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Fans Treated to New Footage and Gameplay of the Final Fantasy VII Remake

Earlier this year Square Enix and Sony made a big splash at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) when they showed the announcement trailer for an upcoming remake of Final Fantasy VII. Though many fans have been asking and hoping for just such a thing to happen, many believed it never would. So, when the announcement trailer dropped back in June, people lost their minds.

This weekend, in what seems like a pretty short span of time, we were already treated to more footage of the game. Most interesting is the tiny bit of actual gameplay in the trailer, as it definitely looks to be a departure from the classic turn-based system that the original operated on in lieu of a more current, action oriented approach. Not surprising as the franchise has largely moved away from the classic combat systems of old in favor of a more fluid approach to battle. Take a look after the jump:

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s Launch Trailer Is A Nostalgia Trip

For all of the fantastic games to come out this year,  none have roots as deep in the medium as Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid. The series has spanned 28 years and evolved to suit countless hardware changes and technological refinements. The newly released  launch trailer, directed by Kojima as always, is dead set on reminding you that September marks the end of a cherished and longstanding piece of gaming history.

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Batman: Arkham Knight – Newest Trailer Is A Fight Over Gotham

2015 is finally gearing up. Spring is just around the corner, and come next month a slew of 2014’s most promising titles that never made it to last year’s store shelves are going to start trickling into our consoles and PCs. Near the end of this long-awaited arrival is Batman: Arkham Knight, the finale to one of the most celebrated trilogies of the past generation. Rocksteady reminded us today of the Dark Knight’s return with a brand new trailer for Arkham Knight, appropriately titled ‘Gotham is Mine‘.

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PlayStation Experience 2014: Ten Trailers We Had A Nerdgasm Over

December 6, 2014 will go forever be remembered by Sony PlayStation fans for several reasons. Sony celebrated 20 years of gaming excellence on their behalf by putting on the inaugural PlayStation Experience event. The first official day started off with an extensive press/fan conference that featured exciting bits of gamer trailers and so much more. Never mind the disappointing moments (that Final Fantasy VII PS4 reveal felt like the biggest troll announcement ever…), because we’re going to showcase the top 10 gameplay trailers that made their debut.

10. LittleBigPlanet 3

This nod to the long spanning past and present of the PlayStation brand was incredible. The PlayStation Experience audience no doubt got nostalgia chills as they watched Sackboy reenact the best moments from PlayStation’s biggest games. We spotted some of our favorites here, like Twisted Metal, God of War, Shadow of the Colossus and more.  We’re hoping those levels spotted in this trailer are up for download soon…

9. Drawn to Death

David Jaffe’s name is attached to two of Sony’s biggest original IP’s – Twisted Metal and God of War. So when he finally hit the stage during the final moments of the PlayStation Experience live stream, we got excited. His newest project was revealed to be Drawn to Death, a third-person multiplayer shooter that sports the visuals seen in school book doodle drawings. We have a new favorite character because of this gameplay trailer reveal – Dodgeball Dan.

8. Until Dawn

You’ve probably guessed by now that some of us here enjoy a good slash ’em up horror film or two. The PS4 exclusive Until Dawn replicates the slasher film experience perfectly as evidenced by this new dose of gameplay. You’ll have to make tough decisions as you avoid death at every turn. You’ll need to keep your teenage survivors safe since they’re capable of dying for good. We can’t wait to act out our Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book fantasies with this game in 2015.

7. Yakuza 5

Sega made a bold proclamation during the PlayStation Experience live stream event – Yakuza 5 will be arriving on the PS3 in 2015! Our hype levels went through the roof once that announcement was made! There’s no need for us to be jealous of Japanese gamers any longer. The localization for this open-world hit has been a long time coming. We’re finally getting the 5th main entry in the best video game adaptation of Chinese Mafia living…ever.

6. The Order: 1886

FINALLY! Some extended gameplay for this fresh PS4 IP was on the top of our list of the trailers we wanted to see during the Playstation Experience. The Order: 1886 just got put back on our list of most anticipated games for 2015. The cover-based gameplay, cinematic graphical presentation, interesting plot premise and terrifying beasts got us even more excited to enter this game’s dark world.

5. Batman: Arkham Knight

We knew we were going to have to pick our jaws up off the floor once this trailer came to a close. Batman: Arkham Knight will take away so many countless hours from our lives upon release. This new gameplay trailer showed off the Batmobile’s puzzle integration, Batman’s new combat skills and an explosive gunfight between the Batmobile and a helicopter. Just like those bums The Dark Knight laid out, that helicopter didn’t even have a chance…

4. Bloodborne

Wow…just wow. From Software adopted the punishing yet addictive nature of its Dark Souls series, placed it all within a gothic horror backdrop and made the combat just that much quicker and bloodier. The result? Bloodborne. The new trailer on display for the upcoming action RPG featured some intense battles that featured well-equipped co-op partners. The mentioning of a playable, never-ending dungeon got us pretty hyped for this one.

