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    What you need to know about Overkill's The Walking Dead, including latest news, release date, trailers, and more!

    News Den of Geek Staff
    Jun 11, 2018

    Overkill's The Walking Dead was first revealed in 2014. Starbreeze promised that the game would be an inventive adaptation of the original Walking Dead comics that emphasizes co-op gameplay, storytelling, and robust level design that will supposedly heighten the game's replay value. 

    Remarkably, the only real updates we've been treated to since the game was first revealed involve its many delays. The Walking Dead was originally delayed until 2016, was then delayed until 2017, and now is delayed until 2018. In that time, developer Overkill has never really revealed much about the game beyond the vague details which accompanied its release. Even the game's title still sounds like an internal reference. 

    Meanwhile, Overkill has continued to update PayDay 2 and have reportedly begun preliminary work on PayDay 3. While the release of the latter game is supposedly still some time away, it's fair to say that they are not solely devoted to completing The Walking Dead.

    Perhaps, though, Overkill can surprise us all by delivering a Walking Dead game that manages to surpass the show's declining popularity by reviving the thrill of the source material.

    Here's everything else we know about the game:

    Overkill The Walking Dead News

    There's a new trailer for Overkill's The Walking Dead, and it gives us our first real look at this shooter's zombie apocalypse gameplay. Take a look:

    Overkill The Walking Dead Release Date

    Overkill's The Walking Dead will be released on November 6th in North American and South America. The rest of the world will be able to access it on November 8th. 

    Overkill The Walking Dead Trailer

    This new teaser for Overkill's The Walking Dead is a highly cinematic affair that showcases Heather; a new playable survivor who runs into a wandering gang trying to scrounge supplies from the same store as Heather. What happens next is more shocking than the eighth entry in a Buzzfeed list. 

    The latest trailer for The Walking Dead showcases the game's newest character, Maya. Maya is one of many whose lives were turned upside down by the events of the zombie apocalypse. Now, she is just desperate to survive. Take a look: 

    This next update for Overkill's The Walking Dead comes in the form of a developer diary that breaks down the design of some of the game's levels. 

    Here's a trailer introducing Aidan, one of the four playable characters in the game:

    And if you want more, here's the original announcement trailer:

    Overkill The Walking Dead Story

    We also have a synopsis of the game:

    Inspired by the rich story universe of Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels, Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer FPS action game set in Washington, D.C., as an outbreak brings the dead back to life. In this test of strategy and endurance, players will band together with up to three friends on a variety of missions and raids, securing supplies and survivors to strengthen their base camp against the threat of both the dead and the living - by any means necessary.

    Each playable character has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories. Now they all share a common objective where survival and teamwork is paramount. The action is close-up and intense: take out enemies carefully with silent melee attacks or go in guns blazing. You need to be able to improvise, as nothing is certain, and a horde of walkers is always around the corner.

    Overkill The Walking Dead Screenshots

    Until we learn more concrete information about the game, you'll have to judge these concept art shots that Starbreeze released during a livestream back in May 2017 in order to get an idea of how the game is shaping up:

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    The Last of Us 2 may be the PlayStation 4's most-anticipated exclusive. Here's everything we know:

    News Adam McDonnell
    Jun 11, 2018

    Yes, one of the greatest games of the previous console generation is getting a sequel. Fans hoped that Naughty Dog might find a way to return to the world of The Last of Us, but the nature of the original game's ending left some to speculate that the developers had said all there was to say about the adventure of Ellie and Joel. 

    It's not entirely clear exactly what the story will be this time around, but the ominous and fearful tone of Ellie's looming threats suggest that this will be a story of revenge. The recipient of said revenge seems to be fairly obvious based on context clues in the trailer, but in the interest of not completely outlining the ending of the original game, we will not speculate on their identity here.

    Speculation is all we have as it concerns the release date for The Last of Us Part II, however. It appears that the game is still very much in development, which means you shouldn't hope to see it before late next year at the earliest. Neil Druckman, the title's creative director, took to the PlayStation Blog to clarify that the eventual release of the game could be "a ways off," and to assure fans that Naughty Dog is only making a sequel to this game because they feel they have a new story that is worth telling. 

    Well, we're sold. Here's everything we know about The Last of Us Part II:

    The Last of Us Part 2 News

    At the Sony E3 2018 conference, we were treated to a brilliant and highly cinematic - also possibly very scripted - gameplay sequence from The Last of Us Part 2. Check it out now. 

    At DICE Summit 2018, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann revealed one of The Last of Us Part II's stranger inspirations.

    "There's a show on Netflix called The End of the F***ing World, which is so well written and acted and quirky, and has been totally inspiring for some of the stuff we're doing in [The Last of Us 2]—more on the dialog stuff," said Druckmann. Given that the Netflix show is about a pair of runaway teenagers who embark upon a dark quest, we're guessing that it might have somehow influenced the equally dark journey of the main characters. However, Druckmann didn't clarify the point.

    Druckmann also recalled that The Last of Us was born from a failed pitch he once submitted to George Romero. He wanted to make a game that combined elements of ICO and Sin City while telling a story about a cop with a heart problem protecting a little girl. When the cop's heart condition kicks in, the girl would need to take care of the cop and protect him from enemies. Of course, Romero passed on that pitch. 

    The Last of Us Part 2 Release Date

    The Last of Us 2 doesn't have a release date as of yet. We expect Sony to reveal that information at E3 2018. 

    The Last of Us Part 2 Trailer

    A brand new trailer has arrived! Check it out below:

    Next, feast your eyes on the reveal trailer for The Last of Us Part II:

    The Last of Us Part 2 Story

    At PSX 2016, Naughty Dog director and writer Neil Druckmann shared the first bits of Last of Us Part 2 story details, including what the focus will be in the sequel. Druckmann revealed that Ellie is the star of this installment and that the game takes place several years after the original. Ellie is 19-years-old in The Last of Us Part 2

    Druckmann talked a bit about the tone and direction of the sequel's story, saying that while the original was a story about love, "[Part 2] is about hate." He also confirmed that this game will exclusively continue the story of Ellie and Joel instead of jumping to other characters.

    It looks like The Last of Us Part 2 will have a couple of connections with Westworld. It's been revealed that Halley Gross, a writer on the show, will be co-writing the game's story with Neil Druckmann, who wrote the first game. 

    Additionally, Westword actress Shannon Woodward will have a role in the game. No details on her character were revealed. Her casting was revealed in a tweet:

    It's also been revealed that Bruce Straley, who directed the first game, will not return for the sequel. Instead, Druckmann will be directing the game. 

    The Last of Us Part 2 Music

    Writer/director Neil Druckmann confirmed that Gustavo Santaolalla, the composer of The Last of Us' wonderful score, will also create the music for the sequel. 

