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AC Valhalla Siege of Paris Release: Viking Expansion

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: July 26, 2021 at 12:46 PM BST

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AC Valhalla Siege of Paris has a release date of 05 Aug 2021 according to leak, Death Stranding sells 5 million copies, and Mass Effect Legendary Edition gets the ALOT mod.

AC Valhalla Siege of Paris Release Date

The highly anticipated Assassin's Creed Valhalla expansion, Siege of Paris, is rumoured to be releasing on 05 Aug 2021, according to a potential leak. While this has not been confirmed yet, fans are eagerly awaiting any news regarding the expansion. If you haven't had the chance to play AC Valhalla yet, I would highly recommend experiencing it on next-gen consoles such as the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5. These consoles offer improved visuals and performance, enhancing the overall gaming experience.

Ubisoft has been consistently releasing downloadable content (DLC) to keep expanding the game since its initial release. This ongoing support ensures that players have a continued journey within the immersive world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Personally, I have invested around 160 hours into the game and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The captivating storyline, engaging gameplay, and stunning visuals make it one of the standout titles in the Assassin's Creed franchise. I am eagerly looking forward to the release of more DLCs in the future, including the highly anticipated Siege of Paris expansion.

Death Stranding

In other news, Death Stranding, the critically acclaimed game developed by Hideo Kojima, has recently achieved a significant milestone by selling over 5 million copies worldwide. When Death Stranding was initially released, there was a sense of ambivalence among players due to its unique and unconventional gameplay mechanics. However, as time passed and the game received a PC release, its popularity grew steadily.

I personally had the opportunity to watch a prominent streamer, CohhCarnage, play Death Stranding, and it intrigued me enough to consider experiencing it myself. I am waiting for the Director's Cut version, specifically designed for the PlayStation 5, before immersing myself in this enigmatic world. The fact that Death Stranding has achieved such remarkable sales figures is not only a testament to the game's quality but also a significant accomplishment for Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima himself. It showcases their ability to create unique and captivating experiences that resonate with a wide audience.

As a fan of Hideo Kojima's work, I am eager to see what his future projects hold. His creative vision and commitment to pushing the boundaries of storytelling in video games have garnered him a dedicated following. With the success of Death Stranding, it will be fascinating to witness the direction Kojima Productions takes in their upcoming endeavors.

Mass Effect LE Mod

Lastly, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remastered collection of the original Mass Effect trilogy, is receiving the A.L.O.T. mod (A Lot Of Textures). The creators of this mod initially released it for the original Mass Effect games, but they have now expanded its compatibility to include the Legendary Edition as well.

You might wonder why one would need remastered textures in a remastered edition. However, the modders discovered that some of their textures in the A.L.O.T. mod surpassed the quality of certain textures included in the Legendary Edition. As a result, they decided to merge the best of both worlds by selectively upgrading the textures that benefit from their work while retaining the original textures that the developers have already enhanced. This approach ensures that players who are passionate about the Mass Effect Legendary Edition can enjoy the game with visually superior textures, thanks to the A.L.O.T. mod.

For fans of the Mass Effect franchise and those who have delved into the latest remastered release, the availability of the A.L.O.T. mod adds another layer of customization and improvement to their gameplay experience. This mod exemplifies the dedication and passion of the modding community, as they continuously seek to enhance and refine beloved games.

In conclusion, these updates in the gaming industry showcase the ongoing commitment of developers and the enthusiasm within the gaming community. The potential release of the AC Valhalla Siege of Paris expansion, the remarkable sales figures of Death Stranding, and the introduction of the A.L.O.T. mod for Mass Effect Legendary Edition all contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of gaming. As players, we can only anticipate what the future holds, eager to embark on new adventures and immerse ourselves in the enriching narratives that await us.

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