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The Bank DLC for Hitman 2 is available today

Hitman 2 has been in the spotlight since it launched. After all, Agent 47 has become one of the most famous assassins in the story of videogames and the series has a lot of followers. Earlier this month, developer IO Interactive revealed what’s coming to the game during this summer, and as expected today we will see the launch of the first DLC. This new expansion will take the action to a new location, New York, and it also contains a new campaign mission for our favorite assassin to complete, if he can.

In the Golden Handshake mission, Agent 47 will need to infiltrate the Milton-Fitzpatrick investment bank to reach his objective, something that won´t be easy at all since the place has outstanding security and it´s full of guards and cameras. But we are sure that such an experienced assassin can think of a few creative ways to avoid those obstacles and finish the mission successfully.

Similar to other locations already available in Hitman 2, as you assassinate targets and complete missions and challenges in New York and gain levels in the location Mastery system you will earn points to unlock different rewards, like new outfits or weapons like the Bartoli 12G shotgun. Remember that once they are unlocked you will be able to use them not only in New York but in other locations as well.

Hitman 2 – The Bank

In just a couple of days, a new escalation contract will be available too. It takes place at the Aquarium in Miami, and once you are done with it you could give chase to a brand new elusive target in Marrakesh, Mr. Giggles. Also, if you own the Hitman 2 Expansion Pass you will get two Special Assignments missions today. One will take you to Mumbai (Embrace of the Serpent) and the other to Santa Fortuna (Illusions of Grandeur).

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Star Wars: Battlefront II, the next update will introduce the Droidekas

Released last March, Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s Capital Supremacy has been a hit with the players. This mode offers non-linear battles, combining ground combat, and fights within a flagship. Two teams of 20 players, who play as either the Separatists or the Galactic Republic forces, as well as 12 AI-controlled units, clash on the battlefield. To sum up, the fighting begins on dry land, where each team must try to take control of five strategic points, command centers. The more positions you control, the more reinforcements you get, and the team that gathers enough can then attempt to invade the opponent’s flagship, which will have to be defended by the opposing team.

The next update, which will be released very soon, is planned for June 26 and it will enrich the current content of Supremacy Capital. Called “Where are those Droidekas?” it will bring, as its name indicates, the Droidekas for the Separatists. These droids will give their opponents a hard time with two abilities. They can roll into a ball to quickly reach a certain position, and they can also create a shield of energy to protect themselves. The Galactic Republic forces will field the TX-130 tank that can fire missiles to deliver powerful attacks.

Star Wars: Battlefront II – Droidekas

This update to Star Wars: Battlefront II also adds a new map, the very famous Naboo. This is the fourth map for Capital Supremacy mode released to date, which also includes Geonosis, Kashyyyk, and Kamino. A new skin for Anakin will also be available, General Anakin, but also for the clone soldiers, 212th Exploration Division and 41st Exploration Battalion.

We will also see more content coming into play this summer, as the Star Wars: Battlefront II roadmap mentions the arrival of Weekly Quests in July, “Epic Battles” in August, and a new map for Capital Supremacy that will take us to Felucia in the fall of 2019.

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 welcomes the forces of Chaos in a new campaign

The universe of Warhammer 40,000 is dark and apocalyptic and the part of it that is related to spaceship combat has been adapted quite accurately in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2. Whether you followed the Emperor as one of the defenders of humankind or you were part of any of the Xenos armies you had plenty of options to develop your fleet and progress through the different scenarios of the game. But the launch of Chaos campaign expansion today will get players to focus a bit more on what’s probably one of the most feared factions in the game, the followers of the Dark Gods.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 features three different campaigns for other factions, and this one will become the fourth, providing players with many hours of content to discover. In this new campaign, you will command a fleet of chaos spaceships as you try to conquer all of the Aegis Ocularis and obliterate the followers of the Emperor and their allies for the glory of the Dark Gods. You will play as Malos Vrykan, once a loyal Space Marine, now reborn as a Lord of the Word Bearers and the one in charge to spread the corruption of chaos through the galaxy. Managing your resources and making proper use of the Gifts that the different gods of chaos bestow on you, using them to either boost your fleet or curse your enemies. The effects of those curses are different depending on the God you have favored so it’s important to pick wisely depending on your strategy.

