News Roundup October 9th

by Huey Chewwy in

The Star Wars Battlefront II open beta has been extended to October 11th, The Mummy Demastered launches on October 24th, tomorrow all proceeds from Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice sales will go to the Rethink Mental Health charity, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Halloween event starts today, and God Eater 3 announced.

May the force be with you... for a few more days

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Enjoy the Star Wars Battlefield II beta this weekend?  EA likes to think you have as they are extending the open beta for two days.  October 11th will now be the last day of the beta, giving you a little bit more time to hone your skills until the game releases next month.

Zombies in space, what could go wrong?

Overwatch is not the only shooter to get their own Halloween event.  Starting today, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is hosting Halloween Scream, an event that brings new game modes, double XP, and free Halloween-themed loot.  You can read more details about the event from the post over on the PlayStation Blog.

The mind is of the most importance

Anyone who has played Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will likely tell you it is something quite different from anything they have played.  With the themes of psychosis and deciphering what is real from what is not, Ninja Theory certainly did their homework on mental health/illness.  With this in mind, the studio will be donating all proceeds from Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice sales tomorrow on October 10th to the mental health charity Rethink. This gesture is being done in honor of World Mental Health Day.

To show how much the game has affected those who have played it, Ninja Theory has also released a new video titled Accolades.  All the images in the trailer were taken by fans using Hellblade's Photo Mode, along with the quotes also sent in by players.  Reading the quotes throughout the trailer, it is evident that Ninja Theory has struck a cord (in a good way) with the message of Hellblade.

No Tom Cruise, which is probably a good thing

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The movie may have bombed but the upcoming 2D game based on The Mummy looks to have some potential.  WayForward has announced that The Mummy Demastered will launch on October 24th for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. With WayForward behind the helm, this game has a developer with some great experience.  Let's hope the game doesn't get lost in the shuffle with the big releases of that week which include Assassin's Creed Origins, Destiny 2 (PC), Super Mario Odyssey, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Ready for a third plate?

Bandai Namco has announced God Eater 3 with a trailer showing a brief glimpse of gameplay.  Details are a little scarse right now but what we do know is that the Earth present in God Eater 3 has taken its toll from the God Eaters.  The trailer also points to "breaking free from the cursed shackles that bind the souls of the God Eaters." God Eater 3 will be coming to North America but a release date has yet to be announced.