Another Mortal Kombat 11 Fighter, Kano, Has Been Revealed

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Another fighter has been confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11: Kano. NetherRealm announced the character during a stream in Brazil, before confirming Kano's inclusion in the game for international audiences via Twitter.

Despite being one of the seven original characters in the Mortal Kombat series, Kano hasn't appeared in too many games. He was, however, a part of the last game in the series, Mortal Kombat X. Like Scorpion, Kano has a fairly good projectile attack and a fast moveset. His trademark attack, Kano Ball, has him roll into a ball and launch himself at his opponent, which does more damage at close range.

It's probable that Kano was supposed to be revealed during a Mortal Kombat 11 stream that was originally scheduled for this week, before being postponed due to the harsh weather in the eastern US. We got our first good look at the upcoming game's gruesome new gameplay during a January 2019 reveal event. Several series staples, such as Sub-Zero and Scorpion, return in Mortal Kombat 11's roster, alongside characters that haven't been seen in a while and brand-new fighters. NetherRealm also showed off some of the new Fatalities during the event, and they're just as bloody as ever. A new trailer for the game's story was revealed as well, which looks to be as filled with gore as recent entries in the series.

Lots Of Nintendo Switch Game Deals Available Now On The Eshop

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If you're in the market for something new to play on Nintendo Switch, a bunch of games are on sale now in the US Eshop. Some of the system's quirkiest indie gems are discounted as part of the Weird and Wonderful sale, while Nicalis and NIS America are offering deals on a range of titles in their respective publisher sales.

Disgaea 1 Complete, the recent remake of the classic PS2 tactical RPG, is down to $40, while the series' latest installment, Disgaea 5 Complete, is available for $30. NISA's Etrian Odyssey-like dungeon crawler Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is on sale for $40, while the action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is $42. You can also pick up the horror game Yomawari: The Long Night Collection for $30 and the humorous brawler Penny-Punching Princess for $20.

Nicalis, meanwhile, is offering The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and the beat-'em-up Code of Princess EX each for $20. Additionally, the Zelda-like adventure game Ittle Dew 2+ is $10, and the beloved Metroidvania game Cave Story+ is $15. You can also get the classic top-down shooter Ikaruga for $10 and the crossover fighting game Blade Strangers for $15.

Nintendo's Next Mobile Game Is Dr. Mario World

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Nintendo's Next Mobile Game Is Dr. Mario World

Nintendo has announced a new expansion to its mobile games business. Following the release of its latest earnings report, which brought news that Mario Kart Tour has been delayed, the company revealed a new partner and game: Dr. Mario World.

Very little has been shared about the game so far; we don't have any screenshots, just the logo below. Nintendo describes it as an "action puzzle game" and says it's due out early this summer. It'll be free-to-play and available on both iOS and Android devices.

Dr. Mario World is being co-developed by LINE, a Japanese company known for a variety of things, including the development of games that have proven successful in Asian markets. Those include Disney Tsum Tsum and Cookie Run.

Downwell Review - Polished Boots

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Downwell Review - Polished Boots

Update: Three years on, Downwell continues to be a gripping, fast-paced action game that thrives by pushing you into taking huge, exciting risks. The new Switch version of the game is on par with other versions but carries a few unique pros and cons. Playing Downwell in the Switch's standard handheld mode means that the vertical play area of the game is dramatically reduced in size, which makes it hard to follow the game's frenetic action. On the other hand, the console's unique capability to remove the Joycons and position the screen as you wish allows the game's built-in tate mode (which optimizes the play area for vertical screens) is perfect for an undocked Switch, provided you have some method of safely propping up the body of the console at a 90-degree angle (like the Flipgrip). Downwell's play area perfectly covers the whole screen in this method, and it's a wonderful way to experience the game. -- Edmond Tran, February 1, 2019, 10:00 AM AEST

Original text: Jumping into a bottomless pit is terrifying. Gravity shows no mercy and no matter how prepared you might be, you’re probably going to hurt yourself. Downwell’s premise embodies this fear. Downwell is a game about diving into the unknown and learning to adapt to the consequences, and it’s a thrilling, action-packed descent.

One Of 2016's Best Anime Movies Is Finally Getting A Home Release (US)

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Eleven Arts has announced that A Silent Voice is finally getting a physical disc set release in North America. The anime movie is releasing in a deluxe package that includes the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital versions.

First premiering in Japanese theaters in 2016, the home release of A Silent Voice will be available for purchase in North America on April 2, according to Crunchyroll. The disc set includes both the original Japanese version of the film and the English dubbed version.

