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EGM Weekly: April 26, 2014 Edition

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Posted on April 26, 2014 AT 10:30am

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

This week, GameStop CEO Paul Raines reveals a new direction for the company, BioWare sheds some light on Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s clases, the SOE devs behind H1Z1 talk monetization and call Dark Souls out, Respawn details one of Titanfall‘s upcoming new maps, a new Fatal Frame for Wii U gets announced, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew gets hands-on with a whole mess of upcoming Bandai Namco games, Josh tells you what to keep an eye for with Under the Radar, Eric reviews Hitman Go for mobile devices, and the Crew shares their collective hate of Mondays on this week’s Game Over Podcast.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Actor Todd Stashwick no longer involved with Uncharted 4, role recast

Actor Todd Stashwick, believed to be portraying the villain in Uncharted 4 (it was all but confirmed), is no longer involved with the project, he confirmed to IGN. READ MORE

GameStop to shut down 120-plus locations, expand into mobile and Apple devices

GameStop will shut down 120 to 130 of its locations worldwide and begin expanding more into mobile and Apple devices over the course of its current fiscal year, CEO Paul Raines revealed. READ MORE

The Meiji-era Ace Attorney game will be the start of a new series, creator reveals

The next Ace Attorney game, revealed earlier this week from leaked Famitsu images, will be thes tart of a new series titled The Great Ace Attorney, series creator Shu Takumi revealed to the Japanese gaming magazine. READ MORE

BioWare details Dragon Age: Inquisition’s character classes

BioWare has shared a few details about Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s three main character classes and their specializations. READ MORE

H1Z1 team reveals first monetization details, thinks ‘Dark Souls is for wimps’

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has continued his Reddit charm offensive, outlining the H1Z1 team’s early plans for monetizing the free-to-play zombie survival MMO. READ MORE

Respawn creating a ‘parkour playground’ with Titanfall DLC’s new War Games map

War Games, one of the new Titanfall maps being added in May’s Expedition DLC, is designed to be a “parkour playground,” Respawn Entertainment detailed in a recent post on the game’s official website. READ MORE

MGSV: Ground Zeroes platform-exclusive DLC no longer exclusive next month

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes‘ platform-exclusive Déjà vu and Jamais Vu missions will be made available on their alternate platforms next month, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima announced in his most recent webcast. READ MORE

Pulled tweet hints at imminent Prince of Persia reveal

Looks like we’ll be hearing about the next Prince of Persia game before too much longer. READ MORE

GRID: Autosport, Tales of Hearts R lead flurry of Bandai Namco reveals

Tales of Hearts RGRID: AutosportPac-Man and the Ghost Adventures 2, and more will arrive in 2014, Bandai Namco announced during their annual Global Gamers Day event. READ MORE

New Fatal Frame in development for Wii U

A new entry into the Fatal Frame series—Project Zero if you live in Europe—is in development for Wii U. READ MORE

Features

Hands-On: Enemy Front

Enemy Front still has a long ways to go and not a lot of time to do it in. READ MORE

Hands-On: Rise of Incarnates

At Global Gamers Day 2014, Bandai Namco touted a strong commitment to free-to-play games in the future, starting with Rise of Incarnates. READ MORE

DoubleTake: Tales of Xillia 2/Tales of Hearts R

Andrew and Ray discuss Bandai Namco’s Tales of Xillia 2 and announcement ofTales of Hearts R at Global Gamers Day 2014. READ MORE

Grid: Autosport

Grid: Autosport trims the fat from previous games in the series and looks to deliver the racing experience fans have always wanted. READ MORE

Under the Radar: Your Weekly Guide to the Games You’ve Never Heard Of

This week: I’m afraid of the dark and lazy, but I’ve got your tickets to the gun show.

Weekend Play: Light Board Operators

Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, 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

Reviews

Hitman Go

Hitman Go is a fascinating and creative twist on familiar elements from the Hitmanfranchise—one that even those new to the series can enjoy. READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 072: Tell me why I don’t like Mondays

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) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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