Watch Sony’s The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play here

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Watch Sony’s The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play here

On Wednesday, Sony will broadcast a State of Play presentation dedicated to The Last of Us Part 2 ahead of its June 19 release date. The 20-minute episode will go live on YouTube and Twitch at 4 p.m. EDT, and you can watch it right here.

Sony said Naughty Dog vice president and The Last of Us Part 2 director Neil Druckmann will “give a special preview” of the game. Druckmann will reportedly go over “details of the gameplay experience and story.” The last eight-minutes of the broadcast is expected to be “an extended sequence” of never-before-seen gameplay footage.

New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone season teases playable Captain Price

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New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone season teases playable Captain Price

On Wednesday, the Call of Duty Twitter account revealed a trailer for season 4. The trailer heavily features Captain Price, one of the beloved characters from Modern Warfare, and possibly the nuke from Warzone. Infinity Ward will launch season 4 on Wednesday, June 3.

The trailer doesn’t reveal much about Infinity Ward’s plans to evolve the game in season 4. Instead, the focus is on the game’s story, and the growing threat of nuclear war. There’s a brief shot of a nuclear warhead in the trailer, which looks suspiciously like the warhead players found in the Bunker 11 easter egg. Players are still trying to figure out some of Bunker 11’s hidden secrets, and answers may come in season 4.

Ninja is hosting a Fortnite tournament series on Mixer

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Ninja is hosting a Fortnite tournament series on Mixer

Ninja’s heading back to Fortnite. Popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is going to host a new live competition series called Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite which will stream on his Mixer channel.

The new series will feature 60 of Fortnite’s best players and personalities as they each compete over a piece of the $400,000 prize pool. Along with players like World Cup-winner Bugha, and streamers like NickEh30 and Ewok, the series will also be cast by BallaTW and MonsterDface. Blevins is producing the series in collaboration with his management company Loaded, which also represents streamers like DrLupo and TimTheTatman. While the series will be hosted by Blevins himself on his own channel, all of the competitors will also be able to stream their own perspective in each match — even if they’re not on Mixer.

Twitch hosting Summer Game Fest events with ‘console announcements’ and more

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Twitch hosting Summer Game Fest events with ‘console announcements’ and more

Twitch is getting in on Summer Game Fest, the season-long replacement for now-canceled events like E3 2020, with exclusive livestreams and a new channel (/twitchgaming) reserved for the event. The streaming platform has also partnered with the likes of Riot Games, CD Projekt Red, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, 2K, and the International Game Developers Association for a series of special events.

Among Twitch’s planned Summer Game Fest events is a tease for “console announcements.” Both Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft plan to reveal their game lineups for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this summer, which will likely be streamed on Twitch (and probably on other platforms as well).

Elite: Dangerous players want to tame the galaxy, and they need your help

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Elite: Dangerous players want to tame the galaxy, and they need your help

The team behind Elite: Dangerous announced Wednesday that it’s adding long distance Fleet Carriers to the game on June 9. It’s the signal that an ambitious group of in-game explorers have been waiting for, setting in motion their plan to make the Elite’s massive galaxy just a little bit safer. Called the Deep Space Support Array (DSSA), their initiative promises to be one of the most elaborate player-led expeditions in the game’s history.

Explorers, miners, merchants, and combat ships of all types are needed to support the effort, which is open to players on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Participants have even made their own promotional video, which you can watch at the top of this post.

Street Fighter 5 getting 5 more characters and a fifth season

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Street Fighter 5 getting 5 more characters and a fifth season

Street Fighter 5, which was released in 2016, will get a fifth and final season that will add five more fighters to the game. Get it? Five!

Capcom teased the future of Street Fighter 5 in a blog post published Wednesday. Details are still slim, with more updates on the new content coming to Street Fighter 5 expected “this summer.”

“Due to the positive reception to Season 4 and Champion Edition, we are planning to do a final Season ‘V,’ which will add ‘V’ more fighters to the roster,” Capcom said. “Three new stages are also being planned.”

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 announced, will be playable from home

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Pokémon Go Fest 2020 announced, will be playable from home

Pokémon Go Fest, the annual fan gathering for Pokémon Go players, is on for 2020. This year’s event will take place entirely online and will be playable from home, developer Niantic and The Pokémon Company announced Wednesday.

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 will take place on July 25 and 26, and is described as “an all-new, completely reimagined global event in a virtual format.” Traditionally, Pokémon Go Fest has been held at physical locations, primarily in Chicago, but in 2019 Niantic expanded the festival to Yokohama, Japan and Dortmund, Germany. More than 600,000 players attended the three Pokémon Go Fest events last year.