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Action Platformer ‘Unbroken Soul’ Looks Amazing, Launching June 30th

After releasing a teaser video a few months back that generated quite a bit of buzz, Spanish developer Chorrus Games has now released a full official trailer for their upcoming action platformer Unbroken Soul, and it looks freaking awesome. If you enjoy running, jumping, double-jumping, hacking away at enemies up close with your sword or picking them off at range with your bow and arrow, well, that’s pretty much all the types of things you’ll be doing in Unbroken Soul. It’s probably just easier if I let the trailer speak for itself.

Seriously, this is pushing all of my buttons. I love action platformers and at least from the looks of Unbroken Soul the gameplay and mechanics seem super solid. I love the big old bosses you’ll fight and the level designs look very challenging and clever. This is one you can pretty much just hook right into my veins, so you know I’ll be looking forward to getting my hands on Unbroken Soul when it arrives at the end of the month.

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TinyBuild is Bringing “Historically Inaccurate” Cemetery Sim ‘Graveyard Keeper’ to iOS and Android Next Week

Last year tinyBuild teamed up with Lazy Bear Games to release Graveyard Keeper on Steam and Xbox One, a simulation game inspired by Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon that had you maintaining and growing a medieval graveyard as you played through a story-driven campaign and interacted with the residents around you. The two had teamed up on Punch Club several years ago, which turned out rather fantastic, and given the inspirations behind Graveyard Keeper I was pretty excited to check it out. Unfortunately I don’t play games on Steam and I hardly ever play on my Xbox anymore, so when the developers announced a Nintendo Switch version back in March I figured that would be my gateway to Graveyard Keeper. However, on Twitter this week, tinyBuild announced that in addition to the Switch version, Graveyard Keeper is also heading to PlayStation 4, iOS, and Android on the same day, which is next week on June 27th. Here’s the launch trailer.

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Everything We Know About the Breath of the Wild Sequel

A sequel to Breath of the Wild was announced earlier this week at the end of the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation, and while there are still several things we don’t know about the title, there are quite a few interesting pieces of information we’ve uncovered about this highly anticipated game.

For more from this presentation, check out our review of the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct.

Update 6/18: We’ve added a section to this article about Breath of the Wild 2 being made because the team had too many ideas for DLC from the original. Continue reading for that new information.

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Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Hands-On: Damn it Feels Good to Be a Jedi

We finally had the question of “What does Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order look like?” answered at EA Play on Saturday. And then our own Miranda Sanchez got to see an extended version of that demo shortly thereafter. Now I can also answer the obvious follow-up question, “How does Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order play?”

To set expectations up front, I didn’t see anything new that Miranda didn’t. I simply got to play the back half of the extended demo; basically, I played what EA first aired on their livestream. Read Miranda’s preview to get the full rundown of that presentation. I took the controls after warming up in a combat tutorial.

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Cadence of Hyrule Review

It’s easy to look at Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda and see a simple reskin of an indie darling with the look of one of gaming’s biggest names. But there’s so much more to it than that. Cadence of Hyrule cleverly blends rhythm and roguelike elements from Curse of the Necrodancer with the canonized world and structure of classic Zelda games like A Link to the Past and, in doing so, brings fresh new ideas to both series.

Cadence of Hyrule advances and expands on the rhythm-based gameplay ideas of the original Crypt of the Necrodancer, applying them to a world with more than dungeons. On the other hand, it also feels like a Zelda game. That’s not just because the people and places are based on Hyrules past, but because it inspires the same sense of curiosity and whimsy. The result is a best-case scenario: a mashup of the rhythm gameplay and procedural generation from Necrodancer and the evergreen adventuring fun from The Legend of Zelda.

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Fans Petition to Make Keanu Reeves Time Person of the Year 2019

Fans have created a Change.org petition to crown Keanu Reeves as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2019.

