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E3 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Trailer Coming Tomorrow, Teaser Shows Battle Droids

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A new trailer and a 40-player live gameplay demonstration for Star Wars: Battlefront II will debut tomorrow, June 10, during EA’s E3 2017 briefing. Ahead of that, EA today released a very brief teaser trailer for the video, showing B1 Battle Droids preparing for war.

According to the video, this is game engine footage that is representative of the PlayStation 4 edition. You can watch the teaser below:

Battlefront II launches on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. People who buy the $80 Elite Trooper Deluxe edition or subscribe to EA/Origin Access can play early. Additionally, EA announced a multiplayer beta today coming this fall, and people who pre-order will get in first.

Unlike 2015’s Battlefront, which shipped 14 million copies, the sequel will have a single-player campaign–John Boyega should be happy. The campaign is being worked on by Motive Studios, while DICE is again handling the multiplayer.

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EA’s E3 briefing begins at 12 PM PT on June 10 and is expected to run for 90 minutes. Here’s how you can watch it and more details about what to expect. You can also check out this rundown of all the EA games confirmed for the show so far.

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Hitman Dev Simplifying Purchasing Options, Hints At “Future Plans”

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Developer IO Interactive announced this week that it is changing the way it’s selling Hitman on digital storefronts. The game originally launched in episodic format, but since all of the episodes have been released, IO is making the Complete Pack the default purchasing option.

This doesn’t mean that the studio is doing away entirely with the episodic format; individual episodes will still be available for purchase on PS4 and Xbox One. However, it is eliminating two entry packs that were only relevant while IO was still working on additional episodes.

The Intro Pack and the Upgrade Pack will be eliminated on all platforms. The Intro Pack included both the tutorial and first mission, and was meant as an introduction to the game. The Upgrade Pack, meanwhile, was a way for Intro Pack owners to then buy all remaining content.

Once it’s eliminated, owners of the Intro Pack will have different options depending on which platform they own. PC owners of the Intro Pack can buy the complete season for a reduced price depending on how many episodes they have already bought; Steam will detect which episodes they don’t own and charge them accordingly. Xbox One owners can buy the Complete Pack for a reduced price. PS4 Intro Pack owners, however, receive no discount and will have to buy the Complete Pack at the normal price.

In a very small hint at what’s coming next for the Hitman series, IO said that “these changes will help us to lay the foundations for our future plans for Hitman.”

The fate of the franchise and its developer is very uncertain, as Square Enix recently declared its intention to sell off Hitman developer IO Interactive, an announcement that was followed by news of layoffs at the studio. However, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently said, “Because [IO] is engaged in the development of Hitman and other renowned titles, we are negotiating with prospective external investors capable of ensuring that these titles carry on.” There’s no word yet on who might be interested in purchasing IO Interactive from Square.

In spite of the circumstances, IO is still releasing new content for the game. You can read more about the contracts and missions coming in June here.

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Assassin’s Creed: Origins Release Date Seemingly Leaked

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There has been no shortage of leaks surrounding the next Assassin’s Creed game, and that continues today. Ahead of a probable reveal at E3 next week, the game’s release date has seemingly been leaked.

Images of an upcoming issue of Game Informer have made their way online, with a cover story dedicated to the game, Assassin’s Creed: Origins. That name was previously reported, but this leak also provides us with a release date: October 27. At least four different versions will be available, including a $110 Gold Steelbook edition that bundles the game with the season pass and other bonuses.

Previous reports have suggested Origins will take place in ancient Egypt and star a character named Bayek, two other details verified by this leak. Other noteworthy tidbits include the ability to control a bird companion and confirmed Xbox Scorpio support.

For its part, Ubisoft has only confirmed that a new Assassin’s Creed game is due out by the end of March 2018. Beyond that, it hasn’t shared any specifics, only teasing a game with the tagline, “A new era begins.” Ubisoft’s E3 press conference is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 12, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST. You can check out GameSpot’s hub to follow along with all of our E3 coverage.

