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MONDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Hell Yeah: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit > There may be plenty of video game rabbits (Jazz, Max, Cream, etc) but only one bunny can lay claim to the title Prince of Hell. Ash is the protagonist in SEGA’s forthcoming Hell Yeah: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. After a rival demon distributes intimate photographs of Ash throughout the underworld, he picks up his trusty drill and heads out for a bit of payback. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Fable Heroes > After three retail releases of varying quality and the announcement of a contentious Kinect game, the Fable series is taking another detour. Fable Heroes will bring a colourful blend of cooperation and competition to the fantasy world of Albion. Up to four heroes will be able to join the quest, which will see players cut down cartoon baddies, level up and accumulate loot. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED The Showdown Effect > Magicka developer Arrowhead Game Studios has unveiled its latest project. The Showdown Effect takes combatants from throughout history and pits them against one another in a variety of expansive 2D environments. The teaser trailer features a futuristic cop and a medieval knight. The game will support eight player clashes, so it’s fair to assume we’ll see at least another half a dozen characters. If there is any justice in this world, the roster will include a disco era kung-fu master. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS nanoBITES 73 > Sony and CCP have revealed that forthcoming sci-fi shooter Dust 514 will be free-to-play. The PS3 exclusive will take place in the same universe as EVE Online and indeed actions taken in one game will affect the other.This is just one of the stories in the latest edition of nanoBITES, our ongoing feature devoted to small but important news items. READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Wasteland 2 > The Kickstarter revolution continues apace. Only 48 hours after calling on fans to finance a new Wasteland game for the PC, Brian Fargo and inXile Entertainment have surpassed their $900,000 goal. Thus far, just over 20,000 backers have contributed $1,112,362 to the production. If the money continues to roll in, the developers will expand the scope of the project to include “more maps, more divergent storylines and even more music”. READ MORE
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