Punisher Showrunner Wants To Make A Blade TV Show

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Although the second season of The Punisher only hit Netflix last week, the future of the show remains uncertain. Three of Netflix's other Marvel shows have been cancelled in last few months, and it remains a possibility that The Punisher might join them. However, showrunner Steve Lightfoot is already speaking about potential next projects, including revisiting another much-loved Marvel character.

In an interview with comicbook.com, Lightfoot revealed he is interested in making a show about Blade, the vampire hunter who previously featured in two movies starring Wesley Snipes. "I have no idea who owns it, but I've always loved the Blade character," he said. "I think that would be a great one to come back with. I thought those movies were great and I love that mythology. I'm a big horror fan, and as a fan of that it would be a fun one to play around with."

SteamWorld Quest Announced, Coming To Switch In 2019

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SteamWorld Quest Announced, Coming To Switch In 2019

During an indie showcase, Nintendo debuted a new game from Image & Form coming first to Nintendo Switch. SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a card-RPG hybrid set to hit this year.

The brief look at gameplay shows a traditional RPG battle interface, but with cards lining the bottom to serve as attacks. A treasure chest gives off loads of loot in the form of cards, and a closer look shows names like Intimidating Shout, Hot Iron, and Kilovolt. The announcement boasts a selection of more than 100 cards and the series' wacky humor.

The look of the game is obviously inspired by fantasy tropes, including armored knights, swords, and even a mechanized dragon. Image & Form noted that a fantasy RPG has been among its top requests from fans. The SteamWorld series has become known for applying its steampunk aesthetic to different settings and genres. So far it's explored an Old West motif in the two SteamWorld Dig games and SteamWorld Tower Defense, and a sci-fi space setting in SteamWorld Heist. This adds a third genre to the series' flexible rotation.

Watch Nintendo's Direct-Style Switch Game Presentation Here

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Update: Nintendo's broadcast has wrapped up, but you can rewatch the entire thing below. It ran for just under 17 minutes and revealed a variety of new games, such as SteamWorld Quest, along with release dates for ones we already knew about, like the Advance Wars-esque strategy game Wargroove (February 1). We also learned that three games--Goat Simulator: The GOATY, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, and Unruly Heroes are all out now on the Switch Eshop. The original story follows.

Nintendo's Direct-style Indie Highlights presentation is happening today, bringing fresh news on all the independent games coming to Switch in 2019. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT (1 AM AET on January 24), and you can watch it right here on GameSpot below.

Nintendo hasn't revealed how long the indie highlight stream will be, but the company's previous indie-focused presentations have typically run for about 20 minutes. Likewise, Nintendo has not discussed which games will be shown off, but we already know of a number of indie games coming to Switch this year, including Windjammers 2 and Inti Creates' Dragon Marked for Death.

Watch Nintendo's Direct-Style Presentation Here Today

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Nintendo's Direct-style Indie Highlights presentation is happening today, bringing fresh news on all the independent games coming to Switch in 2019. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT (1 AM AET on January 24), and you can watch it right here on GameSpot. This article will be updated with a video embed, shortly before it goes live.

Nintendo hasn't revealed how long the indie highlight stream will be, but the company's previous indie-focused presentations have typically run for about 20 minutes. Likewise, Nintendo has not discussed which games will be shown off, but we already know of a number of indie games coming to Switch this year, including Windjammers 2 and Inti Creates' Dragon Marked for Death.

The indie highlights broadcast marks the first presentation Nintendo is airing in 2019. The company typically streams a big Nintendo Direct sometime in January to outline some of its new releases in the first part of the year, but so far no proper Direct presentation has been scheduled for this month.

Dead Or Alive 6 Devs Want To Make The Jump To The Larger Esports Stage

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Dead Or Alive 6 Devs Want To Make The Jump To The Larger Esports Stage

Though the Dead or Alive series hasn't reached the same heights as Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter, it's still a fighting game series that's carved out a place for itself alongside the others since its debut nearly 23 years ago. With Dead or Alive 6 slowly approaching its March 1 launch--releasing on PC, PS4, and Xbox One--the developers at Team Ninja plan for the next game to offer more single-player and online content, with the aim that this will attract greater interest for large-scale competitive play.

