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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada’s New Trailer Shows Off Epic Space Battles

Focus Home Interactive opened up its Battlefleet Gothic: Armada beta for pre-order players yesterday, and in celebration, has released a new trailer that outlines details on the RTS game.

Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada shoots you into stars for epic spaceship battles with large, manageable fleets. The new trailer shows off different customization options, tactical gameplay, and fleet management.

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The beta includes Imperium and Chaos fleets, along with a solo campaign prologue and 1v1 matches with AI or online players. The full campaign and other modes, such as 2vs2, will be introduced with the full game release.  

The PC game is available for pre-order on Steam and the official store with the Early Adopters Edition, which offers the game at a 10% discount. Those who pre-order the game will be given immediate access to the beta, and receive the Space Marines Fleet DLC for free, which will launch a few weeks after the game's expected release later this month. To learn more about Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, check out the previously announced story trailer.

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Mirage: Arcane Warfare Shows Magical Mayhem In Announcement Trailer

Torn Banner Studios, the developer behind Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, has officially announced the spiritual successor to its first-person multiplayer combat game set in medieval times. Blood-soaked magicians struggle to survive in Mirage: Arcane Warfare’s announcement trailer.

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Sorcerers teleport, dismember, and brutalize each other over colorful Persian-inspired maps. The heavily saturated dunes and bazaars are rendered in Unreal Engine 4, and will play host to magicians slaughtering each other with unique weapons and skill sets in a multiplayer setting.

Individual classes will be selected for a variety of multiplayer modes that will likely be explained further by Torn Banner Studios when the game makes its playable debut at GDC 2016. Mirage: Arcane Warfare is slated to release for PC later this year. For more coverage on Torn Banner Studio's new game, click here.

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Failbetter Dives Deep And Shows Off Gameplay From Upcoming Sunless Sea Expansion

Failbetter Games just released a two minute video showcasing some of the new gameplay that will be coming to Sunless Sea with the game's Zubmariner expansion. In Zubmariner, instead of sailing on the Zee you're diving beneath it, exploring the floor and bottoms of islands.

You can watch the video here:

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The expansion has no release date yet. Editor Daniel Tack reviewed Sunless Sea and gave it an 8.0, saying "Sunless Sea is an interesting game that’s worth playing for those that appreciate a dark yarn, players that love exploration, and even the 'let’s find out how to game the system perfectly' roguelike crowd. It’s a unique mix of genres that’s a finely crafted experience, marred by a few cracks in the cabin."

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Shows Off Its Expanded Combat System In Trailer

Vanillaware is doing more than just refining the visual style of its upcoming remaster of Odin Sphere, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. This trailer showcases that in addition to giving the hand drawn art style an HD sheen, the combat and skills systems are being updated.

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Leifthrasir will have over 200 new skills which can be unlocked through skill trees that are so enormous that they’re dizzying. Each playable character will have their own skill tree to unlock both passive and active skills, bolstering the progression system of the original game.

Your character and Psypher are both leveled concurrently by destroying enemies and picking up their dropped Phozons, experience points used to upgrade your skills and abilities. The more fleshed out combat and skills system appears to have been influenced by Vanillaware’s previous title, Dragon’s Crown.

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on June 7. To see more of Lefthrasir’s lush 2D visuals, click here.

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Latest The Flame In The Flood Video Shows How To Go With The Flow

The Molasses Flood's rogue-lite The Flame in the Flood is coming to Xbox One and PC next week, and they've released another video in their wilderness-preparedness series to help get prospective players up to speed. Today, they're showing how rafting works. Even if you understand how the current works and that you should make a point of avoiding rocks, the clip features a bunch of new river-based gameplay footage to soak in.

You'll have to navigate treacherous waters and the equally inhospitable woods in the game. Fortunately, you're a resourceful one, able to craft a variety of traps and other tools to make your life easier – and hopefully longer. It's coming out February 24 for $ 19.99

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The Molasses Flood has released several other tips videos, which you can watch below.

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In this wildlife tips clip, you can see how fire repels some predators while attracting the curiosity of others. Use that to your advantage, and you'll have a slight edge over your animal foes, whether they're covered in fur or scales.

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Traps are key to the game, whether you're snaring rabbits for food or capturing them alive to use as s diversion. 

If you're into the music from the clips, Chuck Ragen's folk soundtrack is available now. Check out our story for additional information on it.

