New World Of Warcraft Expansion To Be Revealed Next Week

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New World Of Warcraft Expansion To Be Revealed Next Week

Blizzard is taking the opportunity at Gamescom to announce the next step for World of Warcraft. A new expansion will be revealed next week via live stream.

There are two different opportunities to find out more about what’s next for the long-running MMO. On Thursday, August 6, at 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern, you’ll get your first look at the new content.

Then, on Sunday, August 9, at 8 a.m. Pacific / 11 a.m. Eastern, developers will be chatting about the expansion. Live stream details will be posted on Blizzard’s dedicated Gamescom page when available.

Report: Yager Files For Insolvency After Losing Dead Island 2, Larger Studio Unaffected

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Yager has filed for insolvency (a form of bankruptcy) for the sub-division of the company that was tasked with developing Dead Island 2. While this might mean the end of that team, the larger company will continue its operations.

Earlier this year, Deep Silver announced that its relationship with Yager had ended. According to Yager, it had a different artistic vision from the game than the publisher. Deep Silver hasn’t yet named a new developer on the project.

In a statement received by Games Industry, Yager CEO Timo Ullmann directly cites the loss of Dead Island 2 as the reason for the financial trouble. "The insolvency filing is a direct result from the early termination of the project and helps protecting our staff,” Ullmann says. “In the course of the proceedings, we gain time to sort out the best options for reorganizing this entity."

Asia Getting Its Own Version Of Titanfall

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Asia Getting Its Own Version Of Titanfall

Developer Respawn Entertainment, in partnership with Nexon Korea, is bringing Asia its own version of Titanfall.

Nexon is working once again with EA (the two put out FIFA Online 3 in Korea) on the PC online project – no release date has been announced.

It's unknown at this time how this Asia-only version of the game will differ from the current product. However, Nexon specializes in free-to-play titles, so it's a fair bet that Titanfall will follow that precedent.

Bethesda And Lootcrate Team Up For Limited Edition Fallout 4 Crate

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We don’t know what’s in it yet, but Loot Crate and Bethesda have announced a team-up featuring Fallout 4. Loot Crate has been expanding beyond its monthly boxes of geek gear with partnerships including Nintendo’s Amiibo.

You can sign up now to be notified when pre-orders are available. Specific contents, pricing information, and shipping timeframe haven’t yet been discussed, but if you are the least bit interested you’ll want to move fast when you can purchase. These will likely disappear quickly.

For more on Fallout 4, you can check out our extensive breakdown of the footage shown to Quakecon attendees. Fallout 4 is due out on November 11 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Harebrained Schemes Returns To Battletech (And Kickstarter) This Fall

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Back in May, we spoke with Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman of Harebrained Schemes. During our chat, we asked about other upcoming projects at the studio and were told that another of Weisman’s older IPs was under consideration.

Our guesses were Battletech or Crimson Skies, and today we know which. Harebrained Schemes is asking fans to help make Battletech a reality once more.

The Kickstarter will launch this fall for funding of a new, turn-based game set in the world of giant, armed-to-the-teeth mechs. When Harebrained Schemes last ventured to Kickstarter for Shadowrun: Hong Kong, it adopted a matured crowdfunding model.

Nintendo Lists Expected 2016 Titles, But The Legend Of Zelda Not Among Them

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Nintendo Lists Expected 2016 Titles, But The Legend Of Zelda Not Among Them

Following the delay of The Legend of Zelda out of 2015, Nintendo reported the expected release as “TBD.” At the time, that didn’t raise eyebrows as no Wii U titles in its roster carried release windows later than 2015.

That has now changed, with games now carrying anticipated 2016 releases as part of a quarterly financial update. Genei Ibun Roku #FE (formerly Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem) and Project Guard (a temporary title) are expected next year. The Legend of Zelda is still listed as “TBD.”

It was unclear at the time of delay just how much more time The Legend of Zelda team needed to get the game ready. However, given the previous expectation of a late 2015 release, the absence of a 2016 release window does appear curious.

Nintendo Finances Continue To Improve As Wii U Finally Breaks 10 Million

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Nintendo has reported its financial performance for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. The company has Amiibo and Splatoon to thank for better than expected results.

The company reported a 20.8 percent increase in sales over this quarter last year. The ¥90.2 billion ($730.5 million) in revenue with 1.62 million copies of Splatoon shipped and continuing strong performance of Amiibo.

Operating income of ¥1.1 billion ($9.3 million) for the quarter showed a marked increase over last year, which saw an operating loss of ¥9.5 billion ($76.7 million). Nintendo also has reason to celebrate the Wii U finally reaching a long overdue milestone.

Microsoft Runs Down Windows 10's Xbox Live Overlap

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Microsoft Runs Down Windows 10's Xbox Live Overlap

Xbox is a big part of Windows 10, and Microsoft has released a video detailing just how integral Microsoft's gaming platform is to its new operating system.

You can check out the video below to see how your Xbox will speak to your Windows 10 enabled PC or Surface tablet.

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