The Change.org petition simply states “Keanu is the most wholesome person alive, make him the person of the year!” The petition currently sits at over 10,000 signatures with a goal of 15,000 signatures.

A press release for the petition went into more depth, saying “Keanu Reeves is officially an Internet obsession. From the cult-like success of his John Wick movie franchise, to stealing the spotlight in Toy Story 4, to his recent viral cameo in Allie Wong’s Always Be My Maybe on Netflix, let’s face it – the Canadian-American movie icon is making a resurgence. He’s already gained the title of ‘Respectful King’ on Twitter this week when the Twitterverse realized that Keanu respects his female fans by using the time-honored ‘hoverhand’ technique as he poses with them in photos, so what’s one more title?”

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Empire of Sin’s 1920s Chicago Is Big and Full of Deadly Surprises

During its captivating 30-minute hands-off demo, Empire of Sin co-developers Romero Games and Paradox Interactive stressed the importance of having plenty of “money” and “alcohol” in their new single-player strategy game. Set in 1920s prohibition-era Chicago, Empire of Sin lets you control one of 14 crime bosses as you attempt to create your very own criminal empire. Simply put, the game is massive in terms of its combat system and the myriad of ways you can achieve criminal mastery over your enemies.

A Strong Attention to Detail

From the very beginning of the demo, it was apparent that the developers are not only trying to create a game that’s fun to play, but also an experience that has a certain level of historical accuracy. “Our bosses

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: Kombat League Comes to ‘Mortal Kombat 11’, Konami Anniversary Collection Updates, ‘Citizens of Space’ Out Today, ‘Sonic’ Game Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for June 18th, 2019. The week is off and rolling, and we’ve got a few nice little news tidbits to get your blood circulating. There’s only one new release today, but it’s at least of some interest, so we’ll have a little look at that as well. Then there are the sales. Well friends, we’ll be saying good-bye to those epic E3 sales tomorrow, so make sure you have a good hard look at the outgoing list to make sure you grabbed everything you wanted. As for the new sales, they are few in number, but some of them are very strong indeed, particularly if you have an affinity for a certain blue hedgehog. Let’s slide on in!

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The Kombat League Comes to ‘Mortal Kombat 11′ Today

Looking for something extra to do in Mortal Kombat 11? Well, from today you can join in on the Kombat League, a special ranked online mode where you can battle your way to some sweet rewards. Each four-week season sees you progressing through nine tiers, each coming with its own goodies to add to your pile. There are also …read more


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Cris Tales Is Like Paper Mario With Persona 5’s UI

Much like its inspirations, Cris Tales is a stylish game. Its cheerful characters and world could have jumped straight out of a Saturday morning cartoon, its timing-based combat and 2D-style borrow some of the best parts of Paper Mario, and its sharp combat menus immediately pay homage to the anything-but-bland UI in Persona 5. But underneath those surface-level similarities is an RPG that uses time travel in a unique and exciting way that made it stand out from everything else I played at E3 this year.

While Cris Tales’ quest-driven exploration and turn-based combat might be fairly straightforward, it’s spiced up by your main character’s ability to alter time. Time travel in games isn’t exactly revolutionary on its own, but this isn’t a simple back and forth sort of thing – in fact, I’m not sure I’ve seen it presented in quite the same way anywhere else before.

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Here Were the 10 Most Popular Games From E3 2019

E3 2019 has come and gone, but most of the games we saw are still on the horizon, and the excitement for them is still growing strong.

Based on article traffic, we’ve determined what the most popular games from E3 2019 were for IGN readers. Continue on to see which games made the cut, and what some of our readers had to say in our comments sections.

1) Marvel’s Avengers

Reactions to Marvel’s Avengers from Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal have varied from person to person, but it undeniably caught the attention of a huge amount of IGN readers. Marvel’s Avengers was shown off at the end of Square Enix’s E3 2019 press conference with a flashy and dramatic trailer, and the publisher ultimately revealed its release date: May 15, 2020.

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