Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Movies

Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch events announced, HaloFest

Microsoft has detailed HaloFest, a series of events being hosted by 343 Industries in celebration of the impending release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The studio plans on hosting broadcasts of interviews, new gameplay footage from the campaign, and sneak peeks of both the multiplayer beta as well as the first episode of Halo: Nightfall. The bulk of the festivities will take place on November 10 at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles, but a tournament will kick things off on November 8-9 and all events will be viewable via streams on Twitch, Xbox.com, and Xbox Live. The schedule is available below, and event details can be found on the official Facebook page. To get fans ready, 343 has released a new trailer debuting the live-action series Halo: Nightfall.

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Xbox One News

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd gets GameStop pre-order extras

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (PS3, PS Vita) Pre-Order Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has revealed two pre-order bonuses on offer from GameStop for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. Dropping a few bucks before the game’s November 18 launch will net players two costume module packs: the Extra Character Pack (with Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, and Kasane Teto) and Hatsune Miku’s Americana Module. The items are available for either version, PS3 or PS Vita. A new trailer and screenshots were released highlighting the goods.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Festivals, marriage, and more in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer

Natsume has released a new trailer for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. The video is focused on the festivals in which players can participate, including an Egg Hunt and a Horse Race, as well as glimpses of a variety of other events. Players will be able to spy married life and parenthood, a few of the animal types that can be raised, and the Harvest God and Goddess.

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3DS

Strike Suit Zero vets form new studio, announce Fractured Space

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Edge Case Games, a new studio formed from veterans of the Strike Suit Zero development team, have announced their first tile: Fractured Space. Unlike the fast-paced mech action of Strike Suit Zero, Fractured Space will be an online-only, team-based strategy title centered on large-scale combat with capital ships. Both teamwork and scale are important aspects of the game, as noted by CEO James Brooksby: “we want to transmit a sense of scale to the player – the feeling of participating in a massive space battle inside their own titanic capital ship, blasting apart enemy ships and working together with other players to achieve a common objective.” Founding community members are also lending a hand during development, an approach the team hopes to continue when the game is added on Steam Early Access next year.

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PC News

Sunset Overdrive launch trailer released, Week of Explosions begins

A new launch trailer has been released for Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive. The video runs nearly two minutes and features a little of the backstory as well as some gamelpay footage, showcasing the mixture of platforming-style action and third-person shooting that players can expect when the game is released next week. A contest is also up that offers a limited edition in-game outfit for the first 100,000 Twitter users who choose #BlowUpFizze or #BlowUpMutants as part of the Week of Explosions leading up to launch. The prize is an outfit called Granny’s Revenge, which comes with a flame-throwing shotgun.

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Xbox One News

Persona Q finalized box art, new character videos released

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The final covers have been released for the Premium Edition and Limited Standard Edition of Persona Q. New videos for Persona 3’s Ken Amada and Persona 4’a Naoto were also released and are viewable below. The Persona and Etrian Odyssey hybrid will come as a first-run Limited Standard Edition bundled inside a cardboard box with a pack of tarot cards, the second set of a deck that matches a set released with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and as a Premium Edition, which costs more but also comes with a music CD, 38-page art book, and 3DS XL case.

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3DS

The Evil Within now available for console, PC

Detective Castellanos begins his journey through a monster-filled nether realm today with the release of The Evil Within. The Tango Gameworks-developed survival-horror title, helmed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, tasks players with surviving a world teeming with traps and bizarre, murderous creatures by scrounging for whatever they can find to defend themselves. A recent series of videos have detailed what’s in store and can be found here (survival), here (world), and here (traps and weapons).

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Zen Studios reveals two new South Park pinball titles, out this week

Zen Studios and South Park Digital Studios have teamed up for two new titles: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and South Park: Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Both games are actually slated to launch this week and will be available for console, mobile, and PC. Super-Sweet Pinball will feature most of the cast playing out events from the series, including hunting down ManBearPig and Cartman’s probe. Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game has him donning his costume as Professor Chaos, stealing the Future Telling Device, and saving Imaginationland.

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See Castellano’s deadly, shifting world in new The Evil Within trailer

Bethesda has released another survival-themed trailer for The Evil Within. The latest video, World Within, details the monster-infested nether realm that players will find themselves in as Detective Castellanos. Shifting environments, puzzles, stealth, and side paths are all covered in the nearly three and a half minute video. The upcoming survival-horror title from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and studio Tango Gameworks is scheduled to launch next week, so be sure to catch up on the latest gruesomely informative videos here and here.

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Traps, crossbows, and more in new The Evil Within trailer

The Evil Within, Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title, is due out next week, and Bethesda has released a new gameplay video. The trailer, Fight for Life, runs around three and a half minutes long and features more blood-splattered walls, monsters, and combat, but the focus this time is on traps. Traps can not only be used to lure enemies to their (final) death but also to construct new weapons, with the footage demonstrating a powerful mechanical crossbow. It’s one of the more action-packed videos to come out, plus it has an extended sequence with Pyramid Head’s long-lost brother, The Keeper.

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