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We Happy Few gameplay video, early build released for PC, Xbox One

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We Happy Few’s world of forced euphoria made waves at this year’s E3, and today, players are getting a chance to try the game for themselves. The city of Wellington Wells is now accessible through Steam Early Access, GOG.com’s Games in Development, and Xbox Game Preview. Note that this is an early build and that the game is still in development. Players can currently explore the city while trying out some of the mechanics, including combat, crafting, and Joy intake. Areas will be added and storylines introduced in the coming months. A new gameplay trailer was also released, building on the teaser shown at E3.

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 1, 2 out for PC, PS4, Thursday for Xbox One

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Activision has released action role-playing games Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 for console and PC. The digital-only releases debuted in 2006 and 2009 respectively, and are now available separately for $39.99 or as a bundle for $59.99. For PC and PS4, that is, Xbox One owners will need to wait until Thursday. As mentioned on Marvel.com, the re-releases feature improved performance, support for local and online co-op, and “some” interface as well as graphic enhancements. The inclusion of the downloadable character packs is up in the air.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration revealed, including PS4

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Rise of the Tomb Raider will be making its way to PS4 this fall in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Scheduled to launch on October 11, alongside updates for PC and Xbox One, the set will include the original game, an additional story chapter titled Blood Ties, Endurance co-op mode, and all downloadable content. The drops add 35-plus Expedition Cards, 12 outfits, and seven weapons. Blood Ties, which will support PSVR, sees Lara back in Croft Manor as she tries to find proof of ownership to resolve a dispute with her uncle. Then, in Lara’s Nightmare, she must defend the manor … from zombies. Endurance challenges teams of two to surviving the elements by day and enemies by night for as long as possible, with results posted to a leaderboard. Classic Lara skins can also be found in new packs. PC and Xbox One Season Pass holders will receive all new content as part of the pass.

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Digital RPG I Am Setsuna launches on Steam and PSN for PC, PS4

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Tokyo RPG Factory’s debut title, I am Setsuna, has launched digitally for PC and PS4. Inspired by Square Enix’s 16-bit catalog, the game follows Setsuna and her bodyguards—Endir, Kuon, and Yomi—as they set out from her hometown on a mission to save her people. In keeping with the studio’s focus on the past, the game utilizes a combat system inspired by the classic Chrono Trigger.

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Story trailer released for stylish sci-fi action-platformer Headlander

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Adult Swim Games has released a story trailer for Double Fine’s Headlander. The upcoming action-adventure title, inspired by 70’s era science fiction, finds mankind stuffed inside robotic bodies and controlled by a mad artificial intelligence. Virtual mankind, when will you heed the warnings of AM and Shodan? The hero of the day is the last living person. Well, the head of the last living person, who must use their special helmet to hover around and take control of the world’s numerous robots in order to defeat the tyrannical computer.

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Necropolis launches on Steam for Windows PC, new screens up

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Harebrained Schemes’ Necropolis is now available on Steam. Published by Bandai Namco, the action-heavy roguelike follows a nameless adventurer who must escape a magical dungeon, alone or with up to three friends in drop-in/drop-out co-op. Enemies, environments, and loot are all procedurally generated, while players are capable of crafting items and upgrading their skills.

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Shooting Love 20XX’s final entry ExZeal hitting Steam on July 14

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Degica’s Shooting Love 20XX collection is coming to an end soon with the release of ExZeal on July 14. The fourth, and final, release in the set follows Shmups Skill Test, Minus Zero, and TriZeal Remix. Shooter fans can look forward to four-plus weapon systems, two-player co-op, replay mode, and support for Steam achievements, cloud saves, and leaderboards.

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Balrog, Ibuki, and Story Mode launching tomorrow for Street Fighter V

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Capcom has detailed tomorrow’s big update for Street Fighter V. The patch will add the new five-act cinematic story mode, A Shadow Falls, and two new characters, returning brawlers Balrog and Ibuki. The former will be free for everyone, while the latter will require purchase with earned Fight Money or cash. A Shadow Falls takes place between Street Fighter IV and III, with the 16 core characters battling it out as a World Warrior or a member of Shadaloo. Six released and unreleased post-launch downloadable characters are also going to take part. In addition to Balrog and Ibuki, both detailed below, the update will feature their stages, Las Vegas and Karin’s Kanzuki Family Private Beach. General tweaks include “faster and smarter matching” for multiplayer and Currency Shop options to use real money through PS Store and Steam.

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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition getting physical release

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Nordic Games is once again teaming up with Microsoft to deliver a physical copy of an MS-published title for PC, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. As with Oni and the Blind Forest, the retail version will come with the game and several extras, including two add-ons (Breakdown and Lifeline), a double-sided A3 poster, a soundtrack CD, and premium packaging. Note that, while the game is on a DVD, Steam is required for activation.

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2D anime fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late launches on Steam

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will be hitting Steam on July 12 for Windows PC. The Arc System Works-published fighter from French Bread pits 16 characters against one another as they battle Paradox and her organization, Amnesia, during Hollow Night. Newcomers to the genre should note that the game has a simplified control system to allow for quick acclimation, while experienced players will be able to take advantage of more advanced mechanics. Online play is also supported with ranked and player matches, as well as leaderboards.

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