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Bloodborne: February 6 release date and Collector’s Edition announced, TGS 2014 trailer released

Bloodborne, a collaboration between From Software and Sony Japan Studio, finally has a release date. Announced as part of Sony’s Tokyo Game Show lineup, the PS4 exclusive will be available on February 6, 2015. But wait, there’s more.

Sony also released a brand new gameplay trailer for Bloodborne, “The Hunt Begins,” which is embedded above. And the publisher confirmed that a Collector’s Edition of the “gothic horror” game is now available for pre-order. Priced at $79.99, the Collector’s Edition includes a Premium Art Book packed with concept art and a code for a Digital Soundtrack. Both items, along with the game, will be packaged in a SteelBook Case.

You can also find a few new screenshots over at the PlayStation Blog.

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XBL Store Today: D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Flockers, Diablo III: UEE

Surprise! Swery65, the demented genius behind the equally demented Deadly Premonition has unleashed the first two episodes (and a prologue) of D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die on the Xbox Games Store. The Xbox One murder mystery uses a striking cel-shaded art style and features another dose of the developer’s trademark sense of humor. Also available on the Xbox One Store today is Flockers, a Lemmings-like puzzler from Team17 (the creators of Worms).

Xbox 360 owners can finally download the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition beginning today. The $39.99 package includes both the original game and the Reaper of Souls expansion pack.

More details on all three games can be found after the break. (more…)

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EDF 2025: The Shadow of New Despair TGS 2014 trailer pits mechas versus kaiju

D3 Publisher unveiled a new trailer for Earth Defense Force 2025: The Shadow of New Despair at the Tokyo Game Show today. Best of all, this trailer gives us our first glimpse at “The New Despair,” a massive Godzilla-like creature with glowing blue plates all over his body. Thankfully, the EDF has a counter weapon in the form of a towering mecha that looks like something out of The Transformers. If you’re a fan of the franchise, I strongly suggest you make time to check out this new trailer.

The PS4 upgrade of the bug-hunting favorite is currently on track for a 2015 release in Japan. Hopefully, an American release will be announced soon.

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Nintendo Download: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 2, Cooking Mama 5, FIFA 15, more


It’s a 3DS bonanza this week in the Nintendo Download.

Square Enix has released Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, the sequel to their fan favorite Final Fantasy rhythm game. Bigger in every way, Curtain Call includes “221 songs and more than 60 characters” to tap away the hours. Another big sequel available this week is Majesco’s Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit. The fifth helping of Cooking Mama includes more than 60 recipes. And finally, EA Sports has confirmed that FIFA 15 will be available to download through the 3DS eShop on Tuesday, September 23.

Of course, the real big news this week is that the Super Smash Bros. For 3DS demo will be available to all beginning tomorrow. Just in case you were on the fence, Nintendo’s got you covered.

More information on all of these titles (including a few more and a trio of new downloadable games for the Wii U) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Deep Down’s TGS 2014 trailer shows us the future

The story in Capcom’s Deep Down will bounce back and forth between the glossy future of 2094 and the demonic catacombs of 1494. But how these two time periods relate to each other is still a big mystery.

The PS4 game’s later trailer, released to coincide with the Tokyo Game Show, doesn’t give us any new hints, but it does give us another look at one of 2015’s most intriguing games.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will include FF15 demo when its released on March 17

Square Enix has announced they will release Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in the US on March 17, 2015. Are you still a little shaky on what Type-0 HD entails? Square Enix has helpfully provided this description for the PS4/Xbox One title:

Step into the fray as Class Zero, a group of fourteen students from an elite military academy whose country is attacked by an aggressive neighboring Empire. Using the powerful abilities and magic of all fourteen characters in fast-paced action RPG combat, players must face the brutality and injustices of war to uncover the secrets of its genesis.

As a further incentive to entice fans to take a chance on their latest Final Fantasy spinoff, Square Enix will include a Final Fantasy XV demo download code inside each copy of Type-0 HD.

Type-0 HD has undergone quite a few changes in its odyssey towards America. Originally announced as Final Fantasy Agito XIII, it began life as a PSP entry in Square Enix’s “Fabula Nova Crystallis” franchise. After a name change, it was released in Japan in 2011. Owing to its handheld roots, Type-0 was initially rumored to move to the Vita before Square Enix announced the PS4/Xbox One port at this year’s E3 Expo.

So four years later (and nine since its initial announcement), we’ll get a chance to see what the fuss is about.

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See Bayonetta cosplay as Nintendo characters in new Bayonetta 2 trailer

Have you ever wanted to see Bayonetta dress up as Star Fox, Link, Samus Aran, or Princess Peach? Well, you’ll get your chance in Bayonetta 2. The trailer embedded above showcases the wicked witch’s new looks as well as the special attacks that come bundled with her new outfits. Donning Link’s green tunic allows Bayonetta to wield a mighty bow and slipping into Samus Aran’s Varia Suit opens up the Screw Attack as well as the Morph Ball. Despite what the trailer says, these costume changes aren’t mere “cosplay.”

Bayonetta 2 (which will be bundled with the original Bayonetta) will be available exclusively for the Wii U on October 24.

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Five Survivor Mode add-ons for Alien: Isolation planned; Season Pass announced

Sega and Creative Assembly have big plans for Alien: Isolation after its October 7 launch. As part of a planned Season Pass, the developer will create five Survivor Mode add-ons that place players in direct opposition with the Xenomorph in a confined space and with limited resources. A bonus Survivor Mode demo, “Basement,” will be included with the game at launch.

Each Survivor Mode add-on will include “three new maps, each with their own set objective and challenges, a new playable character and a variety of enemy types between you and your escape.” New Survivor Mode packs will drop at a rate of about one per month and the first will be released on October 28. All five will be available by next March.

“At this year’s E3 and a number of subsequent events, we put the Survivor Mode demo into the hands of the world’s press and consumers and the reception was incredible,” said Al Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation. “This is the game in its purest form; it’s you against the creature and it’s against the clock. It was just fantastic watching players leave the demo with a strange mix of joy, terror and relief at simply surviving, before jumping back in and try to tackle it in a different way to beat their time!”

Can you escape the Xenomoprh? Don’t forget the cat!

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