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Xbox Store Today: Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, 88 Heroes, more

The weekend is almost here, and here’s what Microsoft added to the Xbox Games Store earlier today…

SNK is well-represented in the most recent Xbox Games Store update. Two of the publisher’s early fighting games, Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting, have been remade for the Xbox One as part of the ACA NeoGeo series. I remember dropping quite a few quarters on both these games in the early 90s, and now’s my chance to see if they still hold up.

Also available to download for the Xbox One today is 88 Heroes, a side-scrolling platformer from Rising Star Games. Players will take control of 88 different superheroes and do battle with Dr. H8 over 88 levels of “platform-hopping, enemy-smashing, and danger-dodging.”

Finally today, Teyon will bring Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest to the Xbox One. Worlds of Magic is a 4X turn-based strategy game where players will “find cities, raise armies, cast spells, and create powerful magical artifacts in [their] bid to become the Supreme Sorcerer Lord.”

You can learn more about all of today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)

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Meet Sara Ryder in this new Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer

Though players could customize Commander Shepard in dozens of different ways, EA and BioWare definitely treated the main character as the face of the original Mass Effect trilogy. Even “FemShep” got her own special edition for Mass Effect 3. But Ryder, the star of Mass Effect: Andromeda, is still something of a blank slate to most gamers. The game’s latest trailer doesn’t do much to dispel this mystery, but it does introduce fans to “Sara Ryder,” the official female version of the game’s main character:

Put on the uniform of the Pathfinder as Sara Ryder and fight for humanity’s new home. Explore dangerous worlds, keep your crew alive, and unravel the mysteries of Andromeda. The journey begins now. How far will you go?

Mass Effect: Andromeda is now available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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EA’s EA Play event at E3 2017 will include Star Wars: Battlefront 2, a new Need For Speed, FIFA 18, Madden NFL 18, and more

Electronic Arts has announced that they’ll once again play host to EA Play, their E3-adjacent mini-conference, in Los Angeles this June.

The publisher will take over the Hollywood Palladium from June 10th through the 12th, and tickets will go on sale at noon (Eastern Time) on April 20. EA also wants to connect to their fans who can’t make it to LA, and they’re planning to broadcast multiple live reports from the show floor at EA.com.

EA Play will give in-person attendees and viewers at home a first look at the publisher’s upcoming slate of games including Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Need For Speed 2017, Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and NBA Live 18.

And as you might have guessed, several surprise announcements are also being lined up for EA Play.

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Telltale unveils Launch Trailer for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier’s third episode

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 3: Above the Law will make its downloadable debut for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices on March 28. Naturally, this is the perfect time for Telltale Games to unveil the Launch Trailer for the third chapter in their episodic series:

Javier struggles to find a role in his newly reunited family. Meanwhile, tension within the walls of Richmond grow. Will Clementine and the rest of the group turn against Javier? It may be time to choose between the family you’re born into and the family you’ve made…

In case you missed it, Telltale also released a short clip from “Above the Law” during this year’s PAX East convention.

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Rumor: Leaked poster reveals September 8 release date for Destiny 2

Bungie has been promising a Fall 2017 launch date for Destiny 2 for quite a while now, so fans have been patiently awaiting the game’s official announcement. That didn’t happen today, but a leaked poster from a GameStop in Italy may have confirmed the game’s release date.

According to the Italian news site Lega Network, Destiny 2 will be released on September 8. Furthermore, the poster also states that a beta is planned, along with exclusive extra content for PS4 players.

And according to a separate report by Kotaku, not only is the poster real, but an official announcement for Destiny 2 will be happening “soon.”

How soon is “soon”? I have no idea. But I’ve suddenly got a hankering to watch Spaceballs again…

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Kickstart This! Pine

Those of you who were hoping for a game based around the life of Star Trek captain and Wonder Woman love interest Chris Pine are going to be sorely disappointed, and then pleasantly surprised, with Pine. This Kickstarter campaign launched just as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizons: Zero Dawn landed on shelves, reinvigorating the open world adventure genre, and leaving gamers ready to embark on another big quest. Pine limits its open world by setting it on an island, a smart design choice for an indie open world game, but more intriguingly, it asks the question, “What if man never made it to the top of the food chain?”

Let’s find out! (more…)

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Injustice 2’s “Shattered Alliances Part 3” trailer features Supergirl and Black Adam

Injustice 2‘s “Shattered Alliances” Story Trailer saga continued today with the release of Part 3, featuring Supergirl and the never-before-seen Black Adam. All the way back when it first was announced, NetherRealm Studios promised that Supergirl would play a huge role in Injustice 2’s story. Now we know that Kara Zor-El wants to help Superman seek redemption for the crimes committed by his Regime. Unfortunately, Black Adam is standing in her way.

Black Adam was a playable character in the original Injustice, and he once again brings the power of the Egyptian gods to the sequel (along with a rather impressive Super Move).

Injustice 2 will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on May 16.

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Xbox Store Today: Mass Effect Andromeda, This Is the Police, Troll and I, more

We dream of exploring the unknown, discovering what lies beyond.

It’s time to explore the furthest reaches of space once again with Mass Effect: Andromeda. Electronic Arts and BioWare have launched the fourth entry in the sci-fi franchise, and it’s now available to download for the Xbox One. Humanity needs a hero, and players will explore the mysterious and uncharted Andromeda Galaxy in Mass Effect: Andromeda in hopes of ensuring our survival.

Also available to download for the Xbox One today is This Is the Police, a 70s-set police drama that asks players to take on the role of “gritty” Police Chief Jack Boyd. Jack is nearing retirement, and he way he maneuvers the “ugly underbelly” of Freeburg will determine his future.

Finally today, Xbox One owners will also be able to download a story of a boy and his troll (Troll and I), as well as the adventures of a working class astronaut (Blue-Collar Astronaut).

More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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