Cyberpunk 2077's Creative Director Joins Blizzard

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Cyberpunk 2077's Creative Director Joins Blizzard

It hasn't been that long since Cyberpunk 2077 wowed media at E3 with its slick style and free-flow design, and an even shorter time since they did so publicly. The game has been kind of quiet since then as Polish developers CD Projekt Red has been working on the ambitious title, though now it seems to be without their original creative director, Sebastian Stępień, as he seemingly moves on to Blizzard.

As discovered by a user on video game message board ResetEra, Stępień's LinkedIn profile now mentions that he has joined Blizzard as creative director of an unnamed project. The project likely is not one that has already been announced, but it is easy to speculate that Stępień's skills might make a lot of sense on the rumored Diablo projects in the works at the company, especially with Blizzard suggesting they're looking to shake up the standard formula.

Stępień had been at CDPR for 12 years prior to his departure, which LinkedIn does not list a date for on his profile. He helped shepherd the entire Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077 as a dialogue writer, narrative director, story designer, and creative director. It will be interesting to see what he has in store at Blizzard.

Cyberpunk 2077's Creative Director Joins Blizzard

about X hours ago from
Cyberpunk 2077's Creative Director Joins Blizzard

It hasn't been that long since Cyberpunk 2077 wowed media at E3 with its slick style and free-flow design, and an even shorter time since they did so publicly. The game has been kind of quiet since then as Polish developers CD Projekt Red has been working on the ambitious title, though now it seems to be without their original creative director, Sebastian Stępień, as he seemingly moves on to Blizzard.

As discovered by a user on video game message board ResetEra, Stępień's LinkedIn profile now mentions that he has joined Blizzard as creative director of an unnamed project. The project likely is not one that has already been announced, but it is easy to speculate that Stępień's skills might make a lot of sense on the rumored Diablo projects in the works at the company, especially with Blizzard suggesting they're looking to shake up the standard formula.

Stępień had been at CDPR for 12 years prior to his departure, which LinkedIn does not list a date for on his profile. He helped shepherd the entire Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077 as a dialogue writer, narrative director, story designer, and creative director. It will be interesting to see what he has in store at Blizzard.

Don't Starve Together Devs Reveal DLC Plans for 2019

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Don't Starve Together Devs Reveal DLC Plans for 2019

Don't Starve Together developer Klei laid out its DLC plans for the upcoming year in a blog post yesterday, highlighting character refreshes, seasonal events, and new biomes coming to its Tim Burton-esque roguelike. 

Klei will roll out four new characters with unique abilities beginning mid-March for $6.99 USD (price not final), with a new character releasing every other month. The developer says this is how it will fund the remainder of its content, which it wants to give away for free, but players can also use Spools, Don't Starve's in-game currency, to unlock each new character.

The original suite of characters will be getting some love too. Beginning in March with Winona, each character will have their abilities revamped, with new backstories to boot. A new character will refresh every month after, with new skins available the month of their reset.

Reminder: You Have A Week To Get Your Smash Bros. Piranha Plant Code

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Reminder: You Have A Week To Get Your Smash Bros. Piranha Plant Code

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first bit of post-launch content is coming in the form of a controversial character choice, the Super Mario Bros. enemy Piranha Plant. The team wasn't able to finish work on the character before the game launched last month, so he's coming for free in February for everyone who has bought and registered Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before January 31, which means time is running out to do so.

If you bought a physical copy of the game, you need to register the cart through the Switch home menu. After that, Nintendo will send an email to the address associated with the account with a code to plug into the eShop and get Piranha Plant when it is made available next month. If you bought the game digitally, it's already registered, and Nintendo likely sent you the code already. In either case, check your spam folders, because it might have ended up in there.

While you have until June to actually redeem the code, you only have until the end of this month to register the game for it. Otherwise, Piranha Plant will be on sale as a DLC character. Despite being DLC, the monstrous plant is not considered part of the game's expansion pass, which begins with Joker from Persona 5. Four more DLC characters are still to be revealed, with rumors swirling that Dragon Quest might occupy the next slot.

