Burton-Esque Platformer Releases This February

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Burton-Esque Platformer Releases This February

Hollow Knight, a Metroidvania-style platformer from indie developer Team Cherry, just received a new trailer that details its release date of February 24.

This atmospheric game takes place in an insect-filled world called Hallownest. It features 2D hand-drawn graphics with an aesthetic reminiscent of Tim Burton's dark style. Check out the trailer below.

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New Trailer Boasts Dramatic And Grandiose Battles

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New Trailer Boasts Dramatic And Grandiose Battles

Square Enix and Platinum Games have teamed up to bring a sequel to 2010's Nier, a bizarre RPG that gained a cult following. The sequel, Nier: Automata, continues the wackiness of the first in a post-apocalyptic setting. Recently, a new trailer was unveiled for the upcoming game.

This teaser puts emphasis on grandiose battles and contrasts them with dramatic moments. Nier: Automata stars protagonists 2B and 9S, who are androids sent to fight off hostile machines on Earth in an attempt to save mankind.

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Technomancer and Bound By Flame Developer Announces New Title

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Technomancer and Bound By Flame Developer Announces New Title

Developer Spiders made their mark with cult titles like Mars: War Logs, its sequel, The Technomancer, and the Witcher-esque Bound By Flame. Their next title is GreedFall, an RPG with an old-timey colonial aesthetic and mysterious fantasy elements.

The teaser trailer gives us a brief look at a man hunting a non-human woman with a musket and flintlock pistol before being attacked by some sort of wild, or perhaps summoned, beast. The striking art style is a result of the team's inspiration: the Baroque art of 17th century Europe.

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D3 Publisher Serves Up Spicy Earth Defense Force 5 Trailer

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D3 Publisher Serves Up Spicy Earth Defense Force 5 Trailer

D3 Publisher has released the second official trailer for the upcoming PS4 alien-invasion title.

While previous installments have featured legions of monstrous foes, Earth Defense Force 5 promises a new humanoid threat that is sure to up the ante.

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FTL: Faster Than Light Studio Announces New Game

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FTL: Faster Than Light Studio Announces New Game

Subset Games burst onto the scene with FTL: Faster Than Light, the roguelike space simulator which fulfilled our dreams of being captain of an advanced starship. After knocking it out of the park with FTL, Subset is back with a new title in a whole new genre.

Into The Breach is a turn-based tactics game, calling to mind the likes of genre classics Final Fantasy Tactics and Front Mission. It's mechs vs subterranean monsters in a battle for control of planet Earth. The narrative features a unique time travel twist, where failure has the player traveling back in time and trying again in an alternate timeline. We're not yet sure what effect this mechanic will have on gameplay, but we're confident that Subset has some clever tricks up its sleeve.

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Assassin's Creed And Darksiders II Composer Jesper Kyd To Create Music

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Assassin's Creed And Darksiders II Composer Jesper Kyd To Create Music

Battle Chasers: Nightwar, the video game continuation of Joe Madureira's incomplete comic book series of the same name, has a composer.

Jesper Kyd, a BAFTA winning musician, has scored an impressive number of games across many series including Assassin's Creed, Hitman, Darksiders, Borderlands, and a ton more. Today, developer Airship Syndicate is announcing that Kyd will be making music for the upcoming Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Darksiders II, which Kyd composed, also comes from the mind of Madureira, so the two have collaborated before.

In the press release announcing Kyd's involvement with the game he said, “One of the reasons why I think Joe's art and my music work so well together is the depth of atmosphere Joe brings to his work. Creating a rich atmosphere is a quality that I very much aspire to as well. Mood and depth are a key part of my music and I love that about Joe’s art.”

Two New Videos Show Off Horizon Zero Dawn's Fearsome Machines

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Two New Videos Show Off Horizon Zero Dawn's Fearsome Machines

Horizon Zero Dawn's world is filled with mysterious machines that patrol – and attack – humans who venture too close. Today, Sony and Guerrilla Games have released a pair of videos that let you get a closer look at two of these beasts without risking your hide.

First up is the Snapmaw, a croc-like creature who hangs out near water. Take a look at the video for more info, as well as descriptor text from Sony.

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Story Trailer Looks One Billion Years Into The Future

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Story Trailer Looks One Billion Years Into The Future

Torment: Tides of Numenera, the "thematic successor" to Planescape: Torment, has a new trailer that outlines its story.

In the trailer you learn of a man able to cheat death by moving his consciousness between bodies. Turns out, it's not as great as you would think it is. You can check out the trailer below, which doesn't have any gameplay, but sets up a very interesting story.

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Horror Game Stories Untold Channels Stranger Things In Debut Trailer

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Horror Game Stories Untold Channels Stranger Things In Debut Trailer

A new horror game from publisher Devolver Digital and developer No Code tasks players with playing an old-school text adventure game while sitting in an abandoned house.

You can check out the game's mysterious trailer below, which openly channels Stranger Things. The game is a compilation of four episodes and includes a remastered version of The House Abandon, a game we recently included on our list of ten modern text adventures, which you can read here.

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New MLB The Show 17 Trailer Covers Gameplay Improvements

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New MLB The Show 17 Trailer Covers Gameplay Improvements

MLB The Show 17 developers Sony San Diego Studio have released a new trailer for the March 28 PS4 title outlining some key gameplay improvements.

The video below covers everything from new ball physics for different kinds of hits, less-prescient A.I. (and therefore with more realistic behavior), a new catcher throwing meter, and more.

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