New Teaser Features A Message From Shepard

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In honor on N7 day, Bioware's annual celebration of all things Mass Effect, a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda has been released.

You won't find much gameplay footage (possibly none), but this an important call back to the original Mass Effect trilogy, and plenty to speculate about. You can check out the teaser below.

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Screenshots Show Off Combat System

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Criminal goons Kiryu and Saejima bicycle kick and punch their gang rivals to a pulp in the latest batch of Yakuza 5 screenshots released by Sega today. Combat integrates weapons like wooden swords and pliers, along with special abilities.

Yakuza 5 also features dance battles for Haruka when the game launches later this year. Sega will hold part 2 of its Yakuza 5 livestream today at 11:30 a.m. PST on its Twitch channel. Part 1 has been archived on YouTube.

Date A Mischief God While Saving The World In This Mobile Game

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Date A Mischief God While Saving The World In This Mobile Game

Marvel Entertainment and TinyCo, the mobile developer behind Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, are teaming up to create a new Avengers mobile game. Rather than grappling with adult themes, TinyCo is bringing the world of superheroes back to school.

Marvel Avengers Academy is a new adventure/simulation game featuring the classic Marvel superheroes and villains in new roles as young high school students. Developer TinyCo teases that players will get to experience familiar characters like Thor, Black Widow, and Loki reimagined to fit their new personas.

Original storylines are also being developed for the game, according to TinyCo, written in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment. Comic book and animation writer Allen Warner and David Nakayama will also play a role in the game’s creation.

Tour The Four Launch Planets With This Interactive Website

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Tour The Four Launch Planets With This Interactive Website

Like a titanic AT-AT walker lumbering towards the Rebel base on Hoth, Star Wars Battlefront’s release looms on the horizon. Now a new interactive website lets future players journey to the game’s planetary battlefields early.

Upon loading up the Star Wars Planets Experience, users can journey to Endor (which technically isn’t a planet, but whatever), Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust. Once loaded, your camera zooms through raging battles on each world, slowing to a standstill to launch informative pop-up icons. Clicking these will teach would-be galactic solders about weapons, landmarks, class types, vehicles, and more. Recruits can come away knowing everything from the difference between an Impact Grenade and Thermal Detonator, to the drawbacks of the Jawa’s retro-fitted CA-87 Blasters.

Though the website lagged and froze for me at times, it still provided an immersive look at the shooter's battlegrounds and mechanics. Star Wars Battlefront comes out November 17.

Make A Little Metal Head Monster In This New Mobile Game

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Rock Band developer Harmonix has released a new mobile game called BeatNiks. Players collect, care for, and design signature styles for a variety of pets in the free-to-play game.

Players act as the assistant to a friendly-looking scientist who’s researching the monsters known as “Beatniks.” Depending on how players shape their Beatnik, its musical style can vary between peppy harpsichord and aggressive rock n’ roll. Players help their Beatnik evolve by completing tasks like winning arcade games, dressing their Beatnik up in music genre-inspired clothing, or playing their own music inside or out of the game. Players can also help build their Beatnik’s city and apartment by collecting activity rewards.

While free-to-play, Beatniks does feature a standard payment system to advance the game instantly. Players can buy in-game currency for real-world money at various price levels ranging from $1.99 to $49.99.

The Mystery Surrounding Fallout 4's Institute

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The Mystery Surrounding Fallout 4's Institute

Fallout 4 finally comes out on the 10th (for PS4, Xbox One, and PC), and the game's new launch trailer touches on the story, including the mystery surrounding The Institute.

The trailer also highlights some of the game's different factions, as well as the tension behind synths and mankind.

For more on the game, check out this series of videos covering its perks, the live-action commercial, as well as the companion app.

Koei Tecmo’s Attack On Titan Gets Bloody New Teaser

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Koei Tecmo’s Attack On Titan Gets Bloody New Teaser

Attack on Titan isn’t what we would call a “feel good” anime. It’s filled with human suffering, usually at the hands and teeth of towering, naked monstrosities called Titans. Of course, that makes it perfect fodder for the interactive medium.

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force are bringing a new game based on the comic and animated show to PlayStation systems next year. A new trailer shows off the 3D maneuver gear that allows the human fighters to get close to the Titans.

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Mass Effect Mech And Release Date Revealed

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When the first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare was introduced, it was done with a series of mashup spoofs. One of those, Grass Effect, is being revisited for the sequel.

As announced earlier this year, those that pre-order the game will have access to the Z7 mech, a variant for the new Imp class. This version of the walking tank features Pull (a Mass Effect biotic power), a Zomniblade for up-close melee attacks, and a Z-8 Avenger basic weapon to dish out continuous damage.

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Fly Through Camp Crystal Lake In Pre-Alpha Footage

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Fly Through Camp Crystal Lake In Pre-Alpha Footage

The developer behind Friday the 13th: The Game have released pre-alpha footage of its vision of Camp Crystal Lake. From foreboding log cabins to campground trails, the video presents a promising playground for a certain hockey mask-wearing goon.

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Gun Media expanded its Summer Camp Kickstarter project last month to incorporate the iconic slasher franchise. As of this post, it has raised about $600,000 of its $700,000 goal, with nine days to go.

Lara Explores Deadly Tombs In Final Woman Vs. Wild Video

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One of the major criticism levied against the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was that it was missing something important to the franchise. Sure, there were tiny rooms called “tombs,” but they weren’t quite what fans were hoping for.

Rise of the Tomb Raider restores the franchise’s legacy of exploration and mystery. As I discussed in my hands-on preview, the translation system is a clever and thematic McGuffin that helps sell the atmosphere. Lara will learn new languages by finding different pieces of text around the environment.

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