Paper Mario: Color Splash Is One Of The Best Surprises Of E3

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Nintendo doesn’t have much of a lineup for the holiday, but thank goodness for Paper Mario: Color Splash.

Most of the attention is on Zelda at this year’s E3, but Nintendo also let a limited number of people come check out Paper Mario: Color Splash behind closed door, and I’m glad I got to play the game, because it just shot up on my Christmas list.

The game begins on a dark and stormy night when Mario gets visited by two mysterious figures who turn out to be Toad and Princess Peach. The Princess is a little unnerved because she got a letter in the mail, but when she opened it, she realized that it was really a toad that had been drained of all its color and then folded into a square. It sounds a little macabre, but it actually a pretty cool opening premise. Mario notices that the toad was postmarked from a place called Prism island, so he sets off to get to the bottom of the mystery.

E3 Screens Showcase Battles To Come

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E3 Screens Showcase Battles To Come

Activision and Bungie made the choice to get out ahead of the busy week of E3 announcements, so several days before the show brought us the official reveal of Destiny: Rise of Iron. A number of interesting tidbits of info came out of that initial live stream, but many fans wondered if there might be some more detail coming at E3. However, with the exception of a few media interviews, Bungie has stayed mostly quietly during the big show. It seems likely Bungie is planning for additional reveals later in the summer.

Even so, Guardians aren’t being completely left out of the E3 fun, as a batch of official screenshots  provides a glimpse of some of what we can expect to see in Rise of Iron. The images  appear to show off the new Plaguelands zone on Earth, the new Devil Splicer enemies, and a number of up-close looks at weapons and armor players can aim to acquire. 

Destiny: Rise of Iron is scheduled for release on September 20 for $29.99. For the first time, the new expansion will only be available on the new-gen consoles of PS4 and Xbox One. 

New Trailer Shows Off The Brutal Kill Animations

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Gun Media has released the first gameplay of its upcoming Friday The 13th game. It's creepy, bloody, and fairly faithful to its film counterpart.

Showing the asymmetrical multiplayer game from both Jason's and the camp counselors' perspectives, this glimpse at gameplay shows how you can either stalk or flee, be predator or prey. As Jason, players are able to see when other players are making noise and can teleport near their locations on the map. Once Jason makes it to a counselor, he picks them up by their neck and finds a killing surface to deal the final blow. On the other end, when playing as a counselor, movement speed is much faster, and players are able to create distractions, such as turning on a radio, and get into hiding spots, such as under a bed. But even those options don't make them entirely safe. Check out the trailer below.

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An Extended Look At How Your Choices Matter

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An Extended Look At How Your Choices Matter

Back in 2012, Quantic Dream showed off an impressive tech demo that introduced us to Kara, a self-aware android being assembled in a factory who comes to terms with her own emotions and humanity. Detroit: Becomes Human builds on that initial concept, transforming it into a full-fledged game that takes place in a near-future world. We were treated to a brief trailer during Sony's press conference this week, and now we can expand on that based on our E3 demo of this PlayStation 4 exclusive.  

In Detroit: Become Human, the androids look exactly like humans, aside from a circular mark on the sides of their heads. Androids have replaced humans in many job sectors, and help them with day-to-day tasks. However, some androids begin to show strange behavior, turning to extremes such as aggression and attempted suicides. This is an odd occurrence for the public to comprehend, because androids are meant to be emotionless.

Cast Of Characters Introduced In Latest Footage

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The latest trailer for the Attack on Titan game from Omega Force shows off some familiar faces. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Vita, and PC in August.

Our latest look at the game introduces the various playable characters, ranging from our main characters Eren, Mikasa, and Armin to lesser soldiers like Sasha and Conny. We also see the titan transformation in action, showing that players will be able to spend a portion of the game in control of one of the titular beasts. Fans of the series won't get any new story in this game, as it is a recreation of the show's first season. Check out the new trailer below.

