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Nier: Automata adds costumes, sidequests, boss fights with CEOs

Nier: Automata’s first round of downloadable content has gone live. The drop, titled 3C3C1D119440927, costs $13.99 and includes three colosseums along with extra sidequests. The latter bestow costume rewards, with several from Nier: Replicant (Revealing Outfit for 2B, Young Man’s Outfit for 9S and Destroyer Outfit for A2), records for the jukebox, equipment and cosmetic accessories (color-changing hairspray for 2B and A2), stat-boosting masks, and special bullets that alter the enemy’s appearance. To cap it off, the colosseum battles will pit players against Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato.

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Bandai Namco debuts action-RPG Code Vein with screenshots, trailer

An announcement trailer and batch of screenshots have gone live for Code Vein. The action role-playing game is set in a near future that has been devastated by a disease that has caused the collapse of mankind. A remaining group of Revenants known as Vein continue to fight, but their powers come at the expensive of their memories and a desire for blood. Players who succumb to their bloodlust will forsake what’s left of their humanity to become one of the Lost. The trailer features some of the weapon-based combat as well as a look at the companion system, which will allow players to team up with an AI partner.

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Halo Wars 2 adds a new Banished Leader, Colony, in latest DLC

Halo Wars 2 received its second downloadable pack, Colony. Colony is a Hunter pair that functions as a single Leader, and can be selected in every multiplayer mode. The creatures command the Banished Lekgolo on the Ark, which allows them to create and expand clusters that can control and repair vehicles. This allows Colony to tromp around the battlefield with a horde of Lekgolo-driven constructs that can be improved and healed, and if needed, reinforced with Colony Drop and Devastating Host. Friendly vehicles can also be commandeered using Vehicle Symbiotes, while nearby allies are healed with the passive ability Combat Repair.

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Gundam Versus debuting stateside this fall for PS4

Playstation 4 owners will be able to control 90-plus Mobile Suits from over 35 years in Gundam Versus. The release will mark the series debut in North America, and is said to have been built from the ground up solely for PS4. The game supports two-versus-two as well as three-versus-three team battles, with players battling it out in mobile suits that have their own weapon systems and utilize new mobility options.

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception’s healer, Nekone, in the spotlight

Utawarerumono’s mercenary was highlighted recently, and now it’s his sister’s turn, the child prodigy Nekone. She looks up to Ukon, while finding her brother’s nonchalant attitude annoying. Thanks to her time studying in the Imperial Capital, she is capable of serving the party both as a healer and a strategist. See her in action below.

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Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII

Beginning on November 3, players will once again re-deploy throughout the battlefields of Europe in Call of Duty: WWII. The story will find players trekking across multiple fronts as members of the 1st Infantry Division, experiencing “gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale.” Multiplayer will feature a narrative-driven mode with the ability to create a class, a Headquarters to socialize with other players, and maps set throughout Europe. Nazi Zombies will also return with a standalone storyline. PS4 pre-orders will receive access to the Private Beta, which is set for later this year. In addition to the standard edition, players can pre-order the $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition with the Season Pass or the $99.99 Pro Edition with the Season Pass and a SteelBook case.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II now in stores, online for PS4 and PC

Square Enix has released Dragon Quest Heroes II. The action role-playing game, developed by Koei Tecmo, follows up on but isn’t connected to the 2015 original. In the new adventure, players set out, alone or with friends in multiplayer, to save the Seven Realms. Along with online support, the sequel also features an interconnected single-player world, the ability to play as monsters, 15 playable characters, eight extra characters in multiplayer, more customization options, and Dimensional Dungeons as well as story-driven War Zones in multiplayer.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launching in September, editions detailed

After months of waiting, we have some new info on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Kicking things off, the two-versus-two fighter has been officially dated for September 19. Players will also get the chance to explore more of the universe in Story Mode, which also got a new trailer, posted below. Eight characters have also joined the fight: Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, Ultron, and Chris Redfield. Additionally, two special editions were also revealed. The $89.99 Deluxe Edition comes with the game and the six-fighter 2017 Character Pass, one of whom is Sigma. The $199.99 Collector’s Edition bundles the pass, a case filled with Infinity Stone replicas, and four character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li. All versions come with a pre-order bonus that adds Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes, while Deluxe Edition also adds two more costumes, Gladiator Hulk and Mega Man Command Mission X.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris now available for PS4 and Switch

Crossovers aren’t just for fighters. Sega has upped the ante today with the release of the hybrid puzzler Puyo Puyo Tetris. The crossover title allows gamers to play rounds of Puyo Puyo, Tetris, or a fusion of the two. Numerous modes offer the chance to go one-on-one against the computer or human opponents in local and online multiplayer. Modes allow players to add power-ups, race against the clock, swap boards, and take on a variety of other challenges. The final two tutorials from Puyo pro Phong Tran have also gone live.

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition now standalone for PC, Xbox One

Strategy gamers who went with the standard release of Halo Wars 2 can try their hand at battling the Covenant in the game’s predecessor with the launch of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The enhanced re-release is now available as a standalone purchase on Steam, Xbox Store, and Windows Store. The latest version features updated graphics, extra Achievements, all downloadable content, and support for Play Anywhere. Play Anywhere allows PC and Xbox One owners to access both versions for a single purchase.

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