Gaming News #123 – Mass Effect Trilogy Being Remastered, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC Requirements

A fresh look at the vehicles and clothing styles of Cyberpunk 2077, insight into the PC requirements of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, information on the Mass Effect trilogy remaster and much more.
Gaming News #123 – Mass Effect Trilogy Being Remastered, Assassin's Creed Valhalla PC Requirements

KeenGamer gaming news is a series of articles designed to bring you the hottest gaming and pop culture related news. Each news is presented in a bite-sized format and will lead you to the original source of the news if you want to find out more details.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be quite demanding to play on the PC

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be quite demanding to play on the PC

The beauty comes with a cost

Ubisoft always goes the extra mile when it comes to hardware demands for their games on the PC. Where other developers usually post the “minimum” and the “recommended hardware requirements, Ubisoft usually shares a wider range of specs, depending on what graphical setting you want to play on. While the requirements for mid-to-high settings are fairly reasonable, things quickly start to ramp up if you want to go for anything above 1080p and 60FPS. 4K at 60FPS isn’t even a part of the requirement sheet and is presumed as not attainable unless you have some sort of SLI beast mode PC.

The game requires only 50GB of space and all but the minimum hardware requirements list an SSD as an absolute must. It will surely be interesting to see how the game performs on various configurations and if it will be a driving force for mass PC upgrades now that the next generation of graphics cards is right around the corner. For the full list of hardware you’ll need to run Assasins Creed: Valhalla, check out our original news coverage.

Cyberpunk 2077 showcased vehicles, clothing styles, and much more 

Cyberpunk 2077 showcased vehicles, clothing styles, and much more 

Cyberpunk 2077 is looking more epic by the day

Cyberpunk 2077’s release is just around the corner and we got a massive amount of information on what we’ll be driving and wearing once that happens. Both the vehicles and clothing will be tied to the history of the world and will represent a very important aspect of life in the city. Vehicles will come in a couple of categories like executive, economy, heavy-duty, sport, and hypercars. Stealing them will be tied to a certain skill that you’ll have to unlock but you’ll also be able to purchase and summon them to your location.

Styles, on the other hand will be tied to factions as well as the economic status of the wearer. For example, Kitsch is a style over substance futuristic neon street style while Neomilitarism is a style of clothing worn by higher classes of business people and politicians. All in all, everything showcased just further hypes up Cyberpunk 2077 and tells us that we’ll really be able to make the experience our own. For a full breakdown of all the vehicle classes, check out our original news coverage here, All the factions and clothing styles of Night City can be seen in the trailer here.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has a new gameplay trailer

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has a new gameplay trailer

Familiar faces in new badass monster-killing form

We are only about a month away from revisiting the world of Hyrule in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – game set during the Great Calamity, the brutal war set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As such, it’s only to be expected that we’ll be getting more and more information as we approach the release date. The latest info came in the form a new gameplay trailer in which we get a glimpse at some more character abilities and moves.  Regali, Mipha, Princess Zelda herself are pretty much the stars of the trailer and can be seen mowing down various enemies using some rather unique abilities in line with that we know about them as characters. The trailer also tells us that finding Koroks is also a thing in this game and even teases at a possibility of one being a playable character. To see the game in action for yourself, be sure to check out our original news coverage.

Apex Legends will likely drop onto the Nintendo Switch really soon

Apex Legends will likely drop onto the Nintendo Switch really soon

Apex Legends will be a great addition to the Switch library

A game receiving an ESRB rating is almost like it is officially confirmed to soon release. Such is the case with Apex Legends which recently received an ESRB rating on the Nintendo Switch. Oh, and if you were wondering, the rating is the same “teen” as on other platforms where the game is already available. While we don’t have an exact date, such established titles being ported to another platform and receiving a rating usually get released not long thereafter. It’s truly exciting news for everyone wanting to enjoy the fast-paced FPS on the go, especially now that the game received full cross-play support. While we wait for the official announcement of when the game is releasing, be sure to check out our original news coverage for more information on Apex Legends.

Get ready to relive a graphically upgraded Mass Effect trilogy 

Get ready to relive a graphically upgraded Mass Effect trilogy 

We’ll soon get to relive the greatest gaming space saga

One of the best sci-fi gaming trilogies – Mass Effect is probably being remastered. The rumor came via Twitter of a reliable industry source saying that The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea have rated the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Presumed to be consisting out or remastered versions of Bioware’s Mass EffectMass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. According to further rumors, the remastered trilogy was supposed to release in October 2020, which was pushed back to sometime in 2021 because the developer wasn’t entirely satisfied with graphical improvements. While most of the info we have is heavy rumor territory, a game rating is all the confirmation we need and it’s only a matter of time until we get an official announcement. Until then, check out all the rumors and information we have on the remaster in our original news coverage.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is an ambitious turn-based RPG being crowdfunded over on Kickstarter

King Arthur: Knight's Tale is an ambitious turn-based RPG being crowdfunded over on Kickstarter

The game seems quite robust for a crowdfunded project

NeocoreGames announced a new turn-based tactical role-playing game based on Arthurian legend, slated for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S/X. Seeking roughly $150,000 to finish the title and deliver it to backers in 2021. The players will control a small team of heroes and fight through various combat scenarios using deep turn-based tactical combat. Already, the campaign promises diverse maps, complex heroes and characters, deep RPG and tactical mechanics, and much more. The Kickstarter page doesn’t offer an insight into what could be coming if the game surpasses the 150K stretch goal but it does offer a ton of different donation tiers with some really sweet rewards. The concept seems great and we hope this ends up being a crowdfunding success story. For more information on what the game is going to offer as well as its Kickstarter page, check out our original news coverage.

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