Pro Evolution Soccer Snags UEFA Euro 2016 License

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Konami has announced the acquisition of a new tournament license for its Pro Evolution Soccer series – Euro 2016. Next year's tournament won't be in PES 2016 at launch, with hints that it may be included in a standalone game.

The inclusion of Euro 2016 bolsters the franchise, which already has licenses for the Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and numerous individual teams and kits.

Today's announcement does not outline the terms, and PES fans can only hope that Konami can nab the license again for 2020 and beyond.

Full Feature List Enters The Ring

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Those who can't wait to learn more about 2K's WWE video game franchise have a lot to be excited about today, as 2K has announced the complete feature list for its upcoming WWE 2K16.

Visual Concepts and Yuke's are bringing back several modes from past games. Story mode 2K Showcase returns, giving players the ability to relive classic matches and moments from WWE history and complete challenges to unlock characters, gear, match types, and other unlockables. MyCareer also reappears, letting players developer their character from rising NXT star to WWE Hall of Famer. Player characters can take part in interactive interviews, interfere with rivals, and form a tag team with another wrestler.

The developers have also improved upon the creation tools seen in last year's release. WWE 2K16 builds on the creation suite foundation already in place and offers new features like Create a Diva, Create a Championship, Create an Arena, and Create a Show. New improvements have been made to the pre-existing Create a Superstar, Create an Entrance, Superstar Studio, and Community Creation features as well. Players can also customize their in-game music thanks to the addition of Superstar entrance music to the game's jukebox. For the first time, Superstars can be assigned to multiple shows.

We Try Our Hand At Gliding And Fighting In Just Cause 3

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Rico Rodriguez has his hands full in Just Cause 3, between taking down General Di Ravello and protecting his friends from the tyrant’s forces. That doesn’t mean that Rico is all work and no play, however. In addition to tackling the campaign and causing unscripted mayhem in the open world, players can also check out a variety of challenges. If you’re into upgrades, you’ll find they’re worth your time.

Rico is a powerful force when he arrives in his homeland of Medici. The island nation is under the control of a dictator, and it seems as though Rico offers the only real hope for salvation. As strong as he is, Rico can still stand to improve. One of the ways he can do so is related to rewards that can be unlocked by participating in challenges. I was able to check out four such challenges at Gamescom today, and I’m confident that my version of Rico is going to be all right.

Free As A Bird

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Free As A Bird

Developer Forgotten Key released a new trailer today for its gorgeous adventure game Aer. Taking visual cues from Wind Waker and Journey, Aer is an exploration-focused game set in a shattered world full of floating islands. Luckily for heroine Auk, she has the perfect ability to get around.

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Players take control of Auk as she picks through the ruins of a far-gone civilization. In the trailer, she explores grassy fields and snowy peaks both on foot and flying in her bird form. Auk's travels look relatively safe until she descends into a mysterious cavern and finds some sort of shrine. Her victory is short-lived, however, because a massive monster appears from the shadows. Afterwards, Auk is surrounded by a group of enigmatic blue phantoms. Could they be remnants of the old civilization?

New Trailer Is All About Revenge

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Snake's upcoming game is just under a month away, and Konami has released a new trailer to showcase several new moments. Revealed in celebration of Gamescom 2015, the trailer gives a good overview of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain picks up about a decade after the events of last year's Ground Zeroes. The trailer shows off The Phantom Pain's gameplay, its colorful cast of characters, and a look at some of the scenarios they'll find themselves in. If you would like to check out the cinematic new trailer, you can do so below.

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37 New Details About FIFA 16’s Modes & More

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FIFA 16 developer EA Canada has already let us get our hands on the game at E3 in June, but there are still so many questions we have about the September 22nd title. At Gamescom, more of the curtain was pulled back on the game, revealing details about changes to this year's career mode as well as an exciting new way to play FIFA Ultimate Team.

The FIFA series dominates gamers' free time not just because of the licenses or even the gameplay. It's also thanks to the excitement of building your own team via FIFA Ultimate Team and the challenge of steering your club to greatness in its career mode. Developer EA Canada has announced a host of additions and improvements to these modes for FIFA 16, and they could be big enough to strengthen the game's career mode and either deepen your addiction to Ultimate Team or make you try it for the first time.

FUT DRAFT & ULTIMATE TEAM

Stay Puft Joins The Ghostbusters In Lego Dimensions

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In the motion-picture world, the Ghostbusters kiled Stay Puft, a towering titan of marshmallows that ended up splattered across half of New York City. In the video game world, this iconic film villain is teaming up with his adversaries in Lego Dimensions. He's one of the new playable characters announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Traveller's Tales at Gamescom today.

To get your hands on all of the Ghostbusters content in Lego Dimensions, you'll need to purchase the Level Pack that comes with Peter Venkman and Ecto-1, and two separate Fun Packs – one offering Stay Puft, and the other containing Slimer. The Level Packs retail for $29.99. Fun Packs are $14.99.

Lego Dimensions ships on September 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. For more on Lego Dimensions, check out the new trailer for the game's Adventure World.

The Fateful Events Leading Up To Final Fantasy XV

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The Fateful Events Leading Up To Final Fantasy XV

In FF XV, player control Crown Prince Noctis, who is on the run with his comrades after Niflheim launches a surprise attack on the Kingdom of Lucis. The latest trailer for the game shows what happened 15 years earlier to help set the wheels in motion.

Niflheim take control of Lucis under the guise of a peace offer, seizing the kingdom's crown city and crystal. Noctis is also in this position partly due to events 15 years earlier.

Final Fantasy XV is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

Need For Speed Taps Real-Life Street Racing Icons

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Need For Speed Taps Real-Life Street Racing Icons

Ghost Games says it wants to get back to street racing culture with the November 3 reboot, and the developer has announced it is working with five real-life street racing icons to help achieve this goal.

The icons will be featured in the game as part of the changing narrative influenced by player choice, and these icons also form the racing styles around which you earn reputation.

Here are the icons, with text direct from EA: