Yooka-Laylee Trailer Shows Off Its Co-op And Local Multiplayer Arcade Games

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Yooka-Laylee Trailer Shows Off Its Co-op And Local Multiplayer Arcade Games

Yooka-Laylee is a single-player platformer, inspired by the mascot platformers of the past, but it will offer some opportunities for multiplayer play.

In the Rextro's Arcade, players can unlock games like Glaciators, Kartos Karting, Blag the Flag, Gun-let Run, Jobstacle Course, Hurdle Hijinx, and more with another player. The trailer also shows off the game's co-op where a second player, the Bee Team, can grab quills and collect butterflies, stop some traps, and help the lead player clear certain obstacles.

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Focus Announces New Tactical RPG Based On Warhammer 40K's Necromunda

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Focus Announces New Tactical RPG Based On Warhammer 40K's Necromunda

Focus Home Interactive has announced another game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Necromunda: Underhive Wars. The turn-based, tactical RPG pits factions against one another for control of a massive cluster of ruins known as the Underhive.

The game is being developed for PC and consoles by Rogue Factor, who previously worked on Mordheim: City of the Damned.

Focus isn't saying much else about the game for the time being, though it did release the concept art featured above. The publisher is hosting an event in Paris at the beginning of February, and more details are sure to follow.

Persona 5's Latest English Trailer Shows Off Infiltration And Dealing With Shadows

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Persona 5's Latest English Trailer Shows Off Infiltration And Dealing With Shadows

We're still waiting on Persona 5's English localization, which won't be making its way to North America until April, but it doesn't mean we can't get little peeks at what the English version looks like.

The latest trailer shows off Persona 5's combat and exploration gameplay, showing off the art of infiltrating palaces and how to deal with shadows.

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Latest Trailer Kills Main Character Several Times, Reveals Special Edition

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Latest Trailer Kills Main Character Several Times, Reveals Special Edition

Most trailers show off how good it feels to succeed at the game in question. In Little Nightmares' latest trailer, it seems like killing off the main character is the best way to show the game off.

It fits with the game's theme, however. Little Nightmares is a dark game where death is around every corner, so seeing some of the ways main character Six can die (such as falling through the floor or getting stuffed inside a raw fish) is a good way to let players know what they're getting into.

If that does sound like something you'd be into, the trailer also details the features of the game's Six Edition, which includes a special figure of Six, a soundtrack CD, a sticker board, and a poster. You can watch the trailer below.

Latest Trailer Reveals Brainiac, Robin, And Darkseid

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Latest Trailer Reveals Brainiac, Robin, And Darkseid

After announcing its May release date and teasing fans with an image of Superman holding a lifeless, veiled body in his arms, NetherRealm has released a new trailer that reveals three new characters: Brainiac, Robin, and Darkseid.

The trailer, called "Lines Are Redrawn" casts its various heroes (Superman, Batman, and Supergirl) in various thematic lights while briefly alluding to events from the first game (such as Superman killing The Joker after the latter murders Lois Lane), the trailer. As various superheroes square off against each other, we get our first glimpse of Robin's new outfit and fighitng style (though no gameplay is shown). At the end of the trailer, it's revealed that Brainiac will be joining the fight this time around. After that, we see Darkseid suiting up for battle (which he really should have done before he left the house), before revealing the character will be a pre-order incentive. You can watch the trailer below.

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Eight Reasons The Switch Is Getting The Best Version Of Mario Kart

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Eight Reasons The Switch Is Getting The Best Version Of Mario Kart

Mario Kart 8 was one of the best kart racers in years, and soon Switch owners will be able to play it on the go as well as on their TV. After giving this update a couple laps around our test track, we boiled down the top eight reasons fans might want to buy Mario Kart 8 again.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe arrives for the Switch on April 28, which is a pretty good birthday for anyone born on April 28.

Switch Impressions And Equine Details

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Switch Impressions And Equine Details


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a lot to do with the potential success of the Nintendo Switch, which makes it no surprise that it was featured prominently on Nintendo's Switch showcase floor.

There were two ways to play: One was a 20 minute hands-on demo using the new hardware. The other was a hands-off demo from a Nintendo representative showcasing some later-game content.

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If you've been following Breath of the Wild, then you're likely familiar with this demo as it was the same one playable at E3. You can actually see my full playthrough here. It opens with Link mysteriously waking from a 100-year slumber before being let loose on the open world. Nintendo had Joy-Con Grip controllers on hands, but you could also attach the Joy-Con controller to the Switch screens and play as though you were playing mobile. I tried all the variations and landed on leaving the screen on the base, while using the two Joy-Con controllers one in each hand without the aid of the Grip. I always enjoyed that Wii games allowed you to play with your hands separated, and I was eager to see how it felt with the Switch.

It Doesn’t Feel Like A Sequel Yet, But It’s Fun

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It Doesn’t Feel Like A Sequel Yet, But It’s Fun

Last night’s announcement of Splatoon 2 was a surprise. I, and the collective Internet, thought Splatoon’s Switch presence would be a port of the original game with some added bonuses, but Nintendo is going full-on sequel for the follow-up. At Nintendo’s Switch event, I was able to play two rounds of the new game.

We didn't get a lot of detail about the game’s campaign. Even questions as simple as, “Will there be a campaign?” went unanswered by Nintendo’s representatives, but I was able to play two multiplayer matches using the Switch in in its portable mode. Local multiplayer will be an option this way, so wi-fi will not be required to play with friends nearby.

For the first match I use the new weapon, the Splat Dualies, which lets you dual-wield a pair of paint-pistols. After painting enough ground, I activate my special ability, which shot me up into the air with a Super Mario Sunshine-style paint-fueled jetpack. As I floated over the battlefield, I shot down giant globs of paint until the ability ran out.

Contain Deadly Pathogens And Save Humanity

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Contain Deadly Pathogens And Save Humanity

Video games and movies often focus on the large threats to humanity like invading aliens, but what if the greatest threat to our survival was something so small you couldn't see it with the naked eye? Quarantine (from developer Sproing and publisher 505 Games) is a new strategy title coming to Steam Early Access on February 9. In it you'll serve as the director of Pandemic Defense and oversee the fight against lethal pathogens around the globe.

You'll respond to possible epidemic threats around the world with a team of dozens you recruit covering four specializations: medic, scientist, diplomat, and security. These members level up as they are deployed and complete missions, isolating and defeating the diseases (with randomly generated traits) before they spread and become stronger through evolution.

Keeping in front of the contagions requires constant funding for up-to-date research facilities, and upgrades and a full tech tree give you the flexibility and ability to keep the battle going.

Evil Welcomes You Home In Latest Atmospheric Trailer

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Evil Welcomes You Home In Latest Atmospheric Trailer

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has been slow to share its many mysteries with fans, and that trend continues in the game’s latest trailer, which managed to sneak online earlier today. Within, we hear an increasingly troubling narrator describe the virtues of coming home, even as we observe that home as filtered through the Resident Evil worldview. Enjoy the creepy video below.

Resident Evil 7 is now only a few days from launch on January 24, when it will be playable PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Learn more about the game by watching some of our hands-on impressions and gameplay

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