The Outriders Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Outriders Digital Issue Is Now Live

Digital subscribers to Game Informer are now able to learn all about Outriders! Following this week's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsersiPad/iPhone and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Kindle and Nook.

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Crystal Dynamics Details Avengers Pre-order Details, Special Editions, PS4 Bonuses

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Crystal Dynamics Details Avengers Pre-order Details, Special Editions, PS4 Bonuses

Crystal Dynamics' Avengers game was recently on the receiving end of a delay from May to September, but those excited to suit up as Earth's Mightiest Heroes can now pre-order a few different versions and set themselves up to receive various bonuses. While both the PS4 and Xbox One versions have different editions to choose from that come with several bonuses, PS4 players get a few extra things, including first access to a beta test.

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Pre-ordering the standard edition gives you a Marvel Legacy Nameplate, the Marvel Legacy Outfit Pack, featuring costumes from each of the heroes' early days, and online beta access. The Deluxe Edition gives you 72-hour early access to the full game, the Obsidian Nameplate Pack, and the Obsidian Outfit Pack for the heroes. The physical version of the Deluxe Edition also includes a one-month subscription to Marvel Unlimited. The Earth's Mightiest Edition includes all the perks of the other editions, plus a steelbook case, a 12-inch statue of Captain America, a Hulk bobblehead, a Mjölnir keychain, Black Widow's belt buckle, Iron Man's prototype armor blueprint, Kamala Khan's Avenger pin, and a group photo of the team.

Introducing Prince Of Persia: The Dagger Of Time, A VR Escape Room

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Introducing Prince Of Persia: The Dagger Of Time, A VR Escape Room

This isn't the new Prince of Persia game you were hoping for, but at least Ubisoft is still dreaming up new adventures in this popular universe. Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time is a virtual reality escape room designed for teams of up to four players. Developer Ubisoft Düsseldorf hopes to have this Sands of Time-based experience out in the wild this spring.

Your goal as a team is to escape the Fortress of Time wielding the magical dagger of note to solve puzzles, some requiring you to rewind time, others pushing you to speed it up, and you may event need to stop it completely. You'll also need to keep an eye on Kaileena, the Empress of Time, and her army of sand monsters. Using room-scale VR, you'll need your team to move around the room to explore and solve puzzles.

Developer Ubisoft Düsseldorf is no stranger to VR escape rooms, having already made two others: Assassin's Creed: Medusa's Gate and Assassin's Creed: Escape the Lost Pyramid.

Pokémon Home Now Live, Gives You Free Gen 1 Starter And Pikachu To Add To Your Collection

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Pokémon Home Now Live, Gives You Free Gen 1 Starter And Pikachu To Add To Your Collection

Since the beginning of the franchise, Game Freak has expressed a desire for the ability to bring your Pokémon forward into future games. While that process has not been without its hiccups and headaches, apps like the Poké Transporter and the Pokémon Bank for 3DS were designed with that function in mind. Now, Switch users finally have a way to bring creatures forward into Sword & Shield, as well as future mainline Pokémon RPGs through Pokémon Home, which is now available.

Pokémon Home links to Pokémon Bank to allow you to carry forward stored creatures into current games. While a free version exists, players who are serious about bringing their Pocket Monsters forward are probably going to want to look at the $15.99/year (or $2.99/month if you just want to do this once) Premium plan, which bumps your storage capacity up from 30 Pokémon to 6,000, as well as higher capacity in Wonder Box and GTS.

In addition, just for downloading the app and linking it to your Nintendo Account, you get a free Pikachu, as well as your choice of one of the Kanto starters (Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle). In addition, Serebii reports 35 Pokémon previously not available in Sword & Shield are available if you transfer from an older game using Pokémon Bank. You can see the full list here.

Activision Blizzard Removes Games From GeForce Now

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Activision Blizzard Removes Games From GeForce Now

Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service exited beta last week with hundreds of games, but users will find some of the titles they may have been playing have suddenly been removed. Activision Blizzard abruptly removed all of its games (like Overwatch and World of Warcraft) from the service yesterday with no real explanation.

