Trailer Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Trailer RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network First Gameplay Trailer for The Outlast Trials is Full of Multiplayer Horror Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:35:34 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The Outlast Trials is the third game in Red Barrels' Outlast series, and it's a bit different than its two predecessors. Whereas Outlast and Outlast 2 are single-player affairs, The Outlast Trials is multiplayer. Up to four players will get the hell scared out of them in co op. 

While fans got a sneak peek at The Outlast Trials way back in June 2020, that teaser didn't show much of the game. A new gameplay trailer shown during the opening night of Gamescom 2021 rectifies that. And it's pretty terrifying, even if it notes that the footage is from a work-in-progress build. 

The trailer also confirms that The Outlast Trials will now release for PC sometime in 2022, missing its original 2021 launch window.

The Outlast Trials is set during the Cold War era, and is much more action-oriented than previous entries, as evidenced by the use of land mines, throwables, and other weapons shown in the trailer. 

It's still played from the first-person perspective (at least that perspective is used in certain parts of the trailer), and there are still moments where the series' staple handheld camera is used in night-vision mode. 

There's still a lot we don't know, but we're certainly excited to hear more as we get closer to the game's launch date. Stay tuned.

Blue Box Says Abandoned is Not, in Fact, a Kojima Game Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:47:37 -0400 David Carcasole

Abandoned is a new eerie and cinematic survival sim coming exclusively to PlayStation 5 from developer Blue Box Games. The studio announced the game via the PlayStation Blog on April 7 and included a first-glimpse trailer alongside it. From what we know, it will feature a deep and detailed world along with more realistic survival mechanics and launch in Q4 2021. 

But no, it is not a hidden-in-plain-sight Hideo Kojima game, according to the developer. Regardless of the aesthetic parallels, Abandoned is Blue Box Games' newest title. 

The clarification comes after Blue Box Games announced Abandoned and horror/Kojima fans/the internet thought their latest project was secretly a Hideo Kojima game in a clever disguise. 

The statement reads

We received several emails regarding the Hideo Kojima rumor. We have no association with Hideo Kojima nor do we claim to have any association nor was it our intention to claim such a statement. We are a small group of developers working on a passionate title we wanted to work on for a long time.

We have been assisting other studios in the past with their projects and we wanted to work on our very first big project. While it is true that we've been working on small projects in the past, we certainly didn't use that for marketing purposes. We hope this has clarified this matter and hope to see you all in our very first gameplay reveal of Abandoned.

It was noted by Jeff Grubb of Venture Beat that Abandoned is definitely not a Kojima product because the developer is allegedly in talks with Microsoft for a potential future project  and not Sony. However, that deal hasn't been confirmed by Microsoft as of this writing, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Whatever the case may be when it comes to Hideo Kojima, his next project, and Microsoft, Abandoned does look incredibly interesting. IGN reports that the game may even be getting a demo and alpha test in the coming months. Stay tuned to GameSkinny as we learn more about this latest addition to PlayStation 5's library of exclusive games. 

[Sources: PlayStation Blog, Venture Beat]

Check Out The Latest Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer Before Closed Beta Starts Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:52:49 -0400 QuintLyn

In less than a week, Mortal Kombat 11 will hit yet another milestone in its development process: closed beta.

The testing period will kick off in North America on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 a.m. PDT and run through Sunday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Players who preordered the game on console at select retailers will be granted access to the closed beta.

Note that players wanting to participate in online multiplayer matches during the beta will need either an Xbox Live Gold membership or PlayStation Plus subscription to do so.

Since this will be a beta, not all of the game's characters will be available during the testing period; players will be limited to five choices: Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet, and Scorpion.

Modes will also be limited during the closed beta phase; players will have access to online multiplayer matches and the single-player mode, Towers of Time.

Testers will, however, be able to experience MK 11's new Custom Character Variation System, which offers players almost infinite customization of their characters using skins, gear, cinematics, taunts, and more.

On top of the closed beta announcement, NetherRealm Studios also dropped a teaser trailer for Kotal Kahn yesterday. 

An Osh-Tekk warrior and Emperor of the Outerworld, Kotal Kahn is responsible for having saved the empire years ago and taking the throne. Unfortunately, peace rarely lasts, so now Kotal Kahn is forced to deal with issues plaguing his empire from within and without. 

To deal with these issues, he summons the power of the sun to strengthen his abilities, much as he did in Mortal Kombat X.

