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  2. DC Comics and DC Universe employees are said to have been heavily impacted by WarnerMedia's recent restructuring, with several high-profile layoffs taking place at both divisions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comic book powerhouse experienced a major shake-up on Monday, as sources claimed that "roughly one-third of DC's editorial ranks" faced losing their positions, with editor-in-chief Bob Harris said to be amongst those that have exited as part of the corporate realignment. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/09/14/dc-universe-review-is-the-subscription-service-worth-the-price"] Other employees that have reportedly been affected by the companywide layoffs include senior VP of publishing strategy and support services Hank Kanalz, VP of marketing and creative services Jonah Weiland, VP global publishing initiatives and digital strategy Bobbie Chase, senior story editor Brian Cunningham, and executive editor Mark Doyle, who oversaw the rollout of DC's Black Label graphic novels. Amid the streamlining, Jim Lee remains DC Chief Creative Officer. DC Universe, the subscription service dedicated entirely to DC content, is also said to have been impacted by the company's restructuring efforts, with the "majority of staff" reportedly being laid off in a move that insiders claim was "widely expected as WarnerMedia shifts its focus to new streaming service HBO Max," with some DC Universe shows already having made the move over to the HBO Max streaming platform. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=dc-extended-universe-every-upcoming-movie&captions=true"] This news comes less than two weeks before DC FanDome, an "immersive virtual fan experience" that is expected to deliver new announcements and trailers for a variety of upcoming DC movies, TV series, comics, and video games. Virtual panels will feature interviews from the cast and creators of many current and upcoming DC projects, including Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, The Suicide Squad, Black Adam, and the recently confirmed Snyder Cut of Justice League. The DC-themed online convention is scheduled to begin at 10 am PT on Saturday, August 22. The event will then run for 24 hours and is open to DC fans all over the world. The DC FanDome site will even offer multiple language options, including Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter. View the full article
  3. SpongeBob Squarepants' best friend is on his way to getting his own spinoff series called The Patrick Star Show, which will see the pink starfish become the host of his own late-night talk show. According to Deadline, Nickelodeon is in the process of finalizing deals for a 13-episode order of The Patrick Star Show, a new animated series coming from the same creative team as the original SpongeBob Squarepants show. [ignvideo width=610 height=374 url=http://www.ign.com/videos/2015/09/25/ign-uk-podcast-299-the-best-90s-tv-shows-to-watch-growing-up] The new series will reportedly center around Patrick and his family, with Bikini Bottom's shirtless invertebrate heading straight for stardom as the presenter of his own late-night talk show, which will apparently be in a similar vein as The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang! SpongeBob veteran Bill Fagerbakke will continue to voice the main character, but will be joined by "a largely new cast voicing new characters, with SpongeBob cast members expected to make occasional appearances, reprising their roles." No further details were shared about the other cast members that have signed up to dive into the underwater universe, even though the series' voice actors have reportedly already started to record their lines for the project behind the scenes. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-25-best-adult-cartoon-tv-series&captions=true"] The Patrick Star Show joins a growing slate of SpongeBob Squarepants spinoffs, including Nickelodeon's Kamp Koral prequel series, which is set to follow the adventures of a 10-year-old SpongeBob during his summer at sleepaway camp. Kamp Koral is scheduled to debut later this year, so while you're waiting for this new series, be sure to check out IGN's list of our favourite SpongeBob SquarePants episodes over the past 20 years. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter. View the full article
  4. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021. The news was revealed by the official Bloodlines 2 Twitter account, which posted a statement saying that Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs have delayed Bloodlines 2 in order to "deliver the best game possible," and a "worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game." "Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time," the statement reads. "This means that our goal to release in 2020 is no longer possible. Moving launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best player experience possible." The tweet also notes that we should hear more information about launch timing "and other organizational changes" in the coming months, but a new release date is not set in stone right now. "We understand this will be a disappointment to many of you, but we also appreciate how our ambition is echoed through many parts of the community," the statement ends. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 was previously delayed beyond its initial Q1 2020 launch window back in October of 2019. It will now launch at an indeterminate point in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. You can check out our preview of the game from E3 2019 here. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.View the full article
