Classes Get More Flexible With Grimoire Stones

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The Grimoire Stone system is making a comeback in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, but with a drastic overhaul. Atlus released a new video today that describes what players can do with these useful items.

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Grimoire Stones can be equipped by any party member. Once equipped, that character can use the skills attached to the stone. The possibilities are endless: give your tank a Grimoire Stone with a few healing spells. Equip a mage with some physical attack skills. The Grimoire Stones make the class system much more flexible.

Lego, Uh, Finds A Way In Jurassic World Launch Trailer

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Lego, Uh, Finds A Way In Jurassic World Launch Trailer

Today marks the release of Jurassic World in theaters across the United States. Thanks to marketing kismet, there's a tie-in game at the ready if you want more.

Lego Jurassic World arrives today on a multitude of platforms (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, and PC). The title includes moments from all four films, including Jurassic World.

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New Game Will Follow Kuma's Quest To Take Down Afro

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Redacted Studios has released a trailer for their upcoming game, Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma. The trailer below shows off key characters and pieces of manga-inspired art from the upcoming game. The Afro Samurai sequel will focus on the teddy-bear-headed character Kuma as he tracks down Afro, hoping to avenge the death of his loved ones.

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While no actual gameplay is shown in the trailer, the sneak peek still showcases the unique blend of strange characters and dark personal plot lines that made the previous iterations of Afro Samurai so enticing. Afro Samurai 2: Revenge  of Kuma will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC later in 2015.  

Big Changes Touted For 20th Anniversary

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Big Changes Touted For 20th Anniversary

Konami and developer PES Productions are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pro Evo series with big promises across the board.

Last year's game was a good debut on the new-gen systems, but it was only a first step into a new environment for the franchise. With a little experience under its feet and the pride of 20 years of virtual football behind it, PES Productions has loudly announced its intentions to go for glory. 

The game is touting a "total revamp" of its Master League mode from its transfer system to its menus, and this kind of approach seems to be the overall spirit of the game. The developer is promising three-times more animations, a new collision system (including left stick jostling that factors in players' body sizes), new ball physics, and more celebrations as just the tip of the iceberg.

Newest Tales Game Coming To PS4 And PC, Too

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Newest Tales Game Coming To PS4 And PC, Too

Bandai Namco have confirmed that the latest entry in its popular Tales series, Tales of Zestiria, is coming to North America this October. Not only that, the RPG, previously announced for PlayStation 3, is also making its way to the PlayStation 4 and PC on the same date.

Tales of Zestiria is coming to PS3, PS4, and PC on October 20. In an interesting turn, the PS4 and PC versions will be available exclusively to the Americas and Europe.

The company released a new trailer for the game, too, showing off more of the game's story. It doesn't show much in the way of action, but it does provide another look at Sorey and his crew, and the threats they face.

New Songs and Video Highlight Indie Vibe

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New Songs and Video Highlight Indie Vibe

Long before Guitar Hero or Rock Band were even a glint in the eyes of the talented music game developers at Harmonix, a little game called Amplitude graced many a PS2 console. The long-awaited follow-up is inching closer to release, and to celebrate the game’s forthcoming E3 showing, Harmonix has shared more details about the soundtrack, along with a new video of the game in action.

Harmonix had previously announced several notable artists who would be contributing their songwriting talents to the project, including Jim Guthrie and Freezepop. Today we get track listings of their songs.

C418 – "All The Time"Danny Baranowsky – "Crypteque (1-2)"Darren Korb – "Impossible"
Freezepop – "Phantoms"
George & Jonathan – "Crystal"
Jim Guthrie – "Force Quit"
Kodomo – "Red Giant"
Symbion Project – "Semiotic"

Star Wars Rebels Characters Join Disney Infinity 3.0

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Star Wars Rebels Characters Join Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney has announced that four characters from the Star Wars Rebels cartoon are joining this year's rosters. The team will be unlockable in all of the Star Wars playsets.

Represented in figure form are Jedi Kanan Jarrus, his padawan Ezra Bridger, demolitions expert Sabine Wren, and tough guy Zeb Orrelios. They are playable in the toy box immediately, but in order to use them in the Twilight of the Republic and Rise Against the Empire playsets, they'll need to be earned.

You can check out some screenshots of the figures an in-game models below. For more on Disney Infinity 3.0, check out our June 2015 coverage hub and an additional preview of the Inside Out playset.

Tackling Cooperative Play With An Aristocratic Robot

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 Tackling Cooperative Play With An Aristocratic Robot

Gearbox and 2K Games are finally showing off more of Battleborn, the "hero shooter" where you play in first person and choose from a wide variety of characters, from archers to tanks. As the new kid on Gearbox's roster, I haven't been sure what to think of Battleborn. The five-versus-five competitive play definitely has some MOBA-esque qualities and the progression system providing a new customization choice every level seems satisfying. After playing the game at a recent press event in Santa Monica, I'm still not sure if I'm completely on board, but I did have some fun moments and much of the appeal that comes from working as a team.

As previously announced, Battleborn will have three different modes. In Incursion, the first team to destroy the enemy base prevails, while Devastation is a capture-and-hold mode, and Meltdown has you thwarting the opposition while your minions sacrifice themselves in a single incubator located in the center of the map. Battleborn also has a story mode that you can play solo or cooperatively with up to five players.

Last One To Die Turn Off The Lights

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It's time to turn on your night light and grab some friends, because Alone in the Dark: Illumination launched today. The game is on sale at a discounted price until June 22. Take a look at the new launch trailer:

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This latest entry into the storied survival horror franchise is the first to feature multiplayer co-op in the vein of Left 4 Dead. There are four playable character classes, each with different abilities and weapons to help them get through the night. Players must make smart use of various lighting sources to weaken monsters and create safe perimeters. Watch the hunter and witch classes in action here.

Deadly Tower Of Monsters Puts You In The Middle Of A 1970s B-Movie

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Deadly Tower Of Monsters Puts You In The Middle Of A 1970s B-Movie

Atlus's second game announcement of the day is a decidedly different title than The Legend of Legacy. The publisher is teaming up with ACE Team (Zeno Clash, Abyss Odyssey) again, this time to put is at the heart of a B-movie.

Deadly Tower of Monsters puts players in the shoes of one of a number of protagonists that have classic 70s science fiction names. Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and The Robot all have their own pros and cons, and you'll be able to swap among them at checkpoints.

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