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Things You Might Have Missed From Gamescom 2018

It can be easy to miss some pieces of gaming news when there’s so much out there!

The information floodgates are still open and the deluge of gaming news from Gamescom 2018 continues to pour down around us thirsty gamers. It’s easy to get swept up in all the excitement and miss a few announcements, so we thought to collate some of the exciting news you might have missed in all the gaming-related goodness.

Resident Evil 2 Gameplay

The Resident Evil 2 remake has been a long time coming with fans of the second entry into the series waiting for more information since it was announced back in 2015. While E3 gave us all a little insight into the beautifully creepy remake of the Raccoon Police Department, we can’t help but want more, and now, thanks to Gamescom 2018, we have that. As Polygon reports, the new footage features Claire Redfield battling to survive against one of the G-type enemies.

New NVIDIA Graphics Card

PC gamers everywhere rejoice (or perhaps commiserate) because NVIDIA has revealed new, top-of-the-line graphics cards that hardware enthusiasts are sure to want to insert into their rigs. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series is like nothing currently on the market, with multiple tiers for those looking for an “entry level” model and those who like to get the very best. This new line of graphics cards capitalizes on the new Turing Ray Tracing technology – making games that support said technology phenomenally gorgeous. Perhaps now is the time to upgrade?

Hunt: Showdown on Xbox One

Cryteck, the developers renowned for Crysis, the game which PC gamers used to benchmark their systems, has been hard at work on a brand-new first-person shooter experience, and now that experience is coming to the Xbox One Game Preview program. Hunt: Showdown is the name of the game, and it has to be one of the most intense competitive games on the market. Set in a gothic Louisiana, players take on the role of demon-monster bounty hunters who are dropped into a map to track down and purge the monster back to Hell. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, as other players will be attempting to do the same thing.

Saints Row: The Third on Nintendo Switch

This, much like all the strange things in the actual game, seemed to come out of left field. Saints Row: The Third is making its way to Nintendo Switch, according to a tweet from the official Deep Silver UK Twitter account. To put it into perspective, Saints Row: The Third originally launched back in November of 2011, almost seven years ago now – and it’s not even the latest entry into the series. However, porting games to the Switch is nothing new, as even DOOM found its way onto Nintendo’s console-handheld hybrid. Hopefully more developers will follow suit and port even more of our favorites to Nintendo Switch.

PUBG Receives a Training Mode

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still one of our favorite battle royale games out there, and it looks like we’ll be able to do more to hone our skills when the Training Mode launches next month. This Training Mode allows players to jump in and experience everything PUBG has to offer in a delightfully small 2x2km map. Five to 20 players can partake in some shooting practice at the shooting range, test drive vehicles around the course, practice vaulting, and even test out weapon damage against one another to get those precise numbers! While the Training Mode is hitting PC soon, the team at PUBG Corp. are looking to bring it to Xbox One as soon as possible.

Gamescom 2018 has reached the finish line, but before the dust settles we’re sure there’s going to be more awesome gaming news coming out of Cologne, Germany. Make sure you check out the write-up we did about some of our favorite trailers and reveals from Gamescom 2018, and let us know what announcement you’re most excited about!

[UPDATE] We spoke too soon! CDProjektRed have finally unveiled actual gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 to the public and it. is. glorious. Don’t take our word for it, watch all 48 jaw-dropping minutes for yourselves! (NSFW)