Final Fantasy XV's Final DLC Gets A Trailer For Its Prologue Anime

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Final Fantasy XV's Final DLC Gets A Trailer For Its Prologue Anime

Although Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata recently announced his departure from the company and the subsequent announcement that all but one of the game's upcoming DLCs had been canceled, FFXV fans still have the Episode Ardyn DLC to look forward to. And now, they also have a new anime to look forward to, as well.

Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn Prologue, an anime with a name as long as its first trailer is short, will set up the events of the upcoming DLC, in which players take on the role of FFXV's antagonist, Ardyn. You can watch the trailer below.

To read what we thought of FFXV one year after release, head here.

More Than Half Of All Switch Buyers Own Breath Of The World, Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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More Than Half Of All Switch Buyers Own Breath Of The World, Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

With the Switch being the runaway success it is, it was likely that popular titles for the system would be caught up in its wake. As some indie titles continue to sell remarkably well on the system, it should also come as no surprise that Nintendo's own premiere titles are doing well on their console, but the hybrid console looks triggering even stronger attach rates than usual.

Speaking with IGN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe all have an attach rate higher than fifty percent. "For everyone who owns a system, more than one out of every two have bought Zelda, more than one out of every two have bought Kart, more than one out of every two have bought Odyssey," Fils-Aime said. "That's never happened in U.S. video game history," he followed up, likely referring to how high the attach rates are for these titles.

While Nintendo's 2018 hasn't been as consistently prominent as it was last year (with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being the company's key title for the year), Fils-Aime says the company isn't resting on its laurels. "we have a number of key franchises teed up for next year," he told IGN. "With the games that we've announced for the first calendar quarter [of 2019], we think that momentum will power through."

More Than Half Of All Switch Buyers Own Breath Of The Wild, Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

about X hours ago from
More Than Half Of All Switch Buyers Own Breath Of The Wild, Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

With the Switch being the runaway success it is, it was likely that popular titles for the system would be caught up in its wake. As some indie titles continue to sell remarkably well on the system, it should also come as no surprise that Nintendo's own premiere titles are doing well on their console, but the hybrid console looks triggering even stronger attach rates than usual.

Speaking with IGN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe all have an attach rate higher than fifty percent. "For everyone who owns a system, more than one out of every two have bought Zelda, more than one out of every two have bought Kart, more than one out of every two have bought Odyssey," Fils-Aime said. "That's never happened in U.S. video game history," he followed up, likely referring to how high the attach rates are for these titles.

While Nintendo's 2018 hasn't been as consistently prominent as it was last year (with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being the company's key title for the year), Fils-Aime says the company isn't resting on its laurels. "we have a number of key franchises teed up for next year," he told IGN. "With the games that we've announced for the first calendar quarter [of 2019], we think that momentum will power through."

Evo 2019 Lineup Announced, Dragon Ball FighterZ And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Absent

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Evo 2019 Lineup Announced, Dragon Ball FighterZ And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Absent

Evo, the world's largest fighting game tournament organization, has announced the lineup for its upcoming Japan tournament, and while it's a solid lineup, the deals to have two of the fighting game scene's most popular titles seem to have not closed, preventing them from being included.

The tournament's main linenup, announced via Evo's official Twitter, includes BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, The King of Fighters XIV, Soulcalibur VI, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, and Tekken 7.

You may have noticed two popular titles missing: Dragon Ball FighterZ and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, two of the most popular and well-received fighters of the year. According to Mark Julio, business developer for Evo, this looks to be because "we couldn't get approval from the publisher/owner."

Evo Japan 2019 Lineup Announced, Dragon Ball FighterZ And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Absent

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Evo Japan 2019 Lineup Announced, Dragon Ball FighterZ And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Absent

Evo, the world's largest fighting game tournament organization, has announced the lineup for its upcoming Japan tournament, and while it's a solid lineup, the deals to have two of the fighting game scene's most popular titles seem to have not closed, preventing them from being included.

The tournament's main linenup, announced via Evo's official Twitter, includes BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, The King of Fighters XIV, Soulcalibur VI, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, and Tekken 7.

You may have noticed two popular titles missing: Dragon Ball FighterZ and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, two of the most popular and well-received fighters of the year. According to Mark Julio, business developer for Evo, this looks to be because "we couldn't get approval from the publisher/owner."

