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Weekly Warp-Up: Tokyo Game Show 2014 Edition

No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…

While we’re all still waiting for the Fall gaming rush to really kick into high gear, Microsoft went and pulled the trigger on their big deal, acquiring Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion. Minecraft will remain available on the PS3, the PS4, and mobile platforms, but we’re definitely in a different world now that Microsoft owns one of the biggest games in the world.

Speaking of big games, the Warp Zoned staff got together for our Fall 2014 Preview by hosting the world’s first Video Game Fantasy League. Which of our Fall picks will be considered the best games of the year? Follow along with us as we find out. And finally, Allen Jenkins makes his Warp Zoned debut with a look at a classic light gun game in It Came From 19XX: Lethal Enforcers.

More news from this past week (including some Tokyo Game Show nuggets) can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Hyrule Warriors, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, FIFA 15, More

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Have you got Destiny out of system yet? If so, there are plenty of new releases to talk about this week includingHyrule Warriors, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo’s mashup of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors for the Wii U. If nothing else, the game will let us play as Ganondorf and that just sounds amazing.

Also available this week is Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes for the PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Disney’s “2.0” attempt at a toy/game hybrid adds Marvel superheroes and an expanded Toy Box Mode. And speaking of games that appear on a lot of platforms… EA Sports will release FIFA 15 this week for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Sorry, Wii U owners.

Finally this week, WB Games is rebooting the Gauntlet franchise on the PC and Microsoft is bundling up Killer Instinct‘s first season on the Xbox One in the Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack.

Even more new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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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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Final Fantasy XV gets a TGS 2014 trailer; Tetsuya Nomura steps down as director

Square Enix showed a trailer for Final Fantasy XV yesterday at the Tokyo Game Show and… what is happening, are they driving a car? The prince is sleeping? What am I even watching? I don’t even know what’s going on, and I’m still excited anyway. The game will be released for PS4 and Xbox One, and while there’s no release date, there will be a playable demo packaged with Final Fantasy Type-0 when it comes out on March 17, 2015.

Square Enix also announced that director Tetsuya Nomura will be replaced by Hajime Tabata, allowing Nomura to “focus his full efforts as the director of other highly anticipated titles, including Kingdom Hearts III.” That’s a lot of serious announcements for one day. Thanks, Square Enix!

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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

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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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Daily Scoop: September 18, 2014 – New Humble Weekly Bundle

A brand new Humble Weekly Bundle has launched, and, unsurprisingly, it’s loaded with games! Pay what you want for Lexica, Deadly 30, Bridge Constructor Medieval, and Battle Group 2. Pay $6 or more to unlock Commandos Collection, The Book of Legends, and Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut. Pay $9 or more to unlock early access to Meridian: New World. And don’t forget to poke around the Humble Store to catch the latest flash sales!

The Weekend Deal on Steam is Age of Wonders II – you can get it for $19.99, get the Deluxe Edition for $22.49, or get the Trilogy Pack for $9.99. The brand new Daily Deal at Steam is Just Cause 2, which is marked down to $2.99. Scoop ‘em up!

Let’s check out today’s t-shirts!

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