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The panel included Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch, Franchise Director Matthew Armstrong, Telltale’s President Kevin Bruner, and designer Harrison Pink. They said that while characters from previous Borderlands games will make an appearance and that the game also takes place on Pandora, Tales from the Borderlands will focus on two new protagonists, Fiona and Rhys, who we first saw in the 2013 VGX reveal trailer.
The game will be told in flashbacks, allowing you to play through different versions of the same events as told from Fiona’s and Rhys’ perspectives.
According to Polygon, Pink said that the game will feature some of the shooting that the Borderlands games are known for, “just in a Telltale kind of way.”
Otherwise, Tales from the Borderlands sounds very much like a Telltale adventure game, more similar to the comedic sensibilities of Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island than the recent, dour The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.
The first episode in the series is due out through digital distribution this year.
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Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition revealed, includes blue shell item
Mario Kart 8 launches May 30 exclusively for Wii U. Nintendo is no doubt hoping the marquee first-party title will help move systems, something Nintendo has struggled to do so far. For more on Mario Kart 8, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
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A cover of an upcoming issue of German gaming magazine PC Games reveals that the action role-playing game Risen 3: Titan Lords is currently in development.
German developer Piranha Bytes, which is responsible for the previous Risen games and for the Gothic fantasy RPG series, is making Risen 3: Titan Lords as well. It follows 2012’s Risen 2: Dark Waters, which we thought cleverly mixed fantasy and pirate themes.
All Games Beta has also posted a few leaked screenshots from the game, which, if real, display graphics far superior to what we saw in Risen 2: Dark Waters.
The first Risen was released on PC and Xbox 360. Risen 2: Dark Waters was released on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Risen 3: Titan Lords is headed to the PC. Console versions have yet to be announced.
Blizzard Entertainment today revealed the World of Warcraft female Orc character revamp, showing off what the popular character will look like when the Warlords of Draenor expansion arrives. It is the second character revision Blizzard has showed off to date, following the female human.
World of Warcraft senior art director Chris Robinson explained in a blog post that the new character model focuses more on her “warrior” side.
“That means moving away from the more doe-eyed version we know now toward a character you would expect to see fighting on the front lines alongside any of her Horde brothers and sisters,” he said.
Lead animator Steve Aguilar said the original female Orc’s facial expression is “pretty much a blank stare” and that had to be changed. He said the female Orc should now have more of an “edge” and you should be able to feel her “Don’t mess with me!” attitude.
Character artist Dusty Nolting explained that Blizzard began by using the original female Orc as a starting point to make sure that her silhouette and proportions remained intact. The overarching goal for the new model was to update her look with “much higher fidelity” while retaining her classic look.
Do you think Blizzard pulled it off? Let us know in the comments below.
Finally, Robinson pointed out that Blizzard’s goals for the World of Warcraft character revamps is to upgrade the aspects of player character models that currently exist in the game. This approach means you shouldn’t expect drastic changes, but rather visual improvements and new animations. That said, Robinson explained that Blizzard reads fan ideas and did not rule out bringing some of the “coolest ideas” to the game someday if possible.
Blizzard announced during BlizzCon in November that it plans to update all eight of the original World of Warcraft races, as well as Draenei and Blood Elves. To achieve the level of graphical fidelity Blizzard is aiming for, developers are increasing the polygon count significantly (in some cases this means going from fewer than 1,000 to over 5,000), doubling texture resolution, increasing bone count, and retouching almost every animation. Some of the new character models will be available when upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor launches, but Blizzard hasn’t yet said which will be ready for release.
Warlords of Draenor is World of Warcraft’s fifth main expansion, following The Burning Crusade (2007), Wrath of the Lich King (2008), Cataclysm (2010), and Mists of Pandaria (2012). In addition to the character model revamps, the expansion introduces seven new zones, raises the level cap to 100, and allows you to boost one character automatically to level 90.
First Game Boy Advance Games for Wii U Virtual Console Revealed
Nintendo has revealed the first Game Boy Advance games coming to Wii U's Virtual Console. In April, players will be able to purchase Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island, though no specific release …
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More details on upcoming expansion for open-world zombie game State of Decay have been revealed by developer Undead Labs. An announcement on the official site revealed that the second expansion will be called State of Decay: Lifeline, and will offer “a new way to play” the game.
Additional details on the post were scarce, but fans were told to expect a new map. Undead Labs also confirmed that the expansion will launch simultaneously on PC and Xbox 360, although no release date was given.
Earlier this year, Undead Labs confirmed that it had signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement to extend its development relationship with Microsoft, leading to speculation of a possible State of Decay sequel. For more on the game, check out GameSpot’s review.
First Super Smash Bros. Poke Ball Pokemon revealed
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Sony’s slimmer, lighter, and curvier Vita Slim is finally coming to the UK after a Japan-only release last October. Sadly, there’s no news yet on when the £180 (around 0) device will make it to US shores, but UK customers can pick one up starting next week.
Headline features include a 20 percent slimmer body, a 6-hour battery life, rounded edges, and 1GB of internal storage. In a welcome move, the size of the rear touchpad has been reduced, while the grips have been widened, which should go some way towards reducing unwanted inputs from stray fingers. The proprietary charging port has even been done away with in favour of a standard micro USB port. Huzzah! Unfortunately, the much praised OLED screen of the original Vita has been swapped out for an IPS LED one, but it does feature the same 960×544 resolution.
While we’ve only had a Vita Slim in the UK office for a few hours, early impressions are that it indeed feels much lighter than the previous model, which should result in less arm fatigue over longer gaming sessions. The reduced thickness of the device makes it no less comfortable, even for someone with big hands like me, with the smaller rear touchpad making it easier to find a comfortable grip. The rounded off edges and matte, soft-touch plastic also do a great job of making the device feel more comfortable to hold.
The sticking point for many will be the change from an OLED screen to an IPS LED one, but there doesn’t seem to be much difference between the two displays, at least indoors. Both are equally sharp and bright, with games looking smooth in action. There is one aesthetic change that some may not like, with the Vita Slim’s screen sporting a noticeable join around the screen, versus the old Vita’s one-piece front.
If you want one of the original Vitas, though, you’d better snap one up now. Stocks of the old model are not being replenished at retail, so you’ll likely have just a few months to pick one up before they’re gone.
We’ll have a full review of the Vita Slim on GameSpot soon, but in the meantime you can check out more images of Sony’s latest handheld below.
The actual turtles from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie still haven’t been officially revealed, but Comic Vine has images of what are purported to be the final design.
The site writes, “Previous details released about the movie’s toys do line up with the details in the above image, so this definitely seems legitimate.” The turtles bare very little in common with past incarnations, both in animated and live-action form, but in they blurry pic, they look ready to jump into a next-gen brawler.
No video game tie-in has yet been announced, but given the franchise’s history, it’s safe to assume that that announcement will be coming some time this year as well.