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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer

THQ Nordic today confirmed that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is scheduled for Nintendo Switch release on March 16, 2021! This release will mark the handheld debut of the RPG franchise long coveted for gameplay that combines might, finesse and sorcery. The game comes with three DLC’s: The Teeth of Naros, Legend of Dead Kel and Weapons and Armor bundles. Switch™ players will experience an unprecedented amount of gameplay – hundreds of hours of exploration, dynamic combat and adventuring await!

In addition, THQ Nordic confirmed plans for the adventures in Amalur to continue later this year with the brand new Kingdoms of Amalur expansion: Fatesworn.

DC Universe Infinite Launches

The ultimate DC fan destination has arrived! This Thursday, January 21, DC will launch DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, a premium digital comic book service and community. With the largest collection of DC Comics found anywhere, fans can now dive into over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE. Starting at launch, the platform will continuously add selections from DC’s iconic labels, Vertigo, DC Black Label and Milestone Media, the platform will also feature new comic releases six months after their in-store releases, as well as, Digital First titles available three months after launch, and brand new comic titles exclusive to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE. Additionally, fans will soon have exclusive access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts. Following Thursday’s U.S. launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will begin expanding globally later this year.

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is presented in a sleek, newly designed app with updated personalization features and an enhanced comic reading experience. Current DC UNIVERSE subscribers will not need to create a new account, as their DC UNIVERSE login will transfer to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE. Fans can download comics, graphic novels and originals for unlimited offline reading on their favorite devices from a smartphone or tablet.

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 Announcement Trailer

THQ Nordic and Feld Entertainment today announced Monster Jam Steel Titans 2, including a first-look at the game in action! Scheduled for release on March 2, 2021 across PC, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One Consoles, Nintendo® Switch, and Stadia, Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 expands the franchise with online multiplayer, an expanded truck roster, and five new worlds to explore.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can pre-order Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 now to take advantage of two, separate pre-order opportunities.

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 / $39.99:
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who pre-order Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 now will receive the Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 base game PLUS the popular, Inverse Higher Education truck. This will increase their in-game fleet of drivable trucks to 39 of the most popular Monster Jam trucks of all time! Grab this FREE pre-order bonus here (insert link to pre-order page).

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 Power Out Bundle / $59.99:
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who pre-order the Power Out Bundle now will receive 24-hour early access to the Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 base game, the Inverse Higher Education truck PLUS the original Monster Jam Steel Titans and THREE DLC truck packs. Truck packs include Fire and Ice, Bakugan Dragonoid, and Gold Truck Bundle, totaling 17 additional Monster Jam trucks to race! Grab this massive pre-order bonus here (insert link to pre-order page).

Links to stores:
Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9pjsd2ffqv56
SIEA: https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/cid=UP4389-CUSA19156_00-MONSTERJAM2US000
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1205480

“We’re thrilled to start 2021 with a quick preview of what our loyal fans can look forward to playing very soon!” said Jeff Bialosky, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships, Feld Entertainment. “Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 honors the history of Monster Jam with the addition of many fan-favorite trucks, as well as expands the Monster Jam universe with the introduction of new worlds inspired by popular truck designs. Fans can also look forward to competing with their friends and family in online multiplayer challenges for the first time!”

“Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 represents a massive expansion to the Monster Jam video game experience and we’re thrilled to finally be able to reveal some of what we’re doing to the legions of fans,” said Lenore Gilbert, CEO, Rainbow Studios. “Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 is a huge step forward for the franchise – we can’t wait to see the fans react to seeing trucks like Higher Education, Backwards Bob®, Grave Digger® and Ice Cream Man in brand new worlds!”

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 combines everything fans loved about the original and packs in more trucks, brand new worlds and online multiplayer! The expanded roster of trucks numbers 38 and includes fan favorites like Sparkle Smash, Megalodon, Higher Education, Avenger, and Backwards Bob! The five, brand new, in-game worlds expand on the Monster Jam universe, providing endless exploration and discovery for players. Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 also delivers on the competitive aspects racing fans crave, from head-to-head stadium racing to freestyle competitions to waypoint challenges. Players can challenge friends all over the globe with new online multiplayer up to six players. Follow @monsterjamgames for latest news and special discounts!

WandaVision Featurette Released as First Two Episodes Now On Disney+

The new featurette offers a look behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s to come in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The first two episodes of “WandaVision” are now streaming exclusively on Disney+.

