New Super Mario Bros. U Is Reportedly Coming to Switch

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze have shown that Nintendo is more than willing to flesh out Switch's library with Wii U ports. And if a new report is to be believed, the next Wii U game to make the jump could be New Super Mario Bros. U.

Comic Book reports multiple sources, who are purportedly "linked with Nintendo," have suggested New Super Mario Bros. U will be updated and re-released for Switch "as early as this year."

According to the site's sources, Nintendo plans to package the New Super Luigi U DLC with the Switch port. While the DLC and base game were originally released separately — in 2013 and 2012, respectively — they were later sold together as part of the Nintendo Selects line of budget-priced Wii U games.

AC Odyssey's Mercenaries Provide Unending Challenges

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In addition to its transition into a full-fleged RPG, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is introducing multiple revamped mechanics systems, from its signature naval combat to the ever-changing world of Ancient Greece. One element in particular that’s meant to give players an added layer of immersion and challenge throughout the course of the game:a bounty system featuring randomly-generated elite enemies scattered throughout the world.

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God of War Combat Designer Breaks Down That First Intense Boss Fight

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God of War Combat Designer Breaks Down That First Intense Boss Fight

A lot of work went in to the latest God of War, and the finished result reflects that, but a particularly large amount of effort went into the game's memorable first boss fight. SIE Santa Monica Studio recently revealed a deep-dive into its development process of creating that first boss.

Spoiler warning: if you haven't played God of War yet, and you don't want anything ruined, turn back now.

In a PlayStation Blog post, senior staff combat designer Denny Yeh ran down dozens of details that the team went through when creating the first fight against Baldur - known as The Stranger in the beginning of the game.

Vampyr Is Getting a TV Series

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Another Dontnod Entertainment game is being adapted as a television show. Fox21 has been granted the rights to make a Vampyr series, publisher Focus Home Interactive announced today.

The series will be developed by DJ2 Entertainment and Wonderland Sound & Vision. DJ2 previously partnered with Square Enix to produce a show based on Dontnod's Life Is Strange.

No release window was announced for Vampyr's TV adaptation, but DJ2 Entertainment CEO Dimitri Johnson said his production company got "on board" with the project "well before" Vampyr was even released in June.

Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies DLC Release Date Announced

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Far Cry 5's third DLC, Dead Living Zombies, will be released on August 28, 2018, and a new teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of the zombie-filled chaos.

Players will be working with "D-tier film director Guy Marvel" as he takes your through seven maps and scenarios as he attempts to pitch "his vision for an epic zombie saga."

The teaser trailer below reveals that these stories include a take on Romeo & Juliet, in a world filled with zombies, where Romeo is "a mashup of all the monsters you can think of." One other attempts to combine Return of the Living Dead and Bridges of Madison County.

Judge Blocks Sales of Programs That Lets GTA Online Players Cheat

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A federal judge sided with publisher Take-Two Interactive yesterday by putting in place a preliminary injunction that blocks a Georgia man from selling programs that help players cheat, reports Reuters.

David Zipperer's Menyoo and Absolute programs allow players to adjust in-game parameters to gain unfair advantages over their opponents. Take-Two alleged that the programs would cause irreparable harm to Grand Theft Auto's sales, with the publisher's original March complaint stating Zipperer has cost it at least $500,000.

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PUBG's Latest Event Mode Takes Players Back to the Early Access Days

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PUBG Corp. has announced a new Event Mode that will bring back the loot and rules from the game's Early Access period.

Early Access Memories is the current PUBG Event Mode that aims to recreate the early days of the game by applying parameters that will take players back to the good old days of Early Access. The Event Mode will also adopt the old loot system, with players able to find level 3 helmets throughout the map, and the Kar98k and Tommy Guns in care packages.

You can check out the full details as described by PUBG Corp below:

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

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Spyro fans will have to wait just a few weeks more than originally planned to play Toys for Bob's reimagined take on the first three Spyro adventures.

Toys for Bob studio head Paul Yan has confirmed in a blog post that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy for PS4 and Xbox One will now be released on Nov. 13. Toys for Bob and publisher Activision originally had the trilogy collection scheduled for a Sept. 21 release.

Yan, who previously spoke to IGN about recapturing the magic of the original Spyro games, said the team is "deeply committed to getting these games right" and that the delay is because "the Trilogy needs more love and care."

F1 2018 Is Pulling Out All the Stops to Make You Feel Like a Real Racing Driver

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F1 2018 Is Pulling Out All the Stops to Make You Feel Like a Real Racing Driver

Codemasters' Birmingham team (previously Swordfish Studios) has been building F1 games since 2010 and F1 2018 is shaping up to be its best take to date.

With F1 2018 arriving late next week, IGN spoke with game director Lee Mather at Codemasters Studio Birmingham to chat about some of the most exciting changes coming in the game, the rise of F1 esports, and the challenges of building a yearly motorsports sim.

IGN: F1 2018 contains plenty of improvements, many of which have been well-covered in the Developer Diaries the team has been publishing in the lead up to release. Which of these improvements are you most keen to get in front of fans and hear their responses?