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New Trailer Shows Off More Gruff Pikachu And Crime Solving Gameplay

Detective Pikachu is a 3DS game that released in 2016 in Japan, and now it's finally coming to the West. This Pokémon spin-off takes place in Ryme City, centering around Tim Goodman and Detective Pikachu, who team up to solve a number of mysteries.

Crime solving, however, isn't nearly the strangest thing in this Pokémon game. Detective Pikachu sounds like a gruff older man, which so far comes across more unsettling than anything else. Watch the trailer below.

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A specially themed 2DS XL Pikachu Edition and a new Detective Pikachu Amiibo will release alongside the game.

Detective Pikachu releases for 3DS on March 23 for $39.99. For the Detective Pikachu live-action movie, read about how Ryan Reynolds is being cast in the leading role. Ken Watanabe has also been cast for the film. You can also view leaked photos from the film set here.

Ivy And Zasalamel Unleash Purple Fury In Latest Trailers

Bandai Namco has revealed two new characters for Soulcalibur VI. One was likely a lock and the other is a surprising pick, but both rock a mean purple streak.

Ivy has been a series mainstay since the first Soulcalibur, so it was likely her and her unique whip-sword were going to make it in. Zasalamel, on the other hand, was introduced in Soulcalibur III but skipped out on Soulcalibur V. His later introduction also clashes a bit with the game's "back-to-basics" mantra a bit, but as a fan of scythes, I'm glad he made the cut this time around.

You can watch the two characters in action below. For more Soulcalibur VI, check out our New Gameplay Today.

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New Videos Show Off Gaelic Campaign In Cinematic And Gameplay

Creative Assembly released a pair of new videos for its upcoming Total War spinoff, Thrones of Britannia, which focuses on the strategy game's Gaelic campaign. Take a look at a cinematic starring king of Mide, Flann Sinna, and then watch a lengthy look at gameplay.

In the Gaelic campaign, Sinna is fighting to become the high king of Ireland. That's easier said than done, since his kingdom is landlocked and surrounded by potential enemies. You can get a taste of the overall climate in the cinematic trailer below.

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The next clip is a deeper dive into the campaign. You'll see how players can recruit and mobilize their armies, and see why the Viking interlopers should have probably pointed their ships elsewhere.

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A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is coming to PC on April 19.

You Need Both Speed And Style In This New Trailer

The newest trailer for Onrush, an arcade racer from the experts at Coderush, shows off the variety of speedy tricks and tumbles in every scene.

You'll see the various vehicles of Onrush in the video, which you can find below, including cars, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles. The fast-paced editing matches the speed of the races, making the idea of jumping off a ridge back into the race a tantalizing proposition. The game is being made by Codemasters' newest studio, which is primarily made up of former Evolution Studios staff, creators of the Motorstorm series.

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Onrush is releasing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June.

New Trailer Shows You The Scope Of Its Wild World

A new trailer from THQ Nordic's Biomutant shows off its crazy and fascinating world in a new gameplay demo. 

The gameplay scenes are edited together to show off all the different ways your Biomutant protagonist interact with the massive world. You run across water, fly up anchors, ride a giant mechanical hand, and more.

Check out the trailer below. Biomutant is scheduled for a 2018 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Return To Albion With This Collectible Card Game

Fable Fortune, a collectible-card game created by Flaming Fowl Studios and Mediatonic, is leaving early access behind and is set for a full release on February 22 for Xbox One and PC.

The beta launched back in July 2017 and has given the developers time to respond to community feedback and add some new features to the final version, including:

  • Heroic Tales, a single-player story mode allowing players to experience the backstory for each of the six Heroes
  • New emote system that allows players to communicate with their opponents — to congratulate, to mock, or just to fart in their general direction
  • Deck Helper and Guildmaster-led tutorial to assist new players
  • Daily bounty system
  • Plenty of new cards to discover

Fable Fortune was originally funded via Kickstarter, but ended their campaign after securing an outside investment. The full version will be free-to-play, but there are Founder's Packs available for sale that include 20 decks and some rare cards. For more about Fable Fortune, check out our previous coverage.

Shaq Gets A Second Chance At Brawling This Spring

When Shaq Fu launched on Genesis and SNES in 1994, it was not the most well-received brawler of all time, to say the least. In fact, many consider it to be one of the worst games of all time – the recent trailer released by the development team acknowledges as much.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn stars the now-retired NBA legend as he "fights his way through the hordes of hell and Hollywood." Players face off against celebrity bosses using weapons like katanas, shurikens, and baseball bats, as well as Shaq's alter egos Big Daddy O and Big Diesel.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this spring. Anybody who purchased a copy of NBA Playgrounds for Switch prior to June 10, 2017 will receive a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn when it releases.

In the meantime, you can check out some new screens of the game in action below.

