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Xbox Store Today: Minecraft Story Mode S2E1, Iron Crypticle, MotoGP 17, more

A quartet of new games are now available to download from the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox One…

We start things off with Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, the latest episodic adventure series from Telltale Games. Season 2 picks up right where the first season left off, and Episode 1: Hero In Residence introduces a mysterious gauntlet for Jesse and friends to deal with, as well as an ancient underwater temple and “at least one” temperamental llama.

Speaking of creepy crypts, the developers at Confused Pelican and TikiPod will bring Iron Crypticle to the Xbox One today. It looks like the twin-stick shooter was inspired by Smash TV and Gauntlet, and it also features four-player cooperative gameplay and a feline shopkeeper that’s always one step ahead of you.

If you’re looking for tricky puzzles, Black the Fall from Sand Sailor Studio and Square Enix might be for you. Starring an old machinist toiling under an oppressive dictatorship, players will need to figure out a way to escape this dystopian nightmare.

Finally today, Milestone is back with another motorcycle racing sim for the Xbox One. MotoGP 17 includes all the bikes, teams, and tracks from the 2017 Championship season, as well as online play and a new cooperative mode.

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

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PS Store This Week: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Minecraft Story Mode Season 2, Serial Cleaner, more

We might be in the middle of the Summer gaming drought, but there are plenty of new releases available this week through the PlayStation Store.

Leading the way is a game that actually made its debut more than a decade ago. Originally released for the PS2 in 2006, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will feature enhanced graphics and sound on the PS4, as well as the Zodiac Job System that was only available in the RPG’s “International” edition.

Square Enix will also publish MotoGP 17 for the PS4 this week, which includes all the riders, teams, and tracks from the 2017 season.

A second epic tale will launch for the PS4 this week, as Telltale Games will release the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2. Jesse and friends return in Episode 1: Hero in Residence, but there’s no rest for the wicked, as a strange gauntlet has latched itself onto Jesse.

Finally this week, a trio of new indie games will provide some interesting new experiences for PS4 owners. Serial Cleaner is a 70s-set adventure about body disposal, Iron Crypticle is a Gauntlet/Smash TV hybrid, and Mr. Shifty features a teleporting thief.

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

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Here’s the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2

Just before this year’s E3 Expo, Telltale announced the first episode from Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 would be available on July 11. Today, the developer unveiled the first trailer for Episode 1: Hero in Residence (as well as Jesse’s heretofore unseen “rival”)…

Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more…complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade — at least until Jesse’s hand gets stuck in a creepy gauntlet that belongs to an ancient underwater temple. Together with old pals and new comrades alike, Jesse embarks on a brand new journey filled with tough choices, good times, and at least one temperamental llama.

All five episodes from Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 will be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices over the next few months. PS4 and Xbox One players will also get the chance to pick up the game in a retail disc version, which is set to launch this Fall.

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Telltale will launch Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 on July 11

Telltale Games has announced they’ll return to the world of Minecraft next month with the opening chapter of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2. Jesse and the gang saved the world… so naturally it’s time for more shenanigans:

Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more…complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade — at least until Jesse’s hand gets stuck in a creepy gauntlet that belongs to an ancient underwater temple. Together with old pals and new comrades alike, Jesse embarks on a brand new journey filled with tough choices, good times, and at least one temperamental llama.

Patton Oswalt (Male Jesse), Catherine Taber (Female Jesse), Ashley Johnson (Petra), and Scott Porter (Lukas) have all signed on to once again lend their voices to the episodic adventure series, and Telltale will also add their popular Crowd Play feature to Season 2 for players who want to share their decision-making with others. And speaking of decisions, choices from Minecraft: Story Mode will carry over into Season 2, but new players will be able to jump right into the story.

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 – Episode 1: Hero in Residence will be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices on July 11. A retail version will also be available this Fall.

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