Shovel Knight Plague Of Shadows Trailer Released

One of the break out hits of last year was the retro-themed 2D platformer Shovel Knight. The game was extremely well received at launch and subsequently received some impressive review scores. The developer, Yacht Club Games, have released a trailer for the forthcoming free downloadable content which is titled Plague of Shadows. They promise that the DLC is coming very, very soon.

YouTube Gaming Will Launch Tomorrow

YouTube has today confirmed that the long-awaited YouTube Gaming will be launching tomorrow. It seems as though the service for streamers will be working in the United States tomorrow, but we are unsure about Europe. YouTube Gaming is extremely similar to Twitch and is a rival service that contains over 25,000 dedicated game pages. The live streaming service will be available tomorrow on the web and as a dedicated app on iOS and Android.

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UK Charts: LEGO Jurassic World Takes The Top Spot

The UK charts are now in via GFK Chart Track and it looks as though it has been a very slow week for new releases. LEGO Jurassic World has taken the number one position away from Rare Replay, and that’s the Xbox 360 version. There aren’t many Nintendo titles in the top forty, Splatoon is doing well for a Wii U exclusive at number 17 and Nintendo 3DS title Tomodachi Life is clinging onto number 40.

01 (02) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (01) XBO RARE REPLAY (MICROSOFT)
03 (03) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (04) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
05 (07) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (13) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (08) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (11) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
09 (10) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (06) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
11 (09) PS4 RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (16) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
13 (05) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
14 (14) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
15 (18) PS4 LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
16 (17) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
17 (15) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
18 (23) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (22) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
20 (26) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (24) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
22 (12) PS4 F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
23 (19) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
24 (36) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (__) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (27) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
27 (20) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (28) PS4 GOD OF WAR III: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (30) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
30 (31) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
31 (21) XBO F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
32 (35) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
33 (29) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
34 (25) XBO RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (32) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
36 (33) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
37 (34) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
38 (__) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
39 (39) 360 SKATE 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
40 (40) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)

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Dragon Quest XI Will Be ‘Offline’ And Will Be Released By May 2017

Square Enix has today confirmed that the forthcoming Dragon Quest XI will be a completely offline affair unlike its predecessor, Dragon Quest X. The company also said that Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 title will arrive before May 2017 in Japan. Square Enix has yet to confirm whether the game will come to the west, but many assume it will given Square Enix’s eagerness to bring across Dragon Quest Heroes on the PlayStation 4.

The publisher is also considering the release of the new title for Nintendo’s next-generation home console under development, NX, it added.

“We want people to play it,” “DQ” series creator and video game designer Yuji Horii said. “We are making the most of the characteristics of each gaming machine.”

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Square Enix Details PAX Prime 2015 Games

Square Enix has confirmed the games they will be showing off at PAX Prime which will take place in Seattle. The event will run between August 28th and August 31st. The main title that Nintendo fans will be looking out for is Nintendo 3DS JRPG Final Fantasy Explorers which is due for release January 26th in the United States and January 29th in Europe. Here’s the publisher’s playable lineup:

  • Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (PS4, PS3, PC)
  • Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0 (PS4, XBO)
  • Just Cause 3 (PS4, XBO, PC)
  • Lara Croft GO (iOS, Android)
  • Life is Strange (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC)

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Digital Foundry Tackle ZombiU Port

Respected technology publication Digital Foundry have gone hands on with the revamped version of ZombiU for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Those of you who thought a lot would be lost without the addition of a second screen were apparently worrying over nothing as the site says that surprisingly little is lost by moving away from Wii U’s touchscreen. As you would expect things such as lighting and textures have been cleaned up for the current batch of consoles. Digital Foundry sums up its report by stating that Zombi may have dropped the U affix, but the essentials make it to new platforms without losing the central hook.

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Capcom Reveals Tokyo Game Show 2015 Lineup

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Capcom has lifted the lid on the software titles it plans to showcase at this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2015. There are of course plenty of Monster Hunter related titles including Monster Hunter X – which is the next mainline Monster Hunter game. Of course, these are only the announced titles that the publisher and developer plans to show, so there could well be plenty of surprises for everyone. The Tokyo Game Show takes place on September 17th till September 20th.

  • Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (3DS) – Playable
  • Monster Hunter Spirits (Smartphone) – Playable
  • Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) – Stage Event, Live Stream
  • Monster Hunter X (3DS) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
  • Resident Evil 0 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
  • Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam

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