Deadpool breaks the fourth wall on the PS4, Xbox One this November

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Possibly in an attempt to capitalize on this Winter’s upcoming movie with Ryan Reynolds, Activision will bring Deadpool to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 17.

Announced by GameStop (via their Twitter account), the new-generation port will be developed by High Moon Studios, the same team behind the original PS3/Xbox 360 game. It’s unknown if Deadpool will look any prettier on the PS4 and Xbox One, but the developer plans to include all of the game’s downloadable content (two bonus levels and two alternate costumes) as part of the PS4/Xbox One package.

Finally, GameStop confirmed that the re-release will retail for $49.99, so be prepared to pay a premium to play as Deadpool on your new-generation console of choice.

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Non-XL New 3DS comes to US on September 25 in Animal Crossing Bundle

animalcrossingnew3dsNintendo’s New 3DS XL, which includes a second analog stick and built-in NFC support, received a North American launch in February. Fans were immediately smitten with the redesigned handheld, but were slightly disappointed that American gamers could only purchase the bulkier XL model and not the standard size New 3DS model.

That all changes this September with the release of the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer system bundle on September 25. The package, which will retail for $219.99, includes the more compact New 3DS, a digital copy of the game, two cover plates, and one Amiibo Card.

In other 3DS news, Nintendo will release a “Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL” on October 30. Priced at $199.99, the handheld features a gold chassis with an intricate Hylian Crest design on the front. The handheld’s design is inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, which will be released on October 23, but it won’t include a copy of the game. For emphasis, let me repeat that… the “Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL” WILL NOT include a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.

Worldwide, Nintendo has sold more than 53 million systems in the 3DS family of handhelds since it first became available in 2011. Even though most gamers already own one, a new design or two is never bad for Nintendo’s bottom line.

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Kickstart This! Anniversary Interview: Bendik Stang of Snowcastle Games Takes A Turn to Talk About Earthlock: Festival of Magic

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Earthlock: Festival of Magic was one of those rare Kickstarter projects that immediately grabbed our attention with its strong, colourful art direction, firm sense of genre, and polished gameplay. Its ambition was only matched by the passion of small Norwegian outfit Snowcastle Games, who, with only a couple of games under its belt, sought $150,000 to make a huge RPG for both PC gamers as well as the new generation of consoles. Originally featured in March 2014’s Guinness Aftermath Edition of Kickstart This!, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is expected to be released for the PC, PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One later this year.

We caught up with Bendik Stang, Snowcastle’s Game Director, earlier this year to talk about the team’s progress from campaign to nearly-finished product, as well as their experience at the 2015 Game Developers Conference. He even shared two brand new pieces of concept art with us…

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Daily Scoop: August 31, 2015 – Last day of August!

I spent my weekend finishing up my final project for school! I finished it Friday, played games all day Saturday, and then did my last homework on Sunday. Now all that’s left is this take-home final. The end is in sight!

Speaking of the end, you have less than a day to get the Humble PC & Android Bundle! Pay what you want for Crimsonland, Neverending Nightmares, Fotonica, and one of my all-time favorites, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. Beat the average to get six more games: TinyKeep, Crowntakers, Monster Loves You!, Secret of the Magic Crystals, Strata, and Doodle God.

There are 145 new Weeklong Deals on Steam! Cat Goes Fishing is $3.49, Lego Minifigures Online is $14.99, Pongo is $0.24, and Morphopolis is $0.19 – and that’s just on the first page! The Daily Deal is Injustice: Gods Among Us. You you can nab the Ultimate Edition for just $4.99.

