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Shovel Knight is getting a series of tie-in kids books this January
Activision confirms Skylanders 6, new Call of Duty from Infinity Ward, Destiny expansion in 2016; Destiny 2 coming in 2017
Warp Zoned Wish List: What We Want From Resident Evil 7
Daily Scoop: May 23, 2016 - Last day for Capcom Humble Bundle
Codemasters announces F1 2016 for PC, PS4, Xbox One
Street Fighter V: Ibuki Reveal Trailer released by Capcom
“We Are Ghosts” trailer reintroduces us to the stars of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Gargos is now available for Killer Instinct S3: Ultra Edition owners… so here’s a trailer
Weekly Warp-Up: Memorial Day 2016 Edition
New Retail Releases: Dead Island Definitive Collection, One Piece Burning Blood
Most Recent: PC
Prospective fans of Mighty No. 9 are understandably upset that the game has taken so long to go from Kickstarter campaign to finished product. But game development takes time, and creator Keiji Inafune started work on Mighty No. 9 with little more than an idea and a dream.
So here we are, less than a month away from its launch, and publisher Deep Silver has delivered a new “Masterclass” trailer that focuses on Beck’s many special abilities. Narrated by the same goofy announcer as last November’s “Features Trailer,” it has a similar retro vibe, and probably would have felt right at home on Nickelodeon in 1992.
Will this kind of advertising fly in 2016? It’s too soon to say, but we do know that Mighty No. 9 will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on June 21. The game will also appear on the 3DS and Vita later this year.
WB Games is back with a second “Character Vignette” from Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and this time they’ve focused on Finn, everyone’s favorite ex-Stormtrooper.
Watch as Finn helps Chewbacca stuff Captain Phasma down the garbage chute, and hear new dialogue recorded by John Boyega as Finn explains to Han Solo that everything’s going to be OK (grumpy Han Solo sounds less than convinced).
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on June 28 for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Capcom’s “full-scale offensive” for the Resident Evil franchise is in full swing, and the publisher is widely expected to announce Resident Evil 7 during this year’s E3 Expo (if not sooner). But Capcom is also hard at work on Umbrella Corps, a team-based shooter set within the Resident Evil universe, and it’ll be available to download for the PC and PS4 on June 21.
Today, the Capcom-Unity blog gave us got our first look at two new maps from Umbrella Corps that are based on some rather recognizable places from Resident Evil 2: the streets of Raccoon City and the Police Department.
The first new battlefield revealed is the Raccoon City map, which recreates the hazardous city streets first seen in RE 2 and RE 3. Overturned vehicles, walls of flame, and the shambling undead are scattered around the streets. Mercenaries can also venture down into the sewers below Raccoon City, shooting it out in the same narrow passages where infected rats once spread the T-Virus.
Speaking of Raccoon City’s Police Department, the headquarters’ main hall plays host to one of the most open maps in Umbrella Corps. The ruinous RPD building interior is reimagined as a patchwork refuge, with metal sheeting and scaffolding connecting the first and second floors. Mercenaries can even take cover beneath the ornate statue which held a key item in RE 2. Don’t get too nostalgic exploring the crumbling hall, however, because players are extremely exposed to enemy fire in this map.
And if you think these famous locales won’t be the same without Albert Wesker, Leon S. Kennedy, or Chris Redfield, don’t worry, Capcom feels the same way. That’s why the publisher will also release the Upgrade Pack, which includes masks for each of those characters, as well as Barry Burton, Jake Muller, and HUNK. The Upgrade Pack (which will be available as a $14.99 add-on or as part of a $39.99 Deluxe Edition bundle) will also include additional weapons, patches, custom colors, and emotes.
Finally, Capcom announced that everyone who pre-orders Umbrella Corps will receive access to the Fashion Victim Pack, which will add a few garish color options for your mercenary. Good thing zombies only see in BRAINNNNNSSSSSSSSS.
