Category Archives: Video Games

Dark Horse is Publishing a Super Mario Encyclopedia

Dark Horse has announced the expansion of their publishing partnership with Nintendo to release the Super Mario Encyclopedia! The Super Mario Encyclopedia is preceded by New York Times bestseller The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule HistoriaThe Legend of Zelda: Art & ArtifactsThe Art of Splatoon, and The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.

The Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario™ games and spans more than 30 years of the franchise’s history —from the original Super Mario Bros.™ to Super Mario™ 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom—even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!

Super Mario Encyclopedia goes on sale October 23, 2018 and the 256-page volume retails for $39.99.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jump Kick Their Way Into the Injustice 2 Multiverse

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment welcome the newest addition to the Injustice 2 roster: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Beginning today, players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate EditionInjustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can play as any one of the iconic Heroes in a Half Shell – Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. By equipping one of four accessories – swords, bo staff, nunchakus or sais – players will be able to change their character loadout to play as one of the four Turtles. Each will wield their own unique move sets, character powers and special moves and, in online and tournament modes where specific loadouts are unavailable, each individual Turtle can be chosen from the character select screen.

Beginning Feb. 20, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available for $9.99 as a standalone purchase from the PlayStation® Store, Xbox Store, Steam and Microsoft Store.

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, with DLC characters Red Hood, Sub-Zero, Starfire, Black Manta, Raiden, Hellboy, The Atom and Enchantress available now on console and PC. Injustice 2 mobile is available now for free on iOS and Android devices.

VIZ Media & Rose City Games Forge A Partnership To Develop Video Games

Rose City Games and VIZ Media have announced a partnership to debut original, narrative-driven games. Rose City Games, a leader in the rapidly-developing indie game scene, will introduce new and diverse voices from the world of indie games to the massive pop culture audience VIZ Media has cultivated since its founding.

The first title to be published by VIZ Media will be the supernatural action/adventure game, The World Next Door, developed by Rose City Games and featuring character designs by illustrator Lord Gris.

The World Next Door is a narrative-driven game that centers around Jun, a rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel world inhabited by magical creatures. Inspired by the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of both anime and indie games, players can expect to meet and develop friendships with an eclectic cast of characters while uncovering the mysteries hidden within this world.

The World Next Door is currently in full production with a planned release on PC. VIZ Media is slated to release two more games developed by Rose City Games over the next few years, and is currently accepting publishing inquiries from developers with games at all stages of production.

Add Hound to your Ultimate Squad in Transformers: Forged to Fight!

Kabam’s Transformers: Forged to Fight received a new update that introduces the Autobot Hound to the game!

Autobot Hound has a mean bark and a nastier bite. This brave warrior will back his teammates no matter how grim the struggle. Armed with enough weaponry for a small army and quick to improvise, this Autobot is able to hold his own in any situation.

Find out more about this new addition to the game.

Step Back Into the World of Pillars of Eternity

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, the long-awaited sequel, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, is ready to transport players back to the history-rich world of Eora!

Dark Horse Books and Obsidian Entertainment present Volume Two of the Pillars of Eternity Guidebook. Traveling far from the Dyrwood, Volume Two explores the seaborne Deadfire Archipelago, the setting for the upcoming PC game, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Discover why the Deadfire draws the likes of bloodthirsty pirates, eager colonists, horrifying creatures, and even a god reborn to its islands’ shores – and the waves in between them. This 120-page tome contains never before seen concept art and in-depth descriptions from the minds of the Pillars of Eternity II design team. Plus, it expands on the rich lore of 2018’s most highly anticipated cRPG. Add not just depth, but breadth to your journey through the Deadfire with this handsome, full-color tome!

Pillars of Eternity Guidebook: Volume Two— The Deadfire Archipelago goes on sale April 3, 2018.

Hulk (Ragnarok) Rampaes Into Marvel Contest of Champions

Thor (Ragnarok) character reveal for Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions, Hulk (Ragnarok) has officially entered the Contest!

Only Hulk truly knows how he ended up on Sakaar, fighting in the arena. But once he entered the arena, he was immediately a crowd favorite! By using his unique blend of savage rage, showmanship, and unstoppable strength to smash through some of the strongest beings in the galaxy, he became their Champion. After all, the only thing better than smashing, is smashing them while the crowd goes wild!

