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BioWare’s intense new ‘Anthem’ trailer finally dishes on story details

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Initial hype for BioWare’s answer to Destiny, the upcoming online multiplayer Anthem, was pretty tepid. It looked like every other cookie cutter never-ending co-op shooty game, a genre quickly becoming oversaturated.

But now the newly released 2018 Game Awards trailer has revealed more about Anthem‘s story. And it’s clear the studio behind Mass Effect is distinguishing its game by focusing on what they do best: telling engaging narratives.

Most notably, the trailer revealed the game’s main villain, the Monitor.

Giving off very Darth Vader meets Thanos vibes, the Monitor believes he can harness the chaotic power of the mysterious Anthem force — for good, he claims. But ending the needless suffering of the world will require authoritarian control. Read more…

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The very first look at ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ gameplay is right here

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The much-hyped first look at gameplay footage from BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda wasn’t a surprise at The Game Awards on Thursday night, but it was a treat.

The nearly 5-minute clip takes a look at several different facets of the game, including social spaces, cutscenes, Mako rover driving, exploration, and — of course — combat. And hey, guess what: it looks an awful lot like Mass Effect, only shinier.

It’s not too much longer before Andromeda‘s scheduled spring 2017 release, so expect to see plenty more in the near future.

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See the wider world of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’

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The Game Awards’ two hour running time wasn’t enough to contain just one new look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — so Nintendo is offering us two peeks.

Here’s a first look at the world outside the tiny slice that revealed at E3 2016, but look closely, there’s also a semi-appearance from what looks like the series namesake, Princess Zelda.

Breath of the Wild is coming to Nintendo Wii U and Switch in 2017. See below for the second early look of the night.

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