New Releases This Week: May 3 - May 9

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New Releases This Week: May 3 - May 9

The weather is starting to warm up, and E3 is right around the corner. But before we get there, May has a number of releases in store for us, including one of our readers' most anticipated games of the rest of the year.

This week includes a mini-prequel to one of last year's best games and a complete game of the year package for a quest in Tolkein's Middle-earth. It also includes an update to a Shin Megami Tensei title for the 3DS, which most RPG fans will tell you is a good thing. Here's the full list:

Ether One (PS4) - May 5Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - May 5Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (3DS) - May 5
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - May 5
High Strangeness (Wii U, PC) - May 6
Vertiginous Golf (PC, Mac, Linux) - May 6
Ultratron (Xbox One) - May 8

Jason Drags A Corpse Into Mortal Kombat X Tomorrow

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Jason Drags A Corpse Into Mortal Kombat X Tomorrow

The first of the four “Kombat Pass” characters for Mortal Kombat X arrives tomorrow (he'll be available for purchase individually on May 12). Jason, the silent, hulking terror of Crystal Lake will make his terrifying presence known.

From the moment Jason enters the fight, you know he means he business (to which his last victim will attest). You can get a look at his X-Ray and a glimpse of one of his Fatalities in the video below.

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Punch-Out Simulation Sums Up The Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Fight

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Punch-Out Simulation Sums Up The Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Fight

Last night saw one of the biggest bouts in boxing history. If you missed it, here's a hand Punch-Out video that sums it all up.

You can check out the video below which comes from Noober Goober Gaming. It sums up the fight in three minutes, shows Mario telling the duo to stop hugging, and features a thankful message from Mr. Mayweather at the end.

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The Difficulty Of The Morph Ball Almost Ended Metroid: Prime And Other Facts

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The Difficulty Of The Morph Ball Almost Ended Metroid: Prime And Other Facts

Transitioning to 3D was a difficult process for Metroid, and Did You Know Gaming dive's into the development history to show why.

The video also offers details on pitches for other Metroid projects, as well as the current status of the often rumored handheld game, Metroid: Dread (spoiler alert: it's still a big mystery).

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Reader Discussion: What Nintendo DS Games Do You Want Next On Wii U Virtual Console?

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 Reader Discussion: What Nintendo DS Games Do You Want Next On Wii U Virtual Console?

Yoshi's Island DS, WarioWare: Touched!, Yoshi Touch & Go, and Mario Kart DS have all made their way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. What do you want to release next?

There are some first-party Nintendo big-hitters that seem like pretty sure bets. Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time all seem destined to land on the Wii U's Virtual Console at some point, but what about some of the quality third-party games? I would love to see the Castlevanias and Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, but I'd also like to see Ghost Trick and Elite Beat Agents.

What about you? What DS games do you want to relive on the larger Wii U screen?

Batman: Arkham Knight's Season Pass Detailed, Includes Story Prequel Starring Batgirl

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Batman: Arkham Knight's Season Pass Detailed, Includes Story Prequel Starring Batgirl

We now know what will be included in Batman: Arkham Knight's pricey season pass, the highlight being Batgirl being playable for the first time.

When it was revealed on Thursday, all we knew was that it would be $40 (there is also a $99 digital premium edition that includes the game and the season pass), add content to the game for six months following release. We knew it would include skins, challenge maps, and race tracks, and it hinted at story missions and additional villains. Now, we know exactly what will be included.

The most exciting of the bunch are the collections of story missions. Batgirl: A Matter of Family let's players play as Batgirl for the first time in a prequel campaign that will take place in an entirely new location. The Season of Infamy casts players as Batman with "legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features." Gotham City Stories has players playing as an assortment of Batman's allies in story missions that take place before and after the events of Arkham Knight.

Watch All Of Star Wars Rebels' First Season Online For Free

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Ahead of the release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens later this year, Star Wars Rebels is one of the few new pieces of Star Wars media that is considered canon – and now you can get all caught up free of charge.

It's an important storyline in terms of the Star Wars universe, and is already appearing in video game form with mobile games and a Zen Pinball board, which you can see use play below on Test Chamber. It's also supposed to be pretty good. The show is being made available for free as part of the May the fourth Star Wars celebrations, which begins on Monday.

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Reader Discussion: What Nintendo 64 Games Do You Want Next On Wii U Virtual Console?

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Super Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, and Paper Mario have all made their way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. What do you want to release next?

There are some first-party Nintendo big-hitters that seem like pretty sure bets that are already available on the Wii's Virtual Console. Mario Kart 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, and Super Smash Bros. seem destined to land on the Wii U's Virtual Console at some point (you can find a full list on Wikipedia here). But what about some of the quality third-party games? I would love to see Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire and GoldenEye 007, but I'd also like to see Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and the Rare games the Microsoft doesn't own fully like Diddy Kong Racing.

What about you? What games do you want to relive on the semi-portable Wii U's GamePad screen?