Take A Look At A New Mortal Kombat X Costume Pack

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Take A Look At A New Mortal Kombat X Costume Pack

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon took to Twitter today to announce additional costume packs are on the way for the recently released (and highly praised) Mortal Kombat X. Boon included a teaser image for what will likely be the first wave of costumes, the Brazil Pack, which comes with new outfits for Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao.

Johnny Cage wears one of the coolest soccer jerseys yet, paying homage to the Brazilian team's colors and design. Liu Kang wears a similarly colored martial arts piece, and Kung Lao appears to be dressed as a gaucho.

No release date or pricing details were given for this upcoming costume pack.

Nintendo Boss Iwata Skipping E3 For Second Straight Year

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Nintendo Boss Iwata Skipping E3 For Second Straight Year

Last year, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata missed E3 for health reasons. This year he's skipping the annual video game gala for pressing business.

Today IGN reported that the Big N boss is staying behind, leaving others to lead the charge. “Nintendo’s focus for E3 this year will be showcasing the many games we have coming for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS," read a statement offered to IGN. "Mr. Miyamoto and other members of our development team will be in Los Angeles to explain these games and the unique experiences that each offers. Mr. Iwata’s focus in this period will be on other areas of our business that require his presence in Japan.”

Our TakeMany console publishers use E3 as a place to do business within the industry, but given Nintendo's newfound focus on creating an alliance with mobile company DeNA, perhaps Iwata is better served overseeing that delicate process. Given that Nintendo has abandoned live press conferences in favor of pre-taped Nintendo Direct videos, there' still a chance Iwata can leave his imprint on the yearly gathering. 

Rockstar Games Still Exploring GTA V Story Content, No New Info Yet

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A year ago, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff mentioned that Grand Theft Auto V would be receiving add-on story content. After a bit of confusion on today's earning call, it was unclear whether that had changed. While there isn't more information, hope is not yet lost.

During its year-end earnings call, the question of story-based content for Grand Theft Auto V came up from analyst Doug Creutz of the Cowen group. Creutz asked about the story content that had been mentioned approximately a year ago during the fiscal year 2014 earnings call.

“We haven’t discussed any story-based downloadable content,” replied Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick. “We did talk about heists. We have different recollections."

Rumor: EASHL, Other Features Returning In NHL 16

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Rumor: EASHL, Other Features Returning In NHL 16

Rumors are circulating around the internet today about the NHL 16 feature set based on an alleged leak from the EA Sports website that spills the back of the box list of improvements.

Included in these rumors is the anticipated return of the EASHL and other features from past games like simming between shifts in the Be A Pro mode that were left on the cutting room floor for the disappointing NHL 15. Here is the screen grab of the alleged website snafu.

We've reached out to EA Sports for comment, and will corroborate or dispute the information when they get back to us. 

Take-Two Has Shipped 2.5 Million Evolve Copies, 25 Million In Borderlands Series

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Take-Two Has Shipped 2.5 Million Evolve Copies, 25 Million In Borderlands Series

During its earnings call today, Take-Two added some additional detail about the performance of its titles. The company has divulged shipment numbers for the Borderlands series and Evolve.

Gearbox’s shooter franchise is responsible for shipments amounting to 25 million units. Evolve, which launched in February of this year, has 2.5 million copies in circulation (including those in retail channels). Approximately 20 percent of shipped Evolve copies were sold digitally.

For more on Take-Two, you can read our recap of the company’s finances, the performance of the Grand Theft Auto franchise to-date, and an update to WWE and Battleborn for this fiscal year.

Take-Two Experiences Decrease In Revenue In Fiscal Year 2015

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Take-Two Experiences Decrease In Revenue In Fiscal Year 2015

Take-Two has reported its earnings for the year ending March 31, 2015. Revenues were down without a titanic release like fiscal 2014’s Grand Theft Auto V (though that game continues to sell well). Net revenue (GAAP) was $1.082 billion in this year compared to $2.35 billion in the prior period.

The company posted net losses in the amount of $242.8 million. However, management explained this as deferred revenue and related costs connected with games that “have undelivered elements upon the sale of the game.” 

Revenue is deferred and only recognized when those elements are delivered. This could very well be related to pre-purchased in-game currency for Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K that hasn’t been fully redeemed by players.

Grand Theft Auto V Sell-In Crosses 52-Million Mark

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Grand Theft Auto V Sell-In Crosses 52-Million Mark

At the last financial earnings call, Take-Two said that Grand Theft Auto V had shipped 45 million copies across all platforms. Following the recent PC release, their latest call adds seven million more to that eye-popping number.

Today the company revealed that the hit Rockstar game has reached 52 million copies shipped across PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, and PC. You can read our review of the game here

Our TakeThese numbers are the envy of every publisher in the game. We hope this dominant success earns Rockstar the right to flex its financial muscles and take creative risks in future projects, something that appears to be increasingly rare in triple-A games. 

Battleborn Still On Track For Release Before March 31, 2016

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Battleborn Still On Track For Release Before March 31, 2016

As part of its year-end earnings announcement, Take-Two has reiterated release dates and windows for some of its titles. Gearbox’s upcoming “hero shooter” Battleborn is among them.

The title is listed for release in fiscal year 2016 (ending March 31, 2016). This could mean sometime this fall, but more likely indicates release in the first calendar quarter (fourth fiscal quarter) for 2016.

For more on Battleborn, check out our coverage hub from the August 2014 issue. Battleborn is coming for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

WWE 2K16 Announced And Dated For Current- And Last-Gen In October

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WWE 2K16 Announced And Dated For Current- And Last-Gen In October

Take-Two has reported its earnings for the year concluding March 31, 2015. As part of its report, the company has issued an update on titles planned for the current fiscal year.

On the list is annual basketball title NBA 2K16, slated for a fall release. WWE 2K16 is also included, with a firm release date of October 27, 2015. 

The annual wrestling game will be on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. The series recently made a PC debut, but that platform is not included in Take-Two’s projections at this time.

Need For Speed Reveal Coming This Week

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Need For Speed Reveal Coming This Week

You won’t need to wait for E3 to get your first look at the next Need for Speed game. EA has changed its Facebook header to denote the reveal coming later this week.

Ghost Games has been working on the title since the completion of 2013’s Rivals, a launch title on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In May 2014, on the company’s year-end earnings call, EA announced it would be holding back the series to give the developer more time.

“We also decided not to ship Need for Speed game in FY15,” said EA CEO Andrew Wilson at the time. “Ghost Games in Gothenburg is working on an innovative new chapter of the storied franchise, and we’ve planned an extended development window to ensure we’re delivering a high-quality experience for Need for Speed players next year.”