This expansion is not the only addition that Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is getting today. A free update will allow players to take advantage of improved fleet management options that will let them swap ships between fleets, dismantle ships, and pick their Admirals’ skills. New secondary objectives and in-depth customization options for the campaigns will be included too.

Battlefleet Gothic : Armada 2 – Chaos fleet

The update improves the already solid gameplay experience of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2. If you want to experience massive space battles in the Warhammer 40K universe this definitely is your game.

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They are Billions lowers its campaign difficulty just after it’s released

We announced it last week; They are Billions was launching a campaign that would be added to the main game. The New Empire was bringing a new story where you would be the one in charge to build a series of cities and to reclaim the territories that have been overrun by the infected. The campaign would allow you to discover new technologies, characters, and locations as you progress through it, adding a new layer of difficulty and management mechanics to the game. Everyone that played They are Billions before the campaign was out knows that it was not an easy game, but it seems that the new scenarios were too difficult for most of the players, to a point where players started complaining and downvoting the game on Steam.

This situation has been taken into account by developer Numanitan Games quite fast, and they have promptly reacted to address the issue.

“We have to say that we are saddened to see that many players with hundreds of hours of play in Survival mode have written very negative reviews for the launch of the Campaign.

The launch week is becoming really intense. We never thought that version 1.0 would generate so much interest, opinions, and feedback. That’s a sign that They Are Billions is becoming a very popular game and, as such, generates intense debate.”

In a recent Steam update, They are Billions developers have acknowledged as a mistake the fact of leaving Challenging Mode as the default difficulty level of the campaign and prompted that you can change the difficulty level of the game at any time.

This statement has been followed by a couple of changes that aim to make the game a bit more enjoyable for the players. The first one is that the game default difficult for the campaign is Accessible now. That means that players will have an easier time getting accustomed to the gameplay of a title that is not easy at all, even for RTS experts. It doesn´t matter if you are familiar with the mechanics of the genre; you will have a hard time when a huge wave of zombies relentlessly assaults your defenses, even if you think you were prepared enough beforehand.

They are Billions – Infected testing your defenses

The second change affects time limit objectives. Those usually involve reaching a certain level of population in a given time, and they were quite a bit frustrating for many players, so they have been “expanded generously” or even removed in some missions, contributing to delivering a better gameplay experience.

They are Billions is still a very challenging real-time strategy game, so you won´t have to worry about it being made too easy. You can always raise the difficulty level if you think it´s not hard enough for you, but be aware that if a single pesky infected manages to slip through your defenses, you can be in a world of trouble very fast.

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is finally available!

A wind of nostalgia is blowing on June 21st.

Today is summer! Yes, but that’s not all, because it is also the day of the official release of the remake of a game that has become cult, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. The youngest among you may not have known the original game, Crash Team Racing. Released in 1999 on PS1 and abbreviated as CTR, it is a kart game that takes place in the world of Crash Bandicoot, similar to Mario Kart. At the time, moreover, Crash was literally the star character of Sony’s console, in the same way that Mario was the star on Nintendo’s consoles. The game was followed by a sequel, Crash Nitro Kart, released in 2003 on PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and Game Boy Advance, but it didn´t achieve the success of the first game.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled takes the principle of the original game; we find the gameplay, tracks, characters, and the little extra that CTR brought to the kart games, a story mode. All of them have benefited from a graphic redesign and some additions to bring the game up to date.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Papuan Pyramid

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled features all the playable characters from the previous two kart games, and also new ones like Tawna, Baby T-Rex, the four Trophy Girls: Liz, Megumi, Friend, and Isabella, and finally, a surprise guest: Spyro! You will also find all the tracks of the original game, like the Papu Pyramid or the Dragon Mines.

As for the game modes, the Adventure Mode is back, of course. In this mode, you will need to unlock the circuits and characters as you progress. Several events await you like Relics Races, Gem Cups, Boss Races, and more. Unlike the original game, you can change your character during your adventure, and unlock the boss as a character right after their defeat. Various objects will allow you to customize your karts, adding a great new feature in the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled franchise.

You will also find all other modes: Arcade, Time Trial, Cup, and Battle. There is a brand new feature which was not possible 20 years ago, the possibility to play online.

