiration from games like Nioh and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the combat in Stranger of paradise follows a hack and slash formula that involves stringing devastating combos to overwhelm enemies.

Developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES and published by Square Enix, Stranger of paradise Final Fantasy Origin will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in early 2022.

Stranger of Paradise follows the story of the first final fantasy and shares some similar plot points and events. Play as Jack, an aggressive hot-headed warrior accompanied by his friends Ash and Jed on a quest to bring the light of the crystals back to Corneli.

With an arsenal of weapons from greatswords and daggers to spears and lances, equip your character with the appropriate gear to unlock unique abilities and skills in-game.

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GRID Legends

Converge where the rubber meets the road in Grid Legends. Experience intense moments and edge-of-your-seat drama in this action-packed racer developed by Codemasters and published by Electronic Arts. Grid Legends pits you against the best racers from around the globe in thrilling events and races spanning multiple cities and tracks.

With the stakes higher than ever, push the pedal to the metal to claim victory against your rivals and prove yourself as the best driver around. Grid legends will be playable on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows this winter.

Craft your unique motorsport journey with the new dramatic virtual production story ‘Driven to Glory.’ Driven to Glory features exciting race scenarios and cutscenes that really bring out the intense moments behind races.

In the largest Grid to date, traverse 130 routes scattered all across the globe in vehicles ranging from hyper-cars to big rigs. Take part in multi-class races and chaotic truck battles making for memorable moments for you and your friends.

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King of Fighters XV

Put your dukes up and get ready to face the fiercest fighters on the planet in King of Fighters XV. Surpass your limits and brawl like never before in the latest installment of the beloved fighting series, King of Fighters. Years after it was closed down, the toughest martial arts tournament returns but this time under new management.

Developed by SNK and published by Koch Media, King of Fighters will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows next spring.

A disturbance has been felt around the seal or Orochi also known as Gaia’s will. This event prompts Chizuru Kagura, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami among other KOF fighters to investigate.

With one of the largest rosters in a King of Fighters game spanning 39 playable fighters, experience epic dream match-ups pitting new heroes and villains against classic fighters from past installments.

Improved online modes allow for fewer interruptions and seamless online play. Outside of gameplay is a gallery and soundtrack containing clips and voices plus over 300 classic songs from past games.

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Evil Dead The Game

Based on the iconic Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead The Game is an upcoming co-op multiplayer adventure game that lets you play as Ash Williams or one of his friends in a race to seal a breach between worlds. Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Boss Team Games, Evil Dead The Game tosses you into a horrific world where four survivors face off against demonic entities hell-bent on swallowing their souls.

Evil Dead The Game will be playable on PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Windows PC this winter.

Get the full Evil Dead experience playing as classic characters from the original franchise such as Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo, and Simon Bolivar.

The choice of good or evil is in your hands, with the option to play as the powerful Kandarian demon tormenting the survivors and controlling deadites to accomplish your sinister plans.

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Life is Strange Remastered Collection

Get to relive the tales of Arcadia Bay once again in this enhanced retelling of the story of Life is Strange in the Life is Strange Remastered Collection. The award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic game follows the story of Maxine Caulfield, a student forced to deal with the pressures of high school on top of her ability to manipulate time.

Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix, The Life is Strange Remastered Collection will come with two games; Life is Strange Remastered’ and ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered.

Life is Strange Remastered Collection will be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows this Winter.

The remaster features a handful of improvements such as enhanced environments and lighting effects, fully mo-capped character animations, and refined in-game puzzles, among others.

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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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Lemnis Gate

Lemnis Gate is an award-winning first-person shooter game coming to PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. The game is produced by Ratloop Games Canada and published by Frontier Foundry.

Lemnis Gate is unlike anything else in the shooter market! The game is a turn-based first-person shooter that adds time travel to the mix! This will train you to think in the past, present and future, giving each match a unique outcome and many unforgettable moments.

The best way to describe this game is as an FPS chess or a Christopher Nolan video game. It’s an FPS where each player plays the same 25 seconds in turns. As each player has their turn, the actions of the previous players are repeated. This adds an exciting element of strategy to the game. Confused? Check out this video!

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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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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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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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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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