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10 Characters I Would Like to See Make An Appearance in Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite

Finally!  After a long awaited 5 months (since December 3rd back in PSX 2016 to be exact), Capcom has finally released some more info on Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite!  They have even answered the infamous question “When’s Marvel?”.  The game is slated for release on September 19th of this year, and so far they have already showcased a trailer for a story mode as well as a plethora of playable characters that will seemingly be available day one including Hulk, Chris Redfield, Hawkeye, Thor, and even Strider Hiryu!
To view the story trailer and any other information on the game, click here!

Although hype continues to grow surrounding the launch of this game and what characters will be featured in it, I can’t help but think that maybe Capcom is playing it safe by releasing characters that have been in previous installments.  Although seeing characters like Mega Man X and Captain Marvel make an appearance in the franchise for the first time, it was bit of a disappointment to see returning characters like Chris Redfield and Chun-Li featured in the trailer when players have been anxiously awaiting what new characters Capcom had up their sleeve for it’s latest installment in the crossover juggernaut.

Below is a list of 10 characters I personally would love to see make an appearance at some point during the lifespan of Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite.  Although it has been rumored that the X-men will be possible additions to the game at a later date via DLC, this list will not be including them at this time.  Sorry, but no Magneto or Rogue.

Blade

Before you saw him on the big-screen portrayed by Wesley Snipes, he was making his debut in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 ( July 1973) as a supporting character.  Since then, this half vampire, half human, day walking vampire slayer has made his mark on many Marvel comics such as Ultimate Spider-man.  Utilizing a vast arsenal of weapons such as twin machine pistols, Vampire stakes made out of silver, and his trusty duel-edged sword, he would make a fine addition to the roster.

Leon S. Kennedy

Don’t shoot!  He’s a human!  Bursting onto the scene on January 21st, 1998, Leon would debut in the highly anticipated sequel to the game that would completely revolutionize the survival horror genre. Starring in both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 4, both highly acclaimed entries in the franchise, and having to sit on the sidelines while Marvel Vs Capcom would go on to usher in the likes of Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and even Albert Wesker, it begs the question:  Why hasn’t this man been invited to the party yet?

Carnage

Making his debut in the Amazing Spider-Man #360 (1992), Carnage was a serial-killer named Cletus Kasady who would later become the villainous figure while merging with the offspring of the alien symbiote known as Venom during a prison outbreak.  Confessing to the crimes of his wife’s murder, and even his own grandmother, the symbiote latches onto his bloodstream, adapting to the personality of its host, therefore feeding off the lust and destruction of Kasady’s insane mind.  Much like Spider-man’s arch nemesis, Venom (except way more cuckoo), Carnage can use the symbiote to grant him super speed, strength, and even shape-shift his hands into deadly weapons!

  M.Bison (Vega)

M. Bison (or Vega as he is referred to in Japan) was head stomping his way onto the arcade scene in Street Fighter II: The World Warriors as the main villain of the arcade mode.  You know… back when Street Fighter had an arcade mode.  But I digress.  This evil dictator had one thing in mind: world domination with the help of his underground crime syndicate known as Shadaloo.  Not really sure why he needed a crime syndicate.  He wields what he dubs his “Psycho Power” which allows him to fly, shoot fireballs, increase his strength and mobility, and even turn himself into a human torch and barrel his way into opponents with his Psycho Crusher!  If done right, I believe M. Bison would be a great addition to the roster as an “anchor”, especially with the absence of Magneto.   Seriously!  How can you have a Marvel Vs Capcom game without the X-men!

Daredevil

He’s blind.  He’s deaf.  He’s mute.  Ok… that’s a bit over exaggerated. He’s just blind.  But he became blind by toxic waste being dumped on him when he was just a kid, which gave him super-sonic senses which he would later use to learn martial arts and track down the killers of his father as well as other baddies infecting the streets of Hell’s Kitchen.  Wow, that sounds really convoluted. Created by the great Stan Lee, he would first make his appearance in Daredevil #1 in April of 1964.

Proto Man

Ah, the year 20xx.  Those were the good ole days.  Proto Man would make his debut on the NES classic Mega Man 3.  During your journey, you would hear a familiar tune jingle as the screen flashed, only to be confronted by the scarfed crusader, who would essentially challenge you to a duel.  Quick reflexes, and well-placed shots from your P Buster would inevitably grant you victory during your 1 on 1 bout.  Although the origins of Proto Man were shrouded in mystery in the beginning, it would later be discovered that he was a creation of Dr. Light himself, and the first humanoid robot capable of independent thought and reasoning.

Scarlet Witch

Ok, I know I said no X-men.  Don’t judge me.  I think it’s safe to assume that with her appearance in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War film, this makes her exempt from that rule! Created by the dynamic duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, she would make her debut in X-men #4 on March of 1964.  For a time, she was believed to be the daughter of Magneto.  Commanding the powers to alter probability, she would certainly be a force to reckon with for anyone brave enough to challenge you to a first to five.

Nero

He looks like Dante.  Fights like Dante.  Acts like Dante.  But he’s very much different.  Like Dante, Nero has Sparda’s blood and powers, and would first be introduced in Capcom’s Devil May Cry series in it’s fourth installment.   An orphan adopted by the Sparda-worshipping order of the sword, Nero wields his mechanical sword named Red Queen, his double-barrel revolver known as Blue Rose, and the crème dela crop; his demonic arm known as Devil Bringer.  By defeating demons, he can increase the Devil Bringer’s reach, and eventually summon a Devil samurai known as Yamato to fight alongside him.  We’ve had Dante, Virgil, and even Trish.  Why not Nero?

