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Shovel Knight PS3/PS4/Vita/Xbox One Review: Still Digging It

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What a difference a year can make! This time last year, Shovel Knight was just a promising platformer that was still two months away from release. A lot of people backed its Kickstarter campaign and still more got their hands on it at PAX East, PAX Prime, and E3. We liked what we saw, but we had no idea just how good it would actually turn out to be.

So here we are in 2015. Shovel Knight made its debut last June and instantly won the hearts of gamers everywhere. Perfect review scores (including this one from us) piled up like the sacks of gold collected by the title character. Six months later, a gaggle of “Game of the Year” awards rained down from outlets across the Internet (including this one from us). So what does Yacht Club Games do for an encore? They put the exact same game on the PS3/PS4/PS Vita and the Xbox One and add a pair of platform-exclusive bosses. If you bought it last year, there’s no need to buy it again, but everyone else needs to fill the Shovel Knight-sized hole in their tool shed right now. (more…)

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GameStop-exclusive Vita version of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is out tomorrow

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Sony Computer Entertainment and Disney Interactive have announced Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be released for the Vita tomorrow. Available exclusively at GameStop, the Vita version of Marvel Super Heroes features a never-before-seen Black Suit Spider-Man figure and a wireless Base that connects via Bluetooth. The package, which is priced at $59.99, will also include two Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box Game Discs, a Web Code Card, and a USB Recharging Cable.

Naturally, the Black Suit Spider-Man figure is also compatible with all other editions of Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes as well.

Even more Disney Infinity games will be coming your way soon as the third game in the series, Disney Infinity: Star Wars, was officially announced earlier this week.

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Today’s Bonus (and completely unexpected) PS Store Release: Misadventures of Tron Bonne

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Sony already posted this week’s PlayStation Store update, but it looks like Capcom decided to wait a day before blowing everyone’s mind with a special addition to the digital storefront.

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne was originally released for the PSone in 2000. As a spinoff of the Mega Man Legends sub-series, it didn’t receive a whole lot of attention from gamers, possibly due in part to a small print run. But a forgotten Mega Man game (even if Mega Man is nowhere to be seen) won’t stay forgotten for long and interested collectors soon pushed copies on the secondary up to triple digits. Needless to say, I hope you cashed out yesterday as the game is now available to download through the PlayStation Store for $5.99.

Here’s what Capcom had to say about The Misadventures of Tron Bonne on the Capcom-Unity blog:

For the completely uninitiated, TMOTB is sort of a spin-off of a spin-off, building on the charming world, aesthetic, and characters of the Mega Man Legends games from a new angle: leaving MegaMan Volnutt and the Caskett brigade on the sidelines, the game focuses instead on the travails of beloved anti-heroine and “air pirate” extraordinaire Tron Bonne, who must take on a variety of missions to earn money to pay off her brother’s astronomical debt.

Gameplay is divided into several diverse mini-campaigns, each with completely different mechanics—some RPG-inspired, some adventure-inspired, some puzzular, and some very akin to the explosive action of the mainline Mega Man Legends games. All of this is tied together via a delightful central hub—the Gesellschaft airship (ironically the cause of the Bonnes’ debt in the first place)—where Tron can chat with, train, and recruit her lovable, motley army of Servbots. Servbot management is a highly addictive element that takes a cue or two from Japan’s well-established sports management genre and truly sets this game apart as a unique classic.

What are you waiting for? Head over to the PlayStation Store now to scoop up a piece of gaming history.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Shadow of Mordor GOTY, AirMech Arena, more added to PS Store

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Are you ready to head back into Nazi Germany with B.J. Blazkowicz and his particular set of skills (for dispatching Nazis)? I hope so, because Bethesda and MachineGames added Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, to the PlayStation Store last night.

Other new games to download this week include…

  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition, a special PS4 re-release of the well-liked game that includes all the previously-released downloadable content.
  • AirMech Arena, a free-to-play strategy game on the PS4 that is currently available for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Ether One, a PS4 “first-person adventure that deals with the fragility of the human mind.”