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Extended Gameplay Video Highlights More Ways To Slaughter The Zombie Masses

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Sony Bend Studio's new open-world action game, Days Gone, is still shrouded in mystery, but the stage demo during Sony's E3 press conference wowed the audience with some impressive tech;  massive hordes of zombies smashed through walls and poured through every window and doorway in sight as the player raced to escape. Sony has released an extended gameplay video which shows off even more creative ways for ditching the undead masses.

Despite a more somber and understated opening that features the main protagonist searching for one of his friends, Bend Studio says its goal for E3 was to show off Days Gone's "brutal sandbox combat." The game is capable of rendering giant hordes of enemies, which are able to navigate the environment with ease. Thankfully, players can also use the environment to their advantage; during the demo, the protagonist springs a number of traps on the pursuing zombie mob, including unleashing a pile of stacked logs that roll down onto them, buying him some much-needed time.

Bend Studio still isn't sharing much info about Days Gone's intriguing world, so rather than walk you through the entire demo, you can watch it yourself in the trailer below.

A Deeper Look At The Remastered Classic

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Along with some new information about the latest in the Call of Duty franchise Infinite Warfare (which happens to be our July cover), during Sony's E3 conference we saw more of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare remaster. However, it will only be available as a digital download when purchasing the Legacy, Legacy Pro and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will include the single-player campaign and 10 multiplayer maps from the original game. So far five of those maps are known, including "Crash", "Backlot" and "Crossfire." Two more, "Overgrown" and "Bog" were revealed during a Forbes interview with Rob Kostich, executive vice president and general manager of the Call of Duty franchise at Activision. The remaining five maps are said to be released at a later date.

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Extended Gameplay Footage And New Screens Shows Super Sayian Action

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Fans of the Dragon Ball series have plenty to be excited in the next Dragon Ball Xenoverse game. The title is bringing high-powered fighters to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

An extended demo unveiled at E3 shows off what a standard battle in the game will look like. Fans of the first Xenoverse game know what to expect from the sequel, but the focus on current-gen hardware ensures a continuous 60 frames per second and detailed environments. We also learned that user-created characters are going to present in the game. See Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 in action below.

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Twin-Stick Hero Shooting Takes Off

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Perfect World's upcoming title Livelock has a great recipe – Diablo-esque minibosses, solid twin-stick shooting mechanics, lots of shiny lights and explosions, and an incredibly focused selection of just three heroes that players can pick from to participate in single player or up to 3-person co-op campaign combat. There's no player-vs-player, but there is plenty of room for "build diversity" on each champion as players unlock new weapons and options as they level up.

Players can edit their loadouts to create their perfect vision of the tank, the damage dealer, and the support, but in the context of a mission everyone is always fighting and smashing those cooldowns – you won't be "left out" by selecting the tank or healer role. Additionally, all players can pick the same core archetype if they wish, as it's likely that the builds and options on each character will vary greatly based on player preference.

Hands-On Demo Proves To Be Spooky, Action-Packed Time

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We got to spend some time with Gears of War 4 back in February and check out how the game was doing in our exclusive cover story. During our trip we got some hands-on time with the game, but only in specific testing environments and not the campaign or multiplayer itself. Yesterday, I got the chance to actually play through a segment of the campaign.

Good news, Gears fans: Gears of War is still Gears of War but with a few new twists and flourishes. We saw the playable segment during our cover trip, a 20 minute sequence that followed protagonist JD and his crew mates as they ran around a spooky fortress shooting monsters, and were pretty impressed with it then. However, getting hands-on with the sequence made it even more impressive, with sequences I had already seen before numerous times proving to be exhilarating and entertaining as I desperately wheeled around environments, taking cover and blasting monsters as they surged at me.

The new Gears definitely leans harder into action than horror, but the build-up to each action setpiece in the demo is impressive, with all sorts of monsters jumping out of hiding places, exploding out of gruesome jelly pods, or--my personal favorite--a single, seemingly non-threatening enemy screaming for backup and drowning the entire place in countless foes.