The new Pokémon series set in the Galar region looks delightful

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The new Pokémon series set in the Galar region looks delightful

Inspired by Pokémon Sword and Shields Galar region, The Pokémon Company is launching a seven-episode web series called Pokémon: Twilight Wings. The limited series will broadcast on the Pokémon YouTube channel beginning in January.

The Pokémon Company said Pokémon: Twilight Wings will focus on the everyday details of Galar’s residents, including “the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome, and the conflicts they must resolve.” It doesn’t sound like we’ll be purely following a Pokémon trainer like in the core series anime, but we certainly will see a bunch of different Galar-region exclusive Pokémon.

Fast & Furious game coming from Project CARS studio

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Fast & Furious game coming from Project CARS studio

The Fast & Furious film franchise is coming to consoles and PC next year with a new video game: Fast & Furious Crossroads, pitched as a “team-based, vehicular-heist action game” that stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson reprising their roles as Dom, Letty, and Roman, respectively.

Slightly Mad Studios will release Fast & Furious Crossroads on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One in May 2020, the same month that the ninth Fast & Furious movie hits theaters.

Conv/rgence: A League of Legends Story is Riot Forge’s action platformer game

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Conv/rgence: A League of Legends Story is Riot Forge’s action platformer game

The Game Awards showcased an additional League of Legends title as part of Riot Forge, called Conv/rgence: A League of Legends Story.

This game focuses on Ekko, an inventor who has figured out how to time travel back seconds at a time. Conv/rgence is another single-player game, though this one is an action platformer, that’ll have Ekko exploring the streets of Zaun, an undercity filled with pollution and crime. The game is in development by Riot Forge and Double Stallion Games and will be released for PC and console.

Big changes for Amazon’s New World

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Big changes for Amazon’s New World

Amazon Game Studio released a new trailer for its multiplayer co-op survival game New World at The Game Awards. It looks like major changes have taken place since we last saw the game.

New World is a team-based player-vs-player-vs-environment survival game with elements of exploration, resource exploitation, and expansion. I become part of a guild that creates a new culture, arriving on the shores of a strange island. I work with team-mates to scavenge resources, craft tools and build a base. Together, we seek to destroy other bases, and to survive attacks from those already on the island.

The Elder Scrolls Online is heading to Skyrim in 2020

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The Elder Scrolls Online is heading to Skyrim in 2020

The Elder Scrolls Online is finally heading to Skyrim, the setting for the critically acclaimed hit The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. The new expansion was teased tonight during The Game Awards, and ZeniMax Online Studios promises more information during a livestreamed event at 2 p.m. PST on Jan. 16, 2020.

Work on Elder Scrolls Online originally began in 2007 with the formation of ZeniMax Online itself. Skyrim came out in November 2011. It was such a hit that studio director Matt Firor told Polygon in 2016 that it fundamentally changing the expectation fans had for what an Elder Scrolls-themed MMO could be. That resulted in a massive effort to revamp Elder Scrolls Online from the ground up with the so-called One Tamriel update that dropped later that year.

Tactical FPS Nine to Five revealed with a bananas TGA 2019 trailer

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Tactical FPS Nine to Five revealed with a bananas TGA 2019 trailer

It looked like we were getting some kind of bizarre, Rabbids-like shooter, but no, that’s just the hook for Nine to Five, a forthcoming tactical first-person shooter from new studio Redhill Games. The game got a trailer and a close-up at tonight’s Game Awards 2019.

In Nine to Five, corporations run everything, including armies, and the player’s job is fighting for them, hence the name. Redhill is taking alpha-test signups right now, but its game’s website is, perhaps understandably, a little slow to load.

Gears Tactics, the Gears of War RTS, arrives April 2020

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Gears Tactics, the Gears of War RTS, arrives April 2020

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Gears of War real-time strategy game Gears Tactics, but that’s changing. Microsoft showed up to The Game Awards in Los Angeles on Dec. 12 to debut a new trailer for the RTS — and a release date: April 28, 2020.

The turn-based strategy game was revealed during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference; Fergusson showed a brief clip of early gameplay at that time, noting that Gears Tactics is a prequel take takes place 12 years before the original Gears of War. Tactics was originally announced as a Windows PC exclusive, but Fergusson said on Twitter this year that it will, after all, come to Xbox One.

‘Unchained multiplayer combat’ game Naraka: Bladepoint revealed at Game Awards

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‘Unchained multiplayer combat’ game Naraka: Bladepoint revealed at Game Awards

After being teased by Geoff Keighley this week, Naraka: Bladepoint was revealed at The Game Awards in Los Angeles tonight. Developed by 24 Entertainment and published by NetEase, Naraka: Bladepoint is described as “unchained multiplayer combat.”

“Where cold steel collides and blood runs dry, Souls BLOSSOM,” Keighley tweeted on Dec. 6 alongside a red flower — presumably made of blood — blooming out of a pile of swords. Ahead of The Game Awards, a Twitter account and website for Naraka: Bladepoint appeared online. “Plethora of weapons coupled with grappling hooks for maneuvering,” 24 Entertainment wrote on its Naraka: Bladepoint website. “Mask of the Ancient God; absorbs blood through endless slaughter. YOU shall set foot in NARAKA.”

Ghost of Tsushima slated for summer 2020 release

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Ghost of Tsushima slated for summer 2020 release

Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima will be released in summer 2020, the developer announced during The Game Awards in Los Angeles on Dec. 12. According to host Geoff Keighley, it was the longest trailer of the night.

The developer showcased new gameplay and cinematic footage for the third-person action game, followed by a live orchestra playing music from the game.