Mortal Kombat XI Will Have Character Variations, New Story, Full Reveal In January

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Mortal Kombat XI Will Have Character Variations, New Story, Full Reveal In January

While Mortal Kombat XI has been rumored practically to the point of inevitability, it was still a surprise when Ed Boon revealed the new game at last night's Game Awards. The trailer, which was set to an original track, showed Dark Raiden from Mortal Kombat X's ending facing off against Scorpion, which seemed about right. It then raised more questions when Scorpion re-emerged in his Mortal Kombat II garb, once again sporting the powers of a demon.

If you're confused about this, don't worry, you're not the only one. In a press release, developer Netherrealm describes the story as "time-bending," suggesting that multiple incarnations of long-running characters will be present for the tournament. It would be a good way to bring back characters left by the wayside when the story rebooted with Mortal Kombat 9.

The press release also confirms that character variations will be a major factor, though it seems to be taking more from Injustice 2's character customizations than the the multiple styles that were present in Mortal Kombat X. Netherrealm has seemingly taken feedback on the balance of the variations from both games to better implement them now.

Bioware Offers Minuscule Details On New Dragon Age Project

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Bioware Offers Minuscule Details On New Dragon Age Project

After last night's announcement of a seemingly-unnamed new Dragon Age project, fans have been eager for Bioware to detail the upcoming game. Unfortunately, Bioware is staying mostly tight-lipped outside of a blog post that can best be summarized as "It exists, you'll see more eventually."

"We have been working on a new Dragon Age game for quite a while now and I am pleased to finally tease the existence of this project!" writes Mike Darrah, producer for the Dragon Age games and also Anthem. "While we won’t be sharing any details for now, I can tell you we have been building a new team around a core of Dragon Age veterans, people I’ve worked with on Dragon Age, Jade Empire, and some of whom I’ve worked with since the Baldur’s Gate days. While I have been focused on Anthem, the rest of the team has been hard at work exploring ways to push BioWare’s storytelling to the next level."

Before the game's reveal, GamesBeat reported that the game is still extremely nascent and has little to it besides a confirmation of life. The blog post seems to confirm that to be the case, though Darrah's comment seems to suggest that pre-production work has been occurring while he manages Anthem. This fits with GamesBeat's timeline suggesting the game is still three to four years away, but Bioware wanted to reassure their fans that something more RPG-like is coming.

Devil May Cry 5's Multiplayer Is Called The Cameo System

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Devil May Cry 5's Multiplayer Is Called The Cameo System

A store page for Devil May Cry 5 listed "online multiplayer" a few months ago, leaving fans scratching their heads over what this could possibly mean. Capcom wasn't keen to answer those questions before, but has now revealed how players can play together in Devil May Cry 5 in what they're calling "The Cameo System."

The way the system works is that the three characters — Dante, Nero, and V — are occasionally in the same place in the story. To Capcom, that means it makes sense that the characters would be fighting alongside each other rather than just taking turns hidden away. In the Cameo System, a player playing as Nero in a city that Dante is also fighting in might see Dante fighting in the distance or possibly right up next to Nero. It turns out that Dante is another player.

Limited Run Games Is Releasing Exclusive Physical Copies of Jak And Daxter For PS4

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Limited Run Games Is Releasing Exclusive Physical Copies of Jak And Daxter For PS4

This morning Limited Run Games – known for their limited physical releases of classic games – announced that they were partnering with Naughty Dog and Sony to release the entire collection of Jak and Daxter games on hardcopy for the PS4. This morning in a tweet, the company announced that the first title of the iconic series, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy will be made available today.

Fans can scoop up the game itself for $24.99 but should hurry while supplies last as there are only 5,000 copies being distributed worldwide. If you’re an avid collector, you can also grab the collector’s edition for $74.99. The package includes a decorative metal precursor orb, a unique poster, and a soundtrack which marks the first time a Jak And Daxter soundtrack has ever been released. There will only be 2,500 collector’s editions made worldwide.

Fans who purchase either the collector’s edition or the standard game should expect it to arrive by February 28. The entire series including physical releases of Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing will be made available by June 30.

Next Beyond Good And Evil 2 Stream To Showcase Pre-Alpha Gameplay

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Next Beyond Good And Evil 2 Stream To Showcase Pre-Alpha Gameplay

The Beyond Good and Evil 2 team at Ubisoft has been mostly quiet since the game's reveal at E3 2017 with occasional outbursts of information. This past year, we've seen a small snippet of the game's fighting system and a story trailer at E3, but not a whole lot beyond that. With the next Space Monkey Report, Ubisoft's name for Beyond Good and Evil 2 developer updates, we will hopefully see something more significant.

"As promised, we will be back with another Space Monkey Report Live Stream on December 10 at 6:00 p.m. CET / 12:00 p.m. EST," the game's website says. "We will be live on TwitchYouTube, and Facebook. We're excited to reveal some pre-alpha gameplay, so make sure you tune in for this report! You won’t want to miss it!"

The term "pre-alpha" can vary from developer to developer, with some studios using it to mean development states where the mechanics aren't even nailed down yet and others using it to refer to any time before the game is playable on a consumer level with demos and pre-release alphas. It's hard to gauge by their use of the term exactly how far the Beyond Good and Evil sequel is right now, but we should be able to gleam something from it.

Fan Recreates Friends Opening In Red Dead Redemption II

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Fan Recreates Friends Opening In Red Dead Redemption II

Red Dead Redemption II is just the gift that keeps on giving and today YouTuber Gruppy has something really special. Set to one of the worst earworms of the 90s, Gruppy has recreated Friends' intro sequence in Red Dead Redemption II.

Watch all the horrors for yourself here and no worries, no spoilers:

For more on Red Dead, be sure to check out our thoughts on Red Dead Online here.

Avengers: Endgame Trailer Goes All In On Somber

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Avengers: Endgame Trailer Goes All In On Somber

All things end. The end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's current (and critically acclaimed) storyline is not an exception that regard. Today Marvel Entertainment released the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to last year's Infinity War.

You can watch all the somberness, including some poignant bits from Tony Stark himself, right here. Bring a tissue.

Avengers: Endgame is out in April. For more on Marvel, be sure to check out our resident comic book expert's thoughts on the next batch of MCU flicks.

God Of War Walks Away With The Game Awards' Highest Honor

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God Of War Walks Away With The Game Awards' Highest Honor

The Game Awards have come along way in the last few years, now standing as one of the industry's most impressive events of the year. But throughout all the glamour and glitz of the reveals and trailers, the actual awards seem to get a little lost in the shuffle. The show seems to have taken note of this and done their best to try and give them more due, which seems to have mostly worked, despite the fact that several awards were still only given passing mentions and some nominees were not even announced.

That said, here are the winners and nominees for all the awards at tonight's event. Winners are in bold.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft) Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
God of War (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / SIE)
Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

God Of War Walks Away With The Game Awards' Highest Honor

about X hours ago from
God Of War Walks Away With The Game Awards' Highest Honor

The Game Awards have come along way in the last few years, now standing as one of the industry's most impressive events of the year. But throughout all the glamour and glitz of the reveals and trailers, the actual awards seem to get a little lost in the shuffle. The show seems to have taken note of this and done their best to try and give them more due, which seems to have mostly worked, despite the fact that several awards were still only given passing mentions and some nominees were not even announced.

That said, here are the winners and nominees for all the awards at tonight's event. Winners are in bold.

Game of the Year