    The Last of Us Part 2 Poster

    In celebration of Outbreak Day - the day in The Last of Us when the world fell apart - Naughty Dog has released some promotional materials and free items related to the game. You can read a full breakdown of the announcement (which includes information regarding a new The Last of Us t-shirt and PS4 theme) via this PlayStation blog post

    However, there is one Outbreak Day release we do have to highlight. The fine folks at Mondo have teamed up with Naughty Dog and artist Kevin Tong to release a new poster that seems to be related to The Last of Us Part 2. It's a fairly stunning design that serves as a callback to the previous Mondo The Last of Us poster and an effective teaser. 

    You can buy the poster from Mondo's website starting today. 

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    From the makers of Infamous comes the new Samurai action title, Ghost of Tsushima.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 11, 2018

    Ghost of Tsushima is something of an alternate history take on the era of the Mongolian Empire. The Mongol army has invaded the island of Tsushima, and you as the player must control one of the last samurai as he attempts to fight off the invading horde. Along the way, players will be forced to abandon their traditional ways and embrace a style of fighting referred to as the "way of the Ghost." 

    This stunning game from Sucker Punch, the makers of Sly Cooper and Infamous, features incredible visuals, a sweeping soundtrack, a methodical combat system reminiscent of what we've seen in God of War, and a lot of promising design choices.

    We can't wait to get our hands on this game. For now, this is what we know about Ghost of Tsushima.

    Ghost of Tsushima News

    E3 2018 brought us our first real look at Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima. All we can say

    The footage above showcases the kind of samurai experience that we've been wanting from a video game for a long time. The combat looks exceptional, the graphics are stunning, the characters are interesting, and the entire world is one that we just want to dive in. 

    Based on the footage that was shown, we feel that the game's combat is going to be paced similar to what we've seen in games like God of War, but the boss battle almost resembled more of a fighting game. It's a fascinating gameplay dynamic that only highlights the intriguing story of a few remaining samurai in a world where the Mongol hordes are slowly taking over. 

    Ghost of Tsushima Trailer

    Here is the first trailer for Ghost of Tsushima

    Ghost of Tsushima Release Date

    Unfortunately, there's no word on when Ghost of Tsushima will be released, but we believe that the game will be available sometime in 2019. 

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    What you need to know about Death Stranding, including latest news, release date, trailers, and much more!

    News Den of Geek Staff
    Jun 11, 2018

    Hideo Kojima, the famed creator of the Metal Gear series, returns after a brief hiatus after his highly publicized exit from Konami with his strangest concept yet: Death Stranding, a game that's all about connections, according to the developer. Kojima's goal is to create a game where players interact with each other beyond just trying to kill each other. 

    The game stars Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. It also features some collaboration with beloved director Guillermo del Toro, who previously worked with Kojima on the ill-fated Silent Hills project.

    Here's everything else we know:

    Death Stranding News

    E3 2018 featured the debut of Death Stranding's gameplay a few more details about its story. It's a long look at the game, but you've got to see it. 

    Death Stranding Release Date

    Death Stranding doesn't have a release date at the moment. The game will arrive exclusively to PS4.

    “It will be out before the Olympics,” said Kojima at TGS 2016, referring to the Tokyo 2020 Games. He then went on, “To go a little further, there is a movie called Akira, and it will be out before the year in which Akira is set.” (Akira was set in 2019.)

    Death Stranding Trailer

    A new Death Stranding trailer premiered at The Game Awards 2017 and it's our best look at this haunting game yet! Check out the trailer below:

    The second trailer for Hideo Kojima's next game was revealed at the 2016 Game Awards. The big story here is the appearance of everyone's (at least second) favorite Hannibal Lecter, Mads Mikkelsen. Check it out:

    Here's the very first trailer for the game:

    Death Stranding Cast

    Norman Reedus will star in the game and he will be joined by Mads Mikkelsen, who appears to play one of the antagonists. Guillermo del Toro will also appear in the game as revealed by the game's second trailer. 

    Emily O'Brien posted a picture on her Instagram account that confirmed that she and Troy Baker have joined the Death Stranding cast.

    Death Stranding Gameplay

    Hideo Kojima continues to leak out Death Stranding information a trickle at a time. The game auteur took the stage at a Tokyo game conference today and provided the briefest of glimpses regarding Death Stranding's design intent.

    Death Stranding will be an action game with open world elements, but, according to Kojima, it will be a different kind of action game that emphasizes player interactions beyond just trying to kill each other. While players will fight both computer and human-controlled enemies via the game's single-player and online modes, Kojima is also working on ways in which they can experience the game together that emphasizes non-action based cooperation. 

    Kojima didn't go into further details regarding how, exactly, this will work, but there were trace elements of the Dark Souls' school of multiplayer design in his speech. 

    Speaking at the Develop: Brighton conference, Hideo Kojima expressed his belief that Death Stranding represents his greatest work. 

    "I'm very confident that we're working towards something completely new and that no-one has seen so far,” said Kojima. “This will be my best work so far, I'm very confident about that." 

    At this same event, Kojima also spoke of how excited he is about the ability of virtual reality to convey a new range of human emotions in video games. At this time, however, there is no word on whether or not Death Stranding will have VR features. Kojima also noted that he could never stop making video games because, as technology progresses, he comes closer to being able to make the type of games he dreams of. 

    In a YouTube upload by Hideo Kojima, the legendary developer also shared some information regarding the secrecy that surrounded Death Stranding's unveiling. According to Kojima, only about five people knew that the game was going to be revealed at E3 2016. In order to avoid any potential leaks, Kojima himself also avoided social media, refrained from taking photos and even stayed at an out of the way hotel during E3 just to avoid being spotted. 

    Death Stranding Story

    Mads Mikkelsen recently caught up with Birth.Movies.Death. to talk about Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding and what exactly the actor is doing in the game's second trailer. It seems that Mikkelsen, who plays the game's villain, is as confused as the rest of us are, even though he's sat down to talk about the enigmatic game with the auteur. 

    While he can't talk about the plot of Death Stranding, Mikkelsen did say that "it's very intricate. I mean, you know [Kojima]. He's a very brilliant man. I mean, the stuff he told me? I only understood some of it. There was a lot of, 'What?' I have to see it before I understand. Because with Death Stranding, he's creating something completely new." 

    As Kojima described to Red BullDeath Stranding's story "is all about connections, that are called 'strands' in psychology." That's not much to go on at all, but then again, Kojima likes to keep story details very close to the chest. Kojima continued, "It's too early to talk about the broader details of the story or to reveal the female lead, but we have a core structure already."

