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World War Z: Aftermath Official Trailer

Saber Interactive has announced World War Z: Aftermath, the ultimate co-op zombie shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. World War Z: Aftermath is the next evolution of the original hit World War Z, which recently celebrated 15 million players worldwide, featuring 4K|60 FPS gameplay on next-gen systems, a new melee combat system, new first-person mode, and full cross-play on consoles and PC.

Powered by the next generation of Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z: Aftermath turns the tide of our fight for survival back against the undead. Join up to three friends or play on your own with AI teammates against hordes of ravenous zombies in intense story episodes across new zombie-ravaged locations around the world: Rome, Vatican City and Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula.

Key Features:

  • New Battles from a World at War: Play as both new and returning characters as you take the fight to the undead with a brutal new melee system, decimating zekes with unique moves, perks and dual-wield weapon options like the sickle and cleaver. Fend off new undead monstrosities, including swarms of flesh-hungry rats that will unleash total chaos on your team.
  • The Next Generation of Zombie Action: Play in glorious 4K|60 FPS on next-gen systems. Endure endless waves of increasingly difficult zombies in the new Horde Mode XL game mode, exclusive to PC, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S, featuring hundreds more zombies on screen than ever before possible (Horde Mode XL will arrive in a free post-launch update).
  • New First-Person Mode: Experience a heart-pounding new perspective with Aftermath’s immersive first-person mode option.
  • Deep Hero Progression: Level up eight unique classes — the Gunslinger, Hellraiser, Slasher, Medic, Fixer, Exterminator, Dronemaster, and all-new Vanguard class — each with their own perks and playstyles. Customize your weapons to survive any challenge, and conquer new daily missions with special modifiers for bonus rewards.
  • The Complete World War Z Experience: Aftermath includes all content from World War Z: Game of the Year Edition, including full episodes in New York, Moscow, Marseille and Tokyo.
  • Play With Friends Anywhere: Aftermath supports up to four-player co-op with full cross-play between consoles and PC.

World War Z: Aftermath will launch later this year on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC for $39.99, with backwards compatibility available on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S at 4K|60 FPS. Players who own the original World War Z will be able to purchase World War Z: Aftermath for $19.99 on their respective platforms. World War Z: Aftermath: Deluxe Edition, featuring a bonus weapon pack, weapon skins, and four days of early access, will be available for $49.99 ($29.99 for World War Z owners).

In early 2022, World War Z: Aftermath will officially launch on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S with additional next-generation features and enhancements, including the new Horde Mode XL. A free upgrade to the next-generation version of Aftermath will be available for players who purchase Aftermath on PlayStation®4, Xbox One or PC on their respective platforms.

For more information, visit www.WWZgame.com

Life is Strange: True Colors Power and Consequence Trailer

Today Life is Strange fans across the globe were given a deep dive look at the supernatural power that players will control in the award-winning series’ next major entry, Life is Strange: True Colors. The details were shared in the company’s SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS show, which aired during E3 2021. Developed by Deck Nine Games, the studio behind Life is Strange: Before the Storm, in collaboration with Square Enix External Studios, Life is Strange: True Colors introduces players to Alex Chen, an all-new protagonist who will use her psychic power of empathy to solve a mystery that will make her question everyone and everything she’s come to know in the quaint small town of Haven Springs.

In March, the latest entry in the Life is Strange series was revealed: Life is Strange: True Colors, a small-town supernatural mystery.

Brought to life through full performance capture by rising talent Erika Mori, players will navigate Haven Springs as Alex Chen, a young woman who has long suppressed her ‘curse’: the psychic power of Empathy, a supernatural ability that allows her to experience, absorb and influence the strong emotions of others – which she sees as blazing, colored auras.

When her brother dies, in a suspicious accident, Alex must at last embrace her volatile power to find the truth, and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town. Alex Chen’s journey, power and future are all fully under the player’s control.

The presentation gave more insight into the visuals, gameplay, and narrative impact of Alex’s psychic power of Empathy, showing how she and the player will make choices and interact with the citizens of Haven Springs, both through use of the power during exploration, and in memorable story-driven moments that present the player with complex decisions only they – using Alex’s power – can resolve.

The psychic power of Empathy affects every interaction and relationship Alex has in the game and is fully under the players control. Use it to reveal the secrets of Haven Springs, the hidden facets of Alex’s past, and the future of her journey to find a place to call home.

