'Alien' Cast Reflects On The Film As They Reprise Roles In Alien: Isolation

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'Alien' Cast Reflects On The Film As They Reprise Roles In Alien: Isolation

From everything we've seen and played of the game so far, The Creative Assembly is treating Alien: Isolation's source material, the 1979 Alien, with reverence. According to members of the film's cast, they knew that they were working on something special at the time, too. A new video shows actors including Sigourney Weaver, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tom Skerritt, as they look back on the film and toward the video game, where they're reprising their roles in special downloadable missions.

Yaphet Kotto, who played chief engineer Dennis Parker, likens Ridley Scott's film to other classic horror, like Frankenstein or Dracula. Tom Skerritt (captain A.J. Dallas) says in the video that there was a feeling on set that they were making a classic. Veronica Cartwright, who played navigator Joan Lambert, says that one of the most intriguing aspects of the game is the possibility that history could be rewritten. She teases that maybe she'll get a chance to survive this time around.

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Shadowgate Gets Release Date & New Trailer

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Shadowgate Gets Release Date & New Trailer

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, original Shadowgate creators Dave Marsh and Karl Roelofs (as developer Zojoi) now have a release date for their adventure classic.

The game will come out on August 21 to Steam (for both PC and Mac) as well as other digital-delivery services.

Obviously, Shadowgate looks better since it first released 30 years ago, but the game's new trailer also points out how faithful it is to the original experience. That being said, the new Shadowgate also contains additions such as new puzzles, more characters and items, a new mapping system and onscreen commands, customizable controls, and more.

Character Deep Dive – Wilhelm

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Welcome back, traveler, to the second of our Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel character deep dives. Today, we’re turning our attention from Athena (the subject of last week’s examination) to the man with the tin can (body): Wilhelm.

If you played Borderlands 2, you’ll remember Wilhelm as one of the game’s early bosses. As The Pre-Sequel takes place before the events of that game, Wilhelm is still alive (oh, and he’s a little bit more human).

His active ability brings two flying drones into battle. Wolf is his attack dog, zeroing in on enemies and dealing out damage. Saint hangs back to shield and heal Wilhelm. Calling them back earlier reduces the cooldown timer.

Glide Through The Striking Puzzler Early Next Month

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Glide Through The Striking Puzzler Early Next Month

Honeyslug's charming and vibrant Hohokum has a new launch trailer. PlayStation Plus members who pre-order get a discount, and all pre-orders come with exclusive DLC and a PlayStation 3 theme.

Hohokum is a game that focuses on interactivity and trying new things. Everything in the world has the potential to be a puzzle and it's up to players to figure out where they want to go and what they want to do.

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Ubisoft Brings Its Collectible Card Game To Console

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Ubisoft Brings Its Collectible Card Game To Console

With all the buzz around Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering, Ubisoft decided to broaden the audience for its own collectible card game. Might & Magic: Duels of Champions has been out in a free-to-play format on PC and mobile devices since last year. Today, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers can dive in.

Ubisoft has announced a new version of the game, sub-subtitled Forgotten Wars, for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The $9.99 title includes 30 single-player missions, local competitive play, online play, and 650 cards. 

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Special Anime Pack Delivers Game Soundtrack, Movie And Costumes

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Special Anime Pack Delivers Game Soundtrack, Movie And Costumes

For fans of the hack-and-slash Samurai Warriors series, Koei Tecmo is promising more than just sharper graphics on the PlayStation 4. The publisher announced today that Samurai Warriors 4 will receive a special edition with bonus content exclusively on PS4.

Dubbed the Special Anime Pack, the 10th anniversary collector's edition includes the Legend of the Sanada anime motion picture on Blu-ray, the official game soundtrack, and extra costumes for certain characters. The special costumes include classic outfits for characters like Ranmaru and Yukimara, as well as wild west-themed accessories like cowboy hats and scarves.

Samurai Warriors 4: Special Anime Pack will retail for $74.99 and launches October 21, along with standard editions coming to PS4, PS3, and Vita. For more, check out trailers for the game and anime film and view the image gallery below.

Piranha Bytes Walks You Through The Sinister Land

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Piranha Bytes Walks You Through The Sinister Land

Piranha Bytes is showing the world that its action RPG, Risen 3: Titan Lords, is going back to what made classic games in the genre successful. Below, you can watch the newly released gameplay walkthrough in which the locales, combat system, and more are shown in detail.

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Risen 3 promises to bring hundreds of unique quests, scores of abilities, and seeks to create a world that feels more alive than the previous entries. To learn more, read our preview on Risen 3's Guardians and Demon Hunters factions.

Ubisoft Provides Deadly Details Behind The Phantom Blade

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Assassins have been equipped with hidden blades since the outset of the Assassin's Creed series, but the devices have evolved over time. Most notably, initiates no longer have to remove a finger before strapping it on. Assassin's Creed Unity offers perhaps the biggest technological breakthrough for the order's signature weapon, the result of which is called the Phantom Blade. This new gadget allows Assassins to do their ordinary up-close work, as well as deal with enemies silently from afar.

As highlighted in a post on the Ubisoft Blog, the Phantom Blade cleverly gives players to use hidden blades as projectiles. Think of the weapon as a wrist-mounted crossbow, only with versatile bolts that can be used as daggers as well as silently fired at enemies.

If you like what you see, you can buy your own replica from McFarlane Toys. It fires soft darts, and you can preorder the $59.99 reproduction here. It's featured in a newly released video, where parkour experts in costume tear through the streets of Paris.

The Guardians Of The Galaxy Do Something Good, Something Bad This Fall

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The Guardians Of The Galaxy Do Something Good, Something Bad This Fall

The Guardians of the Galaxy might not be the most traditional of superheroes, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of attention. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and (of course) Rocket are coming to Disney Infinity 2.0 - Marvel Super Heroes.

The quintet have stolen a powerful artifact from Ronan the Accuser (our money is on one of the Infinity Gems, as the movies have been hinting at them), and now they’ll have to protect Knowhere from his fleet. The Guardians will also get to call in help from Iron Man (from the Avengers playset) and Nova (from the Spider-Man set) for some assistance.

Along with the five figures, there are six Guardians of the Galaxy-themed power discs. Players can get extra defense with Gamora’s Space Armor, call in Yondu for assistance with a team-up disc, and deck out their landscapes with two different pairings: Groot’s Roots and Groot’s View or Star-Lord’s Galaxy and The Rip.

Another Display To Grace Your Mantle

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Another Display To Grace Your Mantle

Disney and Sony announced today that Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) is getting a collector's edition for both PlayStation platforms as well as a PlayStation 3 bundle. The two products can be pre-ordered at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The Marvel Super Heroes collector's edition comes with the Disney Infinity 2.0 starter pack, all six Avengers play set figures (Iron man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Hulk), and a light-up display featuring the Avengers fighting off a frost beast. This edition, which is available for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3, will set you back $179.99

Sony also plans to sell a 12GB PlayStation 3 bundle for $249 that includes a Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack (featuring Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow).