Nintendo Announces New 3DS Action-RPG Ever Oasis

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The developer behind Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Triforce Heroes announced an original RPG during Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream.

The game features the involvement of Koichi Ishii who is known for directing Secret of Mana and the first three Final Fantasy games.The game is all about developing and growing an oasis in the desert and attracting new people to come and live in your town. You can also explore dungeons with a party to fight and solve puzzles.

You can check out the game's trailer below.

PlayStation Neo Unlikely To Include Internal PSVR Processing

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PlayStation Neo Unlikely To Include Internal PSVR Processing

Immediately before E3, Sony confirmed the existence of an upcoming, more powerful PlayStation. The PlayStation Neo was a no-show at E3, but we were able to clear up one bit of speculation.

We have long believed that a PlayStation 4 hardware revision and the Neo might include PlayStation VR's external processing box internally. That is unlikely to happen, according to PlayStation R&D director Richard Marks.

"That box is very particular," he says. "We need something that will take the HDMI out of the PS4 and split it into two different places. We need something that will gather the data back from it via USB. It's not really possible to not have something. It's doing this correction for the television set. What we do is render the best possible image for the PS4 out of the headset. We want to also show the image on the headset, so we have to undo this weird warping that's been done for the headset. It's also 120 frames-per-second for the headset, and most TVs don't support that. You could potentially put it in [the PS4], but there's no reason to do that."

Nintendo Announces Pokémon Go Plus – A Companion Pedometer For For Pokémon Go

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Nintendo Announces Pokémon Go Plus – A Companion Pedometer For For Pokémon Go

During the second day of Nintendo's Treehouse live stream, it covered Pokémon Go and revealed a companion pedometer for the game.

The pedometer, called Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for release at the end of July and should be $34.99. On stage Shigeru Miyamoto asked, "Is that okay?" after revealing the price.

Pokémon Go Plus has a multicolored light on it, and will also vibrate to alert players when there is a Pokémon nearby. When that happens, you will be able to press the button the front to attempt to capture a Pokémon. If you're successful, it flashes a rainbow of colors. If you fail it flashes red. The idea behind the device, is to allow you to play without actually looking at your screen. It will have additional functions, as well, outside of the capture mechanics.

Stargate Actor Joins God Of War As The New Voice Of Kratos

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Actor Christopher Judge will be the voice of Kratos in the newest God Of War, Sony announced yesterday during a livestream. Judge is perhaps most well known for his role as Teal'c in the television show Stargate SG-1.

The actor TC Carson voiced Kratos in previous God Of War games. He posted on Twitter yesterday, apparently in disapproval, about Sony's choice to go with a new actor. 

To my folk, you've been wondering if I am Voicing Kratos in GOW4I am not. Sony went in a new direction. let em know what you think

Funko Bringing Severed-Hand Luke Toy To Star Wars Celebration

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Attendees of next month's Star Wars Celebration expo in Europe have a chance to purchase four new Funko Pop figures that are exclusive to the show. In addition to a decorated version of Luke Skywalker, who received a medal of honor for blowing up the Death Star, fans can also purchase a figure that shows Luke at one of his lowest points: Missing a hand and bruised after battling Darth Vader. These two figures are joined by Han Solo (complete with his ceremonial medal) and bounty hunter 4-LOM.

Star Wars Celebration runs from July 15-17.

State Of Decay 2 Features A Persistent, Shared World And Four-Player Co-Op

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State Of Decay 2 Features A Persistent, Shared World And Four-Player Co-Op

At Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference, we got a look at State of Decay 2. Developer Undead Labs has been talking about multiplayer since it released the first entry in 2013, and it's a reality in the sequel.

The trailer depicts two groups of survivors separated by quite a distance and seemingly going about their own business. At the end of the teaser, the group surrounded by zombies is about to be overwhelmed and fires off a flare, which is seen by the other party.

We've learned that the flare isn't just a vehicle for visual storytelling in the trailer – it's a core gameplay mechanic in State of Decay 2.

Microsoft: 'There Wouldn't Be A Frame Rate Difference' Between Xbox One And Scorpio'

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Microsoft: 'There Wouldn't Be A Frame Rate Difference' Between Xbox One And Scorpio'

At its E3 2016 press conference, Microsoft attempted to reset the console conversation by announcing its next console. Scorpio is coming in approximately 15 months, and we learned a few more details about what to expect.

When Microsoft released the Xbox One, the console had only been formally unveiled for six months. Scorpio will come with a longer lead, in part to give developers more time to prepare.

"We want to talk about Scorpio now to give game developers the heads-up," Microsoft Studios general manager Shannon Loftis told us. "Games that are shipping now can do a couple of small things to give us a free upgrade when Scorpio comes out. If you implement dynamic scaling now, it will just look better on Scorpio. The other thing is to signal to all game developers that true 4K gaming is coming. Typically what happens is almost every game is created in natively 4K or better and then you downsample to fit the specs of the output device. There won't be any downsampling for Xbox Scorpio."

I Created A Monster In Skylanders Imaginators

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I Created A Monster In Skylanders Imaginators

Skylanders fans will be able to create their own heroes for the first time in Skylanders Imaginators. I got a chance to test out the creation tools for myself, which was yet another reminder that I am not to be trusted with this kind of power. Behold: Pig Pencil!

Reiner highlighted how it all works in his earlier preview, but today was the first time that I was able to get my hands on a controller and make my own Skylander. The process is simple. After putting one of the new crystals on the power base – in this case, a life type – I got to choose my archetype. I went with the sentinel, because, well, I thought the trident looked cool. That's a legitimate reason, right? After that, aesthetics went right out the window.

Using a series of menus, I was able to sculpt my own character, from head to legs. It ended up looking like a ransom note made flesh. It had a boar's head, with pencils for ears and mechanical-looking irises. Below the neck, he wore a sleeveless tuxedo, perched atop wooden legs. Around the corner, my monster had a rootlike tail. After his physical form was done, I put on some finishing touches. I named him ("Pig Pencil," naturally), chose a robotic voice, added a stinky green cloud for effect, and picked a musical theme for him: funk. 

Abzu Receives Release Date, New Trailer

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Abzu Receives Release Date, New Trailer

Abzu will release on August 2, developer Giant Squid announced today. It will be available on the PlayStation 4 and PC.

The impossibly gorgeous game will allow players to explore the ocean's environments and inhabitants, all the while learning its secrets. Abzu will have a "deeply emotional narrative," according to the press release announcing its release date.

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Four Big Takeaways From Our Hands-On Time With Horizon Zero Dawn

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Guerrilla Games delivered another impressive Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay demo at Sony's E3 press conference last night, but there's only so much you can tell about a game without getting your hands on it. After 30 minutes of playing the game for ourselves, we walked away mightily impressed. Here are our big takeaways.

The Fundamental Mechanics Are SolidOne of the things you can't tell from a hands-off demo is how a game feels. After 30 minutes of shooting robot dinosaurs, sneaking through reeds, and jumping off of cliffs, I'm happy to report that Horizon feels great. The stealth mechanics are swift and reminiscent of Uncharted 4 (tall grass is your friend), and aiming and shooting Aloy's bow is a breeze (thanks in part to the ability to slow down time). Crafting ammo on the fly is easy enough, as is scanning enemies for components and weaknesses. It took me awhile to learn the button layout, but soon I was running, rolling, and sliding my way through the environment with ease.