Get Must-Have Indies Alongside Headliners Soma And Onrush In December’s PS Plus Free Games

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Get Must-Have Indies Alongside Headliners Soma And Onrush In December’s PS Plus Free Games

December’s free PlayStation Plus games will get your heart pounding in two very different ways. Soma, Frictional Games’ sci-fi survival horror, received a 8.5 from us back when it released in 2015. Tim Turi wrote that, “All the core genre tenets are still in place, wrapped in a tense, underwater setting that tells one of the most intriguing sci-fi stories in recent memory.”

While Onrush’s bright and colorful vibe is about as far from horror as you can get, the arcade-style racer will make your heart beat equally fast. You can watch Jeff Cork, Matt Kato, and Leo Vader in friendly car-smashing competition on this episode of New Gameplay Today.

PlayStation Plus members can pick up these two headliners as well as the critically acclaimed indies Iconoclasts – which Kyle HIlliad gave a 9 ­– and Papers, Please – developed by Lucas Pope, creator of recently released Return of the Obra Dinn.  

Breach Entering Early Access In January

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Breach Entering Early Access In January

QC Games – made up of developers formerly from BioWare – has announced that its online co-op action RPG Breach is entering Steam Early Access in January 2019 with a full, free-to-play launch later in 2019.

The game features a fluid class system encouraging customization and swapping as players work to defeat the player-controlled Veil Demon (and its minions) in an invasion of Earth by creatures from a mythical, parallel Earth.

You can sign up for possible inclusion in Breach's alpha here.

Guacamelee 2 Release Dates Set For Switch And Xbox One, DLC Outlined

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Guacamelee 2 Release Dates Set For Switch And Xbox One, DLC Outlined

DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee 2 arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 10, and Xbox One next January. If you already played through the game on PlayStation 4 or PC, new content is coming your way, starting today with the release of the Three Enemigos DLC pack.

Retailing for $2.99, this DLC adds three playable characters to the mix. You can suit up as Jaguar Javier, El Muñeco, or Uay Pek, each bringing unique abilities and approaches to combat.

In December a second DLC pack arrives for $3.99, and adds 15 challenges to the game, along with a bevy of playable characters, including Chamoya Coscorrona, Uay Coco, Ramirez, Flame Face, and two others. Again, each of these characters performs differently.

Guacamelee 2 Release Dates Set For Switch And Xbox One, DLC Outlined

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Guacamelee 2 Release Dates Set For Switch And Xbox One, DLC Outlined

DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee 2 arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 10, and Xbox One next January. If you already played through the game on PlayStation 4 or PC, new content is coming your way, starting today with the release of the Three Enemigos DLC pack.

Retailing for $2.99, this DLC adds three playable characters to the mix. You can suit up as Jaguar Javier, El Muñeco, or Uay Pek, each bringing unique abilities and approaches to combat.

In December a second DLC pack arrives for $3.99, and adds 15 challenges to the game, along with a bevy of playable characters, including Chamoya Coscorrona, Uay Coco, Ramirez, Flame Face, and two others. Again, each of these characters performs differently.

A Sequel And All Female Spin-Off For Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Is In The Works

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A Sequel And All Female Spin-Off For Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Is In The Works

According to an article by The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is already starting on a sequel for its upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as well as an all-female spin-off.

Joaquim Dos Santos who executive produced Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender and whose work includes Avatar: The Last Airbender and Justice League Unlimited will direct the sequel. Sony is currently in discussion with Lauren Montgomery who co-directed DC projects like Batman: Year One and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse to head up the spin-off. Bek Smith who penned episodes for CBS's The Zoo will write the spin-off's script. 

The filmmakers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will be involved in some capacity, as will Marvel Studios' CEO Avi Arad. Amy Pascal who produced the live-action films and the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will resume production on both projects.

