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Lego Marvel Avengers Trailer Shows Scenes From First Film, Teases Ultron

Now that Lego Jurassic Park is almost out the door (later this week, dino-lovers), it's time to look ahead at another of the three Lego titles coming this year. We've previewed Lego Dimensions, WB Games' toys-to-life entry. Now we get to see Earth's mightiest heroes in action.

This first trailer for Lego Marvel Avengers shows off familiar scenes from the battle of New York. The Chitauri (it's ok if you call them Skrull, we won't tell 20th Century FOX) are swarming in through the portal above Stark Tower, and it's time for Bruce Banner to show his anger.

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You might notice something missing throughout this trailer. There are no scenes from Age of Ultron… yet.

Thankfully, WB Games reassures us with a little tease of the malevolent machine's visage right at the end. Lego Marvel Avengers doesn't have a release date, but it is confirmed for around the holidays this year. – The Feed

Nvidia GameWorks Batman: Arkham Knight Video Shows The Power Of PC (And New 60 FPS Gameplay)

Nvidia has put together an Arkham Knight trailer showcasing the added power of its technology, and it showcases new unseen footage from the game.

You'll see impressive particle and weather effects, and small touches like a scene where you will see money strewn about the floor reacting impressively to Batman and Nightwing's fancy footwork, all at 60 FPS.

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A similar video was released ahead of Batman: Arkham City in 2011. You can see that one here.

Batman: Arkham Knight releases June 23. For more on the game, click the banner below for all of our features from when the game was on our cover.

[Via: Kotaku] – The Feed

New Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold Trailer Shows Off The Survivalist Flavio

Atlus released a new trailer showcasing Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s resident archer, the smooth-talking and upbeat Flavio. Despite his carefree demeanor, he’s equipped with a wide variety of skills to help the party’s exploration of the Ginnungagap ruins.  

Flavio is a member of the survivalist class, which players will be familiar with from the main Etrian Odyssey 2 game. He can use his bow for some powerful offensive attacks such as the multi-target Flank Shot. The archer also has access to some defensive skills which help him dodge enemy attacks in the heat of combat.

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold releases for the 3DS on August 4th. Take a look at the trailer for the protagonist character here, and get a small taste of the game's complex cooking system here. – The Feed

Total War: Warhammer Shows Off Its Epic Battles

We had a chance to take a look at some of the battles that are coming with Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer, and things look promising. While we’re used to seeing swarms of humans tearing into each other with swords, axes, and catapults, this diversion to the realm of fantasy features fantastic creatures and creations that would seem completely out of place in the more historically-rooted franchise. Trolls, flying monsters, steam tanks, spellcasters, demigryphs, and even Karl Franz make an appearance in a demo of the Battle of Blackfire Pass, and things looked incredible. I’ve always wondered how fantasy and the Total War franchise would look like if they came together, and even the single battle we witnessed makes a strong case that these elements should keep coming together (although I’m still completely okay with the more historical titles as well).

The scenario – the Battle of Blackfire pass – takes place between two of the four factions that will be available on release: The Empire (Traditional human stuff, for those uninitiated to the Warhammer universe) and the Greenskins (savage orcs that run on WAAAAGH!). A huge variety of units were showcased on both sides – watching witch hunters and warrior priests charge into the lines of trolls, spiders, and goblins was a sight to behold, to be sure, and unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a Total War game. Dwarves and Vampire Counts are the other two playable races in Total War: Warhammer.

So imagine the scale and scope of your typical Total War battle – you’ve still got swarms and swarms of basic troops lined up across the battlefield preparing themselves for flanking attacks and charges, but the Warhammer universe gives things a chance to get much more exciting. Incredibly powerful units like Karl Franz on Deathclaw provide flying support to the ground troops, while massive arcane constructs like the Luminark of Hysh fire blinding white light, ripping through enormous giants that threaten to flatten, eat, and crush knights and pistoliers.

Things go way, way beyond what could just be interpreted as new takes on units and siege machines – magic is now a part of the game in a big way. Fragile spellcasting units can unleash extremely powerful area-of-effect attacks and other spells that can turn the tide of battle completely, like a Celestial Wizard invoking the Comet of Casandora to engulf entire armies or an Orc Shaman casting Foot of Gork smashing everything in its path. Even traditional roles like cavalry are highly differentiated, from demigryph knights to spider riders.

Watching everything unfold as a manually operated (player controlled aiming and firing) Goblin Doom Diver catapult launches an unfortunate goblin into a stack of unwary footmen is fairly awe inspiring as Total War scenarios go. I realize this is probably an encounter later in the game, featuring a complete roster of units to show off the scope of things, but after Total War: Attila and so many other Total War games shackled to some semblance of reality, I’m beyond ready a Warhammer-fueled take on the franchise. – The Feed

Square Enix Shows Off SDCC 2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Figure

With San Diego Comic Con not far off, Square Enix is flaunting its SDCC Batman: Arkham Knight figure. With the SDCC version, Square Enix is delivering a limited color variant to the Dark Knight based on his appearance in Rocksteady's upcoming game.

