EA Shows Off It Takes Two, Lost In Random

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EA Shows Off It Takes Two, Lost In Random

During the EA Play presentation today, Electronic Arts gave viewers a closer look at two interesting indie titles that it teased last E3.

It Takes Two is being developed by Hazelight, the studio founded by Josef Fares – the director of games like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out. The game tells the story of a young girl whose parents are divorcing. To cope with those emotions, she creates dolls representing her parents, and players control those dolls cooperatively and manipulate their emotions. Of course, no one can describe the game better than the charismatic Fares himself, so watch the video below in which he discusses the project. 

The second EA Original is called Lost in Random, from Zoink (the studio behind Fe). Lost in Random looks like a third-person action/adventure with the creative vibe of a Tim Burton film. The team at Zoink describes it as a coming-of-age tale, and you can get a sense of the gameplay and premise in the trailer:

EA Originals Adds Frantic 3v3 Battler Rocket Arena

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EA Originals Adds Frantic 3v3 Battler Rocket Arena

The latest title from EA Originals – Electronic Arts' program publishing and supporting indie games – is a little different than some of the previous entries such as A Way Out and Sea of Solitude. Rocket Arena, previously in Steam Early Access, is a 3v3 third-person hero shooter focusing on easy-to-pickup, but frantic, combat.

Naturally due to the game's arena focus, the maps are relatively tight, funneling the action to chokepoints suited towards the game's current selection of modes: Knockout, Rocketball, Treasure Hunt, and Mega Rockets. Although we didn't get to play Mega Rockets, the other modes are pretty straightforward (stopping to collect coins in Treasure Hunt at certain times is a cool break), and whether you're just gunning for anyone who crosses your path in Knockout or scoring in the capture-the-flag-style Rocketball, the maps keep things moving along.

Heroes don't die, but instead are momentarily blasted off the map when their health depletes, so you're never far from the battle. Likewise, the maps provide enough cover and nooks, enabling you to get a break from the fire around you. As the name implies, everyone has rockets, and when you're not firing them at someone you can use them to propel yourself upwards to reach previously unaccessible areas of the map.

Apex Legends Is Coming To Switch And Steam, Getting Crossplay

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Apex Legends Is Coming To Switch And Steam, Getting Crossplay

At today's EA Play 2020 event (It's kind of like what they do at E3, but 100% digital!), EA announced that Apex Legends is coming to Steam and getting crossplay. The battle royale is also coming to Switch this fall. EA also gave a few details about a Lost Treasures event landing on June 23.

With it, there's a sniper and shotgun only mode with no standard respawn beacons, a mobile respawn beacon (that's like a free life!), and the ability to take over a mysterious maproom.

Challenges will unlock all new cosmetic items and other goodies which are, not surprisingly, associated with treasure! Check out the trailer below for a peek at what's coming next week.

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed To November

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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed To November

Cyberpunk 2077 was initially scheduled to release last April, but then developer CD Projekt Red announced that the game had been pushed to a new September 17 release date. Despite things recently looking good for that timeframe, today the studio released a statement saying the game will now hit on November 19.

In the statement, CD Projekt Red emphasizes its commitment to releasing the game "when it's done," which hopefully results in a more fun and polished the final product – even if we have to wait a little bit longer for this highly anticipated RPG.   

For more on Cyberpunk 2077, look back to last year's E3 and check out everything we learned about the game at the show. 

Insomniac Talks About Making Spider-Man: Miles Morales Its Own Game

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Insomniac Talks About Making Spider-Man: Miles Morales Its Own Game

Today Spider-Man: Miles Morales developer Insomniac Games released a new trailer supporting last week's debut footage at the PlayStation 5 games showcase. Creative director Brian Horton and senior animator James Ham talk about Miles in the game, including some of his abilities, the power of the PS5, and how the studio wants to make this game about the young hero. Furthermore, an entry at The Official PlayStation Blog by Horton also divulges some new details on the title.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place a year after the first Spider-Man; Miles' home in Harlem is the epicenter of a war that's broken out between an energy company and a criminal army. Horton says this story is a full arc, and compares its scope to that of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Finally, although Insomniac have stressed this is Miles' game, Horton teases that Insomniac still has "much of Peter's story left to tell." Whether he's referring to exploring that in another game or that it will be sprinkled within Miles Morales, however, is unknown.

The Bard's Tale ARPG Arrives On Xbox, Game Pass, And Switch

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The Bard's Tale ARPG Arrives On Xbox, Game Pass, And Switch

When most people think of The Bard's Tale titles, they think back to the dungeon crawlers of yesteryear, genre-defining fare that turned us all into cartographers and mapmakers as we roamed the streets of Skara Brae. 

The turn-based crawling and class-selection eventually gave birth to something new many years later in the form of an ARPG. Enter The Bard's Tale ARPG! Originally released way back in 2004, the version out today is the "Remastered and Resnarkled" edition.

Featuring the voice acting talent of Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw) get ready to dish out action-combat with the mead-drenched humor of the franchise.

GameClub Brings A Subscription Model To Android Gaming

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GameClub Brings A Subscription Model To Android Gaming

The mobile game space has a ton of games that are full of lootboxes, timegates, pay-to-win models, and other nasty fare.

GameClub seeks to get away from all of that noise. GameClub offers a bunch of games that don't have ads or in-app purchases with a monthly subscription model of $4.99 a month. You can check out the list of games available at launch here.

The service is available on Android today, after launching in October on iOS. There are over 100 games available in the GameClub library. 

Horizon Forbidden West Aiming For 2021 Release On PlayStation 5

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Horizon Forbidden West Aiming For 2021 Release On PlayStation 5

Guerrilla Games released a re-cut version of the debut trailer for Horizon Forbidden West, adding comments from game director Mathijs de Jonge. While you don't have to ask us to watch the gorgeous trailer another time, De Jonge has dropped in a few new tidbits about the title, including that the first-party studio is aiming for a 2021 release.

The first Horizon game on the PlayStation 4 was amazing looking, and Guerrilla aims to raise the series' high benchmark on the PS5 as Aloy explores the diverse world. Furthermore, the upcoming system's solid state drive will allow for "virtually no loading screens," whether that's booting into the game, during fast travel, or for restarts.

As beautiful as the West is, its ecosystem is dangerous and out of control, adding another formidable challenge to Aloy's quest as she encounters new tribes and enemies.

Planet Coaster Coming To The PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X

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Planet Coaster Coming To The PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X

This holiday season's next-gen home consoles are sure to be an amusement park of games, so it's fitting that Frontier Developments is bringing its Planet Coaster park builder to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One.

The game was originally planned for just the current-gen consoles, and due to the addition of the upcoming system as well, the simultaneous release date is being pushed back to the holiday season.

Click here for Ben's review of the PC version from 2016.

You Can Play As The Female Lombax In The New Ratchet Game

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You Can Play As The Female Lombax In The New Ratchet Game

Last week, as part of Sony's PlayStation 5 event, Insomniac revealed Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, a new entry in the long-running platformer, which includes a new female Lombax. Last night, Insomniac tweeted that this new character isn't just a background NPC, but will actually be playable.

Play as Ratchet AND a mysterious new female Lombax from another dimension. #RatchetPS5 #RiftApart pic.twitter.com/aMDSAB77iG

Ratchet's Lombax race has always been incredibly rare, and we've only caught sight of a few over the course of the series' 18-year history. Moreover, we've only ever been able to play as Ratchet, so this is cool twist. We'd love to know more about this mysterious new Lombox, and now that we know she's playable, it's only a matter of time before we do.