    With the likes of director Guillermo del Toro and actors Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus joining Kojima on this project, we're sure to be in for something very special - if only slightly confusing as well.

    Death Stranding Details

    In a new interview with Glixel, video game auteur Hideo Kojima confirmed that his latest helping of interactive weird, Death Stranding, "is not a horror game." Despite the dark tone of the first two trailers and his recent work on P.T., Death Stranding will not be the creator's first full foray into horror after all. 

    "I don’t have a dark mindset in particular," Kojima told Glixel. "Death Stranding is not a horror game. I just wanted to make something that looks very unique, something you haven’t seen before, something with a more artistic slant to it. I’m not pursuing a dark aspect to the game."

    It definitely looks unique, especially in the "using creepy babies to promote your game" department. Kojima also reassured fans that the game will still have a sense of humor - a staple of his past games, which have included running gags and breaking the fourth wall.

    "Humor is a very important aspect for games. You play a game for a very long time – Death Stranding is a big game, too – and you put stress on the player and you lead them through peaks and valleys. Humor is an important aspect to make sure the player can enjoy playing across these peaks and valleys. So we’ll have humor in this game too, but to a degree that it doesn't ruin the world setting. It will be at an appropriate level."

    Kojima also caught up with the BBC to talk about Death Stranding and how it's unlike anything he's created before. 

    "We want this game to be something that people can get into easily but after an hour or two they'll start to notice something a little different," Kojima said. "It's not like anything they've played before."

    Kojima, who's never been shy about introducing very weird new elements to his games, says he's not too worried about how the risks he's taking with Death Stranding might drive some players away.

    "Bands that everyone remembers take risks," he said. "They constantly change their music from previous albums, adapting and evolving through the ages. ... They might lose some fans along the way, but they bring in new ones. That's the kind of approach I want to take with my new game."

    Kojima fans are undoubtedly expecting something new and strange from Death Stranding. So far, the trailers indicate that Kojima will indeed deliver the goods.

    In other news, director Guillermo del Toro, who appeared in the second trailer for the game, has confirmed that he's not involved with Death Stranding in a creative role. He's simply an actor in the game, according to an interview with IGN.

    "I’m involved as a character. Kojima-san called me and said, 'I want you to be a character in the game,' and I said, 'Gladly.' He’s discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I’m not involved, creatively, at all."

    Del Toro continued, "This is entirely Kojima-san’s game. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic game, 100%. But this is him and his ideas. I’m just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it."

    Death Stranding Poster

    Kojima tweeted this promotional image for Death Stranding around the time of E3 2017. The image's use of the word "Bridges" is particularly interesting because, as IGN points out, that word was also seen in the game's second trailer.

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    Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally coming in 2019. Here is everything we know about the game!

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 11, 2018

    The highly anticipated third installment in the main Kingdom Hearts series has been in development since at least 2012. First announced at E3 2013, it's been a long journey for this Disney-Final Fantasy mashup. There's some indication from Square Enix that Kingdom Hearts III will finally see the light of day in 2018, but only time will tell!

    Until then, Square Enix hasn't been shy about slowly revealing some of the incredible Disney inspired worlds included in the upcoming game. From Toy Story to Monsters Inc., Kingdom Hearts 3 looks to explore nearly every aspect of the Disney universe while delivering an incredibly compelling RPG in the tradition of previous Kingdom Hearts adventures. 

    Here's everything we know about the game:

    Kingdom Hearts 3 News

    The PlayStation E3 2018 conference included a special preview of Kingdom Hearts 3 that focuses on the game's Pirates of the Carribean world. 

    Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date 

    Kingdom Hearts 3 will arrive on Jan. 29, 2019. It's coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

    Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer

    This trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 serves as a cinematic rundown of the stories and worlds that we've seen from the game thus far. Included is a brief look at a few new environments and what seems to be a glimpse at the sequel's basic plot. 

    The latest Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer showcases what is being referred to as Classic Kingdom. However, reports indicate that the Game and Watch footage included in the trailer doesn't pertain to an entire kingdom, but rather a collection of classic minigames featured throughout the adventure. 

    There's a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer and it introduces the world of Monsters Inc. to the series. Check it out below:

    Additionally, Disney showed off a trailer that confirms a world based on the Toy Story films will make an appearance sometime during Kingdom Hearts 3's campaign. Characters like Woody and Buzz will also make an appearance as party heroes during your time in this new world. 

    Here are the rest of the trailers that have been released:

    This next trailer teases Rapunzel’s tower from Tangled and what looks like the streets of New Orleans from The Princess and the Frog:

    Finally, here's the very first trailer from E3 2013:

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    Nioh 2 is the surprising sequel to Team Ninja's Dark Souls-like action masterpiece.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 11, 2018

    Team Ninja is working on a surprising sequel to their well-received Souls-like title, Nioh. Here's your first look at Nioh 2

    In a way, it's not too surprising to hear that Team Ninja is working on a sequel to Nioh. After all, the game reportedly sold even better than they were expecting it to sell and performed especially well on PC where the developers had some worries regarding its ability to succeed. 

    On the other hand, nothing leading up to E3 2018 suggested that Team Ninja was going to reveal a new Nioh game. After all, the original Nioh was released in February of 2017, so we're not that far removed from the franchise's debut. 

    We get the impression that there still might be quite a bit of work to do on Nioh 2 considering that Team Ninja didn't showcase any gameplay from the sequel or revealed any details regarding what we can expect from the upcoming game. However, we'd be a little surprised to hear that it will differ too wildly from the original game given its relatively quick turnaround time and the fact that the first game didn't demand too many improvements. 

    Story-wise, it's entirely possible that Nioh 2 will pick up relatively close to where Nioh left off, but it's not too much of a stretch to suggest that the game could go in a new direction entirely given that the story of the first game was clearly not specifically intended to be picked up at a later date. 

    Regardless, it's enough to know that Team Ninja is working on a new Nioh game given that the original title was a pretty fully-realized take on the Dark Souls concept. While there's still a lot we need to learn about this game, we're very excited to learn more about Nioh 2 as it nears its 2019 PS4 release date. 

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    The long-awaited Resident Evil 2 remake finally arrives in 2019.

    NewsMatthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    Capcom has finally unveiled its remake of the all-time horror classic, Resident Evil 2

    As shown during Sony's E3 2018 press conference, the Resident Evil 2 remake is much more than a new coat of paint, a few features, and fixes to the original game's janky camera system. This is a complete and total remake of the original title that actually looks better than most modern games. If the footage is to be believed, the amount of work that went into this remake is on par with the work that went into the original Resident Evil remake, and that game is considered to be the best remake ever made. 

