New Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer Debuts Two Terrifying Subspecies

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New Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer Debuts Two Terrifying Subspecies

The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion gives fans a new region to explore in which variants of known monsters and all-new beasts test the upmost of your abilities. The game's new trailer features two such variants: Fulgur Anjanath and Ebony Odogaron, as well as a look at the Seliana home base.

Fulgur Anajanath uses lightning instead of fire, and Ebony Odogaron has a wider attack range as well as a dragon-elemental attack. The new trailer also shows off Glavenus, with its sweeping tail attack.

Before you go out and tackle these fearsome beasts, you can recharge and stock up at the Seliana base in Hoarfrost Reach, complete with a streamlined gathering hub, gear-crafting smithy, resource center, gardens, and more. Players can also customize their My Room in Seliana, and after the game's launch Capcom says players will be able to visit each other's rooms.

Supermassive Already Has Concepts Planned For Eight Dark Pictures Anthology Titles

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Supermassive Already Has Concepts Planned For Eight Dark Pictures Anthology Titles

When Bandai Namco and Supermassive games revealed Man of Medan last year, they announced it as part of something called The Dark Pictures anthology. This framework has a British host presenting each story, not unlike the well-loved Tales from the Crypt or Twilight Zone TV shows, and talking to the player about the characters and the story during interstitial breaks. It turns out this creepy gentleman is going to be our host for quite a while, as Supermassive has already written out plans for seven more games in the anthology after Man of Medan, aiming for two games a year.

During a demo event earlier this week, I got to sit down with managing director Pete Samuels and marketing head James Scalpello. Throughout playing Man of Medan, I wondered how far ahead they plan to take this anthology in the future. While everyone agreed it may be a bit premature to talk about the next game, they do have a schedule for how fast they plan to release them.

"What we've said is we're going to hit about two a year," Samuels said. "So I mean, we already are near-release on this and we're still on track for delivering two every 12-month period."

Here's Your First Look At Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto's Next Game

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Here's Your First Look At Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto's Next Game

Gamescom looms and with it, a tide of news about releases and upcoming games. This year Geoff Keighley will be hosting a show prior to the convention proper on August 19 called Opening Night Live. Those who tune in will get a look at Disintegration, a new first-person shooter that's development is being led by Marcus Lehto, who served as Bungie's art director for the first three Halo games and then moved into a creative director role for Halo: Reach.

Lehto and his new studio, V1 Interactive, have been quietly working as one of Private Division's partners, but its project has remained under wraps until now. Get your first look at Disintegration, which features a cool looking futuristic bike, here:

For more on V1 and Private Division, check out our chronicle of the new Take-Two publishing label here.

Ion Maiden Has A New Name And Release Date

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Ion Maiden Has A New Name And Release Date

We had a lot of fun with Ion Maiden when 3D Realms revealed it last year. Since then the game has gone on quite a journey, entering Early Access and becoming embroiled in a lawsuit with the popular band Iron Maiden. The band sued 3D Realms over trademark infringement.

Today, 3D Realms revealed that Ion Maiden is being changed to Ion Fury to "avoid legal issues" and that the game will be leaving early access for full PC release on August 15. The PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions will be released later at an unspecified date.

For more on Ion Maiden Fury, check out our interview with 3D Realms about the game here.

Psychonauts 2 Delayed To 2020

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Psychonauts 2 Delayed To 2020

At E3 this year, Psychonauts made its first big splash in some time by coming out with a gameplay demo and trailer at Microsoft's press conference. Developer Double Fine also announced that the studio is joining Microsoft's umbrella as one of their first party developers. While this doesn't affect where Psychonauts 2 is releasing, when Psychonauts 2 is releasing has seemingly changed, as Double Fine has announced a delay to next year.

The news comes in the form of a backer update through Fig, which Psychonauts 2 was crowdfunded and Double Fine head Tim Schafer is part-owner. After mentioning that the game is confirmed to still come to every platform it was promised for, the post mentions a delay for Rasputin's next adventure.

"There really shouldn’t be too many other noticeable changes for you at all, at least not for a while...with one notable exception: We’re now targeting next year for release," the post reads. "We know it’s always disappointing when you have to wait a bit longer, but we also know that you are an amazing, supportive bunch, who - just like us - want the game to be as good as possible. So we’re hopeful you’ll understand!

No Nintendo Switch XL Coming This Year

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No Nintendo Switch XL Coming This Year

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite, a portable-only iteration of the company's successful console. This streamlined version of the Switch seems to verify half of the rumor from earlier this year: That Nintendo is working on two new revisions of its console – one simplified, and one upgraded.

However, don't expect to see the other half of that rumor anytime soon. Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has reportedly confirmed that the Switch Lite is currently the only revision on the way, with no Switch XL coming yet. According to CNET, "[Switch Lite will] also be the only new Nintendo Switch hardware this holiday, as Bowser says the larger Switch won't get an upgrade right now."

While you wait for official info about the Switch XL (or whatever it is eventually called), you can read our parody article from Game Infarcer 2017 to see what the unit almost certainly won't be like.

CD Projekt Red Is Not Working On Multiple Cyberpunk Games

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CD Projekt Red Is Not Working On Multiple Cyberpunk Games

Despite an earlier translation indicating CD Projekt Red was working on multiple Cyberpunk games, this is not the case. The statement behidn the confusion was mistranslated; what they really have going on is three teams working on the game, rather than sequels or spin-offs.

"We currently have a total of five teams working on a number of projects, with three focusing on the development of Cyberpunk 2077," a CDPR rep said in a statement to PC Gamer. "These include CD Projekt Red Warsaw and Kraków, who are handling the main game, as well as the Wrocław studio, where around 40 industry specialists are engaged in technology R&D."

While the three teams work on Cyberpunk, the other two out of the five are working on Gwent and an unannounced mobile title. With Cyberpunk 2077 still nearly a year out with a release date of April 16, 2020, it makes sense they'd stick to the one title at the moment.

Mordhau Developer Says Race And Gender Toggle Options 'Out Of The Question'

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Mordhau Developer Says Race And Gender Toggle Options 'Out Of The Question'

After statements from members of the Mordhau development team implied players would be able avoid seeing player characters of another ethnicity or gender, Triternion is saying that particular option was never officially on the table and will not be coming to the game.

In a recent interview with PC Gamer regarding how developers can deal with toxic players, Triternion artist Mike Desroisiers mentioned that, with Mordhau getting the option to characters who aren't white and/or male in the future, there could be an option for players to only see white male characters, saying it'd be similar to having online chat filters. "Whatever stance we take officially, some group of people are going to be upset with us," Desroisiers told PC Gamer. "And so, ideally we’d put the power in the players’ hands, and give them the option to enable and disable different things."

This prompted a sea of controversy online, as people debated whether such a toggle would curb and enable more toxicity. Today, however, Triternion posted on the company's official forums, stating the comments made to PC Gamer were not based on a misunderstanding, and that such a toggle was never going to be an option.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite's First Event Begins Today

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite's First Event Begins Today

At 11 a.m. PT today, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is introducing its first week-long quest. The game calls it the "Brilliant Event: Fantastic Flora and Fauna." This multi-part quest is structured similarly to Professor Willow's research assignments in Pokémon Go, and pushes players to complete a number of small feats to earn rewards.

These assignments range from capturing a buckbeak to brewing five potions. The image below shows you what players will need to catch to complete the event's Forbidden Forest sticker page. The creatures of note should be spawning everywhere during the event week. We'll have to wait to see if the reward at the end of the quest is worth the effort. If you want to learn more about Wizard's Unite, check out my review.