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Dirt 4 And Prey Get Optimizations For AMD Users In Latest Graphics Driver

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The latest Radeon Crimson ReLive graphics driver–version 17.6.1–from AMD improves performance for Dirt 4 and Prey. Specifically, Dirt 4 receives a multi-GPU profile and up to 30% better framerate using 8x MSAA compared to the previous driver version. Prey simply performs up to 4% better. AMD derived these performance metrics using a Radeon RX 580 graphics card, Intel Core i7-7700K CPU, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 3000MHz.

In addition to the optimizations of two recent releases, the new Radeon driver brings a multitude of fixes to minor issues:

  • Virtual Super Resolution may fail to enable on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • HDR may fail to enable on some displays for QHD or higher resolutions.
  • Flickering may be observed on some Radeon RX 500 series products when using HDMI with QHD high refresh rate displays.
  • AMD XConnect: systems with Modern Standby enabled may experience a system hang after resuming from hibernation.
  • Fast mouse movement may cause an FPS drop or stutter in Prey when running in multi-GPU system configurations.
  • Adjusting memory clocks in some third party overclocking applications may cause a hang on Radeon R9 390 series products.
  • Graphics memory clock may fluctuate causing inconsistent frame rates while gaming when using AMD FreeSync technology.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda may experience stutter or hitching in multi-GPU system configurations.
  • The GPU Scaling feature in Radeon Settings may fail to enable for some applications.
  • Error message “Radeon Additional Settings: Host application has stopped working” pop up will sometimes appear when hot plugging displays with Radeon Settings open.

You can download the latest version of the Radeon graphics driver on AMD’s website. The much-anticipated Vega GPUs from AMD are expected to release a few SKUs sometime in July. For now, the Radeon RX 580 sits atop the AMD pecking order, and you can see how it performs in our review of the card.

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Overwatch Voice Actors Dance Their Characters’ Emotes In Real Life

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Overwatch‘s Anniversary event is currently happening, and the dance emotes that it added have quickly become fan favorites. It’s looking unlikely that the emotes will be permanent additions to the game, but that didn’t stop Overwatch’s voice actors from embracing their popularity and releasing a video of them attempting to do the moves in real life.

Anjali Bhimani, the voice of Symmetra, posted a video on YouTube of her and a bunch of the other actors performing each of their characters’ emotes. It’s pretty funny to watch; I’m particularly fond of the Torbjorn actor’s attempt. You can see it here:

Overwatch’s Anniversary event has been going since May 23; it adds a bunch of new cosmetic items as well as three new Arena maps. You can see our full gallery of the items here.

The event ends on Monday, June 12. To mark its last weekend, players can currently earn double XP until 11:59 PM PT/2:59 AM ET/7:59 AM ET on June 12.

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Splatoon 2 Splat Chat: ‘2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational’ Pt.1– Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2 Splat Chat: ‘2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational’ Pt.1– Nintendo Switch
Jordan Kent, Splatoon player/Nintendo fan/athlete/broadcaster, chats with members from Nintendo Treehouse about the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational! They talk about basic strategies, the importance of territory control, and changes being made to Ranked Battle modes for the game.

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Please support me here on Youtube! Jordan Kent, Splatoon player/Nintendo fan/athlete/broadcaster, chats with members from Nintendo Treehouse about the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational! They talk about basic strategies, the importance of territory control, and changes being made to Ranked Battle modes for the game.

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Splatoon 2 Splat Chat: ‘2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational’ Pt.2– Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2 Splat Chat: ‘2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational’ Pt.2– Nintendo Switch
Jordan Kent, Splatoon player/Nintendo fan/athlete/broadcaster, and members from Nintendo Treehouse get ready for the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational by chatting about how the single-player mode can help train you in the essentials before hopping into multiplayer, the importance of using recon to understand how stages change based on the mode, and how Ink Rails being added to Moray Towers can change team strategy.

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Please support me here on Youtube! Jordan Kent, Splatoon player/Nintendo fan/athlete/broadcaster, and members from Nintendo Treehouse get ready for the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational by chatting about how the single-player mode can help train you in the essentials before hopping into multiplayer, the importance of using recon to understand how stages change based on the mode, and how Ink Rails being added to Moray Towers can change team strategy.

