Monthly Archives: April 2018

Square Enix Officially Unveils Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The latest entry of the Tomb Raider series was revealed today, created by a team of Tomb Raider veteran developer sat Eidos-Montreal.  Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be arriving on September 14, 2018 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC/Steam. Lara Croft must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour if she’s to succeed. Camila Luddington will return as Lara Croft on the heels of her critically acclaimed performance in “Rise of the Tomb Raider”.

“Thanks to their incredible expertise, knowledge of the franchise and outstanding creativity, Eidos-Montréal, in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, is delivering a powerful experience with Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” said Yosuke Matsuda, president and representative director of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider will take the series to new heights and Lara Croft to new depths.”

Columbia Pictures Accepting Idea Submissions at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Wizard World Pitchfest

Do you have an idea for an original movie? Will you be at Philidelphia Comic Con? This could be the chance of a lifetime! Columbia Pictures has announced they will be accepting content ideas online, with potential pitch sessions to be scheduled during Wizard World Comic Con Philidelphia, on Thursday and Friday (May 17-18) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This marks the second activation of the recently announced collaboration between the pop culture convention producer and leading studio, following a successful debut earlier this month in Portland, Oregon.

Whether a paid attendee, artist or exhibitor, anyone who plans on attending Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia and can be available on Thursday and/or Friday, May 17-18, may submit an idea now through May 10 at 5 p.m. PT via Wizard World’s dedicated Website. One idea submission per person, and in order to be considered, they must be complete, fully-owned original ideas and not infringe on any copyrighted material. Anyone participating in a pitch must be a registered Wizard World Comic Con Philidelpha attendee, artist, or exhibitor, and must be 18 years of age or older and a legal US resident.

“After such positive feedback in our first sessions at Wizard World Comic Con Portland, we are excited to team up with Columbia Pictures on identifying outstanding original ideas from our creative attendees, artists, and exhibitors in Philadelphia,” said John D. Maatta, CEO of Wizard World. “We look forward to seeing a variety of submissions and see this as an important step in a broad-based relationship with Columbia Pictures as Wizard World furthers its lead role in the pop culture industry.”

Nintendo Switch News – 4/23/18 – 4/27/18

by Jason Parker (Ragachak)

Good morning Internet! I’ve been sick and it’s seriously slowed down some of my work. However, I’m starting to feel better, and it’s time to look at what’s on the way for the Nintendo Switch and what dropped just this week! On the more interesting side of news, South-African developer Robot Wizard is teaming with Playdius to revive the point & click genre, with a Fig campaign for Jengo. It’s an absurd, mad-cap celebration of funny words, challenging puzzles, gorgeous art, and a story that pulls no punches in its critique of all things gaming – then and now. The game looks intriguing and I’m a sucker for a good point & click, so I’m very excited to see where this goes. However, I did not receive a lot of “Coming soon” news, so I’m just going to leap directly into the actual releases, and there are some real doozies this week. From the irreverent (South Park) to the classic anime releases (Naruto), let’s get started!

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (4/24): At first, I was sincerely surprised that a South Park game would launch on a Nintendo console, but then I thought back to Bayonetta 2 . . . guess it’s not all that unreasonable. It’s all the hilarity and weirdness that you have come to expect from the South Park series, but with a superhero flair! It follows the adventures of the New Kid, and South Park is mixed up in an epic roleplay involving two superhero factions seeking dominance, to create their own hero media empires. It’s hilarious, awful, and wonderful. There is simply so much to say about South Park, and maybe I can review it at some time in the future to see how it handles on the Switch. I have a few Switch reviews coming before that though. (59.99)

A Robot Named Fight (4/26): Speaking of games I’m working on, Hitcents produced a Switch version of the Metroidvania/Roguelite (Metroguelite?) “A Robot Named Fight”. It has 100% feature parity with the Steam version (so they match up nicely), has seeded runs, new weapon, and power-up combos, and a secret ending, so I’m told! It released last year on Steam, and it’s actually installed on my Switch in the bedroom right now. The mechanical gods have left the lower-order robots behind to cultivate the world, but things seldom go as planned. So you explore this land, which is procedurally generated, destroying fleshy monsters and grabbing randomized power-ups. If you die, you start from scratch. Can you defeat the Megabeast?  (12.99)

