Remnant: From The Ashes Swamps of Corsus DLC Arrives Today

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Remnant: From The Ashes Swamps of Corsus DLC Arrives Today

There are a lot of new things coming to Remnant: From the Ashes in the Swamps of Corsus update, available today on Steam for $9.99 (coming later to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). By far the most significant is the new survival mode, which tasks players with a roguelike experience starting from scratch and seeing just how far you can make it.

You start with just a pistol and some scrap in this mode, so forget relying on your huge bank of acquired traits, powers, weapons and armor - you're in it to win it with nothing but a few bullets and a dream! Survival mode is different every time and can be played solo or multiplayer. Several account-bound rewards are obtainable from this new experience, including cosmetics that will let you show off when you return to the core game.

I had a blast with friends when Remnant: From the Ashes launched (Check out the review here) and DLC like this definitely has me seriously considering a return visit.

Age of Conan's Onslaught Update Lands Today

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Age of Conan's Onslaught Update Lands Today

Funcom's longstanding MMORPG gets a major update today in the form of Onslaught. Like many big MMO patches, there are new places to explore, lots of loot to collect, and tons of enemies to fight.

This update also comes with a new game mode, the titular Onslaught, that has players facing off against hordes of opponents in a wave-based format that tests their resolve and power. Of course, there are big rewards in play for those that can survive! Check out the trailer below for a look at what Onslaught is bringing to Age of Conan.

Stellaris: Console Edition DLC Coming May 12

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Stellaris: Console Edition DLC Coming May 12

Stellaris: Console Edition (check out our review of the PC title here!) is getting a hefty chunk of DLC in 2020. The first arrives on May 12, the Synthetic Dawn Story Pack. In this DLC, you start the game as the Machine Empire, a society of robots and attempt to control the galaxy via AI-dominance.

Two additional DLC packs, the Apocalypse Expansion and the Humanoids Species Pack are coming later in the year.

Check out the new trailer below!

Legends of Runeterra Officially Launches This Week

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Legends of Runeterra Officially Launches This Week

Legends of Runeterra moves into full release with a bold patch tomorrow and mobile rollout sometime between tomorrow and Thursday. A ton of new cards, including the pirate faction Bilgewater, are coming out as part of the launch. Every faction gets something new, but I'm especially stoked to get my hands on Miss Fortune, Gangplank, and the rest of the plundering pirate bunch.

Essentially, everything I already discussed in my review still stands, but we have some cool new toys in the toolbox, as well as the ability to play on mobile devices - which could be huge for the game! Check out the review here, and grab a look at the new trailer below.

Remote Raid Passes Are Now In Pokémon Go

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Remote Raid Passes Are Now In Pokémon Go

Update: You can now purchase Remote Raid Passes from the in-game store for 100 gold each. This new item is used to reach any raid you can see while rotating the camera or by using the "Nearby" menu.

Original Story: In another move to keep its player base safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Niantic is adding Remote Raid Passes to Pokémon Go. The Raid Passes won't unite friends who live across the country or even in different cities in the same state, but do greatly extend the range of accessible raids. If you can see a raid on your map, you will be able to enter it.

When the raids go live, remote trainers will have the same attack power as trainers at the raid location. Down the road when the pandemic is behind us, remote trainers' power will be reduced, meaning players will be incentivized to be at the raid location. As now now, 20 trainers can join a raid, whether they are at the location or are remote. The number of remote players that can be in a raid will also change over time.

The Last Of Us Part II Story Details Have Apparently Leaked

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The Last Of Us Part II Story Details Have Apparently Leaked

If you're one of the many people looking forward to The Last of Us Part II, you should be especially careful online between now and the game's newly announced June release. 

Some major spoilers (which appear to be legitimate) have leaked online, including plot details and in-development footage. We won't be sharing the information here, but you can take steps to preserve your experience by muting any terms you can think of relating to The Last of Us on social media.

Naughty Dog had this message to share via Twitter:

The Last Of Us Part II Gets June Release Date, Ghost Of Tsushima Pushed To July

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The Last Of Us Part II Gets June Release Date, Ghost Of Tsushima Pushed To July

Sony has announced new release dates for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II and Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima. The Last of Us Part II was delayed from its original May 29 date earlier this month due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, while this is the first we're hearing of a delay for Ghost of Tsushima. 

In a PlayStation Blog post this morning, Sony confirmed the new dates as a result in an, "ease in the global distribution environment." The Last of Us Part II will now release on June 19, while Ghost of Tsushima slides from its original June 26 date to July 17.

Both games are slated to come exclusively to PlayStation 4. For more on The Last of Us Part II, check out our preview from last year. To see Ghost of Tsushima is action, check out the impressive trailer from 2019's The Game Awards.

Arcade-Style WWE 2K Battlegrounds Coming This Fall

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Arcade-Style WWE 2K Battlegrounds Coming This Fall

Publisher 2K isn't putting out a WWE 2K21 this year, but wrestling fans can still take a bump in WWE 2K Battlegrounds this fall. The over-the-top, arcade-style title is developed by NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 developer Saber Interactive.

The game's teaser trailer shows off power-up states/moves, out-of-the-ring aides, and legends like The Rock, Becky Lynch, and Brock Lesnar.

Other game details, such as available platforms, were not announced.

WWE 2K21 Is Not Happening

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WWE 2K21 Is Not Happening

During an investor call on yesterday, the WWE confirmed that this year's installment of 2K Games' WWE 2K franchise is not happening.

Taking a year off might be a good thing; WWE 2K20 (pictured above) had various technical issues that left many fans disappointed. This also came after 2K Games split with longtime developer Yuke's, handing the series entirely over to Visual Concepts. No one factor alone is likely to be the sole reason for pressing pause, but the extra time should give 2K Games the opportunity to assess its priorities with the franchise. 

However, the absence of the WWE 2K name doesn't necessarily mean wrestling fans won't be getting any new games at all. A tweet from the WWE 2K account promises more details and "exciting news" next week.

Get Total War: Shogun 2 For Free On Steam

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Get Total War: Shogun 2 For Free On Steam

Sega and developer Creative Assembly are offering the classic Total War: Shogun 2 as a free Steam download Monday, April 27 (6:00pm BST/noon central) until Friday, May 1 (same time). Once you download the title, it is yours to keep.

During a similar timeframe (April 27-May 4), Creative Assembly is holding a Steam sale of other Total War games.

"The past few weeks have presented unimaginable challenges for many of us," the developer wrote on its website, "but the remarkable collective effort being made by the global community to overcome this moment of adversity has been truly inspirational.