NES Classic.

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While Nintendo may not be launching the NX this year the Mario factory will be releasing new-ish hardware come November 11th in the form of a scaled down NES.
A palm sized one in fact, HDMI equipped and pre-loaded with 30 of the best NES titles ever. A single controller will also come bundled with the console which itself is compatible with both Wii & Wii U Virtual Console games. The Nintendo Classic Mini will be priced at £49.99 or $59.99 depending on where you live.

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Berserk Musou.

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Omega Force’s take on Kentaro Miura’s classic manga Berserk is shaping up nicely if the newest trailer of the game is anything to go by. The tale of Guts, Griffith and Casca’s rise and fall is certainly a harrowing one so Omega Force will have their work cut out for them but the chance to take on the likes of Zodd and the New Band of Hawks is a tantalizing one. Berserk Musou will launch on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita this September 21st in Japan before heading to the PC and the West at some point in the not too distant future.

Berserk Musou.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Dated.

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Bandai Namco have confirmed Dragon Ball fans will get their chance to return to the Xenoverse this October 25th state-side and October 28th in Europe on the PC, PS4 and XBox One. Much like its predecessor Xenoverse 2 will pit the good and the bad of the Dragon Ball franchise against one another.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Dated.

E3 2016.

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When people choose the “winners “of E3 every year they do so on varied criteria, I personally judge it on one, which conference would convince me most to go out and spend my money on a new console. Now I already own a PC, PS4, XOne, Vita, 3DS and Wii U, not to mention a whole slew of older generation machines, so this is little more than a hypothetical conundrum but it’s one I find none the less works and this year there was one clear winner of E3 2016, Sony.
Sony “won” this year’s E3 plain and simply cause they showed off same stunning games, God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 7 and Spider-Man to name a few. Microsoft showed off a number of eye catching titles too, We Happy Few for instance looked wonderful however far too much of what Microsoft showed this year was predictable. Gears of War looked like another Gears of War, Forza Horizon 3 like more Forza meanwhile the likes of Scalebound and Recore failed to really impress unlike say, the Resident Evil 7 or Death Stranding trailers did. As good as they were though Sony’s conference wasn’t faultless, the Crash Bandicoot announcement, while welcome lacked any real substance at all meanwhile the decision to dedicate a sizeable chunk of their conference to VR, something many gamers see as a fad didn’t put a smile on everyone’s face, much in the same way the XBox One S and mysterious Xbox Scorpio announcements failed to. Those eagled eyed among you might by now be wonder why I’ve not mentioned Nintendo’s part in all this and that’s really cause Nintendo didn’t play much of a part in this year’s E3 at all. They did keep their word though, no new big name games, no NX talk, no nothing but a long winded play though of Pokemon and then The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and yes, it was as exciting as that sounds but that’s a bit how E3 2016 felt outside of Sony’s conference, by the numbers.

Best Of Show 3DS…
Ever Oasis
Runners Up…
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Best Of Show PC…
We Happy Few
Runners Up…
Civilization 6
Vampyr

Best Of Show Playstaion 4…
God of War
Runners Up…
Resident Evil 7
Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Of Show Playstaion Vita…
Rabi-Ribi
Runners Up…
Pox Nora
Fault Milestone One

Best Of Show Wii U…
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Runners Up…
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Paper Mario Color Splash

Best Of Show XBox One…
We Happy Few
Runners Up…
Cuphead
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

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Its been an on going rumour for awhile now but Bethesda have finally decided to confirm that a reworked version of Skyrim is indeed in the works for PS4, XOne and PC. Dubbed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, this remastered version will feature all of the game’s preciously released DLC; Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn, improved sound and visuals and mod support on consoles. Skyrim Special Edition will be available from October 28th.

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Watch Dogs 2.

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While the original failed to live up to the hype Ubisoft puffed it up with, the Watch Dogs franchise will try to right those wrongs with a sequel dubbed, would you believe it, Watch Dogs 2. Much like the original Watch Dogs 2 will let players loose on an open city where they’ll hack and manipulate technology as they see fit, only this time in an attempt to clear their name of a crime they didn’t commit. Alongside the new setting and story, “seamless” multiplayer, both co-op and head to head will also play a big part in Watch Dogs 2 upon its November 15th, 2016 release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Here’s a trailer to keep you busy till then.

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Injustice 2.

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The heroes and villains of the DC universe are gearing up to go at each other once more in a sequel to 2013’s Injustice Gods Among Us, Injustice 2. Appearing on both the PS4 and XBox One next year, developers NetherRealm Studios have already pledged that Injustice 2 will push the genre forward while expanding the DC Universe into the digital realm. Here’s the full press release and a trailer.

“Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title’s larger-than-life showdowns. Every battle defines you in a game where players personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. For the first time gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.

Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime. In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s existence at risk. Players can play from the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game, from classic fan favorites such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman, to astonishing new villains like Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.”

Injustice 2.

Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap.

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Sega’s classic action platformer series, Wonder Boy is on the brink of a revival, courtesy of Lizard Cube and DotEmu. The updated version of the Sega Master System original, dubbed Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap, will retain much of what made Wonder Boy so successful once upon a time while improving both sound and visuals. There’s even a trailer right here. Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap will appear on both PC and console at some point in the not so distant future.

Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap.

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age.

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We all knew it would happen and so it has, Square Enix have finally confirmed that Final Fantasy 12 will follow in the footsteps of 0, 7 and 10 reappearing in glorious HD on the Playstation 4 next year. The game itself will remain largely faithful to the PS2 original however Final Fantasy XII HD will feature enhanced character models, backgrounds and cutscenes alongside auto-saves, shorter loading times and the option to switch between both Japanese and English voice overs.

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