Mortal Kombat 11 is set to release on April 23 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. So far, 19 characters have been revealed for the fighter, and although fans petitioned, Shaggy is not currently one of them.

For more on Mortal Komabt 11 ahead of the closed beta, check out the story trailer here.

Get Your First Look At SHODAN In The New System Shock 3 Teaser Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:01:48 -0400 QuintLyn

In case you missed out on the news, the annual Game Developers Conference is under way in San Francisco -- marking the start of the gaming and tech expo and conference season that will run until E3.

Over the next few months gamers can expect plenty of reveals -- either first time announcements about new games or teasers and trailers for games we already knew were coming but haven't seen much about.

Yesterday, fans of the classic System Shock series got the first look at the long-awaited System Shock 3 -- in the form of a new teaser trailer. Those familiar with the series will instantly recognize the face that confronts them midway into the trailer.

The new trailer was revealed by developer Warren Spector during Unity's GDC keynote.

The infamous artificial intelligence SHODAN is back, and she's watching you. Once again, the player is surrounded by danger in the form of homocidal robots, mutants, and cyborgs. There is nothing safe or comforting about the place they inhabit.

Unfortunately, the (extremely) short video doesn't provide any real details on System Shock 3's narrative. Nor does it include a release date. What it does tell us is that we're looking at "pre-alpha in-engine footage", meaning we're probably a good way out from getting our hands on the game.

We also don't know what platforms the game will be available on. Although, based on the history of the series, I would at least guess PC. It might also be a good bet that since the game is still in early stages, we might end up seeing it on the next generation of consoles.

System Shock 3 isn't the only thing fans of the series are waiting on. There's also the full remake of the original System Shock. This particular project was crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2016. Despite some hiccups in the development process, we have seen some progress. In fact, earlier this year the developers dropped a preview of the game's finalized art.

Introducing Melmetal, Mythical Pokemon Meltan's Evolution Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:18:31 -0400 QuintLyn

Once again, Professor Oak and Professor Willow have uncovered a new interesting fact about Meltan, the Pokemon recently discovered in Pokemon GO. It seems that if enough are gathered together, they'll merge and evolve into Melmetal. This makes Meltan the first Mythem Pokemon that we know can evolve -- something that was hinted at in a previous video.

Like Meltan, Melmetal can be transferred to Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!, but only after the evolution takes place in Pokemon GO first.

The transformation requires 400 Meltan Candies obtained by catching Meltan and sending them to Professor Willow. Players can also gather the Candies by setting Meltan as their Buddy Pokemon and going for a walk, or by sending Meltan to Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!

When Meltan evolves into Melmetal its liquid metal body hardens and  becomes stronger. Since it's a combination of several Meltans, the Melmetal stands 8'2" and weighs nearly 2,000 pounds. It's incredibly strong and packs a heck of a punch.

It can also execute a unique move called the Double Iron Bash. When executing this move, Melmetal uses the hex nut in its spin its arms around, striking its opponent twice.

Melmetal can only be evolved in Pokemon GO, but it can be transferred to Pokemon: Let's Go! upon its release on the Nintendo Switch on November 16th.

Here's Your First Look At "Big Hero 6" In Kingdom Hearts III Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:02:48 -0400 QuintLyn

As the launch of Kingdom Hearts III draws closer, Disney and Square Enix are busy showing off some of the new worlds fans will be visiting. The game's Tokyo Game Show trailer features the heroes of Big Hero 6 and the city they protect, San Fansokyo. Sora, Donald, and Goofy team up with the Big Hero 6 super team to fight the bad guys and share friendship along the way.

Of course, the trailer isn't completely set in San Fransokyo. It also shows new content from some of the other previously revealed worlds including Frozen, Tangled, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

During the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix also revealed the official Kingdom Hearts III box art, featuring artwork from the series director, Tetsuya Nomura. Check it out below.

Fans looking forward to Kingdom Hearts III can unlock the Starlight Keyblade early by playing Kingdom Heats Union χ[Cross] now.

Marvelous Releases New Daemon X Machina Trailer for Gamescom 2018 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:58:02 -0400 Erroll Maas

Developer Marvelous released a new Gamescom 2018 trailer for their upcoming Nintendo Switch mech action game, Daemon X Machina.

