Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

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Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends came out of nowhere early this year to be the surprise hit of early 2019. From its rock-solid launch, the battle royale set in the Titanfall universe experienced a meteoric rise, drawing in more than 50 million players in a month and surpassing even Fortnite's growth trajectory. Now comes the even harder part: Convincing everyone to stick around. 

During EA Play this week, Respawn outlined its plans for Season Two, which include adding a new legendary hero to the roster, introducing ranked mode, and improving the battle pass. We spoke with Respawn executive producer Drew McCoy and lead product manager Lee Horn about what fans can expect in the coming months.

How hard is it to go from traditionally developing a game to developing a service game?

Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

about X hours ago from
Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends came out of nowhere early this year to be the surprise hit of early 2019. From its rock-solid launch, the battle royale set in the Titanfall universe experienced a meteoric rise, drawing in more than 50 million players in a month and surpassing even Fortnite's growth trajectory. Now comes the even harder part: Convincing everyone to stick around. 

During EA Play this week, Respawn outlined its plans for Season Two, which include adding a new legendary hero to the roster, introducing ranked mode, and improving the battle pass. We spoke with Respawn executive producer Drew McCoy and lead product manager Lee Horn about what fans can expect in the coming months.

How hard is it to go from traditionally developing a game to developing a service game?

A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

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A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

Smash Bros. fans rejoice, for our wishes have come true! After long last, Banjo and Kazooie has been formally announced as a DLC character in Nintendo’s massive fighting franchise, alongside Dragon Quest’s Hero. The bear and bird duo have been consistently voted into top three most-wanted Smash characters in community polls, but the outlook was grim. The problem was, Banjo-Kazooie was in Microsoft’s pocket after it purchased the developer Rare. Finally, after the budding friendship between Microsoft and Nintendo grew, Banjo and Kazooie will be returning to a Nintendo console for the first time in 19 years (not counting the handhelds, of course). So just who are Banjo and Kazooie, and why should you be excited? If you have never played the classic 3D-platformer, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know to become a proper Banjo Kazooie main.

A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

about X hours ago from
A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

Smash Bros. fans rejoice, for our wishes have come true! After long last, Banjo and Kazooie has been formally announced as a DLC character in Nintendo’s massive fighting franchise, alongside Dragon Quest’s Hero. The bear and bird duo have been consistently voted into top three most-wanted Smash characters in community polls, but the outlook was grim. The problem was, Banjo-Kazooie was in Microsoft’s pocket after it purchased the developer Rare. Finally, after the budding friendship between Microsoft and Nintendo grew, Banjo and Kazooie will be returning to a Nintendo console for the first time in 19 years (not counting the handhelds, of course). So just who are Banjo and Kazooie, and why should you be excited? If you have never played the classic 3D-platformer, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know to become a proper Banjo Kazooie main.

A Smash Bros. Rundown Of The Dragon Quest Hero

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A Smash Bros. Rundown Of The Dragon Quest Hero

A character who had been rumored to be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for some time has finally been confirmed, and no, I’m not talking about Minecraft Steve. That’s right, Dragon Quest is getting Smash representation, and it only took 11 main-line games over more than 30 years! These are daunting figures, I know, but fear not, Smash fans. You don’t have to play every Dragon Quest main to become a Hero main. If you’d like to dip your toe into Dragon Quest waters, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be releasing on Switch in September. Until then, here is everything you need to know about the Dragon Quest Hero in Smash. 

This is a tricky question to answer, because there are 11 Heroes in the franchise's history. Though heroes from four different games can be chosen via alternate skins for the character (namely, from Dragon Quests III, VIII, and IV), the default is the hero from the series’ most recent entry, Dragon Quest XI. The Dragon Quest games at the most base level are turn-based RPGs that follow a hero of destiny or something thereabouts to defeat a demon or Dragonlord that wants to destroy or enslave humanity, or something of equal evil intent. 

