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Square Enix @ PAX 2014: Lara Croft, Kingdom Hearts 2.5, Dragon Quest mobile games, more

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Square Enix has got quite an impressive array of titles in development including Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. However, all of those games are currently on track for a release in 2015, so they won’t be appearing at next weekend’s PAX Prime convention.

Instead, the publisher will put out playable demos of overhead puzzle platformer Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Kingdom Hearts compilation Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, and free-to-play team fighter Nosgoth. Square Enix will also show off some of their handheld offerings including the upcoming Hitman: Sniper, musical sequel Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, and a pair of currently available Dragon Quest games for mobile devices (Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King).

The 2014 PAX Prime convention will be held from August 29 to September 1. I hope you’ve already got your tickets, because it is sold out. More information on everything Square Enix plans to bring to the expo can be found after the break. (more…)

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Ubisoft bringing a pair of Assassin’s Creed games, Far Cry 4, more to PAX Prime 2014

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You could set your watch by the games within Ubisoft’s booth at this year’s PAX Prime convention. Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, a few downloadables. We know the drill. But if you’re interested in Ubisoft’s Fall lineup, and you’re going to be at PAX Prime, you should definitely check them out.

New videos for Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will be on hand. But if you’re looking for something to play, there’s the open-world racing game The Crew, the whimsical strategy of Toy Soldiers: War Chest, and the crazed insanity of Far Cry 4.

And if you’re a Tetris fan, Ubisoft is hold two events on Sunday, August 31 to prepare players for the launch of Tetris Ultimate. “Tetris: The Video Game That Changed the World” will be held at 3:00 PM (Pacific Time) in the Hedgehog Theatre at the Grand Hyatt. Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov will take the stage to talk about the history of Tetris and what’s in store for the first next-generation game in the franchise. And at 5:00 PM, Pajitnov will move over to the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street) to meet fans and sign autographs.

More details on all of the games found in Ubisoft’s booth can be found after the break. (more…)

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The Behemoth gives us our first look at Game 4

The Behemoth has released a teaser video for their next game, the still untitled Game 4, and this glimpse behind the curtain has revealed a few things about the in-development title. For example, we now know that the game is of a genre The Behemoth has never tackled before and that BattleBlock Theater‘s Will Stamper will return to narrate the action. We also learned that it takes place in the aftermath of an alien bear’s outer space swan dive into Earth.

However, after typing and re-typing that opening paragraph, I am left with several rather important questions…

1. Are they serious about the bear thing? They must be serious, right?
2. What’s up with the science-y hexagons?
4. Why can’t I play it now?

To answer that last question, The Behemoth has confirmed that we’ll all get a chance to play Game 4 at this year’s PAX Prime convention, which will be held from August 29 through September 1 in Seattle, Washington. Provided a giant space bear doesn’t crash into the planet.

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XBL Store Today: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, The Golf Club

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The Xbox One received a pair of new games in this week’s Xbox Live Games Store… and both are all about relaxing.

For example, what’s more relaxing than choosing your character and then busting the heads of a horde of demons? It calms the nerves and it rewards you with copious amounts of loot. I speak, of course, about Diablo III. Blizzard’s action RPG comes to the Xbox One as part of the Ultimate Evil Edition, which includes the original game and the Reaper of Souls expansion.

Also available this week is The Golf Club, a brand new golf simulation from a brand new studio. HB Studios has created a golf game that offers procedurally generated courses for endless rounds of golf. Fore!

More information on both games can be found after the break. (more…)

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Here, have 35 minutes of The Witcher 3 from CD Projekt RED

CD Projekt RED, The developer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has just released a 35-minute gameplay demo of the highly anticipated game.

The video opens with Geralt riding up to, and then exploring the city of Novigrad, sometime after killing the griffin seen in the E3 gameplay trailer. Afterwards, Geralt sets out to continue on his quest, where we get to see how the fast travel system works. Developers from CD Projekt RED are also on hand to provide commentary on the video’s content.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to release across the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms on February 24, 2015.

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Disney Infinity 2.0 gets Marvel-less Toy Box Starter Pack

disneyinfinity20toyboxDisney Interactive’s big Marvel push begins next month with the release of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. The Starter Pack will include three Marvel figures (Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow) as well as the promise of many more in the future. But what if you don’t like Marvel characters and are just looking to explore the expanded Toy Box mode found in the game that is also known as Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition? Well, you’re in luck, Disney also plans to release a special Toy Box Starter Pack on November 4.

Set to be available for the PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, the Toy Box Starter Pack will come complete with two Toy Box Game Discs, a 2.0 Edition Base, two figures (Brave’s Merida and Stitch from Lilo & Stitch), and the same Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes game disc as the regular Starter Pack. Looks like you can’t completely get away from the Marvel content.

“Disney Infinity fans spend the majority of their time inside the Toy Box mode, and with our new Toy Box Starter Pack, we’re giving Disney fans an alternative entry point to the Disney Infinity sequel,” said John Blackburn, Vice President and General Manager of Avalanche Software. “We’ve completely re-tooled the Toy Box for this year’s version of Disney Infinity, and we want every Disney fan to experience it using their favorite Disney or Marvel characters.”

The Toy Box Starter Pack will be priced at $59.99, which is slightly cheaper than the $74.99 price tag that has been attached to the Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack.

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Evolve takes home Best of Gamescom 2014 Award

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Evolve continues to add to its list of pre-release accolades as it took home five 2014 Gamescom Awards including the coveted “Best of Gamescom Award.” Turtle Rock’s 4v1 shooter also earned the awards for “Best PC Game,” “Best Console Game (Sony PlayStation),” “Best Console Game (Microsoft Xbox),” and “Best Online Multiplayer Game.”

Super Smash Bros. 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3 were the only other games to win multiple awards. The 3DS version of Nintendo’s fighter was selected by the judges as “Best Mobile Game” while both versions were picked by attendees as “Most Wanted.” Meanwhile, LittleBigPlanet 3 was awarded “Best Social / Casual / Online Game” and “Best Family Game.”

The full list of winners can be found after the break. (more…)

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From Parts Unknown… here is the WWE 2K15 roster

wwe2k15-boxSummerSlam is just a few hours away, but yesterday was an equally important day for the WWE. On Saturday, the WWE and 2K Games revealed the roster for this October’s WWE 2K15.

The roster features a lot of familiar names including The Undertaker, John Cena, Triple H, Kane, and Shawn Michaels. But the roster also includes several unexpected names such as CM Punk, who “retired” from the WWE earlier this year. Is his inclusion a spoiler for a future WWE storyline, or does the company just want to squeeze one last appearance out of one of its biggest stars?

WWE 2K15 will be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 18. You can find the full roster (which the WWE and 2K both stress as “not final,” so it’s subject to change) after the break. (more…)

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