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Warner Interactive and NetherRealm Studios have officially revealed what we've all known for a while now: The Terminator is coming to Mortal Kombat 11. More specifically, it's the T-800 model, as portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.  

The reveal was accompanied by a gameplay trailer, which highlights a nice slice of his moveset. He's able to blast enemies with his shotgun (complete with the fancy reload animation from Terminator 2), headbutt them with his metal noggin, and basically rule the arena like the unstoppable killing machine that he is. There are some other great moments in the clip, like showing off what happens when he gets hit with fire (thanks a lot, Scorpion!) and his fatality. 

The T-800 is hitting Mortal Kombat 11 on October 15, or October 8 if you have the Kombat Pack. Those are the same days owners of the pass will be able to get the Harley Quinn-inspired skin for Cassie Cage, as well as Kano's “Cash Machine Kano” skin and Johnny Cage's “Red Carpet Johnny Cage.” Sonya Blade is getting a “Cyborg Hunter” skin, too, which sounds like a nice pairing for the T-800.


November Cover Revealed – Pokémon Sword And Shield

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Fans have long-requested a mainline Pokémon RPG on consoles, and after remaking the first-generation titles in last year’s Let’s Go games, Game Freak is finally giving fans their wish in Pokémon Sword and Shield. We traveled to Game Freak’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan to get the behind-the-scenes story of these games. We spoke with the game’s director, producer, planning director, and art director, picking their brains on the direction of the series and what they hope to accomplish with the upcoming Switch titles.

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In our conversations, we talked about the decision to base the Galar region on the U.K., the new Dynamax mechanic, and why it took so long to make a mainline Pokémon game on consoles. And yes, we got into why some Pokémon didn’t make the cut for Sword and Shield. In addition to our huge cover story, you’ll also be able to get exclusive interviews, videos, and features during our month of coverage. Check out the trailer below and come back to our coverage hub often as updates are added regularly to

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As always, that’s not all we have in store for this issue! We have an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Shenmue III, a huge discussion with multiple developers on how they’re combating toxicity in their online communities, an interview with the artist behind Catherine and Persona, and plenty more. Of course, that’s on top of all the reviews and previews of the hottest games out there.

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DWG vs. RYL | Play-In Groups | 2019 World Championship | DAMWON Gaming vs. Royal Youth (2019)

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Sword And Shield's Max Raid Battles Could Be Among Pokémon's Most Challenging Encounters

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Pokémon Sword and Shield are introducing myriad new mechanics to the series. One of the biggest new additions is the ability for Pokémon to grow to massive proportions. While this is most prominently on display in battles through the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics, players can also challenge powerful giant Pokémon in cooperative Max Raid Battles. We spoke with the developers to learn more about these encounters.

Initially, the Max Raid Battles were called something more generic like “cooperative battles,” but following Pokémon Go's implementation of co-op raids, the word was entered into the vocabularies of Pokémon fans across the globe. “The initial concept of having cooperative battles against a Pokémon – the raid idea – came before raids were even implemented in Pokémon Go, but we saw Pokémon Go implement this raid feature and how popular it was for people to get together in the same space and enjoy these cooperative experiences,” director Shigeru Ohmori says. “I think there was some influence like how in Pokémon Go, you don’t need to be a hardcore battler to enjoy the raid battles. It’s really easy to invite a friend. We wanted to have that element in Sword and Shield’s raid encounters as well.”

Pokémon Sword and Shield

While Ohmori likes the idea of not having to be a hardcore battler to enjoy these raid encounters, planning director Kazumasa Iwao cautions that you shouldn't expect to walk right in and take down the highest-ranked beasts. “I think some of them are going to be pretty difficult,” Iwao says. “I think it’s going to have a kind of difficulty we haven’t seen in a lot of main series Pokémon games up until now, but there is a wide spread of difficulties even in the Max Raid Battles.”

Much like the raids in Pokémon Go, Max Raid Battles are represented by a ranking system. In Sword and Shield, they're ranked by stars; the more stars a Max Raid Battle has, the more difficult it is. “It starts out a little easier, then you can choose the difficulty based on how powerful your Pokémon are,” Iwao says. “Even for me, a seasoned Pokémon player, even if I go with one of the five-star Max Raid Battles, I can definitely run into situations where I’m not able to win.”

We'll learn just how difficult these raid encounters can be when Pokémon Sword and Shield launches on Switch November 15.

