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Digital-only QuakeCon 2021 Set for August 19 to 21

18 May 2021
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QuakeCon 2021 will run from August 19 to 21 as a digital-only event, Bethesda Softworks announced. “We can’t wait to get back to Dallas with our QuakeCon family, but for the continued safety of our staff, the volunteers, and the community, this year’s QuakeCon will once again be a digital-only event, Bethesda Softworks said. “We’ll…

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505 Games Will Publish MercurySteam’s Next Game for Console and PC

18 May 2021
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505 Games will handle worldwide publishing for a “brand-new video game” from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Metroid: Samus Returns, and Spacelords developer MercurySteam for consoles and PC, the company announced in its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Photo:@stefanieGMJ Further details were not announced.

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The King of Fighters XV Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia Trailer and Screenshots

7 May 2021
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SNK has released a new trailer and screenshots for The King of Fighters XV introducing playable characters Ryo Sakazaki (voiced by Daiki Takakura) and Robert Garcia (voiced by Go Shinomiya). Check Out The King of Fighters XV’s Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia Trailer: Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, and the previously revealed King make up the…

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Trademarks Sunset Overdrive in the U.S.

7 May 2021
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Sony Interactive Entertainment registered the trademark for “Sunset Overdrive” in the United States on April 26. Sunset Overdrive, which is developed by Insomniac Games, was published by Microsoft for Xbox One in October 2014, followed by PC via Steam in November 2018. Insomniac Games has always fully owned the property, making it the property of…

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Modus Games to Publish New Title from Reply Game Studios in 2022

5 May 2021
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Independent games publisher Modus Games announced a new partnership with Italian developer Reply Game Studios. This collaboration will see Modus Games publishing a brand-new IP in 2022. “The team at Reply Game Studios is an incredibly talented group with a striking vision for their new IP,” said Shane Bierwith, EVP of global marketing at Modus…

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The King of Fighters XV Chris Trailer and Screenshots

4 May 2021
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SNK has released a new trailer and screenshots for The King of Fighters XV introducing playable character Chris (voiced by Rui Yamasaki). Check Out The King of Fighters XV’s Chris Trailer: Chris and the previously revealed Yashiro Nanakase and Shermie make up the game’s fourth fully revealed team, “Team Orochi.” Here is each character’s description:…

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Yoshinori Ono Appointed President and COO of Delightworks

28 April 2021
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Delightworks has appointed Yoshinori Ono as its new president and chief operating officer (COO) as of May 1, the company announced. Akihito Shouji, the founder and current president of Delightworks, will assume the role of chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) on the same day. Before Delightworks, Yoshinori Ono worked for Capcom, which he served…

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Judgment Countdown Website Teases May 7 Announcement

27 April 2021
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Publisher Sega and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have launched a “Judgment Day” countdown website teasing an announcement on May 7 at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET. The countdown website is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, and Japanese. A video, also titled “Judgment Day,” will premiere…

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Sony Interactive Entertainment to Publish Original ‘AAA Multiplayer Game’ Developed by Firewalk Studios

27 April 2021
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ProbablyMonsters, a new category of game company that builds sustainable game studios through a people-first culture, announced that Firewalk Studios, a AAA studio focused on delivering world-class multiplayer experiences, has entered into an agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment as the exclusive publishing partner for its inaugural multiplayer game. This publishing partnership is the first to…

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Focus Home Interactive Acquires Streum On Studio

21 April 2021
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Focus Home Interactive has announced the acquisition of the majority of the shares comprising the capital of the company Streum On Studio, paid in cash and in Focus Home Interactive shares. Streum On, with a team of around twenty talented employees, has been a specialist in shooting games since its creation in 2007 and is…

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Celeste Developer Extremely OK Games Announces ‘2D Explor-Action Game’ Earthblade

20 April 2021
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Celeste developer Extremely OK Games has announced Earthblade, a “2D explor-action game in a seamless pixel art world” due out in “20XX.” “It took us four prototypes to find Earthblade, and it’s now been over three years since Celeste‘s initial release,” said Extremely OK Games’ Maddy Thorson in a blog post. She continued, “Now it…

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IO Interactive Opens Barcelona Studio

18 April 2021
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IO Interactive has opened a new studio in Barcelona as part of plans for expansion over the coming years, the company announced. IO Interactive Barcelona joins the existing IO Interactive Copenhagen and IO Interactive Malmo studios as the third studio to work on the company’s proprietary technology on all ongoing projects and universes, including Hitman,…

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Unnanounced Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Rated in Australia

17 April 2021
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Australian Classification has rated the unannounced “Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.” The latest entry in the Super Monkey Ball series to be released was Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, which launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in October 2019, followed by PC via Steam in December 2019.

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The King of Fighters XV Shermie Trailer and Screenshots

15 April 2021
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SNK has released a new trailer and screenshots for The King of Fighters XV introducing playable character Shermie (voiced by Erina Seto). Watch The King of Fighters XV’s Shermie Trailer: Previous character trailers introduced Mai Shiranui, King, Yashiro Nanakase. Terry Bogard, Yuri Sakazaki, Andy Bogard, Chizuru Kagura, Kyo Kusanagi, Joe Higashi, Iori Yagami, Benimaru Nikaido, Meitenkun, and Shun’ei. Here’s KOF XV Shermie’s image gallery. Click on any of these…

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PC Gaming Show 2021 and Future Games Show Set for June 13

11 April 2021
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PC Gamer will host the PC Gaming Show 2021 on June 13, followed directly by another iteration of the Future Games Show, Future announced. Together, the events provide a stage to major releases and smaller projects alike, showcasing the full spectrum of what’s happening in gaming. PC Gaming Show 2021 and Future Games Show The…

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