Train2Game News XEL Release Date And Trailer

Today, Assemble Entertainment and developer Tiny Roar are delighted to reveal the release date of the highly anticipated 3D action-adventure RPG, XEL, along with a new cinematic trailer previewing the game’s plot.

Crash landing on Windows PC via Steam and GOG on 12th July and Nintendo Switch on July 14th, 2022, XEL tells the epic sci-fi journey of Reid, a young woman who becomes stranded on a strange and exotic alien world. Together with her spirited sidekick Chap, Reid must utilise her ability to jump through space and time to discover the dark secrets of the planet on which she’s landed, and what her connection is to it. Too excited to wait until July? Luckily, the first 30 minutes of this space odyssey can be played on Steam as a demo now.

Check out XEL in the new “Downfall” trailer here

Spaceship-wrecked on the striking, alien world of XEL, Reid must venture out and begin to piece together her broken memories. A callback to old-school top-down RPGs, XEL evokes the nostalgic spirit of classic Zelda titles. A true passion project from the devs, the world of XEL merges familiar ideas with updated mechanics, all woven together in an intense sci-fi mystery. The planet XEL holds a sinister secret, with darkness lurking across space and time. Aid Reid in solving the mystery of her history, lest both her and the world she’s somehow connected to be doomed.

Key Features of XEL Include: 

  • Old School Meets New School: Retro meets modern in a classic top-down RPG gameplay style, and a well-crafted combat system comprised of different attacks, dodging, parrying, and clever gadgets
  • Adventure Through Space and Time: Explore the mysterious world of XEL and uncover its dark past, utilizing mind-bending time travel to unlock the secrets of the mysterious land
  • A Timeless Audiovisual Experience: Composed by Gidon Wolff, XEL offers a timeless soundtrack complemented by vibrant visuals, handcrafted by a passionate indie team

XEL launches on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam and GOG on 12th July, 2022. The grandiose adventure will launch on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Playstation 4/5 later this year. Want to learn more about XEL? Find more in-depth details in the latest Devlog #4 ‘Level Design Philosophy’ on Steam.

Keep tabs on XEL’s development by following developer Tiny Roar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Train2Game News Lord of the Rings Gollum Release Date

Daedalic Entertainment and NACON are happy to finally reveal the release date of the story-driven stealth adventure The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – Daedalic’s take on one of the most iconic characters in fantasy history arrives on PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S on September 1st, 2022. The Nintendo Switch version is planned for later this year.

Check out the latest trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJn2AjYOIJA

Assets, including new key-art and screenshots, can be found here.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, based on the legendary The Lord of the Rings trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien, tells of Gollum’s experiences from behind-the-scenes in the first chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. After losing his precious ring to Bilbo Baggins, Gollum decides to leave the Misty Mountains and embark on a perilous journey that leads him from the dungeons of Barad-dûr to the realm of the Wood-elves in Mirkwood. 

In order to survive the dangers of his journey through Middle-earth, Gollum has to sneak and climb and use all his cunning.  He also has to deal with his Hobbit-self – Sméagol. It’s up to the players if they want Gollum to have the upper hand when it comes to making important decisions, or if they prefer to allow Sméagol to take over. Gollum also encounters well-known characters from the books as well as a few new faces.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, developed by Daedalic Entertainment in partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, is co-published by Daedalic Entertainment and NACON. The game will release on PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on September 1st, 2022. A physical edition for consoles will also be available.

Train2Game News Original TMNT Voice Actors Returning

Publisher Dotemu and developer Tribute Games, in partnership with Nickelodeon, have served up an extra-large portion of piping hot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge gameplay, while revealing that the four Turtles’ original voice actors from the 1987 cartoon will reprise their roles in the game.

The team also confirmed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will receive a physical edition as well as a digital release of its jammin’ original soundtrack by Tee Lopes, courtesy of Kid Katana Records, following the game’s digital launch on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this summer.
 
