New Trailer Shows Off Third Area, Eschaton City

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New Trailer Shows Off Third Area, Eschaton City

The second official trailer for Sundered shows off the game's third area, called Eschaton City.

Part of Sundered's core concept is the notion of corruption, and the trailer provides a glimpse at how corruption will work with Eshe's unlockable abilities.

Thunder Lotus creative director William Dubé explains some of the design decisions behind Sundered in a post published today on the PlayStation blog. In it, he discusses why the team decided to go with procedural dungeon generation, and how character progression will work.

Arcade-Style Hockey Makes A Return

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Arcade-Style Hockey Makes A Return

Sports games have mostly diverted from their arcadey roots in recent years. Old Time Hockey looks to harken back to the simplistic era of hockey games where controls weren't as complicated and the laws of physics were loosely followed. 

Up to four local players can jump into the (mostly) helmetless, afro-laden, and violent world of 1970s hockey in the Exhibition Mode. Old Time Hockey also has a narrative campaign where players can follow a blue-collared hockey team and help them win the championship.

Players can choose an old-school, two-button control mode or more modernized control scheme. Developer V7 Entertainment cites games like NHL 94, Blades of Steel, and 3-on-3 Open Ice as inspirations for Old Time Hockey's retro controls.

Arcade-Style Hockey Makes A Return

about X hours ago from
Arcade-Style Hockey Makes A Return

Sports games have mostly diverted from their arcadey roots in recent years. Old Time Hockey looks to harken back to the simplistic era of hockey games where controls weren't as complicated and the laws of physics were loosely followed. 

Up to four local players can jump into the (mostly) helmetless, afro-laden, and violent world of 1970s hockey in the Exhibition Mode. Old Time Hockey also has a narrative campaign where players can follow a blue-collared hockey team and help them win the championship.

Players can choose an old-school, two-button control mode or more modernized control scheme. Developer V7 Entertainment cites games like NHL 94, Blades of Steel, and 3-on-3 Open Ice as inspirations for Old Time Hockey's retro controls.

Latest Trailer Shows Off Fighting Bears

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Latest Trailer Shows Off Fighting Bears

After the end of Tekken 7's "King of Iron Fist" Tournament in Japan a few hours ago, we saw the return of two of Tekken's most adorable characters for Tekken 7: Kuma (Japanese for "bear") the Bear and Panda the... well, Panda.

The two look to play somewhat different, using different special attacks and combos. If the trailer is any indication, Panda prefers stylish hats for their beatdowns, while Kuma prefers to beat people up using fish. You watch the two fight it out in what could be 2016's most ridiculous trailer below.

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Latest Trailer Shows Off Fighting Bears

about X hours ago from
Latest Trailer Shows Off Fighting Bears

After the end of Tekken 7's "King of Iron Fist" Tournament in Japan a few hours ago, we saw the return of two of Tekken's most adorable characters for Tekken 7: Kuma (Japanese for "bear") the Bear and Panda the... well, Panda.

The two look to play somewhat different, using different special attacks and combos. If the trailer is any indication, Panda prefers stylish hats for their beatdowns, while Kuma prefers to beat people up using fish. You watch the two fight it out in what could be 2016's most ridiculous trailer below.

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A Port Stuffed With Extras

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A Port Stuffed With Extras

Yoshi’s Woolly World took the platforming the titular character is known for, and dressed it up in an adorable fabric aesthetic. This fuzzy exterior masked a game that was easy to learn but difficult to master.

Platformers are normally about making precise jumps while killing every enemy along the way for the high score. Yoshi games are a more relaxed version of this, with the main character able to hover after a jump and able to ingest enemies, turning them into eggs to hit others or solve puzzles. It’s a lighter affair punctuated by a cute story that motivates you to move on to the next level. 

While you would think a portable port might be inferior, playing Yoshi’s Woolly World on the New Nintendo 3DS ups the frame rate to a smooth 60fps, a higher framerate than the Wii U version. That drops back down to 30 if you play on the original 3DS, but it’s still impressive. All the levels from the Wii U version are intact, making this seem more like an enhancement than a port.

A Port Stuffed With Extras

about X hours ago from
A Port Stuffed With Extras

Yoshi’s Woolly World took the platforming the titular character is known for, and dressed it up in an adorable fabric aesthetic. This fuzzy exterior masked a game that was easy to learn but difficult to master.

Platformers are normally about making precise jumps while killing every enemy along the way for the high score. Yoshi games are a more relaxed version of this, with the main character able to hover after a jump and able to ingest enemies, turning them into eggs to hit others or solve puzzles. It’s a lighter affair punctuated by a cute story that motivates you to move on to the next level. 

While you would think a portable port might be inferior, playing Yoshi’s Woolly World on the New Nintendo 3DS ups the frame rate to a smooth 60fps, a higher framerate than the Wii U version. That drops back down to 30 if you play on the original 3DS, but it’s still impressive. All the levels from the Wii U version are intact, making this seem more like an enhancement than a port.

Not A Game Changer: Hands-On Impressions

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Not A Game Changer: Hands-On Impressions

The biggest star in console gaming history making his debut on phones is undoubtedly a big deal, but don’t expect a transformative (or even noteworthy) experience from Mario’s first iPhone adventure. During my lunch break today, I traveled to the Mall of America to check out the Super Mario Run demo that is currently only available in Apple Stores.
An Apple employee told me that the demo is playing on practically every tablet and phone in the store, so you shouldn’t have any troubles getting your hands on it if you want to check it out for yourself. I decided to play it on the new iPhone 7 Plus, which may have sold me more on the hardware than the game.

Right off the bat, it’s strange to see Mario’s face on an iPhone app. The times are certainly changing, and we’ll soon see Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem here as well.

The game booted up within a matter of seconds, and offers three avenues of play: World Tour, which is a campaign comprised of six worlds, each offering four levels, Toad Rally, a high-score competition presumably through the same stages, and Kingdom Builder, where you can exchange coins build houses and other bonuses.

Not A Game Changer: Hands-On Impressions

about X hours ago from
Not A Game Changer: Hands-On Impressions

The biggest star in console gaming history making his debut on phones is undoubtedly a big deal, but don’t expect a transformative (or even noteworthy) experience from Mario’s first iPhone adventure. During my lunch break today, I traveled to the Mall of America to check out the Super Mario Run demo that is currently only available in Apple Stores.
An Apple employee told me that the demo is playing on practically every tablet and phone in the store, so you shouldn’t have any troubles getting your hands on it if you want to check it out for yourself. I decided to play it on the new iPhone 7 Plus, which may have sold me more on the hardware than the game.

Right off the bat, it’s strange to see Mario’s face on an iPhone app. The times are certainly changing, and we’ll soon see Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem here as well.

The game booted up within a matter of seconds, and offers three avenues of play: World Tour, which is a campaign comprised of six worlds, each offering four levels, Toad Rally, a high-score competition presumably through the same stages, and Kingdom Builder, where you can exchange coins build houses and other bonuses.

Dragon Quest Heroes II Coming To North America

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Dragon Quest Heroes II Coming To North America

Square Enix has announced that it's bringing Dragon Quest Heroes II to North America in 2017. The Dynasty Warriors-style action game was released in Japan earlier this year, but we'll have to wait a bit longer before we can play it on PlayStation 4.

The game, which is a sequel to (deep breath) Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below, features two all-new playable heroes, Lazarel and Teresa. They have to battle monsters in Accordia to restore peace to the land. It's essentially an excuse to slay thousands of monsters, either alone or in an online party of up to four players.

You can check out the game's opening cinematic below.