Take A Tour Of Apex Legends' New Map In Season 3's Gameplay Trailer

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Take A Tour Of Apex Legends' New Map In Season 3's Gameplay Trailer

The next Apex Legends season begins on October 1, and players have plenty of new stuff to look forward to. Some Battle Royale games stick with one map and update it over time, others give players numerous environments to explore. Apex Legends falls into the latter category, and is inviting players to take their war to World's End, a new map that embraces fire and ice themes.

The third season also brings a new Battle Pass and more. Check out the second season 3 trailer above to see just how dynamic this new map is. The geysers and train should create hectic firefights.

Spider-Man Is Returning To The MCU As Disney And Sony Strike A Deal

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Spider-Man Is Returning To The MCU As Disney And Sony Strike A Deal

Sony and Disney announced today the two companies have come to terms to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a third solo film. The news comes following last month's announcement that Sony and Marvel parent company Disney could not strike a deal to keep the webslinger, which has been licensed to Sony for two decades, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside the Avengers. 

According to Variety's report, the deal was finalized last night, with the likes of Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and Walt Disney Studios co-chairs Alan Horn and Alan Bergman involved in the negotiations. Originally, Disney sought a 50/50 financing deal, which Sony rejected, causing the initial rift in August. According to the report, the new deal will see Disney lending Feige, the chief architect of the MCU, as producer in exchange for approximately 25 percent of profits from the film. Disney will also keep its merchandising rights and finance around 25 percent of the film.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Takes The Franchise To VR

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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Takes The Franchise To VR

Respawn announced today that the revered Medal of Honor franchise is returning with a VR title, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, exclusive to the Rift. As an allied agent with the OSS, you'll travel to many important WWII locations across Europe to bring down the Nazis.

Embracing the potential and power of VR, the experience appears to be a tactile one – you'll heal by mimiking the motion of jamming needles into your body, pull the pins off grenades and throw them with real velocity (no crosshairs or big circles show you where it's landing!), and pick up guns from the battlefield. Learn more in the video below!

A full story gallery gives players context to the game's real-world inspirations and showcases settings and environments with commentary from veterans of WWII.

150 Hours Went Into Recreating The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past In Dragon Quest Builders 2

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150 Hours Went Into Recreating The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past In Dragon Quest Builders 2

Just as Nintendo remastered The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Switch, an ambitious player recreated The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past within Dragon Quest Builders 2. Everyone apparently has Zelda on the brain these days.

The player of note is BenXC, who uploaded a trailer for this ambitious project onto YouTube. Ben says the world building took over 150 hours spread across half of a year. Over 300,000 blocks were placed by hand to recreate the cities and Death Mountain, and over 2,500 trees were planted to replicate the wilderness. If you want to tour Ben's creation in Dragon Quest Builders 2, enter this Island ID: npyrd8ZJVM.

Mario Kart Tour Is Available Now On Mobile Devices

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Mario Kart Tour Is Available Now On Mobile Devices

Recently, Nintendo has made a big push on mobile. (Dr. Mario World is a good game, please trust us.) Today, Nintendo added another game to its mobile roster: Mario Kart Tour.

This new mobile Mario Kart lets players race around both new and classic course, and it's free on the Apple and Android app stores. Unfortunately, the game doesn't include multiplayer at this point, but this feature will be added in a future update.

It's Mario Kart; what else do you need to know? Have fun!

Civilization VI Is Coming To PlayStation 4 And Xbox One In November

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Civilization VI Is Coming To PlayStation 4 And Xbox One In November

Firaxis has announced Civilization VI will also be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 22. Game Informer's Ben Reeves reviewed Civilization VI on PC in 2016, and said "Firaxis' newest entry in the Civilization series isn't a game changer, because the game was already great. However, Civilization VI could easily be the pinnacle of the series." Console players will now get the chance to see why this game got a 9.5 out of 10 rating.

The core game along offers a dizzying amount of content, but players who want more can also buy an expansion bundle that includes the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions. Rise and Fall makes each of your choices matter, as they will sway the loyalty of your people. Gathering Storm brings natural disasters like volcanic eruptions and storms that can unexpectedly create chaos in your cities.

Here's hoping the port is respectable, as Civilization has long been one of gaming's premiere series.

Watch Thousands Of Humans Perish In Seconds In The Humanity PS4 Trailer

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Watch Thousands Of Humans Perish In Seconds In The Humanity PS4 Trailer

Today's PlayStation State of Play livestream began with a wild look at Humanity, a new game from developer Enhance Games (Tetris Effect) and the oddly named Toyko-based design firm tha ltd. Humanity is slated to release in 2020 with optional PlayStation 4 support.

The exact point of Humanity remains unclear, but Enhance Games' press release states that massive crowds either work together or fight against one another. The concept for Humanity began at tha ltd. over three years ago, and was eventually pitched to Enhance Games and its CEO Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

"From the first early demo I saw, I couldn't get Humanity out of my head," says Mizuchuchi. "The whole look and feel of it – manipulating these teeming masses of people – was mesmerizing, especially in VR. I knew right away it could be something special, which is why I couldn't be more excited to help a visionary like [Yugo Nakamura] realize its full potential."

Sony Announces Arise: A Simple Story For This December

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Sony Announces Arise: A Simple Story For This December

During State of Play, Sony announced Arise: A Simple Story – published by Techland (Dying Light) and developed by Piccolo.

The trailer begins showing the ceremonious cremation of an elderly tribesman. From there the trailer depicts a Journey-esque adventure where the tribesman navigates the afterlife. We see him traversing mountains, jumping atop giant flowers, making bridges by pulling down trees, and avoiding ominous shadowy enemies. These scenes imply potential puzzle, stealth, and platform elements. However, it's unclear if any of what’ve seen is actual gameplay so we can only speculate.

We won’t have to wait long to find out more though – Arise: A Simple Story releases this December.

Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle Releases On November 8

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Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle Releases On November 8

Sony's latest State of Play showcase didn't have new information on Death Stranding, which isn't surprising considering the flood of information we got at Tokyo Game Show a couple weeks ago. However, Sony and Kojima Productions did have a little surprise for viewers: A limited-edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle.

According to the PlayStation Blog, the bundle costs $400 and includes a special console and controller (pictured above), along with a physical copy of Death Stranding. It will be available on November 8, the same day that Death Stranding releases.

For more on Death Stranding, read our full interview with creator Hideo Kojima about the game's unique goals and gameplay.  

Watch Sony's State Of Play Showcase

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Watch Sony's State Of Play Showcase

Sony's State of Play showcase is today at 1 PM Pacific time, and you can watch it for more info on The Last of Us Part II and even some new game reveals. Just don't expect to hear anything about PlayStation 5, which the company says won't be discussed.

The show runs about 20 minutes, and also features other news and content from Sony's first-party Worldwide Studios, so it should be a good one.