The Matador Enters The Ring

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Switchblade Monkeys have announced the fifth playable character for Secret Ponchos, and she looks like a complete change of pace from the gunfighters we've seen so far. The Matador uses dazzling speed – and a sabre – to gain the upper hand against her gun-packing opponents.

As you can see in the clip below, she whirls around the screen with her cape, blinding and wounding anyone who dares get within range of her sword. You'd think that not having a firearm would be a disadvantage in this Wild West-themed shooter, but it's clear that her quick moves are an equalizer.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue Announcement Trailer

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Hot on the heels of our Assassin’s Creed Unity and Rogue cover reveal, Ubisoft has delivered a CG announcement trailer for the title. The story follows Shay Patrick Cormac, an assassin-turned-templar, who hunts his former brothers.

The title will include a naval component, similar to Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Like Edward Kenway, Shay will have his own ship, the Morrigan.

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Ed Boon Shows Of Raiden’s Shocking Moves

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Ed Boon Shows Of Raiden’s Shocking Moves

As you may recall from our coverage of Mortal Kombat X at E3, NetherRealm is introducing a new twist to the fight roster. Each kombatant (sorry, I had to) has three different variations that accentuate one part of the move set.

Raiden’s three choices emphasize his lightning for longer combos, teleportation, or new lightning trap skills. In the video, you can see how those impact the way Raiden handles a fight.

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REmake Is Getting Its Own Remake

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REmake Is Getting Its Own Remake

Capcom might not have a new Resident Evil game to announce, but the company is doing the next best thing. The Gamecube-exclusive Resident Evil REmake released in 2002 is getting an HD update with release on four new consoles.

The new version of the game affectionally called REmake by fans will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2015. The title will support 1080p on both new-generation consoles, along with remastered 5.1 sound across all platforms.

Both classic 4:3 ratio and 16:9 widescreen modes are available. Additionally, Capcom is including traditional series “tank” controls and an updated scheme that allows players to move in the direction of the thumbstick. Interested in the source material? We’re currently replaying the original PlayStation 1 Resident Evil and the Gamecube REmake on Super Replay.

Now You See John Cena In The First Screenshot

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Now You See John Cena In The First Screenshot

Today WWE wrestler John Cena tweeted the first in-game screenshot of WWE 2K15. The screenshot (which you can click to expand) features an impressively rendered, scanned-in Cena shooting a debilitating scowl at WWE wrestler Randy Orton (Orton’s tattooed arm also pictured).

WWE 2K 15 is the first new-gen installment of the wrestling video game franchise published by 2K Sports. 2K 15 is being developed collaboratively by Yukes and the 2K studio Visual Concepts. For the first time, the scanning technology 2K previously applied in its NBA 2K games will be utilized to render the in-game models of famous wrestlers in greater detail and accuracy than ever before.

In addition to the incorporation of scanning technology, Visual Concepts and Yukes are introducing a number of other new features, which you can read about in our preview here. Cena will also grace the cover of the wrestling game, which you can see along with a short video with the wrestler explaining his cover shoot, here.

Defend The World As A Warden With Collectible Monsters

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Mobile games juggernaut Kabam has announced that it's working with Undead Labs (State of Decay) to bring forth a new RPG built for mobile devices. Moonrise will be playable at PAX Prime this year.

In the world of Moonrise, every so often an event (known as the Moonrise) will occur, causing destruction and corruption in the world. As a Warden, you collect Solari (à la Pokémon) and fight off the Lunari in real-time combat. You can check out screenshots from the games' demo in the gallery below.

Undead Labs has stated that Moonrise will "initially" available on iOS and Android, though no word on whether it will move to other platforms as well. Moonrise enters its beta this fall with a full release expected for early 2015.

Exploring A First-Person Puzzler With Nods To Classic Predecessors

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Exploring A First-Person Puzzler With Nods To Classic Predecessors

Though developer Croteam has roots in first-person games with its Serious Sam series, it's attempting something a bit more understated with its upcoming puzzle game The Talos Principle. In case you missed the livestream Friday, publisher Devolver Digital has archived an hour and 18  minutes of one of its interns playing the game, which you can view below.

The host walks viewers through the first hour or so of The Talos Principle, a game he describes as a blend of Myst, Portal, and Antichamber, showing off the ambient setting and items at the player's disposal. Keep in mind this is a pre-Beta version and just a taste of the final product (particularly amusing is when the streamer discovers buttons the developers put into the latest build and he just presses them to see what might happen).

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Link, Zelda, And Lana Get New Trailers

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Link, Zelda, And Lana Get New Trailers

In advance of a Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct tonight, Koei Tecmo has delivered three new trailers. Link and Zelda are each getting costume changes representing their incarnations across the franchise. Lana gets a new skill set powered by the Deku tree.

Link and Zelda will be able to dress up in their Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and Twilight Princess garb. You can see the differences below.

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Atlus Bringing Pinball RPG To PS4, Vita, And PC

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Atlus Bringing Pinball RPG To PS4, Vita, And PC

Built from a team with former Silicon Knights employees, Rollers of the Realm is a pinball RPG, and Atlus is bringing to Sony consoles and PC.

In the game, players use assorted RPG classes in a pinball setting to make their way through a series of tables, leveling up and taking out enemies along the way. You can learn more about the game by heading here.

The game doesn't have a release date yet, but Atlus promises the game should be available during the holiday season of this year for PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC. You can check out the game's latest trailer below.