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Dead Cells Releases Rise Of The Giant DLC On Consoles With New Animated Trailer

Publisher: Motion Twin
Developer: Motion Twin
Rating: Teen
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

There aren't enough animated game trailers out there and I genuinely appreciate that Dead Cells provides them at weirdly regular junctures that are pretty fun. This one is to celebrate the release of the Rise of the Giant DLC, a free semi-expansion that has been available on PC for some time. It's now on PlayStation 4 and Switch, so players can enjoy the new bosses and new areas it provides.

You can check out the animated trailer below.

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In addition to the trailer and the DLC, Motion Twin has confirmed that Dead Cells has sold two million copies across all systems. This is a pretty unqualified success for Motion Twin, which functions somewhat experimentally as a developer with a flat structure in terms of hierarchy. In absolute terms, two million in the indie market is huge, and speaks to how a critically successful idea can take off.

Dead Cells is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and soon mobile platforms. Rise of the Giant will also be coming to Xbox One, but a last minute bug in the certification process delayed the release on that platform, which Motion Twin says will "come a bit later."

X-Men Legends

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Team Ninja
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: Switch

You might have noticed that we have Marvel fever this month at Game Informer thanks to our cover story of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, the upcoming Nintendo-published Switch exclusive. We've already had a bunch of exclusive features, footage, and discussion of the game, but Nintendo's also supplying some new trailers, like this one focusing on the X-Men.

You can check out the latest Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 trailer below.

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While we've known Wolverine is in the game since its initial reveal trailer at The Game Awards last year, but Marvel's recent attempts in the last few years to tap down on publicizing the other X-Men made their appearance in Ultimate Alliance 3 somewhat dicey. Thankfully, this trailer confirms that a number of the mutants are making it in, including Nightcrawler and Psylocke.

You can check out our coverage hub of all things Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 right here, which has the roster so far and a few exclusive character reveals like Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye, not to mention our gameplay impressions.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 releases exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on July 19.

The Ghostbusters Are Coming To Planet Coaster

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Publisher: Frontier Developments
Developer: Frontier Developments
Release: 2016
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PC

Frontier has just announced its ambitious Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters DLC for PC. The studio seems to be going all out for the new content pack to bring players an authentic Ghostbusters experience.

The content pack is said to include a fully-voiced, narrative campaign, featuring Dan Aykroyd and William Atherton themselves. It also comes with new in-game items such as, the interactive ghostbusting ride called 'The Ghostbusting Experience' and a slimer-themed kiddie coaster called the 'RollerGhoster'.

Classic Ghostbuster characters also make an appearance, including Raymond Stantz, Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and a few more surprise faces. Lastly, it includes authentic scenery pieces and sounds right out of the original film, such as the Ghostbusters HQ, Ecto-1, and Ray Parker J's unforgettable Ghostbusters theme.

Throughout the campaign, Dan Aykroyd mentors the players and helps them build their park and fight off ghostly issues that are thrown their way. Though nostalgia is a key factor in this DLC, players who have grown up without the classic movie can still find satisfaction in the campaign and build a strong coaster park with the new items.

Planet Coaster is no stranger to creating eccentrically themed parks, check out our cover of YouTuber Brad Hamilton's Dishonored Planet Coaster build.

New Footage And Closed Alpha Revealed For Nioh 2

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We haven't heard much about Nioh 2 since its announcement at last year's E3, so it was a pleasant surprise to see Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja release new footage of its highly anticipated sequel today. This is our first big look at the gameplay, which shows plenty of quick dodging, cool special moves, and larger-than-life bosses. Oh yeah, and expect to see a lot of a bloodshed, but that's a given at this point. 

Alongside the trailer, which you can watch in full above, Team Ninja also announced a Closed Alpha via Twitter to gather feedback. It starts on 5/24 and goes through 6/2, but details are scarce on how to get in on it as the tweet says only "some PS4 users" will be invited. You can read the full tweet below.

The original Nioh turned heads for its punishing difficulty alongside its fast and fluid combat. Our own Dan Tack said in his review: "Nioh will break you down (and note this clearly, this is an uncompromising game that does not mind crushing your dreams) before it lifts you up, but you soon crave the thrill of mastering a new weapon or toppling a titanic boss." 

This Is No Hallucination

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Publisher: Bigben Interactive
Developer: Frogwares
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Detective Charles Reed travels to the water-logged town of Oakmont looking for answers, but all he finds are hallucinations and the town's particular terror. In the latest trailer for The Sinking City (out June 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC) Reed reaches through the fog and the madness.

