Assassin's Creed Rogue Is Getting The Remaster Treatment This March

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Assassin's Creed Rogue Is Getting The Remaster Treatment This March

Assassin's Creed Rogue perhaps didn't get the appreciation it deserved (it was releaed the same year as Assassin's Creed Unity, and on previous-gen consoles), but maybe that will change this March, when the seafaring title heads to modern consoles this March.

The announcement trailer is quick and to the point: Shay Patrick Cormac is an assassin turned traitor, and is on a mission to hunt down his former allies. The remaster will launch on PS4 and Xbox One March 20.

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Sakura Will Be Freely Playable In Street Fighter V Next Week

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Sakura Will Be Freely Playable In Street Fighter V Next Week

Along with Capcom's revamping of Street Fighter V with Arcade Edition next week comes a new character: Sakura. To get players acclimated to the new features and foster a little good will, Capcom is letting players try her out free of charge during Arcade Edition's launch week.

From January 16 to 23, anyone who downloads the free Arcade Edition update will be able to use to character across all modes. Players will be able to earn fight money (SFV's in-game currency) using her, though it will all disappear once the free period is over unless players choose to purchase her with fight money or by buying the Season 3 character pass.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Sakura Will Be Freely Playable In Street Fighter V Next Week

about X hours ago from
Sakura Will Be Freely Playable In Street Fighter V Next Week

Along with Capcom's revamping of Street Fighter V with Arcade Edition next week comes a new character: Sakura. To get players acclimated to the new features and foster a little good will, Capcom is letting players try her out free of charge during Arcade Edition's launch week.

From January 16 to 23, anyone who downloads the free Arcade Edition update will be able to use to character across all modes. Players will be able to earn fight money (SFV's in-game currency) using her, though it will all disappear once the free period is over unless players choose to purchase her with fight money or by buying the Season 3 character pass.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Coming To PS4 In Japan

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Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Coming To PS4 In Japan

With the recent news that Dark Souls is getting a current-gen remaster, all three Dark Souls games will soon be playable on Xbox One and PS4. Time for a box set!

Bandai Namco has announced a pricey box set exclusive to PS4. The set includes all three Dark Souls games, all of their DLC, the soundtracks for each game, a pair of bookends, 10 art prints with a frame, and three physical dictionaries with the descriptions of every item in the series.

The set will retail in Japan for 49,800 yen and has not been announced for the West. We've reached out to Bandai Namco about a Western release and will update this story should they reply.

Folk Singer Sting Acts As The Narrator In Indie Game Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

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Folk Singer Sting Acts As The Narrator In Indie Game Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

The year is starting off with a strange bang, as folk singer Sting is announced to play the narrator in the upcoming indie title from Dim Bulb Games.

It is unknown if Sting will be an omniscient narrator that knows every step you take, but he is definitely a wolf, who you don't want to stand too close to. We also don't know the quality of Sting's performance, so he might not yet want to give up his daytime job. Hopefully there's no sci-fi plot twist where he's an alien, even a legal alien.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is scheduled for early 2018 on PC and Mac, with other platforms to be announced. The studio was founded by Johnnemann Nordhagen, co-founder of Fullbright and sole programmer on Gone Home. The game will be available on Steam, but has already passed Steam Redlight, err, Greenlight.

Check Out What You Need To Know From Today's Nintendo Direct

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Check Out What You Need To Know From Today's Nintendo Direct

A new Nintendo Direct dropped out of nowhere this morning, with a number of new announcements detailing the first five or so months of the year for the Switch. Since the Direct appeared in the morning, we summarized the biggest stories for you right here with links to the stories.

The World Ends With You Final Remix Coming To Switch This YearAeiglsash, Blastoise, And New Support Pokémon Coming To Pokkén On Switch
Kirby Star Allies Coming March 16
Dragon Quest Builders Demo Available On Switch Today
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Hacking And Slashing Its Way To The Switch
Nintendo Serving Up Mario Tennis Aces To Switch This Spring
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana Coming To Switch This Summer
Luigi Enters Super Mario Odyssey In Free Competitive Mode This February
Mai, Kula, Yuri, And More Return In SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
Donkey Kong DLC Making Its Way To Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Payday 2 Arrives On Switch Next Month
Indie Games Fe And Celeste Arriving On Switch Very Soon
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Arrives On Switch With Funky Kong In Tow
Dark Souls: Remastered Announced For Switch, Coming This Year

We'll be sure to add more screenshots and details on these games as we get them! What did you like or not like about today's Direct?

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Arrives On Switch With Funky Kong In Tow

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Arrives On Switch With Funky Kong In Tow

The Wii U platformer Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming to the Switch with Funky Kong as a new playable character.

The port was announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct and includes Funky Kong, Donkey Kong's friend and possibly brother. Funky has a host of new abilities that pretty much combine all the other Kongs' abilities into one character, including double-jumping, hovering, and infinitely rolling. Funky looks like a speedrunner's best friend.

Tropical Freeze has been long suspected as a likely candidate for a Switch port, as the game featured almost no Wii U tablet use at all. You can read our review of the Wii U version here. The game will release on the Switch on May 4.

Indie Games Fe And Celeste Arriving On Switch Very Soon

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Indie Games Fe And Celeste Arriving On Switch Very Soon

Previously announced indie games Fe and Celeste have been scheduled to hit Nintendo's most recent platform for a while, but we've yet to receive solid dates for those two titles.

Fe, which was announced at E3 2016, comes from Electronic Arts as a part of its indie initiative EA Originals. In Fe, you control a fox-like creature in a forest that reacts to the songs sung by creatures that dwell within it. On the Switch version, you can use the Joy-Con motion controls to affect the pitch of the song. Fe also utilizes HD rumble with the Joy-Cons.

Celeste is a difficult 2D sidescroller that features over 300 levels to master. The title comes from the minds behind TowerFall and Skytorn.

Payday 2 Arrives On Switch Next Month

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Payday 2 Arrives On Switch Next Month

The port of Overkill's co-op heist shooter is making its way to Switch in February.

The game will be available on February 27 and will feature local and online multiplayer, touch-screen control options, and HD rumble. It's currently unclear how, or if, voice chat will work with the game. For our review of Payday 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, head here.

Mai, Kula, Yuri, And More Return In SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

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Mai, Kula, Yuri, And More Return In SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

It may not be a new King of Fighters game, but SNK games have something to look forward to.

Mai, Kula, Yuri, Leona, and Athena are all back in SNK Heroes: Tag Team Frenzy, a fighting game that changes up a few things about the standard fighting formula. Though the action in the Nintendo Direct trailer looked awfully similar to The King of Fighters XIV, Tag Team Frenzy has new moves called Dream Finishes, which seem to be the only way to actually defeat an opponent after most of their health has been depleted.

Players can also customize characters with new outfits and items. No exact release date was given, though it is scheduled to hit this Summer