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While delayed to the first half of 2018, likely to accommodate the several stretch goals that come with being one of the most-funded Kickstarter games of all time, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night looks to be coming along rather nicely. The anticipated successor to Castlevania also hosts quite the musical talent, including Shantae and Shovel Knight composer Jake Kaufman, Inti Creates' Ippo Yamada, and former Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane, who worked on the series' music from Symphony of the Night onward.

A new update from the Bloodstained Kickstarter teased four of the game's songs with demos backers can listen to, as well as a short commentary for each track, revealing that these four tracks are penned by Yamane herself. You can listen to them all after the jump!

Rare veteran Chris Sutherland and editorial director Andy Robinson, representing Playtonic Games, were recently interviewed by GamesRadar about how using Kickstarter changed the development of their new game Yooka-Laylee.

Chris Sutherland: When we started out. We thought, 'Oh, it'll be a small number of people, it's mainly for us and we just need to fund it.' Now we're very much aware of at least 80,000 people who are going to be very, very cross if we don't get this right.

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Indie developer Thunder Lotus Games made their mark in the industry with Jotun (an action-RPG set in the realm of Norse Mythology) last year, and they've just announced their next project. Sundered is "a horrifying fight for survival and sanity" that blends action and horror together into an exploration-fueled Metroidvania experience. The upcoming game (set to launch next year on PlayStation 4 and PC) also features a beautiful, hand-drawn art style and multiple endings. You can check out the first trailer, screenshots, and details by clicking below!

In 2012, Square Enix released an MMO based on the Dragon Quest series called Dragon Quest X. Unfortunately, the MMO had never made it to the West, and fans have been very vocal about its localization. During a developer discussion at PAX West for Dragon Quest VII, one fan asked Square Enix's Noriyoshi Fujimoto about the possibility of Dragon Quest X coming to the west. According to Fujimoto, translating an MMO like Dragon Quest X is a difficult task and would not make much sense from a business standpoint. If enough fans demand Dragon Quest X to come west, however, then Square Enix could look into it.

Would you like to see the Dragon Quest MMO come to the west? Head inside to discuss it in the comments!

Since its initial release, Minecraft has become a raging success with many players. The next update, called the "Boss Update," releases on October 18th and introduces new content for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. The update brings boss battles to these versions of the game, as well as "Add-Ons," which allow players to tweak certain aspects of the game by altering simple text files.

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Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to release early next year, reviving the 3D platformer genre for a new generation, and developer Playtonic Games has just announced an exciting collaboration. Shovel Knight, the titular star of one of the most popular indie games in years, will make a guest appearance in Yooka-Laylee as a non-playable character. Playtonic Games released a new trailer for Yooka-Laylee at EGX, showcasing the game's colorful cast of quirky characters, including Shovel Knight himself. You can check out the trailer by clicking below!

The first piece of story DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is now available. Dubbed "System Rift," this DLC is fully independent of the main storyline, with a new location and re-introduction to old characters, and centers on breaking into the Palisade Blade secure data storage center on behalf of Adam Jensen's old friend, Francis Pritchard. Players will be tasked with infiltrating the building using their preferred method of play, all while exploring an architecturally unique building that, according to the designers, presents something never before seen in a Deus Ex game.

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No Man's Sky, one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, was finally released last month, more than two and a half years after it was first revealed. At launch, the game met with mixed reviews, as many fans were disappointed by its lack of content and its overall bugginess. Hello Games, the creators of No Man's Sky, have begun to address these concerns, and they plan to periodically release free updates for the game that fix some of its biggest issues. Earlier today, Hello games launched a new patch for the game, Patch 1.0.9, which fixes dozens of major bugs that have been found in the game.

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If you have ever wanted to see gigantic nerds perform incredible feats of physical prowess and dexterity, then Watch Dogs 2's newest trailer is for you. Jokes aside, this trailer goes deeper into the lore that surrounds the upcoming game while actually looking pretty cool doing so.

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Capcom's popular Resident Evil franchise recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and the zombie-filled series is set to return next January with the launch of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. The upcoming game features a return to horror-focused gameplay, stepping away from the more action-oriented entries the series has seen over the past decade.

Resident Evil VII will be playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as PC. If you're planning to play it on PC, you'll want to make sure you can run it properly. Capcom has revealed the minimum and recommended specs for the game on Steam, and you can check out the breakdown by clicking below.

The Coalition's upcoming title Gears of War 4 is confirmed to have local split-screen cooperative play on PC. This feature is being made available as a "labor of love" according to technical director Mike Raynor. The addition of split-screen is a laborious task as developers have to take into account multiple inputs, UI placement, player focus, as well as the variety of resolutions and aspect ratios that vary across PCs.

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Last month, a long-time fan project came to fruition (and just in time for Metroid's 30th anniversary) with the launch of AM2R: Return of Samus—a complete remake of Metroid II in the style of Metroid: Zero Mission. The popular fan game was, unsurprisingly, taken down by Nintendo as part of their recently heightened efforts to combat the unauthorized use of their IP.

AM2R creator DoctorM64 planned to continue releasing patches for the game even after it was shut down, but legal action from Nintendo prevented this. One of these planned updates would have given fans the game's soundtrack (including some tracks that didn't make it into the final game) for free, so DoctorM64 has decided to release the soundtrack by itself. You can download all of the game's fantastic music in MP3 or FLAC on the official website.

No Man's Sky has been the subject of much criticism since it launched last month, with many gamers feeling quite ripped off after paying $60 for a game that didn't have all of its advertised features at launch. Since the game's controversial release, fans in the game development and modding community have been parodying the game, starting with No Mario's Sky.

The latest knockoff of the No Man's Sky formula is "No Guy's Sky," a recreation of the universal exploration game made in the classic Doom engine. Modder Robert Prest (who is also working on a DayZ mod for Doom) slapped together a build of the game in just three weeks, and you can check out a video by clicking below. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, you can download the necessary files and find instructions by clicking here.

Earlier this month, Capcom released a blog post that detailed some of the upcoming content coming to Street Fighter V, including Urien as a playable character. The latest update for Street Fighter V was released earlier today and includes a ton of new stuff for players to try out. In addition to the new playable character, you can earn extra Fight Money through the new Daily Targets feature. Every Daily Target has a time limit, and rewards can range from 100 to 5000 Fight Money.

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In the first Dishonored game, you had the freedom to complete levels in a variety of ways, and this is also the case for its sequel. However, as now shown in the new gameplay video, there will be more variety for other tasks in Dishonored 2 as well. This new "Creative Kills" video gives us a taste of what is to come, showing off new abilities like Domino, which allows you to tie together enemy's fates, and Doppelganger, which gives you the ability to create a clone of yourself to distract the enemy. The player uses these to perform some pretty impressive feats, with actions like pulling three enemies all at once into an electric field coming to fruition. Dishonored 2 will let the player take control of both Emily and Corvo, and it will release on November 11th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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