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Lord of the Rings Gollum gameplay reveal, WRC 10, Blood Bowl 3: Watch Nacon Connect LIVE

French publisher Nacon is about to hold a live presentation full of gameplay reveals.

The Nacon Connect presentation takes place on July 6 at 6pm BST UK time. You can watch it live by clicking play on the YouTube embed below, which will be added nearer the start time.

According to Nacon, the broadcast will feature 13 exciting announcements, as well as three exclusive reveals.

“With only one day until we lift the lid on 13 exciting announcements for our games and accessories,” reads a Nacon post.

“If that wasn’t enough we’ve also got 3 EXCLUSIVE REVEALS in the pipeline. What are you looking forward to most?”

As you can see from the promotional material further down the page, viewers will get a look at games such as Blood Bowl 3, WRC 10, and Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is another game with a lot of fanfare. The action RPG is said to feature a “heart-pounding story” with plenty of player choice.

“Play as 3 vampires, harness their powers, embrace their desires, and face their demons in a heart-pounding story in which your choices decide the fate of Boston,” reads the official description.

Other games to be featured during the event include Rogue Lords, Steel Rising, Roguebook, and skateboarding game Session.

Session is already available on Steam Early Access, but is still awaiting an official release.

“Inspired by the golden era of skateboarding, Session’s primary goal is to make you experience what skateboarding really is; an incredible culture where there are no other goals other than expressing your creativity and achieving success through hard work, perseverance and bits of madness for no one else other than yourself.

“Be ready to play the most authentic and grounded skateboarding experience in the most legendary spots on earth, film and make the gnarliest skate parts out there.”

Arguably the biggest game of all is Lord of the Rings Gollum, which is the first of countless LotR games in development.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is described as a story-driven action adventure game set in Middle-earth.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the story revolves around Gollum’s hunt for the One Ring.

According to the official description, the Lord of the Rings spinoff game will feature stealth elements, huge levels and a dual personality gameplay mechanic.

Based on previous reports, the split-personality mechanic will lead to some interesting choices during each chapter. Presumably this will impact the ending of the game.

Daedalic Entertainment has signed up to develop and publish multiple Lord of the Rings releases, which is great news after a long absence for the series on consoles.

Author: Liam Martin
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Sony PlayStation State of Play event: HUGE PS5 gameplay reveal to take centre stage

Sony is reportedly getting ready to hold a big State of Play event for the summer.

The next State of Play event is rumoured to take place in the coming weeks, and will focus on upcoming PS4 and PS5 games.

Fans can expect plenty of new game reveals, as well as updates on previously announced releases.

And if the latest reports are to be believed, this will include a first look at PlayStation exclusive God of War Ragnarok.

That’s according to respected leaker @Shpeshal_Nick, whose track record with Sony leaks is not to be scoffed at.

“I’m being told we’ll see our first gameplay of the new God of War at Sony’s show too. Will be exciting to see,” he tweets.

As a reminder, God of War Ragnarok was announced during last year’s PS5 release date event.

God of War Ragnarok was initially expected to launch in 2021, but was later pushed back until 2022.

Ragnarok is the sequel to 2018 release God of War, which was one of the finest games to grace the PS4.

Without delving into spoiler territory, plans for a sequel were teased at the end of Kratos and Atreus’s adventure in God of War.

The game is free for PS Plus subscribers, as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection on PS5.

If you haven’t already, God of War is well worth checking out, if only to witness the new gameplay style and unique story.

“Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats and a second chance at being a father.

“Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal realm of Midgard and fight to fulfil a deeply personal quest.

The game features various creatures and characters from Norse mythology, including Baldur, Modi and Magni.

The sequel is expected to introduce even more characters, including some of the more iconic beings from Norse mythology.

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Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Gameplay Images Unleashed As Two Pirate Worlds Collide

Summary

  • Enjoy the first glimpse of Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life in action with a set of in-game screenshots.
  • Rare will premiere a new Gameplay Trailer highlighting Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life during the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended broadcast on Thursday, June 17 at 10am PT.
  • Sea of Thieves Season Three launches June 22 and is available free for all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam.

As part of a momentous collaboration between Xbox, Rare and Disney, we recently announced that Sea of Thieves’ upcoming Season Three update will be headlined by Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life – an all-new set of narrative-driven Tall Tales that bring Captain Jack Sparrow and his infamous crew from beyond the horizon to spark an incredible new adventure.

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We’ve already debuted a cinematic trailer to give players a taste of what to expect from the story, but we know that fans are eager to see more of the exciting gameplay, enthralling new enemies and unforgettable locations they’ll encounter and explore as they work to foil the schemes of the notorious Davy Jones.

