Capcom Taps Into Nostalgia With NES-Era Disney Collection

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Capcom Taps Into Nostalgia With NES-Era Disney Collection

Nostalgia continues to be a powerful force, and Capcom has announced a new game collection that's bound to appeal to people who spent much of their childhoods watching cartoons and playing games on tube televisions. The Disney Afternoon Collection is a compilation of six NES-era games, including DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, and more.

It includes Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin.

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Hands-On With Diablo III's Necromancer At PAX East

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Hands-On With Diablo III's Necromancer At PAX East

At PAX East 2017, I had a chance to play Diablo III's Necromancer yet again - the first time being during the BlizzCon reveal last year. This time around, I played as a female version of the Necromancer with a decidedly different skillset than the bone-spearing, corpse-exploding incarnation I played last time. Between the two of these characters, we can finally start piecing together what the Necromancer's skillset might look like when it finally hits later this year.

This Necromancer was a stark contrast to the pet-army, ranged damage BlizzCon template. First off, the "builder" in this loadout was a deadly scythe swipe Grim Scythe, with medium range but a massive arc - it hits almost everything, and provides the Necromancer resource, Essence. The resource dump of choice? Blood Nova. Short range, almost point-blank-area-of-effect, huge damage, and it costs you health to use it as well as Essence, so you pay for your power. Luckily, this incredibly potent build that's perfect for being surrounded by every enemy on the screen you can lure over is powered by some other abilities to keep you happy and healthy as you deliver death.

Firestorm Bringing The Heat To Injustice 2 Roster

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Firestorm Bringing The Heat To Injustice 2 Roster

WWE wrestler and video game connoisseur Xavier Woods has revealed that Firestorm is the next character joining the Injustice 2 roster. The exclusive reveal was part of a tour for Woods' YouTube channel, UpUpDownDown. During the tour, Woods chats with studio head Ed Boon about Mortal Kombat, and geeks out over various MK-themed memorabilia with his friends. I would do the exact same thing probably.

While the whole video is definitely worth a watch for fans of NetherRealm studios, Firestorm gameplay doesn't come in until around 5:33. You can check it out down below.

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Nintendo Outlines All The Improvements And Content Additions Coming To Switch

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Nintendo Outlines All The Improvements And Content Additions Coming To Switch

When it first launched in May 2014, Mario Kart 8 was championed as one of the Wii U's most entertaining titles, but also as the apex of the entire Mario Kart series. Now, nearly three years later, an enhanced version of the mascot racer is making its way to Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, with a ton of new features in tow. Most of these additions have already been revealed, but this serves as a nice round-up for everything that will be new.

Right off the bat, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes packaged with all of the Wii U version's DLC, from Link and his home stage of Hyrule Circuit, to the endearingly wacky Mercedes-Benz kart bodies. On top of the baked-in DLC, Deluxe will also include a wealth of new content, including five new racers, bringing the grand total of playable characters to a series-high of 42 (but still no Birdo, who has been sadly missing in action since Mario Kart Wii). The new challengers are Dry Bones, King Boo, Bowser Jr., and Splatoon characters Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl. In addition, Splatoon-themed amiibos can now be used to unlock outfits for Mii racers.

PAX East Trailer Shows Shows Retro Intro, New Kills

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PAX East Trailer Shows Shows Retro Intro, New Kills

When we last saw Friday the 13th game, it received a delay but was getting a single-player campaign. Last night at Pax East, IllFonic and Gun Media premiered a new trailer of the game, showing off a few new locations and gruesome kills in the game.

In addition to the trailer, Gun Media also announced two new outfits for Jason: One From Friday The 13th Part 9: Jason Goes To Hell (the one where Jason goes to hell), and an alternate take on the events of that movie from renowned makeup artist Tom Savini, whose last work on Jason was for Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter (the one that wasn't the final chapter). You can watch the trailer below. 

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New Trailer Showcases Gameplay

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New Trailer Showcases Gameplay

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was one of the Fire Emblem titles revealed by Nintendo in the series-focused Direct presentation back in January. Echoes is actually a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, an entry that never made it stateside. Though we've seen images of the game, today Nintendo revealed a trailer that showed off snippets of gameplay (and cutscenes) for the first time.

You can watch the whole thing right here:

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Here's What The N.Sane Trilogy Version Of Crash Bandicoot 2's Level Hang Eight Looks Like

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Here's What The N.Sane Trilogy Version Of Crash Bandicoot 2's Level Hang Eight Looks Like

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a rebuilding of the original trilogy from the ground up, is probably one of this year's more hotly anticipated remasters. If you want to see what the game looks like in action, Sony just released full gameplay from one of Crash Bandicoot 2's levels, "Hang Eight."

You can watch the whole thing here:

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Launch Trailer Drives Home The Stakes

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Launch Trailer Drives Home The Stakes

Mass Effect: Andromeda is less than two weeks away from release and to celebrate the occasion, Bioware has released a launch trailer for the game. The two minute trailer showcases humanity's struggle to find a new home in a strange, terrifying galaxy.

You can watch the whole thing here:

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Classic Sonic With A New Spin

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Classic Sonic With A New Spin

As early as the start screen, Sonic Mania reflects developers Christian Whitehead of Pagoda West Games and Headcannon’s goal to return to Sonic’s roots and cover new ground while doing so. I immediately recognize the signature winged emblem, but just when the nostalgia sets in, Sonic hops up in a completely new and dynamic animation. Touches such as this one bring together the excitement of nostalgia and the thrill of potential innovation in Sonic’s upcoming 2D title.

In our previous coverage, we noted the return of many features from 2D Sonic games in Mania: Green Hill Zone, old school boss fights, and most importantly, that classic momentum feel. This time, a familiar face joins the Blue Blur as we make our way through Green Hill Zone’s Act 1. Miles “Tails” Prower returns as a co-op character in Sonic Mania’s 1.5-player mode, allowing two people to play the game together. 

Going Hands On With Runic Games' Weird And Wonderful World

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Going Hands On With Runic Games' Weird And Wonderful World

First announced in 2015, Runic Games' Hob piqued our interest during its numerous appearances at trade shows like PAX. We recently had a chance to sit down and play a build of the game that will be appearing at PAX East, and came away impressed by Hob's puzzle designs and environments, and charmed by its sense of style.

Hob takes place in a mysterious, lively world teeming with bizarre wildlife and covered in ancient-looking machinery. Taking control of an unnamed hooded figure, players use a variety of combat and platforming skills to make their way across the treacherous landscape, restoring power to massive machines in the process. It is immediately reminiscent of games like Shadow of the Colossus and The Legend of Zelda with its sense of atmosphere and exploration, but it stands apart with an art style that is all its own, with it's surreal blend of calming, lush environments, and monolithic machines.