Joker From Persona 5 Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Joker From Persona 5 Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Toward the end of The Game Awards tonight, a trailer was aired cutting out the lights to the theater. The Phantom Thieves of Persona 5 fame started talking about how Joker has been invited to steal a treasure, showing off the calling card, but then flipped it over to reveal a Super Smash Bros. logo.

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, then revealed that Joker is going to be the first DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

We'll update with the trailer as soon as it is posted.

Rage 2 Game Director Promises Better Ending

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Rage 2 Game Director Promises Better Ending

Even among its strongest supporters, there was little doubt that the original Rage's ending was lackluster. Beyond the abruptness of the ending itself, players were locked out of exploring the game after its ending, which is normally an open-world no-no.

Both id Software and Avalanche Studios acknowledge the disappointment with the ending of the original game, and Game Director Magnus Nedfors explicitly told us that Rage 2 will have a better ending this go round:

The main story of the game has a good ending with closure. Once you finish the main story, you’re allowed to continue on and explore the open world. It will continue to exist as a state and you can gather money and become more powerful [during the post-game]. So many people who play open-world game are completionists and want to keep on playing, so we’ll keep the world open.

Rage 2 Game Director Promises Better Ending

about X hours ago from
Rage 2 Game Director Promises Better Ending

Even among its strongest supporters, there was little doubt that the original Rage's ending was lackluster. Beyond the abruptness of the ending itself, players were locked out of exploring the game after its ending, which is normally an open-world no-no.

Both id Software and Avalanche Studios acknowledge the disappointment with the ending of the original game, and Game Director Magnus Nedfors explicitly told us that Rage 2 will have a better ending this go round:

The main story of the game has a good ending with closure. Once you finish the main story, you’re allowed to continue on and explore the open world. It will continue to exist as a state and you can gather money and become more powerful [during the post-game]. So many people who play open-world game are completionists and want to keep on playing, so we’ll keep the world open.

Rage 2 Won't Have Multiplayer

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Rage 2 Won't Have Multiplayer

Since Rage 2 was announced, interested players have hoped that the sequel would take a page from its post-apocalyptic brethren, Borderlands, and offer co-op play. Well, we have some bad news for those folks. During our cover trip we got the word from developers Avalanche Studios and id Software: There are no plans for a multiplayer component of any kind.

The developer also stated that modding would not be available for PC users at launch, though the door is open to add it later.

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The Rage 2 Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Rage 2 Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you're a digital subscriber to Game Informer, you now have a ton of information about Rage 2 at your disposal. Following this week's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

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Rage 2 Rides Into The Wasteland This May

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Rage 2 Rides Into The Wasteland This May

During The Game Awards, Bethesda revealed a trailer for Rage 2 as well as when players can expect to take on the Wasteland: May 14.

For more on Rage 2, including exclusive information on its gravity gun, check out coverage hub by clicking on the banner below.

Mortal Kombat 11 Has Two Scorpions, April Release Date

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Mortal Kombat 11 Has Two Scorpions, April Release Date

After Netherrealm Studios kept quiet about what was working throughout most of the year, their final reveal was expected, but no less exciting: Mortal Kombat 11.

At this year's The Game Awards show, Ed Boon showed off the studio's return to their violent roots. In the first trailer for the game, we see a familiar fight: Scorpion Vs. Raiden. As it unfolds, however, things start to appear different: Raiden is rocking red lightning, which in the cartoon logic of Mortal Kombat indicates he's either very mad or outright evil. Meanwhile, Scorpion looks slightly different, but nothing out of the realm of a redesign. Raiden ends up winning the fight, but it's quickly revealed Scorpion was not alone. He's joined by... Scorpion, who eventually kills Raiden.

The last few seconds of the trailer reveal what this is all about: A mysterious woman is seen touching a giant hourglass, flowing in reverse. This likely means there's some time-warping tomfoolery going on, similar to the events that started the whole reboot aspect of 2011's Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat 11 Announced, Gets April Release Date

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Mortal Kombat 11 Announced, Gets April Release Date

After Netherrealm Studios kept quiet about what was working throughout most of the year, their final reveal was expected, but no less exciting: Mortal Kombat 11.

At this year's The Game Awards show, Ed Boon showed off the studio's return to their violent roots. In the first trailer for the game, we see a familiar fight: Scorpion Vs. Raiden. As it unfolds, however, things start to appear different: Raiden is rocking red lightning, which in the cartoon logic of Mortal Kombat indicates he's either very mad or outright evil. Meanwhile, Scorpion looks slightly different, but nothing out of the realm of a redesign. Raiden ends up winning the fight, but it's quickly revealed Scorpion was not alone. He's joined by... Scorpion, who eventually kills Raiden.

The last few seconds of the trailer reveal what this is all about: A mysterious woman is seen touching a giant hourglass, flowing in reverse. This likely means there's some time-warping tomfoolery going on, similar to the events that started the whole reboot aspect of 2011's Mortal Kombat.