Announcement Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Announcement RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Redfall is Arkane Austin's Newest IP, Coming Exclusively to Xbox and PC https://www.gameskinny.com/p6uth/redfall-is-arkane-austins-newest-ip-coming-exclusively-to-xbox-and-pc https://www.gameskinny.com/p6uth/redfall-is-arkane-austins-newest-ip-coming-exclusively-to-xbox-and-pc Sun, 13 Jun 2021 15:34:30 -0400 David Carcasole

Redfall is a brand new IP from Arkane Austin, the studio behind Dishonored and Prey, that was announced during Xbox and Bethesda's E3 2021 showcase. Redfall is an open-world co-op FPS, bringing Arkane's unique style to a new kind of action game.

A legion of vampires has taken over the quiet town of Redfall, Massachusetts, and it's up to you playing as one of four diverse characters to stop them from eating through the whole town. 

You'll either be able to go in alone against the hordes of vampires or team up with up to three other players for some much-needed backup. Different hero loadouts give the gameplay what appears to be an incredible amount of variety; gameplay also looks to rely heavily on combining different abilities with teammates. 

The trailer shown during the Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021 event, however, isn't gameplay, so while these elements do seem to be core to the experience, we'll have to wait and see more to find out. With Arkane Austin's pedigree, though, and the support they'll no doubt get from other Xbox Studios as an Xbox exclusive, it is safe to say Redfall is a title to watch.

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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate — Daemonhunters Announced for 2022 https://www.gameskinny.com/hr63v/warhammer-40000-chaos-gate-daemonhunters-announced-for-2022 https://www.gameskinny.com/hr63v/warhammer-40000-chaos-gate-daemonhunters-announced-for-2022 Fri, 04 Jun 2021 14:06:58 -0400 David Carcasole

From developer Complex Games and publisher Frontier Foundry comes yet another expansion within the overarching Warhammer franchise: Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate  Daemonhunters. The turn-based tactical RPG was announced alongside a teaser trailer, which also reveals that the game is currently targeting a 2022 release window for PC through both Steam and the Epic Games Store. 

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters has a single-player campaign written by author Aaron Dembski-Bowden. The story will set players as humanity's final hope against the forces of Chaos, the Grey Knights. 

It was also revealed by the teaser that fans can expect to see more from Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate — Daemonhunters this August, when a full cinematic trailer is set to launch sometime that month.

This is was the fourth new game in the Warhammer franchise to get some attention at the recent Warhammer Skulls showcase, alongside a new 2D action platformer, a VR title, and a strategy title set to release on PC. It's safe to say the Warhammer franchise is expanding at a rapid pace, and that's not including the recent releases of Necromunda: Hired Gun and Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

We don't know too much else about Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate — Daemonhunters, but stay tuned to GameSkinny for more as we learn it and approach the game's tentative 2022 launch date. 

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Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a New 2D Warhammer Game https://www.gameskinny.com/pan0g/warhammer-40000-shootas-blood-teef-is-a-new-2d-warhammer-game https://www.gameskinny.com/pan0g/warhammer-40000-shootas-blood-teef-is-a-new-2d-warhammer-game Thu, 03 Jun 2021 16:09:02 -0400 David Carcasole

With the recent release of Necromunda: Hired Gun and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground, as well as a handful of other Warhammer games announced during the recent Warhammer Skulls showcase, the Warhammer franchise is expanding at what seems to be an exponential rate. Now there's a new 2D, shooter platformer on the way in the form of Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef.

Developed by Rogueside, the team behind Guns, Gore & Cannoli, this new Warhammer experience will feature a bevy of new weapons, unique classes, and online and local co-op. 

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef will have players step into the shoes of a savage warrior from the Green Tide, and it's their job to lead an Ork invasion through the city of Luteus Prime and achieve vengeance. 

The Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef trailer really shows off the intense and chaotic combat encounters that players will face, along with the vibrant and detailed world design. This is the first expansion into 2D for the Warhammer franchise, and it will be launching on all platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022.

