Dontnod And Square Enix Announce Life Is Strange

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Square Enix and Remember Me developer Dontnod have announced what might be the most appropriately titled game this year. The new game, Life is Strange, is a brand new intellectual property that will be delivered digitally using an episodic format.
Square Enix describes Life is Strange as "an entirely new IP in the official Square Enix family," indicating that the publisher hopes to be in this for the long haul. The title takes place in Oregon, as Max Caulfiled returns home and discovers she can rewind time. Every action has a ripple effect, but players will be able to tweak their decisions thanks to Max's abilities.

We don't know much yet (though Square Enix says that every texture is hand-drawn), but we're eager to check the game out later this week at Gamescom. Keep an eye out for our impressions. The title is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. No release window has been provided yet.

CM Punk Stars In New WWE 2K15 Story Mode

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CM Punk, famously estranged from the WWE since walking out in January, will be one of four headliners in WWE 2K15’s new 2K Showcase mode. The single-player campaign focuses on two big rivalries from WWE history: CM Punk and John Cena from 2011 to 2013 and Triple H and former DX partner Shawn Michaels from 2002 to 2004. The two rivalry threads will be presented as mini-documentaries, using plenty of real-life footage of the feuds combined with commentary from the wrestlers involved to set up the matches. 

Players will battle through a total of 33 matches in 2K Showcase mode, unlocking content along the way by completing historical objectives that match up with what really happened in the ring. For those dreaming of other epic rivalries, 2K may just grant your wish further down the line. The publisher has already promised story-based rivalry DLC packs post-launch.

CM Punk remains a fan favorite, regularly eliciting chants at live WWE events, despite being off WWE programming for most of 2014. The former wrestler has shown no interest in returning to WWE publicly and was moved from the current roster to the alumni section on WWE.com following his formal contract expiration in July. On a recent conference call, I asked WWE executive director Mark Little about how the team came to use CM Punk given his current status with the WWE.

More Details From The Latest Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Trailer

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More Details From The Latest Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Trailer

A new trailer and a handful of screens were posted for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire this morning, but there weer a few quick details you might have missed, as well as a few details worth expanding upon.

A few Pokémon were quickly confirmed to be appearing in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as they were quickly shown in the middle of combat. We saw Grovyle and Swampert in the midst of battle, but they are evolved forms of the starters from the original Ruby and Sapphire, so they're appearances are far from being a surprise.

More interesting were the appearances of Shiftry...

Colorful Platformer The Last Tinker Headed To PlayStation 4 Next Week

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Colorful Platformer The Last Tinker Headed To PlayStation 4 Next Week

Developer Mimimi Productions' colorful platformer, The Last Tinker, has a release date for its PlayStation 4 debut.

Released on PC back in May, The Last Tinker: City of Colors follows hero Koru in Tinkerworld as he attempts to save a collection of color-coded districts using action action platformer mechanics – a genre we don't see very often these days. You can find out more about the game with our hands-on preview here.

The port of the game to PlayStation 4 is being handled by Loot Entertainment, and its release date was recently unveiled on the PlayStation blog.The game will be available on PlayStation 4 on August 19. As far as pricing goes, nothing was announced but Loot Entertainment's Product manager Jason Sorensen wrote, "Let’s just say that you really want to be a PS Plus member."

Classic Game Boy Stage Heading To Super Smash Bros. 3DS

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A stage modeled after the original Game Boy is coming to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

The image, featuring discolored versions of King Dedede and Kirby, was posted on the Super Smash Bros. website as Friday's daily image. On the accompanying Miiverse post, director Masuhiro Sakurai wrote, "Pic of the day. "♪Ba-ding!♪"," and followed up saying, "If you turn on the 3D effect, it really looks like there's a Game Boy inside the screen."

For more on Super Smash Bros., check out some Pac-Man's referential taunts, new details about Lady Palutena, Mario's impressive new duds, the newest Pokémon fighters, a new Pac-Man stage, some more details about the inclusion of the Miis, reveals of Luigi's final smash, a Lumiose City stagea new Animal Crossing stageDiddy Kong, the Mother Brain assist trophythe Waluigi assist trophy,LucarioZelda, the Skull KidMarthSonic, a redesigned Ray Gun, and the 3DS Mii Plaza.

More Mega Evolutions Revealed In New Trailer And Screens

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More Mega Evolutions Revealed In New Trailer And Screens

A new trailer and collection of screens for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire reveals a huge amount of new information including new Mega Evolutions, new mechanics, and gameplay.

In the trailer and gallery below you will see newly revealed Mega Evolutions for Altaria, Salamence, and Lopunny. You will also find details about a a free shiny Beldum holding a Mega Stone that will be distributed online when the game releases on November 21. That shiny Beldum will be able to evolve to a Metang, and then to a Metagross, which will be able to Mega Evolve.

You will also see and find some details about the Pokémon Contest Spectacular which will let Pokémon show off their talents, and Mega Evolve on stage if they can max out audience excitement.

Opening Recalls Classic NES Zelda, Reveals Items

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Opening Recalls Classic NES Zelda, Reveals Items

A Japanese Hyrule Warriors video with a title roughly translated to "adventure mode opening movie," recalls the original NES Zelda.

It's unclear if this is the actual prologue players see when they begin the game's adventure mode, or if this is just a video put together to promote the game on Tecmo Koei's YouTube channel. Alongside the classic music and opening crawl, the video also showcases a number of items that will presumably appear in the game including bombs, a compass, a ladder, a candle, water bombs, a power bracelet, ice arrows, digging mitts, the hookshot, a raft, the goodess' harp, and a flute.

Hyrule Warriors is coming exclusively to Wii U on September 26. To learn about the game's confirmed cast of playable characters, head here. To read about who we hope appears in the game, head here.

Watch Geralt's Voice Actor Improvise During The Witcher's Comic Con Panel

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Watch Geralt's Voice Actor Improvise During The Witcher's Comic Con Panel

During The Witcher's Comic Con panel this year, a computer error lead to the disappearance of Geralt's voice. Luckily his voice performer, Doug Cockle, was available provide help.

Along with actually reading the correct voiceover for Geralt, Cockle also took the opportunity to voice a few other characters, and give Geralt some... let's say atypical dialogue.

You can check out the video below, with only shows a few outtakes from the panel as opposed to the full gameplay demo. In the video developer CD Projekt RED promises that new gameplay videos will be published to its YouTube channel next week.

The Latest In A Series of JRPG Remakes Is Coming This Month

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Adding to the already packed fall lineup, Idea Factory's original JRPG is coming to Vita on August 26. For those first hearing about this title, we have some trailers and a slew of screens for you to take in.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 is a JRPG that has you exploring dungeons and moving through a unique story. We say unique because the world you play in is known as "Gamindustri" and features four lands based on the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and a fictional Sega console and has these lands involved in a series of conflicts known as the "Console Wars."

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Complete Tasks To Recruit The Citizens Of Earth To Your Cause

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In this new trailer for Atlus' upcoming retro-inspired RPG, we get to take a look at the day in the life for the vice president you are controlling. In order to recruit citizens to your cause, you must complete tasks and missions for them.

Each of the citizens you recruit have special abilities and skills that make them unique and worthwhile to recruit. Take a look at the trailer below to see this in action.

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