Yakuza team’s Fist of the North Star game coming west

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Yakuza team’s Fist of the North Star game coming west

Sega is bringing Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise — the Fist of the North Star game from the Yakuza team (known as Hokuto ga Gotoku in Japan) — to North America and Europe. The game will be released for PlayStation 4 on Oct. 2.

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise will tell an alternate version of the Fist of the North Star story. As Kenshiro, players will explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland in search of Yuria, Kenshiro’s long-lost love. Kenshiro will have a variety of side activities, including bartending, managing a nightclub, buggy racing and playing retro games — including the original Fist of the North Star video game. Yakuza fans should feel right at home, regardless of their familiarity with the manga.

Cyanide & Happiness creators are making a battle royale game

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Cyanide & Happiness creators are making a battle royale game

This is the year of battle royale games, and Cyanide & Happiness are looking to get in on the action with Rapture Rejects.

A trailer Rapture Rejects for played during E3’s PC Gaming show that showed adorable characters based on Cyanide & Happiness’ iconic aesthetic battling it out with one another as they fight to survive the rapture. Yes, that’s right — the rapture. Unlike Fortnite or Realm Royale or seemingly any other battle royale game available to play right now, Rapture Rejects sets players in a hellish version of the world where God has abandoned all. The only option left is to kill one another until there’s only one person left standing.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead launching this November

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Overkill’s The Walking Dead launching this November

Overkill’s The Walking Dead, the four-player co-op zombie shooter from Overkill Software, will be released Nov. 6 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Starbreeze Publishing announced today with a trailer that debuted during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2018.

The Nov. 6 release date applies for North and South America. The game is scheduled to launch Nov. 8 in Europe and the rest of the world.

Vigor is a new survival game from the studio behind Arma and DayZ

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Vigor is a new survival game from the studio behind Arma and DayZ

Vigor is a new survival game from Bohemia Interactive, makers of the Arma 3 infantry simulation and DayZ, the progenitor of the modern survival shooter. The game is coming exclusively to Xbox One through the Game Preview early access program later this year.

The third-person shooter takes place in an alternate history 1991, where humanity is battling back from a devastating nuclear war in Central Europe. Set in Norway, early assets show massive mountains and sweeping vistas. The game appears to be instance-based, with engagements for groups of eight to 16 players. The game will include crafting as well as some form of base building. Other screens show a mix of NATO and Warsaw Pact weaponry as well as melee weapons like hunting knives.

Kingdom Hearts 3’s $229.99 deluxe edition has 3 very good figures

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Kingdom Hearts 3’s $229.99 deluxe edition has 3 very good figures

Kingdom Hearts 3 is out on Jan. 25, 2019, which sounds painfully far away. But both the hard release date and the game's special editions, now available for pre-order, are reminders that this game is indeed coming out.

We're calling special attention to the deluxe edition set that retails for $229.99. At that hefty price, you'll get more than just KH3 in a fancy case. Square Enix is tossing in three exclusive figures, one each based on the game's starring trio.

The gorgeous Sable is an adventure set far, far away

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The gorgeous Sable is an adventure set far, far away

Sable, an upcoming game that premiered at E3 2018’s PC Gaming Show, looks stunning.

The game’s short teaser looks like it came out of a graphic novel, with a muted color palette and thick black outlines around the environments. The adventure game sounds like a comic book, too: Players assume the role of a young wanderer named Sable, who finds themselves on a foreign planet. The whole land is a large, empty desert, with just a few structures and odds-and-ends dotting the landscape. In other words, it looks like a very good place to do some serious growing up.

Sega bringing Yakuza 0 and Kiwami to PC

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Sega bringing Yakuza 0 and Kiwami to PC

Sega is bringing three more Japanese games to Windows PC: Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Valkyria Chronicles 4. The publisher made the announcement today during PC Gamer’s PC Gaming Show at E3 2018.

Yakuza 0, a prequel to the Yakuza series, debuted in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in March 2015. Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the original Yakuza, which debuted in December 2005 on PlayStation 2 in Japan; it was released in January 2016 on PS3 and PS4 in Japan. While Sega has since brought both Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami stateside on PS4, this will be the first time that any entry in the long-running open-world franchise has been released on PC.

Maneater lets you ruin absolutely everything as a shark

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Maneater lets you ruin absolutely everything as a shark

Blindside Interactive (Killing Floor) revealed a trailer for Maneater during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2018 today.

Players can control a giant shark that wreaks havoc underwater, on the coast, on docks — just about everywhere. Hunt humans, other fish and animals, and become the ultimate predator.

Ubisoft at E3 2018: The five best and biggest announcements

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Ubisoft at E3 2018: The five best and biggest announcements

Ubisoft showed up at E3 2018 with some new games in some long-running franchises, from Assassin’s Creed to Trials. The publisher also offered updates on For Honor, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battles and Skull & Bones. If you didn’t catch Ubisoft’s E3 presentation — or you checked out after the big plush panda that revealed Just Dance 2019 — here’s a quick roundup of the five biggest announcements from Ubisoft’s press conference.

The next Assassin’s Creed has been leakier than an ancient Greek ship — just work with me here, please — and today Ubisoft made it official: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will send the franchise to Greece, 431 BC. Players will be able to assume the role of Spartan warriors Alexios and Kassandra in a massive open-world adventure with a stronger core of role-playing game elements. That means dialogue choices! Romance options! Skill trees and more! And since Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s ancient Greece is just filled with islands to explore and people to kill, naval combat is back.