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1.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

May 12, 2023

An epic adventure across the land and skies of Hyrule awaits in The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch™. The adventure is yours to create in a world fueled by your imagination. In this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?

Metascore:

96

User Score:

8.5



2.

The Case of the Golden Idol

May 25, 2023

The Case of the Golden Idol is a wryly amusing detective game set in the 18th century, brought to life with striking hand-drawn artwork. The game tests your ability to piece together clues and reconstruct the events leading up to some mysterious deaths.
Investigate a series of mysterious deaths. Explore hand-drawn locations set in the 18th century, where some mysterious deaths have taken place.
Reconstruct the events with a unique drag-and-drop mechanic. Gather verbal evidence and visual clues, then apply your deduction skills to figure out what actually happened and how each victim died.
Explore a greater mystery that spans centuries. Start revealing a larger overarching story that connects all the individual tales.

Metascore:

93

User Score:

tbd

3.

Street Fighter 6

June 2, 2023

Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types – Classic, Modern and Dynamic – allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.

Metascore:

92

User Score:

6.3

4.

Street Fighter 6

June 2, 2023

Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types – Classic, Modern and Dynamic – allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.

Metascore:

92

User Score:

6.5

5.

Diablo IV

June 6, 2023

MEET YOUR MAKER – Lilith has returned to Santuary, summoned by a dark ritual after eons in exile. Her return ushers in a new era of misery and darkness.

LEGIONS OF CREATION
An old legend has it that Sanctuary was created by the union of an Angel and a Demon, and that their descendants — humanity — built villages, then cities and empires, spreading across the land to form the world’s cultures and civilization.

A REIGN OF ENMITY
Chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil and impeity continue to spread. Depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roam the land unchecked, as terrified townsfolk huddle in dark corners trying to survive one more day.

CULT OF PERSONALITY
The pious plead for guidance from their faith, but doubts have them feeling that their devotion is misplaced. Lilith’s return has spawned a new wave of cultists and worshippers, but regardless of dogma, all prayers remain unanswered.

DAUGHTER OF HATRED
The daughter of Mephisto awakens burning urges in the hearts of those around her, be it demon, human or beast. Profound fears, unchecked rage, repressed impulses, sinful desires — all are brought forth violently and irresistibly by her mere presence.

UNSTOPPABLE EVIL
As darkness returns to sanctuary, a brave few dare to face this threat. But what fate awaits them in a land forsaken by hope, valor, wisdom, and justice?

Metascore:

91

User Score:

3. 4

6.

Rogue Legacy 2

June 20, 2023

Rogue Legacy is back! But now it’s got a 2 on the end of it!
Rogue Legacy 2 is a genealogical rogue-LITE. That means it has all the trappings of a typical rogue-like (randomized runs, changing characters, and more), but with persistent upgrades, and persistent dead heirs.
In this game, your legacy defines you. Spend your parents’ inheritance and grow the family manor to give your children a better fighting chance. Each child is unique, with their own traits and abilities. Your daughter could be a Ranger. She could also be vegan. It’s a new experience every time.
Rogue Legacy 2 also lets you play how you want to. Go hard and fast, and dive deeper into the depths of a randomly-generated world. Or take it slow and steady and build your character up until you’re ready for greater challenges.

Metascore:

90

User Score:

5. 1

7.

Jack Jeanne

June 15, 2023

The game’s story centers around protagonist Kisa Tachibana, a girl who had given up on a career in theater, but receives an invitation to attend the Univeil Drama School, an elite drama school for male actors, where students play female roles (referred to as “Jeanne” roles) in addition to male roles (“Jack” roles).

However, to maintain her enrollment, she must land a starring role in the school’s play at the end of the year and also hide that she is a girl.

Metascore:

90

User Score:

7.7

8.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

June 30, 2023

Ghost Trick is a story of mystery and intrigue that blends fun logic puzzles with the world of the supernatural, making for an entirely new and unique experience in the handheld gaming space. Part adventure game, part puzzle game, Ghost Trick’s gameplay will challenge player’s brains while its distinct art elements and character designs will deliver the fun.

