Mineko’s Night Market will be cat lovers’ Game of the Year 2018

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Mineko’s Night Market will be cat lovers’ Game of the Year 2018

Humble Bundle is publishing what we’ve already decided is the cutest game of 2018: Mineko’s Night Market, an indie game from Meowza Games.

Mineko’s Night Market is the first title from the young, two-person indie studio. The adventure title stars Mineko, a girl who takes on a job as a vendor in a weekly marketplace. With responsibilities ranging from collecting resources, crafting items to sell, participating in local events and befriending customers around town, the game sounds like a much fuzzier take on Stardew Valley.

Gran Turismo Sport has a new, final October 2017 release date

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Gran Turismo Sport has a new, final October 2017 release date

Gran Turismo Sport, the seventh mainline entry in the franchise, is now scheduled to be released Oct. 17 on PlayStation 4, developer Polyphony Digital announced today.

That’s the timing in North America; the simulation racing game will debut Oct. 18 across Europe. The launch happens to be two weeks after the arrival of Gran Turismo Sport’s direct competition — Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 7 is set to launch Oct. 3 on Windows 10 and Xbox One. Polyphony Digital’s announcement was accompanied by a new 30-second trailer, which you can watch above.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is adding first-person only servers

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is adding first-person only servers

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will add first-person only servers in the next update, a bid to make the already challenging game even harder. In a tweet sent out early this morning, creator Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene said the addition would come along in the next monthly update.

Good news everyone! 1st person servers are coming to @PUBATTLEGROUNDS in our next monthly update! #MakeHardcoreGreatAgain

New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

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New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

Production on the New Nintendo 3DS has ended in Japan, according to Nintendo’s Japanese website. This includes all colors of the upgraded handheld — but not all models.

There are two versions of New Nintendo 3DS currently available: the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The basic version is smaller and has swappable face plates and colored face buttons.

Ni no Kuni 2 delayed to 2018

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Ni no Kuni 2 delayed to 2018

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom won’t make its previously scheduled November release, game director Akihiro Hino announced today. The role-playing game is now scheduled to arrive on Jan. 19, 2018, Hino said.

In a video statement, Hino, who is also CEO of developer Level-5, said, “We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni 2 experience to our fans. I deeply apologize to whose who have been looking forward to the game's release.”

Destiny 2 beta preload begins tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One

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Destiny 2 beta preload begins tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One

The Destiny 2 beta doesn’t go live until next week, but you can prepare for the party by preloading the beta starting July 13, publisher Activision confirmed today to Polygon.

Downloads of the beta will be available worldwide as of 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow, an Activision representative told Polygon. The spokesperson also confirmed that the preload time applies to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, even though the beta will go live a day earlier on PS4. There’s no word on the download size yet.

The Last Guardian’s terrific companion book also had a long road to release

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The Last Guardian’s terrific companion book also had a long road to release

2016 was a great year for long-awaited video games, and of the big three that finally made it to market last year, The Last Guardian was probably the most mysterious. We knew that Doom was developed in fits and starts, and Final Fantasy 15 was the longest-gestating of the three projects — hell, there’s an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to its development.

What’s even more surprising than the fact that all three of those games actually came out is that they’re all great. Years from now, people will still be talking about them. Yet something about Trico’s tale sets it apart.

Ace Attorney fans declare victory as fansub videos return to YouTube

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Ace Attorney fans declare victory as fansub videos return to YouTube

Several YouTube videos of Phoenix Wright spinoff Dai Gyakuten Saiban, featuring English subtitles translated by fans, were removed by Capcom in June. The videos have now reappeared on YouTube.

Dai Gyakuten Saiban takes place in the late 19th century towards the end of Japan’s Meiji period. Players take control of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō — an ancestor of Phoenix Wright — who travels to England and meets Sherlock Holmes, with whom he attempts to solve a few pressing mysteries.

Astro Gaming acquired by Logitech

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Astro Gaming acquired by Logitech

Astro Gaming, makers of the highly-regarded A-series audio headsets and Mixamp console peripherals, are being acquired by Logitech. The brand will fall underneath their Logitech G brand of gaming peripherals.

“[Astro} is a perfect complement to Logitech G's focus on PC gaming and we couldn't be more excited,” said Jordan Reiss, co-founder and president of Astro. “Together, we want to make game play even more fun for gamers everywhere. The whole team at Astro has always held Logitech and Logitech G products in the highest regard, so I’m ecstatic we are joining forces.”