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Gollum revealed in new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor screens

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Achievement and Trophy Announcement - Screenshot 1

Some new screenshots of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor have been released from its latest showing at gamescom. Two of the four shots mark the game’s debut appearance of everyone’s favorite misunderstood, single-minded miscreant, Gollum. Developer Monolith also released the achievement/trophy list, for those who can’t get enough virtual accolades.

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Techland releases Dying Light gamescom demo gameplay video

Techland is heading into gamescom with a new trailer for Dying Light. The footage, clocking in at just under two and a half minutes, is taken from a demo that will be playable at the conference, which runs from August 14 to 17 in Cologne, Germany. All attendees will be able to try the demo for themselves by heading to the kiosks stationed in the convention’s Entertainment Area.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor console, PC versions dated

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gamers will be able to once again battle the forces of Mordor on September 30 when Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launches for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. PC gamers will get their chance shortly thereafter via Steam on October 2. As the ranger Talion, players will find themselves guided by the Spirit of Vengeance in a war against Sauron and his forces after the death of his family. The game uses a new mechanic dubbed the Nemesis System, which allows the computer to keep track of the player’s action with each enemy so that future encounters play out differently, with an archenemies emerging before the end.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt editions, pre-order extras revealed

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Standard Edition Announcement - Art 1

During their GOG.com Summer Conference, CD Projekt Red detailed a Collector’s Edition and pre-order bonuses for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Wild Hunt will be available in three versions: a digital version, a standard boxed version, and the Collector’s Edition. The standard physical release will include the game, the soundtrack, an informational book titled Witcher Universe – The Compendium, a map, a set of stickers, and a protective sleeve. The Collector’s Edition includes even more, adding a steelbook box, a 200-page art book, a Witcher medallion, and a 33x24x26 cm hand-painted figure of Geralt of Rivia fighting a Griffin. There will even be an inner and outer box to store the goods.

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Dying Light gameplay trailer showcases Natural Movement system

In preparation for its presentation at E3, Techland has released a new gameplay trailer from their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. The video, running at just over a minute and a half, features the game’s Natural Movement system, which combines parkour, ziplining, and both melee and long-range combat.

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Batmobile showcased in new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, screens

Warner Bros. Interactive has released a new trailer showing off the Batmobile from the upcoming Arkham finale by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight. The Batmobile Battle Mode Reveal Trailer details the combat mode’s loadout as it transforms for combat, pointing out all the guns, rockets, and gadgets that players will get to use in their battle for Gotham. A few action shots were also released for good measure.

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Batman: Arkham Knight gets new gameplay trailer, screenshots

The first gameplay trailer has been released from Batman: Arkham Knight. Titled Evening the Odds, the video features Scarecrow returning to Gotham City on a mission to unite Batman’s enemies and take the city. Gangs run wild in the streets, Batman takes to his Batmobile to crack some skulls, and a new villain makes their way into the series. At a little over two minutes, I’m pretty sure this is the fastest that Gotham’s gone to hell.

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Techland delays Dying Light, rescheduled to launch early 2015

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Video Announcement - Screenshot 6

Dead Island and Call of Juarez developer Techland has released a statement announcing that they have pushed back their open-world survival title Dying Light to next February. The title is currently scheduled to come out for five systems, and the release notes that the extra time will mean that they “won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms.” The full statement is available below.

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Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots reveal new villain, classic ride

Batman Arkham Knight (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) March Screenshots - Screenshot 1

A new batch of screenshots has been released from Rocksteady Studios’ upcoming Arkham finale, Batman: Arkham Knight. The shots feature the (drivable) Batmobile as well as the newest villain, Arkham Knight. Batman will not only have to face off against the newcomer but also a coalition of old foes—Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn—led by Scarecrow.

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WB calls in Arrowhead Game Studios to bring back Gauntlet

Warner Bros. Interactive will be bringing Gauntlet back to life for PC by way of developer Arrowhead Game Studios. Gauntlet will kick off a new direct-to-digital line under WB Games Vault, and will retain the action-RPG, multi-class setup of its predecessors. Players will be able to venture around procedurally generated dungeons and battle against demons, ghosts, and other monsters as an Elf, Warrior, Wizard, or Valkyrie.

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