Reminder: You Have A Week To Get Your Smash Bros. Piranha Plant Code

about X hours ago from
Reminder: You Have A Week To Get Your Smash Bros. Piranha Plant Code

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first bit of post-launch content is coming in the form of a controversial character choice, the Super Mario Bros. enemy Piranha Plant. The team wasn't able to finish work on the character before the game launched last month, so he's coming for free in February for everyone who has bought and registered Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before January 31, which means time is running out to do so.

If you bought a physical copy of the game, you need to register the cart through the Switch home menu. After that, Nintendo will send an email to the address associated with the account with a code to plug into the eShop and get Piranha Plant when it is made available next month. If you bought the game digitally, it's already registered, and Nintendo likely sent you the code already. In either case, check your spam folders, because it might have ended up in there.

While you have until June to actually redeem the code, you only have until the end of this month to register the game for it. Otherwise, Piranha Plant will be on sale as a DLC character. Despite being DLC, the monstrous plant is not considered part of the game's expansion pass, which begins with Joker from Persona 5. Four more DLC characters are still to be revealed, with rumors swirling that Dragon Quest might occupy the next slot.

Don't Starve Together Devs Reveal DLC Plans for 2019

about X hours ago from
Don't Starve Together Devs Reveal DLC Plans for 2019

Don't Starve Together developer Klei laid out its DLC plans for the upcoming year in a blog post yesterday, highlighting character refreshes, seasonal events, and new biomes coming to its Tim Burton-esque roguelike. 

Klei will roll out four new characters with unique abilities beginning mid-March for $6.99 USD (price not final), with a new character releasing every other month. The developer says this is how it will fund the remainder of its content, which it wants to give away for free, but players can also use Spools, Don't Starve's in-game currency, to unlock each new character.

The original suite of characters will be getting some love too. Beginning in March with Winona, each character will have their abilities revamped, with new backstories to boot. A new character will refresh every month after, with new skins available the month of their reset.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC Teaser Released

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC Teaser Released

“Band of Bastards,” the latest Kingdom Come: Deliverance content has been unveiled today. While comprehensive details about the DLC storyline are vague, the teaser trailer showcases the grit and intensity that Warhorse Studios’ RPG is known for

Players will once again be navigating the weathered landscape of Medieval Europe as Henry. Alongside a mercenary faction led by the mysterious Sir Kuno, Henry must rise to overcome a new threat.

Band of Bastards is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 5.

Discover A Lost Language Among The Stars In The New Trailer For Heaven's Vault

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Discover A Lost Language Among The Stars In The New Trailer For Heaven's Vault

After a long bout of silence, the makers of 80 Days revealed new trailer for its next game, Heaven's Vault. The game casts you as an archeologist in space researching languages as they go from planet to planet. 

You can watch the trailer for the branching narrative-driven adventure here:

The game will be out on PS4 and PC in the Spring. For more on adventure games, head here.

Wargroove & CrossCode Get Release Dates In Nintendo Switch Indie Presentation

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Wargroove & CrossCode Get Release Dates In Nintendo Switch Indie Presentation

Update: The indie showcase has revealed release dates/timeframes for a number of titles, most notably Chucklefish's Wargroove, which is coming on February 1.

Other titles include CrossCode (out already for PC), which is expected this year, and "first on Switch" games Double Kick Heroes (summer) and Steam World Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (2019). Check out the list below for some future Switch indies, and take a look at the entire presentation here.

You can check out some of the games' trailers below.

Wargroove & CrossCode Get Release Dates In Nintendo Switch Indie Presentation

about X hours ago from
Wargroove & CrossCode Get Release Dates In Nintendo Switch Indie Presentation

The indie showcase has revealed release dates/timeframes for a number of titles, most notably Chucklefish's Wargroove, which is coming on February 1.

Other titles include CrossCode (out already for PC), which is expected this year, and "first on Switch" games Double Kick Heroes (summer) and Steam World Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (2019). Check out the list below for some future Switch indies, and take a look at the entire presentation here.

Wargroove - February 1 Forager - Coming Soon
Double Kick Heroes - Summer
Inmost - 2019
CrossCode (with new content) - 2019
Steam World Quest: Hand of Gilgamech - 2019