Whether you’re a big nostalgic or you just discovered the game, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will seduce you. It is available today on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, so go for it!

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Pokemon Sword & Shield: release date, Pokémons, and more

The next Pokémon games, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will both release on Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019, in a worldwide release. Now, what exactly are we going to find this time?

Nintendo revealed a ton of new details about the games during a special Pokémon Direct ahead of E3. We could have a peek at the Galar region and its new Pokémons, some information about new battle mechanics, two new legendaries, and a revamped Pokedex.

As in the previous games, trainers in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will get a choice between one of three all-new starter Pokemon as they begin their adventure in the Galar Region, and it appears to be based off part of the UK, as this is a region near to Kalos, which is based off France, confirming this theory.

The three starter Pokemon fall into the Fire, Grass, and Water types, though who knows how they’ll evolve? Which are you going to choose?

  • Grookey (Grass Starter): A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.
  • Scorbunny (Fire Starter): A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy.
  • Sobble (Water Starter): A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.

 

The new battle mechanic is Dynamax, an ability that turns your Pokemon into a giant for three turns and it also plays a huge role in stadiums, which are the Galar Region’s version of Pokémon gyms. Pokémon that are Dynamaxed will also gain access to new, special ‘Max Moves’, which are in turn determined by a Pokémon’s broader move set. Available to use once per battle, Dynamax boosts your Pokémon’s power and is triggered by a separate button, similar to Z-Moves. You can also pair up with three other trainers (locally or online) to fight wild Dynamax battles against one giant Pokemon, which you can afterward catch. These encounters are called Max Raid Battles.

Pokémon Sword and Shield – Dynamax

Producer Junichi Masuda revealed that players can’t transfer every old Pokémon to the games–only those that already appear in the Galar Pokedex. To transfer previous monsters over to Sword and Shield, you’ll first need to bring them over to Pokemon Home, a new Pokémon Bank-like cloud service launching for Nintendo Switch and smartphones in early 2020. Pokemon Home allows you to store any monster from Pokémon Bank on 3DS, as well as Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, Sword and Shield, and Pokemon Go, then bring those into Sword and Shield (provided they’re in the Galar Pokedex).

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, post-launch raid shedule

With the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers upon us, Square Enix has revealed in their latest producer live letter hosted on Twitch the post-launch raids that we will be able to enjoy. While we will be busy getting those new levels (level cap is raised to 80) and some new gear through tomestones (end-game currency), and the key items from the expected two EX trials (single-boss fights) at the start, nine new dungeons are coming in the expansion. The first raid awaits us on July 16, when patch 5.01 hits.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers – YoRHa Dark Apocalypse raid

This patch includes the Eden raid, in the normal difficulty version. This will be the hardest raid content for eight players to date and it includes a character designed by director Tetsuya Nomura of Kingdom Hearts and latter-day Final Fantasy, but it’s not the only raid content collaboration we will see. Just like Stormblood had a crossover raid with Final Fantasy 12, Square Enix got creators Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito to make a new raid styled after Nier: Automata. Called Yorha: Dark Apocalypse, this raid will see a team of 24 players dive into the world of Nier to defeat bosses. Previous raid content, such as the Return to Ivalice series or the original Crystal Tower, has plundered the depths of Final Fantasy history for inspiration. However, this is the first time an outside universe will be part of the large scale 24-man raid.

On July 30, with the Patch 5.05, the real fun will start. The savage raid hits, starting the race for world first, and the endgame loot awaits us. The new treasure hunt dungeon Lyhe Giahl is going live, as well as the new Allagan tomestone currency of Phantasmagoria.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion will be released on July 2, with early access starting 28th June. If you don’t have your preorder yet, make sure to look at our comparator to find the best prices.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to have expansions to expand the story

While Cyberpunk 2077 will not be released until April 16, 2020, it already looks like it will be a huge game with lots of replayability possibilities thanks to the incredible work CD Projekt Red is putting in. Now, we are already getting news about what is to come after the game is released. CD Projekt Red’s Alvin Liu seemed to indicate that Cyberpunk 2077’s expansions will be similar in style and scope to the ones released for The Witcher 3 in an interview with Prima Games:

“We are talking about expansions in the future. We want to make sure everything’s complete, but we also want to build open worlds. I know when I was playing The Witcher 3 and I finished everything, I still want to know what everyone was up to. I think we’re going to have opportunities like that as well for Cyberpunk 2077.”

