New Screens And Trailer Herald A January Release For ACE Team's Quirky Title

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New Screens And Trailer Herald A January Release For ACE Team's Quirky Title

 Deadly Tower of Monsters, ACE Team and Atlus’ homage to classic B-movies, is set to premiere on January 19. Some new screenshots and a goofy trailer re-introduces players to fake director Dan Smith's cheesy sci-fi opus.

The quirky title stars fictional actors Jonathan Digby, Stacy Sharp, and The Robot as heroes Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and...Robot, respectively. Each character sports unique abilities used to battle Lizard-Men, UFO's, and giant robotic apes while ascending the titular, movie set-style structure. Deadly Tower of Monsters is priced at $14.99 and will be available digitally on Steam and PlayStation 4.

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Touchscreen Combat And Creatures Take Center Stage In This New Trailer

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Guacamelee developer Drinkbox Studios has released a new trailer and details for its upcoming PS Vita game, Severed. The trailer shows off the monstrous world and touchscreen combat system players use against numerous beasts.

Players control Sasha, a one-armed warrior who wakes up in a strange new world, acquiring a living sword from a mysterious cloaked creature. She then sets off in search of her missing family. Combat with multiple creature types involves learning the appropriate strategy for each monster, and use of the focus meter to enter “sever mode,” which allows Sasha to throw enemies into the air and sever their limbs.

Check out the trailer for a look at the bloody combat. You can also see Severed's announcement trailer here.

Gameplay Trailer Paints A Grim Tale Through The Eyes Of Adolescents

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Gameplay Trailer Paints A Grim Tale Through The Eyes Of Adolescents

The somber war survival title, This War of Mine, from 11 Bit Studios is heading to consoles next month with a new focus on displaced children. Dubbed The Little Ones, the younger viewpoints look to add another distressing element to an already grim experience.

The Little Ones charges players with overseeing a group of adults and children trying to survive the harsh environment around them. In addition to gathering food, weapons, and supplies, players must also look after the kids by making toys and other distractions to keep their young spirits up. The gameplay trailer below provides a glimpse into how the children's comparatively tiny problems add enormous weight to This War of Mine's emotional narrative. 

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Modes Range From Boss Rush To One-Hit Death

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The much-anticipated Mighty No. 9 aspires to package fun, challenge, and replay value in its various game modes. Today, developer Comcept released a trailer detailing each one.

If you can tune out the lame narration, the new video provides a brief and enticing overview of Mighty No. 9’s various gameplay modes. These include Boss Rush, challenge, and one-hit death maniac modes, along with competitive and cooperative online challenges.

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Catching You Up And Giving You A Glimpse Into Kingdom Hearts III

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Square Enix recently announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which isn't too big of a surprise considering it's remastered the majority of the Kingdom Hearts saga. Long-winded name aside, it contains three key pieces. The meat of the collection is Dream Drop Distance HD, an enhanced console version of the 3DS release. Fans itching for fresh content should be satiated with a new episode, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage, starring Birth By Sleep's Aqua. Additionally, this release continues the trend from previous collections of including an HD movie - Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] Back Cover - which sheds light on the Foretellers and the series' early history.

[This preview originally appeared in Game Informer issue #272]

The collection gives fans some time to refamiliarize themselves with the storyline and piece together new revelations, but director Tetsuya Nomura also tells us that Birth by Sleep 0.2 incorporates elements from Kingdom Hearts III, essentially giving fans their first peek at the long-awaited project. "It's not necessarily for getting feedback, but more about letting people get a taste of Kingdom Hearts III through introducing a small part of the game system," Nomura says.

Grinding Through Beauty

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Grinding Through Beauty

Getting lost in games with massive worlds and hundreds of sidequests is a joy, but experiences of this size come with an inherent challenge. They need strong hooks in the early hours to draw the player in, but they also require surprises and depth in the later hours to keep the excitement high. Xenoblade Chronicles X excels at the first step, presenting a vibrant world and an intriguing combat system. While a few story and gameplay surprises wait for the persistent player in the crucial late game, the insistence on a painfully slow grind results in too much tedium for too little payoff. 

The Earth has been destroyed by warring alien species, and a lone colony ship crashes on the distant planet Mira with the chance to reignite humanity. Pulled from the wreckage, your created hero or heroine joins a crew of explorers and soldiers as they pull themselves back from the brink of extinction. Early adventures feel momentous and interesting, as you get to know the scope and variety of the action and setting, whether you’re discovering a forgotten valley or unearthing ancient alien wreckage. 

Fan-Created Just Cause 3 Launch Trailer Features Original Explosion Rap

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Fan-Created Just Cause 3 Launch Trailer Features Original Explosion Rap

You might recall that back in October, Square Enix invited fans to help create the Just Cause 3 launch trailer. The winning video by CoolTwinSkittles, bested approximately 1,200 other entries. We suspect it’s because of the explosions.

The trailer below features an original rap. And while most artists in the genre pride themselves on mixing up their rhymes, CoolTwinSkittles sticks to what works: Explosions. 

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See Skull Kid In Action In Japanese Hyrule Warriors Legends Trailer

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See Skull Kid In Action In Japanese Hyrule Warriors Legends Trailer

Skull Kid is among the newcomers heading to Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, and a new trailer shows his collection of attacks.

Skull Kid is joining the roster for the 3DS port of the game alongside Toon Link, Tetra, the King of Hyrule, and original character Linkle. The game will also have new Wind Waker-inspired stages and the ability to switch between characters on the fly.

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Glimpse The Game's Campaign Map In A New Trailer

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Glimpse The Game's Campaign Map In A New Trailer

Total War: Warhammer, the fantasy warfare strategy game from Creative Assembly, showed off its campaign map for the first time today. The new trailer tours cities and wastelands prime for conquest.

The cinematic trailer flies across the map, surveying faction strongholds and chaotic battles, as one of Grimgor Ironhide’s goblin underlings babbles about pillage and slaughter.

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Star Wars Goes Mobile Today With EA’s Galaxy Of Heroes

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Star Wars Battlefront is only one week old, but EA’s already locked and loaded with another entry in the franchise. The publisher turns its attention to mobile today with Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

The RPG involves collecting heroes from the various films and television shows. You’ll be able to create teams of light side and dark side heroes, upgrade character abilities, and play alone or against others.

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