The Punisher

Perhaps one of the most requested characters for the Marvel Vs Capcom universe, The Punisher (aka Frank Castle) first made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Feb. 1974).  His story isn’t super complicated.  His family was murdered and he vows revenge upon the ones responsible.  He doesn’t have any super-powers, and that is probably a good thing.  This guy is brutal, and will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal.  On a positive note:  He’s a good guy.  Maybe?   We have seen many characters in previous installments use firearms such as Chris Redfield, Deadpool, and even Dante, so a character like The Punisher would fit well into a roster of fighters ready to plaster their enemies into the corner using bullets.

Samanosuke Akechi

During the PlayStation 2 era, Capcom created a neat little demon-slaying Samurai game known as Onimusha. Ring a bell?  It should, because fans are screaming for a re-master!  Samanosuke Akechi would appear in the first and third (and arguably the best) installments of the series as the main protagonist.  During a battle with the Warlord Nobunaga, Japan is overrun with demons and Samanosuke is tasked with defeating them and putting an end to the demonic horde. Trust me, the story is much more complicated than that!  Gifted with a trusted gauntlet, he can collect the souls of his fallen demon foes and use them to upgrade orbs which grants him access to more powerful weapons.  Why does this sound like Devil May Cry?   Raizen (a thunder infused Katana), Enryuu (a heavy-hitting, fire-themed western broadsword), and Shipuu (a wind infused double-sided Naganata) are just a few of the available weapons at his disposal.  He can also attack enemies from afar using either a bow & arrow or a matchlock rifle.
One can only hope that Capcom takes suggestions from the community to make this installment of Marvel Vs Capcom one of the biggest and baddest it’s ever been!  Until then, we will just have to wait and see what they have in store for us when the game releases on September 19th.
What characters would you like to see make it in the game?
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30 Games That Should Be On the SNES Classic

With the discontinuation of the NES Classic Mini, Nintendo has reportedly started production for the inevitable 16-bit follow up, the SNES Classic Mini.  There has been no new information released reporting a release date or price, but it is speculated this holiday season $59.99 USD, much like its NES predecessor, seems like a reasonable prediction.  The NES Classic Mini launched with 30 available titles, so it’s safe to assume that the SNES Classic should do the same.  The Super Nintendo is my favorite console of all time, and although it may be difficult to choose only 30 titles, below are a list of 30 games I think are a MUST for the SNES Classic Mini.

1)Super Mario World

How do you top one of the greatest platformers of all time on the NES, Super Mario Bros. 3? By releasing it’s sequel on one of the greatest consoles of all time!  Mario and Luigi would make their debut on the SNES in all of it’s 16-bit goodness.  The fourth installment of the world popular Super Mario franchise would feature Mario and Luigi once again traversing the world map, hopping from level to level, and  putting an end to the reign of Bowser and the Koopa Kids, but this time they would have help as their prehistoric steed Yoshi would make his way onto the scene for the first time in franchise history.

2)Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

The proper sequel to the only SNES featured Mario game would actually be a prequel.  Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island takes us back to when Mario and Yoshi first met, as Yoshi is a victim of circumstance, and is tasked with the mission of escorting baby Mario to reunite with his brother Luigi, who has been kidnapped by Baby Bowser’s minions! The hand-drawn aesthetics made this a true graphical gem on the Super Nintendo, and would prove that Mario’s companion was useful for more than just dumping into a canyon when you needed an extra boost to jump across chasms.

3)The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Argued among fans as the best in the series, The Hero of Time would make his debut on the Super Nintendo to once again save Hyrule from the perils of Ganon.  Hidden secrets, unforgettable boss battles, and that addicting background music that plays while you are trotting through Hyrule field makes this game a timeless classic and a must play for any adventure (and especially Zelda) fan.

4)Super Metroid

“The last Metroid is in captivity.  The galaxy is at peace”.

The third installment in the Metroid series, and arguably the best entry in the series.  Some fans have even stated that his may perhaps be one of the greatest games of all time!  The Godfather to term Metroid-vania, this game would help shape 2D platformers games for the years to come.  Samus gets a distress signal from a space colony housing what appears to be the last remaining Metroid.  Upon arriving, she quickly discovers that she is too late, as the ship has been hijacked by the infamous space pirate, Ridley, and it’s now up to her to hunt him down on the nearby and familiar planet, Zebes.  Massive map design?  Check.  Tons of unlockables and secrets?  Check.  In-depth inventory system?  Double check.  Incredible experience for fans of sci-fi action games?  Triple check!  This is an obvious choice for Nintendo’s selection to the roster for the SNES classic.  If not, you must find a way to play this game!

5)Chrono Trigger

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, and Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama walk into a bar….

Ok, maybe not, but they did come together to form what Square would dub the “Dream Team” to create one of the greatest RPG’s of all time.  You control Crono and his friends as you travel through time to prevent a catastrophic end of the world brought on by a prehistoric monster known as Lavos.  Highly-detailed graphics, beautiful awe inspired music composed by Final Fantasy’s own Nobuo Uematsu, and a unique battle system accompany your voyage as you venture to change history and acquire one of the games 13 endings!  Not a fan of turn-based RPGs?  This game is sure to change your mind.

