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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will unlock all four Xbox 360 titles

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Everyone who buys Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One bundle will be able to unlock the entire series. Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, announced during E3, will allow gamers who pick up Ultimate Edition between August 25 and December 31 to play the entire run on their Xbox One: Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment. Of course, current owners will be able to play them using their own copies, once backwards compatibility goes live for all this fall. All save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over, and they will also support Xbox One features, such as screenshots, Snap, and DVR. Xbox One gamers in the preview program can play the first Gears of War today.

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New Gears of War: Ultimate Edition developer video released

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The third behind-the-scenes video for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone live. The first two showcased the new opening cinematic and Coalition’s efforts to get the game running at 60 fps in 1080p. The latest video runs over three minutes and covers, oddly enough, cover, and the team’s methods of retaining the feeling of the original while updating the mechanics for a new generation.

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PCE Works to re-release Akumajou Dracula X and Force Gear

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PCE Works has rolled out their latest re-releases for the Turbo Duo, the Akumajou Dracula X and Force Gear. Dracula X is available as a standard edition as well as in a deluxe pack, the Belmont Survival Kit. The standard digipack edition includes an untranslated re-release of the 1993 classic, a translated color manual, replica foldouts of two ads ran in Japan, a bookmark, and a metallic sticker. The kit includes the deluxe digipak edition, a pin, a wooden cross necklace, and a life-sized wooden stake prop replica, all tucked within a velvet-lined wooden chest. A free can of a Dracula X-themed energy drink will also be sent out to early buyers. The kit runs 219 Euros ($240). A free translated copy will be available later. Force Gear, a caravan horizontal shooter unlocked in the PC Engine version of Tokimeki Memorial, is available for 29 EUR ($32) or with the digipack version of Dracula X for 99 EUR ($109).

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Gryphon Knight Epic to take to the skies August 20, new trailer up

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Cyber Rhino Studios has announced that their upcoming fantasy-inspired 2D shooter Gryphon Knight Epic will be available on August 20. A new trailer was also released, showing Sir Oliver taking to his majestic, magical gryphon to rid the land of marauding monsters and their airborne masters.

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Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on Xbox.com, Xbox One dash

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Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from Xbox.com or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Xbox One News

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition goes gold, new intro, doc videos out

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Microsoft has sent word that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone gold and is now available for digital pre-download. The game is available in two flavors, the $39.99 Standard Edition and the $59.99 Deluxe Edition, each of which comes with pre-order bonuses for early buyers. The former includes multiplayer skins for Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya, as well as the Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin, while the latter adds 10 animated weapon skins, 36 standard weapon skins, and Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin in multiplayer. Coalition also released two new videos to offer a better look at the revamped visuals and design process. Both the new opening cinema and behind-the-scenes look are viewable below.

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Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder dated

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Shiro Games will be releasing Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder, the follow-up to their era-spanning homage to role-playing games Evoland, on August 25. The download-only release will be available through Steam. As with the original, Evoland 2 will be heavily referential, with winks and nods to numerous classic and contemporary titles, and frequently switch gameplay as well as art styles. Eight new screenshots have also been released, showcasing the various play styles that will be on offer, from platforming to top-down shooting.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle announced at Comic-Con

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Microsoft revealed a new Xbox One Gears of War bundle during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, currently up for pre-order, will be available on August 25 for $349. The set will include a 500GB console, a wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack, a download code for a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin, and early access to the 2016 Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.

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Top-down shooter Xiizeal now on Steam

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Degica, the publisher behind Crimzon Clover, has released a new top-down shooter for PC, Xiizeal. A revival of the Xii/Zeal franchise last released for arcade and PS2 in 2002, the new version features support for picture rotation and vertical aspect displays, a replay function, global leaderboards for Arcade and Score Attack modes, and Steam achievements. It’s also a part of Steam’s summer sale and can be purchased for $9.59, 20% off its regular price.

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Five seconds of in-game footage released from Doom 4

Bethesda has released the teaserist teaser possible with a new three-second clip from Doom 4 … well Doom, but we’ll go with Doom 4 for the time being. The video offers the slightest of glimpses at the game’s progress, but series fans won’t have to wait too much longer for more info, as the studio plans on a full reveal at this year’s E3.

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