Shenmue III E3 2019 trailer, PC Version Exclusive to Epic Games Store

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net have released the E3 2019 trailer for Shenmue III, which is dubbed “The Hidden Art Returns.”

Additionally, Ys Net announced that the PC version of Shenmue III will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store.

“Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent,” Ys Net said in an update. “But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.”

Shenmue III is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on November 19.

Remnant: From the Ashes Story Trailer

Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Gunfire Games have released the E3 2019 trailer for Remnant: From the Ashes.

Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you’ll set out alone or alongside up to two other players to face down hordes of deadly enemies and epic bosses, and try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and then retake what was lost.

Remnant: From the Ashes is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 20.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 debut gameplay trailer

Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs have released the debut gameplay trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, which showcases vampire abilities, story elements, and gameplay features.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Q1 2020.

Persona 5 Royal E3 2019 Trailer

Atlus has released the E3 2019 trailer for Persona 5 Royal, which is the first English-voiced trailer for the game.

Here is an overview of the trailer, via Atlus:

Featuring the incredible talents of the original Persona 5 English voice cast, including Xander Mobus, Max Mittelman, Cassandra Lee Morris, Erika Harlacher, Matt Mercer, Cherami Leigh, Erica Lindbeck, Xanthe Huynh, and Robbie Daymond, this trailer gives fans a glimpse at just a few of the new features and story beats introduced in Persona 5 Royal.

We’re also very happy to introduce the actors lending their voices to Persona 5 Royal‘s new central characters:

  • Laura Post as the talented gymnast and new playable party member, Kasumi Yoshizawa
  • Billy Kametz as Shujin Academy’s counselor and new confidant, Takuto Maruki

Persona 5 Royal is due out for PlayStation 4 on October 31 in Japan, and in 2020 in the west. Read more about the game here.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – 12 Minutes of E3 2019 Gameplay

Bandai Namco debuted 12 minutes of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot gameplay during the IGN E3 2019 live stream.

The live stream featured Bandai Namco’s Kazuki Kimoto and CyberConnect2’s Ryosuke Hara, who shared more information about the action RPG. Here are the tidbits:

  • Players will be able to relive the story of Dragon Ball Z in overwhelming volume. There will be many meticulously recreated scenes from the original story that players will recognize, as well as some scenes that have not really been depicted before in the way that they are depicted in this game.
  • The game’s look is a fusion of CyberConnect2’s experience in cel-shaded graphics technology and Akira Toriyama’s unique art style. The game also depicts the dynamic shifts of emotions in battle and character expressions in meticulous detail.
  • The game is not open-world. The reason being that the focus is on retelling the story. If the game was open-world, they would have to betray the original work in some form.
  • Each area is gradually unlocked as the story progresses. Each map is quite large, and Goku can fly throughout it freely.
  • Several scenes in which adult Goku interacts with characters from the original Dragon Ball—like Android 8—will be in the game.
  • (What happens for parts of the story where Goku is unable to fight? Will players take on the role of other characters?) While nothing can be said regarding playing as other characters at the moment, the game is focused on retelling the story of Dragon Ball Z, so it will not disappoint the fans.
  • In addition to retelling the Dragon Ball Z story, there are also other elements like sub-stories for Android 8 and so on that fans will appreciate.
  • While nothing can be said regarding whether the game will go beyond the Frieza saga, it—again—will not disappoint fans.
  • The theme of the game is to experience the life of Goku in various ways, such as riding Nimbus, eating, going fishing, hunting animals, and more.
  • In addition to buffs like temporarily boosting attack power, how you manage the eating elements of the game is part of the core game cycle and can result in permanent power-ups and so on.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2020. Read more about the game here.

The Messenger free DLC ‘Picnic Panic’ launches July 11

he Messenger downloadable content “Picnic Panic” will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on July 11, publisher Devolver Digital and developer Sabotage Studio announced.

