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Xbox Store Today: Fortnite, Zed Blade, Conga Master

A trio of new games were added to the Xbox Games Store today…

First up is Fortnite, an “Action Building” game from Epic that’s been in development for more than five years. But it’s now available to download for the Xbox One, and it gives players the chance to defend their base from attack. After building a series of traps and walls, Fortnite’s can venture out into the world and go on the offensive against the mutant horde.

Also available to download for the Xbox One today is Zed Blade, a horizontally-scrolling shooter that was originally released for the NeoGeo in 1994; and Conga Master, an arcade dancing game from Undercoders.

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

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PS Store This Week: Superhot, Fortnite, Orcs Must Die Unchained, more

The mob is marching on the PlayStation Store as three games that are all about crowd control will make their digital debut this week.

Team Superhot will bring their unique first person shooter, Superhot (and its VR-focused spinoff, Superhot VR), to the PS4 this Friday. Both games pit the player against an army of “Red Guys,” but don’t worry, “Time Moves Only When You Move” in Superhot.

Joining Superhot on the PlayStation Store this Friday is Fortnite, a new “action building” game from Epic Games. In Fortnite’s post-apocalyptic reality, players have to build up the defenses in their base, but also go on the offensive against the game’s mutant attackers.

Also available to download for the PS4 this week is Orcs Must Die! Unchained. An army of Orcs are making a beeline for your base, but players will be able to “slice them, burn them, skewer them, and launch them” in this tower defense game.

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: Splatoon 2, Fortnite, Aerea

The Squid Kids will make their Nintendo Switch debut this week, as Nintendo will release Splatoon 2 for their console/handheld hybrid this Friday. The sequel will feature the return of Turf War, as well as a brand new single-player Campaign, and the wave-based Salmon Run cooperative mode.

Also set to launch this week is Fortnite, a survival simulation from Epic Games for the PS4 and Xbox One. Players will be able to craft crazy weaponry for attack missions and build their own “extravagant” forts to keep the monsters at bay.

Finally this week, Triangle Studios and Soedesco will release Aerea: Collector’s Edition for the PS4. The music-themed action RPG includes four different character and a hand-drawn graphical style.

That’s it for this the Retail Releases Report, but we’ll be back with an update on the latest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop later this week.

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Spike TV VGAs: Epic does cute zombies with Fortnite

Are you sensing a theme? The dead continued to walk during this year’s Spike TV Video Game Awards as Epic Games debuted their latest project, Fortnite. Like Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, it too features a story about surviving the zombie menace.

But instead of the ultra-realism that Naughty Dog is going for, Epic chose to use a more stylized look. And instead of a horrific fight for survival, Fortnite encourages players to fortify their strongholds during the day in anticipation of the horde’s appearance at night. It’s like a video game version of Robert Neville’s ordeal in the early chapters of I Am Legend.

No release date or platforms were announced for Fortnite, but I’m guessing it’s more than 14 days away.

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Epic Games to unveil something “fresh” at Spike TV VGAs

With the Gears of War series coming to an epic close, Epic Games’ Design Director, Cliff Bleszinski, has confirmed that the developer will unveil their next project at the Spike TV Video Game Awards. CliffyB was cagey, but it sounds like his team at Epic’s North Carolina headquarters will be launching a new property not connected to any of their existing franchises.

Quouth CliffyB: “We have something new in store for you. It’s an entirely fresh and new experience.”

The Spike TV Video Game Awards will air this Saturday, December 10, at 8 PM.

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