The trailer not only gives you the unsettling atmosphere of Oakmont, but also a look at some of the puzzle-solving, investigative, underwater, and weapon gameplay. 

For more from the title, check out this episode of New Gameplay Today where we wade through some of the mysteries of The Sinking City.

The Deadly Daemons Of Oninaki

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Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory
Release: 2019
Platform: Switch

Even lost souls have their use in Oninaki, Square Enix's action-RPG from Tokyo RPG Factory and Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita. The game comes out this summer (PS4, Switch, and PC) and its latest trailer shows off how protagonist Kagachi uses souls as powerful weapons known as Daemons.

Daemons are lost souls that cannot be reincarnated. Kagachi, who is a Watcher ferrying souls to the next world, puts them to work on his behalf in battle. Each one can be used as a different type of weapon (as well as assist Kagachi defensively) and they can be swapped in and out in real time. 

For more on Oninaki, check out the game's debut trailer.

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch Very Soon

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Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Starbreeze Studios
Rating: Teen
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has been available for nearly every platform imaginable since its launch in 2013, and now it's coming to Nintendo's latest console. Directed by Josef Fares, the action adventure title tells the story of two brothers going on an emotional fantasy journey. 

Exclusive to the Switch version of the game is a new co-op mode, where each player controls one brother with one Joy-Con. In all previous games, the player would control both brothers with each analog stick, an option that also returns for the Switch version. The game will also feature director commentary and a concept-art gallery, both of which were also present in the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

Brothers will run at 30 FPS, with a 720p resolution in handheld mode and 1080p resolution docked. The game has previously been available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS, Andriod, and PC.

The game lands on Nintendo Switch next week, on May 28. The game retails for $14.99, but there's a 10% discount for those who pre-order. For more on Brothers, check out our review for the game, or Fares' subsequent project, A Way Out.

[Source: 505 Games, Nintendo via Nintendo Life]

Supermassive Drops New Trailer And Release Date

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Publisher: Bandai Namco
Developer: Supermassive Games
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Man of Medan is the first installment of Supermassive's upcoming anthology series, The Dark Pictures. Today the Until Dawn creators released a new trailer for the game, alongside the announcement that Man of Medan releases on August 30. 

Like Until Dawn, Man of Medan is filled with a plethora of choices, ranging from simple to intense. But no matter how little the decision seems, there will always be consequences, and the new trailer from Supermassive stresses just how important they are. 

For more information on Man of Medan, check out Kim's preview for it here.

Here Are All The Ways I've Died In Outer Wilds (So Far)

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Developer: Mobius Digital
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PC

The release of the kooky space adventure The Outer Wilds is nearly upon us, with the game launching on both Xbox One and Epic Game Store on May 30. I've been spacefaring within the game in the meantime, discovering sights both awe-inspiring and bizarre, as well as meeting my demise. Uh, quite frequently, truth be told.

The Outer Wilds revels in its dark humor, often giving you more than enough tools for you to dig your own grave. Instead of being a source of frustration, it left me laughing at the memorable and grisly results of my own stupidity.

Come with me, reader, on a journey through the mangled, suffocated corpses of myself that I've left through time and space and in the belly of massive fishes.

1. I forgot to put on my spacesuit before I left the ship for the cold embrace of space. I promptly asphyxiated like a champ. Go me.

2. I flew into the sun by accident. It hurt.

3. I carefully navigated a series of asteroids only to find myself staring down the face of a literal angler fish the size of the moon. Reader, he ate me.

4. I was spelunking into the heart of a planet filled with many caverns. I miscalculated a jump and promptly fell to the bottom. The crack of my helmet and skull announced my doom.

5. I set my autopilot to lead me to a planet. It collided with another planet on the way there and bounced off, severely damaging my spaceship. I got out to fix my spaceship without turning off the autopilot only to watch my ship continue to zoom away, leaving me adrift in space. Crap.

6. I went in for a rough landing on a small moon. I got out before we came to a full stop but my spaceship kept going. It bounced around the moon, came back, and somehow knocked me out into the further reaches of space where, once again, I died.

7. I boarded a mysterious shuttle on an alien planet. Messing with some levers, I somehow initiated the shuttle's autopilot. With much ceremony, it lifted off the planet and into the stars... shortly before flying directly into the path of a flaming asteroid. Given I just straight up committed some interstellar grand theft auto, I probably deserved this.

