Well, Randy Pitchford's hatchet job of marketing Borderlands 3 seems to have gone exactly as well as we expected. Borderlands 3 was one of the biggest game launches of 2019 and yet it was taken out back and put down like an injured sprat by The Outer Worlds. Rest in peace, sweet Claptrap.
Anyone, that's enough pity for one paragraph, no rest for the wicked and all that. Now it's time for the Capcom heavyweights to enter the ring, with one booking a place in the Semi-Final. It's time... for Resident Evil 2 Remake versus Devil May Cry 5.
How the community voting works
Each day at 17:00 GMT two titles will battle each other. Whichever title receives the most votes in the poll wins, and will then go through to the next round. 12 games in total will be battling away, and the first six rounds will took place from Monday through until Saturday, one battle per day. The six games that win will make it through to the semi-finals, where three further 1v1 fights will take place. The winners of these three battles will then make it to the three-way final to decide the ultimate game this Christmas.
Each bout will last 23 hours, and the winner is whichever game receives the most votes in the poll, which can be found towards the bottom of each article.
Round 1: Fight 5 - Resident Evil 2 v Devil May Cry 5
The Capcom showdown. Evidence, if it were needed, that Capcom is BACK and a force to be reckoned with once again. Two of the esteemed publisher and developer's most beloved franchises returned in 2019. Resident Evil 2 was a remake of one of the most highly regarded survival horror games of all time, given a magnificent modern-day spit and polish. The other was none other than the return of Devil May Cry. DMC V delivered and then some, offering heaps for character action fans to sink their teeth.
But now Capcom's two siblings are going to be battling to the death. A good old bout of fratricide, if you will. Will Leon be putting a bullet between the eyes of Dante? Or will Nero be smashing a motorbike though Claire's skull? If it sounds brutal, that's because it is. There's no love lost between these two giants - the only thing now is to decide your winner.
Get voting below for your winner, and remember to check back tomorrow for Day Six of the 12 Games of Christmas, where the last two titles will battle it out to earn a place in the semi-final. The winner of today's competition will face the winner of tomorrow's competition in the semi-final on 17th December!
- Round 1 - Death Stranding v Red Dead Redemption 2
- Round 2 - COD: Modern Warfare v Halo: Master Chief Collection
- Round 3 - Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order v Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Round 4 - The Outer Worlds v Borderlands 3
- Round 5 - Resident Evil 2 v Devil May Cry 5
- Round 6 - Disco Elysium v Outer Wilds
- Semi-Final 1 - Red Dead Redemption 2 v Halo Master Chief Collection