The latest Minecraft adventure, Mojang’s new action-adventure dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons will launch on May 26, 2020.
A standalone game set within the Minecraft universe, Minecraft Dungeons has players taking on the role of an adventurer exploring the Overworld. Along the way, players will be able to choose their own identity and playstyle with the items they equip.
Set to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, Minecraft Dungeons will feature online multiplayer with friends on the same platform at launch. The development team stated that they are working on cross-platform multiplayer across all platforms via a free update.
See it in action with the gameplay trailer below:
Minecraft Dungeons: Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Two editions of the game will be released. : “Minecraft Dungeons – Standard Edition” will retail for $19.99, while “Minecraft Dungeons – Hero Edition” will retail for $29.99. In the case of the latter, a Hero Pass that includes a Hero Cape, two player skins, a chicken pet and two upcoming DLC packs will be included.
Jump into the new Showdown Series “Name Your Weapon” this week in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online, and take advantage of a number of bonuses and rank-based rewards.
Players will be able to show off their weapon-wielding skills in Name Your Weapon. The trickier the weapon used to land the killing blow, the more points are rewarded. Also included in this mode are new point values, more volatile weapon loadouts, and plenty of explosions. All those interested should head over to the Heartlands Oil Field, Fort Mercer, or Tall Trees.
The following items will make their return to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue until April 13:
Squat Stovepipe Top Hat
Winter Shotgun Coat
Vaquero Baroque Spurs
For all the vigilantes out there, take advantage of a 50% cash bonus on all Bounty payouts, including Legendary Bounties. Meanwhile, Collectors can reap a 100% Bonus on Role XP for the Condor Egg and Salvage Collector Free Roam Events, along with sales of any complete Sets.
The special rank-based rewards will be available through April 6:
REACH RANK 10: Receive a free Hunting Bow & an offer for 50% off a Shotgun of your choice.
REACH RANK 20: An Offer for 5 Gold Bars off the Bounty Hunter License and an offer for 50% off a Revolver of your choice.
REACH RANK 30: A Reward for a free Machete and an offer for 50% off any Repeater.
REACH RANK 40: An Offer for 40% off a Stable Stall and an Offer for 40% off any Horse at the Stables.
REACH RANK 50: A Reward for one Free Character Appearance Change, an Offer for 50% off Coats below Rank 15 and an Offer for 40% off a Tent.
REACH RANK 60: All players beyond Rank 60 will receive a Reward for a free Navy Revolver, Offers for 40% off a Camp Dog and 50% off a Stable Stall, and 5 Free Moonshine Mash Refills
Finally, in terms of discounts, take advantage of 5 Gold Bars off the cost of either the Bounty Hunter License or the Collector’s Bag, along with 80% off all Collector Maps, 70% off Criollo and Breton Horses, 50% off all Bounty Hunter and Collector clothing, and 40% off the Bounty Wagon. For those subscribed to PlayStation Plus, take advantage of a Reward for 3 Free Ability Cards of your choosing.
March brought a tidal wave of hotly anticipated releases to the masses, and the hits will keep coming in April. See what this month has in store with the 5 best games of April 2020. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.
5 Best Games of April 2020
Predator: Hunting Grounds
It’s hunt or be hunted in Sony Interactive Entertainment and illfonic’s asymmetrical shooter Predator: Hunting Grounds. Players will have the choice of either being a member of an elite Fireteam as they complete paramilitary operations, or take on the role of the Scout, Hunter, and Berserker class of Predators. We’re especially looking forward to playing as the Predator, which features deadly alien tech like camouflage, the plasma caster, wrist blades, smart discs, the combistick, and the Yautja bow.
Predator: Hunting Grounds will come out for the PlayStation 4 on April 24, 2020
Trials of Mana
A remake of the 1995 Super Famicom action RPG Seiken Densetsu 3, Trials of Mana packs on the story with three main plotlines and six different possible Hero characters. Featuring a top-down perspective, players will feature character level progression, a class system, and a calendar system. We’re especially looking forward to getting lost in its story, which is set after 2007’s Heroes of Mana.
Trials of Mana will come out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 24, 2020.
The sixth mainline entry in SEGA’s long-running series, Sakura Wars is set to arrive stateside in April. An amalgamation of action RPG, dating simulation, and visual novel elements, players will take on the role of Seijuro Kamiyama as he leads the Imperial Combat Revue through fights against demons and a worldwide tournament of Combat Revues. We’re especially looking forward to the dialog this title will feature, which utilizes the LIPS system.
Sakura Wars will come out for the PlayStation 4 on April 28, 2020.
