As we move closer to the release of Mega Man Legacy Collection 1/2, Capcom has released some brand new screenshots from both titles, revealing what seems to be a new mode called 'Rookie Hunter.'
Thanks to 4Gamer we have screenshots from both Mega Man X7, Mega Man X8 and also the new 'Rookie Hunter' mode players will be able to enjoy. According to 4Gamer, 'Rookie Hunter' mode will give players the opportunity to halve the damage they take, this option will be available both in the main menu of the game, as well as a toggle in-game.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1/2 will be arriving with bonus content for players, this will be include: gacha capsule toys, cards and soundtracks. A prologue to Mega Man X will also be included in both collections, it is a 25 minute animated episode. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1/2 releases on July 24th on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Gunfire Games, the developers behind Darksiders 3 have just announced a brand new co-op shooter IP, Renmant: From the Ashes.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, where an invading monster dimension called 'The Root' is collapsing on earth, players will have to fight off hordes of root monsters to survive. Renmant: From the Ashes' world will be "dynamically generated" and will challenge players to work together to craft a variety of different weapons and equipment to further their survival.
Players will also be able to craft and build up their very own home bases, this mechanic will also tie into the levelling system each players character will have. Remnant: From the Ashes is planned for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC sometime throughout 2019. Gunfire Games is keeping themselves very busy, with their newest title Darksiders 3 arriving to gamers on November 27. If you missed the pre-order packages that are available you can catch up on that here.
Fortnite's 5th season has arrived and Epic Games has released a bunch of new content for players, as well as an awesome cinematic trailer for everyone to enjoy.
This new season has changed the story up a little bit, the crack in sky is breaking reality and teleporting people and objects all around the place. It seems as if the Fortnite universe is colliding with another universe, and that these breaks in reality are forcing anomalies to happen across the map.
Content wise, Epic Games has decided to add a Viking Ship, ancient statues, an All terrain Kart (ATK) and much more juicy pieces to enjoy throughout the new season. Small things that have been fixed and tweaked are: the spread on shotguns, the amount of pellets they fire and the ability of firing another shotgun right after firing the first. Many bug fixes have also been thrown in with this new season, for further information regarding the Season 5 visit the official Fortnite website here.
A new action-RPG will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, introducing Fall of Light: Darkest Edition. Will you be helping your daughter find the last glimpse of sunlight?
The immersive gameplay will be taking players through story-driven dungeons that are completely consumed by darkness. The player will be taking control of an old warrior called Nyx, who's mission is set on safely taking his daughter Aether (the glowing luminescence girl) to see the last remnants of sunlight.
Players will be able to choose between 20 different battle stances and 10 weapon classes that range from close-up combo's with short range weapons to long-range weapons such as crossbows. The Darkest Edition will be featuring an all new dungeon, with new enemies and new weapons for them to be slain with. There currently isn't a Nintendo Switch release date for Fall of Light: Darkest Edition but if you want to check out more about Fall of Light visit the official Steam listing here.
Last week, I reported on the Japanese Nintendo website saying that the amiibo's for the returning/new Super Smash Bros. characters were almost here. Now, Nintendo has made the amiibo's available for the three new characters.
Nintendo has brought us three new amiibo figures with many more on the way, ready for pre-order right now we have Ridley, Wolf and the Splatoon characters, Inklings. Nintendo has made the listings go live on Amazon and fans can begin the pre-order process now. Each of the figures will be retailing for $15.99, the following are links (except for Inklings as it is not available yet) to their respective Amazon listings: Ridley amiibo, Wolf amiibo and the Inkling one here.
For all those Nintendo collectors out there or even just amiibo collectors, do note that it is doubtful that these are the only amiibo's that Nintendo are releasing. Expect a further three more characters to be released, Snake, Young Link and Ice Climbers. Leaving these characters out would be awfully strange for Nintendo, so we should see listings for them sometime soon, more accurately before the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Mike Pondsmith, the original creator of Cyberpunk has spoken out about CD Projekt RED's iteration of the game, he has told fans that patience will be their strongest virtue leading up to its release.
Back during E3, we reported on Mike Pondsmith discussing Cyberpunk 2077 with YongYea. It was revealed throughout this interview that Cyberpunk 2077 could be "a few years away." Now, Pondsmith, the lead designer for the project has sat down with IGN and talked about the progress the developers have under way. "We have an awful lot of stuff that we want to do, and it's going to take time to do it. And I'm hoping the fans are going to give us the time to do it."