8. While exploring the belly of a mysterious planet, I uncovered a big dark sphere. I got too close and it sucked me in and teleported me to the other side of the planetary system, where I floated helplessly until I smashed into some space debris and died.

9.  While I was walking around a small cavern filled ancient stone texts to decipher, some insect things on the floor electrocuted me to death.

10. I found a volcano that my scanner said was hiding a secret within. I slammed into the side of it, damaging my landing gear and camera systems. I went to leave my ship to repair said systems only to find that my door was hovering above the abyss next to the volcano: my ship hadn't landed fully on the rim. I fell fast and far and soon was still and dead. R.I.P. me.

I've still got quite a bit more exploring to do before I'm anywhere near done with Outer Wilds. I'm sure that all of the above are just a grisly appetizer of what's to come for my poor space-faring fellow.

For more on The Outer Wilds, check out our preview here.

Codemasters Announces New Entry In The Grid Racing Franchise

Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Codemasters has announced it is rebooting the Grid racing franchise, with a new title expected on September 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is the series' debut on this generation of consoles after starting out as story-based racer TOCA Race Driver in 2002.

The game's reveal trailer (which you can see over at IGN) highlights extensive car damage as well as a nighttime street circuit involving different types of cars/racing disciplines. The Grid franchise has always been about multi-discipline racing involving sponsorships and teammates (check out the review for the last one, Grid Autosport), and the reveal trailer suggests it is continuing on this course.

[Source: Codemasters, IGN]

Outer Wilds Releases At The End Of This Month

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Developer: Mobius Digital
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PC

Ever since Annapurna Interactive announced Outer Wilds, an adventure title that charts a middle path between Majora's Mask and No Man's Sky, we have been eagerly awaiting the chance to take the full game for a spin. It seems we'll get out chance sooner than we thought, as Outer Wilds releases in just ten days, May 30, on Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store.

The game is about all about exploring a pre-designed galaxy with planets that take different shapes, forms, and environments. As an alien explorer, the protagonist is eager to get off his small backwater rock and explore the galaxy in a spacecraft, but space is as dangerous as it is vast. We have played the game at a number of events over the last year and it always manages to surprise us and pique our curiosity.

You can check out the launch trailer below.

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Annapurna Interactive is releasing Outer Wilds as a console exclusive on Xbox One and a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store, though it will eventually filter out to other storefronts. On the Xbox One, it will be a day-one Game Pass title, so subscribers to Microsoft's game download service can start playing it for no extra cost on that first day. 

Hopefully you do not get caught in a time loop between now and May 30.

Your Marvel Comics Reading List Ahead Of Ultimate Alliance 3

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Team Ninja
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: Switch

For many fans, part of the fun of the previous Marvel Ultimate Alliance games is seeing all the character cameos, in-jokes, and other nods to the expanded Marvel fiction. From what we?ve seen of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, that kind of encyclopedic knowledge of the fiction certainly isn?t necessary to have a good time. But, if you?d like to tap into that part of the experience, your go-to source is a deep dive into the backlog of the many comic stories referenced within the game.

We asked Marvel to help us curate a list that would help you do exactly that. Rather than trying to add in our two cents, we?d like to let Marvel?s team speak for themselves to introduce their suggested reading list.

But before we pass the baton to their prepared written thoughts on the subject, it?s worth sharing that all of the titles below can be tracked down through your local comic shop, often in either single issue or trade paperback format. In addition, you can find any and all of these entries available as digital comics, or you can purchase a subscription to Marvel Unlimited; that app is available on the App Store and Google Play, and opens up access to over 25,000 comics for a regular monthly subscription fee.

Here?s what Marvel Games VP and creative director Bill Rosemann had to share to introduce the reading list. ?Just as the huge roster of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order unites characters from across our sprawling universe, the game?s story similarly assembles and remixes awesome scenes, locations, and moments from throughout Marvel?s 80 years of storytelling. Packed with Easter Eggs and character rich dialogue, the swiftly moving story is both accessible to new fans and deeply rewarding for longtime True Believers. But if you want to earn bragging rights by dropping Marvel knowledge on fans and noobs alike, may we humbly suggest you dive into our Recommended Reading List (selected by game writer Marc Sumerak and arranged in suggested devouring order by Yours Truly)? From the mean streets of Hell?s Kitchen to the gleaming spires of Asgard, these classic tales by Marvel?s best creators will make you feel worthy enough to lift Mjolnir itself!?

