Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Scene to Debut in Fortnite Next Week

If you’ve been keeping up with Fortnite recently, you’re likely aware of some of the weird stuff that’s been happening at the Risky Reels location. Earlier today, a short clip began appearing on the theater screen stating that a new scene from Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker would be debuting in Fortnite on December 14.

The long-running Fortnite data miner Lucas7Yoshi theorized earlier this month that something would be streamed at Risky Reels, but wasn’t sure what it would be. We now know that it will be a never before seen Rise of Skywalker clip shown at the in-game theater.

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Now-Removed Trailer Revealed Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC Release Date

Kingdom Hearts 3’s major DLC release, the Re Mind DLC, is now confirmed for a January release on PS4 and Xbox One, via a new, now removed trailer that also heavily indicates the plot of the DLC.

According to an unlisted trailer on Square Enix’s YouTube page which has since been made private, the Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind DLC will be released on January 23 on PS4 and February 25 on Xbox One. The new trailer also offers plenty of insight and teases for what the DLC will actually offer. (Some spoilers may follow. As the trailer is currently unavailable, we’ve embedded the latest officially released trailer below.

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Become Jesus in the New Game, I Am Jesus Christ

PlayWay has announced a new game called I Am Jesus Christ, which will allow players to take the role of Jesus and bring a multitude of New Testament stories to life. I Am Jesus Christ will only be available on Steam and a release date hasn’t been announced yet.

I Am Jesus Christ aims to bring the majority of the New Testament Gospels to life, telling stories from the baptism of Jesus to Jesus’ resurrection. Check out the reveal trailer below

I Am Jesus Christ is described as a “realistic simulator” on the official Steam page. Players will be able to perform some of Jesus’ most famous miracles like walking on water, healing the blind, casting out demons, and even resurrecting from the dead. The full description reads:

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Bethesda Puts Elder Scrolls: Legends Card Game Development ‘On Hold’

Bethesda has announced that it is putting the development of its online card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, on hold for the foreseeable future. Bethesda didn’t offer a specific reason for the hiatus but explained that any new expansions or future content are no longer under “active development.”

The announcement was made in the Elder Scrolls: Legends subreddit today. An earlier content roadmap said there would be one more new card set releasing this year, but today’s update means this is no longer the case.

Bethesda says that players can still download and play Legends on all existing platforms and compete online. The developers will still support Legends with monthly reward cards, in-game events, and general maintenance.

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The Game Awards 2019: When and Where to Watch the Livestream

The Game Awards 2019 takes place this year on Thursday, December 12, and you’ll be able to watch the event and follow along with all the announcements live on IGN.

This year, The Game Awards consist of 29 categories that cover both AAA titles and indie games, along with an esports category. Death Stranding and Control hold the most nominations, followed by a diverse array of other games.

Along with recognizing the leading games of the year, The Game Awards makes numerous big reveals throughout the show. So far, founder and host Geoff Keighley said no announcements have leaked, and that despite rumors of Resident Evil 3 being at the show, there have been no plans for it. However, Keighley said, “10 new games/projects being revealed if you want to count the things that no one has heard about yet.”

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The Witcher 3 Switch Devs Detail Troubles of Initial Porting Process

When a Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced earlier this year, many wondered just how the massive game would run on the less-powerful platform. It was obvious that some visual sacrifices would need to be made, and now developer Saber Interactive is opening up about the difficult process porting one of the biggest RPG experiences of the decade onto Nintendo’s system.

In an interview with VentureBeat, Saber’s CEO Matthew Karch explained the early difficulties the team faced.

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The Best Reviewed Games of 2019

With the end-of-year rush now behind us, we’re looking back at the best games of 2019. We’ve already covered the best games on each system — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC — but this list encompasses all platforms to provide a more complete look at this year’s top reviewed games. Below you’ll find all 52 games released in 2019 that received a review score of 8.5 or higher from IGN. Note that, despite their qualifying scores, expansions (e.g. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers) and ports (e.g. Cuphead and Unravel 2 on Switch) aren’t included. Remakes (e.g. Resident Evil 2 and Link’s Awakening) are, however, since they are effectively new games rather than remasters.

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Wargroove Developers Apologize for Whitewashing Controversy

Wargroove developer Chucklefish has issued an apology after receiving criticism for whitewashing its cast of characters from the strategy military sim. The developer says that it will aim to do better in the future.

In November, Wargroove revealed the voice cast for its upcoming DLC pack ‘Double Trouble.’ There will be four new commanding officers in the DLC, three of whom are people of color. However, the three characters in question are all voiced by white voice actors.

Although the announcement was made nearly a month ago, the issue only really came to a head in the last 24 hours. Now, Chucklefish issued a statement on Twitter that explained how the situation around the casting came about, and a promise to do better in the future.

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Marvel’s Avengers Prequel Novel Coming in March

Before Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal’s Avengers game comes out next year Titan Books will publish an official prequel novel that will tie directly into the events of the game.

Titled Marvel’s Avengers: The Extinction Key, the novel will follow the Avengers and their allies as they battle an ancient organization called the Zodiac. The Avengers team consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and Hulk join forces with other heroes like Doctor Strange, Doctor Voodoo, and SHIELD agents to stop the Zodiac from obtaining a weapon called the Zodiac Key.

The Extinction Key is written by Greg Keyes and will be released on March 31, 2020, before the game launches. But it will only be the first of two Marvel’s Avengers books Titan will publish that year. The other is the official art book for Marvel’s Avengers by Paul Davis that includes a look into the game’s designs, environments, and more.

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PlayStation State of Play Announced for December 10

Sony has revealed that the final State of Play for 2019 will air next Tuesday, December 10.

The show will start at 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern / 2pm UK (that’s 1am December 11 in AEDT) and will be available to watch on PlayStation’s official accounts across Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

“We’ve got around 20 minutes of new game reveals, release date announcements, new gameplay footage, PlayStation Worldwide Studios updates, and more,” reads the announcement on the PlayStation blog.

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