Out Of The Park Baseball 19 Announced With New Online Mode

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Out Of The Park Baseball 19 Announced With New Online Mode

Spring is just around the corner, and Out of the Park Developments has just announced Out of the Park Baseball 19, which is not only evolving the MLB-licensed baseball simulation series you know and love, but is adding a new online fantasy feature after launch.

The game comes out on March 22 (PC, Mac, Linux) and you can get it at 10 percent off for $35.99 if you pre-order it on the OOTP website. Pre-ordering also lets you play it early on March 19.

While at launch players can dive in and control all aspects of their clubs – as well as play in custom tournaments and the Arizona Fall League, among many other options – after launch they can enjoy this year's new mode: Perfect Team. This is a card-based fantasy sports mode similar to a Diamond Dynasty (MLB The Show) or Ultimate Team (EA Sports). The standalone mode features microtransactions like others of its ilk, but it can be played with no money spent as well. An open beta in the spring is planned for Perfect Team with a summer release.

Hands-On With The Action-RPG Remake

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Hands-On With The Action-RPG Remake

The original Secret of Mana is a game I hold near and dear to my heart. The original SNES title is a classic, a tale of a boy on an epic, world-saving adventure after finding a sword that resonates within his mind. It was also one of my first action RPG titles and the idea that this full-blown narrative game could be played cooperatively blew me away. Now, with Square-Enix remaking the game for modern hardware, I got hands-on time to see if the remake could invoke the same feelings of discovery and disbelief in me.

The brief bit I got to play involved taking heroes Randi, Primm, and Popoi to the Moon Palace. Randi was stocked to the brim with different weapons to try out, while the rest of the party had their magic spells at the ready. New inventory and weapon wheel changes allow for a faster user interface, making accessing those weapons and spells far easier.

Individual items, including equipment, can also now be placed as hotkeys on the L1 or R1 buttons on the PlayStation 4 controller. It helps make dealing with multiple enemies less stressful, as well as lessening the repetitiveness of the combat. Spells can also be placed there for quick buffs and fast cooperative techniques with your party.

Kilik, Xianghua, Nightmare, and Grøh Enter The Stage Of Destiny

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Kilik, Xianghua, Nightmare, and Grøh Enter The Stage Of Destiny

The newest trailer for Soulcalibur VI introduces several returning characters, as well as the mysterious new Grøh.

Grøh, known as The Agent in Black in the trailer, appears to be an assassin that is targeting the fighters of Soulcalibur. He wields a double-ended sword that can be split apart and used as two separate knives. 

Returning characters include Nightmare, who moves fast but still puts significant weight behind his giant (and evil) broadsword; Xianghua, who's unique sword fighting style returns in full force; and Kilik, who once again returns to his bo-staff style that made him so popular. The trailer also shows off several Critical Arts and rage transformations for the characters, putting their opponents in a world of hurt.

Five Early Takeaways

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Five Early Takeaways

EA Sports' third UFC title comes out next week, and you're likely seeing some reviews across the internet. I've put a ton of time into UFC 3 – particularly career mode – but we're not ready to publish our review just yet. We decided to hold off to see how the game behaves in a live environment. However, with tens of hours under my belt, I have plenty of thoughts about the game, which I can now share with you. Here are my five biggest takeaways from EA Sports UFC 3.

1. The Overhauled Stand-up Game Is Largely SuccessfulUFC 3 tosses the animations from past UFC games aside and starts anew using EA Sports' Real Player Motion technology. The result is more realistic transitions from move to move, and better-looking locomotion around the Octagon. Strikes look more natural when thrown, and the transitions in the clinch look good. On the ground, some of the transitions still look slightly choreographed, but do a good job of capturing the grapple struggle.

Live Through The End Of The World In New Trailer

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Live Through The End Of The World In New Trailer

Human Head Studios, the developer behind 2006's Prey, released a pre-alpha trailer for Rune: Ragnarok. The game provides a world-ending twist on a classic franchise.

The new trailer gives us a taste of the various locales and grisly combat as man, beasts, and even the trickster god Loki fight for survival. The original Rune launched in 2000 and it was a hack-and-slash action adventure game that received fairly good reviews. Hopefully, this long-awaited sequel can hold up in today’s climate.

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Developers Talk Returning To The Series Roots

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Developers Talk Returning To The Series Roots

The developers behind one of the year's first big games get together to talk about their inspirations for Monster Hunter: World, how the monsters function as part of the ecosystem, and what the original prototypes looked like.

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Monster Hunter: World releases on January 26 for PS4 and Xbox One. For more info on this monsterous game, check out our coverage hub full of exclusive features and videos.

Realism Is The True Ruler In This Medieval RPG

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Realism Is The True Ruler In This Medieval RPG

A new 16-plus minute trailer for Kingdom Come: Deliverance shows off the game’s gorgeous world and myriad, deeply realistic facets.

Drawing on real events from 1403 within the Holy Roman Empire, players assume the role of Henry, the son of a village blacksmith. The trailer starts with Henry investigating a camp of bandits with a stealthy approach followed by gritty swordplay. There are no reticles when using archery, so players must rely purely on their eyes. The combat, based on 15th century techniques, relies on hitting one of six strike zones and perfectly timed blocks, the former of which drains stamina. This isn’t Skyrim. You can’t jump into a bandit camp and one-shot everyone, or wipe out a town with fireballs. Kingdom Come’s combat seems to be built around careful planning, intricacy, and realism for intense one-on-one duels.

Stoic Announces Release Window With Fasolt Character Trailer

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Stoic Announces Release Window With Fasolt Character Trailer

Publisher Versus Evil along with developer Stoic announced a Summer release for the final installment of the Viking role playing game, Banner Saga 3.

This vignette trailer focuses on the Fasolt, the Loyalist, leading an army towards the human capital to avenge his fallen comrades and restore honor to the Varl. Character trailers are often an effective promotional tool and we can expect more Banner Saga 3 trailers as we head toward the anticipated conclusion of this cult indie franchise.

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The Final Pre-release Trailers Launch The Game And Detail Android 21

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The Final Pre-release Trailers Launch The Game And Detail Android 21

Dragon Ball FighterZ launches on Friday, and Bandai Namco has two final trailers for the game. One launches it, and one officially reveals Android 21.

You can check out the launch trailer below, which doesn't show anything new, but is a good reminder that FighterZ is a visual powerhouse.

Below you will find Android 21's character trailer. You get to see her transformation from Android into Majin, and see some of her special abilities.

New Trailer Sets Its Zombie Destroying Co-op Action To The Tune Of Ballroom Blitz

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New Trailer Sets Its Zombie Destroying Co-op Action To The Tune Of Ballroom Blitz

The latest trailer for Metal Gear Survive shows off lots of zombie destroying action with the song Ballroom Blitz joyfully orchestrating the violence.

It's... weird. But also maybe the right call? This trailer definitely does not make it feel like a Metal Gear, and maybe that's the sort of marketing this game needs. Survive uses Metal Gear Solid V's gameplay, but it's not a Metal Gear game.

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