Fresh extended gameplay finds the Turtles kicking Foot Clan shell throughout the first two stages of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, thrashing foes as they tour their favorite, iconic stops across Manhattan including the Channel 6 studio and the streets of New York.

Watch the Heroes in a Half Shell take the Foot Clan down in the new footage: https://youtu.be/h66fgPv1EnM
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge features newly recorded voicework from the original Turtles lineup, with Cam Clarke returning as Leonardo, Townsend Coleman as Michelangelo, Barry Gordon as Donatello, and Rob Paulsen as Raphael. Players will hear their charismatic energy in battle as the Turtles sling quips and their signature phrases and quips, making the action feel even closer to the Saturday morning cartoon magic.
 
After its digital release, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will score physical editions courtesy of Limited Run Games in the U.S., Merge Games in Europe, Happinet Corporation in Japan, and H2 Interactive across Asia.
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge joins two retro gaming experts: Dotemu, the developer and publisher known for faithful ports as well as impeccable remakes and continuations of beloved gaming series including Streets of Rage 4, the smash hit nominated for Best Action game at The Game Awards 2020, as well as the exhilaratingly competitive Windjammers 2 and the highly lauded Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap; and Tribute Games, the studio behind retro-themed original IPs including Panzer Paladin, Flinthook and Mercenary Kings which embody the spirit of classic games in new experiences. Tribute Games is home to the key talent behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game beat-em-up and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game released for Game Boy Advance in 2007.
 
For more TMNT gaming updates, visit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge official site https://www.shredders-revenge.com/

Train2Game News Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Revealed

Warner Bros. Games have introduced the Official Gameplay Reveal for Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming open-world, action role-playing-game set in the 1800s wizarding world, in development by Avalanche Software.

The narrated video gives an in-depth look into the gameplay, including character customization, and the variety of spells, adventures, missions, locations, and characters that players will encounter as a student at Hogwarts.

Also showcased was the Official Behind the Scenes video featuring comments by the creative minds making the game.

Hogwarts Legacy is filled with immersive magic that puts players at the centre of their own adventure. Joining as a brand new fifth year student with a unique ability to manipulate powerful ancient magic, players will live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world. Throughout their adventure, they will grow their character’s abilities by mastering powerful spells, brewing potions, and harvesting magical plants as they face off against deadly enemies. Along the way, they will meet new friends who can accompany them, interact with school professors, and confront dangers that could jeopardize the future of wizardkind.

To view and share the Hogwarts Legacy Official Gameplay Reveal Video, visit: YouTube

To view and share the Hogwarts Legacy Official Behind the Scenes Video, visit: Here

Scheduled for release holiday 2022, Hogwarts Legacy will be published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label. The game will be available for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch™ system and PC.
 
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Train2Game News Pokemon Day 2022 Updates

Today, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, new video games coming to the blockbuster series that first captivated fans with the Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games 26 years ago.

The announcement was made during a special Pokémon Presents video presentation streamed online to fans around the world on Pokémon Day, the annual fan-focused, pop-culture holiday celebrating the launch of the original Pokémon games on February 27, 1996.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will launch in late 2022 and be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.
 

“Trainers will once again embark on an epic journey of discovery and exploration,” said Tsunekazu  Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company. “Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be an adventure unlike any other, and I cannot wait to share this incredible experience with all of you.”
 
New updates for the recently released Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus games were also announced in addition to in-game events for Pokémon GO, Pokémon Café ReMix, Pokémon Masters EX, and Pokémon UNITE in celebration of Pokémon’s 26th anniversary.

Details about all announcements made today follow:
 
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Developed by GAME FREAK inc., Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet take a new evolutionary step in the Pokémon main series. Trainers can explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness. Pokémon can be seen everywhere in this wide-open world—in the skies, in the sea, and on the streets. 
 
