It is already 2018 in Japan, so Japan-based publisher CIRCLE Ent. has revealed their teased January 1 Nintendo Switch announcement: strategy role-playing series Mercenaries Saga will be coming to the latest Nintendo platform. As an even better announcement, the game will be Mercenaries Saga Chronicles — most likely an anthology or remaster of the first three games in the series.
As 2017 comes to a close, DualShockers and our staff are reflecting on this year’s batch of games for our official Game of the Year awards. In the lead up to the New Year’s Day reveal, each member of the staff will give their personal top 10 games they played this year. 2017 is arguably
Ever since Cave Story and Mega Man 9 jumpstarted the retro-revival scene in gaming in the mid-2000’s, many titles have been created that call back to retro consoles from the 8 and 16 Bit eras. Kickstarter has also been home to many of these games, with one of its biggest successes being 2014’s Shovel Knight.
Final Fantasy XIV is preparing to celebrate the New Year with its traditional Heavensturn event, which will grant players with the usual “Kabuto” samurai helmets that are given every year. Those are a great way to show just how much of a veteran you are, and if you can sport one of the original rabbit
Bandai Namco released a large batch of gameplay trailer and screenshots of its upcoming anime-inspired battle game The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia. The videos and screenshots showcase some of the members of the cast that will appear in the game, and that will be familiar to fans of the anime and manga. This
Microsoft is continuing its comedic advertisement campaign for the Xbox Game Pass service, and this time around it’s themed after Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive. The commercial has the usual store clerk that appeared in previous spots drinking the Overcharge drink that is at the base of the game’s story and then burping it out right
Developer Dodge Roll took to Twitter to announce that their bullet hell title Enter the Gungeon has sold over 75,000 copies in two weeks on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Enter the Gungeon has sold over 75,000 copies on Nintendo Switch in just two weeks, surpassing all expectations. Thanks to all the new Gungeoneers, Nintendo and 22nd Century
Development team Atooi’s first Nintendo Switch title, the Mutant Mudds Collection, became available earlier this month via the Nintendo eShop and the team is showing no signs of a slowdown going into 2018. In a tweet by the company’s founder, Jools Watsham, the team apparently has at least three titles planned for Nintendo’s handheld-console hybrid in 2018. Mutant Mudds
Some Fortnite players may have been affected by an issue on December 27 following the release of a new build of the game. The issue would either result in players losing their entire inventory, their Storm Shield storage, or not receiving V-Bucks that they purchased with real money. If you’re a player who has been affected, the development
As 2017 comes to a close, DualShockers and our staff are reflecting on this year’s batch of games for our official Game of the Year awards. In the lead up to the New Year’s Day reveal, each member of the staff will give their personal top 10 games they played this year. This year was
Today Kadokawa Games released a new trailer of its upcoming open-world JRPG Metal Max Xeno. The trailer gives us a glimpse on the story and showcases part of the main cast, including the hero Talis, the main heroine Toni, and more. We also get to see quite a bit of gameplay, including the newly revealed
Today Koei Tecmo released a new TV commercial for its upcoming anime-inspired game Attack on Titan 2. The commercial sticks to the semi-brief thirty-second format that is common to many TV ads, but manages to stick quite a few scenes in, most of which are rather lovely 3D renditions of scenes of the anime. Add some
Since 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been a favorite first-person shooter for the PC gaming community. Despite games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds competing against it, Valve has continued to show dedicated to the title by updating the game in multiple ways such as adding new maps and weapons. But what if Counter-Strike: Global Offensive got a battle royale mode?
