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Why Resident Evil 0 HD is great news for the series and gamers

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Capcom, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Survival Horror Games

Why Resident Evil 0 HD is great news for the series and gamers

Today, Capcom announced that they are working on Resident Evil 0 HD, a remastered HD port of their 2002 GameCube exclusive. While some HD ports/remasters feel like opportunistic cash grabs, we like to think that this one is a good thing; not just for us eager gamers, but for Capcom and the Resident Evil series in general. Here's why.

As fondly remembered as the GameCube was, the fact is it got hammered by the competition. Capcom were easily the most supportive third-party though with the original Resident Evil remake (or REmake), Resi 0 and of course, the incredible Resident Evil 4.

Why Resident Evil 0 HD is great news for the series and gamers

But back to Resident Evil 0. It's reasonable to assume many gamers have never played the GC original or the re-release that surfaced on the original Wii a while back. The recent Resident Evil HD Remaster broke sales records on PSN earlier this year, so the appetite for classic survival horror experiences is clearly there.

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Capcom planning more HD Remasters - are these games next?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Capcom, HD remake, PC games, PS4 games, Retro games, Xbox One

Capcom planning more HD Remasters - are these games next?

During a presentation of their recent financials, Capcom stated they are planning to release more HD remasters of "popular older games" [Videogamer]. This isn't surprising really especially as the recent Resident Evil HD Remaster went on to sell over a million copies and had a strong critical reception. Their new-gen DmC: Definitive Edition was also well-received by the press and remasters of Devil May Cry 4 and Street Fighter IV have already been confirmed. Capcom's recent remasters have been pretty damn good in our opinion, so we're certainly up more. Here are a few likely candidates, along with some wishful long shots.

Capcom planning more HD Remasters - are these games next?

Resident Evil Zero

Surely this one's a dead cert? The series is riding high at the moment thanks to the Resi Remaster and the Revelations 2 series. Like the Resi 1 remaster, most of the work is already done as Zero was a GameCube title that could be polished up relatively soon. Hopefully this would lead to Resident Evil 2 finally getting that much deserved remake.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gets free DLC every month

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, DLC, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is an absolutely enormous game, but it's set to get even bigger for the bargain price of absolutely nothing. Capcom will release a free DLC pack on the first Friday of every month containing new missions for various skill levels and unique rewards.

Check out today's offering in the video above!

We gave Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 10/10 in our full review. Want to get involved? Pick it up for Pick if up for just £24.16 on 3DS using Rakuten voucher code MARGIFT5.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review | The Best Game I've Ever Hated

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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3DS Games, Action Games, Capcom, Editor's Choice, Games reviews, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review | The Best Game I've Ever Hated

I love Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, even if I occasionally fantasize about ripping open my special edition New 3DS XL, yanking out the MicroSD card and smashing it to pieces with the business end of a claw hammer.

It's a weird relationship, I freely admit, which I share with the rest of the series too. As always Monster Hunter is a magnificent beast, a massive freeform hunting experience in which we track down hulking terrors, scandalise them with weaponised bagpipes (if you so choose, I'm a creature of habit) and make stylish shoes from their skulls. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate expands and improves on every aspect imaginable, yet clings to a few awkward design decisions that seem purposefully implemented to drive players insane with pure unmitigated hatred.

What makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate a superb game, however, is that I can understand why these decisions were made and how they ultimately make for an utterly sensational experience overall... even when I'm screaming at the screen.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review | The Best Game I've Ever Hated

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Get Resident Evil: Revelations from £13.76 on Wii U

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Capcom, Resident Evil Revelations HD, Survival Horror Games, Wii U games

Get Resident Evil: Revelations from £13.76 on Wii U

Get Resident Evil: Revelations from £13.76 on Wii U. Click here to buy >>

Resident Evil: Revelations has held its price far better than the PS3/Xbox 360 versions, and we've seen it dip down to around the £12 mark before. However, f you're yet to snap it up, give this listing from Base a look over on the Rakuten marketplace. Make sure you use the voucher code JANSALEDAY3&4 to get it at this price. Cheers Gamer_U!

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has learned a brutal lesson from Dragon's Dogma | 3DS Demo Impressions

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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3DS Games, Capcom, JRPG, Monster Hunter IV Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has learned a brutal lesson from Dragon's Dogma | 3DS Demo Impressions

After a heartbreaking year of waiting, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is finally nearing release on Nintendo 3DS. The latest instalment launches next month, promising another enormous adventure as we stalk massive beasts and make clothes from their hides, teaming up with friends and gradually transforming from peasant weakling to master hunter. It's about time and we're so very ready.

We'll bring you our full review in February, but for now I'm delighted to report that the recently-released 3DS demo provides fascinating insight into how Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is shaping up; a smartly-designed piece of software designed to introduce new players to the franchise while allowing experienced hunters to get to grips with some of the brutal new mechanics.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has learned a brutal lesson from Dragon's Dogma | 3DS Demo Impressions

After choosing a monster to hunt -- the velociraptor-esque Great Jaggi, rock-throwing Tetsucabra and the menacing flying Gore Mangala that extrudes a poisonous virus mist -- and your weapon of choice (more on those later), you'll be thrown into a segmented map in search of your quarry. As usual each stage is a sprawling selection of interconnected zones containing passive animals to hunt, resources to scavenge, dangerous predators to engage and your main target itself, which you'll track down with your Felyne AI companions or other human hunters, seeing as MH4U now includes full 3DS online multiplayer rather than having to rely on the Wii U to do the heavy lifting.

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Nab the Dead Rising Collection for just £13.99 on Xbox 360 at GAME

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Capcom, Dead rising, Xbox 360 games, Zombie games

Nab the Dead Rising Collection for just £13.99 on Xbox 360 at GAME

Dead Rising Collection | £13.99 | GAME

The Dead Rising Collection is a pretty comprehensive collection of last-gen's zombie-massacring offerings. GAME currently have the boxset for £13.99, shaving a handful of pounds off of the closest competition, and dropping that money will net you Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and the Case West and Case Zero expansions too. Hats off to FantasyDeals at HUKD.

Resident Evil Revelations HD only £11.99 on Wii U at Amazon & GAME

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, Resident Evil Revelations HD, Survival Horror Games, Wii U games

Resident Evil Revelations HD only £11.99 on Wii U at Amazon & GAME

Resident Evil: Revelations HD | Amazon & GAME | £11.99
Price Comparison

Resident Evil Revelations was a fantastic 3DS game that really brought back a lot of what we love about the franchise. Horror, survival, limited resources and tension, not to mention great multiplayer. It was so good, in fact, that the HD console port actually works, despite the 3DS edition still being my version of choice.

Still, for £11.99, grab it on Wii U and enjoy the updated textures and additional features! Thanks to Ninbox4 @ HUKD!

Capcom Weekend brings big Steam savings

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, PC games

Capcom Weekend brings big Steam savings

Steam and Capcom, sitting in a tree. S-A-V-I-N-G.

Some major discounts are up for grabs this weekend, including a Remember Me for £4.59, Dark Void Zero at £0.59, Lost Planet for £1.99 and Resi Revelations for £7.49.

Resident Evil 6 is also a steal at £4.99 if you're in the market for a rollicking co-op shooter.

Anyway, browse the splash page and see if anything takes your fancy. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

COMMENT | Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be episodic - and that's absolutely brilliant

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Capcom, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

COMMENT | Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be episodic - and that's absolutely brilliant

Following the success of Resident Evil Revelations, the superb 3DS survival horror title that had the chops (and HD assets) to survive on home consoles, the news of a sequel was music to our ears. Revelations 2 will star Claire Redfield and Barry Burton's daughter in an all-new adventure, promising to focus on gruelling and tense survival in a mysterious island facility.

However, Capcom have now announced an interesting little wrinkle. The game will eventually be available on a single disc costing approximately £25, but it will initially release in four weekly downloadable episodes at $5.99 a pop, with the option of a season pass with an extra discount.

Our take? This is ruddy brilliant.

Not just because we've got more choice over how to buy it, but because Capcom have finally woken up to what went wrong with Resident Evil 5 and 6.

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Sony @ TGS 2014 | Persona 5 PS4, Resident Evil Revelations 2, Still No Last Guardian

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, PS4 games, Sony, Square Enix, TGS 2014

The Tokyo Game Show is about to kick off, but you can always rely on Sony to turn up to the party early. They've been busy this morning; dropping a slew of major announcements including a Japanese release date for Bloodborne, a new platform for Persona 5, a new Resident Evil and absolutely no new details about The Last Guardian.

You can watch the press conference above, but I've rounded up the biggest headlines and trailers for your convenience.

