Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's New Spooky DLC Is Out

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's New Spooky DLC Is Out

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider has proved a divisive game since its release. If you found yourself one of the folks who loved it, great news, there's new DLC out today called The Nightmare.

According to Square-Enix, The Nightmare pits Lara against "familiar foes and fallen friends" all within the confines of Croft Manor.  The DLC also adds new customizations for outfits and weapons.

Journey through "The Nightmare," as Lara Croft faces against familiar enemies and fallen friends available here: https://t.co/5OcPVZAycU pic.twitter.com/Vuk1E3V9l4

Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

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Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

Capcom Japan held a stream recently in celebration of the looming release of Resident Evil 2 and revealed some additional content that is on its way to the game.

As you can see in the gallery below, classic skins are on the way for both Leon and tough it's not pictured, Claire will be getting a skin, as well. You will be able to essentially play as their models from the original 1998 PlayStation release.

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Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

about X hours ago from
Japanese Resident Evil 2 Live Stream Reveals Classic Skins For Leon And Claire And Upcoming Modes

Capcom Japan held a stream recently in celebration of the looming release of Resident Evil 2 and revealed some additional content that is on its way to the game.

As you can see in the gallery below, classic skins are on the way for both Leon and Claire. You will be able to essentially play as their models from the original 1998 PlayStation release.

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Nintendo Holding Open Tournaments For Smash Ultimate And Splatoon 2

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Nintendo Holding Open Tournaments For Smash Ultimate And Splatoon 2

Nintendo is holding open tournaments for its two major competitive games, and they're open to players of all skill levels (who are at least 13 years old). Those who make it through the qualifying online rounds will participate in the finals at PAX East.

To participate in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, you can head here to register. To participate in the Splatoon 2 tournament, you can head here to register.

The Smash Bros. qualifiers are spaced out by region and begin on February 2. Splatoon 2's tournament is a little simpler as it takes place on February 10 with a follow-up qualifying round happening on March 2. You can find more details here.

We Asked Dead Or Alive 6's Director About The Dead Or Alive Movie

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We Asked Dead Or Alive 6's Director About The Dead Or Alive Movie

During a recent Dead or Alive event, I got a chance to chat with Team Ninja's Yohei Shimbori, director of Dead or Alive 6. Having been on the series since Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Shimbori lives and breathes Dead or Alive. While we were talking about the new game's story mode, Shimbori made a reference I didn't expect. I asked him whether Dead or Alive 6's story mode will be understandable for new players and Shimbori went on a slightly longer answer about it being one part of a larger story.

"If you went to Avengers: Endgame without seeing Infinity War, you'd probably be pretty confused, right?" he said through a translator. "But some people will do that, anyway. They might enjoy it so much they'll go back and watch the old movies for a better idea."

The broaching of the subject of films reminded me of something I had always meant to ask him: Has he ever seen the Dead or Alive movie?

We Asked Dead Or Alive 6's Director About The Dead Or Alive Movie

about X hours ago from
We Asked Dead Or Alive 6's Director About The Dead Or Alive Movie

During a recent Dead or Alive event, I got a chance to chat with Team Ninja's Yohei Shimbori, director of Dead or Alive 6. Having been on the series since Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Shimbori lives and breathes Dead or Alive. While we were talking about the new game's story mode, Shimbori made a reference I didn't expect. I asked him whether Dead or Alive 6's story mode will be understandable for new players and Shimbori went on a slightly longer answer about it being one part of a larger story.

"If you went to Avengers: Endgame without seeing Infinity War, you'd probably be pretty confused, right?" he said through a translator. "But some people will do that, anyway. They might enjoy it so much they'll go back and watch the old movies for a better idea."

The broaching of the subject of films reminded me of something I had always meant to ask him: Has he ever seen the Dead or Alive movie?

Fortnite Patch Brings Sneaky Snowman Disguise, New Limited Time Sniper Shootout Mode

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Fortnite Patch Brings Sneaky Snowman Disguise, New Limited Time Sniper Shootout Mode

Epic detailed its next Fortnite content drop today in the v7.20 patch notes on its blog. The update adds performance fixes and some winter-y content to each of the game’s modes, including Battle Royale, Save the World, and Creative Mode.

One highlight is the new Sneaky Snowman item in Battle Royale — a spiritual successor to the Bush that lets players blend in with surrounding foliage. Except now it’s a snowman. You can see it in action in the trailer below.

The Block, the Battle Royale space that features player creations from Creative Mode, is now a pyramid with “secrets inside”, created by player Directingpete.

Square Enix Trademarks Octopath Traveler's HD-2D Phrase In Europe

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Square Enix Trademarks Octopath Traveler's HD-2D Phrase In Europe

Brand management is important and sometimes trademarking terms or phrases, even seemingly silly ones, to make people associate those words with your product is key. At least that's what I imagine is going on with Square Enix trademarking the phrase "HD-2D," a marketing descriptor for last year's Octopath Traveler.

The words were first used in a Nintendo Direct, where Square Enix described the art style of Octopath Traveler's mix of 2D and 3D. Now Square Enix seeks ownership of this phrase. It is important to note, they're only looking to own the term "HD-2D," not the actual art style. Most courts have ruled that you can't actually trademark an art style, so they'd be out of luck there if they actually tried.

It does, however, mean that Square Enix is likely interested in doing more with Octopath Traveler's art style in the future and wants to employ the same term for marketing use again. This could end up being a sequel, a new project by Acquire, or perhaps a remake of older classics using the traditional though modern style Octopath employed. Last year, the company told us that Square Enix is dedicated a division primarily for Switch games, which would dovetail nicely with this idea.

Square Enix Trademarks Octopath Traveler's HD-2D Phrase In Europe

about X hours ago from
Square Enix Trademarks Octopath Traveler's HD-2D Phrase In Europe

Brand management is important and sometimes trademarking terms or phrases, even seemingly silly ones, to make people associate those words with your product is key. At least that's what I imagine is going on with Square Enix trademarking the phrase "HD-2D," a marketing descriptor for last year's Octopath Traveler.

The words were first used in a Nintendo Direct, where Square Enix described the art style of Octopath Traveler's mix of 2D and 3D. Now Square Enix seeks ownership of this phrase. It is important to note, they're only looking to own the term "HD-2D," not the actual art style. Most courts have ruled that you can't actually trademark an art style, so they'd be out of luck there if they actually tried.

It does, however, mean that Square Enix is likely interested in doing more with Octopath Traveler's art style in the future and wants to employ the same term for marketing use again. This could end up being a sequel, a new project by Acquire, or perhaps a remake of older classics using the traditional though modern style Octopath employed. Last year, the company told us that Square Enix is dedicated a division primarily for Switch games, which would dovetail nicely with this idea.

Anthem's Producer Outlines What To Expect From The Demo

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Anthem's Producer Outlines What To Expect From The Demo

It feels odd to actually be so close to a new Bioware release, as I remember literally counting down days and seeding the ground with my college professors to fake sick in the days leading up to Mass Effect 2's release. Before we get Anthem next month, though, we'll have a demo to play through so players can get a feeling for the multiplayer game before release. The demo you play will be a little different from the final game, though.

In a series of tweets, Anthem producer Mark Darrah talked a bit about how you can expect the demo to not just be the first few hours of the game.

So how’s the Anthem demo different from the game? - we start you in the middle
- no tutorials
- no pilot picker
- balance is super different
- economy is completely different
- 6 weeks less bug fixes
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