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Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the episodic sequel to the 2012 survival-horror game, will give gamers the chance to play as Claire Redfield for the first time in a long time. Set to launch early next year, Revelations 2 is set in between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 (the original took place between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5) and sees Claire and Moira Burton (daughter of Barry Burton) kidnapped and stranded on a prison island infested with The Afflicted. More story details have been revealed in a recent interview, including the fact that Claire and Moira will be under constant surveillance by a malevolent force. Hit the jump for more details!

In a recent Kotaku interview with Disney Infinity producer John Vignocchi, we learned how they chose which Marvel characters to add to the next game in the series, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Apart from sifting through the huge amount of characters, they also had to consider what would provide balanced gameplay.

"Over 8,000?! That's amazing. So there are over 8,000 Marvel characters to choose from. Obviously everyone knows franchises like Spider-Man and the Avengers, but how did certain individuals like Iron Fist and Nova make the cut for the first wave of heroes?" — Kotaku

Find out more after the jump!

The Tokyo Game Show festivities are kicking off soon in Japan, and some developers are getting a head start by releasing trailers. This includes Tango Gameworks and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's upcoming survival-horror game The Evil Within. In a new trailer, which blends eerily peaceful music with gruesome scenes, some of the terrifying monsters and deadly traps that you'll encounter in the game are showcased. The Evil Within launches on October PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and you can get a good look at it right now by clicking below!

Things have been quiet for Final Fantasy XV lately, as the game skipped E3 and will not appear at Tokyo Game Show. However, we may have confirmation of a demo coming soon. Earlier today Game Informer published a report stating that players who buy Final Fantasy Type-O HD next March will receive a voucher for a demo of Final Fantasy XV on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. 

The demo is called “Episode Duscae," and it focuses on the early parts of the game. Game Informer's report was quickly taken down (it seems Square Enix was not yet ready to make that knowledge public), but we have a screenshot that you can check out by clicking below.

Canada is in for very special (and very exclusive) treat that is going to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS. Super Smash Club is an official Nintendo community that is exclusive to Canada. According to the website, it's a way for Smash fans across Canada to engage in different events and contests.

Head inside to learn more, as well as to watch a video starring everyone's favorite Reggie!

The Media Create sales for the past week in Japan have arrived, showing us the top-selling software and hardware. Unsurprisingly, based on yesterday's report, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is sitting at the top with over 940,000 sales. Nintendo asserts that total sales (digital included) for the first two days exceeded one million. Unfortunately, this provided only a small boost to 3DS hardware, but it still took the number one spot. PlayStation 4 sales more than tripled from the launch of Destiny, which chimed in at number two (and number three) on the charts. Here's the full breakdown.

With the recent reveal of the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS roster, many fans couldn't help but notice the lack of the Ice Climbers from the lineup. A little over a year ago, we reported on the difficulties of developing Super Smash Bros. for both the 3DS and the Wii U, and it seems those fears regarding character inclusion have come true. According to a recent article in Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai cited the reason for the Ice Climbers being left out as being that the 3DS lacked the hardware power required to make them run. He also mentioned that series which are unlikely to have another installment were given a lower priority with regards to character inclusions.

After several days of rumors and reports, it was officially confirmed yesterday that Minecraft developer Mojang had been purchased by Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion. We learned earlier today that this will not affect the sale of the PlayStation, PC, or mobile versions of the game, but Microsoft still expects the deal to become profit positive during fiscal 2015. If so, both sides will be coming out of this deal with a mountain of money. How will Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson spend the cash he's just made? Conan O'Brien gives his humorous take on it in a new video. Check it out after the jump!

Super Smash Bros. series creator and director Masahiro Sakurai has been spoiling (the good kind!) Smash fans with daily screenshots every Monday through Friday for months now. Whether its revealing new features, showcasing new attacks, announcing new characters, or just posting something funny, Sakurai has kept the hype rolling. 

Originally the Pic of the Day was only intended to last for about two months, but it's been so popular that Sakurai has extended it, and he announced today that he intends to keep it going all the way through the launch of the Wii U version of the game. Future updates won't contain any potentially "spoiler" type information, but Sakurai will keep us hooked with interesting and funny images instead. 

Assassin's Creed Unity blends a mission-driven narrative and stealth gameplay with a vast and seamless open game world set in Paris, France. As a first for the series, Unity's main campaign allows for cooperative play of up to four players tackling the secrets of the French Revolution all at once. Due to an unfortunate delay, you'll have to wait until November 11 (the same day that the last gen Assassin's Creed Rogue launches)  to pick up Unity, but you can check out the game's co-op action in a new trailer from Ubisoft by clicking below!