Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy coming to PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy coming to PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Capcom is bringing the first three games in the Ace Attorney series to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next year. At Tokyo Game Show today, the publisher announced a new version of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for release in early 2019.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will include Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Justice for All and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Trials and Tribulations. All three were originally released on Game Boy Advance, but have since been re-released on a variety of other platforms. The trilogy has been ported as a collection to Android, iOS and Nintendo 3DS.

Battlefield 5 developers outline changes coming after recent beta

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Battlefield 5 developers outline changes coming after recent beta

Battlefield 5’s open beta wrapped up 10 days ago, and developers from EA DICE today discussed how feedback from it will help them adjust the game’s multiplayer before the game’s launch in November.

For starters, attrition — this is where players have limited ammunition and cannot fully regenerate health — will need tweaks to what players start with on spawn, developers said. The attrition limitations generated a ton of feedback, some of it love/hate, but a lot of it saying it needed more of a nudge than a shove in the back. Developers are considering more ammunition and a medpack on spawn, and a higher maximum ammo capacity to help users last longer.

WWE 2K19’s trailer has me wondering what’s a work and what’s a shoot

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WWE 2K19’s trailer has me wondering what’s a work and what’s a shoot

WWE 2K19’s career mode will more resemble the career mode of its NBA 2K sibling, in that players will start out with a long preamble chapter telling the story of their wrestler’s rise before embarking on a more open-ended performance schedule.

The latest trailer from 2K Sports does a great job of setting expectations for this improved career approach, which includes fully voiced characters and meaningful drop-ins from WWE names. Players begin as a indie rassler performing in armories and living in a van down by the river. They then move up through higher level promotions, which everyone knows is not a meritocracy.

Our Final Fantasy 7 oral history book is out now

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Our Final Fantasy 7 oral history book is out now

Late last year, Polygon teamed up with publisher Read-Only Memory to launch a Kickstarter campaign. We’d gotten a number of requests to turn our Final Fantasy 7 oral history feature into a book, and we thought it seemed like a fun experiment. So we gave it a shot. And thanks to 1,871 backers, the idea became a book.

Since then, we’ve been churning through the details, putting together what we’re calling 500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII. And as of today, we’re happy to announce that the book is done, starting to arrive into backers’ hands and available for purchase.

Fortnite season 6 begins next week, huge XP bonus begins now

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Fortnite season 6 begins next week, huge XP bonus begins now

So far, the lead-up to Fortnite’s sixth season feels a bit more sedate than the events that brought us season 5, but it’s also nice to have a big, bouncy lake in the game now. So maybe it all comes out even in the end? Either way, Epic Games has confirmed that season 6 will begin next Thursday, Sept. 27.

Players who are still trying to level up their Battle Pass to unlock this season’s items and skins before that happens will have some help: The game will give you 400 percent XP for playing from now until Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. EDT. That’s a nice incentive to play some matches over the weekend.

Twitch suddenly blocked in China

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Twitch suddenly blocked in China

The livestream platform Twitch is no longer available in China. After a surge in popularity last month among esports fans, this week the Twitch app was abruptly removed from the iOS App Store in China, leaving fans in the lurch.

Twitch has confirmed to Polygon that it is aware of the situation. We’ve reached out for further comment, specifically with regard to what communications it has had with the Chinese government.

The 8 best indie games from Tokyo Game Show 2018

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The 8 best indie games from Tokyo Game Show 2018

Most of Tokyo Game Show 2018’s big AAA announcements — like the reveal of Sony’s PlayStation Classic — happened ahead of the show. With few new demos from the big-name publishers, the show’s indie games have rightfully grabbed the spotlight. We rounded up eight of our favorite demos from smaller developers.

The list includes shoot-’em-ups, text adventures, physics simulators and throwbacks, along with a handful of genre jumbles. Many of the games will be released by the end of the year, and some demos (like the preview of the stomach-churning World of Horror) are playable right now — no expensive flight to Tokyo required!

Kill la Kill game is another dazzling anime fighter from Arc System Works

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Kill la Kill game is another dazzling anime fighter from Arc System Works

Developer Arc System Works’ has proven itself the masters of adapting 2D anime-style visuals for 3D video games, as shown by its work on Guilty Gear Xrd and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Its next game, Kill la Kill: IF, the video game adaptation of Studio Trigger’s Kill la Kill anime series, further illustrates just how good Arc is at making its fighting games extremely anime.

Kill la Kill: IF, which Arc is co-developing with APLUS, is a 3D arena fighting game with a simple control scheme. Players can attack each other with close range and long range attacks, which can be altered with directional inputs or more dramatically altered after building up a special meter that fills as players deal damage. There’s fast-paced jumping and dodging, but much of what you’ll do in Kill la Kill: IF consists of flashy slashes and smashes, all of which match how those same battles play out visually in Trigger’s anime.

The Missing is a platformer that’s all about mutilating yourself to survive

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The Missing is a platformer that’s all about mutilating yourself to survive

Deadly Premonition and The Good Life creator Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s next project is a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer in the vein of Prince of Persia and Inside — with a gruesome twist. It’s known as The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, and it stars an immortal woman who must dismember, decapitate, burn and harm herself in a variety of other ways in order to uncover the mysteries of a strange island and rescue her friend.

Swery and publisher Arc System Works brought the game to Tokyo Game Show, where we played a trio of levels together. Swery said, through a translator, that players will have to overcome the idea that they might be harmed or killed by The Missing’s environmental dangers — things like spike traps, wrecking balls and a giant hair monster that wields a box cutter. Instead, players need to think about how to bypass traps and overcome obstacles by causing J.J., the game’s heroine, harm.