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Spelunky 2 Announced

The cave diving, Rope Climbing, Jet-pack Flying Rouge like is coming back with a sequel. Spelunky 2 was announced today for PS4 and confirmed to also be releasing on PC. If the original is any indication it’ll make its way to every platform under the sun eventually. Not many details were dropped about the sequel but it looks like you’ll be playing the daughter of the protagonist in the original Spelunky.

Follow a game that helped bring Rouge-likes to into the spotlight, Spelunky 2 has some big shoes to fill. Here’s hoping it delivers. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this in the near future. Check out the teaser trailer below.

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Gamestop Announces Power Pass: 60 dollar 6 Month Rental Program

Though not formally announced, the Power Pass will allow those who buy in to go into Gamestop and swap out used games an unlimited amount of times over the course of six months. At the end of the 6 month period you’ll get to keep one game. How that last bit works is up in the air at the moment. What if I get a game I don’t like? Am I forced to keep it unless I re-up my subscription? What if I wanted “Popular new release X” But end up with two year old garbage.

Hopefully the formal announcement is a bit more detailed. At the moment this seems like a pretty underwhelming deal unless you’re lucky enough to get the newest of the new releases at the end of your six month sub.

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Microsoft Announces November Titles Coming to Games with Gold

Microsoft has announced the free games that will be coming to Games with Gold members for the month of November. Highlighting the list are the arcade racer Trackmania Turbo and Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands, both coming to Xbox One. Check out the full list of games for November below:

 

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Fortnite Gets PvP and PvE Update

Epic Games has announced a new list of updates coming to Fortnite Save the World(PvE) and Fortnite Battle Royale(PvP). The updates went live today(October 26).

Save the World will see a variety of Halloween themed changes through November 4. Spooky new enemies, candy, and new quests are just some of the things that players will come across.

Battle Royale has been updated to include leaderboards, a locker where players can customize their character, season levels, voice-chat on console versions, a new consumable item(Slurp Juice), and a ton of gameplay improvements.

Check out the full update list by clicking here.

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Rockstar Releases New L.A. Noire Remaster Trailer

With its release several weeks away, Rockstar has released a new trailer for the upcoming remastered edition of L.A. Noire.

L.A. Noire made its mark with its facial reading and police investigation systems when it was originally released in 2011. As detective Cole Phelp’s it was the player’s job to collect evidence on a variety of cases and determine what witnesses and suspects were being truthful or dishonest.

The remastered version of the game is coming to Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and a special version on HTC Vive on November 14. Each version of the game will be coming with visual enhancements and specific system changes as well. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Kinect No Longer in Production

In an interview with Co.Design, the creator of the Kinect, Microsoft’s hands-free, motion-based Xbox accessory Alex Kipman has announced that the product is no longer in production.

The Kinect was first introduced in 2010 and was an add-on for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Check out the fuller interview between Kipman and Co.Design by clicking here.

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Metal Gear Survive Gets Release Date of February 20th

Konami has announced that the follow-up to Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive will launch on February 22 in North America. The game will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Along with a release date information about pre-order bonuses has also been revealed. Pre-ordering the game will grant players access to the Survival Bonus Pack, which includes the following:

  • 4 Gold-plated weapons: Bat, Sledgehammer, Survival Machete and Survival Spear
  • 4 Metallic survival scarves: Green, Blue, Pink and Silver
  • 2 Gestures: “Thumbs Up” and “Happy”
  • Mother Base Nameplate
  • “BOXMAN [THE ORANGE]” accessory
  • “Kabuki” face paint

Metal Gear Survive continues at the ending of MGSV. Players find themselves sucked through a wormhole into a world filled with zombie-like creatures. In order to survive, players must explore, scavenge for food and materials, build shelter, and fight off a variety of creatures. The game will feature a single-player campaign and a co-op mode. Check out the gameplay demo for the game below:

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Season Pass Details Revealed for Shadow of War

Warner Bros has released a new trailer and details for the Expansion Pass for Middle-earth Shadow of War. The pass, which comes in at $40 will give players access four expansions, which will include new orc tribes and story campaigns. Check out the full list of the expansions below:

Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion

  • The gruesome Slaughter tribe invades Mordor introducing new missions, Epic and Legendary Orcs, tribal showdowns and fierce battles, brought to life through the Nemesis System.
  • New fortress for the tribe.
  • New Legendary gear set and challenges.
  • Slaughter Orcs are the most bloodthirsty in Mordor, capable of ambushing players at any point, creating a deadly new challenge for players.
  • Available November 2017.

Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion

  • Introduction of the Outlaw tribe including new missions and captains for the Nemesis system.
  • New Legendary gear set and challenges.
  • New Outlaw tribe fortress.
  • The Outlaw tribe is home to the most rebellious warriors in Orc society, outcasts who have a deep contempt of all those who would rule them, be they foreign invaders or Lords of Mordor (whether Dark or Bright).
  • Available December 2017.

Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion

  • Players will control the assassin  Eltariel, and take on the newest edition to theNazgûl.
  • Eltariel’s will feature dual Elven blades and the ability to harness the Light of Galadriel with new combat abilities, skills, and gear.
  • New Nemesis characters, such as Flint and Tinder and the Slayer of the Dead, while battling the Nazgûl and learning more mysteries of their past.
  • Legendary Orcs who can return to join your forces in the main story campaign with new abilities added to the Nemesis System.
  • Unlockable Eltariel character skin for the main story campaign.
  • Available February 2018.

Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion

  • Players will control Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil as he and his army take on a new Orc threat.
  • Unite with Torvin, the Dwarven Hunter, to craft powerful new combat gear, including the shield, gauntlet, chain and glider.
  • Hire mercenaries to create a human army and conquer the all-new desert region of Lithlad.
  • Fight to survive in Mordor as a human without the power of a Ring or a wraith to cheat death in a new rogue-like campaign mode.
  • Unlockable Baranor character skin for the main story campaign.
  • Available May 2018.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the trailer for the Expansion pass below:

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Announces Release Date and Season Pass Details

Bandai Namco has announced the release date and season pass details for their upcoming 3v3 fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game will launch in the US for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26.

Additionally information on the season pass for the game has also been announced. The pass will cost an additional $39.99. It will give players access to eight new characters. Each of these characters will come with a stamp, lobby avatar, and alternate colors. At this time, the characters that will be released as DLC have not been revealed.

Check out some gameplay of the game below:

 

 

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Payday 2 Take to the Battlefield in RAID: WWII

World War games are making quite a comeback lately, with the release of games like Call Of Duty: WWII and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, as well as Battlefield 1, which deals with World War I. Payday developer, Starbreeze Studios, looks to follow the trend of old-fashioned gunplay with Raid: WWII.  The game takes the Payday formula into the gritty fields of the European Front.

Experienced players of Payday and Payday 2 will be familiar with the overall mechanics of the game: tight, frenzied shooting mechanics and multitude of enemies. Players are part of a squad recruited by British Intelligence, but instead of going the normal route of fighting the good fight, your team goes through more unconventional routes, including sabotage, robberies and assassinations. Players need to work together if they are to survive and successfully win the battle.

RAID: World War II is now Available for PS4 and XBox One.

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New Story Trailer Released for Battleftont 2.

EA has released a new trailer for the single-player campaign in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

The trailer starts with Empire Commander Iden Versio, the playable character escaping rebel custody, only to witness the destruction of the second Death Star and the death of the Emperor. Versio then sets off on a mission of relation to take down the rebellion.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 17. Check out the new story trailer below:

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Rogue Trooper Redux releases 101 Trailer, Now Available On PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam

Since it was announced this past winter, Rogue Trooper Redux, from English developer Rebellion, has been gaining a lot of traction and momentum. From PAX West to New York Comic-Con, Rogue Trooper Redux has garnered a lot of attention — and for good reason. Originally released in 2006 for the PlayStation 2, Rogue Trooper innovated many gaming mechanics that we see today as standard. From cover-shooting to the combat capabilities, Rogue Trooper blazed a trail for others to follow. Now, Rogue Trooper is set to storm the battlefield once more with Rogue Trooper Redux for the PlayStation 4, Steam, Switch, and Xbox One. To accompany the launch of the game, Rebellion has released a 101 trailer to show players the basics of what to expect on the battlefields of Nu-Earth.

Based on the 2000AD comic of the same name, Rogue Trooper Redux takes place in the distant future, where mankind has colonized several dozen star systems. They discover a new planet and name it Nu-Earth, but when the drums of war pound, all hell breaks loose. A massive intergalactic civil war is waged over Nu-Earth, engulfing the planet in poisonous gases and making it uninhabitable. Still, the warring sides continue to fight, fitting their soldiers in combat HAZMAT suits that are more dangerous than actual fighting. To adapt, one side has created the Rogue Trooper, a special bio-engineered soldier who is built to survive the fields of Nu-Earth and deliver a vastly superior advantage with cutting-edge firepower and enhanced physical abilities. Following a surprise attack turned massacre, you are the lone survivor (of your squad) — but your squad isn’t necessarily dead.  As you recover each member of your team, their consciousnesses are transplanted into bio-chips and added to your primary weapon. They are alive again, and they will give you live tactical feedback as you fight through the enemy.  The war is upon you; it’s time for you to go rogue.