Metascore:

90

User Score:

6. 4

9.

Street Fighter 6

June 2, 2023

Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types – Classic, Modern and Dynamic – allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.

Metascore:

90

User Score:

6.2

10.

Walkabout Mini Golf

May 11, 2023

Escape into a fun and beautiful world filled with the best mini golf courses you’ve ever seen! Play by yourself, meet someone new, or challenge your friends in a private game with up to 8 people. Extremely realistic physics create the perfect experience for hardcore golfers and casual players alike.

8 unique 18-hole courses to master
Unlock NIGHT MODE for more challenging versions of all courses
Play solo, 1v1 online quick match, or create a private room with up to 8 players
Extremely accurate physics feel just like the real thing
Collect over 188 custom balls hidden throughout
Solve treasure hunts on each hard course to earn special putters
Supports cross-play
Teleport and Smooth locomotion supported, as well as the ability to fly
Additional DLC courses available for purchase
Includes driving range, practice green and more!
Custom avatars featuring lip sync, a quadrillion+ combinations

Metascore:

90

User Score:

5. 0

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1.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition

May 1, 2023

This highly anticipated set includes the physical packaged version of FINAL FANTASY I-VI COLLECTION (PS4 or NSW), the Anniversary Edition GOODS BOX which contains a vinyl record set featuring newly arranged game music, a specially compiled artbook showcasing beautiful character pixel art, and 8 stylised pixel art character figures, and a bonus lenticular sleeve for the game package.

Metascore:

86

User Score:

8.4



2.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

June 30, 2023

Ghost Trick is a story of mystery and intrigue that blends fun logic puzzles with the world of the supernatural, making for an entirely new and unique experience in the handheld gaming space. Part adventure game, part puzzle game, Ghost Trick’s gameplay will challenge player’s brains while its distinct art elements and character designs will deliver the fun.

Metascore:

83

User Score:

6. 7

3.

Ray’z Arcade Chronology

June 30, 2023

One of the most revered arcade shooting game series Taito produced in the 1990s, the Ray Trilogy is coming back with new features and in HD quality.
Ray’z Arcade Chronology includes three titles: RayForce, RayStorm and RayCrisis. The latter two 3D titles include enhanced HD versions.

Metascore:

78

User Score:

tbd

4.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening

July 20, 2023

Conquer Warring States Japan under one banner!

Players are supported by faithful retainers who act on their own judgement. The “Dominion” system will allow you to obtain and grant territory to retainers. In return, retainers who are given the land will dedicate themselves to the development of the clan. Divvy up and parcel out the beautifully detailed Warring States Japan as you like, and make it prosper!
Over 2,200 officers will be included, the greatest number in the series. Come together with highly individualistic retainers and move history!

The game will also include various features that befit the 40th anniversary of the series, including scenarios, events, policies, and more, as well as elements from the previous titles such as an editing function that will allow them to change officer status, background music and scenarios, or create new clans.

Metascore:

74

User Score:

tbd

5.

Amnesia: The Bunker

June 6, 2023

Left all alone in a desolate WW1 bunker with only one bullet remaining in the barrel, it’s up to you to face the oppressing terrors in the dark. Keep the lights on at all costs, persevere, and make your way out alive. In the shoes of the French soldier Henri Clément, you are armed with a revolver gun, a noisy dynamo flashlight, and other scarce supplies to scavenge and craft along the way. With randomization and unpredictable behavior, no play-through is the same.

Hunted by an ever-present threat reacting to your every move and sound, you must adapt your play-style to face hell. Every decision will change the outcome of how the game responds.

Metascore:

74

User Score:

8.2

6.