Daemon X Machina is a brand new title from producer, Kenichiro Tsukada (Armored Core), where players will take control of customizable mech suits known as Arsenals. These Arsenals can be outfitted with a variety of different weapons that can be obtained from defeated enemy Arsenals. Players will have to utilize their Arsenal's weapons and skills to complete missions and defeat their mutated AI enemies both in the air and on the ground.

Featuring character designs by Yusuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates), and mech concept designs by Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Armored Core), Daemon X Machina is being created with the goal of making it "the best mech action game" around.

Daemon X Machina will launch for Nintendo Switch in 2019. To learn more about the game, you can take a look at this Nintendo UK interview with Kenichiro Tsukada.

Kingdom Hearts 3: Riku's "Other Him?" Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:58:50 -0500 Joe Garcia

The Kingdom Hearts 3 community was recently blown away by the two epic trailers that dropped during the D23 2018 Expo in Japan. The trailer that I will be talking about today is the second trailer, which debuted the new theme song for the game by Hikaru Utada. More specifically, I'll be examining a scene at the end of the trailer with Riku and King Mickey (wearing the awesome outfits given to them by Master Yen Sid).

Here we see the duo in the realm of darkness on the dark shore. Riku's Way to Dawn Keyblade is broken (and we obviously don't know why or how yet). Riku walks up and plants the broken blade into the ground while saying he doesn't need it anymore, so the other "him" can use it.

In Kingdom Hearts 3, Riku's new outfit matches quite well with Mickey's

This brings up a load of questions that the fandom is trying to figure out. I may have done just that, sort of ....

There are three possibilities as to who Riku is talking about. The first and most obvious choice is the Riku Replica from Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. The last time we heard from him was back in Castle Oblivion, when Sora had managed to save Namine from Organization XIII. The Riku Replica was freed from being controlled by Vexen (Organization XIII Member) and was allowed to live his own life in the castle. This could be who he is talking about, as this clone used the powers of darkness, and he could have ended up in the realm of darkness.

The next possibility is that somehow Riku has his own Nobody, just like how Sora and Kairi have their own as Roxas and Namine respectively. This is possible because during the events of Kingdom Hearts 1, Riku let the darkness take control of his heart and  lost his body to Ansem. This could be an unorthodox way of making a Nobody, so maybe Riku can sense his Nobody and is leaving his Keyblade to him so they can join them and see the light. 

A puzzled Riku in Kingdom Hearts 3

The next and last option is the personification of Riku's dark half that was revealed in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. This version of Riku is all of the darkness that he had built up and abused during the first game when he was working with Maleficent. With such a strong tie to the realm of darkness, it's very likely that this "version" of Riku could be the one he is mentioning to Mickey.

As with any Kingdom Hearts trailer or news, we are always left with way more questions than answers, so we will just have to wait and see what he means when the game comes out later this year. 

What are your thoughts on this? Who do you think Riku is talking about? Comment below and let's talk it out!

For everything Kingdom Hearts, stay tuned to GameSkinny.

Extinction Features Trailer Released Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:42:48 -0500 Erroll Maas

Iron Galaxy and Modus Games have released a new feature trailer for their upcoming action game, Extinction, highlighting the game's story, combat, and gameplay.

Prior to the beginning of the game, the world of Extinction has always been in a constant state of war. This changes when a mysterious portal opens up and unleashes ogres known as the Ravenii, previously thought to only exist in fairy tales. The main character of Extinction, Avil (pronounce a-veel), is a human who may be humanity's last hope against the ogres. Avil is the last of an ancient order known as the Sentinels, the only people with knowledge of the Ravenii and how to defeat them.

Avil has an array of different skills he can use to take down minions that follow the Ravenii. Players can instantaneously switch between attacks whenever they want, whether those attacks be single strike attacks, sweeping AOE attacks, aerial combos, knockdowns, and more.

The only known way to defeat a Ravenii is to use a special decapitating technique called a Rune Strike, which Avil has learned through his training as a sentinel. This special skill can also be strengthened by saving other people, defeating minions,  and destroying Ravenii armor as well as by dismembering the ogres themselves.

When traveling through the city, Avil can utilize certain skills which can also be useful against the Ravenii. These includes running vertically up surfaces and using his whip as a grappling tool. 

Extinction will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 10, 2018. Pre-orders of both the standard edition and limited edition of the game are now available.

Soul Calibur 6 Introduces Groh and Reveals More Returning Characters Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:39:45 -0500 Erroll Maas

A new trailer for upcoming sixth entry in the 3D, weapons-based fighting game Soul Calibur VI has been released by Bandai Namco.

