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Atlus and Nintendo Team Up For Shin-Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

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Matt Gardner
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Atlus, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Wii U games

We love mashups. There's nothing better than when two gaming powerhouses come together in an enormous, creative, virtual bear hug that yields an astonishingly daring mutant offspring that threatens to shake the industry...or, you know, is just really fun. Anyway, Nintendo and Atlus are teaming up to deliver a prospect that has us salivating with anticipation.

A new Wii U game is coming that combines the universes of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. KAPOW!

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Strike Suit Zero Release On Steam Today, GOG Tomorrow

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Born Ready Games, Dogfighting, Games previews, Kickstarter, Mecha, Space combat games, Space sims, Strike Suit Zero

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, space-battler-meets-mech-blaster Strike Suit Zero is finally with us. You can head over to Steam right now to pick it up, or alternatively wait for tomorrow's release over on GOG.

We'll have a review for you shortly, but in the meantime, why not check out our hands-on preview and video playthrough.

Bayonetta 2 Dev Diary Teases Some Glimpses Of Action

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Bayonetta 2, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Platinum Games, Wii U games

Still no concrete gameplay footage to be seen when it comes to Bayonetta 2, but today's Nintendo Direct presentation did showcase some behind the scenes video at Platinum Games. Check it out above.

The Wonderful 101 Gets New Trailer, Makes Us Weep With Its Awesomeness

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Platinum Games, The Wonderful 101, Trailers, Wii U games

The Wonderful 101 Gets New Trailer, Makes Us Weep With Its Awesomeness

We simply cannot wait for The Wonderful 101, and I'll be honest, it will probably end up being the reason I eventually buy a Wii U. The latest trailer from Platinum Games' frenetic, cartoonish action title is suitably colourful, cheeky in parts, stuffed with enormous bosses, curious gameplay elements, and a pleasantly explosive aerial battle.

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Monolith Soft Working On New Wii U RPG: Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Monolith Soft, Nintendo, Wii U games, Xenoblade Chronicles

Monolith Soft rather stole the show in today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, debuting footage of a new RPG designed exclusively for the Wii U. Ornate monsters, enormous levels and transforming vehicles/mecha suggests that the veteran studio will be working on another expansive open-world to explore.

Though the name of the title wasn't specifically mentioned, it's likely to be a sequel or follow-up to Xenoblade Chronicles. Not only does the GUI and combat system look broadly identical, but Shulk, the hero from the original game, also makes an appearance. Plus, the footage ends by displaying a ruddy great "X." We've embedded the video above so you can judge for yourself.

Since I described Xenoblade Chronicles as "the best JRPG in years" when it released at the tail end of 2011, we couldn't be more excited about this. We'll bring you more details as we get them.

Nintendo Working On Two Zelda Titles For Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Reborn, Wii U games

Nintendo Working On Two Zelda Titles For Wii U

Wind Waker Re-Release Aiming For Autumn

Nintendo have announced that they're busy at work on two new Zelda games. The first will be an all-new experience that is apparently going to "take a long time", but they have another little treat for us in the meantime in the form of an HD reboot of Wind Waker.

According to Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Reborn will not only upgrade the game's already lush visuals, but it will also "tune up overall game experience" and will feature off-TV GamePad functionality as well as full Miiverse integration.

It's due out this Autumn.

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Nintendo Working On 3D Mario Title and Mario Kart For Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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Mario, Mario Kart, Nintendo Direct, Wii U games

Nintendo Working On 3D Mario Title and Mario Kart For Wii U

Will Be Playable At E3

Nintendo announced that Nintendo EAD's Tokyo Development Groups - the same teams that brought us Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, and Super Mario 3D Land - are hard at work on both a 3D Mario title for Wii U and an instalment of the hugely popular and addictive Mario Kart franchise for the console.

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, noted that although there is nothing specific to revel as yet, both games will be available to play at E3 this year, possibly pointing towards a Christmas release, as they did with SM3DL and MK7 on 3DS.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Heading West In April

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Jonathan Lester
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Capcom, Dragon's Dogma, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, PS3 games, RPG, Xbox 360 games

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Heading West In April

Releasing As £19.99 Retail Edition, Including Original Game

After being confirmed for an imminent Japanese release, Dragon's Dogma's Dark Arisen expansion has been given a solid European release date.

However, it's so huge that it will release as an all-new special edition that includes the original game - not as DLC. At least existing Dragon's Dogma owners will get some in-game bonuses for the extra expense.

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American McGee Retracts EA "Tricks Gamers" Statement

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Matt Gardner
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Alice: Madness Returns, American McGee, EA, Marketing, Spicy Horse

American McGee Retracts EA "Tricks Gamers" Statement

After suggesting that EA were trying to "trick gamers" with the  marketing campaign for Alice: Madness Returns - with the trailers making the game out to be rather more horrific and gory than it actually was - American McGee has moved to clarify his statement and amend his previous criticism.

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RUMOUR: Xbox 720 To Simply Be 'Xbox', X-Surface Tablet On Its Way

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Matt Gardner
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Hardware, Microsoft, Next-gen, Xbox, Xbox 720

RUMOUR: Xbox 720 To Simply Be 'Xbox', X-Surface Tablet On Its Way

UPDATE: The X-Surface report has been uncovered as a fake, with the 'source' revealing himself to be a hoaxer.

