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Pokémon Sun and Moon Announce Special Demo, Reveal Starter Evolutions, and Mega Evolutions

The Pokémon Company International showcased a bunch of new information for the latest games in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, coming November 18 and available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

The evolved forms of the three first-partner Pokémon, Dartrix, Torracat and Brionne, were unveiled:

Dartrix

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Type: Grass-Flying
The Blade Quill Pokémon Dartrix evolves from Rowlet. Dartrix attacks by throwing its knife-edged feathers, and it possesses extremely sharp senses. This Pokémon can detect opponents behind it and can throw feathers to strike them without even seeing them. This Pokémon cares a great deal about its appearance, grooming its feathers in every spare moment it has.

Torracat

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Type: Fire
The Fire Cat Pokémon Torracat evolves from Litten. This Pokémon produces flames for its attacks from a bell-like sac attached at the base of its throat. Torracat has a great love for battle and will attack relentlessly. Its mane can sense what is going on around it, even in the dark, and is able to detect the presence of hidden enemies.

Brionne

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Type: Water
The Pop Star Pokémon Brionne evolves from Popplio. Brionne can dance in perfect time with others and is always cheery and positive. A very hard worker, Brionne learns dances by imitating other members of its colony and can sometimes even learn dances from humans. As this Pokémon dances, it creates balloons and slaps them into its target, making them explode and deal damage to its opponents.

In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, communication features are gathered together in the new Festival Plaza. Players will be able to see other people playing near them, or other players that are connected to the internet to battle or trade. By talking to people and listening to their requests in Festival Plaza, players can receive Festival Coins. There are cool stores to spend Festival Coins in, such as dye houses, goody shops (where rare items are sold) and even bouncy castles for Pokémon to train in. As players gather more Festival Coins, their Festival Plaza will rank up, yielding rewards and making more activities available. Players will even gain the ability to host missions, where multiple players can work together to try to achieve certain goals.

Another new feature that was announced was Poké Pelago. In Poké Pelago, Pokémon that are stored in a PC Box can explore a variety of isles, play on athletic equipment and enjoy other fun activities. If players send many Pokémon to Poké Pelago, they can develop more facilities on the isles and also develop new kinds of isles. As these isles are developed and increase in number, they will allow players to obtain items and even raise Pokémon.

Mega Evolution is making a return as well. Pokémon that were able to Mega Evolve in previous Pokémon games will also be able to Mega Evolve in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The Mega Stones for Pokémon with the capability to Mega Evolve that appear in the Alola region may be received from characters in the game or obtained from special shops.

The Pokémon Global Link will be updated for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and will be available from the games’ launch date. The updated Pokémon Global Link site will have new features, including new online competitions, global missions and more. More information and features on the upcoming site can be found here.

The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version was also unveiled and will be available to download directly from Nintendo eShop or via the official Nintendo website starting on October 18. The Special Demo Version introduces players to the Alola region and features Ash-Greninja, the Pokémon that appears alongside the hero Ash in the animated TV series Pokémon the Series: XYZ. Players will be able to transfer their Ash-Greninja from the Special Demo Version to their full version of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon once the game launches on November 18.

 

Check out the starter evolutions and more in the trailer below:

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Launch Week Will Give Fans 100,000 In-Game Credits

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics continue to celebrate Lara Croft’s 20-year legacy with a special community promotion for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration during launch week. Simply by logging in, players will receive a gift of 100,000 in-game credits. This is a thank you to fans who have been with the franchise for days, months, years or even decades, and every platform in every country is included in this promotion. These 100,000 credits can be used to purchase Expedition Card Packs which become modifiers in the extra game modes, including new Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration content such as Co-op Endurance and “Lara’s Nightmare”. Full details on the program can be found here.

20 years of Tomb Raider continues as Square Enix also debuts the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Challenge. Inspired by classic game shows from the 80s and 90s and hosted by Jessica Chobot, this event brought together 12 Internet icons as they competed for the Golden Climbing Axe to be crowned the ultimate Tomb Raider, as well as win prize money for their favorite charity!

