Monster Hunter World Character Editor Voucher Now Available

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Monster Hunter World Character Editor Voucher Now Available

A voucher that lets players change their hunter's appearance is now available.

Ahead of next week's Monster Hunter World update which brings a host of balance changes and new monster Deviljho, Capcom has released a single voucher for changing the appearance of your player character. It's a single-use item and every other hunter change will require a payment, though Capcom hasn't given a date for when that will be or the price. So make sure this one is right before you commit.

While the voucher lets you change your hunter's appearance, your name is still set, and you can't change your Palico, so you're stuck with those.

Blossom Tales Developers Avoid Closing Thanks To Switch Sales After Poor Steam Showing

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Blossom Tales Developers Avoid Closing Thanks To Switch Sales After Poor Steam Showing

The publisher behind Blossom Tales, the Link to the Past-like adventure game on Switch and PC, revealed that the Switch version sold twenty times the Steam version, saving the developer in the process.

FDG Entertainment, the publisher behind games like Oceanhorn and Monster Boy, announced the sales on Twitter and added "Humble indie dev can stay in business and continue making games." The game released on Steam in March 2017 to positive reviews but without much in the way of attention, getting ported to Switch last December. FDG didn't go into more detail, we asked Castle Pixel what the publisher meant.

"We were first approached by a Nintendo rep at PAX last year where they expressed interest in porting Blossom Tales to the Switch," the developers told us. "We are all huge Nintendo fans so we jumped at the chance to work with them and bring Blossom Tales to their platform.  After the initial release of Blossom Tales on Steam, the numbers weren’t great, so FDG decided to shift the funds from our next game we had in development to a Switch port of Blossom Tales.

Sea Of Thieves Free With Xbox One X Purchase For Limited Time

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Sea Of Thieves Free With Xbox One X Purchase For Limited Time

Microsoft has announced a promotional deal that packs Sea of Thieves in with an Xbox One X.

From March 18 to 24, retailers will give a digital code of Sea of Thieves free with the purchase of the Xbox One X. The console will still cost $499.99. The game itself releases March 20, so you probably won't be able to play part the waters if you buy the bundle before then.

Another Sea of Thieves bundle will be available for Xbox One S. At $299.99, it comes with a white console, 1 terabyte of memory, white controller, digital code for the game, and a one-month membership for Xbox Gold and Game Pass.

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

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2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber Of Time Gets Spring Release Date

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Little Witch Academia: Chamber Of Time Gets Spring Release Date

Publisher Bandai Namco has announced a May 15th release date for action/RPG title Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time.

The game is based on the Japanese anime show, and it plays out in 2.5D with an original storyline.

Chamber of Time is hitting both the PS4 and PC, and if you pre-order the title on the PSN store you can a theme as well as the Magic Knight Grand Charion minigame.

The Latest Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Highlights Thanos' Plan

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The Latest Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Highlights Thanos' Plan

Marvel Studios dropped the newest trailer for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, featuring a rundown of Thanos' plan, Starlord criticizing Iron Man's plan, and an epic battle in Wakanda.

The trailer starts with Gamora explaining who Thanos is and why he's the biggest threat to both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Avengers must assemble an army from the depths of space to mystical plains to the dense forests of Wakanda if they hope to prevent Thanos from obtaining all of the infinity stones and then wiping out half of the universe. Oh, and Spider-Man's there too, cracking jokes and slinging webs.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Expansion Includes The Great Houses Of Morrowind

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Expansion Includes The Great Houses Of Morrowind

Bethesda has announced the next major expansion to its card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Houses of Morrowind, which comes out on March 29.

The expansion features over 140 new cards, the five houses of Morrowind, three-attribute cards, and more.

The game's maximum deck size has been increased to 100 cards in conjunction with the three-attribute cards and the five houses.

Nintendo Showcasing Upcoming Indies

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Nintendo Showcasing Upcoming Indies

Nintendo has scheduled a Nindies spring showcase covering some of the indie titles coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The video event happens on Tuesday, March 20 at 11:00 pm ET.

Titles including Hollow Knight (shown) and Kentucky Route Zero are expected to be discussed, but we'll have to wait and see for sure.

EA Details New Progression System For Battlefront II

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EA Details New Progression System For Battlefront II

EA and DICE have detailed the changes being made to Star Wars: Battlefront II's progression system after hastily turning off the ability to buy virtual currency at the game's launch last year.

The most fundamental change is that progression is now linear, meaning that star cards and all gameplay-impacting items are now earned as set rewards for leveling up. Experience points are doled out for characters, classes, and ships that give you skill points at level ups to unlock or upgrade star cards.

Loot boxes, or crates in the Battlefront II vernacular, no longer contain star cards at all and can only be earned through daily login bonuses, milestones, and timed challenges. Cosmetic items like emotes and victory poses can still be gotten through crates, but anything gameplay-related is off the table.

The International 2018 Taking Place In Canada

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The International 2018 Taking Place In Canada

The top part of North America is hosting The International 2018, as Valve's Dota 2 tournament takes place on Canadian soil this August.

Fans wanting to see the best Dota 2 matches of the year will need to get their passport ready before August 20 when the event commences in Vancouver, British Columbia. With the exception of the very first main event in 2011 at Gamescom in Germany, which also served as the first time the public got to see Dota 2, every main event until 2018 has been in Seattle, Washington.

Ticket sales begin next Friday March 23 and come in two forms. The midweek ticket runs you $125 CAD and will let you in for the first four days of the event, August 20 - 23. The Finals ticket, which is $250 CAD, gets you access to the last two days, August 24 - 25.