Zool Redimensioned

May 16, 2023

Originally released by Gremlin Graphics in 1992 on the Amiga to critical acclaim, iconic gaming mascot Zool returns in Zool Redimensioned!
This brand-new reimagining of the classic action platforming adventure has been rebuilt from the ground up for modern audiences. Help Zool jump, spin and shoot his way across eight alien worlds, taking down menacing bosses and saving the universe from the nefarious influence of Krool.
Zool’s old school platforming action will challenge the most hardcore gamers, with modern enhancements that bring the game into the 21st century. Beat your speed run times, discover secrets hidden across every level, or go back in time and play the original classic game. Re-live the legend of the ninja that started it all!

Metascore:

74

User Score:

9.0

7.

Star Trek: Resurgence

May 23, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence is a narrative adventure game featuring dialog choices, relationship building, and exploration.

Alongside dialog-driven role playing and rich branching storylines, you will also engage with the Star Trek universe in a variety of other gameplay styles, including shuttle piloting, phaser fights, tricorder scanning, stealth, and micro-gameplay mechanics.

Metascore:

71

User Score:

8. 3

8.

Killsquad

July 20, 2023

Welcome to Killsquad: a co-op action game that blends twin-stick shooter, hack and slash and drops in a dash of character customization & progression. Join us on a journey to five planets full to the brim with enemies for you to annihilate. Choose your hero, select your skills, weapons, gears and talismans, and unleash hell through waves of relentless enemies and fearsome bosses.
Killsquad deliveres frantic, direct, skill-oriented control on keyboard or gamepad. Shoot fast, dodge fast, or die even faster. Our core are short, 10-20 minute adrenaline pumping contracts you can enjoy solo or with up to 4 friends in co-op. So it feels a bit like a twin stick shooter. Or a hack and slash. Or a top-down dungeon crawler. Or a sci-fi bullet hell. Well, it feels like Killsquad. And it’s a lot of fun to play, solo or with others.

Metascore:

56

User Score:

tbd

9.

Loop8: Summer of Gods

June 6, 2023

Eight months after hope for humanity was destroyed…
Nini, the protagonist who lost his home and family to the ancient calamity known as the “Kegai,” arrives at the peaceful countryside town of Ashiharanakatsu to stay with his mother’s relatives.
In this town where everyday life and the extraordinary intertwine, Nini’s radiant and stressful summer begins.
LOOP8 is a juvenile RPG in which you live your “everyday life” and fight “the extraordinary.” Live a summer all your own while forging relationships with the people around you, while fighting calamities known as “Kegai.
The game’s unique emotional artificial intelligence, the “Maturity System,” controls all aspects of the game’s progress, and the character’s emotions and stories are constantly shifting. Each “choice” you make influences the game’s world, offering a different experience every time you play.

Metascore:

52

User Score:

5.3

VALORANT Ranks & Competitive Matchmaking

Hello VALORANT Champions! My name is Ian “Brighteyz” Fielding, and today, as a member of the development team, I’m going to talk to you about VALORANT’s Competitive Mode, how it works, and the reasons behind the team’s decisions. The competitive mode will be available shortly after the release of patch 0.49. It will first appear in Europe and North America.

Competitive VALORANT works on the same principles as Unranked, with the only difference being the higher stakes. VALORANT’s competitive system is still in its early stages of development and will continue to evolve, but right now we would like to introduce its base version in closed beta so that we can further develop this mode with you. We expect Unranked Mode to be always available, but Competitive Mode will pause from time to time during Closed Beta to allow us to make changes based on your feedback.

Our system is designed to solve problems that players often encounter in the competitive modes and ranked systems of other games. We track personal skill levels to determine when players are playing better than usual, as well as deal with “smurfs” and “boosters”, which will allow you and your teammates to play by fair rules.

So here’s a small set of basic ideas, which I’ll go into more detail in a moment.

  • Competitive play requires 20 unranked matches.
  • There are 8 ranks in total, each of them has 3 levels (except for the highest rank – “VALORANT”).
  • You can play in groups of up to 5 people, the difference in ranks with which does not exceed 2 ranks.
  • If you have not participated in competitive matches within the last 14 days, then the rank will not be displayed, but it will not be lowered either .
  • The rank obtained during the closed beta will be reset to zero after the release of the game.

