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Resident Evil 8 Village DLC is in the works

Capcom’s E3 showcase was lackluster to say the least, mainly because the company didn’t have too much new stuff to show. Not even a Mega Man announcement, man! However at least Resident Evil 8 Village got a little bit of spotlight.

At the start of the showcase, the company confirmed that downloadable content is in the works for the game. When Village was first made, it was a single player experience with a story that had an opening and a close. However, with the game selling millions of copies, it appears that Capcom has changed its tune, and will tell even more of its story. No word yet as to who the DLC will feature, but it’s on the way.

In other news, the company also confirmed that the star-studded multiplayer mode of the game, ReVerse, will finally make its debut next month. Again, a date wasn’t given, but it’s not too far off. Check out the trailer below to get an idea of what you’re in for.

Resident Evil 8 Village is available now for PlayStation consoles, Xbox consoles and PC.

Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties is Returning and We’re Not Sure Why

Limited Run Games had some fairly impressive announcements today – probably the most entertaining for today’s E3 action. However there’s one game that dares to beg the question “Why?!” – and it’s the return of an unlikely cult favorite.

The company announced at the close of its Limited Run Games broadcast that one of “the most requested and anticipated game(s) of ALL TIME” is coming, and it’s…Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

For those unfamiliar, this truly awful (and hilarious) 3DO game first released back in 1993, and became the stuff of cult classics with its terrible production value and adult content. Still, it attracted enough of an audience to get interest with modern gamers, and, well, now it’s coming your way.

The game will make its way to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch in physical form, as well as digitally alongside PC. As for when it’ll be released, we’re not sure. Although it probably won’t be long.

Anyway, check out the tweet below, and when you’re done scratching your head, endure everything that is Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties. We…really have no idea. Still, coupled with Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, it is keeping E3 interesting.

Bloodrayne Betrayal getting HD remake for its 10th Anniversary

It appears that WayForward is hard at work on another remake, just in time for the game’s Tenth Anniversary.

Bloodrayne Betrayal, which originally made its debut on consoles and PC back in 2011, is getting the remaster treatment, complete with hand-drawn visuals and awesome, bloody side-scrolling gameplay. For good measure, it’ll also feature new voice acting, including Laura Bailey as the femme fatale and Troy Baker as Kagan.

The game will make its way to Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year, while a physical version is also in the works for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation systems. You can check out the trailer from Limited Run Games’ Twitter feed below. There’s no word on the game’s physical release date, but it shouldn’t be too far behind the digital version. It’ll be published by Ziggurat, in conjunction with Limited Run.

River City Girls returns with two new games

Limited Run Games’ stream was mostly aimed at talking about physical games coming to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. However, they did have a couple of surprises in store for fans of Wayforward’s brawlathon, River City Girls.

The company announced that both River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero, a retro-themed prequel, will arrive on Xbox platforms, PlayStation platforms, Nintendo Switch. Zero will come first in late 2021, while the sequel won’t debut until 2022.

Here’s a description for each game, straight from the developers:

River City Girls 2

Picking up shortly after the original, River City Girls 2 once again put players in control of Misako and Kyoko — as well as Kunio, Riki, and other characters — as they set out on an all-new beat-’em-up adventure across the mean streets of River City. New moves, new enemies, new recruits, new environments, and the return of an old foe await, along with the same over-the-top sense of humor and adrenaline-pumping combat of its predecessor. The game will also feature two-player co-op action both locally and online.

River City Girls Zero

River City Girls Zero, meanwhile, lets players experience the first time that Misako and Kyoko teamed up with Kunio and Riki to take to the streets in hard-hitting, curb-stomping action. While the graphics, music, and gameplay all remain true to the classic 16-bit Super Famicom release, this version marks the first time the 1994 game will be localized for the West. A new opening cinematic, new manga cutscenes, and new theme song by River City Girls composer Megan McDuffee have been added as well. Set out solo or team up with a friend in local co-op and discover how the River City Girls story began!

Look for more details and gameplay footage soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the first River City Girls, it’s a must-play. We’ve included the trailer below.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood finally getting a U.S. on Turbo Duo

Anyone who ever owned a Turbo Duo (Turbo Grafx 16 deluxe system with CD player, of sorts) will probably swear up and down that Dracula X: Rondo of Blood is one of the best games for the system. That’s weird considering it never got a U.S. release from Konami for some unexplained reason. However that will change fairly soon – yes, in 2021.

During today’s Limited Run Games E3 presentation, it was revealed that Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (the official U.S. name of the game) will finally get a physical release for the Turbo Duo system. It’ll work in your fine vintage systems without a hitch, and it’ll be in full English, and uncensored, so you can play it as it was originally intended to be played. There’s no word on pricing yet, but it’s sure to be a rare treat for fans of the system.

For those of you that hope to get the game for a newer platform, not to worry. In partnership with Konami, Limited Run will also release Castlevania Requiem for PlayStation 4 later this year, which contains versions of both Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in pixel-perfect form. It’s also slated to release sometime later this year.

