Ubisoft Quebec Earns Best Franchise Launch Week With Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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Ubisoft Quebec Earns Best Franchise Launch Week With Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey had a big launch week, so much so it set a new record for the franchise's opening sales for this current console generation.

While Ubisoft didn't provide specific numbers, the publisher did release a press release, confirming the new milestone.  "We are incredibly proud of what the team accomplished with Assassin's Creed Odyssey and humbled by the amazing reception from critics and players," says senior vice president of sales and marketing Geoffroy Sardin. "Based on the quality of the game and the very encouraging reactions from players, we expect  Odyssey to be one of the top performing Assassin's Creed games of all-time."

This is extremely encouraging for the studio, as its last Assassin's Creed efforts didn't have as promising numbers. Ubisoft Quebec previously worked on Assassin's Creed Syndicate, which was a solid entry, but suffered from following Assassin's Creed Unity's troubled launch. Syndicate's sales didn't hit the high bar expected, but picked up some pace in subsequent weeks. The following release, Assassin's Creed Origins, introduced some much-needed changes for the juggernaut franchise, giving it new lifeblood with more RPG and story-focused elements. It doubled the sales of Syndicate. Odyssey is continuing to capitalize on that success alongside providing an enticing new setting with Ancient Greece.

Get A First Look At Surreal Adventure Game Creaks In Debut Trailer

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Get A First Look At Surreal Adventure Game Creaks In Debut Trailer

Amanita Design has revealed a trailer and a few details about its upcoming adventure game, Creaks. Creaks seems to follow in the trail of the studio's previous work, with a whimsical art style and puzzle-focused gameplay. But, if the trailer can be interpreted, this game explores the idea of what lies behind those creaky walls in an old house.

Amanita Design has won praise for its previous games, including Machinarium and Botanicula.

Creaks is targeting release on PC and consoles in 2019.  

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Amanita Design has revealed a trailer and a few details about its upcoming adventure game, Creaks. Creaks seems to follow in the trail of the studio's previous work, with a whimsical art style and puzzle-focused gameplay. But, if the trailer can be interpreted, this game explores the idea of what lies behind those creaky walls in an old house.

Amanita Design has won praise for its previous games, including Machinarium and Botanicula.

Creaks is targeting release on PC and consoles in 2019.  

Lego Brick Bastion Available At Blizzard Gear Store For A Limited Time

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Lego Brick Bastion Available At Blizzard Gear Store For A Limited Time

In anticipation of the full launch of Lego Overwatch building sets, fans of the hero shooter can now purchase a limited edition Omnic Crisis-skinned Bastion build at the Blizzard gear store for $25.

Standing over four inches tall, the Blizzard-exclusive features a Lego brick display plate, swiveling waist, movable arms and a machine gun right arm all in Omnic Crisis orange. Fans will also be happy to see Bastion’s cardinal companion, Ganymede, able to perch upon his right shoulder in matching Omnic skin.  

If fans miss their chance at the gear store, they can also purchase the brick version of their favorite robotic sentry onsite at BlizzCon 2018, which takes place November 2 and 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Lego Brick Bastion Available At Blizzard Gear Store For A Limited Time

about X hours ago from
Lego Brick Bastion Available At Blizzard Gear Store For A Limited Time

In anticipation of the full launch of Lego Overwatch building sets, fans of the hero shooter can now purchase a limited edition Omnic Crisis-skinned Bastion build at the Blizzard gear store for $25.

Standing over four inches tall, the Blizzard-exclusive features a Lego brick display plate, swiveling waist, movable arms and a machine gun right arm all in Omnic Crisis orange. Fans will also be happy to see Bastion’s cardinal companion, Ganymede, able to perch upon his right shoulder in matching Omnic skin.  

If fans miss their chance at the gear store, they can also purchase the brick version of their favorite robotic sentry onsite at BlizzCon 2018, which takes place November 2 and 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Destiny 2: Festival Of The Lost 2018 Detailed

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Destiny 2: Festival Of The Lost 2018 Detailed

Bungie today offered details about what Guardians can expect to discover in this year’s Festival of the Lost, which is set to run from October 16 to November 6. While the event has yet to begin, the initial announcement suggests that the event is significantly more robust and feature-rich than some players have come to expect.

In addition to an engram-themed redecoration of the Tower, there are several discrete activities and collectibles to pursue as well. The character Eva Levante used to be the centerpiece character of the Festival, but she has been missing since the events of Destiny 2’s core game. Instead, Shipwright Amanda Holliday will step up as the main vendor for this year’s event. She will offer daily bounties that reward fragmented souls – this new currency, in turn, can be used to purchase new masks, as well as a new legendary auto rifle called Horror Story.

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Bungie today offered details about what Guardians can expect to discover in this year’s Festival of the Lost, which is set to run from October 16 to November 6. While the event has yet to begin, the initial announcement suggests that the event is significantly more robust and feature-rich than some players have come to expect.

In addition to an engram-themed redecoration of the Tower, there are several discrete activities and collectibles to pursue as well. The character Eva Levante used to be the centerpiece character of the Festival, but she has been missing since the events of Destiny 2’s core game. Instead, Shipwright Amanda Holliday will step up as the main vendor for this year’s event. She will offer daily bounties that reward fragmented souls – this new currency, in turn, can be used to purchase new masks, as well as a new legendary auto rifle called Horror Story.

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Has Found Its Ciri

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Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Has Found Its Ciri

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher revealed the casting for two of the series’ most important female leads. Joining Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Ciri will be played by Freya Allan from The War of the Worlds, and Yennefer of Vengerberg will be played by Anya Chalotra from The ABC Murders.

This announcement comes a few months after Hissrich left Twitter following an online backlash over a casting call that purportedly was looking for non-white actresses to play Ciri. Hissrich has since returned to social media. 

A princess with mystical powers, Ciri is a central character in CD Projekt Red’s critically-acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and a major character in the books that inspired the games, penned by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Yennefer, meanwhile, is a powerful sorceress and maternal figure to Ciri, and is the primary love interest of protagonist Geralt.

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Has Found Its Ciri

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Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Has Found Its Ciri

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher revealed the casting for two of the series’ most important female leads. Joining Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Ciri will be played by Freya Allan from The War of the Worlds, and Yennefer of Vengerberg will be played by Anya Chalotra from The ABC Murders.

This announcement comes a few months after Hissrich left Twitter following an online backlash over a casting call that purportedly was looking for non-white actresses to play Ciri. Hissrich has since returned to social media. 

A princess with mystical powers, Ciri is a central character in CD Projekt Red’s critically-acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and a major character in the books that inspired the games, penned by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Yennefer, meanwhile, is a powerful sorceress and maternal figure to Ciri, and is the primary love interest of protagonist Geralt.

Return Of The Obra Dinn Gets Release Date

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Return Of The Obra Dinn Gets Release Date

Lucas Pope, developer of the eerie insurance mystery game Return Of The Obra Dinn, took to Twitter to announce the game's impending release next Thursday. 

Though he had previously stated the game would be launching in Fall this year, his abrupt text this morning is the first official word on Obra Dinn's release date.

In many ways, the unusual announcement suits the game in which you play as an insurance agent for the East India Company confronted with a vessel that suddenly reappeared without its crew. The game's unsettling aura is enhanced with its low-tech graphics; a new variation of the technique Pope also exploited in his last game Papers, Please.