  5. With Star Wars Celebration 2020 cancelled, we've launched our very own Star Wars Week where we'll be celebrating all things from that galaxy far, far away. From retrospectives that explore Star Wars lore and history to Face-Offs between beloved characters and beyond, stay tuned this week for all the features, videos, slideshows, and more we have planned to honor this beloved franchise. Below is a roundup of all the content we've published so far for Star Wars Week. Check back daily for the newest additions and make sure to let us know in the comments what your favorites are. The Ultimate Star Wars Force User Face-Off When it comes to the Force in Star Wars, there are some characters who have a better handle on it than others. Our Star Wars Ultimate Force User Face-Off pits characters from all across the galaxy and we’re leaving it up to you to decide who should come out on top. Results to be determined! Star Wars Saga Timeline in Chronological Order Now that the Skywalker Saga is finally complete, we've updated our Star Wars movies timeline. It includes The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Solo, Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker in complete chronological order. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/10/the-star-wars-saga-timeline-in-chronological-order-through-rise-of-skywalker"] Come back tomorrow for day two of our Star Wars celebration! [poilib element="accentDivider"]View the full article
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  7. The Trophy list for The Last of Us Part 2 has been updated and now includes two new trophies referencing additional difficulty settings: Grounded and Permadeath. The Last of Us Part 2 appears to be adding two additional settings in the near future based on these two new trophies. Permadeath, or permanent death, is pretty self-explanatory meaning players will likely only have one life throughout the whole game. Permadeath modes for other titles typically mean players must start again from the beginning if they die a single time. [caption id="attachment_239108" align="alignnone" width="3840"] Screenshot by IGN.[/caption] Meanwhile Grounded is a reference to a mode from the first Last of Us title that was released post-launch. Grounded was an ultra-high difficulty mode that tripled enemy damage, removed the HUD and “listen” ability, and pretty much stripped the world of supplies. Grounded and Permadeath appear to be hardcore features for players who might enjoy an added bit of challenge. The inclusion of these two trophies suggests Grounded and Permadeath will be added to The Last of Us 2 at some point, though it’s unclear exactly when. On top of multiple difficulty settings, The Last of Us 2 features various accessibility settings, so much so that there are too many to list. But some highlights include Enhanced Listen MOde, Skip Puzzle options, various subtitle options, and combat adjustments. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-last-of-us-part-2-review-screenshots&captions=true"] Check out IGN’s The Last of Us 2 review for more coverage. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN. View the full article
  8. With the release of the seventh and final episode, the entirety of Pokémon: Twilight Wings is available to watch for free on The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel. The first episode premiered back in January 2020 —in the “before times” —and the climatic final episode was only delayed by a short few weeks. Pokémon: Twilight Wings is the second collection of shorts Pokémon has released on YouTube. The first from 2016, Pokémon Generations, told stories generally straight from the video games. The Twilight Wings collection features a more intimate look at characters and Pokémon from the Galar region of Sword and Shield. These heartfelt shorts tell stories much more quietly than the rambunctious main anime series or action-packed Generations and are paired with fantastic, beautiful animation. The first episode features a sick child who sends a letter, which ties into the entirety of the series.Though each episode afterwards tends to spotlight a different character (with a few returning faces), Twilight Wings’ episodes all share one theme in common: Overcoming inner turmoil. Characters in Twilight Wings struggle with low self-esteem, regret, disappointment, and more, and all face their problems in different, unique ways. Bea heads to the Wild Area to train in rugged conditions, Wooloo tries to prove itself, and Nessa becomes inspired by a Pokémon, for example. Don't expect intense Pokémon battles or extreme action in most episodes (except in the final, impressive sequence of the last episode), but there are plenty of lively Pokémon appearances that are made even more enjoyable by the gorgeous animation. It’s a subdued take on storytelling in the Pokémon universe, but the style lends itself to a more mature tone overall, something I wholeheartedly appreciate as an “older” Pokémon fan. Don't get me wrong, the main Pokémon series is a fun, nostalgic watch, but Twilight Wings explored characters and stories otherwise untold, making it much more impactful to me in comparison. I pathetically admit most Pokémon media can leave me inexplicably weepy, but Twilight Wings consistently tugged at my heartstrings for actual, legitimate reasons. I can only hope the Pokémon company continues creating spinoff animations like Twilight Wings, Generations, and Origins. I would love to look forward to a new Twilight Wings-like episode each month. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=top-10-cutest-pokemon-from-sword-and-shield&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Casey DeFreitas still watches the Pokémon animated series on the regular, and is probably doing something Pokémon-related right now. Catch her on Twitter @ShinyCaseyD. View the full article
  9. The end is near for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, and with the two-part series finale closing in -- "The End is at Hand" and "What We're Fighting For," airing August 12 -- it's a swell time to take a closer look at Clark Gregg's Agent Phillip J. Coulson - the dutiful operative who bridged the gap as the MCU jumped from movies to TV. Yes, The Avengers' loss, Phil Coulson, became the touchstone for this long-running Marvel saga as the super agent was resurrected for the series and got to lead a new team on adventures that spanned time, space, and space-time. Battling Hydra cells, Kree tyrants, vengeful A.I.s, and even spirits from the Fear dimension, Coulson would eventually discover that "dying" was kind of his superpower, as the man would find himself brought back from the brink several times over the course of seven seasons. Here's a quick cataloguing of Coulson' close calls, comebacks, and upgrades. All the times Phil's been resurrected. Returned to us from beyond. Yanked back from the Big Dark. You get the idea. Obviously, spoilers follow for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=marvels-agents-of-shield-the-many-lives-and-deaths-of-phil-coulson&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] The Early Years We never saw Coulson before he was a SHIELD agent, but Captain Marvel gave us a glimpse of Phil as a young and bright agent trusted by Nick Fury. In this time, Coulson ran missions with Melinda May and Katherine Shane before, eventually, getting wrapped up in an alien tussle on Earth that involved the returned Air Force pilot Carol Danvers and a squad of Skrull scientists seeking her memories. Avengers Initiative Phil Coulson would remain an active SHIELD agent for the next decade, running more operations with Agent May and Peruvian soldier Camilla Reyes, all while assisting Fury with the Avengers Initiative. After Tony Stark rescued himself from captivity overseas, Coulson and Fury began aggressively recruiting superpowered beings including Bruce Banner, the newly-arrived Thor, and the newly-thawed Steve Rogers (whom Coulson had been a huge fan of since he was a kid). Along with SHIELD's Natasha Romanov and Clint Barton, the team banded together to stop Thor's stepbrother Loki from conquering Earth with an alien army. Coulson, however, would not survive the endeavor. He died after being stabbed with Loki's sceptor. T.A.H.I.T.I. Phil Created by Fury, and headed by Coulson, Project T.A.H.I.T.I. (Terrestrialized Alien Host Integrative Tissue I) was put in place in case a wounded Avenger needed to be healed. Using a Kree corpse, a drug called GH.325 was created that could bring people back from death (with side effects including writing strange alien symbols everywhere). After Phil's death, Fury would order him brought back to life using the drug. After seven operations, the doctors resurrected Coulson successfully, but the process was agonizing for him. Coulson's memory of the procedure was wiped, as were his memories of Project T.A.H.I.T.I. itself. As far as Phil knew, he was injured and then recovered in Tahiti. A magical place. Following this, Coulson would recruit a whole new team, including Agent May, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, Grant Ward (boooo!), and a lone hacker named Skye (real name: Daisy Johnson). Over the next several years, they'd form a tight, family-like bond while running missions all over the world. Even one where they'd discover that SHIELD itself was filled with secret Hydra agents - including Ward and one of Coulson's former mentors, John Garrett. After that specific victory, Fury, who was still mostly in hiding, appointed Phil as the new Director of SHIELD. Cyborg Phil In order to stop Coulson's entire body from petrifying due to contact with a contaminated Terrigen Crystal (it's a...whole thing), then-SHIELD engineer Alphonso "Mac" Mackenzie chopped off Phil's arm to stop the spread of the malady. Agent Fitz then designed a cybernetic replacement for Phil that attached to the missing part of his left arm. Eventually, Fitz would replace the hand again, this time with a more lifelike prosthesis. In any form, Coulson's hand