Kingdom Hearts 3 RE: Mind DLC new trailer and winter release date

At the Kingdom Hearts: World of Tres orchestra event in Los Angeles, Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura revealed details about the Re: Mind DLC. After showing a trailer, he announced that fans can expect to purchase this DLC this winter for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The trailer opens with young master Xehanort speaking to the master of masters in the keyblade graveyard. Coming back from his world tour, Xehanort goes on to tell the master of masters that he has realized how “necessary” he is. Also shown in the trailer was sora wielding the OathKeeper keyblade with a new transformation to go with it.

The biggest reveal was that Roxas, Riku, and Aqua are now playable during the keyblade graveyard boss fights. However, it is unknown if this will be during the main story or in a data battle like feature seen in Kingdom Hearts 2.

The trailer comes to a close as Xigbar and Luxord have a cryptic conversation with hints of tie ins with Kingdom hearts Union X.

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Charge Into Battle! Double XP Weekend and Apex Legends Season 2 Details

Today at EA Play 2019, Apex Legends dropped some details on Season 2 of the game. You can watch the full video here. But before that, they detailed the Legendary Hunt event going on now in the game.

Legendary Hunt

The Legendary Hunt event is designed around the top 5 people who place in each match. If you place in the top 5, you are placed into a queue with others who are in the top 5 of their matches called the Apex Elite. By winning these special matches, you can get legendary skins for your guns exclusive to this mode.

There are challenges going on throughout the event to earn cosmetics. Those who own the Battle Pass and win a match in the top 5 will earn a full Battle Pass level once a day. One more thing, there is a double XP weekend going on now through June 9th, so get in the arena!

Season 2- Battle Charge

New Weapon and Skins

Releasing July 2nd, the second season brings back a fan favorite weapon, the L-Star! This weapon is a full auto EMG only available from care package drops. It is powerful enough to open doors, something only grenades could do before. There are also balance changes coming, so maybe the Mozambique will be more than a meme? There are four new legendary skins being released in the Season 2 Battle Pass, so get those levels in.

This was my favorite weapon in Titanfall 2, glad to see it return

Ranked Mode

They are adding in ranked matches into the game finally with Season 2. Now you can grind ranks from Bronze to Apex Predator- 6 ranks in all. You earn rewards at the end of the season based on your tier at the end.

New Legend- Wattson

Equipped to deal with loads of power

Respawn is releasing a new hero with each season of the game. Season 1 introduced Octane, now Season 2 is introducing Wattson. Wattson is a strictly support hero. Her tactical ability uses lasers to create fences. Allies can come through the fences, causing it to temporarily turn off, and keeps enemies out of the fenced areas. Wattson has 12 nodes to create fences in any configuration, so players are encouraged to use their imaginations. Her ultimate ability is a droid who charge your team’s shields, shoot down grenades, and supercharge Wattson’s tactical all while within range of the droid. In addition, Ultimate Accelerants charge to 100% with her, and maybe also for every hero, I didn’t catch it for them.

Respawn is also starting to add in more lore into the game. Wattson and her father built the arena that the matches are played in. The Syndicate was also mentioned in the short clip introducing Wattson, so hopefully we’ll be learning more about who they are and their role in the game as well.

For me, another support hero is welcomed because I’m a support player and it gives me more options. Maybe a hero as unique as Wattson will get more people to play support as well, who knows?

Here’s hoping Season 2 goes well for the game and that more balance changes come so more people won’t be so intimidated to get started. I do like this game more than most Battle Royale games because of its mechanics with the three man squad, plus the lore of the world from Titanfall makes it more familiar to me.

What are you looking forward to in Season 2? Leave us a comment!

Grab Your Swim Gear- Sims 4 “Island Living” Announced

Announced at EA Play 2019, The Sims 4 is getting another expansion. Island Living is coming this summer, and other packs and cosmetics will be releasing over the course of summer and fall, so keep a lookout.

Island Living will bring the Sims to the new island of Sulani, allowing you do anything your Sim’s heart can desire beach-wise. Play with dolphins, clean up the ocean and save the environment, become a lifeguard, or even create a mer-person and swim around! Go on the beach vacation, or residence, of your dreams. This expansion is set to drop June 21 on PC and July 16 on consoles.

Also announced, the It Gets Better Project is collaborating to bring a series of LBGTQ+ items and cosmetics into the game. You can get Pride clothing and even a gender neutral restroom door with the pack. This is set to release June 18th on PC, Freeplay, and Mobile, and then in July for consoles.

The Moschino X collection is coming to bring items from the real life capsules collection with the clothing brand Moschino X, and a Realm of Magic pack are both coming later this year. Magic is always fun, wouldn’t you agree? I think the Sims would enjoy it.

So much Sims content coming in such a short time, which packs are you picking up? Leave us a comment! You can watch the conference here from the Sims YouTube channel, but skip to 27:30 for the beginning.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Revealed

Yes, you read that title correctly. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order details and gameplay have been revealed at EA Play 2019, and you can view it here. It is alpha build, and gives a small glimpse of what is to come in the full game. Despite this, it still looks really well done. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Background Details

Starting after Order 66, this story is canon. The main character’s name is Cal, and he has a new adorable droid with him named BT-1 (a callback to BT-7274 from Titanfall 2). There is no choice between light and dark side in this game because Cal is a canon character; they want him to be able to fulfill other roles outside of the game’s story.

The gameplay we saw features a mission that takes place on Kashyyyk. Cal is going to free Wookies from Imperial captivity in a refinery. The Empire is mining the planet for resources, but we were not told what specific resources or why.

Gameplay Details

I cannot reiterate this enough- this is alpha build, so things are going to change. However, we got a good glimpse of what we can expect to see in the game.

