News

News

Telltale Games hit with major studio closure

Telltale Games hit with major studio closure

Despite talk of potential Walking Dead sequels, and rumours of a new game engine for future projects, Telltale Games has today announced a majority studio closure, resulting in layoffs for approximately 250 staff.

“It's been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course," said Telltale CEO Pete Hawley. "Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there.

"We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry.”

var sas = sas || {}; sas.cmd = sas.cmd || []; sas.cmd.push( function () { sas.call( { siteId: 234595, pageId: 932921, formatId: 67398, tagId: "sas_67398" }, { networkId: 3073, domain: "//sgp-secure.smartadserver.com" /*, onNoad: function() {} */ } ); } );

While not a complete closure, the end feels inevitable – given only 25 staff are being kept on in order to "fulfill the company's obligations to its board and partners."

News

Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker

2
Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker

A brand new Death Stranding trailer was released during a Tokyo Game Show panel and introduces us to Troy Baker's character, "The Man in the Golden Mask".

The brief new glimpse at the game continues the trend of previous trailers by leaving us with more questions than we had before watching.

In the footage, the mysterious new antagonist, conjures a massive cat beast from the tar-like substance and warns Norman Reedus' character "All you gotta do to make it out alive, is not get eaten". Tell me that doesn't look like a missing boss from Bloodborne...

News

Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers

1
Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers

Capcom just blessed us with an outrageous new trailer Devil May Cry 5 at Tokyo Game Show. The trailer offers an expanded look at series veteran Dante, Nero and V, the new playable character, who speaks rather poetically.

Dante wields his trusty sword, Rebellion and iconic hand guns, Ebony and Ivory in action packed scenes the series has become iconic for. DMC has always embraced the absurd, and things are no different this time. Dante has a new weapon in the form of his motorcycle, which splits into a pair of huge blades.

Nero is also getting some new weapons, including a Mega Man inspired Devil Breaker. There's also the bizarre Pasta Breaker which “makes pasta extra easy to eat”. No idea how well this will work in battle as there's no sign of any spaghetti monsters in the trailer.

News

Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November

Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November

Rockstar Games have announced that Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer component, aptly named Red Dead Online will launch some time in November 2018 in the form of a public beta.

Rockstar stated the reason for the multiplayer not being available at launch as “with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch”. This is a very similar content road map to what we saw with Grand Theft Auto 5, which started off a bit rocky, but soon found it's stride and became a phenomenal success for Rockstar.

Rockstar also stated, “Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways. Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players."

News

Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic

15
Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic

Setting out to prove Nintendo doesn't have the monopoly on gaming nostalgia, Sony has just announced the release of its own Classic console.

The PlayStation Classic will come pre-loaded with 20 iconic titles from the PS One era and is set to release December 3.

The Classic's release will coincide with the anniversary of the PlayStation's original release back in 1994 – "almost 25 years ago."

var sas = sas || {}; sas.cmd = sas.cmd || []; sas.cmd.push( function () { sas.call( { siteId: 234595, pageId: 932921, formatId: 67398, tagId: "sas_67398" }, { networkId: 3073, domain: "//sgp-secure.smartadserver.com" /*, onNoad: function() {} */ } ); } );

Of course, the biggest selling point is the games, which include Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, and Ridge Racer Type 4. Sony notes that all titles "will be playable in their original format."

News

Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down

7
Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down

Capcom has confirmed it is shutting down its Vancouver studio, best known for Dead Rising.

"As a result of reviewing titles in development at Capcom Vancouver, Capcom has decided to cancel the development projects at this studio and will concentrate development of major titles in Japan,” said a Capcom rep in a statement to Kotaku.

The news comes after Capcom announced an expected earnings loss of around 4.5 billion Yen.

News

Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey

1
Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey

Since Ubisoft confirmed there won't be a new Assassin's Creed in 2019, we've been wondering just what will keep us stabbin' and sneakin' for the next two years.

It would appear the answer is "quite a bit", with a litany of free and paid DLC available, as well as a remastered edition of Assassin's Creed III on the way for those that purchase the season pass for Odyssey.

The Season Pass will include two large story arcs, each consisting of three chapters.

