The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sells One Million Copies In Japan

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It's been a bit over a year since Breath of the Wild released on Switch and Wii U, but the Switch version alone has now crossed the million mark in Japan. That's pretty notable for a few reasons.

Zelda games in Japan have been on a downward trend since Ocarina of Time. Twilight Princess on Wii did about half of what Ocarina of Time did on the N64 and Skyward Sword continued the downward trend to a rather significant degree. Breath of the Wild, according to retail sales tracker Media-Create, has reversed the trend by selling one million copies on just the Switch.

It is also notable because it means Breath of the Wild is still selling well a year later, which indicates the game is the coveted evergreen title Nintendo has been pretty open about seeking. The number doesn't include digital sales, so it's possible Breath of the Wild has already beaten previous 3D Zelda record holders, but it's unlikely we'll know until Nintendo releases numbers in late August.

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sells One Million Copies In Japan

about X hours ago from

It's been a bit over a year since Breath of the Wild released on Switch and Wii U, but the Switch version alone has now crossed the million mark in Japan. That's pretty notable for a few reasons.

Zelda games in Japan have been on a downward trend since Ocarina of Time. Twilight Princess on Wii did about half of what Ocarina of Time did on the N64 and Skyward Sword continued the downward trend to a rather significant degree. Breath of the Wild, according to retail sales tracker Media-Create, has reversed the trend by selling one million copies on just the Switch.

It is also notable because it means Breath of the Wild is still selling well a year later, which indicates the game is the coveted evergreen title Nintendo has been pretty open about seeking. The number doesn't include digital sales, so it's possible Breath of the Wild has already beaten previous 3D Zelda record holders, but it's unlikely we'll know until Nintendo releases numbers in late August.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Featured Remastered Versions Of Fan Favorite Maps

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Treyarch announced today through a multiplayer livestream of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, that many fan favorite maps will be returning to the title. 

Maps from the original Black Ops such as Jungle, Summit, and Firing Range will return at launch, as well as other maps from Black Ops 2. Nuketown, a map that never seems to die, will be returning as well for free at a later date post-launch. 

You can watch the archived stream here:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Featured Remastered Versions Of Fan Favorite Maps

about X hours ago from

Treyarch announced today through a multiplayer livestream of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, that many fan favorite maps will be returning to the title. 

Maps from the original Black Ops such as Jungle, Summit, and Firing Range will return at launch, as well as other maps from Black Ops 2. Nuketown, a map that never seems to die, will be returning as well for free at a later date post-launch. 

You can watch the archived stream here:

Hitman 2 Revealed, Coming November

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As previously discovered, WB Games' mystery reveal title today turned out to be Hitman 2. WB is partnering with IO Interactive for a sequel to the episodic Hitman title previously published by Square Enix.

The new title, unlike its piecemeal predecessor, will be launching as a single game on November 13 this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The CG teaser, which you can find below, shows Agent 47 taking down a target at a motorsports event through different methods, emphasizing the variability of assassinating targets. 

Aside from the Miami race, WB also mentions that the game includes "drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests" as part of its international tour. Agent 47 is tasked with unraveling the militia and identity of the mysterious Shadow Client introduced in the previous title.

Hitman 2 Revealed, Coming November

about X hours ago from

As previously discovered, WB Games' mystery reveal title today turned out to be Hitman 2. WB is partnering with IO Interactive for a sequel to the episodic Hitman title previously published by Square Enix.

The new title, unlike its piecemeal predecessor, will be launching as a single game on November 13 this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The CG teaser, which you can find below, shows Agent 47 taking down a target in a F1 race through different methods, emphasizing the variability of assassinating targets. 

Aside from the Miami F1 race, WB also mentions that the game includes "drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests" as part of its international tour. Agent 47 is tasked with unraveling the militia and identity of the mysterious Shadow Client introduced in the previous title.

Rafael Nadal Cheats Mario Out Of A Well-Deserved Tennis Victory In New Trailer

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In keeping with Nintendo's new favorite trend– placing Mario next to people with regular human proportions– comes a new trailer for Mario Tennis.

Cleverly released right in the middle of the French Open, the ad pits Mario against Rafael Nadal, one of the best tennis players in the world. Nadal ultimately takes the match on a highly debatable call by the ref.

This trailer doesn't add much beyond what we saw in the game's adventure mode recently, but it does show off how multiple Switches can be set up to play a single multiplayer match. It also teases the ability to challenge a call (details on how this is done are unknown). 

New S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-Inspired FPS Promises A Radioactive Battle Royale With Wolves

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Vostok Games isn't the first developer to jump on the battle royale bandwagon, but it might be the first to feature irradiated wolves alongside the standard 100 players. 

Fear the Wolves takes place among the wastes of Chernobyl, adding S.T.A.L.K.E.R. staples like hallucinations to the now-classic battle royale formula. Players will parachute into the radioactive wastes with only a fireaxe to help them scavenge the surrounding world for better gear. 

Fear the Wolves adds a couple unique twists to the genre. To win, players have to rush for the evac chopper; it's the only ticket out of Chernobyl, and it's only got one spare seat. Vostok also said that the titular wolves are just "the first of our mutants to be revealed." Apparently, all sorts of wildlife will be present to throw a wrench in players' carefully laid plans.

Pokémon Go's Water Festival Once Again Emerges From The Depths

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Pokémon Go's annual Water Festival event returns today at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. During the event, players will encounter water-type Pokémon more frequently, and can complete Field Research tasks focused on water-types.

Players can also earn three times Stardust for catching water Pokémon, and earn double candy and Stardust for hatching eggs.

Water Pokémon will appear more frequently in raid battles, including the return of legendary Pokémon Kyogre. If successfully defeated, there's a chance players will encounter Kyogre's Shiny form. Shellder also receives a shiny form starting with this event.

Hero Shooter Paladins Confirmed For Switch With Crossplay

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Last week a leaked E3 banner sheet revealed that hero shooter Paladins was coming to the Switch, and developer Hi-Rez Studios has announced that this is indeed true.

The game can be played first through paid early access by buying the Founder's Pack at Nintendo's eShop on June 12, and later as a free-to-play title this summer.

The game features multiplayer crossplay with the Xbox One and runs at 60 frames per second.