The new trailer introduces brand-new character Groh, the agent in black, and reintroduces us to returning characters Nightmare, Kilik, and Xianghua.

Soul Calibur VI was first revealed at the 2017 Game Awards and is said to be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the series. The previous game in the series, Soul Calibur V, released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on January 31, 2012; in Japan on February 2, 2012; and in Europe on February 3, 2012. The game featured Ezio Auditore from the Assassin's Creed video game series and was well received by critics. Despite positive reception, many fans found it to be lackluster when compared to previous entries, and criticized the story mode and exclusion of fan favorite characters.

Soul Calibur VI will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PC in 2018.


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Gets New Story Trailer Prior to Western Release Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:01:04 -0500 Erroll Maas

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has released a story trailer for upcoming release Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory.

Hacker's Memory will take place at the same time as the first Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, this time telling the story from the perspective of amnesiac protagonist Keisuke Amasawa, who has been accused of a crime he has no memory of. Players will be able to change Keisuke's name and will have to collect "Hacker's Memory" items so they will be able to solve the mystery behind the missing memories.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita  on November 14, 2017, and will release in the U.S. and Europe on January 19, 2017. The game will feature over 320 obtainable Digimon, 30 new maps, and an improved online mode. Those who have preordered the game will receive several bonus Digimon and costumes.

Recently, it was revealed that four new Digimon as well as a fifth unknown Digimon will be added to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory through a free update after a successful Twitter campaign. It was also revealed that a separate Digimon Story game is currently in development.

Stayed tuned to GameSkinny for more Digimon game news as it develops.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Update: New Story Details and Ultra Beasts Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:58:08 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon details have been slow in coming up to now. But today, there's a new trailer (see above) and a wealth of new story information from the Pokemon Company. As was hinted at in the games' first reveal, the story takes a more central role in the upcoming sequels, with new characters, a mysterious new Team, and even more of the enigmatic Ultra Beasts.

Remember the Ultra Wormholes from the original Pokemon Sun and Moon? According to the Pokemon Company, they make a return in the sequels, and you'll be travelling through them on Solgaleo and Lunaala. They take you to "new worlds", and the new trailer details one of them in particular: Ultra Megalopolis. This is a city ruled by Necrozma, who's stolen all the light, except that which shines at the top of a strange tower.

You'll also be meeting the Recon Squad, a mysterious group from beyond the Wormholes whose goals are yet unknown. What is known is that you'll get a different version of the story depending on which version of the game you play. For Ultra Sun, you see Recon Squad members Dulse and Zozzie's story, while Soliera and Phyco will take center stage in Ultra Moon.

There are also a host of new Ultra Beasts, one of which is associated with the Recon Squad: UB Adhesive. This one is a Poison type. Its head is full of venom, and it spews it forth via a needle at the top of its head. It can also understand human speech and displays a variety of complex emotions as well.

The other two Ultra Beasts are version exclusives: UB Burst for Ultra Sun, and UB Assembly in Ultra Moon. UB Burst is a Fire/Ghost type. Its head is made up of odd sparks, and it has the curious ability of making its head explode, as you see in the trailer. A favorite trick of UB Burst's is to lure its opponents into a false sense of security through odd behavior and then detonate its head. UB Assembly is a Rock/Steel type and is actually comprised of a variety of different organisms. Each stone in its body is an independent lifeform, and when it confronts foes, a red eye in each stone lights up.

In case you missed it, there was also a Japanese trailer released a short time ago that emphasizes the more dramatic elements of the story, including Necrozma's role in it. You can find that below.

Let us know in the comments what you think about the new details and Ultra Beasts!

New Trailer Released for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:18:30 -0400 adelgirl

The next entry in the main series of Pokemon games, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, has just teased fans with a brand new trailer that reveals a little bit more about the upcoming title. 

This trailer, which you can view above, features many characters that fans will recognize, including Professor Kukui, Lillie, and Guzma. There are also some characters we've never seen before, like a man with a handlebar mustache and evil villain beard. This character might be part of a new evil team, or just a part of Team Aether in a new uniform. 

One notable thing about this trailer is the scene in which we see the player character riding on the back of Lunala. It appears as though this detail is teasing the ability to control Lunala like trainers were able to do with Latios or Latias in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

A lot of the trailer appears to take place in what would be late game, so there is still much to find out about in regards to how this game will be different from Sun and Moon. Stay tuned for more details as Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon gets closer to launch!

