Mario Golf: Super Rush puts a serious swing into its zany rounds

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Mario Golf: Super Rush puts a serious swing into its zany rounds

It was only an hourlong, eyes-only demonstration, but that’s fine. Mario Golf: Super Rush looks like it will be a blast to play later in June, when Camelot Software Planning’s next mashup of the Mushroom Kingdom and country club sports arrives to Nintendo Switch.

Moreover, the game’s shot-making systems look like they will deliver an intuitive, easy-to-learn experience, whether you’re teeing off for 18 holes by yourself, or measuring an approach shot after Bowser Jr. drops a smoke bomb on the putting green. A Speed Golf mode blending the sport with Mario Kart-style antics is the game’s showpiece, particularly if you’re duffing around with friends, but a fast glance at the HUD tells me Mario Golf: Super Rush does have serious-golf bonafides for those angling for a more traditional round.

Catch Disney’s Avengers Campus opening ceremony online

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Catch Disney’s Avengers Campus opening ceremony online

The new Avengers Campus, aka Marvel Land, opens Friday at Disney California Adventure. The area will be the largest Marvel-themed land in any Disney theme park ever. And while traveling is still difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans can tune into the opening festivities online.

The opening ceremony of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort will begin at 11:15 p.m. EDT/8:15 p.m. PDT on Wednesday. The livestream will be featured across Disneyland’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. It will give viewers “a glimpse inside” the new land, as well as the chance to see a few special guests, according to the Disney Parks blog.

Overboard! is a game that lets you murder your husband and cover it up

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Overboard! is a game that lets you murder your husband and cover it up

Overboard! is a replayable detective game where you play a woman on a ship in the 1930s, trying to solve the murder of your husband. There’s just one twist, and it’s a great one: You’re the one who killed him, so you’re just trying to pin the blame on someone and escape to America scot-free. Finally, a game where I can girlboss, gatekeep, and gaslight!

Overboard! is a visual novel by Inkle, a studio known for high-quality narrative games such as 80 Days and Heaven’s Vault. The player navigates the ship and selects their dialogue from menus. The other characters you meet on the ship are fleshed out, and they remember everything they see you do and say. You may have to bribe, convince, or even kill other passengers. And if anyone catches you doing a second murder, well, now your trip is just shot all to hell.

God of War sequel and Gran Turismo 7 coming to PS4 as well as PS5

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God of War sequel and Gran Turismo 7 coming to PS4 as well as PS5

Gran Turismo 7 and the next God of War game won’t be exclusive to PlayStation 5 — they will also be released on PlayStation 4, according to a new interview with Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios.

In the interview, which was conducted for the Official PlayStation Podcast, Hulst shared details on what’s to come from PlayStation, along with some of his thoughts on PS5 and PS4 development. Sony published excerpts from the chat in a PlayStation Blog post on Wednesday.

Sony delays new God of War to 2022

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Sony delays new God of War to 2022

Sony’s next God of War game, originally slated for a 2021 release on PlayStation 5, has been pushed to 2022. PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst and developer Santa Monica Studio confirmed the delay on Wednesday.

Hulst, in an interview posted on the PlayStation Blog, said the sequel to 2018’s God of War was pushed out to give Santa Monica Studio more time to develop the title.

F1 2021 doubles down on realism — both on and off the track

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F1 2021 doubles down on realism — both on and off the track

So, the gravy train in Bahrain is over.

Taking a spin with a work-in-progress build of F1 2021, I quickly realized that, once the game launches next month, I will have to put in a lot of work setting up my Formula 1 car for an early season racetrack where I’ve always run in the top 10. In F1 2020, I could even poach a podium finish at Bahrain International Circuit, even with the difficulty set in the high 90s (out of 110), with the low-rated debut car for the game’s new My Team career mode.

Nintendo Direct for E3 2021 coming June 15

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Nintendo Direct for E3 2021 coming June 15

Nintendo will hold a new Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2021 on June 15, where the company plans to reveal new details on upcoming Nintendo Switch games. Nintendo will then offer a longer look at its Switch lineup in a new Nintendo Treehouse Live immediately following the Direct livestream.

Nintendo’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct will air at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, June 15, the company announced Wednesday. The presentation will run “roughly 40 minutes” and focus on Nintendo Switch software “mostly releasing in 2021.”

Valorant reaches 14M players per month

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Valorant reaches 14M players per month

Valorant, Riot Games’ tactical first-person shooter, averages over 14 million players a month, the developer announced Wednesday. The announcement comes on the first anniversary of Valorant’s launch.

This number includes the players from Valorant’s extremely successful mid-quarantine launch, but according to executive producer Anna Donlon, who spoke to Polygon in a video interview, while the game experienced a dip after launch, its player count has gone up significantly after that dip as well and the 14 million number is close to where the game was at launch.