Latest Trailer Mixes Cutscenes and Dark Souls Gameplay

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Latest Trailer Mixes Cutscenes and Dark Souls Gameplay

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for its Dark-Souls inspired anime game, Code Vein. Like Dark Souls, Code Vein pits you against difficult, ghastly opponents in the midst of a hellish, desolate landscape. Unlike Dark Souls, Code Vein is very anime.

The latest trailer makes this clear, as gameplay segments are intercut between scenes thick with dialogue and anime camera angles, which is something Dark Souls tended to lack. Though the trailer is in Japanese, you can get a vague sense of the story Code Vein has to tell by watching the trailer below.

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Watch gameplay of Tien, Yamcha, Android 21 in story mode

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Watch gameplay of Tien, Yamcha, Android 21 in story mode

Bandai Namco has dropped a trio of trailers for Dragon Ball FighterZ, each featuring one of the game's most recently-announced characters in their native environment.

First, we have the first gameplay footage of Tien and Yamcha, which premiered during a Bandai Namco stream at TGS last night (or today, in Japan time? timezones, am I right folks?). You can watch the two trailers back-to-back starting at 23 minutes into the video below.

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Watch gameplay of Tien, Yamcha, Android 21 in story mode

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Watch gameplay of Tien, Yamcha, Android 21 in story mode

Bandai Namco has dropped a trio of trailers for Dragon Ball FighterZ, each featuring one of the game's most recently-announced characters in their native environment.

First, we have the first gameplay footage of Tien and Yamcha, which premiered during a Bandai Namco stream at TGS last night (or today, in Japan time? timezones, am I right folks?). You can watch the two trailers back-to-back starting at 23 minutes into the video below.

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The Zombie Spin-Off Is More Fun Than I Expected

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The Zombie Spin-Off Is More Fun Than I Expected

The spin-off Metal Gear Survive rightfully has its skeptics. After series mastermind Hideo Kojima departed Konami in a messy separation, fans questioned if Metal Gear games would ever be the same. When Konami announced Metal Gear Survive, it was a surprise – a survival action game with zombies? Even Kojima commented on how he didn’t see how zombies fit within the series. I went into my hands-on session for Metal Gear Survive just as doubtful as any fan about the game being something I’d even want to play. While I don’t think Metal Gear Survive will be an earth-shattering experience for the series, I walked away having more fun than I expected. 

While Metal Gear Survive does have a single-player campaign, Konami isn’t ready to give many details on it, except that a wormhole opens in the sky, absorbing all MSF soldiers, transporting them to an alternate reality. You must survive a harsh environment overflowing with dangerous creatures by collecting resources and building a base camp. Time will tell if Konami takes a more zany approach and tells an interesting story considering the premise or makes the single-player very straightforward with a focus on gameplay. 

The Zombie Spin-Off Is More Fun Than I Expected

about X hours ago from
The Zombie Spin-Off Is More Fun Than I Expected

The spin-off Metal Gear Survive rightfully has its skeptics. After series mastermind Hideo Kojima departed Konami in a messy separation, fans questioned if Metal Gear games would ever be the same. When Konami announced Metal Gear Survive, it was a surprise – a survival action game with zombies? Even Kojima commented on how he didn’t see how zombies fit within the series. I went into my hands-on session for Metal Gear Survive just as doubtful as any fan about the game being something I’d even want to play. While I don’t think Metal Gear Survive will be an earth-shattering experience for the series, I walked away having more fun than I expected. 

While Metal Gear Survive does have a single-player campaign, Konami isn’t ready to give many details on it, except that a wormhole opens in the sky, absorbing all MSF soldiers, transporting them to an alternate reality. You must survive a harsh environment overflowing with dangerous creatures by collecting resources and building a base camp. Time will tell if Konami takes a more zany approach and tells an interesting story considering the premise or makes the single-player very straightforward with a focus on gameplay. 

Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

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Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

Square Enix recently announced a remake of the beloved classic, Secret of Mana. The action/RPG for SNES made its mark for its fun co-op, vibrant visuals, and fantastic music. This remake includes 3D visuals, voice acting, and a newly arranged score by original composer Hiroki Kikuta. While in Japan, I had the opportunity to speak to producer Masaru Oyamada about what we can expect from the remake and the design decisions behind it. Here are some of his biggest revelations.

How Co-op Works

As fans will remember, Secret of Mana had three-player co-op, which was rare for the role-playing genre at the time. Oyamada says the co-op functions in the remake exactly like the original, meaning it’s offline couch co-op. “You have three players sitting next to each other on the couch with three controllers – all playing at the same time,” he confirms. “I think a lot of the enjoyment that people have in their memories of the original game relies on that playstyle. We felt it was best to have that recreated in the same way.” 

Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

about X hours ago from
Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

Square Enix recently announced a remake of the beloved classic, Secret of Mana. The action/RPG for SNES made its mark for its fun co-op, vibrant visuals, and fantastic music. This remake includes 3D visuals, voice acting, and a newly arranged score with the help of original composer Hiroki Kikuta. While in Japan, I had the opportunity to speak to producer Masaru Oyamada about what we can expect from the remake and the design decisions behind it. Here are some of his biggest revelations.

How Co-op Works

As fans will remember, Secret of Mana had three-player co-op, which was rare for the role-playing genre at the time. Oyamada says the co-op functions in the remake exactly like the original, meaning it’s offline couch co-op. “You have three players sitting next to each other on the couch with three controllers – all playing at the same time,” he confirms. “I think a lot of the enjoyment that people have in their memories of the original game relies on that playstyle. We felt it was best to have that recreated in the same way.” 

New Trailer Sets Up The Story

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New Trailer Sets Up The Story

Sonic is back, again! After the retro love letter that was Sonic Mania, fans get another game this year starring the hedgehog, Sonic Forces. The latest trailer puts story in the spotlight, setting up the characters and the conflict for the game.

Does Eggman like Sonic, or not? Does one find strength only in numbers? Is the power of friendship good for overcoming adversity? You'll have to play Sonic Forces when it releases on November 7 to find the answers to these mind-bending mysteries. 

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New Trailer Sets Up The Story

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New Trailer Sets Up The Story

Sonic is back, again! After the retro love letter that was Sonic Mania, fans get another game this year starring the hedgehog, Sonic Forces. The latest trailer puts story in the spotlight, setting up the characters and the conflict for the game.

Does Eggman like Sonic, or not? Does one find strength only in numbers? Is the power of friendship good for overcoming adversity? You'll have to play Sonic Forces when it releases on November 7 to find the answers to these mind-bending mysteries. 

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Celebrating No More Delays With A New Trailer

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Celebrating No More Delays With A New Trailer

South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally supposed to release in December 2016, but then it got delayed. Then it got delayed again. If you were worried that the game might not hit its current October 17 release date, you can rest easy. Ubisoft announced that the game has gone gold, so it will be in your hands in less than a month.

To celebrate the occasion, you can watch the new trailer for the game below. It has fish, swear words, and sex jokes, but not necessarily in that order.

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