Nintendo Switch eShop update brings plenty of Mega Man, Zelda and more

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Nintendo Switch eShop update brings plenty of Mega Man, Zelda and more

There’s always something interesting to be found in those weekly Nintendo eShop updates. But sometimes, you don’t have to go look too deep to pull out the gems: We’ve got Nintendo Switch games from The Legend of Zelda and Mega Man out this week, alongside some other names we know.

First up is Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, which refines the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game for Switch. What that means is it has all previous downloadable content already available, as well as nicer graphics and some other quality of life changes.

Treyarch explains why Black Ops 4 won’t have a single-player campaign

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Treyarch explains why Black Ops 4 won’t have a single-player campaign

This year’s Call of Duty will buck tradition and ship without a traditional single-player campaign, developer Treyarch confirmed today. Instead, the focus for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be almost exclusively on competitive multiplayer and cooperative Zombies mode.

While there will be activities for players who want to play Black Ops 4 solo — they can play Zombies mode with AI-controlled bots or take part in single-player challenge missions — the bulk of the game is multiplayer.

No Man’s Sky’s big multiplayer update launches in July

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No Man’s Sky’s big multiplayer update launches in July

No Man’s Sky’s next major content update is out this summer, alongside its debut on Xbox One. On an Inside Xbox stream, Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray announced that both the Xbox One version and Next would launch July 24 — and it’s bringing full-fledged multiplayer with it.

Hello Games, the developers of No Man’s Sky, released a teaser for the game’s “Next” update at the end of March. Its focus on multiplayer, however, was today’s big reveal. While limited multiplayer already exists in the game, Murray gave some examples that suggests the new iteration of multiplayer will allow for far more player interaction.

How did the studio behind Bulletstorm end up making a shooter with Square Enix?

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How did the studio behind Bulletstorm end up making a shooter with Square Enix?

People Can Fly, the same developer behind Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgement, has casually announced its next project. The studio formerly known as Epic Games Poland is working on an entirely new piece of intellectual property — a AAA-quality shooter to be exact, published by Square Enix.

The detail was buried at the bottom of a lengthy post on the People Can Fly website, touting an expansion into two new offices. CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski tells Polygon that fans should expect the same level of quality that his team has been cranking out since 2002.

Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s pirate game, delayed into 2019-2020

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Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s pirate game, delayed into 2019-2020

Skull & Bones, the open-world pirate adventure announced by Ubisoft at E3 2017, has been delayed to the publisher’s 2019-2020 fiscal year, Ubisoft told investors today. The game was originally charted for sometime in the last six months of this year.

“In line with previous practices and in view of the acceleration of our digital transformation, growth in back-catalog sales and excellent momentum of recent releases, Ubisoft has decided to give itself more time to develop Skull & Bones to offer players an even more engaging experience,” the company said in this earnings report.

Destiny’s Armsday rumored to return as Armsweek in Destiny 2

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Destiny’s Armsday rumored to return as Armsweek in Destiny 2

The Destiny 2 subreddit has been abuzz with Destiny secrets for the past two weeks, as hunters try and find all manner of hidden objectives in Warmind, the game’s latest expansion. But players recently found some hints that a new Destiny 2 weekly event could be coming in the near future: Armsweek.

By searching “Armsweek” on Bungie’s website, players can view a few new events that suggest one thing: locked loadouts. There is currently nothing else in Destiny 2 with locked loadouts, so these official activities couldn’t fit into any existing event.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 trailers, news and announcements

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 trailers, news and announcements

During its livestream reveal event today, Activision debuted the first look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s multiplayer features, details on its robust zombie mode and a first glimpse at a new battle royale offering, Blackout.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the first entry in the Black Ops sub-franchise since 2015. The sequel is being pitched as a “back to basics” approach for Call of Duty with a focus on “boots on the ground” combat. The game will launch on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Oct. 12, 2018.

Treyarch confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have a single-player campaign

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Treyarch confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have a single-player campaign

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch acknowledged this week that the game will not include a standard single-player story campaign, making it the first mainline entry in the franchise to do so.

The news confirms what Polygon reported last month, based on multiple sources: Treyarch decided to scrap an unfinished Black Ops 4 campaign and focus instead on multiplayer components, in the form of the Call of Duty series’ traditional competitive multiplayer package and its cooperative Zombies mode.

Black Ops 4 multiplayer brings back near-future, ‘boots on the ground’ combat

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer brings back near-future, ‘boots on the ground’ combat

Treyarch is going back to the future — but not too far — for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s competitive multiplayer mode.

The narrative setting for Black Ops 4, which is primarily a multiplayer-focused game and will not include a traditional single-player campaign, is near-future modern combat. Black Ops 4 will be set between the events of Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3, sometime between 2025 and 2065. There will be some futuristic technology in play, but players wont be fighting as or against robot soldiers.

Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode takes you on a trip through time

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Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode takes you on a trip through time

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode will uphold the series’ tradition: four-player co-op combat against waves of the undead, along with a weird sci-fi story underneath it all, developer Treyarch announced today during a live reveal event for the game.

Black Ops 4’s Zombies component will unfurl across three different maps: IX, which is set in a gladiatorial arena; Voyage of Despair, which plays out on a certain doomed trans-Atlantic cruise ship; and Blood of the Dead, which takes place in a prison. (It’s inspired by Mob of the Dead, a fan-favorite Zombies map from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 that was set on Alcatraz.) Players will be able to go solo with AI buddies if they can’t team up with human partners.