After nearly 12 years of development, Square Enix has finished up development on Kingdom Hearts III.
Tetsuya Nomura today confirmed what fans have been waiting for years to hear: Kingdom Hearts III is now complete. All the programming, designing, directing and every other insurmountably compounded task on the RPG has been wrapped up. "I'm proud to unveil an extended version of the trailer that's been playing in NA cinemas. And guess what? We've wrapped up development of Kingdom Hearts III!" game director Tetsuya Nomura said on Twitter (the trailer is found above). "If you haven't had the chance yet, now would be a good time to prep by playing 1.5+2.5 & 2.8. See you next month!"
This news is undoubtedly a milestone for the studio and gamers alike. Everyone's been waiting over a decade for Sora's next chapter and to jump back in the mix with beloved Disney characters. This update also means Kingdom Hearts III won't be delayed--that would hurt Square Enix quite a bit--and we should see a "gone gold" confirmation soon.
Visions, No Man's Sky's latest update, will add a bevy of new visual and mechanical features to breathe more life into Hello Games' space sim.
Although Hello Games just released No Man's Sky's big new underwater Abyss update, the studio already has more content ready to roll out. An unlisted video confirms a new update called Visions, which injects lots of diversity and color into the procedurally-generated cosmos.
While Visions seems mostly focused on visuals and environments, it does add some nifty features and mechanics. Gamers will be able to unearth fossils from strange creatures and sell them for big payouts, rare materials can now be found during crazy weather conditions. New "bizarre and otherworldly life forms" can be found throughout the hugely expanded biomes that are "more vibrant, varied and colorful." You can even craft and launch fireworks for impromptu light shows.
Skybound has begun development of the final two episodes of The Walking Dead, and a release date will be announced shortly.
Telltale Games' untimely demise essentially killed its future projects, leaving many dreams unrealized and, in the case of The Walking Dead: Final Season, abruptly interrupted. But now Skybound Games (the gaming division of Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment) has taken the reigns of the series. Skybound will finish the last two episodes of Clementine's story and have conscripted key dev talent from Telltale to do so.
"After Telltale shut its doors, the game was, unfortunately, unable to be worked on and hence the release dates of Episodes 3 and 4 have been delayed," Skybound said in an update. "But, we're excited to let you know that many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game are resuming development efforts today!"
Microsoft should make a big splash at next year's E3 showcase.
E3 2018 saw a huge influx of news, announcements, and big content showcases for Xbox. Microsoft put a lot of effort into their show, highlighting the future of the brand: we had confirmations of new consoles, a new Halo game, new AA studio acquisitions, the Project xCloud tease, and lots of branding deals. But with Sony dropping out of E3 2019, Microsoft's show could be even bigger.
Following Sony's E3 announcement, Team Green wasted no time hyping up their presence at the show. Xbox's Phil Spencer affirms there's quite a few things up Microsoft's sleeve, possibly including new hardware, games, services, and other updates. "A lot to share with fans at E3 2019. Always a high point of the year to witness the industry's creativity and the energy of the community," Spencer said on Twitter.
The first 5 minutes of the mysterious 'World of Light' story mode that will be arriving with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been showcased.
Players that will be picking up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and are excited to jump into the new story mode titled 'World of Light' may want to avoid the above video due to spoilers. If you don't mind spoilers, we will get onto what we can see in the video. The video has been released onto the IGN YouTube Channel and begins with a opening cinematic of the fighters facing off against Galeem and then being taken control of by spirits after being turned to stone.
We then see Kirby having to fighter Mario who has been taken control of by the Smokey Progg spirit. Once the player has beaten the fighter they will be rewarded with the respective spirit. This process will be taken until the entire roster is unlocked and ultimately until Galeem is defeated as well. Spirit battles will become more complex as well as each spirit has their own perks that coincide with Smashes combat triangle. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released onto the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.
The release of Darksiders III is closing in and ahead of the games' launch we have two brand new trailers that have been released onto the Darksiders YouTube Channel.
First and the above video gives us some background history regarding the four horsemen and what is required of them to bring balance. We see War, Death, Strife and Fury and the narrator gives us short descriptions of each of the horsemen and the influence that they play. Players will be playing as the blood-thirsty Fury, here is a short description on her "Return to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash Action Adventure where players assume the role of Fury in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins."
We get to see Fury in action in the below trailer within the entirety of this post. We get to see quite a lot action as Fury hacks-n-slashes her way through a variety of different enemies. We also get a quick tease at a transformations that Fury can make, we can spot her in a complete fiery form as well as a purple form. Darksiders III will be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4. THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games will be releasing Darksiders III on November 27th.
A new collaborations has been announced between Riot Games and Marvel Comics, we will soon be gifted with a brand new 'League of Legends' comic book series starting with Ashe.
The announcement was featured on the Marvel website and says that both Marvel and Riot games are happy to bring gamers new 'League of Legends' comics in May of 2019. The blog post addresses that the first comic will start with "an origin story -- LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: ASHE: WARMOTHER will follow the journey of one of the original League of Legends champions, the Iceborn warrior Ashe, who struggles with her role as a leader for her people in the world of Runeterra and her mother's fanatical expectations."
For those wondering who will be writing the comics, the post says that Riot Games' writer Odin Austin Shafer will be taking the helm alongside artist Nina Vakueva. C.B Cebukski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel has talked about the collaboration saying "Many fans of the Marvel Universe and comics share their interests and passion for storytelling with the gaming community. League of Legends' is one of the most well-known games in the industry, and their unique world and extensive roster of rich characters and are a perfect fit for comic books. We're excited to partner with Riot and help build the League of Legends Universe for fans and players around the world."
Some new information has come forward regarding how long it is going to take Smash Ultimate players to progress through unlocking the games roster. We should now expect it to not take us very long at all, in fact the unlocks will be quite rapid.
According to Nintendo Life, a "Nintendo Spokesperson" has given some details regarding how fast players will be unlocking each of the fighters throughout Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's adventure mode. Nintendo Life explains that they have spoke to a Nintendo representative during their hands-on experience with the game and the representative said that players should expects unlocks to be rapid and fast.
I'm quite undecided whether I like the idea of the unlocking of each of the characters to be fast experience or a slow one. I personally first subscribed to the idea of there being much more of a challenge that would extend the period of time played in adventure mode, but then again I also think that this isn't what Nintendo have intended for though. As I also believe they want players to be spending a lot of time in their time in Spirits Mode instead.
Amazon's coming The Lord of The Rings TV show has had a composer reach out to them after gaining support from his audience to whether he should pursue working on the goliath of a series.
If you aren't that big into soundtracks then you probably have never heard the name Jeremy Soule, but if you have played Bethesda's award-winning title Skyrim and some other pretty popular gaming titles then you have heard his incredible work. Soule has composed the soundtracks for the following games; Guild Wars, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, five Harry Potter video games and Skyrim.
Soule took to Twitter to ask his fan base whether pursuing the idea of taking the composing helm of Amazon's The Lord of The Rings TV show was a good idea or not, he was quite surprised with the overwhelmingly positive response. Soule also does not forget to recognize Peter Jackson's composer, Howard Shore. Shore composed the entire Lord of The Rings Trilogy as well as The Hobbit movies. Soule sends praise to Shore's efforts with both series' of movies, saying "Howard did an iconic score. Truly one of the best of all time."