Bungie teases Destiny 2’s next raid in a short video about Forsaken’s new city

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Bungie teases Destiny 2’s next raid in a short video about Forsaken’s new city

Destiny 2’s newest expansion, Forsaken, isn’t out yet, but Bungie is already preparing players for what the end-game content will look like. Most of Forsaken’s end-game will take place in a place called, the Dreaming City, as the developers have previously said.

A new trailer introduces the city as a once spectacular place overtaken by some kind of mysterious evil. Once players finish the main story line of Forsaken, they’ll be tasked with saving the Dreaming City from whatever is controlling it. That means exploring the city and discovering mysteries to uncover, puzzles to solve and enemies to fight, based on the trailer.

Bungie details Destiny 2: Forsaken post-launch plans in new ViDoc

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Bungie details Destiny 2: Forsaken post-launch plans in new ViDoc

Bungie has outlined what the future of Destiny 2 looks like in a new Forsaken Launch ViDoc.

The brief video introduces the three content updates that will come over the next year as well as which events will be available for free or will be included in the game’s annual pass. More than anything else, design director Justin Truman wants players to know that “the main thing we want to change with the year two of destiny is that there’s never a content drought.”

10 things to know about Destiny 2: Forsaken’s pre-patch

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10 things to know about Destiny 2: Forsaken’s pre-patch

Destiny 2: Forsaken is only a week away. But today, Bungie released a massive patch to get the game ready for its upcoming expansion. This Forsaken pre-patch includes many of Destiny 2’s various quality of life changes, including the weapon slot changes the studio promised months ago. While no new weapons are dropping yet, players’ old weapons will be moved around, with shotguns, sniper rifles and fusion rifles headed out of the power slot.

This pre-patch adds even more to the game, with buffs to class abilities, exotics and changes to the overall direction. Players can also experience the new Gambit multiplayer mode, which will pit players against both the environment and other enemy guardians, in a free trial that begins on Sept. 1 as part of this patch. Bungie has also announced that some features, like the exotic vault, will be unavailable until Forsaken is released.

Mischief-filled Untitled Goose Game is coming to Nintendo Switch

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Mischief-filled Untitled Goose Game is coming to Nintendo Switch

In addition to Mac and Windows PC, Australian studio House House’s upcoming Untitled Goose Game will make its exclusive console debut on Nintendo Switch. The game will be published by Panic Inc, which also published Campo Santo’s Firewatch.

The premise of Untitled Goose Game is simple: “it’s a lovely morning in the village and you are a horrible goose.” The goal is to cause as much chaos as possible. Players control a goose wandering around a tiny farm, looking for trouble while trying to avoid the farmer. It’s part-sandbox, part-stealth game, and while players can simply explore the farm and get into shenanigans on their own, they can also complete seemingly mundane objectives, like getting the farmer to put on his sunhat or having a picnic, which follow puzzle-like sequences. The soft aesthetics of the game serving as a hilarious backdrop to the goose’s mischief. It’s simple, yet charming.

Sword & Sworcery is coming to Nintendo Switch

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Sword & Sworcery is coming to Nintendo Switch

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, the lavish and lyrical adventure game, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. First released for iOS in 2011, the port is being handled by the developers’ original collaborators at Capybara Games.

Sword & Sworcery was a seminal work among indie games, blending 8-bit inspired graphics with a novel rhythm-based combat system backstopped by a stirring soundtrack from musician and composer Jim Guthrie. It tells the story of the Scythian, an ancient warrior on a quest to retrieve the Trigon. Along the way, the story is told through an elaborate internal monologue, rewarding the player with new soundscapes and insights into its mysterious world.

Into the Breach comes to Nintendo Switch today

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Into the Breach comes to Nintendo Switch today

Into the Breach, the turn-based strategy game from the team behind FTL: Faster Than Light, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The listing is live on the Nintendo storefront right now, with a price of $14.99.

The announcement of the port of Into the Breach, which was first released on PC platforms earlier this year, came during today’s Nintendo Nindies Showcase, which was streamed on YouTube and Twitch. In the lore of the game, players take on the role of mech pilots fighting against an alien onslaught on four distinct islands.

Samurai Gunn 2 announced for Nintendo Switch

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Samurai Gunn 2 announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announced that Samurai Gunn 2 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch during today’s “Nindies” livestream. The game will feature an all-new adventure mode that you can play by yourself, or with friends. The game even features a story, about a city that’s growing too quickly and the issue of ... gunpowder overdoses?

Also, Samurai Gunn 2 exists! This is a great surprise, and the Nindies livestream was an unexpected but welcome place to hear about the game first. This seems like a good fit for the console.

TowerFall arrives on Nintendo Switch this September

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TowerFall arrives on Nintendo Switch this September

TowerFall, the cult-classic local multiplayer game, will arrive on Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27. It is available to pre-order now, Nintendo revealed during its summer 2018 Nindies Showcase.

While TowerFall has been on several platforms before — including PlayStation, Xbox, mobile platforms and even the Ouya — this will be the first version on a Nintendo console. This version will also include all of the content from the TowerFall Dark World and TowerFall Ascension expansions.

Xbox Games with Gold includes Prison Architect, Lego Star Wars 3 in September

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Xbox Games with Gold includes Prison Architect, Lego Star Wars 3 in September

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get an interesting mix of games in Games with Gold’s September lineup.

Microsoft announced today that September’s Games with Gold titles include Prison Architect and Livelock for Xbox One. Developed by Introversion Software, Prison Architect lets players design, build and manage a prison. Livelock, from Perfect World Entertainment, is a co-operative top-down shooter.

The massive update to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now live

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The massive update to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now live

Halo: The Master Chief Collection developer 343 Industries released the most significant update in the game’s history on Monday, patching the bundle of four games to add features such as Xbox One X support and fix a variety of long-standing issues.

The massive patch — the total size is approximately 73 GB if you want everything (more on that later) — arrived ahead of The Master Chief Collection’s Sept. 1 debut in the Xbox Game Pass library. The fixes and additions contained within came about through a collaboration between 343 Industries and the Halo community, which conducted beta testing over many months to get to this point.