Here is an overview of the downloadable content, via Devolver Digital:

On your trip to Voodkin Island, you’ll rekindle with the beloved cast of characters from the original game, explore three completely new levels each culminating in unique and inventive boss fights. And of course, Rainbowdragoneyes is back with 18 original tracks for this new tropical adventure.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood E3 2019 Trailer

Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer MachineGames debuted a new trailer for Wolfenstein: Youngblood during the Bethesda Softworks E3 2019 press conference.

Here is an overview of the game, via Bethesda Softworks:

About

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op adventure from award-winning studio MachineGames, developers of the critically-acclaimed Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, in partnership with Arkane Studios Lyon. Play as one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters and undertake a do-or-die mission to find their missing father in 1980s Paris. Wield an arsenal of new weapons, gadgets, and power armor abilities in a fight to kick Nazis out of the city of lights.

Story

Paris 1980. BJ Blazkowicz, hero of the second American Revolution, is missing. Nineteen years after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, BJ has disappeared after a mission into Nazi-occupied Paris. Now, after years of training and guidance from their battle-hardened father, BJ’s twin daughters Jess and Soph are forced into action. Team up with a new cast of freedom fighters and brave the unsettling sights and sounds of twisted, alternate reality 1980s Paris.

Key Feautres

  • Murder, They Wrote – Team up with a friend or play alone with an AI companion in the first modern co-op Wolfenstein adventure. Perform new tag team maneuvers, crank up the voltage with the devastatingly powerful new co-op weapon, the Tesla Gun, and show off your flair with skins and emotes.
  • Escape from Paris – Wolfenstein: Youngblood features the most open-ended Wolfenstein experience to date. From a new base of operations located deep in the heart of the Paris catacombs, plan how and when to attack and dismantle the Nazi regime.
  • Sweatin’ to the 80s – The wonder years, these are not. Featuring harrowing takes on iconic Parisian landmarks to graffiti-tagged streets, leather-clad Nazis, and an all-new soundtrack inspired by the synth heavy tones of classic 80s action films.
  • Lock and Load – Wield the latest advancements in power armor tech, weaponry, and armor to stamp out Nazi scum. Level up, explore, and complete missions to unlock new abilities, weapon attachments, gadgets, cosmetics, and more to complement your playstyle.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on July 26.

Rage 2 expansion ‘Rise of the Ghosts’ announced

Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developers Avalanche Studios and id Software announced Rage 2 expansion “Rise of the Ghosts” at the Bethesda Softworks E3 2019 press conference. It will launch later in 2019.

A Pilotable Mech? A giant Sandworm? New vehicles? New Cheats? New Game Modes? A new faction!? There’s a lot coming to the wild wasteland of RAGE 2. Watch our official E3 trailer for a preview of some of the newness coming each week, including a preview of our first DLC expansion, Rise of the Ghosts, coming later this year.

Rage 2 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Fallout 76 ‘Wastelanders’ update launches this fall; ‘Nuclear Winter’ battle royal mode announced

Bethesda Softworks will release a massive free update for Fallout 76 this fall called “Wastelanders” that “fundamentally changes” the Wasteland, the company announced during its E3 2019 press conference.

The company also announced a new mode called “Nuclear Winter,” a 52-player battle royal which will be available in a sneak peek from June 10 to 17.

A free trial of Fallout 76 will also be available across all available platforms from June 10 to 17.

Here are the latest details on the game, via Bethesda Softworks:

About

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to the evolving world of Fallout 76. Work together with other players, or not, to survive. Experience the largest and most dynamic world ever created in the Fallout universe with major free updates which grow and evolve the game with new and different ways to play. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.