came with super strength (just ask Grant Ward, RIP) along with X-ray scanning and signal jamming capabilities (and maybe a laser finger, shhhh). Coulson could also project an energy shield with it, allowing him to act like his favorite hero of all time, Captain America. Framework Phil Created by Fitz, the Framework was a simulation training program that was expanded into a full virtual world by Holden Radcliffe, who used the Darkhold to do it. It was a place where one could "correct" their biggest life regret. When rogue A.I. Aida captured Coulson and other SHIELD team members, she placed them in the Framework, which became an Earth where Hydra ruled over everyone. Inside this virtual realm, Coulson "fixed" his past and never joined SHIELD so he could have an ordinary life. He was now a teacher (at Alexander Pierce High School) who felt occasionally guilty about teaching his students Hydra propaganda. Ghost Rider Phil In order to defeat and banish Aida to Hell, Phil actually briefly absorbed the Spirit of Vengeance and allowed himself to become the Ghost Rider, who was the only being capable of credibly facing Aida and blocking her regenerative abilities. Phil's Second Death Phil's stint as the Ghost Rider would have dire consequences, however, as he learned that the brief time he spent bonding with the Spirit of Vengeance had burned through the Kree DNA that had previously healed him and gave him a new life. With his time now dwindling down, Coulson spent his remaining time saving the Earth from annihilation and forming a romantic relationship with Melinda May. Coulson officially retired, turned the leadership of SHIELD over to Mac, and spent his remaining weeks in Tahiti with May. He died in his sleep. Um...Sarge Okay...so. Coulson died. He was dead-dead. So who was this Coulson look-alike in Season 6? Well Sarge, to Sarge's knowledge, was a long-lived alien who was leading a group of warriors that hunted parasites called Shrikes. Really though, Sarge, who had identical genetics to Phil Coulson, was called Pachakutiq - a non-corporeal entity from the Fear Dimension whose memories got all scrambled when it entered the accidentally cloned body of Phil (created by a monolith from the Fear Dimension). In the end, he looked like this... Pachakutiq and ancient entity Izel were ultimately defeated, dropped by Sarge's special, enhanced Shrike-killing sword. LMD Phil Season 7 saw the return of factory setting Phil Coulson, though he wasn't brought back to life in the regular Kree DNA way. Now he was a Life Model Decoy created by Fitz, Simmons, and Enoch using Chronicom tech. He was more or less the same Phil but with a self-awareness of his LMD existence, a subordinate role to Director Mackenzie, and a now-dissolved romantic relationship with May. LMD Phil's Death Realizing that self-sacrifice was his strong suit, LMD Phil took himself out, knowing he'd be able to come back, by blowing up the evil Chronicoms' time ship, taking all their Hunters out with the blast. Phil TV While in the '80s-era part of the team's time-travel adventure, Fitz and Simmons' future grandson Deke Shaw rebooted Coulson from a hard drive and put him into a TV screen, Max Headroom-style. From there, Coulson could advise Deke and Mac, but offer no physical support. LMD Phil Part 2 Once Deke and Mac were rescued by the rest of the team, and back on Zephyr One, Coulson was given a brand-new LMD body. Just in time to square off against Nathanial Malick and his diabolical plan to throw the world into chaos by stealing Inhuman powers and give them to mercenaries. So what was your favorite Phil Coulson moment from over the years? Should he have ever stayed dead or was bringing him back over and over part of the fun? Let us know below! [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.View the full article
  10. Update: According to Noah, the new timer for August 14 is just the "first step" towards the Call of Duty 2020 reveal. Meaning whatever premieres at 12 pm ET on Friday will just be yet another puzzle piece building towards the larger reveal. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Original Story: IGN received a mysterious crate from Activision that seems to be tied to a new Call of Duty. The crate, which contains a slideshow projector and slides are part of an Alternate Reality game that leads to a website announcing another teaser for a new Call of Duty at 12 pm EST on Friday, August 14, 2020. Last week, Activision sent various members of the press crates with instructions not to open them until Monday, August 10, 2020. However, even after opening the crates there was still a mystery needing to be solved. Check out IGN’s gallery below for the contents of the mysterious Call of Duty crate. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=call-of-duty-mystery-box&captions=true"] Streamer @NoahJ456 appears to be the first person to solve the mysterious ARG with the help of his community. The answer to the puzzle sent treasure hunters to the website pawntakespawn.com/tv where a mysterious timer is set for 12 o’clock. A further look into the source code suggests a reveal is set for Friday, with some kind of video premiere. The teaser is likely for a new Call of Duty game that Activision has confirmed during its quarterly investor calls. The title is developed by Treyarch and Raven Software. The new Call of Duty will integrate the popular free-to-play Warzone mode, but other than that no other details have been revealed. Check back with IGN this Friday where we’ll hopefully have coverage of the next Call of Duty. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.View the full article
