Watch This Epic Cinematic Lightsaber Battle In The Trailer For Knights Of The Eternal Throne

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Watch This Epic Cinematic Lightsaber Battle In The Trailer For Knights Of The Eternal Throne

BioWare and LucasFilm provided a look today into the backstory for the upcoming expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, called Knights of the Eternal Throne, with an action-packed cinematic trailer.

"Trailer" doesn't really do it justice - for all intents and purposes, it's a short film about a mother and her young daughter, who becomes a powerful force user. There's a great six-versus-one lightsaber battle, plus some impressive-looking new force powers on display in the video, titled "Betrayed," which you can check out below.

Knights of the Eternal Throne is available Dec. 2, and is free to The Old Republic subscribers. If you're wondering whether now's the time to get into SWTOR, BioWare has sweetened the pot by offering the bounty hunter Shae Vizla as a companion for players who subscribe before Oct. 25. Still on the fence? Then you might want to check out Matt Miller's advice on whether The Old Republic is the right game for you.

Yakuza 0 Video Shows A Decadent, Violent Take On '80s Japan

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Yakuza 0 Video Shows A Decadent, Violent Take On '80s Japan

The Yakuza series has been around for more than a decade now. With the latest entry, Yakuza 0, Sega decided to go back in time to 1988, showing off how some of the characters that fans have gotten to know throughout the years got started.

Associate localization producer Scott Strichart gives a guided tour of the game's setting and introduces us to two of the game's main characters, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima.

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Tim Schafer And Team Offer A Glimpse At The Upcoming Platformer

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Tim Schafer And Team Offer A Glimpse At The Upcoming Platformer

The anticipated Psychonauts 2 won't be releasing for some time yet, but in the meantime, Tim Schafer and crew at Double Fine have unveiled gameplay from an early prototype of the game.

In the video below, we see Tim Schafer and lead designer Zak McClendon give us a tour of a revamped and gorgeous-looking Whispering Rock, which was the camp setting from the original. However, everything seen here is proof-of-concept and only a prototype. The two stress in the video that what is seen here won't be in the final game. Nonetheless, we still get to see Raz do some rad telekinesis acrobatics, and a cool new move called the Balloon Glide.

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Soaring To PSVR

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Soaring To PSVR

EVE: Valkyrie is heading to PlayStation's virtual reality headset on October 13, and in preparation of its PSVR debut, a new launch trailer is out. The game was a launch title for the Oculus Rift and features the voice talents of Katee Sackoff of Battlestar Galactica fame.

On the Rift, the game has micro-transactions that allows players to purchase ship decals, skins, and cockpit interiors. It's unknown if these will carry over to the PSVR version at this time. Both versions have been promised free content for the lifetime of the game.

You can see the action-packed trailer below.

A Tale of Two Assassins

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A Tale of Two Assassins

Editor's Note: The following article appears in Game Informer Australia and is written by David Milner. You can follow him on Twitter here.

A lot can happen in 15 years. After supernatural assassin Corvo Attano vanquished the treasonous Lord Regent, restoring Emily Kaldwin to her murdered mother’s throne, Dunwall saw a new era of peace and prosperity. 

Young Emily grew into her royal responsibilities. Her reign brought about the end of the deadly rat plague. The city’s whale oil industry churned on, vat after volatile vat, carcass after harpooned carcass. The realm’s poorest denizens no longer felt crushed beneath the boots of a paranoid, illegitimate regime. Times were good. 

Watch WWI's Battles With The Extensive Spectator Mode Tools

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Watch WWI's Battles With The Extensive Spectator Mode Tools

With the rise of esports and features like Photo Mode, video games are being more suited towards viewers and expressing creative freedom. Battlefield 1's Spectator Mode seems to marry both of those ideas.

Viewers can plant different cameras around the map (each with different settings), use the free camera to roam, adjust the depth of field, alter the field of view, and add different visual filters, including the "Battlefield 3" filter that coats everything in a blue and orange hue. Disabling the HUD gives this mode its most cinematic effect since it removes all the pesky numbers and meters.

Tabletop view and player view are more skewed towards traditional spectating, giving viewers the ability for a wide, top-down angle or a camera that locks to a specific player (with a first or third-person perspective). Director mode is like third-person mode albeit with a more movable and customizable camera.

Die and Laugh In Equal Measure With This Escape The Room Game

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Die and Laugh In Equal Measure With This Escape The Room Game

I Expect You To Die puts you in the well polished shoes of a special operative who always manages to find themselves in...tricky situations. Takings its name from the infamous quote from the James Bond film Goldfinger, IEYTD is basically an escape the room with a dash of Bond-esque espionage and more than its fair share of wacky humor.

For my Oculus Connect demo, I found myself in the driver's seat of a car that was being flown around in a cargo plane. My goal was to somehow get the car out of the plane, destroy it, and get myself to safety. Unfortunately, said car was booby-trapped by its owner and I spent my allotted half hour of demo time tripping over every trap and meeting my demise. However, that's not a bad thing, as much of IEYTD's entertainment comes from experimenting with the items in the environment. In many ways, the game is reminiscent of early point-and-click adventure games' mix of twisted logic and wacky humor. This is one of those rare games where it's just as much, if not more fun, to fail as it is to succeed.

The Sequel To Bullet Train Is An Action-Packed, Enthralling Experience

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The Sequel To Bullet Train Is An Action-Packed, Enthralling Experience

Last year, Epic revealed a VR demo called Bullet Train that immediately grabbed the attention of those interested in the possibilities of virtual reality thanks to its beautiful visuals and its ability to let you teleport around the environment, giving players more mobility than usual in a VR shooter. Epic revealed that the demo will be getting a full-fledged sequel called Robo Recall that makes use of the Oculus touch controllers. The game will be made free for Oculus Rift owners when it's released.

I got some hands-on time with the game at Oculus Connect, playing through a single level, and as someone who's generally unimpressed by all things VR, I came away pretty impressed. Robo Recall sticks you in the suit of a field agent capable of digitizing weapons to their holsters, which gives you a convenient reason to never have to reload, and then tells you that your job is to take out robots with corrupted A.I.s that have become violent. The demo I played took me down a neighborhood in a futuristic city. Using the touch controller's sticks, I was able to teleport mostly anywhere in sight, and defeat foes in a variety of ways.

See How Emily And Corvo Handle Themselves When It's Time To Escape

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See How Emily And Corvo Handle Themselves When It's Time To Escape

Bethesda and Arkane Studios haven't been stingy with gameplay trailers lately, and it doesn't appear that they plan on slowing down anytime soon. Today's video shows what happens when Emily and Corvo have to beat a hasty retreat from their enemies.

We've recently seen how players can choose to roll through a level taking either a stealth-focused or head-on approach. But what happens when the bad guys know you're there and have sounded the alarm? The lengthy clip below demonstrates just a few of the clever ways both Emily and Corvo can bend space, time, and their foes' brains to get the heck out of there.

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