3. No Man’s Sky

So Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is big. Like, really friggin’ ginormous. Want proof? Take a gander at all the different planets you’ll come upon as you explore this game’s massive universe. The sci-fi nut inside of us felt so much shock and awe at the sight of all the different looking landscapes we could explore. This game is innovative and we can’t wait to test out its fresh take on planetary exploration in 2015.

2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

We knew we were going to see some sort of trailer alluding to the continued development of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. We just weren’t expecting to watch a 15-minute long live demo of it. As far as video game press conferences go, this intro was one of the best. Watching Nathan Drake run, jump shoot, sneak and grapple looked amazing in motion. That new grappling hook mechanic was cool as all hell. Ignore the Drake death glitch and enjoy the gameplay!

1. Street Fighter V

Yeah, we totally saw the leaked trailer for this huge reveal. But the official PlayStation Experience reveal was nothing short of mesmerizing. The next-gen overhauls of Street Fighter’s Ryu and Chun-Li were incredible to watch during this extended fight scene. We came away from this demonstration thoroughly impressed. The flashy air combos, environmental interaction and powerful new moves has us ready for the next generation of Street Fighter.

 Images: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Batman Returns in Arkham Knight Trailer – Ace Chemicals Infiltration Gameplay

Update #2: And now we present to you the third and final trailer shown for the game during the PlayStation Experience press conference!

Update #1: Here’s the second trailer featuring more Ace Chemicals Infiltration gameplay!

2015 will not only be ruled by a new slate of superhero flicks, it will also feature the one Batman game to rule them all – Batman: Arkham Knight. Rocksteady Studios is making sure its next open-world Batman adventure is finely tuned to perfection, which is why its release was pushed from 2014 into next year. While the wait for this huge AAA game release is hard to bear, we have some trailers to bask in all the while.

Speaking of new Arkham Knight gameplay trailers, the video you see above just dropped! In this awesome piece of footage, Batman can be seen infiltrating the infamous Ace Chemicals building, using his familiar set of stealthy maneuvers and untouchable martial arts expertise. Some of the newest mechanics you’ll spot in this trailer are Batman’s Fear Takedown and some of the new interactive elements used during combat situations.

Arkham Knight

We’re pretty damn excited to get some extensive hands-on time with Arkham Knight once it releases during the summer of 2015. Some of the confirmed characters who’ll be showing up in this new vision of Gotham includes the brand new Arkham Knight, The Penguin, Harley Quinn, Red Hood, Scarecrow, James Gordon, Two-Face and The Riddler. No one knows the true identity of the mysterious Arkham Knight, so the mystery behind this person’s true self looks to be a huge part of the game’s plot. Much of our excitement for this game comes from the additional Harley Quinn and Red Hood DLC missions that will be in upon release.

Arkham Knight

This isn’t the only trailer we’ll be getting before the end of 2014 for Arkham Knight. Two more pieces of gameplay will release soon  – the 2nd one on December 1 at 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern and the 3rd one on December 6 during the PlayStation Experience keynote. we’ll add those two trailers in as soon as they’re available.

Batman: Arkham Knight will FINALLY be in our hands and consoles (Xbox One, PS4 and PC) on June 2, 2015.

Images: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Rocksteady Studios

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series – First Trailer Introduces House Forrester

Telltale released the first footage of their upcoming game based on the license of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, and while short, there is enough information to glean from its 51 second span to look ahead at what’s to come.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gets The Hollywood Trailer Treatment

It’s the beginning of November and we all know what that means: A new Call of Duty game is about to hit the shelves. Whatever your opinion might be on the games, we can appreciate the advertising blitz that Activision Blizzard puts up every year to market the game. Whether it’s seeing Jimmy Kimmel and Kobe Bryant dodging bullets and rockets, Sam Worthington teaching Jonah Hill the ropes in tactical combat, or watching Robert Downey Jr. take down people in his fighter jet during Guy Richie’s commercial spot, we can always rely on some fun times for the game’s release.

This year is no different as Peter Berg steps up to the director’s chair for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and brings along his long time buddy Taylor Kitsch from Lone Survivor and Friday Night Lights, the most underrated show on television in the last 10 years. We get Taylor showing you, in a first-person perspective, the ropes of Advanced Warfare. In this new Call of Duty game, you have a jet pack for added mobility. Jump, strafe in mid-air, slide…this pretty much adds a whole new dimension to the game and the former Tim Riggins is going to show you how to do it.

Oh yeah, Emily Ratajkowski shows up too. Just in case you really need this trailer to be more geared towards the male demographic.

call of duty advanced warfare emily ratajkowski

Back to the task at hand, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming out on November 4th, 2014. Of course, you can get the Day Zero Edition and play the game 24 hours before the release date in case you just need to scratch that itch. Kevin Spacey figures prominently into the game although he only makes a digital cameo in the trailer above. It should be some good times and maybe this exoskeleton and new combat mechanics could be what the doctor ordered in order to revitalize this game franchise. On that note, I leave you with my favorite commercial from the Call of Duty series, starring the incomparable Peter Stormare as “The Replacer.”

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Images: Activision Blizzard