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Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate – Duty Eternal DLC
- The DLC for the turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters will be releasing on December 6th. A new trailer outlines what’s coming in the Duty Eternal DLC which will add two new classes, new mission types, and a deployable frigate that will automatically perform missions for you.
- The Venerable Dreadnought class are heavily armored walkers that serve as both mobile tanks and tombs for the pilots. In Chaos Gate, the Dreadnoughts will be able to provide heavy fire support to their infantry counterparts.
- Just in time for the arrival of the Venerable Dreadnought is the second newest class, the Techmarine. These Adeptus Astartes are soldiers that are well-versed in the dealings of their respective chapters as well as the Cult of the Machine. Techmarines will bring an array of Combat Servitors to the table, each with a different tactical function.
- One new type of mission wherein a newly discovered Technophage Outbreak has started taking root. Coming in a free update alongside the release of the Duty Eternal DLC are a few new enemy types that can’t wait to sink their claws into you and your squad.
For more on this news find it here in Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters Duty Eternal DLC Announced For This Year.
Fire Emblem Engage
- Nintendo released a new trailer for Fire Emblem Engage last week that contained tons of actual gameplay footage. The Nintendo Switch exclusive is still quite grounded in its Fire Emblem Roots but attempts something really different and fresh with the Engage System.
- Like all Fire Emblem games, Engage allows the character to control a large host of characters (also called units). Each and every character will have their own class and set of abilities that they can bring to the battlefield. However, each member of the cast will be able to equip Emblem Rings, not just our main character.
- Taking things further is the battlefield ability called Engage, as per the game’s namesake. Engage allows the unit to fully embody the legend’s prowess, even going so far as to gain parts of their appearance.
- Engage Attacks are also ultimate skills that put the strength of both the unit and the Emblem to the test, dealing devastating damage. There looks to be a host of characters to befriend, with at least a dozen in the game.
- Fire Emblem Engage releases on January 20th, 2023.
The Witcher Remake
- New details released by developer CD Projekt Red have confirmed that the upcoming remake of The Witcher will be an open-world game. The Q3 2022 financial report unveiled some new info about that game. The title is being developed under the Poland-based studio Fool’s Theory, with creative supervision from CDPR.
- While the details have been slim, it is being developed in Unreal Engine 5 and is described as a story-driven single-player RPG with an open world. This is different from the original The Witcher as there were technological limitations when it was first developed. The game will be a “reimagining” of the original 2007 RPG.
- Previously it was announced that CDPR has several projects on the go covering The Witcher franchise. The code name Canis Majoris ended up being the remake. The studio has a number of talented developers who have worked on other titles within the franchise. They have also covered services for titles such as Outriders, Baldur’s Gate 3, and more.
For more on this news find it here in The Witcher Remake Confirmed As A Single-Player Open-World RPG.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Ubisoft have released The Last Chapter DLC for the Action-RPG Assasin’s Creed Valhalla a week earlier than expected. The expansion is now available to download for free, closing out the story of Eivor. This marks the end of the post-launch content for Valhalla.
- The Last Chapter was expected to release in the first week of December, however players found out that they could already access the DLC. The official Assassin’s Creed twitter account made light of the situation sharing there had been a slight accident in launching it early, claiming it to be an “unforeseen glitch in the Animus”.
- As for what the DLC contains, there is a new quest called “Shared History” which has Eivor and Roshan from Assassin’s Creed Mirage joining forces. The update also comes with some new options, such as letting Eivor have their hood up at all times, like a true assassin.
- Each week players will be gifted one random free premium item from the Animus store. Watch out for these free items each Tuesday.
For more on this news find it here in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla The Last Chapter DLC Releases Early.
Final Fantasy XVI
- The Game Awards will be taking place next week, and as per usual there will be a ton of gaming news and reveals during the live stream. One showcase promised is for Final Fantasy 16. A post by the official The Game Awards twitter account revealed FF16 will have a live presentation from the producer of the game, Naoki Yoshida.
- As for what the presentation will contain it’s still shrouded in mystery. Previously the developer Square Enix has been releasing footage of gameplay, combat and more. However, one detail we still don’t have is the exact launch date. So far a release window of Summer 2023 has been announced, but it could mean a launch date might be announced during the show.
