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Game Awards 2016 Trailer: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

During tonight’s Game Awards ceremony, Yacht Club games presented the next DLC update to their wildly popular game, Shovel Knight. The add-on, titled Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, tells an entirely new story as seen through the eyes of Specter Knight, the first member of The Order of No Quarter. If the Plague of Shadows chapter is any indication, this expansion will breathe new life into the already-addicting retro title.

In a Kickstarter update, Yacht Club promised that players will find “new areas, new music, new enemies, new objects, new boss fights, new weapons, new armors, and way, way more than ever before” in Specter of Torment. They also revealed that the add-on will serve as a prequel to Shovel Knight’s main storyline.

No release date was given, but we should expect to see the update sometime in Spring 2017.

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New Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay video and trailer revealed at Game Awards 2016

Geoff Keighley’s long-time friend (and Nintendo of America’s head honcho), Reggie Fils-Aime, took to the Game Awards stage to present a new video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild toonight. This one was less of a trailer and more of a Let’s Play courtesy of the Nintendo Treehouse. The video showed Link in action as he fought off some enemies, healed himself with some food, and battled a boss. The gameplay video ended just as Link approached a treasure chest (of course).

The biggest takeaway, though, is that Bill Trinen announced that Breath of the Wild is going to release in “2017,” which should only add fuel to the rumors that the title is going to miss its hoped-for March 2017 release date alongside the launch of the Nintendo Switch. Only time will tell.

However, we also got a new Breath of the Wild trailer tonight as well, and it’s available after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Maker For 3DS, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, more

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We’re just a few weeks away from the end of the year, but Nintendo still has one major title to release in 2016, Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS. The portable port of Nintendo’s level editor won’t include online sharing, but players will still be able to share their creations locally when it launches for the 3DS tomorrow. And 3DS owners will also receive exclusive access to the all-new Medal Challenge mode and 100 Nintendo-designed courses.

Nintendo has also added the critically-acclaimed Advance Wars: Dual Strike to the Wii U eShop this week. Originally released for the DS in 2005, Dual Strike added the “Dual Fronts” mechanic to the series alongside a massive new Campaign.

More information on both of these (and a handful of other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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First Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment trailer will premiere tonight during The Game Awards

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Host Geoff Keighley has promised plenty of surprises for this year’s Game Awards, but another eager developer has spilled the beans on a World Premiere trailer we’ll get a peak at tonight. In a short tweet, Yacht Club Games confirmed they’ll debut a new trailer for their next project during the show:

While it’s possible that Yacht Club will unveil something brand new, the pun-loving developers are most likely referring to Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment with that “reap what we show” line. Specter of Torment will be the second (of three) planned expansions for Shovel Knight, and it’s currently on track for a Spring 2017 launch on the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One.

The 2016 Game Awards will be held tonight at 8:30 PM (Eastern Time), and you can watch the show at TheGameAwards.com.

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Stardew Valley will be available for PS4, Xbox One on December 14; Nintendo Switch version also in development

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Stardew Valley, Concerned Ape’s farming RPG, will make its PS4 and Xbox One debut later this month. Writing on their official website, the developer confirmed the PS4 version of the game will launch on December 13, with the Xbox One version available a day later on December 14.

Earlier this year, Concerned Ape announced that Stardew Valley would also be released for the Wii U, but with the upcoming launch of the Switch, development on the game has shifted to Nintendo’s next console:

Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.

Stardew Valley will likely be released for the Nintendo Switch sometime next year.

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New footage from Nintendo’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 2K’s Prey will debut during the 2016 Game Awards

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The 2016 Game Awards are just a few days away, and in addition to crowning this year’s “Game of the Year,” host Geoff Keighley will also introduce a handful of World Premiere trailers featuring some of 2017’s biggest games.

Yesterday, we learned the names of two more games that’ll get a few minutes in the spotlight courtesy of the awards show… Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 2K’s Prey:

The 2016 Game Awards will kick off at 8:30 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, December 1. Keighley has promised the night will be full of surprises and the host previously confirmed that BioWare will also take the stage this year to debut the first gameplay footage from Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Black Friday Game Deals 2016: Amazon

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Black Friday has arrived, so I hope your wallet is ready for the deal-splosion happening at Amazon today.

As is Amazon’s MO, not all of the deals that are currently available on the site will be available all day. But we’ll do our best to keep you updated on the best discounts, as well as a revolving series of Lightning Deals. In the meantime, you can find a massive list of Black Friday Deals after the break for games such as Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Dishonored 2, as well as console bundles and gaming accessories like mice, keyboards, controllers, and headsets.

And don’t forget about the rest of this year’s Black Friday Game Deals. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Zelda Majora’s Mask, Dragon Ball Fusions, Breath of Fire II, more

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It’s Thursday, so Happy Thanksgiving! And since Thursday is also the day Nintendo adds new games to the Nintendo eShop, let’s have a look…

This week, the consolemaker will add The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to the Wii U eShop. Originally released for the Nintendo 64 back in 2000, Majora’s Mask is probably the most divisive game in the franchise’s history. But lots of people loved its unique structure and overall weird vibe, so it might be worth another look.

On the other side of the Nintendo eShop, a pair of RPGs are also available to download this week on the 3DS. Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest game based on the popular anime, and it combines “fighting, customization, and collection elements” to “see who the best fighters are.” Meanwhile, Capcom’s Breath of Fire II was originally released for the Super NES, and players can join the fight “to rid the world of a growing evil” today.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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