Mobile Platform RSS Feed | Mobile RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Mark Your Calendars: Every Release Date Announced at E3 2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:32:51 -0400 Mark Delaney

At E3, it's not just about the games we can play. It's just as much about when we can play them. E3 2019 was no different.

With hundreds of games shown off on stage and at the show floor in Los Angeles, it can be dizzying to keep up with every launch window and specific release date announced at E3, so we've done the hard part for you.

Use our recap of every release date announced at E3 2019 to see just when you'll be calling in sick to work over the next several months. 

June 2019
  • The Last Remnant Remastered (Switch) - June 10th 
  • Collection of Mana (Switch)June 11th 
  • Contra Anniversary Collection (Switch)June 11th
  • Cadence of Hyrule (Switch) - June 13th
July 2019
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch) - July 19th
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - July 16th
August 2019
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - August 6th
  • Oninaki (Switch) - August 22nd
  • Astral Chain (Switch) - August 30th
  • Blair Witch (Xbox One, PC) - August 30th
September 2019
  • Conan Chop Chop (Mobile) - September 3rd
  • Gears of War 5 (Xbox One, PC) - September 10th
  • Daemon X Machina (Switch) - September 13th
  • Police Stories (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - September 19th
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch) - September 20th
  • Contras Rogue Corps (Switch) - September 24th
  • Code Vein - September 27th
  • Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Switch) - September 27th
  • FIFA 20 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) - September 27th
October 2019
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 4th
  • The Outer Worlds (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 25th
November 2019
  • Death Stranding (PlayStation 4) - November 8th
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - November 15th
  • Doom Eternal (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia) - November 22nd
Note: No New Dates Announced for December 2019 or January 2020
February 2020
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox One, PC) - February 11th
  • Gods and Monsters (PlayStation 4, Xbox One Switch, PC, Stadia) - February 25th
March 2020
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PlayStation 4) - March 3rd
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - March 3rd
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) - March 20th
April 2020
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - April 16th
May 2020
  • Marvel's Avengers (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia) - May 15th
Holiday 2020
  • Halo Infinite (Project Scarlett)
2020 (Unspecified)
  • Crossfire X (Xbox One)
  • Dragon Ball Kakarot (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Dying Light 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Tales of Arise (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

As you can expect, this calendar will be further filled in as months go on, but even right now, there's quite a range and number of major releases headed our way. Which games have you marking your calendar?

Shenmue 3 Confirmed as Epic Store Exclusive, Kickstarter Backers Not Happy Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:08:02 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Update: Sources have told PC Gamer that "the developer is 'looking into it'" The publication was also told that while Deep Silver is publishing Shenmue 3, it "joined the project long after the KickStarter was set up and therefore isn't in a position to comment on the actions as we are not involved in that side of the project." 

Currently, Shenmue 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year. 

Original story: Since its launch last year, the Epic Games Store has steadily gobbled up timed exclusives, including Metro Exodus, The Outer Wilds, and The Division 2. Now it's time to add Shenmue 3 to the list. 

Following the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019, where new Shenmue 3 gameplay was revealed, Ys Net, the game's developer, confirmed that the JRPG would be exclusive to the EGS. Both physical and digital PC copies of the game will now come with an Epic Games key instead of a Steam key. 

Some watching the show, including myself and a colleague, noticed the absence of the Steam logo from the end of the trailer above, leading us to speculate that the game might be yet another timed exclusive on PC. 

As short-lived as that speculation was, so too was the understanding of those who had backed the project on Kickstarter. The comments on both the official exclusivity announcement and Twitter have been less than amicable. 

To rub salt into the wound, it appears that the "Shenmue III Team" is refusing to provide disgruntled backers refunds. Some of those unhappy with the move to the EGS have shared screenshots of their correspondence with the game's support team regarding refunds, confirming that refunds are not being issued at this time. 

As pointed out on Twitter by Segalization, it seems the shift from Steam to the Epic Games Store was done relatively recently. Comparing the most recent update blog on the game's Kickstarter page (date June 10) to the update blog before it (dated June 4), changes can be clearly seen.  

In the Additional Info section of the June 4 blog, it says that Shenmue 3 "requires Steam Client to activate." However, the same section in the June 10 blog post says that the game "requires Epic Games Store Client to activate."

While at this point it's impossible to know when negotiations between Deep Silver, the game's publisher, and Epic Games began or what ultimately drove the change outside of the official statement, we do know that it appears the final decision to move storefronts was made sometime over the last six days. 

However, as with many other EGS exclusives, it appears that Shenmue 3 won't stay that way forever. Taking a look at the game's official FAQ, the developers say it will release on Steam "in the future." However, no specific date is provided.

Shenmue 3 was originally slated for release in August on PS4 and PC. However, it was recently delayed to provide what the developers said are "refinement." The game is not set to release on November 19. The standard version will cost $49.99, while the Deluxe version will cost $64.98.

Square Enix E3 2019 Recap: FFVII Remake, Marvel's Avengers Just the Beginning Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:08:44 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

E3 2019's running joke is that this presentation is really and truly for the gamers/players/consumers. But Square Enix's E3 2019 presentation might just have fulfilled that promise.

SE packed a ton of content into 90 minutes, from a much-needed update on Final Fantasy VII Remake to new games like Outriders, updates on smaller titles, and finally, Marvel's Avengers. Let's get started.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Much to no one's surprise, the Square Enix E3 presentation began with Final Fantasy VII Remake, showing off a brief clip of the game's opening. Yoshinori Kitase, the game's producer, took the stage and thanked fans for their patience before describing how the title will delve much, much deeper into the characters and worlds — two Blu-Ray discs' worth of deep, in fact.

The first disc is all about Midgar, which has been expanded enough to be a standalone game on its own.

The game is also meant as a starting point for the world of FFVII, welcoming newcomers as well.

The game features a hybrid system with real-time action and strategic time-based attacks. Cloud can swing, attack, and block at the same time, but it isn't a  hack n' slash game. The ATB bar makes its return and fills up over time; the fill-up speed quickens when Cloud lands standard attacks. When it's full, Cloud enters tactical mode which lets him take advantage of powerful, special attacks like Cloud's breaker attack, in a way not dissimilar to Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Cloud can also use ATB to cast spells depending on equipment and Materia he has on hand.

Barret's abilities are completely different, making more use of his gun-arm, but still relying on the core mechanic of the ATB system. Switching between party members is done with the press of a button, and while other party members continue to act on their own, the player can issue commands to other characters if their ATB bar is full.

As for Tifa? Kitase said players will be able to see her debut sometime soon, then proceeded to show off an extended version of the new FFVII Remake trailer with Tifa's debut.

Players have the option to choose abilities from shortcuts if they want a more action-based experience, or from a menu that lets players pause and take their time like they would in a traditional turn-based game.

Viewers got a chance to see combat in action with an extended look at the Scorpion Sentinel fight, which fulfilled SE's promise that the game isn't a straight button-masher; Cloud and Barret had to make use of coordinated attacks, find cover, and alternate between basic and special attacks on the fly in what looked like a cross between a fantastic RPG set piece fight and something out of an action movie.

Pre-orders are open now and, of course, there's a special edition with a lovely Sephiroth steelbook players can nab should they so desire.

Life is Strange 2

Next up was Life is Strange 2. The much-anticipated sequel follows the story of Daniel and his special powers, plus how he handles those powers once he must face his father's death. It's colorful. It's intense. It's available now, with a launch trailer focused on people's reactions to the rollercoaster of a story so far.

The game released in fall of last year.  

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

After a long wait, we also got to see more of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, coming this winter for PS4, Switch, Android, and iOS. It's looking lovely.

The Last Remnant Remastered 

The Last Remnant Remastered got a (very) short new trailer showing off its combat — and a surprise immediate launch for the Switch.

Dragon Quest Builders 2

As promised, Dragon Quest Builders 2 was shown off as well in a lengthy story trailer highlighting some snazzy cinematics and gameplay basics. It gave viewers a look at some of the many things they could look forward to creating, including massive temples, new resources,, recruited NPCs, and a ton of new environments. Oh, and the Builder can swim without dying this time, too.

Farming plays a significant role in DQ Builders 2, with players having the ability to grow a variety of crops they can use for ingredients. Vast farmlands are brought to you by the huge locations made available in the game as well.

Combat looks to be roughly the same this time around, though Malroth accompanies the player on his or her journey, lending a hand in tough fights. Should players desire to team up with others, that's possible in a seemingly expansive multiplayer mode that lets players work together to explore and build whatever they set their hearts on.

Those who want a taste of the action soon can sample a demo on the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop starting June 27.

Square Enix Collective and Circuit Superstars

Square Enix Collective, SE's indie publishing platform, took the stage next, with a sizzle reel of some of the group's more notable hits in recent years before giving a glimpse of what's coming in 2020 — Circuit Superstars, a motorsport game mixing classic arcade style with modern looks and features.

Battalion 1944

Battallion 1944 finally got some attention, too, with a new trailer showing off a plethora of modes, including a capture the flag mode, one-on-one, and plenty of competitive options.

Ranking up and dominating the leaderboards awards players with accomplishments and cosmetic rewards, along with the pleasure of outranking friends on the boards. After a long journey, the game is available now on Steam.


Kingdom Hearts III: ReMind

Kingdom Hearts III's new DLC, ReMind, also got a bit more time after its announcement a few days ago, showing off some of the basic plot, more Xehanort, and the fact that Organization XIII is still very much alive — er, however alive someone who never existed could be.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Square Enix also took some time to give players a look at Final Fantasy XIV's third expansion, Shadowbringers, set for a July 2 launch. Shadowbringers is being presented as a brand-new game, with enough content and material to let it act as a standalone title, not just a simple expansion, offering many new mechanics, jobs, and races.

More importantly, Shadowbringers got its first launch trailer, detailing some of the overarching plot elements, teasing combat and locations players can expect to encounter, and showing off some of that sweet, sweet soundtrack.

Dying Light 2

Of course, no modern video game expo presentation is complete without zombies, which Square Enix provided in the form of a trailer for the first-person action-survival game Dying Light 2. It's not tremendously different from yesterday's Xbox presentation trailer, but for those who missed it, here it is.

Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa: Scarlet Grace Ambitions

In a big surprise for classic RPG fans, SE also announced Romancing SaGa 3 will be coming West for the first time, with its branching storyline based on player choice that promises a new story every time.

On top of that, SaGa: Scarlet Grace Ambitions is also coming West, this one a 3D RPG emphasizing tactical combat and, of course, player choice. RS3 will be available on all modern platforms, even the Vita, while Scarlet Grace is coming to PS4, Switch, iOS, Android, and Steam.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius wasn't left out in the cold either. It's getting a sequel, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. As was shown in its initial trailer, the sequel involves a multitude of countries, the warlike Leonis, Hourne the peaceful country, Fennes the Barbarian nation, Wezette with its icy tyrant, and the religious center Crystal Sanctum, all of which are at war with one another. It's only in development as of now, with no word on when fans can expect to see it.


Outriders, from the minds behind Gears of War, got a brief cinematic trailer giving an overview of some basic tenets. It's a gritty combat game with plenty of guns, robots, and orange.

For now, Outriders has a tentative summer 2020 release date for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The People Can Fly studio director promised more to come this winter, though.


That's a lot to show off, but there was yet more to reveal.

Fans finally got a good look at Tokyo RPG Factory's upcoming Oninaki, first announced in February. The trailer Boasted updated visuals and a substantial bit of world-building. Oninaki is all about reincarnation and how one's emotions and choices in life affect their rebirth and the spirits who watch over the world. Oh, and hitting things with swords a lot — it's about that too.

Oninaki launches August 22 in the West.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Poor Final Fantasy VIII, lost and forgotten in all the remakes and remasters of recent years, at last got the attention it deserves, and just in time for its 20th anniversary to boot.

Granted, we only got a cinematic trailer and that lovely, dramatic soundtrack, but it's coming. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is coming later this year, in fact, to Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Marvel's Avengers

Another long-awaited and hitherto under-wraps project got its time in the sun as well: Marvel's Avengers. It's a gorgeous homage to the franchise and everything Marvel, with intense fights playing out over San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge before transitioning to a dystopian world where the Avengers are cast as the villains.

Now they must fight back against their unknown foes and restore both their reputations and the world.

The dev team is planning regular content updates and an expansive online multiplayer component as well. All new regions and superheroes added to the game will be free for those who already own the game — no random loot boxes, no pay-to-win. It will launch on Stadia, Xbox One, PS4, and Steam, with PS4 players getting early access and some special benefits.

Marvel's Avengers will launch May 15, 2020.


Be sure to check out our other E3 2019 coverage below, and keep an ey eout for more hands-on previews and news in the coming days. 

Overhit Reroll Guide (Including Android Instructions) Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:57:57 -0400 Ty Arthur

Ready to jump into another gacha obsession as you try to get the best possible summons for campaign, arena, and raid modes? As with any mobile gacha title, you'll probably want to reroll in Overhit to get the best possible starting point.

In particular, if you pull Sophia as your first SSR, re-rolling is a good idea because she's (currently) available for free. That will change in the coming months, however.

For now, you really want to re-roll if you don't pull one of these starting characters:

  • Aglaea
  • Angelo
  • Ash
  • Blossom
  • Helena
  • Leika
  • Ludmila
  • Sophia
  • Teze 

Rerolling Through Tablet Or Phone

This process has significantly reduced in complexity since the game's initial launch, as you no longer need to manually delete any files.

You do first have to download the 2 gig patch, but thankfully with our primary reroll method, you don't have to do this over and over and only need to install it once, no matter how many times you reroll.

After going through the installation and update download, make sure to skip the cut scenes with the button in the top right corner to cut down on the time it takes to reroll.

When the game asks to link to your account, choose Deny, then either hit Skip or just tap outside the box asking for your Google account so you don't associate your Google Play info with the game. 

Select Guest as the login method (and make sure not to link your Google account in any way when the game repeatedly brings up the option) then tap Confirm.

Proceed through level 1-4 to pull your first 10 summons and see what you get. If you don't like your lineup, or you pulled the currently free SSR found your inbox, its time to start over.

To reroll in Overhit on Android or iOS, just go through this simple process:

  • Tap the Menu button in the top-right corner
  • Select the Settings option
  • Navigate to the Info tab (you may need to close a popup once again asking you to tie your Google or Apple account to the game)
  • Tap Delete Account and confirm the selection.

From there, you will automatically get dumped back to the main screen and can now start over. Choose the option to log in as a Guest again.

This method of deleting and restarting your Guest account can be done as many times as you want, and when you finally get the roll you want to stick with, its easy to link your account through the Info tab.

Finally, make sure to open the mail icon and grab the pre-registration bonuses if you are going to stick with this roll. Because the game hit 1,000,000 pre-registers, everyone who logs in during this launch event gets major rewards, including the SSR Sophia for free.

Using An Emulator

While the above option is one of the best ways to go about rerolling directly through your tablet or phone, of course some players prefer to get their mobile gaming fix directly through a desktop or laptop with an emulator.

In this case, you can re-roll repeatedly at the same time and take advantage of an increased SSR chance.

To go this route, use an emulator like MeMu to create multiple instances of the game all at once, then reroll over and over. There's a snag here for players in the US however -- you must use a VPN to get this to work properly, and you'll want one anyway because players in certain geographical locations have better SSR summon chances.

Yes, its a major extra hurdle, but you need to go through it if you want to use an emulator and make a bunch of accounts all at once. Never used a virtual private network before? PCMag has a pretty comprehensive breakdown of how it works and how to get one up and running over here.

Thankfully, if you're in Canada or Australia, you don't need to go through that process (hooray!).

Now here's the important part -- when using an emulator and a VPN to access the game through your computer, make absolutely certain to use a Japanese or Korean location with your virtual private network, because those geographical locations have a higher SSR chance.

What SSR did you pull, and what's your ideal starting lineup of characters? Sound off in the comments below, and let us know how many times you ended up rerolling in Overhit!

Ubisoft E3 2019 Presentation Roudup Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:49:45 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Ubisoft was reportedly going to bring the heat to this year's E3, and the company's presentation turned out to be one of the most eventful so far.

Opening with a performance by the Assassin's Creed Symphony and their live dates was a pretty strong start, but the Watch Dogs: Legion gameplay trailer right after? Yeah, that really drove it home.

Watch Dogs: Legion

The Watch Dogs: Legion footage started off calm, but it didn't take long for Ian to get into some trouble during his walk around London, which eventually turns into choosing an entirely different character.

As previously mentioned by Ubisoft, Watch Dogs: Legion will allow players to take control of a vast amount of NPC characters to perform their nasty DedSec operations. Based on the gameplay trailer, the sequel looks to be vastly more dynamic than the previous two games. You can recruit and play as anyone in Watch Dogs: Legion. Spicy!

Ubisoft claims each character has its own story, profile, recruitment mission, and more. If it's done right, this could pale the previous two Watch Dog titles completely.

We don't have to wait too long for this bad boy; Watch Dogs: Legion will be released March 6, 2020.

It's Always Sunny in.. Ubidelphia?

Rob Elmchenny from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame came on stage after the Watch Dogs: Legion presentation to announce his upcoming new show, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.