While attending a recent hands-on session for the soon-to-be-released fighter, we talked with game director Yohei Shimbori, who spoke about the lessons learned from the free-to-play experiment with DOA5, and what the series hopes to accomplish in 2019.

"There's many different kinds of fans for fighting games," said the director. "Some play it for the story, some play it for esports. We saw that when Street Fighter 5 came out, it didn't have a story mode, and there was a lot of controversy around that. Once we saw that, we knew that people really wanted a story mode in their fighting games. There are also a lot of fans who really gravitate to certain characters. We focused more on that in DOA5 and the free-to-play versions, and with the expanded customization in DOA6, we wanted the fans to create their own personal versions of that character."

Nintendo's Switch Sold Better In The US In 2018 Than Any Console Since In Three Years

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It was another huge year for Nintendo in 2018, with the company's Switch raking in the most sales of any console for the year in the U.S. According to a report from analyst firm The NPD Group, Nintendo helped lead an 8% increase in hardware sales, pushing the overall total to $5.1 billion.

Nintendo wasn't the only console maker seeing gains in 2018, though. Analyst Mat Piscatella wrote in NPD's press release on its report that Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft's Xbox One, and other plug-n-play devices all saw sales gains in 2018 over where they landed in 2017. NPD did not reveal any sales totals or dollar amounts in its report.

The Switch was inarguably the winner in hardware according to NPD, though, especially in December. In 2018, Nintendo made more money on console hardware than any company had since Sony took 2015 with the PS4. Nintendo's December 2018 Switch sales were higher for that month than any year since 2009--the year Nintendo had another huge December with sales of its Wii console.

PUBG's New Vikendi Snow Map Now Available On PS4 And Xbox One

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PUBG's New Vikendi Snow Map Now Available On PS4 And Xbox One

Follow its rollout on PC and mobile last month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' newest map, Vikendi, has now arrived on consoles. Developer PUBG Corp. has released a new update for the battle royale game on PS4 and Xbox One, bringing the aforementioned snow map to both platforms, along with the Vikendi Survivor Pass and other new content.

Vikendi is the fourth map to arrive in PUBG to date. Beyond its snow-covered terrain, its most distinctive feature is its size. Unlike the other maps in the game, Vikendi is 6x6 km large, making it smaller than both Erangel and Miramar, but larger than the 4x4 Sanhok.

Vikendi also comes with an exclusive vehicle: the snowmobile. It can seat two players and is better suited to the map's snowy landscape than PUBG's other vehicles, but it doesn't perform as well over other kinds of terrain. PUBG Corp. has also added two new weapons: the Skorpion, which is available on all maps, and the G36C, which only appears on Vikendi.

PUBG's Vikendi Snow Map Now Available On PS4 And Xbox One In New Update

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PUBG's Vikendi Snow Map Now Available On PS4 And Xbox One In New Update

Follow its launch on PC and mobile last month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' newest map, Vikendi, has now arrived on consoles. PUBG Corp. has released a new update for the battle royale game on PS4 and Xbox One, bringing the aforementioned snow map to both platforms, along with the Vikendi Survivor Pass and other new content.

Vikendi is the fourth map to arrive in PUBG to date. Beyond its snow-covered terrain, its most distinctive feature is its size. Unlike the other maps in the game, Vikendi is 6x6 km large, making it smaller than both Erangel and Miramar, but larger than the 4x4 Sanhok.

Vikendi also comes with an exclusive vehicle: the snowmobile. It can seat two players and is better suited to the map's snowy landscape than PUBG's other vehicles, but it doesn't perform as well over other kinds of terrain. PUBG Corp. has also added two new weapons: the Skorpion, which is available on all maps, and the G36C, which only appears on Vikendi.