Latest Trailer Reveals Release Date

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Latest Trailer Reveals Release Date

Today Relic announced the release date for the third entry in the long-running Dawn Of War series. Those of you who want to get into bloody scuffles with those blasted Orks will be able to on April 27.

The latest trailer from Relic and Sega showcased some preorder bonus DLC you can watch here:

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Hands-On Impressions Of Yooka-Laylee's Whimsical Snow World

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Hands-On Impressions Of Yooka-Laylee's Whimsical Snow World

Veterans from Rare have teamed up to bring us Yooka-Laylee, a platformer inspired by the developers' past works such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country. While we got a chance to play Yooka-Laylee's tropical level at Gamescom last year, this time at GDC we got to see a whole new, wintry area.

This quintessential snowy level is called Glitterglaze Glacier, a place blanketed with snow and covered in icy patches. It feels almost necessary for a whimsical platformer such as Yooka-Laylee to have such a level, and it fits in well. I had fun searching for secrets in caverns, transforming into a giant snowplow, swimming in the icy waters, and enjoying all the small details reminiscent of Rare's earlier works. From the font of dialogue text to the off color humor, it's clear that Yooka-Laylee hopes to evoke a certain nostalgia, but it manages to also feel fresh for a new audience.

You control Yooka, a chameleon, and a purple bat named Laylee sits on your head and helps you fly over short distances. You can roll down and up icy hills and take out enemies by whacking them with your tail in a quick twist. The movements feel smooth and fun, along with little idle animations that make both characters adorable.

Double Fine Revisits The Biker Thriller

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Double Fine Revisits The Biker Thriller

More than two decades ago, LucasArts' Full Throttle released. This point-and-click title became an adventure game classic, though it's nearly inaccessible to the public now. With limited copies out there, and the game no longer sold anywhere in stores, most fans have resorted to illegitimate means to get their hands on the game. Now, Double Fine is bringing back the biker thriller to make it accessible to the public again. I was pleased to get a chance to play a short demo of it at GDC.

Full Throttle puts you in the shoes of Ben, a member of the biker gang The Polecats, who finds himself unjustly accused of murder. It's one of LucasArts' more cinematic point-and-click adventures, with a more serious tone in comparison to the likes of Day of the Tentacle. It's not a bad thing, because the story is one you don't want to miss.

During the demo I played, I kicked open a dumpster after being thrown in there by one of the antagonists, roughed up a bartender who was attempting to stall me, and rode off onto the dirt road by bike. I enjoyed the experience, and felt instantly nostalgic as I realized that I remembered some of the puzzles better than I thought I would. 

New Video Explores The Thrill Of Discovery

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New Video Explores The Thrill Of Discovery

The latest video in BioWare's official trailer series focuses on the heart of Andromeda's gameplay: exploration.

Building off of the previous installments about biotic powers and combat, this video delves into the tools players can use as they discover and traverse new worlds, such as the Tempest's galaxy map, the Nomad rover vehicle, and a very helpful navigation AI.

Learn more about surviving environmental hazards, building outposts, and the mysterious vaults scattered throughout the Heleus Cluster in the trailer below.

Harmonix Reveals New Gameplay Mechanics And Setlist Details

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Harmonix Reveals New Gameplay Mechanics And Setlist Details

Harmonix has finally pulled back the curtain and revealed the new gameplay of Rock Band VR.

The virtual reality title will have players using their Rock Band 4 guitars to simulate being on stage and rocking out with a real band. Rather than just copying and pasting the classic Rock Band guitar formula into VR (though that is still an optional mode for old-school players), Harmonix is offering a new way to play, allowing players to utilize different chord shapes to develop their own style, allowing every performance to feel – and sound – unique.

In addition, Harmonix has revealed 21 of the 60 songs which will appear in the game. Many of these have appeared in Rock Band before, either as part of an on-disc setlist ("When You Were Young," "Everlong"), or as part of Rock Band's massive DLC library ("Hangar 18," "Through The Fire And Flames").

Chronos Dev Announces Sci-Fi VR Shooter

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Chronos Dev Announces Sci-Fi VR Shooter

The developer behind Game Informer's 2016 Best VR Game, Chronos, has announced a new VR shooter called From Other Suns. The title is scheduled to launch for Oculus Rift and Touch this fall.

The game sets players on a sci-fi adventure in another galaxy, when a major event known as The Collapse happens, trapping half of humanity on the other side of a wormhole with a host of dangerous threats to fight off. During a playthrough, players spend time touring the sector, upgrading their ship, stockpiling weapons, and fighting off enemies. The description also hints at further crew-management mechanics.

If you die in the game, returning with a new life will unveil new challenges. From Other Suns also offers 2-player cooperative multiplayer.

Eddy Gordo Kicks His Way Back Into The Ring

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Eddy Gordo Kicks His Way Back Into The Ring

Eddy Gordo has been a fixture of the Tekken series for some time now, so it's not surprising to see that he's coming to Tekken 7. That doesn't make his addition any less exciting, however, as a new gameplay trailer shows off the capoeira expert's flashy moves.

Take a look at the clip below to see Eddy overwhelm his opponent with kick after debilitating kick, as he seeks revenge for the death of his master. It's certainly a more refined approach to combat than you might find in, say, a bear.

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See The New Unreal-powered Gameplay Footage

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See The New Unreal-powered Gameplay Footage

Nightdive Studios, the developer behind the upcoming remaster of System Shock, released some new gameplay footage today showing off the game with its new engine.

Originally announced being developed with Unity, the developer switched over to Unreal, according to an interview with Polygon. Game director Jason Fader told Polygon, “Unity is not a great engine to use if you want to make an FPS on console.” The footage below represents an early version of the game which is still subject to change, but it shows off some impressive visuals for the classic shooter.

For more on System Shock Remastered, head here.

Trailer Shows Off Four Massive New Environments

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Trailer Shows Off Four Massive New Environments

SEGA and Relic Entertainment revealed a new trailer for Dawn of War III today, showcasing some of the various environments that will be in the RTS sequel. Guided by Art Director Matt Kuzminski and Lead Environmental Artist Tristan Brett, viewers are taken on a visual tour of four environments, including the imposing Starfort, and the ever-changing Cage World. You can check out the hefty five-minute trailer below.

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For a look at Dawn of War III's previous trailer, which showed off some of the RTS's warring factions, you can click right here.

Watch 27 Minutes Of Gameplay For Nier: Automata

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Watch 27 Minutes Of Gameplay For Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata developer Platinum Games has more than a penchant for fluid action, which is evident in abundance in this nearly half-an-hour of uninterrupted gameplay footage from the upcoming title.

Apart from watching protagonist 2B systematically dismember and cut enemies, you can also get a look at other aspects of the game such as 2B's chip mods, riding wildlife (for travel or combat), the Reliquary system, the fishing minigame, and much more.

Nier: Automata comes out for PS4 on March 7, and later in 2017 on PC via Steam.