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Middle-earth: Shadow of War release date delayed
Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been delayed from its originally planned August release date, according to developer Monolith Productions.
According to a post from the developer’s community manager, Shadow of War will now launch Oct. 10 worldwide. A different release date will be announced for certain territories, including Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, according to the post.
“Monolith is committed to delivering the highest quality experience. In order to do this, we have made the difficult decision to move our launch date to ensure that Middle-earth: Shadow of War will deliver on that promise.
“We understand that it might be disappointing to have to wait a little longer for the release and are sorry for the delay, but we are working hard to make an amazing game.”
-Monolith Productions, in a blog post
Life is Strange, Killing Floor 2 headline June free PS Plus games
A new month means new free games for your enjoyment. Headlining things this month are Killing Floor 2 and Life is Strange.
In the case of Killing Floor 2, it’s a first-person co-op shooter set in the immediate aftermath of the first game. Players will form groups of up to six and head to continental Europe to combat the zombie virus outbreak to eradicate the undead and save civilization.
Meanwhile, Life is Strange is a five-part episodic adventure that follows Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers that she can rewind time. However, changing the past can greatly change the future.
PS3 owners can get their hands on Abyss Odyssey and WRC 5: World Rally Championship, while Vita owners can get Neon Chrome (PS4 cross-buy) and Spy Chameleon (PS4 cross-buy).
Ubisoft unveils new logo
Ubisoft has unveiled a new logo, a modest update to the blue swirl we’ve grown to love since 2003.
The now monochrome logo will “take on the colors and textures of our worlds,” according to an Ubisoft blog post.
“It’s a window into our worlds, giving a preview of what’s to come by highlighting the artistry that goes into creating them. The swirl and the letter O are deliberately created to be reminiscent of hand-drawn shapes and represent our human qualities of enthusiasm, curiosity, and the grain de folie that Ubisoft is known for.”
-Ubisoft, in a blog post