Strikers Edge Battles its way onto Steam and PS4

Remember that scene in the movie Dodgeball where the old guy says, “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball”?  Playdius and the developers behind the new Strikers Edge took that to the next step.  Rather than balls (or even wrenches), players take control of great warriors and chuck spears, shoot, arrows, and try …

Spelunker Party Nabs Launch Trailer on Switch

The Spelunker game series welcomes a new member to the family today, which is also the first on Nintendo’s newest system.

Players can adventure solo, at home or on-the-go, with the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, or with up to four players in offline/online multiplayer when docked or in tabletop mode. In multiplayer mode, players can work together to access new areas and revive their teammates.

While challenging over 100 thrilling stages, players will collect Litho-stones to unlock new equipment to customize their characters and assist in their journey, and to garner the help of faithful pets to aid in their cave exploration.

The game is available today on the Nintendo eShop, and if you’re still not sure about it, you can check out the demo.

New MMO Dual Universe is Coming!!

Game developer NovaQuark is looking to redefine the gaming industry with the impending Dual Universe, an MMO that seems to cross WoW with Minecraft…and it doesn’t stop there.

The game had a HUGE success on Kickstarter and has reached a public pre-alpha stage for a very limited number of players in the near future.  To celebrate, the rest of us just get a shiny new trailer to “ooh” and “aaah” at.

At the heart of Dual Universe is a truly innovative proprietary technology, which was developed to lay the foundations of the game. The CSSC (Continuous Single-Shard Cluster) manages one single universe with potentially millions of people interacting in it at the same time. Inside the CSSC is also a multi-scale voxel engine that enables players to physically modify the world; dig a hole, carve up a mountain or build anything they want, from space ships to orbital stations.
 
Novaquark is building a virtual world environment where they hope millions of people will be able to live exciting collective adventures within a vibrant and emergent universe where everything is possible. The company aims at creating a new form of entertainment, where participants are free to create their own stories and environment, economy, political systems, warfare, etc. The vision for Dual Universe is to create the first virtual online civilization, a vision close to Ernest Cline’s Oasis in Ready Player One.

If you aren’t familiar with Ready Player One, you will be soon, as the movie is on its way.  In the meantime, since you can’t even play Dual Universe right now, go grab a copy of the book.  You’ll thank me.

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Spelunker Party Takes Switch Multiplayer Subterranean

This morning, Square Enix announced a new game for the Nintendo Switch, Spelunker Party, the latest in the Spelunker series, boasting over 100 challenging platformer stages to explore with friends, either with Local or Online Multiplayer.

Following the story of Spelunkette and her friends, explorers can adventure solo or with up to four players in local and online multiplayer mode, avoiding dangerous pitfalls, boulders and wicked creations. In multiplayer mode, players can also join together to access new areas and revive teammates. With over 100 thrilling stages to challenge, players will discover Litho-stones hidden throughout each map to unlock new items, equipment and faithful pets to customize their characters and aid in cave exploration.

The game dives onto the Switch and Steam on October 19, with a demo coming to Switch on October 7th.

SPELUNKER PARTY! will be available digitally for the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and STEAM for $29.99. The title is rated E (Everyone).

Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Nabs Official Release Date, More Characters Announced, Trailer

Whether you’re a fan of Marvel’s heroes and villains (who isn’t?) or a fan of Capcom’s roster of games, (like Street Fighter, Mega Man, etc.), or just a fan of fighting games in general, this is your lucky day!

While it seems odd that a Marvel game with the word “Infinite” in the title would feature Ultron as the main villain over Thanos, Capcom has announced that this game will have a story mode, and the trailer below should shed some light onto that.

Also, we’ve got a few new characters coming to the fray, including Rocket Raccoon (he’s so hot right now), and any game that teams a version of Mega Man with Rocket Racoon is a winner to me.

The full press release follows.  Stay after the credits to get a look at some new images from the game.  Oh, and in case you don’t want to sift through the release, the game comes out September 19, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

 

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced a Hulk-sized helping of new information for MARVEL VS. CAPCOM®: INFINITE, the highly-anticipated return of the revered action-fighting game series. Imagined and created through a shared vision between the two companies, the game will feature free-form 2v2 team battles integrated into a wide variety of exciting and accessible single player modes and rich multiplayer content for new players and longtime fans alike. MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE will simultaneously release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, and Windows PC across North America on September 19, 2017.
 
For the first time in franchise history, the Marvel and Capcom universes collide in a visually stunning and immersive cinematic Story Mode, as heroes and villains battle together to save their merged worlds from a sinister new threat, Ultron Sigma. A combination of the robotic foes known as Ultron from the Marvel Universe and Sigma from the Capcom Universe, this psychotic villain is obsessed with infecting all organic life with a cybernetic virus. History’s greatest gathering of warriors must now unite to fight back against Ultron Sigma and save their newly formed world.
 
Announced today, more new characters have joined the battle for survival against the forces of evil in MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE including:
 

  • Ultron
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Hawkeye
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Chun-Li
  • Strider Hiryu
  • Chris Redfield

 
Each newly-added character will feature unique abilities, iconic special moves and will join other previously-announced characters, including Captain Marvel, Iron Man and Captain America from the Marvel side, and Ryu, Mega Man X and Morrigan from Capcom. The use of powerful, game-changing Infinity Stones further deepens the customized gameplay and allows players to equip and unleash elemental in-game powers, such as Time, Power and Space.
 
In addition to the compelling cinematic story experience, single player Arcade, Training and Mission modes and vast multiplayer offerings will provide memorable experiences and infinite gameplay possibilities for players of all skill levels. More characters, stages, game features and story mode details will be revealed in the coming months.
 
Pre-orders for MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE are available beginning today on all platforms for the $59.99 MSRP Standard Edition and $89.99 MSRP Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes the main game on PS4 or Xbox One and a 2017 Character Pass, which contains access to six all-new additional post-launch characters including Sigma, the main antagonist from the Mega Man® X series. Pre-order bonuses for all versions in North America include Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes. Check with individual retailers for details in Europe and Australia as some offers may vary. The pre-order bonus for the Deluxe Edition is the same as the Standard Edition, but also includes two additional costumes: Gladiator Hulk and Mega Man Command Mission X. For specific details, please check with individual retailers.

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Capcom also confirmed today that a limited MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE Collector’s Edition, brought to you by TriForce, is available now for pre-order on PS4 and Xbox One. It will include four premium character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li, a case filled with six Infinity Stone replicas, as well as SteelBook packaging that contains the Deluxe Edition of the game, all for only $199.99 MSRP. Contents may vary depending on region and for European pricing please check with retailers. All editions and versions of MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE will simultaneously release on September 19, 2017.