As of this writing, there's no firm release, nor are there too many concrete details, but stay tuned for more. 

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground to Have Full Crossplay Support at Launch https://www.gameskinny.com/imzin/warhammer-age-of-sigmar-storm-ground-to-have-full-crossplay-support-at-launch https://www.gameskinny.com/imzin/warhammer-age-of-sigmar-storm-ground-to-have-full-crossplay-support-at-launch Wed, 19 May 2021 14:29:21 -0400 David Carcasole

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground is set to launch later this month on May 27, 2021, and it has just been announced that the game will fully support cross play between PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch from day one. 

Cross play functionality will be for the turn-based strategy game's multiplayer mode, where players will be able to jump into PvP through regular matchmaking or invite their friends to join in on the action no matter what console or device they're playing on. 

Recently, developer Gasket Games released a series of trailers outlining the different factions fans will be able to choose from and lead in the game: the Nighthant, the Maggotkin, and the Stormcast Eternals, respectively. Each faction can be customized and molded to different playstyles, though they also have their own unique abilities that make each of them an enticing option to take into battle. 

Those who pre order Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground will be able to take advantage of a special discount and receive the Spoils of War Weapon Pack, which includes an exclusive weapon for each of the three factions. 

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Huntdown Blasts onto Steam and GOG https://www.gameskinny.com/2g0yy/huntdown-blasts-onto-steam-and-gog https://www.gameskinny.com/2g0yy/huntdown-blasts-onto-steam-and-gog Wed, 12 May 2021 17:07:16 -0400 David Carcasole

Huntdown, the critically acclaimed side-scrolling run n' gun retro shooter from developer Easy Trigger Games and publisher Coffee Stain, will now be making its way onto Steam and GOG alongside the Epic Games Store on PC. 

On top of its arrival to the platform, the widely beloved soundtrack that accompanies players on their bounty hunting journey is also now available for purchase. What's more is that to celebrate its arrival on Steam and GOG, Huntdown will be 20% off its original price of $19.99 for its opening week, which runs through May 19. 

Huntdown is an action-packed, old-school shooter with a beautifully realized 16-bit pixel art style and a classic dystopian sci-fi setting. Upping the ante from its already intense campaign, the Steam and GOG releases coincide with the release of a new Arcade Mode for the game.

In Arcade Mode, players will be able to compete on a global leaderboard for the top spot as they get creative with their kills for higher scores, all while wielding new over-the-top tools of destruction. This mode is only currently available on PC, but it will be arriving on consoles shortly, according to the developer. 

We reviewed Huntdown when it first released exactly a year ago today on May 12, 2020, and at the time we said "it's a living homage not only to retro shooters but also to the movies and cultural movements that took place in that era." Check out the full review here. Huntdown is also available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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PlayStation and Discord Partner to Bring Services to Sony Platforms https://www.gameskinny.com/50vga/playstation-and-discord-partner-to-bring-services-to-sony-platforms https://www.gameskinny.com/50vga/playstation-and-discord-partner-to-bring-services-to-sony-platforms Mon, 03 May 2021 15:10:05 -0400 David Carcasole

PlayStation has announced a new partnership with Discord, the popular communication app widely known and used across all spheres of the gaming community. 

This news comes from a blog post on the official PlayStation Blog, where Sony President and CEO Jim Ryan said he's "excited to announce a new partnership with Discord, the communication service popularized by gamers and used by more than 140 million people every month around the world"

Ryan said further: 

At PlayStation, we’re constantly looking for new ways to enable players around the world to connect with one another, form new friendships and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. It’s in this spirit that we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Discord, the communication service popularized by gamers and used by more than 140 million people every month around the world.

 

The full statement from Ryan can be seen on the PlayStation Blog

This news comes a little over a month after rumors about the possibility of Microsoft buying Discord, and it further sheds the light on why that transaction perhaps never got any traction.

This partnership is another example of Sony investing in companies to create partners, such as Sony's recent re-investment into Epic Games.

