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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New Trailer Showcases Gameplay

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New Trailer Showcases Gameplay

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was one of the Fire Emblem titles revealed by Nintendo in the series-focused Direct presentation back in January. Echoes is actually a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, an entry that never made it stateside. Though we've seen images of the game, today Nintendo revealed a trailer that showed off snippets of gameplay (and cutscenes) for the first time.

You can watch the whole thing right here:

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Here's What The N.Sane Trilogy Version Of Crash Bandicoot 2's Level Hang Eight Looks Like

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Here's What The N.Sane Trilogy Version Of Crash Bandicoot 2's Level Hang Eight Looks Like

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a rebuilding of the original trilogy from the ground up, is probably one of this year's more hotly anticipated remasters. If you want to see what the game looks like in action, Sony just released full gameplay from one of Crash Bandicoot 2's levels, "Hang Eight."

You can watch the whole thing here:

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Launch Trailer Drives Home The Stakes

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Launch Trailer Drives Home The Stakes

Mass Effect: Andromeda is less than two weeks away from release and to celebrate the occasion, Bioware has released a launch trailer for the game. The two minute trailer showcases humanity's struggle to find a new home in a strange, terrifying galaxy.

You can watch the whole thing here:

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Classic Sonic With A New Spin

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Classic Sonic With A New Spin

As early as the start screen, Sonic Mania reflects developers Christian Whitehead of Pagoda West Games and Headcannon’s goal to return to Sonic’s roots and cover new ground while doing so. I immediately recognize the signature winged emblem, but just when the nostalgia sets in, Sonic hops up in a completely new and dynamic animation. Touches such as this one bring together the excitement of nostalgia and the thrill of potential innovation in Sonic’s upcoming 2D title.

In our previous coverage, we noted the return of many features from 2D Sonic games in Mania: Green Hill Zone, old school boss fights, and most importantly, that classic momentum feel. This time, a familiar face joins the Blue Blur as we make our way through Green Hill Zone’s Act 1. Miles “Tails” Prower returns as a co-op character in Sonic Mania’s 1.5-player mode, allowing two people to play the game together. 

Going Hands On With Runic Games' Weird And Wonderful World

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Going Hands On With Runic Games' Weird And Wonderful World

First announced in 2015, Runic Games' Hob piqued our interest during its numerous appearances at trade shows like PAX. We recently had a chance to sit down and play a build of the game that will be appearing at PAX East, and came away impressed by Hob's puzzle designs and environments, and charmed by its sense of style.

Hob takes place in a mysterious, lively world teeming with bizarre wildlife and covered in ancient-looking machinery. Taking control of an unnamed hooded figure, players use a variety of combat and platforming skills to make their way across the treacherous landscape, restoring power to massive machines in the process. It is immediately reminiscent of games like Shadow of the Colossus and The Legend of Zelda with its sense of atmosphere and exploration, but it stands apart with an art style that is all its own, with it's surreal blend of calming, lush environments, and monolithic machines.

Campaign Mode Detailed, 20 New Songs Confirmed

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Campaign Mode Detailed, 20 New Songs Confirmed

Rock Band VR is just weeks away, and Harmonix continues to pull back the curtain on game modes and the final selection of playable songs.

20 more tracks were just unveiled, including "Suffragette City" by David Bowie, "Holiday" by Green Day, and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. These tunes join the 21 songs already announced for the VR title, leaving 19 more to be revealed before launch.

Rock Band has sporadically dabbled with story-based campaign modes, most recently in the form of Rockudrama mode from Rock Band 4: Rivals. Rock Band VR continues this trend with its own focus on narrative. The campaign mode follows your player character, a guitarist for the in-game band, Audioblaster. Harmonix is promising an immersive story in which other band members (Derek, Maddy, and Wes) come across as fully-realized characters, and not mechanical automatons. The developer made extensive use of voice-over recording and motion capture techniques to enhance the VR experience. Harmonix is aiming for authenticity in Rock Band VR's story mode, and their goal is to use the virtual reality format to enhance the intimacy of being part of a rock and roll band.

BoxBoy Returning And Promptly Leaving This Month

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BoxBoy Returning And Promptly Leaving This Month

BoxBoy, Nintendo's charming little puzzle platformer from the creators of Kirby is getting a third, and possibly final, entry.

The game, which Nintendo's tweet defines as the third game in the trilogy, released in Japan in February and even received an accompanying amiibo. The English version of the game will be available on March 23 for 3DS. It's currently unclear if we will also be getting the amiibo.

BYE-BYE BOXBOY!, the third game in the BOXBOY! trilogy, is angling its way exclusively to #eShop on #3DS on 3/23. pic.twitter.com/qkOGfdeC0b