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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!

It's not too unusual to see a Kingdom Hearts game feature multiple playable characters. In fact, half of the games in the series focus on more than one person. However, the main numbered entries in Kingdom Hearts have always followed Sora's journey. Now in Kingdom Hearts III, Tetsuya Nomura is teasing the revelation of a second playable character.

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Kingdom Hearts fans, get ready for a journey to infinity and beyond! During today's D23 Expo, series mastermind Tetsuya Nomura stepped on stage to unveil a brand new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, this one revealing a brand new world for players to visit: Toy Story. Taking on brand new toy-like forms, Sora, Donald, and Goofy will now be joining forces with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the Toy Story gang in an all new adventure!

The trailer also revealed the Kingdom Hearts III has been given a release window of 2018, far earlier than previous comments led many of us to fearfully believe. If you want to see all the gameplay, including a brand new Keyblade, more story hints, and some awesome robot-driving action, make the jump!

He's finally here, ladies and gentlemen. The one and only Doomfist has finally arrived with a bang on the Public Test Realm servers for Overwatch, and he's just as imposing and fun to play as you'd imagine. The hero was teased yesterday with an enigmatic tweet from Blizzard, but now we can get to see him in action.

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Late this September, Studio MDHR's classic cartoon-inspired platformer Cuphead will launch on PC and Xbox One. There's bad news if you were hoping for a PlayStation release, however. The developers recently reconfirmed that Cuphead will not be coming to Sony's console. In a post on NeoGAF, the developer stated that "this Cuphead game" will be available on Xbox, Steam, and Windows 10 versions at launch, with a GOG launch likely to follow shortly thereafter. They also indicated that Mac and Linux versions might happen down the road.

Though Cuphead remains an Xbox/PC exclusive, Studio MDHR indicated that they own the IP, so given the language used in this response, it's possible we may see a sequel on other platforms down the line.

During Microsoft's E3 press conference last month, we got a good look at an intriguing new game called The Darwin Project. The upcoming battle royal (which will be integrated with Microsoft's new streaming service, Mixer) is headed to Xbox One and Windows at a later date, but it's currently available to a select few players as a closed alpha. Hit the jump to learn how you can be one of them!

Rocket League sure has wormed its way into many our hearts. Earlier this year, the game surpassed 10.5 million copies sold, and it's showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. To celebrate, Rocket League's developers decided to add content from another beloved franchise, and it looks pretty great.

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Stardew Valley, 2016's indie farming sim, was a smash hit. The entire first iteration of the game was created by one man, Eric Barone. The game was a labor of love for Barone, as he did all of the programming, writing, art, and music, the latter of which is getting a physical release later this year.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ blew up the internet after being announced at E3, with fans of 2D fighters and Dragon Ball fanatics alike rejoicing at what looks to be a great new fighting game. There were only six playable fighters in the E3 demo; however, a seventh has been announced in the latest issue of Jump magazine.

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Less than two months remain until Sonic Mania hits digital storefronts, and with Sonic's 26th anniversary comes the official announcement of a vinyl album, a possibility which was hinted at during SXSW 2017. Data Discs, a UK-based record label known for re-releasing classic SEGA soundtracks in vinyl form such as Shenmue and Panzer Dragoon, is partnering up with the publisher once again to do the same for the highly anticipated 2D platformer.

Read on after the jump for more details, including an early listen at the newly mastered Studiopolis Zone - Act 1!

Many Call of Duty fans were outraged when Activision announced that a remaster of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare would be released exclusively to people who bought special editions of last year's game, Infinite Warfare. However, some gamers predicted that Activision would one day release Modern Warfare Remastered as its own game. For those who waited, we have good news for you. The title will be available for purchase next week.

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Blizzard Entertainment has just released another developer update video to announce that they are making two changes to Overwatch. The first is the long-awaited highlight recording system, which will allow players to save their best plays more easily, and the other is an exciting change to how loot boxes will work in the future.

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A ChaoFans of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog have gotten a lot of good news as of late, with Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces having a strong showing at this year's E3. However, it appears that fans of "Chao Garden," the pet raising minigame from the Sonic Adventure titles, are out of luck. According to Shun Nakamura, the producer of Sonic Forces, and Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team,the Chao will not be making an appearance in Forces.

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Ubisoft is known for extravagance in their special editions and for having countless special editions for their games. The Assassin's Creed series sometimes even receives anywhere between fifteen to thirty different collectors versions. After this week, we're seeing that Assassin's Creed Origins is no exception, and they're really going all out. Ubisoft has unveiled an $800 Collector's Edition that includes a gold steelbook case, a season pass, and a hell of a lot more.

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