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The Town of Light Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Wired Productions revealed today that it has signed a publishing agreement with Italian developer LKA.it to bring an updated version of the psychological adventure The Town of Light to consoles and PC. Offering fresh, story-supporting content and a myriad of enhancements to its original release, The Town of Light will make its retail debut on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q2 2017, alongside an improved PC version.

An enhanced edition of the original, this new release of The Town of Light will offer new puzzles, additional story elements, reworked voiceover dialogue, more interactive elements and a graphical and UI overhaul that aims to deliver a more polished and immersive experience. A new trailer was released today that highlights the game’s tone and narrative.

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Battleborn’s Third Story Op and New Playable Character Available

2K and Gearbox Software today released Battleborn’s Third Story Operation, “Oscar Mike vs The Battle School”, as well as early access to the 30th Battleborn hero, Beatrix, as part of the Winter Update.

In Battleborn’s DLC Story Operation 3 ($4.99 separately or included in the $19.99 Season Pass), Oscar Mike takes you through the ringer dodging traps, completing obstacles, and fighting through rigorous combat.

As a former scientist, Beatrix wields a massive syringe arm to spread debilitating debuffs and disease. A master at manipulating life, her prowess for science combined with her Jennerit ruthlessness makes her one extremely qualified, and extremely dangerous physician. Beatrix will be free for everyone with 47,500 credits earned in-game, or unlocked instantly using a hero key, which is included in the Season Pass.

Since launch Gearbox Software has been working to developer new features and improvements for Battleborn, and with the Winter Update comes all-new player experiences: The core 25 characters will now be unlocked at the start of the game, story mode missions will have additional guides and tools to lead you through various areas of the game, and the credit rewards have also been boosted to help you get an early edge on loot packs. Additional features of the Winter Update include PS4 Pro support, new challenges through Main and Daily Quests, Draft Mode and an overhauled UI.

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Call of Cthulhu – Depths of Madness Trailer

Lovecraft’s twisted universe comes alive in Call of Cthulhu’s Depths of Madness trailer.

Developed by Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu is an RPG-Investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth mechanics, in a world with an oppressive atmosphere. Today’s new trailer depicts protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness, as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston.

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Videogame releases 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Yooka-Laylee’s Multiplayer Modes Unveiled

Team17 and Playtonic Games today released a new gameplay trailer showcasing a variety of local multiplayer arcade games that will feature in Yooka-Laylee when it launches April 11th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Yooka-Laylee features 8 unique multiplayer arcade games which can be found in dated dino Rextro’s Arcade. Players are able to tackle all of the games solo in a bid for a high score on the leaderboards, or they can engage in local couch co-op for up to four players.

Compete in the Glaciators brawler arena to collect the most quills, race to the finish line in Kartos Karting, fight for the flag in Blag the Flag, blast away the enemies in shoot-em-up Gun-let Run and traverse both Jobstacle Course and Hurdle Hijinx, plus more. These are just some of the games you can expect to find in Rextro’s Arcade.

Those who are able to find and collect the special play coins within Yooka-Laylee’s single player campaign will even be able to power up the arcade cabinets located within the mysterious book worlds for a chance to win some sought-after pagies.

As well as the local multiplayer arcade games, Yooka-Laylee offers a second player the opportunity to co-star in the main Yooka-Laylee adventure. Simply connect an additional controller to buddy up. Taking control of the Bee Team, the second player will able to grab quills and collect and store butterflies for when Yooka and Laylee are really in need of health or energy boost. They can even stop some traps to help the player traverse past particularly tricky obstacles.

Jan
18

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Nintendo Announces Fire Emblem Games

Nintendo surprised Fire Emblem fans today via a Nintendo Direct with the news that multiple games from the strategy RPG franchise are in development. These include a new game for smart devices, two games for Nintendo Switch and multiple games for the Nintendo 3DS.

