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Fortnite Teases Avengers: Infinity War Crossover

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One of the most popular video games of 2018 is crossing over with the biggest film of the year (and, uh, most likely all time). Earlier today the official Fortnite twitter account teased a single image that announced the limited time mashup with Avengers: Infinity War. The event begins tomorrow, May 8.

Entertainment magazine and website Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive details from Epic Games. It’s called the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup. The event will begin like any other Fortnite Battle Royale match, with 100 people dropping into an island in a free-for-all deathmatch. But this time, the Infinity Gauntlet is there.

The Infinity Gauntlet will be powered by all six Infinity Stones. The Gauntlet will be laying around for some lucky megalomaniac to pick up and wield. It will probably grant a wee bit of power to its wielder, and possibly unite everyone else against them. Epic is still playing coy with the details, despite the event starting tomorrow.

The crossover is the result of Avengers: Infinity War co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo being big Fortnite fans. They reached out to Epic Games Creative Director Donald Mustard and hashed out the basics for this limited time promotional event.

“Infinity War blew us away, and the Russos, Kevin Feige, and the whole team at Marvel have been incredible to work with,” Mustard told EW. “This kind of opportunity, where you have this mutual respect for someone’s work and you’re on the same page about doing something cool for fans, is rare and really exciting. We hope players love it.”

The Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup begins Tuesday, May 8. Fortnite Battle Royale is available for free on Mobile, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Save on Star Wars Games During May 4th Sales

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth may be one of the punniest ‘holidays’ of the year, but it also brings deep discounts on Star Wars games for PC and consoles. Sadly it’s also a reminder that despite the recent resurgence in the Star Wars brand thanks to the new trilogy, there aren’t many recent Star Wars games to get excited about.

Steam

If you’re looking for older Star Wars (like 10-20 years ago), the Star Wars Complete Collection has just about everything you need. It includes over 20 games, from beloved BioWare RPG Knights of the Old Republic to the classic flight sim TIE Fighter and co-op LEGO action games. The bundle has been discounted by 72%, bringing it down to $76.16. Or you could pick and choose your favorites. Each game is individually discounted by 66%.

One of the few Star Wars games not included in the Complete Collection is the more recently released LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Oddly the Deluxe Edition (75% off), which includes the Season Pass, is cheaper than the base game (66% off).

GOG

As always GOG is your destination for DRM-free PC gaming. Their Star Wars sale is pretty much the exact same as Steam’s, though they do have one recent arrival: Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer from 1999. It just arrived a few days ago and as a new game on GOG it is discounted by 15%.

GOG is also hosting a weekend sale to celebrate Interplay’s 35th anniversary, which ironically includes a bunch of Star Trek games.

Origin

Since EA has the exclusive rights to the Star Wars license, you’ll find more modern Star Wars PC games on Origin. That consists of the much-maligned Star Wars Battlefront II, which launched last fall amidst controversy surrounding its loot boxes and microtransactions. You can pick it up now for 60% off.

PlayStation

With the exception of Battlefront II and LEGO Force Awakens it’s mostly older Star Wars games and FX Pinball tables on the PSN May the 4th Sale. Notably you can actually purchase play the old SNES Star Wars platformers on PS Vita, which are also part of the sale.

Xbox

Microsoft’s store includes May 4th sales on both XBox One and Xbox 360 Star Wars games: Battlefront 2, The Force Unleashed, LEGO Force Awakens, and Star Wars Pinball.

Mobile

Various ongoing free-to-play Star Wars games have deals on in-app purchases, including Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and Star Wars: Commander. You can also snag Star Wars Pinball 6 for Free, and the mobile version of Knights of the Old Republic for 50% off on both iOS and Android.

The Swords of Ditto Review

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Available On: PC, PlayStation 4

Many video game genres overlap and blend well together. Shooting and third-person action. Narrative-rich adventure with first-person exploration. RPG elements in just about everything. Yet in the paraphrased words of Dr. Ian Malcolm, just because you can combine genres doesn’t mean you should.

The Swords of Ditto is a cautionary tale. The concept seems solid: combine the basic structure of classic top-down, 2D Zelda within the framework of a challenging roguelike, creating a frustrating experience that relies too much on repetition.

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Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed for Dragon Quest XI

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Square Enix has announced the pre-order incentives for upcoming RPG Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Pre-ordering the physical PS4 edition will grant unique bonuses from GameStop and Amazon. Dragon Quest XI releases September 4 on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Pre-ordering Dragon Quest XI from GameStop will grant the following digital goodies:

  • The Elevating Vest: Armor that grants extra experience from every battle.
  • Three Seeds of Skill: DQ fans will recognize these items as once per use consumables that add an extra skill point.

Amazon’s pre-order goodies are similar:

  • Arriviste’s Vest: Armor that grants extra gold with each battle.
  • Three Seeds of Skill: Same as above.

Dragon Quest XI can also be purchased digitally from the Square Enix store and via Steam.

According to the Steam store page, pre-ordering DQXI on PC includes the following bonuses:

  • Wallpaper set
  • 15 Seeds of Skill
  • Wings of Serendipity: Amulet that summons rare forms of monsters.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be the first main Dragon Quest game to release on a home console in the US since 2005’s Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Spin-off MineCraft-like Dragon Quest Builders released in 2016. Handheld remakes of Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII released on Nintendo 3DS in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Dragon Quest XI released last year in Japan on PlayStation 4 and 3DS. It’s coming to PlayStation 4 and PC to the US on September 4, with a Switch version arriving sometime in the future. It has not yet been rated but previous Dragon Quest games range from E to T.

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard Sets Sail in July

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Game tie-ins for kid’s movies used to be a dime a dozen. Most of the licensed games are tied to LEGO games these days, yet Bandai Namco is producing a game based on Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. It’s called Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard. It’s developed by Outright Games in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Monsters Overboard arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC the same day as the film, July 13.

“Following our long term strategic partnership with Outright Games, we now bring the famous monsters to a complete new story with Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard” said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “We want to keep offering the best entertaining experiences to the whole family and with this new title. All I can say is that new adventures are around the corner!”

The lovable monsters from Hotel Transylvania are washed up on an island following a storm while on a cruise vacation. Players control both Drac and Mavis as they form a crew of little minions called Impa. Impa are used to solve puzzles, battle enemies and save missing monsters. Basically it sounds a lot like Pikmin.

“Since 2012, families have enjoyed watching the humorous monsters of Hotel Transylvania go on fun filled adventures ,” says Jamie Stevens, EVP Worldwide Consumer Products at Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Now, players can jump into the story and help Drac’s Pack save the day! It’s a completely new experience.”

Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard launches on July 13. Also coming July 13 is the film it’s based on, Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation.