Cossacks 3 launches this September in stores and on Steam

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Cossacks 3 launches this September in stores and on Steam

Eight-person multiplayer, up to 10,000 troops on screen for launch

The team at GSC Game World, makers of the STALKER franchise, have announced a release date for the reboot of Cossacks, their hit real-time strategy series. Cossacks 3 will return to Windows PC on Sept 20, published at retail by Koch Media and CDP.pl, a distribution company related to CD Projekt. We’ve also learned the team expects the Steam version of the game to be live that same day.

Originally launched in 2000, Cossacks is a real-time strategy series that portrays a distinct version of 17th and 18th century organized military conflict. The franchise is well known for the number of combatants that are shown on screen, often in the thousands. Cossacks 3 will allow up to 10,000 soldiers to square off at launch. Players will be able to take on the role of 12 different nations with 70 different unit types across five historical campaigns. There will also be multiplayer, supporting up to eight players.

Try the new, improved Nioh next month

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Try the new, improved Nioh next month

Time to become a samurai again

A beta demo for Nioh, Team Ninja’s long-awaited action game, will launch Aug. 23 on PlayStation 4. The limited-time download will be available until Sept. 6, giving the developer’s fans a brief window to try out the reworked gameplay.

Included in the beta demo are a tutorial stage, where players can learn the ropes of the samurai action title, and a never-before-seen level. There will also be various weapons at their disposal, from katanas to hammers.

Gravity Rush 2 gets anime before December launch

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Gravity Rush 2 gets anime before December launch

Jump up and down — and upside down — for joy

Gravity Rush 2 will launch Dec. 2, according to the PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation 4 sequel to 2012's Gravity Rush, which first launched on PlayStation Vita, received a new trailer to celebrate the release date. You can watch it above to see protagonist Kat bend time and space through a gorgeous world.

Before the game arrives, however, an anime series set between the first and second Gravity Rush installments will debut. Gravity Rush the Animation ~Overture~ is in production at Studio Khara, which worked on the Rebuild of Evangelion films. There's no air date yet for the show, although it's expected ahead of the game's release.

Gears of War 4's Xbox One Elite controller up for pre-order at GameStop

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Gears of War 4's Xbox One Elite controller up for pre-order at GameStop

With its own take on destroyed beauty

Microsoft is producing a limited-edition version of its popular Xbox One Elite controller that’s skinned for Gears of War 4, and the gamepad is now available for pre-order at GameStop.

The $199.99 controller, which Microsoft unveiled at E3, will be available only at GameStop and the Microsoft Store. It comes with a bunch of swappable components — all of which are Gears-themed, of course — including D-pads and paddles. For a closer look, check out the gallery below. Pre-orders are now available at GameStop stores and on the retailer’s website.

Nostalgia and greatness meet at California Extreme

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Nostalgia and greatness meet at California Extreme

Arcade expo preserves a golden era's precious artifacts

The Hyatt Regency's ballroom in Santa Clara is normally reserved for weddings, business conventions and awards ceremonies. But this weekend the cavernous hall hosted California Extreme, a portal through time to a lost era when shooting things on screens was an entirely fresh notion.

More than 600 arcade games and pinball machines filled the great room, creating vast corridors of bleeping, boinging, retro fun. They were attended by thousands of people — including many middle-aged men — seeking access to an arcadian epoch when good times came by the quarter and Billy Idol was cool.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally coming to PlayStation 4 this fall

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally coming to PlayStation 4 this fall

Will add zombie mission, VR support

Rise of the Tomb Raider, the second game in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, is coming to PlayStation 4 on Oct. 11. It will be a special edition titled Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and will include the game with all of its downloadable content, in addition to a new mission, new modes and other extras.

The game's new mission, called "Blood Ties," will have players defend Lara Croft’s mansion from an onslaught of zombies. It will also feature support for PlayStation VR and allow players to play as Lara through a first-person perspective for the first time in franchise history.

Batman: The Telltale Series premieres first episode in August

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Batman: The Telltale Series premieres first episode in August

See the debut trailer here

The first episode in Batman: The Telltale Series premieres Aug. 2, Telltale Games announced today. The studio's episodic treatment of the Caped Crusader's story will launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Mac, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, iOS and Android.

Telltale introduces Batman fans to the series with the above debut trailer. This figures to be an action-packed story delivering what Bat-fans would expect in the franchise, but not without a generous set-up of story, characters and their motivations first.

Batman: The Telltale Series premieres first episode in August

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Batman: The Telltale Series premieres first episode in August

See the debut trailer here

The first episode in Batman: The Telltale Series premieres Aug. 2, Telltale Games announced today. The studio's episodic treatment of the Caped Crusader's story will launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Mac, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, iOS and Android.

Telltale introduces Batman fans to the series with the above debut trailer. This figures to be an action-packed story delivering what Bat-fans would expect in the franchise, but not without a generous set-up of story, characters and their motivations first.