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Prey trial out for PC, console demo now trial to carry over progress

PC gamers can now try their hand at surviving the alien infestation on Talos I. The release of the PC trial also marks a shift for the console demo, which is itself now a trial, meaning that players can continue their progress if they decide to purchase the full version. To kick off the release, Arkane has launched a new trailer to get players up to speed about what’s in store.

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The Evil Within 2 trailer introduces (killer) photographer Stefano

A new trailer for The Evil Within 2 shows one of the human monsters that players will have to contend with as Sebastion. The highlighted terror is former war photographer Stefano Valentini, who has somehow made his way into the STEM world. Described as “an artist with dark proclivities and unbounded imagination,” he went insane after losing an eye in an explosion, eventually becoming obsessed with taking photos of subjects during their final moments. In an effort to capture people during this precarious time, he ends up turning into an infamous serial killer to ensure that he has plenty of chances to get the perfect shot. He isn’t alone, either, as he is joined by one of his creations, Obscura.

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Adol trailer, DLC and theme bonuses announced for Ys VIII

Falcom’s Ys series is returning next month, and today, NIS has revealed that they will be releasing downloadable supplies for famed adventurer Adol Christin. Announced alongside a trailer, available below, the three packs will be released for all versions and add the original armor from Ys (Silver Armor), informal gear (Adventurer Clothes), and accessories along with iron ore (Survival Kit). The drops will be free for the first week after launch. Tacked onto the release was word that PS4 pre-orders will receive a system theme alongside seven character avatars as well as a five-song digital soundtrack.

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PC gamers to get access to Destiny 2 beta on August 29

As Bungie prepares Destiny for its PC debut on October 24, Activision has sent word that the studio will be holding a beta for players to be able to try it out early. Beginning on August 29, PC gamers can try out the opening story mission, Homecoming, plus some of the cooperative and competitive modes. A trailer for the beta offers a glimpse at the action in store, and can be found below.

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For Honor begins Season Three tomorrow with Grudge & Glory

For Honor’s third season is set to kick off tomorrow with several tweaks and additions. Dubbed Grudge & Glory, the update introducing the new season is described as the game’s biggest to date, adding two heroes, two maps, ranked play, and more customization items. Ranked play and both maps, Sentinel and Viking Village, are going to be free for all, while the Gladiator and the Highlander will launch tomorrow as part of the Season Pass but cost 15,000 Steel each for everyone else, beginning August 22. The Gladiator is a Knight Assassin that wields a trident and shield, and trades armor for an increased stamina meter as well as reduced cooldown times. The Highlander is a Viking Hybrid who can switch between two fighting forms, one focused on defense that allows for counter attacks and trade blows, and the other on attacking, allowing him to ably use the longest sword in the game.

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Call of Duty: WWII trailer details upcoming Multiplayer Private Beta

Call of Duty fans eager to know more about its online action are getting their chance today with the release of a new video. The WWII Multiplayer Private Beta trailer highlights some of the options that will be available when the beta goes live on August 25 for PS4. Gamers can look forward to trying out some of the new maps as well as War Mode as part of all five Divisions, which replace the traditional Pick 10 Create-a-Class system. In addition to the introduction, Operation Breakout, three maps (Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar) will be included along with several modes (Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint). Headquarters, Loot, Supply Drops, and eSports support will not be available during this period, however. Sledgehammer notes that the period will be critical to testing “core gameplay, our game systems, as well as a stress test of our online infrastructure at scale.” For more information, check out the studio’s latest blog post.

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The Fencer joins Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

Crawling through dungeons is dangerous business, and sometimes brute force isn’t enough. Enter Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth’s Fencer, a character who answers the call to arms with a little more finesse than the average adventurer. Check them out in action below.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ Trust in Brother teaches a lesson

Did … did I just see you eat chocolate? I hope not! Why? All is explained in the latest episode of Trust in Brother, one of the TV shows that appears within Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Described as a “Nazi-fied take on a classic American sitcom,” the live-action show takes place in the game’s alternate history, after the events of the original Wolfenstein didn’t pan out as expected. And that includes going back for extra candy.

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Destiny 2 multiplayer highlighted in Competitive Multiplayer Trailer

Activision is offering a better look at Destiny 2’s multiplayer. A new video highlights some of the new four-versus-four modes and maps, such as Control, Countdown, and Survival. That said, Bungie also noted that they are aiming at having modes that are accessible to both casual and competitive players. Check the trailer out below.

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First-person shooter Dusk gets bloody new gameplay trailer

New Blood Interactive has released a new trailer for David Szymanski’s Dusk. The first-person shooter, set to launch later this summer, has some of its 33 levels highlighted in the latest video. The three-episode release is inspired by shooters from throughout the 1990s, such as Doon, Heretic, Blood, and Redneck Rampage. But that goes without saying for anyone that watches the first 20 seconds.

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