Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

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Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

Developer Blue Mammoth Games, creators of Smash Bros.-like Brawlhalla, were acquired by Ubisoft just a few weeks ago. Perhaps it was this announcement that made the armor-clad Shovel Knight realize there was an indie fighting game out there that he wasn't a part of, but regardless of why, Shovel Knight and some of the game's cast are joining in what is now Ubisoft's new platform fighter.

King Knight, Black Knight, Plague Knight and Specter Knight are also joining Shovel Knight in the game. While the blog post refers to them as skins rather than characters, it notes that they include unique animation and signature effects, as well. Details of when they will be released are still forthcoming.

The group joins Rayman, which is also coming soon to the free-to-play fighter. Brawlhalla is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

about X hours ago from
Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

Developer Blue Mammoth Games, creators of Smash Bros.-like Brawlhalla, were acquired by Ubisoft just a few weeks ago. Perhaps it was this announcement that made the armor-clad Shovel Knight realize there was an indie fighting game out there that he wasn't a part of, but regardless of why, Shovel Knight and some of the game's cast are joining in what is now Ubisoft's new platform fighter.

King Knight, Black Knight, Plague Knight and Specter Knight are also joining Shovel Knight in the game. While the blog post refers to them as skins rather than characters, it notes that they include unique animation and signature effects, as well. Details of when they will be released are still forthcoming.

The group joins Rayman, which is also coming soon to the free-to-play fighter. Brawlhalla is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Soulcalibur VI Beta Starts Tomorrow, Download Client Now

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Soulcalibur VI Beta Starts Tomorrow, Download Client Now

Last week, Bandai Namco announced that a beta for Soulcalibur VI would be coming in late September, though they made the announcement a few hours earlier than they were supposed to. The now-deleted tweet gave info on the timing for the beta, which can be downloaded today. If you're on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you can go ahead and download the beta now in preparation for it to go live tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. PDT.

The beta finishes up at 8:00 p.m. on September 30, so you'll have a little while to play before Bandai Namco turns the servers off. With 15 characters and 9 stages, there's plenty to explore in that time, too. The publisher has not outlined which of those 15 characters will be present and whether it includes Geralt, but we'll find out for sure tomorrow. 

If you didn't get your fill, though, Soulcalibur VI is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19.

Soulcalibur VI Beta Starts Tomorrow, Download Client Now

about X hours ago from
Soulcalibur VI Beta Starts Tomorrow, Download Client Now

Last week, Bandai Namco announced that a beta for Soulcalibur VI would be coming in late September, though they made the announcement a few hours earlier than they were supposed to. The now-deleted tweet gave info on the timing for the beta, which can be downloaded today. If you're on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you can go ahead and download the beta now in preparation for it to go live tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. PDT.

The beta finishes up at 8:00 p.m. on September 30, so you'll have a little while to play before Bandai Namco turns the servers off. With 15 characters and 9 stages, there's plenty to explore in that time, too. The publisher has not outlined which of those 15 characters will be present and whether it includes Geralt, but we'll find out for sure tomorrow. 

If you didn't get your fill, though, Soulcalibur VI is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19.

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Naughty Dog today posted the theme for The Last of Us Part II today in full. Titled "The Last of Us (Cycles)," the newly released for the game is unsurprisingly but fittingly a slow and somber guitar piece by musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla. The Academy Award-winning Santaolalla was also behind the original game from 2013. You can check out the track below.

If you're looking to buy the track, Naughty Dog also tweeted out several helpful links.

ICYMI: “The Last of Us (Cycles)”—a new theme from Part II by Gustavo Santaolalla—was released for #OutbreakDay!
Apple Music https://t.co/SvUHDxw0PF
Spotify https://t.co/ANMC9D04AI
Google https://t.co/fBf2DWmcZh
Amazon https://t.co/HvdPOwvINM
Tidal https://t.co/AIKUIqFS9p pic.twitter.com/N3zM7r7QW5

The Last Of Us Part II Main Theme Music Released

about X hours ago from
The Last Of Us Part II Main Theme Music Released

Naughty Dog today posted the theme for The Last of Us Part II today in full. Titled "The Last of Us (Cycles)," the newly released for the game is unsurprisingly but fittingly a slow and somber guitar piece by musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla. The Academy Award-winning Santaolalla was also behind the original game from 2013. You can check out the track below.

If you're looking to buy the track, Naughty Dog also tweeted out several helpful links.

ICYMI: “The Last of Us (Cycles)”—a new theme from Part II by Gustavo Santaolalla—was released for #OutbreakDay!
Apple Music https://t.co/SvUHDxw0PF
Spotify https://t.co/ANMC9D04AI
Google https://t.co/fBf2DWmcZh
Amazon https://t.co/HvdPOwvINM
Tidal https://t.co/AIKUIqFS9p pic.twitter.com/N3zM7r7QW5

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Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is an indie title with a lot of eyes on it. We first took note of the Souls-like in 2017 at PAX and named it one of the best indie games at GDC earlier this year. Since then, not only have the developers added a Switch version, but they've also announced a date for all three console versions. Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption will release on October 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

You can check out the latest trailer released for the release date announcement below.

The game is obviously influenced by Souls titles, but has an interesting twist: you give up powers as you fight each boss. The bosses, representing the seven deadly sins, remove things like your strength or defense, forcing you to fight each one a different way.

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Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is an indie title with a lot of eyes on it. We first took note of the Souls-like in 2017 at PAX and named it one of the best indie games at GDC earlier this year. Since then, not only have the developers added a Switch version, but they've also announced a date for all three console versions. Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption will release on October 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

You can check out the latest trailer released for the release date announcement below.

The game is obviously influenced by Souls titles, but has an interesting twist: you give up powers as you fight each boss. The bosses, representing the seven deadly sins, remove things like your strength or defense, forcing you to fight each one a different way.

UMG Gaming Will Launch Esports Series For Baseball Players

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UMG Gaming Will Launch Esports Series For Baseball Players

In partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Association, UMG has announced an esports series for MLB players. Their first event is the MLBPA Fortnite challenge. Trea Turner, Trevor May, and Lance McCullers Jr. are named as participants in UMG's tweet, but it promises even more players will be involved.

As mentioned, the esports event focuses on Fortnite primarily, which is unsurprising for its incredibly popularity. The sixth season of the popular battle royale game went live today, bolstering the desire for groups esports groups to participate in the game. 

This isn't the first crossover between esports and the sporting community at large. Javy covered the Olympic Committee hosted talks with Overwatch League players back in July. 

UMG Gaming Will Launch Esports Series For Baseball Players

about X hours ago from
UMG Gaming Will Launch Esports Series For Baseball Players

In partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Association, UMG has announced an esports series for MLB players. Their first event is the MLBPA Fortnite challenge. Trea Turner, Trevor May, and Lance McCullers Jr. are named as participants in UMG's tweet, but it promises even more players will be involved.

This isn't the first crossover between esports and the sporting community at large. Javy covered the Olympic Committee hosted talks with Overwatch League players back in July. 

[Source: Twitter]