Splatoon 2 is Available July 21st! https://goo.gl/FJ9wFE

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New Final Fantasy 12 Remaster Story Trailer Released

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Final Fantasy XII is getting a remaster this summer, and recently Square Enix published a video that highlights the game’s narrative and improved cinematics.

For the remaster, titled Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, the developer has overhauled the visuals and sound; both of these improvements are on display in the trailer. A selection from the game’s remastered soundtrack plays over scenes from its story. Check it out below.

In addition to graphical and audio changes, The Zodiac Age also adds a speed mode, auto saves, faster loading times, and a Trial Mode. It also includes the Zodiac Job System, originally featured in the Japanese-only release of Final Fantasy XII, that lets you choose two of twelve jobs to pursue.

Final Fantasy XII launched back in 2006 for PS2. If you’re interested in reading more about it, you can check out our original review here.

The remaster launches on July 11 for PS4; you can see gameplay from it here.

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New Game Boy & Game Boy Color Everdrive Flash Cartridges Approaching With Save State Functionality

Over the last decade a plethora of classic consoles and computers have been gifted aftermarket solutions to playing games without the need of original game cartridges or discs. From flash cards to compact disc emulators, there are so few systems out there still in need of a future-proof solution. This has left the talented developers behind these devices to focus their efforts on more advanced offerings, with the Game Boy seeming to be next in line for an overhaul.

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Nintendo Switch Adds Acclaimed Metroidvania-Style Game This Summer

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Update: A spokesperson for BadLand Games confirmed to GameSpot that the publisher also has plans to release a Standard Edition of Axiom Verge for Switch and PS4. Unlike the Multiverse Edition detailed in our original post, the Standard release will only include a copy of the game and “will bring the price down significantly.” More details will be announced at a later time. Additionally, a digital version of the game will be released on the Switch eShop for $20.

Original story: The acclaimed Metroidvania title Axiom Verge is coming to Nintendo Switch, publisher BadLand Games announced today. The game is scheduled to launch this August.

Originally released in 2015 for PS4 (and subsequently ported to PC, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Wii U), Axiom Verge is a side-scrolling action-adventure game in the vein of the original Metroid. Players explore a labyrinthine alien world, using the power-ups you gradually acquire to battle bosses and delve deeper into the planet.

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The game was previously only available as a digital title, but the upcoming Switch release will be the physical Multiverse Edition, which is also coming to PS4, Vita, and Wii U. Along with a copy of the game, the Multiverse Edition includes a booklet with art and commentary, a double-sided poster of the game’s world map and items, and a documentary about the game’s creation by 2 Player Productions.

Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition retails for €30/$30, though as was the case with Rime, the Switch version will be slightly more expensive at €40/$40. To offset the price difference, the Switch release also includes a soundtrack CD, which is available as a preorder incentive for the other versions. We called Axiom Verge “an excellent example of inspired game design” in our review and awarded it 8/10.

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PS4/Xbox One/PC Dragon Ball Fighting Game From Guilty Gear Dev Announced

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Bandai Namco has inadvertently revealed a new Dragon Ball fighting game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Gematsu).

In a Japanese press release dated June 12, the publisher announced a new 2.5D title called Dragon Ball Fighters. The game features three-on-three team battles and is being developed by Arc System Works, the studio behind the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue fighting series.

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While the press release didn’t reveal which characters will be making an appearance in Dragon Ball Fighters, it did include a screenshot of Goku clashing with Frieza. A second image also features Vegeta, Cell, and Majin Buu.

Dragon Ball Fighters is due out in “early 2018.” Given the date of the press release, it seems likely Bandai Namco will officially unveil the title next Monday during E3 2017. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch version of the most recent Dragon Ball game, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, is scheduled to arrive later this year.

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Saints Row’s Beloved Character Johnny Gat Is Coming To Agents Of Mayhem

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The over-the-top, gunslinging, action-hero parody Johnny Gat is one of the more recognizable characters in the Saints Row series. Recently developer Volition announced that it’s bringing him back to its new game, Agents of Mayhem. The catch: he’s an exclusive GameStop pre-order bonus.

