The first look at the Riverdale-Sabrina crossover event is absolutely bananas

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The first look at the Riverdale-Sabrina crossover event is absolutely bananas

At this point, it’s impossible for Riverdale to out Riverdale itself, but the first promo for The CW drama’s sixth season comes close. The new season of Riverdale kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 16 with a five-episode event that will feature the anticipated Chilling Adventures of Sabrina crossover. In the event, dubbed “Rivervale,” Kiernan Shipka will reprise her role as Sabrina Spellman, nearly one year after CAOS wrapped its four-season run on Netflix.

Official details about “Rivervale” remain scarce, but what’s clear is that this arc is going to be absolutely wild. It appears that after Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) discovered her ancestor was burned at the stake, she’s taken up a new hobby: leading a coven. In the trailer, a very decked out Cheryl oversees a group of young women clutching voodoo dolls as she ominously instructs, “We must return to the old ways.” But that isn’t even the wildest part of the trailer: There’s also a man who claims to be the devil, some seriously supernatural looking ghouls, and Betty (Lili Reinhart) declaring that there’s nothing more she wants than to have a baby with Archie (KJ Apa).

Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour: Viking Age available now

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Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour: Viking Age available now

Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour: Viking Age, the free-roam education and exploration mode for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that Ubisoft announced during E3 2021, is available today.

Like Discovery Tours for 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Viking Age is both a free expansion for those who already own Valhalla, and is a stand-alone purchase for Windows PC. It’s available from Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store.

DC dogs Krypto and Ace are getting their own game, apparently

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DC dogs Krypto and Ace are getting their own game, apparently

We all love a good video game dog. From Fallout 4’s Dogmeat to Undertale’s Greater Dog, to Animal Crossing’s Isabelle and the rhythm game icon of PaRappa the Rapper fame. But let’s face it — Nintendogs is really where it’s at, and no kids game about dogs will supersede its status.

But there’s a new entrant in the field. Announced at the kids content portion of DC FanDome on Saturday, DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace will let you play as Krypto the “super-dog” and Ace the “bat-hound.” It’s slated for release in 2022, to complement the Warner Bros. kids movie that will come out that summer.

Super-pets is being developed by Outright Games, the same company that has made game versions of well-known family friendly franchises like Peppa Pig, Jumanji, The Addams Family, and Spirit (a part of the horse girl canon). It’s not their first kids game starring dogs, as they’ve also adapted the dreaded Paw Patrol franchise.

A new Star Wars tabletop role-playing game is on the way from an experienced team

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A new Star Wars tabletop role-playing game is on the way from an experienced team

A new Star Wars tabletop role-playing game is on the way from Asmodee’s Edge Studio. Developers also said they hope to keep the most recent iteration of the game, created by Asmodee’s Fantasy Flight Games, in print. The announcement was made on Friday.

Since the 1980s there have been multiple versions of the Star Wars tabletop RPG (TTRPG), including a d20-based design by Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast. The latest version rolled out in 2012 with Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. That was followed up by Star Wars: Age of Rebellion and Star Wars: Force and Destiny, which helped refocus the game on different parts of the cinematic timeline.

Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto joins EA, starts new studio

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Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto joins EA, starts new studio

Former Bungie creative director Marcus Lehto has joined Electronic Arts and is opening a new studio in Seattle, Lehto announced on Tuesday.

Lehto is one of the key figures behind the Halo franchise and co-created the series during his time at Bungie. Perhaps even more notably, Lehto is the primary artist responsible for Master Chief’s iconic design. Lehto was also the art director for all of the first three Halo games.

New Splinter Cell reportedly in development

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New Splinter Cell reportedly in development

A mainline console and PC title for Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell series is in development, reports Video Games Chronicle. The news comes right as a demoralized community of Tom Clancy fans practically downvoted Ubisoft’s free-to-play Ghost Recon into a delay.

Video Games Chronicle sourced its report to two unnamed persons with knowledge of Ubisoft’s plans. Lead development on the Splinter Cell game is being handled by a studio other than Ubisoft Montreal, which developed the first of seven games in the nearly 20-year-old series, and three of the others. Ubisoft Toronto handled the most recent, 2013’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist for PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows PC, and Xbox 360.

New Pokémon Legends: Arceus teaser looks like found-footage horror

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New Pokémon Legends: Arceus teaser looks like found-footage horror

Ahead of Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Jan. 28, 2022 release date, The Pokémon Company has released ... a creepy found-footage horror video.

The Pokémon Company has a tendency for wrapping its cute creatures up in darkness — see Basculegion — but the new Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer drops the cute and is just straight horror. Who’s that Pokémon? The researcher asking that question is now dead. Yikes! The Pokémon Company is asking eager Arceus players to “examine this footage” for clues about the upcoming game, as written in the YouTube description.

Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a free Game of the Year update in November

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Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a free Game of the Year update in November

A major update is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator on Windows PC and Xbox Series X, one that will add five new aircraft (including the game’s first military jet, the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet), eight new airports, and other new community-requested features. Microsoft and developer Asobo Studio are calling the update Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition and it will be a free release for existing owners on Nov. 18.

Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition will also be available through Xbox Game Pass for console and PC.

Xbox Game Pass gives players Outriders, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Age of Empires 4 in October

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Xbox Game Pass gives players Outriders, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Age of Empires 4 in October

Xbox Game Pass is offering subscribers quite a few games in the back half of October. Dragon Ball FighterZ, Outriders, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Age of Empires 4, The Forgotten City, Into the Pit, Echo Generation, Backbone, Everspace 2, Bassmaster Fish 2022, and Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition will all be available for players by the end of this month.

Among these games, most will be available to play on any of Xbox Game Pass’ three platforms. Into the Pit, Echo Generation, Bassmasters Fishing 2022, Nongun: Doppelganger Edition, and The Forgotten City will all be playable on console, cloud, and PC.

Steam Deck rating system tells you which games work on it

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Steam Deck rating system tells you which games work on it

Valve is introducing a rating system that will let players know which of Steam’s 50,000 games are compatible with the Steam Deck, the handheld gaming PC due to launch by the end of the year.

Steam Deck Verified, as the metric is called, will peg a game as fully compatible, partially compatible, or incompatible with the Steam Deck. Officially, these categories are verified, playable, unsupported, and unknown.