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Pokémon Sword And Shield Introduce Autosave To The Series

Pokémon Sword and Shield

During our trip to Game Freak's Tokyo headquarters for this month's cover story, we learned all kinds of behind-the-scenes information about Pokémon Sword and Shield. While talking with the developers about the new features coming to Sword and Shield, director Shigeru Ohmori mentioned autosave occurring in the Wild Area.

Normally after you perform a trade, you'd need to stop and save, but instead, Game Freak figured out a way to incorporate seamless saves into the Wild Area. “When you connect with them to actually trade or do some kind of interaction, it then seamlessly switches to a synchronous connection,” Ohmori says. “It’s also saving in the background, which is something we previously didn’t do, so there’s quite a bit going on in there that is represented in the Wild Area.”

At the mention of “saving in the background,” I asked Ohmori if that happens throughout the rest of the game, or if that's restricted to the Wild Area. “It’s a new feature we’re implementing: full autosave functionality,” he says. “Traditionally in Pokémon games, it’s an important thing to write your report to record your save, and that’s always been a staple, like, “Remember to save your game!” We do have an autosave feature this time, where you can just adventure and it’ll constantly save the game.”

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For those who don't want Pokémon Sword and Shield to autosave, fear not: You can turn the feature off and stick with the traditional save method where you pause the action and manually save. I imagine that will come in handy for encounters with difficult-to-catch Legendary Pokémon. However, Ohmori says that process might also feel a bit different on Switch.

“I think the Nintendo Switch, compared to previous consoles, it’s actually a bit harder to restart your game,” he says. “Like, on the NES, you’d have a dedicated button to reset the whole thing, but with the Switch, it’s a little bit more complicated of a process.”

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Pokémon Cut From Sword And Shield's National Pokédex Will Return In The Future

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Fans are eagerly anticipating Pokémon Sword and Shield, but some of the biggest news coming out of summer was regarding what won't be in the first mainline Pokémon console RPGs. During E3, producer Junichi Masuda explained that not every Pokémon will make the leap into Sword and Shield. This news left many fans disappointed, so I caught up with Masuda during our trip for this month's cover story to dive deeper into the reasoning for the cuts.

According to Masuda, the sheer number of Pokémon the series had accumulated over the last two-plus decades got to the point of being unwieldy. “Up until now, we’ve been proud we’ve been able to include so many Pokémon in the games, but as a result of that, there’s actually been quite a few features or gameplay ideas that we’ve had to abandon in the past,” he says. “Going forward, thinking about the future of Pokémon, we want to prioritize all those new gameplay ideas, new ways to enjoy the game, and want to challenge ourselves at Game Freak to create new ways to enjoy the game. That’s really what drove the decision for this new direction.”

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The decision was the result of collaborative talks between Game Freak, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. “We have a lot of awesome new challenges that we haven’t even revealed in Sword and Shield,” Masuda says. “We want to continue to come up with these new features, so we figured this was the best path forward for the franchise”

Things are a bit complicated when diving into how the team decided which Pokémon wouldn't carry over into the Galar region. “A wide variety of discussions happened; it’s not just one kind of criteria for deciding which Pokémon are going to appear in the games, but a lot of different reasons, a lot of different directions, a lot of debate over which ones would be the best in the game,” Masuda says. “I think one example of that is figuring out the Pokémon that would make sense for the setting of the game the most; these Pokémon look like they could live in the Galar region. We really spent a lot of effort deciding which would best fit the setting of the adventure and the features that we wanted to implement. I think players will be satisfied. There’s quite a few Pokémon that you’ll encounter in the Galar region Pokédex, so I think players will have fun seeing all the Pokémon.”

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When I ask for specifics about the Pokémon that didn't make the cut for Sword and Shield – including names and total number of creatures – Masuda did not elaborate. However, he was much more explicit when I asked if cut Pokémon will return in future games. “Definitely,” he says. “You can look forward to seeing Pokémon that don’t appear in these games appearing in different regions in future games. I think Pokémon Home, for a lot of players, will serve as a launching pad to gather them all there and then embark on future adventures.”

Pokémon Home has been announced, but details to this point are scarce. Masuda intends on keeping it that way for a bit longer, but he did offer a bit more insight into the upcoming app. “We’re really designing it as the place for all of your Pokémon together, so it’s really important for the future of the franchise, and it’ll be more than even Pokémon Bank as a place to gather all your Pokémon together in one spot.”

We'll have to see which Pokémon we encounter in the Galar region when Pokémon Sword and Shield launch November 15.

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