So today, we’re thrilled to premiere a fresh selection of images from Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life. They offer a closer look at Jack Sparrow, some of the memorable places that players will travel to in his company and just a few of the traps and threats that lie in wait.

We’re also delighted to announce that we will premiere the Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Gameplay Trailer during the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended broadcast on Thursday, June 17. Learn more about Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life by tuning in at 10am PT on the day – and stay tuned for more details ahead of the update’s launch!

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The Season Three update including Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life will be available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC or via Steam, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. For more information on Season Three when it arrives on June 22, visit the Sea of Thieves website.

New to Sea of Thieves? Join the fun with our Maiden Voyage, a narrative-driven tutorial experience. New players will begin their travels within this scenario – and more tips can be picked up from our online Pirate Academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordplay. Learn more about Sea of Thieves at www.xbox.com/seaofthieves, or join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities!

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Author: Joe Neate, Executive Producer at Rare
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Forza Horizon 5 release date and Mexico gameplay joins Redfall news for Xbox

Forza Horizon 5 has been officially announced during the Microsoft and Bethesda E3 showcase.

Confirming earlier reports, Forza Horizon 5 will take place in an open world Mexico setting, and have a November 9 release date.

The exciting news was announced alongside a new gameplay trailer, which showcases the stunning Mexico setting.

According to Microsoft, the new Forza Horizon sequel will feature a “deep campaign” complete with new story missions.

One of the more interesting new additions is EventLab, which lets players create their own custom races, challenges and game modes.

“Create your own expressions of fun with the new EventLab gameplay toolset including custom races, challenges, stunts, and new game modes.

“Customise your cars in more ways than ever before. Use the Gift Drops feature to share your custom creations.”

The Mexico setting is shaping up to be one of the most diverse yet, containing deserts, jungles, hidden ruins, beaches and canyons.

Fans will even be able to explore a towering snow-capped volcano, as well as a huge stadium.

“Lead breathtaking expeditions across the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars,” reads the official description.

“Take on awe-inspiring weather events like towering dust storms and intense tropical storms as Mexico’s unique, dynamic seasons change the world every week. Keep coming back for new events, challenges, collectibles, and rewards, and new areas to explore.

“Team up with other players and enter the Horizon Arcade for a continuing series of fun, over-the-top challenges that keep you and your friends in the action and having fun with no menus, loading screens or lobbies.”

With Forza Horizon 5 an Xbox exclusive, the game will be available as a free download for Game Pass subscribers at launch.

The Forza Horizon 5 announcement was followed by news of a brand new Xbox IP called Redfall.

The co-op shooter takes place in Massachusetts, where vampires have taken over a small town.

“The quaint island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, 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 diabolical enemies threatening to bleed the town dry, choose your hero from a diverse roster, grouping up with others to create the perfect team of vampire slayers. Redfall is an open-world co-op FPS being developed by Arkane Austin and will launch exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC in Summer 2022.”

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Battlefield 2042 6 REVEAL: Stream time, date, gameplay LEAKS, release date

Battlefield 6 is shaping up to be one of this year’s biggest game releases on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.

And fans can get a closer look at the upcoming first-person shooter by tuning in to the live gameplay reveal.

The Battlefield 6 live gameplay reveal will take place on June 9. The live stream will kick off at 3pm BST for fans living in the UK.

The news was announced on the official Battlefield Twitter page: “You. Me. #Battlefield Reveal Trailer. Tomorrow. Livestream countdown.”

You can watch the Battlefield 6 live gameplay reveal by clicking play on the YouTube embed below.

In addition to Battlefield 6 gameplay, fans can also expect to find out the game’s release date. The game is likely to launch in November 2021, but we’ll find out for sure on June 9.

Of course, while EA is yet to officially unveil Battlefield 6 gameplay, lots of early footage has leaked online.

A series of images on Imgur seemingly confirms a modern warfare setting, possibly in the future.

Needless to say, this means futuristic gadgets like drones, as well as huge maps in city and countryside settings.

With the Battlefield 6 reveal just hours away, Amazon Prime members can get hyped up by claiming a new freebie.

As a special bonus for Prime subscribers, Battlefield 4 Standard Edition is available as a free download on PC.

The DICE shooter is available as a Prime Gaming freebie for PC gamers until June 21. You’ll need to activate the code by July 21 to start playing.

Speaking about the Battlefield deal, Amazon said: “Prime members can claim one game code redeemable on Origin for the Battlefield 4 Standard edition.

“Battlefield 4 is the genre-defining action blockbuster, made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. The critically acclaimed first-person shooter offers players a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other, as they take on over-the-top and dangerous missions as an esteemed member of the U.S. Marines during the fictional ‘War of 2020’.

“To claim Battlefield 4 and see all the other Prime Gaming offers currently available to Prime members this month, including more games and in-game content for games including Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, FIFA 21, VALORANT, Rainbow Six Siege, and Apex Legends”.

