Dragon Quest Builders' Day One Edition Includes Special Recipes

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Square Enix has revealed that its town-building game Dragon Quest Builders is getting a day-one edition, which includes three special recipes that players can use in the game's free-build mode. Since it's a Dragon Quest game, of course one of them is slime-related.

In Dragon Quest Builders, players explore the world of Alefgard, building up a town and creating their own designs. If you build well enough, NPCs will come to set up shop in your community, giving you quests and other incentives to further explore the world.

The game's day-one edition includes a voucher, which can be redeemed to unlock slimy blocks, gold blocks, and springtime sprinkles recipes. It's set for a physical release October 11 on PS4 and will also be available for download on Vita.

Developer Diary Puts Game Development Tools In The Hands Of The Player

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Developer Diary Puts Game Development Tools In The Hands Of The Player

Dreams is an upcoming sandbox game by Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet series) that puts interesting creative tools in the hands of players. By controlling an imp, you create in-game items and possess characters as you travel from dream to dream though gateways. Or you can make dreams from scratch that are entirely your own. A new developer diary from Media Molecule (using alpha-quality gameplay) takes a lengthy look into how Dreams is shaping up, showing what players can do in this virtual work-space.

It opens with a time-lapse video demonstrating artists using the in-game tools to craft some impressive pieces, including a massive robot surrounded by rubble and moss, and a sculpture of Sony's Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, who guest stars in the video. The artists use two PlayStation Move controllers like extensions of their own hands, manipulating matter on screen to make sculptures and twisting the remotes to change their focus.      

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Topics Included In New Video Series Aim To Please Hardcore Fans

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Topics Included In New Video Series Aim To Please Hardcore Fans

With the launch of Titanfall 2 only a few months away, Respawn Entertainment is slowly pulling back the curtain on the sequel to their mech-based FPS. Drew McCoy, the game's producer, has released a video that is the first in a series offering a deep look at the thought processes behind Titanfall 2.

McCoy mentions that the development process of Titanfall 2 is nearing its end, and that these videos will share the lessons the team has learned as well as new information on the game's servers, matchmaking, and progressions systems. One of the key points he brings up is the challenge of including a single-player mode in the sequel, after Titanfall was a multiplayer-only game. Watch for yourself below.

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Check Out A New Trailer For The Game

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Check Out A New Trailer For The Game

Gravity Rush 2 will release on December 2, Sony announced today. Also announced was an anime, titled Gravity Rush The Animation ~ Overture ~, which will release before the game.For anyone who pre-orders the game on the PlayStation Store on or after August 2 will receive 10 PSN avatars immediately. As for the anime, no specific release date has been given yet, but it will bridge Gravity Rush and Gravity Rush 2. It is being produced by Studio Khara, best known for Rebuild of Evangelion. 

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Gravity Rush 2 is releasing exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Make sure to check out this trailer for a look at the game's combat.

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League Expansion Coming To NBA 2K17

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League Expansion Coming To NBA 2K17

The NBA may be dragging its feet on expanding the league, but Visual Concepts isn't. Today the developer of the popular NBA 2K series announced a new feature allowing users to bring additional cities and teams into the competition.

Both the MyLeague and MyGM modes in NBA 2K17 introduce league expansion for up to 36 teams, six past past the number of teams that currently exist. You can bring back classic teams, add Euroleague teams to the fold, or build new teams from scratch. The options for team creation are plentiful. Visual Concepts built out 10 new franchises you can pick up and run with, but you can also peruse the creations of other users and download them to your league, or dive into the minutiae of designing your own arenas, logos, and uniforms.

Visual Concepts says it has buttressed the entire franchise mode experience to account for adding new teams, including expansion drafts, player protections, division realignment, and proper scheduling for future seasons.  

NHL 17 Trailer Showcases EASHL Customization, Progression, Class Updates

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NHL 17 Trailer Showcases EASHL Customization, Progression, Class Updates

After a year's hiatus, the 6v6 competitive EASHL returned in NHL 16 with a new focus on balanced play. The ornamentation around the mode was Spartan to say the least, but it provided a good foundation for the future. NHL 17 takes the next step toward making this a destination mode, with new player classes, deep player/team customization, a new progression system, and several anti-griefing measures to keep the play civil.

We've already touched on many of these changes in our huge E3 preview, but EA just dropped a new trailer detailing these wide-ranging enhancements. 

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Six New Pokémon Revealed For Sun & Moon

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Six New Pokémon Revealed For Sun & Moon

A new trailer was released this morning showcasing six new Pokémon for Sun & Moon, combat gameplay with the newbies, and a couple other new mechanics.

Below you will find some details on the new pocket monsters, and in the trailer you will find details about some new online multiplayer options, as well as hyper training, which will allow you to level individual strengths for the first time in the series.

Pokémon Sun & Moon releases November 18 for 3DS.

Get To Know Lincoln Clay In New Mafia III Trailer

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Mafia III brings the open-world action to New Bordeaux, a New Orleans-inspired city that's home to a variety of criminal enterprises. Today, 2K Games and Hangar 13 have released a new trailer for the game, which introduces us to Lincoln Clay, the game's protagonist.

There aren't any major reveals in the clip, but it's a decent reminder of Clay's background. There are five more of these weekly mini features planned, and we're expecting to learn more about some of the lesser-known characters from the game.

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New Expansion Adds Two Big Modes To Rock Band 4

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Prior to the launch of Rock Band 4, Harmonix announced its strategy would be to release title and content updates as post-launch support. The studio has kept true to its promise, releasing free updates like the punishing Brutal mode, as well as requested features like Playlists in addition to the franchise's trademark weekly DLC. As the game approaches its one-year anniversary, Harmonix has announced its plans to kick off year two of Rock Band 4 with an expansion called Rock Band Rivals.

Rock Band Rivals is Rock Band 4's first paid expansion. While the first thing you'll probably notice when you install Rivals is the visual redesign of the front-end, Harmonix has added two meaty new modes designed around letting you experience your music library in new ways.

The first mode in the update is Rockudrama. In this new offline campaign mode, you follow your band through a VH1 Behind The Music-style mockumentary. As you progress through the mode, you watch cutscenes that splice full-motion video of musicians talking about the influence your band had with in-game footage of your band rocking on-stage. The cutscenes I saw had just the right amount of campiness for it to work.

Get Your First Look At Batman: The Telltale Series In Episode One Trailer

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Get Your First Look At Batman: The Telltale Series In Episode One Trailer

Telltale is taking on another big license with its adaptation of Batman. The studio is shaping its own story with Batman: The Telltale Series, not adapting an existing storyline that players are familiar with. That doesn't mean you won't be seeing a recognizable roster of characters, however. A trailer for the game's first episode has just released, and you'll notice more than a few well-known faces from the Dark Knight's past.

The studio showed off the first half hour of gameplay from the episode at E3, and you can read our beat-by-beat impressions of that demo in our earlier preview. If some of the voices in the trailer sound familiar, it's not just you. The cast includes Troy Baker as Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as James Gordon, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle.

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