Blizzard Teases Possible Backstory Of Next Overwatch Hero

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Blizzard Teases Possible Backstory Of Next Overwatch Hero

Blizzard uploaded a mysterious document today on its PlayOverwatch website. The report details a clandestine operation in Haiti. A small task force is charged with securing or – if resistance is met – eliminating a Talon VIP by the name of Jean-Baptiste Augustin. In the document, Dr. Cuerva, leader of the aforementioned unit, mentions Baptiste's unmatched skill as a medic and weapon specialist. 

Now that Year of the Pig has ended, players are setting their sights on the next scheduled event: Archives. Past iterations have primarily focused on hero backstories, so this year will likely be more of the same. In light of today's hint, speculation is two-fold: this Cuerva Strike Team report could be revealing Archives' newest objective as well as providing much-anticipated information on "Hero 30." 

Let us know what you've deduced from the document in the comments below. 

Skull & Bones Getting A TV Show Ahead Of Game's Release

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Skull & Bones Getting A TV Show Ahead Of Game's Release

Skull & Bones, Ubisoft's upcoming ship combat game taking the much-acclaimed feature from the Assassin's Creed games and spinning it off into its own game, is coming out later in the year. Before it hits, however, Ubisoft is partnering with a TV studio to show off the pirate-oriented world.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft is working on adapting the game as "a female-driven drama set in the lawless frontier of the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s." That's all the details we have so far, but it is a strong vote of confidence from Ubisoft for the delayed game which is intended to release later this year.

Ubisoft recently announced a commitment to expand to further adaptations, having announced Child of Light and Werewolves Within adaptations as part of their Ubisoft Film initiative. Skull & Bones is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.

Skull & Bones Getting A TV Show Ahead Of Game's Release

about X hours ago from
Skull & Bones Getting A TV Show Ahead Of Game's Release

Skull & Bones, Ubisoft's upcoming ship combat game taking the much-acclaimed feature from the Assassin's Creed games and spinning it off into its own game, is coming out later in the year. Before it hits, however, Ubisoft is partnering with a TV studio to show off the pirate-oriented world.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft is working on adapting the game as "a female-driven drama set in the lawless frontier of the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s." That's all the details we have so far, but it is a strong vote of confidence from Ubisoft for the delayed game which is intended to release later this year.

Ubisoft recently announced a commitment to expand to further adaptations, having announced Child of Light and Werewolves Within adaptations as part of their Ubisoft Film initiative. Skull & Bones is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.

Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé To Retire, Succeeded By Doug Bowser

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Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé To Retire, Succeeded By Doug Bowser

When Reggie Fils-Aimé took the stage at Nintendo's E3 2004 press conference to announce that he was there to "kick a** and take names," he instantly became a household name himself. Then a recent hire for Nintendo's marketing and sales department, Fils-Aimé took the aggressive attitude from his previous ventures at Pizza Hut and VH1 to a video game company that was increasingly finding itself boxed in by a juvenile reputation. It was not long until Fils-Aimé was named president of Nintendo of America, a position he has held for thirteen years and is now retiring from in April.

Fils-Aimé was a larger than life figure at Nintendo, often said to be one of the loudest voices at Nintendo board meetings. As president of Nintendo of America, Fils-Aimé was the first Amerian to hold the title, and was often consulted by Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters for his thoughts on appealing to the western market. 

Perhaps more than Fils-Aimé's career and influence at Nintendo, the corporate executive might be best known for being the often-jokey face of the company. Quotes like "My body is ready" when stepping onto a Wii Balance Board on stage, videos of him in Nintendo Direct skits tapping a watch while dancing in rhythm, a muppet version of him hanging out at E3, fans are on a first-name basis with the now-retiring exec after years of memes.

Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé To Retire, Succeeded By Doug Bowser

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé To Retire, Succeeded By Doug Bowser

When Reggie Fils-Aimé took the stage at Nintendo's E3 2004 press conference to announce that he was there to "kick a** and take names," he instantly became a household name himself. Then a recent hire for Nintendo's marketing and sales department, Fils-Aimé took the aggressive attitude from his previous ventures at Pizza Hut and VH1 to a video game company that was increasingly finding itself boxed in by a juvenile reputation. It was not long until Fils-Aimé was named president of Nintendo of America, a position he has held for thirteen years and is now retiring from in April.

Fils-Aimé was a larger than life figure at Nintendo, often said to be one of the loudest voices at Nintendo board meetings. As president of Nintendo of America, Fils-Aimé was the first Amerian to hold the title, and was often consulted by Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters for his thoughts on appealing to the western market. 

Perhaps more than Fils-Aimé's career and influence at Nintendo, the corporate executive might be best known for being the often-jokey face of the company. Quotes like "My body is ready" when stepping onto a Wii Balance Board on stage, videos of him in Nintendo Direct skits tapping a watch while dancing in rhythm, a muppet version of him hanging out at E3, fans are on a first-name basis with the now-retiring exec after years of memes.

Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

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Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

Director Otto Bathurst has joined the ever-growing cast and crew of Showtime's upcoming Halo television series. Bathurst is notable for his work on Black Mirror's pilot episode "The National Anthem." He also helmed the first three episodes of BBC's Peaky Blinders, which each garnered general acclaim and earned him a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Best Director. His latest project was the action-packed Robin Hood film that came out last fall. 

A release date for the Halo series has not been confirmed, and overall information on its development has been kept under wraps. While you wait for the eventual release of more Halo news, 343 Industries announced Halo: Infinite at last year's E3. Check out the trailer for the game here.

[Source: @Showtime]

Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

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Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

Director Otto Bathurst has joined the ever-growing cast and crew of Showtime's upcoming Halo television series. Bathurst is notable for his work on Black Mirror's pilot episode "The National Anthem." He also helmed the first three episodes of BBC's Peaky Blinders, which each garnered general acclaim and earned him a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Best Director. His latest project was the action-packed Robin Hood film that came out last fall. 

A release date for the Halo series has not been confirmed, and overall information on its development has been kept under wraps. While you wait for the eventual release of more Halo news, 343 Industries announced Halo: Infinite at last year's E3. Check out the trailer for the game here.

[Source: @Showtime]

Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

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Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

In what has become a break from the norm, Capcom is not releasing any post-launch DLC for Devil May Cry 5 with the exception of the free Bloody Palace update. Matt Walker, a producer on the game, announced the lack of plans in answer to a fan on Twitter. 

The previous two Devil May Cry games, DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4, were both replete with costumes and weapons to buy post-launch, so it's nice to know in advance that what you're buying is all you're going to need going forward.

[Source: Twitter via Destructoid]

Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

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Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

In what has become a break from the norm, Capcom is not releasing any post-launch DLC for Devil May Cry 5 with the exception of the free Bloody Palace update. Matt Walker, a producer on the game, announced the lack of plans in answer to a fan on Twitter. 

The previous two Devil May Cry games, DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4, were both replete with costumes and weapons to buy post-launch, so it's nice to know in advance that what you're buying is all you're going to need going forward.

[Source: Twitter via Destructoid]

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Let's Go, Eevee Demo Added To Nintendo Eshop

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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Let's Go, Eevee Demo Added To Nintendo Eshop

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee came out last November, but in case you missed it or finally have some time on your hands to give the game your attention, Nintendo has added a demo to the eShop.

Players can explore Viridian Forest, collect Pokémon, and battle trainers with either Pikachu or Eevee (the demo picks one at random). However, your progress in the demo does not transfer to the full title if you buy it.

For more on the game, check out Kyle's review as well as this episode of New Gameplay Today featuring the title.