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Two new playable fighters were recently announced for Fire Emblem Warriors, both hailing from Fire Emblem Awakening: Cordelia, the dedicated Pegasus knight, and the female version of master tactician Robin. Now we've gotten a look at these two characters in action on the battlefield, from Cordelia's sweeping lance movements and aerial grace to Robin's swift and powerful Thunder magic.

Make the jump to check out these trailers!

Nintendo shocked fans and gamers everywhere by reviving the Nintendo World Championships (for the first time since the original 1990 event) back in 2015 as part of their presence at E3. Nintendo of America seems to like these surprises, as they've now announced that the third Nintendo World Championships are scheduled to run live on October 7, 2017 in New York City, with anyone in the United States and Canada eligible to quality.

Make the jump to learn more about how you can enter the competition!

While unfortunate that the PC version of the game has been delayed by two weeks, tomorrow still marks the day that Sonic Mania finally launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The throwback Sonic game brings back the old school style of gameplay fans have loved in the past with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles blazing through familiar and new running grounds, produced by respected community members-turned-professional developers.

The review embargo for Sonic Mania lifted this morning, and the verdict is nothing short of positive all around. At the time of writing, the game is pulling in an aggregated 86% on MetaCritic and 87% on OpenCritic, receiving plenty of praise for its remastered stages and music, but most do share criticism in there being more remixed levels than there are new ones.

Check out our review roundup and the launch trailer after the jump!

After much anticipation, it seems that Blizzard is finally bringing a "Deathmatch" mode to its popular multiplayer shooter, Overwatch. In Deathmatch mode, the goal is simply to kill as many enemy players as possible. Such modes are standard in most multiplayer shooting games, but this is the first time that this simple game mode is coming to Overwatch, as the game's battle modes have always been a little more strategic.

Follow after the jump to learn more!

As more and more people take game development in their own homes, it's now become easier than ever to get their passion projects out to the world with yesterday's launch of the Xbox Live Creators Program. The program allows independent developers to publish their own games directly onto Xbox One's and Windows 10's game stores via a simplified certification process and no concept approval required, albeit with some restrictions compared to full-scale releases.

The first round of indie games are available now via the brand new Creators Collection, and you can see them in action via the highlight reel after the jump!

The month of May closed to an energetic preorder trailer for Sonic Mania, featuring a sketch-styled animation directed by Sonic: MEGA DRIVE artist Tyson Hesse. At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the Mania developer panel revealed that Hesse's team has also worked on a fully animated opening for the game, just like Sonic CD before it, and that fans can look forward to seeing it live with a launch trailer before August 15th.

The wait might be over earlier than planned, but true to their word, the opening sequence to Sonic Mania has finally gone live via the Sonic social channels. Give it a watch after the jump, but be warned of spoilers!

Today marks the rerelease of another round of beloved Capcom classics. After two months since its surprise reveal, Mega Man Collection 2 finally hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam today for $20 USD, bringing Mega Man 7, 8, 9, and 10 to modern hardware with a number of bonus features and special add-ons.

Check out our review roundup for Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 after the jump, as well as the launch trailer!

The long-anticipated Sonic Mania will finally hit digital storefronts this time next week, and yet there's still plenty more about the game left to uncover. Aside from the traditional single-player campaigns as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, Mania will be hosting ample amounts of bonus content for eager players to sink their teeth into, including a number of features Sonic veterans will be familiar with.

A pair of trailers have gone up to highlight these new modes. We now have our first look at the Special Stages in motion, the Bonus Stages—which feature the grand return of Blue Spheres from Sonic 3 & Knuckles—Time Attack mode, and the game's Competition Mode.

Hit the jump for the trailers and more details!

Last year, Overwatch celebrated its first seasonal event, the Summer Games, inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This event brought new skins and cosmetics to the game, as well as a new game mode, "Lúcioball," in which players would participate in a makeshift game of soccer using Lúcio's Soundwave ability (also known as the "boop"). On August 8th, Blizzard is bringing back the Summer Games event, only with new skins, new cosmetics, and a new map for Lúcioball. 

Follow after the jump for more info!

Super Mario Odyssey is on the horizon, but for some fans like YouTube user Aurum, it is not enough. Such is the reason for the existence of "Neo Mario Galaxy," a fan-made modification to Super Mario Galaxy 2 that can be added to any homebrew-able Wii or Wii U. Featuring new creative and challenging Mario levels, this fanmade project might just be enough for Super Mario fiends to get their fix before the next official Mario platformer.

Make the long jump to learn more about this new fan project!

Have you ever wished that the Guardians from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were real? Or that they were shrunken down just a bit to be less lethal? If so, Adafruit Industries has you covered, as they have created an original 3D model of the Guardian that moves and lights up too!

Make the jump to take a look at the most realistic version of a Guardian this side of Hyrule.

Gone are the days of the Miiverse drawings found in the original Splatoon. While there is a booth in Splatoon 2's Inkopolis Square that allows players to write and draw posts that can be shared online, these posts often do not turn out very detailed. At least, that was the case, until ways to custom-input pixels in the drawings were recently discovered.

Squid jump into the full article to learn how to create some of the best Splatoon 2 artwork around!

Almost three weeks remain until Sonic Mania finally launches on digital storefronts. San Diego Comic-Con 2017 is wrapping up today, and among the many panels hosted at the blockbuster convention was the Mania developer panel last night, starring lead programmers Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, Sonic series director Takashi Iizuka, social media manager Aaron Webber, Mania composer Tee Lopes, and artist Tom Fry.

The panel gave a behind-the-scenes look into Sonic Mania's production since it was first pitched to Iizuka in early 2016, as well as a sneak peek into the game's story and its Special Stages. Read on after the jump for more, but be wary of spoilers!

Sonic Forces pits the Blue Blur against a host of familiar foes from the series' past, but among the returning adversarial all-stars like Shadow and Chaos 0 comes a new evil by the name of "Infinite." While little is known about Infinite, his abilities, or his motives, SEGA dropped a new trailer for the upcoming holiday release just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, this time focusing on the recently revealed villain.

Hit the jump for the new trailer, plus an extra, musically-focused one!

Wavedash Games, a studio whose members were behind Super Smash Bros. Brawl's beloved Project M mod, has announced a fighting game of their own, just two years after their modding project was shuttered out of fear of legal troubles with Nintendo. Icons: Combat Arena, revealed at EVO 2017, is a game that's very similar to Super Smash Bros. with an original cast of characters.

Head inside for more information!