A Smash Bros. Rundown Of The Dragon Quest Hero

about X hours ago from
A Smash Bros. Rundown Of The Dragon Quest Hero

A character who had been rumored to be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for some time has finally been confirmed, and no, I’m not talking about Minecraft Steve. That’s right, Dragon Quest is getting Smash representation, and it only took 11 main-line games over more than 30 years! These are daunting figures, I know, but fear not, Smash fans. You don’t have to play every Dragon Quest main to become a Hero main. If you’d like to dip your toe into Dragon Quest waters, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be releasing on Switch in September. Until then, here is everything you need to know about the Dragon Quest Hero in Smash. 

This is a tricky question to answer, because there are 11 Heroes in the franchise's history. Though heroes from four different games can be chosen via alternate skins for the character (namely, from Dragon Quests III, VIII, and IV), the default is the hero from the series’ most recent entry, Dragon Quest XI. The Dragon Quest games at the most base level are turn-based RPGs that follow a hero of destiny or something thereabouts to defeat a demon or Dragonlord that wants to destroy or enslave humanity, or something of equal evil intent. 

Roasting The Avengers – E3 Kings

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Roasting The Avengers – E3 Kings

We're still doing this! The third day of our E3 coverage was another big one. Ubisoft and Square Enix held their press conferences after the PC Gaming Show kicked off the festivities. There's a lot to get into, so let's get started!

Watch Dogs Legion was a highlight, featuring a lengthy section of gameplay that showed off the game's central gimmick: You can play as anyone who you can recruit, and you're able to recruit everyone in this dystopian London. Square Enix revealed more footage from the Final Fantasy VII remake, and also blasted our retinas with a bunch of other RPG footage. 

Anyway, watch today's episode for a complete and thoroughly comprehensive look at what you need to know, straight from our very own King Leo. 

Roasting The Avengers – E3 Kings

about X hours ago from
Roasting The Avengers – E3 Kings

We're still doing this! The third day of our E3 coverage was another big one. Ubisoft and Square Enix held their press conferences after the PC Gaming Show kicked off the festivities. There's a lot to get into, so let's get started!

Watch Dogs Legion was a highlight, featuring a lengthy section of gameplay that showed off the game's central gimmick: You can play as anyone who you can recruit, and you're able to recruit everyone in this dystopian London. Square Enix revealed more footage from the Final Fantasy VII remake, and also blasted our retinas with a bunch of other RPG footage. 

Anyway, watch today's episode for a complete and thoroughly comprehensive look at what you need to know, straight from our very own King Leo. 

Square Enix Assembles The Avengers At E3 2019

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Square Enix Assembles The Avengers At E3 2019

We've known for some time that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics had teamed up with Marvel to bring us a new Avengers game project, but the game has been kept tightly under wraps. Tonight, we got our first real glimpse of the title at the Square Enix press conference, and the Marvel heroes came out swinging. 

Marvel Avengers is an online enabled action/adventure game with a focus on cinematic storytelling, built to be played by up to four players online at the same time. While the main characters at launch (Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Iron Man) should be familiar to anyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock in the last few years, it’s notable that Crystal Dynamics is crafting their own takes on these characters and their world, so they won’t be part of the same storytelling continuum as the same characters in the comics of movies.

We'll be updating this article with additional info as it rolls in. 

Square Enix Assembles The Avengers At E3 2019

about X hours ago from
Square Enix Assembles The Avengers At E3 2019

We've known for some time that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics had teamed up with Marvel to bring us a new Avengers game project, but the game has been kept tightly under wraps. Tonight, we got our first real glimpse of the title at the Square Enix press conference, and the Marvel heroes came out swinging. 

Marvel Avengers is an online enabled action/adventure game with a focus on cinematic storytelling, built to be played by up to four players online at the same time. While the main characters at launch (Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Iron Man) should be familiar to anyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock in the last few years, it’s notable that Crystal Dynamics is crafting their own takes on these characters and their world, so they won’t be part of the same storytelling continuum as the same characters in the comics of movies.

We'll be updating this article with additional info as it rolls in.