New Gameplay Trailer for Extinction Released Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:02:32 -0400 Erroll Maas

Maximum Games has released a new gameplay trailer for Iron Galaxy's upcoming action adventure game, Extinction, which was previously announced in June during E3 2017. 

In Extinction, players take on the role of Avil -- the last remaining sentinel and the only one with the ability to save humankind from complete demise. Extinction largely focuses on high-speed gameplay while roaming an interactive environment as Avil takes down a seemingly endless number of giant ogres known as Ravenii. 

Ravenii are equipped with different weapons and armor, whether they be made of bone, iron, spikes, thorns, or dark steel. This requires Avil to come up with different strategies if he wants to prevent the destruction of humanity.

The only way to defeat the Ravenii is to decapitate them, which is easier said than done when these ogres are covered in spiked armor that will injure Avil when he makes contact. Avil will have to use clever thought and quick wit to trick these ogres into breaking their armor so that he will then be able to decapitate them with a powerful Rune Strike.

Extinction is slated for release in Q1 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Could Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Send Players Back to Kanto? Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:24:27 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The recent Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer has fans speculating that the new games might possibly allow trainers to revisit Kanto -- similar to the way Pokemon Gold and Silver did back on the GameBoy Color.

The trailer features a very short, second-long blip introducing a "star" named Ryuki, But it's where Ryuki is that has set the Internet ablaze. He appears to be standing in a room decked out in yellow and trash cans, which fans are saying is highly reminiscent of Lt. Surge's gym in Vermillion City. Players of the original Red, Blue, and Yellow games, along with FireRed and LeafGreen will no doubt recall the gym's hidden switches inside said trash cans that had to be activated to reach the leader.

As Allgera Frank notes in a Polygon report, a return to Kanto would help explain why the original Sun and Moon was rife with Kanto nostalgia, from Alola Forms to the fact that the player comes from Kanto -- and also the sudden reappearance of older Red and Blue. The last time there was any indication of time having passed for Red was, of course, in Gold and Silver.

Thus, it may be more than coincidence that the re-release of those two games is coming to the 3DS virtual console this September, -- especially considering series producer Junichi Masuda previously said the original three games were only released to coincide with the series' 20 anniversary, and not to expect re-releases of Gold and Silver.

Let us know if you think there is any substance to these speculations in the comments, and be sure to check back for any new Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon updates!

Capcom Takes The Stage at the San Diego Comic Con Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:18:54 -0400 CaralineNelson

Today, Capcom released a trailer that introduces four new characters for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite -- including Spider-Man, Nemesis, Haggar, and Frank West. But this is the second set of newly announced characters, following Jedah's announcement on Sunday. This puts us at 14 Marvel heroes and 15 Capcom heroes on the roster.

The Marvel heroes currently are:

  • Captain America
  • Doctor Strange
  • Hawkeye
  • Black Panther
  • Hulk
  • Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers)
  • Gamora
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Iron Man
  • Spider-Man
  • Thor 
  • Nova (aka Richard Rider)
  • Thanos
  • Ultron

We’ve also seen Groot appear in a trailer, but there is no confirmation yet on whether or not he’ll be playable.

Earlier Marvel vs. Capcom games focused on the X-Men. But now X-Men doesn’t have any representation. Cable, Cyclops, Gambit, Iceman, Juggernaut, Magneto, Marrow, Omega Red, Phoenix, Psylocke, Rogue, Sabretooth, Sentinel, Spiral, Storm, Wolverine, and X-23 are not in the lineup.

Now the team seems more focused on members of the Avengers. Additionally, Hulk is around, but She-Hulk doesn’t seem to be getting any love. And MODOK has not been announced as a character, but he does appear as part of one of the maps in the trailer above.

The Capcom heroes currently are: 

  • Arthur
  • Chris Redfield
  • Nemesis T-Type 
  • Chun-Li
  • Ryu 
  • Dante
  • Frank West
  • Jedah Dohma
  • Morrigan Aensland
  • Mega Man X
  • Sigma
  • Zero
  • Mike Haggar 
  • Nathan Spencer
  • Strider Hiryu

Of course, there isn’t room for everyone.

