Rumor: Ni No Kuni 2 Coming To Xbox One

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Rumor: Ni No Kuni 2 Coming To Xbox One

IGN Spain is reporting on a rumor that Ni No Kuni 2, the gorgeous RPG from Level-5, will be coming to the Xbox One.

The report follows up a store listing for the game on Xbox One, which was dismissed as a mistake. According to the IGN report, however, the game is going to come out on Microsoft's console in the west, albeit only digitally.

It would be one of the first major coups for the console, as they have had a tough time getting ports of Japanese games, with some publishers of those games saying Microsoft does not support them. If the rumor is correct and Ni No Kuni 2 is coming to the system digitally, that would solve the issue NISA has brought up about minimum print runs, and also might explain why the game would be digital only. Historically, splits of JRPG sales between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One do not favor the Xbox.

New Extra Credits Video Explores How To Spot, Avoid Time Sink Traps

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New Extra Credits Video Explores How To Spot, Avoid Time Sink Traps

Everyone's had that moment where they've forgone sleep to play a little bit longer.

Either to unlock the next loot crate with a few more matches in Overwatch or to get that next level up in an MMORPG, most every player has that moment where they keep playing longer then they planned to. Sometimes it's for the best and helps us achieve our goals or see the next crucial cutscene, but other times it's due to design choices made to keep you playing nonstop, leading to less enjoyment with the game overall.

Luckily, the crew over at Extra Credits has released a new video laying out how to spot and avoid time sink traps like these, and keep our gaming experiences more enjoyable. The team regularly makes other videos on a variety of topics related to gaming, so be sure to check out some of their other great videos.

InXile Entertainment Switches Its Tune And Is Now Exploring Options On The Switch

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InXile Entertainment Switches Its Tune And Is Now Exploring Options On The Switch

If you were worried the Switch doesn't have enough role-playing games, Nintendo is looking out for you. inXile Entertainment, a developer known for its old-school approach to RPGs like Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, just got approved to develop for the Switch, according to a tweet from founder Brian Fargo.

We are now approved Nintendo Switch Developers.... stay tuned for future news. We are fans of the Switch and our devs are exploring ideas.

The team is now "exploring ideas" on Nintendo's console, a pretty radical change from the company's stance earlier this year. In an interview on US Gamer's podcast, Fargo denied that Tides of Numenera would make it to the Switch. "I like Nintendo, but that's not going to happen on that machine," Fargo said. "Plus that's not the audience. Can you imagine a Nintendo game with a million words?"

You Can Now Transfer Your Minecraft Save From Wii U To Switch

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You Can Now Transfer Your Minecraft Save From Wii U To Switch

Not a lot of games sold great on the Wii U, but Minecraft is one of the few that did, and Nintendo wants to help those players move their save file over to the Switch version.

Nintendo announced that Wii U-to-Switch save transfer is now available for people with both versions of the game. First, make sure your Wii U is updated and connected to the internet. Then do the same for the Switch, making sure both games are installed.

Once you launch the Wii U version, make sure you're online, select your save file, and then hit Transfer to Switch. From there, you follow the prompts on your Switch and you should be good to go!

NISA President Says Microsoft Is Not Very Supportive Of Japanese Games

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NISA President Says Microsoft Is Not Very Supportive Of Japanese Games

The president of Nippon Ichi America, Takuro Yamashita, told MCV that he does not believe Microsoft is very supportive of Japanese games in a candid interview with the outlet.

The actual reasoning gets into a little bit of minutiae, as Yamashita's reasoning has more to do with Microsoft's requirements for publishing on the Xbox. He explains that Microsoft requires a minimum order for publishing on their systems. For niche games, like the kind Nippon Ichi specializes in, the minimum is way above what they expect to sell.

Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo also agreed, but explained that the Xbox's mindshare, or lack thereof, in Japan is the largest determining factor for their decision not to support the system.