Dark Horse's Halo Omnibus Launches Tomorrow

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Dark Horse's Halo Omnibus Launches Tomorrow

A new Halo game is in the works, but Master Chief likely won't be returning to video games any time soon. If you need your fix of the green armor, Dark Horse is launching a new Halo Omnibus tomorrow that features chapters written by Halo 4's senior writer Chris Schlerf, and Halo 5: Guardians' lead writer Brian Reed.

This monstrous 368-page paperback book reprints the complete three-issue series of Halo: Initiation and the first 12 issues of Halo: Escalation. Readers will also find a cover gallery and a variety of process pages. Along with Reed and Schlerf, the book features writing by Duffy Boudreau, and art by Sergio Arino, Ricardo Sanchez, and Douglas Franchin. The cover is illustrated by Jean-Sebastein Rossbach.

Halo: Escalation is set after the events of Halo 4, and follows the crew of the UNSC Infinity as they try to foster peace between the Elites and Brutes. What they soon find, however, is a long-lost UNSC asset is in enemy hands. Halo: Initiation tells the story of Sarah Palmer before she wore Spartan armor.

A Sequel And All Female Spin-Off For Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Is In The Works

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A Sequel And All Female Spin-Off For Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Is In The Works

According to an article by The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is already starting on a sequel for its upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as well as an all-female spin-off.

Joaquim Dos Santos who executive produced Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender and whose work includes Avatar: The Last Airbender and Justice League Unlimited will direct the sequel. Sony is currently in discussion with Lauren Montgomery who co-directed DC projects like Batman: Year One and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse to head up the spin-off. Bek Smith who penned episodes for CBS's The Zoo will write the spin-off's script. 

The filmmakers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will be involved in some capacity, as will Marvel Studios' CEO Avi Arad. Amy Pascal who produced the live-action films and the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will resume production on both projects.

Minecraft: Story Mode Launches On Netflix

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Minecraft: Story Mode Launches On Netflix

Minecraft: Story Mode is available now on Netflix. The episodic adventure game from Telltale Games originally released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android in 2015, with later releases on Switch, Wii U, and Apple TV.

Despite Netflix being a service dedicated to streaming video, the title still retains choice-driven elements. Depending on which device you're playing it on, the controls for the Netflix version change slightly. If you're on a computer, you use the mouse cursor to select an option when choices pop up, while devices with touchscreens have you tap on your choice. Meanwhile, if you play on consoles, you use the d-pad to highlight an option and a face button to select it. You can still select if you want the main character, Jesse, to be male or female, though it appears that you no longer choose skin tone.

Minecraft: Story Mode Launches On Netflix

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Minecraft: Story Mode Launches On Netflix

Minecraft: Story Mode is available now on Netflix. The episodic adventure game from Telltale Games originally released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android in 2015, with later releases on Switch, Wii U, and Apple TV.

Despite Netflix being a service dedicated to streaming video, the title still retains choice-driven elements. Depending on which device you're playing it on, the controls for the Netflix version change slightly. If you're on a computer, you use the mouse cursor to select an option when choices pop up, while devices with touchscreens have you tap on your choice. Meanwhile, if you play on consoles, you use the d-pad to highlight an option and a face button to select it. You can still select if you want the main character, Jesse, to be male or female, though it appears that you no longer choose skin tone.

The Lego Movie 2 Videogame Is Coming Out Just Weeks After The Film

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The Lego Movie 2 Videogame Is Coming Out Just Weeks After The Film

Set to release shortly after its movie counterpart, The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is an open-world adventure game with puzzle-solving mechanics set within the film’s universe. You'll play as Emmet, who must travel to space to save his fellow Legos from invading aliens.

According to Arthur Parsons, Head of Design, TT Games Studios, "Players must scour the stars for rare items, materials and tools to complete their collections and help their journey across the LEGO universe, experiencing a wide array of amazing environments, wacky vehicles and incredible creatures along the way."

The Lego Movie 2 Videogame boasts improved combat mechanics and over 100 unlockable characters from both Lego movies. That includes returning characters Lucy and Lego Batman as well as the new Legos on the block General Mayhem and Rex Dangervest.