It will be interesting to see how this partnership develops, and what exactly Discord integration with PS5 and PS4 could look like. Stay tuned to GameSkinny in the coming months for details.

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Second Extinction Releases on Xbox Game Pass For Console, PC https://www.gameskinny.com/6vfj0/second-extinction-releases-on-xbox-game-pass-for-console-pc https://www.gameskinny.com/6vfj0/second-extinction-releases-on-xbox-game-pass-for-console-pc Wed, 28 Apr 2021 16:57:41 -0400 David Carcasole

Developed by Systemic Reaction, Second Extinction is a co-op first-person dino shooter that released in Steam Early Access in October 2020 and has grown in player base and content immensely since then. . Now the shooter is on Xbox and PC as a preview through Xbox Game Pass. 

This release comes with a new content update with a new playable character, new tutorial, and new rewards for players to earn.

Second Extinction pits teams of three against swarms of dinosaurs roaming the post-apocalyptic world. The game features a wide variety of weapons and abilities to fight your prehistoric enemies, who have mutated into even better killing machines than they already were. 

Interestingly, the co op aspect of the game goes further than just your own squad. There's a metagame within Second Extinction whereby completing missions and activities directly impacts the threat level and challenges other players face. 

We enjoyed Second Extinction when we checked it out early in its life cycle. We praised it for its "fast-paced, smooth gunplay built perfectly for co op, complementary heroes [that] allow for varied squads, [and] addictive upgrade system with great rewards."

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The Assassin's Creed Universe is Expanding With Assassins Creed: Stories https://www.gameskinny.com/mw6ki/the-assassins-creed-universe-is-expanding-with-assassins-creed-stories https://www.gameskinny.com/mw6ki/the-assassins-creed-universe-is-expanding-with-assassins-creed-stories Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:00:25 -0400 David Carcasole

The world of Assassin's Creed will continue to expand in more ways than just games. Ubisoft has announced upcoming Assassins Creed: Stories, which will be different expansions into the Assassins Creed universe through novels, graphic novels, manhuas, webtoons, and a series of podcasts. 

Starting with the novels, there are three slated for release this year: Assassin's Creed: Fragments, Assassin's Creed: The Jade Seal, and Assassin's Creed: The Ming Storm. Each of these novels is the beginning of its own series of books, with both the Fragments and Ming Storm books set to kick off trilogies and The Jade Seal kicking off a series with nine more books to follow. 

In terms of graphic novels and other illustrated works, there will be two manhuas' titled, Assassin's Creed Dynasty and Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Blood Brothers. These are set just prior to the events that take place in Assassin's Creed Valhalla and follows the story of two Viking brothers. 

There will also be three other graphic novels, Assassins Creed Valhalla, Assassins Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory, and Assassins Creed Valhalla: Blade of Shao Jun. The webtoon releases are set to be new expansions into the story of Edward Kenway, and the podcast will be called Assassins Creed: Turbulence in the Ming Dynasty

For more specific details on each of these new releases, check out the official page for Assassin's Creed: Stories. There's a lot for fans of the series on the horizon. 

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Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Slices Its Way Out of Early Access https://www.gameskinny.com/jcbpt/ender-lilies-quietus-of-the-knights-slices-its-way-out-of-early-access https://www.gameskinny.com/jcbpt/ender-lilies-quietus-of-the-knights-slices-its-way-out-of-early-access Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:55:58 -0400 David Carcasole

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights has been given a release date: the 2D action game will officially exit Early Access on June 22, releasing first on PC and Nintendo Switch. It will also see releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (through backwards compatibility) on July 6. Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S release dates are yet to be announced. 

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights comes from developers Live Wire and Adglobe and publisher Binary Haze Interactive. It's a dark fantasy Metroidvania in which players guide Priestess Lily through the Kingdom of Land's End, and bring brutally challenging bosses to their knees. 

Along the way, players will face a number of unique enemies, some of them, according to Live Wire and Adglobe, can be conscripted "as equippable companion spirits." 