The figure stands at 11 inches tall and can be posed in a variety of different ways. In addition, the figure includes several different interchangeable hands, as well as a gold batarang and batclaw. Batman's cape is also designed to behave the way fabric does in real life. In addition, the figure comes with a display stand.

If you're looking to pick up Square Enix's Batman: Arkham Knight SDCC figure and don't mind the $ 99.99 price tag, you can do so by heading to Square Enix's online store. If you just want to see more of this awesome figure, you can check out the gallery below.

[Source: Square Enix] – The Feed

Latest Torment: Tides Of Numenera Trailer Shows Off Its Weird World

With Torment: Tides of Numenera, developer inXile Entertainment is working to deliver an RPG cloaked in mystery. Your hero arrives in the game's Ninth World without any memories of who they are or how they got to this strange new place. As a new trailer shows, "strange" might be a bit of an understatement.

The setting is based on Monte Cook's tabletop game Numenera, and it's not your typical fantasy romp. The Ninth World is actually Earth in the distant future, and a medieval-like culture is flourishing. There are remnants of the high-tech past in this world, and priests and intellectuals are working to understand the significance and functionality of these ancient devices.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is set for a PC release sometime later this year. – The Feed

Abandoned Doom 4 Footage Shows The Path Not Taken

Bethesda is set for a major Doom reveal at E3, teasing some of the game’s new visuals. It’s important to remember that for every game that makes it to market, ideas are abandoned because they just aren’t the right fit.

Recently, footage of what might have become Doom 4 was revealed, and it’s a different direction than what we’ll likely be getting from iD’s in-development Doom. The video below is the demo reel for Mark Bristol, who lists roles as Doom 4 art director, lead writer, and cinematic director on his LinkedIn profile.

Bristol also worked on Enemy Front and Alien Rage for CI Games, and recently finished work on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. He indicates that he’s worked on fifty films, seven games, and a number of commercials.

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While some of the footage is probably linked to Doom 4 (including the Hellmouth above the city and the armored soldiers) given Bristol’s work we can’t definitively assign all the questionable clips to that title. However, Bethesda does confirm that some of the content did belong to that abandoned vision for the series.

“This is from a game that doesn’t exist anymore,” a Bethesda representative told us. “As we said several years ago, the development of DOOM 4 was not up to the standards of id or Bethesda. The game we are making is DOOM and we look forward to showing everyone DOOM at our E3 Showcase next month.”

We’ll have more on Doom from E3 next month.

[Source: Mark Bristol on LinkedIN, GamesRadar]


Our Take
There’s not much to go on here in terms of artistic vision, and it’s easy to second-guess developers and publishers. For now, I’m looking forward to seeing how Doom looks today, because despite being brief, that teaser clip has me interested. – The Feed

TriForce Shows Off Infamous Second Son Sackboy Statue

TriForce has announced the LittleBigPlanet: Infamous Second Son Premier Scale Statue. The statue, which stands at 12" tall and weighs 8 pounds, is available for pre-order now.

Based on the Infamous Second Son DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita, the statue features Sackboy sporting Delsin Rowe's signature outfit from 2014's Infamous Second Son. The statue will only feature a worldwide run of 500 units.

The LittleBigPlanet: Infamous Second Son Premier Scale Statue will set you back $ 200 total, but to pre-order, you'll need to throw down a $ 50 deposit right now. If you want to pre-order, you can do so on TriForce's website. – The Feed

The 90′s Arcade Racer Shows Off Wii U Gameplay

The aptly-named The 90's Arcade Racer showed off smooth Wii U gameplay today. The video, which shows the game running at 720p and 60 frames per second, takes players through the menus and right into the action of this retro racer inspired by the likes of Daytona U.S.A. and other classic arcade titles.

The 90's Arcade Racer is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $ 25,000. Though it was originally a single-person project, the team at Nicalis eventually joined up to assist with development. The video shows off good-looking locales that range from ocean-front streets to a town in the mountains, to even a miniature track assembled in a child's playroom. The physics are meant to be an homage to handling in the racing games that populated the arcades of the 1990s. You can check out the latest Wii U gameplay footage below.

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In addition to coming to Wii U, The 90's Arcade Racer will also be launching on PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices. – The Feed

Partially Compiled ‘Hunt The Truth’ Halo 5 Image Shows Blue Team Together

After scouring social media accounts and various news outlets, a Reddit member has compiled several images sent by Microsoft to reveal a larger image. While the image isn't complete yet, the first fully completed section has revealed an image of Blue Team, Master Chief's group of SPARTAN-IIs from before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved.

Thanks to ChiefCanuck, we have a full look at Blue Team, which currently consists of John-117 (Master Chief), Frederic-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058. The team first appeared in The Fall of Reach, a novel that served as a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved. Since then, Blue Team has appeared in several novels and comics. Blue Team also appeared in the acclaimed Forward Unto Dawn live-action film.

The image above was taken from a much larger picture compiled by members of the ReadyUpLive community on Reddit. To check out the full compiled image, you can head here. Halo 5: Guardians is scheduled to hit Xbox One on October 27.

[Source: Reddit, Twitter]


Our Take
This certainly took some dedication on the part of the Reddit community. This look at Blue Team could mean anything for its participation in the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians, but it would be great to see them reunited within a game. – The Feed