McElhenny himself plays series lead Ian (that's pronounced "eye-an," you jabroni) Grimm, Creative Director for the biggest MMORPG in the series's universe with an ego that seems to be as big as the game's massive population.

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet will be an Apple TV exclusive with no air date just yet.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege DLC

Yes, the new DLC for Rainbow Six Siege! Check the trailer below. This one takes the smoother route, as you might expect from a DLC titled Operation Phantom Sight.

Brawhalla + Adventure Time

As of today, Adventure Time characters will be coming to Ubisoft's Smash-like Brawlhalla.

Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum are all available to play for free in Brawlhalla right now during a limited time event. Once the event is over, the character can be purchased from the in-game shop for 300 Mammoth coins.

The Adventure Time event will be lasting until June 25 and bring with it a new map, mode, and special KO effects that will still be usable in-game once the event has ended.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Cole D. Walker, a special forces officer with his own moral code and does what he has to in order to complete his mission against the Wolves. This is Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

You don't have to sit on your hands and wait for Breakpoint to come out; you can hop on over to the official site right now and register for the September 5 beta. Release isn't far off, with release waiting just around the corner on October 4. What's keeping you waiting?

Ghost Recon Delta Company was also announced during the presentation, which will allow fans to share anything they want related to the Ghost Recon series.

Going Mobile

They've got to squeeze one mobile game in there, and they did just that here with Tom Clancy's Elite Squad.

Featuring characters from other Tom Clancy and Ubisoft titles, squads of five players will be able to duke it out with other squads of five. There has been a story mode announced as well as PvP.  You can pre-register for the game now on the official website.

Just Dance 2020? Of Course...

There's really not much to say here but Just Dance 2020 is releasing later this year in November on basically every platform available (including the Wii, wow) with 40 new songs.

Limited Event For Honor Event: Shadows of the Hitokiri

In a surprise announcement comes a new warrior to For Honor: the Hitokiri, a mask-wearing axe-wielding warrior with a thirst for souls. The new warrior comes with a brand new event for For Honor players looking for something a little different.

The event hosts the Soul Rush special game mode, which tasks players to collect souls during combat.

You can read more about the Shadows of Hitokiri event on the official site. It will be running on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One until June 27.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine

Now for something just a little different (just a tiny bit): Rainbow Six Quarantine.

Details on this title are currently scarce, but it's slated to release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You can sign up for "a chance to play early" on the official website.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Episode 3

Don't think just The Division 2's all done with all these other Tom Clancy announcements from Ubisoft this year. The third episode of The Division 2 will be taking players back to Washington D.C., the setting of the first game.

The Division 2
will also be receiving a new raid out this fall, showing the game's not close to done yet.

The Division Netflix Adaptation

The Division is getting a film adaptation on Netflix. The release date may still be a mystery, but we do know Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain will be in the production.

The plot for the upcoming movie is:

In the near future, a pandemic virus is spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating the city of New York and killing millions. By Christmas, what’s left of society has descended into chaos. A group of civilians, trained to operate in catastrophic times, are activated in an attempt to save who and what remains.

Uplay Plus

Even Ubisoft is getting on the subscription service bandwagon, with Uplay Plus rolling out later this year and being compatible with Google Stadia.

If you sign up between now and August 15, you will have free access to Uplay Plus between September 3 and 30 later this year.

Roller Champions

Roller Champions
is definitely out of left field, which seems to be preferable with free to play titles here in 2019.

Roller Champions is a PvP sports title hoping to find some competitive footing. Though its release date hasn't been announced, you can play the E3 demo right now until June 14 to see if this one's up your alley.

Gods & Monsters

The final announcement of the Ubisoft conference was a surprise entry: Gods & Monsters, a Greek mythology-focused title coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia with a notable lighter tone than most of the rest of the presentation.

Details on Gods & Monsters are presently scarce. It appears to be an open world title, with loads of challenges both combat and puzzle-oriented present. We'll surely see more of this title before its release on February 25, 2020.


Whew, that was a lot of Tom Clancy from Ubisoft this year. E3's not over just yet, though! Let us know in the comments below which announced titles you're looking most forward to from E3.

Be sure to check out our other E3 2019 coverage below: 

E3 2019 Microsoft Press Conference Recap: Team Xbox Unveils Project Scarlett and a Whole Lot of Game Pass Sun, 09 Jun 2019 20:47:53 -0400 Mark Delaney

Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference just wrapped after nearly two hours of new trailers for games like Gears 5 and Halo Infinite, world premieres for games like Miyazaki and Martin's collaborative Elden Ring, and more than a little bit of info on the next Xbox, which is now officially being referred to as "Project Scarlett," after rumors have long suggested so.

If you missed the whole show or maybe just bits and pieces of it in your excitement we've recapped every moment, every reveal, and every trailer into this handy round-up. Of course, if you'd rather watch it all from start to finish yourself, that's fine too. Check that out below!

If you want to take it bit by bit with us, here's literally everything Microsoft announced at E3 2019.

The Outer Worlds

The Xbox presser kicked off with the next game from one of their new first-party studios, Obsidian Entertainment. While the space RPG The Outer Worlds isn't being published by Microsoft — it was already in development from 2K's Private Division label before the 2018 acquisition it will still be premiering in Xbox Game Pass at launch, the same as so many more games to come in this roundup, as you'll see.

The trailer avoids the game's cynical humor for the most part and depicts a more serious version of the capitalist hellhole the game was made famous for when it debuted last December. You can look forward to playing the game on October 25.

Bleeding Edge

Following quickly from The Outer Worlds, two of Ninja Theory's developers came to the stage to introduce their next game, Bleeding Edge. If you think of a melee-focused Overwatch, you're not far off. The game was in development before Microsoft came calling with big wads of cash, so the June 27 technical alpha may seem like a quick turnaround, but really this has been their project for a few years already.

Bleeding Edge pits two teams of four into maps that seem conducive to many playstyles, which should benefit players no matter which of the many teased heroes from the new trailer above. Like The Outer Worlds, it'll launch directly into Game Pass at an unannounced date.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Before we had even seen Phil Spencer hit the stage, a third Xbox Game Studios project came to the stage. The Ori sequel delivered a new trailer that showed off a ton of new environments and several enemy types that are hopefully bosses otherwise, Ori may be vastly unprepared if these behemoths are to be commonplace.

It launches on February 11, 2020 -- and yes, directly into Game Pass too.

Minecraft Dungeons

One of two new games in the Minecraft universe coming soon (though the only one shown on stage at the presser), Minecraft Dungeons' trailer highlighted brand new gameplay moments, including character loadouts, combat, and four-player co-op, which can be played either locally or online. It didn't get a firm release date but it did get a window of spring 2020.

I bet you can guess whether it's coming to Game Pass day and date with retail. If you're really stuck, here's a spoiler: it is.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

As promised, Jedi: Fallen Order made its second appearance in as many days on a pre-E3 stage. This time, new gameplay segments were shown off in the trailer on Xbox's stage, including more interaction with a familiar character from the film's universe. Remember, the game is officially canon now. Take that, Force Unleashed! 

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order arrives this year on November 15.

Blair Witch

After the power fantasy of Star Wars concluded, it was time to flip game mechanics on their head with a horror game that leaves you almost completely helpless.

What looked a bit like Outlast 3 at first was soon revealed to be Blair Witch, a first-person horror adventure from Bloober Team, the same studio behind recent horror games Observer and Layers of Fear.

Though it's not a first-party title, Blair Witch will be coming directly to Xbox Game Pass on August 30.

Cyberpunk 2077

After last year's exciting stinger, CD Projekt Red returned to the Xbox stage and they brought John Wick with them. Well, sort of. Revealed at the end of the trailer above, Keanu Reeves is portraying a character in the much-anticipated cyberpunk title.

He took to the stage to reveal the game's release date too. Despite what we heard about the game being too powerful for current generation consoles, Cyberpunk 2077 hits next spring, April 16, 2020, on all the platforms you'd expect.


Yet another Game Pass-at-launch title is this indie, Spiritfarer, which bills itself as a "cozy management game about dying." Well, okay then. Seems like a strange, almost contradictory setup, but I bet that's the point. get comfy with losing your loved ones, folks. This is going to be cathartic.

No release date was given yet, but the trailer does offer some cool gameplay detailing how you can customize your boathouse together with your everpresent cat companion.


"Do you have Battletoads?" Yes, and so will Game Pass at launch. The revived brawler from yesteryear only got a teaser last year and didn't show us any gameplay, so this cartoony melee combat is our very first look at what the hokey series can be in a contemporary setting. It feels like a game that knows it's absurd and that's exactly how you'd want it to be.

