Persona 5 Website Teasing May 5 Reveal

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Persona 5 Website Teasing May 5 Reveal

The Japanese Persona 5 website has a countdown timer set to expire on May 5, but it's unclear what it will reveal.

The site has a hat with a flaming mask and the words "Take Your Heart" and the timer, but that's about it. It could be a new trailer, or a release date reveal, or maybe the game will receive a surprise release on May 5, though I can't imagine that last option will be the case.

For significantly more information about the game, head here for a list of details from Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino.

New Screenshots From Expansion Revealed

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There's still no word on when Blood and Wine is coming out but we've got some new shinys to hold us over until then. CD Projekt Red's new screens show Geralt roaming strange mushroom gardens and chatting with ladies. In a press release CD Projket Red said it would be revealing more information about the expansion pack in May.

You can check out all the screens in the gallery below.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt was our Game of the Year in 2015. You can read our review of the game here.

Square Enix's Throwback RPG Releasing In July

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Square Enix's I am Setsuna, which often references Chrono Trigger as inspiration, is set to arrive in three months.

The game will be available on July 19 on PC and PlayStation 4. The game is meant to be a callback to Square Enix's calssic 16-bit RPGs, like the early Final Fantasys and Chrono Trigger, but does not serve as a sequel to either franchise. Here's how Square Enix describes the plot:

I am Setsuna tells the sorrowful story of Setsuna, a young woman of incredible inner strength, and the sacrifice she must undertake to the save the people of her land. Players will be immersed in an emotional and unforgettable story of true bravery as Setsuna leaves her hometown with her bodyguards on a journey to the farthest land.

New Mayhem-Packed Trailer Sets The Tone For Gears Of War 4's Multiplayer Beta

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New Mayhem-Packed Trailer Sets The Tone For Gears Of War 4's Multiplayer Beta

Last week, we told you about (and showed off) Gears of War 4's multiplayer action. Playing is believing, however, and Xbox Live Gold members will get a chance to experience the action themselves next week. In advance of the multiplayer beta, Microsoft has released a new trailer, set to the sonic stylings of DJ Shadow, featuring El-P and Killer Mike.

The clip shows some of the new tools that players will have access to, including the ability to do vaulting kicks and yank unsuspecting opponents from cover. In other words, your turtling tactics may not see you through the end of the match.

The beta begins April 25 and runs through May 1. Participants will unlock a Vintage Kait character for the full version of the game, when it launches later in the year.

Competitive eSports Survival Experience Coming To PS4 This Summer

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The original Ark: Survival Evolved has found a healthy following on PC and Xbox One, and a PS4 version is set to arrive in June. However, developer Studio Wildcard is eager to see the franchise expand, which led to the PC release of Ark: Survival of the Fittest, a competitive online arena game built with eSports competition in mind, and that PC version is already in full swing. The spin-off project is now steering towards release for PS4 on July 19.

The new PS4 release is promised to have the same content as the PC release, but also add a new Practice mode, so that players can become familiar with gameplay prior to diving into the competitive action. The PS4 version will also support a full suite of eSports rankings, matchmaking, leaderboards, and monthly cash prizes to further cement its potential as an eSports contender. 

Ark: Survival of the Fittest borrows the humans-meet-dinosaur vibe of Survival Evolved, but sets the action in an ever-shrinking arena that pushes up to 72 survivors into ever closer conflict with one another. Within a given match, players form up into tribes, tame dinosaurs and other creatures, and aim to take each other out. 

Tense Trailer Sells Planet Castaway Fantasy

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Tense Trailer Sells Planet Castaway Fantasy

After awakening from cryogenic hibernation on an alien world, your first task is to repair your shelter to prolong your life. You be tasked to explore the environment to uncover supplies that can help your cause. Along the way, the narrative of what happened to you and the shelter unfolds. Yes, this sounds a lot like the book and film The Martian, but it also sounds like an interesting science-fiction mystery and a game that's trying something different.

Developed by Drama Drifters and published by Nkidu Games, this PC title is right around the corner, with a tentative May release date. The short trailer below gives us a brief tease of what we can expect from the gameplay and narrative. Set in the year 2245, it would appear the player uses some kind of drone to explore the terrain and mine resources, and various computer systems to repair equipment and a lab to compose new items.

Nkidu's marketing materials stress the point that players will "face the truth" as the game unfolds, implying the story will be front and center. As of today, Breached can be added to Steam wishlists.

Playful Trailer Reveals Ubisoft's New Take On RTS

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Today sees a surprise announcement from Ubisoft, with the reveal of a new fantasy-themed strategy game. Champions of Anteria looks to offer a different twist on RTS through a combination of hero-focused unit play, upgradeable home strongholds, and learning the ways to interweave five distinct elemental power sets.

In its announcement, Ubisoft puts the focus on its hero units, each of which wields one of the five elements: fire, water, nature, lightning, and metal. In any given mission, you’ll choose three of the five available heroes, and venture forth to confront armies of undead, goblins, vikings, and cyclops, among many other enemy factions, as well as boss fights against a bevy of larger foes. In between missions, you can develop your characters back at the stronghold, crafting points, armor, weapons, and more.

The Ubisoft-published project is being developed by Blue Byte, and the digital-only title is targeting a release on PC on August 30 for $29.99. Check out the announcement trailer below. 

Elder Scrolls: Legends Now In Beta, New Trailer Shows CCG In Action

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Elder Scrolls: Legends Now In Beta, New Trailer Shows CCG In Action

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is now in a closed beta, and you can sign up to participate in the PC version of the collectible card game starting today. Bethesda has also released a new gameplay trailer for the game, which provides a nice general overview of what you can expect to see.

Players who know about CCGs from games like Hearthstone will feel right at home. Players take turns placing cards and attacking their opponents, while an energy source fills between rounds. Legends features a pair of different lanes, which splits the playfield and could potentially open up new strategic possibilities.

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The New LawBreakers Trailer Is Bloody And Profane, Alpha Registration Open

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The New LawBreakers Trailer Is Bloody And Profane, Alpha Registration Open

If you like what you see from Boss Key Productions' upcoming multiplayer shooter in the new "Between Our Guns" trailer, you can sign up for the alpha now on the official LawBreakers website.

The trailer drops the f-bomb a couple times, but also shows off LawBreakers' unique over-the-top action, including a shot of someone blindly shooting over their shoulder, Force lightning, rockets everywhere, and someone apparently going super saiyan. There's also a perfectly timed boot kick that ends with someone rag-dolling like a helicopter. Outside of the odd dialogue choice for the trailer, the game looks like good fun.

Boss Key recently announced that LawBreakers would no longer be a free-to-play game, and that it would launch exclusively through Steam.

Agent 47 Heads To Italy In New Hitman: Episode 2 Trailer

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Agent 47 Heads To Italy In New Hitman: Episode 2 Trailer

Hitman's second episode is coming next week, and a new trailer gives a broad overview for what's in store for Agent 47. The next stop on the assassin's world tour is Sapienza, an Italian resort that harbors a deadly secret.

Agent 47 is there to stop bioengineer Silvio Caruso from releasing a new bioweapon. The virus has the potential of targeting specific DNA, which makes it the ultimate assassin. Agent 47 can't have that kind of competition now, can he?

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