Fe Is A Game Out To Capture Your Heart

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Fe Is A Game Out To Capture Your Heart

Last year, EA introduced us to the game Unravel, and its charming main character Yarny. This year, it announced EA Originals, a program set up to help bring small developers' games to more people.

The first EA Original game is Fe, a colorful game caught somewhere between Journey and Ori And The Blind Forest. Developed by a small team out of Gothenburg, Sweden called Zoink, Fe is about humans' relationship with nature. It's a "celebration of our longing to be one with the world around us," as put by Zoink's Klaus Lyngeled during the game's E3 announcement.  

In Fe, players take control of a cub that wakes up alone, with no memory of who it is or how it got there. Players will be able to communicate with other inhabitants of the forest through music, as all of the animals and even plants have a song it uses as a language players can learn. The more songs the players learn, the further they can travel in the forest, and the closer they get to finding out the cub's origin. That being said, there are those who wish to mute the songs. Creatures called "The Silent Ones," spread silence through the forest, and must be dealt with stealthily.

A Zombie Horde Is Unleashed In Next Game From Sony's Bend Studio

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A Zombie Horde Is Unleashed In Next Game From Sony's Bend Studio

One of the biggest spotlights during Sony's press conference at E3 2016 was given to Days Gone. The post-apocalyptic action game from SIE Bend Studio might impress fans of The Last of Us, as it appears the game is in a similar vein.

Many fans had been wondering what the studio's next project after Uncharted: Golden Abyss would be, and now they finally have their answer with the announcement of Days Gone. The trailer unveiled at E3 shows off the story of our hero, Deacon St. John, as well as his many troubled relationships. Sam Witwer, of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed fame, will be playing the protagonist.

An extended gameplay demo closed Sony's show and featured a huge wave of undead enemies. No release date has been given for this PlayStation 4 exclusive.

User-Created Characters Get Off The Ground In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

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User-Created Characters Get Off The Ground In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

This morning, I got a chance to check out a theater presentation for Bandai Namco’s upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse sequel. It was a hands-off affair, but I was able to get a few details about the game that fans of the show (and game) are likely to go Super Saiyan over.

We knew the game was only coming to current-gen hardware, and as such it will run at a buttery smooth 60 FPS. The visuals looked like they were ripped from the show, and the action didn’t hitch up during the presentation. I can’t speak to how things will hold up when things get crazy, but for the time being it does seem as though they’re making good on that frame-rate pledge.

The Biggest Collector’s Editions From E3 2016

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The Biggest Collector’s Editions From E3 2016

With the new game announcements at E3 also comes an array of big (and expensive) collector’s editions. This E3, there’s been quite a few, so we figured we’d round them all up to show what games will come with what.

Let us know down below what your favorite collector's edition from this year is and whether or not you plan to pick up any or all.

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Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Daisy, Waluigi And More Amiibos On The Way

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Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Daisy, Waluigi And More Amiibos On The Way

Nintendo has announced three amiibos to commemorate The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as a handful of other new and reposed Nintendo character amiibos.

From Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo is releasing Link with a bow and arrow, Link on horseback, and the Guardian figure, which is the first amiibo with moveable parts (unless you count plush Yoshi). It's unclear exactly how these amiibo will affect the game. The Wolf Link amiibo included with Twilight Princess HD will also be compatible with Breath of the Wild. This is what he will do, straight from Nintendo's press release:

When players tap a Wolf Link amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller, Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help players to hunt. He has three hearts, unless players carry over save data from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Wolf Link disappears when his hearts run out.

There Is No Female Link In The Next Legend of Zelda

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There Is No Female Link In The Next Legend of Zelda

Hyrule Warriors Legends introduced players to female version of Nintendo’s green-clad hero named Linkle, which left many fans wondering if they’d be able to play as this Crossbow-wielding hero in the next entry in the Zelda franchise. However, if you were hoping to play as this reverse sex version of your favorite Nintendo hero, don’t hold your breath.

During a recent interview with series producer, Eiji Aonuma, we learned players would only be able to play as the male version of Link in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

“Linkle was something that [game producer Yosuke] Hayashi from Koei really want to include in the game, and we thought that for a game like that where you’re constantly switching characters it might work,” says Aonuma. “But for the type of Zelda that we’re making, and the fact that there is a princess Zelda and a Link, we just didn’t think that it was quite right. A few years ago, I mentioned that it might not be Link in a trailer, and it kind of caught fire and people started to think that it may be a female Link, but that’s definitely not what I had in mind. I was very surprised. I should be careful what I say.”

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is 12 Times The Size Of Twilight Princess

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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is 12 Times The Size Of Twilight Princess

Nintendo has previously said its next Legend of Zelda would be big, but we didn’t know how big until getting our hands on it at E3. During our 40-minute play session we wandered a long way across Hyrule, but we barely scratched the surface.

While creating Breath of the Wild’s giant open world, Nintendo was inspired by Japanese animation and gouache art in particular, which is a kind of opaque watercolor used in animation cells.

“As you progress in the game, the scale will get even bigger. So there’ll be mountains, really, really high mountains,” says producer Eiji Aonuma. “I think for people, especially the Zelda fans, they have a curiosity to find out what happens in those places where you can’t go, where you’re not supposed to go. So we wanted to create a world where you can further that investigation, you can go further and further and continue to search for places where you can’t go.

Hands On With The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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During an early Nintendo E3 booth tour we got almost 45 minutes with Link’s newest adventure. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is something of a wild departure from the formula established in Ocarina of Time, but it still feels true to the spirit of the franchise, established with the original Legend of Zelda on the NES.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild opens with a disembodied voice (possibly Zelda) telling Link to wake up and open his eyes. It’s worth noting that this voice over is in English, a first for the series. Series producer Eiji Aonuma told us the game would feature more voice over, but wouldn’t say if the game would be fully voiced. Series fans will also be happy to know that Link is still a silent protagonist.

English voice-over is far from the only new addition to this Zelda. As previously seen in past trailers, Breath of the Wild is an open world game, and it reminded me of games like Skyrim or the The Witcher, in that Link can travel to any point in the world that he can see. All told, Breath of the Wild’s world is 12 times the size of Twilight Princess’ Hyrule.

Nintendo Shows Off New Pokémon For Sun & Moon, Gameplay, And Battle Changes

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Nintendo showed off lots of new gameplay for the upcoming Pokémon Sun & Moon and outlined a number of subtle and larger changes for the game, as well as some new Pokémon.

You can find a bullet-point list below of some of the changes that were revealed, as well some of the new Pokémon. Some of these changes were previously implied in past trailers, but now they have been confirmed.

Insomniac's Spider-Man Is A Full PS4 Exclusive, Isn't Connected To New Movie

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Insomniac's Spider-Man Is A Full PS4 Exclusive, Isn't Connected To New Movie

Last night, Sony revealed that it does have a Spider-Man game in the works. However, it isn't Infamous developer Sucker Punch at the helm. It's Ratchet & Clank studio Insomniac.

In speaking with the Associated Press, Insomniac president Ted Price says that the game is not connected to the upcoming Marvel Spider-Man: Homecoming film. In fact, the game is set in a different version of the Marvel universe, and not the cinematic continuity. Marvel is working hand-in-hand with the studio.

Additionally, a Sony representative confirmed to us that it is the motivating force behind this project. Sony secured the deal, is funding the game, and chose Insomniac for this full first-party exclusive. The Spider-Man game, which still doesn't have an announced name, won't be coming to other platforms.