New Screens Tease The Duality Of Dr. Jonathan Reid

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New Screens Tease The Duality Of Dr. Jonathan Reid

Life Is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has released new screenshots for its upcoming game, Vampyr. In them, main character Dr. Jonathan Reid, a doctor recently turned vampire, can be seen both attacking an unsuspecting victim and tending to the needs of an ailing citizen in a 1918 London stricken by the Spanish Flu epidemic.

In Vampyr, Reid is conflicted between the Hippocratic Oath he took as a doctor and the bloodthirst that comes along with his recent transformation. Players will have to choose who to kill and who to spare, with Dontnod claiming that these decisions will impact the story.

Dontnod announced Vampyr last June, and revealed its first screenshots back in February.  It's expected to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2017.

CD Projekt Red Says Goodbye To The Witcher 3 With Blood And Wine Launch Trailer

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When The Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine expansion arrives on May 31, it may be the last we see of Geralt. If so, CD Projekt Red hopes to send him off with a flourish.

The expansion’s launch trailer, titled Final Quest, sets up the main conflict. A beast is troubling the land of Toussaint, and it just so happens that Geralt is offered the contract.

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Check Out New Survival Arena Mode In Deadlight: Director's Cut Trailer

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Deep Silver and Tequila Works announced that Deadlight: Director's Cut was coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in June, and a new trailer shows off what you can expect to see from the 2D zombie-survival game. Most notably, you can learn a bit more about the game's new Survival Arena Mode.

The game is coming June 21 for $19.99. It includes remastered visuals, new weapons, and interactive defenses that can be pushed or blasted apart with gunfire. PS4 and Xbox One players can also access the Nightmare difficulty setting, which was previously only available on PC.

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Platinum’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gets Flashy Launch Trailer

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Activision has once again enlisted the help of Platinum Games for one of its licensed titles. Platinum didn’t hit the mark with The Legend of Korra, but things turned around with Transformers: Devastation.

Today we’ll find out where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan lands. Heavily influenced by IDW’s recent Turtles comics, players can team up in four-player online co-op.

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An Old-School, Somber Tale

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Iam Setsuna has captured a lot of buzz since its reveal, where Tokyo RPG Factory noted it was inspired by classic RPGs, ranging from Chrono Trigger to earlier Final Fantasy games.  After getting some hands-on time, it’s easy to see that influence and feel nostalgic, but I am Setsuna also immerses you with its beautiful music and tragic story. The more I played it, the more I was drawn to the world.

I am Setsuna starts off simple: As a young mercenary named Endir, you help defeat the monsters invading the land. As you search a snowy forest to serene piano music, you come across a vicious bear holding a woman hostage. During the encounter the classical piano score revs up its intensity. 

The active-time battle system is reminiscent of Chrono Trigger, right down to combo attacks that you can unlock once more members enter your party.  For now, it’s just a matter of waiting for my bar to charge to unleash attacks, as they’re on a cooldown before I can use them again. Edir can also use tech attacks to hit multiple enemies at once. This comes in handy for the pesky penguins I face after I defeat the bear and save the girl. There are no random encounters, but being in the vicinity of an enemy will trigger combat. 

Fun Gameplay That Keeps Getting Better

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Fun Gameplay That Keeps Getting Better

The Star Ocean franchise has been around for 20 years, but we haven’t seen a new entry since 2009’s The Last Hope. The absence almost makes the series feel like a relic from the past at this point. Thankfully, Square Enix and tri-Ace are giving the series a much needed upgrade. From crafting to combat, Star Ocean always stood out for its fun and complex systems. After spending a few hours with the latest entry that’s still the case.

The story begins in typical RPG fashion: the main character, Fidel, and his childhood friend, Miki, must deal with enemy soldiers invading their village after an unexpected war breaks out. Fidel vows to do everything in his power to protect his homeland. Soon enough, Fidel realizes the war is bigger than he thought, affecting not just his hometown, but all of Resulia. Things only get more complicated when he runs into an amnesiac child who has magical powers he’s never seen before. Determined to find answers and keep the world he knows and loves safe, Fidel and Miki venture to find answers and help the mysterious child.

While the narrative has plenty of threads typical of the genre, it should be interesting to see how it all pans out. Star Ocean has had some crazy plot twists over the years, so I’m hoping the story and characters get more interesting along the way. 

Trailer Released Ahead of Launch on New Platforms This June

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If you missed the latest mobile Pac-Man adventure, you'll have a chance to play this Summer on consoles and Steam. The endless maze runner Pac-Man 256 will debut on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this June.

Pac-Man 256 debuted on mobile phones and tablets last August, bringing the classic gameplay and mazes to an all new platform. To celebrate the birthday of the titular hero, Bandai Namco announced today that the mobile game developed by Hipster Whale and 3 Sprockets will finally be headed to consoles and PC this summer.

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Beware The Blood Moon As 7 Days To Die Hits PS4 In June

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After some success on PC, developer The Fun Pimps (with the help of dev Iron Galaxy and Telltale Publishing) is bringing the survival crafting title 7 Days to Die to the PlayStation 4 in June.

The game comes out on the system on June 28 (retail and download) for $29.99, and features an interesting loop where players scavenge, craft, and build up defenses for the oncoming onslaught signaled by the weekly blood moon.

Take a look at the trailer below for more from the devs at the studios, and for more check out its recent live-action trailer.

Beware The Blood Moon As 7 Days To Die Hits Consoles In June

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Beware The Blood Moon As 7 Days To Die Hits Consoles In June

After some success on PC, developer The Fun Pimps (with the help of dev Iron Galaxy and Telltale Publishing) is bringing the survival crafting title 7 Days to Die to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June.

The game comes out on the systems on June 28 (retail and download) for $29.99, and features an interesting loop where players scavenge, craft, and build up defenses for the oncoming onslaught signaled by the weekly blood moon.

Take a look at the trailer below for more from the devs at the studios, and for more check out its recent live-action trailer.

Soldier: 76 Takes On A Group Of Thugs In Overwatch Animated Short

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Soldier: 76 Takes On A Group Of Thugs In Overwatch Animated Short

Blizzard's final animated short for Overwatch sends us to Dorado, where Soldier: 76 mercilessly takes on a group of thugs.

The animation, titled "Hero," begins with a young girl leaving her home, only to be harassed by nasty bullies who rob her pouch of cash. Soldier: 76 swoops in later, attempting to save the day. This is the fourth animation in a series of impressive short films about Overwatch's characters and world, and this one is just as superb as the others.

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