Darksiders 3 Appears Via Retail Listing

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Darksiders 3 Appears Via Retail Listing

A retail listing for Darksiders 3 from THQ Nordic indicates that a new title in an "open-ended, living, free-form world" is on its way.

Amazon has a listing for the game, along with some info and screens. Players apparently play as Fury, a whip-wielding mage who must defeat the Seven Deadly Sins.

We've reached out to THQ Nordic for a comment on the matter, and will update the story if we hear back anything substantial.

First Expansion For Breath Of The Wild Will Include Majora's Mask Armor And Horde Mode

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First Expansion For Breath Of The Wild Will Include Majora's Mask Armor And Horde Mode

Nintendo just revealed details for the upcoming The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC. The most sizable nugget of news is that the 1st expansion will include a Horde Mode called Trial By The Sword:

Trial of the SwordWhen you get to a certain sacred location, you can take on the new "Trial of the Sword" challenge. Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another. Link starts the challenge without any equipment or weapons. When all the enemies in a room are defeated, Link proceeds to the next. Clear all the trials (about 45 rooms in total), and the true power of the Master Sword awakens.

The expansion pack will include 8 new chests filled with armor pieces for players to find, several of them referencing other Legend of Zelda games. The armors include:

Update: Nintendo Shuts Down 2D Zelda Fan Project

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Update: Nintendo Shuts Down 2D Zelda Fan Project

Update: Unsurprisingly, the fan-made game that used assets from one of Nintendo's biggest franchises has been shut down by the company, according to the game's creator. Developer WinterDrake tweeted an image of a takedown notice (shown below), but says that development of the project will continue without the use of copyrighted material.  

Looks like @NintendoAmerica wasn't a big fan of Breath of the NES! pic.twitter.com/PvMxDrU7oz

Original Story (published 4/24/17): While Nintendo was brainstorming ideas for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the developers used a 2D prototype to test out new features like dynamic weather and destructible objects. Though it may have only been a testing ground for what the game came to be, the prototype has inspired at least one fan to forge ahead with the idea and see where it leads.

Get Free Cards In Hearthstone To Celebrate 70 Million Players

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Get Free Cards In Hearthstone To Celebrate 70 Million Players

Over the span of its life, Hearthstone has had 70 million players. That's a milestone worth celebrating, so Blizzard is doing just that; for the next few weeks, players old and new can log in and get some free cards.

Blizzard revealed the news on its blog, and announced that players who log in will receive three free Journey to Un'goro card packs.

The promotion is active from now until the end of May.

Door Not Closed On The Fable Series

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Door Not Closed On The Fable Series

The core Fable games are solid RPGs, but Microsoft and developer Lionhead Studios had trouble keeping the series' momentum. The franchise took bizarre turns into brawling and first-person spellcasting. Today, the most recent Fable title was cancelled and Lionhead has been closed. That seems like it would be the end for Fable, but don't write it off forever.

Over the weekend, Microsoft's Phil Spencer responded over Twitter to a fan inquiry about the possibility of Fable 4: 

@dragen_Light Nothing to announce right now but I do think the IP has a lot of places it could go.

Reader Discussion – What E3 Announcements Are You Hoping For?

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Reader Discussion – What E3 Announcements Are You Hoping For?

Today is the first day of May, which means E3 is already next month – sure to bring with it a flurry of announcements and general enthusiasm about gaming. 

Last year, we got surprises like Sony's new God of War title and the official tease for Microsoft's Project Scorpio. With the release schedule for 2017 looking pretty thin past June, the rest of the year is practically a blank slate ready to be filled.

What news and announcements are you hoping will come out of this year's E3? Any remasters you are waiting for? Sequels for long-dormant properties? New features for existing hardware? Brand new IP that we've never seen before?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Had The Best Launch In The Series

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Had The Best Launch In The Series

It may be a port of a previous title, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has surpassed its predecessors and sold more copies on launch day than any other game in Mario Kart's history. 

Nintendo made the announcement via press release, revealing that the Switch game sold 459,000 copies in the U.S. (physical and digital) on April 28. The previous record holder for launch-day sales was 2008's Mario Kart Wii, which sold 433,900 in the U.S. when it released.

To see what all these players are enjoying, you can watch us play a few rounds of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's battle mode.

Did You Know Gaming Unveils Animal Crossing's Secrets

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Did You Know Gaming Unveils Animal Crossing's Secrets

YouTube show Did You Know Gaming's newest video takes a deeper look at Nintendo's Animal Crossing series, which has players living in an animal-filled town. These simulation games have a multitude of secrets in them, and Did You Know Gaming brings several to light.

Some of these lesser known facts include that in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a message from aliens appear on your television at a specific hour and a picture of the previous mayor can be found on a computer when unlocking the camera from its fixed view. The video also covers stories from the series' development, including how several features and references to Japanese culture were tweaked or removed when localized for the West.

Check out the video below to learn more, including how insulting Resetti can result in some amusing ways in the original Animal Crossing.  

PSA: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Free Demo Launches Tomorrow For PlayStation Plus Subscribers

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PSA: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Free Demo Launches Tomorrow For PlayStation Plus Subscribers

Fighting game fans will be pleased to know that Arc System Works' Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 will soon be playable through a demo. As of tomorrow, May 1, PlayStation Plus subscribers can download it to play a portion of the game.

According to publisher Aksys Games, this demo will feature two new characters, Baiken and Answer, as well as include new stages and moves. You will be able to play with a friend through Versus Mode, which includes a roster of 25 characters and re-balanced abilities, or you can perfect your combos through Training Mode on your own.

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 as of May 26.

Nioh's Dragon Of The North DLC Releases On May 2

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Nioh's Dragon Of The North DLC Releases On May 2

Nioh's upcoming DLC, Dragon of the North, is arriving soon. According to a post from PlayStation Blog, this new content hits on May 2.

Dragon of the North is a new chapter that has you face off against the powerful ruler of the Sendai feudal domain in the Keicho Era, Lord Masamune Date. Set in the Oshu region, these events take place following William's victory in restoring Japan's peace.

This DLC will feature new Yokai, enemies, armor, weapons, and more. PvP will be added as well for those with a PlayStation Plus subscription.