Twitter: @wandavision, @disneyplus

Instagram: @wandavision, @disneyplus

Facebook: @wandavisionofficial, @disneyplus

A Total War Saga: TROY Ajax & Diomedes Faction Pack Trailer

Out January 28th, the Ajax & Diomedes Faction Pack unleashes two of the most renowned warriors from the Iliad onto the battlegrounds of A Total War Saga: TROY, both eager to rip the fabled city down to its foundations. These formidable characters welcome in new and unique campaign mechanics, as well as a multitude of era-inspired warriors, veteran paragon units and more.

Ajax the Great is the shield that protects the Achaean Host, known for his unsurpassed strength and huge stature. His unit roster relies on slow, but very heavily equipped defensive infantry to hold the line, while his powerful missile units take advantage of protected positions.

Diomedes – the King of Argos – is a veteran in the ways of war and has used his martial might to establish Argos as an exceedingly powerful city, second only to great Mycenae. His unit roster is specialized in crushing attacks with well-rounded axe and sword infantry, combined with quick flanking units from surprising locations.

The Ajax & Diomedes Faction Pack also introduces free content for all players of A Total War Saga: TROY. This includes access to Hephaestus the god of blacksmiths and volcanoes, and the Divine Craftsman Epic Agent.

Details on Ajax & Diomedes can be found on the total war FAQ here.

Ajax & Diomedes Faction Pack:

  • 2 New Factions – Salamis (Ajax) and Argos (Diomedes).
  • 18 new units – Including Salamis Marines, Argive Swordmasters , Ajax’ Wall and more.
  • Paragon units – Veteran versions of regular units led by an officer.
  • 4 new faction mechanics & diplomatic options.
  • New Troy event – Stealing the Palladium.
  • Thebes and its seven gates campaign model and battle map.

Free Content:

  • New god – Hephaestus
  • New Epic Agent – The Divine Craftsman

AtGames ArcadeNet Arcade Game Streaming Service Available Now

AtGames®, a leader in interactive entertainment products today announced the immediate availability of the ArcadeNet® streaming games service exclusively for Legends Arcade Family products. Now out of beta, the ArcadeNet® service provides instant access to a growing library of arcade, console, and pinball games.

With ArcadeNet® you get easy-to-use, one-click-play of a growing library of amazing arcade, console, and pinball titles that are optimized for Legends Arcade Family devices. To start, there are a diverse range of titles to play, with many more added on a regular basis. You can see more details and sign up here: https://www.atgames.net/arcadenet/. Visit the AtGames E-Store for the latest specials and holiday deals: https://www.atgames.us/.

ArcadeNet® offers a choice of two subscriptions, one free and one paid. The options are:

ArcadeNet® Basic ($0 per month)

With ArcadeNet® Basic, you have access to a limited selection of games from the full ArcadeNet® library and can stream them in up to 720p/30fps quality on one Legends Arcade Family device (one UUID per month). Your ArcadeNet® friends list is unlimited. Multiplayer and voice chat supports up to two (2) players with this service option.

You’ll have streaming access to this limited selection of games for the remainder of the monthly cycle with up to two (2) hours total of arcade and console game streaming and up to one (1) hour total of Cloud pinball streaming. Available titles for ArcadeNet® Basic are rotated on a regular basis and you can assign access to a different Legends Arcade Family device’s UUID after the end of the current monthly cycle.

ArcadeNet® Standard ($20 per month)

With ArcadeNet® Standard, you have access to the full ArcadeNet® library, including arcade, console, and Cloud pinball, and can stream them in up to 1080p/60fps quality on any Legends Arcade Family device you log into. Up to six (6) concurrent device UUIDs can be shared with one ArcadeNet® ID, with one (1) device streaming at a time. Your ArcadeNet® friends list is unlimited. Multiplayer and voice chat supports up to four (4) players with this service option. And like with Cloud BYOG™, subscriptions are stackable, so you can add more months at any time, e.g., buying a 6 month subscription after a 1 month subscription gets you 7 months total.

Active ArcadeNet® Standard subscribers also receive a 10% discount on all Direct2Drive.com (https://www.direct2drive.com/) purchases (automatically applied with ArcadeNet® login), as well as access to additional deals, exclusive giveaways, and other coupons.