The news comes from a Nvidia representative in GeForce Now's official forum. The representative said wrote, "Per their request, please be advised Activision Blizzard games will be removed from the service. While unfortunate, we hope to work together with Activision Blizzard to reenable these games and more in the future."

In the same post, Nvidia says that over 1,500 games are being on-boarded and will be added to the service in the future. If you purchased the Activision Blizzard games, you can still play them, just not through GeForce Now.

Stardew Valley Spinoff Games Are In Development

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Stardew Valley Spinoff Games Are In Development

The immensely popular farming game Stardew Valley will be revisited in the future through two new games, but neither are what you would expect. The news comes from Stardew Valley's creator Eric Barone while answering a Twitter question about the future of the game's universe.

When asked if new games would be on the way, Barone replied "I'm actually working on a couple of new projects. One takes place in the world of Stardew Valley, but is not a farming game. The other, I'm not 100 percent sure about the world yet, but it will tie into Stardew Valley in some way."

When the news began to spread across social media and into news stories like the one you are reading now, Barone added "all I ask is please don't get too hyped at this stage. I want to avoid too much hype or speculation. I'd like to just make whatever game comes naturally to me without too much pressure or expectation."

2K Silicon Valley Studio Becomes 31st Union

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2K Silicon Valley Studio Becomes 31st Union

2K has announced that internal developer 2K Silicon Valley will now be known as 31st Union, with progress already underway on an unannounced new IP.

2K Silicon Valley was inaugurated last year with Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games (Call of Duty: WWII and more) as president.

Alongside the new studio name, 31st Union is also starting up a European division based in Spain.

This April's PUBG Gobal Series Event In Berlin Has Been Postponed Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

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This April's PUBG Gobal Series Event In Berlin Has Been Postponed Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to health concerns linked to the spreading coronavirus, PUBG Corporation today announced the postponement of this April's PUBG Global Series event in Berlin. PUBG Corporation still plans on running all four of its Global Series events this year, but there may be some delays due to the virus, and perhaps even venue changes. A PUBG Corporation representative told Game Informer that the team is actively working on a replacement event.

PUBG Corporation offered an official statement on the situation:

PUBG Corporation is actively monitoring the spread of the latest coronavirus, which was recently declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.

BioWare Commits To 'Longer-Term Redesign' Of Anthem

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BioWare Commits To 'Longer-Term Redesign' Of Anthem

One of the biggest flops of 2019 was BioWare's living sci-fi game Anthem. While it received middling review scores based on the content available at launch, it quickly became apparent the development team did not have sufficient long-term content or gameplay-evolution plans in place to sustain a dedicated community the way a living game needs to in the current landscape. Many Anthem players have felt abandoned by the development team's lack of meaningful new content in the year since its launch. Today, BioWare general manager Casey Hudson announced plans for the future of Anthem.

In a post on the BioWare Blog, Hudson says the last year has seen the team focused on improving "stability, performance and general quality of life while delivering three seasons of new content and features." Many players have been dissatisfied with not only the quantity of content released by BioWare, but the pace at which is has come to the game as well. In the post, Hudson says he understands that players yearn for "a more satisfying loot experience, better long-term progression and a more fulfilling end game."

To address these concerns, Hudson says Anthem will receive a "more substantial reinvention than an update or expansion."

Here's How Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Cindered Shadows DLC Carries Into The Main Game

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Here's How Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Cindered Shadows DLC Carries Into The Main Game

This Wednesday marks the launch of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Cindered Shadows DLC, and Nintendo is using its social media channels to reveal a bit more about what to expect.

Cindered Shadows introduces us to a new house called the Ashen Wolves, bringing new characters and classes to the fold. One thing that has been vague up until this point is just how the DLC will impact the main game. Nintendo UK took to Twitter to clear that up a bit, which you can read below.

As you progress in Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Cindered Shadows, you can interact with and recruit the four Ashen Wolves in Part 1 of the main game!
Once they've joined your house, they can take part in battles & classes. They'll also stick with you into Part 2 of the main game. pic.twitter.com/03Q6lkP95v