Talion Stalks A Villain In E3 Trailer

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Monolith and Warner Bros. have opted for a flashy, cinematic trailer to commemorate Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s E3 showing. In the new video, we get a narrative look at what happens when Talion dominates an underling to intimidate his evil superior.

This trailer nicely compliments the one we shared in May, featuring a heavy amount of gameplay. Whereas that trailer set Talion on his quest (and was accompanied by an in-depth, hands-on preview), this one shows him executing his mission.

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A Release Date Is A Perfect Reason For A Harmonix-Infused Dance Break

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It’s a wonderful night for a moon dance (break), as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has a release date ahead of its E3 appearance. You won’t be surprised to find out that it’s coming in October. Isn’t everything?

The new E3 trailer for the Gearbox and 2K Australia team-up features the four new characters who are working for Handsome Jack. It also shows off vehicles, new weapon types, and argyle guns (for the fashionable among you).

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Pre-Order Skylanders Figure Gearshift Before The Game Releases

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Pre-Order Skylanders Figure Gearshift Before The Game Releases

Worried about your favorite store running out of the Skylanders toy you want before you get a chance to run down there and grab the character yourself? Activision will now let you pre-order certain Skylanders collectibles before they hit stores.

Gearshift is a Tech element character created on the Tech island of Metallana by King Mercurus. The King thinks of Gearshift as his own daughter, but Gearshift prefers to hang out in the depths of her kingdom among the subterranean workers rather than the castle. Gearshift also helped save her nation and her father from an invasion of Stromriders, which is why she was inaugurated onto the Trap Team.

The Gearshift figure won't officially release until 2015, but fans of the franchise can get a hold of her when the game releases on October 5 of this year if they preorder her limited early release. Pre-orders open up today, so Skylanders players should get their tech together if they want early access to this character.

Female Tengu Throws Team Ninja's Roster Around

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Female Tengu Throws Team Ninja's Roster Around

Team Ninja released Dead or Alive Ultimate back in September of last year, but the developer isn't done tinkering with the title. A female version of the final boss Tengu will soon saunter her way into the ring.

Female Tengu isn't just a new costume but an entirely new character for the game, and she is described as a trickster character with a focus on aerial movement. Many of her attacks look similar to the original Tengu, but you can watch her in action in the video below.

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NIS America Brings Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair To Vita

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The original Danganronpa, an adventure game about high school students trying to kill each, didn't make waves in the U.S. when it released, but those who played the game didn't seem like they actually wanted to kill anyone, so it must be good news that NIS America is bringing Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair to Sony's PS Vita later this year.

Much like the first game, players will assume the role of a group of high school student who have to fight for their life as they use their wits and teamwork to survive. Each student was chosen for their special skills, which make them the "ultimate" example of something. For example, Ibuki is the hyperenergetic ultimate musician, and Kazuichi is the ultimate mechanic who can fix just about anything, and when he can't he tends to have panic attacks.

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Swinging His Way To PC, Mac, And Linux This Summer

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Swinging His Way To PC, Mac, And Linux This Summer

Dublin-based independent developer BitSmith's latest game FranknJohn is now on Kickstarter and will be coming to Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux later this summer. FranknJohn is a "roguelike smash-em-up" action game, which will feature randomly-generated levels, customizable body parts, and a story inspired by horror B-Movies. BitSmith hopes to intimately involve its backers in the development process.

The game will follow title character FranknJohn, a failed experiment of mad scientist Dr. Harmin with a head attached to his mismatched body only by a long chain. Players will control FranknJohn on his quest to confront his creator by navigating environments and battle enemies with the detached head.

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Release Date, Game Design Trailer Slither Onto The Scene

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Honeyslug designer and co-founder Ricky Haggett has announced that Hohokum arrives on the PlayStation Store August 12 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. He also released a video demonstrating Hohokum's evolution from inception to present day.

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Haggett and art director Richard Hogg discuss the player character, The Long Mover, and its transformation from a humanoid design who leaves a glowing trail in its wake to the skinny, snake-like creature it's become in its final incarnation. They also stress their shift from an objective-driven focus toward an exploratory one, working toward allowing players to soak in the game world rather than race through it.

Ubisoft Announces Tetris For A New Generation

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Ubisoft Announces Tetris For A New Generation

In conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the series, Ubisoft has announced a new Tetris game coming to next-gen and PC. In addition to the classic Marathon and Endless modes, four new modes accompany the game.

The new play types include a three-minute rush for points, a timed mode that tasks players to clear 40 lines as fast as possible, a head-to-head battle mode, and a multiplayer survival type with power-ups.  Up to four players will be given a chance to play simultaneously, either in a free-for-all or as teams.

Tetris Ultimate will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this summer with a PC release coming this fall.

Bringing Out The Murderer In All Of Us

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It might not be the best marketing for an industry that is still misunderstood by so many, but the latest Dying Light trailer asserts that there’s a murderer in all of us. Thankfully, this trailer only shows the slaughter of the undead, which we’re pretty sure doesn’t count.

Dying Light, which was delayed until early 2015, is under development by Dead Island developer Techland. The latest title for the studio looks to build upon the melee-based zombie killing of its previous titles with new parkour-like traversal elements.

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Heroes Gear Up In New Trailer

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Heroes Gear Up In New Trailer

Warner's Gauntlet reboot is filled with staples from the old-school arcade game, including the four familiar heroes. This time, however, players won't be limited to the equipment that the warrior, wizard, valkyrie, and elf bring on their backs. As a new trailer shows, gear will be playing a big role in the game.

In addition to showing off the various robes, chestpieces, and armored (?) loincloths, the clip shows some of the special attacks that characters will be able to us against the dungeon's myriad threats. For more info on the game, check out Mike's hands-on impressions.

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