Full Pricing Options and Current ArcadeNet® Standard Deals

The Legends Arcade Family includes the full-size Legends Ultimate home arcade and Legends Pinball machine, Legends Gamer Pro and Gamer Mini wireless tabletop controllers, Legends Core open and connected streaming arcade game console, and other devices with authentic controls running on the Legends Arcade Platform. This platform allows for a range of impressive connected features, including ArcadeNet®, BYOG™, and universal global leaderboards. More information can be found at https://arcades.atgames.net/.

The Medium Live-Action Trailer Released

Bloober Team, the studio behind acclaimed horror games including Blair Witch, Observer: System Redux and Layers of Fear, today released a live action trailer for its upcoming psychological horror title, The Medium.

The cinematic two-and-half-minute trailer was produced in cooperation with award-winning VFX and animation studio Platige Image, with academy award nominee Tomasz Bagiński serving as Writer and Creative Producer, and talented Paweł Maślona as Director.

The trailer brings to life in stunning detail the game’s unique atmosphere and art style inspired by painter Zdzisław Beksiński – in addition the key characters central to the game’s mystery, including Marianna the titular medium, an enigmatic man named Thomas, a spirit called Sadness, and The Maw, a deceptive and hostile entity who can travel between the material and spirit world.

“The Medium is a game with a very strong narrative backbone. The most important thing for me was to understand what the essence of this story is, who its heroes are and its tone,” said Writer & Creative Producer, Bagiński. “The task was to lean as hard as possible on the emotional side of the story while trying to keep as many of the twists as possible a secret. The script is supposed to build a certain mood rather than reveal a story.”

Bagiński is an academy award-nominated and Bafta-winning filmmaker, visualist and storyteller. He was responsible for directing the now-iconic cinematics for such games as The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077, as well as Microsoft and Ubisoft productions.

While the live-action trailer takes a thematic, atmospheric and character-driven approach to The Medium, Bloober Team also recently released an extended 14-minute gameplay trailer that can be seen at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJi-7Ue_7ms. Players will be able to fully recognize and appreciate the many references and interesting details included as part of the live-action trailer once they have the chance to play the game later this month.

“The Medium is our biggest and most ambitious project to date,” said Piotr Babieno, CEO, Bloober Team. “When we thought who could write a live action trailer for the game, Tomasz Bagiński quickly became the most natural choice. After all, his Oscar-nominated The Cathedral was also inspired by the art of Zdzisław Beksiński, just like the spirit world in our game. I’m personally very happy that we could create something together.”

Players can head to www.themediumgame.com to preorder on Steam, Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store at the price of $49.99/€49.99/£41.74 with a 10% off discount before launch. Players who pre order via Steam will receive The Medium Original Soundtrack (by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski) and The Art of The Medium (digital artbook).

Developed and published by Bloober Team, and rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB and PEGI 18, The Medium will launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store on Jan. 28.

For more information on The Medium, please visit www.themediumgame.com

Edifier Unveils Three New Products for CES 2021

Edifier, the award-winning manufacturer of premium sound systems and bookshelf speakers, introduced its newest audio and gaming products, TWS B2 Pro, GM5 and D12, at CES today.

“With consumer needs changing in an instant, we strive to be just as flexible without cutting any corners on quality,” said Stanley Wen, Edifier’s CTO. “We continue to bring our users the unmatched audio experience in a more convenient, travel and budget-friendly package for gaming, music and video enjoyment. Our newest products highlight Edifier’s attention to aesthetic and ergonomic design detail matched with superior sound quality and affordability.”

TWS NB2 Pro

Distinct from other noise cancellation headphones on the market and re-envisioned from its predecessor, the TWS NB, the TWS NB2 Pro boasts innovative immersive analog noise-canceling technology offering over-ear noise-canceling headphone technology in a stylish low-profile true wireless earphone package. Through extensive testing, all components of the earphones are certified to block medium to low environmental frequencies while giving the user a completely balanced sound with no outside interruptions. The user can also enable the ambient sound function to be aware of their surroundings while still enjoying their music. With its unmatched audio quality, Bluetooth 5.0 and IP54 rating, the TWS NB2 Pro is equipped to be your most reliable companion on your busiest days.

Thanks to the Qualcomm low power-consumption chipset and small high-capacity lithium battery, users can take advantage of the seven-hour playback with the active noise cancellation on or nine hours with it off. There is also the added security of knowing that the travel-friendly charging case gives an additional 23-hour playback time. The TWS NB2 Pro also utilizes fast charging, which allows for a two hour play-back time with only a 15-minute charge. With the seamless and sleek design of the earphone and charging case, comfort, style, and great technology are at the user’s disposal. TWS NB2 Pro will launch in March 2021 with a retail price of $99.

