The Read Dead Redemption II Original Score Is Officially Out

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The Read Dead Redemption II Original Score Is Officially Out

Woody Jackson returns for yet another collaboration with Rockstar Games, the original score, the last of the Red Dead Redemption II music. Alongside Woody Jackson are contributions from other artists such as Arca, Colin Stetson, Senyawa, David Ferguson, Jon Theodore, and more.

The original score includes 22 tracks and can be found on iTunes and Spotify. For more updates on Read Dead Redemption II, be sure to check out our hub here on Game Informer.

Japanese Police Arrest Man For Threatening Square Enix With Arson

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Japanese Police Arrest Man For Threatening Square Enix With Arson

There is often a contingent of people that dismiss any threats in or around the video game industry as part of the dynamic, with an implied dismissiveness that threats are just bluster. A threat against Square Enix's Japanese headquarters has been taken quite seriously by the police and resulted in the arrest of one man who said he planned to burn the building down.

Police in Shinjuku arrested a 40-year-old delivery worker for sending a threat to the company through their online web inquiry form. In the message, the man said he would recreate the Kyoto Animation fire, a tragic arson attack on July 18 that killed 35 people and severely injuring at least 34 others. He admitted to police that he was angry about losing at a mobile game and sent the message.

Officers did not find any gasoline or accelerants traditionally used for arson.

Kiss' Gene Simmons Flattered By Pokémon Impersonator

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Kiss' Gene Simmons Flattered By Pokémon Impersonator

During this week's Pokémon video, a new regional variation of Zigzagoon was shown. In the Galar region, it evolves past Linoone for the fist time to the new Obstagoon. With its black-and-white makeup and wagging tongue, Obstagoon bares a resemblance to 80s rockstars of old, popularized by the band Kiss and Gene Simmons. It wasn't long until Simmons was made aware of this, though his reaction made people think the former rocker was upset about it.

This reaction fueled speculation that Simmons might end up suing The Pokémon Company over his badger lookalike, but it does seem like Simmons isn't all that angry about it. In fact, it seems like he's pretty cool with it in general.

"Pokémon has been a part of our household for decades, ever since our kids first discovered them," Simmons told Newsweek in a statement. "And to see Pokémon pay homage to Kiss, is flattering."

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sales Approach Four Million

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sales Approach Four Million

From Software's latest title has been out for just over four months, and has sold 3.8 million copies of the game to retailers, according to Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad.

While this doesn't account for some copies still sitting on store shelves, it also doesn't account for digital sales, so in total there may be over four million total sales of the game. This is only conjecture, however.

Also according to Ahmad, From's popular Dark Souls trilogy has shipped a total of 25 million units as of June 2019. Prior to Dark Souls III, the series sat at around 10 million in sales, but the game, alongside re-releases and the recent remake of the original Dark Souls on modern platforms, helped boost shipments up to the 25 million mark.

Microsoft Open To Double Fine Releasing More Multiplatform Games After Psychonauts 2

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Microsoft Open To Double Fine Releasing More Multiplatform Games After Psychonauts 2

On the latest episode of The Game Informer Show, we spoke with the corporate vice president of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, about his path through the industry and some teases for what Microsoft is planning for the next generation. Despite the acquisition, Double Fine confirmed that Psychonauts 2 will still be releasing on PlayStation 4 and PC. During the interview (which you can watch above), we asked Booty whether Microsoft would be open to Double Fine releasing more multiplatform games after Psychonauts 2.

“Yeah, I think we would,” says Booty. “I think that the question is less binary about ‘Should it be on Switch? Should it be on PlayStation?’ And more ‘Does it make sense for the franchise?’ In other words, is it a kind of game where it would benefit from the network effect of being on a bunch of different platforms? Or is it a game where we can best support it by putting resources [into it] and making sure that our platforms, things like xCloud, Game Pass, and Xbox Live are really leaning in to support the game.”

Trademark Tabs Troy For Next Total War Saga Title

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Trademark Tabs Troy For Next Total War Saga Title

A U.K. trademark by Total War developer Creative Assembly indicates that Troy is an upcoming location for the Saga offshoot of the strategy series.

The listing, found by Reddit user zhxws simply lists a game called Total War Saga: Troy. The filing was made on July 23, 2019, but neither the developer nor publisher/owner Sega has made an official announcement for the game.

The Saga imprint of Total War is about smaller conflicts, with Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia releasing last year.

New Guilty Gear Aims To Be A 'Brand New Experience' For Fighting Games

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New Guilty Gear Aims To Be A 'Brand New Experience' For Fighting Games

At Evo 2019, acclaimed fighting game developer Arc System Works released a trailer for a new installment in its long running Guilty Gear franchise. In a recent statement from the series general director Daisuke Ishiwatari, the newly-announced title was stated to be neither an "'evolution nor returning to the roots'" for the franchise. 

"What we are pursuing is a brand new experience for Guilty Gear," the statement read. "To achieve that goal, we've disassembled the current franchise into fragments and sifted out the pieces that make it unique and charismatic, using those pieces to have a complete reconstruction of the franchise. What we're undertaking is a full-frontal confrontation with the essence of the Fighting Game genre, a tremendous challenge for Guilty Gear."

With little more than a trailer to go on, it's hard to guess what this confrontation with the fighting game genre will look like. Though the game does not have a release date outside of a 2020 window, the official Arc System Works website says that it will be playable at Arcrevo America on November 16, and hopefully we will have a further understanding what this reconstruction will look like then. You can read the statement in full below. 

Apex Legends X Games Tournament Broadcast Delayed Due To Recent Shootings

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Apex Legends X Games Tournament Broadcast Delayed Due To Recent Shootings

ESPN has decided not to air a highlight show of the EXP Invitational Apex Legends tournament at the X Games on the network due to the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas.

The show was supposed to air on Saturday on ESPN2, covering the tournament that already occurred at the X Games in Minneapolis.

The tournament will air at a later date in October, and will still be available on ESPN's digital channels.

Gears 5 Has Gone Gold

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Gears 5 Has Gone Gold

Gears 5 developer The Coalition, along with Xbox Game Studios, has announced that the title has gone gold, prepping it for its September 10 release and early access period for Ultimate Edition buyers on September 6.

For a good look at the game, check out this New Gameplay Today episode of the multiplayer tech test as well as a complete rundown of the multiplayer offerings.

Today Gears 5's achievement list – featuring 71 feats across multiple modes – is accessible in the source link below.