June 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Octopath Traveler has no planned DLC because the title is a ‘complete game,’ says producer Masashi Takahashi. Square Enix’s Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch won’t be getting any DLC because it will release as a fully complete game, says the studio. “We haven’t even thought of having DLC,” producer Masashi Takahashi said in an interview with Dengeki Online (via Siliconera). “The retail version is a complete game.” Takahashi also confirmed that there would be New Game Plus, saying that the studio has made it so that “you can finish the game in one playthrough,” but “depending on the order you go about things, the…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Jump Force is not the first time the worlds of Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto have crossed over in video game form. Seeing as its announcement comes on the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump — the weekly shonen manga anthology that houses each of those series — Jump Force feels like it was designed to be a little extra special, even if its poorly tuned E3 demo seemed like it was designed to hold it back. Mechanically, Jump Force will feel very familiar to those who have played the Tenkaichi games. In the 3-on-3 tag fighting game, the…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Virtual reality and mixed reality gaming mostly took a backseat at E3 2018, with the big three console makers focusing on traditional games. And while Sony is still supporting its PSVR headset on PlayStation 4, Microsoft apparently has no interest in releasing a competing headset for Xbox. “We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality,” Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Mike Nichols told GI.biz at E3. “Our perspective on it has been and continues to be that the PC is probably the best platform for more immersive VR and MR. As an open platform,…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Telltale Games co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner is reportedly suing the studio he helped start in 2004. The Marin Independent Journal reported Bruner’s lawsuit. He and Telltale parted ways last year, a move Bruner’s lawsuit alleges was the result of Lionsgate investing in Telltale in 2015 and pushing for a new CEO. The suit claims some Lionsgate board members wanted to bring in an “outside” CEO to replace Bruner. Although it eventually did so by installing former Zynga General Manager Pete Hawley as chief executive in September 2017, that was some five months after Dan Connors took over the position on an…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 made a showing at E3 2018 with an action-packed trailer featuring what appears to be the Sinister Six and a tease for their mysterious leader, but thanks to a free Daily Bugle newspaper distributed to E3 attendees, there’s now a whole lot more to pore over. Here’s everything we found in our read-through, including Easter eggs for Iron Man, Daredevil, and what we think is the setup for a late-game plot twist. Before you check out what we found, make sure to watch what was shown at E3: Warning: it’s impossible to tell which parts of…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Watching The Last of Us Part II’s stunning E3 demo, it’s immediately clear that this is a very different game than its predecessor. Compared to the Infected from the first game, the enemies in the demo are people who can think, coordinate, hide, and react in ways most of Part 1’s enemies never could, and Ellie herself has matured far beyond who she was before. After a behind closed doors demo of The Last of Us Part II at E3 this week, we spoke to co-game directors Kurt Margenau and Anthony Newman about how the team rethought everything about combat…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo confirmed earlier this year the Virtual Console would not come to the Nintendo Switch, the service spread across a number of Nintendo consoles that offered re-releases of classic titles. But that doesn’t mean the company has abandoned this specific method of offering older games, it hasn’t abandoned delivering them to players on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch Online, coming this September, is currently slated to launch with a lineup of original NES games, with some featuring online enhancements, as part of the subscription price. And speaking to IGN at E3 2018, Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime said Nintendo envisions Switch…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nearly five years to the day since its announcement, the Kingdom Hearts III release date for PS4 and Xbox One has finally been revealed just ahead of E3 2018, while plenty of more KH3 info has come since the show’s conferences began. Square Enix will make Kingdom Hearts 3 available on the PS4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019. It will be released five days earlier in Japan on Jan. 25, 2019. Kingdom Hearts 3 had previously been scheduled for 2018. Franchise director Tetsuya Nomura apologized for the slightly delayed release date both at the concert and online. “We’ve…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Insomniac’s Spider-Man PS4 game will soon become Marvel Comics canon thanks to the upcoming Spidergeddon event. Polygon reports Peter Parker from the upcoming video game will feature in the comic alongside his white spider-emblem. Spidergeddon will include dozens of different versions of the Marvel superhero, such as Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales. Spidergeddon #0, image via Polygon.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s E3 presentation showcased many games, but none were quite as strange to watch as Crackdown 3 and Devil May Cry 5. As their respective trailers played over the course of the show on Sunday, there’s one thing that was evident with these two titles that had nothing else in common otherwise, and that’s they seem to suffer from an identity crisis. Crackdown 3’s development has been openly displayed as troubled for some months now, having missed several release windows before only last week being officially confined to the increasingly crowded window of February 2019. Microsoft had to show the…