On the Capcom side, it’s a shame that the flaming white wolf Amaterasu from Okami might disappear from the scene. And while Chris Redfield and Nemesis T-Type stay from Resident Evil, \Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine might be packing their bags. Arthur could be taking the place of Firebrand from Ghosts ‘n Goblins. And while Chin-Li and Ryu remain from Street Fighter, it appears that Akuma and Crimson Viper might be going home. Darkstalkers has Jedah Dohma and Morrigan Aensland, but the cat-girl Felicia and Hsien-Ko have not been confirmed. Trish and Vergil have been left out, but Dante from Devil May Cry remains. Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney is also nowhere to be seen.

This is the sixth Marvel v.s. Capcom title, but the new game focuses on two-on-two fights as opposed to the previous three-on-three setup. And they’ve added in Infinity Stones for a new gameplay mechanic. Additionally, this game will be the first of the series to include a cinematic story mode where the heroes and villains of the Marvel and Capcom universes must work together to take out Ultron Sigma.

Those who pre-order teh game will get the Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes. The Deluxe Edition includes the 2017 Character Pass. Which includes six additional characters including Sigma and Black Panther.

Additionally, those who get the game for PS4 will also get the exclusive Major Carol Danvers costume. The Exclusive Edition comes with figures of Iron Man, Chun-Li, Captain Marvel, and Mega Man X as well as six Infinity Stone replicas.  

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 19 in North America and Europe. Japanese fans will have to wait until September 21 for the title. 
Are you excited for the two-on-two matches? Do you feel like the Infinity Stones are too gimmicky? What characters could you do without on the roster and who would you like added? Share in the comments below! 

The Escapists 2 Breaks Out as Pre-Order Trailer is Released Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:50:14 -0400 Adreon Patterson

With the E3 announcement of The Escapists 2, Team 17 unleashed the pre-order trailer for this anticipated sequel.

In the trailer, which you can watch above, we see escapee Jimmy Locke in all his 8-bit glory relaxing on the beach with a friend as he begins to tell the story of his escape from prison. He tells his friend through a series of funny (yet harrowing) vignettes about everything from failed escape attempts to prison food to his prison buddies.

All this is interrupted by a crew of police from both land and sea who have come to take the inmate back. This moment reveals a pre-order feature known as the Glorious Regime. The trailer shows this new high-security penitentiary as an action-packed thrillfest as players plan their escape through secret tunnels while avoiding military-like security, vicious dogs, constant surveillance, and a dictator-like warden.

But viewers are thrown for a loop when the trailer goes all 2003: A Space Odyssey, as a spaceman begins floating across an 8-bit space background. Immediately, the release date -- August 22, 2017 -- zooms over the viewer's head and lands in the middle of the screen. After that, the trailer ends with a floating release date and spacemen.

The sequel to the hit Team17-Moudly Toof collaboration will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with a Nintendo Switch version to follow.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on The Escapists 2!

Tales of the Rays English Version Coming This Summer Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:25:27 -0400 Kevin Ngo

At this year's Anime Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Tales Of franchise announced that Tales of the Rays will be getting an English release this coming summer. It was previously released in Japan on February 28, 2017.

The announcement might come as a surprise those fans who were hoping for an English release of Tales of Asteria -- one of two mobile Tales games released in Japan in March 2014. Tales of Link was the other mobile title, and received an English release last year. But instead of porting Asteria to Western mobile devices, Tales of the Rays will be available on iOS and Android instead. 

Rays takes you on an adventure with Ix Nieves and Milenna Weiss as they serve as Mirror Knights to fight off the distortion of evil. As of now, the game currently has 9 story chapters, with Velvet from Tales of Berseria coming in Chapter 10 and Cless and Chester from Tales of Phantasia following after her in Chapter 11. Lloyd Irving from Tales of Symphonia will also be released in Chapter 9. Rita Mordio and Raven from Tales of Vesperia are set to join the cast as well.

You can check out the trailer below for a gameplay teaser:

Will you be playing Tales of The Rays later this summer when it gets its English release? Let me know down in the comments!

Sit the Hell Down; Anthem Doesn't Actually Look That Great Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:17:28 -0400 ActionJ4ck

This year's E3 saw the unveiling of Anthem, a sci-fi action RPG from Dragon Age and Mass Effect developer BioWare. As one might expect for a brand new IP coming from such a well-known developer, fans went nuts. Too nuts, in fact, considering how little information we actually got from the 1 minute teaser trailer and the 7 minute gameplay reveal.