No release date was given just yet, so maybe keep calling your local game retailer for now.

The Legend of Wright

One of the cool things Microsoft has done a lot lately is make time on their massive stage for some tiny games. Hand-drawn indie The Legend of Wright is another example of that. The shifting aesthetics of the game are glorious and confusing at once. What's going on in this one?

We can't be sure yet, but we'll find out when it launches in 2020.

ID@Xbox Sizzle Reel

Speaking of indies, the annual ID@Xbox sizzle reel was up next and showed off over a dozen games, all of which will be you guessed it coming to Xbox Game Pass on their respective launch dates.

One of them, Riverbond, is even out today. I know because my wife and I spent all of our morning before the show playing it. It's fun! Check out the trailer for the rest of the games.

20+ Game Pass Titles Added Today

I don't know if you've heard by now, but Microsoft has this service called Game Pass...

Yeah, even more Xbox Game Pass titles were announced, all of which came to the service today. Big hitters like Batman: Arkham Knight and Metro Exodus were supplemented by indies like Hollow Knight and Old Man's Journey. Here's the full list of what's new to Game Pass today:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Everspace
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Hollow Knight
  • Lightspeed: Double Speer Edition
  • Metal Slug X
  • Metro Exodus
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Moonlighter
  • Neon Chrome
  • Old Man’s Journey
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Riverbond 
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
  • Shenmue 1&2
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2
  • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Supermarket Shriek 
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • The Turing Test
  • Wizard of Legend

Xbox Game Pass Comes to PC Today, Included in Game Pass Ultimate

As the company revealed last week, Game Pass is coming to PC. In fact, you can join the open beta today. The PC version will feature its own list of "over 100 games by August" including all Xbox Game Studios titles on day one just like its console counterpart. 

Subscribers to Game Pass Ultimate (Game Pass and Games with Gold combined) now also get Game Pass PC included with their $14.99/month subscription. You can also sign up for your first month of Game Pass Ultimate right now for $1.

MS Flight Sim

Coming directly to Game Pass PC, and seemingly consoles for the first time, is the latest edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The ever-popular sim has been a PC staple for years, and the trailer implied it'll be coming to Xbox One as well.

In the time since the trailer was shown, some are saying that's inaccurate, though Microsoft has said no such thing themselves yet.

Age of Empires II Definitive Edition

More surely coming just to PC is Age of Empires II Definitive Edition. You can see the remastered classic in action in this brand new trailer.

I probably don't need to say it again, but lest we forget, it's coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one next year. Who would've guessed it?

Wasteland 3

Another title from a newly acquired studio, Wasteland 3 continues Inxile's tradition of keeping CRPGs alive. This time it's to the cold Rocky Mountains of Colorado, giving an aesthetic makeover to the series.

Tonally, it's probably right where fans want it to be, with a similar humorous cynicism as The Outer Worlds from Obsidian and the previous Wasteland games.

Microsoft Acquires Double Fine Productions

Matt Booty twerked to the stage to reveal yet another Microsoft studio buyout. This time it was Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.

The studio famous for games such as Psychonauts and Brutal Legend got to celebrate their new parent company with the first-ever gameplay trailer for the long-awaited Psychonauts 2.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

It was a bit weird when The Force Awakens got a LEGO game but The Last Jedi didn't. Well, now it has, along with every other mainline story in the Star Wars universe. 

The Skywalker Saga depicts all nine films, including the yet to be released Rise of Skywalker in brick and minifig form. It arrives next year, after the final movie in the Abrams run has made a billion dollars.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

Once known as Dragon Ball Project Z, the action RPG based on the hugely popular anime series is now Dragon Ball Z Kakarot. 

The combat of Kakarot resembled something closer to the past games in the series rather than last year's 2D fighter, though the label of "action RPG" should mean it's ultimately quite different from anything else in the franchise. It arrives in 2020.

12 Minutes

If I'm allowed to editorialize here (if you're reading this, I am!) 12 Minutes was one of the coolest reveals on stage during the Xbox show. Presented in top-down format, the entire game seems to take place in a small apartment where players control a man stuck in a Groundhog Day-like time loop, only it's one that tends to end much more tragically. 

I won't say anything else on it, as it's so stylish and well done, you should really see it for yourself.

Way to the Woods

Up next was Way to the Woods, an indie about a pair of deer, father and fawn, exploring a world, presumably to return to the woods. It has the air of a game that will be at different times uplifting and tragic, and it has me wondering which note it will end on.


Stay safe, little deer!

Gears 5

The stage presence for Gears 5 was rumored to be heavy before the show, and it turns out that was correct. It got the longest time on screen of any game, featuring multiple trailers. The first, above, depicts the psychological tormet of new protagonist Kait Diaz. 

The game will be coming to Game Pass at launch on September 10, but you can access it four days early with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription or if you buy the game's Ultimate Edition.

The versus technical test will go live on July 19 during which time players can take part in a new arcade mode. Later this summer, beginning in August, players can regroup for an early look at the game's Horde mode. 

Rod Fergusson also hit the stage to unveil a brand new mode called Escape, which has players infiltrate an enemy encampment, plant a bomb, and escape amid the chaos.

Anyone who pre-orders the game or plays within the first week via purchase or Game Pass will also gain access to a character pack featuring a T-2000 robot from Terminator Dark Fate.

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

Rumors of a new controller were loud for weeks and they were proven right on stage. Microsoft unveiled the Elite Series 2 controller, featuring "over 30" new ways to customize your experience, including new trigger sensitivity settings, new wraparound rubberized grip, and game profile settings that you can set for up to three games so each plays how you like it.

You can see all that and more in the tech-heavy trailer above.

Dying Light 2

Following the news that it's going to be published by Square Enix, Dying Light 2 got a new trailer during Microsoft's show which included a release date and some more pondering on how player choice affects the world.

You can play nice, be the bad guy, or (a gaming favorite) exist somewhere in the gray area when it hits stores next spring.

Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions

Another one that was heavily rumored was the Forza DLC featuring LEGO. Right again! An all-brick McLaren Senna was this year's token on-stage vehicle and helped introduce players to Forza Horizon 4's second expansion: LEGO Speed Champions.

If you're a fan of both the game and the toys, it seems likely this partnership will extend to physical playsets in the near future just as it has when Forza teamed up with Hot Wheels.

Gears POP!

Returning to the stage after last year's reveal was Gears POP!, a mobile strategy game which brings together an unlikely pair of properties.

Pre-orders go live "soon" and players can pre-register (pre-pre-order?) the game starting today. 

State of Decay 2

We already knew State of Decay 2 was getting a Return to Trumbull Valley DLC. What we didn't know was it had been reworked or just expanded into the Heartland story DLC, which is out today for $9.99 and a 10% discount if you have Game Pass.

The DLC offers two parallel storylines featuring new characters in both cases. It seems likely their stories will converge, but thankfully we haven't been spoiled yet.

Phantasy Star Online 2

Japan's premiere online MMORPG is coming to Xbox as a free to play title next year. A new trailer highlighted a lot of the tropes we've come to expect from the genre like big hair and bigger swords, so even if you're new to the series, it may feel familiar.

Crossfire X

If you're going to go and get Japan's premiere MMO, why not snag China's premiere shooter too? That's what Team Xbox did with Crossfire X, a rebranding of China's most popular FPS. It's coming to Xbox next year and will launch directly into Game Pass.

They didn't reference it in the show, but this is also the game for which Remedy wrote the story content, so fans of their games may want to take a closer look when it arrives in 2020.

Tales of Arise

A new Tales game is coming, and that would've been a huge reveal if it wasn't for the fact that Bandai's site was scraped earlier this weekend and all their news were leaked.

Still, fans got the full trailer on all its glory. Watch it above if you're ready for another adventure.

Borderlands 3

A new stylish as ever trailer was shown for Gearbox's Borderlands 3 and it introduces the four primary character classes on offer in the third go-around.

What's even better is Gearbox confirmed the leaked Fight for Sanctuary DLC is real, out today, and free in Borderlands 2. The DLC is meant to bridge the gap between the last game and this September's so if you're one of the few in it for the story, this one is for you.

Elden Ring

Perhaps no game would've received bigger applause than this one if it weren't for the aforementioned Bandai Namco leak. The Miyazaki-George RR Martin collaboration, Elden Ring, is real.

No release date was mentioned, but the trailer definitely feels like something spun up from precisely these two creators, which makes for an extremely exciting prospect for fans of either and perhaps a literal dream come true for many who admire both men's work.

Project Scarlett Revealed

Phil Spencer then returned to the stage to discuss the future of Xbox. In the near term, your Xbox One will be updated this October to allow you to stream games completely for the first time ever. 