Watch the entire Square Enix Presents Summer stream here:
http://www.sepresents.com/

Gamers can pre-order Life is Strange: True Colors now. Full details on each version of the game can be found at lifeisstrange.com

Life is Strange: True Colors is slated for release on PlayStation 5®, PlayStation 4®, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC Steam, and Google Stadia on September 10, 2021.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong New E3 2021 Character Trailer

At the PC Gaming Show, NACON and the Bordeaux-based studio Big Bad Wolf revealed a new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, the story-driven RPG based on the famous role-playing game franchise. The video introduces a tormented young woman named Leysha, one of the three playable characters.

Leysha is a Malkavian, one of the founding clans of the Camarilla, and appears as a young woman about 30 years old. Beneath her pale skin and different-sized pupils hides incurable pain, a mental instability that all Malkavians suffer from after the Embrace, the bite inflicted upon a human by a vampire, a creature doomed to remain hidden in plain sight.

In the video, Leysha is playing innocently with her child, Halsey. But this benign situation turns into a waking nightmare and raises the question: is any of this real?

To hide herself, Leysha uses Obfuscate, one of the many vampiric powers that can be used in the game. As a story-driven RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong features unique gameplay mechanics. Resolve conflicts and mysteries to gain experience points and levelling up your characters, thus boosting your special powers.

In this narrative RPG adapted from the 5th edition of Vampire: The Masquerade, the player takes control of 3 vampires belonging to different clans of the Camarilla, the secret society to which most vampires belong. Weaving between their intertwined tales, the player has to confront the different points of view of his characters to unravel fact from fiction. With whispers of conspiracy, murder and power struggles, the player must protect his clan, discover the truth and above all enforce the Masquerade, the vampire law designed to conceal the existence of creatures of the night from humans.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will be available on PC (Epic Games Store) and consoles.

Redfall E3 2021 Official Announcement Trailer

Redfall is an open-world co-op FPS from Arkane Austin, the award-winning team behind Prey and Dishonored. Continuing Arkane’s legacy of carefully crafted worlds and love of creative game mechanics, Redfall brings the studio’s signature gameplay to the co-operative action and FPS genres.

The quaint island town of Redfall, Mass., is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the island off from the outside world. Trapped with a handful of survivors against a horde of creatures threatening to bleed the town dry, players will choose from a diverse roster of heroes and group up with others to create the perfect team of vampire slayers.

Redfall blends single- and multiplayer options seamlessly, allowing the player to venture into the darkness alone or to squad-up with up to three friends for four-player co-op. Teammates can try different hero loadouts and combine their strengths to overcome the vampire legion and their brood of maniacal followers.

Check out the new trailer here:

 

Starfield E3 2021 Official Teaser Trailer

Announced at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Starfield will arrive on Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11, 2022 and will be available day one with Xbox Game Pass.

Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. Fans can join Constellation now and be among the first to receive news and updates on Starfield, including developer interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at the game.

Watch the Official Teaser Trailer:

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Disciples: Liberation Announcement Trailer

Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Frima Studio have today shared the debut gameplay of Disciples: Liberation – a brand-new mature, dark fantasy strategy RPG arriving in Q4 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4|5 and Xbox. The video, revealed during E3 and narrated by Frima Studio’s Creative Director Jordane Thiboust, shows off early gameplay, including intricate turn-based combat, while showcasing some of the factions, biomes and ghoulish adversaries players can expect to encounter throughout their adventures across the war-torn world of Nevendaar.

Alongside the gameplay reveal, Kalypso Media has shared a new trailer, the game’s official artwork and announced that that PC pre-orders are now open via Steam, the Kalypso Store and the Epic Games Store. An exclusive closed beta, limited to 1000 PC players, will kick off next week on June 17 and fans of dark fantasy tactical adventures are encouraged to sign up now for a chance to go hands-on with the game during the beta period.

Disciples: Liberation marks a new beginning for the franchise, allowing players to explore a richly detailed dark fantasy world, fight foul beasts in intricate turn-based combat, take on hundreds of unique quests and foster relationships with an assortment of in-world factions: from a human empire tinged by religious extremism to the dark forces of the undead lead by a mad queen. Alliances forged, players can build an army and trade hard-earned resources for an assortment of upgrades to their home base. No choice is without consequence and depending on decisions and political alignments, one wrong move could see a deadly domino effect, irrevocably changing the course of their story.

Haunted Space Gameplay Trailer

Revealed back in March of 2021, atmospheric horror flight-sim HAUNTED SPACE emerges with a brand-new trailer. Merge Games, in conjunction with developer, Italian Games Factory are pleased to show fans an in-engine trailer that showcases exhilarating dogfights, ship crafting, and battles with giant spacefaring colossi.

