EA Holding A Tribute To Jacksonville Shooting Victims Today

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EA Holding A Tribute To Jacksonville Shooting Victims Today

After last week's tragic shooting at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville, FL, people both in and out of the industry have been asking how they can help. Later today, EA is holding a tribute to the victims of the shooting to raise money for the official Gofundme benefiting the victims and surviving family. EA has confirmed that 100% of the collected funds go to the victims and their families.

The tribute livestream airs today at 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. ET. You can watch on FacebookYouTubeTwitterMixer, and Twitch. We also have an embed right here.

The tragic shooting at Jacksonville, FL has affected the entire industry and many lives will never be the same. EA has cancelled plans for further Madden tournaments this year and multiple events have talked about trying to improve security in the wake of the shooting.

Capcom Hosting "Unmissable" Ace Attorney Panel At Tokyo Game Show

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Capcom has announced that there will be a panel for Gyakuten Saiban, known in America as Ace Attorney, during the Tokyo Game Show later this month on September 22. Capcom made sure to note that the event is "unmissable" for fans of the series.

Whether or not there will be a new game announcement here isn't fully confirmed, however. A similar panel was held last year and no new game announcements were made at that panel, which basically talked to the team behind the Japan-only Dai Gyakuten Saiban games and talking about the anime. A second season of the anime was also announced earlier this year, which might be the subject of the panel.

However, Capcom's chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto said last year that a new Ace Attorney game is being planned for the Switch for fiscal year 2019. That time frame runs until March of next year, so if they plan to reveal that title anytime soon, they are rapidly running out of events to do so.

Black Ops 4 Brings The Battle With A Blackout Trailer

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Black Ops 4 Brings The Battle With A Blackout Trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming, and in addition to our continual October cover story coverage, a sizzling new trailer released today offers a peek at the intense action in the battle royale mode Blackout. Epic vehicle conflicts, classic locations, zombies, cargo trucks, big explosions and wingsuits are all part of the party. The best way to check it all out is to see for yourself, so click the video below to watch it - it's kind of a fast ride, but so is the gameplay!

For more on Blackout, be sure to check out Game Informer all month for information, interviews, impressions and more! Click the banner below to head to our cover story hub.

First Battlefield V Battle Royale Details, Criterion Developing

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First Battlefield V Battle Royale Details, Criterion Developing

When EA announced a battle royale mode for Battlefield V earlier this year, fans were skeptical. After the announcement, DICE said that they were putting the mode in the game because they enjoyed it and not because it was a corporate mandate. Regardless of whether or not that's true, DICE is definitely bringing in heavy hitters to help with the announcement today that the mode is being developed by Criterion in collaboration with DICE.

In a blog post today, DICE outlined some of the first details about the mode, now officially called Firestorm.

"From the moment you fall, down, down, down, from the sky, to when your boots hit the ground on the largest Battlefield map ever created – the encircling ring of fire presses in on you and your squad in an all-out war for survival among 16 squads of up to four players," the blog post reads. It goes on to talk about things like variable objectives, vehicle combat, and controlling landmarks on the map.

Switch's Yoshi Title Appears To Be Named Yoshi's Crafted World

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Switch's Yoshi Title Appears To Be Named Yoshi's Crafted World

At the Switch's first E3 in 2017, Nintendo revealed a co-op Yoshi game for the system in a similar style to the Wii U's Yoshi's Wooly World. The new game was decidedly quite early and did not have a title and was simply referred to as "Yoshi" with a 2018 date.

While a Nintendo Direct was set to air today, Nintendo delayed it late last night due to natural disasters affecting Japan this week resulting in ongoing fatalities. The decision was seemingly cut quite close and some information meant to go live after the Direct aired was not properly removed in time. In this instance, Nintendo's website featured a title listing for "Yoshi's Crafted World." We have confirmed the listing ourselves.

The title makes sense as the first, and thus far only, footage of the game showed Yoshi in an environment of cardboard and other sorts of papercraft versus the thread- and plush-themed Wooly World.

Lego Harry Potter Collection Announced For Switch, Xbox One

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Lego Harry Potter Collection Announced For Switch, Xbox One

 Switch or Xbox One owners can finally get in on the Lego Harry Potter action. The collection, which features elements from all seven movies, originally launched on PS4 close to two years ago.  Today, Lego and WB Games confirmed that this Hogwarts journey is no longer exclusive to PS4. 

This special package includes remastered versions of two games: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7.  You can watch the trailer above to get an idea of what's in store. 

The launch date for the Switch and Xbox One versions is October 30.

THQ Acquires The Kingdoms Of Amalur Property

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THQ Acquires The Kingdoms Of Amalur Property

THQ has announced that it has picked up the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur, which was the property created by Curt Schilling's now-defunct 38 Studios.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning came out in 2012, and was decent, but the fate of the developer itself was more infamous. 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy months after the game came out, and the studio ran afoul of the state of Rhode Island on a defaulted loan. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) even got involved, going after the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (formerly the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation) and loan underwriter Wells Fargo for securities fraud.

In today's announced deal, THQ has also picked up Project Copernicus, an unreleased MMORPG in the game's world.

Today's Nintendo Direct Has Been Delayed Due To Earthquake In Japan

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Today's Nintendo Direct Has Been Delayed Due To Earthquake In Japan

On social media tonight, Nintendo posted an update about the September 6 Nintendo Direct. The company has decided to delay the Direct in light of the earthquake in Hokkaido that has caused significant landslides and at least two known fatalities. The chaos caused by the typhoon is being widely covered in Japanese media.

Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct. We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding. pic.twitter.com/IITgJFtzub

The tweet says a future time and date will be announced soon, but does not give a specific timetable. It could be this week or could be a month from now, only Nintendo really knows. The Direct was announced yesterday morning, which is fairly short notice, but relatively common for Nintendo's events.

Today's Nintendo Direct Has Been Delayed Due To Earthquake In Japan

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Today's Nintendo Direct Has Been Delayed Due To Earthquake In Japan

On social media tonight, Nintendo posted an update about the September 6 Nintendo Direct. The company has decided to delay the Direct in light of the earthquake in Hokkaido that has caused significant landslides and at least two known fatalities. The chaos caused by the earlier typhoon and yesterday's earthquake is being widely covered in Japanese media.

Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct. We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding. pic.twitter.com/IITgJFtzub

The tweet says a future time and date will be announced soon, but does not give a specific timetable. It could be this week or could be a month from now, only Nintendo really knows. The Direct was announced yesterday morning, which is fairly short notice, but relatively common for Nintendo's events.

Reader Discussion – What Games Do You Still Want To See Ported To The Nintendo Switch?

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Reader Discussion – What Games Do You Still Want To See Ported To The Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch doesn't have a ton of exclusives this year, but it is getting absolutely bombarded with great ports of older games. Developers love seeing their titles get a second life and players love having their favorite games from yesteryear on the go.

Subset Game's Into The Breach recently migrated to the Switch as did Wolfenstein and thousands of other great games. Here is a list of some old Nintendo games we'd love to see on the new system, but that well is deep. What older games do you want to see make their way to the Switch?

Whatever is on your list, let's cross our fingers and hope some of them get announced tomorrow during Nintendo's Direct.