6)Super Mario Kart

Where it all began!  The green and red turtle shells.  The banana-peels.  The ruined friendships.  Mario and company take a break from jumping on each other’s heads to driving go-karts through Ghost Valley, Bowser’s Castle, and more.

7)Super Castlevania IV

What could essentially be labeled as a remake to the original Castlevania, Simon Belmont returns to once again put an end to Dracula and his evil army.  Much controversy surrounds this particular entry to the franchise, due to the questionable usefulness of the sub-items in the game.  If you weren’t using the popular cross item, most of the items were considered null and void for Simon could sling his whip (chain) in any direction making him a much more versatile vampire hunter this go around.  Perhaps one of the more lengthier titles in it’s traditional linear roots, Super Castlevania IV sets the tone of what makes a great Castlevania game with its dark atmosphere, eerie music,  and terrifying boss-battles.

8)Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Before there was Paper Mario, there was the game that introduced the Italian Plumber in to the world of Role Playing.  Bowser’s Castle has been occupied by a gang of miscreants lead by a giant sword being known as Smithy.  Star Road is in disarray as the new villains are stealing the stars and preventing the wishes of the citizens of Mushroom Kingdom from coming true.  Mario joins newcomers Mallow and Geno, and even familiar faces such as Princess Toadstool and Bowser… yes, even Bowser is a playable character in this game!   A fun and addicting twist to turn-based role playing would have players timing their button presses with attacks for added damage and more immersion during combat.

9)Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers

The greatest 2D fighter of all time makes this list with the third entry on the Super Nintendo.  Everything we loved about Street Fighter’s addicting gameplay but loaded with more game modes, faster gameplay, and new characters featuring Cammy, Fei-Long, Dee Jay, and T.Hawk.

10)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time

Perhaps one of the greatest side-scrolling beat-em ups ever made, you play as the heroes in a half-shell Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michealangelo as you battle your way through time defeating Shredder and his henchmen.  The best part?  It’s two players!

11)Contra III: Alien Wars

During the golden age of Konami, there wasn’t another IP as popular as Contra.  In an era where the macho 80s/90s action stars were still delivering testosterone induced Full Metal Jackets into armies of cronies on the big-screen, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean were fighting aliens with their Spread Shots and Laser Beams.

12)EarthBound

Mother, as it’s named in Japan, is the only one in the series to be released in English.  Undoubtedly one of the more creative RPG’s on the console, EarthBound  has players taking control of Ness and his party of four, as you travel the world to collect melodies en route to defeat the evil alien force Giygas.  Considered a cult classic to most RPG enthusiasts, this game would quickly gain popularity years after release and years after the SNES’ lifespan.

13)Secret of Mana

Released in North America as Final Fantasy Adventure and in Europe as Mystic Quest, the game is set in a high fantasy universe, and follows three heroes as they attempt an evil empire conquering the world with the power of an ancient flying fortress.  The combat system was unique in this particular title, for instead of using the traditional turn-based battle system, it featured a real-time battle system with a “power bar” mechanic, and a ring menu which allows players to pause combat and swap items and spells on the fly.

14)Final Fantasy VI

So wait…  Final Fantasy II was Final Fantasy IV in America, and Final Fantasy III was Final Fantasy VI in America or…  Whatever.

Of all the great RPG’s on the Super Nintendo, no list would be complete with Final Fantasy VI.

Easily rivaling Final Fantasy VII for best in the series, Final Fantasy VI is a master-class in storytelling and traditional turn-based elements.  The story focuses on a group of rebels as they seek to overthrow an empirical dictatorship.

15)Donkey Kong Country

Rare brings Donkey Kong back in a big way by rendering realistic 3D sprites with classic 2D platforming to create one of the most memorable games on the Super Nintendo.  Play solo or with a partner as you take control of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to reclaim your hoards of bananas from the scheming King K. Rool and his Kremlings.

16)Donkey Kong Country 2

In my personal opinion, the best in the Donkey Kong Country Trilogy and one of the more overlooked platformers on the console. Donkey Kong has been captured and it’s up to Diddy Kong and his cousin Dixie to save him. The difficulty would spike to 11 in this entry, as it no longer allowed players to freely save when they wished, but instead were forced to spend in-game currency to save during their adventure.

17)ActRaiser

 

 

 

 

 

Years before the merge of Square Soft and Enix, Enix developed a gem on the SNES known as ActRaiser.  You play as a God who travels across the land helping your people by defeating monsters in nearby dungeons then performing tasks to help the townspeople rebuild their civilization.  Combining action platforming with City-building simulation.

18)Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts

When fans hear the words “Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts” they think of one word:  DIFFICULT!  Ok, maybe two words:  Difficult AND fun.  Play as Knight Arthur traveling from level to level facing impossible odds, battling unstoppable foes, and relentless bosses.  Before there was Dark Souls, there was this game, and it was a kick in the dick!  Those fortunate or skilled enough to reach the end was faced with the harsh reality that they must now play through the game a second time to get the true ending!  The catch?  The game is even harder this time.  Kill me now.