Neterun is full of monuments and relics left by an ancient civilisation and the galaxy is haunted by their ghosts. Unravel the reasons for their presence and fight for survival against their supernatural threat in a story inspired by the dark and twisted tales of Heavy Metal and 2000AD.

In HAUNTED SPACE, the innovative co-pilot system allows you to choose the level of control you prefer, from a complete space simulation through to a more arcade-style experience. At its maximum level, the co-pilot makes the game accessible for blind and visually impaired users, and it also supports eye-tracking.

In order to survive the hostile void of HAUNTED SPACE players will have to craft ships that will cater to their own playstyle.

  • Traverse multiple unique star systems, each filled with danger and intrigue.
  • Play in first-person or third-person perspective as you overcome the challenges of this dangerous backwater of space.
  • Overcome the odds in fierce multi-stage boss battles against ancient God-like creatures composed of organic matter and space debris.
  • Trade and craft new ships and ship equipment using powerful and customisable ship modification tools – create and buy new weapons, shields, cargo containers, engines and more.
  • Stunning ray tracing effects and immersive audio put you in the heart of the action like never before.
  • Difficult choices will have to be made when allocating scarce resources and credits to outfit engines, cargo holds and armaments.

HAUNTED SPACE will arrive on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam. Make sure you add it to your wishlist. For more information, please visit the game’s website, or follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, or Discord.

Razer Unveils Opus X Lifestyle Headphones

Razer announces the latest addition to its family of wireless lifestyle audio products with the Opus X, featuring Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology, Bluetooth 5.0, 60ms low latency Gaming Mode, tuned 40mm drivers and two built-in microphones, with modern, over-the-ear styling in a range of head-turning colors.

The Opus X sounds as good as it looks, with tuned 40mm drivers delivering a rich, immersive soundscape, bringing games to life with punchy bass and crisp mids and highs. Perfect for music and movies too, users can enjoy uninterrupted, immersive audio as the Opus X ANC technology neutralizes unwanted external sounds, with a Quick Attention Mode for when users want to hear their surroundings.

With two built-in microphones, the Opus X has crystal-clear voice audio for mobile calls, in-game communications, or video conferencing, making it a versatile headset for entertainment, work, and play. Using Bluetooth 5.0, the Opus X enjoys a greater range and stability with low power consumption connection for a prolonged battery life of 30 hours with ANC (40 hours without ANC).

Stylish, built for comfort and available in Razer Green, Mercury White and Quartz Pink colors, the Opus X is the perfect multi-purpose headset for anyone who wants high quality and immersive sound wherever they go.

For more information on the Razer Opus X, please see here.

The Razer Opus X is the fashionable wireless headset for immersive, uninterrupted gaming, entertainment and work.

The Razer Opus X will be available for purchase June 11th, 2021

Online at Razer.com, in-store at RazerStore locations, and at select retailers. Razer Opus X Green edition will be a limited-time exclusive at Razer.com and RazerStores.

USD $99.99 / €109.99 MSRP

PC Gaming Show 2021 Hosts Unveiled

Gaming personalities Sean “Day[9]” Plott, Mica Burton and Frankie Ward will host the biggest annual showcase dedicated to PC gaming, the PC Gaming Show, when it returns on June 13 at 2:30 PM PT / 5:30 PM ET.

Broadcasting from Los Angeles during the E3 weekend on twitch.tv/pcgamer, youtube.com/pcgamer, and featured prominently within E3’s official programming and the /twitchgaming gathering lineup, the PC Gaming Show will reveal 39 new trailers, game announcements, and interviews to audiences around the world. Plott, Burton and Ward will deliver dynamic commentary, guiding the worldwide audience through the multi-platform streaming experience, start to finish.

“Sean, Mica, and Frankie are amazing stewards of PC gaming. They’ve spent their careers delivering expert insight to audiences about all corners of the hobby—from esports and competitive FPSes to MMOs, card games, and independent games. They’re passionate PC gamers like us, and we couldn’t be happier to have them host this event,” said Evan Lahti, Global Editor-in-Chief.

More on Our Hosts

Sean “Day[9]” Plott is an evangelist for gaming, esports and the gamer lifestyle. His videos attract more than 4 million views a month. Plott’s autobiographical special, “My Life of StarCraft” has been widely acclaimed as an articulate and entertaining defense of gaming and has become a YouTube sensation, with more than 3.8 million views to date.