Speaking farther down the line, Spencer also introduced Project Scarlett, the next-gen Xbox project being built by the same team that created fan favorites such as the Xbox One X, the Elite controller, and more. He stressed it will be a games machine first and foremost, obviously still trying to clear away the smears left by Don Mattrick's failed vision. 

Together with AMD, his team has created a custom processor that is four times more powerful than the Xbox One X. Many of the project leaders are seen in the above trailer mentioning things like 8K resolution and near-total removal of loading screens.

The console will launch at the end of 2020. They chose to not yet confirm if there will really be two versions of the console as other rumors have stated, but we image a reveal event next spring may eventually tell us what's true or false in that regard.

Halo Infinite 

Though it's almost a year and a half away from launch, Project Scarlett has already been given its first launch title reveal, and what else would it be? 

Halo Infinite closed out the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference with an extended cinematic trailer featuring our hero, Master Chief, who awakens from near-death and immediately straps in for the fight. He doesn't waste any time, does he? 

That's everything from Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference. What was your favorite announcement?  

Be sure to check out our other E3 2019 coverage below: 

GameSkinny Weekend Download: Diablo DLC, Call of Duty, PS5 Details, Dauntless, More Sat, 08 Jun 2019 09:00:01 -0400 GS_Staff

This week, GoG released some old, but new Diablo DLC, Sony unveiled some new details on the PlayStation 5, we learned that the new Call of Duty would have crossplay, and the hammer is bad-ass in Dauntless

We also took a look at Stadia, including its release date, price, and games. Netflix is making a show based on Magic: The Gathering. Shenmue 3 got delayed again, and there's a lot more. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna' do? Play video games? 


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Report Projects Video Games Industry to Hit $179 Billion By 2024 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 10:32:35 -0400 Glitchieetv

The Video Game Market Report: Trends, Forecast, and Competitive Analysis, which measures trends and forecasts growth in the video game world, was recently released by Research and Markets. Looking at key factors such as competition, new product development, emerging markets, and key companies, it is an in-depth evaluation of the past, present, and future of the video game market around the world.

Spanning 207 pages, the report offers an array of projections for the future of the worldwide video games industry. Using market trend analysis collected from 2013 through 2018, the report breaks down where the market is heading, leading to an estimated growth of 6.4% between 2019 and 2024. This growth is projected to see the industry hit $179 Billion by 2024.

Forecast to continue their dominance, shooter games will remain the largest gaming segment due to their appeal across all age groups. According to the report, driving these games will be the "constant improvement in graphics quality which provides real-life" style progression. 

Smartphone games are expected to have the largest growth as well as be the biggest device segment of the market. With popular games, such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) getting mobile versions as well as storage capacity increases, the ease of access leads the report to position mobile gaming as a major growth sector in coming years.  

The report acknowledges that emerging nations will not only contribute to mobile gaming, but they will also contribute to the Asia Pacific region reigning supreme in terms of growth and usage. With the growth of high-speed internet and smartphone technology in these areas, not only will mobile games see growth, but online-based video games will grow as well. 

Sony, Microsoft, Activison Blizzard, Google, Electronic Arts, and more were studied as key leaders in the market. Their current product offerings as well as products in development were analyzed.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are expected to have a large impact on the direction of the market. Not only are these devices and technologies used for entertainment, but they can be used for academic and practical, skills-based application as well. 

A PDF of the full report currently costs $4,850. 

Cuphead Coming to Tesla Vehicles After Deal Between Automaker and Studio MDHR Tue, 04 Jun 2019 10:13:32 -0400 Greyson Ditzler

In a partnership that's come out of the blue, the cartoon run-and-gun game Cuphead will be playable in the future on select Tesla models. The models currently planned to support the game are the Model 3, Model S, and Model X Vehicles.

The announcement was made by Studio MDHR on the developer's Twitter. It provided a brief breakdown on what the announcement means for people wanting to play the game in their electric cars. 

No information has been given on when the game will be released or what it's price might be, but nonetheless,  fans of the game will be able to play the game when they're in between grocery runs and Sunday drives on their Tesla dashboard.

Studio MDHR plans to release more details on this port of the game int he coming months.

Cuphead was originally released in 2017. Just two weeks after release, the game sold a combined 1 million units on PC and Xbox One. The critically-acclaimed game received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. 

In our review of the game, we said that Cuphead "deserves a 9 out of 10 because it is probably the best example of the genre released in the past 15 years, and everything about it is oozing the love and time of its developers. 

In April, Cuphead released for the Nintendo Switch. As expected, the game once again received positive reviews. 

Dragon Quest Walk Coming to Android and iOS Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:48:11 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Square Enix followed through on its promise of unveiling a new Dragon Quest experience today (Tuesday in Japan) by announcing Dragon Quest Walk.

It's a brand-new, Pokemon GO-style mobile game developed by Colpol for iOS and Android that brings the quirky world of Dragon Quest close to home.

Note that for now, the game is only set for a Japanese release.

There wasn't a great deal of information shared along with the reveal trailer, but the game's primary theme is moving forward, both in the player's adventure and in life. Like Pokemon GO, Dragon Quest Walk is an AR game with a map and events based on the player's surroundings.

The map has various levels to it. There's a zoomed out version that appears very similar to a traditional Dragon Quest in-game map, but zooming in appears to place a Google Maps overlay on it, with major landmarks, restaurants, and other areas of interest showing up on the game's map.

Over the course of their journeys, players will encounter townsfolk and monsters and engage in combat. A gameplay reveal video released alongside the trailer gives an idea of how combat will work in Dragon Quest Walk, and it seems like it won't be pared down either.

Players can take on a number of quests from specific landmarks and can also opt-in for more challenging fights against what appear to be boss monsters. The menu system also shows players can spend crystal-like items to unlock new quests or activities, so chances are, there will be microtransactions in Dragon Quest Walk.

Another feature is My Room. Players will get access to their own room, which isn't too surprising given the feature's name, and they can decorate that space with all kinds of furniture and items they pick up throughout their adventure.

With Pokemon GO's massive success and complete integration into The Pokemon Company's plans for the franchise, it's no surprise to see another hugely popular Japanese franchise get the mobile AR treatment.

Pokemon Press Conference Reveals New Games, Hardware, and More On The Way Wed, 29 May 2019 10:27:43 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

The Pokemon Company held a press conference in Tokyo today (yesterday for American audiences) and announced multiple new projects spanning this year and early 2020, including new games.

The project fans will see the soonest is a brand-new mobile game for Android and iOS: Pokemon Masters

Masters features concepts and art from Pokemon legend Ken Sugimori and is a lot like the Pokemon World Tournament in Black 2 and White 2. It includes famous trainers from throughout Pokemon history, such as Elite Four members like Lance and Cynthia and well-known Gym Leaders like Brock and Misty.

Not much else was shown or discussed about the game, though the very brief reveal trailer showed what looks like three-on-three Pokemon battles, with one clip showing Brock using something akin to Z-moves. More information will be revealed in June.

Pokemon Sleep and GO ++

Pokemon GO is getting an extensive new upgrade as well in the form of Pokemon Sleep. Niantic is building on the game's quality of life emphasis, dubbed walking as entertainment, with a new initiative — sleeping as entertainment.

Pokemon GO++ is a new accessory expected to release in 2020 that tracks users' sleep via an accelerometer. GO++ gets placed on the bed when the user goes to sleep and sends the information it collects to the user's smartphone via Bluetooth. The time spent sleeping will translate into some kind of in-game reward, but what kind remains a mystery for now.

The idea is to encourage healthy sleep habits and make people look forward to waking up the next day. It also functions the same as the original GO+, meaning it can be used during the day or night. In honor of that worthy goal, sleeping Snorlaxes can be found in Pokemon GO all day today.

Pokemon Home

With a new generation of Pokemon on the way, and plenty of other ways to experience Pokemon already, the Pokemon Company recognizes that players want ways of keeping Pokemon from earlier games. Thus, Pokemon Bank is getting a new replacement in 2020 in the form of Pokemon Home.

Pokemon Home will let players transfer Pokemon from Bank, the Let's GO games, Sword and Shield, and Pokemon GO all to one location. It also aims to make trading easier and faster than ever before by allowing players to connect via their smartphones through Pokemon Home and trade anytime, anywhere.

Detective Pikachu Sequel

Following on from Detective Pikachu's success on the 3DS and at the box office, the Pokemon Company will be releasing a sequel for the Nintendo Switch sometime in the future. The game will tie up the many loose ends left by the original Detective Pikachu, but nothing else was said about what fans can expect.

