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Bi-weekly NGG: New 3DS, Assassin's Creed Unity delay, free games, and more!

Gamescom and PAX have revived the game industry! There has been no shortage of news these past two weeks and boy have there been some crazy ones. It’s time for this week’s News, Games, Geeks.

This is the new iteration of the 3DS system.
Nintendo

News

  • Link and Animal Crossing characters are coming to Mario Kart 8 in the form of DLC
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition will have co-op multiplayer
  • Lego Batman 3 will launch on 11/11
  • Bandai Namco announced that the Tekken team is making a Pokémon fighter called Pokken Tournament and will launch in Japanese arcades next year
  • Amazon, not Google, bought Twitch for $970 Million
  • The Pokémon Trading Card game is coming to the iPad sometime this year
  • The September Xbox Games for Gold were revealed: Super Time Force, Monaco, Halo Reach, and Crimson Dragon
  • September’s PlayStation Plus free games have been announced: Velocity 2X, Sportsfriends, PlayStation All Stars, Hoard, Joe Danger, and TxK
  • Super Meat Boy: Forever was announced for mobile platforms
  • Nintendo reveled their next iteration of the 3DS entitled New 3DS, which enhances graphics, battery life, and includes another analog stick as well as colored buttons, and an extra two shoulder buttons
  • Xenoblade Chronicles is getting an enhanced port to 3DS and it was also announced that Shulk, from the series, is being added to the New Smash Bros
  • Peggle 2 will release on the PS3 on 10/14
  • Square Enix announced Final Fantasy Type-0 HD should release sometime before August 2015 for the PS4 and Xbox One
  • Saints Row IV is being ported to the PS4 and Xbox One and it was also revealed a new expansion will be releasing on all platforms on 1/27 called Gat Out of Hell
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity has been delayed until November, which is now set to release alongside Assassin’s Creed Rogue
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is set to launch on 9/25 for PC with a PS4 release to follow in 2015

Examiner Articles/Videos

  • Breath of Fire 20th Anniversary
  • Akiba’s Trip review
  • Dragon Warrior 25th Anniversary
  • Game Free: Game Boy Jam
  • Final Fantasy Dissidia 5th Anniversary

NGG Gameplay/Trailer Playlist

  • The Order 1886
  • Dead Island 2
  • Bloodborne
  • Fantasy Life
  • Azure Striker: Gunvolt
  • Destiny
  • Natural Doctrine
  • Final Fantasy Explorers
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Automata
  • Pokken Tournament
  • The Evil Within
  • Titan Souls
  • Invisible Inc
  • Elysian Shadows