GI Show – Mario + Rabbids, Yakuza Kiwami, Gamescom's Highlights

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GI Show – Mario + Rabbids, Yakuza Kiwami, Gamescom's Highlights

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we gush over the bizarre hybrid of Super Mario, Ubisoft's Rabbids, and Firaxis' XCOM, Dan Tack weighs in on Absolver, and we discuss Nintendo's indie push with Kyle Hilliard. After some great community emails, we go around the table and share our top 3 most exciting stories from Gamescom 2017 with Jeff Cork and Elise Favis.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 362 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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Games Done Quick Hosting Emergency Marathon This Weekend For Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Games Done Quick Hosting Emergency Marathon This Weekend For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Games Done Quick, a bi-annual game speedrunning marathon that raises money for various causes, has announced that they are holding an emergency marathon this weekend Friday 8:00 PM EST to Sunday 8:00 PM EST.

Both Awesome Games Done Quick and Summer Games Done Quick raise millions of dollars every year, so the emergency stream for Hurricane Harvey relief could potentially raise a lot of money for much-needed aid. The streams show speedrunners going through games through various methods and criteria, taking down twenty hour games in less time than a movie.

This time, Games Done Quick is partnering with the Houston Food Bank. Further and updating details can be found on the organization's twitter account.

Atlus Might Be Teasing Catherine Follow-Up During Recruitment Livestream

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Atlus Might Be Teasing Catherine Follow-Up During Recruitment Livestream

Atlus held a stream today intended to recruit new employees for its Studio Zero internal development team, who was recently announced to work on Atlus' RPG Project Re Fantasy. The live stream, however, was themed after Golden Playhouse, the framing device used for the 2011 Atlus narrative puzzle game, Catherine.

The stream was hosted by Trisha, the host of Golden Playhouse. Catherine was framed as a dramatic TV show that was being shown to the player with Trisha introducing and closing the game out with moral messages. During the recruitment stream, Catherine music frequently played, and Trisha teases future surprises about her next job.

A subtitled version of Trisha's segments can be found below, but any Catherine projects from the studio would have to wait until their fantasy RPG project gets off the ground. What form would you want a Catherine sequel to take?

Call of Duty: WWII Beta Launches One Day Early

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Call of Duty: WWII Beta Launches One Day Early

The beta for Call of Duty: WWII was supposed to launch on September 1st, but Activision has pulled the lever a day early for players with codes or anyone who has preordered early on consoles.

The second beta, which is on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and features some content that was not in the first beta, which was exclusive to PlayStation 4. Chief among the differences is the Aachen multiplayer map, new for this beta.

The beta begins today and ends on Monday, September 4. The game itself releases on November 4 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Destiny 2 Live Action Trailer Released For Launch

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Destiny 2 Live Action Trailer Released For Launch

Bungie and Activision have released a new trailer celebrating the launch of Destiny 2's world and lore, depicting a battle against the invading Red Legion.

The trailer, dubbed "New Legends Will Rise," functions as a short film introducing players to the world of Destiny 2 and is directed by Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Voght-Roberts.

A truncated version will also air on during Saturday's game between Florida State and University of Alabama. Let us know what you think of the trailer below!

Oxenfree Coming To Switch Soon

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Oxenfree Coming To Switch Soon

Oxenfree, the narrative-driven 2D horror game from Night School Studio, has been announced to come to the Nintendo Switch, via a Morse Code tweet.

The tweet, which contains an image of Oxenfree running on a Switch with a foreboding caption, also included this accompanying text: -.-. --- -- .. -. --. / ... --- --- -. In Morse Code, this translates to "Coming Soon."

Oxenfree was praised at release for its strong dialogue and characterization at its 2016 release. No release date for the Switch version has been revealed yet, but the language in the tweet implies the wait should not be too long. You can find our review of the game here.

LEGO's Ultimate Star Wars Millennium Falcon Destroys Our Savings Accounts

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LEGO's Ultimate Star Wars Millennium Falcon Destroys Our Savings Accounts

LEGO just announced a new Star Wars set that will have even the most casual Star Wars collector drooling. LEGO has been teasing a giant Millennium Falcon set for months, and the official release doesn't disapoint.

The set includes over 7,500 pieces, making it the biggest LEGO model ever sold. The final build includes fine exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp, and a four-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. The model even includes interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, which includes young and old Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Rey, Finn, and BB-8.

Watch LEGO's designers talk about the new set's design in the video below. We've also included a few more images of the actual Millennium Falcon build. You're welcome.

Funko Unveils Massive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Lineup, All On Sale Tomorrow

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Funko Unveils Massive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Lineup, All On Sale Tomorrow

Funko is releasing a truckload of new Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys tomorrow. If you collect Funko's Pop figures, kiss your savings account goodbye. You'll need to track down 17 of them tomorrow, including two different versions of the adorable Porg creatures (one of which is a limited edition chase version).

Funko just released blind-boxed Mystery Minis based on a New Hope a few weeks ago, but has a second line ready to go for The Last Jedi, featuring 15 different figures, along with the only known toy of Benicio Del Toro's "DJ."  The least expensive line of figures to collect is Funko's Wobblers, consisting of just Rey, Chewbacca, and the menacing Executioner Stormtrooper. The plush line (above) features five unique characters, and two different Porgs (a male and female).

Good luck with the hunt, collectors!

Capcom Announces Puzzle Fighter Sequel For Mobile

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Capcom Announces Puzzle Fighter Sequel For Mobile

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was a beloved tile-matching puzzle video game that released in arcades and the original PlayStation in the ‘90s. If you know someone who’s a fan, they probably won’t shut up about it. Now they have something new to talk about.

Capcom is bringing the next iteration in the Puzzle Fighter series to iOS and Android devices later this year. Players will be able to assemble a team of their favorite Capcom characters from the Street Fighter series, as well as challengers from franchises like Mega Man X, Dead Rising, and Devil May Cry, and they lay the smack down on piles of bricks. Payers will challenge other players online in real-time battles and unlock new characters and costumes as they climb the international leaderboards.

Check out the gameplay and characters trailers below.

Capcom, Iam8bit Reissuing Limited-Edition SNES Street Fighter II Carts

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Capcom, Iam8bit Reissuing Limited-Edition SNES Street Fighter II Carts

Yesterday marked the 30-year anniversary of Street Fighter's debut, and Capcom and iam8bit are marking the event with a fun collectible. They're reissuing the Super Nintendo version of Street Fighter II, which is playable on the actual hardware – although you might reconsider doing so after checking out some freaky warning text.

The release is limited to 5,500 copies of the game, with 4,500 of those coming in red carts and the remaining 1,000 getting clad in glow-in-the-dark translucent green cases. They're priced at $100, and you can preorder yours from iam8bit's store.

Now, about that warning. At the bottom of the preorder site comes the following chilling text: