World of Darkness Game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse Announced From Focus/Cyanide

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The game will let you control a Werewolf warrior.

White Wolf, publisher of role-playing games and books set in the World of Darkness universes, has announced a video game adaptation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse for PC and consoles.

White Wolf is partnering with publisher Focus Home Interactive (Blood Bowl, Bound by Flame) and developer Cyanide (Styx: Master of Shadows, Blood Bowl, Call of Cthulhu).

Werewolf: The Apocalypse will have players assume the role of a Garou, a vicious Werewolf warrior born to fight a supernatural force called The Wrym that’s leading the world into an apocalypse. The Garou are also opposed to urban civilization because of the destruction it brings.

The main theme behind Werewolf: The Apocalypse “is more relevant today than ever before” said Martin Ericsson, Lead Story Teller of White Wolf. Ericsson believes the cooperation between Focus and Cyanide “will finally give gamers the opportunity to revel in the raw power and primal spirituality of the Garou.”

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Besides this brief synopsis, there’s no additional information about gameplay nor any release date, but White Wolf is promising to reveal more about the title at this year’s Focus Home Interactive event in Paris on February 1 and 2.

Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter

Daily Deals: Logitech’s MX Master Wireless Mouse, Glowing Toilets

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The Vizio SmartCast M55-D0 55″ 4K HDR HDTV with a 6″ Tablet Remote and $150 Dell Gift Card for $699.99

We’ve featured several TVs in past days, and more are below – but we’re leading off with this one today, and you should give it special consideration! It’s a top-rated TV by CNET, having won their Editors’ Choice Award just a few months ago. It’s packed with features: 4K, HDR, a 120Hz refresh rate and 64-zone active dimming. And it comes complete with a tablet remote and a $150 Dell gift card! Very, very nice deal.

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Today’s Best Deals

Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse for $64.99

This is the actual mouse I’m using to assemble this article! It’s wonderful – I upgraded to it just a few weeks ago, after years of using an old, standard model. This is one of the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it (the same price I paid myself), and it’s a great option for both PC gaming and detailed design work!

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4K Display Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop for $999.99

Use code GAMING300 here. This laptop’s packed, featuring a 4K touchscreen display, Intel core i7-6700 Quad-core, GTX960m 4GB GPU, 16GB RAM and 128gb SSD.

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Ip Man Trilogy on Blu-ray for $14.99

Donnie Yen is an absolute martial arts master. A brilliant, brilliant warrior of a man. It’s no wonder Disney took notice of his talents and cast him in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! You’ve got to watch these movies if you haven’t already!

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Vintar Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight for $7.96

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The PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless Headset

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Google Daydream View VR Headset for $49.99

Originally $79.99, so not a bad 30-buck savings at all.

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Alienware Aurora Intel Core i5-7400 Quad-Core Kaby Lake Liquid-Cooled Gaming Desktop for $899.99

This one’s also got an AMD Radeon RX480 8GB Video Card. Use the code 100OFF999 to knock down its listed price!

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Pre-Order Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for $31.99

Nintendo announced about 137 new Fire Emblem games just two days ago, and Prime members can lock in a cheap pre-order of the next installment coming to the 3DS right now.

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QCY Q29 Wireless Earbuds In-Ear Headphones with Bluetooth 4.1 for $35.99

These are similar to Apple Air Pods, but obviously much cheaper. Pick up a pair, and use the code FMZ98NNK to get the cheapest price.

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Velocifire VM01 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $39.99

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Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition for $35.99

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Sharp Roku TV 32 Inch LED Smart TV 32N4000U HDTV for $189.99

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LG 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 49UH6100 UHD TV for $599.99

This one comes with both a mounting bracket to put the TV up on your wall and a $150 Dell gift card.

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VIZIO 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV D50U-D1 UHD TV for $499.99

No free gift card with this one, but it’s 100 bucks cheaper than the one above, and one inch larger in screen size.

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VIZIO 60 Inch 4K Ultra HD TV E60-E3 Ultra HD Home Theater Display UHD TV for $699.99

And for a final new TV option for today, this model adds an extra 10 inches onto the size of the one just featured above this. Its normal price is nearly $1,000, so grabbing it for just under 700 is nothing to sneeze at!

