Screens And Trailers Showcase Returning Characters Jude Mathis And Leia Rolando

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A handful of new screens and two videos for the upcoming Tales of Xillia 2 re-introduce returning characters Jude and Leia.

You can check out the two videos below, as well as the screens in the gallery below. Since the events of Tales of Xillia, Jude has continued his research of spyrite – the mysterious, powerful energy source. Leia has since become a reporter for the local newspaper in Elympios.

Tales of Xillia 2 launches on PlayStation 3 on august 19, and will be making an appearance at E3 next week. For more on Tales of Xillia 2, head here.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments E3 Trailer Is Anything But Elementary

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In preparation for its appearance at E3, Frogwares has released a trailer for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments. Players will take on the role of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, interrogating suspects and investigating crime scenes, including a murder mystery teased in the trailer below.

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Similar to his skills depicted in BBC’s Sherlock, players can use Holmes’s ability to deduce minute details of suspects from a quick glance. Using all the sleuth’s resources will be key, because your actions, including condemning the wrong suspect, will influence which of the game’s 12 endings Holmes reaches.

PlanetSide 2 On PS4 Will Be Playable At E3

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PlanetSide 2 On PS4 Will Be Playable At E3

PlanetSide 2 has an enormous community on PC and a healthy economic driven in part by fan-created customization elements. Sony Online is on target to release the free-to-play title later this year on PlayStation 4, and it will be playable next week at E3.

Sony has re-confirmed that the title will be in front of the PlayStation Plus paywall, so you won’t need a membership in order to take part. You can get a look at the game running on PlayStation 4 in the new E3 trailer.

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Gravity Crash Ultra Blasts Off With New Trailer And Release Date

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Gravity Crash Ultra Blasts Off With New Trailer And Release Date

Just Add Water's revamped Vita version of 2009's Gravity Crash on PSP and PS3 title has a new trailer showcasing what makes the game so "Ultra." Fans of the series can expect a plethora of improvements, including enhanced visuals.The game is promised to run at 60 frames per second and will feature better lighting and particle effects than the original. Other improvements include a remixed soundtrack, a new ship, improved radar, and a tweaked interface.

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Gravity Crash Ultra is set to release this July on the Vita. If you’re an indie game fan, be sure you don’t miss our feature on 2014’s indie game lineup.

Telltale Taps Chris Hardwick To Play Your Best Friend

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Chris Hardwick (the man who never ages) of @Midnight, Talking Dead, and Nerdist.com fame will be playing the role of Vaughn in Telltale's upcoming Tales from the Borderlands.

Along with Hardwick, Telltale and Gearbox have also announced Sam Witwer (Star Wars: Clone Wars) will be playing the role of Rhys, and the talents of Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Family Guy) and Nolan North (every video game you've ever played) will also be part of the cast.

The first episode of Tales from the Borderlands is expected to release this summer, and will be appearing at E3 next week.

Madden Gets Its First Gameplay Trailer Of The Year

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Madden Gets Its First Gameplay Trailer Of The Year

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was featured in our first glimpse of Madden NFL 15 earlier this year. He’s back for the title’s E3 trailer, which shows off gameplay for the first time.

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Madden NFL 15 is due out on August 26. The title is slated for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. You can see another screenshot (of Colin Kaepernick) right here.

Shovel Knight Arriving This Month On PC, Wii U, And 3DS

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Shovel Knight Arriving This Month On PC, Wii U, And 3DS

Kickstarter success story Shovel Knight finally has a release date, and it's not too far off.

After missing its March release and announcing it was, "essentially complete," in April, developer Yacht Club Games says Shovel Knight will be available on June 26. That date marks release on all three of the game's announced platforms – PC, Wii U, and 3DS. "We hit some snags along the way and we’re sorry that we couldn’t deliver it sooner, but, hopefully, it will prove more than worth the wait," Yacht Club Games wrote on its most recent Kickstarter update.

Yacht Club Games also revealed the art that will appear on the game's box, which will be coming to backers who pledged $50 are more to the project, which you can see below. Finally, the developer confirmed it will be at E3 with a demo near the Nintendo side of the show. For more about the game, check out some of our hands-on impressions here.

Watch The Artistic Intro To Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth released yesterday in Japan, giving 3DS owners a new dungeon crawler experience to pour hours into. An exact North American release date has yet to be announced, but localization is underway at Atlus, and the game is expected to ship in the second half of this year.

If you can't wait to see what happens when you turn on the game, Atlus has released a video showing the game's artistic introductory sequence. This tease doesn't give away any story details, but does show a variety of characters, and a stuffed bunny that has seen better days.

Persona Q is the first of three new Persona games that should be making its way stateside. Here's hoping we learn more about Persona 5 next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Gets Release Date, Trailer Teases KHIII

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Gets Release Date, Trailer Teases KHIII

The week before E3 is starting to feel like the week of E3. Square Enix has released the E3 trailer for its second Kingdom Hearts compilation.

The bundle features Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and the cinematic scenes from Kingdom Hearts re:Coded. It follows in the footsteps of last year’s Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, and leaves Dream Drop Distance the only title in the series not to get an HD coat of paint.

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This Beautiful New Trailer Has A Grim Surprise

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This Beautiful New Trailer Has A Grim Surprise

The Astronauts' atmospheric The Vanishing of Ethan Carter remains cloaked in mystery, but this new trailer holds a shocking ending.

A bulk of this clip, which is culled from the PC game, showcases the game's stunningly gorgeous environments – until the end. We'll let you watch for yourself, but it does add some grim intrigue to the game's events.

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