A Silent Voice rapidly gained popularity in Japan when it first released, and its emotional story captured American audiences when the film released internationally the following year. The movie is a condensed version of the story told in the seven volume manga of the same name--titled Koe no Katachi in Japan--that was created by Yoshitoki Oima. A Silent Voice follows the changing relationship between Shoko and Shoya, a girl who's deaf and the male peer who used to cruelly bully her in elementary school. Shoya reaches out to Shoko when the two are in high school in an effort to make amends, as well as come to terms with his own guilt, and the two eventually spark an unlikely friendship that begins to grow into something more.

Super Bowl 2019: What Movie Trailers Are We Expecting?

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Super Bowl 2019: What Movie Trailers Are We Expecting?


While there are plenty of people excited to see the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams go head-to-head in the final NFL game of the 2018 season, there are also lots of folks who can't wait to see what's going to happen during the commercial breaks of the Super Bowl.

The big game is now known for trailer reveals just as much as its known for American football. When you have the eyes of the nation glued to the TV for over three hours in one sitting, it's easy to see why movie studios would drop trailers for their biggest upcoming releases.

Last year, we got a trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and Netflix released The Cloverfield Paradox, which was pretty terrible. With the Super Bowl airing on CBS on Sunday, February 3, we're breaking down some of the biggest film studios' upcoming slates and speculating what movie trailers we could see during the big game.

If you're looking for more on the Super Bowl, check out all the commercials that have been released so far, other halftime options for this year, and the best and worst commercials from past Super Bowls.

While there are plenty of people excited to see the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams go head-to-head in the final NFL game of the 2018 season, there are also lots of folks who can't wait to see what's going to happen during the commercial breaks of the Super Bowl.

Hearthstone Balance Changes Nerf Classic Mainstays

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Hearthstone Balance Changes Nerf Classic Mainstays

Blizzard has announced the next set of balance changes coming to Hearthstone, and they'll have a big impact on the mainstays of multiple classes. This update is aimed almost entirely at the Basic and Classic sets--that is, the cards that never go out of Standard play rotation--and the company says it's because they've just proven too persistent over multiple expansions.

"We're changing these particular cards because each one has been highly prevalent, regardless of what strategies have been popular or what other cards have existed around them," the note on the Hearthstone blog states. "When Basic and Classic cards become this ubiquitous, they take away some of the flexibility players have when building decks, ultimately stifling the diversity of decks we see when playing Hearthstone."

These sweeping changes impact four class cards: the Rogue's Cold Blood, Shaman's Flametongue Totem, Paladin's Equality, and the Hunter card Hunter's Mark. Each one is having its mana cost raised by one, except for Equality, which is being raised by two. The actual card effects are going unchanged in each instance, but Blizzard hopes that by raising the mana cost they'll be less "auto-include" cards and encourage more diversity in those decks.

Persona Q2 Is Coming To The West, Special Edition Confirmed

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Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth has been confirmed for a western release, heading to the US and Europe on June 4, 2019. The 3DS exclusive will cost $40 at launch, and like its predecessor, it crosses over the casts of various Persona games.

Persona Q2 is a spin-off featuring the Phantom Thieves of Persona 5. The heroes have to battle their way out of dungeons, each themed after a movie genre with its own set of tropes. They'll join up with both original characters and notable names from the Persona series along the way. Those will include characters from Persona 3, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4, and Persona 5. Clever team-ups between characters will grant special rewards through a new "Unison" battle system. It will be Japanese-only with subtitles.

Atlus paired the announcement with word of a special "Showtime Premium Edition" for $70. That will include a Koromaru plush, art book, four buttons featuring the four protagonists, and a deck of playing cards with characters across the Persona series. Pre-orders also include the buttons set.

Persona Q2 Is Coming West, Special Edition Confirmed

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Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth has been confirmed for a western release, heading to the US and Europe on June 4, 2019. The 3DS exclusive will cost $40 at launch, and like its predecessor, it crosses over the casts of various Persona games.

Persona Q2 is a spin-off featuring the Phantom Thieves of Persona 5. The heroes have to battle their way out of dungeons, each themed after a movie genre with its own set of tropes. They'll join up with both original characters and notable names from the Persona series along the way. Those will include characters from Persona 3, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4, and Persona 5. Clever team-ups between characters will grant special rewards through a new "Unison" battle system. It will be Japanese-only with subtitles.

Atlus paired the announcement with word of a special "Showtime Premium Edition" for $70. That will include a Koromaru plush, art book, four buttons featuring the four protagonists, and a deck of playing cards with characters across the Persona series. Pre-orders also include the buttons set.