Battlefield 4 isn’t the only free game that Prime Gaming subscribers can pick up right now.

Other free games include Batman – The Telltale Series, Newfound Courage, Lost in Harmony, and BFF or Die.

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Far Cry 6 gameplay and release date REVEAL: Watch brand new open-world footage today

Far Cry 6 fans will finally get a chance to watch gameplay footage from the upcoming Ubisoft release.

Far Cry 6 will finally be shown off as part of an Ubisoft live stream on May 28.

Available to watch on social media and YouTube, the Far Cry 6 live gameplay reveal will take place at 5.30pm BST for fans living in the UK.

Of course, you can watch it live right here by clicking play on the YouTube embed below.

According to Ubisoft, the video will focus primarily on Far Cry 6 gameplay footage. 

Expect to see more from the lead characters, a first look at the new setting, and perhaps even a Far Cry 6 release date.

Breaking Bad villain Giancarlo Esposito will have a starring role in the game, playing ruthless dictator Anton Castillo.

Despite the star power, players will actually control a guerrilla fighter named Dani Rojas.

“Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time,” reads the official description. 

“As the dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps.

“Their ruthless oppression has ignited a revolution. Play as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran and become a guerrilla fighter to liberate the nation.

“Fight against Anton’s troops in the largest Far Cry playground to date across jungles, beaches and Esperanza the capital city of Yara.

“Employ makeshift weapons, vehicles, and Amigos, the new Fangs for Hire to burn the tyrannical regime to the ground.”

Far Cry 6 is coming to PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

It will also be available on the Google Stadia streaming platform, as well as the Amazon Luna gaming service.

As an added bonus, a selection of Far Cry games are available at discounted prices on the PlayStation Store.

Far Cry 3: Classic Edition is available for just £2.49, Far Cry 4 is down to £4.99, while Far Cry 5 is reduced to £6.99.

Far Cry 5 spinoff New Dawn is also available at a discounted price, costing £11.99 as part of the Days of Play sale.

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PS5 State of Play: Horizon Forbidden West release date reveal and gameplay

Horizon Forbidden West is the latest game to get the Sony State of Play treatment.

The next big State of Play broadcast will take place on May 27 at 10pm BST for fans living in the UK.

It will be preceded by a State of Play pre-show, which offers a “uniquely crafted countdown towards the main State of Play event”.

According to Sony, the State of Play event will focus primarily on Horizon Forbidden West, so don’t expect any additional game reveals.

It will feature around 14 minutes of new gameplay, which is captured on PS5 consoles. Fans can expect a release date to be announced at its conclusion.

“During this State of Play, we will debut the Horizon Forbidden West gameplay reveal!” reads a Sony post.

“In this 20-minute exclusive segment, you’ll be seeing about 14 minutes of brand new in-game action featuring our heroic protagonist Aloy, all captured directly on PlayStation 5.

“This reveal has been a true team effort and we’re very excited to show you what we have in store.

“Whether you’ve been with us and Aloy since Horizon Zero Dawn or are only just getting to know this incredible world, we want to share this huge milestone with you and cannot wait to see your favoUrite moments and reactions.”

As a reminder, Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PlayStation 5 and PS4. The game is expected to launch in 2021.

The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn takes place in a huge open world, and once again features Aloy in a leading role.

“Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats.

“Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.”

According to the official description, the new game will contain a selection of “lush forests, sunken cities and towering mountains of a far-future America”.

“The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders.

“Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.

“It’s up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.”

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Monster Hunter Rise update 3.0 live stream, patch notes NEWS, MH Stories 2 gameplay

UPDATE: Capcom has revealed more about Monster Hunter Rise update 3.0.

The update introduces a new variant of Valstrax, which is the signature monster from Ultimate Generations.

“This mysterious Elder Dragon is known by the name Crimson Glow Valstrax and can soar through the skies by changing the shape of its wings, allowing it to fly and attack from unusually high altitudes.

“Next, Apex Zinogre enters the fray with an electric “golden lighting” look and different attacks that might leave hunters in shock. Additionally, a new quest featuring an epic showdown with the Thunder Serpent Narwa and Wind Serpent Ibushi will provide players with a highly-anticipated new ending to the storyline.

“This new story ending, as well as the two new monsters, new quests, new weapon and armor options, new skills, and more will be available to players for free when Ver. 3.0 releases later today.”

Update 3.0 also adds a brand new DLC pack, which adds new voice options, gestures, hairstyles, sticker sets, background music and more.

Capcom is holding a special digital event for Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2.

The Monster Hunter Digital Event takes place at 3pm BST on May 26. You can watch the event as it takes place by clicking play on the video below.

