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Ayane the guest character from the Dead or Alive series is now available for download in Senran Kagura: Estival Versus in Japan. Marvelous provides another look with screenshots and details on pricing.

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I mean, there isn't much more to say than this looks incredible on paper. I hope the finished game ends up meeting my expectations, but so far, so good.

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Speaking to Nintendo World Report, Smith responds to whether or not the move was officially organized, stating, "It was not actually. In fact, I haven’t been involved in that, but I’ve been told that the arcade machine is not coming to the U.S., so I don’t know exactly what the plan is. But that was a long while ago, so who knows what may have changed. You know, you can’t stop someone from buying an arcade system so who knows what’s down the road. I haven’t been working closely on the arcade side at all because, really, I never worked on the arcade side but we’ll see. I think that will be handled by Bandai Namco. But I’d have to follow-up with you on that."

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Pokken is still on track for a western release in 2016 on Wii U.

Pokken Tournament Arcade [Nintendo World Report]

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Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and the Dementium 3DS remake have wrapped, so Treasurenauts is coming back to the forefront of development, as well as a mobile game that will not be appearing on any Nintendo platforms. For an indie outfit Renegade Kid seems to be keeping busy!

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Renegade Kid gives us a few updates, Treasurenauts back in development screenshot

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In a way, what's shown in the trailer almost reminds me of Stacking, in that the main character can take on different identities and abilities by latching himself onto different bodies. Past that it doesn't look too much like the earlier Double Fine title, with its 1970s-era laser-heavy visuals.

IGN has a brief preview written up about it. Otherwise, check out the trailer below. No platforms have been announced for Headlander yet.

Double Fine reveals 'retro-futuristic' metroidvania Headlander screenshot

: Where is the Until Dawn pre-order DLC? In the middle of the story

Over the past three nights I've watched my lovely boyfriend and our hunky Australian roommate stream Until Dawn and after finishing the game we decided to play the pre-order DLC chapter "The Road Not Taken" only we couldn't find it. Turns out we already had.

After researching online and finding many people were also confused I figured I'd get to the bottom of this and clear up the confusion. The DLC really isn't a standalone chapter, but the final section of chapter two where the new couple Emily and Matt go back to look for her bag after Emily gets into an argument at the cabin. It mostly contains conversations between the couple about their relationship and Emily's past with Mike.

Basically not a whole lot happens, and you're not missing out on much.

Where is the Until Dawn pre-order DLC? In the middle of the story screenshot


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While researching my article on Monica Rambeau's unfortunate history, I naturally re-read one of her standout series: Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen's Nextwave: Agents of HATE. It's a comic I already held dear to my heart, but it re-affirmed what I previously thought: It's the most joyful comic Marvel have ever released.


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: The New Turn-Based Lara Croft Game Is Actually Really Good

Five bucks spent and an hour in, I'm having a very good time with Lara Croft GO, the new mobile Tomb Raider spin-off that came out a few hours ago. It's turn-based. It's full of tomb raiding. How about I show you? You'll see some early levels?and a comparison to the very cool precursor Hitman GO?in my 13-minute playthrough above. Enjoy!


: How Japan Censors Until Dawn's Most Disgusting Moment

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