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (4/26): Is there anyone who hasn’t played the Naruto Ultimate Ninja STORM games yet? Hell, even I have. It’s now available on the Switch and players can experience the saga of Naruto in stunning detail through the Fouth Great Ninja War story arc, and engage in multiplayer in both online and local 3D arena battles. Absolute tons of characters to pick from, and several of the DLC costumes from the original games will be included for free. There’s so much content to experience here, and though I have not really gotten into the games (I was never a huge Naruto fan), I am interested in seeing it all in one place. Sure, it’s a re-release, but I know a lot of people that would definitely get it again to play on the go, on the Switch. However, I believe in America, it’s only a digital release. (39.99)

 

Neverwinter: Lost City of Omu (PS4) Mount Raffle

We’ve partnered with Perfect World once again, celebrating the launch of Neverwinter: Lost City of Omu on console with a new mount raffle!

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is available on PC and is free to play digitally on Xbox One (with Xbox Live Gold*) and PlayStation®4 (PlayStation®Plus not required).

*On Xbox, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required.

Neverwinter: Lost City of Omu is now live on consoles! Learn more about the game and its latest expansion by visiting http://www.playneverwinter.com


We have 20 Suratuk’s Blue-Spotted Spider mounts to raffle off for Xbox One players.

This blue spider gives:

  • +50% Movement Speed
  • Two insignia slots

Blue-Spotted Spider

The visionary Suratuk is back at it again with a pair of limited run, custom- mounts. Freshly-coated and prepared to scurry into battle with the release of Lost City of Omu, these vicious arachnids didn’t become Blue-Spotted without inflicting several bites on the artist.

For Your Chance At This Spider:

  • Visit the official entry thread. If you don’t have one, you will need to sign up for a forum account to post.
  • Post a reply to the thread with your favorite Neverwinter class.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1. Codes will be sent via PM on the forums, so make sure to check back and see if you’ve won!

These codes are for PS4 NA/SCEA ONLY. One per account, bind on pickup.

Looking for Xbox One codes? Check our sister site MMOHuts!

The Wild Eight Receives New Update and 40% Steam Discount Soon

The Wild Eight Researcher Update

The cooperative survival action-adventure title, The Wild Eight is set in the Alaskan wilderness and is presently in Steam’s Early Access system. It will be on sale on April 29-30th for 40% off. In addition, the new “Researcher Vault” content update also releases on Sunday, April 29th. New resources and a craft system are coming in (look for Blueprints and use Scrap to create tools and deadly weapons alike). There is also a side quest to unlock fast travel location, and you can also revive your teammates in online multiplayer. New items have been added, such as:

Circular Saw will quickly chop down trees and your enemies.

Portable Heater is a great way to warm yourself and your party while raiding the wild.

Repair Kits are your best friends if you want to keep your equipment functioning.

Spiked Stick is just like an ordinary stick, but it hurts more!

Taser electrocutes foes and stuns them for a couple of seconds — use this time wisely.

Snow Piles hide loot crates… or something dangerous!

Final Fantasy XII’s Vayne Joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Today

Vayne Carudas Solidor is the first Season Pass character to join the already legendary cast of Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT. His playstyle and depth will offer new possibilities for squad composition in the fast-paced 3-on-3 team action, and also comes with alternate costumes and cosmetic weapon skins. In addition, New story scenes will give a glimpse into his role in the wider tale between heroes and villains in Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT. He is available for purchase by himself, or as a part of the Season Pass, which will include five new characters, each with skins and weapons.

The Weapons Pack is also available to download, offering several additional cosmetic weapon skins for many of the launch roster of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT. 

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Reveals First Trailer

A brand-new Adventure Time story is coming to the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC this July worldwide in the form of Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion! Play as Finn, Jake, BMO, and Marceline as the Land of Ooo is flooded, and familiar kingdoms are cut off by the rising waters. Finn and Jake craft a boat and set sail to investigate. Recruit friends to join their boat, Jeff, as they head into fights, interrogate characters for clues, and traverse the new and dangerous sea to locales across Ooo.

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Gameplay Features Include:

  • Freely explore the Land of Ooo
  • 3D visuals that match the art-style of the show
  • Playable fan-favorite characters: Finn, Jake, BMO, and Marceline
  • An original Adventure Time story, voiced by the series’ voice cast.
  • Tactical combat
  • Hero progression
  • Pirates – “Shiver me timbers!”

Adventure Time will be available July 17th in the US, and July 20th globally.