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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice gets prologue, demo

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Capcom has released an eight-minute-long animated prologue for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. The video coincides with the release of a new playable demo on eShop, which allows players to try their hand at the first case. In his opening courtroom appearance, Wright must face off against his new rival, the royal priestess Rayfa. The prologue helps to set the scene for the demo, as it covers the events leading up to Spirit of Justice. Watch it below.

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Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel announced, launching early 2017

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Bandai Namco has detailed the first downloadable add-on for Dark Souls III, Ashes of Ariandel. The first of two expansions, Ashes of Ariandel will send players to the frozen realm of Ariandel to uncover the evil behind the land’s woes. The journey will feature new armor sets, enemies, magic, weapons, and (undetailed) multiplayer features. Events will also expand on the overarching storyline. A batch of screenshots, along with a trailer, were released to offer an early look at the new quest.

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New trailer released for survival open-world RPG Outward

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Nine Dots has released the Pax West trailer for their upcoming open-world fantasy adventure Outward. The role-playing game is said to utilize elements from survival titles, such as the need for food and water, to impact the narrative. Players take charge of one of four factions and lead them across the lands of Aurai. The group will have to manage their resources and fight those that get in their way. The game will autosave frequently to ensure that players live with the outcomes of their decisions, and enemies will not scale to their level, which will make navigation difficult. Magic will take time to prepare, equipment will reduce mobility, and the environment will have an impact on gear. Players can also have a friend tag along locally or online in two-player co-op. Pax attendees can try the game out at Booth #7303.

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Endless Space 2 set to hit Steam Early Access next month

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Amplitude will be bringing their latest 4X strategy titles, Endless Space 2, to Steam Early Access next month. The studio also revealed a new faction trailer with the Lumeris being the latest to join the galactic roster. The Lumeris are an amphibious people that have, as with some lovable big-earned aliens from another franchise, developed a society that focuses on trade and acquisition. A handful of families manage the various elements of their economy, with a balance kept to ensure that no single family gains too much power. The Lumeris are one of eight planned factions, four of which will be available in the Early Access version.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 to enter Steam Early Access on September 15

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Larian is prepping to release Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Early Access on September 15. The early version will include the beginning of the campaign as well as an online player-versus-player arena. As with the original, the game will be playable solo or online, but now with up to four players. The sequel will also feature new combat mechanics, along with a storyline that finds the player imprisoned in Fort Joy by the Magisters of the Divine Order.

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Disgaea 2 PC launching January for OS X, Steam OS, Windows PC

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NIS is set to expand their PC footprint next year with Disgaea 2 PC. The port is being described as the definitive version and will include content from both the PS2 version, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and the later, expanded PSP version, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days. Additionally, three characters previously exclusive to the Japanese version of Cursed Memories will make their North American debut: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel. And as a bonus for those who own Disgaea PC, four characters from the sequel—Adell, Rozalin, Zetta, and Pleinair—have been added today in a new patch.

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Learn the story behind Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom in new trailer

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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom’s Gamescom trailer has gone live. The video highlights the story of Enigami’s upcoming action role-playing game. In it, players take on the role of Chado, a young Waki who goes on a quest to find the Land of Life as a war rages between the kingdoms of Adorya and Adorn. Along the way, he learns how to interact with a mysterious, magical spirit named Shiness.

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Progress leads to chaos in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launch trailer

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A launch trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has gone live to signal Adam Jensen’s impending return. The latest in the conspiracy-theory-laden series is releasing next week, so it’s the perfect time to see what’s happened in the world after 2011’s Human Revolution. Despite a promising ending, things haven’t gone well, with a recent outbreak of violence by augmented humans resulting in increased tensions and harsh, oppressive laws.

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Team K’ and Team Women Fighters join The King of Fighters XIV

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Atlus has revealed the final two teams for The King of Fighters XIV, Team K’ and Team Women Fighters. Team K’ consists of K’, a fighter infused with the fire-controlling DNA of Kyo, along with ice-wielder Kula Diamond and cyborg brawler Maxima. Team Women Fighters includes Fatal Fury ninja superstar and fan aficionado Mai Shiranui, Muay Thai bartender King, and Team Fatal Fury’s biggest fan, Alice.

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Capcom releases Resident Evil 7 biohazard gameplay trailer

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Capcom broke out a new Resident Evil 7 biohazard trailer for Gamescom, titled “Lantern.” The gameplay footage introduces Marguerite Baker, one of the long-unseen residents of a plantation located in Dulvey, Louisiana. The video runs over three minutes long and is presented in the format of a found-footage film. Attendees can check out the Beginning Hour demo in PS VR mode at Sony’s booth in Hall 7, B-010.

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