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by Matt Cabral

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Following in the webbed footsteps of last month’s "DuckTales: Remastered," another Disney classic gets a gorgeous HD makeover. More than just receiving a fresh coat of pixie dust, though, "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" has been crafted from the ground up. The core concept and characters--Mickey must still rescue Minnie from meanie Mizrabel--retain the appeal of the original, but Sega’s promising plenty of new surprises for the mouse ears-wearing masses. 
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by Joseph Leray

Shelter

Swedish indie outfit Might & Delight have been more-or-less quiet since releasing a trailer for "Shelter" earlier this summer, but the charming badger simulator has been embedded in my brain ever since. Luckily, our long national nightmare of not playing a naturalistic stealth-survival badger game is coming to an end soon: Might & Delight have announced that "Shelter" will be available on PC and Mac on August 28.

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by Joseph Leray

Diablo

According to a new website hosted by Blizzard, the long-expected expansion pack for "Diablo III" could be called "Reaper of Souls."

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by Joseph Leray

Morrigan (Dragon Age: inquisition)

A Morrigan appearance in "Dragon Age: Inquisition" is no surprise: she featured heavily in the game's first trailer at E3 earlier this summer. "It's not a cameo," says David Gaider in an interview with Game Informer. "She plays a significant role."

That's the good news: Morrigan was ruthless, caustic, insecure, and sometimes just downright mean, but she was sharply drawn and chracterized, and I always appreciated BioWare's dedication to realistically loathsome characters. The ambivalent -- or bad, depending on your preferences -- news is that she won't be a playable companion.

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by Matt Cabral

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While a mobile game based on a movie that, itself, is based on a young adult fantasy book franchise might sound like a marketing-spun disaster, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones looks like a promising fit for the interactive medium. In fact, the series’ premise--which sees half-angel, half-human “Shadowhunters” thwarting supernatural threats on the streets of New York City--seems as well suited to twitchy-thumbed gamers as it does popcorn-scoffing filmgoers.
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by Joseph Leray

Gods Will be Watching

Real talk: I would slaughter every soldier, engineer, doctor, and scientist on my team if it meant I had enough food to keep Marvin the Rottweiler alive in Deconstructeam's "Gods Will Be Watching," a one-screen adventure game full of moral quandaries and ethical pitfalls about a group of starving explorers stuck on a hostile planet.

Thankfully, it never came to that since I froze to death after less than a week. I'll get a chance to try again when Devolver Digital -- the publisher behind "Hotline Miami" and "Luftrausers" -- brings the indie point-and-click to PC and mobile next year.

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by Joseph Leray

Lilly Looking Through

There are two things that you always hear about point-and-click adventure games: either they're "dead," or they're experiencing an indie resurgence. I think it's more accurate to say that they never really disappeared at all: the spotlight may have moved on, but companies like TellTale, Wadjet Eye, Amanita Design, and Daedalus have been tending the flock capably.

New to the fold might be Geeta Games: their first project, "Lilly Looking Through" tripled its Kickstarter goal and is pushing hard for a release on Steam via Greenlight.

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by Joseph Leray

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

"The Brigmore Witches," the latest (and last) piece of downloadable content for Arkane Studios' "Dishonored," is available today, with a gameplay trailer and a slew of new screenshots and released to mark the occasion.

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by Joseph Leray

Volume

Mike Bithell, the mind behind indie hit "Thomas Was Alone," has just announced his new project, a no-kill heist game called "Volume."

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