    Unfortunately, we're going to have to speculate a bit regarding the remake's finer gameplay details, as the trailer was largely a cinematic affair that Capcom and Sony did not elaborate on. However, it appears that the game will utilize an over-the-camera system similar to what we saw in Resident Evil 4 and 5. It's possible that the system has been tweaked in some way to accommodate for improvements or even just the highly cinematic nature of the original Resident Evil 2 camera system. 

    Story-wise, we do see quite a few familiar faces and locations in the Resident Evil 2 remake trailer. Leon Kennedy is there, the lickers are back and deadlier than ever, and there's even a brief look at the fabled Raccoon City police station. That last one seems to indicate that this game will echo some of the major story beats of the original Resident Evil 2, but it's hard to say for sure how closely this game will follow the plot of the original. Also missing in action is Claire Redfield, but we'd be shocked if she doesn't make her way into the final version. 

    In any case, the Resident Evil 2 remake looks like it's going to be worth the unbelievably long wait. We never thought we'd catch ourselves saying that, but here we are. 

    Resident Evil 2 Remake is set to launch on January 25, 2019. There's no word on whether or not it will be a PlayStation exclusive. 

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    The Quiet Man blends live-action filmmaking and action gameplay.

    NewsMatthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    One of the only real surprises from Square Enix's E3 2018 press conference was the reveal of The Quiet Man

    What began as a live-action trailer transitioned into what appears to be our first look at the gameplay of this still relatively obscure title. In the trailer, we see an individual wandering the streets of the city who confronts gang members in an alley. The individual - our hero? - appears to be deaf; hence the "Quiet Man" name and the use of the tagline “silence rings loudest.” Nevertheless, he is able to easily dispose of these thugs. 

    It seems that the trailer's use of live-action is more than just a stylistic marketing choice. According to the video's YouTube description, The Quiet Man"delivers an immersive story driven cinematic action experience seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay." It then promises an "adrenaline-fueled motion picture like experience which can be completed in one sitting." We have to admit that advertising that last part as a feature does strike us as a bit odd. 

    According to the game's website, it appears that Human Head Studios - the team you might know from the infamously canceled version of Prey 2 - is working on this project. However, Square Enix and Human Head have not confirmed the extent of the studio's involvement with this project. 

    Based on all of the information made available thus far, we suspect that this is going to be a kind of interactive motion picture experience more than a fully-fledged game. Actually, it looks like it might be closer to a movie than even games like Detroit: Become Human are. 

    What we can tell you is that the game is currently only bein advertised for release on PlayStation 4 and Steam. There's no word on the possibility of an Xbox One release, which isn't too surprising given that many high-profile Square Enix titles are not immediately released on that platform. In any case, we'll bring you more information on this game as it becomes available.

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    Halo Infinite is the next chapter in the Halo series. Check out the first trailer plus everything else we know about it!

    News Den of Geek Staff
    Jun 12, 2018

    Revealed by Microsoft during its E3 2018 media briefing, Halo 6 is actually called Halo Infinite. The game was announced with a cryptic two-minute trailer that doesn't really tell us what the game is. In fact, all we really know based on the first trailer is that the story could feature a Haloring. Master Chief turns up at the end of the video with what looks like a new helmet. 

    We're hoping for more details soon. Of course, it's only been three years since Halo 5 was released and the game still supports a respectably large community of players on the multiplayer side. That being the case, 343 may very well choose to wait until E3 2019 to fully unveil the game.

    Here's everything else we know about Halo 6:

    Halo Infinite Release Date

    Halo Infinite doesn't have a release date as of yet. It will arrive for Xbox One and PC.

    Halo Infinite Trailer

    Here's the first trailer for Halo Infinite:

    Halo Infinite Story

    Kiki Wolfkill, head of 343 Industries, and longtime Halo director Frank O'Connor recently gave an interview to GameTM magazine in which the two acknowledged the disappointment some fans felt when they realized that Master Chief wasn't the focus of Halo 5.

    "We very much realized that people wanted Master Chief's story of Halo 5," said O'Connor. "We definitely marketed in a way that we hoped was going to bring surprise, but for some fans and certainly fans of Master Chief, it was a huge disappointment because they wanted more Chief."

    O'Conner goes on to say that he wasn't so much surprised by the reaction of fans who wanted to see more of Master Chief, but that he perhaps didn't quite fully appreciate just how much stock fans put into wanting to play as Master Chief at the outset of a new Halo adventure. He acknowledges that Chief is "slightly more important now than he has ever been, certainly to our franchise."

    Understandably, O'Connor and Wolfkill are remaining coy as it pertains to any plans they may have in place to address this issue in Halo Infinite, but they did note that they plan on dialing back on introducing more characters to this universe in favor of "making the world a little bit more realistic and compelling."

    There are few ways to interpret this information. It sounds highly unlikely that Halo Infinite will echo Halo 5's format by primarily focusing on a new character who must live in the shadow of Master Chief. However, it may be a bit of a stretch to say that the next Halo game will focus solely on Master Chief. That's certainly a path that 343 can go down, but there's also the likely possibility that the developer will choose to focus on existing characters - including Chief - instead of expanding the universe's mythology even more. 

    Halo Infinite Game Details

    During her speech at D.I.C.E., 343 Industries' general manager Bonnie Ross stated that the studio realizes it was a mistake to not develop split-screen functionality for Halo 5.

    "When we didn't put split screen in Halo 5, it was incredibly painful for the community and for us," said Ross. "I think it erodes trust with the community, as the community is a part of our world building."

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer had previously stated that the reason 343 dropped split-screen is that studies showed most gamers preferred to play cooperatively over Xbox Live. Given the size of the discrepancy, it was decided that it was no longer worth the development resources to continue to create similar modes. However, following the release of Halo 5, it soon became clear that those who still utilized the mode felt a sense of attachment to it that simple usage metrics could not quite account for. 

    Recognizing how passionate fans are about split-screen Halo gaming, Ross stated that "For any FPS, we will always have split screen support going forward." In other words, it sounds like 343 won't be releasing another Halo game that doesn't include some kind of split-screen multiplayer option. 

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    Spider-Man and developer Insomniac is the best team-up since The Avengers. Here's what we know...

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    Insomniac's take on Spider-Man isn't just one of the PS4's biggest upcoming exclusive, it's one of the biggest titles in Marvel's new approach to game releases. Spider-Man will not be directly associated with the MCU or a particular film, but will instead tell a unique story of the studio's design. 

    Spider-Man will focus on young Peter Parker's battles against a still unconfirmed roster of classic comic book villains. As this game seems to take place relatively early into his superhero career, Parker will need to learn how to balance being the hero that NYC needs with the daily pressures of young adult life. 