- In case you missed it, this entry of Final Fantasy is a much darker take on the franchise. There are also some changes with the usual Final Fantasy formula, such as Dominants being able to channel Eikon powers rather than summon. In Final Fantasy 16 we will be following protagonist Clive in the realm of Valisthea.
- It looks like The Game Awards 2022 is hotting up, so don’t forget to check out all the news on December 9th at 7:30PM ET.
For more on this news find it here in Final Fantasy XVI Special Coverage At The Game Awards 2022.
- Genshin Impact is getting a whole new mini-game called Genius Invokation, a tabletop card game coming with the release of Patch 3.3. The next update will be releasing on December 7th which includes a new activity in which you can challenge both NPCs and other players to a game.
- We got a new trailer that welcomes the Traveler and Paimon into the Cat’s Tail, one of the previously inaccessible buildings in Genshin Impact. Our merchant friend, Diona, sits us down with the basics of the game, and presumably gives us a basic starter deck.
- At its core, Genius Invokation’s objectives seem to be quite similar to games such as Hearthstone wherein you need to eliminate your opponent’s characters. Elements of the game are broken down into three categories: Character Cards, Action Cards, and Elemental Dice. Character cards represent both the heroes and creatures of Teyvat, such as Diluc, Ningguang, Sucrose, Keqing, and more.
- Just like in the main Genshin Impact game, characters will have access to Normal Attacks, Elemental Skills, and their powerful Elemental Bursts. Each card is beautifully animated with art that is truly befitting of our great roster.
- In place of Mana like in Magic the Gathering or gold in Tales of Tribute, Genshin Impact’s Genius Invokation makes use of Elemental Dice. These powerful trinkets represent energies such as Dendro, Electro, Pyro, and more.
- Genshin Impact’s version 3.3 update will bring along the usual new Characters, Archon Quests, Additional Weapons, Artifacts, and Events.
For more news find it here in Genshin Impact Patch 3.3 Introduces Genius Invokation TCG Minigame.
- This week there were rumours floating around that Capcom would be making an announcement about Monster Hunter Rise. This week they confirmed the game will be coming to Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass on January 20th 2023.
- The game is now available for pre-order priced at $39.99 USD. Those who pre-order will gain Layered Armor bonuses for their buddies Palamute and Palicoes. The version heading to consoles will be Version 10, meaning it will have Monsters and Event Quests that were made available on the Switch and Steam versions. The title adds a number of new features to the franchise including new ways to get around such as the Wirebug. You can also hop on your trusty Palamute to help traverse the maps. These little buddies can even help out in taking down monsters.
- Monster Hunter Rise was first released as a Switch exclusive in 2021, then later released for PC along with Sunbreak this year. Both platforms PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will offer 4K resolution with up to 60 FPS, or 1080P res with up to 120 FPS.
- If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you can also check out Monster Hunter Rise in January at no additional cost. The subscription service has added a number of great games and this one is no exception. If you have Game Pass Ultimate, you can use Xbox Cloud Gaming to join the hunt.
- The Sunbreak expansion will also be coming to these new platforms in Spring 2023.
For more news find it here in Monster Hunter Rise Confirmed For Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Game Pass & More.
- Starfield will be released next year, but details are slowly trickling out about what to expect. The game original was set to release in November 2022, but got delayed. A recent interview with the director and executive producer Todd Howard sheds light on the upcoming Action-RPG, and even mentions a possible survival mode.
- The sci-fi game has some real-life influence, even coining the term “NASA-punk” as its inspiration. Todd Howard was interviewed by Lex Fridman which covered a number of topics from the game’s aesthetic to introducing more survival elements with a possible mode of its own.
- However, this hardcore mode may not come until later. For now, the challenges players will face will be focused on monitoring their spacesuits and avoiding space or planet hazards. This won’t be to the extent of survival games in space such as No Man’s Sky.
- Hopefully, Bethesda will strike up a good balance between the survival elements, and management of the game. Too many systems to monitor could bog the player down in tedious management. But from this interview, it looks like the aim is to make the general experience engaging without sucking out the “fun”.
For more on this news find it here in Starfield Survival Mode Might Be On The Table.
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