Super Bomberman R Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC


Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.

Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.

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Monster Hunter: World is now Capcom’s Highest Selling Title


In what is most certainly a shock for the company, Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter: World has surpassed 7.5 million units sold, making it the companies highest selling home console game of all time. This number beats out the likes of the biggest in the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man series of games.

Good gameplay and a massive online presence built on collaboration has given the game fantastic word of mouth across both the PlayStation and Xbox family of consoles, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down despite competition.

Metal Gear Survive Launch Trailer

Konami has released the launch trailer for Metal Gear Survive, which is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The trailer gives us a new, albeit late, look at many of the bosses and larger creatures that fill the wasteland of the dystopian world.

The trailer shows plenty of gameplay footage that spotlights playing online with friends, and defending your base from the zombie-like enemies of the game. While not a Metal Gear game in spirit, there appears to be some details that stayed from past games… like balloons? So, check this one out of your own volition.


Xbox Game Pass Now Includes Day One Microsoft Studios Games


As crazy as it sounds, a post on Xbox Wire this mornings confirms that starting with Rare’s upcoming Sea of Thieves, the $9.99 per month Xbox Game Pass will now include Day One editions of games from Microsoft Game Studios. The Xbox Game Pass offers subscribers access to more than 100 games from throughout Xbox history, allowing them to download and play as long as they are subscribed, with an option to purchase games outright at a discount.

Microsoft has been pushing the Xbox Game Pass for quite some time, but the enticing addition of titles like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2 sweeten that deal considerably.


Overwatch Reveal New Blizzard World Skins


Blizzard has revealed a load of new skins, sprays, and player icons for Overwatch in anticipation of the launch of its new Blizzard World map that will take players across a theme park inspired by various Blizzard properties. Thanks to the inspiration, the new skins are inspired by other properties as well, such as Diablo, Starcraft, and Warcraft.

You can hit the jump to check out the full reveal. Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The new items will be available on all platforms starting January 23, 2018.

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New Fable Game in the Works


2 years after the closure of 20-year veteran studio, Lionhead Games, Eurogamer is reporting that Microsoft has commissioned a new game in the Fable series, which will act as a reboot for the series. The developer is said to be Playground Games, makers of the Forza Horizon series.

According to sources, Microsoft was inspired to create an open-world action RPG after the success of Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn. Using the name recognition of Fable to do that is a pretty excellent idea. Forza Horizon 3, the latest title from Playground Games is considered essential to the Xbox One, and was met with critical acclaim and financial success.


Battlegrounds Hits Xbox One in December


The wildly popular phenomenon, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, will finally be hitting Xbox One consoles December 12, 2017, Microsoft Studios and PUBG Corp. have announced. The game will debut on the Xbox Game Preview program, with version 1.0.

Xbox players will also be able to snag some exclusive cosmetic packs (the PUBG Warrior Pack, the PUBG Accessory Pack, and the PUBG Tracksuit Pack), but details have yet to be finalized. Stay tuned for more information as it hits.


New Okami HD Trailer

Capcom has debuted a beautiful new trailer for the upcoming HD-update to the fan-favorite, Okami HD. The new trailer shows us what to expect from the remaster, and its updated visuals. Okami HD will feature 4K support on the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC. Players will also get to choose to play in 4:3 ratio, or 16:9 widescreen format.

Okami HD releases in North America and Europe on December 12th, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


First Xbox Backwards Compatible Titles Revealed


Following a leak on Friday and now officially confirmed by Microsoft through IGN, the first 13 titles that will be available to players for Backwards Compatibility with the original Xbox have been revealed. The games will be available for Xbox One users on October 24th.

The list includes the already announced Crimson Skies, as well as Psychonauts, Red Faction 2, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Bloodrayne, Ninja Gaiden Black, Fuzion Frenzy, Dead to Rights, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, BLACK, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, and The King of Fighters: Neowave.


Dragon Ball Fighter Z Gets Release Date in Japan


Bandai Namco shared a few updates on Dragon Ball Fighter Z in the latest issue of V-Jump with a release date for Japan, as well as the reveal of two new characters: Nappa, and Captain Ginyu. V-Jump reveals that Nappa who can summon Saibamen and his Meteor special attack is Kapa, the mouth-energy-beam attack from the show.

The other new character is Captain Ginyu, who comes with the ability to call the members of The Ginyu Force. His Meteor special attack is Body Change, which, similarly to the show, allows him to swap bodies and health with opponents. Dragon Ball Fighter Z releases in Japan on February 1st, 2018, in Japan for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is expected to release in early 2018 in North America, and Europe.


Xbox Backward Compatibility Hitting Before Year-End


Fans of the original Xbox have been chomping at the bit since this year’s Electric Entertainment Expo, when Microsoft unveiled backward compatibility with the first Xbox, and it’s library of cult-classic titles. Since then, we’ve heard little in the way of BC announcements aside from the initial Crimson Skies, and Fusion Frenzy.

Fortunately, in an interview with GameSpot, Xbox head Phil Spencer has assured everyone that things are still going according to plan. “We’re close, we’re really close,” he says before confirming that means backward compatibility should launch by the end of the year. Microsoft has been going all-in on the release of the Xbox One X next month, so we should expect to hear something shortly after launch.


New Trailer for Code Vein


The Dark Souls-like vampire title, Code Vein, received a new trailer at the Tokyo Game Show showcasing more of its original vampire-filled world, and the story, as the main characters are in search of a new source of food, aka blood, for their people. The character creation alone makes this game worth it, but the gameplay and beautiful visuals just keep selling me more and more on this.

Code Vein is releasing in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Slew of Halo Games Now Backwards Compatible


Microsoft has announced that players who don’t care to grab the Master Chief Collection on Xbox One now have a more classic option as Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 are all now backwards compatible.

If you own the game discs for any of the original titles, just pop it in, and enjoy the game with free HD upgrades, as well as all of its original DLC included at no extra cost.


Hyperkin’s Duke Controller Heads to Production


Peripheral developer Hyperkin has been working with designers of the original Xbox controller to recreate the famous Duke controller, the over-sized original form factor of the Xbox. Seamus Blackley, one of the designers of the first Xbox, has assisted in recreating The Duke in all its glory for the Xbox One and Windows.

The new version of the controller features the original’s shape, and an OLED screen that animates the Xbox intro upon startup. It also includes a 9-foot breakaway cord. The controller has been approved by Microsoft, and now heads to tooling to go into full production. No word yet on price, but expect to hear something very soon.


Okami: Zekkei Announced


Capcom has finally confirmed its long-awaited Okami HD/4K remaster with the announcement of Okami: Zekkei for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game releases in Japan on December 21st, with a physical release on the PS4 and PC releasing on December 13th.

Information is still scant on the title, but we know it will retail for 2,990 yen plus tax, with a limited edition version being released for 4,990 yen.

UPDATE: The game is releasing in North America and Europe on December 12th.