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Exit the Gungeon is a side-scrolling spinoff of Enter the Gungeon… and it’s coming to iOS devices

Apple has signed up a few high-profile developers to deliver content for their upcoming Apple Arcade subscription service, and today they locked up another one as Dodge Roll Games has announced that Exit the Gungeon will be available to download for Mac, Apple TV, and iOS devices soon.

Exit the Gungeon is a side-scrolling spinoff of Enter the Gungeon that eschews the overhead dungeon crawling of its predecessor and embraces a new focus on vertical combat as the world’s first “dungeon climber”:

Exit the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon climber immediately following the adventures of the misfit “Gungeoneers” and their journey for personal absolution in Enter the Gungeon.

Spoilers: The Gungeon has become a paradox and is collapsing. Armed with an ever-changing weapon, an insatiable need to loot, and a signature trusty dodge roll, each of our heroes must ascend and escape via their own unique route of increasingly perilous elevators. Battle against the last and most bitter of the Gundead at a frantic pace, slowing down just long enough to chat with some familiar faces… and a few new ones. Shifting rooms, enemies, bosses, bizarre weapons, and items all combine to ensure that no two attempts to finish Exit the Gungeon play out the same.

Devolver Digital will publish Exit the Gungeon, which will be co-developed by Singlecore Games. Presumably, it’ll make it’s way to other platforms after some period of exclusivity on Apple Arcade.

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Square Enix will release Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles – Remastered Edition on January 23, 2020

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles – Remastered Edition will be released for the PS4, Switch, and iOS and Android mobile devices on January 23, 2020.

Originally released for the GameCube back in 2004, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is a multiplayer action RPG for up to four players. The Remastered Edition will add online multiplayer to give far-flung friends a chance to play together, and the game also supports cross-play functionality on all platforms. Upgraded graphics and a series of audio updates (including new character voiceovers) will bring the game’s presentation into the 21st century, and new dungeons and bosses will add an additional challenge to the adventure.

Square Enix will bring a playable demo of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles – Remastered Edition to this week’s Tokyo Game Show, and a brand new trailer for the game has been embedded above.

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Mario Kart Tour will be available to download on September 25

Nintendo has announced that the first Mario Kart game for mobile devices, Mario Kart Tour, will be available to download beginning on September 25.

It looks like in addition to familiar Mario Kart locales like Rainbow Road, Mario Kart Tour will give players the chance to race around real-world locations like the Eiffel Tower and Arc De Triomphe in Paris:

In Mario Kart Tour, players can experience the endless racing fun of Mario Kart while collecting drivers, like Mario, as well as karts and gliders. Players can choose which drivers, karts, and gliders to use in races across a variety of courses, including new takes on classic courses and special City Courses. City Courses, special in-game event courses inspired by real-world locations, will be available during specific time periods at launch and beyond. In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game.

Like most of Nintendo’s mobile offerings, Mario Kart Tour will be free-to-play with some kind of microtransaction-based ecosystem on both iOS and Android devices. While we don’t know how all the costs will shake out just yet, you can sneak a peek at a new Teaser Video and Gameplay Trailer for the game after the break. (more…)

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Media Molecule’s Dreams wins “Best of Gamescom” at Gamescom 2019

The annual Gamescom convention has shut its doors for another year, but first the organizers closed the show by handing out this year’s Best of Gamescom Awards. While most of the trophies were awarded during the Opening Night Live stream, we learned today that Media Molecule’s Dreams won the coveted “Best of Gamescom” award. Naturally, Dreams also took home “Best PS4 Game” at the Best of Gamescom Awards, but the trippy game creation tool also won “Most Original Game.”

The rest of the winners represented a wide swath of games at this year’s Gamescom convention, with the platform awards going to Gears 5 (“Best Xbox One Game”), The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (“Best Nintendo Switch Game”), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (“Best PC Game”), and Battle Chasers: Nightwar (“Best Mobile Game”).

The complete list of winners, including all the genre awards and the “Most Wanted Consumer Award,” can be found after the break. (more…)

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Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 now available for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

Well this is a nice surprise.

Bethesda kicked off this year’s QuakeCon by announcing that Doom (1993), Doom II: Hell On Earth, and Doom 3 are all now available to download for the PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. Mobile players can also now download the first two games in the series through the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store for the first time.