And since I'd hate to see this hype train end up barreling off the tracks Mass Effect: Andromeda style, I think it's best if everyone is just informed now: Anthem doesn't actually look that great.

But before we begin quelling the surge of hype, let's get something out of the way. See the screenshot below.

Yes, the graphics are gorgeous. Now let's move on with our lives.

We don't really have much gameplay to go on...

Despite the 7 minute gameplay reveal showcased at Microsoft's E3 conference, we saw a disconcertingly small amount of actual gameplay. After seeing the two players hop into the Javelin exosuits about a quarter of the way through the demonstration, viewers are treated with a minute of jetpacking, followed by a pair of generic skirmishes in which we find out that the game has guns and...bigger guns. Novel. Oh, and then they flew into a storm, which was relevant for unexplained reasons.

Though it is hard to deny that jetpacks make everything better, it's not enough to show us how, if at all, Anthem is different than a 3rd person Destiny or a sci-fi The Division. Based purely on what was shown, the game doesn't seem to feature much more than the standard multiplayer shoot'n'loot.

What should be there to exemplify what this game can offer -- that its contemporaries don't -- is that awesome BioWare narrative that players have come to know and expect. Speaking of which...

There isn't much of a story yet.

Most of the information regarding Anthem's plot came from the initial teaser trailer shown during EA's conference. The trailer tells us that humanity has been pushed behind walls by monsters and natural disasters, while promising that players must "live with the choices you make or die trying to change them".

Other than that, we have almost nothing -- which seems like a strange choice from the typically narrative-focused BioWare. And although the bit about choices certainly sounds very BioWare-ish, the gameplay reveal from Microsoft's conference showed nothing resembling the dialogue trees, moral dilemmas, or loyalty trackers that the developer is known and loved for. 

Without any explanation of why players are exploring this world or what their motivation is, that narrative immersion we've come to expect from a BioWare game simply isn't there. It's possible that this is an intentional choice by the developer, who may be choosing to abandon the plot-heavy style in favor of a more straightforward multiplayer action game. If that is the case, then that's cause for concern because... 

It may be losing its identity as a BioWare game.

Though BioWare games have definitely veered further and further into action RPG territory in the past few years -- compare Dragon Age: Inquisition and Mass Effect: Andromeda to Dragon Age: Origins and KOTOR -- they nevertheless retained their BioWare identity thanks to the developer's focus on branching narratives and memorable characters.

But if that focus is going to be dropped in favor of your standard multiplayer shootin' and lootin', Anthem will become almost indistinguishable from Destiny 2 or even The Division. And while it's not necessarily a bad thing to be like those games, it won't satisfy the expectations or tastes of players who've come to enjoy BioWare's unique style of storytelling.

If it can't offer any unique mechanics or plot, why would I pick up Anthem when I'm already dedicated to a raid team in Destiny 2 (which will probably be a couple expansions in by the time Anthem hits store shelves in fall 2018)?

That all being said, it really doesn't look like a bad game. Not by a long shot, actually. But if you plan on purchasing Anthem with the expectation that it's going to be the greatest BioWare game ever made, there is a strong chance that you're going to be let down. Instead, go in with the expectation of a sci-fi shooter you can play with your buddies. Maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised. Could Anthem still be good? Sure. Could it be spectacular? Absolutely. Just don't assume it will be when you haven't seen any actual evidence to support that idea.

What did you think of the game's reveal? Does it look like everything you wanted from Mass Effect: Andromeda? Would you rather have another Dragon Age? Let us know in the comments below and remember to check back with GameSkinny for anything and everything Anthem

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Gets A Release Date Sun, 21 May 2017 12:37:07 -0400 ChazSanity

Following a lengthy delay from its original release date, Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be coming out on October 17, 2017. It was first due for release in December of last year, only to get bumped back to the first quarter of 2017. A Ubisoft financial filing then revealed the game would be released in the 2017-18 fiscal year, which was later clarified as being October 17.

Fractured But Whole is the sequel to 2014's highly-acclaimed Stick of Truth. Anyone who pre-orders the new game in this series will receive a copy of The Stick of Truth for free.

Fans everywhere are hoping that this is the last delay they'll see for this long-awaited South Park sequel. And if all goes well, this release will come right before major blockbuster FPS games like Call of Duty steal the show. 

Check out the new trailer above to get another sneak peek at the game, or check out our first impressions of Fractured But Whole at PAX West for more info!