Star Wars Battlefront Launches With 12 Multiplayer Maps

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Star Wars Battlefront Launches With 12 Multiplayer Maps

EA and DICE are sharing some new information on Star Wars Battlefront today. As we mentioned during Star Wars Celebration, one of the less familiar planets we’ll be fighting on is Sullust.

It was mentioned in Return of the Jedi, but never shown. And while this isn’t the first time we’ll be traveling there in a Star Wars game, this envisioning required a field trip to Iceland.

While Endor, Tatooine and Hoth reference photographs were easy to capture (the team visited the filming locations from the movies), Sullust was trickier. Iceland thankfully had the right combination of barren landscapes, rock formations, and the all-important lava.

Take A Look At The Old Blood's Take On Castle Wolfenstein And Some Gameplay

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Take A Look At The Old Blood's Take On Castle Wolfenstein And Some Gameplay

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a stand-alone downloadable episode for last year's Wolfenstein: The New Order, arrives on Tuesday, and Bethesda recently shared some art and gameplay.

You can check out the new art in the embedded tweets below, and check out some gameplay from a recent Bethesda live stream in the archive below. The gameplay kicks in at around 3:50.

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Banjo-Kazooie Successor Surpasses All Stretch Goals, New One Added

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Banjo-Kazooie Successor Surpasses All Stretch Goals, New One Added

At the time of this posting, Yooka-Lalyee – the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor being developed by former Rare employees – has achieved all of its stretch goals.

Right now, the Kickstarter has raised £1,234,399 (about $1,868,695), which means it has surpassed all of its initial stretch goals, plus two that were added shortly after the game's Kickstarter launch. In response, developer Playtonic Games has added another stretch goal for the £1,500,000 mark – the addition of an orchestral score.

The team also addressed a fair concern that the Kickstarter is getting too big and insists that the stretch goals are going exclusively to the game, as opposed to things like buying a larger office space. In the most recent update Playtonic writes, "we’re acutely aware of the concerns surrounding Kickstarter ‘bloat’. Backers can be assured that the Playtonic team is comprised of vastly experienced game developers, and we’ve carefully planned our stretch feature pledges to ensure that they won’t negatively impact on the creation of our game."

New Persona 5 Screens Appear On PlayStation Japan's Blog

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New Persona 5 Screens Appear On PlayStation Japan's Blog

You won't find anything revelatory, but the new screens offer a good look at some of the gameplay and visuals.

The collection of 10 screens and two new pieces of art appeared recently on the Japanese PlayStation blog. Many are stills of what we saw in the game's trailer, but this is the highest resolution they've been presented.

For more on Persona 5 head here to see the first gameplay, here to read a few more details from the game's director, and here to read former intern Justin Mikos' wishlist for the game. You can see the collection of new screens in the gallery below.

Codemasters' Dirt Rally Is A Worthy Return

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Codemasters' Dirt Rally Is A Worthy Return

Codemasters' Dirt franchise was designed to encompass all things offroad racing, but through the series' different iterations some rally racing staples have fallen by the wayside. Despite the franchise's roots in Codemasters' Colin McRae Rally franchise, racers looking for a dedicated rally experience from the developer/publisher have been starved for thrills. Out of blue, the company has released Dirt Rally on Steam Early Access – a game that expands the rally racing experience from what the Dirt series has traditionally offered.

I love rally racing more than the general offroading that the Dirt series has offered (I do like gymkhana, though!), so I welcome the return of having to repair between stages, shakedown practice runs, and crazy (long!) stages. I took a little more care with my driving in the game (depending on the assists used), and it wasn't as loosey goosey as some previous Codemasters rally titles, but it's a worthy rebirth. It will be interesting to see how the game's online component grows as the Early Access period continues and the title graduates to a full release. Different kinds of community challenges could keep things interesting, and I also love if there were more career options such as sponsorship.

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Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains Will Come With Free 3DS Theme

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Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains Will Come With Free 3DS Theme

Atlus has delivered a new trailer of Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains along with some details about when we can play it. Check out the video below to see the members of the Scout Regiment in action.

The trailer features Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, and Sasha, along with a number of different Titans (and a lot of blood). You’ll be able to pick it up in North America on May 12 for $39.99.

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Project Cars Opens Up Its Garage

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Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios have revealed the car lineup for the upcoming Project Cars. It features more than 60 vehicles, which cater to a variety of different driving styles. Whether your tastes include karts, road racing, open wheel, or stock-car races, there's probably something for you here.

The first list includes the cars that ship with the game. After that, you can see the bonus cars you'll get from buying the digital version of the game, as well as the first in a series of free DLC cars.

For more information on Project Cars, take a look at our hands-on impressions – complete with video of our six-lap race.

Playtonic Fully Unveils Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Sucessor Yooka-Laylee, Kickstarter Begins Tomorrow

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The stars of the long teased Project Ukelele from a collection of former Rare developers have been unveiled – a chameleon and a bat named Yooka and Laylee.

Much like Banjo-Kazooie, the duo is named after an instrument and must work together to perform platforming feats. You can see the two above, and so far we've seen Laylee the bat carrying Yooka to extend a jump, and Yooka rolling quickly as Laylee rides on top. IGN has the first gameplay footage which you can see here.

Playtonic has decided to crowd-fund the game and is launching a Kickstarter tomorrow, where we will find out more details about the game. Some other details about Yooka and Laylee are they were created by Steve Mayles who created Banjo, Kazooie and the Donkey Kong family from Donkey Kong 64. Playtonic is also being deliberately vague about the gender of Yooka and Laylee saying, "We’ll let you guess their sexes."

Check Out Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker In Action

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Check Out Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker In Action

The Devil Survivor branch of the Shin Megami Tensei series is a careful blend of a variety of different gameplay styles. It borrows from strategy RPGs and traditional turn-based RPGs to create something wholly unique.

In the gameplay video below, you’ll combat begin with traditional strategy deployment. You’ll pick your skills and demon allies, place your party members, and move on a grid.

Once you get close to an enemy though, the perspective changes, and the party member in combat has access to their skills via a menu. The view is first-person, and the combat turn-based as in a number of other Shin Megami Tensei titles.