19)Mega Man X

It is the year 20XX.  Evil robots are still trying to take over the world, and Mega Man has to save the day!  This time, his enemies don’t all have the word “Man” in their title.  Great soundtrack, awesome level design, and memorable bosses.  It has everything that any Mega Man fan will appreciate, but so much more! Not to mention it introduced Sigma; one of the coolest final bosses ever!

20)Tetris Attack

Before there was Candy Crush there was Tetris Attack.  This fun and addicting block stacking game had players finding matching blocks in stacks of three or more either horizontal or vertical.  The more blocks you comboed together, the more points you earn.

21)Kirby Super Star

Although this is technically cheating since it’s 8 games in 1, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a list of “Best SNES Games” without seeing Kirby Super Star somewhere on the list.  Featuring full length games such as an updated version of Kirby’s Adventure, and Revenge of the Meta-Knight, and mini-games such as a reflex based game that has Kirby dueling other NPC’s in classic Samurai fashion, as well as a mini-game that challenges your timing as you compete to see who is the strongest as you break bricks with your bare hands.  Does Kirby have hands?

22)Super Punch-Out

Little Mac makes his triumphant return on the Super Nintendo as he takes on some familiar baddies, as well as some new challengers in this classic, over the shoulder, smash mouth boxing game.

23)Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Lions, Tigers, and….zombies?  Partner up or go solo and save the neighborhood from the zombie hoard!  Oh, and beware of the giant babies and psychopaths with chainsaws and Jason masks.

24)Darius Twins

Proco and Tiat realized just how far Belser had reached into space and hurried back to Orga in hopes of warning the populace. The time they were gone was just enough time for Belser’s allies to regroup and spread beyond Darius and begin their invasion of Orga. Once again, Proco and Tiat are quick to throw themselves into battle.  One of my personal favorite space shooters on the 16-bit console.

25)NBA Jam

He’s on Fire!

Midway’s arcade basketball game will forever be the highlight of any conversation for those who played it with some great quotables and ballin’ gameplay!

26)Final Fight

Before Cody and Haggar were kicking ass in Street Fighter and Marvel Vs. Capcom, they were saving Metro City from the Mad Gear Gang to rescue Mayor Haggar’s daughter who has been kidnapped.  Although the original Final Fight would not see the ability to play with a partner, Final Fight belongs on a list full of great beat-em ups during the golden age where they belonged.

27)Star Fox

Do a barrel roll! Fox McCloud and the rest of the Star Fox team defend their home planet of Corneria from the attacking forces of Andross.  This would be the first game to feature 3D polygonal graphics on the console, and utilized the Super FX chip to do so.

28)King of Dragons

Another Capcom beat-em up jewel.  Use a Fighter, Elf, Dwarf, Cleric, or Wizard in cooperative or solo play and traverse the land in search of the Dragon that plagues the land. Sure to resonate well with D&D fans.

29)Illusion of Gaia

Simple and fun RPG elements. If there was any RPG that slipped past many RPG enthusiast radar, it was this one.  When the game begins, Will stumbles into a “Dark Space” where he meets a strange being called Gaia. Gaia tells Will that he must leave his home and save the world from a coming evil. A comet is approaching, and it will bring ill fortune to the world. As he travels, Will gains the ability to change into other forms, each with special powers: Freedan, a dark knight, and Shadow, a solid form of energy.

It is later revealed that the comet is in fact an ancient weapon used during the last Blazer War, and has the power to change the shape of the world. In the ruin of Angkor Wat, it is discovered that the comet’s repeated approach and effect on the Earth has prevented the world and mankind from evolving into a more modern state.

30)Super Smash TV

Perhaps the harbinger of the twin-stick shooters.  Fly solo or cooperatively in a futuristic game show that has contestants playing for money, prizes, and a chance to live!  Put your reflexes to the test and see if you can play to win!  “Big money! Big Prizes! I love it!”

Agree with this list?  What games do you think should make an appearance on Nintendo’s next novelty console?
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Team Kojima Releases New Death Stranding Trailer at The Game Awards 2016

The industry icon Hideo Kojima took the stage at this year’s Video Game Awards to accept the award for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which some say was wrongfully stripped from him after his untimely departure from Konami.  After an emotional display of affection from both Kojima himself, as well as the show’s host Geoff Keighley, we were shown yet another teaser trailer for Kojima’s upcoming Science-Fiction game Death Stranding.  Although little is still known about the game (by little we mean NOTHING), fans of Kojima’s work met him with thunderous applause and “Kojima” chants in anticipation for his upcoming game and future with Sony.  Some call him icon.  Some call him Rock star.  But it goes without saying that Kojima’s work speaks for itself, and with it ushers in a loyal fan-base eagerly awaiting his next game.  Unfortunately, we may be waiting for quite some time.  In the meantime, click the video below to see the new trailer for Death Stranding.

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Super Mario Run to Launch on iOS December 15th

The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.

“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad for the first time.”

Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Starting on Dec. 15, the game will launch in 151 countries and regions. Super Mario Run supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.

Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole to complete courses.

View the gameplay trailer below!

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Bethesda Announces Free-To-Play Weekend for Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online is offering an extended Free Play Weekend starting tomorrow for PlayStation 4 and PC/Mac players, running through November 20th. There has never been a better time to discover the award-winning online Elder Scrolls game and the incredible updates that have made it one of the best MMOs on PC and consoles. And, with the recent One Tamriel update introducing worldwide level-scaling, this is a perfect opportunity for existing players to introduce friends and family to Tamriel and play together from the start – no “alts” required.

The European PlayStation 4 Free Play Weekend will begin at 12:01 am local time tomorrow. PlayStation Plus is not required to participate. The PC and Mac Free Play Weekend on Steam will begin at 6 pm GMT tomorrow – you can begin downloading it from Steam now in preparation. Information on a Free Play Weekend for Xbox One will be revealed soon.

As always, there is no subscription required to play The Elder Scrolls Online.  Players simply need to download the game, create an account, and begin their adventures in Tamriel. The Free Play Weekend will include:

·         No Restrictions: Access to the full The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited base game
·         Free Crowns: 500 Crowns to spend in the Crown Store on fun costumes, unique pets, helpful scrolls, and more
·         Progress Retention: Any characters created, Crown Packs purchased, or Crown Store items bought, as well as any progress made during the Free Play Weekend, will carry over if the player purchases the game

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Overwatch Hosting Another Free-To-Play Weekend

Blizzard has announced that it’s FPS juggernaut Overwatch is going to have another free-to-play weekend.  Players will have the chance to enjoy the full roster of 22 characters, 13 maps, and various game modes such as Quick match, Custom games, and the latest weekly brawls on their PC, Xbox One, and PS4 when it officially kicks off on  Friday, November 18th at 11:00AM pacific standard time and ending on Monday, November 21st at 4:00PM PST.

All in-game progress including character progression, loot boxes, and customization options will carry on past the weekend if players choose to purchase the game.

After being labeled June’s highest selling game according to the NPD numbers, Blizzard had recently reported last month that Overwatch’s ever-growing community had reached a staggering 20 million global players.  With steady promotion, consistent support, and free-to-play weekends like this one, it’ll be interesting to see how much larger it’s global community can become.

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Ubisoft Reveals Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass Details

Today, Ubisoft revealed details of the Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass. Players will be able to continue their hacker journey with several hours of additional mission content including new co-op challenges and difficulty levels, outfits, vehicles and lots of customisation items. Each downloadable content will be available with a 30-day exclusivity for PlayStation 4 owners.

•      DLC 1 – T-Bone Content Bundle: Players will get the style and the swagger of legendary hacker Raymond “T-Bone” Kenney with his truck and outfit, and discover Mayhem, a new co-op difficulty level that will pit players against a new enemy archetype armed with advanced weaponry. (Available on December 13th on PlayStation 4).
•      DLC 2 – Human Conditions: Through several hours of additional mission content in three new world stories, players will uncover San Francisco’s biggest scandals on the cutting edge of science, medicine and misuse. In Human Conditions, players will also experience new elite co-op missions and face a new enemy type: Jammer, with the technology to hunt players down. (Available Spring 2017).
•      DLC 3 – No Compromise: Players will experience an all-new world story which mixes Marcus up in the seedy underbelly of San Francisco and puts him in the crosshairs of the Russian mafia. Also includes a new co-op mode: Showd0wn, where only the best players will survive. (Available Spring 2017).
•      Psychedelic Pack: Customise Marcus’ outfit, weapon, drone and car in the grooviest style. (Available on Day One).
•      Root Access Bundle: Includes full sets of outfits, new cars, a drone skin and a new weapon, as well as the Zodiac Killer mission. (Available this Winter).

The Season Pass is included in the Watch Dogs 2 Gold Edition and is also available to purchase separately for $29.99.  Watch Dogs 2 will be available worldwide on consoles November 15th and on Windows PC November 29th.

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Sony Announces Third-Party Controllers Available This Holiday Season

Sony announced on their PlayStation Blog that they will be releasing two third-party controllers, both being developed by Razer and Nacon, and will be available later this year.  Labeled the Razer Raiju Gaming Controller and the Nacon Revolution Pro Controller, these controllers are being developed for the sole purpose to give more competitive and pro players a more diverse selection in  peripherals to give them the competitive edge when playing their favorite sports or FPS game.

Razer, the company that brought you the Razer Wildcat Gaming Controller for the Xbox One, collaborates once again to use their extensive knowledge of eSports peripherals to make the ideal tournament grade controller.

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Designed for conquering professional eSports tournaments, the Razer Raiju is equipped with advanced controller customisation and ergonomics. Its features include:

  • Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
  • Built-in control panel on the front of the controller
  • Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
  • Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
  • 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
  • Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
  • Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage
    ps4razor2_700x394Also developed with the eSport player in mind, the Nacon team of industrial designers and engineers collaborated with pro-gamers to develop the Revolution Pro Controller to meet a wide range of their gameplay needs.

    ps4_pro_controller_nacon_revolution_3_700x394Thanks to this collaboration, the Revolution Pro Controller features include:

    • 46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
    • Four extra shortcut buttons
    • Eight-way directional pad
    • Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to: re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
    • Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
    • Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage

      Both controllers will available this holiday season!

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Microsoft Announces New Line of VR Headsets

Microsoft’s partners will ship a new line of virtual reality headsets to take advantage of Windows 10’s VR and holographic capabilities. At today’s event, Microsoft said that the headsets will start at $299 and will include inside-out tracking sensors, obviating the need for external cameras or laser systems like those on the current Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer are all listed as partners.
Following Microsoft’s announcement, Eyetouch Reality and Digi-Capital Founder/CEO Tim Merel said, “Microsoft’s new VR headset is the next stage of VR going mass consumer. For consumers, inside-out tracking without the need to buy or set up external sensors in a dedicated VR playroom is huge. The $299 price point is much less expensive than other PC based VR products. Launching with partners HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer gives Microsoft an accelerated hardware platform and also spreads its market risk.