Rogue Trooper arrives next week for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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EA Announces Shutdown of Visceral Games

In a post on their website, EA has announced that Visceral Games, the creators of Dead Space, Battlefield Hardline will be shutting down. Additionally, Visceral’s upcoming Star Wars project, which was being created by Uncharted 2 director Amy Hennig will be shifted to EA Vancouver. The, which was originally announced as a single-player, story experience will now shift and target a service model.

The previously announced Star Wars title was set to launch sometime in 2019. Now, the release date for the game is unknown. There is also no word of if Hennig will remain involved in the project going forward.

Click here to read the full post from EA.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Gets New Story Trailer

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer focusing on the story of their upcoming LEGO game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

The trailer fleshes out the main story of the game, which features Kang the Conqueror stealing Marvel cities and locations and attempting to take over the world. The entire video is narrated by the newly introduced Cosmo the Spacedog, who takes up the task of alerting the heroes of the world to Kang’s actions.

New characters coming to the game were also announced. The list includes: Grandmaster (Thor: Ragnarok), Valkyrie (Thor: Ragnarok), Arizona Annie, Blade, Captain Avalon, Charlie-27, Chipmunk Hunk, Dormammu, Ghost Rider & Hell Cycle, Hellcow, Hobgoblin, Hulk 2099, Koi Boi, Lady Spider, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Morbius, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf, Living Totem, Squirrel Girl, Super Adaptoid and Ursa Major.

Along with the trailer and characters, details on the game’s season pass have also been released. The pass will add six Level Packs four Character Packs to the game. Both are inspired by upcoming and previously released Marvel content such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Balck Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Cloak & Dagger, and The Runaways.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on November 14. Check out the story trailer for the game below:

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Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 Coming October 19th

Square Enix has announced that the second episode of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, “Brave New World” will release on October 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The trailer for the second episode introduces new characters and environments to the game. It also focuses on the evolving story of Chloe and Rachel, as they discuss running away and leaving Arcadia Bay behind. Check out the trailer below:

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Need For Speed Payback Reveals New Story Trailer

EA has released a new story trailer for their upcoming racing game Need for Speed Payback. Set in the city of Fortune Valley, the trailer focuses on the story of Tyler, as he puts together a crew to take his revenge on The House, a syndicate in control of the city.

Need for Speed Payback launches on November 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Microsoft Announces Four New Xbox One S Bundles

In a post to the Xbox Wire, Microsoft has announced that they will be releasing four new Xbox One S Bundles this fall.

Each bundle comes with a 500 GB Xbox One S, one controller, a timed trial of Xbox Live Gold and a timed trial of Xbox Games Pass. Depending on the bundle, the length of the trials will vary. Additionally, three of the bundles will also come a set of games, with the fourth bundle just including the above content. The three software options for the bundles can be seen below:

  •  Minecraft, Minecraft Explorers Pack add-on, Minecraft Story Mode Season 1.
  • Rocket League(bundle not available in U.S. or Canada).
  • Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection(available only in U.S. through Walmart).

The bundles will sell for $279. Check out the full posting from Microsoft by clicking here.

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Evil Within 2 Releases Launch Trailer

With its release just days away on Friday the 13th, Bethesda has released the official launch trailer for the upcoming horror game The Evil Within 2.

The game continues the story of Sebastian Castellanos. This time, he is searching for his daughter Lily. Sebastian will again be fighting the creatures created from the STEM, which can also bend and break the world at the will of several individuals.

The Evil Within 2 launches on Friday the 13th of October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the official launch trailer for the game below:

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Jurassic World Evolution Gets In-Game Trailer

Frontier has released a new trailer for their upcoming dinosaur park building game, Jurassic World Evolution. This new trailer was made in-game and shows off some of the different dinosaurs and environments that players will have at their disposal.

Jurassic World Evolution launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Double Fine Releases Playable Gameplay for Pyschonauts 2

Double Fine Productions has released footage showing the first playable gameplay for Pyschonauts 2.

The game, which was originally announced at the 2015 Game Awards is set to release in 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and PC. Check out the gameplay footage below: