Meet Dota 2's New Hero: Dawnbreaker

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Meet Dota 2's New Hero: Dawnbreaker

Have hammer, will smash. That's not the official catchphrase of the new Dota 2 hero but it definitely should be. Meet Dawnbreaker, the latest hero to arrive in the MOBA Dota 2. She comes at the perfect time with the Dota anime making its Netflix debut just last month

A new update has gone live and it's a pretty big one. With Radiant Mid change and various other map tweaks, the new update is more than just the new character, but the new character is arguably the biggest part.

Dawnbreaker is a mele-heavy hero that was "molded from the heart of a young metallic star." She's a warrior from the Children of Light and wields a massive hammer like it weighs nothing. Her primary move (Starbreaker) utilizes said hammer by spinning it around in three quick moves. Upon the final spin, she slams the meaty end of the hammer down to deal massive amounts of damage to her foes. 

Age Of Empires IV Releases This Fall

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Age Of Empires IV Releases This Fall

Today, an Age of Empires fan preview event held online showcased new content coming to the entire franchise, but also a significant amount of new information on the upcoming Age of Empires IV. Gameplay was showcased along with a number of other interesting tidbits! Age of Empires IV is slated to arrive sometime this fall.

First, one of the most important information points is that Age of Empires IV features asymmetric civilizations. This means that playing as the Delhi Sultanate is going to be much, much different than playing as the Mongols, both in what units you can create and more importantly, how your strategies involving resources, expansion, combat and all other facets play out. While previous Empire games may have hinged mainly on a few special units to create civilization identity, Age of Empire VI is heavily focused on unique gameplay for each faction. 

Here's What's Coming Next For Star Wars Action Figures

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Here's What's Coming Next For Star Wars Action Figures

Today's Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest began with the announcement of a new Fortnite action figures line, and concluded with a handful of reveals for Star Wars' Vintage Collection and Black Series lines. Disney Plus' The Mandalorian remains a strong focus for Hasbro, but various video games also grabbed the spotlight for a number of figure reveals.

Along with new Vintage Collection figure announcements for Luke Skywalker (Hoth), the Emperor's Royal Guard, Han Solo (Endor), and Admiral Akbar, Hasbro debuted a new subgroup of Gaming Greats. This wave consists of a Heavy Battle Droid from Battlefront II, a Shadow Trooper from The Force Unleashed, and a Scout Trooper and Electrostaff Purge Trooper from Jedi: Fallen Order. All of these figures are currently available for pre-order at GameStop. The Gaming Greats line is exclusive to retailer.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Officially Goes Gold

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Officially Goes Gold

Good news, Turian lovers and N7 hopefuls alike! Mass Effect Legendary Edition has officially gone gold. The news was confirmed by project director Mac Walters, ensuring that no delays are on the horizon for the Mass Effect trilogy remaster slated for next month. 

Walters took to his Twitter account with a fitting GIF of Shepard and company partying it down during the Citadel pizza. Pop that dextro-friendly champagne and order that pizza from the Vorcha, because it's time to board the Normandy once more and show the galaxy how it's done: 

Mass Effect Legendary Edition has gone GOLD! It's been quite a journey - time to celebrate briefly. Maybe even dance a little... if that's you're thing. #MassEffect #Legendary pic.twitter.com/cvDmGjFrSi

Dungeons & Dragons Movie Delayed

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Dungeons & Dragons Movie Delayed

The upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie has been delayed, moving to a 2023 launch instead of the projected May 27, 2022 release previously planned. 

The Dungeons & Dragons movie's new release date following the delay is now set for March 3, 2023, making it the second delay to hit the film since it was first announced. The first delay pushed the movie's release from November 19, 2021, to May 27, 2022, but COVID-related issues and the uncertainty surrounding the film industry's future forced plans to change. 

The film was expected to begin filming before Summer this year in Ireland. The confirmation (courtesy of Comicbook's Christian Hoffer) of the movie's delay did not confirm whether or not the production schedule was also pushed back. 

Neo: The World Ends With You Launches This Summer, PC Version Confirmed

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Neo: The World Ends With You Launches This Summer, PC Version Confirmed

Neo: The World Ends With You is the upcoming sequel to the beloved cult classic The World Ends With You. We first learned about the new title last November, but Square Enix has finally pulled the curtain back on the game’s release date, showcasing a new trailer that also reveals the game is heading to PC via the Epic Games Store in addition to PlayStation 4 and Switch.

