Dynasty Warriors 9

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Dynasty Warriors 9 is a hack-and-slash game developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo in the West. It features the classic one-vs-thousands battles of Dynasty Warriors series, while adding new elements, most notably an open world map. The players may now freely traverse the expansive lands of China during the Three Kingdoms period on foot, horseback, or boat, and purchase hideouts in major cities.

Also new in DW9 is the State Combo System with reworked combat mechanics, dynamic weather, and a day-night cycle which affects enemy vision. All 83 characters from Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires are confirmed to return in the upcoming game, and new ones are introduced as well.

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Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

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Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a role-playing game developed by Gust and published in the West by Koei Tecmo. It is the third and final installment in the Mysterious setting of the Atelier series.

The game follows apprentice alchemist twins Lydie and Suelle, who discover colorful worlds inside magical paintings, rich with rare materials that will help them make their atelier the best in town. Characters from the previous titles Atelier Sophie and Atelier Firis also make an appearance to help Lydie and Suelle fulfill their dream.

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia

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The Seven Deadly Sins manga by Nabaka Suzuki already has an anime adaptation, and the time has now come for a console video game. Titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, it is an action-adventure game which allows the player to relive the exciting battles from the animated series, and explore the lush world of Britannia at their leisure.

The game focuses on a band of outlaws, each embodying one of the titular seven deadly sins, who at the urging of princess Elizabeth set out to save the Kingdom of Liones.

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MLB The Show 18

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MLB The Show 18 is a sports game developed by SIE San Diego and published by Sony exclusively for their PS4 consoles. This new installment sets out to deliver authentic baseball matches in classic and current stadiums that “feel so real you can smell the grass”, according to the official website.

The game features New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge on its cover, and is available in four different editions. More on their contents, as well as pre-order incentives, after the jump.

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Party Planet

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Party Planet is a collection of mini-games of varied genres including action, puzzle, and sports, with a focus on multiplayer. According to a listing on the retailer’s website, a total of 30 family-friendly mini-games are included, and in 18 of those up to 4 players can join in competitive or cooperative play.

Party Planet is published by Mastiff Games and will launch for Nintendo Switch consoles. as a physical-only release. It is available exclusively through GameStop in North America.

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EA Sports UFC 3

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EA Sports UFC 3 is the company’s third entry in their UFC mixed martial arts franchise. The game touts realistic and responsive animations (with over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up), a G.O.A.T. Career Mode where players may build hype, create rivalries, and land big contracts, as well as new multiplayer modes for fast and fun fights: Stand & Bang, Submission Showdown, and Fight Now Custom.

EA Sports UFC 3 is available in Standard ($59.99) and Champions ($79.99) editions, both featuring UFC® lightweight champion Conor McGregor on their covers. More about their contents after the jump.

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The Alliance Alive

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The Alliance Alive is an upcoming role-playing game developed by Japanese studio Cattle Call, and published by Atlus in the West. It features an expansive world to explore, a storyline with nine different protagonist, and a turn-based battle system typical of 3DS RPGs.

The game’s story focuses on humanity’s fight for freedom against the daemons, who invaded their world a millennium ago and now rule over it with an iron fist. The player will have to establish and unite guilds throughout four realms while battling the daemons.

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