Doom (1993) and Doom II: Hell On Earth will feature splitscreen deathmatch and co-op on consoles, while all three games will come complete with their expansion packs on all platforms:

Doom (1993)
First released in 1993, Doom introduced millions of gamers to the fast-paced, white-knuckle, demon-slaying action the franchise is known for. The game also includes the expansion, Episode IV: Thy Flesh Consumed, and the console versions will allow players to duke it out in split-screen four-player deathmatch, as well as split-screen co-op.

Doom II: Hell On Earth
This beloved sequel to the groundbreaking Doom gave players the brutal Super Shotgun to bear against deadlier demons, and the infamous boss, the Icon of Sin. The re-release of Doom II includes The Master Levels for Doom II, and the console versions will allow users to play split-screen four-player deathmatch, as well as split-screen co-op.

Doom 3
In this critically acclaimed action-horror re-telling of the original Doom, players must battle their way through a demon-infested facility before entering the abyss to battle Hell’s mightiest warrior… and put an end to the invasion. Doom 3 also includes the Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Missions expansion packs.

Fingers crossed that Doom 64 is next up for a re-release, but it’s complicated development history means I’m not getting my hopes up.

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Level-5’s Hino Yoshihiro confirms that multiple Ni No Kuni games are currently in development

Hino Yoshihiro, the President of Level-5, recently sat down for an interview with Japanese newspaper Nikkei, and he had a few things to say about the future of the Ni No Kuni franchise.

Yoshihiro told the newspaper that he wants to release multiple new games in the series after the animated film adaptation, which will be released in Japan in August. The developer will start this ambitious plan right away with the launch of a Remastered version of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PC, PS4, and Switch in September.

After that, Yoshihiro said he would like to take “a new approach” with future installments in the franchise (all but confirming Ni No Kuni 3), while also adding that Ni No Kuni games will also continue to be associated with smartphones.

Aside from Wrath of the White Witch Remastered, nothing is known about most of the new Ni No Kuni games in development, and it’s possible it could be a very long time before we learn more.

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Game Critics Awards’s Best of E3 2019 bestows “Best of Show” on Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII is more than 20 years old, but Square Enix’s radically reimagined Final Fantasy VII Remake received top marks at E3 2019 from the Game Critics Awards’s judging panel. The game, which will launch next Spring, took home the coveted “Best of Show” award, and it was also honored as “Best RPG” and “Best Console Game.”

The judging panel spread the rest of the awards around, and Bethesda’s Doom Eternal was the only other game to collect multiple wins (“Best PC Game” and “Best Action Game”). The wide range of other winners included Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds (“Best Original Game”), Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs Legion (“Best Action/Adventure Game”), Nintendo Luigi’s Mansion 3 (“Best Family/Social Game”), among others.

While Sony and Microsoft kept fairly quiet about the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, Microsoft still managed to lock down “Best Hardware/Peripheral” with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. And CD Projekt Red took home yet another “Special Commendation for Graphics” thanks to Cyberpunk 2077.

The full list of winners from the Game Critics Awards’s Best of E3 2019 Awards can be found after the break. (more…)

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Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds receives four nominations in Game Critics Awards’s Best of E3 2019 Awards

The Game Critics Awards‘s judging panel, which has expanded to 64 publications this year, has announced the nominees for the Best of E3 2019 Awards.

This year, Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds lead all games with a total of four nominations, including one for “Best of Show.” The RPG will be competing against Gearbox’s Borderlands 3, id Software’s Doom Eternal, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs Legion for the big prize.

A quartet of other games also seemed to strike a chord with panelists, and also receiving three nominations apiece were Remedy’s Control (“Best Original Game,” “Best PC Game,” “Best Action/Adventure Game”), Bithell Games’s John Wick Hex (“Best Original Game,” “Best Strategy Game,” “Best Independent Game”), Nintendo’s Luigi’s Mansion 3 (“Best Console Game,” “Best Action/Adventure Game,” “Best Family/Social Game”), and MachineGames’s Wolfenstein: Youngblood (“Best PC Game,” “Best Action Game,” “Best Online Multiplayer”).

The complete list of nominees for the Best of E3 2019 Awards can be found after the break, and you can learn all about the winners beginning tomorrow, June 27. (more…)

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