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WD 2TB Elements USB 3.0 Portable Drive for $72.74

Great for expanding your Xbox storage capacity!

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Dragon Quest Builders for $39.99

If you missed this superb Dragon Quest spin-off a few months ago (it earned an 8.9/10 in our review), then you can nab it now for 20 bucks off its MSRP!

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Humble Bundle’s Best of 2016

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Dell XPS 13 Intel Core i5-7200U KABY LAKE 13.3″ 1080p Laptop (8GB/256GB) for $899.99

This Dell deal is back! Use the code 100OFF999 to lower the price!

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Preorder Little Nightmares: Six Edition for Just $28

Amazon Prime’s got a great price on this upcoming boxed release of Little Nightmares.

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Canon’s PIXMA MG2922 Wireless All-In-One Printer for Just $24.99

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Expand Your Nintendo Switch Storage

If you’ve got your preorder for the new Nintendo Switch secured, your next course of action should be to decide whether or not the system’s built-in 32GB of storage is going to be enough to meet your needs. If not, consider expanding on that with one of these compatible SD cards from Sandisk:

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Acer – H6 Series 23″ IPS LED HD Monitor for $109.99

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PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console with both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for $399.99

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Xbox Controller + Cable for Windows for $49.99

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How About Two Months of Gamefly for $10?

Gamefly is normally $15 a month, but you right now you can get your first two months for only $10. Watch out for that auto-renew, as the third month will be $15, but you can always set a calendar reminder to cancel in time.

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Thirty Days of Free Streaming Anime with Crunchyroll Premium

Crunchyroll is Netflix for anime. Crunchyroll Premium gives you unlimited streaming access to brand new anime, ad-free, as well as tons of classics like Re:Zero, One Piece, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gintama, and Fate/Stay Night. A Crunchyroll Premium free trial is normal 15 days, but we can hook you up with a 30-day trial, so sign up before this offer gets deleted.

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The Best Credit Cards for Gaming Rewards

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Multiplatform

Preorder Injustice 2: Ultimate Edition

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PlayStation

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X on Sale

The virtual idol’s latest project is on sale on both PS4 and Vita today. On PS4, it’s down to $37.99On Vita, it’s even cheaper at $35.25. Take your pick!

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Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls for $27.27

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Preorder Resident Evil 7 for $48

You might want to lock in the 20% off preorder price on Prime if you haven’t already. RE7 is just a few days away!

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Preorder Hitman: The Complete First Season for $48

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Preorder Tales of Berseria for $48

Even if you don’t have Prime, the preorder price is cheap on this one.

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Preorder Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

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Nintendo

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for $25.81

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Yo-kai Watch for $29.29

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Blu-ray

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition for $8.99

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Target’s Blu-ray Fire Sale

There’s a huge Blu-ray sale happening over at Target right now, with tons of titles dropped down to just $4.00 apiece with free shipping. Here’s some of the selection:

Tech

VIZIO 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV D50U-D1 UHD TV for $499.99

Normally priced at $729.99, so this is a massive savings of over 200 bucks!

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AUKEY Power Strip with 4 20W/4A USB Ports & 4 Outlets and 5ft Power Cord USB Charger for $19.99

Go for a full-on power strip that gives you tons of options.

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Western Digital Blue 250GB Solid State Drive for $76.99

Add to your available storage with this WD drive, featuring up to 500MBps transfer speeds and class-leading MBTF time.

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Pizzacraft PizzaQue PC6500 Outdoor Pizza Oven for $112

Last but certainly not least, it’s pizza time! Get yourself one of these personal pizza ovens (for their lowest price ever), and take a break from your usual delivery place for a while.

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The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit” Review

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Holy motherforking shirtballs indeed.

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

First off, apologies that this is going up two days after The Good Place season finale aired. NBC made the concluding episodes of the season available to press early with the notable exception of the final half hour, and I was unable to see it until now.

As for why the network was so secretive on that finale… Well, did you see it?!

Granted, we’re only in the first month of 2017, but we already have what looks to be one of the best TV twists we’ll see this year – and it was done in an NBC half hour comedy, making it all the more impressive. With Parks and Recreation, Mike Schur delivered one of the best TV comedies ever, and now with The Good Place, he’s raising the bar on how ambitious a show of this sort can be.

