Wonderfully Paving The Way For Kingdom Hearts III

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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is setting the stage for Kingdom Hearts III. When it was announced last September, I expected that Square Enix would provide fans one last remaster, allowing them to get caught up with the series before its new, long-awaited entry. What I didn’t expect, however, was that it would include a new episode that would give us a taste of some of Kingdom Hearts III’s gameplay.

Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage is what I’m most looking forward to out of the collection. Sure, it’s nice to have it also include Dream Drop Distance (especially since it only released previously on 3DS) and Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] Back Cover (a movie shedding light on the Foretellers), but A Fragmentary Passage is completely new content and stars Aqua (one of my favorite characters). I was lucky enough to get hands-on with a beginning portion of this episode, and I enjoyed what I played.

For those not in the know, A Fragmentary Passage is set to answer questions left lingering about keyblade-wielder Aqua and be a good lead in to Kingdom Hearts III. The duration of the episode should only be a few hours, but it was created using similar development tools to Kingdom Hearts III. Consider it a brief preview to Kingdom Hearts III’s gameplay.

Fight To Take Down The Mexican Drug Cartel

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The latest Ghost Recon: Wildlands demo showed off the game's extensive co-op gameplay, as well as a variety of extraction tactics. A release date of March 17, 2017 was confirmed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

During Ubisoft's E3 press conference, an extensive demo showed off how four players can team up to complete missions in the game. The target in the mission shown was housed in an abandoned city and players needed use to use a number of vehicles, including motorcycles and helicopter to complete the objective. Stealth was an option, though by the end, the team was engaged in a full-on firefight.

This mission showed off the many ways a mission can be tackled in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Below you can see the newest screenshots from the game, featuring various Bolivian environments.

Mash Together Trials and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon To Get This New Action Experience

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Mash Together Trials and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon To Get This New Action Experience

What do you get when you combine Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and the Trials franchise? You get the newest game from Ubisoft featuring roller coasters and motorbikes in bright technicolor.

Shown on stage at Ubisoft's press conference at E3, it was announced that Trials of the Blood Dragon was available that same day for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Players can take control of Rex Power Colt’s "cybercommando kids" in an action-packed experience through seven different environments. The game will also feature fully animated cut-scenes to accompany the story-line.    

Check out the trailer below, or some brand new shots of the game from Ubisoft. Or you could play the game yourself due to its immediate post-E3 release. 

Revel In The Mystery Of The First Screens From Kojima's New Game

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One of the biggest surprises of Sony’s 2016 E3 press conference was the announcement of Kojima Productions’ new project, an enigmatic game called Death Stranding. A trailer was shown for the game, and now we have the chance to take an up close look at screens chosen and released by Sony.

Unfortunately, the official screens don’t offer any additional understanding of just what we can expect out of the project, but the high-quality images do invite speculation: Just what is going on with Reedus’ character on this cold and lonely beach, filled with oily liquid, suffocating death imagery, and looming godlike forms in the sky?

Share your theories in the comments below. 

Explore A Fully Hack-able City

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Explore A Fully Hack-able City

Watch Dogs 2 was only recently announced, but a full gameplay demo during Ubisoft's E3 press conference showed off the impressive world. The game comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15.

An on-stage demo showed off one specific mission and the various tools Marcus can use to cause havoc for his enemies. The footage also featured a drone that can be used to survey an area before moving in to pick up data on the people present in the room.

This latest batch of screenshots highlight how San Fransisco will look in-game, as well as some of the unique locations that Marcus will take his hacking. For more on Watch Dogs 2, be sure to check out our hands-on preview from E3.

The Game Is Still Violent, But Also Looks More Intimate

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The Game Is Still Violent, But Also Looks More Intimate

Sony opened its 2016 E3 press conference yesterday with no shortage of spectacle, leading in with a full orchestra – one that scored the entire evening – and revealing the newest entry in its long-running God Of War series. While the game, titled God Of War, stars a Kratos we've seen before, he's not as brash as the warrior we've come to know over the past 11 years.

Taking a Nordic influence this around, we see Kratos with his son, teaching him how to hunt on his own and brave the wilderness. While there is no shortage of violence and death – a staple of the series – we see Kratos exhibit, potentially for the first time in the series, restraint. When his son disobeys him, firing his bow at a deer before being given direction, Kratos' temper immediately flares, raising his voice, and yanking the bow from his son. But, he stops himself mid-sentence, lowering his voice, opting to be stern, rather than forceful. It's a stark contrast for a character who has become synonymous with brutality and gratuity.

New Screens Capture Fierce Combat And Vicious Mech Wildlife

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At last night's Sony press conference, we saw a good chunk of Horizon: Zero Dawn's gameplay, with main character Alloy shooting arrows, riding a robotic creature, and conversing via a dialogue wheel.

Horizon Zero: Dawn takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where mechanized creatures rule the roost. The new screenshots show off some of the different robotic wildlife roaming the land and how Alloy will survive against them with merely her bow and arrow. Don't worry, she's pretty good at archery, and it looks like she also has plenty of explosive traps at her disposal. If you haven't had a chance to see it in action, we've included the press conference footage with a bevy of gorgeous screens from it below. 

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Mash Together Trails and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon To Get This New Action Experience

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What do you get when you combine Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and the Trails franchise? You get the newest game from Ubisoft featuring roller coasters and motorbikes in bright technicolor.

Shown on stage at Ubisoft's press conference at E3, it was announced that Trails of the Blood Dragon was available that same day for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Players can take control of Rex Power Colt’s "cybercommando kids" in an action-packed experience through seven different environments. The game will also feature fully animated cut-scenes to accompany the story-line.    

Check out the trailer below, or some brand new shots of the game from Ubisoft. Or you could play the game yourself due to its immediate post-E3 release. 

Take The Fight Underground And Survive The Winter

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Take The Fight Underground And Survive The Winter

After a successful launch earlier this year, Tom Clancy's The Division is bringing more areas for players to explore. Two new DLC expansions were given a spotlight during Ubisoft's press conference.

The first content shown was the previously announced Underground expansion, which will bring the fight to the subway tunnels of Manhattan. Players have been anxious for more diverse environments and weapons in the game, and this new content seems to bring just that. Underground launches on June 28 for Xbox One and PC, see in action below.

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Free For Every Battlefront Owner On PS4

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Free For Every Battlefront Owner On PS4

At Sony' E3 conference, the publisher showed off some major franchises that would be making the transition over to PlayStation VR including Batman, Final Fantasy, and Star Wars. In addition, Sony announced on its blog that Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission will be free to every PS4 owner who already has a copy of Star Wars Battlefront on PS4.

This VR experience will put you in the pilot seat of an X-wing, able to experience space fire-fights firsthand. A few seconds of game play was shown on stage, which you can check out below in the announcement trailer. 

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