Travel A Planet With Changing Terrain

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Travel A Planet With Changing Terrain

Amidst a cagey past couple of years revolving around the development of Mighty No. 9, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and some of the minds behind Metroid Prime have teamed up to bring the game ReCore to the Xbox One.

Players control Joule, one of the last remaining humans, and her robot-dog Mack, as she travels through the Shifting Sands on the planet Far Eden. Terrain on this world changes as violent sandstorms hit sporadically. On her journey, Joule will encounter Corebots, some good and some bad, that can either help or hinder her journey. You can find a gallery of screenshots below.

ReCore was announced last year during Microsoft's E3 press conference. It is a joint venture between the studios Comcept Inc. and Armature Studio. It's expected to release on September 13.

New Screens Show Off What It's Like To Shoot Giant Spiders In Space

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First-person space-shooter Farpoint was announced at Sony's E3 conference, with info following that it will be a PlayStation VR exclusive.

In the trailer, holo-analytic technology announces that the player finds themselves upon a completely unknown planet. Soon enemies appear, including a massive spider and drone-like robotics. The character communicates back to a woman presumably on a home-base, which is sort of like a sci-fi, and much more dangerous, Firewatch dialog setup.       

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What To Expect From Telltale's Batman

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If you've played any Telltale game in the last few years – be it The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones – you know exactly what to expect from Telltale's first Batman title. Designed as a five-part episodic series, Batman features a branching narrative structure, quick-time event combat, and characters that will "remember that." The same cannot be said for fans of the Caped Crusader's comic books and movies. Telltale is creating its own lore for Batman that draws heavy inspiration from the character's history, but is an entirely new origin story.

At E3, Telltale showed off the first 30 minutes of episode one, and stressed the point that this as much a new story about Batman as it is Bruce Wayne. Episode one kicks off with a scenic shot of Gotham; Wayne Tower lords over it, both menacing in size and beautiful in lighting. We then transition to a heavily armed group infiltrating city hall. They're here to rob the place. Their identities are hidden behind masks, and at this point, we don't know who they are aligned with or what they are after. The only thing we know is they are trying to get into an office. A chainsaw should do the trick, but it will take time. We also know they are aware of a Batman-like figure that is taking down criminals like them. They discuss his methods as they wait for the door to open.

New Screens Show Off The Grim And Dark Environments

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New Screens Show Off The Grim And Dark Environments

A trailer was released during E3 showcasing new horror-survival game Here They Lie from Sony and independent studio The Tangentlemen.

The game will be available for both PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4. Several possible enemies were featured in the trailer, including an antlered humanoid figure and several humans wearing animal masks. The goal of the game is said to be maintaining survival while you try and uncover the mystery of "the woman in yellow."

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Platinum Games Shows You How To Train Your Dragon

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Players got another extended look at Scalebound during E3 2016. This demo focused on co-op gameplay and a gigantic boss fight.

Though story details are still sparse, we can clearly see that Drew, the human character, has some kind of connection with his dragon, Thuban. The two sync up attacks while fighting a giant crab and Thuban even swoops in to catch Drew when he's in danger. Partnering up with a giant dragon or other players seems to make Scalebound's action gameplay even more frantic.

The game is due out sometime next year for Xbox One and PC. For more on Scalebound, check out our impressions from Gamescom.

Delving Further Into The Fractured But Whole

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Delving Further Into The Fractured But Whole

Ubisoft got plenty of laughs with its stage demo of South Park: The Fractured But Whole during its press conference yesterday, but there's more to the super-hero-spoofing RPG than fart jokes. Here are some of the big changes and improvements we learned about from our extended hands-off demo.

The Next Evolution Gives An Strong Early Impression

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The Next Evolution Gives An Strong Early Impression

Tekken 7 has been available to play in Japanese arcades for over a year, but the home release – as well as any appearance in the U.S. – has kept fans of the series waiting. At Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference, it was revealed that Tekken 7 is launching worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2017. I went hands-on with the upcoming brawler well ahead of the release and came away impressed with what I saw.

Tekken 7 is the first game in the series to use Unreal Engine 4, and the results are strong. The characters are finely detailed and move smoothly in both matches and cutscenes.

In addition to a strong cast of returning characters, Tekken 7 introduces five new characters, in addition to Akuma, the great demon, from the Street Fighter series. From Josie, a new fighter from the Philippines, to Shaheen, one of the first playable Middle Eastern characters to appear in the series, the latest additions are diverse, colorful, and possess traits that reflect their cultures. I was able to see Lucky Chloe, probably the most unique addition to Tekken 7's roster, in action. With headphones on and cat paws in tow, she dances her way through matches with her colorful outfit and personality.

Frank West Gets An Exosuit In The Ludicrously Fun Dead Rising 4

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the next installment of the Dead Rising saga was coming to Xbox One. Even though the news leaked like a speared zombie, I was excited to learn more about Dead Rising 4. Today I got to play a quick demo, where I snapped a few pictures, ripped off a few dozen heads, and pummeled some zombies with Christmas-present boxing gloves.

Like the trailer’s soundtrack implied, the game is set in Willamette, Colorado, right around Christmas time. As such, Frank can incorporate a variety of holiday-themed weapons into his zombie slaying. One of the big changes to the game is that Frank can hold weapons into different quick-access inventory slots, letting him quickly swap from a ranged to a melee weapon. For instance, I cleared the nighttime streets with explosive arrows, and could instantly pull out my electrified battle axe to take care of any stragglers.

PS4 Exclusive Spider-Man Game Revealed At E3

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A couple of new screenshots for Spider-Man for PS4 show off the crime-fighting protagonist in HD as he traverses around New York. The PS4 exclusive was announced during the Sony E3 press conference, revealing Insomniac Games as the developer.

Pre-E3 some rumors swirled that Sucker Punch was the one working on the title, and clearly those turned out to be false. No release date was provided for the game, and Spider-Man PS4 is referred to as a working title by Insomniac's web page for the game. It has also been confirmed by Insomniac president Ted Price that the game will have no connection to the 2017 future release of the Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel film.    

You can also check out the trailer below, which shows off some masked enemies, web-slinging combat, and the New York City environment. 

Your Choices Matter In This Tense Sci-Fi Thriller

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Your Choices Matter In This Tense Sci-Fi Thriller

The latest from Quantic Dream and David Cage questions the decision-making capabilities of androids. No release date has been given for this PlayStation 4 exclusive.

A new trailer was shown at Sony's press conference yesterday that revolved around a hostage situation on a roof. Players control Connor, an android with no rights, who is working with the police. As seen in the footage, he can talk down the hostile android or use violence to rescue the little girl held prisoner. Branching decisions allow for a number of different ways for the situation to play out, as is typical for Quantic Dream gameplay.

The game is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and there will be more than one playable character. To learn more about the game's unique setting, check out our video interview with David Cage.