Super Kirby Clash is Nintendo’s newest Kirby game, and it’s out now

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Super Kirby Clash is Nintendo’s newest Kirby game, and it’s out now

Nintendo has announced that a new Kirby game called Super Kirby Clash is headed to Nintendo Switch. We got a first look at the game during today’s Nintendo Direct stream. The game is available now, and is “free to start.”

Up to four players can team up, with each taking on a specific role. Players fight a number of boss battles while crafting weapons and spending materials to buy new gear. There are options for local multiplayer, if everyone would like to use a Joy-Con to play on the same screen, or you can join others to play online.

Banjo-Kazooie coming today to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Banjo-Kazooie coming today to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Banjo and Kazooie, the bear and bird pals created by Rare, will be playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Nintendo announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation.

They will comprise the third installment of downloadable content for Smash Ultimate, following the addition of Joker from Persona in April and the Hero from Dragon Quest in July. As with the previous two characters, Banjo and Kazooie will be released as part of a “Challenger Pack,” a bundle of DLC that includes the fighters in question along with a new stage and a selection of music.

Learn about ancient Greece in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Discovery Tour next week

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Learn about ancient Greece in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Discovery Tour next week

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s educational mode, Discovery Tour, will launch Sept. 10, publisher Ubisoft announced Wednesday. That’s actually just before the “fall 2019” launch window that the company gave during E3 2019.

Discovery Tour will be released as a free update for Odyssey owners on all platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Just like its Egypt-based predecessor, it will also be available as a stand-alone product on PC, Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece, for $19.99. That experience will be sold on Uplay, Ubisoft’s digital storefront. We’ve asked Ubisoft whether it will be available for purchase via Steam as well, like Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, or if it will be exclusive to Uplay; we’ll update this article with any information we receive.

The new MediEvil offers something the original failed to deliver

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The new MediEvil offers something the original failed to deliver

MediEvils 2018 remake retains the humor of the original, while adding a pleasingly deep graphical overhaul. But the biggest difference between this hack-and-slash 3D combat adventure and the 1998 original is that this game is more fun. Specifically, the camera works as it should.

I played the first few levels of the new game at a recent press event, and was happy with the way the camera moves. When MediEvil comes out for PlayStation 4 in time for Halloween, we’ll be able to enjoy the game as it should be played.

Gears 5, Dead Cells coming to Xbox Game Pass in September

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Gears 5, Dead Cells coming to Xbox Game Pass in September

September’s lineup of new games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers is led by Gears 5, Microsoft’s biggest exclusive of 2019, but there’s plenty of other stuff that’s just as appealing.

Gears 5, developed by The Coalition for Windows PC and Xbox One, won’t be released publicly until Tuesday, Sept. 10, and that’s when it will go live for standard Xbox Game Pass subscribers. But people who have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate — which bundles Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass on both PC and Xbox One for $14.99 a month — will be able to play Gears 5’s Ultimate Edition starting Friday, Sept. 6. (Buying the Ultimate Edition, which includes the four days of early access, without a subscription would cost $79.99.)

Players discover new Exotics and gear in Destiny 2’s PAX 2019 build

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Players discover new Exotics and gear in Destiny 2’s PAX 2019 build

Bungie’s booth at PAX 2019 boasted a new build of Destiny 2 — the first time for players to experience the multiplayer changes coming in Shadowkeep. But while players waited in line to battle each other in some returning Crucible maps, some Redditors dove into the menus and uncovered a few secrets.

Players dove into the collections tab at PAX, and took notes or pictures of what they found. Here’s everything we learned last weekend.

Steam Library and Events overhauls coming this month

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Steam Library and Events overhauls coming this month

Steam is getting a mini overhaul in September, with a new Steam Library layout that gives users more ways to organize their games, a new Steam Events tool that helps developers communicate with their player base, and a few new experiments from the team at Steam Labs. Valve held a private media briefing ahead of PAX West where it discussed the update as well as upcoming plans for both Steamworks and Steam Labs. Updates for all three programs will launch throughout this month.

The open beta for the new Steam Library will launch on Sept. 17 while a new centralized tool for announcements, Steam Events, will be released on Sept. 4. An update for the Steam Labs micro trailer experiment and a new search tool, both new experiments in Steam Labs, will launch on Sept. 5. All players will be able to opt into the beta.

Magic: The Gathering’s new digital version will be released this month

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Magic: The Gathering’s new digital version will be released this month

Magic: The Gathering — Arena, the newest iteration of the original collectible card game, will be released on Sept. 26. The date is just one day shy of the one-year anniversary of the launch of the open beta.

The launch of the free-to-play Windows PC game will coincide with the release of Magic’s next set of cards, called Throne of Eldraine. Players will be able to earn and play cards from that set before the physical release on Oct. 4. Today’s announcement was accompanied by the release of a new CGI trailer for that card set on YouTube. We’ve embedded it above.

SteelSeries launches ‘first truly wireless headset for Nintendo Switch`

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SteelSeries launches ‘first truly wireless headset for Nintendo Switch`

Nintendo doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to wireless audio support for the Switch, but Gaming accessory manufacturer SteelSeries claims to have come up with a solution. Its newest headset, the Arctis 1 Wireless, is being billed as the “first truly wireless headset for Nintendo Switch,” thanks to a sleek little USB-C dongle.

The Arctis 1 Wireless headset uses SteelSeries’ “lossless 2.4GHz wireless technology” to connect to the Nintendo Switch via a small dongle. That also means it can be used on PC, PS4, Android and, with an included 3.5mm cable, plugged into any device with a headphone jack, such as Xbox One controllers.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville launches in early access today

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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville launches in early access today

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is the next game in PopCap’s shooter spinoff, and it’s playable right this minute. But let’s get something very important out of the way first: There’s no battle royale in it.

PopCap’s designers at EA Vancouver understand why folks would expect them to mimic Fortnite: They make a brightly colored, kid-safe multiplayer shooter. They made two, actually, before Fortnite went stratospheric: 2014’s Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and 2016’s more robust Garden Warfare 2. But they aren’t doing a battle royale. They can’t do a battle royale.