PC Availability Comes To Nier's Post-Apocalyptic World

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PC Availability Comes To Nier's Post-Apocalyptic World

Square Enix has announced that post-apocalyptic RPG Nier: Automata will be launching on PC through Steam as well as the originally planned PlayStation 4 launch.

Nier: Automata is the follow up to 2010 title Nier, and tells the story of androids 2B, 9S, and A2 as they fight to reclaim a world currently over-run by machines. Some recorded gameplay of the title surfaced back in April during a Square Enix event, and we even got some hands-on time the game and developer Platinum Games during E3 2016. 

Although there's no specific release date for Nier: Automata, Square Enix says PlayStation 4 and now PC users can expect its arrival sometime in early 2017. 

Creepy Trailer Reveals New Characters

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Creepy Trailer Reveals New Characters

After the fascinating E3 playable trailer that Capcom released during E3, the publisher has taken a slightly more traditional approach with this new one. You can't play it, but it's still pretty creepy, focusing on a young woman trying to make her way through a mysterious plantation, avoiding her pursuer. You can watch the whole thing right here:

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And you can check out our Test Chamber of the playable trailer, Beginning Hour, here.

PES 2017 Gets Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund Licences & Demo Date

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Konami has announced a pair of partnerships with top-flight clubs Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, as well as a date for the upcoming title's demo.

The licenses are not exclusive, although the clubs' official kits and stadiums will be in the title. The latter (Anfield for Liverpool and Signal Iduna Park for Borussia) will be added to the game as part of a free download after the game comes out.)

Liverpool fans will also get to hear the club's anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the title, as well as play as some Liverpool legends in myClub mode.

Battlefield 1 Rush Mode Gets Updated For The Great War

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Battlefield 1 Rush Mode Gets Updated For The Great War

I've always been a Conquest player, when it comes to Battlefield. Pitched battles over specific capture points, working smartly with a squad, and routing the enemy are where I have traditionally found the series' biggest strength. When Battlefield 1 arrives though, I suspect I'll be giving Rush mode another look.

Battlefield 1's Rush mode refines the experience and makes the objectives truly matter. As an attacker, you're working to destroy two telegraph stations in each area. Blow them both up, wait out the enemy barrage (a chance for defenders to regroup), and push ahead to do it again.

As a defender, those telegraph stations aren't just for show. Each can be used to call in artillery strikes on any enemy that's been spotted by your squad. You've got to make a stand, and having that defensive option can make the difference between being routed and holding the line.

Neo Cortex Joins Skylanders, Get Kaos As Preorder Toy

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Neo Cortex Joins Skylanders, Get Kaos As Preorder Toy

Activision has revealed that Crash Bandicoot won't be able to explore the world of Skylanders in peace. His arch nemesis, Dr. Neo Cortex, is joining the toys-to-life series as a villain.

Neo Cortex is teaming up with the familiar villain, Kaos, and both characters will be fully playable in the game as new Sensei types. If you preorder the game's starter pack, you can get the Kaos toy at no additional cost, between October 16-22.

The PlayStation version of the game includes a special level based on the classic Crash Bandicoot levels. Thumpin' Wumpa Islands includes TNT boxes, crates, Wumpa fruit, and loads of other elements that are bound to be familiar to players who cut their gaming teeth on Naughty Dog's PlayStation platformer series. It will be available on other consoles this holiday season as an adventure pack for $29.99.

Star Wars Battlefront VR Mission Shows Promise

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The best thing I can say about Criterion's Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR mission is that I want a full game of this. I want EA to heap money into rebooting the X-Wing franchise, and this is proof of concept.

Don't expect a technical X-Wing experience from this VR experience, though. The controls and gameplay are pulled directly from Battlefront. Everything begins in a "white room" style introduction area. There, you can move to fixed points around a parked X-Wing. This gives players the opportunity to examine the detailed models that are usually whizzing by during Battlefront matches. Once you "climb" up the ladder into the cockpit, you can fiddle with working buttons. Right now, only one has function, though that will change by launch. Pressing a specific one opens and closes the X-Wing S-Foils.

When ready, you can trigger the mission, which sees Grey Wing on a daring rescue into the heart of an asteroid belt to save a blockade runner under attack from TIE Fighters and a Star Destroyer. This is a pure escort mission, and the Corellian corvette you need to protect has already taken a beating. It's your job to take out as many TIE Fighters as possible before they cripple the corvette. You have the entire blackness of space around you, but this mission feels like it's on flexible rails rather than being a free-flowing dogfight.

Watch Dog 2's Wild Multiplayer World

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Watch Dog 2's Wild Multiplayer World

Today's Watch Dogs 2 Gamescom trailer outlines the title's multiplayer world where anybody and anything can be just around the corner.

The trailer below outlines how you can meet up with others and co-operatively hack and complete missions in the world. It also details the new Bounty Hunter mode. A bounty contract is issued when you cause too much ruckus in the single-player world and get the police on your tail. This can cause up to three other players to take up the contract on your head. Once this happens, it's not just a matter of survival, however, as you can complete and cash in a counter-bounty on your pursuers too.

The footage also talks about online invasions: where you fight off other hackers trying to invade your session.

Put On Your Leafy Pants In Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Put On Your Leafy Pants In Ghost Recon Wildlands

The heroes in Ghost Recon Wildlands don't play by the regular rules of the military. You may have picked up on that, the moment you saw that guy with the giant beard. A new trailer shows off some of the other customization options that players can employ, from how they dress their character to the weapons that they bring into battle against the cartels.

In the clip, you can see a variety of different clothing options, including the ever-popular ghillie suit. There are also some shots of sniper rifles, grenade launchers, and other weapons being used in the field, with glimpses of how modular the gear is. You'll probably want to take advantage of that flexibility in the game, which supports four-player co-op in an open world.

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Ubisoft Reveals For Honor Multiplayer Details, Alpha & New Trailer

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At Gamescom today, Ubisoft unveiled more details regarding For Honor, including each faction's four warrior types, details on a closed alpha in September, multiplayer modes, and a collector's case.

Each faction (Vikings, Knights, and Samurai) contains four types of heroes: vanguards (well-balanced), assassins, heavies, and hybrids (who also have "uncommon tactics"). Each of these also have their own skills, weapons, armor, and customization options.

The game's multiplayer co-op (including split-screen on consoles) and competitive modes include (text from Ubisoft):

New Injustice 2 Trailer Introduces The 'Worst Heroes Ever'

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New Injustice 2 Trailer Introduces The 'Worst Heroes Ever'

Despite harsh words from critics, Suicide Squad is making bank in the worldwide box office. Two of the film's characters, Harley Quinn and Deadshot, are leaping off of the silver screen to join Injustice 2's roster. You can take a look at both of these "heroes'" fighting styles in the trailer below.

Harley Quinn makes her return to Injustice with two wonderfully groomed hyenas in tow, and Deadshot makes his series debut. Both characters feature unique costumes designed by developer Netherrealm Studios, but players can unlock different outfits for them throughout play, and we're guessing their film attire will be included in some capacity.

These new characters join a roster that includes Gorilla Grodd, Aquaman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Supergirl, Superman, Blue Beetle, and Atrocitus. More characters will likely be announced leading up to Injustice 2's 2017 release.