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Pulled Xbox Pre-Order Page Shows Backwards Compatible Dark Souls Included With Dark Souls III

The page has since been pulled down, but a cached version reveals the Xbox One edition of Dark Souls III will include a backwards compatible version of Dark Souls free for those who pre-order. You can click the image above to see the full page as it existed, including the free game offer.

We've reached out to Bandai Namco for conformation and will update this story if and when we receive a response. If this is truly the case, then this doubles as two announcements: The free game included as a pre-order bonus, and future backwards compatibility for the Xbox 360 version of the first Dark Souls on Xbox One.

For more on Dark Souls III, check out all of our features from when the game appeared on our cover by clicking the banner below. Dark Souls III releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 12.

[Source: Xbox.com (cached), via Wario64 on Twitter]

 

Our Take
For now, this is unconfirmed. It seems Microsoft may have inadvertently pulled the trigger on the page early. But with games like the Xbox One version
of Fallout 4 including a code to download a backwards compatible Xbox
360 version of Fallout 3, this seems like a pretty safe bet. If this truly is the case, then that means the whole Dark Souls trilogy will be playable on Xbox One, which is a good thing.

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New Daredevil Season Two Trailer Shows Off The Punisher

Netflix is no longer pulling punches with its Daredevil season two marketing. The newest trailer clocks in at almost three minutes, and gives us a good look at Hell's Kitchen's newest threat, The Punisher. We also see a tease of another beloved character at the end of the trailer.

Daredevil's second season releases on March 18 exclusively on Netflix. A second trailer that will likely dive more into other characters that still have a footprint in Hell's Kitchen launches on February 25.

What do you think of Netflix's take on Frank Castle? Moreover, what do you think of the show itself?

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Total War: Warhammer Shows Off Its Turn-Based Tabletop Roots

Everything we’ve seen of Total War: Warhammer so far has been about the real-time strategy battles. Today we get a good look at the campaign, as Creative Assembly takes us through part of the Orc’s quest to dominate the Old World.

In between the real-time battles, you’ll move troops around the map, conquer settlements, build structures, and upgrade your forces. In the video below, you’ll see how that works, and how Total War: Warhammer connects to the tabletop experience.

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Each race has a different tech tree, and each champion has its own skill progression. Some of those upgrades drastically change how you’ll use that hero in battle. You’ll also note that you can auto-resolve battles, putting things in the hands of the AI.

There's also another look at the game from a different perspective. You can check out a brief bit of the Empire's campaign below.

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Total War: Warhammer will be out on April 28 for PC. For more, check out our previous coverage.

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Far Cry Primal Trailer Gives Us The Basics And Shows Off Pre-Order Bonus

With Far Cry Primal, Ubisoft is taking its popular first-person franchise back to the Stone Age. The guns are gone, but protagonist Takkar has several tricks up his sleeve to make it a more engaging experience. In addition to being quite the crafty journeyman, Takkar can also charm animals to fight alongside him.

In a time of violent tribes and prehistoric creatures, survival is no simple task. To combat the constant threat of death, Takkar can scavenge and craft different weapons ranging from clubs and spears to fire arrows and bee bombs. These weapons come in handy whether fighting fellow humans during stronghold attacks or simply trying to survive the night full of natural predators. 

If this feels a little too overwhelming, you're in luck. Ubisoft has released a primer video that shows how these various mechanics work within the Far Cry formula. The video also shows the different kinds of animals that Takkar can use as companions in action, as well as the adversaries you'll face. The video below wraps up with a look at the pre-order bonus sequence, which allows you to create havoc as a woolly mammoth. 

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Far Cry Primal hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 23. To get our hands-on impressions, you can check out Mike Futter's preview.

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Street Fighter V’s Flashy Trailer Shows Off Older Returning Cast Members

Street Fighter V is only one week away, and if you haven’t started building up the callouses on your thumbs, now’s the time. If you haven’t yet gotten motivated to rejoin the fight, perhaps a new trailer will get your blood pumping.

One of the more interesting things about this look at Street Fighter is how characters have aged. We saw something similar in Mortal Kombat X, but a gray-haired Bison and bearded Dhalsim remind us that even the heartiest of pugilists aren’t a match for Father Time.

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Street Fighter V will be out on PlayStation 4 and PC on February 16. For more, check out a recent interview with series chief Yoshinori Ono.

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