Star Wars Is Getting A Free-To-Play Mobile Multiplayer Game

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Star Wars Is Getting A Free-To-Play Mobile Multiplayer Game

Korean developer Netmarble Games Corp. has announced a new multiplayer mobile Star Wars game that looks like it was inspired by Clash Royale.

The game is planned for a global release on iOS and Android platforms. No release date has been announced outside of "coming soon", but it will be free-to-play. The game is currently accepting applications for its beta. You can sign up by heading here.

The game will feature 65 Star Wars characters and vehicles with confirmations that Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and Ezra Bridger will be in the game. Players will be able to play as the Rebellion or the Empire commanding a squad in real-time multiplayer battles. It will offer 1 v. 1, 2 v. 2, as well as single player.

Overview Video Shows Off Just How Close The 3DS Version Is To The Wii U Version

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Overview Video Shows Off Just How Close The 3DS Version Is To The Wii U Version

Nintendo released a new overview video today that shows off many of the 3DS version of Super Mario Maker's mechanics.

Unsurprisingly, the 3DS version is very close to the Wii U version, though there are some shortcomings, like its limited online interactivity. The act of making levels, however, appears to be mostly identical to the Wii U version of the game, which is good news for all the Mario creators out there.

Super Mario Maker 3DS releases for its new platform on December 2.

Nightwar Gets A Collection Of Impressive New Screens

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Nightwar Gets A Collection Of Impressive New Screens

Comic book artist turned Darksiders creator Joe Madureira's latest game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, recently published some new screenshots and the game continues to look stellar.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a tunr-based RPG inspired heavily by classic Final Fantasy gameplay, and picks up where the Battle Chasers comic book left off in 2001. We've been impressed with the game so far, and its latest batch of screens keeps the streak alive. For more on the game, head here.

It's not a new trailer, but you can see some of the game in action in the video below. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is planned for release next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

See Persona 5 In English In Today's Livestream

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See Persona 5 In English In Today's Livestream

Atlus is showing off the English translation of Persona 5 today in a livestream. You can tune in to the publisher's official Twitch channel today at noon Pacific to see the game, as well as hear from some special guests and get a chance to win prizes.

In addition to today's livestream, Atlus released a new trailer for the game. It shows off what members of the game's Phantom Thieves do in their off time, which apparently includes fishing, baseball, and eating novelty-sized burgers.

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Dungeon Crawler Coming Stateside

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Dungeon Crawler Coming Stateside

The third installment of the Cladun series is getting localized by NIS America. This entry takes place during the Sengoku era, on a plane of existence between life and death. Ghosts of famous historical figures will need your help to achieve their final wishes so they can move on. 

Players will be able to customize their 8-bit characters down to the individual pixel and then share their creations with friends. Dungeons can be tackled in multiplayer either cooperatively or in a race for the most points.

This game is slated for release in Spring 2017.

A Fighting Game Without The Complexities

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A Fighting Game Without The Complexities

Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, and most niche Japanese fighting games are known for their varying levels of complexities. The physical and mental dexterity needed to excel in these games makes most players quit or resort to casual-only play. Fantasy Strike, a fighting game funded on Patreon, is attempting to change that.

Fantasy Strike only has a four buttons that correspond to simple moves. Specials don't even have complex joystick motions, as they are regulated to a single button press. Getting out of throws, something that is notoriously difficult in fighting games, requires no button press. Letting go of all the buttons lets you escape a grab and perform a counter called a Yomi Counter. These simplified systems allow them to let players get "to the strategy part of the game immediately, in the first minute you play it."

The game also currently has eight playable characters, with developer Sirlin Games promising more fighters at a later date. Fantasy Strike's online play will also use GGPO, a popular netcode used in many fighting games.

Final Trailer Reveals Starter's Z-Moves, Ultra Beasts

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Final Trailer Reveals Starter's Z-Moves, Ultra Beasts

Nintendo has released the final trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon, highlighting starter Pokémon and the mysterious Ultra Beasts. The starters are getting unique z-moves that look flashy and powerful. Alolan Dugtrio is also officially revealed with it's new dual typing of ground/steel.

Information on the Ultra Beasts is still scarce (especially for the one pictured above), though you can see some for the other two shown today in the trailer below.

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Initial Impressions – Review Coming Soon

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Initial Impressions – Review Coming Soon

Watch Dogs 2 is out tomorrow, and you may be wondering where our review is. Unfortunately, after encountering a game-breaking bug that has halted our progress, our review has been postponed, but it will be posted in the next few days.

While I haven't yet completed the game, I have some impressions to share. For the most part, Watch Dogs 2 builds on much of what lacked in the first game. Hacking is less surface-level than it was in the original, giving a more playground vibe in terms of your abilities. Two of the best additions are your drone and tiny remote-control car, which can access high or tight areas that you can't by foot. Shooting mechanics handle well and are similar to the first game, though stealth continues to be fundamentally more entertaining because of its emphasis on hacking.

Side quests are substantial, fun distractions from the main missions, such as a quest where you have to solve environmental puzzles by finding your way up tall ledges and rooftops in order to make your mark in graffiti. San Francisco is teeming with things to do, such as races with sailboats, drones, and karts. The city itself is vibrant, colorful, and a joy to explore, and overheard dialogue as well as profiling random civilians is amusing.

Guerrilla Gives An Overview Of The Gorgeous World Of Horizon Zero Dawn

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Horizon Zero Dawn is a step in a different direction for the team at Guerrilla, who are known for their Killzone franchise. Horizon Zero Dawn mixes both role-playing and action mechanics, and plops you in a world where the society has regressed to a primitive way of life and robot dinosaurs roam the wilderness.

"Storytelling in an open world and in an RPG is not something we had done before," says managing director Hermen Hulst in the video. "But I think all of us just really welcome it as a wonderful opportunity to create something that's so fresh, so new, that it's a wonderful challenge for us."

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