Pokemon Style

Finally, Pokemon fans will be getting a new way to express their passion for the franchise: Pokemon Shirts. The line of collared shirts features designs for all 151original Pokemon and lets buyers customize patterns and colors when they place their orders. It was previously limited to Japan and Asia but is expanding to North America and Europe in the near future.

All this comes just a week before a new Pokemon Direct will air, covering new information about Sword and Shield, potentially giving us even more reason to be excited about the upcoming Gen VIII games.

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed Announced, Will Be Constructed for Mobile Thu, 23 May 2019 11:29:24 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Mobile game developer Gameloft is teaming up with LEGO for a new project, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed.

The first-ever LEGO RPG is being built for iOS and Android and should launch sometime this fall. Meanwhile, Gameloft released the game's first teaser trailer, which can be seen above. It offers a glimpse at the game's general concept and traditional LEGO style.

The basic plot is still under wraps at the moment. However, the idea is that players will venture forth and collect LEGO figures and entire sets spanning the decades for battle — against what, we still don't know.

For example, the trailer's somewhat arthritic Captain Redbeard hails from 1989's Set 6270, and Gameloft is working to ensure the game has plenty of appeal for longtime fans, including avid collectors, and newcomers alike.

In fact, the development team has been working on the game for several years already. During that time, the team has made trips to the LEGO Vault in Denmark, scrutinizing figures, manuals, and instructions from throughout the years to try and recreate every aspect of the LEGO experience as accurately as possible.

Gameloft's COO, Baudouin Corman, provided some additional insight into the care being put into the game:

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is built to bring the enjoyment and fun that you once had, or still have, with LEGO toys. We are excited to see these authentic and original LEGO characters from all eras come to life.

We have been putting all our efforts, art and craft into this game as we want to delight all LEGO fans, whether their minifigures are tucked away in the attic or proudly shown in the living room.

All this is being done in close collaboration with The LEGO Group and its LEGO Games branch to ensure LEGO Legacy reflects each characters' personality and the brand's signature characteristics.

Godzilla Crossover Event Roars Into PUBG Mobile Wed, 22 May 2019 13:53:14 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

PUBG Mobile is getting another crossover event soon, this time with the Godzilla franchise.

The event comes before the impending release of Godzilla: King of Monsters on May 31. However, the PUBG x Godzilla crossover doesn't have a specific date just yet. Currently, it's scheduled for "sometime" in May.

There isn't much May left, so presumably, it will be within the next week or so.

So far, Tencent and PUBG Corp haven't released many details about the event itself either. Players will uncover "ominous in-game clues" related to Godzilla's imminent arrival, and it may or may not have something to do with the various other monsters that will be showcased in the film: Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidora.

PUBG and its mobile variant are no strangers to crossovers and special events. There have been several this year already, including a spy-themed event, a TERA crossover, and, for PUBG Mobile, a Resident Evil crossover.

Each crossover introduces a new gameplay mode or element, such as timed enemy encounters or special loot drops, along with plenty of exclusive skins, weapons and cosmetics.

The Resident Evil 2 remake event introduced a new battle royale mode with some interesting mechanics as well. Battles took place over the course of several days and nights, and all players were prone to attacks from RE characters during the day. At night, though, Tyrants and zombies came to life (or not-life, as the case may be) and added an extra survival element to the mode.

It seems possible this Godzilla crossover would do something similar, given the phrase "gargantuan twist" used in the original announcement. That might mean players have to avoid giant monsters and the Big Lizard itself while trying to take out opponents or may have to cooperate Pokemon GO Raid-style before turning against each other again.

We'll update once more information becomes available.

Activision Details Call of Duty: Mobile's Brand-New Battle Royale Mode Tue, 21 May 2019 14:32:12 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Following on from last week's menu and gear update, Activision published a new blog post outlining what fans can expect from Call of Duty: Mobile's expansive battle royale mode.

The first thing Activision emphasizes is that CoD: Mobile's experience is not the same as Black Ops 4's battle royale, despite sharing a few similar features.

Like other battle royale modes, CoD: Mobile allows for up to 100 players, and fights take place on large maps with a gradually shrinking circle as a boundary.

There's the usual single-player battle royale mode. However, CoD: Mobile also takes a page from Apex Legends' book and lets players choose team modes, playing as part of a team of two or four.

Players parachute onto the battlefield per usual, and they aren't always near their teammates, so the emphasis is on gathering as much as possible to help players stay alive while they try to re-form their team.

Players will be able to choose between two camera modes as well, first- and third-person, but the camera mode cannot be changed after the match starts.

Six character classes are on offer for battle royale mode:

  • Defender — boasts increased damage resistance
  • Mechanic — augment vehicles and create electro-magnetic interference for the opposition
  • Clown — can distract opponents and summon zombies (without getting attacked by them)
  • Scout — locates enemies with ease
  • Medic — revives teammates faster, and operates a medic station
  • Ninja — master of stealth who can climb buildings with the grapple hook

The mode will include elements from several stages pulled from the Call of Duty franchise, including Black Ops 2's eatery, Modern Warfare's Killhouse, and the Nuketown suburbs from all Black Ops games.

There will be plenty of help getting around these maps and elements as well, with several vehicles players can make use of scattered throughout:

  • ATV: A two-person quad-bike with speed but little protection.
  • Light Helicopter: With room for three including the pilot, allowing you to rain down fire from above.
  • SUV: An armored troop carrier with room for four, offering more ponderous mobility, but the extra protection compared to the ATV.
  • Tactical Raft: Take to the waters (including an ocean and rivers) in this fast boat, but watch for snipers!

Call of Duty: Mobile is still taking pre-registrations in North America, though no start dates have yet been mentioned. The full blog post can be found here.

Era of Celestials Launches Divine Design Contest Mon, 20 May 2019 15:45:31 -0400 Glitchieetv

Era of Celestials is an MMOARPG developed by YOOZOO Interactive and GTarcade. Currently, there are six Celestials in the game, each with their own unique backstory. Looking to add another Celestial to the mix, YOOZOO has launched a design contest. 

Looking for creative, unique takes on character design, participants have until May 22 to enter. Those who are interested can enter here.

Once all submissions are reviewed, YOOZOO will select the Top 10 designs from the pack. Those in the Top 10 will be rewarded with 200 Rubies as well as their choice of Celestial from Elysian Lunaris, Elysian Justicia, Elysian Abraxas, and Elysian Venoris.

Players will be able to vote for their favorite of the Top 10 entries between May 24 and May 29. The top design will be released in the game and immortalized in the world of Era of Celestials.

Along with bragging rights from their new special title, the winner will receive 200 diamonds. Rewards will be given out on May 31.

Set in Celestial City, Era of Celestials puts players as the chosen of the Celestials, great beings of massive power. Fighting to defend Celestial City, players embark on the Path of the Vanquisher.

Featuring three character classes, player versus player battles with epic angel transformations, sprite sidekicks, and more, Era of Celestials is an engaging mobile MMOARPG.

This is your chance to get your creation recognized worldwide. Check out Era of Celestials forums and website for inspiration. 

Another Eden Fishing Guide Mon, 20 May 2019 14:51:06 -0400 Ty Arthur

What would an RPG be without a fishing mini-game for wasting time between epic battles? Freemium gacha RPG Another Eden doesn't break with tradition on this front, offering up dozens of different kinds of fish, squid, clams, and even boots to reel in.

Unfortunately, Another Eden doesn't make it easy to figure out how to actually start using all of those fishing ponds found on any given map.

Haven't managed to get your first fishing rod yet? We'll show you exactly where to go and then how to find every type of fish in the game! 

Unlocking Another Eden Fishing

With the release of The 1,000 Year Ark Of The Ocean Palace event, there is now a very easy way to quickly unlock the fishing feature.

Use the space-time rift to travel back in time to Antiquity (20,000 BC). Then head to Acteul and use the boat to the northwest of the inn to travel to Kira Beach. Fishing will be automatically unlocked while talking to the old man on the beach.

After unlocking the feature, your rod can be upgraded and new types of bait acquired at the Kamasu Tackle Shop.

If you've already completed the 11th main story mission, you can then also proceed to the Seaweed Is Always Greener quest directly from Kira Beach after getting your first rod. For a full guide on how to find Kira Beach and complete this storyline, head over here.

