A Longer Look At Modern Sonic

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A Longer Look At Modern Sonic

During its South By Southwest panel last night, Sega revealed the name for its upcoming mainline entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise as Sonic Forces. The reveal was followed by a quick teaser clip showing some gameplay featuring Modern Sonic running through a European-style city as destruction rains down from above. We had a chance to see a longer version of this stage.

The Modern Sonic mechanics in Sonic Forces are inspired heavily by the 3D gameplay found in Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, featuring a new version of the Hedgehog Engine used in those games. As seen in the teaser, Sonic runs through the streets while the city crumbles around him. As he turns a corner, two giant egg-shaped robots can be seen in the distance approaching the city via water. Sonic can't immediately do anything about those giant machines, so he opts to take care of the smaller bots right in front of him. He boosts through the first set before using his homing attack to knock out another group and reach a higher platform. 

The VR Horror Game Now Has A Release Date

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The VR Horror Game Now Has A Release Date

Narcosis, an indepedent Horror game from Honor Code Inc we recently named one of the most exciting VR games on the horizon, has re-emerged from the depths with a new trailer and release date.

The VR title, which will release on the Xbox One, Steam, and Oculus Store on March 28, has plenty of deep-sea scares in its latest trailer. It reminds me quite a bit of both Soma (which I love) and Cryostasis (which was great despite a number of a technical glitches I encountered on PC), so it's definitely in good company. You can watch the trailer below.

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Scalebearer Leaves An Impact In New Highlight Trailer

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Scalebearer Leaves An Impact In New Highlight Trailer

A new champion is set to join the ranks of id Software's hero-based online shooter, Quake Champions. Unveiled via Bethesda's YouTube channel, the intergalactic warlord Scalebearer is the primary focus of Quake's latest trailer, which shows the combatant in action with his special abilities that let him pulverize foes by landing on them from above or running into them headlong. 

Scalebearer will be joining other characters in the free-to-play title, and will be purchasable with in-game currency called Favor for a limited time, or a more permanent purchase with real world currency. You can check out his trailer down below.

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A Dossier On The Deadly Typhon Aliens Of Prey

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A Dossier On The Deadly Typhon Aliens Of Prey

Prey is all about getting a handle on the Typhon aliens and even using their powers yourself, so you're going to want to know something about them before you start playing.

Today developer Arkane released a new video for the title featuring a TranStar Corporation info drop of sorts on what the company – who to this point has done a bang-up job of containing the alien threat – thinks it knows about the Typhon.

For more on the Mimic in particular, check out this previous trailer.

New Trailer Shows The Bonds Of Brotherhood

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New Trailer Shows The Bonds Of Brotherhood

CI Games has released a new trailer for its upcoming game Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, which highlights the bond between brothers Jon and Robert North. Also, several heads explode like pumpkins.

The clip shows the brothers as both bottle-blasting kids and bad-guy-sniping adults, as well as some shots of driving and other gameplay sequences.

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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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