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

New Trailer For Bloodroots Reveals A February 28 Release Date

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New Trailer For Bloodroots Reveals A February 28 Release Date

In Paper Cult's Bloodroots, you can knock all of the blood out of someone's body with one good whack of a carrot. Need I say more? This wildly violent action game is releasing on Switch, PlayStation 4, and the Epic Games Store on February 28.

Bloodroots follows the exploits of Mr. Wolf, a warrior who is defeated, left for dead, and then goes on a  quest of revenge against the people that took him down. Set in the Weird West, your bid for justice unfolds through combos that can be dealt from hatchets and even a carrot. yes, an ordinary carrot. You can also attach giant fish to the heads of enemies to blind them. The world features plenty of interaction for both combat and traversal. You'll come across a giant wind-up shoe that you can use to bounce around and smash enemies. It looks like good, bloody fun.

According to an official press release from Paper Cult, the development team brought in Nick Suttner (of Guacamelee 2 and Celeste fame) to "help flesh out and write the game's characters and dialogues."

First Details For Netflix's Resident Evil Series Leak Online

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First Details For Netflix's Resident Evil Series Leak Online

Netflix's upcoming Resident Evil streaming series doesn't take place where you think it would. Raccoon City is not mentioned in an official description that was accidentally posted to Netflix's media center before being quickly removed (and archived on the WaybackMachine). While it doesn't sound like we'll see an origin story in a creepy, old mansion, there's a good reason why this show isn't set in the series' familiar location. The official synopsis reads:

Given that decades have gone by since the discovery of the virus and the events of this series, there's a chance Netflix is creating this show as a sequel to all of the Resident Evil games that came before it. The first Resident Evil game launched on PlayStation in 1996, and the show appears to be exploring new territory not seen in any of the games. Resident Evil is no stranger to living outside of video games, and has enjoyed plenty of success as movies, both live action and animated.

What do you hope to see from this series? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Outer Worlds Switch Port Delayed Due To Coronavirus

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The Outer Worlds Switch Port Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Virtuous, the team handling the Switch port of The Outer Worlds, has studios located in Chengdu and Xi'an, China, and those offices have been closed during the Coronavirus outbreak and a mandatory quarantine. Publisher Private Division took to Twitter to say that "the team at Virtuous is ok," but they'll need additional time to finish the Switch port, which will now be releasing as a physical version on a cartridge (not just a download code in the box).

The Outer Worlds was slated to release on Switch on March 6. Private Division added that it is now "working with the team to determine an updated development timeline, and will share more regarding a new launch date shortly."

Virtuous employs over 1,600 people in 11 offices around the world, and recently supported Respawn Entertainment in development of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and also assisted with Frontier Developments' Planet Zoo.

Check Out The Gameplay Trailer For Undungeon, A Colorful Pixel-Art Action/RPG

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Check Out The Gameplay Trailer For Undungeon, A Colorful Pixel-Art Action/RPG

After making its way through Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter in early 2017, Laughing Machines' Undungeon is gearing up for a 2020 release. Laughing Machines and publisher tinyBuild today released a gameplay trailer that shows off combat and some of the RPG systems for this stunning hand-drawn pixel-art game.

In Undungeon, players suit up as one of seven Heralds, each coming from a different world destroyed by something called the Shift. The Heralds explore procedurally generated maps that are based on multiversal ideas, meaning you may visit the same place but it could be a little different the next time through. Their goal is to heal a world that has suffered a cataclysm.

Undungeon is described by Laughing Machines as an action game with roguelike and old-school RPG styles. The team has drawn inspiration from games like FTL: Faster Than Light, Hyper Light Drifter, and Nuclear Throne for this quest-driven adventure. Right now, Laughing Machines is targeting PC as the sole platform with a release in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Children Of Morta Adds Hard Mode, New Enemies, And More In Free Update

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Children Of Morta Adds Hard Mode, New Enemies, And More In Free Update

Developer Dead Mage and publisher 11 bit studios today released the first free update for Children of Morta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Dubbed the "Shrine of Challenge," this update introduces a Hard mode with increased enemy damage and health. Players that take on these foes will gain larger experience point rewards.

The update also introduces two new enemies called the Dark Blade and Mech Constructor. As you journey through dungeons, you'll stumble upon 18 new items (split into divine relics, graces, and charms), including one that drops boulders on enemies, and another that electrifies them with lightning. The update is rounded out with updated UI and HUD options and balance tweaks for Normal mode.

I recently reviewed Children of Morta, giving it a score of 9 out of 10, saying that it "succeeds in story, combat, leveling, and the bond formed in a family." Down the road, Dead Mage is releasing additional updates that add New Game+, another playable character, online cooperative play, Endless mode, and a expansion chapter set in the Uncharted Lands. All of these updates will be free except for the expansion chapter.

Enhanced Versions Of Sonic 2 And Puyo Puyo 2 Coming To Switch This Month

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Enhanced Versions Of Sonic 2 And Puyo Puyo 2 Coming To Switch This Month

The Sega Ages collection on Switch has delivered terrific and enhanced ports several Sega classics. From Virtua Racing to Space Harrier, Switch owners have enjoyed new features and modernizations both great and small. Now, Sega has announced Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 are joining the Sega Ages roster next week.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is known by many as the best game in the long-running Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Much like the Sonic 1 Sega Ages release, this version adds the drop dash move that debuted in Sonic Mania, but this release. Super Sonic Mode allows you to play as Super Sonic from the start of the game, while a new Time Trial mode with online rankings lets you put your skills to the test against the best in the world.

In 1994, if you attached your Sonic 2 Genesis cartridge to your copy of Sonic & Knuckles, it allowed you to play through the entirety of Sonic 2 as Knuckles the Echidna. Sonic & Knuckles continues to be conspicuously absent from any modern-platform Genesis collections put out by Sega, so the company has baked in that functionality with the Sega Ages version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – no copy of Sonic & Knuckles required.

Rod Fergusson Leaves The Coalition To Oversee The Diablo Franchise

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Rod Fergusson Leaves The Coalition To Oversee The Diablo Franchise

Gears of War series producer Rod Fergusson has announced that he is leaving Gears of War development studio The Coalition to oversee Diablo at Blizzard next month.

Gears 5 was released last year and Blizzard is working on Diablo IV (no release date announced), so the time is certainly right for Fergusson to make the transition.

Fergusson was a part of the Gears franchise since its beginning at Epic Games in 2006, and continued his leadership with Gears when Microsoft bought the IP in 2014 and started The Coalition in Vancouver, Canada (formerly Black Tusk and other iterations) to handle the franchise.