Sega is finally making a proper sequel to Valkyria Chronicles. The original, which came out in 2008, was a refreshing blend of top-down strategy and third-person warfare. You led rookie officer Welkin Gunther and his makeshift squad through a fantasy-infused version of World War II. The tactical combat and watercolor artwork made it a cult hit, however Sega (until now, anyway) didn't seem interested in a console follow-up. Instead, the publisher released two sequels for the PlayStation Portable and a panned spin-off, Valkyria Revolution, for the PS4 and Vita earlier this year.
Soon, Aussies won't be the only ones building summer camps in Nintendo's latest mobile game. The gaming giant announced that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will arrive on iOS and Android devices worldwide on November 22nd. The title marks Nintendo's third foray into smartphone gaming, following Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes.
There's no greater feeling than tearing into the latest and greatest games console, cracking open the case, breaking the warranty and staring at its spinning, sparkly, electronic innards. This week, Ben takes apart the Xbox One X, comparing it to previous iterations while giving his usual quips over its design changes. Do you prefer Microsoft's mechanical and electrical design? Or are you a bigger fan of Sony's lineup? Let us know over on the element14 Community.
The Minecraft team had a bunch of news at their MineCon Earth convention, but the biggest news may be what's not happening. Mojang and Microsoft have delayed the launches of both the Super Duper Graphics Pack and cross-platform Switch multiplayer to sometime in 2018. They're not elaborating on the reasons behind the delay, but in both cases the features simply aren't finished. More information on the graphics delay is coming "soon," according to the creators.
At Blizzcon earlier this month, the studio behind Overwatch announced a new playable character for the hero shooter: Moira, a healer with evasive and damage-dealing abilities. Last night, she became available to play on PC and consoles -- and wouldn't you know it, Blizzard is making the game free to try out this weekend, starting today.
If you want to tip your favorite Twitch streamer, you need to use Bits. The video game-centric streaming service just recently added the tipping system of "cheering" with Bits to its mobile app in hopes that more folks would drop some cash. Now you can fund your Bits account or subscribe to streams with PayPal.
Hey, someone decided to make a movie adaptation of the classic arcade game Rampage. It stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (!!!) and Naomie Harris. The project was announced way back in 2011 and Johnson signed on in 2015, but this is our first glimpse at it. It looks like... about what you'd expect from a movie about a trio of overgrown monsters destroying major cities, and is helmed by San Andreas director Brad Peyton.