Saturday, June 25

Into The Breach Advanced Edition Coming In July, iOS And Android Versions Exclusive To Netflix Subscribers

With its approachable gameplay and chess-like complexity, Into the Breach has been an incredible strategy option for PC and Switch owners. With its upcoming Advanced Edition expansion, new content is getting pumped into the mech tactics games where it can already be played. Even better still, mobile versions are landing the same day with the new DLC bolted right in from the start. Subset Games, which also developed the space-faring rogue-lite FTL, is releasing the Advanced edition on July 19. It comes new units, weapons, pilots, abilities, and more. For expert players, there will be a more challenging difficulty mode to contend with, along with new bosses and enemies to learn to defeat efficiently and effectively. Here are some bullet points of what to expect in Into the Breach's Advanc...

Canceled Scarface 2 Game Footage Leaks On YouTube

Screenshot: Mafia Game Videos / Radical / KotakuRemember in 2006 when we got a Scarface game set after the ending of the classic ‘80s gangster flick? It was a weird setup, but the end result was a slightly clunky, yet kind of fun GTA-like open-world game. Apparently it did well enough that a sequel began development, but it was never finished. However, new footage from that canceled Scarface sequel has surfaced online, giving us a good look at the follow-up that never was. The newly released footage of this never released sequel, which was known as Scarface Empire, comes courtesy of YouTube channel Mafia Game Videos. The footage shows an early build of the game, showcasing the new Las Vegas setting, upgraded graphics, improved combat, and lots of swearing.Scarface 2 Gameplay Footage (2008)...

Momentarily Forget The State Of The World With Steam’s Giant Summer Sale

Screenshot: Square EnixEverything feels like it’s exploding in forest fires or uncaring politicians, but at least you can currently get Bugsnax for 50% off in the Steam Summer Sale, which began yesterday and will run until July 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern. The sale knocks a lot of money off thousands of games—most of which are discounted by 20-50%, though some have seen their prices slashed by over 80% (like the very eh NBA 2K22, which is currently $9.59 and was originally $59.99) (lol). The games included in the sale are also varied. You can snag anything from a usually $60 triple-A title to some cult classic indies you’ve been interested in for years but haven’t gotten around to buying, all for a hardy discount.If this choice and opportunity sounds overwhelming, that’s because it is. But there a...

Here’s How To Add U.S. Supreme Court Justices To Minecraft For No Reason At All

Image: Fred Schilling / Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States / Mojang / KotakuMinecraft is still one of the biggest games in the world more than a decade after its launch. At the same time, the justices of the United States Supreme Court are all over the news lately. It’s a no-brainer: Let’s put those judges in Minecraft!It’s never been easier to add fun avatars of friends, family members, or the ultimate, lifetime-tenured arbiters of American law to Minecraft. And afterwards, you can have all kinds of fun with them, from going on adventures to mining for precious gems. I mean, you can really do whatever you want, even stuff like, I don’t know, slashing them with swords, impaling them on tridents, shooting them with arrows, or burying them in a deep, dark hole for as long a...

Jurassic World Evolution 2’s Dominion Expansion Adds A Fun Path To New Dinosaurs Thrills

In the movie Jurassic World Dominion, we see a company called Biosyn operating at full capacity, creating dinosaurs and other dangerous critters at an alarming pace. In Jurassic World Evolution 2's new expansion, Dominion Biosyn, you play through this corporation's first days and learn how its hunger to bring back never-before-seen dinosaurs takes a turn for the worse. My time in Biosyn's sprawling dinosaur sanctuary was short yet rewarding. The new campaign flows harmlessly from mission to mission, allowing for success with little pushback. Some dinosaurs get sick or may misbehave, but this is essentially a stress-free playthrough that lets you interact with a handful of fantastic new dinosaurs within just an hour or two. All of the Biosyn dinosaurs are fantastic additions, bringing the...

Persona 5 Fanzine In Disarray After Lead Organizer Allegedly Embezzles $20,000

Image: AtlusLast night, the creative team behind a highly anticipated fan-made Persona 5 anthology zine announced that its project lead had confessed to spending $27,600 CAD (approximately $21,300 USD) of the zine’s funds for “personal use.” The money was originally intended for printing and shipping unofficial art and merchandise to customers. One of the fanzine’s artists claimed that the lead organizer, who goes by the handle Ree, spent the misappropriated funds playing Genshin Impact.Showtime is an unofficial zine featuring the characters Joker and Crow from Atlus’ popular RPG Persona 5. In response to the alleged embezzlement, the project’s five remaining staff members removed Ree from the moderator team (which means “management team” in the zine world). However, they said that they ca...

Tee Lopes Interview, Sonic Origins Review, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct | All Things Nintendo

This week's episode of All Things Nintendo is jam-packed with news, a review, and a fun interview. First up, Brian is joined by Marcus Stewart to discuss news pertaining to games like Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Overwatch 2, Pokémon Snap, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. The two then talk about Sonic Origins to wrap up the segment. Then, renowned Sonic Mania and TMNT: Shredder's Revenge composer Tee Lopes joins the show to talk about his path into the industry. If you'd like to follow the people from this episode on Twitter, hit the following links: Brian Shea (@brianpshea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Tee Lopes (@TeeLopes) The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry's most recog...

Halo Devs ‘Exploring’ Microtransactions For Master Chief Collection, An 8-Year-Old Game

Image: 343 IndustriesIt’s one thing for free-to-play shooter Halo Infinite to have microtransactions. Now Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a first-person shooter with a price tag, might see something similar. Maybe. Developer 343 is still “exploring” a “potential” framework “for the future.”Introducing microtransactions might seem like an odd step for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which is nearly eight years old and has already had one of the more publicly turbulent receptions in modern gaming.First released in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection combines the first four mainline Halo games—and their popular multiplayer components—but stumbled out of the gate with some serious connectivity woes. It took quite a while and a ton of updates, but by 2019, Master Chief Collection lock...

Chris Pratt Ominously Declares His Mario Voice Is ‘Unlike Anything’ From The Games

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku / Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic (Getty Images)Since it was announced that Chris Pratt was going to voice Mario in the upcoming animated movie, many have been wondering: What will he sound like in the film? And…we still don’t have an answer to that question, but the Guardians of the Galaxy star recently teased that his Mario voice sounds “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before” in the franchise. And now I’m scared. In a recent interview with Variety, Pratt shared that he was excited for folks to hear and see his take on Mario.“I worked really closely with the directors,” Pratt told Variety, “and [tried] out a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear”.Then, for some reason, Pratt decided to take a mo...