And here?s the full reading list, as written and summarized by Marc Sumerak:

by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, & Paul Pelletier

In the wake of Annihilation, a team of unlikely heroes unites to protect the cosmos.

by Dan Slott, Olivier Coipel & Giuseppe Canumcoli

Spider-Men (and Women) from every alternate Earth join forces to save all of reality.

by Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez

To keep the streets of Manhattan safe, Marvel's street-level heroes must band together to become a new force for justice.

by Andy Diggle & Billy Tan

When Daredevil turns to the dark side, his fellow heroes must return him to the light.

by Kurt Busiek & George Perez

The Avengers must shut down their android arch-nemesis, Ultron, and his army of mechanical soldiers.

by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena

Wolverine assembles an elite team of X-Men willing to do whatever it takes to save mutantkind.

by Donny Cates, Nick Spencer & Rod Reis

A new group of Midnight Sons must rise to stop a literal Hell-on-Earth scenario.

by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee

Explore the wonders of Attilan with Marvel's most mysterious royal family.

by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze


A new age is dawning in Wakanda, and the Panther must find his place in it.

by Jim Starlin, George Perez, & Ron Lim


The legendary battle between Thanos and all of Marvel's mightiest heroes!

by Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley

The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy team up to defeat Thanos once again.

by Jonathan Hickman & Steve Epting

Marvel's heroes form a secret alliance to prevent the end of all that is.

by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver

The mad titan Thanos makes his world-shattering return, in a galactic war that will be fought both on Earth and in deep space, with our heroes caught between both battles!

by Derek Landy & Philip Tan

Thanos's own ultimate alliance takes the spotlight in a tale of death and deceit.

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Exclusive Hawkeye Gameplay Details In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Team Ninja
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: Switch

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order looks to have a massive roster of supercharged heroes. We already know about 27 playable heroes, and there are more announcements to come, stretching across the Marvel universe and including characters from The Avengers, X-Men, Spider-verse, and more. As part of our month of coverage, we're highlighting a few of our favorites. Today we take a deeper look at one of Marvel's expert bowman: Hawkeye.

Alias: Clint Barton

Comic Debut

Tales of Suspense #57 (Sept. 1964)


Raised by an abusive father, Clint Barton eventually ran away from home and joined a traveling circus where he learned how to be swordsman and trick bowman. After a short stint as a star carnival attraction, Barton was inspired to fight crime after seeing Iron Man in action. As Hawkeye, Barton eventually join both the East Coast and West Coast branches of The Avengers, and even took a turn leading the team.


Master archer; peak human conditioning; excellence eyesight; what else do you want?

Game Abilities

Exploding Arrows: Clint shoots several explosive arrows into the air that then rain down on the enemies and deal fire damage. Players can hold the attack button to aim.

Shock Value: Clint fires electric arrows in front of him dealing extra shock damage to characters in a row.

Scattershot: Clint shoots a barrage of explosive arrows at nearby enemies.

Piercing Shot: Clint's arrows pierce enemies in front of him. Players can hold the attack button to aim and hidden the attack area.

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Hawkeye is all about flexibility in combat. His specialty is ranged combat thanks to his arsenal off arrows. Hawkeye isn?t considered one of the most powerful avengers, but he?s pretty equally skilled in most things. He can hit his targets from across the battlefield, attack enemies in a line, rain down fire from the sky.

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Mojang Unearths A Bit More Info

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Mojang
Release: 2019
Platform: PC

Mojang revealed a new Minecraft spinoff at last year?s Minecon event, then seemingly took it back underground. Minecraft: Dungeons seemed like an interesting idea, with teams of four battling monsters in classic dungeon-crawler style adventures, but since that announcement we?ve heard virtually nothing else about the project. Fortunately, that?s about to change. Mojang is ready to share more information about Minecraft: Dungeons, and we were able to sit down with executive producer David Nisshagen in Mojang?s Stockholm studio and pick his brain for details.

Development on Minecraft: Dungeons began about three years ago, when an internal team of a few developers was working on a small single-player campaign. As it turned out, the team thought they were onto something fun, so they expanded its scope to include up to four players. That doesn?t mean you have to party up when you want to play, however. Solo players can venture out against the evil Arch-Illager and his monsters, and friends can drop in and out ? with difficulty adjusting accordingly.
Players aren?t locked into particular combat roles, even though archetypical styles such as mages, rangers, and melee attackers are present. Rather than having innate skills and abilities, players can change their role every time they don a new piece of gear. Put on heavy armor, Nisshagen says, and you?re a tank. Or put on something lighter, and you?re faster and might excel with ranged weapons. ?It?s like, do you want that cool thing? Go find it and wear it or wield it,? he says.

