Heat Of Battle Escalates In Returning Survival Mode

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is less than a week from release. In preparation, Activision has a new trailer on the co-op survival Escalation mode that returns from War for Cyberton and Fall of Cybertron.

The trailer details how players can set up turrets and barricades to control their territory, as well as the weapon upgrades unlocked with each wave of enemies defeated.

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To Nepal And Back: How Ubisoft Montreal Created A New Country

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Video games often take us to exotic new worlds and fantastical places, but those worlds and places don’t feel real unless a developer fills them with people and items that are grounded in reality. This makes developing a new world from nothing particularly challenging. How does a developer create a universe from scratch? For Far Cry 4, Ubisoft Montreal knew it wanted to place the game inside the dangerous but exotic country of Nepal, but it didn’t want to recreate a carbon copy of that South Asian state, so the team traveled to Nepal on a research trip that helped them craft the fictional world of Kyrat. They didn’t know it at the time, but that trip would fundamentally changed the game’s design

“When we started to talk about the place and the culture that we wanted to go next, there was a big push to go to a place that would use the wing suit property and give players verticality,” says executive producer Dan Hay. “We also wanted a variety of unique animals and a place with a unique culture and history, so we sent [narrative director Mark Thompson] on a trip to go live some of that. We absolutely wanted to pick a place where you could leverage all the toys we were going to put in the game.”

Closed Beta Begins June 26

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Orcs Must Die Unchained brings Robot Entertainment’s trap-infused, tower defense-meets-action title in a new direction. In the past two iterations, players took on the orc horde by themselves or with a single co-op partner. Unchained switches things up by introducing team-based play.

We had the chance to go hands on at PAX East, and came away impressed by the new MOBA-style blend. What sets Unchained apart from titles like League of Legends though, is that minions, weapons, traps, and spells are all handled like a collectible card game.

Players will build decks to fit their heroes, and then work with teams during player selection to find synergy across characters and builds. Despite the familiar lineage, it felt fresh.

Sledgehammer Details Efforts To Craft Gripping Story

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Bringing in actor Kevin Spacey was only the first step in elevating Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s narrative ambitions, it seems. Today, Sledgehammer Games released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game’s story, exploring both the setting and the main character.

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Creative director Bret Robbins discusses the research performed to make a believable futuristic setting, as well as the motion capture involved in creating realistic performances for characters like protagonist Private Mitchell.

Updated Visuals And Features Coming To The Classic Platformer

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Updated Visuals And Features Coming To The Classic Platformer

Another World, the highly innovative classic platformer from the mind of Éric Chahi, is being re-released for the modern age. The new versions will include higher resolutions, cleaner anti-aliasing, and smoother animations. It will also feature both the original Amiga soundtrack and the updated Sega-CD soundtrack.

As it is releasing on the three Sony platforms, it will feature cross buy, cross save, and cross platform trophies as well. To get a taste of what's to come, check out the trailer below.

(Please visit the site to view this media)Another World is set to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on June 25. No release dates have yet been confirmed for the Xbox One, 3DS, and Wii U versions.

Eat Your Way Through The Physics-Based Platformer On Consoles Today

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Eat Your Way Through The Physics-Based Platformer On Consoles Today

DrinkBox Studios has announced its PlayStation Vita puzzle-platformer, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, is now available on PlayStation 3 and will come to Xbox 360 tomorrow, June 18, for $7.99. PS3 owners who already own the Vita launch title can purchase the console version for $3.99 and will also receive additional avatars, themes and the original soundtrack.

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The trailer shows off familiar gameplay, demonstrating the player-character blob navigating through levels with the help of rockets and magnets and consuming various objects in its path to grow in size.

Racing Through The Streets In Grid Autosport

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Racing Through The Streets In Grid Autosport

Grid Autosport features five different racing disciplines: touring cars, endurance races, tuner, open wheel, and street. A new trailer for the game shows off street racing, as well as some of the title's supercars.

Street racing gives you a great sense of speed, but also danger. It demands a different kind of focus than, say, the game's endurance races.

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A Free Lovecraftian Co-Op Shooter By The Creators Of Darksiders

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When Vigil Games first imagined the post-apocalyptic action of Darksiders, it was envisioned as a four-player co-operative adventure. While the Darksiders series is still sadly on hiatus, the original creators have joined with Crytek USA to deliver a new four-player, third-person shooter set in a world gripped by rising evil. The early 20th century setting features customizable characters like cowboys, mustachioed gentlemen in bowler caps, priests, and even dentists battling against evil with all manner of weaponry. We checked out Hunt: Horrors of a Gilded Age in action during a presentation at E3 2014.

Crytek USA showed us a pre-recorded gameplay session following four hunters trudging through the swamps of Louisiana on the prowl for a witch. This Nightmare Witch is inspired by an actual southern folktale about an evil woman who suffocates her victims by sitting on their chests while they sleep. In Hunt, players travel to open environments such as the aforementioned bayou, South America, and Europe. Players will search these areas for clues about the evil curses plaguing them and to find the locations of bosses. The missions and enemy arrangements are randomized, lending more replayability to each task.

Spending Time With The Upgraded Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy On 3DS

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Spending Time With The Upgraded Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy On 3DS

Phoenix and pals look sharper than ever for the remastered trilogy coming soon to 3DS.

The collection gathers Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations together in one downloadable package. For the trilogy re-release, the game's art has been upgraded, but otherwise all the dialogue, story, etc., appear to be unchanged from the games' original releases.

Background and character art has all been redrawn for re-release on the 3DS, and everything looks sharp. Pushing up the 3D slider separates the text, characters, and backgrounds each onto their own planes, and it looks great. The menus have also received some flashy new effects that involve spinning text boxes that add a certain level of pizzazz to otherwise simple actions, like selecting something from a menu.