Arika confirms untitled fighting game with Street Fighter EX characters

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Arika confirms untitled fighting game with Street Fighter EX characters

Earliest this year, the fighting game community perked up at the possibility of a new fighting game from Arika, the team behind the Street Fighter EX series. The company released a glossy looking trailer (see below) for a new fighting game which unfortunately ended up being a very elaborate April Fool’s joke.

Even the video description itself confirms it was a polished video made just for fun, stating, “These are April Fools' stories and not being officially considered for release at this stage. So even if you contact the official ARIKA Corporation, there is nothing you can do at this time.”

A point-and-click adventure comes to consoles, with the help of a pigeon

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A point-and-click adventure comes to consoles, with the help of a pigeon

The Inner World launched in 2013 with all the hallmarks of the point-and-click adventure genre: lively and quirky comedy, stylish art and intricate puzzles. The developers at Studio Fizbin, a Berlin-based independent studio, were encouraged enough by the reception that they wanted to a sequel — on a console as well.

That's where a pigeon comes in.

Darkstalkers’ Jedah is coming to Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

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Darkstalkers’ Jedah is coming to Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Darkstalkers' Jedah is coming to Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite when the fighting game launches in September.

Capcom revealed him in a showcase match today at Evo 2017 after the conclusion of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament.. Jedah carved through Ultron and Mega Man with a pair of scythes and a pinwheeling attack familiar to Darkstalkers players.

Hitman’s last Elusive Target ends the first season

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Hitman’s last Elusive Target ends the first season

The final Elusive Target for Hitman is out in the game for the next eight days, waiting to be killed. The Entertainer closes out season one of Hitman, which also formally closes IO Interactive's involvement with publisher Square Enix on this game.

The Entertainer's name is Mr. Giggles; Agent 47 must eliminate him and also acquire a client list to complete the mission. If this is the player's first elimination in Marrakesh, the prize is the Summer Suit with Gloves skin for 47. If it’s the player’s first kill with a Silent Assassin rating, they get the Terminus Suit.

Kingdom Hearts 3 arrives in 2018, to fans’ relief

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Kingdom Hearts 3 arrives in 2018, to fans’ relief

Kingdom Hearts 3 will launch sometime in 2018, a new trailer for the game confirms.

Director Tetsuya Nomura debuted the footage during D23, a biennial conference devoted to all things Disney. Buried at the tail-end was two words fans have longed for since Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced four years ago: “coming 2018.”

Team up and throw down with Marvel Powers United VR next year

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Team up and throw down with Marvel Powers United VR next year

Marvel and Oculus are working on a new virtual reality game called Marvel Powers United VR, in which teams of players assume the personae of various Marvel characters and mow down bad guys together using their signature powers and weapons.

In the announcement trailer, three players — a motorcycle repairman, an artist and a business traveler, all very young and attractive — don their secret identities with the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers and throw down. Hulk, Rocket Raccoon and Captain Marvel are shown, but it stands to reason the roster will go much deeper. A news release mentioned a mission-based wrapper for the gameplay, and said Marvel villains will appear, too.

Kingdom Hearts 3 gets a new trailer and its first Pixar-based world

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Kingdom Hearts 3 gets a new trailer and its first Pixar-based world

Disney and Square Enix debuted new Kingdom Hearts 3 details at this year’s D23 conference. That includes a new trailer, above, as well as a brand new world featured in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game.

The presentation kicked off with Kingdom Hearts 3’s E3 2017 trailer, which gave us our first fresh look at the game back in some time when Square Enix premiered it in June. Director Tetsuya Nomura then arrived to help introduce the new content during Disney’s gaming-focused panel, streamed live this afternoon.

Star Wars’ new AR headset lets you be a Jedi, play Holochess

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Star Wars’ new AR headset lets you be a Jedi, play Holochess

Lenovo and Disney have teamed up to develop their own proprietary headset for augmented reality.

The new AR headset promises to bring Star Wars to life with new exclusive games. At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney showed a short video featuring the game’s concepts, including massive ground battles involving soldiers and AT-ATs. Like Samsung’s Gear VR, the headset will require a smartphone to work.

Take an inside look at Insomniac’s Spider-Man

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Take an inside look at Insomniac’s Spider-Man

Insomniac Games took to the stage at this year’s D23 conference to unveil another look at its Spider-Man project, which is in development for PlayStation 4.

The game is the developer’s first stab at the superhero property. Insomniac is collaborating with Marvel Entertainment for an authentic take on the character — although don’t expect it to draw inspiration from Spidey’s latest feature film appearance, in this year’s Spider-Man Homecoming.

Battlefront 2’s latest trailer goes behind the scenes with its supporting characters

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Battlefront 2’s latest trailer goes behind the scenes with its supporting characters

Star Wars Battlefront 2 led D23’s video game showcase this afternoon, with a four-minute behind the scenes look at the making of the game, the story going into it and the rationales for telling it from the viewpoint of an Imperial officer, Iden Versio.

It’s already been established that Versio is the commander of a Inferno Squadron, an elite unit that is present on Endor when the second Death Star goes kaboom in the events of Return of the Jedi. This is the starting point for the game’s single-player story campaign, which its 2015 predecessor lacked.