    From what we've seen of Spider-Man thus far, we're expecting a high-octane superhero experience that doesn't skimp on the cinematic but also gives us the freedom we need to truly feel like we are Spider-Man. Call it a fantasy, but Insomniac looks to deliver on the seemingly impossible by gifting the world with a Spider-Man game that captures every aspect of this incredible character. 

    Here's everything we know about Spider-Man:

    Spider-Man News

    Spider-Man's E3 2018 gameplay trailer sheds a little light on the game's full roster of villains. It ends with a tease of one Spider-Man foe that Insomniac isn't ready to show yet. 

    Spider-Man Release Date

    Spider-Man will be out on September 7, 2018. The game is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4.

    Spider-Man Trailer

    Insomniac has confirmed that you'll be able to wear various iconic Spider-Man outfits in their upcoming game. While we don't know the full roster of outfits Spider-Man can wear, this new trailer confirms that the Iron Spider armor that Spider-Man wears in Infinity War will be in the game. Furthermore, it seems that each Spider-Man suit will be upgradeable with custom powers. 

    Check out the announcement trailer!

    Game Informer had previously debuted an exclusive story about Insomniac's Spider-Man coming out and have released some new gameplay footage from the title to celebrate the occasion. 

    This footage reveals a great deal of Spider-Man's combat system and exploration mechanics. Spider-Man's combat will seemingly utilize a kind of multi-man system featured in titles like the Arkham games, but Spider-Man's gadgets and abilities will allow him to dispatch of the city's baddies with considerably more flair. Navigation is also bolstered by Spider-Man's inherent abilities. We don't get a full feel for how swinging around the city works, but it looks like players will be asked to target where their next navigational web is going. 

    Insomniac and Sony also showcased a trailer for Spider-Man at the Paris Games show. This preview focuses on Peter Parker's role in the story and expands the game's little mythology twists more than previous previews have done. 

    Another arrived for Insomniac's Spider-Man game at D23 2017. Check it out below:

    These trailers were preceded by the huge E3 2017 showing of the game which gave us our first good look at what we can expect from the most high-profile Marvel game in years. 

    Finally, have a look at the debut trailer that got the world buzzing about what happens when a great developer like Insomniac works on one of the most beloved comic book characters ever. 

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    Control is a supernatural adventure from the studio behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    It turns out that a secret project from Remedy known as P7 is actually a new game called Control

    Shown during the PlayStation E3 2018 conference, Control is the next game from the developers responsible for Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break. The game is being billed as a supernatural action title that follows the new director of a secretive agency in New York. After an unexplainable threat invades our world, you must help humanity regain control. 

    Based on what we saw in the trailer, it feels like Control's gameplay is going to feature the use of some pseudo-psychic abilities that kind of remind us of the gameplay featured in the cult classic action title, Psi-Ops. However, it does seem that there is some traditional gameplay sprinkled throughout the game. 

    What really excites us about this game, though, are the implications of its plot. The trailer gave off some serious Inceptionvibes with winks and nods that this agency has mastered a series of rituals that allow them to "keep traveling deeper" and manipulate reality itself. We're fascinated to see what, exactly, this agency has stumbled upon and how it has led to some of the events that we see in the trailer. 

    As anyone who followed Remedy over the years knows, the developers excel at creating atmospheric experiences, and the first footage of Control suggests that's exactly what this game is going to focus on. It certainly doesn't hurt that the action itself looks far more involved than the combat in games like Alan Wake. Actually, it looks like this title is going for the horror vibes of that classic. 

    Control is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC at an unknown date. 

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    Vigor looks like the DayZ's team's second stab at a grand survival experience.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    Bohemia Interactive, the studio behind Arma and DayZ, is working on a new survival game called Vigor

    Vigor is set in Norway during the '90s. Well...not the '90s as we know them. Instead, this version of the '90s is a decade that has seen parts of Europe engage in nuclear war. Such as it stands, Norway is one of the few safe harbors left in the region. That's theoretically good news, but as a horde of survivors descend upon the region and squabble over the remaining resources, it becomes clear that this region will soon host a war of a different kind. 

    Based on the information made available thus far, it doesn't seem like Vigor is a battle royale game. Instead, its combat seems to be instance-based, meaning that battles will be based on arranged conflicts featuring eight to 16 players. Said players will wield a variety of military weapons as well as melee items that were scrounged from the area. It also seems that there will be some kind of crafting and base building mechanics incorporated into the experience somehow.

    Still, it's not entirely clear what other games Vigor is most easily compared to. It feels like there is more to this title than some pre-arranged fights and scrounging for items, but it's a little too early in the game's development cycle to say for sure what the full experience is going to be like from the moment you pick up the controller to when you set it down. 

    One interesting thing to note, though, is that Vigor runs off of the Unreal engine. Previously, Bohemia Interactive has relied on a proprietary engine for most of their games. The use of the Unreal engine in this instance might mean that Vigor will run a bit...smoother than some of the other games that we've seen from Bohemia in the past. 

    It's also worth noting that Vigor is currently set to be released exclusively for Xbox One via the Game Preview system. Given that Vigor is set to release via a premium model sometime this year, that means it could actually beat the long-digesting DayZ to consoles. Vigor is also expected to go free-to-play sometime in 2019. 

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    Super Mario Party looks to feature the craziest minigames in franchise history.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    The Nintendo Switch is getting a Mario Party of its very own. Here's your first look at Super Mario Party

    As shown during Nintendo's direct stream, Super Mario Party looks like about what you'd expect from a Mario Party game at this point. There's room for multiple players (four appears to again be the max), there are dice rolls that move you across a board, and there are minigames that you encounter as you hit certain points in the game. 

    One new thing we did spot in the trailer, though, is the way that these games will work. We see that it appears you'll be able to use multiple Switch screens to form a battlefield for some of the minigames, but it's not clear at this time whether or not you'll be required to utilize multiple consoles in order to play those minigames. We'd guess that isn't the case, though. 

    Generally speaking, it does look like the minigames featured in Super Mario Party are a bit more involved than some of the minigames that we've seen from the series in the past. The trailer indicates that the Switch is going to use all of the console's control options and portability in order to maximize the variety of minigame experiences. Obviously, that includes motion controls, but it's interesting to see how the portability of the Switch is accounted for in some of the minigames that we've seen thus far. 

    The question now is whether or not Super Mario Party will be able to make up for some of the deficiencies of recent titles in the series by curbing the extreme randomness that the games have come to rely on and by tweaking new mechanics to ensure that you'll be able to actually play those awesome minigames more often during the play of the board game part of the experience. 

    Here's hoping that the variety of minigames showcased during the initial preview is a good indication of how Super Mario Party will improve the series. We'll know for sure when Super Mario Party launches for Nintendo Switch on October 5th. 

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    It's official: Fortnite, the most popular game in the world, is coming to the Nintendo Switch!

    NewsMatthew ByrdJohn Saavedra
    Jun 12, 2018

    Fortnite has arrived on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo made the announcement during its E3 Nintendo Direct. You can download the game through the Nintendo eShop right now!

    Check out the announcement trailer:

    Bringing Fortnite to Switch opens up the battle royale to a whole new audience of gamers who might not have other consoles or the ability to play the game on their smartphones. It is unclear if the Switch version of the game will also feature cross-play with other consoles or phones. 

    Fortnite's inevitable arrival on the Switch hasn't been a very well-kept secret. In fact, the port was first leaked last week as part of a larger lineup of games that also included the reveal of Overcooked 2. The Korean game ratings board had also issued an official rating for the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite, which historically isn't the kind of thing that a ratings board does just because it's a slow Friday.

    The game's move to the Switch isn't exactly shocking. Epic has been working to bring the title to all platforms at some point. The Android version of Fortniteis expected to be released sometime this summer. 

    There's no reason to believe that the Switch version of Fornite will have to make any technical compromises given that Fortnite runs pretty well on an iPhone. As far as cross-play goes, it's very likely that Fortnite will be compatible with other platforms given that Nintendo supports cross-play with games like Minecraft. Of course, we can't really guarantee that the Switch version will be compatible with the PlayStation 4 given Sony's uneven policies on the matter. 

    We'll keep you updated on all Fortnite news!

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    Fire Emblem: Three Houses marks the franchise's long-awaited debut on Nintendo Switch.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    Nintendo has revealed the long-awaited Fire Emblem game for Nintendo Switch. Here's the debut trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    For the most part, Three Housesfeatures about what you'd expect from a mainline Fire Emblem game. There are grid-based tactical battles, a variety of characters with their own stories and designs, a kind of rock-paper-scissors battle system that dictates which units have an inherent advantage over others, and other such familiarities. That's good news for those who feared that Nintendo was going to get cute with a franchise formula that has worked incredibly well thus far. 

    However, there is one thing about Fire Emblem: Three Houses that is quite different from what has come before. It seems that the Switch version of Fire Emblem will utilize a fairly simple visual style for battles when you are in the overhead planning view of the fight and then switch over to an incredibly details battlefield perspective when an attack has been ordered. Those visuals lend Fire Emblem fights the epicness that we always assumed was there but hasn't been specifically showcased in the past. 

    In fact, the battlefields themselves appear to be fully-rendered environments that look to take advantage of the Switch's surprising levels of processing power. We even see some of our heroes wandering around what appear to be non-battlefield environments. This suggests that players might have direct control of some of the story segments that occur between fights.

    As for the story, it appears to involve a goddess who watches over the kingdom who is under attack. The three houses tagline suggests that there will be multiple parties involved in the conflict, but we're not entirely sure how everyone involved will factor into the grand scheme of things. 

    This looks like a nice evolution of the Fire Emblem franchise that still maintains all of the things we've come to expect from the series at its best. Look for Fire Emblem: Three Houses to hit Nintendo Switch sometime in the spring of 2019. 

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    Everything you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including latest news, release date, trailers, roster, and more!

    News Den of Geek Staff
    Jun 12, 2018

    Since its N64 debut, the Super Smash Bros. series has been one of Nintendo's most beloved properties. What began as a simple amusement that pitted some of Nintendo's best characters against each other in a brawler fighting game has become an institution. Everyone from casual Nintendo console owners to hardcore fighting fans has fond memories of waging war across Smash Bros. many levels. 

    Now, Smash Bros. Ultimate is preparing to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch. Following the success of Super Smash Bros. Wii U - a game that grew to include one of the most incredible rosters in fighting game history - expectations are high for the next entry in the long-running franchise. If Nintendo's history with highly-anticipated Switch titles is any indication, though, then we fully expect this will be a special title that will boast a truly impressive collection of playable characters. 

    Here is everything we know about Super Smash Bros. for Switch:

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Release Date

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will arrive on Dec. 8, 2018. The game is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. 

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Trailer

    Nintendo fully unveiled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2018. Here's the full, 25-minute announcement video:

    The game was first teased in a Nintendo Direct earlier this year. Check it out below:

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature every single character who has ever appeared in the series, including Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, Ryu from Street Fighter, and Cloud from Final Fantasy. That means that the game will boast a roster of over 60 characters!

    Here's the full list of fighters:

    • Bayonetta
    • Bowser
    • Bowser Jr.
    • Captain Falcon
    • Charizard
    • Cloud
    • Corrin
    • Dark Pit
    • Diddy Kong
    • Donkey Kong
    • Dr. Mario
    • Duck Hunt
    • Falco
    • Fox
    • Ganondorf
    • Greninja
    • The Ice Climbers
    • Ike
    • Ivysaur
    • Jigglypuff
    • King Dedede
    • Kirby
    • Link
    • Little Mac
    • Lucario
    • Lucas
    • Lucina
    • Luigi
    • Mario
    • Marth
    • Mega Man
    • Meta Knight
    • Mewtwo
    • Mii Brawler
    • Mii Gunner
    • Mii Fighter
    • Mr. Game & Watch
    • Ness
    • Captain Olimar
    • Pac-Man
    • Palutena
    • Peach
    • Pichu
    • Pikachu
    • Pit
    • Pokémon Trainer
    • R.O.B. the robot
    • Robin
    • Rosalina
    • Roy
    • Ryu
    • Samus
    • Sheik
    • Shulk
    • Snake
    • Sonic
    • Squirtle
    • Toon Link
    • Villager
    • Wario
    • Wii Fit Trainer
    • Wolf
    • Yoshi
    • Young Link
    • Zelda
    • Zero Suit Samus

    Plus, the new fighters:

    • Daisy (As Peach’s echo fighter)
    • Spaltoon Inklings
    • After years of memeing, Ridley from Metroid

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    Overcooked 2 introduces more chefs, more kitchens, and online multiplayer.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 12, 2018

    Overcooked, the game that taught us all to hate our friends while working in the fast-paced world of cartoonish kitchens, is back. Here's the first trailer for Overcooked 2:

    For the most part, the sequel to Overcooked will cover much of the same ground that the original title touched upon. For those unfamiliar, the original Overcooked was a couch co-op game that required up to four chefs to share a kitchen and prepare an array of orders as they cam in. The game itself was incredibly simple, but the sheer number of orders that come in - combined with the ever-changing nature of the levels themselves - meant that the game could get incredibly difficult and cause friends to yell at each other in a (mostly) playful manner. 

    This time, you'll be able to share that Overcooked experience with players that aren't on the same couch as you.