Introduction to ranks

You will be able to participate in competitive matches by completing 20 unranked matches. You can think of this as a warm-up before the real test.

There are eight levels of ranks in total, each divided into three levels: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Immortal and our highest rank – “VALORANT” . Winning matches is the most important factor for rank up, but if you play extraordinarily well, it will help you rank up faster. The reverse is also true: losing matches and playing poorly (compared to previous matches) will result in a rank drop.

At the beginning, personal skill plays a significant role in assessing your abilities, but winning matches will become more significant when the system can more accurately determine the level of your skills. Competitive mode also measures how convincingly you won or lost. We thought that if your performance during the entire match affects the rank, you will have more reasons to keep fighting and not abandon matches.

As for the players of the “VALORANT” rank, the only evaluation factor will be the degree of decisiveness of your victories and defeats, because this is the highest rank, and we believe that you and your team members did not get it in vain.

Competitive Play Conditions

Our ranks and competitive matchmaking system is designed to provide a balanced match environment and reduce the impact of external factors on game results.

The overall performance calculation will help us find smurfs, prevent rank boosts, and determine your exact skill level (rank) much faster. This way you can be sure that you are participating in balanced matches with players who have honestly earned their ranks.

Installing Spike is always more fun with friends, so you can compete in competitive mode in a group of up to 5 people. We want players to be able to feel supported by their group mates as teamwork is essential in competitive VALORANT. But the difference in rank between members of the group should not exceed 2 (or 6 steps). This requirement will allow us to reduce the difference in the skill of the members of the group and avoid cases where one player plays much better or worse than the rest of the match on average.

We have also taken steps to create a level playing field regardless of group size. Our matchmaking system takes into account the size of your group and automatically selects a match with a similar composition of the opposing team.

Rank activity will also be tracked. If you have not played a single match in 14 days, your account will be considered “inactive” and your rank will be hidden. Don’t worry, after the first match played, it will start showing up again. We want to make sure that the displayed rank accurately matches your skill level. After 14 days of inactivity, we can no longer be sure that your rank is correct. But we won’t downvote him for inaction, so don’t worry if you’re confident in your abilities.

Progress and the Future of Competitive Mode

We will focus on the VALORANT community as we improve Competitive Mode and Ranked, especially after launch. Right now, we’re trying to add a constant rank progression element to it that recognizes your competitive performance across all ranks, not just the current one.

We’ll be posting more details about the improvements to VALORANT Competitive Mode and Ranks closer to launch.

Ian “Brighteyz” Fielding
Senior Producer

Brighteyz is a member of the VALORANT team working on competitive, gaming and social features. His forte is out of place to use Sage’s ult.

Sean “Drevarius” Zopinski
Senior Designer

Drevarius is a designer on the VALORANT team. His main task is to make competitive matches tense, but not cause negativity.

What are the matchmaking ranks of the CIS DPC participants? Ponlo would be unhappy with someone

Quincy Crew’s Dota 2 roster support Remus Ponlo Guo Zhi Xian recently raised a debate about the importance of MMR for esports players, stating that for core players, a rank below 200 is an indicator of low skill. Cybersport.ru decided to check what ranks the participants of the first DPC division for the CIS have.

Virtus.pro

In Virtus.pro, three players are in the top 200 of the European ladder, while offlaner Dmitry DM Dorokhin and carry Ivan Pure Moskalenko are in the top 20. But the mid-laner of the team Danil gpK~ Skutin and support Ilyas Illias Ganeev have not played on their main accounts for a long time, so in Dota 2 their profiles do not have a digital rank designation. Judging by the information from dota2protracker, Skutin has not played in matchmaking from any of the known accounts for more than a week. Ganeev, in turn, has been using only a smurf for the last week.