The game's Japanese dark fantasy aesthetic, along with its haunting soundtrack, gives Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights an eerie but beautiful atmosphere, something players have especially been enjoying as noted by Binary Haze Interactive CEO Hiroyuki Kobayashi:

Early Access users are in love with the soundtrack and have clamored to see the ending of Ender Lilies. Between the feedback from players, our action-packed gameplay, and the beautiful atmosphere created by Mili's music and our artists, Ender Lilies will satisfy existing metroidvania fans while bringing new ones into the fold.

For more on Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights, check it out in Steam Early Access here for $19.99. The developers said that the price will increase to $24.99 when the game exits Early Acces, so snag it up now if it looks interesting! 

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Konami's GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon Out in Early Access https://www.gameskinny.com/0qgw4/konamis-getsufumaden-undying-moon-out-in-early-access https://www.gameskinny.com/0qgw4/konamis-getsufumaden-undying-moon-out-in-early-access Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:04:45 -0400 David Carcasole

Announced during the April 14 Nintendo Indie World Showcase from, GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is a new rouguevania, 2-D style platformer set in a dark fantasy world and styled after classical Japanese art.

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is out now in Steam Early Access for $24.99. A Nintendo Switch release will follow in 2022.

The trailer released during the showcase revealed some of the beautiful Ukiyo-e style artwork, as well as the harrowing combat and eclectic arsenals available in the game.

For those who want to watch the full trailer, you can try watching it below (or click the video to watch it on YouTube because age-restrictions ...).  

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is being developed by GuruGuru alongside Konami Digital Entertainment. Intriguingly, the combat takes its inspiration from Japanese martial arts, with a heavy focus on spacing and timing in the heat of battle. 

What's perhaps most interesting about GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is that players who buy the game in Early Access will also be given access to the original GetsuFumaDen, which was released exclusively in Japan on the Famicom in 1987. 

The game's Producer, Shin Murato said: 

Having an Early Access period gives us a great opportunity to build a community for GetsuFumaDen and ensure the game is as strong as possible. Throughout this period, we want to utilise user feedback and foster an active discussion to increase the quality of the game.

We will work very closely with our community to help bring this game to life through content review, bug fixes, and balancing. Our focus is on Early Access at the moment; we will share more details about Nintendo Switch in the future.

For more on GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, stay tuned to GameSkinny.  

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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch and PC https://www.gameskinny.com/dr15l/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-complete-edition-coming-to-nintendo-switch-and-pc https://www.gameskinny.com/dr15l/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-complete-edition-coming-to-nintendo-switch-and-pc Mon, 08 Jul 2019 09:09:22 -0400 Erroll Maas

At the Future of Digimon panel during Anime Expo 2019, Bandai Namco revealed that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition would be coming to Nintendo Switch and PC on October 18, 2019.

This complete edition includes both the original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth game as well as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory, which shows the story of the original game from another side. It is currently unknown if the complete edition will have any exclusive content or feature previously exclusive content.

The first Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth game released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on March 12, 2015. The western localization was announced at Anime Expo 2015 and launched in North America on February 2, 2016 and in Europe on February 5, 2016.

The following game, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory launched for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on December 14, 2017 and worldwide on January 19, 2018.

The western version of Hacker's Memory did not include a feature which allows players to transfer their Digimon from an original Cyber Sleuth save file, which was present in the Japanese version. It is currently unknown if the complete edition will now include this feature.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition will launch worldwide for Nintendo Switch and PC on October 18, 2019. Here's to hoping for some more information from Bandai Namco over the coming months.

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Too Kyo Games Announces Death March Club https://www.gameskinny.com/5kmft/too-kyo-games-announces-death-march-club https://www.gameskinny.com/5kmft/too-kyo-games-announces-death-march-club Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:11:42 -0400 Erroll Maas

The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that the recently formed studio Too Kyo Games has announced the official title for one of its upcoming projects.  Death March Club, which will be published by Izanagi Games, will head to the PC in 2020.