The fact that Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason were actually trapped in the Bad Place the whole time was a huge reveal on its own, but finding out Michael was actually the villain was what really made the whole thing amazing. It was an terrifically executed twist that all rested on Ted Danson. Danson became a star thanks to his wonderful performance in Cheers, but proved he was just as adept at drama as comedy in the years to follow, in projects like Damages and Fargo. You need a really talented actor to sell that the bumbling, lovable Michael was actually, essentially, the Devil here (or close enough, even if Michael is not in charge of The Bad Place) and Danson nailed it in the moment when the truth was revealed.

The Good Place: "Michael's Gambit" Review

“Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.”

A great twist like this works so well because it strengthens an already strong story. The Good Place was already a very funny and clever comedy, but this reveal raises the stakes in a big way. It makes me want to go back and watch the earlier episodes again – particularly all the scenes with Michael – to examine them under a new light. Plus, the entire idea that Michael intended for Eleanor and the others to psychologically torture each other is excellent, adding a specific meaning to the comedy scenarios we saw through the season.

I will say my only quibble with this was it felt a bit odd to have Eleanor’s realization come about in such a matter of fact way, even though it wasn’t presented to the audience as anything but a jaw-dropper. It just felt like maybe she should have had her own shock over the situation, instead of so quickly processing it. Still, it was so strong in every other respect, it was hardly a deal breaker.

When I spoke to Good Place creator Michael Schur recently, he evoked heavily serialized dramas like Lost and Breaking Bad when discussing his goals with this series – to make a comedic version of those kinds of “What will happen next?!” dramas. And while The Good Place was already very high concept and serialized, the season finale made things even more involving. NBC hasn’t renewed the series yet – though it seems likely they will – but the finale made it, from a fan perspective, that they need to renew it, given how much strong story is now set up.

While it’s easy to focus solely on the twist and how well done it is, The Good Place is still a comedy, which is why it’s important to also note how funny the season finale was. The argument everyone had over who should go to The Bad Place, before Eleanor realized the truth, awesomely spotlighted the distinctive personalities of all four of the main characters. Meanwhile, Jason’s repeating exclamation — “We get to stay, baby. We did it!” — just got funnier each time he said it.

And even when the twist came, the comedy was included, thanks to the reactions of everyone, the look at the mundane office portion of The Bad Place in those flashbacks, and the continually perky presence of Janet (D’Arcy Carden has been a real highlight of the show).

Now we just need Season 2… and for Eleanor to find (and remember!) Chidi!

The Verdict

The Good Place wrapped up a strong first season with one hell of a finale (pun intended) that completely upended the show’s concept and everything we’d assumed about one of the main characters. Ted Danson had been a great get from the start of course, but the finale really underlined his importance here, now that we understand the true nature of what is occurring. And Season 2 was expertly set up via a cliffhanger that gave Eleanor a big new quest if (when!) the show returns.

Guardians of the Galaxy Disneyland Ride Looks to Offer a Lot of Fun for Marvel Fans

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How the new attraction will be a very different experience from the Tower of Terror.

While Iron Man Experience has just opened at Hong Kong Disneyland, the first Marvel-based ride to come to an American Disney park will arrive this coming summer, with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! Replacing the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, the ride immerses guests in the world of the Marvel comics characters popularized in the feature film and its upcoming sequel.

With construction currently underway, I took part in an early press preview (complete with protective hardhats!) of what to expect from Mission: Breakout — as Disney crews worked to quickly overhaul the Tower of Terror into the new ride — and came away feeling very excited and optimistic about what’s in store.

The decision to close Tower of Terror at all was met with its fair share of negative reaction by Disneyland fans, as that was a beloved ride in its own right, with a distinct and immersive old Hollywood setting and storyline. Mission: Breakout is using the existing structure and ride system and it seemed at first as this new attraction was more of a cosmetic overhaul that would essentially be the same experience. However, that assumption doesn’t seem to actually be correct.

