A New Set Of Screenshots Depicts The Ravaged World

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A New Set Of Screenshots Depicts The Ravaged World

Code Vein, Bandai Namco's upcoming RPG, features a vampiric race known as Revenants who possess abilities called "Gifts." The Revenants have given up their memories in order to obtain these abilities, and must consume the blood of their enemies in order to sustain them.

Bandai Namco has released a number of new screenshots that display the post-apocalyptic dystopia that serves as the game's setting. Mia Karnstein and Yakumo Shinonome, two Revenants that you can team up with as you traverse the world, make appearances in the images as well.

Code Vein releases in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on Code Vein, check out the initial announcement and its reveal trailer.

Talion And His Army Of Orcs Take The Fight To Mobile Devices

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Talion And His Army Of Orcs Take The Fight To Mobile Devices

Warner Bros. Interactive announced today that Middle-earth: Shadow of War is bringing Talion's journey through Mordor to iOS and Android devices.

The game features fan-favorite characters from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, including Celebrimbor, Gimli, Boromir, and others. Players will have the opportunity to strike out across Mordor and enlist Middle-earth's greatest warriors to help take down Orc enemies in real-time battles. The acclaimed Nemesis System also returns in the mobile game, giving players the chance to build their own army of loyal Orc followers.

Check out the announcement trailer below.

Madden 18 Fixes For Legacy Issues Outlined

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Madden 18 Fixes For Legacy Issues Outlined

Madden players – no matter what mode they prefer – always have a shortlist of gameplay irks. Some have been around for years, and others are the result of recent changes or exploits. Today the Madden devs over at EA Tiburon have listed out some of the legacy issues addressed by Madden 18.

The list contains very specific issues such as last year's Swerve catch exploit to new options like position-specific defensive hot routes. Other problems worked on this year include getting caught from behind by slower players, better sideline control for RAC catches, DBs choosing to swat versus going for the pick, and more. Also integrated into these adjustment are new features such as the competitive gameplay style, which helps address DBs that drop easy INTs.

For the full list of changes and improvements, head over to the official Madden blog.

Take Your Pick From Monster Hunter: World's Arsenal Of Weapons

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Take Your Pick From Monster Hunter: World's Arsenal Of Weapons

Good hunters know that there's more than one way to skin a dinosaur, and today's batch of Monster Hunter: World videos showcase the versatility of the game's 14 different weapon types.

The narrated videos showcase three categories of weapons, encompassing everything from the nimble dual blades to the heavy duty gunlance.

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Watch Us Chop And Drop Nazi Scum In A New Level

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Watch Us Chop And Drop Nazi Scum In A New Level

It's been far too long since we were able to step into the shoes of first-person shooter icon BJ Blazkowicz and mow down countless Nazis. We recently got to play through a level of the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and had some thoughts about MachineGames' bloody action.

Matt Bertz joins me as we discuss our thoughts about the franchise and how we feel about the direction that The New Colossus is taking BJ and company over new footage from Wolfenstein II. You can watch the whole thing here:

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Building Upon The Bloody, Frantic Action Of The New Order

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Building Upon The Bloody, Frantic Action Of The New Order

During E3, fellow first-person shooter fanatic Matt Bertz got to play through the first 20 minutes of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. He dug its zany action, calling the slice of gameplay "one of the most memorable and meticulously crafted demos of E3."

We recently got hands-on with an hour of new content from the next entry in the Wolfenstein series, playing through a level in Roswell, New Mexico that has hero BJ Blazkowicz infiltrating a Nazi base filled with secret weaponry and the top brass to blow it sky high with a portable nuke. The level opens with BJ, in disguise as a firefighter, exploring Roswell. The town, like the rest of the country, has been taken over by the Nazis and there are signs of that everywhere. Propaganda featuring the face of the antagonist of the game, the evil Frau Engel, can be spotted on walls and in the stores of sellers. Nazi guards accost citizens, telling them to learn their German, and rub shoulders with members of the Ku Klux Klan. All in all: a very terrifying vision of the world.

After that segment, I spent the rest of the demo infiltrating the base itself, fighting off Nazi soldiers, robots, and dogs to plant the nuke. This slice of gameplay gave me a pretty good idea of what to expect from The New Colossus come October.

20 Details We Noticed During Our Hands-On

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20 Details We Noticed During Our Hands-On

BJ Blazkowicz and company are set to return in just a few short months to take on the Nazi regime in America. We recently played through a portion of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (for a full breakdown of my impressions, head here) and noticed a number of details that will likely be of interest to fans of the first game. This includes major spoilers for The New Order and minor spoilers for what we've seen about The New Colossus, so turn away now if you don't want either.

1. The New Order let you upgrade your welding tool, the LaserKraftWerk, into a powerful cannon of death. In The New Colossus, you can upgrade all the weapons in your arsenal by finding weapon kits littered about the levels. I put a silencer on my pistol, attached a scope on my rifle, and turned my machine gun into a flame-bullet spitting machine of death for when things got hairy.

2. During the Roswell segment, BJ's health is maxed out at 50 (probably due to his injuries from the previous game) but his armor went up to 200. This meant that I couldn't storm the enemies head-on but had to think more strategically, diving in and out of cover to blast Nazis.

New Trailer Shows Silent, Deadly Heroes

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New Trailer Shows Silent, Deadly Heroes

Warner Interactive and TT Games have released a new trailer for the upcoming The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game, which puts an emphasis on combat and action. Don't expect to hear any of the usual banter from Lloyd, Cole, Kai, Zane or the rest of the crew, however. Maybe they're wearing noise-canceling masks?

Take a look at the trailer below for a peek at the game's combat, including some of the team's special moves and skills, including The Stinging Bee (a flurry of sword strikes), The Swooping Hawk (an AoE "death from above" attack), The Rushing Boar (a boring ol' jump kick), and the Skyward Dragon (your guess is as good as mine). You can also see some of the weapons that the team can use, including some legendary golden ones.

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Testing For The Surprising Multiplayer Mode Begins Next Week

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Testing For The Surprising Multiplayer Mode Begins Next Week

Through a steady stream of significant updates, Final Fantasy XV is looking like a much different game than the one we saw launch last November. Square Enix is even adding a multiplayer expansion called Comrades. If you purchased the season pass for either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you'll get a chance to participate in Comrades' closed online beta between August 3-8.

Comrades allows players to create their own Avatar, yet only eight will be available in the test, with a small selection of customization options, such as just four Royal Sigils, and four weapons (dagger, shuriken, club, and katana). Once the Avatar is created, you'll enter an outpost, engage in a tutorial and then get the chance to take on three different quests with up to three other players at your side. We don't know just how extensive the quests are, but the rewards sound significant, offering meteorshards (which expand the scope of available activities), along with experience points, and plenty of loot. Cooking is also a part of the multiplayer experience. In the beta, one ingredient will be given out per quest, and the outpost cook can mix up a meal for your next adventure.