Contestants included Melonie Mac, Doug Le of Nukem Dukem, Jessica Villarreal, “Atomic” Mari Takahashi, Jake & Logan from team Epiphany, Swiftor, Pamela Horton, Nick Gregorio, Fairlight Excalibur, Peter Paras of GameRevolution, and Malik Forte.

Fans can check out a teaser of all the action at Challenge.tombraider.com. Episode 1 of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Challenge will go live on October 6 and Episode 2 will release on October 12 following the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is the most comprehensive version of the award-winning experience, and includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, the new story chapter “Blood Ties”, “Lara’s Nightmare” zombie combat mode, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties”, co-op Endurance gameplay, an “Extreme Survivor” difficulty, 5 classic Lara skins, and an outfit and weapon inspired by TR III. It also includes all of the previously released downloadable content such as “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch”, “Cold Darkness Awakened”, 12 outfits, 7 weapons, multiple Expedition Card packs, and more. The game launches on PS4 October 11th, and the new content will be included as part of the Season Pass on Xbox One and PC.

 

You can check out the PlayStation 4 trailer below:

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Hitman- 5th Target of the Sarajevo Six Available Now

The fifth target from the Playstation 4 exclusive bonus contracts, “The Sarajevo Six” is available now with the launch of Episode 5: Colorado.

Your target is Patrick Morgan, a former member of the CICADA Deniable Operations unit SIGMA, and is an expert in a wide range of combat techniques.

ICA files indicate that your target is a lethal combatant, who expects the worst following the mysterious deaths of four of his old unit.

PS4 players get exclusive access to The Sarajevo Six. These are six bonus contracts that tell a self-contained side story revolving around former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA.

Agent 47 will travel the world in pursuit of his targets, with one bonus contract available in each location from the game.

Visit hitman.com for more information on HITMAN and the Sarajevo Six and check out the latest trailer below:

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Marvel Heroes 2016 Debuts New Content Inspired by Marvel’s Luke Cage

With all episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage available now exclusively on Netflix, Marvel Heroes 2016 is celebrating the occasion with loads of new content. Everything listed here is available now!

New Luke Cage Costume Inspired by Marvel’s Luke Cage: Watch Luke bust some heads in this costume, then suit up in-game to do the head-busting yourself.

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Jessica Jones Team-Up Inspired by Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Finally, Jessica is available as a Team-Up hero. Or something. Whatever.

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Visual Update to Luke Cage’s Modern Costume: Luke’s default ensemble sees a huge upgrade to the look he’s had since 2013.

Visual Update to Luke’s Classic Costume: Might we suggest hitting the streets with a friend who’s dressed in Iron Fist’s Classic costume?

Heroes for Hire ’97 Fortune Card: In honor of one of Luke’s most prominent classic comic series (HEROES FOR HIRE, 1997-1999), purchase this Fortune Card for a chance to show off some amazing content not available anywhere else. The premier items include costumes straight out of the pages of this comic series for Luke, Iron Fist and She-Hulk, plus two new Pets to pal around with the playable hero of your choice: John Hammond’s Cat (the game’s first feline companion) and Ignatz, a small dinosaur-like Deviant known to accompany Ant-Man.

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Check out the trailer, featuring all the new content below:

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Horror Adventure Alone?-VR Launches on October 7th

Immerse yourself in a true virtual reality horror experience with the release of “Alone?-VR” for HTC Vive, scheduled for release Friday 7th October 2016 on Steam.

Explore and experience a fully immersive world as you embark on an adventure like nothing you have played before. Come face-to-face with terror itself as you navigate around a haunted house, underground caverns, gloomy caves, and an old decrepit morgue. But beware: some mysteries are best left alone.

Your sister Michelle, is missing. All you have to go by is a letter that was left in the post. Reading it, you find that the letter is from your sister, and is a plea for help; it begs for you to return to your childhood home, and to help with the strange occurrences that have been plaguing her over the past few months.

Can you track down your missing sister? And discover the strange happenings at the home where he grew up in? All awhile, learning about the sinister activities that are occurring in their childhood home. But beware, nothing is as it seems.

