Mortal Kombat 11 Has Two Scorpions, April Release Date

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Mortal Kombat 11 Has Two Scorpions, April Release Date

After Netherrealm Studios kept quiet about what was working throughout most of the year, their final reveal was expected, but no less exciting: Mortal Kombat 11.

At this year's The Game Awards show, Ed Boon showed off the studio's return to their violent roots. In the first trailer for the game, we see a familiar fight: Scorpion Vs. Raiden. As it unfolds, however, things start to appear different: Raiden is rocking red lightning, which in the cartoon logic of Mortal Kombat indicates he's either very mad or outright evil. Meanwhile, Scorpion looks slightly different, but nothing out of the realm of a redesign. Raiden ends up winning the fight, but it's quickly revealed Scorpion was not alone. He's joined by... Scorpion, who eventually kills Raiden.

The last few seconds of the trailer reveal what this is all about: A mysterious woman is seen touching a giant hourglass, flowing in reverse. This likely means there's some time-warping tomfoolery going on, similar to the events that started the whole reboot aspect of 2011's Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat 11 Announced, Gets April Release Date

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Mortal Kombat 11 Announced, Gets April Release Date

After Netherrealm Studios kept quiet about what was working throughout most of the year, their final reveal was expected, but no less exciting: Mortal Kombat 11.

At this year's The Game Awards show, Ed Boon showed off the studio's return to their violent roots. In the first trailer for the game, we see a familiar fight: Scorpion Vs. Raiden. As it unfolds, however, things start to appear different: Raiden is rocking red lightning, which in the cartoon logic of Mortal Kombat indicates he's either very mad or outright evil. Meanwhile, Scorpion looks slightly different, but nothing out of the realm of a redesign. Raiden ends up winning the fight, but it's quickly revealed Scorpion was not alone. He's joined by... Scorpion, who eventually kills Raiden.

The last few seconds of the trailer reveal what this is all about: A mysterious woman is seen touching a giant hourglass, flowing in reverse. This likely means there's some time-warping tomfoolery going on, similar to the events that started the whole reboot aspect of 2011's Mortal Kombat.

The Creators Behind The Netflix Original Series Announce Stranger Things 3: The Game

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The Creators Behind The Netflix Original Series Announce Stranger Things 3: The Game

Tonight at the Game Awards, the Duffer Brothers who are known as the creators of the hit Netflix Original, Stranger Things took to the stage to profess their love of gaming and to announce the latest game based off their mind-bending, 80's pop-culture-infused original series.

Based around events from the upcoming third season, with a few twists of its own, the new trailer shows players taking on the role of 16-bit versions of their favorite characters including police chief Jim Hopper and Lucas Sinclair as they enter what appears to be an underground lab and do battle with various 80's-style thugs. The game is being developed by BonusXP who also made the first Stranger Things: The Game, and appears to be a top-down action-adventure experience. 

Fans of the series will be able to play cooperatively on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. As of yet, no official release date has been announced, though it'll likely be revealed closer to the show's third season. 

Wizards of the Coast Announces 10 Million Dollar Prize Pool For Magic: The Gathering

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Wizards of the Coast Announces 10 Million Dollar Prize Pool For Magic: The Gathering

Announced at The Game Awards 2018, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast are dedicating a 10 million dollar prize pool that will span both digital and physical Magic: The Gathering, including Magic: The Gathering Arena.

The Magic Pro League includes contracts worth $75,000 for players/streamers and will feature them in a variety of events. The first $1 million dollar tournament kicks off at PAX East in 2019.

Wizards of the Coast Announces 10 Million Dollar Prize Pool For Magic: The Gathering

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Wizards of the Coast Announces 10 Million Dollar Prize Pool For Magic: The Gathering

Announced at The Game Awards 2018, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast are dedicating a 10 million dollar prize pool that will span both digital and physical Magic: The Gathering, including Magic: The Gathering Arena.

The Magic Pro League includes contracts worth $75,000 for players/streamers and will feature them in a variety of events. The first $1 million dollar tournament kicks off at PAX East in 2019.

Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

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Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

Giant Squid's debut release, Abzu, garnered critical acclaim for its meditative take on undersea exploration. At this evening's Game Awards, the studio shifted over to dry land. The Pathless retains the same visual flair as its predecessor, but it has a much more action-oriented focus. You play as a hunter who, along with her eagle companion, has to cleanse an island of an ancient curse.

We visited Giant Squid last month and got to see the open-world game in action. The hunter's fast and fluid pace is a far cry from how Abzu's diver navigated their underwater world. The hunter seems to have two speeds, quick and fast, and her magic bow enables her to rapidly bound from point to point in the world as she hunts down corrupted animals and fearsome deities. The Pathless is being designed to be accessible for novice players, but the team has elegantly incorporated some timing-based mechanics with the bow that reward players who push themselves to improve.

You can read more about The Pathless in our latest issue, which is now available digitally. The Pathless is planned for a 2019 release on PC and consoles.

Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

about X hours ago from
Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

Giant Squid's debut release, Abzu, garnered critical acclaim for its meditative take on undersea exploration. At this evening's Game Awards, the studio shifted over to dry land. The Pathless retains the same visual flair as its predecessor, but it has a much more action-oriented focus. You play as a hunter who, along with her eagle companion, has to cleanse an island of an ancient curse.

We visited Giant Squid last month and got to see the open-world game in action. The hunter's fast and fluid pace is a far cry from how Abzu's diver navigated their underwater world. The hunter seems to have two speeds, quick and fast, and her magic bow enables her to rapidly bound from point to point in the world as she hunts down corrupted animals and fearsome deities. The Pathless is being designed to be accessible for novice players, but the team has elegantly incorporated some timing-based mechanics with the bow that reward players who push themselves to improve.

You can read more about The Pathless in our latest issue, which is now available digitally. The Pathless is planned for a 2019 release on PC and consoles.