As one of the main characters, Trainers will jump into the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to begin their adventure, where they will have a different outfit depending on which game they are playing. Trainers will then choose either Sprigatito, the Grass Cat Pokémon, Fuecoco, the Fire Croc Pokémon, or Quaxly, the Duckling Pokémon to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey.
 
Sprigatito
Category: Grass Cat Pokémon
Height:  1′4″
Weight:  9 lbs.
Type: Grass
Ability:  Overgrow
The capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokémon.  
 
Fuecoco
Category: Fire Croc Pokémon
Height: 1′4″
Weight: 21.6 lbs.
Type: Fire
Ability: Blaze
The laid-back Fire Croc Pokémon that does things at its own pace.
 
Quaxly
Category: Duckling Pokémon
Height: 1′8″
Weight: 13.4 lbs.
Type: Water
Ability: Torrent
The earnest and tidy Duckling Pokémon.  
 
After their release, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be able to link with Pokémon HOME, a service that allows Trainers to keep their entire Pokémon collection in one place. By linking these games with Pokémon HOME, Trainers will be able to have Pokémon from other regions adventure alongside them in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.[1]
 
For more information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, please visit Pokemon.co.uk/ScarletViolet.
 
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Daybreak, a software update (Ver. 1.1.0) for the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, will be available starting today at 7:00 a.m. PST, February 27, 2022. In the Daybreak update, Trainers will begin investigating mysterious mass outbreaks of Pokémon that are popping up all over the Hisui region. Players will also have a chance to battle powerful opponents—like Legendary Pokémon and wardens—adding yet more options to the Pokémon battle experience.[2]
 
In celebration of Pokémon Day, Trainers can also receive items that will help them on their adventure in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. They can receive these items by entering the password ARCEUSADVENTURE in the Mystery Gifts menu in their game before 7:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, March 31, 2022. This gift includes 30 Ultra Balls, 30 Gigaton Balls, and 30 Jet Balls.[3]
 
The production of an online animated series set in the Hisui region has also begun. This series will feature an original story line and is anticipated to launch later in 2022.
 
Pokémon Legends: Arceus brings Trainers to the vast Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl was established. For more information about Pokémon Legends: Arceus, please visit Pokemon.co.uk/LegendsArceus.
 
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
An item called Oak’s Letter will be distributed in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games starting today, February 27, 2022. Trainers can receive Oak’s Letter by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift menu in the game.[4] Once a Trainer receives Oak’s Letter, they can talk to Professor Oak on Route 224. He will then ask for their cooperation regarding a stone tablet like one found in the Kanto region. As the Trainer assists Professor Oak, the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin will appear. Trainers can follow it and try to add it to their team. Shaymin is the Gratitude Pokémon and is able to change into its Sky Forme using the Gracidea item.[5]
 
For more information about the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl video games, please visit Pokemon.co.uk/DiamondPearl.
 
Pokémon Day 2022 In-Game Events
In celebration of 26 years of Pokémon, several events will take place in current games across the franchise.

  • Pokémon that first appeared in the Alola region, the setting of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, will be appearing in the world of Pokémon GO beginning 10:00 a.m. local time on March 1, 2022. Until then, it seems that Alolan Form Exeggutor will be appearing.
  • There is currently an ongoing event in Pokémon Masters EX celebrating 2.5 years since the game’s release.​ During the event, players can immediately receive 3,000 gems, as well as the chance to scout 10 sync pairs each day for 10 days at no cost.​ Additionally, Trainers May, Skyla, and Raihan will appear in special outfits as part of the 2.5-year celebration.​
  • In the Pokémon Café ReMix game, there are currently three events Trainers can participate in to celebrate Pokémon Day.​ The events are as follows:
    • Log-in bonus of a celebratory crown outfit for Bulbasaur (available until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
    • A four-day period of an increased chance of Shiny Piplup appearing (until Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
    • The opportunity to use the new delivery feature 11 times at no cost (until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
  • In Pokémon UNITE, an ongoing event to celebrate Pokémon Day is currently under way. For the first time in the game, Trainers can immediately try out the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa and earn its Unite license.​ Players can enjoy a Pokémon Day log-in event from now until March 14, 2022 to receive a Pokémon Day hat and t-shirt in-game. Starting today, Trainers can experience full-fury battles, a new type of quick battle in Pokémon UNITE. An exciting reveal was also made, introducing Duraludon as the next Pokémon coming to the game in the future.

