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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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Okami is a classic from the days of the PlayStation 2, and later the Wii and PS3, and there's a chance the adventures of the lupine sun god Amaterasu are on their way to a new generation of gamers! Every now and then, rating boards list a game that hasn't been announced yet, and a few days ago the Korean Ratings Board did just that for an Okami HD, listing it for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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In the final expansion to Yacht Club Games' critically acclaimed Shovel Knight, players will finally step into the shoes of King Knight as he embarks on a quest to be a mighty king (so enemies beware!) in King of Cards.

Pridemoor has yet to see a king with quite the knack for flair, but the Gilded Goon aspires to be the main event like no king was before (brushing up on looking down while building up his score) in this new prequel story—and this is a facet of King Knight's character that is reflected quite clearly and charmingly in his gameplay.

Read on after the jump for more details about my time with Shovel Knight: King of Cards!

After a 2013 pilot episode, a mobile game, and several shorts over the past few years, August saw the long-awaited premiere of Ian James-Quartey's superhero comedy series OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes on Cartoon Network. Unlike other CN programs that wound up receiving video game adaptations later on in their run, such as Steven Universe with Attack the Light, OK K.O.! is unique in that it is debuting both a show and a tie-in video game at relatively the same time.

The show itself is inspired by a number of all-star classics and is filled to the brim with a number of tongue-in-cheek references, so it would only make sense for there to be a game for it as well. OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes, developed by Capybara Games, was first revealed back at E3 2017, and a demo became playable for attendees at PAX West this year.

Read on after the jump for my first impressions on Let's Play Heroes!

Though I didn't get my start until Mega Man 9, the classic Mega Man games hold a special place in my heart. Their challenging gameplay, killer soundtracks, and retro graphics keep me coming back for more all the time. While I've spent a significant amount of time with the first six games (especially Mega Man 2), I never had the opportunity to play Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8. Thankfully, earlier this month, Capcom released Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, allowing me to complete my goal of finishing all of the classic Mega Man games—well, almost.

Is the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 worth your time and money? Head inside to check out our review!

The Sonic the Hedgehog hype train is showing no signs of slowing down since the release and positive critical reception of the retro-inspired Sonic Mania. Sonic Team's Sonic Forces now has a release date, and the game comes with a ton of cool preorder bonuses, including skins for the player avatar that celebrate multiple other SEGA franchises!

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It seems like it's been forever since we heard anything significant about Super Meat Boy Forever, but Team Meat finally pulled through for us. Super Meat Boy Forever is the official sequel to the adorable, tough-as-nails platformer Super Meat Boy. In Forever, Dr. Fetus returns and kidnaps Nugget, the child of Meat Boy and Bandage Girl. You are thus tasked with navigating your way through "dynamically constructed" gauntlets in order to get your child back.

Super Meat Boy Forever is scheduled for release sometime before summer of next year for Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and mobile devices. Head inside to find out more about what you can expect from this new entry, as well as checking out the adorable new trailer!

Nintendo hosted a Nindie showcase earlier this afternoon, and one of the coolest things shown off was the first gameplay footage of Shovel Knight's final DLC campaign. Entitled King of Cards, this campaign sees you playing as King Knight as he travels the realms with the goal of defeating the Three Kings. King of Cards features thirty brand new courses across four worlds, and when you aren't bashing your way to victory, you can even enjoy a card game with your future subjects.

Check out the first gameplay footage after the jump!