Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sales Approach Four Million

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sales Approach Four Million

From Software's latest title has been out for just over four months, and has sold 3.8 million copies of the game to retailers, according to Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad.

While this doesn't account for some copies still sitting on store shelves, it also doesn't account for digital sales, so in total there may be over four million total sales of the game. This is only conjecture, however.

Also according to Ahmad, From's popular Dark Souls trilogy has shipped a total of 25 million units as of June 2019. Prior to Dark Souls III, the series sat at around 10 million in sales, but the game, alongside re-releases and the recent remake of the original Dark Souls on modern platforms, helped boost shipments up to the 25 million mark.

Microsoft Open To Double Fine Releasing More Multiplatform Games After Psychonauts 2

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Microsoft Open To Double Fine Releasing More Multiplatform Games After Psychonauts 2

On the latest episode of The Game Informer Show, we spoke with the corporate vice president of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, about his path through the industry and some teases for what Microsoft is planning for the next generation. Despite the acquisition, Double Fine confirmed that Psychonauts 2 will still be releasing on PlayStation 4 and PC. During the interview (which you can watch above), we asked Booty whether Microsoft would be open to Double Fine releasing more multiplatform games after Psychonauts 2.

“Yeah, I think we would,” says Booty. “I think that the question is less binary about ‘Should it be on Switch? Should it be on PlayStation?’ And more ‘Does it make sense for the franchise?’ In other words, is it a kind of game where it would benefit from the network effect of being on a bunch of different platforms? Or is it a game where we can best support it by putting resources [into it] and making sure that our platforms, things like xCloud, Game Pass, and Xbox Live are really leaning in to support the game.”

Trademark Tabs Troy For Next Total War Saga Title

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Trademark Tabs Troy For Next Total War Saga Title

A U.K. trademark by Total War developer Creative Assembly indicates that Troy is an upcoming location for the Saga offshoot of the strategy series.

The listing, found by Reddit user zhxws simply lists a game called Total War Saga: Troy. The filing was made on July 23, 2019, but neither the developer nor publisher/owner Sega has made an official announcement for the game.

The Saga imprint of Total War is about smaller conflicts, with Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia releasing last year.

New Guilty Gear Aims To Be A 'Brand New Experience' For Fighting Games

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New Guilty Gear Aims To Be A 'Brand New Experience' For Fighting Games

At Evo 2019, acclaimed fighting game developer Arc System Works released a trailer for a new installment in its long running Guilty Gear franchise. In a recent statement from the series general director Daisuke Ishiwatari, the newly-announced title was stated to be neither an "'evolution nor returning to the roots'" for the franchise. 

"What we are pursuing is a brand new experience for Guilty Gear," the statement read. "To achieve that goal, we've disassembled the current franchise into fragments and sifted out the pieces that make it unique and charismatic, using those pieces to have a complete reconstruction of the franchise. What we're undertaking is a full-frontal confrontation with the essence of the Fighting Game genre, a tremendous challenge for Guilty Gear."

With little more than a trailer to go on, it's hard to guess what this confrontation with the fighting game genre will look like. Though the game does not have a release date outside of a 2020 window, the official Arc System Works website says that it will be playable at Arcrevo America on November 16, and hopefully we will have a further understanding what this reconstruction will look like then. You can read the statement in full below. 

Apex Legends X Games Tournament Broadcast Delayed Due To Recent Shootings

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Apex Legends X Games Tournament Broadcast Delayed Due To Recent Shootings

ESPN has decided not to air a highlight show of the EXP Invitational Apex Legends tournament at the X Games on the network due to the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas.

The show was supposed to air on Saturday on ESPN2, covering the tournament that already occurred at the X Games in Minneapolis.

The tournament will air at a later date in October, and will still be available on ESPN's digital channels.

Gears 5 Has Gone Gold

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Gears 5 Has Gone Gold

Gears 5 developer The Coalition, along with Xbox Game Studios, has announced that the title has gone gold, prepping it for its September 10 release and early access period for Ultimate Edition buyers on September 6.

For a good look at the game, check out this New Gameplay Today episode of the multiplayer tech test as well as a complete rundown of the multiplayer offerings.

Today Gears 5's achievement list – featuring 71 feats across multiple modes – is accessible in the source link below.

Bungie Dates Destiny 2 Cross Save & Account-Link Features

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Bungie Dates Destiny 2 Cross Save & Account-Link Features

Bungie is moving from Activision Blizzard's Battle.Net launcher over to Steam on October 1 (a delay from the original September 17 date), but before then players can link their PC accounts and saves.

On August 20 you can link your PC player accounts to start transitioning your Guardians and purchases, and the next day on August 21 Cross Save launches. Cross Save enables players to select an active group of characters and play them on any connected accounts across different platforms.

Bungie is coordinating this migration process with not only the move from Battle.Net to Steam, but also with the Shadowkeep and New Light additions. Their release dates were recently moved from September 17 to October 1

Hello Games Is Interested In No Man's Sky On Switch

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Hello Games Is Interested In No Man's Sky On Switch

On August 14th Hello Games is launching No Man's Sky Beyond, a large free update that will add full VR support, online multiplayer for 16-32 players (platform dependent), and a batch of other frequently requested features like animal riding. The small team is continuing to work on and optimize No Man's Sky technology (you can read more about that in our GDC interview) and, in a recent interview with Sean Murray, we asked whether we'd ever see the expansive sci-fi game ported to the Nintendo Switch.

"It's super interesting," says Murray. "I love the Switch. We're obviously very focused on what we're doing right now, but we have done a lot of work for PSVR to optimize the game. So I'd be interested to see what's possible. But at the moment, we're just very focused on what we're doing right now."

No Man's Sky Beyond releases on August 14th as a free update to the existing game, with a new PlayStation 4 retail disc launching in September as well. You can read our full preview of the game and more from our interview with Sean Murray by clicking here. To learn more about why we were so impressed by playing No Man's Sky in VR, check out our video impressions below.

Children Of Morta Launches In Mid-October

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Children Of Morta Launches In Mid-October

Children of Morta, the roguelike RPG that was originally supposed to release in 2018, finally has a much firmer release date. Fans have been looking forward to the dark, story-driven roguelike that puts you in the role of a mother looking for a sacrificed child, but the release date has been floating for most of the year. The game will find its footing on multiple consoles very soon on October 15.

You can check out the release date trailer below.

The game releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October 15. You can read our most recent impressions here.

Final Game List For TurboGrafx-16 Miniconsole Revealed

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Final Game List For TurboGrafx-16 Miniconsole Revealed

It hasn't been talked about much, but Konami is prepping their own miniconsole for release later next year. Like the NES, SNES, and Genesis Classic, the Turbo-Grafx 16 trailer includes a collection of games that were released on the system and were emulated by ace retro emulation studio M2. 

You can check out the final trailer below.

As a very arcade-heavy focus, the console is pretty loaded with shooters and side-scrolling brawlers, but there's definitely an audience for that time and place. I'm really jazzed about Splatterhouse, though. The TG-16 version is probably my favorite one, though I am not sure it gets me over the finish line to get this console just for that. There's definitely a lot to play on the console, though.