Clash Royale Fans Should Keep An Eye On NFL Clash

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Clash Royale Fans Should Keep An Eye On NFL Clash

A mobile game with "Clash" in its name will likely turn the heads of most Clash Royale players. Nifty Games' first title, NFL Clash, clearly draws inspiration from Supercell's popular competitive game with head-to-head battles lasting just a few minutes per match. You'll also level up great NFL players to make them even better.

While Nifty isn't quite ready to show NFL Clash in action just yet, the new company is determined to deliver a sports game that moves away from minigames and simulation, which we primarily see on mobile.

"NFL Clash will give fans all of the excitement of an NFL game in a much faster play session than deep sports simulations and include all of the customization, collection and real time competition that mobile clash-style game fans love," says Pete Wanat, Nifty Games' co-founder and chief creative officer.  "The game will be ultra accessible for even those who haven’t played a sports game in a long time, but with a depth of play that will allow players to assemble a team of their favorite NFL players thanks to Nifty Games’ partnership with the NFLPA."

Sony Initiative Offers Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection And Journey For Free

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Sony Initiative Offers Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection And Journey For Free

Best filed under the “very good news” folder, Sony today offered up a generous opportunity for PS4 owners. As part of Sony’s new Play-At-Home initiative, beginning tomorrow, April 15 at 8pm Pacific, and running through May 5 at 8pm Pacific, you can download Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. Once redeemed, the games are yours to keep, even after that timeframe expires. The free titles are available regardless of your level of PS4 access – you don’t need to subscribe to PS Plus or any other service.

The Uncharted collection offers the first three games in the Uncharted series, remastered for PS4, all of which we were big fans of here at Game Informer. As an aside, if you happen to be a PS Plus member, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is currently available as a download throughout April. To put it another way, if you’ve never tried out Naughty Dog’s stellar action series, now is the time to do so, at very little cost to yourself.

Journey is a standout release from thatgamecompany, which I reviewed for Game Informer when it originally released on PS3. It was excellent at launch, and its PS4 iteration remains one of the most emotionally powerful games on the system.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Extended

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Extended

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was originally scheduled to finish up at the end of this month, on April 30. However, today Epic Games has announced that the season is going to keep going past that date, with Season 3 scheduled to arrive on June 4. 

Epic has promised that more cool content will be dropping during the current season, including new challenges and bonus xp - you can read the entire post with the all the news here.

Switch Update Adds Ability To Remap Buttons, Transfer Software To SD Card

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Switch Update Adds Ability To Remap Buttons, Transfer Software To SD Card

The latest system update for Nintendo Switch adds the ability to remap the buttons on your controller. The Ver. 10.0.0 update went live yesterday, and also adds the ability to transfer software data between the internal system memory and an inserted SD card. Additionally, Nintendo has added six new player icons featuring characters from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

This update should help those who primarily play on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One and have to constantly look down at their hands when a prompt for "X" comes on the screen. This new feature only includes the Joy-Cons, as well as the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, meaning third-party controllers are unable to be remapped. Each Switch can hold up to five custom configurations for each controller. In addition, Nintendo Switch Lite can hold up to five configurations. To access this menu, after you update to the 10.0.0 version, you must go to "System Settings," then select "Controllers and Sensors."

If your Switch is connected to the internet, you should be prompted to download the new update if you attempt to enter any software. If you are not automatically prompted, you can manually kick off the download by going to "System Settings," then "System," and selecting "System Update."

Supermassive Unveils Little Hope, The Next Game In The Dark Pictures Anthology

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Supermassive Unveils Little Hope, The Next Game In The Dark Pictures Anthology

After the Man of Medan, Supermassive’s Dark Pictures Anthology is moving along to its next standalone tale, called Little Hope. The Until Dawn developer's next adventure features a brand-new setting and fresh faces. This time around, Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, Midsommar) plays the lead role.  Supermassive has teased the game with a few clips and info, so this is our first substantial look. 

