Here Are The Games Hitting This Week

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Here Are The Games Hitting This Week

Airplanes. Golf. Toads. This week's new releases scratch a bunch of different kinds of gaming itches. Some of the biggest games deliver a fair bit of nostalgia. We've been waiting for a long time for a new Battletoads game, and after making a return with playable characters in Killer Instinct a few years ago, the brawling amphibians are finally getting a new game. Battletoads release on Thursday. Other players may find a different kind of nostsalgia in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the beloved series is coming back in a big way on PC, led by gorgeous visuals and real airports and planes.

The other releases that stand out are Rogue Leagacy 2, the sidescrolling adventure about that explores family trees in unique ways, and PGA Tour 2K21, a new series from The Golf Club developer HB Studios.

Let us know what games you will be picking up this week in the comments section below:

Control Is Taking It Easy In Next Update

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Control Is Taking It Easy In Next Update

Remedy has offered new details about the upcoming AWE expansion in its latest livestream, but one of the coolest announcements to emerge from that video on the status of the game is what is coming in the free August update. Remedy revealed that it’s responding to complaints about long checkpoints and difficulty overall with a number of new options.

The game is adding new control points as well as soft checkpoints in certain areas.

In addition, a new “Assist Mode” provides tremendous flexibility for players to cater the game to their desires, changing out damage input and output amounts, reload and recharge speeds, and even turning off character death entirely.

Apex Legends Season 6 Hits On August 18

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Apex Legends Season 6 Hits On August 18

Apex Legends Season 6, Boosted, is poised to strike on August 18 with a slew of new content. The biggest addition is a new legend, Rampart. She's a big shooter, a fight club smart talker who loves bubble gum, apparently.

She's clearly here to win games and chew bubble gum. There's a new battle pass to explore, new weapons to go pew-pew with, and even crafting. Crafting! Listen there's a lot of new stuff coming in Season 6, and Respawn has a bold new gameplay trailer that shows off some of the fun stuff. Check it out below!

DC Game Announcements Coming Saturday, August 22

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DC Game Announcements Coming Saturday, August 22

Even in the midst of some devastating restructuring and layoffs at Warner Bros. and DC in recent days, the company is still moving forward with a big fan event called the DC FanDome, scheduled for next weekend. An array of DC properties are getting the spotlight treatment, with new looks at everything from Wonder Woman 1984 to the much-discussed Snyder Cut of Justice League. IGN has a full schedule listing to peruse. For game fans, there are also at least two big reveals on the way.

Rocksteady will be showing off Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League; it’s an intriguing title to a game from a studio that has been praised for its take on Batman in the Arkham games. The panel on Rocksteady’s new game is on Saturday, August 22 at 7pm Central/5pm Pacific.

In addition, players can also look forward a new look at the next project from WB Games Montreal. Earlier teasers have strongly implied that the studio is working on project related to Batman and the League of Assassins. Viewers who want to learn more can check out the panel on Saturday, August 22, at 12:30pm Central/10:30pm Pacific.

Kate Bishop, She Hulk, And War Machine Could Be Coming To The Avengers Game

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Kate Bishop, She Hulk, And War Machine Could Be Coming To The Avengers Game

Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Avenger game looks to be a destination for players for a long time. The developer has already said that it plans to support the game with continual updates. If a recent data mine from Reddit user 6plus4equals52 is to be believed, the game code already contains references to the popular Marvel characters Kate Bishop, She-Hulk, and War Machine, so it seems likely that we'll soon see these characters as DLC additions. 

If you're not familiar, Kate Bishop also goes by the codename Hawkeye as she is a highly skilled archer and a member of the Young Avengers. She-Hulk, aka Jennifer Walters, is Bruce Banner's cousin, and she received Hulk-like powers after getting an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce. Finally, War Machine, aka James "Rhodey" Rhodes is a good friend of Tony Stark and wears an advanced armored battlesuit – come on, you don't really need us to explain this stuff to you. 

[Source: Reddit]

Dreamscaper Hits Early Access

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Dreamscaper Hits Early Access

Roguelite action RPG Dreamscaper has just hit Steam Early Access, allowing players to explore a corrupted, dark dreamscape. Hunh, it's like right there in the name. Cool.

You get to take out nightmare spirits with like, phantasmal yo-yo's or something in this one. It's a dream so you can turn the surreal into substance, like finger guns acting like real weapons. 

Since it's a roguelite, progress should be slow and steady from attempt to attempt, run to run, inside the dream realm. Always chase those big upgrades. You can also mess with time, which sounds pretty neat. Check out the Early Access launch trailer below!

Fortnite For Android Has Been Pulled From The Google Play Store

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Fortnite For Android Has Been Pulled From The Google Play Store

Following today's earlier chaotic news of two titans blasting back and forth at each other with Epic Games' Fortnite on the Apple App Store, the popular game has also been removed from the Android Google Play Store. Check out everything going on with that situation right here.

In a statement to The Verge, Google addresses the removal of Fortnite from the Google Play Store:

The open Android ecosystem lets developers distribute apps through multiple app stores. For game developers who choose to use the Play Store, we have consistent policies that are fair to developers and keep the store safe for users. While Fortnite remains available on Android, we can no longer make it available on Play because it violates our policies. However, we welcome the opportunity to continue our discussions with Epic and bring Fortnite back to Google Play.

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Will Offer Free PS4-To-PS5 Upgrade

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Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Will Offer Free PS4-To-PS5 Upgrade

Kena: Bridge of Spirits was one of the unexpected hits of PlayStation 5's "Future of Gaming" stream back in June, and now fans have even more to be excited about. Today, developer Ember Lab announced that Kena will offer a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for those who pick up the PlayStation 4 release.

With this news, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the latest game to join the trend of free upgrades from current-generation hardware to next-gen consoles. According to a tweet from developer Ember Lab, the PlayStation 5 version will retain the same visual style while receiving graphical improvements. The PS5 version will also take advantage of next-gen features of PlayStation 5. The studio also said it doesn't know if it's a PS5 launch title, and that it's simply shooting to release before the end of the year.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is set to launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC (via Epic Games Store) holiday 2020.

Fortnite Pulled From iOS App Store As Epic Games And Apple Feud

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Fortnite Pulled From iOS App Store As Epic Games And Apple Feud

Apple has pulled Fortnite from the App Store after reports surfaced this morning of an option Epic was including in the game to bypass the App Store pricing, allowing users to make purchases from Epic directly. Apple responded by pulling Fortnite from the App store completely. Epic Games responded by airing a "1984" style video inside Fortnite. Watch the video inside this tweet:

Epic Games has defied the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices.
Visit https://t.co/K3S07w5uEk and join the fight to stop 2020 from becoming "1984" https://t.co/tpsiCW4gqK

It's a big shot at Apple that hearkens back to ancient tech history when Apple introduced the Macintosh.

Mortal Shell Is Getting A Physical Release

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Mortal Shell Is Getting A Physical Release

Ready to die a bunch of times and take new bodies for a spin? Choose the shell (they're kinda like classes) that's right for your playstyle when Mortal Shell launches on August 18 digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

But wait, you already knew that part. Mortal Shell is also getting a physical release on October 2, announced today. More details in the tweet below and the associated link.

We’ve been stunned by the number of requests for a physical release of Mortal Shell. Today we’re delighted to answer those requests.