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


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


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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New Releases: Splatoon, ArcaniA: The Complete Tale


If you plan to visit your local game shop this week, you’ll only find two new titles on the shelves, and both of them won’t be released until Friday.

This week’s big new release is Splatoon, Nintendo’s entry into the team-based shooter category. But instead of gruff military guys, Splatoon is populated by kids who have the ability to transform into squids. They use this power to literally paint the map and the object isn’t to get the most kills (though you can still do that), but to cover more of the floor with your team’s color. It’s a crazy idea, but if anybody can make it work, it’s Nintendo.

Also available this week is ArcaniA: The Complete Tale. The PS4 RPG is an enhanced remake of the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 game of the same name. In addition to prettier graphics and more detail environmental effects, ArcaniA: The Complete Tale also comes packaged with the game’s “Fall of Setarrif” expansion.

Be on the lookout later this week for posts detailing new games available on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop. Both of these titles will be available to download alongside digital-only releases like Ultra Street Fighter IV, the fourth episode in Telltale’s Game of Thrones adaptation, and more.

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See space battles, Lightsaber combat, pod racing in new Disney Infinity: Star Wars videos

All week long, Game Informer has been uploading gameplay videos highlighting a different facet of this Fall’s Disney Infinity: Star Wars. The most recent video, which has been embedded above, puts the spotlight on the game’s space battles, including the famous Battle of Yavin in and around the Death Star from the end of Star Wars.

An additional trailer features the game’s brand new Toy Box Speedway mode. This Mario Kart-inspired mode takes place on Tattooine, recreating the pod racing scene from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Escept this time the pod racers include Yoda and Question Boxes are all over the course.

The final trailer focuses on an elegant weapon for a more civilized age as Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker show off their Lightsaber skills.

Both of these trailers can be found after the break and don’t forget that Disney Infinity; Star Wars will launch sometime this Fall (possibly as early as August) for the PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. (more…)

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Video Game Release Calendar Changelog: E3 2015 Table Setting Edition


Don’t Forget! This is just a changelog of recently announced release dates. Warp Zoned’s complete Video Game Release Calendar includes every title we could find with a 2015, 2016, 2017, or unannounced release date.

This edition of the Video Game Release Calendar Changelog is definitely focused on the pre-E3 table setting that happens every May. In addition to release dates for some of this Summer’s most-anticipated games (Lego Jurassic World on June 12, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition on June 23, and Rory McIlroy PGA Tour on July 14) we were recently treated to release dates for some of this Falls big franchise titles (Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege on October 13, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate on October 23, WWE 2K16 on October 27, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III on November 6).

Looking beyond the big names, we now know that Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 will be released on September 15 (though the 3DS and Vita versions will launch “sometime later”). But even the recent surprise announcements are focused on big names including Need For Speed and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, both of which will launch this Fall.

Finally, you can’t talk about release dates without mentioning a few delays. This time, Tom Clancy’s The Division was pushed back (to early 2016) alongside Mirror’s Edge 2 and the Ratchet & Clank remake (both will be available in Spring 2016). But Dead Island 2 got the worst delay of all, going from Spring 2015 all the way to TBA 2016.

But speaking of games that are far away, let’s end this roundup with Telltale’s Marvel Game, an untitled episodic adventure game that won’t be released until sometime in 2017. Hey, gotta get that announcement out there sometime.

Even more new release dates for this edition of the Video Game Release Calendar Changelog can be found after the break. (more…)

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F1 2015 release skids into July as Codemasters releases first trailer

Codemasters has announced they’ve had to push back the release of F1 2015, which was originally scheduled to launch next month. The open-wheel racing sim will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on July 21. Codemasters didn’t elaborate on the cause of the delay, but perhaps the jump to PS4/Xbox One development has something to do with it. However, F1 2015 fans won’t walk away from this news empty-handed as Codemasters also released the first teaser trailer for the game. It’s been embedded above.

Finally, Codemasters announced that fans who pre-order F1 2015 from GameStop will receive a collectable metal case.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV comes to PS4 next week… watch launch trailer and see what’s new

Sony and Capcom will release Ultra Street Fighter IV for the PS4 next week (exclusively through the PlayStation Store), so naturally they’ve served up a nifty new launch trailer for fans.

To prepare gamers for its release, Sony’s Gio Corso took over the PlayStation Blog to talk about all the enhancements Capcom added to the game’s PS4 debut. In addition to full support for PS4 and PS3 fight sticks, this enhanced edition of Ultra Street Fighter IV will include:

  • Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 will be running at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second for all your fighting glory.
  • The PS4 version of Ultra Street Fighter IV will also include all DLC launched up to this point, including the most recent Vacation and Wild costume packs.
  • A few of you hardcore Street Fighters out there said that there was minor input lag in the controls of Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS3. Well, don’t worry: We’ve eliminated it to make the PS4 edition the ultimate version on any platform!
  • The price is $24.99.

That “all DLC launched up to this point” bullet worries me, but Capcom wouldn’t be Capcom if they weren’t working on still more content for the latest game in their famed fighting series.

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Samurai Warriors 4-II coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Vita on September 29

Koei Tecmo has announced they will release Samurai Warriors 4-II for the PC, PS3, PS4, and Vita on September 29.

Unlike the regional structure found in the original Samurai Warriors 4, this sequel/spinoff will focus on the individual heroes of the saga. In all, players will take control of 13 characters across the game’s 13 chapters including an all-new never-before-seen samurai. Other new features set to be added to Samurai Warriors 4-II include:

The game will feature many new and improved features as the battle, action, and character development systems have been revamped. It also introduces a highly challenging and richly rewarding mode called: the Endless Castle. Players can choose to enter and struggle to survive for as long as possible, or to play against the clock and see how far they can get up the castle’s increasingly difficult levels!

If you’re in London this weekend (May 22-24) for the MCM Comic-Con, a playable demo of Samurai Warriors 4-II will be available at Koei Tecmo’s booth.

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