Environment

The environment looks great, and you can use it to get around via Force abilities to clear obstacles or (because it’s Respawn) wallrunning. The wildlife of Kashyyyk is active as well, and it can fight you or the enemy. You can stand by and watch the wildlife take on Stormtroopers, or you can join in and take down both sides. BT-1 can use slicing and hacking to open new paths for you as well, including using a giant saw blade to break down a wall. You can also use BT-1 to scan the environment, giving background knowledge and lore similar to Destiny (yay for lore!).

Enemies

There is no shortage of enemy variation in the game. Just in this mission alone, we saw Flame Troopers, Stormtroopers, Scout Troopers, and a new variation for this game that uses an electrostaff like the Magnaguard droids. The troopers can taunt you in battle, which is something I didn’t expect.

Magnatrooper? Can we call it that? No, too close to Magmatrooper.

As I said earlier, the wildlife can also be your enemy, with flame beetles and giant spider creatures being two that they displayed today. The AT-ST is coming back as well, so vehicle combat may be in the game?

Combat

Respawn uses what they call “thoughtful combat” for the game. It is a free-form style of combat, and allows the player to do whatever they can imagine to defeat the enemy at hand. Think tactically and use enemies to your advantage because they can damage each other with their attacks. Cal can lock on to enemies, allowing for focused attacks, and cool Force tricks.

As far as Force abilities go, we saw Push, Pull, and a new one called Slow. Slow allows Cal to slow time on an enemy, then allows him to move at full speed, making for some interesting combat dynamics (insert Jojo reference here). Double jump is also a Force ability called Flip. Force abilities (from what I could tell) are unlocked using Skill Points you gain through missions and gaining experience via combat, but I could be wrong because it wasn’t explained.

So that is all we know about the game, but it looks like it’s going to be good. Time will tell though. The game is set to release on November 15, 2019, and more details will be shown at Xbox E3 tomorrow June 9th.

Borderlands 2 DLC that ties into Borderlands 3 leaked

A listing for Borderlands 2 DLC briefly appeared on Steam titled Commander Lilith & The Fight For Sanctuary.

Supposedly the FREE DLC sets the stage for Borderlands 3 and sees Sanctuary under attack as toxic gas poisons Pandora. Players will fight new bosses, explore new areas, and earn new loot, including a new rarity above legendary and pearlescent.

In addition this new DLC with increasing the existing level cap of 72 to 80. Also, players will be able to automatically boost new characters to level 30 to jump right into the action.

According to the leak, Commander Lilith & The Fight For Sanctuary will launch on June 9th. At the moment Borderlands 2 is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers and discounted on steam for players looking to jump in before the DLC releases.

Destroy All Humans! Again With Remake of Original Announced

IGN revealed the announce trailer for a Destroy All Humans! remake this morning, and it’s coming in 2020 to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Oddly enough there’s no official word from THQ Nordic yet, but IGN is reporting (possibly early) the studio has announced a remake of the first game in the cult series. It’s not a total surprise considering a new game was rumored alongside a new Darksiders game which was shown yesterday.

No details or pre-orders available yet but you can watch the (sadly) gameplay free trailer below.

Google Stadia Pricing Detailed Along with Game Announcements

Stadia’s YouTube channel released an official recap of the stream as soon as it ended. Watch it here for the highlights.

In Google’s Stadia stream today the tech company announced the pricing model for the service as well as the coming games.

Games

Along with already released games coming to the Stadia, several new titles were announced during the stream. Baldur’s Gate III was the first trailer shown and is a big win for Google considering how long fans have been waiting for the next entry. It will be developed by Larian Studios, the developers behind the Divinity: Original Sin series. It will not be exclusive to Stadia as it is coming to PC as well.

Also announced were the games Gylt from Tequila Works and Get Packed from Moonshine Studios. The former seems to be a stealth/horror game from the Rime developers, and the latter looks to be a crazy physics based multiplayer game. Destiny 2 debuted a new trailer for its next expansion Shadowkeep after announcing the game would be on Stadia and will now support cross saves.

Ubisoft seems to be supporting the Stadio in a big way, with The Division 2 coming to the platform along with the upcoming Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, which debuted a new trailer. Just Dance, Trials and The Crew were a few of the other series teased in the Stadia trailer.

All the games Google says are coming to the Stadia

Pricing

One of the biggest questions about the Stadia has been what it will cost. Google announced it will have a free version as well as a subscription based model. The free version and Stadio Pro subscription, which will be $9.99 a month, will not release until early 2020 though. Either way you still have to pay for the games, although Stadio Pro will have discounts and free games, possibly similar to Playstation Plus and Games with Gold.

To play in November (the advertised release) you have to buy the Founder’s Edition priced at $129. It comes with a special edition Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra, 3-month subscription, 3-month buddy pass and early access to getting your Stadia name. The pack also comes with a copy of Destiny 2 and all of it’s previous DLC and the upcoming Shadowkeep content.

Final Thoughts

It’s a bit of a surprise Google has decided to have a subscription and charge for individual games. Many hoped for a Netflix-like subscription service instead. It seems like a steep price to pay monthly just for access to improved features like 4K and 60 FPS. A lot of people still don’t even have 4K TV’s or devices.

Internet speeds required to run Stadia games at certain resolutions and framerates

It’ll be interesting what Sony and Microsoft (and to an extent Nintendo) announce with their upcoming next-gen consoles. They could potentially steal a lot of Stadia’s thunder by offering those features with a one time purchase.

If you’re interested in being one of the first to play Stadia games, Google opened up the Founder’s Edition pre-orders here. Otherwise you’ll have to wait to try it out when Google opens it up in early 2020. Just make sure you’re in one of the 14 countries in which Stadia will launch. Those countries are the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Google plans to add more in 2020.