Polygon Like It's 1995 In New PS1-Style Survival-Horror Game

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Polygon Like It's 1995 In New PS1-Style Survival-Horror Game

We play a lot of PlayStation 1-era games here at Game Informer as part of our Replay show. We have a soft spot in particular for survival-horror games of that era, in all their paddle-handed, flat-face glory. Indie devs have turned to games from the pixelated age of 8- and 16-bit games for inspiration, and for good reason: They look cool. But what of those angular, aliased and grubby-looking PS1 and Saturn games? Does anyone remember those? Apparently, a Japanese indie developer does, and he's tapping into the style for an all new adventure.

There's not much to see yet from Takaaki Ichijo's game Back in 1995, but the clip below should instantly show what he's going for. It captures the essence of those mid-'90s games, with their funky textures, flashing seams, and amateurish camera work. While terrible controls would make it more accurate of an experience, we're hoping he goes easy on us in that department. 

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New Trailer Features The Three Brothers

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One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 is the latest mashup between One Piece and Dynasty Warriors. Namco Bandai revealed a new trailer today that features the three brothers Luffy, Ace, and Sabo decimating hordes of enemies in Dynasty Warriors style combat.

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The story begins with Luffy departing Fushia Village and follows up to the latest adventures in the series in Dressrosa. New characters added include Luffy’s adoptive brother Sabo, Donquixote Doflamingo, Fujitora, and more.

Survive A Violent Revolution By Doing Chores In Sunset

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Survive A Violent Revolution By Doing Chores In Sunset

In recent years, we've seen an explosion in first-person adventures that eschew combat in favor of exploration based, narrative driven experiences. Add the 1970s Latin American revolution game Sunset to this collection.

Brought to us by the Belgian developer Tale of Tales, Sunset puts players in the shoes of Angela Burnes, an American tourist who gets trapped in a fictional South American city after its dictator closes the border. To survive, she takes a job cleaning the exquisite apartment of wealthy dissident Gabriel Ortega. As the streets rattle with explosions outside, Burnes takes sanctuary in Ortega's home each day around sunset to wipe down the windows, clean his dishes, and perform other housekeeping tasks. As you go about your duties, each day you get a chance to snoop through a different part of his house. Whether you rifle through his things to find out more about your mysterious employer or keep on the straight and narrow is up to you. Whatever actions you take (or don't take) will shape your relationship with Ortega. Check out the latest trailer:

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First Story Trailer Highlights English Dub And Reveals Fall Release

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The latest trailer for Tales of Zestiria provides our first glimpse of the English dub of the game and introduces to the new characters.

The lead character, Sorey, must become the Shepard to vanquish the Lord of Calamity and unite humans and a magical race called the Seraphin. The story is more fantasy-heavy than previous games, with the world even featuring dragons. 

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New Gameplay Trailer And Release Date Unveiled

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Namco Bandai has just shared the latest trailer, screenshots and information for its wild crossover fighting game J-Stars Victory VS+.

J-Stars features 52 Shonen Jump characters, from classics such as Goku, Naruto, and Yusuke Urameshi to more modern characters like Koro-Sensei from “Assassination Classroom” and Chitoge Kirisaki from “Nisekoi.”  You need to assemble a team of three to participate in the chaotic showdowns. 

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Available Now On Windows 8, iOS, Steam

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Microsoft’s newest Spartan adventure is no longer missing in action.

Originally announced for December 2014, the top-down shooter went dark shortly before its planned holiday launch thanks to The Master Chief collection’s multiplayer falling apart at the seams. After months of attempting to reign in the mega-pack’s matchmaking woes, Spartan Strike is finally getting its spot in the limelight.

Halo: Spartan Strike puts players in the shoes of a Spartan on New Mombasa during the events of Halo 2. Like its predecessor, the game sends players out on missions in the vein of the standard Halo games. Microsoft is claiming that it has improved touch controls for Spartan Strike, and that the Windows 8 version of the game is going to include weekly challenges similar to recent entries in the series.

Crypt Of The NecroDancer Shuffles To Full Release April 23

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One of the most popular Early Access games at Steam is finally nearing its full release.

Brace Yourself Games' Crypt of the NecroDancer is an unconventional mash-up that combines rhythm games and roguelikes into an experience unlike any other. Using a dance pad (or conventional gamepad for those of you who live in towns that ban dancing), players dance (or tap) their way though procedurally generated dungeons on the way to challenging the infamous NecroDancer to a dance-off.

The game comes with its own soundtrack created by Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy), but you can also incorporate your own music into the mix. Check out the action below:

Project Cars' Latest Release Date Is A "Guarantee" In Europe/UK

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Project Cars has been delayed several times, but developer Slightly Mad Studios has now issued a guarantee for the European/UK release dates of the game.

The game comes out over the pond on May 7 in Europe and May 8 in the U.K.

We have not confirmed an official U.S. release date yet, but we've contacted publisher Bandai Namco U.S. for official word.

Is WWE 2K Mobile Worth A Try?

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Is WWE 2K Mobile Worth A Try?

WWE has made inroads in the mobile space with the Mortal Kombat-inspired WWE Immortals and trading card title WWE Supercard. But the company hasn't made a straight-up wrestling game until today's release on iOS and Android, WWE 2K. Is it worth the $7.99 price tag? Depends on your expectations.

If you're hoping for the all the bells and whistles of the console games, you're going to be highly disappointed. A lot is missing from this package, but if you're looking for a traditional wrestling game with touchscreen controls and your favorite stars, it holds up on the basics.

The roster includes most of the the big names of today, though women aren't included as of yet. (The complete list: Bad News Barrett, Batista, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Sting, Triple H, and Undertaker) The character models are actually pretty close to the real wrestlers. Entrances are a truncated approximation of the real thing, though Sting's is outdated and Batista doesn't do his trademark machine gun squat.