The Division 2 Just Launched Earlier Than Expected On Xbox One

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The Division 2 Just Launched Earlier Than Expected On Xbox One

While it was supposed to launch at midnight, we can confirm that The Division 2 is now live and playable on Xbox One right now. It's unclear whether this is a leak due to an error, or if Ubisoft is launching the game earlier than the previously mentioned timeframe.

The Division 2 is currently only playable on Xbox One. PlayStation 4 and PC are expected to launch at midnight. Because the Xbox One early release may be an error, this may not last long. It looks like the Gold version is playable, but we're not sure about other versions just yet.

We've reached out to Ubisoft to find out more. Stay tuned to Game Informer for our review of The Division 2 which will be published in the coming days. 

The Made-For-TV Doom: Annihilation Is Apparently Real

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The Made-For-TV Doom: Annihilation Is Apparently Real

Doom is a franchise that has been around for a long time and carries with it a certain prestige. It's revival in 2016 was met with universal acclaim that we said was a "welcome return to form" in our review. But for a game whose focus is not and has never been on creating a compelling narrative (the main character doesn't even have a name) it sure is strange that it now has two movies.

The first movie is no masterpiece, but putting The Rock in it at least gave it some legs. Doom: Annihilation looks to give you the Doom story at its most pure – a portal opens up on Mars and demons are on the loose – but without the iconic Doom marine behind the gun. The trailer only says that it is coming soon, so we'll just have to wait and see when Doom: Annihilation makes its way to a computer near you.

Check out the trailer above to see for yourself what sort of trouble the Mars marines are getting up to or read our most recent coverage of Doom Eternal and our what we'd like to see when the game launches later this year.

The Direct-To-Video Movie Doom: Annihilation Is Apparently Real

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The Direct-To-Video Movie Doom: Annihilation Is Apparently Real

Doom is a franchise that has been around for a long time and carries with it a certain prestige. It's revival in 2016 was met with universal acclaim that we said was a "welcome return to form" in our review. But for a game whose focus is not and has never been on creating a compelling narrative (the main character doesn't even have a name) it sure is strange that it now has two movies.

The first movie is no masterpiece, but putting The Rock in it at least gave it some legs. Doom: Annihilation looks to give you the Doom story at its most pure – a portal opens up on Mars and demons are on the loose – but without the iconic Doom marine behind the gun. The trailer only says that it is coming soon, so we'll just have to wait and see when Doom: Annihilation makes its way to a computer near you.

Check out the trailer above to see for yourself what sort of trouble the Mars marines are getting up to or read our most recent coverage of Doom Eternal and our what we'd like to see when the game launches later this year.

Ni no Kuni II Gets A Comprehensive DLC Trailer

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Ni no Kuni II Gets A Comprehensive DLC Trailer

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom's DLC package – The Tale of a Timeless Tome – was announced last month. While info on this content was relatively sparse back then, a trailer dropped today showcasing new battle mechanics and game modes.

As Evan and his companions, you must thwart the latest threat: The Nightmares, creatures that fill the battlefield with tricky crowd-control magics. Aside from new "method" abilities, an arena has been added, featuring difficult, timed combat challenges. 

The Tale of a Timeless Tome will launch for PlayStation 4 on March 19. If this interests you, head here to add our most anticipated RPGs of the year to your must-purchase list. 

Fortnite Is Adding New Hamster Ball Vehicles

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Fortnite Is Adding New Hamster Ball Vehicles

Fortnite's latest tomfoolery is the addition of vehicular hamster balls – because, Fortnite.

The single-occupancy vehicle, which looks pretty similar to the gyroscopes in Jurassic World, is called The Baller, and it's armed with a plunger that we're suspicious might function as a grappling hook.

"Roll through the competition with the newest vehicle, The Baller!" says a message in Fortnite's in-game news feed, via Lucas7yoshi_.

Hunt: Showdown Coming To Xbox Game Preview This Spring

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Hunt: Showdown Coming To Xbox Game Preview This Spring

Last fall Crytek announced that its Steam Early Access game was moving over to Microsoft's similar pre-release campaign, Xbox Game Preview. Now the developer/publisher has delivered a timeframe for the game, announcing that it'll be in the Game Preview program this spring.

Hunt: Showdown drops players in Louisiana, tasking them with picking up bounties for monsters terrorizing the countryside. Of course, things aren't so straightforward, because once you defeat your target, you become one yourself as other hunters try and steal your prize.

To see the game in action, check out this episode of New Gameplay Today.

Remedy's Control Releases This Summer

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Remedy's Control Releases This Summer

During our cover story trip to find out everything about Remedy's next action title, Control, we were told that the supernatural thriller is releasing this summer, though no specific release date was given.

In Control, you play as a young woman named Jesse Faden (Courtney Hope) as you attempt to find answers to supernatural happenings that have occurred your whole life. With impressive, dimension-bending abilities at your disposal, you take down an otherworldly threat as you explore an ever-shifting environment.

Click the banner below to be transported to our hub, which will be updated throughout the month with exclusive interviews, features, videos, and more.

Watch A Shinobi Take On A Raging Bull In New Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Trailer

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Watch A Shinobi Take On A Raging Bull In New Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Trailer

From Software's ninja-focused title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is sneaking up on its March 22 release date. To celebrate the occasion, From and Activision just released a trailer showcasing new footage from the game intercut with some story beats about what our hero will be up against in his journey to recover his lost lord.

You can watch the whole thing here:

For more on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, head here to check out our exclusive gameplay impressions from our cover trip.

Captain Marvel Shatters Records With Biggest Opening Weekend For Female-Led Film

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Captain Marvel Shatters Records With Biggest Opening Weekend For Female-Led Film

Captain Marvel came to theaters this past Friday, and it's already breaking records with its instant success. The film's box office debut soared to $455 million worldwide this weekend in ticket sales, including $153 in North America.

The global launch's success is the biggest in history, surpassing Beauty and the Beast ($357 million) and is the second-largest for a comic book adaptation coming in behind Avengers: Infinity War ($640.5 million). It is also impressively the sixth-biggest worldwide opening, and beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281 million) with a $302 million international opening.

DC's Wonder Woman made history with $103 million on its first weekend, but now Captain Marvel surpasses that too. 

Patent Shows Possible Design Of Unannounced Google Controller

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Patent Shows Possible Design Of Unannounced Google Controller

Late last year, Google revealed that it is working on a video game streaming technology called Project Stream, and used Assassin's Creed Odyssey to show off its prowess. Now, a patent from Google has been circulating online that shows off what could be the controller for the streaming service.

The design looks pretty standard, with two joysticks, a d-pad, and both shoulder and trigger buttons in the back. It also hints that there could be voice assistant compatibility as well with a microphone button situated near the bottom. You can view the images below, or check out the complete patent here.

The copyright registration, according to the filing, was made in October of last year and was continued from a previous filing in 2014.