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Shovel Knight disc release pushed back to November 3; Xbox One release canceled

shovelknight-boxYacht Club Games dug themselves into a bit of a hole with the recent release of the Plague of Shadows expansion for Shovel Knight. Finishing touches for the add-on took a bit longer than expected, and a desire to include it on the game disc has forced the developer to push Shovel Knight’s planned October 13 retail release to November 3.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Xbox One edition of the game won’t be released at all. Writing on their official website, “We really gave it our best effort, but unfortunately, because of publishing policies on that platform that are totally beyond our control, we couldn’t make it happen.” The developer will continue to negotiate with Microsoft for the right to publish a retail version of Shovel Knight on the Xbox One, but as of right now, it’s in “indefinite limbo.”

Yacht Club also revealed the retail version of Shovel Knight will be priced at $24.99 (instead of the expected $19.99) when it’s released. The developer said they were forced into this pricing tier to keep the game out of the dreaded “bargain bin.” However, to make up for the $5 price increase, all copies of the game will come with a download code for the Jake Kaufman-penned soundtrack.

So, to recap… The physical version of Shovel Knight will be released for the 3DS, PS4, and Wii U on November 3, but the Xbox One launch has been indefinitely postponed. The game will also be priced at $24.99, but that cost will include a free soundtrack download.

Also, don’t forget that Shovel Knight is now available to download on the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One through each platform’s digital storefront.

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New Lego Avengers trailer reveals levels based on Iron Man 3, Captain America 1+2, Thor 2

Lego Avengers got a whole lot bigger during a New York Comic-Con panel today as WB Games and TT Games revealed that the game will also include levels based on Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Playable scenes from these four movies will join the previously announced Lego-ized adaptations of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Lego Avengers will be released on January 26, 2016 for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Activision adds 12 “fan-favorite tracks” to Guitar Hero Live


I honestly thought Activision would call it a day after the Guitar Hero Live tracklist ballooned to 110 songs, but it looks like I was wrong. This morning, the publisher announced that 12 more songs would be included on the game disc, all of which have been featured in previous Guitar Hero games. There’s a lot of good stuff to be found in this latest tracklist update, especially if you’re a fan of 80s/90s rock:

  • AFI – “Girl’s Not Grey”
  • Audioslave – “Cochise”
  • Disturbed – “Down with the Sickness”
  • Faith No More – “Epic”
  • Incubus – “Drive”
  • Living Colour – “Cult of Personality”
  • Pat Benatar – “Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Live)”
  • Queen – “We Are the Champions”
  • Ratt – “Round and Round”
  • Slipknot – “Before I Forget”
  • Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
  • Warrant – “Cherry Pie”

Guitar Hero Live will be released in less than two weeks, on October 20, for the PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and mobile devices. If you want to dive deep into the entire tracklist, Activision has created a Spotify playlist that’ll keep you busy for exactly seven hours and 40 minutes.

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Xbox Store Today: Kaiju Panic, Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition

xboxgamesstore-logoTwo new Xbox One games have been added to the Xbox Games Store today… and they couldn’t be more different.

Kaiju Panic is a strategy game where players take control of a field commander leading an anti-monster task force into battle. Like any good General, players will have to give orders to battle back the beasts while rescuing survivors and surveying damage. Don’t get stepped on!

Also available this week is Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition, a stark adventure game that is referred to as a “visual short story” by the developers. Players will step into the shoes of Kelly, a twentysomething woman who is trying to drive home. But a phone call makes the drive much more eventful than it normally is.

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

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Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 5 will be released on October 20

Telltale has announced that Tales From the Borderlands will come to its explosive end during the week of October 20 with the release of the fifth episode, The Vault of the Traveler. If the trailer embedded above is any indication, Rhys and Fiona are in some kind of trouble again, but hopefully a series of humorous shenanigans will help them escape. The complete release schedule for The Vault of the Traveler can be found right here:

  • Tuesday, October 20: PC/Mac, PS4, PS3
  • Wednesday, October 21: Xbox One, Xbox 360
  • Thursday, October 22: iOS App Store, Android’s Google Play Store, Appstore

And if you haven’t had a chance to take Tales From the Borderlands for a ride yet, Telltale wants to remedy that. The developer also announced yesterday that the game’s first episode, Zer0 Sum, is now available as a free download on consoles and mobile devices.

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Are you smart enough to watch Fallout 4’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video on Intelligence?

“Following total atomic annihilation, the rebuilding of this great nation of ours may fall to you. Study these materials carefully to ensure your survival and to discover what makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L.”

Bethesda has offered another lesson in surviving Fallout 4‘s Wasteland with the release of another entry in their S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series of educational videos. This time, the big brains at Vault-Tec have focused on Intelligence and the importance of a math. For example, did you know that “Imagination” plus “Science” equals “A Four-Barreled Shotgun that Shoots Nuclear Bombs”? It’s true!

At this point, I’m pretty convinced that all those Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons from the 50s secretly take place in the Wasteland. Acme is clearly just a front company for Vault-Tec!

Fallout 4 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 10.

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Xbox Store Today: Rock Band 4, Transformers Devastation, Elite Dangerous, more


This week’s Xbox Games Store update is all about metal. Watch, I’ll show you…

After leaving the stage empty for the last five years, Harmonix has roared back with an encore for the famed Rock Band franchise. Rock Band 4 is now available to download for the Xbox One, provided that you’ve got a few plastic instruments lying around and you remember to purchase the required adapter.

Also available this week is Transformers: Devastation, a new action game from Platinum Games starring robots who are “more than meets the eye.” The gleaming metal designs of the game’s cel-shaded protagonists are based on the 1980s Generation 1 era… which is a first for Transformers games in North America. Transformers: Devastation is available for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Our last example of new metal on the Xbox Games Store is Elite: Dangerous, which has exited its “Preview” period and is now available as a full game for the Xbox One. Players start by spending a few credits on a small starship and then parlaying that small hunk of metal into a galaxy-spanning armada.

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

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Far Cry: Primal takes the series to the Stone Age on February 23, 2016

One of the most common complaints you’ll hear from gamers nowadays is that more first person shooters should step away from the “modern warfare” setting. Ubisoft heard their cries and is using the next entry in the Far Cry franchise to get as far away from modern as you possibly can.

Far Cry: Primal will take players back to the Stone Age, forcing them to come face-to-face with long-instinct beasts like the woolly mammoth and sabertooth tiger. Taking control of Takkar, players will have to hunt these animals in order to survive and build a better life for his tribemates:

Gamers play as Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of his hunting group. Arriving in the majestic and savage land of Oros, players will pursue one single goal; survive in a world where humans are the prey. They will meet a cast of memorable characters who will help them push back and tame the dangers of the wild. Players will journey as the first human to tame the wilderness and rise above extinction. Along the way, they will have to hunt for food, master fire, fend off fierce predators, craft weapons and tools partly from the bones of slain beasts and face off against other tribes to conquer Oros.

Ubisoft has also announced plans to bring a demo of Far Cry: Primal to the PlayStation Experience in San Francisco this December. If you don’t think you’ll be able to make your way to Sony’s big show, Ubisoft is offering to send two people to the City by the Bay through a contest on the official Far Cry website.

Far Cry: Primal is currently in development at Ubisoft Montreal, and is is expected to be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 23. A behind-the-scenes video detailing some of the early design work has been embedded after the break. (more…)

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