Retro-Inspired Action-Platformer Comes To PC Later This Summer

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Retro-Inspired Action-Platformer Comes To PC Later This Summer

Publisher Nicalis announced their latest project today, an action-platformer called Castle in the Darkness. Developer Matt Kap worked on The Binding of Isaac and has been hard at work on Castle in the Darkness for two years.

Castle in the Darkness’ retro inspiration is apparent in everything from its art direction to its brutal difficulty to its story. The kingdom of Alexandria has come under attack by an evil sorcerer, who has unleashed an army of darkness, slaughtered the royal knights, and (of course) kidnapped the princess. Players control the last surviving knight of Alexandria on his quest to defeat the dark wizard and rescue the princess.

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Manage Your Own Labyrinth Or Bring Up To 4 Friends Along

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Kalypso Media may have suffered a small setback with Tropico 5 in Thailand, but it's already at work on its next project. The studio announced today that it's working with developer Realmforge Studios on the sequel to the 2011's Dungeons, aptly titled Dungeons 2.

The sequel introduces an overworld for conquering, so players will have to not only manage their own underground bases, but also focus on destroying human cities, as well. Kalypso teases the contrasting sides of the world in this announcement trailer, showing the Dungeon Lord and his Hand of Terror ordering a little minion around.

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The Eclectic Investigator's Latest Game Has A Release Date

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The Eclectic Investigator's Latest Game Has A Release Date

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, the latest take on the super-sleuth from Sherlock stalwart Frogwares, has a release date and new trailer. You will be able to solve mysteries in Victorian London again on September 30.

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The above trailer gives us a taste of what to expect with the crime title. We see hints of murder, investigation, and, of course, pipe smoking.

Rinoa, Vivi, And Others Take The Stage In Newest Trailer

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In July, Square Enix announced the Legacy of Music contest, asking Final Fantasy fans to compose their own homages to the series' main theme in 90 seconds or less. In anticipation for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, Square Enix has now announced it is now officially accepting video submissions, and it's also launched a new trailer for its upcoming music game.

The rules for the contest are fairly simple: upload a video of yourself or a group of friends paying tribute to the Final Fantasy theme in any sonic method you desire to the game's website, and series composer Nobuo Uematsu will declare a winner. Should they post their video before the contest ends on August 24, entrants stand to win prizes like free admission to a Distant Worlds Final Fantasy concert and soundtracks of core series titles.

Accompanying the launch of the contest is a new trailer for Curtain Call, featuring heroes and villains from Final Fantasy VIII, IX, X and X-2. The trailer shows off the new versus mode, in which players can go head-to-head locally or over Nintendo Network, pitting scarred rivals Squall and Seifer against each other, as well as sad chibi Tidus facing his overbearing father Jecht.

Available In The App Store Now

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Available In The App Store Now

Today publisher DeNA announced the launch of Peter Molyneux and 22cans’ kickstarted God simulator game Godus for iOS devices. The real time simulation game is available for free now in the App Store and is playable on iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch.

In Godus, players assume the role of an omnipotent deity worshipped by the denizens of a primitive civilization. It is up to the players to use simple touch controls to shape the environment in which their people live, making mountains, rivers, or other resources for your worshippers to use. The God-Player will also have to assist their people when faced with set-backs or even rival Gods. The decisions made in creating the world and dealing with these challenges will determine how their people grow and progress through the ages. 

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Kevin Durant Reveals First NBA 2K15 Footage

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Kevin Durant Reveals First NBA 2K15 Footage

Kevin Durant isn't just the NBA's Most Valuable Player, he's also the cover athlete for Visual Concepts' NBA 2K15. Apparently, that honor also gives Durant the right to reveal the first gameplay footage of this year's basketball sim.

Durant posted the short teaser on his Instagram profile, which shows him dunking over the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala. Durant's post also included the rather uninspired message: "First look at #NBA2K15 for PS4 coming 10/7. #YourTimeHasCome." Hey, at least it's factual. Here's the video:

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A Candid Conversation About NBA Live 15

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NBA Live executive producer Sean O’Brien is a realist. While he and the rest of the team at EA Tiburon’s are determined to put EA’s basketball sim back on the map as a destination experience for hoops fans, he knew going into to the project that it would take several years before the game would have a chance to stand alongside NBA 2K, which has been going strong uninterrupted for more than a decade. While NBA Live 14 was hammered pretty hard by game reviewers, that didn’t stop the developers from marching steadily ahead with their vision for the future of basketball games. In a candid conversation at GI headquarters, O’Brien opened up about the problems the developers faced last year, the strategies the team is putting into place to improve the basketball series with Live 15, and how the leadership change at EA is affecting game development.

20 Things We Know About NBA Live 15

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After a three-year hiatus, NBA Live returned last year, but it was a rough comeback attempt for EA Sports. Nonetheless, the company is still determined to become a series competitor in the basketball simulation space once again. With another year under its belt, EA Tiburon feels the gameplay and visuals are taking important steps forward with Live 15. We’re not getting a deep dive on gameplay until later in the month, but we still learned some critical information regarding how the team hopes to improve on the court this year. Here are all the details we know about the game thus far: 

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If you want to learn more about what went wrong with Live 14, how EA Tiburon is adjusting to make a better game with Live 15, and how the development culture is changing under the leadership of new CEO Andrew Wilson, read our in-depth interview with executive producer Sean O’Brien. 

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's Moon Shot

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's Moon Shot

As the title implies, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel explores the area between the first two games in the series; taking players to Elpis, Pandora's moon. Here, even the laws of low gravity can't prevent you from having a good time.

The developers at 2K Australia use the moon's low gravity to their advantage, suiting the title's gameplay to floaty jumps. The game also introduces new weapons like a laser weapon and cryo gun, which can be seen in the second part of the game's four-part making of series.

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Take A Magic Carpet Ride With Aladdin And Jasmine

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Take A Magic Carpet Ride With Aladdin And Jasmine

The game might have Marvel in the title, but that doesn't mean players will only have exclusive access to superheros. Disney's classic heroes Aladdin and Jasmine will be jumping into Infinity's Toy Box 2.0.

Stop rubbing your magic lamp, you wish has been granted: Aladdin and Jasmine are the newest characters to be added into Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0. Aladdin comes equipped with a scimitar and a magic lamp, while Princess Jasmine flies into action with the help of a magic carpet and can summon desert winds to keep enemies at bay.

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