Fallout 76's 2020 Roadmap Includes Seasons, New Quests, And The Brotherhood Of Steel

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Fallout 76's 2020 Roadmap Includes Seasons, New Quests, And The Brotherhood Of Steel

If you thought Bethesda Game Studios was done updating Fallout 76 after the massive Wastelanders expansion, think again. The developer has revealed an extensive roadmap of upcoming content for Fallout 76 that is spread out across all of 2020.

When update 20 hits this summer, players will be greeted by a new season pass-like system. The first one will be free and is designed like a boardgame. You move from space to space as you rank up by accumulating new S.C.O.R.E. points. There are 100 total ranks, each brings a reward like weapon skins, Power Armor paint, Perk Card packs, consumables, Atoms, and more. Many of the S.C.O.R.E. points are tied to activities you may already be doing, like completing public raids or killing legendary beasts. When you hit rank 100, you unlock an end-of-season bundle that consists of Captain Cosmos items, a Jangles the Moon Monkey stein, and a framed version of the game board for your in-game house. Bethesda is eyeing four different "seasons" a year.

In the fall, Bethesda is introducing "One Wasteland for All," an update that rebalances combat and look so that it scales to every player. This means you should be able to see more of the game's content and team up with more people. Players will also run into a new Steel Dawn questline and can take on the second season.

Nintendo Surprise Announces Paper Mario: The Origami King

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Nintendo Surprise Announces Paper Mario: The Origami King

Surprise! Nintendo revealed that Paper Mario: The Origami King is headed to the Switch on July 17. In this RPG adventure, Mario will join forces with a fairy-like creature named Olivia and battle against the machinations of a new origami-themed villain named King Olly. He sounds like a real dork to us, but he’s bound Princess Peach’s castle with giant streamers and has transformed several of Bowser’s minions by folding them like origami and enlisting them into his own army. Ultimately, he wants to fold the entire world, but Mario has something to say about that.

As you can see in the trailer, Mario has a new 1,000-Fold Arms ability that allows him to stretch his arms like Mr. Fantastic, so he can interact with the environment and solve puzzles. Throughout your journey, you’ll enlist the aid of several lovable allies – including Bowser! Battles now have a 3D component and take place in ring-like arenas that require “both puzzle-solving skills and a quick wit.” Nintendo also promises that this adventure is full of off-the-wall minigames and other mysteries.

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Ronimo Games And Devolver Digital Announce Co-Op Dungeon Crawler Blightbound

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Ronimo Games And Devolver Digital Announce Co-Op Dungeon Crawler Blightbound

Ronimo Games and Devolver Digital have something new coming to Steam Early Access this summer - Blightbound!

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A three-player dungeon crawler that features warriors, assassins, and mages working together to take on big bosses. The title features 20 different characters to play as, and players will collect a ton of loot while exploring, crafting, and delving into various methods of progression.

Venture Into The Dark Heart of Skyrim In The Elder Scrolls Online's New Trailer

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Venture Into The Dark Heart of Skyrim In The Elder Scrolls Online's New Trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online brings us back to Skyrim in the upcoming chapter Greymoor, allowing players to experience Dark Heart of Skyrim.

Dark Heart of Skyrim is a year long content rollout, with various chunks hitting at different times - June 9th being the key upcoming date for the Greymoor experience.

More DLC and adventures in the same theme will be available in Q3 and Q4, ensuring that new gothic activities keep the party rolling all year long. For now, you can prepare for the dark tide with a fresh trailer showcasing all the things that go bump in the night. And in Tamriel. Check it out!

Remastered Editions Of Mafia And Mafia II May Be Coming Soon

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Remastered Editions Of Mafia And Mafia II May Be Coming Soon

Hot on the heels of this morning's Mafia Trilogy tease, a pair of product pages appeared on the Microsoft Store for Mafia: Definitive Edition and Mafia II: Definitive Edition. Beyond that, the screenshots on the page for Mafia: Definitive Edition highlight the visual overhaul being performed by developer Hangar 13, which represents a major step up from the 2002 original.

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Assuming the listing information is correct, the definitive edition of Mafia II is launching on May 19 (the same day the teaser trailer promised more news). Mafia: Definitive Edition appears to be hitting on August 27.

Fortnite Coming To Next-Gen Systems

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Fortnite Coming To Next-Gen Systems

Epic Games says it is bringing Fortnite to the next-gen systems at launch, and it will migrate the game over to the just-announced Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021.

Progress and purchases in the game will carry over, and players can play across generations. Epic has provided a short FAQ about the process, available in the source link below.

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Check Out Unreal Engine 5 Running On A PlayStation 5

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Check Out Unreal Engine 5 Running On A PlayStation 5

Epic Games unveiled a video today detailing the new Unreal 5 engine. The extensive clip, featuring technical director of graphics Brian Karis and special projects art director Jerome Platteaux, provides a good long look at UE5 and its capabilities.

Get a glimpse of nanite virtualized micropolygon geometry (wow, try saying that five times fast!), dynamic global illumination, and more! Spoiler alert: it looks amazing! Get all the details in the video below!

Naughty Dog Gives A Glimpse At The Story Of The Last Of Us Part II

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Naughty Dog Gives A Glimpse At The Story Of The Last Of Us Part II

As the June 19 release date for PS4 title The Last of Us Part II approaches, Sony and developer Naughty Dog have started a trailer series delving deeper into the game's elements. Today's inaugural video explores aspects of the title's story.

Directors Neil Druckmann and Anthony Newman, and narrative lead Halley Gross discuss why they are telling more of Joel and Ellie's story, where the game begins, and an idea of where it may go.

"I think this one might be more divisive than the first game – in a very kind of exciting way," says Druckmann, "that I think raises those interesting philosophical questions and asks the player to interpret some of the material that's there and see where they stand on those questions."

Mafia Trilogy Teased In New Trailer

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Mafia Trilogy Teased In New Trailer

If you've been missing the Mafia series since Mafia III released in 2016, you may be getting an offer you can't refuse. Publisher 2K and developer Hangar 13 (the studio behind Mafia III) released a teaser trailer this morning that unveils Mafia Trilogy.

This series, beginning with the original Mafia in 2002, offers a gritty look at the world of organized crime over the course of three games, each one featuring a different protagonist. You can see these characters, like Vito Scaletta and Lincoln Clay, in the trailer above. 

Is Mafia Trilogy a collection? A remaster? A remake? The footage does not answer those questions, stopping short of clarifying the details or scope of the project. However, fans who want more info won't need to wait long. The trailer promises an announcement next week on May 19.

First Look At New Fortnite Funko Pops

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The team at Funko is ready to pull back the curtain on the next five figures in the Fortnite Funko POP Games line, and was kind enough to give us an early look at what they’ve got on the way.  The five new figures join an existing line-up of Fortnite figures. This latest set targets some of the most familiar and popular skins that players can don in the game.

If you’re looking to celebrate your Fortnite enthusiasm with one or more of the upcoming releases, you can expect to snag 8Ball, Ghoul Trooper, Galaxy, Blackheart, and UltimaKnight.

Take a look at each of the new reveals in the gallery below.