  11. Director Zack Snyder took to VERO today and revealed a new design for Darkseid's herald Steppenwolf, the villain from Justice League played by Game of Thrones' Ciarán Hinds. Snyder shared the new upgraded Steppenwolf, who will appear in the Snyder Cut of Justice League, with the comment: "Just working today pulled this out of the editorial sorry he’s Low resolution but I’ve seen him in all his hi-Rez glory and he’s a thing to behold  quick question... how many f@*ks do you think he gives ???" Here's the Steppenwolf image that Snyder posted! Looking for a full explainer on this vicious villain and what he means to the Justice League in the comics? Here's everything you need to know about Steppenwolf! Originally, Steppenwolf was meant to be a part of David Ayer's Suicide Squad, as the movie's villain, Enchantress, was supposed to be under the control of a Mother Box and Steppenwolf was to be prepping an invasion with a boom tube. Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League is coming to HBO Max in 2021, and will be a big part of DC FanDome on August 22 along with the cast and creators of The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984, and more. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/07/dc-fandome-2020-talent-announcement"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler. View the full article
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  13. Remedy Entertainment has confirmed it is working on a future game that takes place in the same universe as Control and Alan Wake. Remedy announced the news on alongside the newest trailer for Control's latest expansion, AWE, which features a crossover of these two properties in the form of the Federal Bureau of Control investigating what took place in 2010 in Alan Wake. It is the first "official Remedy Connected Universe crossover event," but it will not be the last, and is only a "humble beginning." Remedy gave no further details on if the game will be a Control or Alan Wake game, or something else entirely, and only teased that they will be connected in some form. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/control-awe-expansion-2-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] Control's AWE expansion will be released on August 27, 2020, and brand-new footage was revealed at Sony's latest State of Play. Alan Wake was referenced a few times during Control, but this new story will bring Wake much more into focus. Earlier this year, Epic Games confirmed it would be publishing Remedy's next two games, one of which is a "AAA multi-platform game already in pre-production", and the other that is "a new smaller-scale project set in the same franchise." This news further confirms one or both of these games will be part of this Remedy Connected Universe. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=control-awe-dlc-screenshot&captions=true"] Control was awarded IGN's Game of the Year in 2019, and in our review, we said "Control is set in an engrossingly weird paranormal world that I couldn’t help but explore. Jesse’s versatile psychic skills and main weapon make for thrilling ranged combat. And thanks to a strong supporting cast, a well-written script, and plenty of intriguing breadcrumb trails, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my adventure through the shifting rooms of Oldest House." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch. View the full article
  14. Call of Duty 2020 is seemingly being teased in Call of Duty: Warzone, as players are reporting a brief glitch/scrambled message appearing in-game that says, "know your history." As reported by DualShockers, players, including @NutterButterAF and Dr_ Diappoint, have encountered this message that also contains a Russian phrase that translates to "doomed to repeat it." This brief tease can apparently appear at any point in a Warzone match, and it only lasts about 3 seconds. While there is no indication as to whether there will be more hints of Call of Duty 2020 in Warzone, Activision did send a locked crate to members of the press, saying it should not be opened until August 10 at 9am ET/12pm ET/5pm ET. This would suggest we will learn more about this mysterious Call of Duty next week. In late July, a logo on a Doritos bag promotion may have leaked that the title for Call of Duty 2020 will be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/04/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-warzone-official-season-five-trailer"] Last week, Treyarch and Raven confirmed they are the developers on this new game, and that its campaign and multiplayer are currently being tested internally. As for the future of Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision's president Rob Kotich stated that there will be a "very tight integration" between Warzone and this year's upcoming Call of Duty game. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.View the full article