GM5

With the GM5’s eight-hour playback time and additional 32 hours via its portable charging case, combined with Qualcomm AptX low-latency technology, level after level can be completed without any lagging or low battery notifications for gamers, streamers, or mobile show bingers. With mobile gaming and video streaming being top of mind, countless trials and tests were conducted to ensure that the truly wireless earbuds would meet the true gamer’s specific needs. With its environmental noise-canceling technology (ENC) and four microphones, mobile gaming and on-call communication is now truly portable and allows you to clearly communicate from anywhere, regardless of environmental background noise. With two different audio profiles, your listening experience is enhanced and modified to further immerse yourself in your game, video, or music. When coming back to the real world, simply pause by removing an earbud or switch from dual to single earbud mode in one swift motion. GM5 will launch in March 2021 with a retail price of $79.

D12

Edifier’s D12 Bluetooth speakers allow users to create their own personal sound oasis no matter where they are. The speaker’s acoustic structure, which features Bluetooth V5.0, provides a pure, undistorted, high-quality sound in a portable package with a solid frame in a stylish wood grain finish. Made with 4 sound units, the D12 speakers offer beautifully balanced sound with high-low frequency separation and deeper tones not previously found in traditional desktop speakers. Boasting a 20W*2 bass and a 15W*2 treble, every song will be heard as the artist intended, creating a pure auditory experience. D12 will launch on February 20, 2021 with a retail price of $99.

For more information on earbuds, headsets, speakers, and other Edifier products, please visit http://edifier.com/.

Monstrum 2 New Early Access Teaser Trailer

BAFTA-nominated and Dundee-based developer Junkfish is excited to announce that Monstrum 2, the asymmetric survival-horror game, will enter Steam Early Access on January 28th, 2021.

The multiplayer sequel to the cult-favourite original, Monstrum 2 features new monsters, new puzzles, and new procedurally-generated environments, as up to four prisoners attempt to escape Sparrow Lock, a sea-stranded research facility, from one of its monstrous experiments.

Will you escape Sparrow Lock?

As a prisoner, explore Sparrow Lock to clear obstacles, unlock new areas, and find useful items that can help you outwit the monster. But remember: stay hidden and out of sight. If spotted, you’ll enter an intense game of cat-and-mouse, vaulting and sliding your way to safety if you hope to survive the chase.

Combining first-person stealth gameplay with a puzzle-first focus on survival horror, players will need to strategize a means of escape together, rather than confronting the monster head-on. With scalable difficulty adjusting to the number of players and procedurally generated layouts, traps, rooms, and puzzles, no playthrough will be the same!

Or relish the thrill of the hunt?

Master three distinct monsters when Monstrum 2 launches on Steam Early Access, each with their own unique abilities and playstyle. Smash through walls, climb on ceilings, leap across distances, or teleport to your prey. Each monster leverages the environment in unique ways to ambush unsuspecting players.

Revealed in the brand-new trailer today, players will be able to terrify their competition with the Malacosm; a molluscan, Lovecraftian nightmare. Place locator traps to damage prisoners and teleport across the map, phase through walls, and take a glimpse through your prey’s eyes with the clairvoyance skill for a hint to where they’re hiding.

Open Beta Weekend

In anticipation of launch, Monstrum 2 will also receive an Open Beta weekend on January 23-24. Join on Steam to be among the first to scavenge the depths of Sparrow Lock and all the horror contained within.

HITMAN 3 Deluxe Edition Unboxing Video

The culmination to the World Of Assasination Trilogy will be drawing to a close in less than a week with the release of HITMAN 3. Today, IO Interactive unveiled a look at everything players who have purchased the Deluxe Edition will receive. The Deluxe Edition includes the following:

  • Director Commentary by Mattias Engström

  • Digital Soundtracks for all three HITMAN games

  • Deluxe Suit & Items

  • Deluxe Escalations

  • Digital Book: The World Of HITMAN 

Those who pre-order the game will receive the Trinity Pack, which includes new suits, briefcases, and weapons.

You can watch IOI’s unboxing video for even more details on the pack right here:

In case you missed it, you can also watch a behind-the-scenes look at IO’s narrative work on HITMAN 3 which was released yesterday, here:

HITMAN 3 will be available on 20 January 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC. HITMAN 3 will also be coming to Nintendo Switch, playable via cloud streaming technology.