Summer Game Fest 2021 Features Musical Guest Weezer And Promises A Ton Of World Premieres

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Summer Game Fest 2021 Features Musical Guest Weezer And Promises A Ton Of World Premieres

Summer Game Fest returns with Geoff Keighley at the helm of big reveals, musical entertainment, and a few surprises on the way. Summer Game Fest 2021 will kick off on June 10 and promises to be a big start to the festivities of E3 that are set to follow just a few short days later. 

The kickoff of the latest event will start with a performance from Weezer (I hope they are wearing sweaters). The show is set to begin at 11 a.m. Pacific and will feature announcements from Activision, PlayStation, Xbox, Ubisoft, EA, and so many more: 

☀️The first lineup details are here! ☀️
Welcome to #SummerGameFest 2021

It begins Thursday, June 10 with KICKOFF LIVE! a spectacular live world premiere showcase, including a performance by @weezer, streaming everywhere at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET / 6 pm BST.@summergamefest pic.twitter.com/s6inizAuhU

Netflix's Resident Evil TV Series 'Infinite Darkness' Release Date Confirmed With New Trailer

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Netflix's Resident Evil TV Series 'Infinite Darkness' Release Date Confirmed With New Trailer

Netflix's Resident Evil TV Series Infinite Darkness finally has a release date set for this July, giving horror fans another experience from this franchise following the launch of Village. The upcoming animated series will be a new adventure, bringing back Leon Kenney and Claire Redfield once more.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness takes place in the year 2006, two years post-Resident Evil 4. The series starts off with the U.S. President, Ashley's father, having to evacuate the White House after yet another hostile takeover takes place. In the universe that can't seem to catch a break, fans of the iconic horror series from Capcom have a new adventure to partake in, and it's set to go live on July 8.

I will show you fear. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. July 8. pic.twitter.com/fbpWAJYEym

The Rock And Other WWE Superstars Join The Ultimate Rivals Franchise

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The Rock And Other WWE Superstars Join The Ultimate Rivals Franchise

Ultimate Rivals: The Court and Ultimate Rivals: The Rink assemble legendary athletes from across several sports, including LeBron James and Patrick Mahomes, to compete in over-the-top basketball and hockey matches, respectively. That invitation has extended to sports entertainment, and several WWE superstars have joined the fray thanks to a new licensing deal. Developer Bit Fry Game Studios has gradually unveiled the wrestlers joining the fracas, but the most recent addition has the distinction of being the most electrifying man in both sports and entertainment. 

The Rock is joined by Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Bayley as the fifth WWE superstar confirmed for Ultimate Rivals series. Now you can pit Rock against Wayne Gretzky for a Great One-on-Great One showdown. The WWE licensing deal includes eight superstars/legends, with the remaining three to be revealed in the coming months. Until then, you can get a look at the in-game models for the already announced wrestlers in the gallery below. 

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Overwatch Anniversary Event Brings Back Fan-Favorite Events, New Skins

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Overwatch Anniversary Event Brings Back Fan-Favorite Events, New Skins

It's the time of the year, folks, it's time to celebrate yet another Overwatch anniversary! The latest Overwatch Anniversary event allows players to dive back into fan-favorite events from the past, including Halloween Terror, Winter Wonderland, and more. The limited-time festivities also bring a few new Legendary and Epic skins for our heroes to don. Here's what you need to know! 

The latest Overwatch Anniversary event kicks off on May 18, today, and will run until May 28. Five years of heroes, five years of piecing together a deeper lore than what meets the eye, and five years of Zarya getting shafted out of cool skins. Kidding on that last part. Mostly.

Missed out on some seasonal events in the past? No fear, here's what you can check out with the ongoing celebration going on now:

New Final Fantasy VII Remake INTERmission Fort Condor Details Revealed

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New Final Fantasy VII Remake INTERmission Fort Condor Details Revealed

Earlier this month, Square Enix confirmed that Fort Condor, a popular minigame from Final Fantasy VII, was making a comeback with the remaster's INTERmission episode for Intergrade. Now, we've got a few more details about what Fort Condor will have to offer players, including a few new screenshots. 

Fort Condor is a strategic minigame that is a highly beloved facet of the Final Fantasy universe, so to see it back is a neat little nod as to how the Remake continues to bring back what we love the most. In a recent PlayStation Blog Japan post, a closer look at Fort Condor was revealed, as well as we few details about the enhancements made to this game within a game. 

