Star Ocean: Integrity And Faithlessness Gets Release Date & Day One Edition

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Square Enix and developer Tri-Ace have started taking pre-orders for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and this day-one edition comes with some special benefits.

Square's online store has the pre-order campaign, and the in-game DLC (click on the above image to enlarge for detail) features items that reduce the amount of MP used, cut down on damage, and increase attack and other attributes.

The pre-order listing and day-one edition only list the PS4 edition at this time.

Pokémon Snap Is Hitting The Wii U eShop... In Japan

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We don't always cover Japanese release news, but this one gives us a bit of hope. Pokémon Snap is hitting the Wii U eShop, though not everywhere.

Originally released on Nintendo 64 in 1999, Pokémon Snap is considered one of the best spinoffs the franchise has seen. You're tasked with taking pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat, which is more engaging than it might sound. Fans have been not-so-quietly hoping for a sequel to no avail.

It will support the GamePad, Classic Controller Pro, or the Wii U Pro Controller. It's priced at ¥1,028 (about $9) and lands next week.

One Of The Best Classic Star Wars Games, Rogue Squadron, Is Available On Steam

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One Of The Best Classic Star Wars Games, Rogue Squadron, Is Available On Steam

Disney has been slowly dusting off the Star Wars video game back catalog, bringing older titles to contemporary gamers. Now that we've gotten past the junk (sorry, Star Wars: Rebellion), we can get some more of the good stuff.

The latest game to hit Steam is 1998's Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D. Unlike the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games, Factor 5's take on the iconic fighters is more arcade focused.

Rogue Squadron takes place after the destruction the first Death Star. You'll get to fly X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, and V-wings. And if you're in the mood to take down AT-ATs, prep your snowspeeder tow cables.

Deleted Batman V Superman Scene Hints At A Bigger Threat

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Deleted Batman V Superman Scene Hints At A Bigger Threat

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a lengthy film, running just over two and a half hours. Though the film certainly has a ton of action-packed scenes for moviegoers to digest, not all of the scenes Zack Snyder and company shot made it into the theatrical release. Warner Bros. Pictures has released one such scene.

In case you couldn't tell by the nature of this post, the following article and the video contained in it feature spoilers to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In the deleted scene, which was posted on the official Warner Bros. YouTube channel, we get a new glimpse of Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. Instead of dealing with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or Doomsday, we see him interacting with a mysterious demonic figure. We don't know who this character is, but some have theorized that it is related to Darkseid, one of the big bads of the DC universe. You can view the scene for yourself below.

Rocket League Slams It Down Next Month In Free Dunk House Update

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Rocket League Slams It Down Next Month In Free Dunk House Update

Earlier this month, Rocket League developer Psyonix teased a new basketball mode or map for its car-soccer game. While not many details were made available from the tease, Psyonix has pulled the curtains back on a few new pieces of information regarding the addition.

The mode (or at least the map housed in the mode) is called Dunk House, and it is currently set to launch this April according to a tweet sent by the official Rocket League Twitter account. In a response to a question from a Twitter user, the Rocket League account also confirmed that the map/mode will be a free update. You can view the tweet, as well as a GIF of Dunk House in action below.

Break some axles in the Dunk House this April! #RocketLeagueHoops pic.twitter.com/VA23YUEEXM

Reader Discussion: When Do You Want The Next Call Of Duty To Be Set?

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Earlier today, rumors that the next Call of Duty is bringing the franchise back to space with heavy sci-fi themes hit. While this represents an even further departure from the series' more traditional roots in World War II and modern combat, it's a part of the franchise's continued trend toward futuristic settings, which started with Black Ops II and Advanced Warfare.

I've laid out my choices for where I'd like to see the Call of Duty franchise go from here, but among those the ones that I favor the most are distant future, Vietnam War, and a return to the series' roots with World War II. A game set in space would certainly hint at a more distant future, but how far would Activision and its development studios assigned to the Call of Duty franchise want to push it?

Where would you like to see the Call of Duty franchise go from here? Do you like the future-facing state of the franchise or would you prefer to return to the slower, historically-based settings? Are you a fan of the faster-paced multiplayer that relies heavily on sci-fi and fantasy elements, or do you miss the days of controlling a standard soldier?

Zen Studios Adding Alien-Themed Tables To Zen Pinball FX2

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A fan-focused celebration of the Alien franchise is coming in April, and Zen Studios is on board to contribute to it. The developer will be releasing Aliens vs. Pinball tables as DLC for Zen Pinball FX2 in light of "Alien Day" on April 26.

Zen is partnering with Fox Digital Entertainment to launch three different Alien tables across the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam, iTunes and Google Play versions of the game. Zen Studios is known for its previous work in turning licensed properties into virtual pinball, including tables for Star Wars, Marvel, The Walking Dead, and even Archer.

Aliens vs. Pinball will join a host of other commemorative items being released on Alien Day. Ripley's "Reebok Alien Stomper" sneakers, Alien Funko figure sets, a limited edition Loot Crate, and re-releases of the Batman vs. Alien comics are just a few of the things that will be available on April 26.

Ed Boon Is Hinting At Something Big For Mortal Kombat XL

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OK, let's recap. Mortal Kombat X had a season pass filled with four characters and a bunch of skins. Then, it got a second one with four more characters and skins. Alternatively, new players could nab Mortal Kombat XL with all the goodies.

There was a catch, though. The PC version was all but abandoned. No second season pass or other updates were coming.

That brings us to today, as NethreRealm creative director Ed Boon has teased some "big news" for Mortal Kombat XL.  

2K Finally Releases Civilization Revolution 2 Plus On Vita

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2K Finally Releases Civilization Revolution 2 Plus On Vita

Today marks a second stealthy Firaxis release on Vita this month. Civilization Revolution 2 Plus, which was delayed multiple times, is finally available on Sony's handheld.

It joins XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which snuck onto the PlayStation Store last week. Civilization Revolution 2 Plus is a port of the 2014 mobile game.

The Vita version includes a number of Japanese leaders. Civilization Revolution is designed to be more accessible with faster play times than the original Civ series. You can read our review of the original release for more.

Blizzard and Scholastic Books Announce World Of Warcraft Children's Book

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Blizzard and Scholastic Books Announce World Of Warcraft Children's Book

Today, Blizzard announced its collaboration with children’s book publisher Scholastic to create a new story based on the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft: Traveler is the first in a series of books aimed at the 8-12 age range.

World of Warcraft: Traveler follows the adventures of Aramar Thorne, who travels the world of Azeroth with a sketchbook readily in tote. After washing ashore from a vicious pirate attack, he only has his father’s magical compass to guide him. The creators seek to strike a balance between welcoming World of Warcraft newcomers while nodding to Warcraft veterans. The events are canonical and fit into the continuity of the franchise. 

World of Warcraft: Traveler will be written by comic book author and animator Greg Weisman, who is best known for his various producer roles on animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice. The art will be handled by longtime Blizzard Art Director Sam Didier with cover illustration by Blizzard artist Stephane Belin.