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Dead Rising 4 now available for PC, Xbox One, plus a how-to video

Frank West returns to Willamette Mall today with the release of Dead Rising 4. To celebrate the zombie-slaying photographer’s homecoming, Microsoft has called in Cameron Carlson, a member of the Zombie Research Society, to discuss the key elements of surviving a zombie outbreak with Major Nelson. Topics covered include where to find food, how to find the best cover, and most appropriately, how to create makeshift weapons out of everyday products.

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PSX 2016 – Bandai Namco: Ace Combat 7, Ni No Kuni II

Bandai Namco had two big sequels on hand at PS Experience 2016, the Level 5-developed RPG Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and the cinematic flight combat sim Ace Combat 7. Both received new trailers, as well as a host of new screenshots, a few of which feature the VR-enabled view for Ace Combat 7. Everything can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News

PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning

Crash is set to return next year in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The bundle will feature remasters of the first three titles: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Vicarious Visions is rebuilding each game from the ground up, adding new lighting, animations, environments, and cutscenes. The audio is also being updated with a revamped soundtrack and new dialogue recorded with some of the original actors. The three will also support a unified save system, a similar checkpoint system, and analog stick functionality. Lastly, Bungie will kick off a three-week-long event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning, on December 13. The winter festivities will include new Quests, Bounties, and customization items, plus an additional Record Book and game mode, Strike Scoring. Sparrow Racing League will also return, complete with two new tracks, one on Earth and the other on Mercury.

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PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018

They keep pulling me back in! Sega will be releasing two new Yakuza titles for PS4: Yakuza Kiwami, a remastered version of the original Yakuza, in 2017 and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018. Kiwami is set to be a complete overhaul with graphical assets recreated from scratch for 1080p/60fps support and dialog re-recorded by the original Japanese cast. Additionally, the game will be beefed up with an extra 30 minutes of cutscenes, expanding the backstory and tying it to Yakuza 0, and new districts, adding Pocket Circuit car racing and other activities. The combat is also being revamped to utilize the updates from Yakuza 0. On a final, odd note, Majima will randomly pop up for a quick fight. Lastly, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which will continue Kiryu’s adventure, has had its digital and physical North American release confirmed for early 2018.

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PlayStation 4 News

PSX 2016: DotEmu – Wonder Boy, Windjammers, and Ys Origin

DotEmu is embracing the past for their upcoming releases. First up is Lizardcube’s upcoming Wonder Boy title, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, which received its second developer diary. The video highlights the re-imagined soundtrack from the Wonder Boy III remake. They also announced two new PS4 and PS Vita titles for early 2017: Ys Origin and Windjammers. Ys Origins will release on February 21, offering players a chance to play the prequel on console, taking place 700 years before Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished. Some new, undetailed features are also being included, with the title itself being ported by DotEmu. The Neo Geo classic Windjammers is also returning. The futuristic sports title pits two players against one another as they attempt to fling a disc into their opponent’s net by using powers and ricochet shots. It will support five game modes, including online versus (do I hear an angelic choir?), along with leaderboards and trophies.

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Arkane releases eight minutes of gameplay from Prey

A new gameplay walkthrough has been released for Prey. Arkane Studio’s upcoming first-person shooter, set to be released next year, finds players waking up in Talos I, a ransacked space station that’s been overrun by aliens. The sequel will offer a more open-ended approach to tackling levels, and creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare detail those sorts of possibilities in the video.

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Gameplay trailer released for Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif

Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif received a new trailer today. The video runs a little over a minute long and features ground- and space-based combat, as rebels fend off an invasion force. The add-on will feature battles inspired by the upcoming film, along with two new playable heroes: Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic. Four new maps are also being added that will introduce the jungles and beaches of Scarif. Along with the maps, a new multi-stage game mode is being debuted that mixes space and ground combat.

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Gears of War 4 December update to add PC split-screen, maps, more

Gears of War 4’s impending December Update has been detailed by The Coalition. Following last month’s release of Checkout and Drydock, two more maps will be added to the roster: Speyer, a pre-Locust War district offering close combat in its sanctuary and longer range combat in its academy, and Glory, a COG battery fortified with a mounted turret overlooking a courtyard. The update will also add vertical split-screen support for Windows 10, a daily rewards system, and other fixes, along with Gearsmas items. Season Pass holders get access to the maps at all times when they launch on December 13, while everyone else can play them while they are in rotation as part of public playlists. Players looking to grab the game can get it for 33% from December 1 to 28. Videos for both maps can be found below.

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Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare joining PS Now next week

Red Dead Redemption (360, PS3) Liars and Cheats Launch - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has announced that two of their PS3 titles will hit PS Now next week. Beginning on December 6, players will be able to stream Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare on PC and PS4. Red Dead Redemption 2 is on schedule to launch next fall.

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Styx explores Korrangar in new Styx: Shards of Darkness screens

Cyanide Studios has released some new screenshots from Styx: Shards of Darkness. The sequel to Master of Shadows, launching early 2017, once again finds Styx on a mission to acquire more Amber by doing what he does best: stealing. This time, it’s an ambassador’s scepter. The four screens showcase the Port of Korrangar, a heavily guarded waystation for airships. The sequel will feature a crafting system for traps and devices, a teleport ability, and an emphasis on non-linear play with an open-ended approach to tackling objectives.

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