First developer diary up for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

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DotEmu has released the first developer diary for LizardCube’s remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. The inaugural entry features a meeting between members of LizardCube and Wonder Boy/Monster Boy’s creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa. Development lead Omar Cornut and art director got a chance to meet up with Nishizawa while on their way to BitSummit 4th in Kyoto. Check out the seven-minute video below.

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Time to hit the streets, River City: Tokyo Rumble out for 3DS

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Natsume has released Arc System Works’ stab at the long-running River City series, River City: Tokyo Rumble. The beat ‘em up mixes in light role-playing elements to help see players through waves of enemies as they clean up Tokyo’s streets. After gangs begin to take over the city, high schooler Kunio teams up with his friends to drive them out. When they aren’t crushing heads with chains, bikes, and soccer balls, they are taking on jobs and grabbing snacks. There’s never not a good time to grab a candy bar.

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Yakuza 0 goes legit with Business Edition, trailer up, PC denied

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Sega is looking to match the glitz of Tokyo circa 1988 with a gussied-up pre-order and launch copy of Yakuza 0. To match Kazuma Kiryu’s transition from debt collector to real estate powerbroker and Goro Majima’s to manager of The Grand Cabaret, the special edition will come with everything a player needs to feel business official. In addition to the game, players will get a stainless steel business card holder, complete with tattoo designs, and three business cards: Tachibana Real Estate for Kazuma Kiryu, Cabaret Grand for Goro Majima, and another for cabaret club hostesses Sunshine. There’s also a new trailer showing the beginning of Kiryu’s storyline, posted below. Unfortunately, this has to end on a downer: Sega reiterated that there are no plans for a PC version.

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Zen unleashes the ladies with Marvel Pinball: Women of Power

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Zen Studios has released two packs of tables featuring heroes and villains for Marvel Pinball. The tables are available across their console and PC lines, with the mobile versions getting them on Thursday. Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, and others make appearances. On one table, Black Widow and Madame Masque must keep the Cosmic Cube balls from breaking to avoid an alternate reality dominated by the Soviet Union. On another, Bombshell and Ms. Marvel duke it while Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen assist from the sidelines.

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Hori controller bundle due November

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Aksys Games will be releasing the next entry in the BlazBlue line, Central Fiction, this November. Arc System Works’ long-running 2D fighter series will be returning digitally and physically to PS3 and PS4. The upcoming entry will feature revamped mechanics, along with a new story, levels, modes, and brawlers, with the total roster surpassing 33 characters. A $129.99 bundle has also gone up for pre-order that packs the Fighting Commander along with a copy of the game. The Sony- and Arc System Works-licensed Hori controller features “the industry’s best” directional pad, six large buttons, turbo functions, a 10-foot cable, and “improved ergonomics.” It is also compatible for PS3 and PC (with XInput).

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta schedule detailed

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Activision has sent word that everyone who has pre-ordered Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for PS4 will be able to access the multiplayer beta beginning at noon (CST) on Friday, October 14. Xbox One owners will be able to join in at noon the following Friday, October 21. The servers will run throughout the weekend, shutting down at noon on Monday, October 24. Details as to what will be included for play should be along shortly, but for now, a FAQ has been set up to address any questions prior to launch.

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Forza Horizon 3 now available for Ultimate Edition owners

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Owners of Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition can now access the game for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. The included Car Pass is also live, giving owners access to VIP membership and the 10-ride the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack. Microsoft also noted that it’s the first Xbox One S game to feature High Dynamic Range, which is said to add “vibrant light and sunbeams from an authentic Australian sky, precision highlighting on carbon fiber, glistening sand, detailed dirt and vegetation, and more.” Xbox One S owners can check out this post to ensure they have a proper setup.

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Everspace joins the Game Preview program for Xbox One

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Rockfish Games’ Everspace has launched on Game Preview on Xbox One. The roguelike space-based shooter is available for $29.99, and is slated to be released for Windows 10 later this month. The latest version has a new boss fight, voiced dialog, and a new planet type. Two extra player ships are due soon as well, the Colonial Scout and the Colonial Gunship. As part of the Play Anywhere program, both versions will feature cross-save and cross-buy, giving buyers to access the Windows 10 version once it goes live on Game Preview. A PC version is currently available through Steam Early Access.

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Watch Dogs 2 story trailer introduces Marcus and Dedsec crew

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Marcus Holloway meets the hackers of the Dedsec crew in a new story trailer for Watch Dogs 2. When they cross paths, Dedsec is in the process of attempting to stop the machinations of Blume CTO, Dusan Nemec. As he continues to accumulate more power, Dedsec is working to return power to the people.

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Street Fighter V gets Urien, Versus CPU, more in Sept. update

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Street Fighter V received a significant update today, adding a new character, daily targets, and some long-awaited features. Urien, first and last seen in Street Fighter III, returns as the sixth post-launch character for the year, bringing his slow projectiles and hard shoulder charge. He’s downloadable for 100,000 in Fight Money or $5.99. Fortunately, it’s now easy to earn Fight Money with daily targets. These are time-limited trials that offer rewards ranging from 100 and 5,000 FM. These join two other additions, eagerly anticipated for months: environmental stage KOs for all launch levels and Versus CPU. Players no longer have to go through story or survival for solo play. Other changes include updated fighter profiles, live stat tracking, and Colors 3-10 on default. On the topic of customization, battle costumes for current DLC characters are now included with the Season Pass. Color bundles can also be purchased for ‘original default’ and ‘story’ packs ($4.99 each) and for DLC ‘character default’ and ‘story color’ packs ($1.99 each).

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