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ReCore: Definitive Edition is coming next week to PC and Xbox One

ReCore fans new and old will be able to experience the Definitive Edition of the game next week when ReCore: Definitive Edition launches for Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. Available to download beginning August 29, according to the Xbox Wire, ReCore’s Definitive Edition will include enhanced visuals, another companion bot, and a brand new mission:

We are excited to announce the ReCore: Definitive Edition which lets players experience the game’s mysterious and dynamic world with enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR), a brand-new adventure, “Eye of Obsidian,” and the long-awaited T8-NK Corebot (“Tank”) who joins Joule, Mack, Seth, Duncan, and Violet as they explore new environments and dungeons while battling the deadly Obsidian Cult.

ReCore: Definitive Edition will be priced at $19.99 for new players, but existing ReCore players will receive the expansion as a free update. A Gamescom 2017 for ReCore: Definitive Edition has been embedded above.

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New Retail Releases: Madden NFL 18, Uncharted The Lost Legacy, F1 2017, More

Are you ready for some football? EA Sports is getting ready to hike Madden NFL 18 into stores this week for the PS4 and Xbox One. The latest football sim from EA Tiburon makes use of the Frostbite Engine for the first time, as well as a Story Mode known as “Longshot.” And if you’re looking to pick up an Xbox One this week, Microsoft is now offering an Xbox One S 500GB + Madden NFL 18 Bundle.

Also available this week is a new Uncharted adventure from Naughty Dog. Nathan Drake hung up his spurs at the end of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross will carry on this week in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for the PS4.

In typical Uncharted fashion, Chloe and Nadine are in a race against the bad guys in The Lost Legacy, but players interested in a different kind of race will be able to pick up F1 2017 for the PS4 and Xbox One. Codemasters has added a revamped Career Mode to F1 2017, as well as other improvements both online and off.

Career criminals might be interested in The Escapists 2, which will be available this week for the PS4 and Xbox One from Team17. New prisons, a new combat system, and a range of character customization options have moved The Escapists 2 to an even bigger house (pun so intended).

Finally this week, a trio of re-releases will bring some old favorites to new places. Telltale will launch Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure on the Switch. Koei Tecmo will compile together the four Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm games in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for the PS4 and Xbox One. And Bethesda will bundle together Wolfenstein: The New Order + Wolfenstein: The Old Blood in a single package on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

That’s all for now, but we’re definitely going to learn more about the Fall’s biggest upcoming releases during the 2017 Gamescom expo this week.

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Final Fantasy XV will be released for PC in Early 2018

As a pre-Gamescom surprise, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV will be released for the PC in Early 2018. The megapublisher is partnering with Nvidia to bring the massive RPG to PC players, utilizing their GameWorks technology to increase the game’s visual fidelity.

More than just a resolution bump, the two companies have pledged to add “cutting-edge graphics and physics simulation technologies with support for Nvidia’s capture and share tools” to Final Fantasy XV:

Final Fantasy XV – Real-Time Graphics and Physics Simulations

  • Nvidia Flow – Creates vivid, combustible fluid, fire and smoke.
  • Nvidia HairWorks – Creates dynamic, life-like hair and fur for characters, animals and monsters that inhabit the game.
  • Nvidia ShadowWorks – Enables characters to cast shadows on themselves.
  • Nvidia Turf Effects – Creates life-like grass and vegetation in the game environment.
  • Nvidia VXAO – Adds depth and realism based on the physics principles shadows and light.

Final Fantasy XV – Capture and Share Tools

  • Nvidia Ansel – An in-game photography tool that allows gamers to compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high fidelity formats, and share screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC, or VR headset.
  • Nvidia ShadowPlay Highlights – Automatically captures the player’s greatest gaming achievements in video and screenshot, enabling seamless sharing through social channels.

“With the help of Nvidia, we are creating a stunning visual experience in Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition, one worthy of this beloved franchise,” said Hajime Tabata, the Director of Final Fantasy XV. “Nvidia pushes the pace of innovation in our industry, and that benefits gamers and developers alike.”

More information about Final Fantasy XV’s Windows Edition can be found on Steam.

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Square Enix will release Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on January 30

Square Enix has announced that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be released exclusively for the PS4 on January 30.

