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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Ubisoft Gives A Tour Of Watch Dogs 2's Missions And Open World

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Ubisoft Gives A Tour Of Watch Dogs 2's Missions And Open World

Watch Dogs 2's release is just around the corner, and as you wait just a couple more days, you can watch 40 minutes of gameplay with Ubisoft Montreal's commentary. PlayStation Underground spoke with two Ubisoft developers, as they tour the series' new setting of San Francisco, Marcus' hacking abilities, and how missions can be tackled in a multitude of ways.

In Watch Dogs 2, you'll play as Marcus, a member of the DedSec hacktivist group, as he attempts to gain as many followers as he can during his quest to take down Blume, the creators of the smart city and surveillance system ctOS. 

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Let Uncle Death Guide You Through 12 Minutes Of Gameplay

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Let Uncle Death Guide You Through 12 Minutes Of Gameplay

Let It Die publisher GungHo Online has been hosting a weekly video talk show called "Let It Talk," in which the people behind the game discuss its various aspects. This week, Let It Talk showed off 12 minutes of gameplay, diving into Let It Die's systems. Although the video is in Japanese, the English subtitles should be enough to communicate what works about the game, and get across the weird personality of Uncle Death, someone wearing what looks like a rubber mask and spiral sunglasses acting as a sort of audience surrogate.

You can watch the developers play the game in the video below, or read more about the game's ambitious soundtrack here.

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The Action Heats Up In New The Last Guardian Trailer

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The Action Heats Up In New The Last Guardian Trailer

Fans of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have been waiting a long time to play The Last Guardian. It's hard to believe that we're less than a month away from the game's actual release. However, the debut of a more action-packed trailer is certainly a sign that we'll be playing the game soon. Check out The Last Guardian's newest trailer below.

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The Last Guardian hits the PlayStation 4 on December 6. For more on this high profile release, watch us play 20 minutes of the game here, or read our interview with creator Shuhei Yoshida.

New Launch Trailer Sets The Stage For A Revolution

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New Launch Trailer Sets The Stage For A Revolution

Watch Dogs 2's launch trailer revolves around sticking together in the face of the corrupt powers that be. Marcus teams up with his hacker posse known as DedSec to fight back against the unethical politicians who are controlling the Bay Area with lies, deception, and fraud. At the heart of the battle lies ctOS, the all-seeing surveillance network from the original Watch Dogs that runs the city and opens up new avenues of opportunity for Marcus. Based on the trailer, players can expect plenty of hacking, high-speed car chases, and the occasional shootout.

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Watch Dogs 2 comes out on November 15 for PS4 and Xbox One, and on November 29 for PC. It also has a season pass, which you can read more about here.

N7 Day Trailer Shows Mass Effect Andromeda In Action

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November 7 has become a holiday in the video game industry (N7 Day), where we celebrate the Mass Effect series. The day doesn't always include big announcements or reveals from BioWare about its epic sci-fi saga – but it does this year.  In the official N7 Day trailer below, fans finally get a clear look at the gameplay, new creatures, and hints at the story to come. Check it all out below:

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The flood of info doesn't stop there! As it happens, Mass Effect Andromeda is also our December cover story. Come back throughout the month of November to see even more exclusive features and interviews, including a closer look at the new party members, a breakdown of multiplayer, and a rapid-fire Q&A with creative director Mac Walters. Access the hub by clicking on the banner below!