Update: Valve Reveals More Details For Its Team Fortress 2 Jungle-Themed Update

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Update: Valve Reveals More Details For Its Team Fortress 2 Jungle-Themed Update

Update: Valve has updated its rollout with info on War Paint, essentially shaders for your weapons and gear, as well as other cosmetics you can read about here.

Team Fortress 2 just hit the big 10 last week and Valve is celebrating with a large update finds our team of rogues, murderers, and ne'er-do-wells in a jungle occupied with...well, something. You can watch the entertaining reveal for the update right here and find out for yourself here:

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New ARMS Update Adds Replays, Badges, And A Secret Boss

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New ARMS Update Adds Replays, Badges, And A Secret Boss

The newest ARMS update is live and, while it does not have any new playable characters like the last update, it does add a boss fight that hearkens back to the days of discovering Akuma in Street Fighter.

The version 3.2 update video from the Nintendo World Championships last week teased a metallic Springman-like character, but didn't give many more details beyond that. Fan speculation ranged from the character being a Springman skin to a new mode which makes all the characters into robot versions of themselves, but the truth seems to be somewhere in the middle.

No official notes have been released on how to access the character now known as Springtron, but players were quick to figure it out after the patch went live early this morning. To fight Springtron, players must go through the game's Grand Prix mode without losing, though there is disagreement on whether you can lose a round and still gain access to the robot nemesis. Right before you fight the game's final boss, Max Brass, Springtron will challenge the player to a new fight. The new and difficult penultimate boss can disable your fighter's arms temporarily with a huge shockwave, making you helpless if you get caught in it.

Hori Unveils Officially Licensed Mini PS4 Controller Aimed At "Younger Gamers"

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Hori Unveils Officially Licensed Mini PS4 Controller Aimed At

Today, Hori, maker of video game accessories, unveiled its latest: a miniature wired controller meant for younger players. According to Hori, the Mini Wired Gamepad is 40 percent smaller than the DualShock 4.

Hori notes the controller will lack several of the DualShock 4's capabilities, including in-controller speakers and the light bard. The Mini Wired Gamepad will be launch this holiday and will cost $30.

For more info on the controller, you can check out the reveal post here.

Star Ocean 4K and Full HD Remaster Launches Worldwide This November

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Star Ocean 4K and Full HD Remaster Launches Worldwide This November

Edge Maverick and the gang make their debut on current gen consoles later this month, according to a new announcement by Square Enix.

Priced at $20.99 on PlayStation Plus and Steam, the 4K remaster of the fourth game in the Star Ocean series is set to release simultaneously in the Americas, Europe and Japan on November 28. Those who preorder on PlayStation Plus will receive an exclusive PlayStation theme and 12 avatars, while those who preorder through Steam will get an exclusive downloadable mini soundtrack. Those who purchase the game before December 12 on either platform can get the game with a discount of 10 percent. The release also marks the first time the game has come to PC, with full keyboard support during gameplay.

Developed by tri-Ace, the game originally released February 29, 2009 on Xbox 360 and February 9, 2010 on PlayStation 3. Set before any other entry in the series, players guide Edge Maverick and his friends as they make their way across the galaxy in search of a new home for humanity. Fast paced combat, friendship building and corny dialogue ensue.

Rumor: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hugh Jackman Being Considered For Detective Pikachu Movie

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Rumor: Dwayne

Last year, Legendary Films revealed that it was fast-tracking an adaptation of Detective Pikachu into production. If the rumor mill is to be believed, it appears that movie might finally be starting to come together, with a couple of surprising names being attached to the project.

YouTube channel The Hashtag Show says it has received word of the names that the creative talent behind the film has been considering. Among the names listed are Hugh Jackman, Dwayne Johnson, Zach Galifianakis, and even Mark Wahlberg. It's worth nothing that the show doesn't provide any support or evidence for this list of names, so take this all with a grain of salt. Still, it's fun to imagine The Rock himself voicing Pikachu, no?

For more on Pokémon, be sure to check out Andrew Reiner's recent opinion piece on how he hopes the series changes for Switch.