However the greatest potential for the Microsoft VR headset could come from bundling it with Xbox One Project Scorpio, which Microsoft has already highlighted as supporting next generation VR. With a Xbox One installed based over 20 million users, this might be Microsoft’s silver bullet for both VR specifically and the console market more generally. So Microsoft could be using its new VR headset to leapfrog competitors in two markets at the same time, leveraging for VR some of the great work already done by Phil Spencer, Alex Kipman and Kudo Tsunoda with Windows 10 and HoloLens in the adjacent AR market.”

If this bold move pays off, Microsoft could easily have a leg up on its competition and give PSVR a run for it’s
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Fast-Paced Pixilated Arcade Shooter Pixel Gear Available for Playstation VR

Oasis Games Ltd, a leading independent Chinese publisher, has announced that its second PlayStationVR title, Pixel Gear, is now available on the PlayStation Store. Developed exclusively for PS VR, Pixel Gear is a colorful and fast-paced 3D pixel shooter with a variety of comical monsters, zombies and ghosts as enemies to defeat.

Pixel Gear is a wonderful introduction to PlayStation VR gaming with its vibrant 3D pixel graphics, easy to pick-up and play controls, and fun level of challenge that everyone in the family can enjoy,” said Alen Wu, business director at Oasis Games. “The look resonates well with kids, and it’s easy to grab your pixel gun and step into the colorful world filled with nonstop action where you must aim and destroy attacking ghosts and goblins before they get you!”

Pixel Gear includes six levels chock full with a variety of interactive objects that exhibit entertaining reactions when hit, and a host of cool upgradeable weapons and power-ups that grant the ability to slow down or even stop time. Precision is key as players combat fun baddies such as witches, skeletons, bats, undead knights and ghouls, while unlocking various weapons and upgrades to prepare themselves for the thrilling boss battles that end each level. Don’t get too caught up in the action and shoot the innocent angels! Harming them will also harm you.

Starting with the default laser pistol with unlimited ammo, players can earn coins to unlock additional weapons, power-ups and ammo by shooting ghosts to make them drop their gold. Unlockable weapons include submachine pistols, the long range sniper rifle and other handy weapons for taking down level bosses. Gear up and blast your way through all of the levels and up the difficulty level to achieve the highest score!

To view the gameplay trailer, click the video below!  For all things PlayStation VR, keep it right here on ProvenGamer.com

 

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Nintendo To Debut The NX Tomorrow

Highly anticipated news has finally been announced from Nintendo.  Nintendo has reported that the Nintendo NX will finally be revealed!  Nintendo has stated that the reveal will not be a full-blown presentation, but rather an announcement trailer.  It is yet to be determined whether or not they will showcase the console’s hardware or titles that will launch with the console, but hopefully Nintendo will shed some light on all the rumors circulating the NX, including its home console/hand-held hybrid design.

The news came via their twitter account.  They will be broadcasting the event tomorrow, Thursday October 20th, at 7AM PST/ 10AM EST, just an hour before the reveal of Rockstar’s highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer.

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Cooperative Dungeon Brawler “Super Dungeon Bros” Launching Beta Before Official Release

Wired Productions announced today that the rock-themed, co-op dungeon brawler Super Dungeon Bros will support an extended Closed Beta starting on October 14th and Open Beta for the weekend of October 21st on Steam. The back-to-back Betas will serve as an opportunity for fans to get early hands-on with Axl, Lars, Freddie and Ozzie in Super Dungeon Bros ahead of its worldwide launch on November 1st, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation4, PC and Steam.

Gamers with access to a Steam account are encouraged to sign up for the Closed Beta, which begins on October 14th at 4.00PM BST and runs through October 20th. During this period, fans will have a chance to try out the game’s single-player and local multiplayer modes with four players. To sign up for the Beta and for more details, please visit www.superdungeonbros.com .

Gamers will also have the opportunity to get hands-on time with Super Dungeon Bros in a fully online Open Beta offering four player co-op matchmaking with other Beta participants. Interested gamers can download the game for Steam during its Open Beta period from October 21st until October 24th at 8.00AM BST when the Beta will close: http://store.steampowered.com/app/306000/.

View the official gameplay teaser trailer below!

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505 Games to Publish Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Publisher 505 Games, the company behind the first-person narrative driven adventure Virginia, have announced their partnership with Koji Igarashi to publish Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night; The spiritual successor to the PlayStation One darling Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.  Working as a series producer for the Castlevania series from 2001-2010, Igarashi parted ways with Konami to launch a kick-starter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in attempt to recapture the hearts of fans who have longed for a proper sequel to the beloved Castlevania series. Recent screenshots and gameplay trailers have depicted the fidelity of the Castlevania games rooted within the core mechanics. Gothic environments and horrific boss battles will aim to set the tone as you explore a dark castle in classic 2D, “Metroidvania” style fashion.  Despite the game’s delay due to budget issues, the game is still slated for release in 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita, Wii U, and PC.

To view the partnership announcement between Igarashi and 505 Games, click the video below!

