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New Retail Releases: Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite, Pokken Tournament DX, Project CARS 2, More

We’re three weeks into the Fall Gaming Season, and publishers continue to push out a huge number of new releases. Here’s what you’ll be able to pick up at your local game shop this week…

Capcom and Marvel will step into the ring once more this week with Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite fort he PS4 and Xbox One. Fighting game fans will also be able to do battle with their favorite Pokemon in the enhanced and expanded Pokken Tournament DX for the Switch, as well as the Dragon Ball characters found in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

And speaking of colorful wide-open worlds that appeal to kids, Telltale Games will launch a Season Pass Disc Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 this week for the PS4 and Xbox One, and WB Games will do the same for The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame (PS4, Xbox One, Switch).

Finally, video game fans with a lead foot might want to speed down to the store to pick up Project CARS 2 (PS4 and Xbox One) or the Xbox One S 500GB + Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels Bundle.

A complete list of this week’s new retail releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Tooth and Tail, more added to PS Store

Welcome to Wednesday… and it’s time for another update to the PlayStation Store.

This week, PS4 owners will be able to download Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, the latest RPG in the long-running series, as well as Bethesda’s Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (a spinoff starring Rosario Dawson), Pocketwatch’s Tooth and Tail (an animal kingdom RTS), and a quartet of sports games (NASCAR Heat 2, NBA Live 18, NHL 18, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018). Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is also available for the PS3, and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana can also be found on the Vita.

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store after the break. (more…)

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Ubisoft announces Atomega… NIS America announces The Lost Child

Ubisoft’s “incubator” for small experimental projects, Reflections, is back with another new game next week. And NIS America has partnered with the creator of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron to bring his next game to a North American audience.

You can read all about both announcements after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Metroid Samus Returns, Dishonored Death of the Outsider, NHL 18, NBA Live 18, NBA 2K18, More

Are you ready for some… video games? September is here, and so is the Fall gaming rush. Here’s what game publishers have lined up for release this week…

New entries in a big batch of sports franchises lead the way. EA Sports and 2K Games will square off on the basketball court with NBA Live 18 (PS4, Xbox One) and NBA 2K18: Early Tip-Off Edition (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One). Elsewhere on retail shelves this week, Konami goes for the goal with Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One), EA Sports comes around again with NHL 18 (PS4, Xbox One), and the checkered flag goes to NASCAR Heat 2 (PS4, Xbox One).

Samus Aran isn’t a sports star, but she can contort herself into a tight ball. The intergalactic bounty hunter will have to employ that trick, and many more, to defeat the Metroid menace in Metroid: Samus Returns. Originally released as Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy, this 3DS re-release boasts a beautiful new art style and revamped combat options.

Speaking of combat, Bethesda and Arkane return with another chapter in the Dishonored saga this week. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC, PS4, Xbox One) introduces players to a new protagonist, and asks them to kill a god. A big adventure also awaits players who take on NIS America’s Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, which will be available this week for the PS4 and Vita.

Finally this week, things take a turn to 2D with Ubisoft’s launch of Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition for the Switch.

A complete list of this week’s new retail releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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PS Store This Week: Destiny 2, Knack II, Songbringer, more

It’s midweek, so it’s time for another PlayStation Store update…

Bungie is back this week with Destiny 2, the first full-fledged sequel to 2014’s breakout hit. Now available to download for the PS4, Destiny 2 will add several new multiplayer modes and a brand new storyline that asks players to retake the Last City from the Red Legion.

Several other action-packed games will be available to download this week for the PS4 including Knack II, a sequel to Sony’s launch platformer, and Songbringer, a retro-styled action RPG.

You can learn more about all of these games (and the rest of this week’s new releases) after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Destiny 2, Monster Hunter Stories, Knack II, More

Destiny had a bit of a rocky start after its launch in 2014, but the shooter also built up a dedicated fanbase that only grew after Bungie released a series of expansions in the years that followed. And now, we’re finally ready for Destiny 2, which will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on Wednesday, September 6. Destiny 2 is on track to be quite a bit larger than its predecessor, and Bungie has promised that players will get to explore a brand new story, along with new modes and maps.

If you’re looking to upgrade your PS4, Sony and Bungie have also teamed up to release the PS4 Pro 1TB + Destiny 2 Bundle this week.

A more portable, but no less small, adventure will also launch this week for the 3DS. Capcom will bring Monster Hunter Stories to the platform, in a new game that combines traditional monster-hunting with RPG-like story elements. Colorful monsters can also be found in Knack II, a sequel to Sony’s launch-era platformer.

Fans of Japanese oddities will have two new games to choose from this week from Atlus and Aksys. Atlus will release Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, a strategy RPG, for the PS4 and Vita. Meanwhile, Aksys will launch Drive Girls, an action game where schoolgirls who can turn into cars battle monsters.

Finally this week, two games that were previously released on other consoles will join the Nintendo Switch’s library… WB Games’s sandbox-style Lego Worlds and MLBAM’s retro-style RBI Baseball 2017.

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PS Store This Week: Life Is Strange Before the Storm, Yakuza Kiwami, Resident Evil Revelations, more

The first day of school is right around the corner, but you can fill your Labor Day Weekend with new games as the PlayStation Store is back with a massive new update.

Leading the way is the first episode of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel to Dontnod’s award-winning adventure game. This time, PS4 players will follow Chloe Price as she navigates Arcadia Bay before the return of Max Caulfield.

PS4 owners will get to experience several grand returns this week as six games will make their own to Sony’s latest console for the first time. Sega will re-release their open world gangster game, Yakuza, as Yakuza Kiwami. Obsidian will bundle together Pillars of Eternity and all its add-ons as Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition. Capcom will give a fresh coat of paint to Resident Evil Revelations. Nicalis and 34BigThings will race for the finish line in Redout. The creators of Myst are back with Obduction. And the classic visual novel White Day: A Labyrinth Named School will makes it PS4 debut.

Elsewhere on the PlayStation Store, Koei Tecmo will launch their crossover brawler, Warriors All-Stars, for the PS4. And Sony themselves will bring back the Everybody’s Golf series on the PS4 for the first time.

You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)

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Square Enix will release Secret of Mana remake for PC, PS4, Vita in February

Secret of Mana was originally released for the Super NES in 1993, and it quickly became one of the most beloved RPGs of all time. But next year, a whole new generation of players will get the chance to experience Secret of Mana after Square Enix launches a 3D remake of the game for the PC, PS4, and Vita on February 15:

Originally released in 1993, Secret of Mana faithfully tells the story of Randi, Primm and Popoi as they battle a treacherous empire in order to reclaim the power of Mana and bring the world back to order.

The Secret of Mana remake will include “upgraded gameplay for modern platforms,” as well as a newly arranged musical score. And fans who pre-order the game will be able to customize their heroes with the Moogle Suit Costume Pack and the Tiger Suit Costume Pack.

The first trailer for the Secret of Mana remake has been embedded above.

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