The Walking Dead: The Final Season Resumes January 15

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season Resumes January 15

At the Kinda Funny Games Showcase today, hosts Greg Miller and Tim Gettys announced new details about The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The finale to the long-running episodic series based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic was caught in limbo when Telltale Games closed abruptly, leaving two of the four planned episodes unfinished. Earlier this year, Skybound games, which is owned in part by Kirkman, announced they would be resuming production with as many of the Telltale developers as they could gather.

Today, it was revealed that the team is working in the old Telltale offices on the third and fourth episodes while calling themselves the "Still Not Bitten" team, a reference to the second season where Clementine kills a zombie and proves that she hasn't been bitten by a walker. The third episode will see release on January 15.

This is a surprisingly quick release date for the game, which was only announced to have been resuming development in mid-November. It is likely, though, that a significant portion of work had already been done on the third episode when Telltale closed down. Using much of the same team also likely helped with picking up where they left off.

Yakuza Dev's Project Judge Now Called Judgement, Coming Next Summer

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Yakuza Dev's Project Judge Now Called Judgement, Coming Next Summer

 Although we knew it was coming to the West, we didn't have too many details about the English version of Project Judge, the latest game from Yakuza series developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. In the latest trailer, we got quite a few details about the game's Western release date, name, and voice cast.

As part of the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, Sega showed off a new trailer for Judgement, the new Western name for the game. The trailer also features English voice acting for the first time - a change from Sega's recent choice to not give the recent Yakuza games an English cast. You can watch the trailer for yourself and see if you'd rather play it in English or Japanese.

The trailer also revealed Judgement will be coming to the West Summer 2019. To learn more about how Judgement is a bit of a shift for Ryu Ga Gotoku, check out our previous coverage.

Yakuza Dev's Project Judge Now Called Judgment, Coming Next Summer

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Yakuza Dev's Project Judge Now Called Judgment, Coming Next Summer

Although we knew it was coming to the West, we didn't have too many details about the English version of Project Judge, the latest game from Yakuza series developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. In the latest trailer, we got quite a few details about the game's Western release date, name, and voice cast.

As part of the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, Sega showed off a new trailer for Judgment, the new Western name for the game. The trailer also features English voice acting for the first time - a change from Sega's recent choice to not give the recent Yakuza games an English cast. You can watch the trailer for yourself and see if you'd rather play it in English or Japanese.

The trailer also revealed Judgement will be coming to the West Summer 2019. To learn more about how Judgment is a bit of a shift for Ryu Ga Gotoku, check out our previous coverage.

The Messenger's Free Picnic Panic DLC Adds Three New Levels, Bosses Next Year

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The Messenger's Free Picnic Panic DLC Adds Three New Levels, Bosses Next Year

If you enjoyed the fun retro-twice-over platformer The Messenger and were looking to get a bit more of it, you won't have to wait much longer.

Developer Sabotage has announced Picnic Panic, a new free batch of levels for the game. As the title implies, it's features a tropical island setting across three new levels, each with its own boss. Of course, the base game's time-travel mechanic is intact, as you'll find portals that swap between the two retro styles. You'll be able to get your hands on the new levels sometime next year on Switch and PC.

To see what we thought of the base game, check out our review.

Mike Bithell's Quarantine Circular Is Out Today On Switch

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Mike Bithell's Quarantine Circular Is Out Today On Switch

After the release of his "single-session" game Subsurface Circular last year, Mike Bithell has announced a Switch version. It's available today.

Similar to Subsurface Circular, Quarantine Circular takes place primarily through a phone-like texting interface as you make dialogue choices as texts come in. The setting is once again a futuristic sci-fi setting, though the conversations focus on a more personal tale.

The game was announced during today's Kinda Funny Games Showcase, and you download it on the eShop after the show is over in about half an hour.

Destiny 2's Next Few Updates Make Changes To Leveling, The Crucible, And The Dawning

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Destiny 2's Next Few Updates Make Changes To Leveling, The Crucible, And The Dawning

This week saw the launch of Destiny 2's first minor expansion following the release of its Forsaken expansion. It features some new content, but players have had a tough time actually playing it, though Bungie is hoping to address the issues. The developer also detailed a few changes coming to the crucible, and how this year's Dawning event will work.

The most pressing issue right now is that the new Lost Forges, the main content new to the expansion, are simply too high-level for even 600-power players to enjoy, and for those who haven't yet had the time to reach the cap, catching up can feel like a gargantuan task. Bungie hopes to alleviate both of these issues with the next update, 2.1.2, which drops on December 11. While Bungie has already lowered the power requirements by five to address the former issue, after 2.1.2 prime engrams, one of the most potent sources of leveling, will "drop more frequently and with larger power bumps for players under 600 power." Depending on how this change plays out, Bungie may also further bump up the leveling speed in the future.

Conan Unconquered Is A Strategy Game By Former Command And Conquer Developers

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Conan Unconquered Is A Strategy Game By Former Command And Conquer Developers

Funcom has announced that it, including some former Command & Conquer developers, are working a new strategy game set in the Conan the Barbarian universe.

The label of "strategy game" may be a bit misleading, however. The official press release says "Wave after wave of increasingly more difficult enemies will rush at your gates and you will need to manage resources, research new technologies to advance your defenses, and recruit an ever-growing army if you are to save survive utter destruction," which means it's more of tower-defense game than StarCraft. The game moves in real-time, but lets you pause to issue orders and create buildings. You'll also be fortifying your buildings between rounds with defensive walls and the like, as well as unlock new heroes to play as. It also lets you fend off the randomly generated hordes in co-op with one other player.

You can check out the CGI trailer below.

What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dota 2, And Rocket League

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What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dota 2, And Rocket League

If you're fiending for some early Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competition, this weekend hosts New Game Plus, a well-attended Chicago Smash tournament. It's too early to know which characters might be good, but if you're interested in learning the game, this is a good place to start. (Stream / Schedule)

Meanwhile, Dota 2's Megafon tournament has a small-but-elite roster of teams (including International champions Team Liquid) competing for $300,000. (Stream / Schedule)

Mountain Dew is sponsoring this week's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major, which has the four remaining teams fighting in the playoffs for their share of $50,000. (Stream / Schedule)

Capcom Announces Special Monster Hunter: World Stream Next Week

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Capcom Announces Special Monster Hunter: World Stream Next Week

At last night's Game Awards, Monster Hunter: World developers were asked by host Geoff Keighley if they had anything to announce. They demurred and instead said there will be something big within the next couple of days, but they couldn't say it there on stage. Today, Capcom announced there will be a special Monster Hunter stream for fans on Monday, December 10, likely to introduce whatever it was they were hinting at.

Tune in for a Special Developer Update on #MHWorld on December 10 at 6am PST / 2pm GMT https://t.co/51NJqvsnl1

Weekend Warrior – Simply Smashing

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Weekend Warrior – Simply Smashing

As we dive into this weekend, most of the Game Informer editors are looking forward to using their favorite gaming characters to beat up other ones because Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out today! When we aren’t feverishly fighting our way through that game, a ton of us will be trying to finish Red Dead Redemption II. Those who have finished the game promise it's not a long ride for a short drink of water, though.  

If you are doing anything fun this weekend, let us know in the comments below!

Leo Vader (@leovader) – I'll be playing more Red Dead Online! Hopefully all the free money they gave out will be enough to get a long scope rifle for hunting. I'll also be playing more Just Cause 4 and trying out that new Hitman 2 escalation. Best time to be a gamer!!!!