Nordic Games to bring The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to retail

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Nordic Games will be releasing a physical version of The Astronauts’ upcoming horror-themed thriller The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. In the atmospheric investigative adventure, players will follow Paul Prospero as he sets out to discover the mystery behind what happened to Ethan Carter, a potential client who asked for his assistance in looking into a mysterious book. Paul won’t be going toe to toe with demons and crazed killers, but he will find himself in an increasingly strange and terrifying world that is turning against him.

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Valiant Hearts: the Great War goes over the top for console, PC

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Valiant Hearts: the Great War, a new adventure from Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman Legends developers Ubisoft Montpellier, is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As a party of four characters, players will attempt to navigate the battlefields of World War I, using each in turn to assisst the others, as they follow a friendly dog out of the warzone. The characters “are inextricably drawn together, and friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.”

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Road Not Taken to brave the winter wilds this August for PC, PS4

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Spry Fox has announced that their rogue-like puzzler Road Not Taken is slated to launch on August 5 for PC and PS4. Players will step into the shoes of a resolute ranger who sets out into the aftermath of a winter storm in search of lost children to rescue. The story is said to change with each playthrough, as new paths are taken and relationships forged.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 dated for August release

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Hyperdimension Neptunia will be returning this August with Re;Birth1 for PS Vita. Idea Factory International has announced that they will be launching the game, a remake of the original Hyperdimension Neptunia, on August 26 online and in stores. The new version will feature all of the content of the PS3 original as well as improved visuals, updated event conversations, a new scenario, a new ending, more customization options through the Remake System, item crafting, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory’s battle system. All of the PS3 release’s downloadable content is also being added.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tech, exoskeleton video released

A new video has been released detailing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s near-future (and sci-fi-ish) technology. Sledgehammer Games co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey reveal how the new gear impacts the gameplay. The footage features several of the new additions, including the mobile barricade, energy weapons, hovercraft, and the exoskeleton.

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XBlaze Code: Embryo on PSN, ships to stores for PS3 and PS Vita

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Aksys has shipped XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, for the PS3 and PS Vita. Set 150 years before the events of BlazBlue, XBlaze follows high school student Touya Kagari as he battles wizards, psychos, and secret groups for control of the power behind creation. Players will guide Touya to one of several different endings by their choice of what information he collects. Curious gamers can try before they buy with a new demo, also on PSN.

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Metro Redux to hit store shelves for console, PC on August 26

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Metro Redux, the retail double pack containing remastered versions of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, will launch on August 26, according to publisher Deep Silver. The set will include both games as well as all downloadable content packs for both titles as well as a host of graphical and performance enhancements. In addition, Spartan and Survival play styles will be supported across both titles, as will the formerly DLC-only difficulty level Ranger Mode.

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Aksys, Arc add $30,000 to BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Evo 2014 pot

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Developer Arc System Works and publisher Aksys Games have decided to up the ante for Evo 2014 with $30,000 for the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma pot. The top U.S. player at the tournament will also be flown with a friend to Japan on Aksys’ dime so that both can compete in Arc Revolution Cup 2014 on August 30. Series creator Toshimichi Mori and Rachel Alucard’s voice actress Kana Ueda will also be on hand at Aksys’ booth to sign free posters, as will stations to practice Chrono Phantasma, try a playable demo of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, and check out BlazBlue Battle Cards and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 demo footage released

Update! The livestream of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s E3 theater demo from Kojima Productions’ Twitch Channel that was previously here has been replaced with a Youtube video. Those who missed the streaming event can now check it out, and for those who tuned in, see it again in 720p. The demo playthrough runs at just over half an hour long.

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Wasteland 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition adds Bard’s Tale, now on sale

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inXile has announced that the Early Access version of Wasteland 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition is part of the Steam Summer Sale, and that they have added a copy of the 2004 reimagined Bard’s Tale to the package. Other extras with the Digital Deluxe include beta access to Wasteland 2, a copy of the first Wasteland, a soundtrack, an artbook, and two novellas. The 15% discount currently running on Steam will be good throughout the Summer Sale. Additionally, all of the Kickstarter and late backers now have access to the Wasteland 2 beta through Early Access.

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