Knack Is Back

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Knack Is Back

The action-platformer developed by SIE Japan Studio returns, looking to reinvigorate the franchise with improved combat and platforming mechanics.

Poor combat variety plagued the original installment, restricting players with limited attacks, finite health, and frequent deaths. Knack emphasized the action portion heavily, leading to little diversity and subsequent monotony. The developers seem intent on resolving these shortcomings, focusing on increasing the range of combat mechanisms to include charge attacks, aerial slams, blocking, and more. In addition, Knack 2 accentuates the platforming aspect of the game, creating environments with significant verticality and obstacle variety.

Another big draw for players comes in the form of cooperative mode, which offers even more gameplay options with unique attacks and additional incentives.

The New Multiplayer Thriller Comes To PS4 Later This Year

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The New Multiplayer Thriller Comes To PS4 Later This Year

The creators of Until Dawn just announced a new thriller where your choices matter. The difference? So do your friends'. 

Hidden Agenda has you and your friends controlling the decisions of a homicide investigator and a district attorney who are currently involved in the case of a serial killer called The Trapper. With Until Dawn, Supermassive noticed that many people played in groups and made collective decisions, so in Hidden Agendas, they allow you and up to five friends to vote on decisions via your phones.

The second-screen functionality doesn't stop there. Occasionally a hidden agenda will be secretly passed to a player's phone. It's up to the group to figure out who has the agenda and what it is while that player tries to remain hidden and get the group to vote his or her way.

Cartoony Golf Action Hits PlayStation 4 In This New Trailer

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Cartoony Golf Action Hits PlayStation 4 In This New Trailer

The long-running arcade golf series Everybody's Golf is making its way to the current generation this summer. Beginning on the original PlayStation in 1997, the series was formerly known as Hot Shots Golf in North America.

This entry still retains the same three-click shot mechanic fans have grown to expect from Everybody's Golf, and will include character customization, a number of online modes, and bonus games like fishing, buggy racing, and treasure hunting.

Whether you enjoy real golf or not, you'll likely find something to keep you occupied in this irreverent golfing simulator. Everybody's Golf is coming to PlayStation 4 on August 29 for $39.99. Check out the trailer and screens below.

The Sequel To The Oculus Rift Platformer Is Coming To Xbox One

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The Sequel To The Oculus Rift Platformer Is Coming To Xbox One

Lucky's Tale is getting a sequel, and it's coming to the Xbox One later this year. 

While we weren't very big fans of the first game, it looks like the sequel has the potential to be a solid platformer. The environments in the trailer are bright and cheery, and it looks like there will be many diverse locations to explore. Here's hoping that the move away from VR allows Playful to focus on refining the gameplay and incorporating more variety.

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Imaginative Music-Driven Indie Comes To Xbox One

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Imaginative Music-Driven Indie Comes To Xbox One

Beginning as a Kickstarter project that fell short of its goal, The Artful Escape is a visually compelling indie game developed by Beethoven and Dinosaur and published by Annapurna Interactive, which recently published What Remains of Edith Finch.

The abstract, aesthetic-centric game provides gorgeous backdrops to a quirky character traversing his music-filled world. The game is taking advantage of the power of the Xbox One X's increased graphical capabilities to provide a captivating visual experience.

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Salmon Run Is Surprisingly Difficult

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Salmon Run Is Surprisingly Difficult

Splatoon 2 is just over a month from release, and during the first day of E3 2017, we got our hands on the game's new horde-style co-op survival mode, Salmon Run. After playing through the mode (including a few botched attempts), the thing that stood out the most is just how challenging Salmon Run can be.

In Salmon Run, you work together in teams of up to four to collect Salmonid eggs. The mode is split up into three waves. Each wave gives the team a quota of eggs to collect, as well as a time limit. The goal is to defeat enemies, causing them to drop eggs. You must then haul those eggs back to the basket. If you meet your quota (and you're still alive) when time expires, all remaining enemies retreat and you move on to the next round.

The Old Classic Is Being Remade

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The Old Classic Is Being Remade

The Game Boy Advance classic, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is being remade for the 3DS 14 years after its original release. This new edition comes with a variety of updates, the most noticeable being the art style, which has been adopted from the more recent entries in the series. 

The more substantial addition is the new Minion Quest mode, which tells a story that runs parallel to that of Mario and Luigi. Through these events, we'll finally be able to learn what happened to Bowser's minions after the Koopa Cruiser crashed.

In this new story, you play as Captain Goomba, and the battle mode is entirely different. Before fights, you customize your party by choosing which units you'd like to have and where to position them on the battlefield. Then combat plays out in real time and it's up to you to use captain commands and special abilities to control the flow of battle. As you progress, you'll level up your party, acquire new captains, and expand your army of units.

The Beautiful New Sidescroller Comes To PlayStation 4

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The Beautiful New Sidescroller Comes To PlayStation 4

Today a new trailer was released for Unto the End, a sidescrolling action game from 2 Ton Productions. You play as a father whose family has been slaughtered by a beast. Your only goal is revenge.

The announcement trailer shows off some of the stark and beautiful environments that you'll explore, along with the game's deliberate sword-based combat.

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