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It's the end of October, and that means two things: Halloween is just around the corner and Stranger Things 2 has finally arrived! For those excited about the newly released season of the Netflix original series, the excitement doesn't have to stop after the last episode because you can now download all new skins of your favorite Stranger Things characters to Minecraft!

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Konami has finally revealed the launch date for Metal Gear Survive, the upcoming zombie survival spin-off of Metal Gear Solid. The game will come out on February 20th in North America and February 22nd in Europe on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Fans who preorder the game will gain accessed to a "Day 1 Survival Pack Bonus," which simply grants the player some free in-game apparel.

Metal Gear Survive was originally scheduled to launch in late 2017, but it was delayed for unknown reasons earlier this year. Make the jump for more info.

Players will be able to take control of Iden Versio, the commander of Inferno Squad for the Galactic Empire, when Star Wars Battlefront II hits store shelves on November 17th. The most recent story trailer details the struggles Iden and her team will have to go through in what looks like an emotionally riveting single-player campaign canon to the Star Wars universe.

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Cuphead is one of the more unique games on the Xbox One and PC; we reviewed it ourselves and relished the soul-hardening experience. It seems others have too, or they have at least jumped on the bandwagon of 1930s visual splendor and rapid gunfire, because Cuphead has sold over one million copies within a month of release.

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2017 seems to be the year of Sonic the Hedgehog. Fans of the blue blur and his games have already gotten the critically acclaimed Sonic Mania, and Sonic Team's newest game—Sonic Forces—is going to release on November 7th. More exciting news has come out recently; apparently these two games are connected in some way beyond just being in the same franchise and coming out in the same year.

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The team working on Assassin's Creed Origins has quite the pedigree. After delivering Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, they went to work on this game, crafting a prequel to the entire series. Staged in ancient Egypt, this game will show how the Brotherhood got its start.

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It seems like forever since development on Studio MDHR's Cuphead started. In actuality, it's only been about seven years, but given all of the delays the game has been through, it's not hard to see why it feels like an eternity. But alas, the big day is finally here. So come with me on a journey through the world of 1930s animation as we make a deal with the devil in Cuphead.

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Nier: Automata came out earlier this year and has become an overwhelming success, with the gaming receiving widespread critical acclaim and publisher Square Enix announcing a few days ago that it has shipped over 2 million units already. It sounds like that success is unlocking new doors for the franchise, as Square Enix has now posted a new hiring notice to its website that strongly suggests a new Nier project is on the way.

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After the end of Life is Strange, Dontnod Entertainment started working on a game that has a drastically different tone and gameplay style called Vampyr. This game will take players back to the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic where Doctor Jonathan Reid has been turned into a vampire, and they will take control of Reid to prey on the people of London as he comes to terms with his new, undead form. Originally, we were supposed to get our hands on this game in just a couple of months. However, Dontnod has unfortunately pushed this gritty RPG back to a Spring 2018 release date.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was one of the more notable announcements at E3 2017. The original reveal trailer was hard-hitting and violent, featuring a dystopian, Nazi-run United States and the freedom fighters leading the new American Revolution. Now, a new trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show provides more of a gameplay-centric view of this rebellion, including more of the mechs and characters which gamers will soon get to control and fight alongside.

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Monster Hunter fans were in for a treat during E3, when Capcom revealed the next entry in the franchise, Monster Hunter: World, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. During their Tokyo Game Show pre-show conference last night, Sony finally provided us with a solid release date for this new title; when they said the game would launch in "early 2018" at E3, they were not joking, as we won't even be a month into the new year before we can play this HD adventure, at least on consoles.

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It's no secret by now that Shadow the Hedgehog will appear in Sonic Forces. The Ultimate Life Form stars as one of Eggman's enforcers in his latest bid for global conquest, but this development has since left fans wondering why the reformed hedgehog is back on the side of evil, putting him at odds with Modern Sonic and the Resistance.

Today, SEGA has revealed a new prequel DLC for the upcoming title, focusing on the backstory between Shadow and new baddie Infinite and setting the stage for the events of Forces. The appropriately titled Episode Shadow add-on will also feature the grand return of Shadow himself as a playable character, for the first time in eleven years!

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In a recent interview with GameSpot, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, spoke at length about his plans for his next project in the Final Fantasy series. Although he's not sure if he wants his next game to feature an open world, Tabata has said that he wants to at least imitate the feeling of an open world game, as he wanted players to get the "overall experience" of playing in a massive world. This "overall experience" would be heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which Tabata calls a "very polished" and "almost a perfect game."

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When Dontnod Entertainment released Life is Strange in 2015, it had a surefire hit on its hands. By combining the choose-your-own adventure style made popular by Telltale Games and a dark, compelling story, Life is Strange still holds the top spot on my list of games that made me cry. Though Dontnod is currently at work on a sequel, developer Deck Nine is working on taking the franchise to the past with Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

Does Deck Nine provide a worthwhile experience in the first episode of Before the Storm? Check out our review to find out!

Update: Capcom has now officially confirmed the game's existence, providing a new trailer and screenshots for the game. It will launch in the west on December 12th, for the price of $20.

Original: Just yesterday we heard rumors of an Okami HD coming to current gen platforms (minus the Switch), and today we have confirmation. As is often the case, the newest issue of Japan's premiere gaming magazine, Weekly Famitsu, has leaked early, and in it Capcom announces that Okami HD is on its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year, at least in Japan.

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