The Witcher's Geralt Lands In Monster Hunter World Today

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The Witcher's Geralt Lands In Monster Hunter World Today

Geralt of Rivia is set to make his newest crossover appearance in Monster Hunter: World later today, coming as an actual character to the game and not just a usable skin. While details are still a little murky on how that works, players will be able to meet and play as Geralt in the game before the end of the day.

Along with new story content, Geralt is also bringing along some new quests centered around his background as a Witcher, a slayer of the supernatural and preternatural creatures. The White Wolf's inclusion in Monster Hunter was done in close concert with CD Projekt Red, who helped make sure the animations, cutscenes, and everything else involving Geralt was accurate to the character.

This also brings the Geralt-to-Ryu connection much closer than before, as Ryu is a skin in Monster Hunter World. Previously, the connection was Geralt in Soulcalibur VI with characters who were in Soulcalibur II with Heihachi who was in Street Fighter x Tekken with Ryu. Now it's a lot more direct, so obviously Geralt can be in Super Smash Bros., right?

Classic BioWare And Black Isle RPGs Are Coming To Consoles This Year

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Classic BioWare And Black Isle RPGs Are Coming To Consoles This Year

Over the last few years, Canadian studio Beamdog has been remastering classic RPGs for use on modern PCs. So far, the team has remastered Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights. It's an impressive effort and useful for anyone who would like to replay those classic series.

Now, thanks a partnership with Skybound Games, all of those games will be making their way to consoles later this year. No specific timeframe was given, nor was there mention of exactly which consoles they will be appearing on. Skybound said they will be released on "console platforms," so it's probably safe to assume PS4 and Xbox One at least, though whether they make it to Switch is another question. Skybound did say that it will be answering those questions in the coming months, along with revealing what you can expect to find packed in the boxes.

If you're looking for something to do after you beat Anthem and want to see what BioWare was doing 20 years ago, this should be an interesting crash course.

Classic BioWare And Black Isle RPGs Are Coming To Consoles This Year (Update)

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Classic BioWare And Black Isle RPGs Are Coming To Consoles This Year (Update)

Update: Skybound games has clarified that these titles will be coming to all three major consoles: PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Original Story:

Over the last few years, Canadian studio Beamdog has been remastering classic RPGs for use on modern PCs. So far, the team has remastered Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights. It's an impressive effort and useful for anyone who would like to replay those classic series.

Classic BioWare And Black Isle RPGs Are Coming To Consoles This Year (Update)

about X hours ago from
Classic BioWare And Black Isle RPGs Are Coming To Consoles This Year (Update)

Update: Skybound games has clarified that these titles will be coming to all three major consoles: PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Original Story:

Over the last few years, Canadian studio Beamdog has been remastering classic RPGs for use on modern PCs. So far, the team has remastered Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights. It's an impressive effort and useful for anyone who would like to replay those classic series.

New Trailer For Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gives You Some Backstory

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New Trailer For Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gives You Some Backstory

A new story-focused trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice briefly showcases the game’s narrative. The cinematic depicts a war-torn Sengoku Japan as samurai clash against a half-lit sky. In the aftermath of the bloodshed, a young boy sits alone amid piles of corpses and swords. Overall, the clip briefly highlights the history behind the protagonist’s rapport with his master. 

From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22. For exclusive content, check out our dedicated Sekiro hub.   

New Trailer For Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gives You Some Backstory

about X hours ago from
New Trailer For Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gives You Some Backstory

A new story-focused trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice briefly showcases the game’s narrative. The cinematic depicts a war-torn Sengoku Japan as samurai clash against a half-lit sky. In the aftermath of the bloodshed, a young boy sits alone amid piles of corpses and swords. Overall, the clip briefly highlights the history behind the protagonist’s rapport with his master. 

From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22. For exclusive content, check out our dedicated Sekiro hub.   

Buy A Switch, Get A $35 eShop Credit

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Buy A Switch, Get A $35 eShop Credit

The Switch is quite successful for Nintendo,  with over 22 million units sold worldwide. However, if you are one of the gamers out there who hasn't purchased a Switch yet, Nintendo is giving you a new financial incentive to consider.

On February 15, the company will roll out a new bundle that comes with $35 worth of eShop credit. The bundle is priced at $299, and comes with a code that can be redeemed for the eShop currency. 

That money can then be applied toward any purchase from Nintendo's digital platform. If that level of choice is overwhelming, check out our Top 10 Games on Switch to help inform your decision!

Buy A Switch, Get A $35 eShop Credit

about X hours ago from
Buy A Switch, Get A $35 eShop Credit

The Switch is quite successful for Nintendo,  with over 22 million units sold worldwide. However, if you are one of the gamers out there who hasn't purchased a Switch yet, Nintendo is giving you a new financial incentive to consider.

On February 15, the company will roll out a new bundle that comes with $35 worth of eShop credit. The bundle is priced at $299, and comes with a code that can be redeemed for the eShop currency. 

That money can then be applied toward any purchase from Nintendo's digital platform. If that level of choice is overwhelming, check out our Top 10 Games on Switch to help inform your decision!

Disney Says It Has "Good Relationship" With EA, Prefers To License Games Rather Than Publish

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Disney Says It Has

Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Electronic Arts, the publisher currently licensed to develop Star Wars games, had canceled the in-development open-world game set in the galaxy far, far away. This led many to question the relationship between Disney and EA, and whether or not EA has done a good job with the license. During Disney's earnings call yesterday, CEO Bob Iger said that Disney has a "good relationship" with EA, and that the company prefers to license its properties rather than developing and publishing themselves.

"We’re good at making movies and television shows and theme parks and cruise ships and the like, we’ve just never managed to demonstrate much skill on the publishing side of games," Iger said during the call. "[...W]e’ve found over the years that we haven’t been particularly good at the self-publishing side, but we’ve been great at the licensing side which obviously doesn’t require that much allocation of capital."

Disney sees more financial upside in licensing its properties to video game companies like it has with EA for Star Wars since it doesn't require much financial investment. However, since acquiring the license in 2013, EA has only launched a handful of Star Wars games, including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, and the two poorly received Star Wars Battlefront games.

Disney Says It Has "Good Relationship" With EA, Prefers To License Games Rather Than Publish

about X hours ago from
Disney Says It Has

Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Electronic Arts, the publisher currently licensed to develop Star Wars games, had canceled the in-development open-world game set in the galaxy far, far away. This led many to question the relationship between Disney and EA, and whether or not EA has done a good job with the license. During Disney's earnings call yesterday, CEO Bob Iger said that Disney has a "good relationship" with EA, and that the company prefers to license its properties rather than developing and publishing themselves.

"We’re good at making movies and television shows and theme parks and cruise ships and the like, we’ve just never managed to demonstrate much skill on the publishing side of games," Iger said during the call. "[...W]e’ve found over the years that we haven’t been particularly good at the self-publishing side, but we’ve been great at the licensing side which obviously doesn’t require that much allocation of capital."

Disney sees more financial upside in licensing its properties to video game companies like it has with EA for Star Wars since it doesn't require much financial investment. However, since acquiring the license in 2013, EA has only launched a handful of Star Wars games, including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, and the two poorly received Star Wars Battlefront games.