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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir art book sample, English trailer released

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) English Trailer Art Book Sample Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new English trailer for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The video gives a quick overview of the game as well as shows off Vanillaware’s newly hand-redrawn artwork. A sample of the art book that’s being packed with first-print copies and the Storybook Edition has also been made available via Issuu, and posted below.

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Resident Evil 0 now available online, in stores for PS4, Xbox One

Resident Evil Origins Collection (PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 17

Capcom continues the Resident Evil remaster trend today with the release of Resident Evil 0. Available digitally and in stores, the prequel takes place back in 1998, before Chris and Jill set foot in Raccoon City. As STARS medic Rebecca Chambers and fugitive ex-Marine Billy Coen, players will have to uncover the truth behind a nearby outbreak by swapping between the two to solve puzzles, look for clues, and of course, defeat mutants aplenty. This version features updated graphics and audio, a new optional control scheme, and the post-game Wesker Mode, which features a beefed-up Wesker and Rebecca in an alternate uniform.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir dated for June 7, official site now live

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Art 1

Atlus has announced that the upcoming Odin Sphere re-release, Leifthrasir, will be released on June 7. Coinciding with the news is the launch of the official website. Give it a look to learn more about the game’s five intertwining plot lines, mechanics, and more importantly, to oogle Vanillaware’s art.

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Activision Blizzard acquires Major League Gaming

Major League Gaming (Company) Logo

Activision Blizzard is expanding their eSport footprint with the acquisition of Major League Gaming. MLG is over 12 years old with over nine million registered users, and hosts more than 180 players throughout its operated events. The league’s live-streaming capabilities will be used to augment Activision Blizzard’s Media Networks division. According to the announcement, MLG will still run MLG.tv, MLG Pro Circuit, and GameBattles, as well as continue working with its current partners and other publishers.

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Console versions of Minecraft get new items, mobs, fixes, and more

Minecraft Console Edition (PS3, PS4 Xbox 360, Xbox One) Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

The console edition of Minecraft received a significant update today. In addition to a number of tweaks to enchanting, fishing, crafting, etc., the patch also brings with it dozens of new pieces of content. Over 30 items, 20-plus blocks, five mobs, and nine biomes are included in the patch. A new tutorial has also been created to acclimate players to all of the additions and changes. The sizable list of everything patch 1.8.8 features is available below.

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King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause on PSN, tomorrow Live, Steam

Kings Quest (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Chapter 2 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Graham gets his crown today with the release of King’s Quest – Chapter 2: Rubble Without a Cause for PS3 and PS4. The follow-up to A Knight to Remember finds Graham being booted out of his newly acquired kingdom by a band of goblins. In the process of regaining the throne, he must free the people of Daventry from the horde and save his friends from A Knight to Remember. PC and Xbox gamers can download the game tomorrow.

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Yakuza 5 now available on PSN for PS3

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Combat Screenshots Announcement - Screenshot 24

Yakuza 5 is out! After announcing its launch date on Saturday, Sega has released the download-only title on PSN. In the crime-themed, open-world action title, players control five characters who are being drawn into the underworld. Some, including series regulars Kazuma Kiryu and Taiga Saejima, have tried to leave that life behind, while others find themselves caught up in recent events. In addition to busting heads, players can also engage in a variety of mini-games, such as drag racing and gambling.

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Yakuza 0 coming to North America, Yakuza 5 launching next week

Yakuza 0 (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

During Sony’s PlayStation Experience livestream, Atlus revealed two bits of Yakuza-related news: the first is that the studio will be bringing Yakuza 0 stateside both physically and digitally for PS4, and secondly, Yakuza 5’s will be released on December 8. Yakuza 0 will take players back to December 1988 as they take a young Kazuma Kiryu through the streets of Tokyo in a bid to regain his honor. He must fight to restore his name after a simple debt collection ends in murder. Another story will see players control Goro Majima, the Mad Dog of Shimano, as he attempts to rejoin his clan. Combat styles will be switchable on the fly, and players will be able to earn cash from Telephone Clubs, Pocket Circuit car races, and Disco Halls.

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New Yakuza 5 screenshots highlight extended cast

Yakuza 5 (PS3) NPC Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

After introducing players to the game’s five protagonists, Sega is now focusing on some of Yakuza 5’s secondary characters. The first is Masaru Watase, a hotshot lieutenant for the Omi Alliance itching for a gang war. Looking to stop him and his ilk is a mysterious Osaka detective who uses clues to manipulate the main characters. Sosuke Komaki is a flannel-loving trainer who is helping Kiryu. On the other end of the spectrum are Goro Majima, an enforcer for the Shimano Family, and Hiroshi Kugihara, a mutilated, deranged inmate out to terrorize Saejima during his stint. Even more of the extended cast is featured in the dozen new screenshots posted below.

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King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause release dates announced

Kings Quest (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Chapter 2 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sierra has announced the release dates for Rubble Without a Cause, the second chapter in The Odd Gentlemen’s episodic King’s Quest series. The release will be split up over two days, with the PS3 and PS4 versions launching late afternoon on December 15 and the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions on December 16. The second chapter picks up shortly after the first as the newly crowned King Graham sets out to rescue the kingdom from a band of invading goblins.

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