Fire Emblem Heroes comes to smart devices
Nintendo launches its next adventure when Fire Emblem Heroes arrives soon on mobile. Fire Emblem Heroes is an original strategy RPG about two warring kingdoms in a bitter clash. As a summoner, players build their army by calling upon Fire Emblem heroes from worlds that span the breadth of the series. Players will wage tactical battles streamlined for on-the-go play and level up a mix of new combatants and legendary heroes. Some familiar hero characters will become allies, while others will become enemy generals. Players can enjoy the full majesty of tactical role playing on bite-sized maps designed to fit nicely on a smartphone screen, even when playing in short bursts. Players lead their armies with easy touch-and-drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally hero over an enemy. If they manage to defeat every enemy on a given map, victory will be theirs. The heroes are depicted in new art hand-drawn by a variety of illustrators, and their voices have been newly recorded. Beyond the main story mode, players can engage in other modes to strengthen their army or to compete against others. Free and timely updates will add new characters and content for additional hours of gameplay as well. Fire Emblem Heroes will be available as a free download with optional in-app purchases available. Visit the Fire Emblem Heroes website for details about pre-registration.

To prepare for the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, today Nintendo kicks off the Fire Emblem Heroes: Choose Your Legends event. Fans can visit https://events.fire-emblem-heroes.com/vote to browse through characters from the Fire Emblem franchise and select the ones they’d like to see make an appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes. The global community’s top-ranked hero and heroine will then be featured in Fire Emblem Heroes as Choose Your Legends event characters. Nintendo Account holders will receive a Platinum point bonus for voting.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
In 1992, the second game in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, launched exclusively in Japan. Now, for the first time, fans outside of Japan will get a taste of this classic game on the Nintendo 3DS. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is inspired by the 1992 original, re-imagined on a grander scale. Every aspect of the Fire Emblem Gaiden game’s presentation has been updated, along with the game being fully voiced. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia recreates classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a modern twist, mixing in exploration of dungeons crawling with enemies. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will launch on the Nintendo 3DS on May 19th. Characters from the game, Alm and Celica, will be available as amiibo figures in a two-pack, also on May 19th.

Fire Emblem meets Koei Tecmo’s Warriors series
Fire Emblem Warriors is coming to both the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS. It’s being developed by the team that created Hyrule Warriors, and is scheduled to launch this fall.

Fire Emblem is coming to Nintendo Switch
For the first time since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Wii in 2007, a new mainline game in the series is being developed for a Nintendo home system, with the ability to also be played on the go. The new game is scheduled to launch in 2018.

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EA Announces EA Play 2017

Electronic Arts today announced that EA Play 2017 will be held from June 10-12 at the Hollywood Palladium, and live to the world on EA.com. Whether in person or online, EA Play 2017 will connect fans around the world to EA’s biggest new games through live broadcasts, community content, competitions and more. Much more about EA Play 2017, including attendance and ticket availability information, is coming in the weeks and months ahead.

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Path of Exile Coming to Xbox One

Grinding Gear Games announced today that their online ARPG, Path of Exile, will be coming exclusively to Xbox One in 2017. The Xbox One version of Path of Exile will contain all five previous expansions and the new content that will be launching for the PC version this year in the upcoming 3.0.0 expansion, including the long-awaited Act V.

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God Wars: Future Past Coming March 28th

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NIS America today announced that the tactical RPG God Wars: Future Past is arriving on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as a physical and digital release on March 28th.

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Birthdays the Beginning – “Create” Trailer

In part one of the three part video series, Yasuhiro Wada, creator of Birthdays the Beginning, discusses the “create” aspect of the game.

In this trailer, Mr. Wada discusses the original concepts of Birthdays the Beginning, such as the “Macro Mode” where you can see your whole cube and advance time, and “Micro Mode,” which allows players to go into their cube to get up close and personal with the species created.

Stay tuned for two more videos where Mr. Wada discusses the “Nurture” and “Celebrate” concepts of Birthdays the Beginning, which is set to launch in May for the PlayStation 4 and Steam.

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Tokyo Xanadu Coming this Summer

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Aksys Games and Nihon Falcom today announced Tokyo Xanadu for the PlayStation Vita and Tokyo Xanadu eX+ for the PlayStation 4 and Steam. Tokyo Xanadu is an action RPG releasing this summer. Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is an enhanced version of the base game and will release in fall 2017. A limited edition will be available for the PlayStation 4, featuring:

  • Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Physical Copy (PS4)
  • 9″ Deluxe White Shroud Statue
  • Blade Card Game Deck
  • 60 page Art Book
  • CD Soundtrack
  • Collector’s Box