Hollow Knight DLC Campaign Transformed Into Full Blown Sequel

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Hollow Knight DLC Campaign Transformed Into Full Blown Sequel

While Hollow Knight got loads of free DLC, Team Cherry had been working throughout development on a larger expansion of paid DLC starring Hollow Knight's Hornet. A few days ago, the developers indicated there would be news on the DLC expansion on Valentine's Day, which most assumed to be a release date or new trailer. Instead, Team Cherry announced that the DLC has expanded massively in scope and will instead be a full blown sequel to Hollow Knight.

Dubbed Hollow Knight: Silksong, the new game features a new world, 150 new enemies, a new town, new bosses, and new quests. You can check out the trailer for the game below.

Two of Team Cherry's three developers talk in this video about the decision to expand the game.

Big Dead Cells Update And Switch Performance Fix Is Out Now

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Big Dead Cells Update And Switch Performance Fix Is Out Now

Dead Cells is great, but last year's action rogue-like received a wave of criticism for its performance on the Nintendo Switch. A recent update claims to have fixed those problems and added several great new features.

The patch released today for all consoles and includes a new game mode that allows players to customize their runs. For example, players now have the ability to unlock and re-lock items, enable special gameplay adjustments, and change other rules of play.

Another bonus is that Motion Twin has removed Dead Cell's “mob auto-scaling” mechanic so each level now has a fixed difficulty. The amount of health that players have on higher difficulties also been re-balanced so players at higher levels will have more HP.

Catherine: Full Body Gets September Release Date

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Catherine: Full Body Gets September Release Date

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Catherine: Full Body, the remastered version of the 2011 cult-classic, got a release date. It will be released on September 3, and it will come with plenty of new content for returning fans.

In addition to improved visuals, Full Body will have over twice as many puzzles as the original and a Safety Mode that allows players to skip any if they get stuck or just want to see the story play out. The Full Body version of the game will also include an entirely new character, Rin, to make the story just a bit more complicated.

Atlus is also releasing a Heart's Desire collector's edition of the game for $79.99, which comes housed in a box modeled after the game's puzzling towers. This edition also include a steelbook case, art book, the game soundtrack, and a sheep plush.

LEGO Hidden Side AR App Allows Kids To Hunt Ghosts

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LEGO Hidden Side AR App Allows Kids To Hunt Ghosts

LEGO has announced an AR app for their playsets that allows players to hunt for ghosts. Well, not real ghosts, LEGO ghosts, which I assume are built as ghosts and aren't LEGO men who died.

The app works in conjunction with several "haunted" LEGO sets and lets players scan over the set with their phones camera to find the ghosts hidden in their LEGO sets. You do more than just find and exorcise ghosts, you can work through puzzles and solve mysteries. 

Presumably there's no ill effects to not catching all the ghosts, but if the walls start bleeding or books start flying off the shelves, you might want to take another pass at it.

Where's Our Crackdown 3 Review?

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Where's Our Crackdown 3 Review?

Crackdown 3 is out tomorrow, and reviews are starting to hit online. Ours won't be among them, however, since I haven't had the opportunity to play the game's Wrecking Zone multiplayer on live servers. That's not to say I haven't formed an opinion on what I have played of the campaign mode.

First, the good news: Controlling the Agent is great, and it captures a large part of what made the original game so enjoyable. I've had a lot of fun completing various parkour challenges and collecting the orbs scattered throughout New Providence.

Unfortunately, the rest of the campaign hews far too closely to the original. If you loved that game and haven't spent much time with other open-world titles, it might be easy to forgive its lack of innovation. I play a lot of sandbox games, and Crackdown 3's stubborn adherence to gameplay systems from 12 years ago make the campaign feel stale overall.

Kratos, God of War Slice Through Competition At 22nd Annual DICE Awards

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Kratos, God of War Slice Through Competition At 22nd Annual DICE Awards

Sony's commitment to interactive storytelling and polished single-player experiences paid off in a big way during the 22nd annual DICE awards. In a year packed with memorable titles that will resonate in the industry for years to come, Game of the Year award winner God of War dominated the ceremony, racking up a whopping nine total awards. Sony added another honor to its trophy case when Spider-Man took home the accolade for Outstanding Achievement in Animation.

The only other multi-award winner of the evening was the indie darling Celeste, which took home the Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game and Action Game of the Year honors. The biggest surprise of the night was the lack of awards for Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption II, which somehow only took home one trophy.

You can see the full list of award winners below: 

Here's Everything From Today's Nintendo Direct

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Here's Everything From Today's Nintendo Direct

Within one day, Nintendo both announced and released a Nintendo Direct, showcasing off upcoming games for 2019 mostly centering around Summer of this year. If you didn't get a chance to catch it today, we have summarized the news here for you to just look over and save yourself the time!

Did anything from this Nintendo Direct speak to you? Let us know below in the comments.

Undertale Semi-Sequel Teaser Deltarune Coming To Switch And PlayStation 4

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Undertale Semi-Sequel Teaser Deltarune Coming To Switch And PlayStation 4

During today's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Undertale semi-sequel/prequel/something Deltarune will be coming to Nintendo Switch. Toby Fox also confirmed on his Twitter that it will be coming to PlayStation 4 sometime down the line, as well.

The game will release on February 28 on the Switch eShop as a completely free first chapter. The trailer indicated that further chapters will be coming down the line and will be paid, though Fox seemed to indicate this was a long time off.

The game is pretty confusing whether you've played Undertale or not, so you can download it and see how you feel when it releases in two weeks. The game was originally released as a mystery survey program late last year, with creator Toby Fox asking fans not to stream or talk about the game for a day. That's less of a thing now, but you can still go in as blind as possible.

McFarlane Toys Teases Mortal Kombat Merchandise

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McFarlane Toys Teases Mortal Kombat Merchandise

Toy Fair kicks off in New York City this weekend, and McFarlane Toys is clearly eager to reveal what it's been working on. Over the last few days, the famed toy maker has teased the acquisition of various Warner Bros. licenses, including Harry Potter and DC Comics. In a Facebook post featuring an image that just says "Finish Him!!," McFarlane is hinting at the possibility of Mortal Kombat merchandise.

The timing syncs up perfectly with the release of Mortal Kombat 11, which hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on April 23. Odds are McFarlane is creating an action figure line based on the upcoming game. If this is the case, it'll be interesting to see if McFarlane factors in costume customization. Additionally, will the focus be on the new character designs, the retro, or both?

We'll likely get answers to all of these questions over the weekend.

Dead By Daylight, Hellblade, And Unravel Two Coming To Switch

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Dead By Daylight, Hellblade, And Unravel Two Coming To Switch

During today's Nintendo Direct, a number of third party ports were announced for the system. Notably, Dead by Daylight, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, and Unravel Two are coming to the system this year.

Dead by Daylight, the asynchronous multiplayer horror game featuring famous killers and monsters from throughout movie history, will be arriving on the Nintendo console in Fall of this year. Developer Behaviour implies in their press release that the Switch version might contain a hefty amount of the DLC the title has accrued over time on its other versions out of the box.

Unravel Two was announced and released last E3 and even at the time fans wondered why the co-op platformer wasn't announced for Switch, especially considering the two Yarny colors matched the Switch joycons perfectly. Well, wonder no more as the game makes its way to Switch surprisingly soon on March 22.