Another Eden Fish Locations

Catching different types of fish bestows awards just like defeating multiple types of enemies or completing story missions. These award tiers are available for fishing:

  • Catching 1 of a type of fish
  • Catching 10 of a type of fish
  • Catching 30 of a type of fish
  • Catching 50 of a type of fish
  • Catching 70 of a type of fish
  • Catching 100 of a type of fish
  • Catching 150 of a type of fish
  • Catching the largest XL size of a type of fish
  • Catching every type of fish at each fishing location

Want to get started tracking them all down to grab your rewards? Here's where to find every kind of fish (and random inanimate object floating in the water) currently available in the game:

Fish Bait Location
 Glass Slipper Fishing Dango Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
 Boots Fishing Dango Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
Last Island (Last Ocean) 
 Geta Fishing Dango Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
 Empty Bottle Fishing Dango  Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot) 
 Empty Can Fishing Dango Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
Nilva (Peaceful Line) 
 Empty Pot Fishing Dango  Vasu Mountains (Lord Ukelele's Stone Bath)
Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface) 
Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
Kira Beach
Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake)
 Baruoki Kamasu   Fishing Dango Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
Nuaru Uplands (Abbetos Bath)
 Rinde Kamasu  Worm Rinde (Port Bridge)
  Zarbo Kamasu  Dressed Crab Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)
 Robo Kamasu  Dressed Crab Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
 Blue Kite Kamasu  Foamy Worm Nilva (Peaceful Line)
 Legacy Kamasu  Fishing Dango Lake Tilien (Silent Water Surface
Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
Kira Beach
  Mobius Kamasu  Dressed Crab Spacetime Rift (Dimension Bank)
 Kid Kamasu  Fishing Dango Charol Plains (Charol Well)
Kira Beach
Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake)
 Long Face Mackerel  Fishing Dango Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
Nuaru Uplands (Abbetos Bath)
 Beat Mackerel  Worm Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
Nuaru Uplands (Abbetos Bath)
 Garuda Mackerel  Crab Cake Last Island (Last Ocean)
 Rad Grunt  Worm Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
Nuaru Uplands (Abbetos Bath)
  Bonito of Iso  Shopaholic Clam Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
Nuaru Uplands (Abbetos Bath)
  Barunessie  Blabber Sardine Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
   Karek Jellyfish   Worm Karek Swampland (Half Fishman Garden)
  Gale Jellyfish Shopaholic Clam Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
  Freedom Crayfish  Worm Karek Swampland (Half Fishman Garden)
  Karek Flounder Shopaholic Clam Karek Swampland (Half Fishman Garden)
White Loach   Dressed Crab Karek Swampland (Half Fishman Garden)
 Varnish Carp Shopaholic Clam Karek Swampland (Half Fishman Garden)
Serena Coast (Merchant's Sprinkler)
 Tiger Pufferfish Shopaholic Clam Serena Coast (Merchant's Sprinkler) 
 Golden Tuna  Dressed Crab Serena Coast (Merchant's Sprinkler)
 How Much Tuna Shopaholic Clam Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
 Maha Bream  Dressed Crab Serena Coast (Merchant's Sprinkler)
 Dragon Que  Snitch Sardine Serena Coast (Merchant's Sprinkler)
 Marsh Dragon  Dressed Crab Man-eating Marsh
 Hydra Blabber Sardine  Serena Coast (Merchant's Sprinkler)
 Red Saury   Worm  Rinde (Port Bridge)
 Rinde Sunfish  Shopaholic Clam Rinde (Port Bridge) 
 Thunder Sazae  Worm Karek Swampland (Half Fishman Garden)
Rinde (Port Bridge)
  Scar Bass  Dressed Crab Rinde (Port Bridge)
  Moon Yellowtail  Foamy Worm Rinde (Port Bridge)
Striped Fish   Foamy Worm Rinde (Port Bridge)
 Sand Moray Eel  Snitch Sardine Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)
 Trap Moray Eel  Snitch Sardine Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
 Eternal Eel  Dressed Crab Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface)
 Sand Salmon  Dressed Crab Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)
 Drought Sardine  Shopaholic Clam Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)
Black Sea Cucumber Shopaholic Clam  Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)
 Cardinal Petra  Worm Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)
 Butterfried Shrimp Fishing Dango Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
 Acteul Shrimp Fishing Dango Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
 Sky Fish Fishing Dango  Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
Nilva (Peaceful Line)
 Sky Trevally Worm Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
Nilva (Peaceful Line)
 Sky Serpent  Blabber Sardine Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
  Silver Angel Worm Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
 Greater Whale  Blabber Sardine Spacetime Rift (Dimension Bank)
 Red Wing Gurnard Dressed Crab Elzion Airport (Vaper Trail)
 Wild Crab Crab Cake Last Island (Last Ocean)
 Wing Crab Foamy Worm Nilva (Peaceful Line)
 Skater Fish Crab Cake Last Island (Last Ocean)
 Great Black Shark Premium Crab Cake Last Island (Last Ocean)
 Dentured Shark Snitch Sardine Spacetime Rift (Dimension Bank)
  Iron Grouper Premium Crab Cake Last Island (Last Ocean)
  Missile Oyster Dressed Crab Nilva (Peaceful Line)
 Rolling Turtle Blabber Sardine Nilva (Peaceful Line)
 Broad Jump Fish Dressed Crab Nilva (Peaceful Line)
 Blazing Pagrus Dressed Crab Vasu Mountains (Lord Ukelele's Stone Bath)
  Fire Escargot Worm Vasu Mountains (Lord Ukelele's Stone Bath)
Burnt Rockfish Worm  Vasu Mountains (Lord Ukelele's Stone Bath)
 Bright Red Goby Shopaholic Clam  Vasu Mountains (Lord Ukelele's Stone Bath) 
 Three Lid Clam Fishing Dango  Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
Kira Beach 
 Neoceratodus Foamy Worm Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
 Giant Coelacanth Shopaholic Clam Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake) 
 Scylla Blabber Sardine  Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)
 Gala Palsifa Worm Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface)
 Giant White Snail Shopaholic Clam Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface)
 Gold Silver Fish Fishing Dango  Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface)
Kira Beach (Kira Beach)
 Crabby Fish Dressed Crab  Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface)
 Muscle Manta Foam Worm  Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface)
 Mad Arm Dressed Crab  Man-eating Marsh
Charol Plains (Charol Well) 
 Bizarre Goatfish Foamy Worm  Charol Plains (Charol Well)
Kesalan Patharan Snitch Sardine Charol Plains (Charol Well)
 Gratitude Trout Foamy Worm Charol Plains (Charol Well)
  Pair Ribbonfish Shopaholic Clam Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake) 
 Kraken Blabber Sardine  Acteul (Spirit's Shower) 
 Giant Isopod Snitch Sardine Man-eating Marsh
 Dyna Urchin Dressed Crab Man-eating Marsh
 Bog Anemone Shopaholic Clam Man-eating Marsh
 Kelpie Premium Crab Cake  Last Island (Last Ocean)
  Dandy Blowfish Snitch Sardine Charol Plains (Charol Well)
 Lucky Blowfish  Shopaholic Clam Serena Coast (Merchant's Sprinkler)
Rinde (Port Bridge)
  Miscreant Starfish Dressed Crab Spacetime Rift (Dimension Bank)
 War Cry Ray Snitch Sardine Spacetime Rift (Dimension Bank)
  Canyon Amberjack Foamy Worm Spacetime Rift (Dimension Bank)
 Sandwich Dollar Dressed Crab Spacetime Rift (Dimension Bank) 
  Rock-Paper Axolotl Fishing Dango Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake)
 Three Bean Monkfish Worm Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake)
 Surprised Clione  Fishing Dango Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake)
Parrot Conch  Worm Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake)
Cockatiel Conch  Worm Dragon Palace (Dragon Palace Lake)
Red Sahuagin  Worm Baruoki (Friendly Lake)
Nuaru Uplands (Abbetos Bath)
Marsh Coelus  Worm Lake Tiilen (Silent Water Surface)
Acteul (Spirit's Shower)
Dessert Lost  Fishing Dango Rucyana Sands (Desert Pot)


Found any other fish that we don't have listed here? Let us know what you reeled in and where you caught it so we can get this list updated!

GameSkinny Weekend Download: Sony Partners With Microsoft, Plus Rage 2, Super Mario Maker, More Sat, 18 May 2019 09:00:01 -0400 GS_Staff

We skipped last week, but GameSkinny's Weekend Download is back.

This week we have Sony partnering with Microsoft, PUBG getting slapped with restrictive modes, and Nintendo dropping way too much news on Super Mario Maker 2.

Outside of that, World of Warcraft Classic finally got a release date, news games were announced for the Genesis Mini, three big digital storefronts have three big sales going on. We also spoke to Asobo Studios about A Plague Tale: Innocence, reviewed Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, and wrote way too many guides on new and old games alike. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna' do? Play video games? 


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    The demo is only available for a limited time and lets players experience a big helping of what the main game has to offer and carry that data to the main game. Read more.  

  • Red Dead Online Leaves Beta With Big Additions
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  • Ubisoft Releases Big The Division 2 Update Ahead of Operation Dark Hours
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  • Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Review: A War Dog Losing Its Bite
    Despite a graphical upgrade, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered shows its age in almost every way — but that doesn't mean it's not a good time. Read more.  