Death March Club has been described as a "death game with kids, for kids," in a similar vein to Danganronpa. Although Death March Club features elementary school students, it's being made with an adult audience in mind. 

The gameplay is split between separate action and adventure sections, where players control a boy named Reicho to solve puzzles and clear stages. The action sections are reportedly side-scrolling, and Reicho will have several students with unique abilities help him along the way.

The adventure sections will be fully voiced -- even if Reicho himself doesn't talk. Additionally, Kazutaka Kodaka of Danganronpa fame has claimed that Death March Club will take 20 hours to complete, with a handful of different scenarios and twists along the way. 

Producer Shinsuke Umeda said the developer would like to have a demo of the game's action sections as soon as possible in order to get player feedback prior to launch.

Additionally, the full team for Death March Club was revealed and is as follows:

  • Kazutaka Kodaka: Creative Director
  • Kotaro Uchikoshi: Scenario Writer and Director
  • Takumi Nakazawa: Director
  • Take: Character Designer
  • Kentaro Yoshida: Art Director
  • Shinsuke Umeda: Producer
  • Yukio Futatsugi: Development Producer

Death March Club will launch on PC in 2020. It is currently unknown if it will launch on any other platforms in the future. Make sure to keep an eye out for the action demo in the near future.

Stayed tuned into GameSkinny for more Too Kyo Games news as it happens.

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Zoids Wild Multimedia Franchise and Nintendo Switch Game Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/f50ix/zoids-wild-multimedia-franchise-and-nintendo-switch-game-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/f50ix/zoids-wild-multimedia-franchise-and-nintendo-switch-game-announced Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:22:10 -0500 Erroll Maas

Takara Tomy, the company behind the Zoids franchise, has announced a new multimedia project called Zoids Wild. This project will include toys, anime, a smartphone app, and a video game for Nintendo Switch.

The Zoids franchise has been around since 1982 with various toys, comic books, anime series, and video games. The franchise revolves around animal-like mechs -- usually piloted by human characters -- that sometimes seem to have a mind of their own. The Nintendo Switch Zoids Wild game will be the first console game for the Zoids franchise since the turn-based strategy game, Zoids Assault, internationally released for the Xbox 360 in 2008. Nothing else has yet been revealed about the upcoming Nintendo Switch title.

It is currently unknown if Zoids Wild will see release outside of Japan. The last Zoids-related media seen outside of Japan was the Zoids Fuzors anime series, which premiered first in the U.S. in 2003 but ended its run halfway through due to low ratings; however, the series completed its 26 episode run in Australia and later aired in Japan.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Zoids Wild video game news as it's revealed.

Image credit to Nintendo Everything

 

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Shining Resonance Refrain Confirmed for Western Release https://www.gameskinny.com/o29by/shining-resonance-refrain-confirmed-for-western-release https://www.gameskinny.com/o29by/shining-resonance-refrain-confirmed-for-western-release Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:08:48 -0500 Erroll Maas

Sega has announced that the HD remaster of the formerly Japan-exclusive PlayStation 3 game Shining Resonance, known as Shining Resonance: Refrain, will launch in Summer 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 

The remaster will include high-definition graphics, a new "Refrain Mode" that adds characters Excela and Jenius to the party, and over 150 pieces of DLC, including character events, additional dungeons, costumes, and more.

Shining Resonance follows Yuma, a boy who can switch between his human and dragon forms, with opposing forces seeking his power. Yuma is joined on his adventure by "dragoners," who use magical instruments called "harmonics" as weapons. These weapons can change the power of a dragon into songs which can enhance the strength of the party and weaken enemies.

Shining Resonance was originally released in Japan on December 11, 2014. Shining Resonance: Refrain will launch in Japan on March 29 for PlayStation 4.  The Western release will include both English and Japanese audio, and pre-orders for the "Draconic Launch Edition" of the game, which comes with a collectible metal slip case, will be available soon. Additionally, interested players can get a first look at localized gameplay on February 23 at 12 p.m. PST on Sega's Twitch channel. There is also an interview with the localization producer, James Kuroki, on the PlayStation Blog, which provides more details on the game.

