The Original Valkyria Chronicles Coming To Switch In October

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The Original Valkyria Chronicles Coming To Switch In October

The impending launch of Valkyria Chronicles 4 isn't the only release on the calendar for this series. Sega has announced that the original entry in the franchise (which came out in 2008) is coming to Switch in downloadable form.

Hitting the eShop on October 16, this version of the game contains all of the original DLC, and costs $20. However, for a limited time, players who buy Valkyria Chronicles 4 digitally on Switch get $5 off their purchase of the original. Not sure if you want to buy Valkyria Chronicles 4? Check out the free demo

Forgotton Anne Is Coming To Switch In 2019

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Forgotton Anne Is Coming To Switch In 2019

ThroughLine Games' twisted story of animated objects living in a secret world is engaging and worthy of your time, especially if you are looking for choice-driven narrative experiences. And in 2019, you will be able to play it on Switch. Square Enix Collective announced the Switch port on Twitter earlier this morning, but didn't go into specifics. The tweet carries the vague message of "more details soon." We don't know if developer ThroughLine Games is attached to this port.

I reviewed the Xbox One version when the game originally released on multiple systems, and found the story to be every bit as fascinating as it is weird, but the gameplay, which focuses mostly on conversations and environmental puzzles, pulled the experience down a bit. "Forgotton Anne is slow and clunky and a bit frustrating at times, but it has its heart in the right place when it comes to story, which challenges the player morally and concludes with a satisfying choice."

I know that critique carries some warning signals, but keep this one on your radar. In the days, weeks, and months that followed my playthrough, I only grew to appreciate it more for its unique story and fascinating world.

The Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you subscribe to the computer, tablet, or mobile edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now learn all about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and its approach to the battle royale genre. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Sly Cooper Statue On The Way From Gaming Heads

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Sly Cooper Statue On The Way From Gaming Heads

Sucker Punch Productions is hard at work on Ghost of Tsushima, but that doesn't mean we can't remember the studio's previous work with a pricey statue based on Sly Cooper 3: Honor Among Thieves. This beautiful 13.5-inch polystone sculpt is created by Gaming Head, and is limited to just 750 pieces. This "Classic" edition carries a $279.99 price point. Preorders are now open.

An alternate bronze version is also available for the same price, yet only 350 are being made. Both statues are expected to ship and hit retail shelves in the second quarter of 2019.

This isn't Gaming Heads' first Sly Cooper statue. A more action-packed pose based on Sly's first PlayStation game is still available as a bronze edition.

Here Are The Vehicles You Can Use In Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale

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Here Are The Vehicles You Can Use In Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale

Vehicles aren’t usually something that come to mind when you think of Call of Duty outside of a few tank or drone sections. However, they’re a big part of the series’ take on battle royale, Blackout.  Here are the vehicles you’ll be able to use on the map in the upcoming beta and at launch.

In the days to come, we’ll have our impressions of what it’s like to use the vehicles in a match (as well as be victims of them) and strategies on how to use them, and whether or not we might expect more vehicles after the game’s release. Until then, you can read about how zombies are coming to Blackout and about how the player count for the game may change after release. Keep an eye out for our exclusive coverage of Blackout and the evolution of Call of Duty's zombies mode in the month to come.

Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode Has Zombies

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Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode Has Zombies

In one of several attempts to differentiate itself from the other battle royales out there, Black Ops puts its best, most rotting foot forward. As a whole, Blackout draws from Black Ops’ history, letting you play as characters from the franchise and having several locations and multiplayer maps from Black Ops turned into locations on the map (like fan-favorite Nuketown being turned into Nuketown Island). However, the most immediately noticeable detail is that Blackout features A.I.-controlled undead foes designed to introduce even more chaos into this hectic free-for-all.

If you’ve played any of the zombie modes in the previous Black Ops games, you probably have a wave-based defense game in mind. However, Blackout’s zombies, and how they fit into battle royale, are a bit different from the traditional mode. In the days to come, we’ll break down how the undead figure into Blackout, and how they can be both a pest and a boon to your efforts to be the best warrior on the battlefield.

For more on Blackout, check out what vehicles you can ride, the amount of players you’ll be squaring off against, and be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the month as we dissect our impressions of Call of Duty’s battle royale contender as well as the evolution of its Zombies mode.

This Is How Many Players Can Fight For Supremacy In Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode

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This Is How Many Players Can Fight For Supremacy In Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode

We recently had the chance to take a trip to Treyarch to be the world’s first people outside of the studio to play Call of Duty’s take on battle royale, Blackout. Before we got our hands on some controllers, co-studio head Dan Bunting and Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar talked to us for more than an hour about the mode’s biggest points, explaining how it pays tribute to the Black Ops universe, how vehicles work, and the burning question that most people are curious about: just how many people are squaring off in a single Blackout match?

Report: Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

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Report: Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

Variety reports that Justice League Superman Henry Cavill will play monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's upcoming The Witcher show.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Defenders) is the executive producer and showrunner, and apart from Cavill, there is no other acting talent being reported for the project at this time.

Earlier this year Hissrich speculated that the show may air in 2020, but nothing has been officially announced.

Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

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Henry Cavill To Play Geralt In Netflix's The Witcher Series

Executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich as confirmed the casting of Henry Cavill as Geralt through her Twitter page.

He was my first meeting. I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I’m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family.

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Licensed Williams, Bally Tables Coming To Pinball FX3

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Licensed Williams, Bally Tables Coming To Pinball FX3

Zen Studios has carved out a lucrative niche in the video game space with its Pinball FX series. Over the course of a decade, the studio has released its own unique tables and also created new tables based on big names like Star Wars and Marvel. Today, Zen Studios announced that it has acquired the Williams and Bally licenses, giving it complete global access to their entire libraries – including well-known tables based on The Addam’s Family, The Twilight Zone, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. We have an exclusive look at the first four pack of tables, which includes Fish Tales, Junk Yard, Medieval Madness, and The Getaway: High Speed II. 

Players who are familiar with Zen’s other tables have become accustomed to the company’s fun and flashy take on pinball, with animated characters and modes that bend what would be possible with a real machine. Purists should know that the new tables aren’t going to be shoehorned into Pinball FX3’s existing format, even though they’ll be residing in a new tab within that game. Our most noticeable takeaway after spending an hour playing these new tables is that games can end in a hurry – which makes sense, considering that the whole point was to get people to keep playing (and spending quarters). That’s something that Zen wanted to respect.