“I want to stress, there is a complete, tonal shift on what the ride will be like,” explained Walt Disney Imagineering veteran Joe Rohde. “It is the ride system [from Tower of Terror], but any ride system can be made to do many things.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Disneyland Ride Looks to Offer a Lot of Fun for Marvel Fans

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout concept art.

Mission: Breakout takes guests into the lair of Taneleer Tivan, The Collector (Benicio Del Toro will appear, as will several Guardians film actors), who has captured the Guardians as part of his collection. The storyline for the ride has an escaped Rocket Raccoon ask for your help in freeing his friends, only for all of the various aliens and creatures in the collection to be freed with chaotic results.

Rohde described the Tower of Terror as having been, “A mystery ride. It invested more than half of its entire time in building mystery,” referencing the early portion, as you sat on the ride and viewed the hotel guests “vanishing” on one of the floors, before the elevator you were in began to rapidly rise and fall, providing the true thrills.

For Guardians, Rohde explained, “This is a comedy, action-adventure, prison break. We need none of that [set-up once on the ride]. We invest immediately in movement… Everything that happens on the ride, from the moment you take off, happens in the context of this very physical chaos. The escape is happening, the other animals are escaping, everything in the collection is loose. The guards are trying to stop them. Rocket is trying to control the vehicle that is out of control because he blew the control tower to open the cages. It’s just insane chaos. But really funny, really fun chaos that ensues for the rest of the ride.”

Music will play during the ride, evoking Star-Lord’s “Awesome” mix from the film – with a mixture of songs actually heard in Guardians of the Galaxy and some new, but era-appropriate, additions. What song you hear will vary if you go on the ride multiple times, as will the visuals you see while the ride is moving.

Guardians of the Galaxy Disneyland Ride Looks to Offer a Lot of Fun for Marvel Fans

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout concept art.

In Tower of Terror, a big moment came when the elevator doors opened as you were suspended high up, with a view looking out onto the park and seeing the drop below. Asked if this will happen during Mission: Breakout, Rohde explained, “Well… Yes and no! Sometimes the doors might open. Sometimes the doors might not open because something else will happen. Many things will happen on this ride… It’s a very dynamic ride.”

Rohde showed us what the Disney team refers to as “ride profiles” – essentially line graphs showing the movement of Mission: Breakout as it rises and falls. There were three different ones for the new attraction, depicting the variations guests will experience. All three notably had a lot more rapid movement from the start than Tower of Terror, whose profile we were shown alongside the new ones.

As Tower of Terror is overhauled into Mission: Breakout, the exterior is being altered from a 1930s-era hotel into an ornate sci-fi structure befitting the Collector, who Rohde described as “an arrogant, proud, glitzy kind of figure.” That’s raised eyebrows among some Disneyland aficionados, given the building no longer matches any of the setting around it in California Adventure, but Rohde said that was very much part of the intended scenario.

“The [Guardians] world terminates and terminates very abruptly,” said Rohde, regarding the building standout from its surroundings. “That’s part of the whole ‘kaboom’ of this. As we know from many of these films, someone just unzippers the reality and giant, automated snake dragons come from somewhere. Or someone steps through a circle and disappears to the other side of the planet” When it came to the Collector’s warehouse, the idea was this thing has just ‘Kablam!”, appeared out of nowhere.”

We were taken through the beginning of the interior portion of the queue, in what was once the Tower of Terror’s hotel lobby (and currently is still being dismantled from its previous look). For Mission: Breakout, it will be a walkthrough of the Collector’s museum-like collection, and filled with artifacts on the walls and in display cases – many of which will be very familiar to Marvel fans. On a table we were shown Rocket’s gun, a Chitauri blaster, a Nova Corp helmet and Asgardian weaponry, which were just a small sample of the way that elements from Marvel films and TV shows will be incorporated into the attraction.

Guardians of the Galaxy Disneyland Ride Looks to Offer a Lot of Fun for Marvel Fans

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout concept art.

Said Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, “What’s wonderful about the collection is you have so many recognizable items there from movies, from TV shows, new things there that might be deriving from stories later to come. But even in a deeper dive you might see things there that only appear in comics. If you’re a Marvel die hard, you’ll recognize it. If you’re not, it’s a cool artifact. It’s a wonderful melding of all our universes to create this new world and this new collection.”

