Geese Howard Joins Tekken 7 Tomorrow, According To Microsoft And Sony Listings

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Geese Howard Joins Tekken 7 Tomorrow, According To Microsoft And Sony Listings

Geese Howard, Fatal Fury's angriest villain, is double reppukening his way into Tekken 7 on November 30, according to store listings on PSN and Xbox Live.

Howard first appeared in Fatal Fury over 25 years ago as the dominating force of South Town and killer of Terry and Andy's father. That murder sets off the long series of events that culminates in Terry Bogard adopting Howard's son and raising him as his own. Perhaps the story beat that best qualifies Howard for Tekken is how he fell off a building and died but is somehow inexplicably still alive in King of Fighters.

Howard is the second guest character in Tekken 7, the first being Street Fighter's Akuma, and the third being Final Fantasy XV's Noctis coming sometime in the future. You can find our interview with Harada about how the team chooses guest characters here.

Character Swapping Is Coming To Final Fantasy XV

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Character Swapping Is Coming To Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV came out one year ago today, but Square-Enix certainly isn't slowing down when it comes to Final Fantasy content. Square-Enix announced today that character swapping is coming to the game, letting players enjoy the adventure as one of Noctis' friends. 

Square Enix announced that the new feature will come out before the final piece of character-specific DLC, Episode Ignis, on December 13. Players will be able to swap between Noctis, Ignis, Gladio, and Prompto with a simple directional menu. Each of their combat styles will be based on what was in their DLC episodes.

You can check out the trailer to see how the character swapping works below. To learn more about all the content Final Fantasy XV has received this year, check out our impressions of the multiplayer expansion that was added earlier this month.

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Headlines December PlayStation Plus Games

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Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Headlines December PlayStation Plus Games

PlayStation Plus members have a meaty, if old, game to dig into this December. The remaster of Darksiders II from Nordic and Gunfire Games headlines the list of games available to download. 

The Deathfinitive Edition, which originally came to PS4 in 2015, features 1080p graphics and all the downloadable content that released after the game. Our own Andrew Reiner gave the original game a 9/10 back in 2012, saying "playing as this reaper gives you that amazing feeling of being an all-powerful ass-kicker."

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You Can Now Buy Land That Doesn't Exist Yet In Star Citizen

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You Can Now Buy Land That Doesn't Exist Yet In Star Citizen

Five years after Star Citizen was announced, its faithful fans are still waiting for the game to graduate from the fragmented state of its current alpha build into something more cohesive. But while developer Roberts Space Industries works to deliver on the ever-expanding ambitions of its massively multiplayer space opera, it continues to explore new revenue streams. 

Starting with Kickstarter and continuing via the sale of in-game items, RSI has raised more than $168 million for the development of Star Citizen. In addition to several amazing looking ships, skins, and hanger upgrades, now backers can invest in claim licenses for plots of land. The claims come in two varieties, a 4x4 km parcel that costs $50, or the $100 8x8 km estate. Most of the land on planets, moons, or asteroids are be available for acquisition. RSI says plots will eventually be purchasable via in-game currency players can earn as well. 

There's just one catch – none of these areas are fully developed or available for scouting just yet. 

Thanos Looms Large In Avengers: Infinity Wars' First Trailer

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Thanos Looms Large In Avengers: Infinity Wars' First Trailer

The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity Wars has been released, which puts the long-teased supervillain Thanos front and center. Of course, it also highlights the Avengers, Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and a bunch of other familiar faces.

You know those gems that have been a constant element of Marvel Studios' movies? Watch the trailer below and see how they fit into Thanos' larger plan.

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Shin Megami Tensei V Coming To The West On Nintendo Switch

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Shin Megami Tensei V Coming To The West On Nintendo Switch

Announced during Nintendo's Switch presentation this past January, Shin Megami Tensei V has officially been announced for western localization.

No other details were announced, such as release date, pricing, or details for the English localization.

The game is set in modern day Tokyo, a defining aspect of the Shin Megami Tensei games. Atlus says that players can expect to "face an onslaught of demons" in the new title.

Reader Discussion – What Are Your Tales Of Victory And Defeat On Black Friday?

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Reader Discussion – What Are Your Tales Of Victory And Defeat On Black Friday?

You did it! You survived Black Friday, known as one of the biggest single days for retail in the United States (and increasingly so outside the country).

It's also not a bad time for gaming deals. Sony reported this past Black Friday as their biggest ever, with $200 PlayStation 4s flying off the shelf left and right. A lot of people see Black Friday as their place to make those purchases they've been watching all year long for pennies to the dollar which can result in a sort of mania in stores for games and consoles and TVs and pretty much everything.

I've worked Black Friday at retail, which I charitably describe as the worst night of my life, and thus try to keep my distance from stores that night as a customer. I did, however, buy games online last year, which I only realized this week that I never actually opened.

Upcoming Fortnite Patch Adds Smoke Grenades To Battle Royale And Xbox One X Support

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Upcoming Fortnite Patch Adds Smoke Grenades To Battle Royale And Xbox One X Support

Epic has announced that the next Fortnite patch adds a new weapon to Battle Royale mode and takes advantage of Microsoft's new console iteration.

The patch, which is expected to coincide with the end of the Halloween event on November 29, to both the game's original Save the World and Battle Royale modes. 

Xbox One X support being added, according to Epic, will get Fortnite to run in 4K, though it does not clarify if this is in native 4K or whether other extra support will be added beyond just resolution.

Square-Enix Promises 2018 Will Be A Big Year For Final Fantasy Fans

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Square-Enix Promises 2018 Will Be A Big Year For Final Fantasy Fans

Square-Enix brand manager Shinji Hashimoto, whom you might best remember as the man who laughed really loudly on stage after unveiling Final Fantasy VII's PC port on PlayStation 4, has assured Final Fantasy fans that 2018 is going to be a big year for the series.

In an interview with Square-Enix-owned Youtube account Edamame Arcade Channel , Hashimoto was asked about what 2018 holds. Hashimoto, ever the tease, stated that all of the studios that make up the Japanese publisher are gearing up for a big next year.

Hashimoto followed up, saying "“Next year will be a big one, and we will bring exciting, new Final Fantasy titles to the world.”

Competitive Dungeon Adventure Game Crawl Coming To Switch December 19

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Competitive Dungeon Adventure Game Crawl Coming To Switch December 19

Crawl, the competitive dungeon, uh, crawler, is releasing on Nintendo Switch on December 19, just in time to mock and humiliate your friends and family around the Christmas tree.

The game is an asymmetric multiplayer title where one person spelunks through the dungeon as the traditional hero and up to three other players essentially play as the dungeon in the form of monsters and traps to stop the erstwhile hero.

You can check out the game's original launch trailer below and start imagining how exactly you're going to stop people from stealing all your dungeon treasure.