The Starcraft Universe is Explored in a New Comic Miniseries from Dark Horse and Blizzard

Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment have announced a new four-issue comic series: StarCraft: Scavengers. This comic series is the latest addition to Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment’s line of publications, preceded by The Art of OverwatchOverwatch Anthology: Volume 1, and World of Warcraft Chronicle (volumes I and II).

Writer Jody Houser and artist Gabriel Guzmán join forces for StarCraft: Scavengers, a new comic series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard’s acclaimed science-fiction real-time strategy game series. In StarCraft: Scavengers, a group of terrans hopes to pull off the job of their lifetimes: pillaging a derelict protoss ship in a decaying orbit above an uninhabited planet. The scavengers’ dangerous mission is seen from the point of view of a young, inexperienced engineer. The team must scavenge the ship’s priceless tech before it burns up in the planet’s atmosphere, but can they beat the clock and avoid being busted by Dominion police forces?

Originally released by Blizzard Entertainment in 1998, StarCraft is a real-time strategy game that chronicles the interstellar war between three galactic species: the protoss, the zerg, and the terrans. The saga continues in the acclaimed sequel StarCraft II, which is now available free-to-play—including the epic, award-winning Wings of Liberty™ campaign.

The first issue (of four) of the StarCraft: Scavengers comic series goes on sale July 25, 2018.

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Premieres on January 23 and Gets a Trailer

Telltale Games has released the official trailer for the penultimate episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, the ongoing five-part episodic game series that continues Telltale’s unique take on the World’s Greatest Detective. You can download the trailer by following the links above. Episode four, ‘What Ails You,’ launches TuesdayJanuary 23 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and mobile.

When the Pact puts its plan into motion, Bruce’s cover is finally blown, and as his web of lies unravels, new questions emerge: When and how will the Pact regroup? What’s truly motivating Amanda Waller and the Agency? And perhaps most importantly, how will John Doe handle the truth about his buddy Bruce? With another showdown brewing, the clown prince of crime may finally earn his crown…

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who reprises his fresh take on ‘John Doe,’ better known to fans as The Joker.

This new season is intended to be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike, though players’ choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series will optionally carry over into The Enemy Within. This season also includes Telltale’s unique multiplayer ‘Crowd Play’ feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an internet connection.

A special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is currently available at retailers across North America and Europe. The disc includes the first episode of the season, as well as download access to all subsequent episodes as they are released.

Batman: The Enemy Within is a standalone product separate from the first season of Batman – The Telltale Series. Both products are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. Episode four, ‘What Ails You,’ has been rated ‘Mature’ by the ESRB.

Sentry Enters The Contest in Marvel Contest of Champions

The famed Marvel hero Sentry has officially entered The Contest in Kabam’s Marvel: Contest of Champions! Info on the character’s bio are below.

Robert Reynolds left his previous ordinary life behind the day he imbibed a mysterious laboratory liquid. Little did Robert know, the concoction was an enhanced version of the Super-Soldier Serum and it transformed him into the Golden Guardian, Sentry. With the power of a million exploding suns, Sentry combats the forces of evil and destruction, whether they come from abroad, or from Sentry himself…

Base Stats & Abilities

All stats based on 4 Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99

  • Character Class: Science
  • Health: 15660
  • Attack: 1204
  • Max PI:

Without Signature: 3804

With Signature (99): 4725

Base Abilities: Fury, Armor Break, Regeneration

Special 1: Light Blast – Sentry punches his opponent before unleashing a Light-based Energy blast.

Special 2: Soaring Strike – Sentry leads with an uppercut then loops around for a flying double punch.

Special 3: Channel the Void – Sentry transforms into the Void, creating a black hole that consumes the opponent.

Signature Ability: Molecular Reformation – Reality Warps persist from fight to fight and Sentry has a chance to gain Indestructible when he loses a Combo.

New Injustice 2 Trailer Reveals Enchantress’s Mystic Abilities

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have unveiled a new gameplay trailer for the newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster, Enchantress. The trailer gives players their first glimpse at June Moone’s magic-wielding alter-ego Enchantress, in-action as she struggles to contain the mystical powers that have taken hold of her. Enchantress will arrive on Jan. 9 for players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate EditionInjustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3, and will be available as a standalone purchase beginning Jan. 16 from the PlayStation® Store, Xbox Store, Steam, and Microsoft Store.

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, with DLC characters Red Hood, Sub-Zero, Starfire, Black Manta, Raiden, Hellboy and The Atom available now on console and PC. Injustice 2 mobile is available now for free on iOS and Android devices.

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