September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ratchet and Clank didn’t start out as the Lombax/robot pair we’ve come to know and love. In this month’s episode of IGN Unfiltered, Ryan McCaffrey sat down with Insomniac CEO Ted Price and discussed the origins of one of the studio’s most iconic franchises, Ratchet and Clank. “Ratchet and Clank was sort of a ‘Hail Mary’ for us,” Price said, who went on to explain the studio’s mindset, post-Spyro. “We loved Spyro,” Price said, but in order to engage with the studio’s growing audience, Insomniac wanted to create “something that was a little more mature.” The studio began working on a…

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I vividly remember the disappointment I felt when I bought a PS1 lightgun for Time Crisis and it didn’t recoil after I pulled the trigger. It quickly became clear that, aside from the thrills of seeing the game on a big screen or gleefully wasting all my dad’s spare change, something about that plasticky kickback alone made the arcade version feel special – so much so that I continued scraping together pound coins to play the cabinet version while my copy at home was slowly entombed in dust. Over the course of three sets it’s become clear to me that…

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonist Yugi Muto is joining Jump Force’s roster, publisher Bandai Namco announced. The crossover marks the sixth manga universe to have a character added to the 2019 fighting game’s roster. Bandai Namco elected not to reveal anything about what Yugi Muto’s in-game move set will be like, saying only that fans will have to stay tuned for more details at a later date. For the uninitiated, Yu-Gi-Oh’s backstory involves a boy who loves to play a card game called Duel Monsters that’s a central part of the manga’s world. When Yugi Muto solves an ancient puzzle, he’s inhabited by the…

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

IGN can exclusively reveal new Death Stranding and Kojima Productions merchandise, available for purchase at the developer’s retail booth at Tokyo Game Show 2018, which takes place in Chiba from September 20 to 23. The new goods will be sold alongside previously available items, and are currently available only at Kojima Productions’ TGS booth. The extensive lineup of new Death Stranding goods include items emblazoned with the Fragile Express logo seen in the E3 2018 trailer, while other items include collaborations with Silent Poets, the Japanese music producer involved with the trailer. The lineup even includes the necklace worn by…

September 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

HOLY MACARONI! What a Direct that was, huh? Tons of games, tons of news, and more release dates than you can shake a stick at! This week’s ep has Ryan McCaffrey, Brian Altano, Casey DeFreitas and me, Zach Ryan, breaking down as much of the news as we possibly can in 59 minutes. We’re talking Luigi’s Mansion 3, we’re talking Animal Crossing, we’re… probably not talking about a bunch of other stuff, but we cover a TON. It’s a fast and furious episode for a wild and crazy Direct! As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN live on Thursdays at…

September 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Humble Bundle and Gears for Breakfast just released new DLC for A Hat in Time on PC today, and players can get it for absolutely nothing for a limited time. The Seal the Deal DLC is free for the first 36 hours on the market, which gives everyone until 11 p.m. PT tomorrow/2 a.m. ET on Sept. 15 to snag it for nothing. Seal the Deal features a brand new chapter called Arctic Cruise along with a new “incredibly difficult” mode appropriately dubbed Death Wish. Additionally, the DLC pack also contains six new Time Rifts and a bunch of new…

September 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Miles Morales is having a huge year. Not only is Miles a major character in Insomniac’s Spider-Man game and the star of the upcoming animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, his comic series is due for a major relaunch at the end of the year. We can exclusively reveal that Marvel is debuting a new comic called Miles Morales: Spider-Man in December 2018. The new series will be the first ongoing Miles Morales book not written by co-creator Brian Michael Bendis. Instead, Exiles writer Saladin Ahmed and Secret Warriors artist Javier Garron will be charting the next major chapter in…

September 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bethesda has confirmed Wolfenstein III is happening and Dishonored isn’t finished. In an interview with GameCentral, Pete Hines, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications at Bethesda, confirmed the studio is “absolutely” making Wolfenstein III. When asked about the future of the Wolfenstein franchise, Hines said, “Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III.” He continued, ” said on stage that they’re taking a break from the larger story to do . But we all have to see how that ends.” In response to a question about the supposedly “resting” Arkane series, Dishonored, Hines tantalizingly said, “Ah, I wouldn’t read too…