Sean’s hallmark ability to break down complex strategies in a fun and understandable way skyrocketed him to success in the early days of eSports. He’s now a fixture of eSports, having appeared at over 100 shows and events including hosting BlizzCon panels, Geek & Sundry’s Spellslingers series, Dota 2’s The International tournament, and most recently the PC Gaming Show at E3 and Magic: The Gathering’s eSports league.

In 2010, Plott was named PC Gamer’s “Gamer of the Year.” In 2011 he was honored on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for entertainment, and again in 2014 for games. In 2013 The Guardian called him “The biggest star in esports” and in 2016 the Golden Joysticks named him “Gaming Personality of the Year.”

Mica Burton is an actress with a theater degree from University of Michigan. Hailing from a storied background developing content in the gaming industry, Mica has established herself as one of the leading diverse, female voices on the internet. From hosting Overwatch League for Blizzard Entertainment, to Star Trek day for CBS, Mica has a voice that cuts across all mediums of entertainment.

Frankie Ward spent the past ten years as a producer, but it was only when she produced coverage of the 2015 League of Legends Worlds Quarter-Finals at Wembley for the BBC, that she realised that she could make gaming her career.

Moving to Twitch as a producer for Twitch Studios in July 2016, Frankie occasionally popped up onstage to cover for hosts who needed a break. This led to her hosting Ginx TV’s The Bridge, and the ESL Hearthstone Premiership Final in January. Since going full-time as a host in April 2018, Frankie has desk hosted games including NHL 18, CSGO and PUBG and become the face of the Omen Esports Report, alongside Pala Gilroy-Sen.

In June 2018, she was given the huge opportunity of co-hosting the PC Gaming Show at E3 – a show that reached an audience of over two million viewers, and made her mark on the Counter-Strike esports scene in the reporting role at the ESL Intel Extreme Masters CS:GO Major Championship the following February.

Bringing humour and wit, as well as enthusiastic knowledge to the events she hosts, Frankie’s outlook is that, now esports is a serious business, we can start having fun with it.

In her spare time, Frankie streams on her Twitch channel and produces and presents interview podcast My Life in Pixels.

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The 2021 PC Gaming Show is presented by Intel and MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, partners with a longstanding legacy in PC gaming. This year’s sci-fi theme celebrates the rich history and future of these two partners, a company and franchise that have defined the spirit of PC gaming.

The PC Gaming Show is proudly supported by co-title sponsors Intel and MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, All In! Games, EVE Online, Frontier, Humble Games, Modus, Naraka Bladepoint, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Robot Entertainment, SEGA of Europe, tinyBuild Games, and Tripwire.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Announced

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) unveiled today Jurassic World Evolution 2, the much-anticipated sequel to the highly successful Jurassic World Evolution. Based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film franchise and created in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, Jurassic World Evolution 2 builds upon the ground-breaking and beloved 2018 dinosaur park management simulation, offering players a thrilling front seat as they take charge of their own Jurassic World park. With a brand-new immersive narrative campaign voiced by cast members from across the Jurassic World film franchise, exciting new features, four engaging game modes, and an enhanced and expanded roster of dinosaurs, Jurassic World Evolution 2 provides fans with everything they need to create authentic and compelling Jurassic World experiences.

In Jurassic World Evolution 2, for the very first time, players will build their parks beyond the confines of the Muertes Archipelago. Each location brings new terrain and fresh challenges for players to contend with using deep, detailed management tools and creative options. Across this range of beautiful new biomes, including dense forests and scorched deserts, they’ll contain, conserve, and care for more than 75 prehistoric species, including all-new, highly requested flying and marine reptiles and returning community-favourite dinosaurs. These majestic prehistoric creatures feel more alive than ever, displaying brand new behaviours as they interact with each other, fight for dominance, and react intelligently to the world around them.

Boasting four fantastic game modes, players can experience a bold new era for the Jurassic World Evolution video game franchise. Set immediately after the Earth-shattering events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Campaign mode lets players immerse themselves in an original Jurassic World story as they lead efforts to control, conserve and contain dinosaurs alongside an iconic cast of characters from the films, including Dr. Ian Malcolm (voiced by Jeff Goldblum) and Claire Dearing (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard).

For those looking to unleash their creativity, Sandbox mode delivers everything players need to create their perfect Park, while Chaos Theory mode offers a re-imagined take on pivotal moments from the Jurassic World film franchise as players strive to make their own mark and change the course of events. Finally, for those that want to test their mastery of the game there is Challenge mode.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 will be launching in late 2021 on PC, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.