Hot Wheels Unleashed Gameplay Details Revealed Along With New Race Footage

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Hot Wheels Unleashed Gameplay Details Revealed Along With New Race Footage

Hot Wheels Unleashed has, well, unleashed its first gameplay trailer for eager fans to see. Developer Milestone and Mattel livestreamed a showcase for the game earlier today, giving Hot Wheels and racing fans a peek into the upcoming racer. 

The video shows off pre-alpha footage of a race in progress. Perhaps the coolest element Hot Wheels Unleashed is that it looks to be to-scale with actual Hot Wheels toys/tracks. By that, I mean you’re a tiny car racing in a big world. The demo takes place in a garage, with the topsy turvy track weaving through and around shelves and even into ceiling vents. 

The game doesn’t feature any Mario Kart-esque power-ups (in case you expected such things), but is definitely an arcade-style racer that emphasizes drifting and boosting to get ahead. Oh, and there’s also a big ol’ glowy-eyed spider that lurks at one of the checkpoints, ensnaring unlucky drivers with its webs. Just thought you might want to know that before watching. Check out the pre-alpha gameplay footage below. 

Path Of Exile 2 And Path Of Exile: Ultimatum Detailed

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Path Of Exile 2 And Path Of Exile: Ultimatum Detailed

In a livestream presentation today, Grinding Gear Games showed off a significant portion of content from the upcoming Path of Exile 2 and the upcoming expansion, Path of Exile: Ultimatum. If you missed the livestream, we’ll catch you up on the big beats here. First, you should probably check out the new Path of Exile 2 trailer.

Path of Exile 2 shares space with the current Path of Exile as both adventures lead to the same endgame experience. However, Path of Exile 2 features a new campaign alongside new weapons and associated abilities that are only available if you play that experience. If you’re set on playing the original Path of Exile campaign, don’t worry: the special stuff that you can only get in the Path of Exile 2 campaign is available in the shared endgame experience. All current characters and purchased microtransactions are compatible with Path of Exile 2. Path of Exile 2 features weapons that have their own special abilities. 

Destroy All Humans Remake Comes To Nintendo Switch In June

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Destroy All Humans Remake Comes To Nintendo Switch In June

When it was announced that Destroy All Humans was receiving a remake a decade and a half after the fact, fans were excited to step back into the shoes of Crypto as he causes all manner of chaos for the poor, unsuspecting earthlings. Unfortunately for Nintendo Switch owners, publisher THQ Nordic and developer Black Forest Games passed over that platform with the 2020 release. However, the team is rectifying that with a newly announced 2021 release date for fans of Nintendo's hybrid system. The Destroy All Humans remake comes to Switch on June 29.

Originally developed by the now-defunct Pandemic Studios and released in 2005, Destroy All Humans came to PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game sees Crypto on a mission to harvest human brain stems, taking him on an adventure across the United States including fictional towns across the Midwest, California, the Eastern seaboard, and more. You even travel to a parody version of Area 51. The humor combined with the over-the-top action to create a cult-classic that fans were excited to experience again 15 years later. 

You can see the Nintendo Switch announcement trailer below.

Saga Frontier Remastered Launches On April 15

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Saga Frontier Remastered Launches On April 15

Saga Frontier is back in a big way with a remaster coming to PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, Android, and iOS next week on April 15. The original game landed back in 1998, and while it was often lumped into conversation with other classic RPGs of the era like the Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy franchises, there are plenty of substantial differentiators in the Saga series that really separate the series from other JRPGs. Today, Square Enix has revealed the launch trailer for the game, highlighting some of the new features coming in the remastered edition. Let’s take a look!

Why Liara's Changes In Mass Effect Legendary Edition Are Important Despite Being Small

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Why Liara's Changes In Mass Effect Legendary Edition Are Important Despite Being Small

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a remaster, not a remake, which means major changes won't be seen when bringing the trilogy into this generation. That being said, tweaks can be felt throughout all three games, including smoother rides in the Mako, better gun mechanics, and a whole lot more. As we've seen in the trailer, BioWare has made adjustments to the graphics of the game, including contrast changes and lighting effects to create a more realistic aesthetic, including that of our favorite blueberry: Liara. While her changes may seem minuscule, they're actually much more meaningful than you might think. 

We sat down with environment and character director Kevin Meek to explore why those seemingly minute changes matter and what they mean regarding her coming full circle as a character. 

