Dead or Alive 5 Box Art

It’s been a while since the last DoA game for home consoles, but gamers will soon be able to enjoy the latest offering from Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei. Dead or Alive 5 features gameplay improvements, a more realistic visual style, and interactive stages which allow the players to use the environment to their advantage. Judging by the information found in the NG3 executable, the new DoA installment has a roster of 25 fighters, including comfirmed guest characters Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant from Virtua Fighter.

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NHL 13 Box Art

Hockey fans are eagerly awaiting the release of NHL 13, the next installment in the popular sports simulator series developed by EA Canada. EA states that NHL 13 features revamped gameplay and “the biggest innovation for the franchise in six years”. The game includes two new modes: GM Connected (a redone GM Mode) and NHL Moments Live, which lets you replay some historic NHL matches. Other improvements include a smarter AI and a new skating system – “True Performance Skating” – based on real-world physics.

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Madden NFL 13 Box Art

Madden NFL 13 is an upcoming football simulator from EA’s highly popular Madden NFL series. The game features improved play action, a new pass-ready system, better AI, and motion blur effect to give a true sense of speed. In addition, EA developers are adding more quick cutscenes to make the game look similar to a live TV broadcast. Madden NFL 13 also boasts a new Connected Careers mode which merges Franchise, Online Franchise, and Superstar modes from the previous titles. Finally, the new Infinity Engine brings real-time physics to the game.

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Dishonored Box Art

Dishonored is a multi-platform action game set in a steampunk fantasy world. It is developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda. The game follows Corvo Atano, an ex-bodyguard who was framed by the Lord Regent for the murder of the Empress. Corvo possesses various combat skills as well as supernatural powers, which he employs to get revenge on the usurper of the throne.

Dishonored features an open world which you can explore at your leisure, although most of the game takes part in the industrial city of Dunwall. The game uses a first-person perspective. Its combat system places an emphasis on stealth and using the environment to your advantage. One example given by the developers is Corvo using his magic powers to freeze time, throwing a bunch of objects to distract the guards, and then running away in the opposite direction.

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DmC: Devil May Cry Box Art

DmC: Devil May Cry is an upcoming action game, and a reboot of the popular Devil May Cry franchise. It takes place in an alternate universe and follows a teenage Dante as he fights his way through the demon-controlled Limbo City. DmC’s version of Dante not only looks more realistic, but also possesses entirely different powers. As he is half-demon and half-angel, he can use angelic weapons (such as a scythe) as well as demonic ones like a battle axe in his combo attacks.

DmC 5 is the first Devil May Cry title to be developed by Ninja Theory. It uses Unreal Engine, and features a lot more dynamic environments when compared to previous installments. The city itself is said to be Dante’s enemy, pulling him into the Limbo whenever he’s detected by a CCTV camera. The art style of the game also differs from its predecessors. All these design changes were met with widespread criticism from the fans, but it seems that Capcom intended the reboot to have a fresh, more Western look.

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Summer is here, and so are two new coupons for those shopping online at GameStop. As usual, enter these in the “Promotional Code” field. Both codes expire on June 17th.

  • LUCKYCAT” will give you a $5 discount on in-stock Xbox 360 and PS3 games worth $44.99 or more.
  • MANEKINEKO” will shave $10 off an order totaling $89.99 or more.

Incidentally, Maneki Neko means “lucky cat” in Japanese. You can find more information regarding what the coupons are valid for in the image below:

GameStop Coupons June 2012

Visit us again in a week or two, as we might have more great GameStop deals to share!

Update: we have one more coupon! Buy a game priced $49.99 or more, and receive 40% off another one of equal or lesser value with code 40GAME. Unlike the other two, this one expires on June 12th.

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Box Art

Fall of Cybertron is an upcoming third-person shooter, and a direct sequel to the 2010 title War for Cybertron. Like its predecessor, the game is developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. It runs on Unreal Engine 3 and features both single player and multiplayer modes. The former depicts the final battle between Autobots and Decepticons, and, like the title suggests, the destruction of their home planet – Cybertron. Each playable Transformer in the game has a unique ability or a weapon. Players can also buy and upgrade their gear.

The multiplayer of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron features the same classes (Scientist, Infiltrator, Destroyer and Titan) that determine what you transform into, but character creator is vastly improved. Players can create their own characters from scratch by combining body parts, choosing weapons, and picking a paint job.

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