The publisher has also revealed an Ultimate Collector’s Edition for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, which will be available through the Square Enix Online Store. Priced at $189.99, the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will include a big batch of in-game content and collectible goodies:

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Ultimate Collector’s Edition

  • Copy of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
  • Warrior of Light Bust – 8.25” tall.
  • Official Soundtrack – Includes 15 tracks selected from the Dissidia series and newly recorded music.
  • 80-Page Hardcover Artbook – Includes sketches and artwork.
  • Season Pass – Includes access to six new playable characters and content post launch.
  • SteelBook Case – Unique to the Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
  • Collector’s Box – Featuring legendary Final Fantasy characters.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a three-on-three brawler that’s currently in development at Team Ninja. You can get a closer look at the game’s Ultimate Collector’s Edition after the break. (more…)

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See the Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 3: More Than a Feeling trailer before it slips away

Telltale Games previously announced the next episode from their Guardians of the Galaxy series would be known as Episode 3: More Than a Feeling, but now they’ve unveiled a new trailer for the further adventures of the titular quintet:

After tracing the origin of the Eternity Forge to a mysterious temple, the Guardians encounter an eccentric being who might hold the key to unlocking the relic’s true power. But with Gamora and Nebula busy wrestling with the past and Hala still bent on reclaiming the Forge by any means necessary, it falls to Star-Lord to make a crucial decision that could change the fate of the galaxy — and the Guardians — forever.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 3: More Than a Feeling will be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices on August 22.

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Splatoon 2 is swimming in green ink as the best-selling game from July 2017

The first year for Nintendo’s Switch continues to go swimmingly, and another exclusive release for the console has claimed the top spot in The NPD Group’s monthly tally of best-selling games.

Splatoon 2 was the top-selling game in July, beating out Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (#2) and a resurgent Grand Theft Auto V (#3). Three other Switch games managed to crack the Top 20, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#5), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#7), and Arms (#17).

According to GamesIndustry.biz, the Switch was also the best-selling console in July. Nintendo’s new device is so popular that it helped push monthly sales to $588 million, a 19% increase over July 2016.

The remainder of the Top 20 was made up of the usual suspects, including Tom Clancy games (Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege at #9 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands at #11) and three Call of Duty games (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered at #12, Call of Duty: Black Ops III at #13, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at #15).

The NPD’s complete “Top 20 Best-Selling Games” from July 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)

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Xbox Store Today: Thumper, Magician Lord

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for more end-of-the-week additions to the Xbox Games Store.

Today, Xbox One owners will be able to download Thumper, Drool’s “rhythm violence” game. Players will take control of a space beetle that hurtles down a track in a “hellish void” to battle a “maniacal giant head.” Yikes. Also available to download today is Magician Lord, a side-scrolling beat ’em up that was originally released in 1990 for the NeoGeo.

More information about both games is available right here:

Xbox One Games

Thumper
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront your nemesis: a maniacal giant head. Scream down the endless track and crash through punishing obstacles with simple, airtight controls. Hurtle forward, master new moves, reach overwhelming velocities, and survive epic boss battles. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must conquer rhythm hell.

Magician Lord
Magician Lord is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1990. This fantasy action game was one of the launch titles on NeoGeo. Control the magician Elta on a journey to save the world from Gal-Agiese, who came back to life once again.

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Nintendo Download: Minecraft: Story Mode, Jackbox Party Pack, Sky Ride, more

This week’s Nintendo Download is here… and it’s party time.

After dropping The Jackbox Party Pack 3 on the Switch closer to the console’s launch, Jackbox Games is back with both of its predecessors… The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2. Each Pack includes five party games, and some will offer thrills and entertainment for up to 100 players.

Speaking of parties, Switch owners will also be able to hook up with Jesse and friends on Tuesday, August 22, in Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure. The bundle will include all eight episodes from the game’s first season.

Finally, Switch owners will also get the chance to download Sky Ride, a 3D shooter that defies gravity; and Magician Lord, a side-scrolling beat ’em up and one of the first games ever released for the NeoGeo.

You can learn more about all of these games (and a pair of new 3DS games) after the break. (more…)

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