Swery's game about people turning into cats gets a trailer

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Swery's game about people turning into cats gets a trailer

Last week Deadly Premonition and D4 director Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro announced his next game about an English town in which its denizens transform into cats at night. It's called The Good Life and now it's received its first trailer.

Described as a "daily life RPG", The Good Life follows the exploits of a New York photographer named Naomi, who arrives in the quaint town of Rainy Woods only to discover the body of a murdered woman. Naomi quickly discovers the whole feline transformation gimmick and she too realises that she can turn into a cat at night. In these nocturnal hours you'll be more agile and able to infiltrate spaces that are otherwise inaccessible in human form.

Swery said The Good Life "will inherit the spirit of Deadly Premonition", and this trailer offers a bit more on what he means. Both games involve an outsider arriving in an unusual small town, both are whodunnit murder mysteries, and both seem to be a bizarre mix of nihilistic noir crossed with uplifting, adorable comedy. Even the town of Rainy Woods is named after Deadly Premonition's working title. Aces!

Solid Snake sneaks onto Android in Metal Gear Solid 2 HD for Nvidia Shield

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Solid Snake sneaks onto Android in Metal Gear Solid 2 HD for Nvidia Shield

Hideo Kojima's disturbingly prescient 2001 sci-fi stealth game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is now available on Android, provided you have an Nvidia Shield.

This is the HD restoration of the game, as we saw in 2012's Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. As such, it looks a lot cleaner than the original PS2 release, and includes the bonus VR Missions. Nvidia boasted that this Shield version runs at 60 fps in 720p.

Metal Gear Solid 2 HD will typically go for £9.99 / €12.99 on Google Play, but it will be 25 per cent off at launch, making it £6.50 / €8.50.

Don't worry, you can buy Xbox One X's vertical stand separately

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Don't worry, you can buy Xbox One X's vertical stand separately

Xbox One X's vertical stand, shown off earlier this week during Microsoft's Gamescom livestream, will be available to buy separately.

That's despite Microsoft's Major Nelson at the time referring to the piece of plastic as an exclusive part of the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. Stock of this limited edition version is now selling out at retailers in the UK.

But, today brings good news for fans of vertically-aligned consoles. During an interview with Xbox exec Mike Ybarra at Gamescom, Eurogamer was assured the stand would be sold separately. A stand up decision, indeed.

God's Trigger looks like a co-op Hotline Miami

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God's Trigger looks like a co-op Hotline Miami

Techland Publishing's new title God's Trigger looks like a co-op Hotline Miami.

The tongue-in-cheek bloody action game was revealed at Gamescom and sees players take on the role of an Angel and a Demoness, an odd couple who must work together to defeat the Four Horsemen before they destroy all life on Earth. You can check out the reveal trailer for God's Trigger below:

God's Trigger has the same top-down camera perspective as Hotline Miami and encompasses the cel-shaded art style we've come to love in games such as Borderlands.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's getting a single-player prequel campaign DLC

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's getting a single-player prequel campaign DLC

CI Games has revealed plans to release a single-player campaign DLC for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.

The campaign, called The Sabotage, is a prequel to the story of the main game. It stars Robert North, the brother of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's main hero, Jonathan North, as he fights against the rise of the 23 Society. In the DLC, North prepares the land for a separatist revolution by sabotaging the Georgian army under the command of General Otar Leonidze.

There's a new map with new locations, new missions, new weapons and new vehicles. Basically, lots of new stuff. The teaser trailer is below.

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite looks a lot better in the latest gameplay video

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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite looks a lot better in the latest gameplay video

Capcom's put out a new video for upcoming fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and I have to admit, the game looks a lot better than it has done in recent months.

The video, below, shows off Jedah, Ghost Rider, Dormammu and Firebrand, as well as a new Infinity Stone that looks like it'll bring some interesting new gameplay to the crossover series.

It's Jedah, though, who steals the show. The Darkstalkers villain has one of the best models in the game, cool voice acting and exciting moves. His ultimate attack sees a giant purple hand emerge from the floor, slam his opponent into the ground before crushing him into what looks like a giant 'sell your soul to the devil'-style contract. "I shall put your affairs in order," Jedah says, nonchalantly. Awesome!

Buying Japanese or American games on the Switch just got a lot easier

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Buying Japanese or American games on the Switch just got a lot easier

One of the best decisions Nintendo made for its Switch hybrid was making it region free - and making it a doddle to set up multiple accounts on one system and share games between the two, removing most of the barriers for playing Japanese or American games.

Today that all got a little easier, as it's now possible to pay on the eShop using PayPal - meaning you'll no longer have to buy eShop credit elsewhere, and can you now pick up games from other regions almost instantly.

The service will be available in some 34 countries, including UK, Japan and USA, and it's available today. The timing couldn't be any better, either, with Monster Hunter XX - the series' debut on Nintendo Switch, and a game that neither Capcom or Nintendo have committed to localising just yet - coming out on the Japanese eShop this Friday.

Gran Turismo is getting its own limited edition PlayStation 4

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Gran Turismo is getting its own limited edition PlayStation 4

Four years into the PlayStation 4's life, one of Sony's biggest series is finally landing on the console - and to celebrate the occasion a limited edition edition of the PlayStation 4 is being launched to coincide with the release of Gran Turismo Sport.

The console itself is a PS4 Amateur with 1TB of storage, boasting a silver faceplate and emblazoned with the Gran Turismo logo. It comes bundled with a silver controller that also boasts the Gran Turismo logo, and comes packaged - of course - with Gran Turismo Sport itself, with the Day 1 Edition that features in-game credits, sticker packs and a chrome helmet for your avatar all included.

There'll be other Gran Turismo Sport console bundles, with the Amateur edition coming in three flavours while the PlayStation 4 Pro also gets its own pack. Prices have yet to be announced.

The next Anno goes back to the past

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The next Anno goes back to the past

Ubisoft has announced Anno 1800, the next entry in the city-building sim franchise from Blue Byte. It's due out on PC winter 2018.

As the name of the game suggests, Anno 1800 is set during the 19th Century, at the dawn of the industrial age. There's a story-based campaign, a customisable sandbox mode and multiplayer. Here's the official blurb:

"Anno 1800 brings players to the dawn of the industrial age, a time of industrialisation, diplomacy and discovery. Players will have the chance to prove their skills as a ruler, as they create huge metropolises, plan efficient logistic networks, explore and settle new lands and dominate their opponents by diplomacy, trade or warfare."

It looks like you'll have to wait a little while to get Fire Emblem Warriors in the west

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It looks like you'll have to wait a little while to get Fire Emblem Warriors in the west

Fire Embem Warriors, the musou spin-off for Intelligent Systems' strategy series, has been granted a western release date - and it's a month after the Switch and 3DS game comes out in Japan.

It's not too much of a wait, but it's the first time we've seen a staggered release for one of the Switch's major first-party games - and given how the console is region free and how easy it is to pick up games from the Japanese eShop, we can only presume the version coming out in Japan on September 28th won't have full localised language options.

The western version comes out on October 20th, and Nintendo's making it worth the wait with the accompanying release of two amiibo - Chrom and Tiki - and a special edition that comes complete with a three-disc soundtrack and character art cards.