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Igarashi’s Bloodstained will come to Wii U if it reaches $3 million stretch goal

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Koji Igarashi’s Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has had a pretty successful run so far. After two weeks, the side-scroller has reached $2.77 million in backer pledges and plowed through more than a dozen stretch goals. Since we last checked in with the campaign, backers have unlocked a Boss Rush Mode, a retro-themed level, a linearly re-arranged version of the game known as Classic Mode, six 8-bit music tracks for Classic Mode, and a promise that Bloodstained will have the “biggest castle” Igarashi has ever produced.

But the next stretch goal should be very important to Wii U owners as Igarashi has confirmed that Bloodstained will be released for Nintendo’s console if the campaign reaches $3 million. The Wii U version of the game will be produced by Armature Studio, a development team that specializes in porting games to new platforms. You might be familiar with their work if you’ve played the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection or Injustice: Gods Among Us on the Vita. Armature also assisted with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the PS4 and Xbox One.

The Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will end on June 12 at 11:00 PM (Eastern Time), so the world has a little less than 16 days to make the Wii U version happen. If I were a betting man, I’d say it’s as close to a sure thing as you can get.

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CoD: Advanced Warfare Supremacy Pack trailer includes 4 seconds of Bruce Campbell… and a first glimpse at four new multiplayer maps

Bruce Campbell, the world’s most famous zombie hunter, will have an expanded role in the third Exo Zombies episode, which Activision revealed today as part of an announcement for the next downloadable expansion for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The nearly three-minute long trailer only includes fleeting glimpses of the groovy actor, but it was the highlight of the video for me.

Besides the mighty Bruce, the Supremacy Pack will include four new competitive multiplayer maps:

  • Parliament: Docked on the River Thames, this military cargo ship delivers a view of the London cityscape along with a fast-paced combat experience. Mixed site-lines provide opportunities for all styles of play to dominate this medium-sized map. Players can take control of the map-based scorestreak to unleash a barrage of missiles that annihilate enemies.
  • Kremlin: Gamers must prepare for intense combat outside Russia’s presidential palace in the new map Kremlin, as they navigate the worn-torn buildings of Red Square in this medium-sized, three-lane map. Secure elevated positions to give the team a strategic advantage, or use exoskeleton capabilities to avoid being caught in the minefield that activates mid-match.
  • Compound: Players take combat preparation to the limit in an Atlas training facility hidden away in the Colorado wilderness, as they’ll have to be quick on the trigger in this small, symmetrical map, which funnels high-speed combat through tight corners to the main tower structures.
  • Skyrise: Players deploy to an Atlas Skyscraper overlooking the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Based on the fan-favorite, Highrise, from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 by Infinity Ward, this map brings new exoskeleton mechanics to the classic multiplayer layout. Gamers must dominate the power positions in the center of this small-to-medium sized map to control the key navigation points.

The episodic “Exo Zombies” co-op mode will continue in “Carrier,” which will star Campbell in addition to returning cast members John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal. “Carrier,” which takes place on an Atlas aircraft carrier, will include “advanced new weaponry, enemy Atlas Strike teams, Sentinel support squads, and a host of new zombie enemies.”

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Supremacy Pack will be available for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on June 2. Thanks to Microsoft’s timed exclusivity, PC, PS4, and PS3 players will have to wait at least a month to dive in to the new maps.

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New trailer confirms Extreme Exorcism is also coming to PS3 and Wii U this year

Developer Golden Ruby Games is hard at work on Extreme Exorcism, an arena platformer where players have to bust a bunch of ghosts while avoiding attacks from their past lives. The premise alone should be enough to put it on your radar, but development is also coming along nicely as we awarded it a Best of PAX East 2015 badge earlier this year.

In fact, Extreme Exorcism was a huge hit with a lot of convention-goers, many of whom asked the developer to bring the game to the PS3 and Wii U in addition to its previously-announced destinations (PC, PS4, and Xbox One). As you might have guessed from the headline, Golden Ruby has granted their wish and released a brand new gameplay trailer to boot.

