Today’s best game deals: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope $30, Sonic Origins $20, more

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Mario + Rabbids- Sparks of Hope

This is the place to find all of the best price drops on Nintendo Switch titles as well as a series of Xbox and PlayStation releases everyday of the week. Amazon is now offering Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope on Nintendo Witch for $29.99 shipped. While this one has been sitting in the $40 range as of late, it carries a $60 regular price and is now 50% off. This is matching the Amazon all-time low and a great opportunity to land the latest title in the series in your collection. We were big fans of the experience after going hands-on. It injects new excitement into the genre while delivering a wonderfully vibrant Mushroom Kingdom crossover experience that truly belongs on the Switch. Players are tasked with a building a team to “rescue the uncanny Sparks throughout the galaxy” with a fresh batch of boss battles standing in the way. All-new gameplay mechanics and abilities and delightful cast of characters are all ready and waiting here. Get a closer look in our review and head below for the rest of today’s best Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox games deals. 

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Review: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope invigorates turn-based tactics with open-world action

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Ubisoft’s long-awaited sequel to the Mario and Rabbids franchise, Sparks of Hope, is officially launching today. Delivering a fresh take on turn-based tactics gameplay that fuses in a compelling story with open-world exploration, the Game of the Year contender arrives as one of the most enjoyable Switch titles in a long time that is easily worth your consideration.

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Splinter Cell is getting a rewritten and updated storyline using the original game as a foundation

We were first told about a Splinter Cell remake back in December of last year, and now, nearly a year later, we’re getting a little more information. While Ubisoft hasn’t directly announced anything, a new job listing for a scriptwriter gives us a glimpse as to what the upcoming title holds. Essentially, Ubisoft wants the new Splinter Cell to “deliver next-generation visuals and modernized stealth gameplay,” while still using the original game as a foundation. What else did we learn? Keep reading for more.

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Ubisoft Forward showcase: New Assassin’s Creed titles, Mario + Rabbids, more

The annual Ubisoft Forward presentation is ready to kick off with updates on the publisher’s upcoming slate of games. Set for 3 p.m. ET this afternoon with a short pre-show starting now (2:35 p.m. ET), we are expecting to get a deep dive on the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and the recently unveiled Assassin’s Creed Mirage, alongside updates on Skull and Bones and its latest Mario + Rabbids cross-over project with Nintendo. Head below to watch the Ubisoft Forward presentation and for more details. 

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Xbox Game Pass gains Ghost Recon Wildlands, Two Point Campus, Cooking Simulator, more

Today, Microsoft is announcing the latest additions to its Xbox Game Pass lineup of titles. Further expanding its offerings, you’ll now find yet another Ubisoft game joining the Game Pass ranks with the inclusion of Ghost Recon Wildlands for the first time ever. There’s a lot more coming to Microsoft’s monthly game subscription service, so keep reading to find out all you’ll be able to play over the next month.

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Microsoft is bringing more Ubisoft titles to Game Pass, starting with Assassin’s Creed Origins

Microsoft recently released the list of upcoming Game Pass titles, which includes several that we expected, but one that we weren’t quite prepared to see: Assassin’s Creed Origins. Why is AC Origins a surprise Game Pass inclusion? Well, it’s a Ubisoft title, and there aren’t many games from the famed company included with Game Pass… yet. In January, we saw that Ubisoft+ was making its way to Xbox and that Rainbow Six Siege would be a day-one title, but we’re now starting to see older games added to the service.

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Ubisoft+ is coming to Xbox and Rainbow Six Siege launches day-one with Game Pass

Earlier this week, Microsoft and Ubisoft teamed up to announce the game studio’s first major release of 2022, Rainbow Six Extraction, would be launching day one for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on console, PC, and the cloud. On top of this unprecedented launch, Ubisoft is also releasing its Ubisoft+ subscription on Xbox as a separate service which offers many of the company’s famed titles. What all does this launch include, and could it be hinting at a bigger partnership in the future? Let’s take a closer look

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New Assassin’s Creed game confirmed, will reportedly be a live service experience

The new Assassin’s Creed game almost always gets leaked, and it looks like it just happened again. Except this time, it’s not necessarily a new Assassin’s Creed game in the traditional sense, but rather some kind of live service experience that appears to be codenamed Assassin’s Creed Infinity. As opposed to the franchise’s usual (mostly) single-player experience that takes gamers to a particular point in history, it sounds like the franchise is moving over to more of a live service setup with multiple games smashed together and regular updates to keep the experience fresh. Head below for more details. 

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E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward: Rainbow Six Extraction, Far Cry 6, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, more

Today is the first major day for E3 2021, and we’re kicking things off with Ubisoft Forward. We already got a head start on things Thursday with the E3 2021 Summer Game Fest showcase and then yesterday with Microsoft’s Summer Game Fest Demo event. At Ubisoft’s event, we’re taking a look at Rainbow Six Extraction, Far Cry 6, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as it’ll be the first AC game supported “well into its second year.” Ready to learn more? Head below for a slew of trailers and more details.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s first expansion takes you to the shores of Ireland

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, first talked about back in 2019 and then confirmed in 2020, received its first DLC today dubbed Wrath of the Druids. This isn’t just a standard DLC, either, as it’s the game’s first major expansion. It’ll bring players to Ireland and allow them to “uncover the secrets of a mysterious ancient cult.” You’ll discover the occult forests, haunted landscapes, and gain influence among regional kings. Sound interesting? Keep reading to find out everything we know about this expansion and how to get it for yourself.

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Watch Dogs: Legion online mode delayed for PC, still coming tomorrow for Xbox and PlayStation

Watch Dogs: Legion is getting a free update with online multiplayer that brings a few different aspects to the game that didn’t exist before. Originally slated for a launch tomorrow, that date only exists now for Xbox and PlayStation gamers, as the PC version has been delayed due to crashes “with certain GPUs.” While no PC launch date is specified, the dev team is working on fixing the issue “as quickly as possible,” meaning a desktop launch could come at any time. What all do the online modes include, and what’s delayed? Keep reading for more.

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Ubisoft inks deal with Netflix for slate of new Assassin’s Creed shows

Ubisoft’s film and television department have been busy over the last few years bringing the company’s IP to the big screen and it now looks like a Netflix Assassin’s Creed slate of content is on the way. A brief video for the new partnership hit the official Netflix Twitter account today to tease what sounds like a lineup of upcoming shows/series spanning live-action and animated products. Head below for more details.

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Ubisoft unveils Prince of Persia Sands of Time remake with debut trailer

During today’s Ubisoft Forward stream, the company officially unveiled the new Prince of Persia remake. Looking to follow in the footsteps of recent successful remakes of the Resident Evil franchise, Ubisoft has announced Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We know the game will be released early next year, according to today’s announcement, and you can check out the debut announcement trailer below.

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Ubisoft will not raise PlayStation 5 + Xbox Series X games above $60 this fall

While some studios are raising the price of next-gen titles to $70, Ubisoft has committed to keeping games at $60 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this fall. Microsoft is hoping many developers will jump on its Smart Delivery platform, which offers gamers a way to enjoy next-gen gaming with titles they already own. Ubisoft’s announcement here is huge when it comes to gaming this fall, and we’ve got all of the details down below as to what this means for you.

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Far Cry 6 leak details new setting and release date, stars Giancarlo Esposito

Ahead of this weekend’s scheduled E3-like Ubisoft presentation, it looks Far Cry 6 has already leaked. A listing for the game appeared on the PlayStation Store in Hong Kong, seemingly revealing an upcoming official announcement as well as details on the game’s setting, release date, and more. Head below for more details.

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