The Division 2 Release Date & Server Launch Times

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The Division 2 Release Date & Server Launch Times

Much like BioWare's Anthem, Ubisoft's new loot-focused shooter, The Division 2, will release at different times depending on which version of the game you pre-order. Although its release date is officially set for March 15, you can actually play several days earlier, and if you go through Uplay, you can get access to the game at different times too. Provided you meet the requirements, you may have had access for several days now, as the game is live around the world for many. Read on for the full breakdown of unlock times.

If you pre-order the standard version of The Division 2, the game will be available worldwide for Xbox One and PS4 on Friday, March 15 at 12 AM local time--therefore Australia and New Zealand get access first and North and South America are last. With Uplay on PC, The Division 2 will be playable on Thursday, March 14 at 10 PM PT, which is March 15 at 1 AM ET. The Uplay playable time is 11 PM in the UK on March 14 and 12 AM in Australia on March 15. So only in certain regions does Uplay give you early access. A breakdown of the times is listed below.

Hollow Knight Is Finally Getting A Physical Edition For Switch, PS4, And PC

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Hollow Knight Is Finally Getting A Physical Edition For Switch, PS4, And PC

Hollow Knight released in 2017 and debuted on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018; however, the exceptional Metroidvania-style game has never been available in a physical format--until now. Both a standard edition and a collector's edition of Hollow Knight are now available for pre-order, with the collector's edition exclusive to Fangamer.

According to Fangamer, pre-orders for Hollow Knight's physical edition will start shipping on May 31, which means you can expect to receive your copy in early June.

Team Cherry, the developers of Hollow Knight, initially partnered with Skybound Games to bring a physical release to the market last year, but the studio announced last November that the deal had fallen through, possibly due to limited resources. So for fans of the game, news that a physical edition is finally happening is a welcome surprise.

PUBG Creator Steps Back From Game, Announces New Focus

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The creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has announced that he is stepping away from day-to-day operations of the popular battle royale game, and will instead be focused on "special projects" in a new office under the PUBG Corp. banner. Lead designer Brendan Greene made the announcement in a letter on Twitter.

"While I'll remain as a consulting creative director on PUBG, development will be led by Taeseok Jang and the fantastic team I have had the honor of working with over the past three years," he said. "They have some great things planned for this year, and I can't wait to share more with you soon!

"Going forward, I'll be based in Amsterdam, rather than Seoul, and focused on building out an entirely new division to focus on research & game development."

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Devil May Cry 5 Finishes Top In Debut Week

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Devil May Cry 5 has enjoyed a strong start on the UK physical sales chart, topping the all-format list in its debut week. For the week ending March 9, sales monitor Chart-Track says Capcom's hack-and-slash game displaces the previous No.1, Anthem, becoming the first in the series to top the chart since DmC in 2013.

Below Devil May Cry 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 finishes at No.2, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe claiming the final podium position at No.3. The week's only other new entry is Square Enix's stealth game Left Alive, which sneaks in at No.39.

We enjoyed Devil May Cry 5 here at GameSpot, with critic Matt Espineli awarding the game a 9/10. "DMC5 thrives on the stylistic and mechanical prowess of its predecessors," he wrote in our Devil May Cry 5 review. "It sticks to tradition above all else, pursuing a few ambitious new ideas along the way, but mostly maintaining the series' focus on intricate fighting systems and campy bravado. Rarely does the game stumble, consistently leveraging its spectacle and mechanical depth to push aside any small frustrations. All the while, the story exudes a charismatic charm that keeps you constantly intrigued as you're refining your skills. DMC5 proves the series can still be brilliant and imaginative without compromising its longest-held traditions."

Following Controversy, Spyro Reignited Trilogy Finally Adds Subtitles

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Although reviews for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy were mostly positive, praising the remaster's faithful recreation of the originals' charm, the PS4 and Xbox One collection also attracted some criticism upon launch. Some people were angered by the game's lack of subtitles, which many gamers--for example, the hard of hearing--rely on to be able to enjoy games to their fullest.

Now, developer Toys for Bob has finally added complete subtitles to the three remastered games in a new update. The patch notes state the subtitles include "character headers to identify active speakers, succinct line splits for readability, [and] colored text for improved character association in most languages."

Publisher Activision had previously avoided directly addressing the Reignited Trilogy's lack of subtitles. At the time, it simply stated, "While there's no industry standard for subtitles, the studio and Activision care about the fans' experience especially with respect to accessibility for people with different abilities, and will evaluate going forward."

After Controversy, Spyro Reignited Trilogy Finally Adds Subtitles

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Although reviews for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy were mostly positive, praising the remaster's faithful recreation of the originals' charm, the PS4 and Xbox One collection also attracted some criticism upon launch. Some people were angered by the game's lack of subtitles, which many gamers--for example, the hard of hearing--rely on to be able to enjoy games to their fullest.

Now, developer Toys for Bob has finally added complete subtitles to the three remastered games in a new update. The patch notes state the subtitles include "character headers to identify active speakers, succinct line splits for readability, [and] colored text for improved character association in most languages."

Publisher Activision had previously avoided directly addressing the Reignited Trilogy's lack of subtitles. At the time, it simply stated, "While there's no industry standard for subtitles, the studio and Activision care about the fans' experience especially with respect to accessibility for people with different abilities, and will evaluate going forward."

Sega Stops Sales Of Yakuza Spinoff Judgment In Japan After Actor Arrested For Alleged Cocaine Use

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In a strange and surprising round of news, Sega has announced that it has stopped physical shipments and digital sales of the Yakuza spinoff Judgment in Japan following the arrest of actor Pierre Taki.

The actor was arrested for reportedly using cocaine, which apparently violates Japan's drug control laws. An official news release from Sega, translated by Gematsu, states, "Sega has received the arrest reports and are currently confirming the facts, but for the time being, we will voluntarily refrain from shipments and digital sales of [Judgment], as well as from things like posting on the product's homepage. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause for customers, as well as the parties involved."

Judgment, which is called Judge Eyes in Japan, launched in Japan back in December. The game is scheduled to arrive in America and Europe this June on PS4, but there is no word yet if that's still the plan given the controversy surrounding Taki.