Ready Set Heroes Launches Later This Year For PlayStation

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Ready Set Heroes Launches Later This Year For PlayStation

During Sony's State of Play stream it announced a new dungeon crawler, Ready Set Heroes, being developed internally for release later this year.

The game appears to be your standard cooperative Diablo-style game, but in Ready Set Heroes, there is also a second, opposing team running through the same exact dungeon at the same time, racing to be the first to the end. Once there, you duke it out for some of that sweet loot, but the first team there will have the advantage in the final arena battle. 

No more specific release was given, but it will release exclusively on PS4 in 2019.

Watch Sony's State Of Play Livestream Here

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Watch Sony's State Of Play Livestream Here

PlayStation State of Play will live presentation begins at 4 p.m. Central. We hope to get a good look at some exciting PlayStation games, including new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage. Are you excited? It's okay to be excited.

Bethesda Confirms Upcoming Games Will Come To Steam

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Bethesda Confirms Upcoming Games Will Come To Steam

It seems a war between different types of PC game launchers and storefronts is brewing, though not everyone is eager to signal an intention to fight. While Bethesda has had their own launcher for some time now, the publisher seems willing to back off that idea and bring their games back to Steam with an announcement that their upcoming portfolio and previous notable omissions are heading to Valve's digital distribution store.

In December, third party sites gave an indication that Rage 2 would not be appearing on Steam by saying keys are only guaranteed to work on the Bethesda launcher. The publisher's silence, combined with the fact that Fallout 76 skipped Steam, lead people to believe the post-apocalyptic shooter, err, the post-apocalyptic shooter with pink in it would not appear on the store. Not so, says Bethesda. Rage 2 and Doom Eternal will be hitting Steam, as well as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, VR experience Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and last year's Fallout 76 will all be on Steam.

Bethesda did not say whether or not the games would also appear on Epic Games Store.

Apple Announces Apple Arcade, A Curated Service For Paid Games

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Apple Announces Apple Arcade, A Curated Service For Paid Games

At today's Apple event, the world's largest consumer tech company announced a new gaming initiative designed around surfacing and developing considerable paid games on iOS devices. The subscription service takes upcoming games and adds them to an Arcade tab in the app store for subscribers to pick from.

The service was rumored in January of this year, suggesting that Apple was looking to surface paid games lost among all the free-to-play titles on the app store. Apple Arcade takes those paid games and puts them together in a service not unlike Microsoft's Game Pass, allowing users to play whatever they want, all playable offline. 

The company also clarified that there will be no ads in any games on Apple Arcade.

Apple Announces Apple Arcade, A Curated Service For Paid Games

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Apple Announces Apple Arcade, A Curated Service For Paid Games

At today's Apple event, the world's largest consumer tech company announced a new gaming initiative designed around surfacing and developing considerable paid games on iOS devices. The subscription service takes upcoming games and adds them to an Arcade tab in the app store for subscribers to pick from.

The service was rumored in January of this year, suggesting that Apple was looking to surface paid games lost among all the free-to-play titles on the app store. Apple Arcade takes those paid games and puts them together in a service not unlike Microsoft's Game Pass, allowing users to play whatever they want, all playable offline. 

The company also clarified that there will be no ads in any games on Apple Arcade.

Vicarious Visions Founders Sign Publishing Deal With EA

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Vicarious Visions Founders Sign Publishing Deal With EA

Vicarious Visions wasn't a big name in gaming, but over the course of 25 years, the studio worked on ports for franchises like Skylanders, Guitar Hero, and Destiny. The studio also developed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for Activision. Back in 2016, Vicarious Visions' founders – brothers Guha and Karthik Bala – spun off a new company called Velan Studios, and the duo just signed a publishing deal with EA.

Velan Studios isn't ready to offer details on its current project, but its press release says that the game is a "new and entertaining way to experience team-based action," and EA will be bring this new IP to consoles, PC, and mobile platforms.

“In EA Partners, we found a team devoted to bringing breakthrough ideas to players everywhere," says Velan Studios president and co-founder Guha Bala. "They believe in our creative vision and will use their best-in-class resources to support the success of our game. We started Velan Studios to make community-centered play experiences that are daring and distinctive from what’s being played today. We can’t wait to share the details of our first original game in the future.”

Vicarious Visions Founders' New Company Signs Deal With EA

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Vicarious Visions Founders' New Company Signs Deal With EA

Vicarious Visions wasn't a big name in gaming, but over the course of 25 years, the studio worked on ports for franchises like Skylanders, Guitar Hero, and Destiny. The studio also developed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for Activision. Back in 2016, Vicarious Visions' founders – brothers Guha and Karthik Bala – spun off a new company called Velan Studios, and the duo just signed a publishing deal with EA.

Velan Studios isn't ready to offer details on its current project, but its press release says that the game is a "new and entertaining way to experience team-based action," and EA will be bring this new IP to consoles, PC, and mobile platforms.

“In EA Partners, we found a team devoted to bringing breakthrough ideas to players everywhere," says Velan Studios president and co-founder Guha Bala. "They believe in our creative vision and will use their best-in-class resources to support the success of our game. We started Velan Studios to make community-centered play experiences that are daring and distinctive from what’s being played today. We can’t wait to share the details of our first original game in the future.”

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Is Free For PC, Today Only

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Is Free For PC, Today Only

This month marks 25 years since the birth of Bethesda's massively popular Elder Scrolls series, which began with The Elder Scrolls: Arena in 1994. To celebrate, the studio is giving away free copies of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind to PC players, but only today.

Bethesda recognizes this milestone with several other freebies: The Elder Scrolls Online will be free to play across all platforms from March 28 through April 4, and to tease its Elsweyr expansion, Bethesda is letting players try the DLC's prologue quest for free, beginning March 25.

Bethesda recently announced its plans for E3, where we suspect we might learn new information about its mysterious project Starfield. We predict we'll hear more about The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the company's stab at bringing its tentpole series to mobile, which was delayed to sometime this year.

Daedalic Announces The Lord Of The Rings – Gollum, New Narrative-Based Action-Adventure Game

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Daedalic Announces The Lord Of The Rings – Gollum, New Narrative-Based Action-Adventure Game

Since Peter Jackson's blockbuster film adaptations of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy series debuted at the turn of the century, fans have rarely had to wait for more than a few years between interactive experiences set in Middle-earth. That steady clip continues with a new partnership between Daedalic Entertainment and Middle-earth Enterprises. 

The Lord of the Rings – Gollum follows the story of Sméagol's corruption through the One Ring To Rule Them All. The narrative-driven action-adventure title promises to remain true to the original lore, but also will explore "new events and details related to Gollum's journey."

"We tell Gollum's story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien," says Daedalic CEO Carsten Fichtelmann. "At a time when the games industry is undergoing structural changes and seeing new business models evolve, we are excited to realize a huge new production based on a story that has stayed fresh and relevant for more than 60 years."

Nintendo To Release Two New Models Of The Switch

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Nintendo To Release Two New Models Of The Switch

For a while now, people have suspected that Nintendo would follow the model of the 3DS and release new versions of the Switch. According to The Wall Street Journal, it sounds like they won't have to wait long.

The outlet is reporting that two new models are on the way. One is supposedly a cheaper version of what's already out there with some features (like vibration) removed. The second model is supposedly an enhanced version of the Switch that's targeting "avid videogamers." Whatever those enhancements are it's not exactly clear.

The Wall Street Journal says that sources are expecting the device to be announced at E3 and then be released before Christmas.