Heavenly Sword And DmC Dev Helping With Disney Infinity 2.0

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Ninja Theory must be busy, not only did the Heavenly Sword developer just announce a new game, Hellblade, a few weeks ago at Gamescom, but during a Giant Bomb panel at PAX 2014, Disney Infinity 2.0 exec producer John Vignocchi announced that the studio is also working on Disney Infinity 2.0.

During the panel, Vignocchi mentioned that Ninja Theory has been helping out with the game since February, and that Disney approached the team because of their experience with combat systems. So far, Ninja Theory has been working on villains such as Loki, the Green Goblin, and Ronan the Accuser. The Ninja’s have also helped put Princess Jasmine and her sand tornado powers into the game.

Check out the trailer for Ninja Theory's Hellblade here.

PAX Offers More Details On Halo: Nightfall And What To Expect From The Halo Channel

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The Halo Channel, the upcoming hub for all things Halo, will feature more than the web series Halo: Nightfall. 343 recently detailed what sort of additional content it will be creating.

The Halo Channel will be home to a lot more than Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming web series designed to accompany Halo 5: Guardians, but that is certainly the channel’s big initial focus. At today’s Halo panel, Halo series executive producer Kiki Wolfkill detailed some aspects of the show, the channel, and showcased some teasers about what else we can expect.

The show follows the Locke, a character we don’t know much about yet, and his team. The show takes place on Halo alpha, the one destroyed by Master Chief at the end of the first game. A fragment of the halo has found an orbit around a star, and while it’s mostly broken it is still somewhat functional. As the fragment rotates in its orbit, it will turn its organic side to face the star and the heat becomes unbearable for any kind of life. Facing away from the star, the organic side of the fragment reaches survivable temperatures. This is why the show is called Nightfall, as it is only at night that the team can survive. It is also representative of the halo fragment’s shifting environment.

Hunters Will Get Another Shot At Evolve Beta This Fall

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PAX attendees might want to make a point of swinging by 2K Games' booth. The publisher is looking for a few good hunters to help slay some monsters (or vice versa) this fall, in a surprise closed beta.

Visit their booth to get a postcard, which has the necessary sign-up details. If you aren't able to attend, don't worry – odds are, there will be a few other ways to get access to the beta before it hits this fall. We'll have additional details in the coming weeks, including specifics on what's in the beta, when it's going live, and more. Keep in mind that this is different from the Xbox One-exclusive open beta that's coming in January, which Microsoft announced at Gamescom.

We played the game at E3 and had a blast with it – it didn't win our best in show award for nothing. You can read our hands-on impressions of the game here, including details on how editor Jeff Marchiafava probably cheated. And for even more information on the game, including profiles on some of the hunters, in-depth looks at Goliath, exclusive video interviews, and more, be sure to visit our hub by clicking on the banner below.

Hunters Will Get Another Shot At Evolve Alpha This Fall

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PAX attendees might want to make a point of swinging by 2K Games' booth. The publisher is looking for a few good hunters to help slay some monsters (or vice versa) this fall, in a surprise closed alpha.

Visit their booth to get a postcard, which has the necessary sign-up details. If you aren't able to attend, don't worry – odds are, there will be a few other ways to get access to the alpha before it hits this fall. We'll have additional details in the coming weeks, including specifics on what's in the alpha, when it's going live, and more. Keep in mind that this is different from the Xbox One-exclusive open beta that's coming in January, which Microsoft announced at Gamescom.

We played the game at E3 and had a blast with it – it didn't win our best in show award for nothing. You can read our hands-on impressions of the game here, including details on how editor Jeff Marchiafava probably cheated. And for even more information on the game, including profiles on some of the hunters, in-depth looks at Goliath, exclusive video interviews, and more, be sure to visit our hub by clicking on the banner below.

N64 GoldenEye Track "Cradle" Has Heavy Metal Roots

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N64 GoldenEye Track

Legendary video game composer, Grant Kirkhope, is well known for his work on the Nintendo 64 soundtracks for Banjo Kazooie and GoldenEye 007. For the latter, Kirkhope found numerous inventive ways to play with and remix the classic James Bond theme while implementing his own original touch. For one song in particular, Kirkhope drew from his time as a musician in a heavy metal band.

Yesterday, Kirkhope tweeted this hint:

I wrote this song for the metal band I was in before Rare, I used the riff for one of the games ... but which one? https://t.co/810bOya304

Batman Arkham Origins Figures Releasing

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Batman Arkham Origins Figures Releasing

If you’re looking for beautifully sculpted, gaming-themed character toys, it’s hard to go wrong with Square Enix’s line of Play Arts Kai figures. We’ve known for some time that we’d be getting an awesome-looking Batman and Deathstroke figure modeled after those characters' appearances in Batman: Arkham Origins. But in recent weeks we've gotten a first look at Robin and Joker figures as well.  

At $100 apiece, these collector’s figures aren’t for casual fans. But the quality plastics, high poseability, and fun accessories make these figures a solid pick for hardcore fans of the Arkham branch of the Batman fiction. Previous figures from the older games have been stellar, and there’s no reason to believe these new entries won’t stack up.

Batman and Deatstroke are said to be ready for purchase in the next few days, while Robin and Joker seem to be steering for a January release. If you’re ready to take the plunge, you can buy directly from the Square Enix store, or pre-order through third-party online toy stores like BigBadToyStore.