Time-Looping Mystery RPG The Forgotten City Arrives This July

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Time-Looping Mystery RPG The Forgotten City Arrives This July

The Forgotten City is an intriguing project that’s garnered more and more excitement during its four years of development. The game began life as an award-winning Skyrim mod created by modder Nick Pearce that blew up into its own, standalone title. Now the game is a month away from release, and a new trailer provides an overview of its murder mystery premise while showing off how far it's come overall.   

The game’s hook centers on your custom-made protagonist being transported thousands of years into the past to a secret underground Roman city. This ancient society is governed by a mysterious “golden rule” which mandates that if just one person sins, a divine cataclysm will befall the populace. The problem: someone is about to break that rule, and it’s up to you to discover who and save the city from disaster. 

Thanks to a mysterious time loop, players will constantly relive the city’s final moments before the golden rule is inevitably broken. Nailing down the culprit depends upon using the information gleaned by interacting with the city’s 23 residents to find clues pointing towards the soon-to-be-killer. Of course, you’ll also get wrapped up in citizens' own personal troubles. When you die, you’ll use any knowledge gained to make different, hopefully better choices the next go around and alter the course of events. 

How The Halo Infinite Battle Pass Works, Including How It Never Expires

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How The Halo Infinite Battle Pass Works, Including How It Never Expires

For those curious about how the Halo Infinite Battle Pass works, here is a simple breakdown of what's ahead. What immediately sticks out, and is worth noting, is that unlike other Battle Passes on the market, Infinite's never expires. With details now available, there is a hope that 343's take on the Battle Pass system will set a new standard for the industry going forward. 

Battle Passes are all the craze; a mechanic used to provide an additional incentive to keep players involved and invested within live-service games and the ecosystems they create. With an extensive new look at Halo Infinite, both in terms of a new story trailer and multiplayer gameplay, 343 Industries has also given interested players a look into how the studio is adapting Battle Pass in a way that honestly should be the norm. 

Discussion on whether or not Battle Passes should even be a thing aside, 343's approach is that access shouldn't expire. The reason this game will have a Battle Pass at all is that the multiplayer is free-to-play, so this is a monetization model for those that just opt into the online experience. In the video below, the studio outlined what Halo fans can expect from Infinite's multiplayer experience, including that of cosmetic items and access to them. 

Netflix's The Witcher Anime, Nightmare Of The Wolf, To Be Directed By The Last Airbender's Kwang II Han

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Netflix's The Witcher Anime, Nightmare Of The Wolf, To Be Directed By The Last Airbender's Kwang II Han

Netflix is not messing around when it comes to its anime and gaming initiatives. With adaptations like Dota, Resident Evil, Castlevania, and more, it's clear that the streaming service is all-in on "geek culture," as it markets this branch, and that includes even more The Witcher on the horizon. With the live-action The Witcher season 2 coming soon and the prequel well underway, there is yet another Polish-inspired adaptation in the works and that's with Netflix's The Witcher anime called Nightmare of the Wolf. 

This morning, on June 15, Netflix shared more details about its upcoming anime plans with a spotlight focused on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. 

It can be said that many Witcher fans were made that way thanks to CD Projekt Red's gaming adaptations, the novels that inspired that series, written by Andrzej Sapkowski, offer a much bigger world beyond the games. The live-action series takes place within the book settings as a sort of prequel, but Nightmare of the Wolf aims to take a different approach, this time focuses on a different witcher beyond Geralt of Rivia. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Returns To PlayStation Store After Being Pulled Last Year

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Cyberpunk 2077 Returns To PlayStation Store After Being Pulled Last Year

Shortly after the game's launch, Cyberpunk 2077 was pulled from the PlayStation Store back on December 17, 2020. The reason for the pull was that the quality of the open-world RPG was incredibly low compared to the PC version of the game. On last-gen consoles, namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Cyberpunk 2077 was near unplayable for many. This caused Sony to quickly act, swiftly removing Cyberpunk 2077 from the PS Store and immediately offering refunds. Team Blue told CD Projekt Red that the game could return only when enough progress has been made to ensure the quality of the game was close to what was promised. It looks like all of those updates have finally paid off, because the CDPR staple has returned, though there are some weird stipulations surrounding its listing. 

If you search for Cyberpunk 2077, as spotted by IGNyou can find the sci-fi RPG in the PS Store. Though it has the tag "Just Announced" attached to it, this is the same game that released late last year. If you already own a digital copy of the game, you can simply redownload it. If you were among those that chose to wait until a few updates went through, you can simply add it to your wishlist .

Scarlet Nexus Explainer Video Shows Players The Ropes Before Launch

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Scarlet Nexus Explainer Video Shows Players The Ropes Before Launch

Scarlet Nexus finally arrives later this month. To get players primed and ready, Bandai Namco released a new explainer video that serves as an in-game synopsis of the game’s dual protagonists, the monstrous creatures known as the Other, the super-powered OSF, and more.