Following the success of Castlevania Anniversary Collection, this is a nice couple of surprises for fans of the series. Check out the original Rondo of Blood gameplay trailer below!

Sonic Colors Ultimate gameplay debut

Earlier this month, Sega let the Hedgehog out of the bag and revealed that Sonic Colors would make a return in Ultimate form for modern consoles. Now, to sweeten the deal, it’s debuted some new gameplay as part of GamesRadar’s E3 showcase.

Viewable below, the trailer gives fans a chance to see the Tropical Resort level in action, along with Sonic’s speedy abilities. This includes hitting platforms, bopping enemies, and, as always, going fast. Because that’s what he does, right?

Like the classic 2010 Wii game before it, Sonic Colors Ultimate focuses on utilizing Wisps, strange alien beings that grant Sonic special powers. This version of the game will introduce a new Jade Green version, along with all the classic variants fans have come to expect. Oh, and we mentioned the graphics look really good, right? You can see that for yourself.

Sonic Colors Ultimate arrives on PlayStation consoles, Xbox consoles, PC and Nintendo Switch on September 7.

GigaBash brings the kaiju bashing goodness to PS4, PC

Do you recall earlier this year when we talked about how Godzilla was such a rarity on the PlayStation 4? That’s mainly because no one really develops monstrous beat-em-ups anymore. Apparently, though, Republic Games heard our cries, because they’ve got a kaiju brawler that’s sure to be our speed when it drops later this year for PlayStation 4 and PC.

In GigaBash, which debuted its new trailer earlier today during E3’s Future Games Show showcase, players will choose from a variety of monsters and attempt to trash their opposition with powerful moves.

Here’s the game’s official storyline:

“For centuries, human technology and culture ruled the surface, yet the deeper secrets of the Earth lay hidden from our eyes. Until one day, the discovery of a new form of energy called forth the ancient terrors unknown to mankind. Thus began the rise of monsters around the world. Their battle against us and their own kind, raged throughout the world, leaving only destruction in their wake.

“Unleash Chaos and go on a rampage with up to 4 players, against friends or family, but only ONE can be KING. Play as giant monsters or heroes, and discover the secrets of their origin. Featuring familiar cities and exotic landscapes around the world, no place is safe from the coming havoc.”

The trailer below gives you a good idea of what you can do in this monstrous universe, as well as the imaginative characters involved. And, yes, you can throw buildings, because…why not.

We can’t wait to get into GigaBash, especially when it comes to mixing it up with friends.

Yes, you can soon buy an Xbox mini fridge

Remember a few months ago, when Microsoft gave certain influencers and celebrities a full-size Xbox Series X fridge, with lots of cool drinks inside? Well…we won’t be getting one of those anytime soon. However, we will be able to purchase the next best thing later this year – an Xbox mini-fridge!

Microsoft revealed the fridge following yesterday’s E3 showcase, complete with the words “Xbox and chill,” along with a release window of holiday 2021. There’s no pricing available on it just yet, but it’ll likely be somewhere around the $500-$1000 point, considering its quality.

The trailer below gives you an idea of what’s in store with the fridge, complete with its wild green colors. And no, you won’t have to wait for your drinks to load. That’s ridiculous.

There’s no word if it’ll be available at all retailers or just exclusively at certain spots (or online), but we hope to find out more soon. Even PlayStation fans should be all over this one.

Impulse Neurocontroller: E3 PC Gaming Show

During E3’s PC Game Show we got a further look into the new Impulse Neurocontroller that Brinks Bionics has been developing. The glove is intended to improve players reaction times by 80 milliseconds, which is 32 percent faster than the average speeds. The glove is designed to read players intentions and send responses to the player’s computer by translating muscle signals to left or right clicking. This controller does not link with players nervous systems, it just reads muscle movement so there are no side effects.

This controller is only compatible with Windows 7 and 10 operating systems, and comes in various sizes. There also is a lot of onboard training due to the learning curve with using this devices. This is provided with purchase.

Gaming Controller Reads Muscle Signals to Click Mice Faster | Digital Trends

I do wonder if these gloves will be tournament legal for tournaments. I can see the glove being banned, but also being allowed for players with disabilities. It will be interesting to see in the future.

The controller has already sold out, but is normally buyable for 163.99 USD on Brinks Bionics website

Soulstice: E3 PC Gaming Show

I never knew what I needed in life was a game blended with Dark Souls and Devil May Cry, that is until the PC Gaming Show came on and gave us a new game to look forward to. Soulstice is an action RPG being developed by Reply Game Studios and will be published by Modus Games. The game is set to release sometime in 2022, but no definitive date has been set.

The game takes place in a grim and bleak world, where the Holy Kingdom of Keidas faces peril. Wraiths have invaded and are threatening civilization from the other side of the Veil. Two sisters known as Briar and Lute have been reborn as Chimera and have been granted mystical powers from their transformations. Players will get to explore this war torn world as these sisters in an action RPG style.

Soulstice on Steam

Though there is no date for release yet, players can preorder the game on Steam now and should look for updates as development progresses.