  15. Welcome to the weekend, where the sun is bright and the deals are plentiful. If you're looking for storage, Western Digital has some deals for you as both their External options and SSDs are on sale. Dragon Ball fans can get excited as the original manga has seen a huge cut in price for the weekend, and fans of Funko POP! can land a nice deal on their favorite collectibles over at GameStop. Deals for August 8 [poilib element="commerceDeal" parameters="slug=weekend-deals-aug-8-2020"] More Video Game Deals [poilib element="commerceDeal" parameters="slug=daily-deals-games-roundup"]View the full article
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  17. On Thursday Sony aired an all-new PlayStation State of Play highlighting PS4 and PSVR games, with "a few" updates on previously announced PS5 titles. Below is our complete recap of everything that was shown: Crash Bandicoot 4: New Mode, Playable Character Announced [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/crash-bandicoot-4-its-about-time-gameplay-overview-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=crash-bandicoot-4-state-of-play-screenshots&captions=true"] Crash 4 developer Toys for Bob showed off a fresh look at the upcoming 3D platformer and announced N. Verted mode, which adds a "totally new and dynamic look and feel" to each level. The developer also revealed Dingodile will be a playable character. For more, you can check out our hands-on preview of Crash 4. Hitman Trilogy to Be Playable in PSVR [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/hitman-3-psvr-teaser-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] IO's Hitman trilogy, including the forthcoming Hitman 3, will be fully playable in PSVR. PSVR support will be available for Hitman 3 when it launches in January 2021. Braid: Anniversary Edition Announced [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/braid-anniversary-edition-reveal-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] An upgraded version of Braid, the acclaimed 2008 puzzle-platformer, will be released for PS4 and PS5 in early 2021. The new edition has been "hand repainted for modern high resolutions" with nine pixels to every one in the original. It also features new animations, improved sound and music, and hours of developer commentary. Spelunky 2 Release Date Announced [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/spelunky-2-gameplay-overview-state-of-play-2020"] The long-awaited Spelunky 2 is coming to PS4 on September 15. Vader Immortal PSVR Release Date Announced [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/vader-immortal-a-star-wars-vr-series-update-state-of-play-2020"] Star Wars: Vader Immortal is coming to PSVR on August 25, Sony announced during its State of Play broadcast. The canon Star Wars adventure was previously exclusive to Oculus. Control: AWE Expansion Dated [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/control-awe-expansion-2-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] The second expansion for Control, AWE, will be released on August 27. The new trailer featured a glimpse of Alan Wake, confirming AWE as Remedy's suspected Control-Alan Wake crossover. Temtem Is Coming to PS5 [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=temtem-ps5-screenshots&captions=true"] Temtem, the Pokemon-like MMO, is coming to PS5, after launching on Steam Early Access earlier this year. "As we look forward and as we expand our plans for the future of Temtem, we knew we had to embrace the next-gen," Temtem director Guillermo Andrades told IGN. "Sony has been very receptive and helpful with us in this decision, so the PS5 is the perfect fit to start our journey." Hood: Outlaws and Legends Announced for PS5 [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/hood-outlaws-and-legends-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] Hood: Outlaws and Legends has been announced for PS5. Set during Britain's Dark Ages, Hood is a third-person, 4v4 multiplayer heist game that developer Sumo Newcastle calls a "dark and gritty reimagining of the Robin Hood legend." New Trailers and Gameplay: Bugsnax, Godfall, and More Thursday's State of Play featured several new trailers and gameplay videos from previously announced games, including fan favorite Bugsnax and PS5's Godfall. Check them out below: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/bugsnax-ps5-gameplay-overview-state-of-play-2020"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/godfall-gameplay-overview-state-of-play-2020"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/the-pathless-gameplay-overview-state-of-play-2020"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/aeon-must-die-story-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/anno-mutationem-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/genshin-impact-gameplay-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/the-pedestrian-playstation-gameplay-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/auto-chess-gameplay-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN.View the full article
