Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Platform:Nintendo Switch | Edition:Standard War is coming to the continent of Fódlan. Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer’s Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented by a royal from one of three territories. As their professor, you must lead your students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic, new twists to overcome. Which house, and which path, will you choose?Read more
Microsoft’s Project Scorpio has been officially unveiled and it will be called the Xbox One X. The company is touting it as the world’s most powerful console, and it’ll come at a price. In the U.S., the Xbox One X will cost $499 when it hits all Xbox One markets on November 7, 2017. Every Xbox One X will come with a 1TB hard drive, a matching Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable, power supply, a one-month free Xbox Game Pass subscription, and a 14-day free Xbox Live Gold membership.
But not only is the Xbox One X the most powerful console Microsoft has ever made, it’s also the smallest. Like the Xbox One S, it features a 4K UHD Blu-ray player, built-in power supply, three USB 3.0 ports, and IR blaster.
Microsoft is promising the Xbox One X is built for true 4K gaming, combining 2160p frame buffers, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Wide Color Gamut. At the console’s launch, there will be Xbox One X enhanced versions of existing Xbox One games including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, and Rocket League.
Get a closer look at the new console by viewing the high-res gallery below.
Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference packed plenty of surprises, gameplay trailers, and new announcements. Along with the official unveiling of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, the company showed off several new titles including Assassin’s Creed Origins, Just Dance 2018, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, mobile game South Park: Phone Destroyer, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a new expansion for Steep called Road to the Olympics, The Crew 2, a VR experience called Transference featuring actor Elijah Wood, a new pirate game titled Skull and Bones, and arguably the most exciting, Beyond Good and Evil 2.
Many of the games shown today already have release dates, with Assassin’s Creed Origins arriving October 27, 2017. Before that however, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be available on the Nintendo Switch August 29. Barring any other delays, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will release November 17, 2017, while Steep: Road to the Olympics will be available starting December 5, 2017. Also releasing this year is Just Dance 2018 on October 24, 2017.
Those looking forward to the next entry of Far Cry will have to wait until February 27, 2018, but they’ll get to finally enjoy drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer.
You can watch the entire Ubisoft E3 2017 press conference above, or look below for every individual trailer for each game revealed.
Ubisoft kicked off its E3 2017 press conference by officially unveiling Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, heading to the Nintendo Switch on August 29. The strange crossover sees Ubisoft’s Rabbids invading Nintendo’s Mario World in a tactical, turn-based strategy game. Gameplay shown during the press conference may surprise some fans who expected Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to be geared towards kids. The battle system surprises appears to have depth, with a variety of tactics players can employ in battle. The turn-based strategy will certainly appeal to fans of Final Fantasy Tactics and XCOM games.
The game also looks quite polished, with a colorful art style that will certainly look great on the Nintendo Switch.
“This is the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the Rabbids into the once-peaceful area, splintering this beloved land. To bring order back to the Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds,” Ubisoft said in a press release. “Join these eight heroes to explore a new world twisted by the mischievous Rabbids, filled with secrets and nods to classic Mario games! Outwit unpredictable enemies in dynamic turn-based combat and co-op challenges, and solve puzzles along the way. Discover a feel-good and modern combat adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ system, playable anywhere, anytime, with anyone.”
View a gallery of screenshots below.
Today, EA kicked off its EA Play 2017 event by unveiling several new trailers for future games. As part of the company’s E3 2017 activities, EA Play 2017 was home to several debuts including a new title from the makers of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons called A Way Out. The co-op only game looks to be promising, featuring two characters as they look to break out of jail.
EA also showed off extensive footage of Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed Payback, and had announcements for its popular sports franchises including FIFA, Madden, and NBA Live. Lastly, the company finally unveiled the new IP from Bioware, called Anthem. More details on Anthem will be revealed during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2017 conference tomorrow.
Watch all of the trailers from EA Play 2017 below.
First announced two years ago, Super Nintendo World has broken ground at Universal Studios Japan. The first commercial for the amusement park attraction has also been released, previewing what we can expect once it’s built in a few years. As expected, the teaser video is entirely computer generated, but there are some familiar sights including Bowser’s Castle. It does appear at first glance that Super Nintendo World will focus mainly on Mario and his friends, but hopefully more of Nintendo’s signature franchises are represented.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, which you can watch below, vice chairman of Universal Parks and Resorts, Mark Woodbury, confirmed there will be a Mario Kart-themed attraction. The goal is to make Super Nintendo World a “complete immersive experience,” filled with rides, restaurants, and retail stores. Woodbury was joined on stage by Universal Studios Japan CEO J.L Bonnier and Nintendo’s own Shigeru Miyamoto. All three hosts did their speeches wearing a Mario hat and gloves.