Granblue Fantasy Fighting Game Developed By Arc System Works Announced

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Granblue Fantasy Fighting Game Developed By Arc System Works Announced

Granblue Fantasy is an enormously popular Japanese mobile game franchise, but it doesn't have the cache in the West that it does in Japan. Publisher Cygames is hoping to change that soon with the announcement of a fighting game created by fighting game house Arc System Works.

First, Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fighting game featuring the developer's signature anime-turned-3D style. The title is coming next year. According to the game's official site, Versus will feature "original gameplay tailor-made to appeal to both Granblue and fighting game fans alike."

Five characters (Gran, Katalina, Charlootta, Lancelot, Ferry) have been announced.

What To Watch This Weekend: Capcom Cup, Rainbow Six Siege, And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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What To Watch This Weekend: Capcom Cup, Rainbow Six Siege, And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

For some schools and colleges, "Winter break" has already begun. But for most of us, there still a few regular work days left between now and the holidays. But you can make it! To help you pass the time, here are a few great events going on this weekend.

Capcom Cup culminates the year in Street Fighter V tournaments, and will be the place where one of the game's best players cements their place in history (and gets a huge $250,000 prize). We can also expect some end-of-tournament announcements, as always. Will I finally get to play as Yun in Street Fighter V!? Probably not. (Streams and Schedule)

The US Nationals for Rainbow Six Siege is the game's final marquee event for the year, so watch live from Las Vegas to see who will take the prize this year. (Stream)

Charles Martinet Attains World Record For Most Video Game Voiceovers As One Character

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Charles Martinet Attains World Record For Most Video Game Voiceovers As One Character

Over the three decades of Mario's existence, he has gone from completely silent to voiced in periphery media by actors like Bob Hoskins and Captain Lou Albano to voiced in the video games by Charles Martinet. Martinet, a voice actor for things Skyrim, Resonance of Fate, and more, but by far his most famous role is the Italian plumber, and the two just got into the Guinness Book of World Records together.

Charles Martinet just attained the record for voicing the same character in a video game. Martinet has played Mario one hundred times, which was given to him as of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

I’m so honored. @guinnessworldrecords record for most video game voiceover performances as the same character – 100, as Mario… Upon the release of #supersmashbrosultimate #mamamia #woohoo !!!! Thanks @Nintendo !

Weekend Warrior – Out With A Bang

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Weekend Warrior – Out With A Bang

It’s all about celebration this weekend for the Game Informer editors. We’re celebrating birthdays, upcoming holidays, endings (we’re finally wrapping up Red Dead Redemption II and our Top 10 lists), and starting something new. Many of us are getting closer to unlocking all the characters in Super Smash, while others are working on their backlogs before a new year of amazing games release.

Don’t just read about our plans. Join in the conversation and let us know if you’re doing something fun in the comments below!

Javy Gwaltney – I’ve snuck away earlier from the offices than my compatriots in order to spend time with family during my brother’s college graduation (congratulations Sloan!). I’m going to be getting caught up on the Western films (McCabe And Mrs. Miller) and books (The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford) I’ve taken on to fill that Red Dead Redemption II hole in my soul. There will probably be a lot of Super Smashing and Diabloing as I make my way through the holidays. Hope you all have a great holiday and see you in the new year, friends.

Stardew Valley Developer Puts New Project On Hold To Double-Down On Farming Game

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Stardew Valley Developer Puts New Project On Hold To Double-Down On Farming Game

After a recent announcement that Eric Barone has retained the publishing rights to his game Stardew Valley, there were still a lot of open questions about the future of the game and what Barone's one-man studio ConcernedApe will be doing next. In a new blog post, Barone revealed those plans.

"As many of you know, I’ve been working on a new game for a while. I haven’t revealed anything about it, except that it takes place in the same universe as Stardew Valley," Barone wrote. "I’ve been deliberately secretive about it because I want to be able to work on it without any pressure for the time being. I also want to make sure the concept is fully realized before revealing anything, because once it’s out there, I’m going to have to fully commit to it. I’m a pretty cautious person when it comes to this sort of thing."

ConcernedApe plans to bolster their development resources for the game, but because that is a future plan and requires leaving Stardew Valley behind, Barone does not want to move on to it quite yet. Since he just got the rights to self-publish Stardew Valley, that is going to remain his main priority.