Soulcalibur VI Adds Tira As DLC, Introduces Libra Of Soul Story Mode

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Soulcalibur VI Adds Tira As DLC, Introduces Libra Of Soul Story Mode

With Soulcalibur VI launching later this year, fans are wondering which of their favorite characters might be returning for this soft reboot. While mainstays like Sophitia and Mitsurugi were never in doubt, Soulcalibur VI has not had many major returning villains yet with characters like Cervantes still MIA. The villainous aspect at least is being addressed with the reintroduction of Tira through a new trailer today.

Tira is the first announced DLC character for the game, which itself does not come out for two months. While she is part of the season pass, she will also be available as standalone DLC later, though Bandai Namco's wording seems to imply that preordering the season pass is the only way to get her early. The Soulcalibur community is fairly split on whether announcing the DLC before the entire roster for the game has even been revealed is alright or not, but Tekken brand manager Mark Julio argues that it's an extra incentive to reward players who purchase early.

People look at DLC as a negative. It’s a preorder bonus, so if you were buying game anyways you’ll get access to Tira no problem. There’s nothing wrong with giving incentive to those who are purchasing the title.

We Went Hands-On With Diablo III On The Switch For The First Time

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We Went Hands-On With Diablo III On The Switch For The First Time

It’s a familiar refrain to anyone vaguely connected to the video game industry: “That game would be perfect on the Switch!” It has been said from Switch owners for nearly every game past and present, from A Boy and His Blob to Zuma. At some point, someone must have also said the same of Diablo III, Blizzard’s third game in their action-RPG series, and it seems like Blizzard and Nintendo agree. 

And we do, as well, Diablo III is actually a shockingly good fit for Nintendo’s portable system. In fact, technological prowess aside, the foundational aspects of how the Switch works and the options it gives you how you play a game might actually make the Switch the best place to play Diablo III. 

Technological prowess is actually a pretty good place to start. While undocked, Diablo III runs at 720p, so the full resolution of the Switch screen. Blizzard told us that, while docked, the game runs at 960p, so not quite the 1080p the Switch is capable of for other games. The reason for this is that Blizzard’s target for the title is 60 frames per second, regardless of how many players or enemies are on the screen, docked or undocked. During our demo, while we played the game undocked, meteors rained down every second of the battle, arrows were flying, enemies were flinging giant attacks, and the framerate never wavered.

We Went Hands-On With Diablo III On The Switch For The First Time

about X hours ago from
We Went Hands-On With Diablo III On The Switch For The First Time

It’s a familiar refrain to anyone vaguely connected to the video game industry: “That game would be perfect on the Switch!” It has been said from Switch owners for nearly every game past and present, from A Boy and His Blob to Zuma. At some point, someone must have also said the same of Diablo III, Blizzard’s third game in their action-RPG series, and it seems like Blizzard and Nintendo agree. 

And we do, as well, Diablo III is actually a shockingly good fit for Nintendo’s portable system. In fact, technological prowess aside, the foundational aspects of how the Switch works and the options it gives you how you play a game might actually make the Switch the best place to play Diablo III. 

Technological prowess is actually a pretty good place to start. While undocked, Diablo III runs at 720p, so the full resolution of the Switch screen. Blizzard told us that, while docked, the game runs at 960p, so not quite the 1080p the Switch is capable of for other games. The reason for this is that Blizzard’s target for the title is 60 frames per second, regardless of how many players or enemies are on the screen, docked or undocked. During our demo, while we played the game undocked, meteors rained down every second of the battle, arrows were flying, enemies were flinging giant attacks, and the framerate never wavered.

Forza Horizon 4 Teams Up In Multiplayer

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Forza Horizon 4 Teams Up In Multiplayer

Playground Games has talked about Forza Horizon 4's shared world, but today at Gamescom more details about the racer's team-based competitive multiplayer were revealed.

The traditional competitive multiplayer games like Infected and Flag Rush are now all team-based. For instance, Infected is now Survivor where your teammates can heal an infected friend.