There is a language difference since this was on the Japan branch's blog, but the above screenshot shows off the board where players can swap out their deck organization. Fort Condor will allow players to place units where they see fit on the board, fully equipped with the recognizable ATB gauge. There are three unit types players will contend with, including the Shooter, Defender, and Attacker units. 

The Psychonauts 2 Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Psychonauts 2 Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you subscribe to Game Informer's digital edition, you can now read our deep dives on Psychonauts 2, Double Fine, and Tim Schafer. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsersiPad/iPhone, and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Kindle and Nook.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Finally Fixes Weird Human NPC That Was Supposed To Be Turian

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Finally Fixes Weird Human NPC That Was Supposed To Be Turian

The original Mass Effect trilogy, let's be honest, had a ton of bugs, some pacing issues, and a few other odds and ends that could have used a little tweaking. Luckily, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition does said tweaking, including fixing an assumed mistake with a particular NPC that was quite literally the wrong race. Hear me out.

For those that played the first game, you may remember an NPC named Elanos Haliat. In the original trilogy, this character was a human, which made no sense given the context surrounding his character. According to the vanilla first game, Haliat is a pirate and a renowned leader within the Terminus system, an area outside of the law. When players met him, it was revealed that he spearheaded the invasion on Elysium against humans (those that opted into the War Hero profile for Shepard will be familiar with this).

John McClane, Rambo Arrive In Call Of Duty On May 20

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John McClane, Rambo Arrive In Call Of Duty On May 20

The 80’s Action Heroes event in Call of Duty begins soon on May 20. Yes, this means you can get skins for Die Hard’s John McClane and Rambo. These are completely new operators and not just skins for existing ones. Yes, this also means you can do battle at Nakatomi Plaza in Warzone. Maybe if you set it up just right, you can replicate some of those epic Die Hard moments. Verdansk and Warzone are in for some big shake ups!

Nakatomi Plaza features five floors of playable space and is the tallest building in Warzone, and is expected to appear in Verdansk for a limited time only. Like the major motion picture, Nakatomi Plaza features an elaborate and difficult to crack vault - perhaps you might be able to get in and collect the loot!

While it’s hard to compete with an awesome new structure like Nakatomi Plaza, the Rambo brand is bringing Survival Camp locations into Verdansk as well, channeling Rambo: First Blood Part II. There are ten of these camps located across the map, featuring various rewards and a Dog Tag collection task that might have some interesting finds associated with it…

EA Sports PGA Tour Arrives Spring 2022

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EA Sports PGA Tour Arrives Spring 2022

EA Sports PGA Tour arrives next Spring, EA announced yesterday. The release window seems to coincide with the 2022 Master Tournament, one of golf’s four major championships that will appear exclusively in the upcoming sim along with the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, and The Open Championship. 

The announcement comes before the start of the 2021 PGA Championship, which begins this week on May 20 and takes place at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Next year’s event is scheduled to take place at the Southern Hills Country Club from April 4-10. EA has confirmed that both of these PGA Championships will be included in EA Sports PGA Tour. 

EA also revealed the game’s event leaderboards will include the “Team of 20”, which are the PGA Golf Professionals that qualify for the PGA Championship each year. Additionally, the title will feature an extensive tutorial system and coaching challenges designed with input by the PGA Education and Player Development Departments. EA touts that the lessons will help players improve their golf game both on the virtual and real-life courses. 

Cover Reveal – Psychonauts 2

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Cover Reveal – Psychonauts 2

In 2005, Double Fine released the original Psychonauts. It was the studio’s first game, and it put the developer on the map as a creative force that wasn’t afraid to take chances. It also ended with one hell of a cliffhanger that has left fans guessing for almost 16 years. In a matter of months, Double Fine will finally answer some of those questions with the release of Psychonauts 2. But this psychonautical platformer is more than just a standard sequel – it could easily be the studio’s biggest, most ambitious project to date.

For this month’s cover story, we take a deep dive into the creation of Psychonauts 2. We spent several hours with the designers and artists working on the game and walked away with a better understanding of psychic Razputin Aquato’s continuing journey. Double Fine gave us a sneak peek at one of Raz’s new abilities, detailed the variety of gameplay fans can expect in each level, and explained its approach to boss battles.