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Capcom Taps Into Nostalgia With NES-Era Disney Collection

Nostalgia continues to be a powerful force, and Capcom has announced a new game collection that's bound to appeal to people who spent much of their childhoods watching cartoons and playing games on tube televisions. The Disney Afternoon Collection is a compilation of six NES-era games, including DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, and more.

It includes Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin.

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The games have been updated to HD resolution, though, unlike 2013's DuckTales: Remastered, they don't feature new sprites. Instead, they're the chunky 8-bit versions players grew up playing. Players can rewind the games if they miss a jump or want another shot at a boss attack, and there are also new boss-rush and time-attack modes. Historians can also check out an in-game museum, which features concept art, music, and other goodies from each game's development.

The collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 18, and it's priced at $ 19.99.

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Dishonored 2 Taps Vocal Talent From Game Of Thrones, Daredevil, And The Wire

The original Dishonored had no shortage of voice acting talent, tapping big names like Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), and John Slattery (Mad Men) to bring its characters alive. The sequel is promising an equal commitment to quality with a new bevy of familiar voices from Hollywood, television, and even classic games in the stealth action lineage.

Arkane Studios shared a handful of these names with us when we journeyed to Lyon, France to see Dishonored 2 in action for the first time. Here they are:

Vincent D'Onofrio

Character: Luca Abele, Duke of Serkonos

Best Known For: Daredevil (Wilson Fisk), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Det. Robert Goren), Full Metal Jacket (Pvt. Pyle), Men In Black (Edgar)

Rosario Dawson

Character: Meagan Foster, Dreadful Wale Captain

Best Known For: Kids (Ruby), Sin City (Gail), Daredevil (Claire Temple), Deathproof (Abernathy), Seven Pounds (Emily Posa)

Pedro Pascal

Character: Paolo, Howler Gang Leader

Best Known For: Game of Thrones (Oberyn Martell), Narcos (Javier Pena), The Good Wife (Nathan Landry), The Mentalist (Agent Marcus Pike)

Sam Rockwell

Character: Mortimer Ramsey, Dunwall City Watch

Best Known For: Moon (Sam Bell), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Chuck Barris), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Zaphod Beeblebrox), Galaxy Quest (Guy Fleegman), The Green Mile (Wild Bill Wharton)

Jamie Hector

Character: Liam Byrne, Vice Overseer

Best Known For: The Wire (Marlo Stanfield), Heroes (Benjamin "Knox" Washington), Max Payne (Lincoln Deneuf), Bosch (Jerry Edgar), Halo: Reach (Emile)

Robin Lord Taylor

Character: The Outsider

Best Known For: Gotham (Oswald Cobblepot), Accepted (Abernathy Darwin Dunlap), Another Earth (Robert Williams)

Stephen Russell

Character: Corvo Attano

Best Known For: Thief (Garrett), Fallout 4 (Nick Valentine/Codsworth), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Prince Clavicus Vile/Mercer Frey)

Erica Luttrell

Character: Emily Kaldwin

Best Known For: The Magic School Bus (Keesha Franklin), Fallout 4 (Darla)

Return to our hub throughout the month for more information on Emily and Corvo's revenge quest, the new powers and weapons at their disposal, and the city of Karnaca. You can access the hub by clicking on the banner below.

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