Red Dead Redemption II Coming To PC In November

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Red Dead Redemption II Coming To PC In November

Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption II is hitting the PC platform on November 5. For a limited time it's also giving away games if you pre-purchase Red Dead II through the new Rockstar launcher.

The PC version features both graphical and technical upgrades, new bounty-hunting missions, hideouts, weapons, and other additions.

Players interested in Red Dead II's online portion will find a more fleshed-out experience thanks to the recent addition of the Frontier Pursuits update for Red Dead Online. The free update adds the bounty hunter, trader, and collector specialist roles which you can rank up through experience earned performing tasks related to your profession.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Action Figures Are Available Today

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Action Figures Are Available Today

Hasbro and other manufacturers are celebrating Triple Force Friday today. The "Triple" means stores just received new product for three Star Wars properties: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. You can get everything from bed sheets and t-shirts to Legos and remote control droids.

If you're looking forward to November's release of Jedi: Fallen Order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in particular, you can grab three different action figures today. The game's protagonist Kal Kestis and his droid BD-1 are bundled together as a six-inch Star Wars: Black Series set, and are also together as a Funko Pop. If you also want to add the dark side to your collection, you can pick up the villainous Second Sister as a Black Series figure.

Since manufacturers usually only focus on upcoming movies for Force Friday promotions, it's cool to see Jedi: Fallen Order tied into this one. The Second Sister figure is arguably the coolest thing available today.

The Pokémon Company Clarifies There Are Not 18 Gyms In Sword And Shield

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The Pokémon Company Clarifies There Are Not 18 Gyms In Sword And Shield

In our cover story on Pokémon Sword and Shield this month, we had a sidebar talking about the differences between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. In the sidebar, it seemed implied in a quote by director Shigeru Ohmori that Pokémon Sword and Shield have 18 gyms. However, according to a representative of The Pokémon Company International, the true meaning of the original quote may have been lost in translation between Japanese and English.

The original quote from Ohmori can be seen below in its entirety.

Many people online read the excerpt of the quote used in the cover story to mean that each game has 18 gyms players could battle in each version spread across the major and minor leagues. The Pokémon Company International reached out regarding this quote to clarify how many gyms there are in each game. You can see a statement provided by a representative of The Pokémon Company International below.

A New Volcanic Region Is Coming To Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

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A New Volcanic Region Is Coming To Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World has provided us plenty of extra content thanks to its recent (and absolutely fantastic) Iceborne expansion, but it appears things are about to heat up with a new volcanic region. 

Capcom already announced a free post-release update was coming to fight the hulking ape Rajang on October 10, but more details have started to trickle out about the content. Apparently, we're getting much more than just Rajang and his anger issues. Information for the event went up under the overview for "Free Title Update #1," revealing more of what's inside. 

By taking down Rajang, you get a special Rajang Claws pendant as a reward to commemorate the victory. The update also lets you invite other players to your room, and you now have the option to change the music that plays there. A new equipment display allows you to show off your favorite gear to really get your hunting companions jealous. However, by far, the biggest revelation is that a new firey region is being added to post-credits area the Guiding Lands. 

Return Of The Obra Dinn Hits Consoles This Month

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Return Of The Obra Dinn Hits Consoles This Month

Return of the Obra Dinn released to wide praise last year, and Game Informer was among the sources that offered a high recommendation. For players who weren't able to catch the puzzle game on PC or Mac, you can now look forward to playing the game on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch; the game is set to release on October 18. 

Return of the Obra Dinn finds the player working as an investigator aboard a ghost ship in the 1800s, and boasts both a unique monochromatic art style, and a fascinating gameplay model, in which you use deduction to figure out the deaths of the ship's crew by witnessing elements of their final living moments. 

If you haven't yet had a chance to check out the game, it's well worth a look. 

Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds Ability To Play With Friends Online, Create With Buttons In Handheld Mode

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Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds Ability To Play With Friends Online, Create With Buttons In Handheld Mode

When Super Mario Maker 2 launched this past summer, it added several welcome improvements to the creation tools and feature suite. However, one notable absence from the list of features was the ability to enjoy the online co-op and competitive multiplayer with people on your friends list. Thanks to an update that hit today, players can now enjoy the online modes with friends.

Now, when players log on to the game's online suite, they can choose to play multiplayer versus or multiplayer co-op with friends on their Switch friends list as well as the option to play with randomly selected players. While in a session with friends, players can choose the difficulty in Course World, or play courses from their list of locally saved courses.

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Blizzard Outlines Virtual Ticket Goodies, New World Of Warcraft-Themed Overwatch Skins Included

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Blizzard Outlines Virtual Ticket Goodies, New World Of Warcraft-Themed Overwatch Skins Included

You don't have to attend BlizzCon to get some of the show's exclusive items. You just need to purchase the virtual ticket for $49.99. The virtual ticket gives you two days of viewing for the All-Access Channel, as well as the Community Night contests held on Friday. You also get virtual loot for some of Blizzard's biggest games, including Overwatch.

To celebrate 25 years of Warcraft, Blizzard is adding two World of Warcraft-inspired skins to Overwatch. With the virtual ticket you'll get the cool Illidan Genji and Tyrande Symmetra legendary skins.

In World of Warcraft, the virtual ticket gives you murloc-fied faction leaders Finduin and Gillvanas. You also get a Wendigo Woolies outfit. Heroes of the Storm nets you a BlizzCon spray and portrait, and a Celestial Deepcrawler mount. StarCraft II is getting three Brood War-era skins and portraits, and Diablo III is giving players a pair of wings. In Hearthstone, Blizzard is giving out a mysterious Golden Legendary card as well as BlizzCon 2019-themed card backs.

The Pokémon Sword And Shield Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Pokémon Sword And Shield Digital Issue Is Now Live

Digital subscribers to Game Informer can now learn the behind-the-scenes story of Pokémon Sword and Shield! 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 Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

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Pokémon Sword And Shield Have Mechanics To Let You Use Your Favorite Pokémon Competitively

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Pokémon Sword And Shield Have Mechanics To Let You Use Your Favorite Pokémon Competitively

The latest entries in the Pokémon series are making several tweaks to the franchise's long-running conventions. From introducing autosave to getting rid of the Exp. Share item in favor of an automatic solution, Sword and Shield change several things about the standard play of a Pokémon game. While Game Freak was open about a lot of the behind-the-scenes information surrounding the development of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the team was a bit cagier about a new battle mechanic it could only tease.

Exp. Share Is Baked Into Pokémon Sword And Shield

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Exp. Share Is Baked Into Pokémon Sword And Shield

During our trip to Game Freak for this month's cover story, we learned a ton of tidbits about Pokémon Sword and Shield and what went into making it. One of the smaller, yet interesting pieces of info we learned involves Exp. Share, an item that splits the experience earned in battle to all Pokémon in the player's party.

According to director Shigeru Ohmori, Pokémon Sword and Shield does away with this item. However, when we followed up with Ohmori about whether that means we need to train up each individual Pokémon, he confirmed to us that every Pokémon in your party gets equal experience automatically as you progress through the game.

This revelation occurred during our filming of our Rapid-Fire video interview, which you can look forward to later this week. For more on Pokémon Sword and Shield, head to our hub by clicking the banner below.