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Xenoblade’s Shulk coming to Super Smash Bros for the Wii U, 3DS

Along with the announcement that the RPG Xenoblade Chronicles will be available on the “New 3DS” Nintendo also confirmed that the character of Shulk will be one of the fighters in the growing roster for Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and the 3DS. Take a look at the trailer below.

Super Smash Bros hits store shelves for the 3DS on October 3 and sometime in Q4 2014 for the Wii U.

  
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Braverly Second coming to Japan this winter

A new Japanese trailer for the sequel to Braverly Default called Braverly Second has been released. Check it out below (trailer courtesy of IGN).

The game picks up several years after the first game. Braverly Second is coming for the Nintendo 3DS to Japan this winter. No word yet on a western release date. Stay tuned for more details.

  
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Nintendo announces New 3DS and 3DS XL with new features

Nintendo announced today that their popular handheld is being revamped with a stronger CPU and additional controls. The redesigned models for now are being referred to simply as “New 3DS” and “New 3DS XL”. Take a look at the trailer below (trailer courtesy of GamesHQMedia).

New to the handhelds are a stronger CPU, allowing the device to run larger games than it could before. With the announcement about the revamped 3DS, another was made saying that Xenoblade Chronicles will be ported over from the Wii U, something that couldn’t be done with the current systems. A new C button will allow for dual analog control, and a new trigger button has been added to allow for more gaming options...

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Confessions of a Rieze Maxian

Tales of Xillia was a great game from the ‘Tales of …’ series last year on  PlayStation 3. The story was seamlessly told from the points of view of  two characters, Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell. Now, one year later, the worlds of Rieze Maxia and Elympios continue their story in Tales of Xillia 2. Would it exceed its predecessor, or just fall flat like many sequels?

In ToX2, players control a mostly silent protagonist in Ludger Kresnik. No two points of view here, just that of Ludger and another non-playable newcomer Elle. The game has pretty much the same battle mechanic as the previous installment, though there are some changes. Allium Orbs replace the Lillium Orbs, and they work a bit differently...

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX trailer shows off new features

A new trailer has been put out by Square Enix showing off some of the new features for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Take a look below.

The game includes Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded in Theater Mode, featuring 3 hours of cinematics from the original game along with new content.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX releases exclusively for the PS3 on December 2.

  
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Assassin’s Creed Unity delayed, now releasing same day as Rogue

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity will be delayed by two weeks, as well as have a Day One patch. Originally slated for October 28, Unity will now launch on November 11 in North America for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One and in Europe and Australasia on November 13. This means the game will release on the same day as Assassin’s Creed Rogue, coming for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The desire to further polish the game is the reason being given for the delay.

Senior producer at Ubisoft Vincent Pontbriand explained. “As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin’s Creed Unity is exceptional. We sincerely appreciate players’ commitment to the game and their patience...

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Destiny trailer for exclusive PlayStation content

Destiny is less then two weeks away now from launch. In light of that, a new trailer has been released showing off the specific content to Sony’s consoles. Take a look below.

As you can see from the trailer, those on the PS3 and PS4 will be getting some extra guns as well as an extra strike mission and a co-op multiplayer mission. These items and missions will be exclusive to PlayStation for at least a year before those playing Destiny on The Xbox 360 or Xbox One get their hands on them in 2015.

Destiny launches September 9.

  
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Escape Dead Island release date

The next entry in Deep Silver’s zombie franchise Dead Island, Escape Dead Island, now has a confirmed release date. Take a look at the new trailer below.

The game, developed by Fatshark, has a decidedly different look from the other entries in the series with its cel-shaded graphics and third person view. It’s a single player survival/mystery action adventure following reporter Cliff Calo, who wants to expose the truth of what happened on the island of Banoi. Escape Dead Island is set for release for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 on November 18 in North America and hits the rest of the world three days later on November 21. Pre-orders for the game will grant access to the Dead Island 2 beta, but this appears for right now to be limited to Europe only.

  
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Two more characters announced for Disney Infinity 2.0

Two more characters have been announced for Disney Infinity 2.0. Coming in 2015, players will be able to use the characters Hiro and Baymax from the upcoming Walt Disney animated film Big Hero 6. Take a look at the trailer for the film below.

Hiro’s mind power and Baymax’s super strength will be available to players, along with the “Chem Capsule Power Disc” that you can use to freeze enemies with a frost cloud. The pair will become available for the game in 2015. The movie hits theaters on November 7.

The characters join the growing roster that also includes figures from the Marvel Universe as well as Stitch, Maleficent, and Merida. Disney Infinity 2.0 releases on September 23.

 

  
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham release date

Warner Bros. has confirmed the release dates for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. The game will be released in North America on November 11 and in the UK on November 14. The game is coming for pretty much every platform- PS3, PS4, PlayStation Vita, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

(trailer courtesy of GamesHQMedia)

The game continues the events from DC Superheroes, taking Batman on an intergalactic adventure to stop Brainiac from destroying Earth. Brainiac is seeking out the Lantern Rings, and Batman must join forces with other DC heroes to prevent him from doing so by visiting different Lantern Worlds and securing the Lantern Rings first. There will be 150 unlockable characters for the game, with each character having unique gadgets and abilities.

  
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