Check Out A Bunch Of New ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX’ Screenshots

Over 30 beautiful pics to check out.

It seems like the wait for this game has been going on for way too long now, but Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is just a couple months away now. Thanks to two new trailers that debuted in Japan (lucky schmucks) we have a whole batch of brand new screenshots to gawk over. I doubt these will do much to hold me over, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

Check out all the screenshots via the slideshow gallery below. There’s over 30 of ’em, so go get a snack or something.

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ Director Clears Concerns On Game’s Combat System

It’s not that simple!

We got our first in-depth look at Final Fantasy XV at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, witnessing the game’s gorgeous visuals and getting a look at many of the characters in the game. One area of concern that many had was the game’s combat system, though, as it all looked very basic from the trailers. The concerns were then elevated when game’s director, Hajima Tabata, claimed that he’s going for a more simple and casual approach to the combat.

Tabata said the following during the Extended Talk Show in regards to concerns about overly simple combat (transcript via Gematsu):

It’s not that simple! (Laughs.) Yes, when you continue to hold down the guard button, you can basically auto-guard and evade, but it consumes MP. You can’t infinitely evade. You have to think about timing, when it’s a good idea to attack or evade. Also, you aren’t invincible. There are attacks you can’t avoid. In those cases, there are also essential technical evasion methods.

 

When you push the attack button, you invoke the standard combo. You can change the actions by using it in coordination with the directional buttons. The actions change depending on your circumstances—things like whether you’re guarding and whether the timing is right, (imagine in this circumstance: when you’re guarding, you might get a chance to counterattack or something), or if your companions are nearby.

Final Fantasy XV is currently set to release sometime in 2015, though a demo will be coming with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD when it releases in March, 2015.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Set To Be The Ultimate Batman Simulator

Rocksteady is aiming to make the final game in the series the best one yet.

Developer Rocksteady Studios has gone on record saying that they hope for the next iteration of batman in the gaming world, Batman: Arkham Knight, to be the ultimate Batman simulator. Marketing Manager Guy Perkins said the following in an interview with IGN:

“If people walk away thinking this is the ultimate Batman simulator, then our job is complete. We gave them Gotham City, we gave them Batman at the height of his powers, and we gave them the Batmobile. I think those three elements come together to make a great game. If people go away feeling like it was awesome, we’ve done a good job.”

Arkham Knight is set to be the third and finall entry in the series that began with 2009’s Arkham Asylum and 2011’s Arkham City. Arkham Knight was originally set to be released in the Fall of this year before being delayed to early 2015 and then eventually being pushed even further back to June 2015.

Batman: Arkham Knight is developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Another ‘Alien: Isolation’ Video Wonders How You’ll Survive

Is that Michael Meyers?

The Creative Assembly having been releasing a series of videos that outline all of the different ways that you can potentially be killed in Alien: Isolation, and now another video has been released that features a truly creepy scenario.

As Amanda Ripley makes here way down a hallway of the space station called the Sevastopol she comes across a man engulfed in flames wearing a white mask. Amanda tries to fight fire with fire by spraying him with a flame thrower, but the masked man doesn’t even flinch before shoving her over and then proceeding to stomp on her. Check out the video below. 

Alien: Isolation is being developed by The Creative Assembly for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It’s set to be released on October 7th, 2014.

‘Thomas Was Alone’ Also Coming to Wii U & Xbox One Alongside PlayStation 4

Add two more consoles to the list of platforms that Thomas Was Alone will be coming to.

Thomas Was Alone is one of those smaller games that ended up finding so much success that it is now being released on pretty much every current platform. It was originally just a flash game that ended up becoming a full-fledged PC game, before it then ported to the PS3 and Vita and now to the PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One. The game releases this November.

Thomas Was Alone was created by Mike Bithell, who partnered with Curve Studios to bring the game to PS3 and Vita. If you own the game on either of those consoles then you are able to play the PS4 version thanks to cross-buy.

A making-of video was also released for the game, though the description notes that the “video may or may not be entirely fictional but don’t worry, the game really is coming to the new consoles this November!” Check it out below. 

‘Minecraft: Xbox One Edition’ Packing Shelves This October

Get a boxed copy of the game starring box people this November.

Retail copies of Mojang’s Xbox One version of Minecraft will be hitting the store shelves on November 18th in the USA, Microsoft revealed today. The game will cost $20 in stores.

The game is already available for those who prefer digital downloads, as it released in early September.

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Microsoft recently purchased Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion recently, which has lead to the speculation that Minecraft may become an exclusive to Microsoft at some point down the road. The game’s original creator, Markus “Notch” Persson, decided to leave the company due to the fact that he didn’t want to be in charge of something that has become so unexpectedly massive.