Minecraft: Dungeons is focusing on action and adventure, so players aren?t going to be building or mining as they quest. Other elements are drawn from the main series, when appropriate, such as enchanting. Originally, Nisshagen says the team experimented with having players use the system that?s in the base game, but it proved to be unwieldy and complicated for the faster pace they were aiming for. They?ve come up with a compromise that gives players agency over how enchantments fit within their playstyle without grinding things to a halt with excessive menu manipulation.

?Think of it like this: A sword drops. The sword has a couple of different enchantments options,? Nisshagen explains. ?You pick one of them and enchant it with that. The next sword drops. It has the same look and feel and combat animations and all of that stuff, but it has different randomized enchantments attached to it. One of them can be super powerful for area of effect attacks. The other could be, I don?t know, poisons enemy over time. Even if it?s the same base item, they have vastly different properties on them.? Players can also purchase weapons and gear with emeralds they pick up from defeated foes. Some items grant defensive abilities for the whole team, too, such as healing auras that protect party members ? provided they stay within range of their friends. 

The original trailer showed subterranean dungeons, but Nisshagen says the game takes advantage of the variety Minecraft is known for. ?There are some levels or some biomes that are on the surface that are more open and sprawling.? I wasn?t able to completely pin him down on the overall structure of the game, but he said players could go back and explore areas that they?d already visited, and that there?s something similar to a hub world.

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Levels are procedurally generated, which made me wonder if players would be able to share particularly interesting world-generation seeds with friends, as in Minecraft or The Binding of Isaac. He said that there are some passionate speedrunners on the team, and they recognize the importance of being able to have some kind of even playing field to accommodate that playstyle. He said he couldn?t make any promises, but it?s something they?re considering.

Even without the building, Minecraft: Dungeons manages to capture the silly essence of what makes traditional Minecraft such a joy to explore. In addition to battling familiar monsters like skeletons and spiders, Nisshagen says players will get to see some all-new mobs as well. It didn?t look particularly threatening, but one little guy seems like he?s going to both delight and frustrate players: an adorable little key, who jogs away when he spies the heroes coming. You have to hit him a few times before you can pick him up, which looks like a task that?s going to be easier said than done.

We?ll know just how fast that little guy can run later this year, when Minecraft: Dungeons comes to PC.

Exclusive Wolverine Gameplay Details In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Team Ninja
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: Switch

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order looks to have a massive roster of supercharged heroes. We already know about 27 playable heroes, and there are more announcements to come, stretching across the Marvel universe and including characters from The Avengers, X-Men, Spider-verse, and more. As part of our month of coverage, we're highlighting a few of our favorites. Today we take a deeper look at one of Marvel's biggest heroes: Wolverine.

Alias: James ?Logan? Howlett

Comic Debut

The Incredible Hulk #180-181 (October 1974)


Oh boy, this is complicated, but we?ll do our best. Raised in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, sometime between 1882 and 1885, Logan was the illegitimate son of a wealthy plantation owner and a grounds-keeper. Logan spent most of his childhood in a sickly state, until his mutant powers activated during puberty. Later, he enlisted in the military and spent years wandering the globe before he was kidnapped by the Weapon X Program, which encased his skeleton with unbreakable Adamantium. Logan eventually breaks free and finds a family in the X-Men.


Regenerative healing factor; superhuman strength, stamina, and reflexes; heightened senses; retractable claws

Game Abilities

Claw Strike: Wolverine slashes forcefully with both sets of claws, then finishes with one last big slash.

Adamantium Assault: Wolverine jumps and performs a spinning uppercut that draws enemies closer and slices them to pieces.

Berserker Barrage: Wolverine jumps forward while spinning and slashing at anything in his way. Players can hold the attack button to aim this attack.

Primal Rage: Wolverine get angry. His attack power increase for a short time and he glows with rage.

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Wolverine has a lot of health and durability as well as a natural healing ability that makes him an ideal tank. He loves to mix it up close range, but he also has a few moves that allow him to dart across the battlefield. This knucklehead is great for managing large groups of enemies and giving other players some room to breathe.

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