Behind-The-Scenes Video Looks At The Music Composition

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom may lack the direct involvement of Studio Ghibli, which it had for the first game, but it does have composer Joe Hisaishi.

Hisaishi composed music for all of Ghibli's major films, like Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Spirited Away among others, and he is composing the music for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. In the video below, Hisaishi speaks about his work for the game, and you get to see what it looks like to record the soundtrack.

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For more on Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, head here to watch us play the game.

A New Tactical Take For The Franchise

Developer Sushee has announced that Fear Effect Sedna – an isometric action/strategy take on the PlayStation franchise – is coming on March 6 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC), with the game's first trailer showing off Sedna's gameplay renaissance for the series.

Sedna brings together Hana, Rain, Glas, Deke, and new character Axel, and the coordination of this crew is the core of the title's gameplay. Players can pause the game in order to make sure everyone is in place to ensure maximum teamwork. "It's an approach that taps into the core structure of the original games," says Benjamin Anseaume, Sushee founder, "but with the technology available to us today, feels very 2018."

The game – which is co-written by original series' writer John Platten – centers around the team investigating Inuit mythology, and includes puzzle sequences as well as death cutscenes like the original games.

Sushee is also working on a remastered version of the original Fear Effect title, Fear Effect Reinvented, for the same slate of current platforms in 2018.

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Hear A Snippet Of The Theme In English And Japanese

Alongside a new trailer showing off the new Monsters Inc. world in Kingdom Hearts, Disney and Square Enix showed off a pair of trailers showcasing the game's theme song, "Don't Think Twice," in English and one in Japanese, both by Utada Hikaru.

You can find both versions below, which don't include the full song but offer a taste. Additionally, the trailers show Mickey and Riku's look in III in their full glory.

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D23 Trailer Reveals Monsters Inc. Setting

At this year's D23 expo, Disney and Square Enix showed off a new trailer for Kindgom Hearts III, revealing another Pixar-based setting: Monsters Inc.

The has a brief interaction between Marluxia and Sora, the latter of which seems to have no recollection of having met the former before. Next we see monster-ized Sora, Donald, and Goofy meet Sully, Mike, and Boo. We then see snippets of gameplay within the world of Monsters Inc. Check out the trailer below.

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The Skull-Themed Phantom Thief Controls The Dance Floor In A New Trailer

In a partner piece to the Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night trailer starring Yukari, another new trailer starring the blabbiest Phantom Thief, Ryuji, also came out.

In this trailer, Ryuji shows off his dance moves and a host of skins, including a dance outfit, his track outfit, and what appears to be some kind of butler costume. Ryuji is then joined by Yusuke and the two pair off for a dual dance, which Atlus is emphasizing in the new game over anything similar to Persona 4 Dancing All Night's story mode.

When Ryuji isn't busy announcing he's a Phantom Thief to anyone who might be listening, he was clearly practicing his dancing skills. Check out the trailer below.

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Both  Persona 5 Dancing Star Night and Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night are scheduled to release in May in Japan with no word on a western release yet. Both games are releasing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Yukari Shows Her Moves In The New Trailer

In a new trailer for Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night, dormmate Yukari shows off her dance moves, with a little help from Communicator Fuuka.

You can check out the newest Persona 3 DMN character trailer below, which also has a Hideki Naganuma remix of one of Persona 3's main themes as its background music. It shows off Yukari dancing to the music and showing off a dancer costume, her usual pink Iwatodai Persona 3 outfit, and a cheerleader outfit.

She eventually gets joined by Fuuka and the two briefly dance together, the kind of character interaction Atlus has said would be the focus of the game this time around.

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Both Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night are scheduled to release in May in Japan with no word on a western release yet. Both games are releasing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

One Piece's Next Open World Adventure Gets New Screenshots

One Piece: World Seeker, an upcoming open world game from Bandai Namco, has a new batch of screenshots.

We still don't have many details on the game other than the fact that players will get to play as Luffy, use his gum-gum abilities as weapons and as a way to traverse the world, and explore an open world filled with castles, cities, farms, beaches, and more. 

One Piece: World seeker is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2018. To check out the last round of screenshots, you can find them here. For more on the on the game itself, head here.

Former S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Devs Reveal New Battle-Royale Shooter

Considering the wild success that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has had, it's only natural that other developers would explore the growing battle-royale shooter. The newly announced Fear the Wolves embraces the main element of the genre – 100-player scrambles to be the last player remaining – while bringing a pedigree and some twists that make it stand out.

The game is being developed by Vostok Games, which was founded by former members of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. team. Like that series, the irradiated ruins of Chernobyl features prominently in Fear the Wolves. Players have to contend with environmental hazards such as radiation and dynamic weather conditions, in addition to their fellow players and threats from the area's mutated creatures.

Fear the Wolves is coming to PC and consoles later this year.