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Agent Anne Tarver introduced in new trailer for Virginia

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A new trailer has been released for Variable State’s Virginia. A cinematic trailer was released a few weeks back, and today, the studio is focusing on the characters surrounding the supernatural mystery. Protagonist and recent FBI graduate Anne Tarver is highlighted, who takes on a missing persons case in Kingdom, Virginia, as her first assignment. However, her progress into the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax uncovers “sinister forces” in the town and is frustrated by doubts about her new partner, veteran Maria Halperin.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 now on Steam Early Access for Windows PC

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Less than a year after Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition’s release and Larian Studios has launched Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Steam Early Access. The Early Access version features the campaign’s first act, estimated to last eight to 12 hours, online co-op, four playable races (Dwarf, Elf, Human, and Lizard), eight skill and spell schools, four optional origin stories (co-written with Chris Avellone), and an arena for versus play. The sequel will gradually develop to expand on the original’s formula with four-person multiplayer, dedicated player-versus-player support, additional combat mechanics, and an expanded elemental system.

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Everspace enters GOG’s Games in Development, Steam Early Access

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Rockfish’s roguelike spaceship shooter Everspace has been released on GOG’s Games in Development and Steam Early Access. The Kickstarter-backed title will be available through Game Preview on Xbox One and Windows 10 by the end of the month. Several items were added for today’s release, including a new boss fight, planet type, and voiced dialog, along with extra Outlaw stations and gameplay tweaks. Regular updates are planned to add two extra player ships, the Colonial Scout, equipped with a cloak and long-range weapons, and the Colonial Gunship, a slow but strong vessel with an upgradeable top turret. The PC version has already gone through alpha and beta phases, with the help of over 10,000 backers, on Linux, Mac, and Windows 7/10.

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Dead Rising, DR2, and DR2: Off the Record launch for console, PC

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Capcom is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Dead Rising with the release of three newly updated titles: Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. They are offered on a variety of platforms, with a mixture of physical and digital releases. All of the titles come bundled with their associated downloadable content, and have been upgraded to run in 1080p at 60fps. That’s a lot of zombie slaying, but players have plenty of time to catch up with Frank West’s origins, and fellow protagonist Chuck Greene, before Dead Rising 4 launches on December 6.

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Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness out for PS4, PS Vita, PC early ’17

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The game adaptation of popular anime Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness has been released for PS4 and PS Vita. Set in a dystopian future, players follow agents of Division 1 as they set out to investigate cases involving potential criminals. In an era of over-quantification, everything can be studied and recorded, including one’s likelihood to break the law. Those with high Crime Coefficients are deemed dangerous, but in following up leads, the Inspectors require the help of high-risk Enforcers, fellow agents who themselves have high Crime Coefficients.

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Arc System Works goes adventuring in Inferno Climber for PC

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Arc System Works’ action role-playing game Inferno Climber has launched for PC. As one of eight playable characters, including the Forest Hunter, Popular Merchant, and Royal Knight, players must gather five stones from five different kingdoms. In addition to having to avoid traps, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and acquire loot, players must also maintain a steady supply of food. The estimated 50-hour adventure is said to host over 90 enemy types.

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Time-jumping visual novel Steins;Gate out for Windows PC

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Mages has released Steins;Gate for PC. The adventure-style visual novel takes place in 2010, with players following a scientist in Akihabara who learns how to send email to the past. The sci-fi story intertwines plots that lead to multiple endings, depending on the choices made, and is said to include an estimated 30 to 50 hours of reading material.

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Doom – Free Update 3 to add Deathmatch, Private Matches

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id Software’s upcoming patch for Doom will add Deathmatch and Private Matches. Free Update 3, scheduled to go live later this month, will allow players to go all-in versus everyone or just friends. The modes will also feature several customization options, including settings to change the time limit and score limit, remove power weapons, and turn off demons. A teaser was released offering a brief look at the upcoming patch. Those wanting to see it demonstrated live can check out a livestream next Tuesday at 1 p.m. (CST) on Twitch.

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Cinematic trailer released for supernatural adventure Virginia

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After a brief teaser, Variable State has released a cinematic trailer for their upcoming supernatural procedural Virginia. The footage is taken from gameplay, but spliced together to offer a wider look at the thriller’s characters and environments. Taking its cues from television, the developers utilize a variety of editing techniques, including dissolves, jump cuts, and montages, throughout the game.

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Rhythmic RPG The Metronomicon to get down on September 29

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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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