The eight-minute trailer dives into the history and abilities of Psionics, humans born with special powers. The world is being invaded by plant-like aliens called the Other, and the only ones that can stop them are the OSF, an elite military unit consisting entirely of Psionic individuals. Two of its members are Scarlet Nexus’ leads: Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall. Both OSF soldiers share the spotlight but you can only play as one of them at a time. That means you’ll need to play Scarlet Nexus twice to get the full story. Check out the video below for a breakdown of each character’s combat styles in what’s likely the final big primer before the game releases. 

Scarlet Nexus is being developed by Bandai Namco in a team consisting of designers who worked on Tales of Vesperia. That lineage shows due to the sharp anime aesthetic and fast-paced, action-oriented combat. You can watch us get our feet wet with Scarlet Nexus’ stylish combat in this recent episode of New Gameplay Today

Full Borderlands Movie Cast Photo Revealed, Possible Full Trailer Reveal Coming Soon?

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Full Borderlands Movie Cast Photo Revealed, Possible Full Trailer Reveal Coming Soon?

Earlier this week, Lionsgate offered a few character teasers for the upcoming Borderlands movie. Each cast member was shrouded in darkness, and it looks like that trend is continuing with the latest reveal. We've got a full Borderlands movie cast photo with small details of color, but it looks like this ramp-up could be teasing a full reveal during E3 2021. Possibly a trailer during Gearbox's showcase? We don't know, but it's looking more and more likely with each tease. 

The below photo sees the silhouettes of Krieg, Lilith, Tannis, Tiny Tina, Claptrap, and Roland once more. This time, however, they're together with small hints of color:

Lionsgate also shot us over a revamped synopsis for the new film, saying: 

Deep Silver Confirms No Dead Island, Saints Row, Metro, Or TimeSplitters E3 2021 News

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Deep Silver Confirms No Dead Island, Saints Row, Metro, Or TimeSplitters E3 2021 News

It's almost E3 time, which means gaming announcements are dropping soon! Like clockwork, the rumors are flying, and the hype train is at full speed, which makes the need to temper expectations all the more vital. Deep Silver is doing just that following the announcement that its parent company, Koch Media, has a few reveals in store for Summer Game Fest with Geoff Keighley. 

The company took to Twitter to put a more realistic lens on what Koch Media will have to show off, confirming that there will be no Dead Island, Saints Row, Metro, or TimeSplitters news. Which is great because there have been rumors regarding each title in the past few weeks: 

Our parent company @KochMedia_HQ is making an announcement as part of #SummerGamesFest on June 11th. To give you a head’s up, you won’t see Dead Island, Saints Row, Metro or TimeSplitters there (or at any other E3 2021 event). We’ll let you know when we have news to share.

Far Cry 6 Will Offer A Third-Person Mode Throughout The Game

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Far Cry 6 Will Offer A Third-Person Mode Throughout The Game

In our most recent look at Far Cry 6, Ubisoft showed a few instances where it looked like the player could shift from first-person to third-person regarding perspective. Some fans wondered if that was an actual gameplay feature or something specific to just cutscenes. Luckily, Ubisoft has confirmed that a third-person mode won't be limited to just a small portion of the game because the team wants to be able to fully explore the Dani experience without limitations. 

In a recent interview with GameSpotnarrative director Navid Khavari told the site that there were a few different reasons that factored into the decision to offer a third-person option. Among the chief reasons was that the team wanted players to be able to experience Dani as fully as possible. "In cinematics, [third-person] is something the team tried early on, and it felt surprisingly seamless," Khavari told the site. "It instantly felt like there was more of a connection to Dani's journey in the world, more of a connection to this epic story in Yara."

Marvel Multiverse Tabletop RPG Announced With Official Rulebook Coming Next Year

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Marvel Multiverse Tabletop RPG Announced With Official Rulebook Coming Next Year

Are you a Marvel fan and tabletop RPG aficionado that would love to experience your favorite comic universe by slinging dice with friends around a table? The Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game could be just for you. The newly-announced board game will allow players to step into the boots of Marvel’s greatest champions, or to create their own heroes, to battle the biggest and baddest villains in comics. 

While the game itself won’t be on shelves until 2023, the official rulebook, dubbed the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game: Playtest Rulebook, will be sold first beginning March 2022. The book is written and co-designed by Matt Forbeck, author of The Marvel Encyclopedia and Dungeons & Dragons: Endless Quest, and will introduce players to the game’s D616 System (named after Earth-616, naturally). The press release doesn’t explain what the system is exactly, only describing it as a "natural evolution" to existing tabletop rules that will be “simple and easy-to-learn” for newcomers to the genre.

Since this is comics we’re talking about, the rulebook is packed with colorful illustrations by various comic artists. It features profiles on heroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Storm, and many others. 

Best Mass Effect Legendary Edition Head Morph Mods (So Far)

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Best Mass Effect Legendary Edition Head Morph Mods (So Far)

The trilogy remaster has much better hairstyles this time around, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. For those looking for an even more improved Commander Shepard, here are some of the best Mass Effect Legendary Edition head morph mods available so far. 

Since mod support is still incredibly limited on console outside of Bethesda titles like Elder Scrolls and Fallout, the below mods are just for PC players only. I'm hoping that changes in the future regarding studio consideration of the modding community, but until that happens? It is what it is. So, without further ado, let's dive in, shall we?

Let's start with FemShep because there are many more of those.