In a press release, Volition announced that Johnny Gat is a playable character in its upcoming game. Volition explained that his inclusion is actually somewhat coherent with the narratives of both Saints Row and Agents of Mayhem, and the studio justified it with a pretty convoluted and appropriately absurd explanation.

“The ‘Have God re-create the Earth and retcon the entire world of Saints Row’ ending of Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell means that the dead don’t stay dead,” the press release states. “Johnny is back where he was born–Seoul. Gat’s been hard on the beat in this universe as a Lieutenant in Seoul’s police department, but the tragic events of Devil’s Night left Johnny in a coma. After awakening almost a year later, Johnny discovers that all of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency have been wiped out and replaced with COP (Civilian Overwatch Patrol) robot units.”

The Gat DLC includes the character, as well as unique skins, an unlock mission, and a personal mission. He’s voiced by Daniel Dae Kim, who played Johnny Gat in the Saints Row games.

Agents of Mayhem shares many gameplay similarities with Saints Row: it’s an open-world, third-person action game with a comedic, over-the-top story. Unlike Saints Row, however, you’ll be able to explore the world with a team of three agents. You can read our most recent preview of the game here.

It launches on August 15 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Keep an eye on GameSpot for more about Agents of Mayhem coming out of E3 2017 next week.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Mutiplayer Beta Coming This Fall, Yoda Pre-Order Bonus Revealed

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As there was for 2015’s Star Wars: Battlefront, this year’s sequel will have a multiplayer beta, EA announced today. The beta is due out this fall for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but there is no word yet on what it will offer, besides giving players a first chance to experience its “epic scale.”

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Everyone who pre-orders Battlefront II will get into the beta early, though EA didn’t give any indication as to when the early access period will begin. This offer also applies to people who have already pre-ordered. Additionally, people who pre-order get the Epic Lightsaber Mastery Star Card for Yoda, as well as everything listed below:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi outfits for Kylo Ren and Rey
  • Instant access to six hero and starfighter epic Star Cards
    • Kylo Ren: Power Reach and Solid Freeze
    • Rey: Far Sight and Deep Mind
    • Starfighters: Enhanced Auxiliary Power and First Order ship upgrade
  • Instant access to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Millennium Falcon with updated sounds and appearance

Battlefront II launches on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. People who buy the $80 Elite Trooper Deluxe edition or subscribe to EA/Origin Access can play early.

Looking ahead, Battlefront II will have a big presence during EA’s E3 briefing tomorrow. The developer will show off a 40-player multiplayer match on Theed. Unlike 2015’s Battlefront, which shipped 14 million copies, the sequel will have a single-player campaign–John Boyega should be happy. The campaign is being made by Motive Studios, while DICE is again handling the multiplayer.

EA’s E3 briefing begins at 12 PM PT on June 10 and is expected to run for 90 minutes. Here’s how you can watch it and more details about what to expect. You can also check out this rundown of all the EA games confirmed for the show so far.

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EA’s E3 Press Conference Features 8 Games, Possibly Including Two Unannounced Ones

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Just days before EA’s E3 press conference, the company confirmed that it will have at least eight games to talk about during its EA Play event. More significantly, two of them could be titles that have not yet been announced. Possibilities include the various Star Wars titles it has in development, BioWare’s new IP, and an Assassin’s Creed-style game.

In a blog post titled “Get a first look at eight games and more surprises,” EA listed off six of the games it will show during its briefing on June 10. It provided no indication of what kind of surprises to expect, whether they’re The six confirmed games are:

As for the other two games, there is no word yet on what they could be. EA said in its blog post that the briefing will include “new reveals,” so they could be brand-new titles. The show starts at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET on Saturday, June 10, and is expected to run for 90 minutes. GameSpot will bring you all the news from the show and more as it’s announced. You can watch EA’s EA Play event live here.

Keep checking back with GameSpot for more from E3 2017. Be sure to bookmark GameSpot’s E3 2017 hub to stay in the loop.

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