      Finally, as part of the Pokémon Day 2022 celebrations, all Pokémon Center UK shoppers will receive free shipping on orders of £50 and over from 27 February at 12:01 a.m. GMT until 5 March at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

Train2Game News Elden Ring Launch Trailer

Your journey is about to begin Tarnished, a mere few days now separate you from venturing into the Lands Between and seek your place as Elden Lord.
 
Watch our latest trailer here but beware if you want to discover the game with unclouded eyes, as it contains characters and scenes never seen before.
 
ELDEN RING is available for pre-orders now and will launch on February 25, 2022, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM.
 
The game offers a free Upgrade to PS5 for players who purchase the PS4 version and supports Smart Delivery for Xbox, allowing players to play on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S with a single purchase.
 
For more information about ELDEN RING and other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, please visit our website, follow us on Facebook, or join the conversation on Twitter.

Train2Game News Skywalker Saga Gameplay & Release Date

Warner Bros. Games, TT Games, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm Games have revealed a new game overview trailer for LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga, which is set to release on April 5th, 2022 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

In what will be the biggest and most visually striking LEGO Star Wars game yet, the trailer gives an in-depth look into the gameplay and the freedom offered to players by showcasing the new combat mechanics, a wide range of characters and character classes, a vast galaxy to explore, and much more!

In true LEGO form, players will relive the epic story of all nine films in the Skywalker Saga, and it all starts with picking the trilogy of their choice to begin the journey.
 
To view and share the official LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Game Overview Trailer, visit: YouTube Link
 
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga lets players experience battles like never before in a LEGO game as players can string different attacks together to form combo chains and fend off oncoming attacks. New blaster controls and mechanics allow players to aim with precision and take cover to plot their next move or utilize the skills of a Jedi by wielding a lightsaber and using the power of The Force.
 
Players can traverse space using the galaxy map on their holoprojector to chart their course through the saga, progressively unlocking planets to explore along the way.

During space travel, players may engage in heroic dog fights against enemy ships, piloting legendary vehicles like the Millennium Falcon™, Imperial TIE fighters™, Rebel X-wings™, and many more. Once reaching their destination, players can choose to either continue onwards through the main story or explore and discover exciting quests and puzzles within the galaxy.
 
Exploration rewards players as they uncover Kyber Bricks which unlock new features and upgraded abilities across a range of character classes, including Jedi, Hero, Dark Side, Villain, Scavenger, Scoundrel, Bounty Hunter, Astromech Droid, and Protocol Droid.

Play as iconic characters like Leia™, Yoda™, Boba Fett™, Darth Maul™, Poe™ and over three hundred more unlockable characters from across all nine films in free play mode to create fun, new adventures.

From the idyllic grassy hills of Naboo to the desert dunes of Jakku, the LEGO Star Wars galaxy is available to discover and play in.
 
The trailer also reveals LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature Mumble Mode, an option that fans of the classic LEGO Star Wars games can toggle to replace all voices with mumbles!
 
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available now for digital pre-order.

Consumers that digitally pre-order the game will receive early access to the Trooper Character Pack on launch day.

The pack will be available a month after launch for those that purchase the Character Collection (season pass with all seven character packs) or à la carte.

Digital buyers can also unlock the Classic Obi-Wan Kenobi™ playable character that is not available for purchase à la carte.

The physical version of the Deluxe Edition will include an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure, Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk.
 
Join the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga conversation on Facebook (LEGOStarWarsGame), Twitter (@LSWGAME), Instagram (LEGOStarWarsGame) and YouTube (LEGOStarWarsGame).