Extreme Exorcism will be available for all five platforms later this year, but it’ll likely be after this year’s E3 Expo as Golden Ruby plans to demo the game in Ripstone Publishing’s booth at the big show.

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Ride the “Savage Road” in this new Mad Max story trailer

“Life is a Savage Road. Out here, a man with no wheels is a man with no hope.”

After the massive success of Mad Max: Fury Road, WB Games and Avalanche Studios have decided to give us another dose of their upcoming Mad Max game, which will be released on September 1 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

In the new trailer, which has been embedded above, we learn a little bit more about the game’s story and come face-to-face with Lord Scrotus, a Wasteland warlord with his own pack of War Boys. Set before the events of Fury Road, the gang steals Max’s beloved Interceptor and leaves him for dead… setting up a vengeance-fueled car chase, which is something of a specialty for Max.

Lord Scrotus probably should have just walked away.

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Capcom will release a remake of Resident Evil 0 in early 2016

After selling more than one million copies of the Resident Evil remake earlier this year, Capcom is dipping a little deeper into the franchise’s back catalog for their next Resident Evil re-release.

Resident Evil 0 was originally released for the GameCube in 2002 and it has only been re-released once (for the Wii in 2009), which makes it rather unique among other entries in the franchise. That will all change early next year as Capcom plans to release a remastered version of Resident Evil 0 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

The remake will be in good hands as Several members of the original Resident Evil 0 development team, including Director Koji Oda, will be working to bring it to current-generation and previous-generation consoles.

For now, that’s all we know, though Capcom has promised to reveal more information about the Resident Evil 0 remake “in the coming weeks.”

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Lords of the Fallen will get a Game of the Year Edition on June 26

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Publisher CI Games and developer Deck 13 have announced that Lords of the Fallen will be re-released in a Game of the Year Edition next month. The PC, PS4, and Xbox One action RPG is coming back in a package that’ll include the original game and all four DLC packs (Ancient Labyrinth, The Monk’s Decipher, Demonic Weapons Pack, and Lionheart Pack) on June 26. And in a welcome twist on the typical Game of the Year formula, Deck 13 also plans to include a variety of never-before-seen weapons and armor for the disc.

If you’ve already played through the entirety of Lords of the Fallen and our looking for something more from the franchise, Deck 13 has also already announced that Lords of the Fallen 2 is in development.

[Source: EGM Now]

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Street Fighter V will be playable for first time at CEO 2015 in June

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The “Fighting Game Community” will converge on Orlando, Floria next month for Community Effort Orlando 2015, a game competition where attendees will be able to compete in tournaments for Ultra Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and several others. Spectators will also get the chance to play Street Fighter V for the first time.

Announced via Twitter, CEO 2015 will be the first time a playable demo of Street Fighter V will be available to the public. So if you’re a fighting game fan, it’s probably time to start getting excited.

CEO 2015 will take place beginning June 26, and running through June 28, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Street Fighter V is expected to be released for the PC and PS4 next Spring, so if you don’t get the chance to play it next month, you might have to wait more than a year for your next chance.

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Mortal Kombat X’s Tanya will be available to download in June

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Everyone loves Mortal Kombat X. Fans seem to game’s new Story Mode, especially the mix of new characters and returning favorites. But there was always plans to expand the game in the future and after Jason’s impressive debut in early May, NetherRealm’s Ed Boon has confirmed a second downloadable character, Tanya, will be available in just a few weeks:

NetherRealm plans to release two additional characters after Jason and Tanya, though it’s unknown if The Predator or Tremor will be next. All four characters can be purchased individually or as part of the Kombat Pass.

In the past, Boon has said that more characters (including Rain, Sindel, and Baraka) may be added to Mortal Kombat X further down the line. All three characters pop up to challenge players in Story Mode, but they’re currently unable to be selected in single-player or multiplayer.

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