Resident Evil 3
A remake of the 1999 PlayStation 1 classic, Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 has series mainstay Jill Valentine team up with Carlos Oliveira in order to survive a zombie apocalypse in Raccoon City and fight off the intelligent bioweapon known only as Nemesis. Much like 2019’s Resident Evil 2, this release will feature third-person shooter gameplay in lieu of the original tank controls. We’re especially looking forward to diving into its online multiplayer mode Resident Evil: Resistance.
Resident Evil 3 will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3, 2020.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
After countless years of teasers, delays, and anticipation, the first part of Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to arrive in April. Just like the original, players will take control of Cloud Strife as he joins AVALANCHE to take on the evil Shinra Corporation. Those familiar with the 1997 PlayStation 1 classic will be able to experience an altered Active Time Battle (ATB) system with real time action. We’re especially looking forward to seeing the recreation of Midgar for a new generation of gamers.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will come out for the PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020.
The release of Obsidian Entertainment, Virtuos Games, and Private Division’s The Outer Worlds will hit the Nintendo Switch on June 5, 2020.
For those purchasing the retail version of the game, The Outer Worlds will come on a physical cartridge. It will accompany a day one patch that may be up to 6GB, which will optimize gameplay, provide a number of hi-res textures, and include other fixes. Both the physical and digital versions will retail for $59.99.
An action RPG, The Outer Worlds is set in an alternate future that diverged in 1901. Amidst everything is the player, which awakens from a deep sleep to find themselves wrapped up in a deep conspiracy that threatens to destroy the Halcyon colony.
You can read our review of the PlayStation 4 version here (we scored it favorably).
Players will be able to save humanity when NIS America’s void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium comes out in July for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
The title will launch on July 14, 2020 in North America, July 10, 2020 in Europe, and July 17, 2020 in Oceania. Note that the physical release will come out as part of a retail Limited Edition.
In this title, players will be able to make their own custom Caretaker, with the ability to install various equipment, Knacks, skills, and parts. The title will pay host to turn-based combat and procedurally generated levels, which ensures that no two playthroughs pan out the same way.
Learn more with the story trailer below:
Void Terrarium – Story Trailer (PS4, Nintendo Switch)
You can marry into families or marry someone from another family. This How To Get Married In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord gives a very detailed step-by-step guide on exactly how to get married in Bannerlord so you can your spouse can reign over your brand new kingdom together.
Step 1: Finding A Wife Or Husband
This is one of the more time consuming parts of the process. You need to find a suitable person in order to marry. Thankfully standards are pretty low in the world of Mount & Blade so the single aspect you should be concerned about, are they single?
You must travel to a Castle or a large town. You then need to request to see the Lords room. You don’t have to go inside, just request to speak with someone. This will show all of the current inhabitants at the top of the screen. Select an appropriate member of the opposite sex (I have no idea if same sex marriage is in the game) and right click. This will bring up that persons Encyclopedia entry. Scroll down to the Family section. Here you will see if they are already married (with a spouse). If they are already married, the option to marry them is not available. Either check somewhere else or perhaps go for a daughter or son.
I finally found a potential spouse that wasn’t married. This was after I completely failed on the daughter of my first target.
Step 2: The Courting Game
Once you have found a suitable spouse, the hard work begins. You must win over their favor. There are different parts of the process, each can be failed and lead to another potential opportunity. However, fail too many dialogue options or requests, and the person will refuse to speak about the matter again, forcing you to return to Step 1 of the master plan of marriage.
When you speak with the person in question, tell them you have something to discuss and then select “My lad, I wish to profess myself your most ardent admirer” before offering your hand in marriage. She will tell you that you should spend some time together first. Leave the castle and save the game. Go straight back inside and choose “So.. I’m glad to have the chance to spend some time together”.
Now you have a conversation mini-game, and this is why we left and saved a moment ago. This is based on your social stats and chance. Just aim for the highest yellow arrow for the highest success rate and hope you pass all three. If you do not, reload and try again. Once you are successful, leave and save the game. You then need to pass time, 1-2 in-game days, and speak with her again.
Complete another mini-game. Succeed. Save.
Step 3: The In-Laws
The dreaded in-laws. Before you are able to finally marry, you must get permission from the persons liege. This can be confusing and lengthy, depending on a bit of luck. Speak with your future spouse about their liege, they will respond with some words and a name in blue. Right click the name and this will bring up the persons Encyclopedia entry. On the top right it will …
It’s a rare and valuable resource but a lot of people are curious, How To Get Influence In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord? Influence is a resource like any other, but it’s rare and valuable because it is tied away behind progression through the games main story campaign.
Before you are able to farm Influence, you must first have your own Kingdom. This is a long process. It’s the main story campaign. After you find the Nobles, after you reunite the lost pieces of the Dragon Banner. Once you have completed the bulk of the main campaigns story missions, you can form your own Kingdom. This is where the Influence resource comes into play.
