Samus Joins The Cast...Sort Of

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Samus Joins The Cast...Sort Of

There are apparently perks to being a popular game appearing exclusively on a Nintendo platform. Capcom's upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is getting a dose of Metroid's famous bounty hunter – though it is technically her equipment and not the heroine herself.  

In a post on Capcom-Unity, the developer confirms that items like Samus' power suit, cannon, and zero suit will appear in the North American release of the game in early 2015.

While it is certainly a cool addition, it isn't a huge surprise. We already knew that Link's iconic equipment is also included, and it is probably just a matter of time until we hear about another popular Nintendo character showing up. 

New Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix Trailer Shows The Power Of Friendship

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New Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix Trailer Shows The Power Of Friendship

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is hitting the PlayStation 3 this December, which gives players who never got around to playing it the first time around a little time to do some research. A new trailer should help.

It's not completely accessible to people who've never touched the previous games – the sequences of people arguing about the nature of kingdom hearts sounds particularly bizarre without context – but it's still a great way to see how the visuals are getting updated. Watch the clip to see a variety of heroes and villains from the Disney universe as well as some of the characters Kingdom Hearts introduced.

As we mentioned in an earlier preview, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix includes updated HD versions of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, and also the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.

New Bros, New Missions, And A Level Editor In The Broctober Update

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New Bros, New Missions, And A Level Editor In The Broctober Update

In a new trailer for their bro-op sidescroller, Broforce, developer Free Lives announced the addition of two new playable characters, a level editor, and new missions.

The new characters are Bro Max, a bro analogue of Mel Gibson’s seminal Mad Max character, and The Brode, based on The Bride from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films. As part of the same update, players will be able to edit and share their own levels through the Steam Workshop. Also included are a number of new missions. Our cup broverfloweth. To see all of it in action, check out the trailer below.

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The Early Fights In Action

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The Early Fights In Action

Bayonetta 2 is already out in Japan, but we don't have long to wait until the North American release on October 24. If you need your Bayonetta fix in the meantime, you can see the enemies you will be fighting in the introductory areas, along with some other interesting bits.

We recorded some footage of a handful of cool fights and fun moments in chapters one through five, but don't worry: You'll still have plenty of surprises when you play the game for yourself.

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Shaq Is Waving At You In New NBA 2K15 Trailer

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Shaq Is Waving At You In New NBA 2K15 Trailer

NBA 2K15 is a sports game (big news), so announcers and pre-show commentators are an integral part of making that experience feel authentic. In 2K's latest video for NBA 2K15, Shaq and Ernie deliver up a running commentary on basketball players, talk about their favorite foods, and make weird lawnmower sounds.

Here's a sample of the pre- and post-show dialogue that you can expect from Shaq and Ernie in NBA 2K15.

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Out With The Old

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Ever since its announcement, Ubisoft has declared that Assassin’s Creed Unity is a fresh start for the franchise. Beyond the new setting of French Revolution-era Paris, the philosophy of change extends to gameplay, character progression, and online integration. I recently had the chance to see those changes first-hand and dive into an early preview build for five hours of exploration. More than anything, I was struck by how profoundly different Unity feels from recent entries in the franchise, and the ways in which a few core structural features recall the earliest games in the series.

Built Around Character Progression 

One of Unity’s biggest changes is the focus on character growth and progression. Arno is constantly acquiring various currencies to improve both his skills and gear, and the game provides a large number of customization options along the way. Money is used to buy new gear and equipment, and skill points provide fundamentally new abilities. Sync points allow players to upgrade those abilities. Finally, hack points are bought with real money, and let you have a shortcut to purchasing powerful items – sometimes much sooner than you could get them otherwise. 

Styx: Master Of Shadows Sneaks In A Launch Trailer Before Tomorrow’s Release

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One of October 7’s many releases is designed to scratch your itch for stealth and murder. Focus Home Interactive is releasing Styx: Master of Shadows on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this week.

In a new launch trailer, you’ll hear from the sneaky goblin himself. If you want to see a bit more of the action, you can check out trailers that highlight Styx’s abilities and assassination techniques.

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'Fight For Life' Trailer Highlights Evil Within's Horrifying Enemies

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'Fight For Life' Trailer Highlights Evil Within's Horrifying Enemies

The Evil Within is populated with a variety of freakish creatures, each of which apparently has a single goal: To end your life. In a new trailer for the game, you'll get a glimpse of some of these enemies, as well as how Sebastian Castellanos can help even the odds.

One of the things that makes the game so disturbing is how you can plainly see the underlying humanity beneath the surface of each monster. Unraveling how (or why) they turned into what they are now is bound to be a central mystery for Detective Castellanos. The trailer gives considerable time to Keeper, the guy in the picture above, whose head is obscured by a barbed wire-wrapped safe. Players can disarm the traps he sets out to gain special shots for the agony crossbow. Or, as they also show, they can disarm the trap by stepping on it. That's probably not recommended.

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Take A Look At 500 Of N++ On PlayStation 4's Over 1000 Levels

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Metanet Software, the developer behind the N+ series, posted a blog showcasing a massive, thumbnail-style look at many of the levels coming to N++ on PlayStation 4.

Above and below you will find two of the five images shared on Metanet's blog, which represents five years of work and is only a small sampling of the levels that will be making their way to N++ on PlayStation 4 – which releases soonish.

For more on N++, head here.

How About Some Puzzles With Your Pinball?

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The latest trailer for Rollers of the Realm – a pinball RPG from developer Phantom Compass and publisher Atlus – showcases some of the game's puzzle elements.

By holding the ball with the bumper, you can cycle through your party, represented by different balls with different powers, to unlock areas or activate things like lights in darkened locations. You can check out the trailer below.

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