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Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has announced  SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS™: MEGA BATTLE for the PlayStation4  and Xbox One. The digital game will be available in the Americas in January 2017. Paying homage to the first generation Rangers,  SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: MEGA BATTLE reimagines and brings to life the classic adventures of the original  SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, one of the longest-running, kids action series in TV history. It will deliver classic beat-em-up gameplay and build upon the original series’ high-flying martial arts action and positive message of teamwork and honor; celebrating the nostalgia that surrounds  SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS.

SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: MEGA BATTLE features levels that are reminiscent of classic episodes from the first two seasons of  SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TV show. The game enables players to select their Power Ranger of choice and level-up his or her abilities throughout the game as they fight grotesque enemies and bosses. Adept use of martial arts, weapons, and giant Megazord battles will play crucial roles in ensuring players’ victory against evil.  SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: MEGA BATTLE will also feature a robust local co-op multiplayer mode where players can combine their powers to execute special attacks and spectacular displays of martial arts power. By utilizing the game’s skill tree, players can use points to learn new moves and abilities.

View the trailer below!

 

 

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Hand-Drawn Platformer, Shu, Available on PS4 and Steam

Developer Coatsink Software have announced their hand-drawn and carefully crafted platformer, Shu,  has launched digitally today for PS4 and PC (via Steam) priced at £9.49 / $11.99 / €11.99. The game will also be launched on PSVita in Q4 2016, and will support Playstation’s cross buy feature.

Shu will challenge and delight players with an engrossing 2.5D world, filled with collectables, obstacles and threats. Adventure across the land with the help of hand-drawn characters and their unique powers, forever pursued by a monstrous and unrelenting storm. Shu harkens back to old school platforming classics, but also adds its own unique flavour to the formula, boasting a large cast of characters and variety of fast-paced gameplay, optional time-trials and online leaderboards.

Can you outrun the end of the world?

View the launch trailer below!

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Minecraft Story Mode -The Complete Adventure- Coming to Retail October 25th

Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang,  announced today they will be releasing  a special retail disc for  Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series.

The new  Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure disc includes all 8 episodes in the season in one place for the first time: 5 episodes from the original season pass, plus the 3 episodes from the ‘Adventure Pass’ add-on series. Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure will be available on disc for $29.99 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC at retailers in North America starting October 25th; and at retailers in Europe starting October 28th. The disc will also be coming to PlayStation 3 in the near future.

In  Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.

The story continues beyond the original season with three ‘Adventure Pass’ episodes, chronicling the further journeys of Jesse and friends lost in a hall of portals leading from one world to the next. Will you be able to find your way home?

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Lost Ember Kick-Starter Campaign Has Been Greenlit

Developer  Mooneye Studios have announced that their new title, Lost Ember, has been greenlit for a kick-starter campaign which will begin on October 11th with a live stream from the studios office showcasing behind-the-scenes of footage of the games development, as well as answering any viewer questions.  Shortly after the event launches, the developer will be hitting the road in their van in Europe, visiting various Youtubers and developers to demo the game.

Lost Ember is a storydriven 3rd person exploration adventure for PC and consoles. With a wolf as your main character and a determined companion on your side, you will unveil a story of loyalty, despair and betrayal that led to the fall of a whole world.

On your journey you are guided by a companion that used to be part of the old Inrahsi culture and witnessed the fall of his world. For thousands of years he was seeking and finally found you. Through his memories you will see what happened to the old world and learn to understand him, to finally help him on his mission.

Your ability to possess every animal in the world enables you to explore the world in a lot of different perspectives to find hidden secrets and places that played a role in the fall of the Inrahsi and hold important memories.

The gameplay in Lost Ember focuses entirely on exploring the world and the story with the different animals. Mooneye Studios wanted to achieve a relaxing gameplay that lets the player move through the world in his/her own pace and still make it a lot of fun by letting him do so in a great variety of ways.

Some of their aspirations for the game came from previous titles such as Journey, Firewatch, and Gone Home.

View the official teaser trailer below!

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Space Exploration & Survival Game Osiris: New Dawn Launches Today on Steam Early Access

Independent game developer Fenix Fire Entertainment and Reverb Triple XP, an initiative of the veteran PR team at Reverb Communications, have announced the space exploration survival game Osiris: New Dawn is launching today on Steam Early Access. Gamers will embark on a daring enterprise, experiencing a breathtaking outer limits adventure for the future survival of humankind.

Winner of ‘PAX West Best Indie MMO’ from MMORPG and ‘PAX West Best Survival Game’ from MMOGames, Osiris: New Dawn is now available on Steam Early Access for $24.99. The Osiris: New Dawn console mission is currently scheduled to launch on the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program and PlayStation4 in 2017

Osiris astronauts will experience the thrill and terror of colonizing alien worlds of unbelievable beauty and unforgiving dangers. Osiris: New Dawn players explore an alien planet for valuable resources, build modular structures to create a base, research technology to create equipment and vehicles, survive the ever-changing weather elements, face-off against cunning indigenous creatures, form colonies with other gamers, and travel off the planet to destinations great and unknown.

“After five years of development, making Osiris available on Steam Early Access is like playing the game itself, incredible and frightening,” stated Brian McRae, CEO and founder of Fenix Fire. “This is just the very beginning of this epic journey, as we deliver what we think is a stellar experience to players.  We plan to continuously add new content as we expand the mission. I look forward to hearing fan’s constructive feedback and seeing what they enjoy and what they want to be added to make Osiris as grand as space itself.”