Bloodborne: New Trailer & Release Date

Bloodborne is already looking seriously tasty, not to mention playing brilliantly, ahead of its launch next year. Let's face it: you're excited. As such, feast your eyes on this brand new Japanese trailer, which proudly proclaims a February 5th release date.

Japanese release date, I should stress. It's likely that Bloodborne will be somewhat delayed in Europe to give The Order: 1886 time to breathe, but we probably won't have to wait too long.

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Resident Evil is getting an HD Remaster, but needs a reboot

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, HD remake, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Resident Evil is getting an HD Remaster, but needs a reboot

Still, Capcom has to start somewhere

We can all agree that Resident Evil has lost its way. Though I don't feel that Resi 6 was as atrocious as some pundits, it marked the illogical conclusion of a series that completely lost sight of what it was meant to be, and what its fanbase really wanted from the experience. Not to mention that the storyline has become so convoluted and bloated that Kingdom Hearts reads like Doctor Seuss in comparison.

Enough is enough. Capcom needs to step back and reassess their priorities before rebooting Resident Evil in its entirety; putting the focus back on survival horror and creating a nice stable story foundation for any future sequels.

However, what they're actually doing is remastering Resident Evil's Gamecube remake for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It's not exactly the treatment that Resi desperately needs, but personally, we reckon that this could be a great first step in putting the series back on track.

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Xbox Live sale discounts Capcom Classics

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, XBLA, Xbox 360 games

Xbox Live sale discounts Capcom Classics

This week's Xbox Live sale is all about Capcom classics, as well as a few more modern games at significant savings. Personally I'd recommend scooping up Dead Rising 2: Case Zero at a silly £1.69, Final Fight: Double Impact for £2.70 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike for £2.49, but we've rounded up the marketplace links below for your convenience.

Resident Evil Revelations is best experienced on 3DS but still represents great value here, while Remember Me is also a steal at £4.99. It didn't exactly set the world on fire, but if you liked the concept, now's probably the time to take a punt.

Full credit must be given to yarkiebrown, who rounded up the deals and Gold Exclusive offerings on HUKD. Many thanks!

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Review | Fun-Disc DLC

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, DLC, Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Review | Fun-Disc DLC

Platform: Xbox One (£7.99)

Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

I see what you did there, Capcom. After years of releasing 'super' and 'arcade' editions of games we already own, not to mention bucketloads of deeply questionable DLC, it's time to poke a little fun at yourselves while making amends for Dead Rising 3's calamitous season pass. Half fan service brawler, half 80s retro reference and all slightly-too-forced self parody, this colourful slice of content turns the game into a four-player hack and slasher. A bit like Streets Of Rage or Final Fight, perhaps, only with hundreds of zombies and an M. Bison boss the size of an office block.

It's galling that Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha is still technically "on-disc DLC," mind, since the files are included in the latest mandatory 4GB title update. You've just swapped a physical CD for the hard drive, Capcom; making everyone who owns the game download the content then charging to unlock it. An improvement, except that we've only got 500GB to play with and you should ask our permission before taking up valuable space with stuff we might not want.

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Review | Fun-Disc DLC

Never mind though, because I just dressed Frank West up as Mayor Haggar, teamed up with Nick Ramos in a sexy Felicia outfit and made lots of dead things even deader. Arcade Remix may not be subtle or particularly deep, but it sure is fun when you get some mates involved.

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Dead Rising 3 jumps from Xbox One to PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, PC games, Sandbox games, Xbox One Games

Play it with an Xbox One controller

Dead Rising 3 was our favourite launch title on either new-gen console by a country mile, translating horsepower into outrageous fun rather than shiny graphics. However, PC gamers will soon be able to get in on the action with a graphically-enhanced PC version of the Xbox One exclusive, boasting "upgraded textures" and trading cards if you buy on Steam.

You might not have to play it on Xbox One, but at least you can use an Xbox One controller. Microsoft has now released the drivers at long last; they'll be included in a later automatic Windows update or you can grab them now from Major Nelson. Unlike the Xbox 360 controller, you can connect it via a standard micro USB cable.

