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Nidhogg 2 launching in early 2017 for PC, debut trailer released

Messhof has revealed that they are working on Nidhogg 2. The acrobatic fencing title is set to return next year for PC. The game will feature 10-plus levels, overhauled environments and animations, local and online play, a single-player campaign with challenge rounds, and a soundtrack with music by Mux Mool, Daedelus, and others. TwitchCon attendees will be able to try a hands-on demo at Booth 104 in the Indie District from September 30 to October 2. Those unable to make it can catch a livestream of a demonstration on Saturday, October 1 at 5:15 p.m. at TwitchCon’s Indie channel.

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Osiris: New Dawn launches on Steam Early Access, trailer up

A new trailer has been released for the space-exploration title Osiris: New Dawn. The game, which launched today on Steam Early Access, features a heavy emphasis on survival elements, as players attempt to establish a colony on a far-flung planet. Settling will require battling alien creatures, researching new technologies, growing food, prospecting for materials, and establishing outposts in space. Multiplayer also allows for players to work together to build a base or to attack other colonies.

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Zen unleashes the ladies with Marvel Pinball: Women of Power

Zen Studios has released two packs of tables featuring heroes and villains for Marvel Pinball. The tables are available across their console and PC lines, with the mobile versions getting them on Thursday. Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, and others make appearances. On one table, Black Widow and Madame Masque must keep the Cosmic Cube balls from breaking to avoid an alternate reality dominated by the Soviet Union. On another, Bombshell and Ms. Marvel duke it while Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen assist from the sidelines.

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Street Fighter V gets Urien, Versus CPU, more in Sept. update

Street Fighter V received a significant update today, adding a new character, daily targets, and some long-awaited features. Urien, first and last seen in Street Fighter III, returns as the sixth post-launch character for the year, bringing his slow projectiles and hard shoulder charge. He’s downloadable for 100,000 in Fight Money or $5.99. Fortunately, it’s now easy to earn Fight Money with daily targets. These are time-limited trials that offer rewards ranging from 100 and 5,000 FM. These join two other additions, eagerly anticipated for months: environmental stage KOs for all launch levels and Versus CPU. Players no longer have to go through story or survival for solo play. Other changes include updated fighter profiles, live stat tracking, and Colors 3-10 on default. On the topic of customization, battle costumes for current DLC characters are now included with the Season Pass. Color bundles can also be purchased for ‘original default’ and ‘story’ packs ($4.99 each) and for DLC ‘character default’ and ‘story color’ packs ($1.99 each).

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DariusBurst Chronicle Saviours gets new DLC, PS4 physical release

Pyramid, Inc. is passing on development duties of DariusBurst Chronicle Saviours to G.rev. The move is accompanied by the announcement of two new themed downloadable packs—each for $4.99 or as two $11.99 bundles—and a physical release for PS4. The third DLC set will feature three Cave properties: Dodonpachi Resurrection, Deathsmiles, and Ketsui. The fourth set will highlight the works of 8ing: Battle Garegga, Sorcer Striker (Mahoudaisakusen), and Terra Diver (Soukyugurentai). All will be available for PC, PS4, and PS Vita. And good news for physical fans, a limited-edition release is in the works for PS4. No release dates were revealed, but details should be along in the near future.

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Agent Anne Tarver introduced in new trailer for Virginia

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

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

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

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

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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