Dead Island Definitive Collection released for console, PC

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Preorder PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 8

Dead Island Definitive Collection has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The enhanced re-release bundles together Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and the new Dead Island Retro Revenge. The older titles sport graphical improvements that utilize Techland’s new engine, upgrading them with enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface has undergone a change as well to be uniform across both titles. As a bonus, an unofficial PC mod was also added to both, Power Fists Power-up (One Punch Mode). On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dead Island Retro Revenge is a retro-style side-scrolling beat ‘em up.

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Character creation, historicity in new video for Expeditions: Viking

Expeditions Viking (PC) Character Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

The character design to Logic Artists’ Expeditions: Viking is being highlighted in a new video by art director August Hansen. In the upcoming historical role-playing game, players take up the banner of their dead parent, a village elder, as their son or daughter. The short two-minute-long feature delves into some of the research and motivations behind the look of the characters, and it shows a bit of the character-creation system. There’s also a peek at a few of the authentic outfits.

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PC News

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse story trailer, retailer DLC shots up

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse (3DS) Story Trailer and DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new story trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and revealed that the game will have retailer-exclusive downloadable content. The video brings players up to speed on the protagonist’s death, resurrection, and subsequent allegiance to his newfound benefactor, Dagda, a god whose role in the ongoing war between Merkabah and Lucifer remains unclear. A few pictures also offer a look at the GameStop/EB Games red-and-black Power Suit, the Amazon packaging-themed Prime Suit, the Best Buy uniform-inspired Retail Hero jumpsuit.

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3DS, DLC

Dragon Quest Builders coming this October for PS4, PS Vita

Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest is being celebrated with a new release, Dragon Quest Builders. Currently available in Japan, North American players will get their chance to dive into the ‘building adventure’ this October. Similar to other sandbox builders, players gather and combine resources from throughout the world to create tools, materials, and other items to construct buildings. In this case, it’s to rebuild the destroyed realm of Alefgard. Along the way, they will meet other characters and monsters from throughout the series as they help townsfolk and battle those responsible for their plight, Dragonlord and his monster army.

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PlayStation 4 hardware passes 40 million, software 270 million sold

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According to a new press release from Sony, the PlayStation 4 has sold over 40 million units worldwide as of May 22. The note indicate that it is now the “fastest-selling console in PlayStation history.” Additionally, over 270 million copies …

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Yomawari: Night Alone coming to PC, PS Vita this October

Yomawari Night Alone (PC, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Yomawari: Night Alone will be making its way to North America by way of NIS. The nightmarish, open-world adventure centers on a young girl who ends up finding herself stalked by spirits in an alternate world after she sets out to find her missing sister and dog. Equipped with only a flashlight, players must sneak and hide as they make their way throughout town in search of clues.

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Augs rise up in new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided live-action trailer

Deus Ex Mankind Divided (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Pre Order Promo Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new live-action trailer has been released for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The four-minute-long video offers a glimpse at how the world has changed since Human Revolution, with the events leading to what’s become known as the Mechanical Apartheid. After the uncontrolled attacks by those with augmentations in 2027, a global shift has taken place where people and laws are trying to separate Augs from the unmodified populace, known as Naturals. As governments begin taking away the augmented, pockets of resistance form to fight for their freedom.

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Romancing SaGa 2 debuts stateside for Android, iOS devices

Romancing SaGa 2 (Android, iOS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has brought Romancing SaGa 2 to North America for the first time. Originally released for the Super Famicom in 1993, mobile gamers will be able to play the first official localization on Android and iOS devices. The portable version has been updated with touch controls, improved graphics, the ability to auto-save, new classes (diviner and ninja), and a New Game+ mode. The multi-generational title follows the rulers of the Vareness Empire as they attempt to end a long-running war against the Seven Heroes. The storyline adds an imperial succession system, which ties together the freeform scenarios that were introduced in the original.

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Android, Apple Handheld

King of Fighters XIV gets Burn to Fight edition, Team Fatal Fury trailer

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Atlus will be releasing a premium version of The King of Fighters XIV, and they’ve brought along Team Fatal Fury for the announcement. The Burn to Fight edition will come with a 144-page art book, a 3-disc soundtrack set that includes over 60 songs, and a steelbook case, all bundled in a collector’s box. Some muscle was also brought in to show off the new edition, with Fatal Fury alumni Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi, and Terry Bogard bashing some faces in a new trailer.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Homefront: The Revolution

(PlayStation 4 Review) Homefront: The Revolution

“… has a wonderful world, but it’s one that isn’t fully realized, filled as it is with mundane tasks, mediocre firefights, and numerous technical issues.”

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