January Cover Revealed – Mega Man 11

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January Cover Revealed – Mega Man 11

Mega Man was once one of the biggest brands in gaming, but after longtime Mega Man director Keiji Inafune left Capcom in 2010 the character went on a hiatus. Many fans worried Mega Man was dead. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. Mega Man is back and he looks better than ever in a new game full of the classic action/platforming gameplay.

For our January cover story, we traveled to Capcom’s headquarters in Osaka, Japan to get the full scoop on Mega Man 11. We chatted with the developers to get a better understanding of how they’re changing Mega Man’s look and what they have done to update Mega Man’s gameplay for a modern audience while holding true to the formula fans have loved for over 30 years. We also played through two levels of the game and share our hands-on impressions of combat and enemies. Finally, we look back at Mega Man’s impressive 30-year history and explore what made those early Mega Man games so special.

You can check our cover by clicking the image below to open the full spread.

January Cover Revealed – Mega Man 11

about X hours ago from
January Cover Revealed – Mega Man 11

Mega Man was once one of the biggest brands in gaming, but after longtime Mega Man director Keiji Inafune left Capcom in 2010 the character went on a hiatus. Many fans worried Mega Man was dead. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. Mega Man is back and he looks better than ever in a new game full of the classic action/platforming gameplay.

For our January cover story, we traveled to Capcom’s headquarters in Osaka, Japan to get the full scoop on Mega Man 11. We chatted with the developers to get a better understanding of how they’re changing Mega Man’s look and what they have done to update Mega Man’s gameplay for a modern audience while holding true to the formula fans have loved for over 30 years. We also played through two levels of the game and share our hands-on impressions of combat and enemies. Finally, we look back at Mega Man’s impressive 30-year history and explore what made those early Mega Man games so special.

You can check our cover by clicking the image below to open the full spread.

Monster Hunter World Beta Kicks Off December 9

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Monster Hunter World Beta Kicks Off December 9

The Monster Hunter World beta runs Saturday, December 9 at 9 AM PT through Tuesday, December 12 at 9:00 AM PT, Capcom has explained today.

Monster Hunter World's beta is exclusive to the PlayStation 4, but is available to anyone on the console with a PlayStation Plus subscription. The beta can be downloaded ahead of the go-live date on PSN for a 5.9 GB download.

The content of the beta is a small but significant taste of what the full game has to offer. The two environments for players to explore, Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste, have different monsters and environmental quirks for players to explore. The Ancient Forest allows players to hunt Great Jagras, while Wildspire Wastes give hunters the chance to take on the mud-slinging Baroth.

Capcom Is Bringing The Mega Man X Games To Modern Consoles

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Capcom Is Bringing The Mega Man X Games To Modern Consoles

We should have seen this coming.

Over the last few years, Capcom has bundled the original 10 Mega Man games into two different Legacy Collections. Next year, the Mega Man X games might be getting a similar treatment. Capcom is bringing Mega Man X 1-8 to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC sometime in 2018. Hopefully we’ll know more details, such as a release date, soon.

Our TakeIf you’re a fan of Mega Man, this is great. The Mega Man X games feel a lot like traditional Mega Man games, but they have a few added features – such as upgradeable armor and a slightly faster action – which might appeal to a more modern audience. If you haven’t play the X games, you should keep this release on your radar.

Ubisoft Teases Chocobo Mount For Assassin's Creed Origins

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Ubisoft Teases Chocobo Mount For Assassin's Creed Origins

You might remember how, a few months ago, Square-Enix and Ubisoft crossed over Final Fantasy XV and Assassin's Creed with a festival in FFXV's world celebrating Ubisoft's series. The two are now reversing direction and putting some Final Fantasy into Assassin's Creed Origins with a tease of a chocobo for Bayek.

The teaser image, which comes courtesy of Ubisoft's blog, teases a new surprise quest with a gift panning over what appears to be a chocobo tail. The chocobo, of course, is the large (often) flightless bird from the Final Fantasy series, usually used as a means of traveling vast swaths of land.

The new quest will come alongside the title update mentioned the other day, scheduled for some point in December. It would make for the second Final Fantasy XV crossover announced in as many months.

Pokémon Go Developer Announces Ingress Prime For 2018

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Pokémon Go Developer Announces Ingress Prime For 2018

The creators of Pokémon Go have announced it is beginning development on a follow-up for the game that started its real-world ARG experiments.

Ingress pre-dates Pokémon Go and it established many of the mechanics that made Pokémon Go the massive success that it is. You can learn more about Ingress by heading here, but here are some details about the game's fiction:

In Ingress’ fiction, the world is filled with portals – often tied to art and other points of interest – which offer a link to a mysterious extra-dimensional energy source, XM. Some people, the so-called Enlightened, see it as a stepping-stone toward the next stage in human evolution. The Resistance see it differently, and are working to keep humanity free from the influence of XM and the Shapers, an alien intelligence behind it all. The story is told through comics, novels, and a series of polished news broadcasts on the Ingress YouTube channel.

Star Wars Battlefront II Updates Makes Adjustments To The Economy And Progression

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Star Wars Battlefront II Updates Makes Adjustments To The Economy And Progression

EA and Dice issued an update today for Star Wars Battlefront II that makes some changes to the game's economy. EA also promises today's update are just the first steps towards making larger changes.

You can find the full update details here, but here are some of the highlights: End-of-round payouts have been increased, you can earn three times more credits daily in Arcade Mode, and Daily Login Crates will now provide more crafting parts than before.

Along with those updates, Battlefront II is ramping up for its planned updates that will accompany, The Last Jedi. The season content will include new heroes, maps, vehicles, and new single-player content. Finn and Captain Phasma will be added to the game as well as the Crait map for Galactic Assault mode and the D'Qar mao for Starfighter Assault mode. In that mode you will also be able to fly Tallie Lintra's RZ-2 A-wing, a vehicle that will be introduced in the film later this month.

[Update] Hideo Kojima, Norman Reedus, And Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed For The Game Awards

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[Update] Hideo Kojima, Norman Reedus, And Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed For The Game Awards

Update: Geoff Keighley has offered a few more confirmations of The Game Awards guests, which strongly hit at upcoming news for Death Stranding.

He's a legend of the game: @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN live on stage at #TheGameAwards on Thursday night! pic.twitter.com/fn1vQqIu4D

Very exciting news: Norman Reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) will join us live to present @thegameawards on Thursday night! #TheGameAwards Don't miss the livestream at https://t.co/9G7L2Th1VG pic.twitter.com/kRPuTZHgjR