New Mass Effect Legendary Edition Screenshots Show Custom Shepard Improvements

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New Mass Effect Legendary Edition Screenshots Show Custom Shepard Improvements

New Mass Effect Legendary Edition screenshots highlight custom Shepard improvements while showing different areas enhanced such as lighting and textures. While this particular Shepard was seen in the full reveal trailer, these direct-feed screenshots offer a closer look at the Mass Effect 1 improvements. 

The two new screenshots come courtesy of CD-Action, a Polish magazine. The images were upscaled in resolution thanks to Reddit u/Audemus77. The first one is the shot seen in the second trailer for the trilogy remaster, showing a Commander Shepard with texture improvements, way better lighting, and a hairstyle that was first seen in Mass Effect Andromeda. 

The hairstyle from Andromeda is one of the few new styles added to the character customization. In the first game, you could make your own character but it was incredibly limited. And I'm sorry, but it's time to admit something. You guys know my love for the trilogy and Jane Shepard, but it's time to be honest and admit that FemShep was done dirty in the first game. No matter how many different things we did to make her our own, she always ended up looking like a young Joan Rivers. Now, she actually looks like she has some variety, which is great! Everyone should feel like they've made something special when creating their character. 

Deathloop Delayed Until September

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Deathloop Delayed Until September

Arkane Lyon has confirmed that Deathloop has been delayed, pushed back from its May 21 release date. The studio took to Twitter to relay the news with a special video from game director Dinga Bakaba and art director Sebastien Mitton.

The latest update sets the new release date for Deathloop for September 14, 2021. While a bummer for some, this move was not unexpected. Though vaccines are now more readily available than ever before, the COVID-19 pandemic is still a reality and because of that, the effects on various industries are still in place. Arkane's decision to delay Deathloop is to give it more time to perfect what the game has to offer, which means an even better launch experience for those excited for the newest title. 

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Halo: Master Chief Collection Season 6 Brings New Rewards, Waterfall Map For Halo 3, And More

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Halo: Master Chief Collection Season 6 Brings New Rewards, Waterfall Map For Halo 3, And More

The Raven has landed! Halo: The Master Chief Collection season 6 has arrived and brings with it new tiered rewards, the Waterfall map for Halo 3, The Exchange, and so much more. The new season also brings the ability to swap out your team mid-game in custom matches, giving even more freedom to players. 

In the latest Halo Waypoint blog post, the team over at 343 Industries has broken down what players can expect from the latest season that explores the "heroic exploits of Fireteam Raven." Raven's celebration comes with it unique new armor sets, weapon and vehicle skins, more customization, animated visors and nameplates, Escalation Slayer, and so much more. 

With season 6 now live, here's what you can expect from the Master Chief Collection regarding new content: 

Streets Of Rage 4's Mr X. Nightmare DLC Adds New Fighters, A Survival Mode, And More

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Streets Of Rage 4's Mr X. Nightmare DLC Adds New Fighters, A Survival Mode, And More

Streets of Rage 4 has a big batch of DLC on the way dubbed Mr. X Nightmare. Longtime fans should remember Mr. X as the main villain of the first three Streets of Rage titles. It looks like he's back, and whether that means literally or in spirit, he's bringing new fighters, a survival mode, and other bells and whistles along with him.

Joining the playable roster is Estel Aguirre, the formidable police officer who served as a boss character in Streets of Rage 4. She's a beast, and now you can find out what it's like to be on the less painful end of her powerful offense. Unfortunately, Dotemu is keeping tight-lipped on the identity of the other two fighters for now, but you might be able to spot a few hints in the trailer below.

Dotemu is also keeping the details of a new Survival Mode close to the vest, only saying in the press release that it “challenges players to elevate and prove their true capabilities through special tests of skill.” The team is ready to talk about a new character customization option. This mode will allow players to build personalized versions of their favorite fighters by equipping them with a brand new arsenal of moves. 

New Resident Evil Village Showcase Promises More Gameplay Next Week

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New Resident Evil Village Showcase Promises More Gameplay Next Week

Earlier this year, Capcom confirmed that a new Resident Evil Village showcase was on the way following the success of the livestream event from January. Given how much thirst transpired after the reveal of Lady Dimitrescu and the intrigue surrounding Ethan Winters' place in the overall narrative, it's easy to see why horror fans are eager to learn more about the next step for the Resident Evil franchise. 

PlayStation confirmed the details about the latest Resident Evil Village showcase, promising even more gameplay for next week. The event is going down on April 15 at 3 p.m. Pacific, though the length of the showcase is unclear at this time: 

Prepare for another #REShowcase stream, with new Resident Evil Village gameplay