    Yes, Overcooked 2 will introduce online multiplayer to the Overcooked experience. While that will make it much easier to find a game and play it at will, we do wonder if a group of online chefs will be able to work together well enough in order to complete the game's hardest levels. That challenge might be amplified by the Switch's awkward method of online communications. 

    Still, we're eager to experience more Overcooked insanity given that the first game was so much fun and that Overcooked 2 looks to enhance that insanity in every way. There are more kitchens, more chefs, and more recipes to burn in a desperate attempt to just get the order out on time. 

    Whether you love the first Overcooked or you're looking to get into the franchise for the first time, you might want to check out Overcooked 2 when it launches for Nintendo Switch on August 7th. There's no word on the release date for other platforms, but we expect that news will be coming soon. 

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    What you need to know about Pikmin 4, including latest news, release date, and much more!

    News Den of Geek Staff
    Jun 12, 2018

    Nintendo's legendary game developer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that Pikmin 4 was in development back in 2015, but we've not yet seen much of the game or know when it's coming out.

    "I've been told not to share anything about this from PR," Miyamoto told Eurogamer at E3 2017 regarding the status of Pikmin 4, "but I can tell you it is progressing."

    Miyamoto appeased the PR gods by limiting the specifics of the game's development to his assurance that the game is "actually very close to completion" and that "Pikmin teams are always working on the next one." 

    Nintendo confirmed Miyamoto's assertions in a separate statement by claiming that "Pikmin 4 is in development but that is all we can confirm at present." 

    It's been a few years since Pikmin 3 released for Wii U in 2013. The game received overwhelmingly positive reviews for its innovative use of the Wii U tablet and general advancement of the Pikmin mechanics. By all accounts, Pikmin 3 also sold extremely well with some reports suggesting that it sold over 200,000 units before the end of 2013. 

    The lack of a Pikmin sequel in all that time seems to speak more to Nintendo's unique release strategy than it does their faith in the franchise as a whole. Now that the Nintendo Switch is selling extremely well, it seems that Nintendo is a touch more eager to bring back some of their most popular series as well as re-introduce some of the Wii U's best games to the switch audience.  

    Here's everything else we know:

    Pikmin 4 Release Date

    Pikmin 4 doesn't have a release date as of yet. The game is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

    Pikmin 4 Details

    Some suspected that Shigeru Miyamoto had finally lost his mind when he announced that he was working on a strategy game based on his gardening experiences, but it wasn't long before the quirky little title known as Pikmin became a beloved Nintendo franchise. As popular as the franchise is, though, it has remained suspiciously off the radar since Pikmin 3 released to wide acclaim in 2013. Aside from Miyamoto mentioning that Pikmin 4was nearing completion in 2015, fans have been left to speculate when, exactly, they will be able to get their hands on this anticipated sequel. 

    Sadly, Miyamoto's latest update doesn't offer much hope that they can expect that day to come anytime soon. In an interview with Game Rant, Miyamoto had this to say on the subject of Pikmin 4:

    "We're working on (Pikmin 4). So, you know, when we’re in development we have to create a list of priorities and it has been hard to kind of fit that into that list, but we’re hopefully starting to see that on the list now.”

    While Miyamoto does not explicitly say so during the course of the interview, given that he had previously suggested that the game was nearing completion around this time last year, it certainly does sound like Pikmin 4 has been delayed. Though this may be due to the usual complications that can arise during the development process, the popular theory at the moment is that Pikmin 4 has been shuffled to the side while Nintendo focuses on the release of the Switch as well as their ever-expanding list of new ventures. 

    Given that Breath of the Wild is shaping up to be the last major Wii U release, it certainly does appear that Pikmin 4 may end up becoming a Switch title. It would be a bit of a shame if that came to pass considering how well the Pikmin games translate to the Wii U controller, but it's looking like Pikmin fans may be waiting until 2017 to experience more of this franchise's bizarre adventures.

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    Microsoft is reportedly working a series of next-gen Xbox devices.

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 13, 2018

    The next-generation Xbox reportedly has a codename. 

    According to a report from Thurrott which claims to be based on insider information and internal documents, members of the Xbox team have already started referring to the next device as "Scarlett." The original report indicated that the name was Scarlet, but an update based on internal document information suggests that the name is actually Scarlett. Some of you may remember that the Xbox One X was codenamed "Scorpio" until its release.

    That's not the most interesting piece of information from this report, though. It also appears that the Scarlett name doesn't just apply to a single next-gen Xbox console but rather a "series of devices" that seem to all be related to gaming in some way. The report does not confirm when these devices will be released, but the most popular rumors at the moment suggest that 2020 is the anticipated year of arrival for whatever Microsoft is currently working on. 

    As for what "series of devices" Microsoft could be working on, we've got some theories to share.

    The most obvious of those theories is that the next Xbox will be released across several price tiers that are divided by the incorporate features of the console. We've seen Microsoft do this in the past as it pertains to the storage space each console ships with, but it's possible that the next Xbox might also follow the Xbox One X's lead by featuring "consumer" and "pro" models. 

    However, the way that Microsoft emphasized streaming during their E3 2018 presentation when talking about next-gen devices leads us to believe that Scarlett could also apply to some kind of streaming software initiative or even a Microsoft handheld gaming device to be used specifically for game streaming. 

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    E3 2018's biggest presentations are over. What were the best reveals of the show? Here are the highlights...

    News Matthew Byrd
    Jun 13, 2018

    E3 remains the biggest show of the year despite the fact that it's no longer the one place to go to go for video game news. Still, developers across the world manage to converge on this one event every year in order to remind gamers everywhere just why they love gaming so much. More often than not, that reminder comes in the form of some shocking or incredible game announcement. 

    E3 2018 was no different. While some of the biggest reveals of the show were leaked ahead of schedule, that didn't stop the biggest game studios in the world from blowing us away with reveals and showcases of some games that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

    Of course, it's sometimes hard to know which announcements were just noise and which ones are the ones that you absolutely must see. After all, there are just too many games revealed every year to possibly keep up with. That's why we're here to help. Of all the E3 2018 stories we've covered this reveal season, these are the games and announcements that you absolutely must know: 

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    The best reveal of EA's conference was the mere mention of the name of Respawn's much-anticipated Star Wars game. Jedi: Fallen Order's story will occur between the events of Episode III and IV. It follows a Jedi who managed to escape the Order 66 death squads and must survive in an increasingly hostile world. We can't wait to hear more. 

    Read More About Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Here

    Dying Light 2

    We wouldn't have been too excited about the idea of a Dying Light sequel in the weeks leading up to E3 2018, but the reveal of this game showcased a sequel that is so much more than we ever thought we'd see from this series. Not only does Dying Light 2's action look even better than what we saw in the original game, but this sequel's story is being written by RPG legend, Chris Avellone.

