Pokémon Ultra Sun And Moon To Feature New Lycanroc Form

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Pokémon Ultra Sun And Moon To Feature New Lycanroc Form

According to a post from Pokémon's official website, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon will feature a new Lyncanroc form.

Dusk Form will have "Lycanroc's body and eyes differ from those of previously discovered Lycanroc, Midday Form and Midnight Form," the Pokémon Company says in the blog post. In Pokémon Sun, Rockruff evolves into the Midday Form of Lyncanroc and in Pokémon Moon, it evolves into Midnight Form.

The post also explains that the Dusk Form can't be obtained by "ordinary methods, such as discovering the mysterious Pokémon in the wild."

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced For Switch And PS4

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced For Switch And PS4

At the Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017 this weekend, happening in Japan, Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is in the works and teased some early gameplay footage.

The first Dragon Quest Builders blends an RPG franchise with Minecraft-like gameplay. The sequel builds on those same concepts, and adds new features such as underwater diving, multiplayer for up to four people, and triples the amount of blocks than can be stacked. Dragon Quest Builders 2 will also include hang gliding similar to what we've seen in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You can watch the gameplay demo below.

Reader Discussion – What Game Needs Crossplay?

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Reader Discussion – What Game Needs Crossplay?

Fellow Game Informer editor Imran Khan yesterday opined about how Sony's hesitance to enter the world of wider crossplay with the PlayStation 4's third-party multiplatform titles. It's an issue worth talking about, both because it speaks to how companies can shift their public perception through issues like this and because damn it, more games should have crossplay so I don't have to coordinate with my friends to buy a game on the same console.

For example, I'd absolutely love it if Destiny 2 were crossplay compatible. From what I've played of the PC version, I think I'd prefer playing the shooter there, as certain kinds of guns (like hand cannons) finally feel as good as they should, and faster aiming makes combat feel a lot snappier. But because most of my friends play the original on PS4, I'll have to get that version instead (or, perform the dreaded double-dip).

So what game do you wish you could play with your friends across consoles? Hoping for Diablo III PC and console players to party up someday? Wish Overwatch's ridiculous number of unlocks were available on all consoles? Wish you could battle your friends in Injustice 2 no matter what system they played on? Let us know!

See What Mario Kart 8's Worlds Look Like Outside The Track

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See What Mario Kart 8's Worlds Look Like Outside The Track

As a racing game, it makes sense that Mario Kart 8 plants you firmly within its tracks most of the time. But what if there's a larger world out there to explore?

Youtube channel Shesez has broken the limits of Mario Kart 8 (by which we mean he's found a way to move the game's camera around), offering us a glimpse of what tracks like Mute City, Ribbon Road, and Toad's Turnpike look when you're not behind the seat of a kart. There's a lot of work put into making sure players feel they're in a place, and some of the areas surround tracks are surprisingly large.

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Rime Headed To Switch In November

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Rime Headed To Switch In November

Rime is a methodical, contemplative puzzle game we mostly enjoyed. Despite how easy the puzzles were, the world and story of a boy washed up on a desolate, mysterious island pulled us through its relatively short run time. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners were already able to see what the game was about back in May, and Switch owners will be able to get in on the adventure this November.

Developer Tequilaworks and publisher Grey Box have announced the Switch version of the game will release on November 14 in the United States and November 17 in Europe. The game will retail for $30 digitally, with a special physical edition (which includes the official soundtrack) selling for $40.

Our TakeRime is definitely the kind of game you can play on an airplane round trip, so seeing it come to Switch by the end of this year is welcome news. 

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Has Microtransactions

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Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Has Microtransactions

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is building on its much-lauded Nemesis system with - you guessed it! - microtransactions.

To help build up their army of orcs and followers, players will be able to purchases loot chests, experiences boosts, and War Chests through the game's online store. Loot chests contain armor and weapons with different rarities that make the player character, Talion, stronger, as well as experience boots that help level him up faster (these boosts can also be purchased separately). War Chests contain Orc followers which to boost your army and also have different rarities. You can also purchase all three items in bundles using the in-game currencies of Mirian (acquired by defeating enemies, destroying gear, and finding stashes of it throughout the game), and gold (acquired "in small amounts" during certain parts of the game, participating in community challenges, and purchasing it through your console or PC's online marketplace).

What To Watch This Weekend: Dota 2, Overwatch, And Smite

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What To Watch This Weekend: Dota 2, Overwatch, And Smite

We're in for some real big tournaments in the coming weeks. The Dota 2 International may be taking a break after today, but that's only going to lead to the main stage next week, which is when all eyes will be on the event. Meanwhile, Smite, Overwatch, and a few other games are having some notable events this week you should also check out.

The world's biggest Dota 2 tournament is closing out its group stages, which will determine who's eliminated early, who enters the main stage in the upper bracket, and who will face elimination in the lower bracket. (Streams and Schedule)

Meanwhile, the League of Legends Summer season continues as teams like Echo Fox, Team Liquid, and more fight for their spot in the playoffs. (Stream and Schedule)

Little Orbit CEO On Delivering Unsung Story: "We're Not Asking Anyone To Have Blind Faith In Us"

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Little Orbit CEO On Delivering Unsung Story:

As we reported earlier this week, developer Playdek abandoned the Yasumi Matsuno-involved Kickstarter Unsung Story and sold it to publisher Little Orbit. Not being known for games like Unsung Story, or non-licensed games in general, the move was odd and raised a lot of questions about the future of the $600,000 Kickstarted tactical RPG. We reached out to Little Orbit to try and fill in some of the blanks.

"Little Orbit is in a period of reinventing itself," states CEO Matt Scott.

"We’ve had a somewhat successful history doing licensed-based retail video games. I feel like each of our projects has the kernel of a fun idea at its heart. A roller derby arcade racer. A Kung Fu online multiplayer brawler. A 3D point and click adventure. But inevitably those timelines are always short with excessive rounds of approvals. Many of our licensors have no working knowledge of the video game industry or development, yet they get 100% authority over what we can and can’t do."

Weekend Warrior – August Burns Red With The Blood Of Finished Games

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Weekend Warrior – August Burns Red With The Blood Of Finished Games

August is the curtain call of summer. For our backlogs, it means leaving it all on the field before the avalanche of new titles hits in the fall. The Game Informer staff has plowed through juggernauts like Yakuza 0 and Persona 5. What are you hoping to get done this month?

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – Following my completion of the extremely long Persona 5 and the maddeningly difficult Sundered, I’m digging back into Yakuza 0 in hopes of finishing that as Yakuza Kiwami looms. Outside of that, I’m finally going to jump in and try out Doomfist in Overwatch ahead of the upcoming event. Also, I still need a Lugia in Pokémon Go (somehow I’m 0 for 5 on catching him), so you can bet I’ll be running to any nearby raids. Finally, I started a playthrough of Metroid: Zero Mission, so I might try and continue that as well.

Get A Pack Of Star Wars Autographs For The Low, Low Price Of Ten Thousand Dollars

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Get A Pack Of Star Wars Autographs For The Low, Low Price Of Ten Thousand Dollars

Hey, you! Yeah, you! You like Star Wars, right? Well, now you can prove it by going so deep into debt that they will need a shovel to dig you out.

For only $10,000, you can buy a one-in-one-hundred pack of autographed Star Wars actor pictures. Each pack also includes one item that is not in any of the other packs, so really, only getting one pack is basically throwing money away.

Your kid can afford to miss one semester of college, right? What could they learn in class that they wouldn't learn staring at a picture of Freddie Prinze Jr., the voice of Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels?