Posted on

Diablo III Producer Explains Why Blizzard Wanted The Game On Switch

“The Switch was a thing we were all playing”.

Last week brought with it the news that Diablo III Eternal Collection is headed to Nintendo Switch this autumn, giving Nintendo fans the chance to try out the series’ hack ‘n’ slash RPG action for the very first time. Joining the likes of Skyrim and Wolfenstein II, the game serves as yet another major third-party port for the console’s increasingly impressive library.

But why did Blizzard want to see the game on Nintendo Switch, and what attracted the studio to the console in the first place? Well, the idea of generating more sales was probably quite high on the list, we imagine, but there were other reasons, too. Speaking to Gamespot, Diablo III’s producer Pete Stilwell explains all.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Posted on

Desperados III coming from Shadow Tactics devs in 2019

After a decade face-down in a dusty digital gulch with the buzzards fighting the lizards for its gizzards, the Desperados series will return to life next year. Publishers THQ Nordic today announced Desperados III, resuming the real-time tactical action, and excitingly it’s being made by Mimimi. They’re the studio who made 2016’s Desperados/Commandos homage Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shotgun, which was great – a fine match. Here, have a look at Desperados III in this preview video from our Matthew.

(more…)

Posted on

Introducing The Dark Pictures Anthology, From The Creators of Until Dawn

Hi there, I’m Pete Samuels, CEO and Executive Producer at Supermassive Games. I am really excited to be talking to you today about The Dark Pictures Anthology – a series of stand-alone, cinematic branching horror games. The first in the series is called Man of Medan and is launching in 2019.

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

At Supermassive, we have a passion to deliver powerful cinematic stories and we’re following on from titles like Until Dawn and The Inpatient by telling new horror stories that we expect the fans will want to play. Each game in the series will feature a brand new story, setting, and characters. The Anthology format gives us the opportunity to tap into a variety of horror sub-genres. We’ve identified 39 that we’d love to represent in the Anthology, but that would take some time!

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

The story of Man of Medan starts off on a dive boat in the South Pacific. With a rumoured WWII wreck to find, and plenty of on-deck partying to be had, our group of 4 young Americans and their skipper Fliss get ready for what should be the trip of a lifetime…but it doesn’t go quite to plan. As the day unfolds, and a storm rolls in, they find themselves trapped on board a ghost ship. Subjected to unimaginable stress and terror, they must try to find a way to escape the ship and its sinister history.

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

Man of Medan, like all the games in the Dark Pictures Anthology, is hugely replayable. In fact there is more branching in Man of Medan than any of our previous games. There are multiple endings and multiple scenarios based on the decisions you make in the game. Be careful though as all the playable characters can live, and any and all of them can die, depending on the choices you make.

Through the protagonists eyes you will uncover the secrets of the mystery surrounding the ill-fated boat. Figuring this out can save their lives – but whether or not they all escape is up to you.

Creating this project has been massively exciting for us and we can’t wait for people to start playing Man of Medan and the subsequent games in The Dark Pictures Anthology.

Posted on

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Release Date Announced

Funcom has announced that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will be released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on December 4.

Mutant Year Zero comes from Swedish developer The Bearded Ladies, and earlier this year we described it as “real-time exploration and XCOM-inspired combat.” Funcom describes one of Mutant Year Zero’s heroes as a “crossbow-wielding, bipedal, and unusually sassy duck,” which is surely a first for video game protagonists.

You can see more of Mutant Year Zero later this week on IGN Live from Gamescom 2018, which will be stream beginning today (August 21) at 3:00PM CEST / 6:00AM PT, and keep up with everything in our Gamescom 2018 hub.

Continue reading…

Posted on

Housemarque’s Stormdivers is a flashy battle royale

Now that Willennials have killed arcade games with our cold, dead hands, Nex Machina developers Housemarque have confirmed that their first steps outside their home genre in 25-odd years are indeed into the valley of battle royale. After cryptically announcing Stormdivers in April, Housemarque have now opened up and started shouting about it. Stormdivers is a third-person multiplayer battle royale ’em up, right, but also has arcade fanciness including invisibility, jetpacks, dash moves, a honking great tornado sucking people up into the sky, and flashy special effects. Wouldn’t be a Housemarque game without particles sparking all over, would it?

(more…)

Posted on

Shenmue 3 Release Date Announced

At Gamescom today, Deep Silver announced that Shenmue 3 will be released on August 27, 2019 for PC and PS4.

Shenmue 3 was first announced at E3 2015 alongside a crowdfunding campaign that went on to become the most successful video game Kickstarter.

It was later picked up by publisher Deep Silver and eventually delayed into the second half of last year before more recently being delayed once again into 2019.

Continue reading…

Posted on

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night delayed into 2019

Draculas are notoriously fond of a lie-in, rarely even opening the curtains before dusk, so it’s no surprised that the launch of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is delayed again. The vampiric new metroidvania from Koji Igarashi, who’s best known as assistant director of the seminal Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, and his gang at ArtPlay is now expected to launch in 2019. Responses from folks who backed its crowdfunding campaign and got to play a recent private beta demo suggest it needed more time, so more time it shall have.

(more…)

Posted on

Resident Evil 2 Remake: First Screenshots of Claire Redfield Released

Capcom has shown off the remade version of Resident Evil 2’s co-lead, Claire Redfield for the first time.

As part of its Gamescom showing, the developer released a set of screenshots showing the teenager on the hunt for her brother, Chris:

We’ll have more impressions on Claire’s portion of the campaign this week.

We’ve seen a lot more of fellow star Leon Kennedy so far, with his section already indicating that Resident Evil 2 Remake is embracing the series’ horror roots in the best possible way.

The Resident Evil 2 remake will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 25, 2019.

Continue reading…

Posted on

The Division 2 Now Available for Pre-Order on Xbox One

Listen up, Agents! In anticipation of The Division 2s launch on March 15, 2019, the game is now available for pre-order on Xbox One. Set in Washington D.C., the game takes place seven months after the events of the first game. While the virus has been contained, its effects are most evident in the devastated streets of the nation’s capital where survivors cling to hope and struggle to rebuild. Enter The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper Agents who now must gear-up and work to stop enemy factions from completely taking over the city – and ultimately, the nation.

With civilians helpless and fearing for their lives, players will be the last line of defense in preventing the total collapse of society. Those of you who pre-order the game will be granted access to the Private Beta, placing you among the first Agents to explore the catastrophe-stricken Washington, D.C.

Pre-ordering The Division 2 will also get you the Capitol Defender Pack, which will start you on the right foot with two exclusive in-game items: The Lullaby, an exotic SPAS-12 shotgun, and the Hazmat 2.0 outfit.

For those eager to save Washington D.C., three versions of The Division 2 are currently available on the Microsoft Store. The Standard Edition includes a copy of The Division 2 base game, while the Gold Edition will net you the base game, three-day early access to the game starting March 12, 2019, and The Year One Pass, which includes seven-day early access to all Year One Episodes, exclusive customization items, additional activities, and more.

For the most hardcore Agents out there, the Digital Ultimate Edition may be the version for you. With it, you’ll get everything included in the Gold Edition, plus three additional digital packs (Elite Agent Pack, Battleworn Secret Service Pack, and First Responder Pack).

We’ll see you in D.C., Agent!

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
Revealing Life is Strange 2 and Uncovering the Clues Left in Captain Spirit
New Preview Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead 1810 Update – 8/20/18
Skyforge Battle Royale Sends Players to the Battleground

Posted on

Read Comic Books On The Go With InkyPen, The First Worldwide App For Nintendo Switch

A Netflix-style subscription service.

A brand new subscription service is headed to Switch which allows users to read comic books and graphic novels, becoming the very first worldwide app for Nintendo’s console in the process.

The subscription-based service will give users access to its full library of comics and novels for €7.99 / $7.99 a month, essentially acting like the Netflix of the comic book world. Some examples of the comic franchises that will be available to read from the beginning are Transformers, Judge Dredd, Dungeons and Dragons, The Metabarons, and Warhammer, as well as several which are based on well-known game franchises like Dark Souls, Dishonored and Assassin’s Creed.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com