Watch Thousands Of Humans Perish In Seconds In The Humanity PS4 Trailer

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Watch Thousands Of Humans Perish In Seconds In The Humanity PS4 Trailer

Today's PlayStation State of Play livestream began with a wild look at Humanity, a new game from developer Enhance Games (Tetris Effect) and the oddly named Toyko-based design firm tha ltd. Humanity is slated to release in 2020 with optional PlayStation 4 support.

The exact point of Humanity remains unclear, but Enhance Games' press release states that massive crowds either work together or fight against one another. The concept for Humanity began at tha ltd. over three years ago, and was eventually pitched to Enhance Games and its CEO Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

"From the first early demo I saw, I couldn't get Humanity out of my head," says Mizuchuchi. "The whole look and feel of it – manipulating these teeming masses of people – was mesmerizing, especially in VR. I knew right away it could be something special, which is why I couldn't be more excited to help a visionary like [Yugo Nakamura] realize its full potential."

Sony Announces Arise: A Simple Story For This December

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Sony Announces Arise: A Simple Story For This December

During State of Play, Sony announced Arise: A Simple Story – published by Techland (Dying Light) and developed by Piccolo.

The trailer begins showing the ceremonious cremation of an elderly tribesman. From there the trailer depicts a Journey-esque adventure where the tribesman navigates the afterlife. We see him traversing mountains, jumping atop giant flowers, making bridges by pulling down trees, and avoiding ominous shadowy enemies. These scenes imply potential puzzle, stealth, and platform elements. However, it's unclear if any of what’ve seen is actual gameplay so we can only speculate.

We won’t have to wait long to find out more though – Arise: A Simple Story releases this December.

Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle Releases On November 8

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Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle Releases On November 8

Sony's latest State of Play showcase didn't have new information on Death Stranding, which isn't surprising considering the flood of information we got at Tokyo Game Show a couple weeks ago. However, Sony and Kojima Productions did have a little surprise for viewers: A limited-edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle.

According to the PlayStation Blog, the bundle costs $400 and includes a special console and controller (pictured above), along with a physical copy of Death Stranding. It will be available on November 8, the same day that Death Stranding releases.

For more on Death Stranding, read our full interview with creator Hideo Kojima about the game's unique goals and gameplay.  

Watch Sony's State Of Play Showcase

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Watch Sony's State Of Play Showcase

Sony's State of Play showcase is today at 1 PM Pacific time, and you can watch it for more info on The Last of Us Part II and even some new game reveals. Just don't expect to hear anything about PlayStation 5, which the company says won't be discussed.

The show runs about 20 minutes, and also features other news and content from Sony's first-party Worldwide Studios, so it should be a good one.

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Is Out Today On Switch And PlayStation 4

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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Is Out Today On Switch And PlayStation 4

A new generation of gamers will now understand why Kyle Katarn is beloved when they play one of the best Star Wars games to date. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is out today on PlayStation 4 and Switch for just $9.99. We haven't gotten our hands on this port from Aspyr Media yet, but if it's even close to being true to the original 2002 PC game, look out – you'll have a blast using the force to mess with stormtroopers.

I ranked Jedi Outcast as the third best Star Wars game of all time in my Top 30 list, and can't wait to see what it's like to play this classic game on Switch. Here's the entry from the Top 30:

"After stumbling a bit with the lightsaber gameplay in Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Dark Forces II, Raven came back swinging in Jedi Outcast, a sequel that hones in on the finesse and power of the Jedi craft. Playing as a Jedi is every bit as empowering as it should be. Seeing Kyle transform from a character who would duck behind corners to exchange fire with Stormtroopers in the precursor titles to a full-fledged Jedi who stands unflinchingly in front of any foe to deflect their laser fire and manipulate their minds into lowering their weapons is cool to see, and a rare evolution of a character for a video game.

The Next Fortnite Season Is Adding Bots

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The Next Fortnite Season Is Adding Bots

Competition in Fortnite's Battle Royale mode should be more balanced if Epic Games' latest update (v10.40) is successful in creating fairer matches. Epic is hoping the update matches players with similar skill levels better than it has in the past. The update will slowly be added to different regions.

On top of this, in the next season of Battle Royale, the balancing of skill levels may also mean you square off against bot opponents. Epic is adding A.I. adversaries to help players adjust to the difficulty of play. As a player's skills improve, they'll see fewer bots and more human foes. The bots won't be in competitive playlists.

Both of these changes are things we hope all game developers are considering, as it's never fun to get obliterated repeatedly in games you are just starting to play.

Batman: Arkham Origins Team Teases A Potential Return

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Batman: Arkham Origins Team Teases A Potential Return

Rocksteady Games' Arkham series supposedly concluded with Arkham Knight, but there's always a chance for side stories, prequels, and new beginnings. Developer WB Games Montreal already made one of these things: a prequel game called Arkham Origins. Why not make another?

In celebration of Batman's 80th anniversary, WB Games Montreal released a video of the bat symbol projected on a building. If you don't blink, you'll see symbols appear in this video for just a flash. The tease implies this studio may be working on something new in the Batman universe. Check out the video for yourself in the tweet below:

@WBGamesMTL is proud to celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary with rest of the world during #BatmanDay #Batman80 pic.twitter.com/4VGz9kBWxj

Afterparty, The Next Game From The Oxenfree Team, Arrives In October

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Afterparty, The Next Game From The Oxenfree Team, Arrives In October

Afterparty, the next game from Night School Studio, hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One (including Game Pass), and the Epic Games Store (for PC and Mac) on October 29. Night School Studio is the team behind Oxenfree, a story driven adventure filled with choice. Afterparty looks to mix the small moments in life with unspeakable horror just as much, as it takes two best friends into the depths of Hell.

The player determines the actions and thoughts of Lola and Milo. Their task? Out drink the devil to regain life on Earth. Sounds doable, right? Afterparty is choice driven, so you'll encounter a variety of outcomes depending on how you play your cards (and drink your booze). Activities include beer pong and chugging competitions.

Afterparty sounds little more comical than Oxenfree, but still looks just as gorgeous. October 29 can't come soon enough.

Luigi's Mansion 3 Is Getting Paid Multiplayer DLC

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Luigi's Mansion 3 Is Getting Paid Multiplayer DLC

Don't scream over this news, unless of course you are terrified by the demonic ghost shark pictured above. Following the release of Luigi's Mansion 3 on October 31, the game's ScareScraper and ScreamPark multiplayer modes will continued to be supported through paid DLC.

ScareScraper tasks up to eight players to work together to complete objectives on each floor of a towering skyscraper. ScreamPark is another mode supporting eight players (on one Switch system) that sees Team Luigi competing against Team Gooigi in a race to suck up the most ghosts and collect the most coins before time expires. We don't know exactly what the DLC will offer, but the safe assumption is at least new maps.

For more on Luigi's Mansion 3, check out our hands-on preview from PAX West 2019.

New Character Crypto Arrives In Apex Legends Season 3

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New Character Crypto Arrives In Apex Legends Season 3

Look out Bitcoin - there's a new Crypto in town, coming to Apex Legends on October 1st with a whole new season of content. Crypto's spy drones may give his team an edge in battle with tactical initiations and high-tech scouting capabilities. Check out Crypto in the video below.

A new character is always a big deal, but Crypto is just the start of what's in store with the Meltdown Season 3 update. A new battle pass comes with a ton of new unlocks, but there's also a new weapon - the charge rifle. This energy-class weapon is sure to get some attention as it blows up enemies in style. There will be ranks to chase as the new season begins as well for the competitive crowd. 

More information regarding Meltodown is still on the way as we get closer to the October 1st launch day. Check out the official site for ongoing updates.