Pondsmith continues and says that what he asks from the fans is time, space and privacy. As the developers and himself need time to go over the game and make sure it is as perfect as they dreamed. "The game we have right now is pretty damn close to what I would have built if I built it alone myself in a broom closet. I look at things in there and I just go, 'Oh my God, that's perfect. That's just downright perfect." Pondsmith seems quite happy with the current efforts the developer and himself have already made, but more importantly, coming at a game this size with the mentality of a perfectionist certainly should be respected. "But to get that kind of perfection does take time. It takes iteration."
Up until now, Epic Games has taken a huge chunk of developers' profits because of the agreement that developers have when making games using Unreal Engine. Except now, that changes in benefit of game developers.
Epic has previously divided profits 70/30 with Epic taking 30% of revenue from Unreal Engine usage, but have decreased this significantly down to 88/12, with Epic now taking just 12% of developers' money. Better yet, Epic's changes are retroactive, meaning that Unreal Engine Marketplace creators will receive back pay on all sales since 2014... huge!
Tim Sweeney, Epic Games founder and CEO explains: "Thanks to both the Marketplace's growth and the success of Fortnite, Epic now conducts a huge volume of digital commerce. The resulting economies of scale enable us to pass the savings along to the Unreal Engine Marketplace community, while also making a healthy profit for Epic".
I'm sure we can thank the mega-success of Fortnite for these awesome changes by Epic for Unreal Engine, and it expands the use of Unreal Engine to new developers for the future of gaming.
Focus Home Interactive, the publisher behind the recently released Vampyr title have come forward and announced that they are pushing the 500k unit sales mark, with the title currently sitting at 450k unit sales in just one month.
The publisher sent out a press release that details the games achievements so far. According to the press release, the week that Vampyr was released it topped the weekly game sales in countries such as France, the United Kingdom and Germany. Oskar Guilbert, the CEO of DONTNOD Entertainment, the independent French developer who created Vampyr has spoken out about the titles success, saying "We are very proud, because since its launch, our last original creation meets a great craze among players. Thanks to our new role as co-producer, we will greatly benefit from this commercial success."
Focus Home Interactive said back in November that Vampyr cost them between 10 - 15 million euro to develop, this works out to be around $11.5 - $17.5 million USD. They also said that for Vampyr to be a profitable in anyway they would have to sell upwards of 500k units, and for the title to be deemed a success they would have to push the 1 million unit mark. If you are interested in our thoughts about Vampyr visit our review here, or for more news about the title visit the official website here.
As we move closer to the Spyro Reignited Trilogy releasing, PlayStation Underground have gone ahead and showcased a beautiful 12 minutes of gameplay footage from the second game, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
The 12 minutes of gameplay footage also features an interview with the developers of the Reignited Trilogy, Toys for Bob. Toys for Bob discusses the lengths they needed to take to get Spyro to exactly where they wanted, they also took the thoughts of die-hard fans in heavy consideration while going about this process. The Spyro Trilogy has had a fine-toothed comb scrapped through it, with the developers creating their own "Spyro Scout" development tool that allowed them to extract and build on the previous games' code.
According to Toys for Bob, every single aspect seen in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been added onto and "modernized" by the developers. Toys for Bob also tried to keep the same animation movement, in hopes of bringing that nostalgic feel to returning players. Spyro Reignited Trilogy will be released on the PS4 and Xbox One on September 21st, 2018. For further information regarding the title visit the official Spyro website here.
Epic Games has stepped up big time with Fortnite's Summer Skirmish series, players will be glad to know that there will be a massive prize pool for the winners, $8 million dollars worth of massive.
Not to long ago, Epic Games announced that they would be setting aside $100 million worth of prize pool money, which would then be used for future Fortnite tournaments throughout 2018/2019. To kick off the festivities, Epic has taken to their Fortnite blog to announce the 'Summer Skirmish' series, a eight-week round robin tournament that will leave the winner possibly $8 million dollars richer.
The Summer Skirmish series will begin this weekend, the first tournament will start off with duos and a prize pool of $250,000. Unfortunately, the required credentials for the players that are interested in joining in are not 100% clear, as The Fortnite Team stated "Participants will be made up of community creators and Fortnite players who have demonstrated their competitive prowess. The format and competitors may change from week-to-week, so stay on your toes!"