Dark Zone Trailer Teases The Horrors That Await Within

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Dark Zone Trailer Teases The Horrors That Await Within

The Division 2 open beta starts tomorrow, which will give the majority of people their first taste of how the Green Poison messed up the nation's capital. When the disease spread like wildfire through the city, officials tried to squelch it with a hastily concocted antidote, but that only made matters worse. 

The latest trailer for The Division 2 outlines the mystery of this poorly conceived plan, a story that will unravel as you venture into each of the three dark zones in the game. The first of these, Dark Zone East, is available to explore in the open beta.

To learn more about the approach Ubisoft is taking to the dark zones, read our comprehensive guide, as well as our interview with creative director Terry Spier. You can play the open beta from March 1-4. If you're planning on participating, you can get a jump on the action and pre-load the beta now. 

Home Stretch

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Home Stretch

A few years ago, One Piece very quietly hit the milestone of the best-selling manga series by volume of all time, surpassing even the classic Dragon Ball. Yet this success never really permeated the American zeitgeist the way some contemporaries and rivals have for whatever reason. Bandai Namco is hoping that its newest One Piece game, titled World Seeker, will help turn that tide and expose the series to new people in the west. Ahead of the game’s release in a few weeks, I went hands-on with the core gameplay in Bandai Namco’s open world title.

The game’s intro sets up its story: during a heist on an island, the Strawhat pirates realize they’ve been tricked, and Luffy, pretending to surrender to the Navy and the World Government, turned out to be quite real. After things go sideways, the crew is scattered about around the Prison Islands under the jurisdiction of the powerful Warden Isaac, from whom Luffy only barely escaped with his life after a fight. Once Strawhat wakes up, he meets a rebellion group lead by a woman named Jeanne that wants to take the islands back from Isaac and promises to help Luffy find his crew.

Dark Zone Trailer Teases The Horrors That Await Within

about X hours ago from
Dark Zone Trailer Teases The Horrors That Await Within

The Division 2 open beta starts tomorrow, which will give the majority of people their first taste of how the Green Poison messed up the nation's capital. When the disease spread like wildfire through the city, officials tried to squelch it with a hastily concocted antidote, but that only made matters worse. 

The latest trailer for The Division 2 outlines the mystery of this poorly conceived plan, a story that will unravel as you venture into each of the three dark zones in the game. The first of these, Dark Zone East, is available to explore in the open beta.

To learn more about the approach Ubisoft is taking to the dark zones, read our comprehensive guide, as well as our interview with creative director Terry Spier. You can download and play the open beta from March 1-4. The full game launches on March 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

The First Two Hours Make A Strong Case

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The First Two Hours Make A Strong Case

As cliché as it sounds, the district of Kamurocho is as major a part of the Yakuza series as any of its prominent players. Parts of it have been demolished and rebuilt over the years, but the more I step into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu, the more Kamurocho becomes a familiar “home” to me in a way few other video game locations have. If I want to fill up on junk food, I know where the Wild Jackson is. If I need to find some special oddity for a hapless stranger I’ve been cajoled into helping, I can probably get it at the Don Quijote.

Which is why, as I played a couple of hours of Yakuza spin-off game Judgment, I immediately felt so comfortable. Despite it being something of a fresh start for the series, Judgment feels more like a new way to absorb the seedy atmosphere and memorable stories that spring up all around Kamurocho, even if you’re seeing them through a fresh set of eyes.

The First Two Hours Make A Strong Case

about X hours ago from
The First Two Hours Make A Strong Case

As cliché as it sounds, the district of Kamurocho is as major a part of the Yakuza series as any of its prominent players. Parts of it have been demolished and rebuilt over the years, but the more I step into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu, the more Kamurocho becomes a familiar “home” to me in a way few other video game locations have. If I want to fill up on junk food, I know where the Wild Jackson is. If I need to find some special oddity for a hapless stranger I’ve been cajoled into helping, I can probably get it at the Don Quijote.

Which is why, as I played a couple of hours of Yakuza spin-off game Judgment, I immediately felt so comfortable. Despite it being something of a fresh start for the series, Judgment feels more like a new way to absorb the seedy atmosphere and memorable stories that spring up all around Kamurocho, even if you’re seeing them through a fresh set of eyes.

15 Things You Might Have Missed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

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15 Things You Might Have Missed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo unveiled the Switch's first true, all-new Pokémon RPG with Sword and Shield. We learned about its starters, the new region, and a lot more, but there were lots of little hidden things in the footage, as well. Here are 15 things we noticed.

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It's safe to assume this is Sword and Shield's starting area since it is the first area shown, but it also has a big road sign that says 01 in it. You can see birds flying in the sky, which are probably Fletchlings who call that area their home. There is also the Fletchling weather vane, and it looks like there are some nests on the chimney in the background.

15 Things We Noticed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

about X hours ago from
15 Things We Noticed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo unveiled the Switch's first true, all-new Pokémon RPG with Sword and Shield. We learned about its starters, the new region, and a lot more, but there were lots of little hidden things in the footage, as well. Here are 15 things we noticed.

Click image thumbnails to view larger version

It's safe to assume this is Sword and Shield's starting area since it is the first area shown, but it also has a big road sign that says 01 in it. You can see birds flying in the sky, which are probably Fletchlings who call that area their home. There is also the Fletchling weather vane, and it looks like there are some nests on the chimney in the background.

15 Things You Might Have Missed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

about X hours ago from
15 Things You Might Have Missed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo unveiled the Switch's first true, all-new Pokémon RPG with Sword and Shield. We learned about its starters, the new region, and a lot more, but there were lots of little hidden things in the footage, as well. Here are 15 things we noticed.

Click image thumbnails to view larger version

It's safe to assume this is Sword and Shield's starting area since it is the first area shown, but it also has a big road sign that says 01 in it. You can see birds flying in the sky, which are probably Fletchlings who call that area their home. There is also the Fletchling weather vane, and it looks like there are some nests on the chimney in the background.

15 Things We Noticed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

about X hours ago from
15 Things We Noticed In The Pokémon Sword And Shield Announcement

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo unveiled the Switch's first true, all-new Pokémon RPG with Sword and Shield. We learned about its starters, the new region, and a lot more, but there were lots of little hidden things in the footage, as well. Here are 15 things we noticed.

Click image thumbnails to view larger version

It's safe to assume this is Sword and Shield's starting area since it is the first area shown, but it also has a big road sign that says 01 in it. You can see birds flying in the sky, which are probably Fletchlings who call that area their home. There is also the Fletchling weather vane, and it looks like there are some nests on the chimney in the background.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Coming To The West On April 9

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Coming To The West On April 9

Last year, Capcom announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, an HD remaster of the first three games in the series that originally launched on the Gameboy Advance, will be coming to consoles and PC. Now that the trilogy has been released in Japan, Capcom has revealed that it will be coming to the west in under two months as a digital release.

The three games include Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Ace Attorney: Justice For All, and Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations. They're the three titles before Phoenix Wright retired and Apollo Justice took over, but then Capcom simply...brought Phoenix Wright back again after fan outcry. Fans commonly consider the original games, penned by Capcom writer Shu Takumi, to be the best in the series, so I doubt few will complain about the chosen collection.

The remasters have redrawn most of the game's GBA-resolution sprites, which in some cases has left art that was up to interpretation to look a little strange when blown up to 1080p and cleaned. Capcom has mostly moved the series away from physical releases in the west, as even the most recent new games have only been available digitally. If you for some reason can't wait until April, the Japanese version of the game contains an option for English text, as well.