Spelunky 2 Announced

At Paris Games Week today, Mossmouth revealed Spelunky 2.

A trailer showed the original adventurer from Spelunky growing up and having a child, who seems to be the protagonist of the new game, but no gameplay details were shown or revealed.

On Twitter, creator Derek Yu said Spelunky 2 will come first to PS4 and PC.

No release date or window has been announced.

An HD version of Spelunky came to Xbox Live in 2012 and we went on to call it one of the best 100 games of all time. Spelunky was later ported to PC, PS4, and PS Vita.

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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis Release Date Announced

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis will be released on December 13.

The release date was revealed in a new trailer that was shown during Sony’s PlayStation Media Showcase pre-show at Paris Games Week 2017. For a glimpse at the Ignis-focused add-on chapter, check out the trailer below:

Episode Ignis will feature a new storyline that chronicles Ignis’ fight on the streets of Altissia when Noctis was unconscious after the Trial of Leviathan.

Players will have Ignis’ spelldaggers, which can be imbued with elemental properties, at their disposal, as well as his “Total Clarity” ability, which allows him to target multiple enemies at once.

The DLC chapter will feature Ravus as a new comrade, who joins forces with Ignis. Additionally, Episode Ignis will feature multiple endings and new music from Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda.

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Paris Games Week: LocoRoco 2 Remastered Release Date

LocoRoco 2 Remastered is coming to PlayStation 4 December 9, 2017.

The news was announced in Sony’s pre-showcase livestream from Paris Games Week, along with a look at some gameplay and a reminder that the game will be 4K-playable on the PlayStation 4 Pro.

The remaster was originally announced earlier this year and follows the successful release of LocoRoco Remastered – check out our review of the original game to see why this is such a beloved series.

Matt Davidson is a freelance writer for IGN who is wallowing in nostalgia right now. Follow him on Twitter, if you like.

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Out This Week: Call of Duty: WWII, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

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Star Trek: Discovery’s Latest Easter Eggs

Trekkies have eyes like hawks, and we’re always keen to uncover and enjoy little inter-continuity Trek secrets written in to episodes by clever scripters. And Star Trek: Discovery has had no shortage of such Easter Eggs so far.

In the latest episode, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” we spotted several references, from space whales to alternate explanations for alien skeletons to Wyclef Jean! Check them all out in the slideshow below… Spoilers of course follow.

You can also read our review of “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” here, or check out our chat with Harry Mudd actor Rainn Wilson here.

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Top New Games Out This Month On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC – November

At the start of every month, New Releases takes a look at the full month’s releases instead of our usual weekly preview of upcoming games. November will see one shooter return to its roots with Call of Duty: WW2 and another launch into space with Star Wars: Battlefront II. Speed demons can also get their fix with Need for Speed Payback. On the family-friendly side, you can also run through Sonic Forces or save the multiverse with Lego Marvel Superheroes 2.

Call of Duty: WW2 — November 3

As you can tell from the name, Call of Duty is going back to the second World War. But with a campaign mode set in the European theater, new divisions and modes in multiplayer, and the return of Nazi Zombies, it should feel like anything but a rewind.

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Sonic Forces — November 7

Sonic Forces is looking to mix up the hedgehog’s formula in a few ways. First, much like Sonic Generations, both classic and modern Sonics will be playable in 2D and 3D levels, respectively. Second–and this is huge–for the first time in the series, you’ll be able to create a custom hero to race alongside the blue blur.

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Need for Speed Payback — November 10

Need for Speed and the Fast and Furious seem like a match made in heaven, and that’s what Payback is going for. EA says it’s full of “action driving,” and with three different drivers with unique abilities behind the wheel, there are sure to be plenty of action-packed stunts along the road.

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Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 — November 14

Lego is upping the ante by having worlds collide in this minifigure-filled sequel. You’ll have to journey through all sorts of Marvel universes in your quest to stop Kang the Conqueror. With mixed-up worlds comes crazy character combinations like Iron Duck (Howard the Duck in an Iron Man suit) too.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II — November 17

Battlefront II is all about give you more. It has maps and heroes from across every era of Star Wars, with more to come as free DLC. Unlike the first game, it also has a full-fledged campaign mode with original characters. If you like space battles, those are here too.

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Ava Duvernay Powerfully Addresses Sexual Assault in Hollywood

A Wrinkle in Time director Ava Duvernay called out Hollywood’s sexual assault problem while accepting the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the AMD British Academy Britannia Awards.

As the accusations against sexual predator and disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein continued to pile up last week, Duvernay called out the abuse of actors “an abuse of a very singular kind”.

“I regard the bond between a director and an actor as sacred,” DuVernay said. “Because if we do it right, we’re in a union, a creative marriage, creating life together. So to imagine what’s been in the news this week, the harmful manipulation and harassment and emotional violence towards actors in my view is sinful. Sinful because I’ve held the innermost feelings of an actor in my hand.”

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James Gunn Sick of The Fighting Over BvS

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has had enough of people arguing about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In a Twitter thread, Gunn pointed out that every time he mentions DC his timeline inevitably fills up with people getting into heated arguments over the divisive film.

“Every time I mention anything DC, no matter what, my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS,” Gunn said. “You guys are never going to convince each other – it’s just a bunch of wasted energy. At least when you’re screaming at each other about Trump, it’s something of international importance. But it’s a 2 year old movie that some people like and some people don’t. Why is someone else’s opinion so important to you. As Marvel and DC super fans you have way more in common with each other than you do with the rest of the world. So why do you spend so much time raging at each other? It’s silly. Please just stop it. Stop engaging in that way.

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