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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ New Trailer Provides Several Surprises

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is almost upon us, and Bethesda is hyping up the Nazi-murder simulator with a new trailer that shows a few new faces.

The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launch trailer is about as high-octane as you can get, which is par for the course with the Wolfenstein franchise these days. Sure, it features American resistance leader Grace Walker giving a rousing speech to stand up against the occupying Nazi regime, even if it’s with a knife or a clenched fist, but mostly the video is about the one-man army known as B.J. Blazkowicz tearing through Nazi forces. But, the promise of decimating the Nazi army isn’t the only highlight of the trailer. No, it’s who’s among those forces that is meant to get our blood pumping and excited for the release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

While series antagonist Wilhelm “Deathsead” Strasse won’t be returning (spoiler: he died in Wolfenstein: The New Order), his right hand woman Frau Engel will pick up the swastika-shaped baton as the big bad. And yes, in the trailer she’s talking in front of a desecrated Lincoln Memorial where Honest Abe has been replaced by Adolf Hitler in what can only be described as a mirror universe version of the “I Have a Dream” speech. But the hit list doesn’t end there; viewers will remember that in the “Nuke Area 52” gameplay video, KKK members were getting all chummy with occupying Nazi soldiers. Well, the latest trailer confirms that Klansmen will be among those opposing Blaskowicz (and getting their faces shotgunned off by Blakowicz as well); I can already hear the angry comments complaining that evil people are being portrayed as evil in a video game. Oh, and at the end of the trailer, Hitler, albeit a horribly aged and decrepit version of himself, makes a special guest appearance. Personally, I’m hoping his boss fight is saved for Wolfenstein III, because you can never kill too many Nazis in video games.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases October 27th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. That date can’t come soon enough.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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