The Witcher 3 out on Switch in October

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The Witcher 3 out on Switch in October

Europe’s biggest gaming event is underway, and during the opening Gamescom presentation, we got our first extended look at The Witcher 3 running on the Switch. The classic fantasy game will be out on Nintendo’s portable console on October 15, 2019.

The Switch version will come with all of the game’s DLC, which are extensive and excellent. The developers estimate it will take players well over 100+ hours to get through all of the content.

Sony to acquire Insomniac Games

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Sony to acquire Insomniac Games

Sony is buying Insomniac Games, the Japanese company announced Monday, making Insomniac the 14th internal studio under the Sony Interactive Entertainment banner.

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Little Nightmares 2 announced at Gamescom 2019

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Little Nightmares 2 announced at Gamescom 2019

Little Nightmares is getting a sequel and it looks just as creepy as the first game. Little Nightmares 2’s first trailer was revealed at Gamescom Opening Night Live, and the game’s senior narrative designer, Dave Mervik, was on-hand to give a few extra details about the sequel.

While the first Little Nightmares was entirely focused on Six as she attempted to make her way out of the Maw, the sequel will give her a little companionship with a new character called Mono. According to Mervik, Mono and Six will journey to a place called the Signal Tower, which will play a central role in the story.

Race all day and night in Need for Speed Heat

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Race all day and night in Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat’s first gameplay trailer, which debuted Monday during Gamescom Opening Night Live, offers a look at all the different ways that racers will be able to improve their reputation on the streets as they attempt to fend off the cops.

Heat, the first entry in the long-running racing franchise since 2017’s Need for Speed Payback, is being developed by Ghost Games. Taking place in the fictional town of Palm City, which appears to be an analog for Miami, Heat focuses on giving you the opportunity to drive around during the day and the night — with different styles of racing available at each time.

Kerbal Space Program 2 coming early 2020

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Kerbal Space Program 2 coming early 2020

Star Theory and Private Division revealed Kerbal Space Program 2 at Gamescom Opening Night Live on Monday.

A follow up to 2011’s Kerbal Space Program, the sequel looks to increase what players can create. The trailer shows a group of Kerbals — tiny green people — taking to the stars once again. An official description of the game promises “exciting new parts, stunning visuals, colony building, interstellar travel, enhanced modding, and multiplayer.”

THQ Nordic bringing back helicopter sim Comanche

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THQ Nordic bringing back helicopter sim Comanche

THQ Nordic has announced the return of Comanche during today’s Gamescom Opening Night Live stream, showing off a teaser trailer and a brief look at the helicopter sim. You can watch the video at the top of this post.

The trailer promises objective-based multiplayer combat and intense dogfights. One of the more interesting details revealed by the gameplay teaser is the ability to use drones to engage in close-quarters battle. Few other details were given about the game.

Fantasy steampunk setting Eberron finally comes to Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

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Fantasy steampunk setting Eberron finally comes to Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

Dungeons & Dragons’ beloved Eberron setting is finally getting a 5th Edition adventure. Wizards of the Coast announced a new sourcebook on Monday, Eberron: Rising from the Last War, due to be released this fall.

Eberron, a world with magical airships and floating cities, brings a fun steampunk element to the fantasy roleplaying game. Originally conceived as the winning entry in a competition to create a new D&D setting, the world of Eberron is more pulpy and noir-inspired than the traditional Forgotten Realms. Eberron was available in both the 3.5 and 4th Editions of D&D, and now it’s making its way to 5th Edition.

A video game for the age of the grifter

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A video game for the age of the grifter

What is it about con artists that makes them so irresistible? Stories about things like the Fyre Festival implosion, or Anna Delvey’s upper-crust grift capture the imagination in their their audacity. These tales of greed also obscure a more universal truth: scammers are some of the world’s best anti-heroes.

As a society, “we get fascinated with a thief, with the idea of outsmarting someone,” says Dave Proctor, game director for the upcoming video game The Big Con. In it, players will take on the role of a teenage hustler who is trying her best to save her family from loan sharks. One problem: She’s got no money. Enter the con. You’re going to need to wear disguises, sneak around, pickpocket, and rip people off, all in the name of making it through another day.

Watch the new Google Stadia Connect livestream here

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Watch the new Google Stadia Connect livestream here

Google will reveal more details about Google Stadia, the company’s ambitious streaming platform that will launch later this year, during a livestream on Monday, Aug. 19. The latest episode of Google Stadia Connect is “all about the games,” Google says.

Today’s Google Stadia Connect, which will stream in advance of this week’s Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, will begin at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m PDT. Google promises “brand-new trailers” and behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming Stadia games.