Vega Returns In Street Fighter V, Blades Now Retractable

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Vega Returns In Street Fighter V, Blades Now Retractable

Vega is the newest combatant added to Street Fighter V's growing roster. His look hasn't changed much since his debut in Street Fighter II, but players will find he's far more formidable now, as he deploys too fighting styles: with claws and with claws sheathed. When Vega's claws are retracted, he taps into a slightly different move set with unique attack properties.

Players can switch between the fighting styles on the fly, and can alternate between them mid-string for different combos. And yes, opponents can still knock Vega's claws off. Once they are removed, they cannot be retrieved. Vega will have to make do with the singular combat style.

Vega is playable in the demo build of Street Fighter V at Gamescom, which kicks off this week. The teaser video below gives you a good first look at the Spanish Ninja in action.

Singers Wanted: Guitar Hero Live Adds Vocals

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Singers Wanted: Guitar Hero Live Adds Vocals

The coming rebirth of the Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero Live, delivers its own twists on the familiar gameplay experience, but some old features also make a welcome return.

In the behind-the-scenes video below, developer FreeStyleGames announces that vocals will be joining guitar tracks. Previously it was announced that the game would only feature a guitar track. Rival game Rock Band 4 features guitar, vocals, bass, and drums.

The video also takes about the game's two festival settings and the curated playlists of Guitar Hero TV.

Now With Vehicles And Buildings To Hide In

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Developer Team17 has announced Worms WMD, a turn-based deathmatch game similar to previous Worms titles. Unlike Worms Batttleground, however, Team17's newest project allows players to drive vehicles and enter buildings. Worms WMD also features hand-drawn backgrounds and a new, cartoon-inspired design on the series' titular worm characters.

Worms WMD arrives on Xbox One and PC in 2016. If you want to take a closer look at the game, head to Germany. Throughout Gamescom, attendees can visit Team17's booth to play a brief demo.

Team17 also announced Worms 4, a mobile game slated for release on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch in August. This handheld experience offers more than 80 single player missions and one hundred weapon upgrades.

New Trailer Confirms 2K Pro-Am Mode For NBA 2K16

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Last week, we reported on a broad list of features that leaked for NBA 2K16. One of those was a new mode for MyPlayer called 2K Pro-AM. 2K Games confirmed the mode today with a new trailer, sharing more details about it.

The mode features five-on-five matches of MyPlayers using NBA rules, and up to 40 players can play in a venue simultaneously. In 2K-Pro-Am, you rise the ranks of the leaderboards to prove your team is the best of the best. To make your rising stardom even more fun, you also can design your own logos, jerseys, and arenas for your team. 

To get an idea of the excitement, watch the trailer below that lets you see the customization up close. 

Brush Up On Your Satonaka-Style Dancing

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Brush Up On Your Satonaka-Style Dancing

It's Chie Satonaka's birthday, and she'll dance if she wants to. Atlus celebrated the character's in-game birthday today by releasing an English-language version of her earlier released video.

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Fans will recognize Chie's lime green jacket as well as her own nod to Bruce Lee's yellow and black tracksuit from Game of Death. As an extra birthday present, Atlus also released a lyric video for Lotus Juice's remix of "Backside Of The TV."

Bungie Explores The Dreadnaught In Latest Update

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The latest weekly update from Bungie offers some tantalizing glimpses of the Dreadnaught, the new playable area premiering in Destiny: The Taken King, set for release on September 15. The new art reveals both concept and in-game visuals of the strange ship fortress of Oryx.

In addition to some art reveals, Bungie is highlighting how gameplay is going to be different in the Dreadnaught. Patrols are going to be much more difficult, and public events are much larger and more involved than before. Players can trigger these events, but the exact methods behind that process remain mysterious. The update also suggests that the Dreadnaught will be home to a “lot of breadcrumb trails” that lead to interesting secrets and loot. 

Finally, we get a glimpse of a new enemy that makes its home in one of the upcoming strikes set aboard the Dreadnaught. The Darkblade is just one of the new enemies players are set to face, adn the update includes a look at both the character and his giant axe.

Komaru Naegi And Toko Fukawa Load Their Guns

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As we noted in previous coverage, Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls exchanges the visual novel gameplay of its predecessors for third person shooting mechanics. Today NIS America revealed specifics regarding how guns work in its upcoming title.

After taking the role of one of two heroines - Komaru Naegi or Toko Fukawa - players must escape Towa City. To aid in this endeavor, the two main characters possess a variety of Truth Bullets with different effects. In some cases, these effects focus on damage; Burn bullets, for example, cause targets to light on fire. Not every bullet inflicts pain, a fact best demonstrated by the bizarre Dance bullet. The eight types of Truth Bullets are Break, Burn, Dance, Detect, Knockback, Link, Move, and Paralyze. For more details on their effects, check out the screens below.

Ultra Despair Girls tells the story between the events of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa: Goodbye Despair. The story begins with Komaru Naegi, the little sister of the first game's protagonist, escaping from a mysterious apartment. When hundreds of children calling themselves Monokumas rush to the scene, Naegi learns her city has been taken over by an evil group hoping to murder all of Towa City's adults. With the help of Toko Fukawa, she attempts to navigate the city and escape once and for all.

Renewed And Improved

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Ratchet and Clank have been romping through the galaxy for three console generations. In that time, the duo has had its share of highs and lows, but next year’s theatrical release could send Insomniac’s gun-toting heroes into a new stratosphere of fame. In conjunction with this hopeful feature film, Insomniac is reimagining the original Ratchet & Clank game for the newest generation of hardware. Thankfully, this game is more than just a quick HD port – it has enough new content to virtually make this a new experience from the heroes’ first outing back in 2002.

During our E3 demo, we boarded a hovertrain in Metropolis and used our grapple line to swing across the gaps as flying cars whizzed by in the background. The most exciting element of any Ratchet & Clank game has always been the inventive weapons, and this entry is full of old favorites like the Groovatron – which forces enemies to break into disco – as well as several new ways to disintegrate foes. A shotgun called the Pixelizer atomizes enemies, turning them into a shower of low-res cubes. Insomniac also teased a new weapon-upgrade system inspired by role-playing games.

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New Systems, Controls, And More

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Developer inXile Entertainment has announced an official release date for Wasteland 2: Director's Cut. On October 13, 2015, the game will launch in North America.

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, originally known as Wasteland 2: Game Of The Year Edition, features overhauled graphics, additional voice acting, new character models, modified lighting, and more. From a gameplay standpoint, inExile Entertainment has created two new mechanics: "Precision Strike" and "Perk & Traits."

These systems come in addition to improved combat encounters and revamped cut scenes. This definitive version of Wasteland 2 is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and inXile Entertainment has optimized the control scheme and UI for consoles.

Get A Job Crystal Hunting With Three Friends

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Get A Job Crystal Hunting With Three Friends

After some trademark hints last year, Square Enix confirmed today its action role-playing game Final Fantasy Explorers is coming stateside. Square also released a new trailer and gameplay details.

Combat looks fast-paced and focused on co-op, with up to four players joining together wirelessly. In true Final Fantasy form, Explorers takes place in a world where crystals are a scarce and valuable resource. Players become the eponymous Explorers and fight off monsters in search of shards from the legendary Grand Crystal.

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