The Blue Hedgehog And His Friends Face Threats Both New And Familiar

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The Blue Hedgehog And His Friends Face Threats Both New And Familiar

We already knew Sonic's next adventure would see the return of stalwart allies like Tails and Amy while also introducing new characters, including a new friend in Sticks, and the series' villains will also get the same treatment. Sega released a new trailer at Gamescom today introducing Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric's titular antagonist, as well as teasing an appearance by Metal Sonic.

As you may have imagined, Dr. Eggman is up to his old tricks in this trailer, but things get a bit hairy for Sonic and pals once they stumble upon the reawakened Lyric, a mechanically augmented snake who seeks to destroy all organic life. Our heroes also encounter a giant robot sandworm known as the Driller.

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You Won't Want To Cross These Orcs

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You Won't Want To Cross These Orcs

The highly anticipated expansion to the world's biggest MMO had an intense cinematic trailer shown at Gamescom today. If you missed it, you can watch it right here.

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The trailer centers around some orcs that you may already be a bit familiar with and certainly sets the tone for what's to come in the upcoming expansion. The plot will center around Garrosh Hellscream and the repercussions of his changing the world's timeline.

Watch 11 Minutes Of Gameplay In This Guided Gamescom Demo

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A new Gamescom 2014 demo features 11 minutes of Assassin’s Creed Unity gameplay, narrated by creative director Alex Amancio. You can watch the whole demo below, which follows protagonist Arno on one of his first missions as an Assassin.

The demo-walkthrough is pulled from an early “black box mission” in Unity’s single player campaign, in which Arno is tasked with killing a Templar named Sivert near the Notre Dame Cathedral. Arno is noticeably inexperienced with asssassinations at this point in the game. He turns to a mentor figure for advice, only to be told he’ll have to make his own way.

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See Procedurally Generated Stealth In Action

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See Procedurally Generated Stealth In Action

Klei Entertainment's Invisible, Inc. (formerly known as Incognita) is coming to Steam early access next week, and the studio has released a new trailer to get you pumped up.

Klei Entertainment is the development studio behind titles like Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja. Invisible, Inc. hits Steam on August 19, but as an early access title, the development is still ongoing. Even so, players will get a taste for the game's unique breed of procedurally generated stealth.

Watch the full trailer below, and mark your calendar for August 19.

The Toy Box Is Easier Than Ever

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Disney Infinity's Toy Box mode is all about unleashing your creativity, and the upcoming 2.0 version of the mode in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes gives you plenty of tools to do just that.

Would-be creators and vets alike will find plenty to like about the mode's additions, which you can see in the walkthrough trailer below. Highlights include new tools for procedural content generation, templates, pre-loaded games ready right out of the box, friend sharing, increased storage space, interiors, and more.

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We Had A Hellraid Of A Time With Techland's Open-World RPG

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If you’re a big fan of Skyrim’s open world and first-person combat, then Techland has a game for you. It’s called Hellraid, and coincidentally enough, you’re reading a preview about that game right now.

Hellraid will have players jumping into the boots of a medieval warrior who is the last living member of a cursed family. Your goal throughout the game will be to fight back the minions of hell who are homebent on destroying our planet – something that I’ve always wanted to do, but never really had the opportunity to accomplish myself.

Every class of weapon in Hellraid functions slightly differently. For example, during our Gamescom demo, we watched as our hero picked up a mace. These strong, blunt instruments are useful for stunning enemies and can also shatter skeletons. Our Hellraid hero also has a dash move, which is extremely useful for avoiding enemy attacks and closing the distance to ranged fighters.

Invade A Friend's World In Techland's Zombie Apocalypse

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Invade A Friend's World In Techland's Zombie Apocalypse

Techland's spiritual successor to Dead Island lets players free-run across a zombie-filled open world. We’ve already gotten our hands dirty with the game, but at this year’s Gamescom we got a chance to partner up for a run though the city in co-op.

During our hands-on with the game, our goal was to set up a bunch of explosives inside an apartment complex in order to send out a signal to other survivors who might be out there. However, this larger goal was punctuated by several smaller challenges that pitted us against our partner.

While in co-op, you’ll want to spend a lot of time working together to ensure that you and your friend survive, but during these co-op challenges, you’ll be presented with the opportunity to have some friendly competition. One challenge had my co-op partner and I competing to see who could kill the most zombies in a set amount of time, while another challenge had us racing to get through a section of the sewers faster.

New Trailer Focuses On Zant And His Scimitar

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New Trailer Focuses On Zant And His Scimitar

The latest trailer for Hyrule Warriors focuses on the bizarre antics of Zant, the Twilight Princess antagonist.

Zant has always been one of the stranger characters of the Zelda universe, and his bizarre moveset has moved over to Hyrule Warriors without sacrifice. He can shrink and grow, summon objects from the Twilight realm, and summon a giant version of his head to attack with.

You can check out the trailer below. Hyrule Warriors is coming to Wii U September 26. For more on the game, check out trailers for Link wielding the Master Sword and the Fire Rod, Zelda, and Impa. You can also read about our hands-on impressions from E3, an interview with the team, and the title's E3 trailer.

Meta Knight Confirmed

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Meta Knight Confirmed

After making his first appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Meta Knight will be returning for the Wii U and 3DS version of the fighter.

On the Miiverse post accompanying his reveal, director Masuhiro Sakurai wrote, "'Looks like there was an impostor in the earlier posts, so I introduced him to my sword!' ...I'll leave it up to your imagination if he really said that or not. The veteran hero, Meta Knight, returns to battle!! We didn't forget the Battleship Halberd either!!"

Met Knight has apparently gone through some gameplay changes for his second appearance. Sakurai writes on the Miiverse, "Meta Knight's Up Special Move, Shuttle Loop, changed quite a bit in this game. The glide is gone, and the attack slashes opponents twice while spinning in a large loop. This has turned into a highly technical and effective move." You can check out some more image of Meta Knight in the gallery below.

The Return Of Kano And Raiden

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The Return Of Kano And Raiden

Gamescom is our first opportunity to play around with returning favorites Kano and Raiden, but with the character variations system in Mortal Kombat X it's almost like trying more.

As you may recall from Mortal Kombat's debut at E3, each character has three variations you can choose from before the fight. Certain core moves remain the same no matter what you select, but many of them change drastically.

Raiden's Displacer variation is built around teleportation. He can teleport in the middle of a combo, in the air, and even disappear completely for a brief moment. Master of Storms is all about creating electric traps on the map to keep your opponent constantly wondering where the next one will appear. Thunder God expands the length and variety of combos. Raiden's X-ray launches opponents into the sky above the cloud level. He flies up to their body, grabs their spine, and lights them up with arcs of blue electricity before throwing them back down. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see his fatality.