DuckTales Remastered PC docked down to £3.18 at GMG (with code)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, PC games, Platformer, WayForward Technologies

DuckTales Remastered PC docked down to £3.18 at GMG (with code)

DuckTales: Remastered | GMG | £3.18 (RRP: £11.99)
DuckTales: Remastered review | Voucher Code: QUK706-XWFKI6-8UK3NL

Woooo-ooooo! DuckTales: Remastered is an impressively faithful revamp of the original platformer, complete with all of its enjoyable pogo-stomping gameplay and annoying flaws that stand out in the 21st century. However, at £11.99, it was simply too expensive when compared to any number of superior download games.

£3.18 seems more than fair for nostalgia hounds, courtesy of Green Man Gaming's QUK706-XWFKI6-8UK3NL voucher code. Thanks once again to dealfinder general jaystan @ HUKD!

Metal Slug 3 only £2.99 on Steam

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, Metal Slug 3, PC games, SHMUP

Metal Slug 3 only £2.99 on Steam

Metal Slug 3 | Steam | £2.99 (save £3)

Metal Slug 3 is an absolute gem of a game, and arguably the best of a classic series. Not just because it has rideable ostriches. Great bosses, intense action and a hilarious sense of humour means this old-school run & gun SHMUP can still hold its own. Better yet, you can save £3 on it. Thanks to theg @ HUKD!

NB: Metal Slug 3 isn't compatible with Windows XP, in case you still run it.

Snap up Dragon's Crown on PS Vita for only £19.99 at GAME

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Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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Action RPGs, Beat ‘em ups, Capcom, Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, RPGs
Snap up Dragon's Crown on PS Vita for only £19.99 at GAME

Dragon's Crown | GAME | £19.99
Price ComparisonReview

We've been waiting for a price drop on Dragon's Crown to take it below the £20 mark as it's been holding its value rather impressively, and now GAME have delivered. We'd go so far as to say that the PS Vita version is probably a bit better than the PS3 equivalent that to the immediacy of the touchscreen and, if you have an original console, that OLED magnificence. Brendan had a blast with this surprisingly deep action RPG, and you should definitely give his review a read.

Thanks to PIMPed at HotUkDeals.

Losing Sight Of One's Audience: Square, Nintendo, Capcom and other publishers need to stop panicking and remember how they got here

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Battlefield, Bravely Default, Call Of Duty, Capcom, DICE, EA, Final Fantasy, Hitman, Nintendo, Resident Evil, Square Enix, Wii U

Losing Sight Of One's Audience: Square, Nintendo, Capcom and other publishers need to stop panicking and remember how they got here

I've been playing a lot of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD of late, and it's impossible not to do so without remembering a time when Square knew who and what it was as a company, where its strengths lay, and what it was truly best at.

A week or so ago, Jon reported on a few telling quotes from Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, as he talked about the company's desire to pursue mass market appeal with their games.

"If you focus too much on the global aspect, you might lose sight of who you're actually making the game for," Matsuda said. "For example, if you look back at 2013, we've had some home console games made for a global audience that struggled."

Losing Sight Of One's Audience: Square, Nintendo, Capcom and other publishers need to stop panicking and remember how they got here

He pointed to Hitman: Absolution in that regard, before holding up Bravely Default as an example of a game that stuck to its guns and delivered an outstanding JRPG that refused to compromise, and sold well because of it.

But why did Square Enix go down this path in the first place? Why try to fix a problem that wasn't broken to begin with? To take a look at the recent instalments in their flagship series -- Final Fantasy -- is to see a process of paranoid tinkering, desperately trying to make the series more streamlined and action-oriented, to the point where, in Final Fantasy XIII, all you had to do for the first fifteen hours was push "Up" and "A". Now, with Lightning Returns, we have a game that's barely recognisable by the standards that made Final Fantasy a household brand name.

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Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent DLC Review | The Least Pointless

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, Dead Rising 3, DLC, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent DLC Review | The Least Pointless

Platform: Xbox One (£7.99)

Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Is "less pointless than usual" a compliment? It's hardly the most glowing endorsement of a DLC pack, but compared to the rest of Dead Rising 3's noxious season pass content, The Last Agent manages to claw itself into the giddy heights of mediocrity.

Don't misunderstand me: the fourth and final season pass offering is still fairly pointless and a waste of £7.99 on paper. It lasts roughly two hours, contains recycled missions, starts with yet another vehicle driving section and doesn't bring anything new to the core experience.

Except railguns. And a jet engine turbine that fires gems. And a laser cannon. And a hydraulic power fist. Come back, The Last Agent, because much is forgiven.

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