Similarly, in a team-based traditional race (the demo showed off two teams of six players) who wins is not based on who crosses the finish line first, but by which teams score the most points overall.

Forza Horizon 4 Teams Up In Multiplayer

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Forza Horizon 4 Teams Up In Multiplayer

Playground Games has talked about Forza Horizon 4's shared world, but today at Gamescom they shared some details about the racer's team-based competitive multiplayer.

The game's traditional competitive multiplayer games like Infected and Flag Rush are now all team based. For instance, Infected is now Survivor where your teammates can heal an infected friend.

Similarly, in a team-based traditional race (the demo showed off two teams of six players) who wins is not based on who crosses the finish line first, but by which teams scores the most points overall.

One Piece: World Seeker's Latest Trailer Shows Luffy Puching Bad Guys On Prison Island

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One Piece: World Seeker's Latest Trailer Shows Luffy Puching Bad Guys On Prison Island

One Piece: World Seeker, the upcoming open-world One Piece game, got a new trailer during Gamescom that shows off a little bit of the setup for the game.

We've used the Arkham Batman games as a point of reference in the past for World Seeker, and it looks like the comparison is only getting stronger. The latest trailer shows Luffy going to a place called Prison Island where he will encounter past enemies.

One Piece: World Seeker is coming this year, but Bandai Namco does not have an exact date yet.

One Piece: World Seeker's Latest Trailer Shows Luffy Punching Bad Guys On Prison Island

about X hours ago from
One Piece: World Seeker's Latest Trailer Shows Luffy Punching Bad Guys On Prison Island

One Piece: World Seeker, the upcoming open-world One Piece game, got a new trailer during Gamescom that shows off a little bit of the setup for the game.

We've used the Arkham Batman games as a point of reference in the past for World Seeker, and it looks like the comparison is only getting stronger. The latest trailer shows Luffy going to a place called Prison Island where he will encounter past enemies.

One Piece: World Seeker is coming this year, but Bandai Namco does not have an exact date yet.

One Piece: World Seeker's Latest Trailer Shows Luffy Punching Bad Guys On Prison Island

about X hours ago from
One Piece: World Seeker's Latest Trailer Shows Luffy Punching Bad Guys On Prison Island

One Piece: World Seeker, the upcoming open-world One Piece game, got a new trailer during Gamescom that shows off a little bit of the game's setup.

We've used the Arkham Batman games as a point of reference in the past for World Seeker, and it looks like the comparison is only getting stronger. The latest trailer shows Luffy going to a place called Prison Island where he will encounter past enemies.

One Piece: World Seeker is coming this year, but Bandai Namco has not announced an exact release date yet.

Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Trailer Outlines New Settlement Features

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Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Trailer Outlines New Settlement Features

The introduction of multiplayer in Fallout 76 affects many of the underlying systems powering the game, including settlements.

C.A.M.P. takes the settlement system from Fallout 4 and expands it dramatically, allowing you to create workspaces and harvest resources. You can also build a much larger settlement with others by placing them next to each other, essentially creating a small village. If you don't want to leave your settlement vulnerable to nukes while exploring, you can take your camp and relocate it at any time for a small cap hit. You can watch Bethesda outline the enhanced system in a new trailer:

Microsoft also announced a Fallout 76 Xbox One X bundle.

Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Trailer Outlines New Settlement Features

about X hours ago from
Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Trailer Outlines New Settlement Features

The introduction of multiplayer in Fallout 76 affects many of the underlying systems powering the game, including settlements.

C.A.M.P. takes the settlement system from Fallout 4 and expands it dramatically, allowing you to create workspaces and harvest resources. You can also build a much larger settlement with others by placing them next to each other, essentially creating a small village. If you don't want to leave your settlement vulnerable to nukes while exploring, you can take your camp and relocate it at any time for a small cap hit. You can watch Bethesda outline the enhanced system in a new trailer:

Microsoft also announced a Fallout 76 Xbox One X bundle.