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Gaming Roundup: Agents of Mayhem Reveal, Battlefront 3 on Steam, Yooka-Laylee Delay, and More

It was an abnormally news heavy Monday morning, and while we got out the FF XII remaster news and the Horizon: Zero Dawn release date trailer out, we did miss a few items that warrant your attention.

First up, Deep Silver announced a new IP in the form of Agents of Mayhem, which is an open world title from Saints Row developer Volition. The official details from the press release can be viewed below, along with some screenshots. The game is due out in 2017 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Meet the Agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) – a motley outfit of unique and diverse Super Agents recruited from around the world to thwart the destructive schemes of the evil supervillain organization L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations).

Featuring an original storyline, trademark over-the-top open-world gameplay, and the look-and-feel of a distinctive superhero cosmos, Agents of Mayhem is pure Volition. The title exists as a part of the Saints Row universe, sharing certain story elements, symbolism, and design inspiration with the multi-million selling franchise. Building on the skill of the AAA studio to continuously surprise, endear, and engage players, Agents of Mayhem represents the culmination of over a decade of open world experience and creativity.

In a simultaneous global assault, LEGION has taken control over the nations of the world and the only force left to stop them is MAYHEM. Led by the mysterious and no-nonsense Persephone Brimstone, MAYHEM’s elite Super Agents are called to the city of Seoul, South Korea. Led by LEGION Minister Doctor Babylon and his diabolical lieutenants, a nefarious plot is set in motion to build a world-altering device that will grant unrivaled power to the supervillain organization. In order to stop LEGION and take back the world, the Agents of Mayhem will traverse a sprawling urban battlefield from the ground to the rooftops and team up as a super-agent collective to stop LEGION at any cost.

Success is far from guaranteed and collateral damage will be substantial, but it’s all in a day’s work for the Agents…

I was reported today that a fan curated version of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 will be released through Steam. It’s not clear when it’ll release, or the legality of it, but Valve is apparently behind it to distribute the game at least. There’s a good chance it’ll get yanked by the license holder, but fans can hold out hope for now. You can read more over at SlashGear.

We got a new trailer for Yooka-Laylee today, but it came with the news that it has been delayed to 2017, so you must take the good with the bad I guess.

Microsoft released a video preview for the Xbox One’s summer dashboard update, so you can learn about the new features by checking it out below.

Epic Games announced a Double Rep weekend for Paragon, which will take place between June 9th and the 12th. A video was released to provide more details.

Telltale released the launch trailer for the 6th Minecraft: Story Mode episode, which is releasing tomorrow for multiple platforms.

Finally, a guy that can make beautiful music with old floppy drives and computer parts released his version of Chrono Trigger’s “Corridors of Time” musical theme, which you can listen to below.

 

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