Ronin Feels Like The Kill Bill Game We Never Got And It's Coming Soon

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Ronin Feels Like The Kill Bill Game We Never Got And It's Coming Soon

One of my favorite games from PAX East this year was Tomasz Waclawek's Ronin. At first glance, the Devolver Digital published title looks like it riffs off Klei's Mark of the Ninja. Ronin's revenge tale takes a different path that blends platorming with turn-based combat.

You play as a woman systematically wiping out five members of a corporation. Her motives are unclear, and her face disguised under a motorcycle helmet. 

As you'll see in the trailer below, you'll need to carefully plan out your moves to avoid enemy fire and get the drop on foes. You're able to throw your sword and snatch enemies from the floor while hanging on the ceiling. But get into a firefight, and you could find yourself with nowhere to go.

25 Things To Know About Madden NFL 16’s Franchise Mode

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25 Things To Know About Madden NFL 16’s Franchise Mode

The Connected Franchise mode in Madden NFL 16 hasn't been dramatically overhauled from last year's game, but EA has made some important tweaks in hopes of making the mode more engaging. We learned all about the mode, and have loads of info to help you run your franchise.

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Pair Of Sword Art Online Games Confirmed For North America With Release Windows

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Bandai Namco yesterday confirmed two Sword Art Online games headed to North America this year. Both titles are headed to PlayStation 4, with the second also scheduled to arrive on Vita.

The Sword Art Online games are based on the the anime of the same name. The source material and the games center on a virtual reality MMO.

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will be out on PlayStation 4 this summer. Those that have the title on Vita (released in August 2014) will be able to transfer some items to the PlayStation 4 version. DLC purchased for the handheld installment will also eventually be unlocked on PS4.

Exploration MMO Wander Coming To PlayStation 4 Next Week

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Exploration MMO Wander Coming To PlayStation 4 Next Week

Put away your swords and blasters. You won't need them for this MMO.

The development team behind Wander (also named Wander), an exploration-based multiplayer game, has announced that the title will be available next week. A new trailer shows off some of the lush environment, you'll be able to walk, fly, and swim through.

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Seven Minutes Of Uninterrupted Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay

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Watch as Batman finds his way into Scarecrow's safe house via this long-form gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight.

The trailer naturally shows off Batman's fighting prowess (and those stupid enough to get in his way), the powerful Batmobile in action, and some of Gotham's vertical layout.

For more on the game, check out Kim's feature: Five Exciting Things We Did In Batman: Arkham Knight.

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.