Nioh coming to PC

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Nioh coming to PC

Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo are bringing Nioh, the tough-as-nails samurai action game released on PlayStation 4 earlier this year, to Windows PC via Steam. The release, titled Nioh: Complete Edition, will include the original game and its three expansions: Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour and Bloodshed’s End.

The PC version will include two visual presentation modes: Action Mode, which aims for a stable 60 fps frame rate, and Movie Mode, a “cinematic” option with a 4K display resolution.

New PlayStation VR hardware includes small but welcome changes

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New PlayStation VR hardware includes small but welcome changes

Sony will release a new version of its PlayStation VR headset later this month which will include a few minor but helpful changes to the PlayStation 4’s virtual reality hardware. The new model, CUH-ZVR2, features a “slimmer, streamlined” connection cable and integration of stereo headphone cables directly into the headset.

The hardware revision will also come with a new version of the Processor Unit, the breakout box that connects a PlayStation VR to a PS4, which supports HDR pass through. Previously, in order to use HDR-compatible features on a PS4 or PS4 Pro, PlayStation VR owners had to disconnect the Processor Unit.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia coming next year from Dark Horse

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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia coming next year from Dark Horse

Dark Horse is bringing its third compendium of Legend of Zelda lore to bookshelves next year with the English edition of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia.

It covers the series from 1986’s first game through Twilight Princess HD, which launched in 2016 on Wii U. The Encyclopedia is the third and last book in a series comprising it, 2013’s Hyrule Historia, and Art & Artifacts, which released in February of this year.

SNES Classic interviews revisit the creation of 21 great games

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SNES Classic interviews revisit the creation of 21 great games

To hype the launch of the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo has been posting interviews with developers of the games that appear on it. Sure, they’re on a marketing page for the unit, but in the spirit of the great Iwata Asks roundtable discussions, they’re chock full of details on how and why the games were made.

For example, we get the real story on why Star Fox 2 was canceled. Dylan Cuthbert of Argonaut Software previously speculated that it had to do with the imminent launch of the Nintendo 64. He is partly correct. Shigeru Miyamoto said launching Star Fox 2 on the Super Nintendo would have required another chip, the Super FX 2 (successor to the Super FX developed for the first Star Fox) and that would have raised the price of the game.

Splatoon 2 European players tackle another divisive question: How the toiler paper hangs

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Splatoon 2 European players tackle another divisive question: How the toiler paper hangs

Four weeks after Splatoon 2’s Japanese players adjudicated, once and for all, the primacy of Chicken McNuggets over fries, it’s covening European players to settle the matter of how the toilet paper hangs.

Oh yes, it really is going after this wedge issue. Today and tomorrow, the EU-only Splatfest is between Team Toilet Roll Should Hang in Front! and Team Toilet Roll Should Hang Behind!

SNES Classic accessories, Xbox One bundles, and more of the best game deals

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SNES Classic accessories, Xbox One bundles, and more of the best game deals

The biggest product news this week was without a doubt Nintendo’s SNES Classic which launched yesterday. While most online retailer’s sold out within minutes you may be able to find one in stores if you weren’t able to get your hands on one. (FYI, there’s more stock expected throughout the holiday season).

There are a few deals this week on SNES accessories like cables and carrying cases, along with the paperback version of the The Ultimate Guide To The SNES Classic Edition. There’s also a ton more deals on hardware and games, including Persona 5, which is marked down to $39.99 at GameStop.

Wii Shop Channel shutdown will take more than 200 classic games with it

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Wii Shop Channel shutdown will take more than 200 classic games with it

The Wii Shop Channel is shutting down in January 2019 — which sounds far away, but so did 2017 a minute ago — and that means more than 200 Virtual Console titles will be unavailable for purchase alongside it.

Many of the Wii’s Virtual Console games made it onto the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, sure. But games like Kirby’s Avalanche, ActRaiser and Super Smash Bros. remain unavailable on those platforms, leaving the Wii (and their original consoles) as the only place to purchase and play them these days. When the Wii Shop Channel goes, so will our ability to rediscover some classic titles that we may have procrastinated on picking up.