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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse getting physical release for 3DS

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Rising Star Games announced that they will be releasing a physical edition of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for 3DS. The WayForward-developed platformer is the third entry in the series, and has players teaming up with Shantae’s old foe, Risky Boots, on a quest to save Sequin Land from a curse. As a pirate, the famed belly dancing genie is able to use new weapons as she tackles the main story as well as the physical version’s added arcade-style mini-game Super Shantae Nab!!.

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Doom – Unto the Evil now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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Doom – Unto the Evil has been released on Live, PSN, and Steam. The $14.99 drop comes bundled with three new maps, a new weapon, playable demon, and item. Additionally, the pack features several customization items, including armor sets, taunts, and Hack Modules. The add-on also got its first gameplay trailer.

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Vikings – Wolves of Midgard gets new teaser, pre-order discount

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Kalypso has released a new trailer for their upcoming action role-playing game Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. The footage highlights the combat system, including hand-to-hand melee and magic, along with a few of the locations and some of the enemies. Players will need to protect and rebuild their village from a variety of beasts as a warrior or shieldmaiden, solo or with a friend in online co-op. Balheim, Midgard, and Niflheim will open for exploration, while the gods can be swayed by blood sacrifices. Kalypso has also kicked off a pre-order promo on Steam offering a 15% discount as well as an exclusive customization pack, a digital art book, and a digital soundtrack.

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GTA Online adds Stunt Race Creator, Entourage Adversary Mode

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GTA Online’s creator tool is expanding today with the addition of Stunt Race Creator. The kit allows players to add stunt courses throughout Los Santos and Blaine County, with mode options for GTA, Rally, Non-Contact Stunt Races, and Standard. A trailer for Stunt Race Creator has been posted below, and a how-to guide for it here. Tracks can be created with tools for snapping and stacking objects, splitting checkpoints, and adding loops, tubes, raised tracks, and such hazards as flaming rings. To spice things up, there are over 250 new Stunt Props. Additionally, a new Adversary Mode, Entourage, tasks bodyguards with extracting a target to an extraction point. The additions kick off a week of bonuses. Players will earn double GTA$ and RP by playing the Entourage Playlist, beginning today until August 12, along with 25% off Cunning Stunts tattoos and clothing.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Skull Rain launch trailer posted

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s next update, Skull Rain, is scheduled to go live tomorrow, and a launch trailer has been released to highlight its features. The patch will add a new Favela map, described as “the most destructible environment to date,” Tactical Realism mode to Custom Games, two new BOPE operators, and numerous other additions and fixes. Caveira, a stealth-focused interrogator, joins the cast alongside Capitão, a crossbowmen who uses micro grenades and asphyxiating bolts. Season Pass holders will receive the operators immediately, while everyone else will have to wait until August 9 to unlock them with R6 credits or Renown.

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Doom trailer showcases free Update 2, Unto the Evil DLC dated

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Doom will be receiving Update 2 tomorrow, a free download packed with maps, added SnapMap functionality, and other goodies. A trailer has been posted offering an overview of everything that will be included. Along with the video, Bethesda has announced that the first premium downloadable pack, Unto the Evil, will go live on August 5. The $14.99 drop is set to include three maps (Cataclysm, Offering, and Ritual), Harvester player-controlled demon, UAC EMG Pistol, Kinetic Mine, modules, and extra customization options. To kick things off, id is holding a Double XP weekend beginning 12:00 p.m. (ET) through 12:00 p.m. (ET) on August 1.

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Dead Rising 4 gameplay footage released from Comic-Con

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More out of Comic-Con, and this time it’s some new gameplay from Dead Rising 4. After a brief series recap, members of the development team offer a quick overview with footage featuring plenty of selfies, weird weapons, and combo attacks. The footage was revealed alongside a hands-on demo for PC and Xbox One and a panel featuring several members of the team. No word if the panel will be posted.

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Yakuza 0 to bust heads, play some Hang-On this January for PS4

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Sega has announced that Yakuza 0 will be available digitally and physically on January 24 for PS4. Note that, despite also being a PS3 title in Japan, the game will hit stateside only for PS4. Set in 1988, players will follow a young Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima as they climb the ranks of the underworld in Kamurocho, Tokyo. Kiryu must clear his name after being blamed for a debt-collection assignment that went awry, while Goro must complete a series of trials to rejoin his old clan. In addition to earning cash from and spending it at Discos, Telephone Clubs, and Pocket Circuit car races, the two will be busting heads with new abilities and moves.

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Titanfall 2 – Inside Development video, blog series covers servers

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Respawn has released the second installment of their development series for Titanfall 2. The latest entry features lead engineer Jon “Slothy” Shiring covering the studio’s server plans for the impending multiplayer technical test. Rented servers, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure will all be used to handle the load; full details can be found below and at their blog. Additionally, tomorrow, beginning at 2:30 p.m., Shiring will be answering community server-related questions on Twitter through the hashtag #TF2ServerQA.

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 1, 2 out for PC, PS4, Thursday for Xbox One*

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Activision has released action role-playing games Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 for console and PC. The digital-only releases debuted in 2006 and 2009 respectively, and are now available separately for $39.99 or as a bundle for $59.99. For PC and PS4, that is, Xbox One owners will need to wait until Thursday. As mentioned on Marvel.com, the re-releases feature improved performance, support for local and online co-op, and “some” interface as well as graphic enhancements. The inclusion of the downloadable character packs is up in the air.

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