The queue will net move into the Collector’s office – the area that used to be the Tower of Terror hotel library. As was the case with Tower, this is will you will get your most direct instructions on what you need to do for the ride’s storyline. Though now, it won’t be Rod Serling speaking to you, but Rocket Raccoon. I asked Rohde how we will see Rocket and he replied, “We are still working on the Rocket depiction because we want to try to find a way to stretch the metaphor of it. The idea is that he’s loose in the ducts [above the guests] and is running around in here. When we see it on the outside, you’ll see a vent that’s been pried open. We want to get the idea that he’s in the system. He’s rewired everything. He’s rattling around in the system.”

In the office is the Collector’s desk and we were told, “His desk will be packed with stuff. If you’re interested, I recommend on opening day you look carefully at all the stuff everywhere because it will be packed with every conceivable Easter egg we can imagine.”

The final portion of the queue will be the least-changed from Tower of Terror, as the original boiler room setting – albeit with some new signage and additional components on top of it — works well for the industrial look Rohde said they wanted at this point of the attraction.

Regarding what it’s like for Quesada to see Marvel have an attraction inside the Disneyland Resort, he remarked, “It’s an amazing feeling. I’ve been on a junket for the last two weeks at the Iron Man Experience as well, so I got to see that come to life. I keep telling people, I’ve been involved [with Marvel] for a very long time and coming to Disney and being a part of this company has been a dream come true. And actually being able to bring our characters to life in a different medium no less inside of a Disney Park, which is just…. We’ve all grown up with these parks. It’s an absolute thrill. And to me, one of the biggest thrills has been working with Joe. I’ve had the pleasure of learning so much from Joe and I don’t think anyone can say they’ve had a personalized tour of the Magic Kingdom to be shown how things work. You walk through the parks, you experience the parks, but how does it work? What are the theories behind how things are done? And why certain rides are rides and why certain rides are a story and a ride. The latter really interests me and there’s no one better than Joe to be doing that and it’s a fantastic learning experience. I don’t know what else I can say about that except it’s a thrill. Marvel, theme park, three dimensional, here we are.”

Asked whether other characters were considered for the ride before the Guardians, Rohde replied, “Very early in any conceptual exploration, you float these ideas. There’s a lot of Marvel characters you can imagine. You’re like, ‘Oh, Spider-Man!’ But there’s a super compressed little space. And you’re like, ‘What is he doing in this tiny little space?!’ Usually what happens is you hit on something and a bunch of little dominoes go clack, clack, clack and then, ‘That’s going to work! That’s not a stretch! That’s going to work!’ Because the [right] thing! Because the ride!”

He added, “This is a laugh ride. That’s why it’s Guardians. Because it’s funny and you scream and you laugh and the music.”

Considering all the Marvel Easter eggs and references planned – and especially when you consider the final post-credit scene of Guardians of the Galaxy – I couldn’t resist asking if Howard the Duck would be a part of the attraction in some manner. Said Quesada, “No comment!”

Eric Goldman is Executive Editor of IGN TV. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheEricGoldman, IGN at ericgoldman-ign and Facebook at Facebook.com/TheEricGoldman.

The Sexy Brutale Release Date Announced

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Launching April 12.

The Sexy Brutale, an upcoming adventure puzzle game from Tequila Works and Cavalier Game Studios, will release on April 12 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Alongside the game’s launch date announcement, the first official gameplay trailer for The Sexy Brutale has been released. Give it a look below for an early glimpse at Lafcadio Boone, as the elderly priest strives to prevent a string of recurring murders from happening within the walls of The Sexy Brutale casino mansion.

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The series of murders transpire over the course of a single day, repeating on an infinite loop, and it’s up to Boone break the cycle and uncover the secrets of the mansion and its mysterious owner. Read our impressions from last year’s Gamescom demo to find out why The Sexy Brutale is like Dishonored meets Groundhog Day.

In addition to The Sexy Brutale, Tequila Works is also the development studio behind Rime, a stunning adventure game that was just recently re-revealed for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Check out our hands-on overview of Rime, as well as an exclusive look at what happened with the project during its years of radio silence.

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