Fall Video Game Preview 2016: What You Need to Play

From sci-fi shooters and sprawling, epic adventures to a brand new 'Pokémon'

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'Cuphead' (Xbox One, PC – TBD)

Cuphead isn't a time travel game, but it may as well be given how fearlessly it spans the eras. Its look is drawn directly from the cartoons of the Thirties – a stretch of the "golden age" during which the likes of Disney and Warner Bros. cut their teeth. Meanwhile, its approach to design looks like an amalgamation of the most popular game genres from the Eighties and Nineties. The result is spot on: anarchic and slightly menacing in just the way that those old-timey cartoons strike us today.

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