Injustice 2 Patch Adds Xbox One X Support And Various Fixes

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Injustice 2 Patch Adds Xbox One X Support And Various Fixes

Injustice 2, DC Comics' all-star fighting game from developer Netherrealm, is getting a patch that includes enhancements for the Xbox One X.

The patch, which is live on Xbox One but comes out next week for the PlayStation 4, has a host of small fixes to the game's online stability, stage fixes, and individual character changes. On the Xbox One, the X enhancements include improved shadow quality, enhanced motion blur, better depth of field, overall higher quality post-processing, increased character detail, higher resolution, and HDR support.

The PC version of Injustice 2 releases on November 14, with a free beta running up until release. You can find our review of Injustice 2 here. The Xbox One X released yesterday as enhancements patches trickle in still and our review of the hardware is right here.

Square-Enix Profits Double, Also Promising More Switch Support

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Square-Enix Profits Double, Also Promising More Switch Support

The house that Final Fantasy built has been having a fantastic quarter, reporting 200% profit in the quarter ending September 30. 

During an earnings report today, Square-Enix reported that their total profit has exceeded ¥17 billion, a 218% increase over the same period last year. The company gave the credit to Dragon Quest XI in Japan, as well as strong download sales of games like Nier: Automata. Another tent pole for them has been Final Fantasy XIV, acting as a top performer with its recent expansion of Stormblood.

They are not quite as optimistic for the rest of the year, expecting profits to be down overall for the financial year. This past quarter was just a perfect storm of big releases and continued momentum.

Activision Says That Call Of Duty: WWII Sold Double Infinite Warfare's Launch

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Activision Says That Call Of Duty: WWII Sold Double Infinite Warfare's Launch

Activision is very happy about Call of Duty: WWII's launch, saying that the newest game in the series doubled last year's Infinite Warfare launch.

The mega-publisher bragged that, in dollar amount, Call of Duty: WWII did better than both Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman's opening weekends combined. That's an impressive claim, though it does compare a $60 video game to $10 movie tickets, so some perspective helps there.

Back in February, Activision chief operating office Thomas Tippl expressed disappointment in Infinite Warfare, noting that it underperformed and that the setting must not have resonated with people. It seems World War II does resonate with people, if the numbers stay high after launch. They unfortunately did not provide the contrasting number for the two opening weekends.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game Coming From Pokemon GO Developers Niantic

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game Coming From Pokemon GO Developers Niantic

Niantic has officially confirmed that their next project is an augmented reality mobile game based on J.K. Rowling's cultural touchstone Wizarding World.

Details are scarce, but Niantic says that the game will "allow players to go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters as they explore real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe." It seems likely that the game will be similar the developer's previous games, Ingress and Pokemon GO.

“At Niantic, our goal is to leverage technology to create real world experiences that help people to discover the wonderful, and often magical parts of the world around them,” said Niantic CEO John Hanke. “The beloved Harry Potter stories have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 20 years and soon we’ll turn the fantasy into augmented reality, allowing fans and their friends to become wizards and witches.”

IO Interactive's Hitman Hits Seven Million Player Milestone

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IO Interactive's Hitman Hits Seven Million Player Milestone

Hitman, the episodic stealth assassination title from IO Interactive, has crossed the seven million player mark to coincide with the game's recent content update

After IO Interactive and Square-Enix split in May, the future of the Hitman series was up in the air. It was confirmed in June that IO Interactive was transforming into a leaner independent studio and retained the rights to the Hitman license. Questions of season two and extra content have lingered until recently, with the Hitman Game of the Year Edition and IO speaking up about the next Hitman game.

The number comes from a letter from IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak. In the letter, Abrak thanks fans for sticking with the game and refers to the next Hitman game.

Fire Emblem Warriors Update Containing New Costumes And More November 16

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Fire Emblem Warriors Update Containing New Costumes And More November 16

Nintendo announced today that Fire Emblem Warriors, the Warriors game bringing together heroes from several recent Fire Emblem games, will be receiving a patch that contains a new History mode map, new costumes for the original characters, a new weapon attribute, and some quality of life improvements.

The new History mode map allows Rowan and Lianna, the two main characters that drive the story of Fire Emblem Warriors, to get in arena fights with the other characters from the Fire Emblem proper. Rowan and Lianna are also getting new Lord costumes made of gold. 

A new weapon attribute called Armor Break now inflicts, well, armor break status on characters. It is unknown if this affects every single playable character, but it causes characters affected by it to lose their armor.  Additionally, players can now sell off weapons in multiples rather than one at a time.

New Android 16 Trailer For Dragon Ball FighterZ

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New Android 16 Trailer For Dragon Ball FighterZ

Despite being a one of the first characters revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Android 16 never got his own trailer until now.

The new trailer shows the big grappler's moveset and his long range shooting capabilities. The android was built by Dr. Gero to kill Goku, but was only deployed accidentally during the Red Ribbon Revenge. Unfortunately, the trailer does not show off Android 16's one-hit KO, a self-destruct amazingly named The Final Power That Should Not Be Used.

Check out the trailer below if you're hungry for more Dragon Ball FighterZ news and also make sure to go through our month-long coverage hub for the game.

The Empire Is Divided In The Upcoming DLC For Total War: Rome II

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The Empire Is Divided In The Upcoming DLC For Total War: Rome II

Save one of the world’s greatest empires from its impending downfall, or help speed up its demise, in the upcoming DLC for Total War: Rome II.

In the year 270, Rome is sliding toward an economic collapse. Barbarians and the Sasanian Empire are knocking on the door wanting to take advantage of the opportunity. The Empire Divided DLC includes 10 playable factions, allowing players to chose whether they want to aid in Rome’s defense, or watch it crumble under their thumb.

Empire Divided also includes new events and missions, as well as banditry, which grows with your empire and leads to food shortages. Be sure to also keep an eye on plagues, which can spread across an empire without being kept in check with sanitation buildings.

For Honor Prepares Players For Season 4 Content With A Free Weekend

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For Honor Prepares Players For Season 4 Content With A Free Weekend

In order to prepare players for all the new content coming to Ubisoft's melee-based multiplayer game, For Honor will be free to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this weekend.

Running from November 9 at 9 a.m. PT to November 12 at 11:59 p.m. PT, the event will give players access to everything the game has to offer, including all 16 heroes, the full campaign, and every multiplayer mode. For those who like their first taste of bloodlust during the free weekend, all For Honor digital content costs 60% off until November 13. All of this is to get players ready for the launch of For Honor's season 4 content, Order & Havoc, on November 14. 

For a quick rundown of everything Order & Havoc brings to For Honor, as well as a look at the season 4 trailer, click here.

Grand Theft Auto V Is Now The Best-Selling Video Game Of All Time In The United States

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Grand Theft Auto V Is Now The Best-Selling Video Game Of All Time In The United States

Take-Two Interactive recently reported its earnings for the quarter than ended in late September, and one of the biggest tidbits of news is that Grand Theft Auto V's success has reached new heights. With over 85 million copies shipped worldwide, the open-world action game is now the best-selling game of all time in the United States.

Grand Theft Auto V surpassed Wii Sports' sales, which was previously the most successful video game in the US with 82.83 million copies sold worldwide. Additionally, Grand Theft Auto V's new figure is up by 5 million in comparison to May, when Take-Two reported it had achieved 80 million shipments. 

Take-Two also noted GTA Online's huge success, stating that the online mode had its "best quarter yet" in terms of revenue, though the company didn't give specific numbers. During the earnings call, Take-Two also reaffirmed its commitment to post-launch monetization and microtransactions.