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Scribblenauts Showdown Announced for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/snszv/scribblenauts-showdown-announced-for-switch-ps4-and-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/snszv/scribblenauts-showdown-announced-for-switch-ps4-and-xbox-one Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:31:27 -0500 Highties

The newest title in the Scribblenauts franchise was recently announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment which will be called Scribblenauts Showdown. They will be bringing it to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on March 9th. 

There will be three modes you can play, first is the Showdown mode which is a 4 person competitive mode where you try to complete word based mini-games and speed mini-games which require you to have a vast knowledge on the expansive Scribblenauts dictionary and to complete challenges fast as you can. The second way you can play is versus mode which will have two players face off against each other in 25 different mini-games and will vary on each play session this mode is also playable in single player. The last and traditional way of playing Scribblenauts is sandbox mode. Like in all the previous titles, sandbox mode will allow you to be creative and think of crazy outcomes on eight different levels and will feature co-op.

This game will feature achievements and unlockables. It will also include a "create a character" which will be in the traditional Scribblenauts style and will also have unlockable outfits as you play the game. Still, no word if the Nintendo Switch edition will feature HD rumble support.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for further news and information on everything Scribblenauts Showdown.

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Shieldbreaker: New Darkest Dungeon Class Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/rjhig/shieldbreaker-new-darkest-dungeon-class-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/rjhig/shieldbreaker-new-darkest-dungeon-class-announced Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:51:46 -0400 Skrain

After a short hiatus regarding new content since the release of The Crimson Court DLC for Darkest Dungeonnews has finally broken on what looks to be the next content update -- and it includes the addition of a new class called the Shieldbreaker.

Due to a lack of details at the time of writing, fans are left mostly with speculation about what role this new character is going to play in party composition. Based on her appearance, she looks as if she'll rely more on dodging attacks than tanking them. Given that she wields a spear, it's possible that we'll be getting a back line fighter, which could certainly add some variety lineup of warriors. Perhaps she can pierce enemies or break the their PROT stats -- and with a name like Shield Breaker, that's not too far-fetched of an idea.

As you can see in the image above, this character is missing her right hand. You can clearly see a bloodied bandage and an absent limb where her appendage should be.

It's hard to say what this indicates about her character, but perhaps it has something to do with her backstory. Maybe she had to remove it in order to prevent death by poisoning from a fatal snake bite? Maybe she was a member of some secret order? Or perhaps her story ties in with the Occultist's...

Hopefully we'll be getting more details soon to clarify what this character is bringing to the table and why she's missing her hand. As soon as Red Hook reveals more more information over the next few days, we'll be bringing the updates to you. So stay tuned!

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Edmund McMillen Announces "Secret Project" The End Is Nigh https://www.gameskinny.com/4p1yl/edmund-mcmillen-announces-secret-project-the-end-is-nigh https://www.gameskinny.com/4p1yl/edmund-mcmillen-announces-secret-project-the-end-is-nigh Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:05:11 -0400 glados131

Edmund McMillen, creator of popular indie games Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, has just announced his newest title -- a platformer titled The End is NighThe game has been mentioned in the past as a "secret project" in Binding of Isaac blog posts.

The announcement came from a series of tweets, as well as a blog post detailing the new game, which will be released July 12th on Steam (with the possibility of Switch and other console releases in the future). According to the post, the game is a "sprawling adventure platformer" where you play as a character named Ash -- one of the few survivors of the end of the world who's on a quest to (literally) make a friend.

The aesthetics of the trailer are sure to look familiar to fans of McMillen's work, as his signature art style is apparent here. Also familiar is the Super Meat Boy-esque platforming -- although in his blog post McMillen writes that the game "embodies aspects of basically every game I’ve ever created". He also claims that it's "by far, the largest game (level wise) I’ve ever worked on."

Also in development from McMillen are The Legend of Bum-bo, due in December, and Øuroboros (no release date). Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on The End is Nigh!

