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Xbox Store Today: EA Sports UFC 2, Shadow Complex Remastered, Dungeon of the Endless, more

It’s a big day for the Xbox Games Store as seven new Xbox One titles are now available to download.

Leading things off is EA’s EA Sports UFC 2. As you might expect from its numerical suffix, UFC 2 is EA’s second stab at a mixed martial arts simulation. The megapublisher has added hundreds of fighters to the game as well as improved the “Knockout Physics System” in an attempt to create the most authentic MMA adaptation ever.

Also available today is Shadow Complex Remastered, Chair’s modern-day take on the “Metroidvania” genre. Originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2009, the remastered edition of the game includes enhanced graphics, all-new dynamic melee take-downs, and additional Achievements and Master Challenges. A second side-scroller will get an Xbox One re-release today as Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is also now available to download. WayForward has promised that the third game in the Shantae series is the biggest yet, and the first to debut on the Xbox One.

Finally today, Amplitude will bring Dungeon of the Endless and its unique “Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense” hybrid to the Xbox One.

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

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EA Sports UFC 2, Salt and Sanctuary, Paragon, more added to PS Store

Sony uploaded a massive number of new titles to the PlayStation Store this week, so let’s get started…

This week’s top release is most likely EA Sports UFC 2 (PS4), the latest mixed martial arts simulation from Electronic Arts. In the sequel, players can take control of more than 250 fighters, or use the Create-A-Fighter mode to enter The Octagon as themselves. EA has also promised that EA Sports UFC 2 will include a deeper Career Mode and a “revolutionary new Knockout Physics system.”

This week also marks the kickoff of Sony’s Launch Party 2016 promotion, and the first game to be released is Salt and Sanctuary from Ska Studios. The PS4 game is a “brutal” side-scrolling adventure with “richly developed RPG mechanics.”

Paragon, Epic’s upcoming MOBA for the PS4, will also be available this week on March 18. The game will eventually be free-to-play, but the $19.99 Founder’s Pack will be the only way to play during the game’s current “Early Access” period.

Finally this week, the arcade classic Bubble Bobble is now available to download on the PS4. If you’ve never had the chance to spit bubbles as Bub and Bob, now’s your chance to fill a major gap in your knowledge of video game history.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Conan O’Brien challenges Conor McGregor in EA Sports UFC 2

EA Sports UFC 2 was released for the PS4 and Xbox One yesterday, but Conan O’Brien got to try it out last week with UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor during the most recent “Clueless Gamer” segment.

EA produced a Create-A-Fighter character based on the copperheaded comedian for the segment, while McGregor played as himself. Conan got the first punch in, but even in a video game he was overmatched by a real UFC fighter. But Conan seemed to be having a blast.

Be sure to stick around until the end, as Conan absolutely towers over McGregor and it is just bizarre to see that a professional mixed martial artist is so diminutive next to the guy that pulled the “Walker, Texas Ranger Lever” all those years.

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New Releases: Pokken Tournament, EA Sports UFC 2, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, More


Put your dukes up, this week’s new release report is looking for a fight…

Nintendo and Bandai Namco kick things off with Pokken Tournament, a Wii U adaptation of the relatively recent arcade game. If you’ve ever wanted to take control of your favorite Pokemon as they battle it out, now’s your chance.

A bit more down to Earth, but featuring fighters who are equally bizarre (cough Mike Tyson cough), is EA Sports UFC 2. EA’s second trip inside “The Octagon” for the PS4 and Xbox One promises a more realistic fighting experience and deeper Career options.

Also available this week is Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the 3DS. While the two mascots won’t be trading blows, the Olympics always bring out a strong sense of competition for the whole world. And Mario versus Sonic is a fight that’ll probably never be settled.

Finally this week, Terraria is now available as a retail release for the 3DS, and Need For Speed will race onto the PC.

A full list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Return of The Dragon… Bruce Lee has been added to EA Sports UFC 2

easportsufc2-bruceleeEA Sports has announced that Bruce Lee will return to the Octagon this March as a competitor in EA Sports UFC 2. According to the sequel’s official website, players can use their fists of fury to unlock “The Dragon,” or they can skip all that work so long as they own a copy of the original EA Sports UFC:

Three Ways To Unlock Bruce Lee

1. Get EA Sports UFC
Fans who own EA Sports UFC and purchase EA Sports UFC 2 will get Day One access to Bruce Lee for FREE. Play as the martial arts legend in the Welterweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight divisions.

2. Beat Career Mode
Fire up your copy of EA Sports UFC 2 and start fighting! Complete Career Mode and get inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame to unlock the martial arts legend for play in the Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight and Lightweight divisions. Beating Career Mode also unlocks legends Mike Tyson, Bas Rutten, and Kazushi Sakuraba.

3. Subscribe to EA Access
Don’t own EA Sports UFC but want access to Bruce Lee when you pick up EA Sports UFC 2 starting on March 15? Subscribe to EA Access, download EA Sports UFC from The Vault and you’ll qualify to get Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC 2.

EA Sports UFC 2 will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on March 15.

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EA will add Mike Tyson to EA Sports UFC 2

Earlier this month, EA Sports announced that players who pre-order EA Sports UFC 2 would receive instant access to a trio of bonus fighters by buying the game before its launch: Bas Rutten, “The Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba, and a “Mystery Fighter.” Today, they revealed the identity of the Mystery Fighter… and he’s a blast from your video game past.

The most dangerous boxer of all time, Mike Tyson, will enter the Octagon in EA Sports UFC 2 in two different versions: “Iron” Mike Tyson (“based on his climb to stardom and string of invincible fights in the eighties”) and “Legacy” Mike Tyson (“developed with the end of his illustrious career in mind”). Players who pre-order the standard edition will receive instant access to “Iron” Mike, while players who opt for the Deluxe Edition will receive an unlock code for both. And if you have an aversion to pre-ordering games, both versions of Tyson can also be unlocked by reaching the Hall of Fame in Career Mode.

“When you think about the most devastating fighters of all time, Mike Tyson is either around, or at the top of everyone’s list. It’s fun to think that if MMA was as popular back when he was competing as it is today, you might have seen Tyson put on four ounce gloves and step into the Octagon,” said Creative Director Brian Hayes. “This is one of those great ‘what ifs’ that we get to create when making a game like EA Sports UFC 2.”

“As a huge fan, I’m honored to be part of EA SPORTS and explore the world of mixed martial arts,” said Mike Tyson. “I follow UFC very closely and it’s going to be very cool to see how I would stack up against these amazing MMA athletes.”

Tyson will have the strongest punching power of any fighter in the game and you can see if his style is impetuous when EA Sports UFC 2 launches for the PS4 and Xbox One on March 15.

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A Day-By-Day Guide to All of 2016’s New Video Games (January – March)


After years and years of publishers packing the September through November “Holiday” season with an unmanageable number of new AAA titles, we might get a much more balanced release calendar in 2016. But can you believe it all happened by accident?

Video game fans have always had to deal with delays, but publishers got even more use out of their erasers than normal in 2015. Aside from the one-two punch of Fallout 4‘s E3 2015 announcement, and its eventual release on November 10th, no game felt safe… and more than a few big titles got pushed into 2016. So now we get to ring in 2016 with a release calendar that just might offer up something exciting all year long.

Are you ready? Because here… we… go… (more…)

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EA Sports UFC 2 gets a March 15 release date and a new gameplay trailer

EA Sports announced today that EA Sports UFC 2 will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One on March 15. With a release date in place, the publisher is also ready to open pre-orders for EA Sports UFC 2. Players who purchase the game before March 15 will receive access to a trio of additional fighters including Bas Rutten, “The Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba, and a “Mystery Fighter” to be named later. A Deluxe Edition, priced at $69.99, that includes up to $60 of UFC Ultimate Team Premium Packs will also be available.

“Whether fans want to play upcoming cards, recreate the outcome of recent fights, or go back to fight with MMA legends, we’ll help them do that in the most authentic and exciting way ever in an MMA simulation,” said Brian Hayes, the Creative Director at EA Canada. “Our first two pre-order fighters, Bas Rutten and Kazushi Sakuraba are perfect additions to what is already the biggest roster ever for an official UFC game. Adding them is huge, and fans are going to go nuts when we reveal who the mystery fighter is. I can’t wait.”

EA Sports also released a new gameplay trailer to get gamers excited to step into the Octagon once more this Spring. It’s been embedded above.

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