Get Your First Look At The Region And Starters Of Pokémon Sword And Shield

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Get Your First Look At The Region And Starters Of Pokémon Sword And Shield

Today's Pokémon Direct lasted only seven minutes, but it gave aspiring Pokémon Masters a lot to chew on. In addition to finally giving players the official names of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, as well as showing the first gameplay footage of the first all-new Pokémon RPG for a console, the Pokémon Direct also gave information on the new region players will explore and the starters they can choose from at the dawn of their journey.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, players explore the Galar region. Director Shigeru Ohmori describes the Galar region as, "an expansive region with many environments, containing idyllic countryside and contemporary cities, vast planes and craggy, snow-covered mountains."

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Pokémon Switch Is Officially Called Sword And Shield

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Pokémon Switch Is Officially Called Sword And Shield

The Pokémon Company revealed the names of the next Pokémon games this morning. The titles are Pokémon Sword and Shield taking place in the Galar region. The game is being directed by Pokémon Sun and Moon's director, Shigeru Ohmori. You can head here to learn more about the game's starters and new region.

The games will release in late 2019. You can check out the full Pokémon Direct below.

You can also check out some screenshots from the game below.

Evo Fighting Game Tournament Reveals Its Main Stage Titles

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Evo Fighting Game Tournament Reveals Its Main Stage Titles

Each year, the fighting game tournament Evo takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada and brings in the best fighting game players in the world to compete on the genre's biggest stage. This year will be no different, as the tournament brings together both traditional and new choices for its main stage roster with its newly announced picks.

While some games are mainstays, a lot of titles are more fluid, and may be up to the whims of the community, the organizers, or even whether the publishers or other rights-holders want the game to be at the tournament. Here's the list of nine games Evo has announced for this year:

This is the first year since the 2013 debut of Super Smash Bros. Melee at Evo that it isn't present on the Evo mainstage, usually pushing Super Smash Bros.' newest game to the background in terms of stream schedule. Evo head Joey Cuellar explained that the game had a great run, but won't be making a return.

Evo Fighting Game Tournament Reveals Its Main Stage Titles

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Evo Fighting Game Tournament Reveals Its Main Stage Titles

Each year, the fighting game tournament Evo takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada and brings in the best fighting game players in the world to compete on the genre's biggest stage. This year will be no different, as the tournament brings together both traditional and new choices for its main stage roster with its newly announced picks.

While some games are mainstays, a lot of titles are more fluid, and may be up to the whims of the community, the organizers, or even whether the publishers or other rights-holders want the game to be at the tournament. Here's the list of nine games Evo has announced for this year:

This is the first year since the 2013 debut of Super Smash Bros. Melee at Evo that it isn't present on the Evo mainstage, usually pushing Super Smash Bros.' newest game to the background in terms of stream schedule. Evo head Joey Cuellar explained that the game had a great run, but won't be making a return.

Resident Evil 2 Ships Four Million Copies

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Resident Evil 2 Ships Four Million Copies

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 2, the modern remake of the classic 1998 survival horror game, has shipped four million copies since its release one month ago. This inches Resident Evil as a series closer to one of the best selling Japanese IPs of all time.

The news comes just a few weeks after Capcom announced Resident Evil 2 hit the three million mark, meaning it has been selling fairly consistently after the initial launch period where most of a game's early sales will come from. It is likely a relief for Capcom, which expressed concern over the initially slow sales of Resident Evil 7, though that game eventually came from behind to be a high seller within the series.

This puts the Resident Evil series at 90 million, meaning it is within striking distance of the coveted 100 million milestone. The only other Japanese game series that have hit that number are major IPs like Mario, Final Fantasy, the Wii casual line, Pokemon, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Not even Zelda has hit that number, though it is currently neck-in-neck with Resident Evil to see which series gets there first.

Resident Evil 2 Ships Four Million Copies

about X hours ago from
Resident Evil 2 Ships Four Million Copies

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 2, the modern remake of the classic 1998 survival horror game, has shipped four million copies since its release one month ago. This inches Resident Evil as a series closer to one of the best selling Japanese IPs of all time.

The news comes just a few weeks after Capcom announced Resident Evil 2 hit the three million mark, meaning it has been selling fairly consistently after the initial launch period where most of a game's early sales will come from. It is likely a relief for Capcom, which expressed concern over the initially slow sales of Resident Evil 7, though that game eventually came from behind to be a high seller within the series.

This puts the Resident Evil series at 90 million, meaning it is within striking distance of the coveted 100 million milestone. The only other Japanese game series that have hit that number are major IPs like Mario, Final Fantasy, the Wii casual line, Pokemon, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Not even Zelda has hit that number, though it is currently neck-in-neck with Resident Evil to see which series gets there first.

Skybound Cuts Off Support For Overkill's The Walking Dead

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Skybound Cuts Off Support For Overkill's The Walking Dead

After a prolonged development and low review scores upon release, it's safe to say that Overkill's The Walking Dead was a disappointment to fans. But fans weren't the only ones disappointed.

Skybound Entertainment was co-founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and the company holds the Walking Dead license. Today, Skybound released a statement saying that it has terminated its contract with publisher Starbreeze Studios, and it will discontinue efforts on Overkill's The Walking Dead.

"We did our best to work with Starbreeze and resolve many issues that we saw with the game, but ultimately Overkill's The Walking Dead did not meet our standards nor is it the quality that we were promised," the statement reads in part.

Skybound Cuts Off Support For Overkill's The Walking Dead

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Skybound Cuts Off Support For Overkill's The Walking Dead

After a prolonged development and low review scores upon release, it's safe to say that Overkill's The Walking Dead was a disappointment to fans. But fans weren't the only ones disappointed.

Skybound Entertainment was co-founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and the company holds the Walking Dead license. Today, Skybound released a statement saying that it has terminated its contract with publisher Starbreeze Studios, and it will discontinue efforts on Overkill's The Walking Dead.

"We did our best to work with Starbreeze and resolve many issues that we saw with the game, but ultimately Overkill's The Walking Dead did not meet our standards nor is it the quality that we were promised," the statement reads in part.

New Dune Games Coming From Funcom

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New Dune Games Coming From Funcom

Frank Herbert's Dune is among the most influential sci-fi books ever written.  And though elements of the Dune series have undoubtedly served as inspiration for many games, the number of officially licensed Dune games is surprisingly small. But that's about to change.

Funcom has announced a licensing agreement with Herbert Properties LLC and Legendary Pictures (the studio behind the upcoming Dune movie) that allows Funcom to develop Dune video games.

Beyond the fact that Funcom's Oslo studio will start development later this year, no other information of the games was announced. That studio's most recent title is Conan Exiles