If you play on Xbox One, and you’ve been wondering when you’d be able to get your hands on Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China without purchasing it on PC, then today is your lucky day. Developer Ace Maddox has announced that the action game will be officially available internationally on Microsoft’s console in just two weeks, on
Shawn Elliott was a key level designer on the Irrational Games development team that released Bioshock Infinite nearly five years ago. Since that time, Elliott moved to Arkane Studios in Austin, Texas to work on the 2017 edition of Prey. According to a job change on his LinkedIn page, it seems like Elliott’s future is now once
PlatinumGames’ has gained quite the following over the past eleven years from working on a variety of critically acclaimed action-oriented games, but all of them were published by another studio or based on an already established IP. Although they have teased it before, Head of Development and Producer Atsushi Inaba confirmed to GameInformer in an interview that the company is actively
If you know me, you also know that I don’t really like writing rebuttals. Yet, at times I read something so absurdly inane that my brain starts hurting, and I have to write something about it. Yesterday, I read a quote by Wedbush Securities industry analyst Michael Pachter — with whom I’m sure you’re quite familiar
Each week, the developers of Splatoon 2 have a habit of adding a new weapon to the Nintendo Switch exclusive multiplayer title. Today, the Japanese Splatoon Twitter account revealed the weapon that will be added to the game tomorrow, December 30: the Undercover Brella. For those playing Splatoon 2 in Japan and Australia, the weapon
While the holiday season is now mostly behind us, plenty of great deals are still making their way over to customers thanks to post-holiday deals, and Amazon’s Digital Day Sale is offering plenty that gamers should love. Amazon has kicked off its Digital Day Sale that runs store-wide for some great post-Christmas deals, and sure
Publisher/Developer Flyhigh Works gave an update on the success of two games of theirs on the Nintendo Switch. The two games in question during a recent presentation were Kamiko and VOEZ. First up, Kamiko was revealed to have surpassed 160,000 in worldwide downloads. Kamiko is a top-down action game with puzzle-solving elements by indie developer Skipmore, who’s also
Hello Neighbor recently launched in December for PC and Xbox One after two years of development by indie studio Dynamic Pixels. There were no official announcements for the coming to any other console, according to new PEGI listing, it’s heading to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. For anyone out of the loop, PEGI is the
Today Nintendo and Intelligent Systems revealed a new summoning focus for the new year, with heroes themed after the holiday, which is pretty much the most prominent in Japan. The event includes three special heroes themed after the Japanese (Hoshidan?) New Year, Azura, Camilla, and Takumi. Of course, Camilla is the cutest by far, but
Koei Tecmo is continuing its string of reveals of its upcoming open-world Musou game Shin Sangokumusou 8, that will be titled Dynasty Warriors 9 in the west. This time around, we learn about the Teahouse, where we can purchase food offering temporary benefits like increased experience gain, improved attack, buffed speed or jump ability. We
Game development is a never-ending cycle. Hironobu Sakaguchi, who created Final Fantasy, one of the longest-lasting franchises of all times, knows that very well. This year, his studio Mistwalker Corporation released Terra Battle 2, the sequel to the popular mobile game Terra Battle, and announced another game titled Terra Wars. Yet, he is far from done.
Ever since the start of For Honor’s Frost Wind Festival event, players have received access to brand new content, and starting today, players will now be able to taunt others in a pretty chilling way. Developer Ubisoft has announced that a brand new emote has been added to the game; Snowball Fight. The emote, as the name suggests, features
One of the most interesting reveals of Tokyo Game Show was Square Enix’s Left Alive, and according to Director Toshifumi Nabeshima, we won’t have to wait too long to hear more about the game. In the massive New Year group interview on the Japanese 4Gamer, Nabeshima-san explained that he was happy to see that the reaction to
Inti Creates revealed a huge sale planned to bring in the New Year for a limited time across the Switch and 3DS’s respective Nintendo eShops. Beginning on January 1 at 12:00am (PT) and going on until January 14 11:59 (PT), Inti Creates has discounted the following titles: [3DS] Blaster Master Zero 30% off (was $9.99
MixedBag Games’ Metroidvania title forma.8 finally released on PC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Wii U after being in development for a long time back in February. In August, the developers released the game on Nintendo Switch, which forma.8 has done quite well on. Earlier this month MixedBag Games teased that they were creating
This week’s Japan sales data was released yesterday via Media Creates, which showed Nintendo Switch and Super Mario Odyssey at the top of the sales list for the week leading up to Christmas. For that week alone, the Nintendo handheld home console sold 269,684 in Japan, which is five times more than the second place contender,
Polyphony Digital recently launched the latest entry in their famous racing series with Gran Turismo Sport. Despite various issues with needing to be online at all times, coupled with connectivity issues, GT Sport is shown to be a solid sequel to the series. However, as the page turns, we must leave the previous page behind. Yesterday, on Gran Turismo’s