Blizzard Teases Possibility Of Diablo Amiibo

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Blizzard Teases Possibility Of Diablo Amiibo

With Diablo III coming to Switch, everyone has heard for months in what ways Blizzard was choosing to adapt the game to the Nintendo console's strengths. Aside from the various Zelda cosmetic items and the portability, the Switch version also has amiibo support, which the game shows the player how to do in a tutorial.

The tutorial screen shows players where to place the amiibo on the Joycon or the Pro Controller, but rather than use a generic amiibo like Mario, as is typically done, Diablo III shows a Treasure Goblin from the game on an amiibo stand. It definitely seems odd to bother with making unique art for the amiibo in the tutorial when they could have simply used an image of, say, Ganondorf.

A post on Reddit yesterday suggested that, after datamining, hints were discovered in the game that point to three unique Diablo amiibo, including the Treasure Goblin shown in the tutorial image. Considering the game releases the same day as the start of Blizzcon this Friday, it seems like a good place for the company to announce or reveal some Diablo-specific toys, as well.

High-Flying Action Game Just Cause 4 Has Gone Gold

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High-Flying Action Game Just Cause 4 Has Gone Gold

It's been a fairly silent ride for Square Enix and Just Cause 4, the latest adventure for protagonist Rico Rodriguez which was revealed just before E3 earlier this year. We have liked what we've played of the newest tornado-riding Just Cause game, however, and it seems Square Enix is on schedule to keep to the game's December release by printing the final disc today.

We are pleased to announce that #JustCause4 has GONE GOLD for its worldwide release on December 4th

High-Flying Action Game Just Cause 4 Has Gone Gold

about X hours ago from
High-Flying Action Game Just Cause 4 Has Gone Gold

It's been a fairly silent ride for Square Enix and Just Cause 4, the latest adventure for protagonist Rico Rodriguez which was revealed just before E3 earlier this year. We have liked what we've played of the newest tornado-riding Just Cause game, however, and it seems Square Enix is on schedule to keep to the game's December release by printing the final disc today.

We are pleased to announce that #JustCause4 has GONE GOLD for its worldwide release on December 4th

Rumor: Castlevania Netflix Producer To Adapt The Legend Of Zelda

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Rumor: Castlevania Netflix Producer To Adapt The Legend Of Zelda

Last week, Netflix released the second season of its Castlevania series, an animated adaptation of the third game in the series. If you haven't watched it, it's really good, though the pacing kind of builds to a cathartic climax almost to a fault.

Now, Castlevania showrunner and producer Adi Shankar is hinting that he has another video game adaptation to bring to life and rumors are swirling that it might be The Legend of Zelda. In an Instagram post last night, Shankar left a bit of ambiguity to what the series might be, but was pretty clear that something game-related will be revealed soon.

The success of Castlevania created this opportunity.

Rumor: Castlevania Netflix Producer To Adapt The Legend Of Zelda

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Rumor: Castlevania Netflix Producer To Adapt The Legend Of Zelda

Last week, Netflix released the second season of its Castlevania series, an animated adaptation of the third game in the series. If you haven't watched it, it's really good, though the pacing kind of builds to a cathartic climax almost to a fault.

Now, Castlevania showrunner and producer Adi Shankar is hinting that he has another video game adaptation to bring to life and rumors are swirling that it might be The Legend of Zelda. In an Instagram post last night, Shankar left a bit of ambiguity to what the series might be, but was pretty clear that something game-related will be revealed soon.

The success of Castlevania created this opportunity.

Castlevania Netflix Producer To Adapt The Legend Of Zelda

about X hours ago from
Castlevania Netflix Producer To Adapt The Legend Of Zelda

Last week, Netflix released the second season of its Castlevania series, an animated adaptation of the third game in the series. If you haven't watched it, it's really good, though the pacing kind of builds to a cathartic climax almost to a fault.

Now, Castlevania showrunner and producer Adi Shankar is hinting that he has another video game adaptation to bring to life and rumors are swirling that it might be The Legend of Zelda. In an Instagram post last night, Shankar left a bit of ambiguity to what the series might be, but was pretty clear that something game-related will be revealed soon.

The success of Castlevania created this opportunity.

Report: Players Who Create 'Inappropriate' Custom Characters In Soulcalibur VI Now Risk A Ban

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Report: Players Who Create 'Inappropriate' Custom Characters In Soulcalibur VI Now Risk A Ban

Soulcalibur VI features a fairly robust create-a-character mode. It also lets you take any character you create into the online competitive modes, including ranked. You can see how that might cause issues from a mile away, but Bandai Namco looks to be on the case. 

According to a translated message on the official Soulcalibur VI Japanese website, players who make "inappropriate characters" now risk having their accounts banned from online play.

The exact definition of "inappropriate" is somewhat vague. There are plenty of characters loaded with mundane objects that, when put together, create obscene imagery, but also characters who obscure the entire screen, change the hitboxes of certain attacks, or take one character swap it out for another in an attempt to confuse opponents in ranked matches. We've reached out to Bandai Namco to clarify and will update this article should they reply.

Battlefield V Will Have A Virtual Currency For Cosmetics Implemented After Launch

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Battlefield V Will Have A Virtual Currency For Cosmetics Implemented After Launch

With Battlefield V being the first major game from DICE after last year's Star Wars: Battlefront II upended the table on multiplayer FPS microtransactions, the studio has been cautious with both how they approach and how they discuss the revenue model with Battlefield V. Today, DICE and EA explained how it will work, and seem to at least be trying to avoid the pay-to-win reputation that dogged Battlefront II.

Battlefield V will have two currency options: Company coin and Battlefield currency. Company coin is earned in-game through daily missions, career rank progression, and live events. You use company coin to purchase new equipment, skins, and general gear, as well as new skill upgrades and cosmetics. The plainly named Battlefield currency, which is purchased with real money, can only be spent on cosmetics.

To put it simply, everything can be bought using in-game money, but you can shortcut your way to cosmetics by spending real money.

Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, And More Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

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Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, And More Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

Today, Major Nelson announced via Twitter, that a bevy of new games are now available on Xbox One via the system’s backward compatibility.

Fans of open-world action games or the Just Cause series will be happy to know that they can now play the game that started it all, on their Xbox One. And fans of the Castlevania series’ most recent venture into 3D will also be thrilled to know they can reprise their role as Gabriel Belmont with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 all making their debut on the backward compatible catalog.

Earlier this month it was also announced Crytek’s Crysis trilogy was available via backward compatibility.

Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, And More Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

about X hours ago from
Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, And More Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

Today, Major Nelson announced via Twitter, that a bevy of new games are now available on Xbox One via the system’s backward compatibility.

Fans of open-world action games or the Just Cause series will be happy to know that they can now play the game that started it all, on their Xbox One. And fans of the Castlevania series’ most recent venture into 3D will also be thrilled to know they can reprise their role as Gabriel Belmont with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 all making their debut on the backward compatible catalog.

Earlier this month it was also announced Crytek’s Crysis trilogy was available via backward compatibility.