Key Features

  • You will Emerge! – Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, in Adventure Mode or Survival Mode, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits.
  • Welcome to Wild Appalachia! – A mythical beast, a lost generation of scouts, and the strongest brew this side of the Wasteland. Wild Appalachia introduced series of free and all-new quests, features, events, crafting systems and Survival Mode into Fallout 76, all available now!
  • Howdy, Neighbor! – Wastelanders is a massive free annual update to Fallout 76that fundamentally changes the Wasteland. One year after the opening of Vault 76, other humans have returned to Appalachia. Factions of Settlers and Raiders aim to make the world their own and claim a rumored fortune. Embark on a new main quest of choice and consequence, interact with characters and their unique stories, discover the faction settlements of Crater and Foundation, and collect powerful new weapons and armor. Your choices decide their fates. Coming Fall 2019.
  • The Nuclear Storm Approaches! – Nuclear Winter is an all-new 52-player PvP Battle Royale mode, free for Fallout 76 players. Nukes have set the world ablaze and the battle to claim your spot as Overseer of Vault 51 has begun – will you be the last one standing or be consumed by the ring of fire? Rank up, unlock exclusive perks and build your C.A.M.P. to weather the storm in true Falloutfashion. Scavenge for weapons, supplies, and nukes to take on other players and creatures and earn unique cosmetic rewards. Sneak Peek Starting June 10, 2019.

Fallout 76 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Borderlands 3 E3 2019 Trailer – Free Borderlands 2 DLC announced

Publisher 2K Games and developer Gearbox Software debuted a new trailer for Borderlands 3during the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference.

Additionally, the company announced “Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary,” a new downloadable content for Borderlands 2 that sets the stage for Borderlands 3. Here is the full fact sheet:

About

“Commander Lilith & The Fight for Sanctuary” is a new downloadable campaign expansion for Borderlands 2—the award-winning shooter-looter that originally launched in 2012—that brings players back to the wilds of Pandora for a brand new adventure that sets the stage for Borderlands 3.

Sanctuary is under siege, the Vault Map has been stolen, and a toxic gas is poisoning Pandora. You’ll step back into the boots of legendary Vault Hunters Maya, Salvador, Axton, Zer0, Gaige or Krieg to battle new bosses, explore new areas, and collect new loot, including an entirely new tier beyond Legendary. Join up with Lilith and the Crimson Raiders to take on a deranged villain hell-bent on claiming the Vault Map for himself. Veteran players can pursue the new level cap, while newcomers can automatically boost to level 30 and dive straight into the action.

What’s New

  • Story Content: The villainous Hector and his New Pandora Army want the Vault Map for their own ends, so they’re purging the planet using an insidious toxic gas that turns all those affected into mindless plant zombies. Fight alongside your favorite allies (plus a few new friends) across story missions and side quests alike.
  • Top Loot Tier: Legendary weapons are lovely and all, but now there’s an even rarer and more powerful tier in town: Effervescent. This tier features high stats, special effects, and some entrancing rainbow textures.
  • Weapons and Equipment: With a new top loot tier comes new top loot, including super rare named firearms like a shotgun that fires… well, let’s just say there are ponies and rainbows and explosions.
  • Enemies and Bosses: The toxic gas seems to be doing strange things to Pandora’s bandit and beast populations, mutating them into deadly “Infected” forms. Expect exploding plant monsters, ferocious boss battles, and an all new Raid Boss!
  • Ares: Shoot and loot your way through previously unexplored Pandoran locales, including the wreckage of a familiar space station and at least one forbidden research lab.
  • Customization Options: Each of the six Borderlands 2 Vault Hunters gets a new head and skin, while the two vehicle types receive three new skins apiece. Stylin’!
  • Level Cap: Veteran players can pursue the new level cap of 80 (up from 72), and super hardcore fans can challenge themselves to achieve the two new Overpowered Levels, accessible via Digistruct Peak.

How to Play

Commander Lilith & The Fight for Sanctuary is the fifth campaign DLC for Borderlands 2. A copy of Borderlands 2 (Steam) or Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Xbox One, PlayStation 4) is required in order to play the DLC.

To access the new campaign content once the DLC is installed, you will need to visit the new “Fight for Sanctuary” location, which you can reach via any of the in-game Fast Travel stations. Please note that attempting to play the new Commander Lilith & The Fight for Sanctuary content is not recommended unless your Vault Hunter is at least level 30. We also encourage you to complete Borderlands 2’s main campaign first to avoid story spoilers.

Alternatively, new players and returning players who want to jump straight into Commander Lilith can instantly create a new level 30 Vault Hunter at the Select Character screen. This character will already have completed all but the final main mission of Borderlands 2 and will automatically start at the beginning of the new content.

Borderlands 3 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13.