PaRappa and Gitaroo Man creators take their new rhythm game to Kickstarter

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PaRappa and Gitaroo Man creators take their new rhythm game to Kickstarter

The people behind rhythm action video game classics PaRappa the Rapper, Vib-Ribbon, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan and Gitaroo Man are taking their new game, Project Rap Rabbit, to Kickstarter. Developers NanaOn-Sha and iNiS are seeking at least $1.1 million to fund development of what they’re calling “rhythm-action 2.0.”

Described as an “explosive mix of Japanese folklore and traditional artwork, hip hop and humorous battle rap face-offs,” Project Rap Rabbit stars rhyming rabbit Toto-maru. The game’s protagonist is described as a “simple farm boy” who uses music as his weapon in the battle to save 16th century Japan from a unspecified calamity.

More Pokémon Sun and Moon mega stones up for grabs

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More Pokémon Sun and Moon mega stones up for grabs

As rumors of an incoming revamp abound, Pokémon Sun and Moon have five new reasons to keep players interested. A handful of giveaways are now live in the Nintendo 3DS games, including both the rare mega stone items and a version exclusive Pokémon that Sun owners will be sure to want.

From now until June 5 at GameStop, visitors can pick up codes for the Pokémon Lycanroc, which comes in its Pokémon Moon-exclusive “midnight form.” The rock-type wolf only evolves into this more threatening variation when it evolves from Rockruff at night, and only in Pokémon Moon. That makes it a good get in particular for anyone who owns Pokémon Sun and has yet to trade for the Pokémon.

NASCAR Heat returns to consoles with a sequel this fall

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NASCAR Heat returns to consoles with a sequel this fall

A year after getting back on the track with NASCAR Heat Evolution, the stock car racing series has greenlit a sequel, NASCAR Heat 2, coming Sept. 12 to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

NASCAR Heat 2, in an announcement and trailer today, is promising a deeper career mode, more drivers and enhanced online multiplayer features. The game is being developed by Monster Games of Northfield, Minn., which built last year's NASCAR Heat Evolution.

Report: A Legend of Zelda title is coming to smartphones

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Report: A Legend of Zelda title is coming to smartphones

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo has a Legend of Zelda smartphone title in development, and would likely release it after the upcoming Animal Crossing smartphone title.

“The people familiar with the matter said the Animal Crossing smartphone app is likely to be released in the latter half of 2017, and The Legend of Zelda would follow that, although they cautioned that the timing and order of the releases could be changed,” the report states. “Nintendo is developing the games with Tokyo-based DeNA Co.”

Dreadnought gets PS4 co-op mode, where you’ll die without teamwork

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Dreadnought gets PS4 co-op mode, where you’ll die without teamwork

The PlayStation 4 version of Dreadnought, the free-to-play space shooter featuring massive capital ships, is expanding with a third gametype: a “horde”-style mode called Havoc. It’s the first PvE-type offering to come to the game on PS4; that version, which is currently in closed beta, features two PvP modes at the moment.

As in any cooperative experience, teamwork is essential to your survival in Havoc. And the way that Dreadnought is designed makes that cooperation particularly strategic.

Sonic Mania’s latest trailer puts Knuckles back in Flying Battery Zone

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Sonic Mania’s latest trailer puts Knuckles back in Flying Battery Zone

The latest trailer for Sonic Mania goes back to Flying Battery Zone, this time with a closer look at Knuckles negotiating his way through a remixed edition of Dr. Eggman's giant airship.

The last look at the throwback 2D platformer also visited Flying Battery Zone, which appeared previously in Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. That video was a 30-second teaser, the same day Sega announced the delay of Sonic Mania to a Summer launch window.

MLB The Show 17 doles out big comps for server problems

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MLB The Show 17 doles out big comps for server problems

Players of MLB The Show 17 got a whopper of a make-good overnight as an apology for server troubles following the game's launch in late March.

Anyone who ever played MLB The Show 17 between March 28 and May 11 found themselves gifted with 10 standard packs of cards in Diamond Dynasty, the game's collection/fantasy sports mode, and 11,000 "stubs." Stubs are virtual currency that can buy additional items in Diamond Dynasty, or improve players in the Road to the Show mode or teams in Franchise mode.