Not many t-shirts today!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X will also be available in a Special Edition

xenobladechroniclesx-specialNintendo has announced that Xenoblade Chronicles X will also be available in a Special Edition when its released for the Wii U on December 4. Nintendo doesn’t often wade into the Special Edition space, but the Xenoblade Chronicles X package is reasonably priced ($89.99) and will include the following bonus goodies:

  • The Xenoblade Chronicles X game
  • A gorgeous book of concept art with more than 100 pages, featuring select art for the very first time
  • A unique USB drive modeled after the game’s “Lifehold Unit,” pre-loaded with a selection of 10 music tracks from the game’s memorable soundtrack
  • A limited-edition matted 5×7 art card of a painting done for the game by illustrator Takashi Kojo

According to Nintendo, this Special Edition is “Unique to North America” and is available to pre-order now.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will launch in four editions on March 18, 2016

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It’s time! Sony has announced that Nathan Drake will return in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on March 18, 2016. Not only that, but the consolemaker has also confirmed that Drake’s PS4 debut will be available in four separate editions. Obviously, the standard edition will be available on retail store shelves and through the PlayStation Store for $59.99. It’s the three other editions where things get interesting…

The Special Edition of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be priced at $79.99 and includes the following bonus items:

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Blu-ray Disc
  • Collectible Steelbook Case designed by Alexander “That Kid Who Draws” Iaccarino
  • 48-page hardcover Art Book by Dark Horse and Naughty Dog
  • Naughty Dog & Pirate Sigil Sticker Sheet
  • Naughty Dog Points: A pack of in-game currency to unlock various multiplayer content

However, if you’re just itching to obtain a Nathan Drake statue, the Libertalia Collector’s Edition ($119.99) is what you want. It includes everything from the Special Edition as well as the following bonus items:

  • A 12″ premium Nathan Drake Statue by Gentle Giant
  • Multiplayer Outfits: Drake’s Fortune, Heist Drake, and Desert Drake
  • Custom Weapon Skins: Golden Weapon Skin and Desert Weapon Skin
  • Other In-Game Items: Henry Avery Sigil Ball Cap and Madagascar Sidekick Outfits

Finally, the Digital Deluxe Edition will be available exclusively through the PlayStation Store for $79.99. What it lacks in physical bonus items, it makes up for with in-game content:

  • A digital copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Uncharted 4 Triple Pack: Includes future access to the first-ever, single-player story add-on for the Uncharted series and two multiplayer packs that will unlock new, rare, and legendary multiplayer items
  • Instant unlock of two multiplayer customization items

You can head over to the PlayStation Blog for a look at each edition of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, as well as details on additional pre-order bonuses through GameStop, Amazon, and the PlayStation Store.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be available on February 23, 2015… or 4 days earlier if enough people pre-order it

In some alternate universe, the “Can’t Kill Progress” pre-reveal for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided kept gamers riveted to their screens as we learned more about Adam Jensen’s next mission. Sadly, in our reality, “Can’t Kill Progress” was a sleepy bust that plodded along for three days, eventually culminating in the re-unveiling of a game that Square Enix first announced more than a year before.

But to be fair, the game’s debut trailer was pretty fantastic.

Instead of learning their lesson, Square Enix has decided to double down on this sort of ridiculousness with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s just-announced “Augment Your Pre-Order” campaign. The game will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 23, 2015, and players who decide to pre-order it will be able to customize their “Day One Edition” by choosing bonus items from a quintet of tiers. However, each tier will remain locked until a pre-determined number of players put down money to pre-order the game. But if enough players buy in to Square Enix’s scheme and unlock all five tiers, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released four days early on February 19.

The public will also have the option to bypass all this nonsense by pre-ordering the Collector’s Edition, which includes every piece of “Day One” content, a 48-page Titan Art Book, a nine-inch Adam Jensen figurine, and a limited edition Steelbook case.

If you are interested in pre-ordering Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and you want to know more about how the tiers work, we’ve got more information for you about the scheme after the break.

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Here’s your first look at Michael Fassbender in the Assassin’s Creed movie

assassinscreed-logoAre you ready for your first look at Michael Fassbender in costume for the Assassin’s Creed movie? Then I suggest you head over to Yahoo right now.

Fassbender will star as Callum Lynch, a man who uses the Animus to experience the life of Aguilar, an ancestor in 15th century Spain. As an Assassin, Aguilar (and Lynch) will battle the Knights Templar in the film. Neither character will be familiar to fans of the games, but Ubisoft plans to incorporate Aguilar (and the events of the film) into the franchise’s sprawling story.

Assassin’s Creed will also star Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed. Filming is expected to begin today and the movie should arrive on theaters on December 21, 2016.

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