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PlayStation Store This Week: Cars 3 Driven To Win, Tour De France 2017, more

The E3 Expo is winding down, so the PlayStation Store is a little light on new releases this week…

Leading the pack is Cars 3: Driven To Win, a new racing game for the PS4 and PS3 that’s based on Pixar’s animated threequel. Produced by WB Games, Cars 3: Driven To Win includes more than 20 tracks, more than 20 characters, and six gameplay modes.

Speaking of racing, Le Tour De France 2017 brings the world’s premiere bicycle race to the PS4 on July 15. Players will be able to “attack, give orders to [their] teammates, choose the best trajectory, manage [their] stamina, and make the decisions” that lead to the Yellow Jersey.

Finally this week, Hamster Corporation will release two more SNK classics for the PS4. The Last Blade is a fighting game that was first released in 1997, and Sengoku 2 is a brawler that originally launched in 1993.

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

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New Retail Releases: Arms, Cars 3 Driven To Win, Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin

It’s common knowledge that game publishers try to avoid releasing big new games during the E3 Expo, but as we all know, Nintendo’s methods are anything but common.

This week, the consolemaker will launch their stretchy-armed fighting game, Arms, for the Nintendo Switch. Featuring support for motion controls with the Joy-Cons and standard controls with the Switch Pro Controller, Arms will give players plenty of options to battle it out with the its colorful characters.

Also set to launch this week is a game adaptation of Pixar’s Cars 3. Cars 3: Driven To Win was developed by WB Games and Avalanche Software, and will be available for the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360.

Finally this week, Double Fine will release a retail edition of the PlayStation VR-exclusive Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin. All copies of the game will also come with a download code for the original Psychonauts.

While we’ll be preoccupied with the E3 Expo for most of this week, we’ll be back soon with a look at this week’s newest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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Nintendo Download: Cars 3 Driven To Win, Shantae Half-Genie Hero, Shock Troopers 2nd Squad, more

Three new additions to the Nintendo eShop will make the Switch an even more family-friendly destination this week…

Beginning this Tuesday, June 13, Switch owners will be able to put the pedal to the medal in Cars 3: Driven To Win. Based on the upcoming Pixar film, Cars 3: Driven To Win is a collaboration between WB Games and Disney, and includes six different driving modes. Cars 3: Driven To Win will also be available for the Wii U.

If you’re looking for something to download today, WayForward has re-released their side-scrolling platformer, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, for the Switch. Players will need to use all their skills to save Sequin Land from the “bodacious buccaneer” Risky Boots… including the ever-popular Belly Dance!

Finally today, Hamster Corporation is back with another NeoGeo re-release on the Switch. This time, the publishing company has made Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad available to download through the Nintendo eShop.

You can learn more about all of these games after the break. (more…)

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Cars 3: Driven To Win will be released for every available console on June 13

WB Games and Avalanche Software have announced that the Cars 3 video game, Cars 3: Driven To Win, will be released for the PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on June 13.

Taking place after the events of Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film, Cars 3: Driven To Win will ask players to master advanced racing abilities such as “Drifting, Turbo, Two-Wheel Driving, Driving Backwards and Side-Bash” as they rise through the ranks of the Piston Cup. Naturally, the game will also feature splitscreen multiplayer for competitive and cooperative modes:

Picking up after the final big race in the film, Cars 3: Driven to Win extends the storyline of Cars 3 with all-new action packed adventures and takes players through a high-speed competition that is filled with both familiar and new faces. Players will be able to join Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez as they prepare to take on rival racer Jackson Storm. The game features more than 20 customizable playable characters including popular heroes from the Cars franchise and next generation racers. Players can also select their favorite race environments from a series of iconic settings from the film, such as Radiator Springs and Florida International Speedway, with over 20 unique tracks to choose from across 13 different locations.

We also got a glance at the first trailer for Cars 3: Driven To Win, and its been embedded above.

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WB Games reopens Disney Infinity developer to work on Cars 3 tie-in game

Last May, Disney announced the closure of Avalanche Software and the cancellation of all future installments in the Disney Infinity franchise. However, today, WB Games revealed that they’ve reopened Avalanche Software and signed a deal with Disney to create a console game based on Cars 3, the next animated film from Pixar.

John Blackburn, the architect behind the Disney Infinity franchise, will once again step up to lead Avalanche Software in its newest incarnation.

“It is a tremendous pleasure to welcome Avalanche Software into our development stable, and we look forward to working with our new team, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media to create Cars 3 based on the upcoming film and hugely popular franchise,” said David Haddad, the President of WB Games. “The Avalanche talent and technology are a great addition to our group of outstanding developers, and we are excited for this Cars 3 game as well as all of the future games the team will create under John’s leadership.”

WB Games didn’t announce a release date for Cars 3: The Game, but presumably it’ll appear on store shelves shortly after the film’s June 16, 2017 release date.

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