  18. Hood: Outlaws and Legends, a third-party mutliplayer game, was announced today for PS5. From Focus Home Interactive and Sumo Digital, Hood: Outlaws and Legends is a 4v4 multiplayer game focused on two warring teams in Dark Ages Britain. The gritty-looking game has a Robin Hood-esque vibe to it, centered around the two armies competing to take back stolen property and land from a corrupt authority known as the State. Gameplay footage showed a focus on stealth kills, melee and bow and arrow combat, as well as magic-usage. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=hood-outlaws-and-legends-announcement-screenshots&captions=true"] Stealing a treasure chest back from a State stronghold is your main objective in the game, but enemies - both real and of the NPC variety - will cause major roadblocks if you don't work as a team. Treasure chests are also heavy, and you can only carry so much ammo, so Hood: Outlaws and Legends is very tactics-focused. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/hood-outlaws-and-legends-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] Hood: Outlaws and Legends will be arriving on PS5 in 2021. [poilib element="accentDivider"] View the full article
  19. Alan Wake makes his long-awaited appearance in Control for the upcoming AWE DLC arriving on August 27 for PlayStation 4. Control's second DLC, titled AWE, has been speculated to be a crossover with Remedy's previous title Alan Wake. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/06/control-awe-expansion-2-trailer-state-of-play-2020"] The mystery author was referenced multiple times in Control's supplementary collectibles, but he was briefly visible in Control's new AWE trailer. The trailer was short on details, but Control has been building out a mystery through post-launch content that could be coming to a head soon. Control is Remedy Entertainment's latest mystery adventure game starring Jesse Faden as she uncovers the mystery behind the Federal Bureau of Control and its headquarters The Oldest House. Alan Wake was the protagonist of Remedy's previous mystery adventure of the same name. Wake is a mystery novelist who discovers a supernatural takeover of a small town called Bright Falls. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=control-awe-dlc-screenshot&captions=true"] He hasn't been seen since the events of Alan Wake's American Nightmare, though materials found in Control suggested that the events of Alan Wake and Control are set in the same universe. Control was awarded IGN's Game of the Year 2019 thanks to its intriguing universe, creative combat, and compelling mystery. Read IGN's full Control review as well as our review for Control's Foundation DLC. Check out IGN's full round-up from the State of Play. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN. View the full article
  20. Temtem, the online-MMO creature collector is coming to PlayStation 5 as revealed during the Sony State of Play event. Tetem is an online multiplayer, action-adventure game where players travel the world and collect monsters. It’s been popularly described as a Pokemon-like MMO. Following a successful launch earlier this year, the developers are looking forward to bringing the MMO to the next-gen PS5. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=temtem-ps5-screenshots&captions=true"] “As we look forward and as we expand our plans for the future of Temtem, we knew we had to embrace the next-gen. Sony has been very receptive and helpful with us in this decision, so the PS5 is the perfect fit to start our journey,” Temtem director Guillermo Andrades said in an interview with IGN. The footage of Temtem shown at the State of Play was captured on 4K at 60FPS on the PS5, Andrades confirmed. But he didn’t reveal plans to support other features like ray tracing as “Temtem’s cartoon-like renderings don’t really benefit from it, but we’re definitely looking at maxing all we can in terms of resolution and framerate.” [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/05/01/temtem-official-teaser-trailer"] Check out IGN for more news from today’s Sony State of Play, including the latest reveals, trailers, and more. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Disclosure: Humble Bundle is owned by Ziff Davis, the parent company of IGN. Humble Bundle and IGN operate completely independently, and no special consideration is given to Humble Bundle announcements or promotions for coverage. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN. View the full article
  21. Sony has revealed the release date for the PSVR version of Star Wars: Vader Immortal. The former Oculus-exclusive Star Wars game will be coming to Playstation VR on August 25, 2020. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=vader-immortal-psvr-gallery&captions=true"] Originally released for the Oculus Quest, Vader Immortal is an canon Star Wars adventure written by David S Goyer, screenwriter on Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/09/27/fighting-a-rancor-in-vr-star-wars-vader-immortal-episode-2"] Our reviewer noted that Vader Immortal started off okay but didn't provide a particularly satisfying experience through its final episode. [poilib element="accentDivider"] JR is a Senior Editor at IGN and still waiting for a truly exceptional Star Wars VR experience. You can follow him on Twitter. View the full article
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