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Deep Silver signs on to publish Shenmue III for PC and PS4

Deep Silver has announced that they are set to publish another Kickstarter-backed title, Ys Net’s Shenmue III. The deal will see the publisher handling the digital and physical releases of both the PC and PS4 versions. Development is ongoing, but plans are to ship the game during the second half of 2018. Series creator and CEO of Ys Net Yu Suzuki noted that “Throughout this process, Deep Silver has expressed a deep passion for Japanese games, the Shenmue franchise and its fans—this gives me further confidence in Shenmue III and that we have found the best partner possible.” Gamescom attendees can meet Yu Suzuki at two Meet & Greet events in the public area Hall 9.1 Stand B011/C010, Wednesday evening 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gets new story trailer, modes detailed

Capcom has released additional information on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s modes and characters, along with a new story trailer. The cinematic features new portions of the story mode, highlighting the heroes from both universes that are joining to fight Ultron Sigma. The studio also revealed that Jedah, Dormammu, Firebrand, and Ghost Rider are joining the roster, bringing the total up to 30. To ensure that the crew are put through their paces, a host of offline modes were confirmed: Story, Arcade, Mission, Training, Versus CPU, and Versus Player 2. Unlockables will also be accessible in Collection, which will host concept art, audio tracks, cutscenes, and general info. Online modes were listed as well, including Casual, Ranked, Beginners League, Lobby, Rankings, and Replay.

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Prey trial out for PC, console demo now trial to carry over progress

PC gamers can now try their hand at surviving the alien infestation on Talos I. The release of the PC trial also marks a shift for the console demo, which is itself now a trial, meaning that players can continue their progress if they decide to purchase the full version. To kick off the release, Arkane has launched a new trailer to get players up to speed about what’s in store.

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The Evil Within 2 trailer introduces (killer) photographer Stefano

A new trailer for The Evil Within 2 shows one of the human monsters that players will have to contend with as Sebastion. The highlighted terror is former war photographer Stefano Valentini, who has somehow made his way into the STEM world. Described as “an artist with dark proclivities and unbounded imagination,” he went insane after losing an eye in an explosion, eventually becoming obsessed with taking photos of subjects during their final moments. In an effort to capture people during this precarious time, he ends up turning into an infamous serial killer to ensure that he has plenty of chances to get the perfect shot. He isn’t alone, either, as he is joined by one of his creations, Obscura.

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Adol trailer, DLC and theme bonuses announced for Ys VIII

Falcom’s Ys series is returning next month, and today, NIS has revealed that they will be releasing downloadable supplies for famed adventurer Adol Christin. Announced alongside a trailer, available below, the three packs will be released for all versions and add the original armor from Ys (Silver Armor), informal gear (Adventurer Clothes), and accessories along with iron ore (Survival Kit). The drops will be free for the first week after launch. Tacked onto the release was word that PS4 pre-orders will receive a system theme alongside seven character avatars as well as a five-song digital soundtrack.

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PC gamers to get access to Destiny 2 beta on August 29

As Bungie prepares Destiny for its PC debut on October 24, Activision has sent word that the studio will be holding a beta for players to be able to try it out early. Beginning on August 29, PC gamers can try out the opening story mission, Homecoming, plus some of the cooperative and competitive modes. A trailer for the beta offers a glimpse at the action in store, and can be found below.

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Forza Motorsport 7 garage additions brings 140-plus European rides

Week five of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage additions brings with it over 140 rides. The theme this time around is European sports cars. As usual, extra details are available, though this time it’s only for one of them: the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500. The rundown on the R500, as well as the full list of vehicles, can be found below.

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Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder to be released August 28, 29

Ace Team is back pushing boulders with news that Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder will be released later this month. The sequel to the 2011 original will find its way onto PC and PS4 on August 28 and onto Xbox One on August 29. Listed as “part Tower Defense, part Racing, part Art History lesson, and all-smashing game,” the hybrid release has players attempting to assist the Greek Titan Atlas. He needs to recover the weight on his shoulders as he makes his way through the ages, and players will help him defeat Art History-themed villains from such movements as Impressionism, Surrealism, Late Gothic, and Renaissance. In addition to new characters, enemies, and stages, multiplayer is being expanded with four players capable of playing locally or online with customizable banners and colors.

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For Honor begins Season Three tomorrow with Grudge & Glory

For Honor’s third season is set to kick off tomorrow with several tweaks and additions. Dubbed Grudge & Glory, the update introducing the new season is described as the game’s biggest to date, adding two heroes, two maps, ranked play, and more customization items. Ranked play and both maps, Sentinel and Viking Village, are going to be free for all, while the Gladiator and the Highlander will launch tomorrow as part of the Season Pass but cost 15,000 Steel each for everyone else, beginning August 22. The Gladiator is a Knight Assassin that wields a trident and shield, and trades armor for an increased stamina meter as well as reduced cooldown times. The Highlander is a Viking Hybrid who can switch between two fighting forms, one focused on defense that allows for counter attacks and trade blows, and the other on attacking, allowing him to ably use the longest sword in the game.

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Call of Duty: WWII trailer details upcoming Multiplayer Private Beta

Call of Duty fans eager to know more about its online action are getting their chance today with the release of a new video. The WWII Multiplayer Private Beta trailer highlights some of the options that will be available when the beta goes live on August 25 for PS4. Gamers can look forward to trying out some of the new maps as well as War Mode as part of all five Divisions, which replace the traditional Pick 10 Create-a-Class system. In addition to the introduction, Operation Breakout, three maps (Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar) will be included along with several modes (Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint). Headquarters, Loot, Supply Drops, and eSports support will not be available during this period, however. Sledgehammer notes that the period will be critical to testing “core gameplay, our game systems, as well as a stress test of our online infrastructure at scale.” For more information, check out the studio’s latest blog post.

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