How A Chameleon And A Bat Have Learned From Rare's Past

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How A Chameleon And A Bat Have Learned From Rare's Past

It’s hard to mention Yooka-Laylee without referencing Banjo-Kazooie. The creative talent at Playtonic Games is composed of many team members that made Rare’s classic N64 platformers. Yooka-Laylee has the difficult task with recalling the nostalgia of Banjo-Kazooie, while establishing a new identity in the modern gaming world. From the hour and a half we spent with the game, Yooka-Laylee channels those tingly feelings of yesteryear without feeling like a stale clone.

How it is like Banjo-KazooieJust look at it and listen to it. The vivid, colorful art style evokes the same feeling of joy Mumbo’s Mountain had, albeit with the power of modern technology. It’s a prettier version of what we remember from 1998. The tone and playful spirit from Banjo hasn’t been lost in the transition to the high-definition era. The music is similarly whimsical and lighthearted, calling back all the right tunes and tones of Banjo-Kazooie.

Giant Monsters And Decapitation Take Center Stage In New Trailer

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Giant Monsters And Decapitation Take Center Stage In New Trailer

Conan Exiles, an open-world survival game based on the popular pulp magazine hero Conan The Barbarian has a new trailer out that's filled to the brim with barbaric acts--and also a giant snake for some reason. You can watch the whole thing here and get your fill of gore, settlement construction, and combat here:

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Conan Exiles is out on PC Early Access January 31. The game will hit Xbox One in Spring 2017.

New Screenshots Show Off Cave Of Broken Trees

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New Screenshots Show Off Cave Of Broken Trees

Interceptor Entertainment is showing off new "fully polished" screenshots of Rad Rodgers: World One ahead of the game's Dec. 1 launch on Steam and GOG.

The game stars a young boy named Rad and his foul-mouthed talking console, Dusty, in a platform shooter reminiscent of the original Duke Nukem and Commander Keen games of the '90s. In place of the bygone era's pixel sprites, Rad Rodgers features Unreal Engine 4-powered visuals. The salty '90s-era humor remains intact, however.

You can check out the screens in the gallery at the bottom of the post, and watch the launch trailer below.

Dance The Night Away, Play Some Video Games In Yakuza 0

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Dance The Night Away, Play Some Video Games In Yakuza 0

Life in Yakuza 0 isn't all about breaking skulls and smacking deadbeats around. As a new trailer shows, players can take part in a host of increasingly bizarre activities, from playing video games to managing dates at a hostess bar.

Players can also play pool, check out old arcade games like Space Harrier and Outrun, and even rock their ever-loving hearts out on stage. Shouldn't these guys get back to work?

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Find Out All About Final Fantasy XV Via New Trailer

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Find Out All About Final Fantasy XV Via New Trailer

Final Fantasy XV comes out in a little over a week, and if you aren't already hyped for it, perhaps this trailer will get you going – or answer any lingering questions you may have about the title.

The new trailer for the title runs through the game's characters, some of its gameplay systems, combat, and more. Perhaps it's the kind of thing that Conan O'Brien and Elijah Wood could have found useful.

The game comes out on November 29 for the PS4 and Xbox One.

A 2D Platformer Shooter Hybrid With A Humorous Twist

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A 2D Platformer Shooter Hybrid With A Humorous Twist

My Friend Pedro was originally a free-to-play game that is still available on Adult Swim. Now, developer DeadToast Entertainment has teamed up with publisher Devolver Digital to create a more in-depth version of the acrobatic platformer, titled My Friend Pedro: Blood Bullets Bananas.

In the original game, you play as a hitman who takes instructions from a talking banana. Similar themes are present in the full-fledged upcoming title, including the Max Payne-style bullet time mechanic. From what we see in the trailer below, it looks like it could be a chaotically good time.

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Gravity-Defying, Unique Racing Game Arrives In December

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Gravity-Defying, Unique Racing Game Arrives In December

Drive!Drive!Drive!, from developer Different Cloth, is a unique racing game with a strange concept: You have to race on multiple tracks simultaneously and flip between each to manage your positions in order to win. To make things even crazier, the game is set in various galaxies and has differing gravities depending on the course. 

Check out the trailer below, which compares how the concept looks like in real-life to how it appears in-game. The game will feature a track editor so you can create, share, and play through your own creations.

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See 17 Minutes Of Space Hulk: DeathWing's Solo Campaign In Action

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See 17 Minutes Of Space Hulk: DeathWing's Solo Campaign In Action

Space Hulk: Deathwing is based on the Warhammer 40K universe and GameWork Shop's strategy board game. In the video game, heavily armored space marines must fight off a swarm-like alien race called the Tyranid. Space Hulk Deathwing's solo campaign tasks you with leading a squad and commanding them to hack doors, destroy enemies, and provide cover for your advances.  

In just a few short weeks, it's coming to PC, on December 9 to be exact, and will follow up consoles in early 2017. You can get a taste of what you'll experience in the team-based, first-person shooter in the 17 minutes of footage from the solo campaign below that Focus Home Interactive just released. It looks all kinds of intense and creepy.  

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Trico Comes To The Rescue In This CG Trailer

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Trico Comes To The Rescue In This CG Trailer

With each passing day, The Last Guardian's pending release becomes even more real. Today, Sony dropped a CG trailer for The Last Guardian along with a short Q&A session with series creator Fumito Ueda.

While the trailer shows aspects we've seen before in demos, this CG trailer filters the gameplay through a more cinematic lens.

Fumito Ueda also answered a few questions regarding the game and was fairly transparent. Most notably, he was honest about the executing on the vision of the game, but still feels confident in the final product.

Fight Enormous Armies One Grid At A Time

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The Dynasty Warriors series has become a giant juggernaut brand, spawning eight mainline games and spin-offs. It's been 13 years since the last proper tactics game in this series was released back on the PS2.

The confirmed cast so far include Zhao Yun, his best friend Lei Bin, and a mysterious girl named Lixia. Combat takes place on a standard grid, though enemy units are grouped up into larger squads instead of stream about the field like in the mainline games. I don't usually play the main series games but I might check out this deviation from the classic formula.

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is slated to release January 31. You can check out the announcement trailer below.