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In “Monument Valley 2,” players guide a mother and her child through mazes that include elements of optical illusions. Architecture can be changed to help solve puzzles. “ will explore the relationship between a mother and a child, from adolescence to adulthood.<br>Ustwo games/TNS

Great puzzle of parenthood

Some of the most popular modern fairy tales are played rather than told. Ustwo’s “Monument Valley” spun a story about a quiet princess — Ida — who worked, often alone, to restore a colorful, geometric habitat, one inspired equally by the meticulously designed illustrated architecture of M.C. Escher as well as the joy of optical illusions.


Best of E3 2017

  • Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure! Use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons that power up your airship- the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans! Super Mario Odyssey launches to Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2017.

  • Embark on this epic space adventure with us and journey to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games!

  • From the E3 2017 Ubisoft stage, watch the trailer for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle!

  • Check out the gameplay demo of Marvel’s Spider-Man shown at the 2017 Sony PlayStation Media Showcase. Coming 2018 to PS4.

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ from Bandai Namco will be available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (via Steam) in early 2018.

  • Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.

  • In Anthem, a new shared-world action-RPG from EA's BioWare studio, team up with friends as Freelancers—the bold few with the courage to leave civilization behind and explore a landscape of primeval beauty.

  • Watch the first gameplay walkthrough of Assassin’s Creed Origins and get a look at the game's all-new combat, weapon system, and more. Available October 27.

  • Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. From the creators of the multi-award winning "Ori and the Blind Forest" comes the highly anticipated sequel: "Ori and the Will of the Wisps.”

  • A single player or co-op "run and gun" platformer, heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand drawn and inked and the music is all original jazz recordings. Xbox One Console exclusive.

  • Fight in legendary battles across all three eras in Star Wars: Battlefront II.



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‘The Sexy Brutale,’ in the shadows of murder

Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works have joined together to bring us “The Sexy Brutale,” a delightful murder mystery that features stylish cartoon violence. You’ll relive the same day where the guests at the casino mansion (The Sexy Brutale) are murdered by the staff in a “Groundhog’s Day” sort of fashion.


Deceptively difficult duels await fighters in ‘Arms’

“Arms,” Nintendo’s most recent addition to its growing Switch library, is a bright, colorful brawler that is sure to be high on many a child’s summer gaming wish list. Be warned: it's bright aesthetic hides a difficult challenge.


Tekken 7: fighting bears while wearing silly hats has never been better

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The newest dystopian setting in one of gaming’s top franchises: Rural America

Ubisoft announced May 26 that its upcoming video game, "Far Cry 5," will set the series in the United States for the first time. The story pits a player’s band of Heartland resistance fighters against a charismatic doomsday cult leader who kidnaps townspeople all while proclaiming a love of freedom, faith and firearms (not necessarily in that order).


'Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia' an engaging trip through series history

"Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia's" mixture of whimsical anime tropes, deadly serious strategic roleplaying and delightfully frustrating difficulty captures the essence of the series and offers a great starting point for "Fire Emblem" newcomers.


Limitless content, satisfying fisticuffs mark stellar 'Injustice 2'

For many years, the fighting game genre was pretty clearly defined by two distinct philosophies. On one hand, there was the anime-based, fluid “Street Fighter” and its clones. On the other, much bloodier hand, there was the motion-captured grit of “Mortal Kombat” and its acolytes.


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