Spring 2019's Must-See Anime And Where To Watch Them (US)

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Spring 2019's Must-See Anime And Where To Watch Them (US)

Across Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hidive, Netflix, Hulu, and VRV, there are over 30 new Spring 2019 anime premiering in the US. Understandably, it can be a little daunting to keep up with dozens of series just to find the handful worth watching. So to help, we've highlighted the eight that currently stand above the rest. In the following guide, we detail why each is worth keeping your eye on. They aren't ranked in any particular order.

Spring 2019 continues several winter anime as well (such as The Rising of the Shield Hero), but for the purposes of this guide, we're only promoting series that premiered in April. As a reminder, the Spring 2019 season just started. So, for now anyway, this guide does not point to the anime we think are definitely the best for the season, just those that show the most promise.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

GameStop Will Let You Return New Games For Store Credit Within 48 Hours

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We've all been there before--you purchased a new game, but after playing it for a while, realized it wasn't what you thought it was. Maybe it was too buggy, or lacked the features you had expected, or was just boring. Maybe you saw a really great deal somewhere else the next day. Regardless of the reason, most retailers won't allow you to return a game and get a refund once you've taken it out of the original packaging and played it--but a new GameStop policy will offer gamers a 48-hour window to do just that.

According to a leaked document from a reputable source on Twitter, GameStop is launching a "Guaranteed to Love It" program where consumers can return a purchased game within 48 hours of the game's launch and receive a full refund in the form of store credit (not including tax). The program is limited to $60 standard-edition new releases, and any paid PowerUp Rewards membership bonuses will not apply. The game can be opened and played; it just has to be in good condition, and you must still have the receipt.

Avengers: Endgame Directors Respond To Spoilers And Leak

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Less than two weeks out from its theatrical debut, spoilers for Marvel's highly anticipated superhero blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame, have leaked online. As the culmination of more than a decade's worth of storylines, Endgame is a major event for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel Studios urges fans not to ruin it for others.

Following the news of the leak, Endgame directors the Russo brothers have penned an open letter, which was shared on Marvel Studios' official Instagram and Twitter accounts with the hashtag #DontSpoilTheEndgame. The letter thanks fans for following along on this decade-long cinematic journey and entreats them not to share spoilers for Endgame.

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Story: Cal Kestis, Purge Troopers, BD-1, And More

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Story: Cal Kestis, Purge Troopers, BD-1, And More

At Star Wars Celebration this year, developer Respawn Entertainment held a panel for Jedi Fallen Order, its upcoming third-person action game. During the event, Respawn finally discussed details about the game's story, revealed the game's protagonist, the state of the universe he exists in, and the struggles he's fighting to overcome.

As detailed during the panel, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order takes place shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Having branded the Jedi as traitors to the Galactic Republic, the Emperor issued Order 66, which meant Jedi were hunted down and killed. The protagonist of Jedi Fallen Order, a Padawan named Cal Kestis--played by Cameron Monaghan--is a survivor of Order 66. He is on a journey to pick up the pieces of his tragic past while trying to complete his Jedi training. At the same time, he must stay one step ahead of the Empire and its Inquisitors, who are seeking to kill him and his kind.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Revealed: Release Date, Single-Player, Story, And Gameplay Details

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Revealed: Release Date, Single-Player, Story, And Gameplay Details

It's been a long time coming, but we finally have more information on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, the upcoming action game from Titanfall and Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment. The studio held a panel for the game at Star Wars Celebration and gave us an in-depth look at various aspects of the game, as well as concrete confirmation on when we'll be able to play it.

While lighter on details that many hoped, the panel did deliver a Jedi Fallen Order trailer and release date. Beyond that, there was some talk about what gameplay will be like, the story, and the game's protagonist, a newcomer to the Star War universe.

Jedi Fallen Order was officially confirmed at E3 2018, but Respawn has said very little about the game since. What we knew prior to the panel was that it is set after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and before Episode IV: A New Hope. However, now we've been introduced to the game's main character, learned about the story, been given insight into the gameplay, and have a release date.

Watch First Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Trailer From New Single-Player Story Game

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A day after the reveal of Episode 9, the first official trailer for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order has been released. First shown at Star Wars Celebration during the Jedi Fallen Order panel live stream, the trailer reveals some of the major characters in the game, as well as the story.

The trailer--which can be viewed above--follows main character Cal Kestis as he tries to survive in a galaxy after the events of Revenge of the Sith, as the Empire's hold over free will tightens. "There are three rules to survive," Cal says as he wearily checks his surroundings. "Don't stand out. Accept the past. Trust no one."

Cal is a surviving Jedi Padawan, doing his best to stay under the Empire's radar by working as a salvager. However, Cal uses the Force to save a friend during an accident while the two are salvaging a crashed Star Destroyer, and that leads to him being hunted. What starts as simple skirmishes against Imperial Stormtroopers eventually leads to confrontations with the masked Second Sister--one of Darth Vader's Inquisitors tasked with hunting down Jedi survivors--and Purge Troopers.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Gameplay Detailed: Lighstabers, Force Powers, And More

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Gameplay Detailed: Lighstabers, Force Powers, And More

Star Wars Celebration is underway and developer Respawn Entertainment pulled the curtain back on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, a new game based on the beloved sci-fi franchise. While the studio is known for first-person shooters such as Titanfall and Apex Legends, Jedi Fallen Order takes the studio into a new genre: third person action. At the Jedi Fallen Order panel, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella and game director Stig Asmussen revealed more about how the game will play.

Asmussen previously created games at Sony Santa Monica and, most notably, directed God of War 3. He's bringing that action game pedigree to Jedi Fallen Order, with which Respawn aims to deliver the kind of intense lightsaber battles that fans of Star Wars watched play out on movie screens over the course of the series' long and storied history. He described the gameplay as "thoughtful combat" and emphasized that it's not a button-masher.

Melee combat will be a big focus of the game, but the main character of Jedi Fallen Order is a Padawan named Cal Kestis; he's Force sensitive and thus capable of utilizing Jedi training to mix lightsaber combos with Force abilities. In addition to combat, players will be able to use traversal and platforming abilities to outmaneuver their opponents, as well as solve puzzles as they journey across the galaxy.

Jedi Fallen Order Release Date Confirmed At Star Wars Celebration

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Jedi Fallen Order Release Date Confirmed At Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order officially has platforms and a release date: it's coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment has announced. The date was revealed during the game's panel at this year's Star Wars Celebration event, where it was also confirmed that the PC version would be exclusively available on Origin. We also got a look at a trailer, although there was unfortunately no gameplay (and few details to be had in general).

We now know that players will take control of a young Padawan that escaped Order 66, the Emperor's decree to wipe out all Jedi--even the younglings in training. You can read more about Jedi Fallen Order's story here. A day before the panel, Respawn confirmed Jedi Fallen Order has no microtranactions and is single-player only.

Although Respawn is known primarily for developing first-person shooters such as the Titanfall series and, more recently, the battle royale hit Apex Legends, Jedi Fallen Order is a is more focused on melee combat. In 2014, God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen joined Respawn, bringing some third-person action expertise to the studio.