Hyrulean Goron Leader Darunia Enters The Battle

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Hyrulean Goron Leader Darunia Enters The Battle

A memorable non-human character from Ocarina of Time is entering the Hyrule Warriors battle.

Darunia is a tough leader, but many (or at least myself) remember him as the music-loving doorway protector of Ocarina of Time.

I got a chance to play as Darunia in Hyrule Warriors, and the fanciful spirit, balanced with a strength and the desire to protect his Goron brethren we saw in Ocarina of Time, translates well to Hyrule Warriors' button-mashing super battles.

Pre-Orders Get Pinned With A Special Edition

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Pre-Orders Get Pinned With A Special Edition

Square Enix has announced that all pre-orders for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will be upgraded to the limited edition at no cost. Unlike Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, which came with an art book, this version has something you can show off wherever you are.

The limited edition comes with an exclusive collectible pin featuring Sora and Mickey Mouse. In addition to this news, we’ve got a new batch of screenshots for Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.

The HD 2.5 Remix includes Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and the cinematic cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. The title will be out for PlayStation 3 on December 2.

Dangling In NHL 15

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Dangling In NHL 15

NHL 15 developer EA Canada has released a video showing off the game's new deke system. A lot of the moves may look familiar from past NHL titles, but the devil may be in the details.

Moves like feathering the puck in between sticks, spin-o-ramas, and toe drags have all been in previous titles in the franchise, but there are ways that NHL 15 can set itself apart. The video talks about performing moves on the glide and while moving at angles, which brings up the question of whether players will be locked into deke animations or if player movement while performing the skill moves will be fluid and responsive. It will also be interesting to see how independent the puck behaves the whole time.

The moves may look the same, but hopefully how it all comes together makes the system different and improved. Also key will be how these moves are pulled off via the controller.

'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.