VIZ Media Releasing Splatoon Manga In The West

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VIZ Media Releasing Splatoon Manga In The West

The Splatoon manga, which started in CoroCoro Magazine in 2015, is finally coming to the west courtesy of VIZ Media.

The print-only manga is the story of Turf Wars popularizing in Inkopolis. The Blue Team, made of inklngs Goggles, Headphones, Glasses, and Knit-Cap, are underdogs in the Turf Wars competition, but plan to make it up with guts and moxy and probably a creative strategy or two. The manga is written and drawn by Sankichi Hinodeya, who created the first issue as a fan before it was optioned by CoroCoro and Nintendo.

The first volume of the manga is releasing on December 12 in a book store near you.

Path Of Exile Expansion War For The Atlas Announced For PC And Xbox One

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Path Of Exile Expansion War For The Atlas Announced For PC And Xbox One

Path of Exile: War for the Atlas is the newest expansion to the massively popular free-to-play action RPG announced today by developer Grinding for Gears.

The Atlas, the book-accessible world that makes up Path of Exile’s world and dungeons, is beset by war. The Shaper is battling a mysterious new entity called The Elder. You are caught in the middle and the missions you take and the dungeons you traverse determine who loses and gains ground in the land war.

The expansion adds 32 randomized maps with a host of end-game items, rare items in Shaped and Elder varieties with special properties, six new support gems, and new skills designed to expand and enhance the Necromancer class. 

Path Of Exile Expansion War For The Atlas Announced For PC And Xbox One

about X hours ago from
Path Of Exile Expansion War For The Atlas Announced For PC And Xbox One

Path of Exile: War for the Atlas is the newest expansion to the massively popular free-to-play action RPG announced today by developer Grinding for Gears.

The Atlas, the book-accessible world that makes up Path of Exile’s world and dungeons, is beset by war. The Shaper is battling a mysterious new entity called The Elder. You are caught in the middle and the missions you take and the dungeons you traverse determine who loses and gains ground in the land war.

The expansion adds 32 randomized maps with a host of end-game items, rare items in Shaped and Elder varieties with special properties, six new support gems, and new skills designed to expand and enhance the Necromancer class. 

Vivendi Rules Out Ubisoft Takeover For Six Months

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Vivendi Rules Out Ubisoft Takeover For Six Months

Vivendi released their third quarter financial results this week and, while the acquisition-happy company did expect a profitable year end, they do not expect to attempt a takeover of Ubisoft for the next half of it.

The French media company currently owns a 26% stake in Ubisoft. Due to a French accounting law, purchasing another 4% of the company triggers a requirement for Vivendi to either purchase the video game publisher or back off. Anticipating this, Ubisoft granted double-voting rights to majority shareholders like the Guillemot family this month.

In turn, Vivendi is being cautious and not attempting a takeover within the next six months.

Vivendi Rules Out Ubisoft Takeover For Six Months

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Vivendi Rules Out Ubisoft Takeover For Six Months

Vivendi released their third quarter financial results this week and, while the acquisition-happy company did expect a profitable year end, they do not expect to attempt a takeover of Ubisoft for the next half of it.

The French media company currently owns a 26% stake in Ubisoft. Due to a French accounting law, purchasing another 4% of the company triggers a requirement for Vivendi to either purchase the video game publisher or back off. Anticipating this, Ubisoft granted double-voting rights to majority shareholders like the Guillemot family this month.

In turn, Vivendi is being cautious and not attempting a takeover within the next six months.

Sega Reveals Yakuza 6 Launch Edition

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Sega Reveals Yakuza 6 Launch Edition

Sega has revealed the perks that'll come with the day one edition of Yakuza 6, along with some details on the game's localization and the game's fan art competition.

In a new post made to the PlayStation Blog, Sega localization producer Scott Strichart reveals what will come with the launch edition of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Available in hard cover art book package, the game's cover features Haruka and Haruto in the foreground, while Kiryu is visible in the background with his dragon tattoo exposed.

"As Kiryu’s journey comes full circle, we wanted a throwback to the original Yakuza cover here, but with the additions of Haruka and Haruto, who are now the driving forces in Kiryu’s life," Strichart says.

Overwatch's Witch Moira Now Available For Everyone

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Overwatch's Witch Moira Now Available For Everyone

Moira, the DPS support character that was announced at Blizzcon just a few weeks ago, is now available for everyone. 

After making it through the Public Test Realm for balancing in record time, you can now try Overwatch's newest villain character. She has been released for all systems, but since it is a rolling update, she might not appear immediately on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

You can check out Dan Tack's impressions of Moira right here before you try your hand at her. She arrives just in time for the Overwatch free weekend running from November 17 - 20.

The Justice League Gets Some New Movie-Themed Gear In Injustice 2

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The Justice League Gets Some New Movie-Themed Gear In Injustice 2

The Justice League comes together this Friday, but fans of DC's ultimate team-up can get in on the action a little early with new movie-themed events and skins in Injustice 2.

As revealed in a new trailer for NetherRealm's fighting game, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg are all getting new skins based on their film counterparts. Console and mobile players can attempt unique challenges in Injustice 2's Multiverse to unlock all the new gear.

If you've ever wanted to see Jason Mamoa's Aquaman and Ben Affleck's Batman face off against each other, now's your chance. 

Armature Studios Announces Gear VR Title Fail Factory

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Armature Studios Announces Gear VR Title Fail Factory

Armature Studios, a developer made up of former members of Retro Studios' Metroid Prime team, has announced that their newest project is a collaboration with Oculus Studios for the Samsung Gear VR.

The new title, named Fail Factory!, is a VR title with a cute style.

The game was teased by the studio as a big announcement yesterday and was revealed today with a teaser trailer. Armature is best known for the 2016 and 2017 releases of Recore on the Xbox One. Their previous work also includes the handheld Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate. The studio had been tasked with porting Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained to Wii U and Vita due to their incompatibility with Unreal Engine 4, but it's not clear what has become of that contract with the Wii U version cancelled and the Switch version being worked on internally.

Details Emerge About Ubisoft Berlin And The Future Of Far Cry Development

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Details Emerge About Ubisoft Berlin And The Future Of Far Cry Development

Ubisoft announced earlier this year its plans to open a new studio in Berlin, Germany. Today brings new details from the publisher about its plans for the studio, including who will be running the show and a little bit about what the team is working on. 

Ubisoft Berlin is set to begin work in early 2018. Istvan Tajnay is set to act as studio manager. Tajnay has previous experience at Ubisoft prior to his elevation to running the new Berlin studio. Prior to that, he worked as a producer at Sega. 

Ubisoft Berlin seems like it will start out in a collaborative role with other Ubisoft studios on some of the company’s major properties, including the Far Cry franchise – a statement that certainly seems to imply that we can expect more from the Far Cry brand after the impending release of Far Cry 5 in 2018. It’s not unusual for Ubisoft to tap its newer studios for additional work on major brands before having a dedicated project of its own, and that seems to be the strategy here as well.