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Gaming News Starts Flowing Ahead of E3: World of Final Fantasy, Injustice 2, & More


E3 2016 is literally around the corner—well, not literally, unless you live around the corner from the L.A. Convention Center, but it’s next week, which is fairly soon. Anyway, while big news an announcements are still under wraps (including some upgraded consoles from Sony and (potentially) Microsoft, a new Zelda game, and more), there are quite a few new trailers and bits of information floating around that we can talk about today.

First up, there’s World of Final Fantasy, which had a trailer (above) and release date revealed yesterday. The game looks basically like what would happen if you took Disney out of Kingdom Hearts and shrunk all the Final Fantasy characters down into walking Funko Pops. Add that to the awkwardness in the trailer dialogue, and you’ve got yourself one very distinctive Final Fantasy mashup game. Despite the weirdness, it all adds up to be kind of endearing to me, and you’ll get to explore the world of Grimoire for yourself on October 25th in North America, 27th in Japan, and 28th in Europe.

Elsewhere in official news, Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee also has a trailer, and it looks good enough to dull the impact of the game’s release date slipping to 2017. Meanwhile, other news has come by way of leaks, with details on both WatchDogs 2 and Injustice 2 slipping out before they were planned. In Watch Dogs‘ case, it was set to be revealed tomorrow anyway, but ads that went live early show the game’s release date of November 15 and give away its San Francisco setting. Polygon also has a solid rundown of the teaser for tomorrow’s reveal.

As for the Injustice sequel—the DC Comics fighting game followup from the makers of Mortal Kombat—GameStop marketing marketing materials first popped up on Twitter, confirming previous rumors of the game’s existence. NetherRealms boss Ed Boon is none too happy about it, but what can you do?

(Injustice 2 now has an official trailer out featuring DC’s heroes beating each other up a bunch if you’re into that.) That’s all for now, but this is just the beginning as we draw ever closer to E3.

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