Bandai Namco Promise Three Switch Exclusives

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Bandai Namco Promise Three Switch Exclusives

During a financial briefing, Bandai Namco executives admit they've been surprised by the Switch's success, but they will put out three Switch exclusives around the spring/summer of 2018.

Wall Street Journal journalist Takashi Mochizuki has tweeted that Bandai Namco CEO and president Satoshi Oshita said that the trio of titles will be "big," although no other specifics were mentioned.

[Source: Takashi Mochizuki/Wall Street Journal via gamesindustry.biz

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Special Edition Announced

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Special Edition Announced

Nintendo's direct today covered all things Xenoblade Chronicles 2, including the reveal of a sweet new pro controller and a special edition.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 edition of the Nintendo Switch pro controller (which you can see above) launches alongside the game on December 1.

The special edition of the game contains a specially designed metal case, art book, and soundtrack. It's now available for pre-order and you can view its contents below.

Free Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Update Introduces Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Armor

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Free Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Update Introduces Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Armor

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has received its share of costumes for Link, including Tingle’s getup and Majora’s Mask. Now it’s getting one more new addition to Link’s wardrobe, as revealed into today's Nintendo Direct.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Breath of the Wild is getting a free update with a new side quest to let Link don main character Rex’s armor. It’s fitting, especially since Monolith Soft assisted with the development of Breath of the Wild. The update goes live on November 9.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 launches on December 1 for Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Reveals Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Post-Launch Plans

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Nintendo Reveals Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Post-Launch Plans

With Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s launch less than a month away, a new Nintendo Direct shed some light on what’s in store for the future.

The RPG will get a no-cost day-one patch that includes Japanese language support.

The Direct also mapped out long-term support for the game via DLC, all of which will be available through a season pass at $29.99, granting access to the following:

Studio Behind Zelda Remakes Hiring Unreal Engine 4 Programmers For New "Legend"

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Studio Behind Zelda Remakes Hiring Unreal Engine 4 Programmers For New

Grezzo, a Japanese video game developer best known in recent years for 3DS remakes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, is recruiting for Unreal Engine 4 programmers.

The website, when translated to English, describes hiring developers for a new project by asking "Would you like to make a legend together 2?" The "2" at the end is because they presented the same line when recruiting for Majora's Mask 3D, though it was not known that was the project at the time.

The natural inclination is to assume this will be a new Zelda project for the Switch, but that's not necessarily the case. Grezzo's founder, Koichi Ishii, is also the director of Secret of Mana and Legend of Mana when he was with Squaresoft, also known as the Seiken Densetu series in Japan, which also uses the same "Legend" titling. It is possible Grezzo is getting re-involved with the Mana series again, especially as it seems the studio's latest game, the Nintendo-published Ever Oasis on the 3DS, did not light up the charts. Meanwhile, Square-Enix appears to be getting behind the Mana series again.

Studio Behind Zelda Remakes Hiring Unreal Engine 4 Programmers For New "Legend"

about X hours ago from
Studio Behind Zelda Remakes Hiring Unreal Engine 4 Programmers For New

Grezzo, a Japanese video game developer best known in recent years for 3DS remakes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, is recruiting for Unreal Engine 4 programmers.

The website, when translated to English, describes hiring developers for a new project by asking "Would you like to make a legend together 2?" The "2" at the end is because they presented the same line when recruiting for Majora's Mask 3D, though it was not known that was the project at the time.

The natural inclination is to assume this will be a new Zelda project for the Switch, but that's not necessarily the case. Grezzo's founder, Koichi Ishii, is also the director of Secret of Mana and Legend of Mana when he was with Squaresoft, also known as the Seiken Densetu series in Japan, which also uses the same "Legend" titling. It is possible Grezzo is getting re-involved with the Mana series again, especially as it seems the studio's latest game, the Nintendo-published Ever Oasis on the 3DS, did not light up the charts. Meanwhile, Square-Enix appears to be getting behind the Mana series again.

Overwatch's Newest Character, Moira, Is Now Playable On The PTR

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Overwatch's Newest Character, Moira, Is Now Playable On The PTR

At Blizzcon last week, Blizzard announced Moira, the dark medic support character that is now playable on the Playable Test Realm.

Last week, Dan Tack got his hands on Moira and reported back from Blizzcon. This week, all the playable test realm players get can try out her DPS for themselves. 

It isn't quite known when Moira will get released for all players, but she will have to go through quite a lot of hands-on testing before Blizzard feels comfortable releasing the character out of balancing. Check out the reveal trailer for Moira below and let us know what you think of the new villain so far.

Overwatch's Newest Character, Moira, Is Now Playable On The PTR

about X hours ago from
Overwatch's Newest Character, Moira, Is Now Playable On The PTR

At Blizzcon last week, Blizzard announced Moira, the dark medic support character that is now playable on the Playable Test Realm.

Last week, Dan Tack got his hands on Moira and reported back from Blizzcon. This week, all the playable test realm players get can try out her DPS for themselves. 

It isn't quite known when Moira will get released for all players, but she will have to go through quite a lot of hands-on testing before Blizzard feels comfortable releasing the character out of balancing. Check out the reveal trailer for Moira below and let us know what you think of the new villain so far.

Bethesda Expounds On Their Xbox One X Enhancements

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Bethesda Expounds On Their Xbox One X Enhancements

On the eve of the Xbox One X's launch, Bethesda has detailed what their enhancements are for their games on Xbox One X in a blog post.

While most games support 4K, only the Elder Scrolls Online supports it natively. Oddly, The Evil Within 2 only mentions an upgraded resolution, while every other game mentions 4K resolution, native or otherwise. The games with announced enhancements are Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Fallout 4, Skyrim Special Edition, Dishonored 2 and standalone DLC Death of the Outsider, The Elder Scrolls Online, and The Evil Within 2.

You can find the full list of enhancements at the source link below, but it is important to note that not all of these updates are coming with the launch of the system tomorrow. Bethesda in fact does not give much of any time frame for when these enhancements will come, but they do say they are planning for both Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, though presumably they will not be the same.