Suda 51 Wants To Make No More Heroes 3 After Travis Strikes Again

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Suda 51 Wants To Make No More Heroes 3 After Travis Strikes Again

We ran into Suda 51, head of Grasshopper Manufacture and director of No More Heroes, Killer7, and more, at the Nintendo booth at PAX 2018 this year. The punk rock director was showing off his newest game, Travis Strikes Again, which recently got a release date of January 18, a date Suda told us was so that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can breathe without worrying about the devastating sales potential of his game on Smash Bros.

While we were talking, I asked Suda why Travis Strikes Again was not named No More Heroes 3, and he was keen to point out that Travis Strikes Again is a game in the No More Heroes universe, but not the next game in the series. The reason, Suda says, is that he wanted to work on a smaller game again.

"I wanted to make something like an indie game," he explained. "The kind of game where you look around the room and you can see everyone on the team at once. I wanted to make a game like that without too big of a team."

Hands-On With Torchlight Frontiers At PAX West 2018

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Hands-On With Torchlight Frontiers At PAX West 2018

Echtra Games is going back to one of the more revered action-RPG wells, Torchlight. Torchlight Frontiers is set to be a sort of MMO take on the classic franchise, featuring large town zones for players to mingle and smaller player counts in open zones - around 8 players can be around in the same open world areas. For dungeoning, group size is 4, so that there's no risk of the screen just becoming filled with units and actions that could be hard to follow.

Of note, Frontiers does away with leveling and traditional stats. There are no level ups, and core stats like vitality, intelligence, strength, dexterity - are gone. There's still plenty of progression aspects, but they are largely gear-based and streamlined (each zone has a recommended item level so you know where you stand going in) Players can also enhance and slot in various skills, both passive and active.

For my play session, I get to pick from one of two characters. There's the dusk mage, who sort of cycles back and forth through dark and light spells for powerful synergy, and the Forged, a robot-looking thing that uses a heat system. Obviously, I went with the robot.

Black Cat Debuts In New Spider-Man DLC Trailer

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Black Cat Debuts In New Spider-Man DLC Trailer

Spider-Man isn't out until Friday, but Insomniac is already giving us a sneak peek at the game's post-launch content. Come October 23, Black Cat will steal away the wall-crawler's attention. We don't know whether she's a threat or ally – she sometimes is both – but we do know she is a part of a new mission set in a museum. The trailer below also teases crazy subway action.

Black Cat's mission is called The Heist, which is the first chapter of Spider-Man's The City That Never Sleeps DLC campaign. The second chapter, Turf Wars, hits in November, and the final act, Silver Lining arrives in December. Each mission is $10, or you can get all three in a season pass for $25.

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Getting 10 More Games Post-Launch

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Getting 10 More Games Post-Launch

At this point, we know of 14 games coming to The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, with more announcements on the way. Whatever games the collection ends up including at launch on November 13, however, won't be everything players get.

Nintendo Everything reports that at its PAX 2018 panel, SNK announced that 10 additional games will be headed to the collection as DLC. The company revealed five of those games, which are:

 The other five, along with the rest of the games in the collection, will be revealed at a later date.

Free Version Of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Lets You Play Against Bots, Watch Matches

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Free Version Of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Lets You Play Against Bots, Watch Matches

It's easy to forget how massively popular Counter-Strike:Global Offensive is. It's consistently one of the most popular games on Steam, and its tournaments are some of the most-watched in the world. In case you don't have a copy yet and want to see what all the fuss is about, you now have a quick way to test the waters.

Global Offensive's Steam page now lists a "Free Edition" of the game, which lets you play offline matches against bots, or spectate other players' matches through the in-game GOTV client. The in-game spectator client has some advantages over watching a livestream, such as letting you hop among player perspectives at will instead of relying on a guided camera. 

The $15 of the game is now listed as the "Full Edition," and still offers all the regular features it normally does.

Free Version Of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Lets You Play Against Bots, Watch Matches

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Free Version Of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Lets You Play Against Bots, Watch Matches

It's easy to forget how massively popular Counter-Strike:Global Offensive is. It's consistently one of the most popular games on Steam, and its tournaments are some of the most-watched in the world. In case you don't have a copy yet and want to see what all the fuss is about, you now have a quick way to test the waters.

Global Offensive's Steam page now lists a "Free Edition" of the game, which lets you play offline matches against bots, or spectate other players' matches through the in-game GOTV client. The in-game spectator client has some advantages over watching a livestream, such as letting you hop among player perspectives at will instead of relying on a guided camera. 

The $15 of the game is now listed as the "Full Edition," and still offers all the regular features it normally does.

Fist Of The North Star: Lost Paradise Getting A Demo In The U.S.

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Fist Of The North Star: Lost Paradise Getting A Demo In The U.S.

In case you haven't heard, the team behind the Yakuza series is making a game based on Fist of the North Star, and it's looking kind of promising. If the idea of a good video game adaptation of the series makes you skeptical, you're in luck! You'll be able to get to run the game through its paces for yourself soon.

Sega announced that their PAX panel this year that the U.S. will get a demo of Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise this Tuesday, September 4.

Sega also announced it is bringing the original Valkyria Chronicles to Switch.

Fist Of The North Star: Lost Paradise Getting A Demo In The U.S. Next Week

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Fist Of The North Star: Lost Paradise Getting A Demo In The U.S. Next Week

In case you haven't heard, the team behind the Yakuza series is making a game based on Fist of the North Star, and it's looking kind of promising. If the idea of a good video game adaptation of the series makes you skeptical, you're in luck! You'll be able to get to run the game through its paces for yourself soon.

Sega announced that their PAX panel this year that the U.S. will get a demo of Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise this Tuesday, September 4.

Sega also announced it is bringing the original Valkyria Chronicles to Switch.

Valkyria Chronicles Is Coming To Switch

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Valkyria Chronicles Is Coming To Switch

Switch Strategy fans can add another classic title to their library next month, as the original Valkyria Chronicles is headed to the Nintendo's hybrid console on October 16.

This makes it the second Valkyria Chronicles game headed to Switch, as Valkyria Chronicles 4 is also headed to the console September 15. But in order to goad players in hopping back in time after playing the latest entry, the company announced those who have VC4 in their Switch library will receive a 25-percent discount off the original VC, which will retail for $19.99. 

We should also note the company said this is not officially the remastered version released on other platforms. As such, it's not clear whether this version will run at 1080p and 60fps, or if it will run similarly to how VC4 does on Switch.

Cyberpunk Indie Horror Game Observer Coming To Switch

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Cyberpunk Indie Horror Game Observer Coming To Switch

Observer was a great little adventure game with a lot of Cyberpunk cool oozing out of it and more than a hint of horror peeking through. It got a pretty strong recommendation from Game Informer's own Javy Gwaltney, and I can vouch for it, too; while some of the stealth segments didn't come out too well, it's a solid trek through a very thoroughly detailed world. It's worth playing especially if seeing the recent demo of Cyberpunk 2077 has you pining for more of that aesthetic. And, if you're the kind of person who now adamantly refuses to play games until they're ported to Switch, you're out of excuses.

Developer Bloober Team is bringing Observer to Switch. Though the announcement trailer doesn't offer a release date (listing it only as "coming soon"), it's still worth watching if you're still on the fence about the game.