Square Enix Releasing Limited Physical Copies Of Secret Of Mana Remake On PS4

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Square Enix Releasing Limited Physical Copies Of Secret Of Mana Remake On PS4

The Secret of Mana remake comes out on February 15, at which time Square Enix is offering a physical PS4 copy of the game in limited quantities (it's also available digitally for the Vita and on Steam).

This offer is only at GameStop in the U.S. [Full Disclosure: Game Informer is owned by GameStop], and if you pre-order the physical copy, you'll get three character costumes: Moogle Suit for Randi, Primm, and Popoi; Tiger Two-Piece for Primm; and Tiger Suit for Randi and Popoi.

For more on the game, take a look at Dan Tack's hands-on impressions from PAX West.

Artist Creates Cuphead Tribute With More Than 22,000 Dominoes

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Artist Creates Cuphead Tribute With More Than 22,000 Dominoes

With its unique 1930s cartoon aesthetic and unforgiving difficulty, Cuphead has made a big impression on many gamers. YouTuber TheDominoKing has also become enamored with Cuphead, and has dedicated his latest domino project to the game.

With 22,734 dominoes, he meticulously put together an impressive tribute. The project took him five full days to complete. While he was considering portraying more of the game's bosses and characters, he instead decided to focus on the duo protagonists Cuphead and Mughead. You can take a look at it below.

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Upcoming PS4 "Legacy" Theme Has A Nostalgic Style Based Off The PS2

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Legacy is an upcoming theme that transforms your PlayStation 4 dashboard into an aesthetic similar to the PlayStation 2. Costing $2.99, this theme reimagines the look of the PS2 for a modern console while also staying true to the original's style.

Developer Truant Pixel says the team spent the last two years prototyping this theme so that it loyally pays tribute the PS2's design in both look and sound. The team even recreated the PS2's boot sequence, along with remastered audio. You can take a peek in the video below to see how it looks.

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Hellboy Reboot Movie Receives 2019 Release Date

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Hellboy Reboot Movie Receives 2019 Release Date

Lionsgate unveiled the official release date for the upcoming Hellboy reboot, stating that it will come to theaters as of January 11, 2019.

The movie will star Stranger Things' David Harbour as the lead, and has Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall at the helm. Details are slim at this point, but Habour has previously teased that the upcoming film won't be an origin story. Actors Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich and Daniel Dae Kim also have roles in the movie.

For more on Hellboy, read about how this superhero recently made his way to Injustice 2.

Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Cast Train For Battle In New Video

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Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Cast Train For Battle In New Video

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's debut is just a couple weeks away, and while you wait, you can check out some new behind-the-scenes footage. This featurette shows off the cast learning some of the epic moves they'll be putting to action in the film.

In the video, we see Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Kelly Marie Tran train as they learn the choreography. We also hear from assistant fight coordinator Liang Yang, who impressively boasts that Ridley learned complicated moves quicker than expected. Some of these combinations were to be learned in three days time, but she caught on in a mere hour-and-a-half. "She's a very quick learner," Yang says.

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Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed For The Game Awards

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Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed For The Game Awards

Film director Guillermo Del Toro has been confirmed to be a presenter at this year's Game Awards [Full Disclosure: Game Informer is on the voting jury], which are being hosted by Geoff Keighley. This was announced in a tweet, however it gives little information as to exactly what we can expect.

Presenter announcement: Don't miss Guillermo Del Toro live @thegameawards on Thursday night! #TheGameAwards @RealGDT pic.twitter.com/o3C8CLBs5I

Del Toro and Hideo Kojima revealed their upcoming game Death Stranding at E3 2016, and it's almost certain now that Del Toro will reveal something new about the upcoming game at the award show. We've had a few updates since then, including how it will release before 2019 and could include a female hero alongside Norman Reedus.

Is Toad's Mushroom A Hat Or His Head? This Video Attempts To Find Out

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Is Toad's Mushroom A Hat Or His Head? This Video Attempts To Find Out

There's been some discussion recently about whether the mushroom-like appendage atop Toad's head is actually an extension of his body (which would hint at home being some sort of mushroom specimen) or a hat (hinting that he's a mushroom cosplayer at heart).

Youtuber Shesez is on the case! In his latest video, he uses his boundary-breaking magic to dive into a slew of Mario games and see if the teams at Camelot, Nintendo, and more actually rendered the little guy's head separate from his body. His results aren't too surprising, but might prove useful evidence if you favor one side over the other.

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Reader Discussion – What Game Needed A Second Chance Before You Liked It?

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Reader Discussion – What Game Needed A Second Chance Before You Liked It?

It's hard for games to get second chances. With the number of releases out every year and the time (and money) investment many of the require, if something doesn't strike your fancy, it can be hard to keep at it. So we want to know: When did revisiting a game you didn't like initially prove to be worth it?

My example comes from this year, with Nier: Automata. When I first played it back in March, it did absolutely nothing for me. While the initial top-down sequence was intriguing, the characters, combat, and world were so bland and boring I wanted nothing to do with it and stopped after doing three side quests. However, revisiting the game last month, I found that... well, the combat was still boring and I still don't like 2B or 9S. But sticking with it a little longer, newer characters revealed to be much better, and while the world is still a bit drab and not clearly communicated (is that an invisible wall or the way forward? You'll have to run into it to find out!), the story and ideas it explores are more than worth the effort.

So what game that you love didn't grab you at first? Did a game that made an initial impression end up being a favorite? Did you come back to a game years later and found that you liked it that much more this time around?

DayZ Leaving Early Access, Coming To Xbox One Next Year

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DayZ Leaving Early Access, Coming To Xbox One Next Year

As part of a sprawling, detailed update laying out the future of DayZ, developer and publisher Bohemia Interactive has announced the game will leave Early Access and come to Xbox One sometime next year.

The company outlined its plans moving forward, including the unfortunate news that the anticipated 0.63 update (which adds vaulting, swimming, vehicles, and other features) was orignally scheduled by the end of the year but is no longer hitting in December. Other features the team plans to add to the game before release includes more player characters, zombies, diseases, more crafting options, improved AI, reworked melee and ranged combat, increased server player count, and many more. The list of features is extensive, so fans already playing the game (or anyone who's been following the game's progress from afar) should check out the blog.

Bohemia also promises the full release (version 1.00) will not be the end of content updates. "DayZ is a game AND a platform, and we intend on keeping DayZ alive for as long as it's viable," lead producer Eugen Harton said. "We also have some fantastic opportunities ready for the modding community."

Ghosts Of The Precursors Creators Claim Legal Conflict With Stardock

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Ghosts Of The Precursors Creators Claim Legal Conflict With Stardock

Dogar And Kazon, the people behind a space flight game they refer to as a "direct sequel" to Star Control II, Ghosts of the Precursors, are claiming that Stardock is impeding them from creating their game for legal reasons.

In order to understand the two's claims, we need a bit of history. Toys for Bob (which Dogar and Kazon founders Fred Ford and Paul Reiche also founded) developed the original two Star Control games, which the now-defunct company Accolade published. After Accolade published a couple of sequels not developed by Toys For Bob, the franchise went into deep sleep, and its rights were picked up by Atari. In 2013, Stardock bought the rights to series from Atari when the company liquidated its assets as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Stardock is currently listed as the publisher of the series on Steam). Currently, Stardock is creating its entry in the Star Control series, Star Control: Origins.