More information on all of these games can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Broken Age, Project Root, Omega Quintet, more added to PS Store

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Sony has delivered another update to the PlayStation Store and it came packed with a dozen new games. Here’s what you can download on your PS3, PS4, and PS Vita today…

  • Double Fine has released Broken Age for the PS4 and PS Vita as a Cross-Buy title. PlayStation players won’t have to do any waiting as both halves of the adventure game are now available on the PlayStation Store.
  • Project Root is this week’s other PS4/PS Vita Cross-Buy release. It’s a retro-styled shoot ’em up developed by the Argentina-based OPQAM.
  • Omega Quintet is a PS4 RPG that stars a five-piece girl group who battle “the dark forces of the world” with their music.
  • And speaking of dark forces, a quartet of Star Wars games from the PS2 era are now available to download just in time for “May the Fourth Be With You.” The PS3 section of the store is now home to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Starfighter, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, and Star Wars: Racer Revenge.
  • Finally, El Presidente dictates that he’s available on the PS4 for the first time in Tropico 5.

More information on all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Mighty No. 9 gets September 15 release after Comcept signs publishing deal with Deep Silver

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Some mighty news today for Comcept’s Mighty No. 9. Keiji Inafune originally planned a “Spring 2015″ release date after his spiritual successor to the Mega Man franchise found great success on Kickstarter. But with the unofficial end of Spring looming, Inafune has confirmed what we all feared… Mighty No. 9 has been delayed.

But there’s good news too. Comcept has partnered with Deep Silver to publish the game worldwide with a digital download and a retail disc. Both versions of the game will be available on September 15 for the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One. The PC version will also be released on that date for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 as a digital-only game. Sadly, the promised 3DS and PS Vita versions have been further delayed to a to be announced date.

In addition to having more time to complete the main game, Comcept will use this delay to produce some additional content for Mighty No. 9. A special bonus stage featuring a battle with Ray, Mighty No. 9’s rival, will be included. After besting Ray, players will unlock the robot, who has unique skills and all-new gameplay mechanics, as a playable character for the entire main game. New Japanese and French language tracks are also planned alongside eight subtitle tracks.

Even though Deep Silver will publish Mighty No. 9, Comcept will retain all rights to the characters and any future sequels.

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Minecraft on consoles gets female character; Sony platforms receive Simpsons Skin Pack

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Mojang made three big Minecraft-related announcements today…

First, Mojang has announced that all console players will be able to play as Alex, a female character, beginning Wednesday. According to Mojang’s Owen Hill (writing on the company’s official website), Alex was added to the game because “jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our playerbase.” All eight “Alex” skins will be available as a free update on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Alex has been available for PC players since last year.

Today’s second big announcement is that The Simpsons Skin Pack will be available to download on PlayStation platforms this Wednesday. It’ll be priced at $2.99 and include 24 of your favorite Springfieldians.

Finally, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will receive 30 additional Achievements that were introduced to the game in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. A few extra music tracks will also be included in this update.

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PS Store Today: Shovel Knight, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, more

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Prepare thee, future Knights of Shovelry, for Yacht Club Games has added Shovel Knight to the PlayStation Store today. Shovel Knight is the final selection in Sony’s 2015 Spring Fever promotion, and it’ll be available for the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita as a Cross-Buy title. The game will also offer Cross-Save support across all three platforms and a special battle with God of War‘s Kratos that is sure to be epic.

Also available this week on the PS4 is Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, Ubisoft’s first entry in the “Chronicles” sub-series of side-scrollers. In China, players will have to make good on the vendetta of Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, before venturing to India and Russia in two additional games scheduled to be released this Fall. The PS4 is also now home to LA Cops this week. LA Cops doesn’t take place in a foreign land, but its setting is no less different as this overhead two-man (but not two-player) shooter is set in a stylized version of the 1970s.

More information on all of these titles (along with a few additional new releases) can be found after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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