Microsoft Says We'll Learn About Xbox Series X Games Soon

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Microsoft Says We'll Learn About Xbox Series X Games Soon

Through Xbox Series X, Microsoft is launching its next-generation of video games later this year. We know of the Series X's power and base capabilities, but we don't know much about the games that will be adapted for this high-end hardware. From Microsoft's first-party efforts, Halo Infinite will launch with the Series X, and Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is in development for it.

In terms of ports, Microsoft showed off a little bit of how Gears 5 and other titles will be improved on the platform. From third-party developers, Ubisoft has a slate of games moving to next-gen machines, and CD Projekt Red says a next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 is also on the way. That's all we've really heard thus far. If system launches of old are a guide for Series X, there should be plenty of other games ready for launch day and even more within the launch window.

On Twitter today, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said that we'll learn about the game's soon. Whether he's referencing first-party, third-party, or both remains to be seen. "Reviewed plans yesterday for continued sharing through launch," Spencer wrote. "Team is doing great work and adapting. I've never been more excited about Xbox plans. We've heard you, you want transparency/authenticity. We plan to keep showing that way, next step is not too much of a wait (games)."

New Seasons Of Pokémon Anime Coming Exclusively To Netflix

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Netflix is the new exclusive home for upcoming seasons of the Pokémon animated series in the United States. The announcement comes alongside a trailer for the next season, titled, "Pokémon Journeys: The Series." You may recall earlier this year, Netflix served as the home of Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution, a CGI remake of Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Pokémon Journeys follows longtime protagonist Ash Ketchum and his loyal partner Pikachu as they embark on a new adventure across multiple regions of the Pokémon world. The series is set to debut on Netflix on June 12. You can get an idea of what to expect from this season in a trailer released today.

Super Mega Baseball 3 Gets New Release Date & Trailer

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Super Mega Baseball 3 Gets New Release Date & Trailer

Developer Metalhead Software has announced that Super Mega Baseball 3 has been delayed slightly, moving from April to May 13 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While you wait, however, take a look at the game's new trailer detailing some of the on-the-field changes for this year's title. The trailer covers new and improved gameplay aspects like situational player traits, steals, reticle changes, team mojo levels, and more.

Metalhead has also teased that a "major online gameplay feature" will be announced before launch, so stay tuned.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming To Xbox Game Pass In May

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming To Xbox Game Pass In May

Red Dead Redemption II is coming to the Xbox Game Pass subscription on May 7, replacing fellow Rockstar title Grand Theft Auto V.

Red Dead II can be pre-downloaded now via the Xbox Game Pass mobile app, and before it leaves the service, subscribers can purchase GTA V for 20 percent off.

In case you've been mauled by a mountain lion, fallen down a canyon, and weren't aware of how good a game Red Dead Redemption II is, here's the review.

Iratus: Lord of the Dead Leaves Early Access Today On PC

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Iratus: Lord of the Dead Leaves Early Access Today On PC

Unfrozen's Iratus: Lord of the Dead leaves early access today on Steam. If you haven't heard of it, it draws plenty of inspiration from Darkest Dungeon with one major catch - you're the bad guy. 

Instead of taking on misshapen dungeon denizens, you craft an undead army (quite literally, by assembling horrible creatures from parts) and take on those that would attempt to stop your necromantic rise to power.

Eliminate your enemies through traditional combat or by embracing fear mechanics to send your enemies fleeing in terror. Build up a base to keep your progress going, even when your minions end up being smashed into dust by the forces of good.

Torchlight III Shows Off Fort System

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Torchlight III Shows Off Fort System

Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games pushed out a new trailer today showcasing the Fort system - essentially just another name for player housing. You can earn cool stuff to put in your house and alter its look through battles and combat, and also via crafting.

You want to nail the perfect look, because these player housing hubs are also prime locations for meeting up with your friends and dealing with a lot of your character maintenance activities like swapping out sets and skills.

Check out the trailer below for a look at Forts! Torchlight III is slated to arrive on PC this year.

Update: It's Probably Okay To Play Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2 Right Now

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Update: It's Probably Okay To Play Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2 Right Now

Update: 4/22/2020

Valve has issued a statement regarding the leak, saying they are investigating things but that they currently have no reason for players to be alarmed or to discontinue play of the titles in question. Valve commented: We have reviewed the leaked code and believe it to be a reposting of a limited CS:GO engine code depot released to partners in late 2017, and originally leaked in 2018. From this review, we have not found any reason for players to be alarmed or avoid the current builds (as always, playing on the official servers is recommended for greatest security). We will continue to investigate the situation and will update news outlets and players if we find anything to prove otherwise. In the meantime, if anyone has more information about the leak, the Valve security page (https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/security)

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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.