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EGM Weekly: April 20, 2013 Edition

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Posted on April 20, 2013 AT 12:13pm

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

There’s been quite a few gems this week, but Nintendo takes the cake with their deluge of 3DS-centric news—chief among them the announcement of a Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past sequel for the 3DS. We’ve also got reviews for Injustice: Gods Among UsGuacameleeDevil Summoner: Soul Hackers, and ShootMania: Storm.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

Bethesda Officially Announces ‘The Evil Within’

Following a week of teasing, Bethesda has finally announced that Shinji Mikami’s studio Tango Gameworks is working on new survival horror title, The Evil Within. READ MORE >>

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New Zelda Announced for 3DS

Nintendo has announced a brand new Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS set in the same world as A Link to the Past, but it’s not a remake. READ MORE >>

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Heavy Rain Grossed $100M, Proves Innovation Profitable to Quantic Dream

Quantic Dream’s co-CEO says that Heavy Rain’s $100M grossed proves that innovation is not unprofitable. READ MORE >>

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Activision Community Manager: Next Call of Duty Reveal Should Be Here No Later Than E3

Activision social media manager Dan Amrich has said that he expects the next Call of Duty to be revealed no later than E3 in June. READ MORE >>

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BioShock Infinite Tops U.S. Software Chart for March

Bioshock Infinite has topped the U.S. software sales chart for March, beating Tomb Raider down into second place. READ MORE >>

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Remember Me Dev Talks Gender Equality, Approach to Nilin

Talking to Shack News, Remember Me creative director Jean-Maxime Moris said that Dontnod’s approach to female protagonist Nilin was an effort to “respect” their audience. READ MORE >>

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Capcom Lowers Predicted Profits by over 50%, Cites Outsourcing as Contributing Factor

Capcom’s latest financial report reveals the company has cut their predicted profits for their 2012 fiscal year by over 50 percent. READ MORE >>

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Respawn Entertainment Trademarks ‘Titan’

Respawn Entertainment, the studio formed by former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, have filed a trademark for something game-related called “Titan.” READ MORE >>

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Criterion’s New IP Is Not a Racing Gaming

Criterion, best known for its array of top-notch racing title, is working on a brand new IP, and shock-horror it’s not a racing game. READ MORE >>

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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Coming to North America 2014

Square Enix’s Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to North America in 2014, Nintendo announced. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Is this the DC Comics fighting game the public deserves, or the one it needs right now? Check out our full review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Guacamelee!

Does this Indie dressed in a Luchador mask deserve a download? Chris certainly things so—check out his review to find out why. READ MORE >>

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

While it can’t always escape the reality of being a dungeon-crawling RPG originally released in 1997, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner—Soul Hackers has stood up amazingly well to the tests of time, and it still stands as an enjoyable, engrossing experience into the near-future world of demonic warfare. READ MORE >>
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ShootMania: Storm

Shootmania promises a high octane FPS experience with unlimited replayability and a strong community dimension, but is it truly possible to strip everything out of the modern day FPS and still have a fun and competitive game? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

Weekend Play: Going Back to The Island

EGM’s Weekend Play is a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing. READ MORE >>

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Reader Response: If You Could Have a Sequel to Any Game, What Would It be?

The power is in your hands; you have been granted one gaming wish. You can create a sequel to any game you desire no matter what console it’s from—Super Nintendo, PSOne, Xbox 360, or any other in between-the choice is yours. READ MORE >>

PODCASTS

Game Over Podcast 032: Hey Kid… Wanna Solve Some Puzzles?

The EGM crew brings you the Game Over Podcast, our end-of-the-week conversation where we discuss some of the biggest recent events in gaming. LISTEN HERE >>

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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