Final Fantasy 15 Universe trailer confirms Prompto Episode release date, more to come

about X hours ago from
Final Fantasy 15 Universe trailer confirms Prompto Episode release date, more to come

A new E3 trailer for Final Fantasy 15 Universe, a sub-franchise that collects different games, DLC, films and more related to Final Fantasy 15, confirmed the date. Square Enix first teased the DLC in March. The teaser was attached to “Episode Gladiolus,” another DLC made available for Final Fantasy 15 players at the end of March.

Final Fantasy 15 Universe will also give players the ability to watch movies like Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15, which was released last year, and free updates for other games.

Xbox and Switch are becoming online buddies, where is Sony?

about X hours ago from
Xbox and Switch are becoming online buddies, where is Sony?

Nintendo has announced that Rocket League is coming to the Switch, and the game will support cross-platform play with the Xbox One and PC. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to play with those on the PlayStation 4 platform.

Microsoft featured many Minecraft announcements at its own press conference, including the fact that the Xbox One version of the game will feature cross-platform play with other platforms ... excluding the PlayStation 4 family of consoles.

Crowds overwhelm the first public E3

about X hours ago from
Crowds overwhelm the first public E3

The largest crowds seen for E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center forced it to open doors 15 minutes early to keep the situation from becoming hazardous, according to several tweets from industry figures.

Pete Hines, the top spokesman for Bethesda Softworks, tweeted this at 11:50 a.m. PT.

Overwatch’s Horizon Lunar Colony map launches next week

about X hours ago from
Overwatch’s Horizon Lunar Colony map launches next week

Overwatch regularly updates the game with brand new maps that not only give players fresh battlegrounds to fight in, but also serve as a means to tell the game’s ever-growing story. Blizzard just announced that the Horizon Lunar Colony will come out of testing next week and will go live on June 20.

In the behind-the-scenes video above, a Blizzard developer mentions that his favorite maps are the ones that “have a strong story hook and a strong character hook”. Overwatch players know that the Horizon Lunar Colony is the home of the game’s scientist gorilla, Winston. Now that the map will be playable, fans will be able to explore the base and uncover more of his story and why he left the Moon in the first place.

Coco Bandicoot playable in Crash N. Sane trilogy

about X hours ago from
Coco Bandicoot playable in Crash N. Sane trilogy

Crash Bandicoot’s sister Coco will be a playable character in all three games in the Crash N. Sane Trilogy for PlayStation 4: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. The official Crash Bandicoot Twitter and YouTube accounts confirmed the announcement with a short sizzle reel of her exploits.

According to the description on YouTube, she decided to hack into the Time Twister to help out her brother in his previous adventures. Players will be able to switch between the two — both have their own unique set of special attacks. While Crash can body slam enemies, Coco takes them out with a double leg drop. Her appearance is relatively the same with denim overalls, pink sneakers and a matching laptop — but this time she’s brought a pink cell phone to snap some selfies.

Astro drops $60 gaming headset

about X hours ago from
Astro drops $60 gaming headset

Astro, best known for its high-end $300 gaming headsets, dropped into the entry-level market with a new $60 headset this week.

The wired Astro A10 has a fold-away omnidirectional boom mic which mutes automatically when flipped up, is tuned for gaming by Astro’s audio experts, and includes memory foam ear and head cushions and a super-durable, adjustable headband.

Vampyr gets creepy new gameplay trailer, introduces difficult decisions players will make

about X hours ago from
Vampyr gets creepy new gameplay trailer, introduces difficult decisions players will make

Vampyr, the gothic third-person role-playing game from Dontnod, the developers behind Life is Strange, has a new gameplay trailer that promises a creepy time for all players.

The 10-minute video was noticeably absent from Sony’s PlayStation conference, which was packed with trailers from beginning to end, but the publisher has uploaded a video demonstrating a little more of the gameplay mechanics that we haven’t seen. In this particular scene, Vampyr’s main character, Jonathan E. Reid, is learning to deal with the changes he’s undergoing as a new vampire. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon who was transformed into a vampire upon his return home from the front, meets a couple of interesting characters who either want him to embrace his newfound darkness or help him run away from it.

Super Mario Odyssey is a fantasy journey of hat-collecting and body-capturing

about X hours ago from
Super Mario Odyssey is a fantasy journey of hat-collecting and body-capturing

Super Mario Odyssey won’t have the wild costumes of single-player Mario entries from the past. That’s because Mario’s options for new skills stem from his ability to capture enemies and objects, thanks to his magical hat, Cappy.

Polygon got to spend time playing Super Mario Odyssey before it made a gameplay debut on NIntendo’s E3 Spotlight and Treehouse streams Tuesday morning. The core gameplay of Super Mario Odyssey is centered around that magical hat, which performs a variety of functions: a weapon, a platform, a way to collect items and, most importantly, a tool to capture enemies.

Metroid: Samus Returns comes to Nintendo 3DS this year (update)

about X hours ago from
Metroid: Samus Returns comes to Nintendo 3DS this year (update)

A Metroid adventure called Metroid: Samus Returns is in the works for Nintendo 3DS, and it will hit Sept. 15. Nintendo of Americap resident Reggie Fils-Aime debuted the first gameplay from the project during Nintendo’s E3 2017 Treehouse livestream.

Unlike last August’s Metroid Prime Federation Force, this is a full-fledged, sidescrolling Metroid game. Samus Aran is back in the driver’s seat — hence that title.

The title is reminiscent of Metroid 2: Return of Samus, as is the gameplay. The game is a “reimagination” of the 1991 Game Boy game, as members of Nintendo said during the stream. Just like that game, there will be plenty of divergent paths, bosses to take on and more in Samus Returns. As Nintendo said, it’s a “classic 2D Metroid to a T.”