If you watch the trailer above, you can see the eerie small of Little Hope and its relationship with the 17th-century witch trials. It looks like our cast of college students have some weird connection to townspeople from the past, but that’s for us to find out when it launches this summer on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

What do you think of this setting for the next game in The Dark Pictures Anthology?

Firaxis Announces Standalone Strategy Game XCOM: Chimera Squad 

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Firaxis Announces Standalone Strategy Game XCOM: Chimera Squad 

XCOM 2 is known for its brutal firefights against a series of menacing aliens, but we loved every tense minute. We haven't heard much from the series since the release of the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion in 2017. That might be because Firaxis has secretly been working on a new standalone adventure called XCOM: Chimera Squad, and you'll have the chance to play it next week, when it releases on PC on April 24. 

At the end of XCOM 2, humanity had successfully beaten back an alien hegemony and reasserted its control of the planet Earth. Chimera Squad tells the story of what happened after that. Set five years after the liberation, players control a group of elite human warriors who've made an uneasy alliance with alien agents as they work together to keep the peace. 

All of Chimera Squad's turn-based battles begin with a new phase called Breach Mode. During this initial setup, players can assign their agents to specific entry points and better coordinate their assault. Some entry points offer different tactical opportunities, and others might only be accessible to agents with certain abilities. 

See What Gears Tactics Has To Offer In The Launch Trailer

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See What Gears Tactics Has To Offer In The Launch Trailer

The Gears of War series has always focused on being tactical in firefights thanks to a heavy emphasis on taking cover and attempting to gain advantageous positions on the battlefield. Now, Gears Tactics is poised to take that notion to the next level with a full-fledged turn-based strategy game.

Xbox Game Studios has released a new trailer for Gears Tactics, detailing many features the strategy-based take on the Gears of War universe has to offer. You can check that trailer out below.

Gears Tactics hits PC on April 28, and is included with a Game Pass subscription. For more, check out our recent preview of the game.

Check Out An Exclusive New Trailer For Timelie

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Check Out An Exclusive New Trailer For Timelie

Coming to PC via Steam this spring, Timelie tasks you with figuring out mindbending puzzles by altering time. You can not only rewind to the past, but also see what could happen in the future, creating a powerful puzzle dynamic.

You also control two characters at once, so you must bend time with both in consideration to its effects. Check out an exclusive look into the world of Timelie in the trailer below!

Here's What To Expect From Fallout 76: Wastelanders

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Here's What To Expect From Fallout 76: Wastelanders

Fallout 76 gets a new shot of life tomorrow through the highly anticipated Wastelanders update. This sizeable expansion adds NPCs to Appalachia's barren wasteland, as well as a new story for players to unfurl. Many people are hoping that Wastelanders is a return to form for the Fallout series. Having choice-driven conversations with NPC denizens is certainly a hallmark trait of the original Fallout games, but that isn't the only thing that defines them. It'll be interesting to see how NPCs are used in a world that is designed for multiplayer.  We'll find out tomorrow just how different the game will be moving forward.

In a blog post on Bethesda's website, Fallout 76's lead designer Ferret Baudoin and lead artist Nathan Purkeypile share videos of some of the new content, and also detail other additions and changes players will meet as they embark on their quests.

For instance, Crater, the crashed space station, is now a headquarters for the Raiders. Bethesda looked at areas that were underutilized and added life to them. In addition to revitalized areas, players will run into roughly 40 new locations.

Dead Island 2 Might Not Be Dead After Job Listing Surfaces

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Dead Island 2 Might Not Be Dead After Job Listing Surfaces

The oft-delayed, always-mysterious Dead Island 2 might still be coming if a new job listing at developer Dambuster Studios is any indication. The position is for an art director to work on a recreation of Los Angeles and, "create the sun soaked backdrop to a full scale zombie apocalypse set across the iconic Californian city for the next installment in the world renowned Dead Island franchise." The listing also references creating a title for, "current and future platforms," potentially hinting at a cross-gen release for the game.