Free Street Fighter V Story Add-On Will Bridge The Gap Between Two Previous Games

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Free Street Fighter V Story Add-On Will Bridge The Gap Between Two Previous Games

Street Fighter V is still a few weeks away, but Capcom is already discussing some of the post-launch plans. The publisher is leading with news of a free add-on that will be landing in June.

When Street Fighter V launches, players will be able to experience character-specific stories. The cinematic story expansion coming later will bridge the gap between Street Fighter III and IV. The concept appears to be similar to how NetherRealm approaches Mortal Kombat’s story mode.

Capcom also indicated that the in-game store will not launch until March with the first content drop. The publisher is giving players enough time to earn fight money first. The in-game store will offer items redeemable with earned currency or real money currency (Zenny).

An Extended Trailer, But No Official North American Release

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Though the latest entry in the Valkyria series doesn't currently have an official North American release, you can still enjoy the trailer showcasing this PS4-exclusive RPG.

You can see some of the main characters in action, as well as an apparently evil Valkyria opponent. Beyond that, Sega has revealed that this installment starts a new storyline separate from the previous Valkyria titles.

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New Space Hulk: Deathwing Screens Highlight What Might Be Your Grave

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In Space Hulk: Deathwing, players face an unrelenting and ravenous alien enemy. Fortunately for the game's Librarian heroes, they're equipped with a variety of potent weapons to permanently shush the Genestealer threat. A new batch of screens shows some of the game's environments and, of course, the terrifying creatures that the Space Marines have to eradicate.

The screens, which you can see in the gallery below, include shots of abandoned vessels including a Black Templar battle barge and an Adeptus Mechanicus vessel. If those names don't trip any alarms for you, all you need to know is that they're big, dark, and not as empty as one might hope. Players can take on the threat either as a Space Marine with A.I. companions, or cooperatively with other players. It features a dynamic enemy A.I. system that rewards skilled players with increasing hordes of enemies, similarly to how Left 4 Dead's Director system worked. 

Space Hulk: Deathwing is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this year.

Huge Cats And Brutal Combat In This Primal Story Trailer

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Huge Cats And Brutal Combat In This Primal Story Trailer

Ubisoft surprised Far Cry fans with news that the next entry in the series, Far Cry Primal, will be set during the prehistoric age. It left questions about what players' narrative goals might be, and now Ubisoft is filling in some of those gaps with a story trailer for the game. The video showcases warring tribes, helpful jungle cats, and lots of combat with primitive weaponry to help reclaim the land.

In the modern Far Cry fashion, the game focuses on Takkar, a warrior who travels to Oros to deliver the Wenja tribe from certain doom. The trailer includes fights with huge mammoths, angry cats, mystic owls, and a tasty drink of eyeball soup.

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Harebrained Schemes’ Roguelite Necropolis Arrives In March With Multiplayer In Tow

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From its first introduction a year ago at PAX East, Harebrained Schemes’ Necropolis has had our attention. The blend of roguelite gameplay, a sinister and taunting guide, and dynamic interplay among the labyrinth’s creatures all set the game apart.

Today, Harebrained Schemes announces that you will not need to venture into the archmage Abraxis’ Necropolis alone. The game supports up to four players, which will allow for greater depth of strategy.

As we mentioned in our hands-on preview, you can lure enemies into each others paths. A predator/prey relationship might distract the foes long enough that you can slip by or get in the killing blow. Being able to kite enemies (as you might in an MMO) while the rest of the team holds fast might increase your survival rate by a few minutes.

[Update] Nintendo Confirms Amiibo Functionality In Twilight Princess HD

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[Update] Nintendo Confirms Amiibo Functionality In Twilight Princess HD

Update: Nintendo has confirmed the amiibo functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on Wii U, including the Wolf Link amiibo that opens the Cave of Shadows.

According to Nintendo's press release on the matter, "purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Wolf Link amiibo bundle will currently be the only way to get this amiibo figure." Rest assured, however, because every copy of the game is a bundle and therefore comes with the figure.

However, there is evidence that a separate Wolf Link amiibo does exist and could perhaps be available later. This could come in handy for those of you who don't want to buy Twilight Princess HD, but want the figure either to collect or for use in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda title for Wii U, which Nintendo says will use the Wolf Link amiibo in an unspecified way.

Nintendo Details Amiibo Functionality, Shows More Gameplay

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A new video (on Nintendo's German YouTube channel for some reason) shows how amiibos will work with Twilight Princess HD, and confirms what the Wolf Link one will unlock.

The video below shows new footage of the high-definition game in action and explains what all the Zelda amiibos unlock. Link and Toon Link restores arrows. Zelda and Sheik restores Link's hears. the Ganondorf amiibo makes the game harder by causing Link to take more damage. Finally, the Wolf Link amiibo unlocks the Cave of Shadows which lets Link and Midna take on waves of enemies.

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Horror Title Layers Of Fear Coming To PC And Consoles Next Month

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Horror Title Layers Of Fear Coming To PC And Consoles Next Month

The story of an insane painter losing his mind while trying to finish his masterpiece is coming to consoles and PC soon.

The game, which has garnered positive user reviews as an early access title on Steam, leaves early access and lands on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 16. The game is of the psychological horror variety and is inspired by nineteenth century art and architecture.

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Mike Tyson Joins The Roster

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UFC 2 is looking to shake things up with the announcement that famous (or infamous?) boxer, Mike Tyson, is on his way to enter the Octagon in EA Sports UFC 2. The bonus character unlocks through a preorder of the upcoming game, which also includes Bas Rutten and Kazushi Sakuraba as playable fighters.

What’s that you say? Mike Tyson isn’t and never was a UFC fighter? Well, that may be true, but there’s nothing wrong with imagining what might happen if he did enter the sport at the height of his athleticism and fighting skill. The preorder bonus includes both his young heavyweight boxer version, as well as an older “legacy” Mike Tyson, complete with face tattoo. 

You can check out more from the creative team about why they chose to include Mike Tyson over on EA’s official page. UFC 2 is set to release on March 15 for PS4 and Xbox One. Get a taste of the action with the Tyson-themed trailer below.

Far Cry Primal Includes New, Historically-Based Languages Created By Linguists

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Far Cry Primal might be a heavily fictionalized interpretation of human prehistory, but that hasn’t stopped Ubisoft from injecting a hefty dose of authenticity. Instead of conventional voice over, the upcoming game features new languages crafted by linguists.

In a new behind the scenes video, professors from the University of Kentucky discuss how they adapted prehistoric language for the game. Assistant professor of German Brenna Reinhart Byrd and assistant professor of linguistics Andrew Miles Byrd used ancient Proto-Indo-European as the basis for the multi-dialect language found Far Cry Primal.

Because there are some words we simply don’t have correlations for in the thousands of years old language, the duo had to fill in the blanks. Because one of the factions is more advanced, their dialect reflects refinement in the language.