Six Ways To Make Murder Seem New Again

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Six Ways To Make Murder Seem New Again

The Danganronpa series has many staples we have come to love. We can expect a group of eclectic ultimate high school students, masters of their respective arts. We can guess they'll be faced with death somehow, usually at the hands of their own classmates. And of course, we can count on their suffering being mocked by the merciless cackle of the one and only Monokuma.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, the upcoming entry in the series, sticks to this classic formula, but makes it shine with a bevy of brand new features. In my hands-on time with the PS4 import version of Killing Harmony, I discovered plenty of nods to the original titles; the 8-bit Monopad, giving presents and forming social connections, and exploration segments all make a return. But what enthralled me most was the changes that set this game apart from its predecessors. Here’s a look at six differences Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony brings to the series.

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Grasshopper Manufacture's First Game Finally Comes To PS4

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Grasshopper Manufacture's First Game Finally Comes To PS4

These days, Suda 51 and his team at Grasshopper Manufacture are known for making games with stylish visuals, surreal storytelling, and resonant themes. Many of the studio's games, like Killer7, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned and Flower, Sun, and Rain possess a distinct identity. The company's latest project is an HD remaster of its very first game, The Silver Case, originally released on the Sony PlayStation back in 1999.

While Suda 51 always wanted The Silver Case to see a Western release, it just wasn't in the cards until recently, when localization company Active Gaming Media approached him about taking on the intimidating task of translating the game's vast amounts of text. In addition to traditional localization work, several of the game's puzzles and minigames had to be altered; the original version occasionally relied on specific knowledge of the Japanese language, and those sequences have been changed to be more accessible for a Western audience.

Through it all, however, Suda was always the project's strongest supporter. "It was our debut game, so yes, it is very important to me," he tells us in a recent interview. "I'm so happy that it came out on PC last year and will be coming to PS4 this year. I want people to know that the roots of Grasshopper are here; it's more than just an old-school visual novel."

Return To The Velvet Room With New Persona 5 Trailer And Screens

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Return To The Velvet Room With New Persona 5 Trailer And Screens

Atlus USA revealed a new trailer for Persona 5 today, showcasing The Velvet Room, a  key location in the anticipated JRPG. In the trailer, players can get a look at several Personas, as well as some new story details involving the mysterious Igor, who seems to be in charge of the prison-like Velvet Room. You can watch the trailer below.

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Persona 5 recently made our list of most anticipated RPGs in 2017. For a look at the previous trailer, which showed off some infiltration gameplay, you can click right here. You can also view some new screenshots in the gallery below.

Nier: Automata's Impressive Arsenal

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Nier: Automata's Impressive Arsenal

Platinum Games is known for its action gameplay (the Bayonetta series), and the new trailer for Nier: Automata shows that off quite well, giving a look at protagonist 2B's weapon prowess.

There are four weapon types in the game: small swords, large swords, spears, and combat bracers, and these can be switched up mid-attack depending on what you need. Combine this with 2B's light, heavy, and charged attacks – as well as ranged support from her aerial Pod – and she becomes unstoppable.

Nier: Automata comes out on March 7 for the PS4. For another look at the game, check out this previous combat trailer.

Non-Stop Action In The Upcoming Brawler's Announcement Trailer

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Non-Stop Action In The Upcoming Brawler's Announcement Trailer

After the success of Rogue Legacy, a rogue-lite where characters could be born with colorblindness, dyslexia, or other gameplay-affecting conditions, Cellar Door Games has been hard at work on their newest title, Full Metal Furies. Coming sometime this year, Full Metal Furies is a fast-paced cooperative brawler emphasizing teamwork and communication where players face off against power-hungry Titans from Greek mythology. As the announcement trailer below shows, players will choose from four heroes, each with their own unique skill set, role to play, and enemies that they alone can take down.

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The game is expecting to come to PC and Xbox One. In addition to solo play, the game will support local and online multiplayer. It will also feature Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross Play between Windows 10 and Xbox One, allowing players to play on either platform after purchase and team up with other Furies cross-platform as well.

Latest Trailer Reveals Samurai Class

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Latest Trailer Reveals Samurai Class

Though it was announced last October, Stormblood hasn't received much love in trailer form. We got word of the Red Mage class a couple of months ago, as well as the inclusion of swimming, the Ananta tribe, and a new raid.  Though the game's latest trailer doesn't show that, either, we do get at least one more detail about the game: You'll be able to play as a Samurai.

The trailer (below) is entirely CG, showing two characters fighting each other in a high-octane battle atop a stone hand in the first half, then showing the samurai class cutting through bullets and decimating an alley in the second. Players who choose to play a Samurai will begin the game at level 50.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood launches on June 20.

New Mass Effect: Andromeda Video Takes A Deep Dive Into Combat

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New Mass Effect: Andromeda Video Takes A Deep Dive Into Combat

BioWare released a gameplay-centric combat-focused video today, so if you've been waiting and wondering just how things will play out in the thick of battle, here's your chance for a look.

While many trailers and videos up to now have focused on other aspects of the upcoming title, this one digs deep into combat mechanics, features, functions, and more.

Check out the video below to see how things could play out during your exploration through uncharted space!

Dawn of War III Highlights Faction Conflict With New Trailer

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Dawn of War III Highlights Faction Conflict With New Trailer

With an expected 2017 launch, Dawn of War III continues to offer glimpses into the upcoming battle between Orks, Eldar, and Space Marines.

Check out the latest trailer below for a look at faction leaders and a peek at what's to come in for the real-time strategy title.

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New Footage Shows Off Gun Combat And Skeleton Fights

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New Footage Shows Off Gun Combat And Skeleton Fights

Sea of Thieves is planned for release this year, and Rare is putting the game through rigorous testing with alpha testers and it has new footage to share of that process.

In the latest video you will see gunplay, skeleton combat, and the newly added fall damage. Turns out it is going to hurt to jump from the top of a mountain down onto your pirate ship.

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The Successor To SimCity Arrives On Xbox One This Spring

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The Successor To SimCity Arrives On Xbox One This Spring

2015's Cities: Skylines successfully filled the void left by the disastrous release of 2013's SimCity reboot. Nearly every mistake made by SimCity was rectified by Cities, from the always-online requirement to the stifling size limitations and everything in between. Simply put, there was the new champion in the city-builder genre.

Publisher Paradox Interactive have just released a trailer announcing an Xbox One version of the acclaimed title. Developer Tantalus Media is helping out with the port, including taking on the daunting task of adapting the mouse-and-keyboard control scheme to the more limited inputs of a console controller. The Xbox One edition will include the After Dark add-on, but, strangely enough, will not include the Snowfall of Natural Disasters expansions.

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