Train2Game News Hello Neighbor 2

During the ID@Xbox Twitch Showcase recently, (part of the Twitch Winter Gathering), tinyBuild debuted a tantalisingly tense new trailer for Hello Neighbor 2 along with the announcement of a pre-order Beta launch date.

Check out the trailer below to see just how much trouble you’ll be able to get into on April 7th, 2022.

In Hello Neighbor 2, players step into the role of Quentin, an inquisitive local reporter looking into a series of mysterious disappearances in the seemingly sleepy town of Raven Brooks.

Players of previous games in the series might be quick to blame the reclusive and enigmatic engineer Mr Peterson, but it seems that everyone here has something to hide, and are willing to go to great lengths to keep their secrets buried.

The town of Raven Brooks is a living, breathing open-world space that will evolve over time. Every one of its colourful townsfolk is driven by a powerful shared neural network AI, capable of learning from their encounters not just with you, but all players worldwide.

With the townsfolk getting wise to your tricks, be prepared to adapt and improvise. It’s going to take more than just journalistic instincts to crack this case. Stealth, evasion and no shortage of puzzling lays ahead. Just try not to end up on the growing list of missing persons yourself.

In the Hello Neighbor 2 Beta, players will have access to a good part of Raven Brooks, packed with equal measures of mystery and menace.

Get ready to meet the locals, discover their daily routines, and then formulate a plan to find out what they’re keeping behind locked doors.

Mystery, horror, stealth and action are always just next-door in this neighborhood.

Train2Game News Star Wars Eclipse Announced

Quantic Dream, the award-winning video game studio and publisher today unveiled Star Wars Eclipse with a world premiere cinematic reveal trailer during The Game Awards™ 2021.

Created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, Star Wars Eclipse is Quantic Dream’s most ambitious project to date and is currently in early stages of development.
 
Star Wars Eclipse is the first video game to be set in an uncharted region of the Outer Rim during The High Republic era, known as the golden age of the Jedi. The game will build upon Quantic Dream’s expertise in delivering deeply branching narratives and will go beyond their already established acclaim. Player’s choices will be at the heart of the experience, as every decision can have a dramatic impact on the course of the story.
 
Crafted by a diverse team of writers, game creators, and interactive storytelling experts, all with a deep affinity for the Star Wars™ franchise, Star Wars Eclipse™ will feature new places to explore through untold stories with unique characters, each with their own path, abilities, and roles to play.
 
Star Wars Eclipse is currently in early development in Paris, France, and Montreal, Canada and will be published globally by Quantic Dream. The team is recruiting in both locations for top talents in the world to work on this exciting new project.

You can see the cinematic trailer below:

Visit StarWarsEclipse.com to stay up to date on the latest news about the game.

Train2Game News Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League Story Trailer

Warner Bros. Games and DC today unleashed a new story trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the genre-defying, action-adventure third-person shooter in development from Rocksteady Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series.

  Debuted at DC FanDome, the brand-new story trailer sheds light on the origins of Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X (a.k.a. the Suicide Squad) as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark grudgingly embark on their mission to take down the World’s Greatest DC Super Heroes, The Justice League.

Featuring an original narrative set within an expansive open-world Metropolis, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League puts the four DC Super-Villains on a collision course with an invading alien force and DC Super Heroes who are now laser-focused on destroying the city they once vowed to protect. All the while, the squad must be mindful of the lethal explosives implanted in their heads that could go off at the first sign of defiance.

Enjoy the story trailer below:

Squad: Kill the Justice League will be available worldwide in 2022 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. To learn more, visit SuicideSquadGame.com or join the community conversation on Twitter (SuicideSquadRS), Instagram (SuicideSquadRS), YouTube (SuicideSquadRS), Twitch (Rocksteady), Facebook (SuicideSquadRocksteady) and Discord (SuicideSquadRS).