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence Review — A Unique but Uneven Throwback to an Earlier Era of Video Games
    A Plague Tale: Innocence is an odd and often frustrating experience, with an escort mission front and center. There's a lot here that makes it worth checking out, though, even if only once. Read more

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    Druidstone nails turn-based combat, with some remarkably user-friendly options, but is held back somewhat by an uninteresting story. Read more.

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  • A Plague Tale: Innocence Crafting Guide — Best and Worst Upgrades
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It's Minecraft's 10th Anniversary! Minecraft Earth Is on the Way Fri, 17 May 2019 15:59:18 -0400 Ashley Shankle

It feels like Minecraft's been around for ages. Heck, 10 years is a long time. It may as well be ages!

Minecraft's been toiling around the game industry for longer than a decade, but the game's full release in 2009 took the game from a simple fad to a full-on worldwide phenomenon.

Today people know what Minecraft is, even if they don't know an Enter key from a Start button. While Fortnite may have superseded Minecraft in terms of trendiness, the blocky sandbox continues to be a force to be reckoned with here in 2019.

We've seen how Minecraft has evolved over the years -- the Marketplace, texture and mashup packs, and content updates that have pushed it well past its initial vision. The 2014 acquisition of Mojang by Microsoft changed the fate of the game forever, many would say for the better.

Today's the game's 10th anniversary, a milestone for Mojang and the Minecraft community at large. As a Minecraft player, you've got to celebrate! Luckily there are a few ways to do so.

The first is the most exciting: Minecraft Earth!

Mojang announced Minecraft Earth today, an augmented reality (AR) mobile game that will bring those pixelly blocks to the real world... virtually.

Minecraft Earth will allow players to build their own creations anywhere in the world, viewable via the game. This isn't going to just be a Creative Mode affair, though. The announcement specifically mentions Survival and the ability to fight them in the AR title. No simple sandbox here!

So how do you get into the Minecraft Earth beta? You can sign up for the Minecraft Earth closed beta right now by heading over to the beta sign-up page.

Those who sign up get a free special limited skin for Minecraft Earth and Bedrock, so get to it! It's too cute to pass up. You should get the skin within 24 hours of registering for the beta, whether you get in or not.

Mojang stated they will be rolling the beta out to hundreds of thousands of players, so just about everyone's got a chance to get in. However, you must be 18 or older to be eligible for the beta.

10th Anniversary Sale!

Maybe you're a longtime player trying to get their friends to hop on the Minecraft train or someone just considering jumping in, now's the time to throw some cash Mojang's way. The game is 50% off on Windows 10, Java, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

There's really never been a better time get into Minecraft considering the recent Village & Pillage update that's been rolling out across platforms (the PlayStation 4 Edition still doesn't have the whole thing, however) and this big sale.

The Minecraft Marketplace is also going through a sale, discounting the top 10 most popular worlds, mash-up packs, and skins by 10% for a limited time. Not the best discount, but it's certainly better than nothing!

So what are you planning on doing for Minecraft's 10th anniversary? Sound off in the comments below, and keep your eyes peeled for your beta invites as Mojang rolls out the Minecraft Earth beta to blend your real life with your favorite game.

Also check out our awesome Minecraft seed lists, which millions of players have used thus far and are well-worth checking out. Have fun!

Pokemon GO Extraordinary Raid Week Includes Shiny Lapras Day Fri, 17 May 2019 10:24:58 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Niantic recently announced a big new Raid event for Pokemon GO, which will include a chance for high-level Raid bosses, extra Raid events, and Shiny Lapras.

The Extraordinary Raid Week begins on Tuesday, May 21 at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST. It ends at the same time on May 28.

During the event, GO players will get double the amount of Raid Stardust and Raid XP. Plus, they'll have a chance to take on a number of Raid bosses, including some of the most powerful Pokemon in the game so far.

What follows is the list of potential Raid bosses. GO players should keep in mind that Raid bosses have perfect IVs, and this is a good opportunity to track down some more elusive Shiny Pokemon as well. Pokemon that may be Shiny are included in italics.

Tier 1:

  • Machop
  • Slakoth
  • Shinx
  • Bronzor (Note that Bronzor is a new Shiny Pokemon)

Tier 2:

  • Misdreavous
  • Kirlia
  • Mawile
  • Feebas
  • Clamperl
  • Bibarel

Tier 3:

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Chansey
  • Scyther
  • Aerodactyl
  • Floatzel

Tier 4 is where the big hitters are, though.

Tier 4:

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Dragonite
  • Tyranitar
  • Absol
  • Metagross

Tier 5 is a bit more special, since it's region specific:

Tier 5:

  • Uxie (Asia-Pacific region)
  • Mesprit (Europe, Middle East, Africa, India)
  • Azelf (North and South America, Greenland)

The so-called Dinner Raid Hour is making its return as well. It will be on Wednesday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time). It's a chance for an extra Raid, useful for those Raid passes burning a hole in trainer avatars' pockets, and Niantic said all Gyms in the local area should hatch a random Egg at the same time.

Finally, Lapras Day will be Saturday, May 25, in the Americas, Greenland,  Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the following day at the same time in the Asia-Pacific region (local time again).

Lapras will be joining Raid battles during that time, and there's a chance players will encounter its Shiny variety as well. There's no need for concern about Raid Passes either, since all players will receive five free Raid Passes during the event.

Both Lapras forms will have two special legacy moves only available for that day: Ice Shard and Ice Beam.

Considering Lapras was only made available on a limited basis, first at Safari Zone Sentosa and then in the wild via special Research Tasks, this is a fairly significant event.


If you need a refresher on the best Raid battle techniques and how Raids work in general, check out our Pokemon GO Raid guide.

Another Eden Black Pearl Farming Guide Thu, 16 May 2019 15:53:01 -0400 Ty Arthur

Classic JRPG/mobile gacha mashup Another Eden has an all-new episode that adds an extra dungeon to stomp, new party members to find, and of course, some collectibles for earning new rewards.

The 1000 Year Ark Of The Ocean Palace event revolves around some truly weird Japanese culture stuff that North American players probably can't even begin to comprehend, from a girl pretending to be a squid to perverted old turtles and the importance of homemade pasta.

Throughout this bizarre story, you'll have the opportunity to pick up three new characters:

  • Sheila (gained automatically through the quest)
  • Nagi (discoverable through Dreams)
  • Chiyo (discoverable through Dreams)

Apart from the extra party members, the big draw here is acquiring black pearls after completing the Dragon Palace segment of the story mission.

Haven't been able to find any yet? We've got you covered with a full break down of how to pick up the pearls and earn some sweet rewards.

Finding The Dragon Palace

To kick off this event and start the Where The Seaweed Is Always Greener quest, pull up the map and fast travel to Acteul in the Antiquity 20,000 BC timeline.

Look for the single boat with a blue sail on the north side of the town. It's just to the northwest of the inn and weapon shop. After taking the boat, go to the north exit (the west one just takes you back to the Man-Eating Grove you've already explored).

Note that you must have already completed chapter 11 of the main story to access the quest at all and find the Dragon Palace. If you've just recently completed that chapter, don't immediately head off to Actuel, however.

The enemies here are on par with what you face in Miglance Castle, so you want all your party members to be Level 31 at the lowest for a chance at surviving.

Finishing the quest itself is self-explanatory. All you have to do is follow the purple markers on the map, but don't forget to check all the corners of each room and corridor to find extra Atlantis pearls.

Farming Black Pearls

After completing the quest Where The Seaweed Is Always Greener, you can finally start farming black pearls. Open the map and travel to the Spacetime Rift, then access the blue door next to the tree.

From there, pick the Very Hard option for the Another Dungeon version of the Dragon Palace area. Here you can farm 1-3 black pearls per run on Very Hard mode.

Unlike most other random drops in the Another Dungeon locations, you'll immediately see how many pearls you are going to get when you arrive. As soon as you enter, check the water behind you. The number of turtles that appear let you know exactly how many black pearls you will find.  

Note that the black pearls appear as the shiny green sparkles indicating a random item like you'd find on any other section of the world map, so don't skip picking them up or you'll miss out on your black pearl loot entirely!

If you saw three turtles but only find a single shiny spot, make sure to explore more locations of the map to grab them all.

So, what are black pearls used for?

The more you collect, the more rewards you automatically earn, from Chant Scripts to a special trident. These rewards pop up in the Awards section of the Records menu just like if you completed battle or ally achievements.

Just head over to the Other tab to see what you've been given in exchange for black pearls.


Just jumping into the game and need help navigating the Dreams system or farming for Tomes to upgrade characters? Check out the rest of our Another Eden guides below: