Amazon delays its MMO New World, again

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Amazon delays its MMO New World, again

Amazon Game Studios has delayed its upcoming MMO, New World, to fall 2021. The game was previously scheduled to launch at the end of August, but the new release date is Sept. 28, 2021.

This is the most recent of multiple delays for the game. “We know that this isn’t the first time we’ve changed our launch date in pursuit of quality, and that it can be disappointing to wait a bit longer,” the developers said. “But we want to be sure we deliver you the highest quality game possible at launch.” The team cited feedback from the closed beta as a factor in pushing back the game.

Ghost of Tsushima’s multiplayer gets a stand-alone launch, plus a new mode

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Ghost of Tsushima’s multiplayer gets a stand-alone launch, plus a new mode

Ghost of Tsushiuma: Legends, the post-launch, multiplayer add-on to Sucker Punch Productions’ 2020 open-world adventure, will be available as a stand-alone product beginning Aug. 20, the same day Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut launches for PlayStation 5 and PS4.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be available on both consoles in the PlayStation Store for $19.99. A blog post Wednesday morning promised that it is “the same Legends content accessible by owners of Ghost of Tsushima,” excepting certain cosmetics that are unlocked in the single-player campaign.

Street Fighter 5’s final character, Luke, is a look at Street Fighter’s future

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Street Fighter 5’s final character, Luke, is a look at Street Fighter’s future

Capcom revealed Street Fighter 5’s final character, the roster’s 45th fighter, on Tuesday: It’s Luke, a brand-new fighter “that specializes in moving fast and hitting hard.” More importantly, Luke’s reveal was pitched by Capcom as a peek at the future of the Street Fighter series, so don’t be surprised when he shows up as a central character in Street Fighter 6.

Gameplay featuring Luke delivering a savage beatdown of Ryu was released on Tuesday, but we don’t know much about Luke’s background or his full move set. Capcom promises to reveal more details about Luke before his release in November.

Jet Set Radio’s Beat joins the new Super Monkey Ball roster

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Jet Set Radio’s Beat joins the new Super Monkey Ball roster

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, the latest entry in Sega’s white-knuckle banana-grabbing platform game series, will include a variety of cameos, including Beat from the Jet Set Radio franchise.

Sega said Wednesday that Beat is just one of “several iconic guest characters” coming to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, and teased more reveals in the weeks to come. Beat is the cover star of the original Jet Set Radio and its sequel, Jet Set Radio Future, the stylish inline skating/graffiti games released for Sega Dreamcast and the original Xbox.

Fortnite getting another round of Street Fighter characters with Cammy and Guile

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Fortnite getting another round of Street Fighter characters with Cammy and Guile

Fortnite is getting two more characters from Street Fighter. Guile and Cammy are coming to Fortnite as unique outfits that players can buy from the in-game store, Epic Games announced Tuesday.

Guile will come with his signature costume as well as an alternate outfit that puts him in a black tank top and shorts. He’ll also get an emote and K.O. back bling. Meanwhile, Cammy comes with her classic costume and an alternate called Tactical Cammy. Cammy will also have a Borealis Backer back bling, and an emote. Buying the bundle with both characters will also unlock a loading screen with them teaming up for a fight, as well as some harvesting tools, and a jet glider.

Blizzard’s HR boss is the latest exec to say goodbye

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Blizzard’s HR boss is the latest exec to say goodbye

Following the news that Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack has left the company, Bloomberg News reported that a top-level human resources employee is out, too.

Jesse Meschuk, whose title was SVP and senior people officer for Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Blizzard, left “this week,” Activision Blizzard confirmed to Bloomberg News. No further details were given regarding Meschuk’s departure, but it comes after California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit on July 22 that said Activision Blizzard’s female employees were subject to “constant sexual harassment” at the company, alongside other allegations. Thousands of employees have since signed an open letter supporting the lawsuit before walking out of work in protest last week.

Blizzard delays Diablo Immortal to 2022

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Blizzard delays Diablo Immortal to 2022

Blizzard Entertainment said it now plans to release Diablo Immortal, the company’s mobile action RPG, sometime in the first half of 2022.

The company had planned to release the game sometime this year, but updates to PvP and endgame content, as well as a new option for controller support, mean Diablo Immortal won’t meet its previously communicated release window.

Yikes: My Hero Academia’s most hated character might be its first bisexual

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Yikes: My Hero Academia’s most hated character might be its first bisexual

The popular manga series My Hero Academia just got an unwelcome twist: its creepiest character might have come out as bisexual.

Written by Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia is an ongoing action anime and manga series where everyday people have superpowers called quirks, enabling a thriving culture of formally trained superheroes. The story follows Izuku “Deku” Midoriya, an earnest boy who goes to an ultra-elite academy for the city’s most promising young heroes called U.A. High School.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone’s trailer teases a new season starting next week

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone’s trailer teases a new season starting next week

Stitch’s plan is almost complete in the new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone’s newest season. We know that Stitch is working to achieve Perseus’ goal of a Great Russia, and after he destroyed the military base on Yamantau, it seems the next step in his convoluted plan involves a mind-control broadcast. Along with the new trailer, Treyarch also announced on Tuesday that season 5 will begin on Aug. 12.

The new trailer features a few teases of the season to come, including a likely new Operator wearing an eye patch and uploading Stitch’s broadcast signal. The signal finishes uploading just as a squad of soldiers, led by Woods, arrives to stop the mysterious new character. But they’re moments too late, and the broadcast signal turns the soldiers against each other and Woods, starting a massive brawl.

Activision Blizzard loses T-Mobile as sponsor for Overwatch, Call of Duty esports leagues

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Activision Blizzard loses T-Mobile as sponsor for Overwatch, Call of Duty esports leagues

Telecom T-Mobile appears to have withdrawn its sponsorship of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League and Call of Duty League amid controversy at the game publisher, which was recently sued by California regulators over sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims. News of T-Mobile’s withdrawal from Activision Blizzard’s esports leagues was first reported by Dexerto.

Polygon has reached out to T-Mobile and Blizzard Entertainment for confirmation of T-Mobile’s decision, but did not hear back. However, T-Mobile’s logo was pulled from both the Overwatch League and COD League’s lists of sponsorship partners. Mention of T-Mobile has also been excluded from recent tweets from the Overwatch League’s Twitter account and in a recent broadcast.