Five Exciting Things We Did In Batman: Arkham Knight

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In less than a month, fans will be able to control the caped crusader once again in Batman: Arkham Knight. I was fortunate enough to get hands-on time with the game at a recent Warner Bros. press event in Santa Monica. Here I experienced the tantalizing world and some of the intriguing things it offers. Two things became immediately evident: Being the Batman never gets old, and Rocksteady continues to make his high-flying antics extremely thrilling.

Grappling The Night Away I was quickly struck by just how much larger the world feels; the verticality is apparent as buildings soar higher than in previous entries. This makes sense, as Rocksteady has created a world that's five times larger than Arkham City. My immediate impulse is to grapple my way through the large, dark world before me. Everywhere I turn, there seems to be a higher building or cool vantage point to take off from and glide through the city. Similarly, you can just dive off the edge of a building and soar toward the ground at high speeds. While the Batmobile will offer you another way around the big city, this is still about being able to navigate the world using your cape. Rocksteady filled the city with tons of objects to grapple onto, and you can travel seamlessly by grappling from one point to the next with ease.

FIFA 16 Gets Women's International Teams

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FIFA 16 Gets Women's International Teams

Electronic Arts announced today one of the newest, biggest features for FIFA 16: the addition of women's international teams and female players. A total of twelve teams will be available, but the development team didn't stop there with changes. New body types, animations, and even hair movement during gameplay are all being added this year.

The twelve teams are the Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and USA squads, featuring well-known players like Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan (below).  

Right now, EA is confirming the use of these teams in the following modes: Kick Off, Offline Tournament, and Online Friendly matches. 

Twin-Stick Shooter Assault Android Cactus Coming This Summer

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Twin-Stick Shooter Assault Android Cactus Coming This Summer

Developer Witch Beam has announced a release date for twin-stick shooter Assault Android Cactus – a title that gamers have previously been enjoying in Steam Early Access.

The game comes out this summer for PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Vita, and it features local co-op play, eight characters to choose from, dynamic levels, and more.

For more on Assault Android Cactus, check out this older hands-on preview of the Steam Early Access version of the game.

Extreme Exorcism Rounds Out Platform Lineup To Include Most Major Consoles And PC

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Extreme Exorcism Rounds Out Platform Lineup To Include Most Major Consoles And PC

When Tim Turi played Extreme Exorcism at GDC, he had some nice things to say about it. That's why when I saw it at PAX East I made a beeline to try it for myself (and agree with Tim's assessment).

The title riffs on the recent trend of arena fighters with throwback aesthetics. Extreme Exorcism adds a spectral wrinkle buy adding your past incarnations to the mix. Your ghosts will mimic movement from previous rounds, making it that much harder to stay alive (and find your real target). 

You can get a look at how it works in a new trailer that features the single-player mode. Every time you clear out the stage, it starts fresh with more ghosts mimicking your past moves.

What Remains Of Edith Finch Trailer Highlights A Macabre House Of Mystery

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Giant Sparrow has been doling out little seeds of info regarding its upcoming game What Remains of Edith Finch for more than two years now. The studio, which also developed The Unfinished Swan, released a trailer for the new project at last year's PlayStation Experience, which only helped to add to the sense of mystery. Now, they've unveiled a new look at the game and some additional details on what players can expect from the PlayStation 4 exclusive.

As Giant Sparrow explains on a post on the PlayStation Blog, What Remains of Edith Finch tells the story – or stories – of the Finch family. Players will explore the family home, including bedrooms that contain scraps of information about its previous occupants. The game is divided into stories based on family members, with a focus on their deaths. 

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Scheme And Slay When Digital Board Game Armello Arrives On PlayStation 4 This Year

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Scheme And Slay When Digital Board Game Armello Arrives On PlayStation 4 This Year

League of Geeks has announced it is adding a platform to its release plans for Armello. The developer has revealed that a PlayStation 4 version is in the works for release this year.

Armello is a colorful digital board game featuring anthropormorphic animals from four clans. Players vie for the throne on procedurally generated boards, engage in combat with other players, use trickery, and deal with the Mad King's commands.

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Until Dawn Brings Halloween Early With Late August Release Date

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Until Dawn Brings Halloween Early With Late August Release Date

Until Dawn might be the game you play on Halloween this year, but it might also be the game you play again on October 31. The game is coming out well in advance of the spookiest holiday, and will be one of the games kicking off the fall rush.

Along with a new trailer, Sony announced that Supermassive Games' teen slasher flick will be arriving at the end of August. Additionally, Peter Stormare (Arrow, Destiny) has been revealed as a member of the cast.

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Yoshi's Woolly World Gets Adorable Cosmetic Amiibo Support

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Yoshi's Woolly World Gets Adorable Cosmetic Amiibo Support

It looks like your Amiibo collection is going to have an adorable (but purely cosmetic) purpose when Yoshi's Woolly World arrives later this year. A new, brief trailer shows off the concept.

While Yoshi doesn't speak English, we are interpretting his gestures to mean that when you tap an Amiibo during Yoshi's Woolly World, you'll see the results on-screen. Yoshi will take on the appearance of the character whose Amiibo you used.

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Building Up Mad Max's Magnum Opus, The Four-Wheeled Heart Of His Wasteland

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Building Up Mad Max's Magnum Opus, The Four-Wheeled Heart Of His Wasteland

I ventured into the heart of wasteland with the upcoming Mad Max game at a recent press event in Santa Monica. To stand a chance in this harsh atmosphere, you need to build up Max's Magnum Opus, his main source of transportation. Here's what I did to survive with my time in the crazy world, which was full of close calls and satisfying victories.

Collecting Scrap For Car UpgradesScrap is the wasteland's treasure. It can used for upgrades to Max's Magnum Opus, making it the top priority. I went to a scrap-collecting mission, where I was instructed to find three pieces. While the first two were easy enough to find, the third one poses a bigger challenge, as it's locked in a container. Luckily, I have a harpoon on my car. I aim and release it at the container to pull off the front portion. I now have what I need to obtain a new car body. Going into the upgrade screen, I can select the new body, but I also have even more options for customization with color and design. Using additional scrap, I upgrade the car's armor to give it some extra protection. Who knows what the open road will bring?