It would seem that Microsoft are prepping for something large. Instead of delivering a next-gen console called the Xbox 720 or Next-box, it looks like MS will be reverting to the simplest title of all and bringing all of their next-gen initiatives under one umbrella, with the home console hub at the heart of it: Xbox.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PSN Demo Out Now

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Matt Gardner
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Action Games, Demos, Konami, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Platinum Games, PSN

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PSN Demo Out Now

Another fairly self-explanatory headline this one. Konami have gone and dropped a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance onto the PSN, and it's live right now. Go and play it immediately, and then come back and tell us if your synapses exploded with excitement as ours did. You can read our extensive Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hands-on preview here. [Konami UK]

Thanks for the tip Brian!

Terraria | £1.49 | Steam | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, Platform games, Platformers, Re-Logic
Terraria | £1.49 | Steam | PC

Terraria came out of nowhere to become one of the best indie games of 2011. It's essentially a cross between Castlevania and Minecraft (Craftlevania?); blending infinite creation and multiplayer world building with exploration, platforming and epic bosses. Personally, I actually prefer Terraria to Mojang's effort because there's more gameplay to it, at least in a traditional sense.

For less than £2, it's an utter bargain.

Surprise, Surprise. Dead Space 3 PC Port To Be "No Frills"

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Matt Gardner
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Dead Space 3, EA Games, PC games, Visceral Games

Surprise, Surprise. Dead Space 3 PC Port To Be "No Frills"

Are you hoping for DirectX 11 support for Dead Space 3 on PC? How about some optional high-res textures? What about just a little bit of graphical improvement over the versions appearing seven year old console hardware?

Well, tough tits. Apparently you're not allowed nice things.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Gets An EU Release Date

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Jonathan Lester
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Atlus, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, JRPG, PS3 games

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Gets An EU Release Date

Localised Japanese games are like buses; for months and months we have to import, but suddenly three come along at once. Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the latest in the PS3-exclusive JRPG series, is headed to Europe on March 15th.

Though Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 received a severely lukewarm critical reception, this news is bound to excite the fanbase. Now all we need is Persona 4 Arena, which will soon be undergoing console certification.

Persona 4 Golden Out Next Month

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Jonathan Lester
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JRPG, Persona 4 Golden, PS Vita games, Zen United

Persona 4 Golden Out Next Month

It has been a long and arduous wait for JRPG fans and Vita owners, but thankfully, Persona 4 Golden has finally gotten a firm European release date of February 22nd.

Time to go back to school, then.

Just in case you didn't know, Persona 4 Golden is a revamped portable version of the original PS2 cult classic that managed to revitalise Vita sales when it released in Japan. Expect 1.5 times more voice acting, new cutscenes and the ability to explore the town at night when you're not exploring the intricacies of high school relationships.

XSEED File Killer Is Dead Domain Names

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Matt Gardner
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Grasshopper Manufacture, Killer Is Dead, Localisation, XSEED

XSEED File Killer Is Dead Domain Names

Will Grasshopper's Killer Is Dead be crossing the Pacific? Maybe, at least if this latest development is anything to go by. Some domain registrations rooted out by Superannuation have pointed towards the possibility of XSEED as a North American publisher for the game, having recently registered the domain name killerisdead-game, alongside sites killandlove.com and
loveandkill.com.

Naturally, all of our extremities are feverishly crossed.

New Army of TWO Trailer Loses The Skaters, Shows Off An Explosive Encounter

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Matt Gardner
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Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, EA Games, TPS games, Trailers, Visceral Games

New Army of TWO Trailer Loses The Skaters, Shows Off An Explosive Encounter

Bravo finds himself "on the wrong end of a rocket launcher" in the second Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel video of the week Don't worry, there are no confusing camera shots of skateboarders in this one, just a load of solid, TPS gameplay footage...which, you know, is what we actually want.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will launch on March 28th for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Resident Evil: Revelations Console & PC Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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Capcom, Horror games, PC games, PS3 games, Resident Evil Revelations, Survival Horror Games, trailer, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Updated Graphics, New Monster

Following the news that Resident Evil: Revelations will be making the jump from 3DS to home consoles, Capcom have released a trailer of it in action. Revelations' lavishly detailed environments seem to have lent themselves rather well to the HD treatment, while you can see some of the new content in the form of a brand new enemy type.

Further to the previous announcement, Resi Revelations is also headed to PC, demonstrating Capcom's reinvigorated commitment to the platform.

It's set to launch on May 24th.

Suda51 Lifts The Lid On Killer Is Dead Details

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Matt Gardner
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Action Games, Goichi Suda, Grasshopper Manufacture, Killer Is Dead, Suda51

Suda51 Lifts The Lid On Killer Is Dead Details

Says You'll Fight A Yakuza Member Riding A Tiger

If I had a brainwave every time I sat down on the loo, I'd almost certainly be a trillionaire by now.  But Suda51's creative eureka moments yield the weird, the onderful, and the downright batty.

Talking to Famitsu about the latest instalment in the loosely-collected 'assassins' series - Killer Is Dead - Suda lifted the lid on a few extra details about Grasshopper's upcoming carve-em-up, with one such revelatory vignette having central character Mondo sat on a motorbike, facing off against a Yakuza boss riding a tiger.

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Ni No Kuni Trailer Fills Us With Whimsy

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Matt Gardner
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News
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JRPGs, Level 5, Namco Bandai, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3 games, RPGs, Studio Ghibli, Trailers

Ni No Kuni is nearly here. Next Friday, PS3s will be overrun with delightful whimsy, masterful RPGing, astounding aesthetics, and floods of tears. Our review - both text and video - will be arriving on Monday, but in the meantime stick the new launch trailer in your face and, if that's not enough to suffice, you can watch the entire first half hour of the game right here.