Total War: Warhammer Introduces A Pair Of Undead Terrors

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Being undead has its advantages if you're one of these two terrifying creatures in Total War: Warhammer. Take a look at what terrors await in this pair of new videos.

The Vargheists and Terrorgheists are two deadly airborne units that the Vampire Counts player has at his/her disposel. The Vargheists can shred battle lines and the Terrorgheists count poison as one of their destructive attacks.

Find out about the lore behind these creatures in the videos below.

Nintendo Shows Off Star Fox Zero’s Amiibo-Unlocked Black And Retro Arwings

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Nintendo Shows Off Star Fox Zero’s Amiibo-Unlocked Black And Retro Arwings

When we last previewed Star Fox Zero, we reported that the Fox Amiibo released in the Super Smash Bros. line will unlock a retro Arwing. At the time, Nintendo was quiet on what the Falco Amiibo would give players.

A trailer showing off gameplay for the upcoming Wii U title and its companion, Star Fox Guard, finally reveals what Falco does. As you can see in the image above, it’s a sleek, black Arwing.

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The Dark Souls-Like Nioh From Team Ninja Is Getting A Demo This Month And A Release This Year

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The Dark Souls-Like Nioh From Team Ninja Is Getting A Demo This Month And A Release This Year

The game loosely based on an unfinished Akira Kurosawa script that was announced ten years ago is finally nearing release.

The game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and today Sony announced an alpha demo for the game will be available from April 26 to May 5. The blog post also promises the game will be out this year, though exactly when is unclear. Additionally, players who complete the alpha demo will be able to grab the The Mark of the Conqueror DLC which apparently entitles you to some special DLC in the full game.

If you're unfamiliar, Nioh was announced 10 years ago at E3, but has more or less disappeared in the following years. It is developed by Team Ninja, who known best for the Ninja Gaiden games. As you can see in the new trailer below, the game seems at least somewhat inspired by From Software's Souls games, but with a feudal Japan and Samurai setting. The trailer even features the phrase, "Ready to die?" in big bold letters.

Live-Action Horror Game The Bunker Announced

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Live-Action Horror Game The Bunker Announced

Independent UK developer Splendy Games has announced The Bunker, an entirely live-action horror game. This hybrid of film and video game will be coming to PC, consoles and mobile at some point this summer.

The Bunker follows the disturbed life of John, the last man alive inside a government bunker years after England was destroyed in a nuclear attack. It was filmed completely on location in a real decommissioned nuclear shelter, meaning the game will not have any CGI or motion capture at all. Get the first look in the trailer below.

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The Contraption-Building Puzzle Game Blends Gameplay With Reality

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One of the biggest hurdles for virtual reality developers is showing what an experience is like without actually strapping on a head-mounted display. Northway Games and Radial Games, the developers behind Fantastic Contraption, have finally made strides toward effectively communicating what it’s like to play in a virtual space.

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The trailer above shows off Fantastic Contraptions premise through what Northway Games calls "mixed reality." The room-scale VR game tasks players with achieving one simple goal: get the pink ball to the pink end-zone. The way that you get there depends on your wits and the contraption you manage to create. Imagine a hands-on approach to Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts' vehicle crafting.

Five Things That Surprised Me In Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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I recently got to spend an extended period of time with Uncharted 4. You can see my playthrough here, but there were a handful of things I felt were worth calling out separately. My time featured a number of surprising moments and mechanics, but it still felt like an Uncharted experience.

The JeepNathan Drake is no stranger to riding in vehicles, or jumping off of them as they explode, but it’s rare that he and the player are behind the wheel. Nathan spent some time on a wave runner in the original Uncharted, but this is a much different experience.

In the level I played, which was at about the halfway point in the game, the Jeep isn’t so much about covering lots of ground quickly as it is about serving as an extension of Nathan’s ability to navigate the environment. In this way, it felt a bit like the Batmobile from Batman: Arkham Knight. It doesn’t seem that the Jeep will be as instrumental to Nathan’s adventure as the Batmobile was to Batman’s, but the two share some commonalities. I used the Jeep to navigate steep inclines and took advantage of its winch to drive up slippery, muddy paths. I also used it in combat to run over two enemies, but was quickly taken out by sniper fire, as the jeep has no cover.

Things Get Bloody In The Multiplayer Beta

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Things Get Bloody In The Multiplayer Beta

As DOOM’s release date closes in on us, the public was finally given a chance to get some hands-on time with the multiplayer (assuming they purchased a copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order or snagged a code through other means). Editor Andrew Reiner got some hands-on time with the single-player portion, and came away rather impressed with what he saw. So how does this slice of multiplayer stack up?

Well, it’s surprisingly complicated.

Have no fear, fans of Quake and Unreal Tournament fast-paced arena style combat. The multiplayer component for Doom is comparable to those, with players moving quickly around the map and blasting each other to pieces. Combat is immensely enjoyable, largely thanks to the weapon handling as well as the fun of zipping around entire maps in seconds. It feels like playing a genuine old-school first-person shooter instead of a competent homage to that era of games. People explode, sending rib cages and decapitated heads into the distance, while power-ups hover for you to grab, including a delightful one that lets you turn into a revenant, a powerful missile-toting demon capable of ripping through hordes of players.

Watch Widowmaker's Assassination Attempt In Overwatch's Second Animated Short

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In preparation of Overwatch's launch in May, Blizzard has been unveiling animated shorts that dig deeper into the game's world and characters. Today's video, titled Alive, is the second in a series of four animated shorts. The spotlight is put on Widowmaker, the sniper who attempts to assassinate a politician.

The short also features Tracer, the British hero who excels in offensive moves. Notably, she's also being added as a playable character to Heroes of the Storm later this month. The two battle head-to-head in an epic scene that you can view below.

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Romance Of The Three Kingdoms Returns To The West After Eight Years

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Romance Of The Three Kingdoms Returns To The West After Eight Years

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms series is getting a new entry after nearly a decade since its last Western release. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII will be coming to North America this summer as a celebration of the series' 30th anniversary.

The game will be a return to the tactical strategy, political drama and historical settings that the series is known for. Players can once again assume the role of one of China's greatest warlords from the second century, or create their own character to climb toward leadership as the Han Dynasty collapses. Watch the announcement trailer and take a look at the first screenshots below.

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