The official release date is July 27 for PlayStation 4 and Switch while the PC version has a tentative Summer 2021 window. Neo: The World Ends With You takes place after the events of the 2007 original and follows protagonist Rindo, a teen who finds himself trapped in the same Reapers’ Game that plagued Neku and his pals. For those unfamiliar, the Reapers’ Game is a deadly game of survival set once again in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. 

The new trailer introduces the main cast of new characters and returning faces, as well as a tantalizing tease at the end. The game’s signature art remains intact but the combat has evolved beyond the original game’s 2D battles into a 3D style reminiscent of Kingdom Hearts. Don’t worry though, you’ll still be collecting tons of pins to augment Rindo and his crew with various special abilities to take on the Noise. Take a look for yourself below.

First 4 Figures Teases Breath Of The Wild Revali Statue

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First 4 Figures Teases Breath Of The Wild Revali Statue

First 4 Figures, a company known for its high-quality gaming statues, has announced a new statue featuring a key character from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The skilled archer Revali, who is the Rito Champion in Breath of the Wild, is the newest character to receive his own First 4 Figures PVC statue.

Revealed during a Q&A session with First 4 Figures' community manager, Revali is currently in the physical stage of development. First 4 Figures also teased that a full line of statues featuring the Champions – Revali, Mipha, Urbosa, and Daruk – is coming soon. The Revali figure is a painted PVC statue, but we don't have much more information than that.

You can see the full teaser video below:

A PS5 The Last Of Us Remake Is Reportedly In the Works

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A PS5 The Last Of Us Remake Is Reportedly In the Works

The first Last of Us game has seen a remaster, but it never did get the remake treatment. The "why" is pretty obvious: the first game is stunningly beautiful and the tweaks made for it to come to PlayStation 4 made it even more attractive. That being said, a new report has surfaced that centers around Sony's "obsession with blockbusters," and it's there that we learned about the company's plans regarding The Last of Us. 

The report from Bloomberg is an interesting read and breaks down the pivotal shifts being made behind the scenes regarding Sony and its current goals. In the report, it was revealed that there was a small development team tasked with a Last of Us remake (not remaster) at Sony Visual Arts Services Group. That team, however, reportedly did not receive the resources needed for this project from Sony, allegedly in part due to PlayStation's Worldwide Studios Hermen Hulst, and other execs, not being totally sold on the idea.

Destiny 2: Season 14 Iron Banner Weapons Revealed

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Destiny 2: Season 14 Iron Banner Weapons Revealed

Earlier today, we talked about the various nerfs that are being implemented in Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen ahead of season 14 on the horizon. The reason behind the wide swath of nerfs is that the studio is bringing in a ton of new weapons and gear for the upcoming season, and the team is making preemptive changes to ensure that those arrivals fit right in. While we don't know even a small portion of what's on the way, Bungie did reveal the new Season 14 Iron Banner weapons on the way to help ease the blow of the most recent nerfs. 

Iron Banner is slated to kick off one last time in Season of the Chosen on April 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific until April 20 at the same time. This will be the final Iron Banner before season 14, so get in there if you still need to complete the Iron Sharpens Iron Seasonal Challenge. Saladin also offers weekly bounties that are great for leveling, especially for those trying to get to 1325 for Grandmaster Nightfalls. 

Regarding what's next, here's our first look at the new weapons on the way for the upcoming season: 

Alex Kidd In Miracle World Remake Gets June Release Date

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Alex Kidd In Miracle World Remake Gets June Release Date

Sega’s former mascot Alex Kidd returns with an enhanced remake of his debut title, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX. Whether you’re an old-school platforming fan or a young‘un who has maybe heard the name “Alex Kidd” uttered in some gaming circles, you’ll have a chance to experience his original adventure under a modern lens.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX launches June 24 and gives the 1986 Sega Master System classic a big facelift. For one, it looks a lot shaper thanks to the redesigned visuals and animations. If you find yourself pining for the old look, though, you can switch to the original graphics (or at least a recreation of them) with the press of a button. Platforming and combat have also been tweaked for improved playability. Take a look at the improvements yourself by watching the release date trailer below. 

DX features every level from Miracle World but also introduces some brand new areas as well. There’s also a roster of new bosses to take down. If punching their lights on during the main game isn’t enough, you can take them on all over again in a new Boss Rush mode. Finally, the soundtrack features rearranged music tracks as well as remastered versions of the original score.