Make A Stand Your Way

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Make A Stand Your Way

To this point, we've heard several details about the campaign and competitive multiplayer of Gears of War 4, but one mode has seen The Coalition remain conspicuously tight-lipped outside of a few minor details. Today, the studio has ended the radio silence surrounding the return of the beloved mode by revealing the first concrete details about Horde 3.0.

In Gears of War 3's Horde mode, players could build defenses to help them stave off the 50 waves of invading enemies, but they had to base their operations in predetermined locations across the maps. With Gears of War 4's Horde mode, The Coalition is removing that restriction and giving the team free reign over where and how they set up their defenses.

"One of the things that people used to develop deeper strategies [in Gears of War 2's Horde mode] was shields to exploit certain aspects of the AI to survive longer," says lead multiplayer designer Ryan Cleven. "What we wanted to do was to take all of those fortifications that could help you, but now put them in the hands of players to really find the best way to defend themselves and not have it predetermined by us."

Alola Form Rattata And Munchlax Early Adopter Bonus Revealed

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Alola Form Rattata And Munchlax Early Adopter Bonus Revealed

During this morning's Nintendo Direct, a few new details and bonuses were revealed for Pokémon Sun & Moon.

A dark, Alola form of Rattata was shown off. It is apparently a nocturnal form of Rattata which evolved from a need to avoid the dangers of the daytime. The Pokémon Company also revealed that early adopters of the game will be able to download Munchlax, who will evolve into Snorlax, and be able to use a special new Z-move.

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See How Link Uses The Paraglider In New Clip

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See How Link Uses The Paraglider In New Clip

It's not necessarily new or revelatory footage of Breath of the Wild, but it's nice to see more of the game in action.

Nintendo recently tweeted out a short clip of Link using the paraglider. We've seen plenty of Link using the paraglider during the game's E3 presentation, but this footage does show off some neat tricks, like Link using a fire arrow to light up a patch of dry grass to create a current to lift him higher. It's very, very slick.

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Final Fantasy XV Spin-Off Launches On Mobile

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Final Fantasy XV Spin-Off Launches On Mobile

Today, Square Enix launched Justice Monsters Five as a standalone game on mobile. The project is still a part of Final Fantasy XV as an in-game minigame, but players can now experience the pinball-esque project for themselves in advance of the November 29 launch of the larger game.

In Justice Monsters Five, players control monsters like Bomb Bro and Fab Flan as they fight to save the galaxy from the villainous Lord Vexxos. Gameplay is inspired by classic pinball tables, but uses touch and flick controls to fight battles. A big focus is also placed on recruiting and improving new monsters as you play through the game. 

The game is free, but it uses in-app purchases as a monetization structure. If that model is something you’re a wary about trying out, Square Enix is trying to tempt you with some free in-game items during the first weeks after launch. Until September 25 at 8am PT, players who log in get some free golden orbs, an in-game currency. 

Miku Takes The Stage On PS4 And Vita

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Miku Takes The Stage On PS4 And Vita

It’s fair to say that Hatsune Miku represents a different branch of the rhythm/music genre than many in North America are accustomed to seeing. Rather than the distinctly American vibe of beat-matching we see in games like Rock Band or Guitar Hero, Hatsune Miku dances and sings her way through poppy numbers wearing over-the-top outfits, representing some of the flamboyant and quirky elements that many players love to see in Japanese gaming. Today sees the release of Hatsune Miku’s newest game, and the trailer below gives you a good sense of what you can expect.

Project Diva X features more than 30 songs, mixing both new and returning tracks for Miku to dance through. This release also includes a Concert Editor that allows players to produce your own shows, with distinct outfits and songs. 

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X has arrived today on PlayStation 4 for $49.99, and Vita for $39.99. 

Halo's Warthog Makes A Trip To Earth For Forza Horizon 3

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Halo's Warthog Makes A Trip To Earth For Forza Horizon 3

Microsoft has announced that Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold in advance of the game's Sept. 27 release date. Better still, the publisher has revealed the addition of a car that fans of another Microsoft series may want to reserve some garage space for. The M12S Warthog CST is being added to the game, giving racing fans a chance to tear through Australia in Master Chief's iconic vehicle.

According to Microsoft, the Warthog boasts the most advanced suspension system in the game, making it the most stable vehicle available. Considering how hairy things are likely to get in the outback, that's an important factor to consider.

The Warthog will be available as a free download for players who have played either Halo 5 or The Master Chief Collection, so check your messages on Xbox Live for the code. 

Infinite Air Adds Trailer, Release Date & New Snowboarders

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Infinite Air Adds Trailer, Release Date & New Snowboarders

You'll soon be able to create, shred, and share a range of mountain runs in Infinite Air, which today announced its release date and picked up a new trailer and five professional snowboarders.

Mark McMorris anchors the game and is its cover star, but also included in the game are a clutch of Olympians, X Games gold medalists, and all-around talents. Silje Norendal, Torstein Horgmo, Danny Davis, Ulrik Badertscher, and McMorris' brother, Craig McMorris, are all playable in the title.

Infinite Air features procedurally generated mountains that you can explore and place objects upon, create endless opportunities for competitions, sharing, and backcountry carving.

Video Shows Off The Open World Of San Francisco

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Video Shows Off The Open World Of San Francisco

Ubisoft released a video today giving an overview of the new hacking mechanics, seamless online multiplayer, and the new setting of San Francisco. In the video, we follow Marcus Holloway as he scopes out the city's landmarks with his flying drone, tests the limits of his hacking abilities, and enters a match of the new Bounty Hunter mode.

Watch Dogs 2, in comparison to its predecessor, will feature several new hacking mechanics, such as being able to remotely control any car. This can be especially helpful to spin pursuing vehicles out of control during an escape attempt. The video also previews both co-op and multiplayer.

Because Watch Dogs 2 features a seamless online world, this means that you'll encounter other players in your campaign. They'll be easy to spot, with a purple icon and gamertag above their heads. For those that wish to opt out of the online experience, they can do so in the settings.

The Floor Is Lava In The Latest From The Creators Of Don't Starve

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The Floor Is Lava In The Latest From The Creators Of Don't Starve

Klei Entertainment is known predominantly for its 2D work with games like Shank, Mark of the Ninja, and Don't Starve, but its latest explores a 3D world filled with lava.

The still vague premise is one that that will nake you slap yourself in the forehead and say, "D'uh!" It's the video game version of the game we all independently invented as children where the floor is lava, so we need to stay up on the furniture, which our parents loved.

You can check out a gameplay trailer below, which plays out like a first-person parkour game where you must keep your feet off the floor. The trailer shows levels in a house, in a gymnasium, and a cave and stars what appears to be an action figure in hazmat gear.

Get Another Look At Q Games' Co-Op Sandbox, The Tomorrow Children

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Get Another Look At Q Games' Co-Op Sandbox, The Tomorrow Children

It's been a while since we last heard from Q Games about its title The Tomorrow Children. The game has players pool their efforts to rebuild a city in an alternate version of '60s-era Russia following a weird disaster. A new trailer shows off the PS4 game and also features studio founder Dylan Cuthbert sharing his love for Japan.

Cooperation is critical in the game, and players are grouped together to rebuild a new city. Q Games wants players to feel as though they're part of a community, and that their actions are contributing to larger goals. Take a look at the clip below to learn more.

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