    Read More About Dying Light 2 Here

    Microsoft Acquires Ninja Theory

    While Microsoft also acquired PlayGround Games and Undead Labs, its biggest "get" was Ninja Theory. The studio behind Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting developers in gaming. Whatever the studio makes next will now be exclusive to Microsoft consoles and devices. We can't wait to see what it is. 

    Read More About Microsoft Acquiring Ninja Theory Here

    Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer 

    Our first real look at Cyberpunk 2077 showcased a world that is a little more playful and even cartoony than we were expecting. Yet, there is something undeniably compelling about the world that CD Projekt Red has crafted. It's full of life, wonder, and mystery. All-told, this could very well prove to be a game that lives up to the immense hype. 

    Watch the Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Here

    Devil May Cry 5 Premiere

    It's been over 10 years since Capcom has released a mainline Devil May Cry game. While some of us loved Ninja Theory's take on the franchise, the series' most ardent fans will no doubt welcome Capcom's return to the series. Will the studio be able to add another classic title to one of the most celebrated action franchises ever? 

    Read More About Devil May Cry 5 Here

    Gears of War 5 

    Gears of War is a few years removed from its prime at this point, but Gears of War 4showed that there is still room for the series to grow. Gears of War 5 looks to follow-up on the promise of the previous game by telling a more heartfelt story that focuses on Kate Diaz as she leads a squad of soldiers on a personal mission. It could prove to be the best Gearsyet. 

    Read More About Gears of War 5 Here

    Halo Infinite

    There's a new Halo game brewing over at Microsoft. We can tell you that much for sure. However, there's still quite a bit of speculation regarding what Halo Infinite is and how it will fit into the franchise's timeline as it currently stands. We can also tell you that Halo Infinite will be something very different and might just give us a glimpse into the future of the franchise. 

    Read More About Halo Infinite Here


    For years, fans of developer Rare have been asking, "Why don't they just make another Battletoads?" It has been quite some time since the famous developer has given us a new Battletoadstitle, and this new three-player co-op game revives the cult classic franchise. Those looking for classic 8-bit style action will surely want to keep an eye on this one. 

    Read More About Battletoads Here

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    FromSoftware moves beyond the considerable shadow of the Dark Souls series in order to provide a new kind of action experience. This strange samurai game plays off some of the same trademark trends of Dark Souls - including the impact of death - while delivering a fascinating new universe that touches upon Dark Souls' subtle themes of horror. 

    Read More About Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Here

    Doom Eternal

    We thought that we might be treated to the reveal of a new Doom game at E3 2018, but we certainly weren't expecting it to come in the form of Doom Eternal. Doom covers some of the same ground we saw in the infamous Doom II: Hell on Earth, but it's the Eternal part of the title that has us wondering what changes this game has in store. 

    Read More About Doom Eternal Here

    Wolfenstein: Youngblood

    We also didn't expect a new Wolfenstein game so close to the release of Wolfenstein II, but Wolfenstein: Youngblood isn't the kind of Wolfensteingame anyone could have anticipated. This co-op shooter follows the adventures of B.J. Blazkowicz's daughters as they shoot their way through an alternate version of the '80s. 

    Read More About Wolfenstein: Youngblood

    Fallout 76

    Opinions are divided on Bethesda's full reveal of Fallout 76, but nobody denies there's something intriguing about this game. For the first time, a Fallout video game is going multiplayer. Yes, Fallout 76 will let you explore the wasteland with your friends and maybe even launch a nuclear weapon or two along the way. 

    Read More About Fallout 76


    We've heard rumblings about Starfield for years now, but we were beginning to wonder if Bethesda would actually reveal its fabled sci-fi project. Details are thin at this time, but many are already dreaming of a Bethesda sci-fi RPG in the grand tradition of the Fallout and Elder Scrolls games. This next-gen title is already reason enough to buy a new console. 

    Read More About Starfield Here

    The Elder Scrolls VI

    Count us among the shocked. Nobody could have predicted that Bethesda was going to name drop its most-anticipated title at E3 2018. Yet, the studio broke tradition by naming a game that likely won't be released for many years to come. Even still, we've got some theories about what the next Elder Scrolls game will be and why you should be very excited about it. 

    Read More About Elder Scrolls VI Here

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    While it's easy to write-off the Assassin's Creed franchise due to how stagnant the series has been over the years, Assassin's Creed Originsreally did revive our interest in the potential of the series. Now, Odyssey continues the good work of that game by taking us to ancient Greece and expanding the storytelling style and potential of the series. 

    Read More About Assassins' Creed Odyssey Here

    The Last of Us Part II Trailer

    Naughty Dog's The Last of Us elevated the bar by which all video game narratives are judged. The game's incredible storytelling, legendary characters, and fascinating stealth gameplay are all present in this gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II. Now, it's just a question of whether or not Naughty Dog can raise the bar yet again. 

    Watch The Last of Us Part II's Gameplay Trailer Here

    Ghost of Tsushima Trailer

    As much as we love developer Sucker Punch, we weren't sure what to expect from Ghost of Tsushima before E3 2018. Could this studio deliver the kind of samurai epic we've always wanted? Well, the game's first trailer suggests that Sucker Punch is well on its way to making one of the best samurai games ever. Keep an eye out for this one. 

    Watch the Ghost of Tsushima Trailer

    Resident Evil 2 Remake

    After years of hearing about how Capcom was working on this high-anticipated remake, we finally got our first look at this reimagined version of Resident Evil 2. The game's first trailer showcased a stunning take on the classic horror game that just might end up being the remake that we've been waiting all of these years for. 

    Read More About the Resident Evil 2 Remake Here

    Nioh 2

    We would never have guessed that we would be talking about a new Nioh game so close to the release of the first title, but here we are. Given that Nioh is one of the absolute best Souls-like titles out there, we can't wait to see what developer Team Ninja does with this sequel now that it's got the foundation in place. 

    Read More About Nioh 2 Here

    Super Mario Party

    Maybe Nintendo just got tired of counting so high, but we think that the fact there isn't a number in this Mario Party's title indicates that Nintendo also feels that it's time to approach this franchise from a new direction. Super Mario Party's minigames aim to take advantage of the Switch's capabilities in order to offer the best Mario Party experience yet. 

    Read More About Super Mario Party Here

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    We were already excited about the idea of Super Smash Bros. on Switch, but the full reveal of this game left us absolutely buzzing. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't just another Smash; it's essentially the ultimate collection of Super Smash Bros. titles released so far. Every Smash Bros. character in franchise history will return in this epic fighting game. 

    Read More About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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