Ghost of Tsushima: New Gameplay Details

Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima showed off some brand new gameplay at tonight’s Sony E3 conference, revealing new features in the process.

Set during a Mongol Invasion, the gameplay showed off horse riding, some Kurosawa-indebted combat, and a new bow-focused companion, Masako, who quickly becomes an enemy for what seems to be an almost fighting game-like 1-on-1 battle.

In a blog post Sucker Punch revealed that the main character is called Jin Sakai, “a powerful samurai warrior whose adventure draws on Japanese history and the iconic traditions of samurai cinema to craft a gorgeous tale of revenge, empowerment, and hope.”

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Being Added to PS Plus Line-Up Tonight

Sony has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be added as a free game download for PS Plus subscribers following the Sony E3 conference on June 11, 2018.

Black Ops 3 will be available for free to PS Plus subscribers through July 11. In addition to this, it was announced that remastered maps from Black Ops 1 and 2, including Jungle, Summit, Slums, and Firing Range, are also coming to Black Ops 3 as a Black Ops 4 pre-order bonus. To get them players need to pre-order Black Ops 4 through the PlayStation Store. It was recently revealed that those four maps, called Back in Black, would also be making their way to Black Ops 4.

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God of War New Game+ Announced

God of War will be getting a New Game+ mode. This news came during Sony’s E3 2018 Conference.

The update will be available via a patch at a later date.

A Sony blogpost went into further detail, saying, “Have you ever imagined that first test of strength defying battle with Baldur while adorning the Valkyrie Armor on Kratos? You can with New Game+. How about a fully upgraded Leviathan Axe at the start of the game? That will also be possible, and quite frankly, you may need it, New Game+ won’t just be a sunny stroll through Midgard. In New Game+, you’ll start a new game with many upgrades you had from the completion of your last main quest, such as armors, pommels, talismans, and more…except your strength to open or kick down doors remains the same.”

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You Play as Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2

Ellie has been confirmed as a playable character with brand new gameplay via the new The Last of Us Part 2 demo showcased during PlayStation’s E3 press conference. Armed with a bow, a backpack, and a knife, Ellie snuck around a forest environment in the demo.

The demo featured an intense combat scenario bookended by scenes of Ellie dancing with a previously unknown character named Dina. According to an update by game director Neil Druckmann on the PlayStation Blog, “Ellie is now 19 and has found a semblance of peace and normality living in Jackson” at the time of the demo. Ellie has found some peace but it is “disrupted by a violent act.”

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Assassin’s Creed Special Editions Announced

Ubisoft announced five special edition versions of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Monday after debuting the first official trailer and gameplay at E3 2018.

The Deluxe Edition, priced at $79.99, includes a download code for the game, the “Kronos” and “Herald of Dusk” gear packs, an XP and drachma (the in-game currency) boost, and the “Capricornus Naval Pack” that nets you some nautical gear and a new ship.

The Gold Edition, priced at $109.99, gets players early access to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on October 2, three days before the public release date. It also includes the season pass (which gets owners access to all future DLC), a steelbook, and the “Secrets of Greece” bonus mission.

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Walmart Still Has the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition

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UPDATE: The Fallout 76 Power Armor edition is still available for PS4, Xbox One and PC at Walmart with free 2-day shipping. The other retailers are sold-out or awaiting more stock.

Fallout 76 comes out November 14, 2018, which is extremely exciting if you were concerned we wouldn’t be able to explore the West Virginia setting for Fallout 76 until further down the line.

What’s even more exciting for Fallout fans is the Fallout 76 special edition, called the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, is extremely awesome and packed with tons of Fallout swag to add to your collection. It’s also extremely hard to find. It’s coming in and out of stock, so keep checking back.

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Tunic Is An Adorable Adventure Hiding Dark Secrets

One of the biggest little games shown during Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference caught me by total surprise. It’s called Tunic, a beautiful isometric action-adventure starring a cute fox as it ventures through a blocky, fantasy open-world full of mystery and secrets.

I was able to get my hands on a brief portion of Tunic — previously known as Secret Legend — and I can confirm it’s cute as heck, with an excellent atmosphere of exploration and discovery. But it’s also not just a really, really pretty adventure. There’s a current of difficulty and danger that runs below the surface.

When I spoke to Andrew Shouldice, the mostly one-man developer — who outsourced some of the game’s excellent sound design — of Tunic, he was very clear that Tunic is more than just a cute-fox simulator.

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Maneater Is Like a Jaws RPG Where You Play as the Shark

Today at E3, Killing Floor Developer Tripwire Interactive revealed a new Shark RPG, titled Maneater, coming to PC via Steam.

During the PC Gaming Show, the publisher released a new trailer showcasing the carnage you can cause while in control of a deadly Bull Shark who’s terrorizing local waterways in the Gulf Coast.

While there wasn’t an in-depth look at how the game’s mechanics will function, the studio did say that there will be a “shark skill tree,” where the player can unlock new perks that will make your shark the ultimate killing machine. Here’s a brief synopsis for Maneater:

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Gears 5 Director Compares Game to Mad Max: Fury Road

One of the big surprises from Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference was the reveal of not one, not two, but three new Gears of War games, in Gears Funko, Gears Tactics, and Gears 5. A day after the reveals, The Coalition’s studio head Rod Fergusson took the stage at Microsoft’s E3 edition of Inside Xbox and elaborated a bit on Gears 5, including how it compares to George Miller’s 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Gears 5 reveal showed us that this game will shift player focus from JD Fenix to Kait Diaz. Fergusson confirmed that Kait is the main protagonist of the game, and elaborated on that. “It was a natural choice. When you play through Gears 4, think of it as Mad Max: Fury Road. It was really Furiosa’s story, and Max was the side kick. That’s how it felt in Gears 4, the whole game is about saving Kait’s mom, and really JD is there to help her.”

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All the Kingdom Hearts 3 News From E3 2018 So Far

Nearly five years to the day since its announcement, Kingdom Hearts 3’s release date for PS4 and Xbox One has finally been revealed just ahead of E3 2018, while plenty of more KH3 info has come since the show’s conferences began.

Square Enix will make Kingdom Hearts 3 available on the PS4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019. It will be released five days earlier in Japan on Jan. 25, 2019. Kingdom Hearts 3 had previously been scheduled for 2018.

Franchise director Tetsuya Nomura apologized for the slightly delayed release date both at the concert and online.

“We’ve announced the release day for KINGDOM HEARTS III ahead of E3 at the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World Tour-. I’m sorry that we’re asking for a little more time than initially planned. Please look forward to other information, including a few trailers at E3. Thank you,” a written statement on Twitter attributed to Nomura explained. The announcement came via the kickoff entry in the 2018 Kingdom Hearts Orchestra Tour.

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