News Index


Telltale Games hit with major studio closure
Telltale Games hit with major studio closure
NEWS So long, Clementine, Bigby, Eleven, and others.
Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker
Death Stranding TGS trailer features Troy Baker
NEWS Great, now we have even more questions
PS4
2
Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers
Devil May Cry 5 TGS trailer is utterly bonkers
NEWS Did he just hit that monster with a motorbike?!
PS4
1
Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November
Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November
NEWS No word on rocket powered horse DLC yet...
PS4
Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic
Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic
NEWS "Nintendo? Never heard of them."
15
Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down
Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down
NEWS Dead Rising returning to Japan for development
7
Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey
Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey
NEWS Story, Events, and a cheeky Remaster
XO, PS4
1
Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info
Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info
NEWS The wild west has never looked better
PS4
The NES Nintendo Switch controllers look great but...
The NES Nintendo Switch controllers look great but...
NEWS Beautiful form, terrible function
10
The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct
The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct
NEWS Mansions, Animals, Fantasies and more...
3
Forza Horizon 4 Has Gone Gold
Forza Horizon 4 Has Gone Gold
NEWS James Bond cars also coming
XO
1
Nintendo announce Pikachu/Eevee themed Switch
Nintendo announce Pikachu/Eevee themed Switch
NEWS Pokémon Go get one.
2
New Game Plus is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man
New Game Plus is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man
NEWS More web-slinging goodness.
PS4
Spider-Man is smashing sales records in the UK
Spider-Man is smashing sales records in the UK
NEWS That's pretty amazing.
PS4
Destiny 2 players have glitched into the upcoming raid
Destiny 2 players have glitched into the upcoming raid
NEWS Looting chests and scoring gear.
4
Insomniac's Spider-Man has a heart-breaking easter egg
Insomniac's Spider-Man has a heart-breaking easter egg
NEWS You can't make this stuff up.
PS4
7
NCSoft are closing down Carbine Studios
NCSoft are closing down Carbine Studios
NEWS Support for WildStar MMO to end
EVE Online studio acquired by Pearl Abyss for $425M
EVE Online studio acquired by Pearl Abyss for $425M
NEWS Will we see spaceships in the Black Desert?
3
THQ Nordic acquires the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur
THQ Nordic acquires the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur
NEWS "Acquire ALL the games!"
11
Update: Nintendo Direct postponed due to Hokkaido earthquake
Update: Nintendo Direct postponed due to Hokkaido earthquake
NEWS No new date has been confirmed at this point.
1
Anthem's post-release story won't be behind a paywall
Anthem's post-release story won't be behind a paywall
NEWS Continuing the trend of being "Not Destiny"
PC, XO, PS4
Henry Cavill will star as Geralt in Netflix's Witcher series
Henry Cavill will star as Geralt in Netflix's Witcher series
NEWS I wonder if Geralt's mum was called Martha as well...
Spider-Man DLC teaser reveals Black Cat
Spider-Man DLC teaser reveals Black Cat
NEWS Bye, Felicia...
PS4
Destiny 2's annual pass won't feature any new planets
Destiny 2's annual pass won't feature any new planets
NEWS No need to fire up the warp drive
PC, XO, PS4
1
God of War director has some great ideas for a Superman game
God of War director has some great ideas for a Superman game
NEWS Kratos would still crush Superman
1
Bioware breaks down Anthem storytelling in new trailer
Bioware breaks down Anthem storytelling in new trailer
NEWS Demo coming early 2019
PC
Don't like Cyberpunk 2077's first person perspective? Tough
Don't like Cyberpunk 2077's first person perspective? Tough
NEWS Cast Axii and take a breath
PC, PS4
65
Battlefield 5 has been delayed by a month
Battlefield 5 has been delayed by a month
NEWS Beta still confirmed for September 6
10
Destiny 2 headlines PlayStation Plus' September games
Destiny 2 headlines PlayStation Plus' September games
NEWS Just in time to say farewell to Cayde-6
1
You can expect Spider-Man's first DLC in October
You can expect Spider-Man's first DLC in October
NEWS Who needs sleep anyway?
PS4
14