We’ve got some more video game news to discuss today, starting with the announcement of December 2020’s Games with Gold titles, Rainbow Six Siege’s next-gen release date, the incredible sales success of Koei Tecmo’s Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the announcement of the Fortnite Crew subscription service, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Nov. 24, 2020.
December 2020 Games with Gold Revealed
Microsoft revealed the December 2020 Games with Gold lineup today, and the list is as follows:
- The Raven Remastered — Dec. 1 – Dec. 31
- Bleed 2 — Dec. 16 – Jan. 15
- Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell — Dec. 1 – Dec. 15
- Stacking — Dec. 16 – Dec. 31
Next month’s lineup features 3,200 Gamerscore and equals a $74.96 value. Check out the announcement trailer below!
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Has Surpassed 3 Million Copies Sold
According to Famitsu, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has surpassed 3 million copies sold in just four days. The Warriors spin-off takes place 100 years before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and utilizes many of that game’s aesthetics and mechanics. It still feels and plays very much like a Dynasty Warriors game, but with a distinct Zelda flavor and a fully featured new storyline. It’s available for Nintendo Switch now.
The Fortnite Crew Is a New Subscription Service, Offering Exclusive Cosmetics
It was only a matter of time before Fortnite got its own subscription service, and that time is nearly here. Today, Epic Games announced Fortnite Crew, a monthly service that gives players access to exclusive skins and outfits, as well as the Battle Pass and 1,000 V-bucks, for $11.99 a month. The service will go live alongside the new season starting on Dec. 2.
Here’s a Closer Look at Hitman 3’s Glacier Engine
Today, developer IO Interactive released a new video highlighting the Glacier engine, which powers the upcoming Hitman 3. The video shows how lighting works, as well as the implementation of water and a slew of NPCs. The company also reminded us that this Glacier engine will be used to enhance the previous two entries — just in time for next-gen! Hitman 3 will be available on Jan. 20, 2021, and a cloud version for Nintendo Switch will arrive at some point.
Welcome to Chongqing, a brand new location coming to HITMAN 3. Plus, get a closer look at our Glacier engine, the technology that powers HITMAN 3.
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) November 24, 2020
Rainbow Six Siege Will Come to Next-Gen in December
Ubisoft finally announced the release date of Rainbow Six Siege for next-gen consoles, and its launch will come on the five-year anniversary of the original release to the exact day. Starting on Dec. 1, you’ll be able to play Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at up to 120 FPS running at 4K. Those who own the current-gen version will get the upgrade for free.