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Pokemon Direct Announced for Tommorow https://www.gameskinny.com/69eeo/pokemon-direct-announced-for-tommorow https://www.gameskinny.com/69eeo/pokemon-direct-announced-for-tommorow Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:16:59 -0400 eleccross

The official Nintendo of America Twitter has just announced that a new Pokemon Direct will be streamed tomorrow, June 6, at 7 AM PDT (10 AM EST, 3 PM BST, 4 PM CEST).

The direct will only last about 8 minutes, so fans shouldn't expect to see too much. It's likely to be just a few smaller announcements that haven't made the cut for Nintendo's E3 showcase next week. But of course, you never really know with Nintendo -- they could tease something big ahead of the show, like the supposed third game to Pokemon Sun and Moon, speculated to be called Pokemon Stars. 

It's possible that one of the games shown will be their Western announcement for PokeLand, a new take on the Pokemon Rumble series for iOS and Android that already has a beta going in Japan.

Fans can watch the Direct via Nintendo's official YouTube channel, its official Twitch channel, or over on the Nintendo website

Even if you can't tune in, check back here on GameSkinny to see what unfolds in this Direct right as it's happening!

 

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Platinum Games In Discussions For Bayonetta 3 https://www.gameskinny.com/qxvy5/platinum-games-in-discussions-for-bayonetta-3 https://www.gameskinny.com/qxvy5/platinum-games-in-discussions-for-bayonetta-3 Wed, 31 May 2017 14:36:37 -0400 Greyson Ditzler

In a recent interview with SourceGaming at this year's BitSummit convention in Kyoto, Japan, head producer of Platinum Games Atsushi Inaba confirmed that Bayonetta 3 is currently being discussed at Platinum.

No information was provided on the game's development cycle, and no release window was confirmed. When asked by SourceGaming whether or not Platinum Games intended to keep Bayonetta as the series protagonist, potentially replace her, or add new characters, Inaba said:

“I would like to make Bayonetta 3. We’re talking within the company – even now – about what to do. Of course, that’s just something that you talk about when you’re making a series – do you want to keep the same protagonist? There’s plenty of precedent for changing protagonists, and so that is something we discuss – do we want to keep the same one, have a different one, add new ones – but that’s certainly not anything I can say for sure at this point."

Inaba also briefly discussed his thoughts on the Nintendo Switch and bringing even more Platinum classics to the PC, among other things. 

The Bayonetta series was Platinum Games' first original IP, and it has been met over the years with acclaim from critics and gamers alike because of its unique style and fast-paced action.  

Bayonetta is currently available for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U. Bayonetta 2 still remains a Wii U exclusive. Platinum games recently released Vanquish for the PC. 

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Nintendo Will Bring Mario, Tournaments, and Nintendo Switch to E3 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/2xyeq/nintendo-will-bring-mario-tournaments-and-nintendo-switch-to-e3-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/2xyeq/nintendo-will-bring-mario-tournaments-and-nintendo-switch-to-e3-2017 Thu, 11 May 2017 16:22:38 -0400 tofuslayer

As E3 2017 approaches, gamers everywhere are excited to see what Nintendo has in store for the event, which is slated to run from June 13 to 15 in Los Angeles. Keeping with their plan to release more news and information about upcoming releases throughout the year, Nintendo has revealed some of its plans for the Expo.

At the start of the week, Nintendo will premiere its first-ever live gameplay of Super Mario Odyssey. As of yet, no one has been able to play the upcoming sandbox-style adventure release for the Nintendo Switch.

Additionally, the company has put together a Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation, which will reveal details for new games that will debut this year. The presentation, which will begin at 2 p.m. EST, will precede a live-stream demonstration of upcoming games for the Switch and 3DS systems.

We will also see the the return of Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, as well as live streams of tournaments for Arms and Splatoon 2.

Gameplay and other Nintendo E3 presentations will be live streamed on Nintendo's Twitch channels. 

Nintendo will be releasing more news as E3 approaches, so be sure to keep checking in for more updates!

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