  • Ivan Pure Moskalenko – 10th rank;
  • Dmitry DM Dorokhin — rank 14;
  • Daniyal yamich Lazebny — rank 143;
  • Ilyas Illias Ganeev – title without rank;
  • Danil gpK ~ Skutin – title without rank.

AS Monaco Gambit

All AS Monaco Gambit members are in the top 200 of the European ladder at the time of publication. The mid-leader of the team Artyom Lorenof Melnik holds the lead in the rating. Over the past eight days, he has played 14 matches and won eight of them. His most successful character was Queen of Pain, where Melnik has three wins out of three.

  • Artyom Lorenof Melnik – 1st rank;
  • Albert Alberkaaa Chernoivanov – 37th rank;
  • Andrey meLes Romanov – rank 119;
  • Sergey HappyDyurara Horonzhiy — rank 132;
  • Alexander Immersion Khmelevskoy — rank 196.

Team Spirit

Team Spirit has three players in the top 100 of the European ladder. At the same time, the captain of the team, Yaroslav Miposhka Naydenov, has the highest rank in matchmaking among all the supports participating in the DPC. He plays mainly in the fifth position (with the exception of a few games) – over the past eight days, the esportsman has played 40 matches, and his win rate was more than 50%. But offlaner Spirit Magomed Collapse Khalilov did not use his main account, so he, like the midlaner Alexander TORONTOTOKYO Khertek, who trains more often on a smurf, does not currently have a rank.

  • Ilya Yatoro Mulyarchuk – 4th rank;
  • Yaroslav Miposhka Naydenov – 20th rank;
  • Miroslav Mira Kolpakov – 88th rank;
  • Alexander TORONTOTOKYO Khertek – title without rank;
  • Magomed Collapse Khalilov – title without rank.

NAVI

As part of Natus Vincere, all three core players got into the top 200 of matchmaking, but the supports were outside of it. Despite this, roster captain Aleksey Solo Berezin has a fairly high percentage of wins over the past eight days – in 34 matches he won 20 times, the Russian esportsman was especially successful at Witch Doctor (six games and a win rate of 66.7%). But NAVI mid-laner Vladimir No[o]ne Minenko, on the contrary, has been losing more often lately, due to which he lost several positions in the ladder and dropped to sixth place.

  • Vladimir No[o]ne Minenko — rank 6;
  • Alik V-Tune Sparrow – rank 19;
  • Victor GeneRaL Nigrini – rank 183;
  • Ilya ALOHADANCE Korobkin — rank 236;
  • Aleksey Solo Berezin — rank 387.

PuckChamp

PuckChamp is the only team from the CIS, whose representatives are not in the top 100 of the European ladder. However, three roster players at once are close to this mark.

  • Alexander krylat Krylatov – rank 105;
  • Abdimalik Malik Saylau – 106th rank;
  • Nikita young G Bochko – rank 118;
  • Andrei Dukalis Kuropatkin – 167th rank;
  • Gennady Astral Motuz — rank 261.

HR

Three members of the HellRaisers roster entered the top 100 of the ladder at once. It is noteworthy that among them was the team’s support Arman Malady Orazbaev, who occupies the 64th line. At the same time, in matchmaking, he really mainly plays in his position, for example, now he has a winstreak of three victories in a row on Treant Protector. But offlaner HR Yaroslav Limitless Parshin was outside the top 200. Although lately he has had a positive win rate in matchmaking, now the esportsman is actively training Centaur Warrunner (ten matches in a short period of time).

  • Alimzhan Watson Islambekov – 23rd rank;
  • Maxim re1bl Afanasiev — rank 24;
  • Arman Malady Orazbaev – 64th rank;
  • Yaroslav Limitless Parshin — rank 261;
  • George Gilgir Svistunov — rank 375.

Ex-Team Unique

Among the members of the Team Unique roster, the highest rank in matchmaking was for the newcomer to the roster — carry Maxim 7Jesu Senchinevich.