The Capcom live stream will focus on Nintendo Switch game Monster Hunter Rise, specifically the 3.0 update.

“Monster Hunter Digital Event – May 2021 is fast approaching!” reads a Capcom tweet. “Tune in for details on #MHRise Update Ver. 3.0 and the latest news on #MHStories2.”

Express Online will update the article with the Monster Hunter 3.0 patch notes when they’re announced by Capcom.

Update 3.0 is expected to add new monsters to hunt down, as well as quality of life improvements.

There’s a chance fans will also be treated to a new area to explore, as well as new items to unlock.

Monster Hunter Rise is already one of the highest rated games in the series to date, so any post-release content will only make it better.

Monster Hunter Stories 2, on the other hand, is a new Nintendo Switch game launching in July.

“The vibrant world of Monster Hunter Stories 2,” reads the official description.

“Hatch, raise, and live alongside monsters as a Monster Rider in this fun-filled RPG set in the Monster Hunter universe.

“Our epic tale begins with the mass disappearance of Rathalos from around the world. At the start of the story, you meet a Wyverian girl who knew your illustrious grandfather, Red. She has been entrusted with an egg, but what’s inside it?

“The fate of the world hangs in the balance as the exciting narrative about the Wings of Ruin unfolds.”

As for Monster Hunter Rise, the action-RPG is set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village.

“The critically acclaimed action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch!” Nintendo continues.

“Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It’s been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again.

“Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armour. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying ‘Wire Action’ and your canine companion ‘Palamute’ will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.”

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State of Play April 2021: Start time, how to live stream, Ratchet & Clank new PS5 gameplay

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A new State of Play is airing today, with the headline act being more than 15 minutes of new gameplay for upcoming PS5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart. The new title from Insomniac Games has already dazzled during past Sony streams, showcasing gorgeous graphics that look like a playable Pixar movie as well as demonstrating the capabilities of the PS5’s super-fast SSD with lightning fast loading times for new game words. And PS5 gamers will soon get a chance to take another closer look at Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart ahead of its June 11 release date.

This new character, which bears a striking resemblance to Ratchet, is called Rivet.

Revealing this new character’s name Marcus Smith, the creative director at Insomniac Games, said: “Yes! We finally revealed her name… you guessed it! Right?! Rivet is a Lombax resistance fighter from another dimension, where the evil Emperor Nefarious hunts all those who oppose him.

“You saw brand-new locations like Nefarious City, and alternate-dimension twists on old favourites like Sargasso and Torren IV along with a sneak-peak at some new weapons and gameplay mechanics.”

While outlining what to expect from today’s State of Play, Sony separately also said: “This Thursday, feast your eyes on more than 15 minutes of new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart footage, plus a quick look at a pair of upcoming indie titles.”

Valorant Breeze update: New Valorant map gameplay reveal date set for April

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Valorant has been teasing its new Breeze map this week and has now confirmed when fans will get to see new gameplay.

Not much is known about the new location other than it’s going to be set somewhere tropical.

This is based on the few images shared on the official Riot Games Twitter, meaning there is still plenty to be revealed.

The good news is that gamers won’t have to wait long, as content creators will start sharing gameplay next week.

From what has been shared, new Breeze content will be shared on Monday, April 26, probably via Twitch.

A message from the official Valorant Twitter page reveals: “Excited to see how the best VALORANT players do in our new map Breeze?

“Competitors are busy with #VALORANTChallengers events today, so we’ll give all competitors special access to the map on April 26th when they’ll be able to stream and share content with our community.”

Riot Games has also confirmed that a new update is being planned for later this month, with the message adding:

“Our next patch is out on April 27 or 28, depending on where you are in the world.”

Another big update coming to Valorant is scheduled for May, with the Valorant Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík kicking off next month.

Discussing the Masters points structure for this year, Alex Francois, Global Head of Competitive Operations revealed:

“When determining how teams would qualify into Champions this year, we had one main goal – make it the most competitive tournament possible.

“To do that, we needed to weigh a variety of factors. First, we wanted to ensure that we were rewarding teams who have shown consistent results throughout the year.

“However, we also wanted to ensure that we were valuing the recency of results – finishes closer in time to Champions are likely a better indicator of success than finishes months earlier. Finally, we considered the fact that as we move to international competition, the difficulty of winning Masters grows.

“This all resulted in our existing Masters points structure. We believe that the balance of lower points at the Regional Masters events, followed by an increase in available points heading into Masters: Reykjavík, and an additional increase in points heading into Stage 3 Challengers (along with the automatic qualification into Champions for the winning team) will help us meet our goals.

“It’s important to remember that Championship Points will also count towards seeding at the Last Chance Qualifiers, pan-regional tournaments that will select the final teams for Champions, not just for qualification into Champions itself.”