Spider-Man officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this month’s Captain America: Civil War, and now the webhead is heading to Lego Avengers as part of the Spider-Man Character Pack. Available as a free download for Lego Avengers owners on the PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, the Spider-Man Character Pack will actually include six different webslinging characters:
Spider-Man Character Pack
- Spider-Man (Captain America: Civil War)
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Man (Mile Morales)
- Iron Spider
- Scarlet Spider
You can also check out the Spider-Man Character Pack trailer embedded above to see Spider-Man (and friends) do whatever a spider can.
Conan O’Brien’s latest “Clueless Gamer” segment featured Blizzard’s Overwatch, where he was joined by two special guests from Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. And a very special Iron Throne. “Clueless Gamer” almost inspires me to want to stream games because it’s so entertaining to watch funny people be bad at them. And that’s totally me: funny and bad at things. Maybe I shouldn’t limit myself to streaming video games but just record myself trying to do anything at all– until the final episode where I visit a botanical garden and, if cartoons have taught me anything, get eaten by a giant venus flytrap.
As explained by Conan, the objective of Overwatch is to “just shoot each other,” and shoot each other they do, with Peter Dinklage either being great at video games or maybe harboring some blood vendetta against the other two (or maybe there’s some residual anger from that Destiny thing). Characters briefly seen or mentioned in the segment include Junkrat, Zenyatta, Hanzo, D.Va, Lucio, as well as some extensive Widowmaker. And I’m sure you can imagine why: Butts, Butts, Butts. So many shiny orbs of buttocks, like glorious reflective garden gazing balls. What was I talking about?
Overwatch was released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One today.
Everyone has their favorite game, and with sequels being as plentiful as they are, there’s a good chance that game is part of a long-running series. The first game was probably great, and maybe the second was even better– but the series will inevitably go off the rails as the sequels and spinoffs pile up. As a fan, it’s easy to see things from one perspective and say we know the best way to return a faltering franchise to its former glory, but now it’s time to prove it.
Today, I’ll be rambling about my own personal favorite series, Resident Evil, the former gold standard for what a survival horror game should be. The scares peaked with a GameCube remake of the original game, before giving way to the more action-oriented Resident Evil 4 shortly thereafter. Things then came to an unfortunate head with Resident Evil 6— a bloated mess of badly-written, non-linear storytelling; Michael Bay-esque action set pieces; and over-complicated gameplay good only for co-op.
Resident Evil 7 is expected to be announced at this year’s E3 Expo, but how can Capcom best resurrect the series? Simple! Take it back to its B-movie roots, and more importantly, bring back the actual horror. What does that mean, you ask warily? Well… (more…)
Pac-Man 256, an endless maze runner released last year for mobile devices, is chomping its way towards the PC, PS4, and Xbox One next month.
In Pac-Man 256, players dash through a neverending maze level as they avoid ghosts, chomp pellets, and stay one step ahead of the dreaded “Level 256” glitch. But Pac-Man won’t need to do it alone anymore, because developer Hipster Whale is adding four-player simultaneous co-op to the PC/console version of Pac-Man 256. In addition to the main game, a collection of bonus themes will also be included in the game’s $4.99 purchase price.
Pac-Man 256 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 21.
Hold onto your hats – no, really! There are 60 new hats and heads in the rad Dino Run DX, which is currently available on Steam for just $5.99. This is an absurd steal – $6 to doomsurf all you want?!?!
PixelJam calls it “The Indie Collection,” and be sure to watch the video to see loads of familiar faces from games like Castle Crashers, Fez, Hyper Light Drifter, Shovel Knight, and many more!
Dino Run DX is a remaster of the beautiful prehistoric multiplayer racing game, which PixelJam refers to as “the final evolution of the original game.” They’re currently raising funds via their own crowdfunding platform to add even more extra features to the game, and they’ve currently raised over $17,500.
What are you waiting for? Get your doomsurf on!