Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 takes to the stand stateside this fall

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 takes to the stand stateside this fall

Bringing the Spirit of Justice to Nintendo eShop

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice is coming West later this year. Capcom will release the Nintendo 3DS game, the sixth starring the titular lawyer, as an eShop exclusive this September.

The company hasn't given a specific release date beyond the September launch window; it first confirmed a Western release at last year's Tokyo Game Show. Instead, Capcom offered up a new English-language trailer for the game, which fans can check out above.

Report: Lionhead Studios had 'multiple buyers' lined up to save the company

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Report: Lionhead Studios had 'multiple buyers' lined up to save the company

Sources say Microsoft wouldn't let go

Multiple companies were reportedly interested in purchasing the recently closed Lionhead Studios, according to Kotaku UK. People familiar with the company told the site that these included some of gaming's biggest names.

Citing confidentiality agreements, Kotaku UK's sources were unable to detail who these potential buyers included. The talks took place during the mandatory consultation period that preceded Lionhead's closure late last month. That six-week period is required by British law; parent company Microsoft used the time to help transition employees into new jobs before ultimately shutting down the veteran game studio, founded by Peter Molyneux 20 years ago.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour gets another new course and update to its career mode

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Rory McIlroy PGA Tour gets another new course and update to its career mode

Major tournaments will now switch locations

Another title update to Rory McIlroy PGA Tour adds a new course and brings in a long anticipated feature to the career mode: Major tournaments will now alternate their venues, instead of playing at the same course every season.

First, the new course: Banff Springs (pictured), located in Canada's Rocky Mountains, joins the game for free with the new update and will be added as an event in the career mode. Banff was a mainstay of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series that preceded Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, which launched in July last year. Several dramatic elevation changes help make Banff an extraordinarily difficult course. It is the 14th real-world course in the game, the 16th available in the career mode, and 19th overall.

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin publishes new chapter of sixth book

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Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin publishes new chapter of sixth book

The Winds of Winter is shaping up

George R.R. Martin recently apologized to fans for not being able to finish the sixth book in the Song of Fire and Ice series, The Winds of Winter, before the new season of Game of Thrones started up. Now, as a token of appreciation for his readers, Martin has released a new chapter from the book, which you can read here.

The new chapter follows Arianne Martell and her relationship with the Sand Snakes — the group of questionable warriors that are running rampant through Dorne in the series right now. The new chapter about Arianne replaced the chapter from The Winds of Winter that was sitting on the author's website, which followed Alayne.

Nintendo's next two mobile games will be free-to-play

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Nintendo's next two mobile games will be free-to-play

Based on Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem

After making the announcement that its next two mobile games would be based on the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises, reports are now suggesting that the titles will be free-to-play.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the price of the two games — which will be available for iOS and Android devices — comes directly from Nintendo's mobile gaming partner, DeNA, best known for their work on Nintendo's most recent smartphone game, Miitomo. Miitomo, a social media platform-turned-game, launched back in March and has since been downloaded more than 10 million times.

Dark Souls 3 enjoys the series' biggest launch

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Dark Souls 3 enjoys the series' biggest launch

Ships 3 million copies worldwide

Dark Souls 3 shipped 3 million copies, Bandai Namco announced today, making this the largest launch in series history.

The figure is for units shipped to retailers, not actual copies sold, but it still appears Dark Souls 3 will end up the all time leader in that department. The first sold 1.2 million copies, the second only shipped 1.2 million copies, over roughly the same span after their launches. Dark Souls 3 launched March 24.

Nintendo 2DS gets another price cut

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Nintendo 2DS gets another price cut

It's down to $79.99

Not even a year after cutting the price to just under $100, the Nintendo 2DS is getting another price drop. Beginning May 20, Nintendo's entry-level handheld will be $79.99, the company announced this morning.

The new $79.99 offering will still include a download code for Mario Kart 7, as past SKUs have. The Nintendo 2DS debuted in October 2013 at $129.99 and its price dropped to $99.99 in August 2015. It's meant to be a lower-cost introduction to the 3DS line of games, and more usable for younger gamers.

World Esports Association seemingly leaked, includes major esports teams and brands

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World Esports Association seemingly leaked, includes major esports teams and brands

It's unclear what exactly this organization will do, but some big names are throwing their weight behind it

In a post on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sub-Reddit today, someone leaked the picture of a poster above. This image appears to reveal the existence of something called the World Esports Association, or WESA. The Redditor was then accused of leaking a major announcement and deleted the image.

So what is WESA? The mystery figure who leaked the image did not provide that information. However, it's clear from the picture that this Association includes some big names in the esports world, including tournament organizer ESL and major esports teams such as Fnatic, Na'vi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Mouseesports, G2, Virtus Pro and more.

Star Wars Battlefront sequel coming in 2017

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Star Wars Battlefront sequel coming in 2017

Visceral Games' Star Wars title will follow in 2018

Electronic Arts plans to release a follow-up to last year's Star Wars Battlefront sometime in 2017, the publisher announced today during an investor call.

The Star Wars Battlefront sequel wasn't listed on EA's slate of announced titles for its 2017 fiscal year, which suggests that the game will be released sometime from April to December 2017. (EA's 2017 fiscal year ends in March.) EA said in an earnings release today that it has shipped over 14 million copies of Star Wars Battlefront, which was released last November on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.