First Look at Taiko No Tatsujin on PlayStation 4

Bandai Namco has released a first look at the newest Taiko game: Taiko No Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! The newest entry in the rhythm series is being released on PlayStation 4 later this year, with a new local multiplayer function to give the game a classic arcade-feel, as well as multiplayer “ghosts” to compete with your friends when they’re not there.

The trailer above also gives us a look at the new drum controller from HORI for PlayStation 4. The latest title features over 70 tracks, including Your Name’s theme song “Zenzenzense” by RADWIMPS, and more.

Diablo 3’s Necromancer Finally Hits This Month

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The Necromancer class in Diablo 3 has been teased for what seems like ages, and now, we’re finally getting it on June 27. The Necromancer will be priced at $14.99 and will require the Reaper of Souls expansion on PC to play. The pack will also grant access to additional character slots, a portrait, banner, sigil, accent and pennant, a brand new pet and some items for your pets.

Blizzard also revealed the new Eternal Collection for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, that will give console players full access to the game and all of its DLC, including the Necromancer.

Mistwalker to Announce New Title

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Mistwalker head, and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is set to announce a new title from his acclaimed studio Mistwalker. Mistwalker hasn’t released a core console title since The Last Story on the Wii, and even further with Lost Odyssey on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The new title will be announced on a Famitsu live stream on June 22. You can check it out on NicoNico LIVE at 8:00pm JST (Japan Standard Time), with a special guest appearance by Nobuo Uematsu.

PhE3: Bethesda Recap

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Bethesda had no real surprises in store, but that doesn’t mean what we saw wasn’t a welcome sight. Updates of the VR front for the company, as well as a few new pieces of DLC, and expecting game reveals dominated their late-night keynote.

Hit the jump for the full offerings from Bethesda Softwork’s E3 conference.

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Crash Bandicoot Announcement Incoming

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After passing the torch from Naughty Dog to Vicarious Visions, it seems Activision is privy to the excitement around the release of the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy releasing later this month for the PlayStation 4.

According to the full Activision schedule for E3, there’s going to be a Special Crash Bandicoot Announcement lodged between Call of Duty and Destiny 2. What that means could be anyone’s guess? Maybe the trilogy won’t be a PlayStation 4 exclusive? Maybe we’re getting a full new Crash game?!

A New Bubsy Game?

In what is most certainly not something anyone was expecting, developer Accolade, which closed their doors in 2000, has just announced a new game for their… popular character, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. The last Bubsy game to be released was in 1996, with Bubsy 3D. To say it did less than great would be an understatement.

Bubsy: the Woolies Strike Back is an all new Bubsy adventure featuring Bubsy in a bevy of exotic locations as he travels the planet looking for the beloved Golden Fleece. Bubsy must use all of his classic moves and a few new ones to dodge and out bobcat a battalion of Woolies, sharks and bess, not mention the gnarliest UFO bosses to ever grace a Bubsy adventure.

Analog EP13: WondE3r Woman

Josh and Theo are joined by James (like Beyonce) for a huge Pre-E3 episode! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

Sin City and Cowboy Bebop TV adaptations, Wonder Wonder thoughts, and E3 predictions fill out the 13th episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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PhE3 Coverage Schedule

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo is one of the craziest times of the year for fans of video games and entertainment. An entire weekend of updates, announcements, shocks, and dreams coming true. This is the time when the industries biggest and brightest show off their best, and reveal their plans not only for the rest of the year, but oftentimes for many years to follow.

The most important bits of this weekend is undoubtedly the keynotes. Starting on Saturday, and running through to Tuesday, the schedule can be seen below. I will be out of town for the weekend, but will do my best to stay updated as much as possible. You can absolutely expect recaps for all of the major keynotes on that Monday, though.

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UPDATE: E3 has come and gone, and you can hit the jump for links to coverage of all the major keynotes.

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Tekken 7 Features Overview

Tekken 7 is finally releasing on home consoles this Friday, and in preparation for the release, they’ve put together a hefty features overview video for fans, new and returning, explaining many of the new features in the game. Showcasing Rage Art, and Power Crush moves, as well as the Mishima Saga itself, which is coming to a head in the penultimate title.

Tekken 7 launches worldwide on June 2, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Wonder Woman Multiverse Event

Warner Bros. is taking full advantage of the great timing of their DC Entertainment properties. Injustice 2 released last week to incredible fanfare (Listen to my thoughts Here), and Wonder Woman is releasing this week to incredible early reviews.

With that in mind, check out the trailer above, and make sure to jump into the Multiverse in Injustice 2 this week, to earn the Wonder Woman movie armor for your character. Injustice 2 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Introducing Red Hood

NetherRealm Studios has shared the first character trailer from DLC Pack 1, showcasing Jason Todd’s Red Hood fighter. The trailer relies heavily on known rivalries, as it pits Jason against the Joker, and Damian Wayne.

Red Hood will be released alongside Starfire, and Sub-Zero, in the “Fighter Pack 1” for Injustice 2. Currently, there is no release date for the DLC, but we should be hearing soon. Injustice 2 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Theaters Showing E3 PlayStation Experience

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PlayStation has revealed that 85 theaters across North America will be showing free screenings of the 2017 E3 PlayStation Experience. Free tickets for the American and Canada showings can be claimed beginning at 10am PT/12am CT/1pm ET on May 30, 2017 from the official website. The PlayStation Blog has a list of participating theaters. The tradition started in 2015, and has continued successfully since, with participating theaters in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Far Cry 5 Announced

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Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry 5, as well as shared numerous details about the game, complete with a release date. The title, which will be released on February 27, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, will see players take control of a custom-created police deputy in an attempt to liberate Hope County, Montana from the Project at Eden’s Gate cult.

Far Cry 5 is the first in the series set in America, and will task players with hiring mercenaries, and training various animals in an attempt to create a Resistance against the vicious cult. You will be able to travel the map, which can be edited through the returning Map Editor, with ATVs, big rigs, boats, and even planes. Some of the returning weapons are guns, grenades, baseball bats, and sledgehammers.

Ubisoft has released five trailers for the game this morning: 2 story trailers, and 3 character trailers.

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Tekken 7 Opening Movie Now Online

Bandai Namco has shared the official Tekken 7 opening movie on YouTube, and as per usual with Tekken’s opening visuals, it’s a gorgeous reel of characters and story. This particular opening focusing primarily on the Mishima feud between Heihachi, and his son, Kazuya. We get glimpses of many other characters, with Akuma being a standout.

Tekken 7 hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next week, June 2, 2017.

Tekken 7 PlayStation Underground Gameplay

After what seems like ages, Tekken 7 is finally releasing soon on home consoles in North America, and PlayStation has posted up a lengthy video in their PlayStation Underground series spotlighting many of the game’s eclectic characters in gameplay.

The video also spotlights character customization, and the new “Treasure Hunt” mode which rewards players with random loot drops. Tekken is one of my favorite game series, and I’m immensely excited to see it making its return finally. Now if I can just find my Tekken 6 fightstick from my Xbox 360…