Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu gameplay debuted in E3 trailer

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Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu, an upcoming adaptation of Chaosium’s pen-and-paper role-playing game, just received a new trailer. Created for E3, the video highlights what is in store for players in a macabre 1920’s Boston. As private investigator Edward Pierce, players will look into the murder of Sarah Hawkins on Darkwater Island. Cthulhu’s influence will gradually grow stronger as Pierce pokes his nose around the island and the Hawkins Family Mansion, and the closer he finds himself to the Great Old One’s influence, the more his sanity will be tested.

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Space Marines revealed in new Battlefleet Gothic: Armada screens

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The Space Marines have been called up and will be setting out for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada on June 21. Two pictures were released showing the multiplayer-only fleet, which will excel at close-range combat and boarding enemy vessels. Their ships are heavily armored, and the crew are immune to insubordination penalties and can prioritize attacking different subsystems when boarding. Five chapters will be represented: Ultramarines, Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Space Wolves. The latter two chapters are pictured.

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The first goblin returns in Styx: Shards of Darkness for console, PC

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Styx is showing the goods from his upcoming title Shards of Darkness in a new E3 trailer. The sequel to Master of Shadows finds Styx taking on a new assignment for Helledryn, an enigmatic human officer stationed in Thoben, the City of Thieves. The target is the ambassador’s scepter, a prized object that others are looking to steal for themselves. If Styx can get his hands on it, he’ll get some of the magical amber that fuels his powers. The different races require different skills as each excels in their own areas, with Dark Elves being expert goblin hunters and Dwarves having an excellent sense of smell. To handle them, players will have access to numerous powers, talents, crafting, and equipment. And assassination, there’s always that.

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Bungie announces new Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron

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Destiny is being expanded later this year with the new Rise of Iron expansion. Beginning September 20, the $29.99 add-on will augment the base game and two The Taken King expansions (re: they are required) with a new storyline that will see players becoming Iron Lords as they join with old heroes to face a spreading plague. The pack will add a new setting on Earth, The Plaguelands, along with a six-player Raid (Felwinter Peak), three-player co-op Strike, social space, weapons, gear, multiplayer maps, and a mutated variation of the Fallen. To combat the new threats, the Light level will be increased and the Gjallarhorn will be reintroduced.

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Team Kim comes in kicking in new King of Fighters XIV trailer

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The King of Fighters XIV’s Team Art of Fighting is passing the spotlight onto this week’s roster reveal, Team Kim. Mr. Legs himself Kim Kaphwan is being joined by Gang-Il and Luong. The trio of Tae Kwon Do practitioners has a strong bond, with Gang-II being Kim’s master and Luong being the former’s face-bashing significant other. See the team in action below in the latest gameplay trailer.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, Go revealed with screens, trailers

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The Deus Ex Universe is expanding by two new titles, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach and Deus Ex Go. Breach is a new mode that will be in Mankind Divided that will offer an arcade-style mini-game where players take on the role of a Ripper. As a digital thief, players must break into servers to steal classified corporate info to sell for cash and experience. It will also be a live mode with new challenges and features being added after release. Deus Ex Go is a turn-based puzzle game for phones and tablets that centers on infiltration. As Adam Jensen, players will hack, fight, and use augments to solve puzzles of the Go series to learn more about a terrorist plot. Trailers and screens for both have been posted below, along with some new shots from the recently streamed Mankind Divided demo.

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Touhou Genso Wanderer announced for release in ’17 for PS4, PS Vita

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NIS is bringing Aqua Style’s roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer stateside early next year. Set within the Touhou Project universe, players will guide the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, Reimu Hakurei, as she and her new partner, the sage Futo Mononobe, set off on a new investigation. After a golden sphere creates a giant tower, the nearby townsfolk find themselves facing violent clones of themselves. Importers will know the game as Fushigi no Gensokyo: The Tower of Desire.

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Bethesda details E3 2016 showcase, BE3 Plus, on-site and streaming

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Bethesda has announced their event plans for this year’s E3 showcase, BE3 Plus. As before, the studio will be streaming the conference live on their Youtube and Twitch channels, which will begin at 5:15 p.m. (CST) with the showcase proper kicking off at 6:00 p.m. Former G4 TV X-Play hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will open the show and interview developers afterwards. Blink-182 will also perform after the showcase. For those in Los Angeles, a Standby Line will open at noon (CST) and offer non-ticket-holding fans the chance to get in the show, located at The LA Hangar, 2627 Medford Street. For those who don’t make it in, an outdoor area will be set up for 300 people to check out a stream.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ventures forth, now available for Wii U

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King Art Games’ point-and-click adventure title The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has launched for Wii U. As with its 2011 predecessor, the sequel follows several heroes as they undertake a quest rife with referential humor. The four heroes must solve a series of logic puzzles in order to put an end to the random transformations that are taking place throughout the lands of Aventasia in a journey that’s estimated to last over 20 hours.

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GOG kicks off its 2016 Summer Sale with events, free games, more

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GOG.com has officially begun its 2016 Summer Sale. Slated to run for two weeks, the promo will feature over 1,000 deals along with activities and an XP system that awards points for use towards free games. New deals will be added every 24 hours. To kick things off, the service is giving away a free copy of System Shock 2 through their GOG Galaxy client for the first 48 hours. The recently updated Homeworld Remastered Collection is also on sale for 50% off. For those wanting to see some of the games in action, GOG staff will be streaming Stardew Valley and Grim Fandango Remastered tomorrow on their Twitch channel. As a bonus, anyone who tunes in will receive an XP boost.

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