Alone?-VR features a unique control scheme that allows for full immersion by utilizing the trackpad to move, appose to traditional teleporting around the scene. In addition, there are four endings to find, three unique environments (all of which is fully interactive with), and a soundtrack that enhances immersion and tension. Brace yourself, for anything can happen, and at any time.

Check out the launch trailer for Alone?-VR below:

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New WRC 6 Trailer Highlights Realism of Rally Racing

Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games have released a new video highlighting the realism of WRC 6, combining images of the game and real images from the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The game will be available October 7th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Steam.

To excite racing and simulation game fans even more, WRC 6 includes a selection of Super Special Stages reproduced on a 1:1 scale. These intense and demanding speed tests take place in unique environments (city centers, stadiums) and faithfully reproduce the real courses for even greater immersion. Just like in real life, they represent a true driving challenge, with narrow sections, sequences of spectacular bends and frequently feature two cars competing side-by-side.

The official game of the WRC competition, WRC 6 marks a new step for the licence with a wide range of innovative features and improvements, including split-screen multiplayer (a feature that was the subject of a previous video), longer special stages and more realistic car behaviour. WRC 6 gives players an immersive experience, as well as sensations of speed and danger that are identical to real competition.

WRC 6 is the official video game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season. It includes the 14 WRC events, all the official WRC drivers and teams, as well as a wide selection of WRC 2 and Junior WRC drivers.

As an exclusive bonus, players who pre-order WRC 6 will receive the YARIS WRC Test car, developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing for the Japanese manufacturer which will make its eagerly-awaited return to WRC next season. The YARIS WRC Test car will be available in all WRC 6 game modes, including online.

Check out the trailer for the Super Special Stages below:

WRC 6 will be available on October 7th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Steam.

WRC is now available for pre-order. For more information, please visit www.wrcthegame.com

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WorldGaming Announces $10,000 NBA 2K17 Tournament

Leading online video gaming platform, WorldGaming, has announced NBA 2K17 as the newest title  in their $10,000 tournament this week. The new tournament is part of the $10,000 tournament series which launched in August.  This series has the company’s largest online prize pool to date – $3,000 for the first place winners for both PS4 and Xbox One for each of the tournament titles.

The tournament will allow fans to compete in online brackets and leaderboards through WorldGaming.com and directly via their consoles. Gameplay for this tournament has already begun and continues with the last qualifiers on October 18, 2016.

The top 25 competitors with the most wins during preliminary stages, as well as the top four qualifiers from each elimination bracket, will be selected to compete in the finals on October 23, 2016.

Those interested in competing for the grand prize must sign up for a free WorldGaming account, then register for the online basketball brackets and leaderboards listed on the tournaments page on the site.  Bracket and tournament entry varies between free-to-enter and minimal cash fees.  The prize pool breakdown (per platform) is as follows:

• First place: $3,000 USD
• Second place: $1,000 USD
• Third and fourth place: $300 USD
• Fifth to eighth place: $100 USD

WorldGaming plans on replicating this large prize pool tournament model for other popular eSports titles coming fall 2016.  Additional details on the second edition of the $10,000 tournament series can be found on the official InsideWorldGaming blog.

Gamers can also join the conversation online by following WorldGaming on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

 

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Launches on October 13th for Playstation VR

Steel Crate Games has announced that the cooperative bomb-defusing game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will be available at launch for PlayStation VR on October 13th, 2016. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an award-winning party game designed for virtual reality platforms and is a perfect fit for living room game nights.

In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

Puzzle solving and communication skills – and maybe a few friendships – will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively. Everybody has a role to play whether they are defusing the bomb or not. Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud.

With PS VR, experts can view and control the bomb defusal manual on their TV screen while communicating with the defuser. The manual is also freely available and can be printed or viewed on a tablet or any other web-enabled device.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will be available on the PlayStation Network in Canada, USA, and in Europe wherever PS VR is available. During launch week, PlayStation Plus members get a 10% discount on the base price of $14.99 USD (see regional prices).

Features:
·         Challenging puzzles that will test the limits of your communication skills… and friendships?
·         A different bomb every time! Procedurally generated puzzles keep the action fresh.
·         Local multiplayer party game – A great way to experience VR with all of your friends at the same time!

View the launch trailer for Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes below!