Splat or be Splatted in the Splatoon launch trailer

The paint flies fast and furious in the Nintendo UK launch trailer for Splatoon, which is available in stores worldwide today.

If you’re still unsure about Nintendo’s first wholly original property in years, this trailer makes a pretty compelling case for shooter fans. Especially if you’re interested in the 4v4 online fights found in Turf Wars… or the one-on-one local duels in the Battle Dojo… or the single-player story campaign… or the game’s three Amiibo figures.

Just don’t get splatted.

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Daily Scoop: May 29, 2015 – End of the week!

It’s Friday – woo! I have so much to do this weekend but I’m going to try to make some time for gaming. How about you, reader? What games are on your plate for the next few days?

So many sales happening at the Humble Store! You can get HuniePop for $7.49, The Silent Age for $6.49, Audiosurf 2 for $12.74, and Ronin for $11.69, among others.

The Free Weekend deal at Steam is Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. Get a copy for $4.99, four copies for $14.99, or the complete pack for $6.99. The Daily Deal for today is Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, which is on sale for $9.99.

And finally, let’s check out some t-shirts!

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Lords of the Fallen 2 will be released in 2017


Eurogamer has learned that Lords of the Fallen 2 will be released sometime in 2017. Marek Tyminski, the CEO of CI Games, also shared the news that 900,000 copies of Lords of the Fallen have been sold since the game’s Fall 2014 launch.

However, Tyminski also had some bad news for the European news site. He confirmed that Lords of the Fallen’s main developer, Deck 13, will not be involved with the sequel. From the sound of it, the split appears to be mutual:

“We have spoken about certain things we could probably do after the release of Lords of the Fallen but at the end of the day we came to the conclusion, both sides, that it won’t happen, and as far as I know they have another project, and I wish them luck. We have very clear thinking on how we want to make Lords of the Fallen 2 and we have a very good idea.”

That said, Tyminski also told Eurogamer that his goal with Lords of the Fallen 2 is to “make a much better game.”

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Xbox Store Today: Badland, Beach Buggy Racing

xboxgamesstore-logoTwo new Xbox One games are now available to download on the Xbox Games Store.

Badland: Game of the Year Edition brings Frogmind’s popular mobile side-scroller to consoles for the first time. The Game of the Year Edition will include the same physics-based flying as the mobile version while adding stick controls, high definition graphics, and local multiplayer.

Also available this week is Beach Buggy Racing, a colorful kart racer that includes a field of rival drivers, each with unique personalities and special abilities. Yup, definitely sounds like a kart racer alright.

More information on both games can be found after the break.

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Get a VIP tour of Lego Jurassic World in this new trailer

I know it’s quite cliche to open an article like this, but welcome to Lego Jurassic World! WB Games and TT Games have released a new trailer to promote their Lego-ized adaptation of the four Jurassic Park films and this time we’re treated to a “VIP Tour” of the park.

We’ve also learned that the first two DLC packs will be available as a free bonus to fans that pre-order the game through the digital storefronts:

Pre-Order Through PlayStation Store (PS3 or PS4) and Get…
Jurassic Park Trilogy Pack #1
Characters – Dino Handler, Eric Kirby, and Paul Kirby
Vehicle – Animal Control Vehicle

Pre-Order Through Xbox Games Store (Xbox 360 or Xbox One) and Get…
Jurassic Park Trilogy Pack #2
Characters – Jurassic Park Helicopter Pilot, Lex Murphy, and Tim Murphy
Vehicle – Ian Malcolm’s San Diego Cruiser

Both packs will be available after launch for $0.99 each.

Lego Jurassic World will be released on June 12 for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Jurassic World will open in theaters on the same day.

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New Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay trailer goes to war

Back in March, WB Games and Rocksteady Studios released “Officer Down,” an extended gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight that focused on the Caped Crusader’s hunt for Scarecrow’s safe house. That chase continues in a new gameplay trailer released today, and embedded above, titled “Time to Go to War.”

It’s another exciting Bat-adventure that manages to throw in a ridiculous Batmobile versus tank battalion scene and a snarky Poison Ivy. Snarky villains are the best.

In other Bat-news, Sony has released a new trailer detailing some of Arkham Knight’s exclusive PS4 content including Adam West’s Batman suit, his Batmobile, a Justice League 3000 suit, and the trippy Scarecrow Nightmare Missions. The PS4-exclusive content will remain exclusive until sometime this Fall and you can find the trailer after the break.

But Batman: Arkham Knight will be released for everyone, including PC, PS4, and Xbox One players, on June 23.

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Nintendo Download: Splatoon, Don’t Starve, Mega Man Zero 3, more


A large number of new releases were added to the Nintendo eShop today, but one game stands above all the others and it actually won’t be available until tomorrow. Are you ready… because Splatoon is finally available for the Wii U.

Nintendo’s take on the team-based shooter involves human/squid hybrids known as Inklings fighting for turf using paint guns. Use your squid powers to swim through the ink and use your human powers to blast other Inklings while claiming territory for your team. if multiplayer gaming isn’t your thing, there’s also an extensive single-player story mode that offers more towns to paint red (or yellow or purple or blue).

Also available for the Wii U this week is Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, a survival game from Klei. The game’s description says it all: “Fight, farm, craft, scavenge and do whatever it takes to survive in a wilderness filled with science, magic and things that go bump in the night.” Best of all, players who purchase Don’t Starve will receive a giftable bonus code to give to a friend.

Finally this week, Capcom is closing out Mega May with three classic Mega Man titles, all of which were originally released for the Game Boy Advance. Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon and Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun continue the saga of Lan and Mega Man within the computer world, while Mega Man Zero 3 closes out Zero’s story in one of the hardest platformers ever produced.

More details on all of these games, and a few others, can be found after the break.

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Daily Scoop: May 28, 2015 – Tons of new deals

There are lots of deals today, so let’s hop right to it!

There’s a new Humble Weekly Bundle, and this one’s by Relic Entertainment! Pay what you want for Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Fron Armies: Oberkommando West, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Game of the Year Edition, and Company of Heroes – Complete Edition. Beat the average to get Company of Heroes 2, Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies: US Forces, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. For $15, you can get Company of Heroes 2 – Ardennes Assault, and for $30, you can also get a Relic t-shirt.

The Weekend Deal over at Steam is The Escapists. You can pick it up for just $12.05. The DLC is on sale as well – Fhurst Peak Correctional Facility is $0.66, and Alcatraz is $1.33. The Daily Deal is Distant Worlds: Universe for $29.99.

Over at Indie Royale, there’s the Debut 27 Bundle. Beat the average to get Flip Riders, Lilly and Sasha: Guardian Angels, Galagan’s Island, Wave Mechanics, Jelly Dreams, Match 3 Revolution, and Fortify Special Edition.

Let’s wrap things up with a few cute t-shirts.

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