The Briggs Family Spends Some Father-Daughter Time With Mortal Kombat X

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The Briggs Family Spends Some Father-Daughter Time With Mortal Kombat X

We’ve already been reunited with the Cage clan. Johnny, his estranged wife Sonya Blade, and their daughter Cassie are tearing things up in Mortal Kombat X this month. They aren’t the only family fighting together, though.

Jax returns with his daughter, Jacqui, by his side. In the latest trailer, you’ll see that the younger Briggs is just as fierce as her famous father.

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Trailer Takes You Inside The Fast-Paced Roguelike

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Trailer Takes You Inside The Fast-Paced Roguelike

Tower of Guns is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PS3 next week, and developer Terrible Posture Games has released a new trailer.

A fast-paced, roguelike shooter, Tower of Guns is one of the rare games that managed to claw its way up out of Steam’s Greenlight program. The game’s old-school shooter sensibilities struck a chord with PC players and the game finally moved out of Early Access in March 2014. Check out the trailer below to see it in action.

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Atlus Is Bringing Song-Filled RPG Stella Glow To North America

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Atlus Is Bringing Song-Filled RPG Stella Glow To North America

Atlus has announced that it will be publishing Imageepoch’s lyrical roleplaying game Stella Glow here in North America. The title is slated for a 2015 release.

There aren’t any localized assets yet, but we have the Japanese trailer for the title so you can get a feel for the theme and combat. The title was originally published by Atlus parent Sega overseas.

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Here’s Your First Look At SteamWorld Heist’s Strategic Robot Combat

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Here’s Your First Look At SteamWorld Heist’s Strategic Robot Combat

At PAX East, I had the chance to play Image & Form’s follow-up to SteamWorld Dig. I was quite surprised that, despite a unified aesthetic, SteamWorld Heist plays quite differently.

SteamWorld Dig borrowed a page from Metroid’s book. Heist is more reminiscent of XCOM, but on a two-dimensional plane. In fact, some of the iconography is the same.

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Ubisoft’s Downloadable Spin-off Becomes A Trilogy

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Ubisoft’s Downloadable Spin-off Becomes A Trilogy

Last September, Ubisoft revealed a new game called Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China in a preview video highlighting the Assassin’s Creed Unity season pass. This 2.5D, side-scrolling spin-off is still on the way as a freebie for season-pass holders, and will be available separately for $10 in late April, but that’s only the beginning. Ubisoft is releasing two more Chronicles games by this fall (set in India and Russia) for an additional $10 each, or as part of a $25 trilogy bundle. We got a couple hours of hands-on time with the games, and here’s what we know so far.

ChinaThe first installment takes place in China in 1526, with a watercolor-painting aesthetic. You control Shao Jun, best known for her appearance in Assassin’s Creed Embers, the epilogue video for Revelations. The game begins as she returns from her training in Italy with Ezio Auditore (whom you see in flashbacks during tutorial sequences). A templar gang called the Tigers has slaughtered and driven out almost all of the Chinese assassins. Shao Jun is out to eliminate those in power one by one to restore the order of assassins to -her -homeland.

Marvel Mighty Heroes Launches On iOS, Android Today

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DeNA has been having a good 2015. In addition to a newly announced partnership with Nintendo, the company launched successful tie-ins with Transformers and Final Fantasy. Today, it takes on Marvel’s finest.

Marvel Mighty Heroes is a cooperative action RPG featuring adorable versions of the comic label’s best-known heroes. Up to four players can tackle the forces of evil at the same time.

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New Trailer Focuses On Virtual Reality Peripherals

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New Trailer Focuses On Virtual Reality Peripherals

A new trailer has surfaced for Stillalive's action-adventure game Son of Nor, which releases for PC, Mac, and Linux tomorrow. The video focuses on how the game leverages emerging technology like the Emotiv EPOC, Tobii Eye X, and Oculus Rift.

Son of Nor takes place in the fictional world of Noshras, in a vast desert where humans and reptilian beasts battle each other. With the Emotiv EPOC headset, which reads brainwave patterns, players can cast spells with their mind by visualizing the action in their head. The Emotiv EPOC can be used alongside the Tobii Eye X, a tracking tool that follows your gaze. For example, you can pick up and throw large boulders just by staring at them. In comparison, the Oculus Rift can only be used on its own, but creates more immersion for the player.

Watch the video below to see how these peripherals change the game experience.

Six Ways Rainbow Six Siege Is Reinvigorating The Tactical Shooter

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At the start of the Xbox 360 generation, the Rainbow Six Vegas games were two of the most highly rated and popular military shooters. In the seven years since, a lot has changed. Call of Duty became a multi-billion dollar juggernaut, Battlefield found its footing in the console space, and new games like Insurgency joined the fray to fill the tactical void created by Team Rainbow's long absence.

After a promising reboot was shelved due to development troubles, Ubisoft Montreal is finally gearing up to re-enlist its beloved series for another tour of duty. Rainbow Six Siege preserves many of the tenants of the series - tactical gameplay, close-quarters firefights, and a heavy focus on competitive multiplayer - but the years away from battle has made Ubisoft reexamine what makes the series special. The development team is experimenting with ways to re-enter the competitive multiplayer space not with a stealth maneuver, but with a loud and impactful breaching charge that disrupts the landscape and potentially gives the series a leg up on its direct competitors. 

Alternate Spartan Locke Trailer Shows Master Chief's Side Of The Story

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Alternate Spartan Locke Trailer Shows Master Chief's Side Of The Story

It's still incredibly ambiguous, but at least we're getting both sides of not-yet-clear story.

Shortly after showcasing a trailer with Spartan Locke confronting Master Chief for his presumed treachery, another trailer appeared online with the roles reversed and new set of accusations being levied against a different soldier.

You can check out the trailer below, as well as the alternate trailer here. This new trailer also reconfirms Halo 5: Guardians' October 27 release date.

Halo 5's Spartan Locke Trailer Presents More Questions Than It Answers, Reveals October Launch

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Why is everyone so mad at Master Chief? Why is everything shambles? How did that statue escape destruction? There are many new questions, but at least one previous question has been answered: the release date.

This, as well as last weeks teaser trailer and ambiguous information tease, all seem to be painting Master Chief as some kind of traitor. Something he did, caused something bad to happen, and everyone is upset. It even seems to hint that maybe you don't play as Master Chief in Halo 5 and instead hunt him down.

The trailer also revealed the game's release date. Halo 5 released October 27.