Kingdom Hearts Composer Talks Orchestra World Tour, Kingdom Hearts III

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Kingdom Hearts Composer Talks Orchestra World Tour, Kingdom Hearts III

The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour kicked off its debut in the U.S. on Saturday. The show allows fans to come together and listen to their favorite Kingdom Hearts songs performed by a live orchestra accompanied by scenes from the series – some of which were created for the tour. I was fortunate to be in attendance and get a look at Kingdom Hearts III’s newest trailer. I also had another special honor: interviewing composer Yoko Shimomura about her career and the tour. Shimomura has been with been with the series from the beginning and is now working on the music for Kingdom Hearts III. She’s also been composing video game music for nearly three decades now, working on everything from Street Fighter II: World Warrior to Final Fantasy XV. 

Kingdom Hearts recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. What has the series has meant to you, and what impact has it had on you as a musician? 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gameplay Footage And Release Date Revealed

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gameplay Footage And Release Date Revealed

Last year at E3 Bethesda teased a sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. This year, they delivered the goods, showcasing nearly 10 minutes of footage from the upcoming game, which is due out on October 27.

BJ Blazkowicz is back. Torn up quite a bit, but back. As is Anya and apparently both Fergus and Wyatt. Not a lot of context was given for where our heroes are or how the war against the new Nazi regime is going but it seems that Frau Irene Engel is set to return as the antagonist of this entry. And we also see some clips from the exo suit Caroline Becker wore in the first game as well.

You can watch the trailer in all of its bloody, nazi-killing glory right here:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gameplay Footage And Release Date Revealed

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gameplay Footage And Release Date Revealed

Last year at E3 Bethesda teased a sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. This year, they delivered the goods, showcasing nearly 10 minutes of footage from the upcoming game, which is due out on October 27.

BJ Blazkowicz is back. Torn up quite a bit, but back. As is Anya and apparently both Fergus and Wyatt. Not a lot of context was given for where our heroes are or how the war against the new Nazi regime is going but it seems that Frau Irene Engel is set to return as the antagonist of this entry. And we also see some clips from the exo suit Caroline Becker wore in the first game as well.

You can watch the trailer in all of its bloody, nazi-killing glory right here:

Watch The Full E3 2017 Microsoft Press Conference

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Watch The Full E3 2017 Microsoft Press Conference

Microsoft didn't disappoint this year with a showcase of over 40 exclusive or timed-exclusive titles, including Sea of Thieves, Cuphead, Forza, Crackdown 3, and the longest glimpse yet of Anthem from Bioware. We even got another look at the Xbox One X and its $499 price tag.

You can watch the full conference below with commentary from Game Informer's Dan Tack and Javy Gwaltney. The pre-show ends and the conference begins at 17:00. You can also check here for our full stream schedule for the other conferences.

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What We Learned From Playing Assassin’s Creed Origins

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What We Learned From Playing Assassin’s Creed Origins

As we just announced, Assassin’s Creed Origins is our latest cover story. Kimberley Wallace and I traveled to Montreal to check out the game and learn more about what the team was hoping to achieve with the latest entry. It’s a significant departure for the series, in that it brings RPG elements to the forefront scraps the longstanding way of handling combat. Kim and I decided to have a conversation about what we saw, since there’s so much to discuss – both for returning fans and players who are excited about playing an action/RPG set in ancient Egypt.

Five Things You Need To Know About Assassin’s Creed Origins

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Five Things You Need To Know About Assassin’s Creed Origins

After a year off, Assassin's Creed is back, and this time it's taking us to ancient Egypt to see how the brotherhood was formed. Ubisoft took the stage at Microsoft's press conference to unveil Assassin's Creed Origins, providing your first substantial look at the game. Did you want more? Fortunately, it's also our July cover story. We visited Ubisoft's studio in Montreal to get the first big details and go hands-on with the game. Here are five things you should know about the newest entry in Ubisoft's juggernaut franchise.

 You Play As Bayek, The Last Medjay

Every Assassin has his or her own unique journey. In Origins, you assume the role of Bayek, an Egyptian who is the last Medjay. The role of a Medjay in the old kingdom is similar to a local sheriff - their role is to protect the community, making Bayek a well-known and respected man. What sets Bayek on his journey is a mystery you'll uncover while playing the game. He's not an assassin out of the gate, but he's building toward it. He's also a bit more mature than our previous protagonists. "We wanted to be accessible to a younger audience, but the story we wanted to tell was the story of a man in his 30s - almost mid-life for the time - and having to make some huge choices to change his life in order to change the world," says creative director Jean Guesdon.

More Burning Questions About The Sonic The Hedgehog Franchise Answered

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More Burning Questions About The Sonic The Hedgehog Franchise Answered

With each successive Sonic the Hedgehog game, fans come up with all sorts of questions about the series. Where does Sonic live? How much can you get for a Chaos Emerald? What is up with Sonic's eyes? I sat down with head of Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka and art director Kazuyuki Hoshino to ask them some of the most burning questions on behalf of the entire Sonic fan base.

For even more burning questions about the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, head here.

Does Sonic live in Green Hill Zone, or does he just visit there often?