Simon And Richter Belmont From Castlevania Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Simon And Richter Belmont From Castlevania Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

During Nintendo's Smash bros. Direct this morning, it was revealed that Simon and Richter Belmont from the Castlevania series will be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Richter is an echo fighter to Simon and they can use familiar Castlevania items like the axe, cross, and holy water. They also use a whip which is a slower attack. Their Final Smash is the Grand Cross.

Along with the two fighters, Dracula's Castle will be a new stage and it will have bosses and items from the series. Additionally, 34 Castlevania music tracks are being produced for the game.

Simon And Richter Belmont From Castlevania Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

about X hours ago from
Simon And Richter Belmont From Castlevania Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

During Nintendo's Smash bros. Direct this morning, it was revealed that Simon and Richter Belmont from the Castlevania series will be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Richter is an echo fighter to Simon and they can use familiar Castlevania items like the axe, cross, and holy water. They also use a whip which is a slower attack. Their Final Smash is the Grand Cross.

Along with the two fighters, Dracula's Castle will be a new stage and it will have bosses and items from the series. Additionally, 34 Castlevania music tracks are being produced for the game.

Campaign To Fix PUBG Begins

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Campaign To Fix PUBG Begins

PUBG Corp. is continuing its recent focus on fixes, ramping it up into a full-blown campaign called Fix PUBG. The effort starts with a patch featuring limb penetration, but continues indefinitely with plans to address areas such as matchmaking, server performance, anti-cheating, and other problems.

The company has setup a dedicated website around the initiative that includes a roadmap, fix log, and FAQ. The roadmap currently goes through October, but PUBG Corp. says it is "dedicating the vast majority of [its] resources" towards fixing the game and instituting other improvements during the campaign and beyond.

[Source: PUBG Corp (1), (2)]

Power Rangers Movie Sequel Incoming

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Power Rangers Movie Sequel Incoming

Hasbro announced plans to develop a sequel to 2017's Power Rangers movie. The company acquired the Power Rangers license from Saban Brands earlier this year as part of a $522 million deal.

Hasbro also acquired Saban's My Pet Monster, Luna Petunia, Popples, and Julius Jr. products, so perhaps we'll see a movie from one of those legendary franchises in the future.

For more Power Rangers, check out Replay – The Power Rangers Spectacular.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leak Suggests Castlevania Representative

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leak Suggests Castlevania Representative

On August 8, Nintendo plans to air a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct hosted by director Masahiro Sakurai, indicating a strong likelihood of a character reveal. However, due to what appears to be a mistake with an early upload, it appears the new character might be from Konami's Castlevania series.

A few weeks ago, we posted a story about Nintendo uploading music from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack to their website to show off samples of the new arrangements. Last week, the uploaded music was from Galaga, which fits with Pac-Man's representation of Namco arcade history. Earlier today, reddit user Hinata2000100 found that the track's title had been changed. While the music remained Galaga's, the title had seemingly accidentally been changed to "Bloody Tears/Monster Dance" instead.

Bloody Tears debuted in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest on the NES and is one of the most well known songs in the Castlevania series, with Monster Dance also hailing from the same game. While the title has since changed back, we have confirmed the original title change ourselves. It was also noted in this video from YouTube series GameXplain

Netlfix Will See The End Of Marvel Movies On The Service With Ant Man And The Wasp

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Netlfix Will See The End Of Marvel Movies On The Service With Ant Man And The Wasp

Disney is separating from Netflix, with Ant Man and The Wasp being the last movie to grace the third party streaming platform. With the release of future films, whether Star Wars or Marvel, they will end up on the yet-to-be-named Disney streaming service. 

Marvel shows made with Netflix are an entirely different matter, and while they will remain on the service for now, their future is not sealed. Disney will not launch their service until 2019, and touts that it will have an exclusive live-action Star Wars series from John Favreau, the director of Iron Man. 

Keeping in line with their family focused image, Disney will not offer any sort of R rated content on their service, which seems like a clear tell that the Marvel Netflix series' will remain on that platform due to their graphic nature. Disney has recently garnered the rights to Fox's X-men and other comic book properties, and is looking to buy back the exclusive Star Wars movie streaming rights from AT&T. 

Netflix Will See The End Of Marvel Movies On The Service With Ant Man And The Wasp

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Netflix Will See The End Of Marvel Movies On The Service With Ant Man And The Wasp

Disney is separating from Netflix, with Ant Man and The Wasp being the last movie to grace the third party streaming platform. With the release of future films, whether Star Wars or Marvel, they will end up on the yet-to-be-named Disney streaming service. 

Marvel shows made with Netflix are an entirely different matter, and while they will remain on the service for now, their future is not sealed. Disney will not launch their service until 2019, and touts that it will have an exclusive live-action Star Wars series from John Favreau, the director of Iron Man. 

Keeping in line with their family focused image, Disney will not offer any sort of R rated content on their service, which seems like a clear tell that the Marvel Netflix series' will remain on that platform due to their graphic nature. Disney has recently garnered the rights to Fox's X-men and other comic book properties, and is looking to buy back the exclusive Star Wars movie streaming rights from AT&T. 

Master Chief Confirmed For Halo TV Series, Set To Release In 2020

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Master Chief Confirmed For Halo TV Series, Set To Release In 2020

Showtime's upcoming Halo TV series will star Master Chief as "a lead character," IGN has learned . Showtime's President of Programming Gary Levine told the publication that there will be other protagonists to support the Chief. Levine said at a Television Critics Association summer press tour panel that Master Chief's face being constantly obscured by his helmet "is a key question and an important part of our series."

Back in June, Showtime announced that the series will be executive produced by showrunner Kyle Killen (Lone Star) and directed and produced by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). At the time, no release window was announced, but Levine told IGN that Showtime is aiming for a 2020 release.

[Source: IGN]

World Of Warcraft Has A God Of War Reference That Comments On Recent Lore Controversy

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World Of Warcraft Has A God Of War Reference That Comments On Recent Lore Controversy

Things in the World Of Warcraft have been a bit rough for Horde players lately. In last week's "Warbringers: Sylvanas" trailer, Blizzard confirmed that Horde warchief Sylvanas Windrunner burned the killed innocent night elves by burning their "world tree" home. 

This, as Polygon reports, set off a storm of anger among the WoW community, as many Horde players feel Sylvanas' actions do away with the "gray" morality of the Warcraft series and don't want to be associated with a faction that follows a plainly evil leader.

Some Horde players, according to Kotaku, have gone so far as to hide their shoulder armor in imitation of the "Old Soldier" trailer's Varok Saurfang, protesting Sylvanas' actions.

Rethinking Reviews

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Rethinking Reviews

The world of games is always changing, and the way we review them has to change as well. Behind the scenes, we have been working on a new way to handle reviews, while still keeping the core components that make Game Informer reviews, well, Game Informer reviews.

At the core of these changes is finding a way to cover and score games that interest you, or more directly, are looking to take money out of your wallet.

When Minecraft launched in 2009, it was one of the first games that released as an alpha and slowly moved toward launch almost two and a half years later. It was fun, and we discussed it as one of our Top 50 games of that year, but held back because the game was officially in “alpha” and wasn’t a final product. We wanted to be fair to the developers so their game was reviewed and judged in its final form. The rest of the story is well known: Minecraft became a cultural phenomenon, and we didn’t review it until a review didn’t matter anymore other than us putting on record that the game was – surprise! – a lot of fun.