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The hit arcade game Killer Queen is coming to Switch as Killer Queen Black. The game is designed to be played in teams as insect-like creatures battle to win via a couple of different win conditions. Each team is led by a powerful Queen, and they try to be the first to bring the giant snail towards a goal, or fill their hive with nectar, or execute a triple assassination of the enemy’s Queen. It’s a little complicated.

If you haven’t played it, just know that it’s really cool. Fortunately, more people will get to play the game for themselves. Killer Queen Black launches on Switch on August 7, and will feature wireless, local, and online play.

5 Things We Love About This Frenzied Shooter

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5 Things We Love About This Frenzied Shooter

We recently had the chance to fly to Sweden to check out RAGE 2 at Avalanche studios and get a taste of the fruit the budding relationship between Avalanche and Id Software has borne. To say it plainly: we came away pretty impressed with what we played.

Here's what we liked most about our brief hands-on with this unexpected sequel.

Rage 2 has a strong identity thanks to its combat Cast aside the easy Borderlands comparisons. Rage 2's gunplay stands apart thanks to the strength of Id Software's classic combat. Shotgun blasts blow enemies across the yard and the powers at your disposal, like dashing or throwing enemies around with telekinetic blasts, make the action rhythmic and exhilarating. A surprisingly detailed dismemberment system as well as combo meter that lets you enter a near invulnerable state after you've killed enough enemies quickly also makes every combat encounter memorable in the most grisly way imaginable.

Spider-Man Hands-On – Boss Fights, Secrets, And More City Details

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Spider-Man Hands-On – Boss Fights, Secrets, And More City Details

Minutes after Sony's E3 press conference concluded, I was whisked away to a room to check out a new playable demo of Insomniac Games' Spider-Man. I fully expected to play through the same sequence that was just shown at the presser, but Insomniac surprised me with a 15-minute slice of web-swinging goodness that begins with open-world exploration and concludes with our first look at a boss fight.

In Game Informer's May cover story, I talked briefly about Spider-Man interrupting a bank robbery being conducted by Shocker. Spidey exchanged pleasantries with him, but the screen faded to black before I could see what happened next.

Boss Fights, Secrets, And More City Details

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Boss Fights, Secrets, And More City Details

Minutes after Sony's E3 press conference concluded, I was whisked away to a room to check out a new playable demo of Insomniac Games' Spider-Man. I fully expected to play through the same sequence that was just shown at the presser, but Insomniac surprised me with a 15-minute slice of web-swinging goodness that begins with open-world exploration, and concludes with our first look at a boss fight.

In Game Informer's May cover story, I talked briefly about Spider-Man interrupting a bank robbery being conducted by Shocker. Spidey exchanged pleasantries with him, but the screen faded to black before I could see what happened next.

What We Think We Figured Out From The Death Stranding E3 Trailer

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What We Think We Figured Out From The Death Stranding E3 Trailer

Death Stranding made a big, if mysterious, impression when it was shown in 2016, and the game's new trailer at Sony's press conference has shed a little more light (we think) on the game.

Meet Sam Porter Bridges

He's a delivery man (Porter. Get it?). On foot. Shlepping containers (even what looks like a dead/suspended body) across great distances and stunning landscapes, Bridges endures great hardships as he scales mountains, almost drowns, and has to peel off one of his toe nails – the usual occupational hazards.

What We Think We Figured Out From The Death Stranding E3 Trailer

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Death Stranding made a big, if mysterious, impression when it was shown in 2016, and the game's new trailer at Sony's press conference has shed a little more light (we think) on the game.

Meet Sam Porter Bridges

He's a delivery man (Porter. Get it?). On foot. Shlepping containers (even what looks like a dead/suspended body) across great distances and stunning landscapes, Bridges endures great hardships as he scales mountains, is almost drown, and has to peel off one of his toe nails – the usual occupational hazards.

Grand Operations Is A Promising Evolution Of Battlefield Multiplayer

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Many Battlefield veterans groaned when DICE announced the new battle royale mode coming to the next entry in the series. Whatever you feel about trend-chasing inarguably the most popular multiplayer mode on the planet right now, it doesn't appear to be coming at the cost of the core Battlefield multiplayer modes that stress teamwork and communication. We got a chance to go hands-on with a slightly modified version of the new Grand Operations mode at EA Play, and came away with a better understanding of how DICE plans to evolve these long-form matches. 

Hands-On With Valkyria Chronicles 4 – A Promising Comeback

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Hands-On With Valkyria Chronicles 4 – A Promising Comeback

The first Valkyria Chronicles was a cult hit, tantalizing strategy/RPG fans with its beautiful, watercolor-like graphics and hard-fought battles. Since then, the series has meandered along with PSP sequels and the misguided spin-off, Valkyria Revolution. Valkyria Chronicles 4 looks to be a return to form, mirroring the first game, but widening the scope and enhancing combat options. I recently went hands-on with the game, and am happy to report I got so absorbed I didn’t want to stop playing.

In Valkyria Chronicles 4, you play as Claude Wallace, who chronicles in a journal the history of the second Europan War. Claude is a determined lieutenant of Squad E, but isn’t calm or collected. Claude’s hands shake before the first battle, talking about how his squad couldn’t see what the war would cost them. “This is still a tale of war, sacrifice, and conflicted loyalties,” says associate producer Andrew Davis. “As Federation forces press onward in their last-ditch attempt to take the Imperial capital, the members of Squad E will face questions that challenge their view of the world. What is an acceptable cost of victory? Is the enemy of your enemy your friend?”

Coming Back With Promise

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The first Valkyria Chronicles was a cult hit, tantalizing strategy/RPG fans with its beautiful, watercolor-like graphics and hard-fought battles. Since then, the series has meandered along with PSP sequels and the misguided spin-off, Valkyria Revolution. Valkyria Chronicles 4 looks to be a return to form, mirroring the first game, but widening the scope and enhancing combat options. I recently went hands-on with the game, and am happy to report I got so absorbed I didn’t want to stop playing.

In Valkyria Chronicles 4, you play as Claude Wallace, who chronicles in a journal the history of the second Europan War. Claude is a determined lieutenant of Squad E, but isn’t calm or collected. Claude’s hands shake before the first battle, talking about how his squad couldn’t see what the war would cost them. “This is still a tale of war, sacrifice, and conflicted loyalties,” says associate producer Andrew Davis. “As Federation forces press onward in their last-ditch attempt to take the Imperial capital, the members of Squad E will face questions that challenge their view of the world. What is an acceptable cost of victory? Is the enemy of your enemy your friend?”

Life Is Strange's The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit Explores The Wonders Of Imagination

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Life Is Strange's The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit Explores The Wonders Of Imagination

Since the original series ended in 2015, fans of Life is Strange have been clamoring for a sequel. Their desires were somewhat answered with a prequel called Before The Storm that focused on troublemaker Chloe Price and her relationship with Rachel Amber. However, Dontnod is ramping up for a proper sequel and you’ll get a taste of what they have in mind even sooner than you probably except.

On June 26, the Dontnod and Square Enix will release a standalone “Life is Strange universe” game called The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit. “Life is Strange is more than just Chloe and Max or any other character,” creative director Michel Koch told me during a demo of the game, revealing that Captain Spirit doesn’t function as a prologue or necessarily even a traditional bridge between Life is Strange and Life is Strange 2. However, choices that you make in Captain Spirit do have some kind of effect on the events of Life is Strange 2.