Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Preorder

Persona 5’s party-boosting hacker Futaba Sakura introduced

The Phantom Thieves’ hacker, Futaba Sakura, is getting her time to shine in a new character trailer. The socially awkward dropout is a recluse who now serves as the group’s navigator. Futaba, under the codename Oracle, guides the crew to their destination or, if things go south, an escape route. She also provides moral support that buffs her teammates during combat. As with the previous reveals, the character’s voice actor, Erica Lindbeck, is also interviewed in a separate video.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona 5 digital pre-orders up, Story and Confidant trailers released

Atlus has sent word that digital pre-orders are now live for Persona 5. As a bonus, early digital buyers receive the dynamic Protagonist Special Theme & Avatar Set. Pre-orders also come with in-game DLC, the Izanagi & Izanagi Picaro Set Persona, who makes a return from Persona 4 in the flesh and as a themed dress for Picaro. To learn more about the Phantom Thieves, scroll down to check out the recently released story trailer. Details were also revealed about several Confidants, characters who form a bond with the party and will lend them a hand. Three of them are detailed below, and star in their own trailers.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Shadow Warrior 2 launch trailer up, PC version launching tomorrow

Devolver Digital has released the launch trailer for Flying Wild Hog’s Shadow Warrior 2. The first-person shooter is set to launch tomorrow for PC, while the console versions remain in development. Regardless of their platform of choice, today’s footage is giving players a chance to see more of the gutting, splitting, and eviscerating that’ll be on their screens shortly.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta schedule detailed

Activision has sent word that everyone who has pre-ordered Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for PS4 will be able to access the multiplayer beta beginning at noon (CST) on Friday, October 14. Xbox One owners will be able to join in at noon the following Friday, October 21. The servers will run throughout the weekend, shutting down at noon on Monday, October 24. Details as to what will be included for play should be along shortly, but for now, a FAQ has been set up to address any questions prior to launch.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Kit Harington, McGregor make their Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare debut

Infinity Ward has released a story trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The video highlights the game’s campaign, which will see players leaving Earth to battle for control throughout the solar system. It also marks the debuts of Game of Throne’s Kit Harington as Admiral Salen Kotch and UFC fighter Conor McGregor as Captain Bradley Fillion, both of the Settlement Defense Front.

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Shadow Warrior 2 up for pre-order, to launch on October 13 for PC

Shadow Warrior 2 will be lopping off limbs and blowing off heads next month for PC. Flying Wild Hog is set to deploy Lo Wang against the demon hordes just in time for Halloween, with the $39.99 special edition and $49.99 deluxe edition (art book, soundtrack, skins and weapons) hitting digital outlets on October 13. Now a mercenary, Wang will once again wield his swords, guns, and magic to rid the world of monsters, alone or with up to four players in online co-op. The sequel is described as being bigger than the 2013 original, with “an open, vertically scalable world” that hosts a procedurally generated loot system. Pax West attendees can try the game out this weekend at booth 2443. Everyone else can see it in action below by checking out the new trailer.

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PC News

Rhythmic RPG The Metronomicon to get down on September 29

Kasedo Games will be releasing Puuba’s rhythm-based role-playing game The Metronomicon on September 29. The game will contain 50 songs, five of which are exclusive to the title. Players control a party of four masters of the rhythmic combat, drawn from a pool of eight, as they buff, debuff, and attack a host of bizarre dancing enemies.

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PC puzzle-platformer Seasons After Fall to launch Friday

The puzzle-heavy platformer Seasons After Fall has been dated and will hit Steam on September 2. As a magical wild fox, players are able to change the seasons as well as the world around them to solve puzzles. Environmental obstacles will require the manipulation of the elements, often multiple times over, such as creating a makeshift pass by summoning water to then freeze to use as a bridge. A better look can be found below with the newly released trailer from Gamescom. Steam users itching to navigate the wilds can currently preorder the game for 15% off.

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PC News

The Final Station now available for preorder on Steam

Steam users can now pre-purchase their train ticket through a decrepit world in The Final Station. In the post-apocalyptic survival thriller, players must maintain a train, attend to its surviving passengers, and scavenge resources from abandoned stations. Early buyers can snag the game through Steam for 20% off, $11.99.

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Dead Rising 4 up for pre-order with retail-exclusive, general bonuses

Microsoft has begun to take pre-orders for the standard edition of Dead Rising 4. Series fans will want to take note that getting in early will net them several downloadable packs. Those who go through the Microsoft Store will receive the exclusive X-Fists pack, which gives the EXO Suit a boost to bash through undead hordes. Additionally, players will also receive the goodies offered by other retailers, which will add the Steampunk Snowman Head, Candy Cane Crossbow, and Slicecycle.

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