Super Nintendo World will first come to Universal Studios Japan, but there are plans to add attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood in California and Universal Studios Orlando in Florida. Look for Universal Studios Japan to open Super Nintendo World sometime by summer 2020.
You can watch a video of the groundbreaking ceremony below. Read more
Square Enix has announced that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be heading to the PlayStation 4 early next year. The game is a port of the 2015 arcade game that was released in Japan and is developed in partnership with Team Ninja from Koei Tecmo Games. The company said Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will offer both offline and online play, with over 20 familiar Final Fantasy characters to choose from. There will also be familiar summons in the game, including Ifrit, Shiva, and Odin, adding to the intense 3 vs. 3 battles. In addition, the latest Dissidia game will bring back the series’ unique “bravery combat system.”
Producer Ichiro Hazama, director Takeo Kujiraoka, Justin Wong of Echo Fox, and K-Brad will be hosting a deep dive panel at the E3 Coliseum on Tuesday, June 13 at 3:15 PM Pacific / 6:15 PM Eastern. The E3 Coliseum will be livestreamed on both Twitch and YouTube.
View a gallery of screenshots for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT below.
The next Hearthstone expansion, Journey to Un’Goro will be released April 6 and will bring a total of 135 new cards to the game. Blizzard has unveiled most of the new cards, which you can see in an extensive gallery below. The expansion will introduce a couple new mechanics to the game including quests and the new keyword adapt. Quests are legendary cards that you’ll always get in your starting hand, and once played you will have to “embark” on a quest to complete what’s asked on the card. If you manage to complete your quest, a powerful reward will be available that could swing the tempo in any match.
As for adapt, players will get to choose from three possible upgrades for the minion undergoing adapt. A total of 10 adapt possibilities will be in the pool and include buffs like increases to attack and health, divine shield, taunt and more.
The release of Journey to Un’Goro will also mark the beginning of the Year of the Mammoth. That means cards from the Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament and League of Explorers will be rotated out and will only be playable in Wild. In addition, a few classic cards will be moved to wild including Azure Drake, Sylvanas Windrunner, Ragnaros the Firelord, Power Overwhelming, Ice Lance and Conceal.
Destiny 2 has been officially announced and it will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting September 8, 2017. The reveal trailer, titled “Rally the Troops,” sets the stage for the sequel, where humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. In Destiny 2, players will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds in the solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities as they work to defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul.
It appears Bungie is going for a fresh start with Destiny 2, which means nothing will likely carry over from the first game. A beta will launch this summer that will be available to everyone, but those that pre-order will have early access to the beta.
Unfortunately no gameplay was shown today, but that will come on May 18.
As expected, pre-orders are now open and there are multiple editions to choose from. Just like the first Destiny, there’s an Expansion Pass available for $34.99 that grants access to two forthcoming add-ons. The standard game costs $59.99 and can be bundled with the Expansion Pass for $89.99. There’s a Digital Deluxe Edition costing $99.99 and comes with three digital items: a legendary sword, a legendary emote and a Cabal Empire-themed emblem. The physical Limited Edition with the same $99.99 price will be exclusive to GameStop and contains the Digital Deluxe Edition’s items and will come in a Steelbook case inside a Cabal-themed box along with four physical items.
For the die-hard Destiny fans, there’s a Collector’s Edition for $249.99 and in addition to everything already mentioned in previous editions, it adds two exclusive physical items. The first is a “Frontier Kit,” with a solar blanket, solar-powered USB charger with a built-in light and a paracord. The other collectible is a “Frontier Bag,” which can be used as a backpack or messenger bag and an hold a laptop up to 15 inches in size.
EA has confirmed Star Wars Battlefront II is coming, and we’ll get our first look at the game on April 15 at Star Wars Celebration. The company will be hosting a panel at 11:30 AM Pacific / 2:30 PM Eastern and will debut the first trailer then. Following the debut of the trailer, developers from DICE, Criterion and Motive will be on hand to offer a glimpse at the game.
The sequel to Star Wars Battlefront was announced in May 2016 and EA said earlier this year that Star Wars Battlefront II will be released this holiday season. Not much is known about the game, but EA has acknowledged criticisms of the first game and has suggested the sequel will be a larger, more in-depth game and will feature a single-player campaign. Expect to see content from multiple eras of the Star Wars franchise. The game will also be playable at EA Play 2017 that takes place during E3.
No confirmed platforms have been announced, but the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC are safe bets.