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The newest StreetPass update is finally here! Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, this update contains the newest two Mii Plaza games, Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z. Each of these games costs $4.99 separately, or $7.99 as a bundle. If you have all of the previous Mii Plaza games, however, this bundle price gets slightly reduced to $6.99. The free portion of the update brings more abilities as well. You can now customize the StreetPass greeting word balloons, rearrange the icons for the games, and even hide games you aren't interested in anymore in the vault. This allows you to avoid getting notifications for these games without getting rid of them completely. You can freely move games to and from the vault at anytime, so you can swap games in and out as you wish.

The update also enables the choice to upgrade to the Premium Plaza which comes with even more benefits for only $4.99. Hit the jump to find out more!

To market the return of Guitar Hero as Guitar Hero Live, a special event was held in New York where the game was played by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. The reveal event also featured Activision's CEO, Eric Hirshberg, and the studio head and creative director of FreeStyleGames, Jamie Jackson.

See the video after the jump!

Earlier today EA DICE unveiled an impressive cinematic trailer for the much-hyped Star Wars: Battlefront. The visuals showcased were stunning, but no actual gameplay was shown. For those concerned that the trailer was meant for hype and doesn't represent the final product, EA DICE General Manager Patrick Bach confirmed at the Star Wars: Battlefront panel at Star Wars Celebration that everything seen in the trailer is made using in-game assets created with the Frostbite engine that powers the game. Hit the jump for his full statement!

A few days ago we learned that Nintendo had announced support for Unity on New Nintendo 3DS at Unite 2015 Tokyo. The game engine (which is free to use in its "Personal Edition") is very popular among indie developers, and Unity Technologies has confirmed that the most recent version of the engine (5.1) will be supported. No timeline has been given yet, and there are currently no announced plans for regular 3DS models to support the engine.

In a move that isn't especially surprising, EA Sports has officially confirmed that Madden NFL 16 is in development. A short announcement was made confirming the game and listing a release date of August 25. No other information was given, but we can expect news, features, and more details starting in May. Are you excited for the next iteration of the popular football game?

Many people are still talking about Nintendo's plans for Super Smash Bros. DLC, and with Mewtwo's release to Club Nintendo users two days ago, the hype is only strengthened. A lot of organizations and fans have been running polls, trying to figure out who people most want as extra fighters. Reddit user "pancakessyrup" took this a step further, however, and created a survey on the Nintendo subreddit about a range of topics regarding many facets of DLC. These topics ranged from "DLC Subtypes", "Pricing and General Views", and the major topic, "The Roster". The survey was a massive success, with over 13,000 people responding in just a short week. The data was compiled and used to create some beautiful charts to display the results. You can head after the jump to see a breakdown of the outcome, and while you're there, check out the awesome infographics in the gallery!

Yesterday we were informed by our sources that Star Wars: Battlefront would be penned in for a November 17 release date today, and EA delivered. As part of Star Wars Celebration, we got a look first at screenshots from the upcoming game, and now a beautiful, action-packed trailer has been released as well. Our first look at the game in action is a cinematic-fueled experience, but even without gameplay it's enough to excite any Star Wars fan. Click below to check it out!

In a recent interview with Polygon, it was revealed that the campaign mode of Guitar Hero Live will follow a plot line. While the story won't be revealed until E3, some vague details have been provided by Jamie Jackson, creative director and studio head of FreeStyleGames. "It's perhaps not what you might expect," said Jackson. "I personally think the rags-to-riches story, we've done that way too many times. There are other ways of doing it. Think of it as, we want to take you on these lively little journeys through music." Guitar Hero Live releases for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and smart devices in late 2015. It comes in a US$99.99 bundle with the new guitar controller.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Fire Emblem series, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will be holding a series of performances on July 24 and 25 featuring music from the games. In addition to the concerts, there will be a talk show featuring members of the Intelligent Systems development team and a mini-drama show starring voice actors from Fire Emblem. The talk show will feature special guests, and one of them has been revealed as Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai. With Roy rumored as DLC for Smash Bros., we'll be keeping a lookout to see if Sakurai reveals anything during the event!

With Guitar Hero Live, FreeStyleGames (creators of the DJ Hero spinoff series) is striving to reinvent the original concepts that made the series so captivating in its earliest incarnations. They accomplished this not only with the new controller design, but also with the live-action background footage. Using a first-person perspective, they've taken a step further toward letting players experience the thrill of taking the stage.

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Through an interview with Polygon, we've learned that Activision had been waiting for a new innovation before bringing back the Guitar Hero series from the hiatus it's seen since 2010. That innovation came three years ago with FreeStyleGames (developers of the DJ Hero spinoff series) and an overhaul to the iconic Guitar Hero controller. "We had these colors," recounts creative director and studio head Jamie Jackson, "and one day my head of the UI team came to me and said, ‘I’ve come up with this idea I want to show you. I’ve taken the colors out.’ I was like, ‘Well, you can’t take the colors out of Guitar Hero. That’s Guitar Hero. Everyone knows the colors.’ He says, ‘No, check it out.’"

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Later today we're expecting to get a good look at Star Wars: Battlefront, along with the announcement of a November 17 release date. While you wait for gameplay footage to be released, you can get a small taste of what's to come thanks to a batch of fantastic screenshots released by Game Informer. Star Wars: Battlefront is powered by DICE's Frostbite engine, and the results are impressive! Click below to check it out!

In an interview with Polygon, the creators of the recently announced Guitar Hero Live have explained how multiplayer will work in the upcoming title. The feature is called Guitar Hero TV. It's a subscription-free always-online mode that supports online and local drop-in-drop-out multiplayer, in which you will play along to hundreds of songs over their official music videos, in an ever-expanding library.

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Street Fighter V is slated to release early next year, but PlayStation 4 fans don't have to wait that long for some fighting action. Sony has announced that Ultra Street Fighter IV will release (digital only) on PlayStation 4 on May 26 with a price tag of $24.99. All DLC, including levels and characters, is included in the Ultra version of the game, and updates have been made to eliminate the minor input lag that existed in the PlayStation 3 version.

The recently announced Guitar Hero Live is coming to more than just home consoles. The full game will also be released on tablets and smartphones. The mobile version will be fully compatible with the new Guitar Hero controller and can be played on the device itself or through a television. The game will also launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in late 2015. It will be available for $99.99, bundled with the new controller.