Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Is The Prequel To Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Is The Prequel To Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity with a short trailer that dove into the sequence of events that serve as the backstory for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The hack and slash gameplay of the first Hyrule Warriors game returns alongside the vivid cel-shaded graphics that made Breath of the Wild so gorgeous to look at. Set 100 years before Zelda wakes Link, Hyrule Warrirors: Age of Calamtiy gives players the chance to juggle the narrative roles and gameplay mechanics of Link, Zelda, and the four Champions of Hyrule in their attempt to repel Calamity Ganon. Don't forget to bring a friend along for the adventure; Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will support local 2-player coop. 

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity releases on November 20 for Nintendo Switch. Does the announcement of the prequel get you excited for the future of the Breath of the Wild saga? We've compiled a list of features we'd love to see in the game's sequel. 

Cover Reveal – What's Inside Our Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Issue

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Cover Reveal – What's Inside Our Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Issue

Last week, we revealed that Kena: Bridge of Spirits was the subject of our next cover story. Ember Lab debuted its action-adventure game at Sony's first PlayStation 5 showcase, where viewers got to see a lush and dangerous world – and some helpful little critters known as the Rot. That first glimpse was only the beginning. In our 14-page cover feature, we take an extensive look at the world of Kena and learn how a scrappy team went from obscurity to taking a spot on arguably the biggest stage in gaming.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is as action-packed as the trailer showed, but that's only a small part of what it offers. Ember Lab put a surprising amount of heart into its first major release, telling a story not of destruction or revenge, but a touching tale about healing and redemption. In our extensive feature, we share stories about its development – including how they collaborated with traditional musicians to create Kena's amazing soundtrack – and also take a closer look at the systems and gameplay you'll be able to experience for yourself in a few short months. We saw the game running on PlayStation 5 hardware, and rest assured that we spend a lot of time exploring what new possibilities the tech is opening up for the team. There's a ton of information packed into our cover story, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with all of you.

New Studio Hexworks Helming Lords Of The Fallen 2

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New Studio Hexworks Helming Lords Of The Fallen 2

Remember the soulslike Lords of the Fallen? Well, Lords of the Fallen 2 is under development from a new studio, Hexworks, whose singular focus will be on action RPGs. Lords of the Fallen 2 is expected to launch on next gen consoles and PC.

The team's studio presence is located in Barcelona and Bucharest. Hexworks operates under the CI Games brand, and the team is around 25 members strong with plenty of development experience.

With this studio entirely dedicated to action RPG experiences (Read: Soulslikes) it will be interesting to see where they go after Lords of the Fallen 2!

Microsoft Confirms The Xbox Series S Price Point

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Microsoft Confirms The Xbox Series S Price Point

After a multitude of Xbox related leaks hit last night which included dates and prices, Microsoft has taken to Twitter to confirm at least one major fact — the price of the Xbox Series S. The $299 price point is confirmed.

With all the leaked news, it looks like Xbox wanted to get on board and confirm at least that aspect of the Series S, and also state that it's "the smallest Xbox ever." You can check out more in the official tweet that landed in the wee hours of the morning below.

Report: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Pricing Revealed, Launch November 10

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Report: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Pricing Revealed, Launch November 10

Well, we knew that the Xbox Series X had a November launch window. Today, Windows Central has unveiled data based on their sources that give us both prices and dates.

Allegedly, we are dealing with a $499 price on the Xbox Series X and a $299 for the Xbox Series S. Both consoles allegedly have a release date of November 10th.

Additionally, Brad Sams via Twitter has some alleged visuals and other information tidbits on the Xbox Series S.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Gets New Trailer

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Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Gets New Trailer

Nightboat Studios, the team behind the re-release of System Shock: Classic and System Shock 2, dropped a Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition trailer. The video shows a side-by-side comparison of the point-and-click adventure game from the 90s and its eventual re-release version.

With crisper character models and environments, players will be able to relive the game's extensive detective story and unearth a replicant conspiracy. Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. 

Minecraft Gets A PlayStation VR Update This Month

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Minecraft Gets A PlayStation VR Update This Month

As per the official PlayStation Blog, Minecraft is getting PS VR support this month. Plans for the VR update have been in the works since cross-platform play was made available for Minecraft last year. PlayStation 4 players who already own Minecraft will be able to install the PS VR patch, later this month, at no extra charge. 

Additionally, the two modes from the base version of Minecraft VR - Immersive and Living Room - will be arriving too. Minecraft is joining a bevy of incredibly fun PS VR-compatible games. Here's a list of PS VR experiences you should (and shouldn't) look into!

Cyberpunk 2077 Has Entered The Final Stretch Of Development

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Cyberpunk 2077 Has Entered The Final Stretch Of Development

During the latest episode in a YouTube series focused on CD Projekt Red's financial quarters, CFO Piotr Nielubowicz affirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 has entered the "final stretch of development." Despite switching the company to a home office model, Nielubowicz said that the recent success and popularity of the hands-on demo as well as the Night City Wire series means that CD Projekt Red has adjusted well in the face of the global pandemic. Nielubowicz ends the video stating "when we meet again in this format, Cyberpunk 2077 will have already been released." 

If the rest of the development process goes off without a hitch, we can expect the game to be released on time and without any deflating delays. Cyberpunk 2077 is slated for a November 19 launch. While waiting for this year's most anticipated title, read all about the game's creative process.

Twitch Sings Closing Down In January 2021

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Twitch Sings Closing Down In January 2021

Twitch Sings has announced that the service is shutting down on January 1, 2021. The digital karaoke experience streamlined the process, allowing users to click a few buttons and be online with hot tracks, unlockable gear for avatars, and a variety of stages, tuning options, and singing challenges.  Clips and videos wills start being removed in December, so you may want to download and save them if you want to save them for your digital singing scrapbook.

While a depressing revelation for aspiring karaoke kings and queens, Twitch did leave the window open for some potential projects in the future. On the announcement page, Twitch states:  Looking ahead, we’re excited to share more about the future of music on Twitch and how we’re working to make Twitch the best place to bring you closer to the artists and music you love. 

You can read more, including detailed information on the shutdown, on the official site.

Everspace 2 Gets A Gameplay Trailer, Early Access In December

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Everspace 2 Gets A Gameplay Trailer, Early Access In December

Everspace 2 combines space-travel, shooting, exploration, loot, and even RPG elements in a single-player mix. Take out opponents, get rich mining and trading, and dodge dangerous outlaws. Upgrade your ships up from baby fighters to capital warships.

The Kickstarter-fueled Everspace 2 has been on the radar for a while, and with Steam Early Access on the schedule for later this year in December, Rockfish games has pushed out a gameplay trailer featuring some extensive footage across many scenarios. Check it out below!