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Street Fighter V, Layers of Fear, Tron Run/r, more added to PS Store

Ready? Fight! Street Fighter V has finally been released for the PS4 and it’s now available to download through the PlayStation Store. The one-on-one fighter will include 16 characters at launch, and Capcom has laid out an ambitious schedule of downloadable content that includes additional World Warriors, a cinematic Story Mode, and a ton of new costumes. Players will even be able to unlock of these downloadable characters for free with in-game currency earned during the regular course of play.

If fighting games aren’t your thing, there’s a few other games to download from the PlayStation Store this week including Layers of Fear (PS4), a psychological horror game about a tragic past and an unfinished painting; Tron Run/r (PS4), an endless runner set with Disney’s Tron universe; and The Escapists: The Walking Dead (PS4), a retro-styled survival sim that takes place in the Walking Dead universe.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And 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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Xbox Store Today: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, NBA 2K16, NBA Live 16, more


Four big games (and several smaller ones) are now available to download through the Xbox Games Store.

This week’s biggest game has to be the return of the Birdman as Activision and Tony Hawk have teamed up once more for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 (Xbox One). Developed by Robomodo, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 goes back to the franchise’s roots with ten pros and more than 80 unique missions.

Also available this week is a double-double of new basketball games from 2K Games and EA Sports. NBA 2K16 (Xbox One, Xbox 360) reinvents 2K’s MyCareer with a new experience written, directed, and produced by Spike Lee. On the other side of the court, EA Sports has added an upgraded player customization mode to NBA Live 16.

Finally this week, Mouldy Toof and Team17 have teamed up with Robert Kirkman to merge The Escapists with The Walking Dead. The result, The Escapists: The Walking Dead (Xbox One), features the patented pixelated presentation of the original game with the undead hordes from the world’s most famous zombie series.

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

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The Escapists: The Walking Dead will infect PC, Xbox One later this year

Prison escape strategy game The Escapists proved to be pretty popular for Team 17, and the developers have responded by expanding the game with a series of donwloadable content. Now, the UK-based team is going back inside with a sequel/spinoff based on The Walking Dead, because by law every game franchise eventually has to add zombies.

The Escapists: The Walking Dead looks to be completely different than anything Team17 has done before. Whereas the original game required strategic planning to break out of a modern prison, this time around players will experience a more linear escape situation, along with a recurring narrative, in a hospital.

If you’re anything like me, you’re just disappointed it doesn’t have anything to do with the excellent Telltale series. An 8-bit Rick Grimes leading a group to safety will have to do.

The Escapists: The Walking Dead will arrive on PC and Xbox One later this year. But interested fans can try it out this weekend (July 10 and 11) at the Walker Stalker Fan Fest, which will take place at Petco Park in San Diego.

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