How To Get Influence In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
Once you have finally formed your own Kingdom, Influence becomes a resource you obtain for many activities. Slaying large groups of bandits or looters, certain quests reward Influence, there’s a multitude of activities that will reward you with influence later in the game, however, there is also a big risk here. The Influence value can plummet into the negative numbers. Once you have unlocked the ability to get influence, it’s a good idea to save the game.
Before doing any serious actions that may have consequences, save the game. I wiped out some looters for half an hour or so, got about 50 Influence. Was saving up to add a new policy to my castle but then I wanted to try and speed it up. I went to war by attacking a nearby village. The result, my influence fell to -200. That’s a lot of looter slaying to come back from that.
Still experimenting with the best methods of getting influence but that is how it is unlocked and where you get it from.
Having your own land is a feature in EA of Bannerlords. This guide explains How To Form A Kingdom In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord as there are several main story quests that you must complete before founding your very own Kingdom becomes an option, and a dangerous one at that.
It is very possible that there are alternative means to creating your own Kingdom. Mount & Blades sprawling sandbox world still hides many secrets and features but for this particular guide, we’re focusing on the most obvious and quickest way to creating your own Kingdom so you can begin exploring Fiefs, Policies, Diplomacy, there’s a lot riding on your ability to successfully manage your Kingdom.
How To Form A Kingdom In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
It’s a long process. You must first locate the 10 Nobles as part of the main story quest. Once you have found the Nobles you will be given a few tasks to find the location of each piece of the Dragon Banner. This involves some basic quests where you hunt down some enemy strongholds, killing bandits and the like along the way. Once you have all 3 pieces of the Dragon Banner, you have a decision to make. Whether you decide to side with Istiana or Arzagos, the path to forming your own Kingdom is the same.
Once the Dragon Banner is created you will receive another quest that requires you to get 100 Soldiers, a level 3 clan, and your own settlement. The objectives are both nearly identical regardless of the side chosen. Once you have completed this final part of the story quest, your Kingdom will officially be founded. This opens up a huge part of the game where you can work on diplomacy with other factions, raising your influence to pass policies, there’s a lot involved.
You need to own land to progress with the main quest. This guide on How To Own A Settlement In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord will tell you what you need to do in order to own a settlement so you can complete the objective for either an Imperial or Non-Imperial Settlement for the Dragon Banner quest.
There is a more passive route than the one I used personally. You can join another Kingdom and work alongside their forces, completing quests, aiding in battle. Eventually they may offer you a town or a castle as payment for your assistance. This is probably an easier route than the aggressive technique outlined below, but it will take some time.
How To Own A Settlement In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
For me personally, this is the best method. Fighting. A settlement, one that you must capture for the quest, is specifically talking about castles. These aren’t the big cities with taverns and such, the smaller castles where you can visit nobles. You must lay siege to the castle and defeat it.
To lay siege to a castle you must first be at war with the faction. Use a hostile action at a nearby village to do this quick enough. Then you can lay siege to the castle. During the siege you can build siege weaponry to destroy the walls, giving you a faster way in. Be careful, the full Garrison will come out and attack you eventually, usually supported by a nearby allied army. Look for a castle with a small garrison to make this easier.
Once the castle falls and it comes under your control, that will complete the objective for owning either an imperial or non-imperial settlement.
Easy Smithing XP and materials by smelting but How To Smelt Items In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord? It’s a very simple process but the user interface is somewhat confusing, making it appear difficult. This guide covers everything you need to know about breaking down weapons and items for materials in Bannerlord.
You can visit any major town and use the Smithy simply by selecting the Smithy option when you interact with the city. This is where the game attempts to confuse you. If you go into the menu and the Smelting option is blank, it’s because you do not have any items to Smelt. Almost all weapons can be Smelted so go and do some raids, impart some freedom on some villages, and loot plenty of weapons then return to the Smithy.
How To Smelt Items In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
Select the Smelt option. You will see it now lists all of the items you are carrying that can be Smelted. There is a single ingredient required for Smelting any weapon, Charcoal. To make Charcoal in Bannerlords you have a few options. You can purchase Hardwood from towns and then use the Refine option in the Smithy, this turns 2 Hardwood into 1 Charcoal. Once you have a few Charcoal, there’s an easy way. Smelting items usually gives several materials. Always focus on the ones that give more than 2 Hardwood. This basically ensures a regular supply of Charcoal that you can use to Smelt items time and time again.
Eventually you will become exhausted, unable to use the Smithy. This is a simple method of ensuring people do not level the skill too fast. When this happens you need to wait a day or so, in-game time, before you are able to use the function again. You can use the “Wait here for some time” feature at towns and pass time quicker that way.