Destroy All Humans Beams Up A July 28 Release Date

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Destroy All Humans Beams Up A July 28 Release Date

The summer is starting to fill up with games. Along with the recently announced release dates for The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Deadly Premonition II, THQ Nordic has locked in the Destroy All Humans remake for a July 28 release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Destroy all humans originally released on June 21, 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and put players in control of a power hungry alien named Crypto-137 who arrives on earth in the 1950s and uses sci-fi tech to possess our bodies, level our towns, and take down our government. He can take the form of a human to sneak among them and hop into a flying saucer to obliterate everything he can.

The remake holds true to the original game's design and retains the voice acting and missions, but features improved visuals, combat, abilities, and a different save system. It'll be good to have Crypto back, but I wonder how the humor holds up. We'll find out in just a few months.

Smite Comes To The Epic Games Store

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Smite Comes To The Epic Games Store

Hi-Rez Studios' action-packed third-person MOBA Smite is now available on the Epic Games Store. Check out our review for the game here - a lot has changed over the years since that review was relevant, but it's still a fast-paced team-based foray, now with all kinds of other characters and modes to explore.

Availability on the Epic Games Store gives players just one more place to load into the big god-based battle. Cross play and cross progression are part of the deal, so if you're used to playing somewhere else, no problem. Check out the new trailer below!

Population Zero Heads To Steam On May 5

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Population Zero Heads To Steam On May 5

Enplex Games' Population Zero heads to Steam Early Access on May 5. Part MMO, part survival, you have the option of how to play on a harsh planet each week, with the game sessions divided into 7 day cycle. PVE encounters against the harsh planet and its denizens are challenging enough, but if you opt into a PVP cycle you are going to up against the most dangerous game as well - other players.

While survival-style games are quite commonplace these days, quirks like the game length cycle and meta account progression may be enough for Population Zero to stand out. Check out the early access launch trailer below!

Ubisoft's Next Assassin's Creed Setting Is Being Revealed Right Now

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Ubisoft's Next Assassin's Creed Setting Is Being Revealed Right Now

Ubisoft was very active in supporting the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but it appears that the publisher is finally ready to show off where we’ll be headed next, now that the adventures in ancient Greece have concluded. A live stream is underway that will pull back the curtain on the next setting for the series. 

Artist Kode Abdo, more popularly known as BossLogic, is creating an art piece that promises to have the answer. BossLogic is best known for his digital artistry creating posters for Marvel and DC, including for properties like Avengers: Endgame and Black Adam. Check out his Instagram for a glimpse at his work. 

If you’d like to follow along with the art creation as it unfolds, you can watch on Twitch, where Ubisoft has shared players may have a chance to earn a Twitch Drop for a future Assassin’s Creed skin. 

V-Rally 4, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr Are Among May's Games With Gold

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V-Rally 4, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr Are Among May's Games With Gold

Microsoft revealed its Games with Gold lineup for May 2020, and good luck trying to come up with a common thread between them. They're all playable on Xbox One consoles? Their titles all contain the letter "R"? Eh, forget it.

The offerings include the Xbox One games V-Rally 4 (available from May 1-31) and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (available May 16-June 15). On the Xbox 360 front, you get Sensible World of Soccer (from May 1-15) and Overlord II (May 16-31). 

Games with Gold benefits are available to all Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Its First DLC Today

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Its First DLC Today

Goku and the rest of the gang have a lot to look foward to today. With new DLC available today, there are a variety of activities you can enjoy in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot with a DLC titled "A New Power Awakens - Part 1". There's new transformations, new sub stories, new training, and more. 

Check out the trailer below for a look at A New Power Awakens - Part 1!

Sonic Movie Director: No Official Plans For Sequel Yet

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Sonic Movie Director: No Official Plans For Sequel Yet

After a tumultuous lead up to release that saw a social media riot and a lengthy character redesign processSonic the Hedgehog released to overall positive reviews, and raked in over $300 million internationally at the box office. Despite those facts, as well as a major tease at the end of the film, a sequel might not be a sure thing just yet.

In an interview with USA TodaySonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler said no official talks or plans have begun for a potential sequel. However, Fowler is hopeful he'll be able to continue the story, citing wanting to bring in more characters to tell more stories. "Nothing would bring me more happiness than getting another shot with these characters and to tell more stories," he told USA Today. "We'd love to do more with the Sonic cinematic universe." 

Fowler also said that the tease at the end of the film was a nod that he knows fans want to see more characters from Sonic's world on the silver screen. Sonic the Hedgehog hit theaters on February 14, released digitally March 31, and is scheduled to hit Blu-ray and DVD on May 19.

Rogue One Co-Writer Gary Whitta Has Started His Own Talk Show In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Rogue One Co-Writer Gary Whitta Has Started His Own Talk Show In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Rogue One and video game writer Gary Whitta (Gears of War, Prey) has started his own talk show within the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons called Animal Talking.

Above is a highlight clip from the pilot episode, and the first official episode can be seen on Gary's YouTube channel and Twitch, with regular ones to follow.

Per usual with a talk show, Whitta will chat with celebrity guests, and he even has a musical sidekick courtesy of game developer Adam Nickerson (Ding Dong XL).

Stadia Adds PUBG & EA Titles

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Stadia Adds PUBG & EA Titles

Google aired a new Stadia Connect presentation, sharing news about the streaming platform, including the addition of PUBG and titles from Electronic Arts such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

PUBG is playable now, including cross-play functionality, and is free to Stadia Pro members. Also available is the Pioneer edition ($39.99, and includes Survivor Pass: Cold Front and some exclusive Stadia skins) and standard edition ($29.99).

EA's offerings, meanwhile, are coming later this year and beyond. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes to Stadia in the fall, with the Madden and FIFA franchises to follow in the winter of 2020. A total of five EA games are hitting Stadia, with a press release from EA clarifying that the remaining, unnamed titles from the company are coming to the platform in 2021.

Deadly Premonition 2 Launches On Switch In July

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Deadly Premonition 2 Launches On Switch In July

Players will be able to suit up as FBI agent Francis York Morgan again on July 10, when Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise launches exclusively on Switch. This sequel once again investigates a string of murders that occurred years ago in Le Carré, but the new story is set in modern-day Boston. The game is developed by Toybox and Rising Star Games and is helmed by director Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro.

The original Deadly Premonition is one of video games' most talked about cult classics. I urge all Switch players interested in this sequel to check out the first game, which was released last year for Nintendo's hybrid system under the name Deadly Premonition Origins. It's a wild ride that you'll laugh at for all of the wrong reasons, but will likely adore for its story and characters.