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As part of the second colonization team sent by the U.N.E. (United Nations of Earth) to study planets for potential Earth re-population, the spacecraft malfunctions, braking violently from light speed and forcing an emergency landing on the planet’s surface. To survive, players must overcome the dangers of unpredictable weather conditions by building a central base, expanding the structure further with modular units to grow food, creating research centers, manufacturing bays and uncovering the dark events behind the missing Osiris-1 team that threatens the overall mission.

Osiris: New Dawn offers a vast, beautiful game that uniquely combines inventive crafting, curious exploration, and skillful combat, and seems to takes many visual cues from games such as Dead Space and No Man’s Sky. The Fenix Fire developers have a robust roadmap for continuous content updates that will be added to the current core features that include[s]:

  • Light-Year Visual Difference: Experience the high quality graphics typically only found in AAA games. Osiris: New Dawn offers extreme texture detail and High Dynamic Range lighting, creating a frightening, yet gorgeous world. An advanced IK (inverse kinematics) system powers over 200 fluid player movements and a diverse range of terrifying alien creature animations.
  • Multiplayer Colonization: Work together with online players to build a prospering colony and together defend against threatening alien species while fighting to survive environmental phenomenon including meteor showers, and attacks from other online player colonies.
  • Survive, Craft, Research and Thrive: Gather resources and materials to adapt to the alien system, build modular structures to grow food, create manufacturing bays, research new technologies to upgrade gear and build new vehicles and droids, and explore the environment to discover new elements and secrets to expand and thrive in this alien world.
  • Explore the Planet and Beyond: Learn what wonders and horrors lie on the alien planet and explore underground dungeons for unique discoveries. In time, gamers will build spacecraft to launch into space and travel to other planets in the solar system.
  • Prepare for a Fight: Choose first or third person controls to hunt intelligent alien species with predatory instincts. Equip a variety of weapons to be prepared for any situation.

View the launch trailer for Osiris: New Dawn below!

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Yakuza 0 Kiryu Trailer and Release Date Have Been Announced

Behind the decadent glitz and glamour of 1980s Japan lies an underworld of money, sin, and above all else… opportunity. Anything and everything is ripe for the taking, but always remember that more money inexorably leads to more problems. And for Yakuza 0’s two protagonists, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, the problems are just starting. And their problems will become players’ problems when SEGA® of America, Inc.’s gangster drama Yakuza 0 launches in the Americas and Europe beginning Jan. 24, 2017 for the PlayStation4. The game will be released physically and digitally for $59.99, and pre-orders are now live at retail!

Yakuza 0 tells the origin stories of Kazuma Kiryu, the rising Dragon of Dojima, and Goro Majima, before he’s known as the Mad Dog of Shimano, as they fight, hustle, flirt, and dance their way through the seedy underbelly of Japan. Taking place in a chilly but electric Kamurocho, Tokyo in December 1988, Kiryu’s story follows his steady ascension up the ranks of the Dojima yakuza crime family until he gets blamed for a debt collection gone wrong. Kiryu must utilize his cunning and his fists in order to regain his honor and save the reputation of his father figure, Shintaro Kazama. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is running a popular cabaret in Osaka, but he wants more than anything to rejoin the yakuza clan that ousted him. He’ll need to complete a series of impossible tasks set by his bosses, but will these tasks push Majima past the point of no return?

Yakuza 0 Features:

  • The Dragon’s Origins: What lies in a man’s past defines his future, and in this case, we learn a lot about what inspires Kiryu down the paths he takes in the rest of the Yakuza series. Plus, you don’t get to be called “Dragon” without being able to knock a few heads. Combat styles can be hot-swapped during fights for some of the most intense battles in the Yakuza series to date.
  • Embrace the Mad Dog: For the first time in a numbered game, long-time NPC Goro Majima is playable. With his own fighting style, abilities, and his penchant for turning sleaze into profit, stepping into the role of Yakuza’s most eccentric character will provide some eye-opening insight.
  • The Decadence of the 1980s in Japan: Cash rules everything in the world of Yakuza 0, and in the game, there are a million ways to spend, make, or take money. From cash spilling out of the pockets of gang members you fight to Telephone Clubs, Disco Halls, or even Pocket Circuit car races, there are tons of ways to be a well-to-do gangster.

Yakuza 0 is being localized by SEGA of America, Inc. and will be released physically and digitally in the Americas and Europe beginning Jan. 24, 2017.  Sony launched a brand new trailer showcasing one of the game’s protagonist, Kiryu, which you can view by clicking the video below!

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Dragon Quest Builders Demo Available Today on the PlayStation Store

Beginning today, fans can try their hand at building and battling with the new DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ demo available on the PlayStation Store. In this introductory chapter of the game, fans can explore a large open island, restore a town and battle hordes of monsters all while completing exciting quests.  This game is sure to peak the interest of fans of Minecraft and JRPG’s.

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS will arrive on October 11 for the PlayStation4  and PlayStationVita (digital only) at North American retailers and the Square Enix Online Store. Fans who pre-order the Digital Day One Edition of DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS through the PlayStation Store or participating retail stores will receive exclusive in-game items to enhance their block-building adventure.

View the gameplay trailer for Dragon Quest Builders below!