Shawn Layden On Lack Of PlayStation News: 'See You In The New Year'

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Shawn Layden On Lack Of PlayStation News: 'See You In The New Year'

Although today's Kinda Funny Games Showcase had some interesting PlayStation-related news, there seemed to be a notable lack of announcements from the company itself. This was especially noticeable in light of the lack of a PSX show this year, where Sony usually has plenty of major announcements up its sleeve. However, that may not mean we'll be dying for Sony-related news for much longer.

Replying to a tweet from a fan and streamer about the lack of PlayStation-related info that came out of Thursday's The Game Awards show (especially compared to some of bombs Nintendo dropped that night), Shawn dropped a short but very meaningful message: "see you in the new year."

The tweet is especially significant in light of Sony's dropping out of E3, the other show where it tends to show its hand. Hopefully, we'll find out what the tweet means soon.

Tales Of Crestoria Mobile Game Coming To The West In 2019

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 Tales Of Crestoria Mobile Game Coming To The West In 2019

Tales of Crestoria, the next game in the Tales series heading to mobile, has finally been confirmed to have a Western release, and we won't have to wait too much longer for it.

An official Tales of Crestoria English account recently popped up on Twitter, and has been posting character-based teasers for the last few hours. It also posted the first English-language teaser trailer for the game.

We don't know too much about Crestoria as of right now, but we have a rather basic outline. For one, sin looks to be a theme this time around, as the character teasers had a wanted posted look to them, with characters talking about something they did the world thought was a sin. We also know that, as a mobile title, there is likely to be microtransactions, as players who pre-register for the game will receive "summoning tickets" based on the number of total people who do the same.

PSA: Check Your Inbox For Your Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Piranha Plant Code

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PSA: Check Your Inbox For Your Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Piranha Plant Code

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already looks to be everything fans could have wanted from a sequel, featuring an enormous roster of veterans, newcomers, and echo fighters alike. One new fighters we won't be seeing until later, however, is Piranha Plant, an unconventional fighter who, despite being a potted plant, has little feet he moves around with.

Anyway, if you've already bought the game, check your inbox. Nintendo has already sent out codes for those who've purchased the game digitally or and who bought it at retail and have met all the necessary steps for receiving a code. According to Nintendo, you can redeem the code now, although the fighter won't be available until "early 2019."

Of course, this code only entitles you to one fighter, not the whole DLC character pass, which now includes Persona 5's Joker.

The Most Important News From The Kinda Funny Games Showcase

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The Most Important News From The Kinda Funny Games Showcase

Today, Youtube Channel Kinda Funny Games unveiled its Games Showcase, in which it debuted trailers for nearly 70 games in a little over an hour. It was an interesting small-scale montage of new info. There's a lot of neat info to sift through! But don't worry: We watched the entire thing and have cherry-picked the bits of news you should pay attention to.

Judgment Gets A Release Window, English Cast As with most "conferences" of this sort, the best news saved for last. Yakuza developer's new game, Judgment, received a Western released date and trailer, including the first sampling of its English cast. You can learn more about it here.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season's Second Episode Has A Release Date 
After a turbulent development cycle, the team now working The Walking Dead's final season, now called "Still Not Bitten," announced the release date for the next episode: January 17. You can learn more about that announcement here.

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.