If we can expect something similar to what the two expansions for The Witcher 3, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine are, then we are definitely in for a lot of playing time and all-new story arcs.

Cyberpunk 2077

In the same interview, Liu went so far as to promise that it will be all new content and that no resources are being held back and taken from the main game to make those DLC’s.

“It’s a very satisfying story arc, right? You’re going to see characters and you’ll see them develop. You’re going to see them go through conflicts and resolve those conflicts. It’ll be a very rewarding ending. We’re not withholding content, we’re not withholding story for the future to try to, you know, monetize it or sell it in pieces or anything like that. You’re going to get the whole, full value game here.”

Cyberpunk 2077 post-launch content and expansions are expected to contain lengthy and new storylines Even if it is a single-player game that plays out from a first-person perspective, CD Projekt Red is partnering with Digital Scapes for Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer component. This feature is quite likely to not be appearing at launch – it might be released in an update after the game is out. Digital Scapes is the studio behind Dying Light’s Be the Zombie mode, so we can only hope for the best.

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My Fried Pedro launches today

Dead Toast Entertainment and Devolver digital are ready for the release of their brand new action platform game, My Friend Pedro. Because of that, they have published an awesome trailer that showcases the very essence of this game where we play as a deadly assassin whose best friend is no other than a banana. And that’s exactly what we can see in the video, a banana that will talk to us and induce us to spread violence by killing people in this indie action game.


My Friend Pedro
is a side-scrolling action title that allows you to navigate through the scenarios of a city full of enemies as you get rid of them by shooting. But this is not just a simple run and gun experience; the game includes a series of gameplay mechanics that allow you to kill your enemies in spectacular ways, pretty much as you can see in the video. In My Friend Pedro, you dual wield pistols and you can shoot at your enemies slowing time as you perform incredible stunts, dodging bullets and raining shots upon your opponents. You can also make use of elements in the environment to bring your enemies down. It´s actually possible to launch a frying pan into the air and shoot at it so the ricochets hit your enemies, or split aim at two different targets as you jump through the air riding on a skateboard at max speed.

While My Friend Pedro launch trailer doesn´t show any kind of gameplay there are other videos where you can see that the game is exactly as depicted on the cinematic trailer, banana included.

My Friend Pedro delivers exactly what it promises, non-stop shooting action in an explosive battle through the violent underground, and a sentient banana, of course. It´s available already on PC and Nintendo Switch. As usual, you can find the best prices for the game by checking our comparator.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, a beta is approaching on PS4

After recently learning the release date of the next expansion for Monster Hunter World, called Iceborne, we have had some information on the content of the latter. Indeed, Capcom announced that Iceborne would add what will become the largest area of ​​the game, Hoarfrost Reach. The expansion will be released on September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One, but players will have to wait until next winter to enjoy it on PC.

PS4 players will, however, be able to have a preview of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne before everyone else. It´s been announced through a tweet in the official account of Monster Hunter that two beta phases are planned to launch very soon on PS4. From Friday, at noon, the subscribers to PS plus will open the ball and they will be able to play until June 24 at the same hour. The second phase of the beta, this time open to all players, will start on June 28 at 12h, and it will last until July 1 at 12h. The big good news that accompanies this announcement is that it will not be necessary to have the basic game to access these betas. A dedicated download link will be available before each phase.

In terms of content, as we could imagine, not everything will be accessible; it would be too good to be true. Three hunting quests, however, will allow you to have a glimpse at what awaits you in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. These three quests will allow you to hunt down the grand Jagras, for beginners, the Banbaro, for experienced players, and finally, for experts, the Tigrex. You will also have 14 types of weapons in the game, including the slingshot with the brand new grappling hook. Overall the content of these two phases of the beta is similar to the demo that was playable at E3 this year.

If you do not have Monster Hunter World yet, this is a golden opportunity to test the game for free. While you wait for September 6 if you want to play on console, or next winter, you can check our comparator to get Monster Hunter World: Iceborne at the best price.

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