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LEGO DC Super-Villains Season Pass Includes Aquaman, Shazam DLC

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At this point Warner Bros. has their LEGO superhero DLC schedule figured it out – simply tie it into upcoming movies. It worked with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and they’re banking on it for the upcoming LEGO DC Super-Villains, launching on October 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

The Season Pass includes six Level Packs and four Character Packs. Both Aquaman and Shazam are getting two separate level packs, modeled after their respective upcoming solo films (Aquaman in Dec., Shazam April 2019). The other two level packs are inspired from animated series Batman: The Animated Series and Young Justice.

The Character Packs include all the DC heroes and villains from various WB shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, as well as additional characters from DC films and the comic Justice League Dark.

The Season Pass is included in the Deluxe Edition of DC Super-Villains ($74.99). It provides immediate access to the first Character Pack, the Super-Villains TV Series Character Pack. The physical version also includes a Lex Luthor Superman LEGO minifigure. The digital version instead adds the Justice League Dark Character Pack. The Season Pass will also be available as a separate purchase for $14.99.

In LEGO DC Super-Villains players will create their own unique super villain with their own custom powers and costume. They’ll join forces with iconic DC super-villains for an original story designed exclusively for the game.

The LEGO games remain at the forefront of family-friendly gaming, with a wealth of content, easy controls, humorous writing, and local cooperative multiplayer.

LEGO DC Super-Villains launches October 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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Diablo 3 Eternal Collection Coming to Switch

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All things must come to the Nintendo Switch, and Blizzard Entertainment’s seminal 2012 action-RPG Diablo 3 is no exception. Blizzard has officially announced the Diablo 3 Eternal Collection for Switch, coming later this year.

The Eternal Collection includes all previously released content updates, as well as the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer DLC expansion packs. That’s seven character classes, a five-act campaign, and the endless and excellent Adventure Mode.

The Switch version features new “ultra-responsive” controls built specifically for the Switch. Also coming exclusively to Switch is The Legend of Zelda Ganondorf armor set, inspired from the villain from the Zelda series.

Like previous editions, the Eternal Collection will support both local and online cooperative multiplayer, including a shared screen and linked systems.

“The Eternal Collection is the definitive version of Diablo 3, and we’re thrilled to team up with Nintendo to unleash it for Nintendo Switch gamers around the world later this year,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Bringing the world together through epic entertainment is core to our mission at Blizzard – we can’t wait to welcome a new generation of demon-slayers to Sanctuary.”

Diablo 3 originally launched on PC in 2012. It underwent some major revisions and updates in the following years, most notably with the Reaper of Souls expansion, Adventure Mode update, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console ports in 2014. The most recent addition was the Rise of the Necromancer pack last summer, which added the Necromancer class.

Diablo 3 Eternal Collection will be shown at Gamescom and PAX West, and will release later this year. It’s rated M for Mature.

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Overcooked 2 Review

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It’s not uncommon to shout “just sautée the damn mushrooms already!” at your family members when playing Overcooked 2. The delightfully chaotic cooking simulator returns with more cooperative mayhem as players quickly work together to fulfill culinary orders while avoiding kitchen hazards.

The sequel offers a few new features but ultimately the same experience. Thankfully it’s still a winning recipe.

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Fallout 76 Not Coming to Steam, Beta Details Revealed

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In an update to the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. (Break it Early Test Application) FAQ, Bethesda conspicuously left out Steam from the list of platforms. In a reply to a follow-up reply to PC Gamer, Bethesda confirmed that Fallout 76 will not be coming to Steam on PC, instead it will be exclusive to Bethesda.net.

Fallout 76 is arriving November 14 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The B.E.T.A. is coming in October.

According to the FAQ, the B.E.T.A. will be a significant head start into the full game. Progress carries over when the game officially launches. Since getting into the beta requires pre-ordering, October might as well be an Early Access launch for Fallout 76.

Pre-ordering Fallout 76 will result in an email with a code for the beta “at a later date.” Codes will be provided from either the pre-order receipt or the confirmation email. The B.E.T.A. is fully open to streaming and sharing, and represents the full game that’s launching a month later.

Access to the B.E.T.A. will require a free account at Bethesda.net. Exact start times have yet to be announced, but the FAQ states that it will begin on Xbox One first.

Steam has been the premiere digital marketplace for PC games for years, but we’re finally seeing some significant push-back. It’s well known that Valve takes a 30% commission from all sales on Steam, but most companies find the widespread exposure and user base worth it. It will be interesting to see how Fallout 76 fares on PC, and if it eventually releases on Steam at a later date, as was the case with Fallout Shelter.

Fallout 76 launches on November 14 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The B.E.T.A. begins in October for those who pre-order.