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Recently, Konami and Sony Computer Entertainment revealed what is included with the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition Playstation 4 that is going to be released in Japan on September 2nd. It is only set to release in Japan as of right now, and preorders for the console can be found on the Japanese Sony Store. The gorgeous machine, its extra content, and custom DualShock 4 runs for 49,980 yen plus tax.

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In the world of gaming, you can't go a day without hearing something about Call of Duty. Since it's April, this is the time when a new game in the series is normally revealed, and with Black Ops III being officially revealed on April 26th, we're going to be hearing a lot about it. And as more articles pop up about the massively popular shooting series, you see hundreds of salty reactions from many seasoned gamers in the comments section.

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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.

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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!

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.

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.

Kingdom Hearts III was officially unveiled during E3 2013, and Square Enix has kept news on the game locked up tight other than a few teaser trailers. However, series director Tetsuya Nomura plans to break the silence at this year’s D23 Expo in November. Nomura assured fans that “development on Kingdom Hearts III is going smoothly.”

He also talked briefly about bringing the series to smart phones in some form, stating, “I think we should be able to announce a smartphone-specific development for the series in short order.” Read more after the jump!

The NPD Group has released their data for the month of March, including a victory for PlayStation 4 and improved sales for 3DS and Wii U. A big part of PlayStation 4's success came from strong sales of Bloodborne, which took the number two spot on the software charts despite only having a week on the market. Battlefield: Hardline, which launched a week prior to Bloodborne, took the top spot. Software sales for the month were down 6% ($963.7 million down from $1.02 billion), but the NPD Group only tracks retail sales. You can check out the top ten for the month by clicking below!

The NPD Group data is in, and PlayStation 4 is back on top. Sony's newest home console has led all hardware in sales for all but three months since January, 2014. Nintendo 3DS topped February's charts, but PlayStation 4 was back on top for March, partially thanks to the launch of Bloodborne. Microsoft did not report any concrete numbers, but they did note that Xbox One is still selling at a faster rate than Xbox 360 during the same time in its life cycle. Nintendo turned in their report earlier today, citing growth over last year for both 3DS and Wii U. You can check out Sony's response to the report by clicking below.

Following an onslaught of delays, it seems as though Project CARS will finally be released on May 8th, according to a statement from Bandai Namco. And although this is a UK specific release date, the US will likely receive the game in close proximity to the given date.

The game, which has been in development under Slightly Mad Studios, was originally intended to release last November on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but it was pushed back multiple times. It is still unclear when the Wii U version of the game will be released.

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