Hands-on With Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom’s Awesome Battle System

The original Ni No Kuni remains one of the absolute best traditional JRPGs that the PlayStation 3 has to offer, so it’s no surprise that we were super stoked to hear that the sequel, Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, is just around the corner. While the incredibly-talented Studio Ghibli is no longer involved this time around, developer Level-5 has continually given us confidence that this follow-up is in good hands.

We got a chance to play about four hours of Revenant Kingdom, which included all manners of its new, incredibly expansive gameplay. Here are three major reasons why we’re excited for its March release.

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The 15:17 to Paris Review

As a director, when Clint Eastwood gets it right, he gets it really right but when he doesn’t, he really doesn’t. With The 15:17 to Paris, it’s a classic example of Eastwood dropping the ball, big time.

This biographical thriller is based on the autobiography The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Soldiers by Jeffrey E. Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos. It stars Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos as themselves and reenacts their stopping the 2015 Thalys train attack. The decision for the trio to play themselves was really only ever going to go one of two ways, good or bad, and the way it has gone is really about as far away from the preferred option as possible.

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UK Daily Deals: Preorder Bayonetta 2 for Switch and Get Bayonetta for Free at Amazon, THEC64 Mini for £63

 

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If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can grab the cheapest Bayonetta 2 preorder deal at Amazon, which is only £38.00. You will also get a download code for Bayonetta 1 for free.

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Deadpool 2 Trailer Breakdown

Greetings true believers! A brand new trailer has dropped for the upcoming Deadpool sequel, and we went over it with MAXIMUM EFFORT to spot all the details you might’ve missed.

Check out all the Easter Eggs and geek morsels we uncovered in either the video above or the slideshow below!

That was everything that jumped out at us in the latest trailer for the STILL UNTITLED Deadpool sequel, which is out May 18th — what did we miss? More importantly, what do you think this movie’s actually going to be called?

Let us know in the comments, and if you want more obsessive attention to detail, let us break down the latest previews for Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story — and for all this summer’s big loud stupid movies, keep it right here on IGN.

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Google Reportedly Working on PlayStation Now-Like Game Streaming Service

Google may be preparing to make a big grab at the global video game business by launching its own subscription-based game streaming service, reports The Information.

Citing sources with knowledge of the project, the service could be offered via Google’s Chromecast, or potentially even a Google-made console.

According to the report the game streaming service plan, apparently codenamed ‘Yeti’, has been kicking around the halls of the tech giant for around two years. It also points to former Xbox and PlayStation executive Phil Harrison joining Google last month as Vice President and GM as a sign something may indeed be afoot. Harrison also served on the advisory board of cloud-gaming service provider Gaikai prior to Gaikai’s acquisition by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2012.

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This 2 TB Sea Of Thieves Game Drive Comes With In-Game Content And A Game Pass Membership

Seagate has announced the next of its special edition game drives, this one themed around Rare’s upcoming Xbox One and PC pirate game Sea of Thieves. The 2 TB drive is pretty cool-looking, featuring the “Reaper’s Mark” logo on the purple case.

It also comes with in-game content in the form of the weapon The Midnight Blunderbuss, which I am also calling dibs on now for my sludge-rock band that I want to form. Additionally, it includes a one-month Xbox Game Pass membership. That’s notable because, with that membership, you’ll be able to get Sea of Thieves at launch on March 20 at no extra cost because first-party Xbox games are now launching into Game Pass right away. However, you must keep your subscription active or buy the game outright to continue playing after the first month.

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Seagate says the drive’s USB 3.0 speed means you won’t notice any slowdown for games playing off the drive compared to the Xbox One’s internal hard drive. The $90 Sea of Thieves drive launches on March 20 alongside the game.

In other news, Xbox has announced a $75 Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller, which is shipping to retailers now. It also features the Reaper’s Mark logo and it comes with the Ferryman Clothing Set, which you can unlock in the game on March 20. Also included are 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass.

And related to that, Microsoft also announced the “Xbox Pro Charging Stand” from Controller Gear. Described as a “premium charging stand,” it comes with a battery cover, a rechargeable battery, and a six-foot power cord. launches on April 5 for $50. Finally, Controller Gear is also launching a $15 standard controller stand featuring the same design. You can see all of the newly announced Sea of Thieves devices in the gallery above.

Sea of Thieves launches for Xbox One and PC on March 20 and will support cross-play between the two platforms.

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Deadpool 2 Trailer Breakdown: Cable, Domino And Easter Eggs!

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The 12 Best Undertaker Entrances In WWE History, Ranked

On the Raw 25th Anniversary show, the Undertaker returned to the ring–not to fight, but to deliver a cryptic message. He ended his promo with a line that sounded vaguely threatening: “And now on this sacred ground, I declare for all of those who have fallen: It is truly time you rest in peace.”

What does that mean? We’ll find out soon enough, but we can hazard a guess: Despite evidence to the contrary, the Undertaker has not retired. He’ll probably fight at WrestleMania 34, and he’ll probably face John Cena. Although the Dead Man isn’t what he once was–three decades in a brutal industry will do that to you–he still knows how to make a killer entrance. And the Undertaker’s entrance, by itself, is nearly worth the price of admission to WrestleMania.

It’s gone through plenty of iterations over the years, with different special effects, different music, and different outfits. But it’s always impressive, and it always sends a chill down our spines. Here are the Top 12 Undertaker Entrances In WWE History.

Channel Zero: 8 Fan-Favorite Creepypastas The Show Should Adapt Next

In 2016, Syfy debuted a new horror anthology series called Channel Zero. What set the new series apart from others like it was that each season was based on a Creepypasta story. Season 1 adapted “Candle Cove,” a story originally about a terrifying TV show for children that never existed. Season 2 was based on of the most famous Creepypasta stories, “No End House.” The original story is about a house that subjects those who enter it to increasingly terrifying rooms based on their fears.

With Season 3, Channel Zero will be adapting “Search and Rescue Woods,” a story about a search and rescue officer who is tasked with finding missing persons in an unnamed forest. What he encounters is horrifying and surreal. The new season, which is called “Butcher’s Block,” comes to Syfy on Wednesday, February 7 at 10 PM ET.

With three seasons under its belt, what could Channel Zero adapt next? We looked through Creepypastas far and wide to find the best stories Channel Zero could adapt next.

Note: We’re skipping out on “Slender Man,” as that character has been adapted enough already.

Bandai Namco Making Nintendo Switch-Exclusive FPS And Ridge Racer 8, It Seems

Update 2: A representative for Bandai Namco told GameSpot, “Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. cannot confirm nor deny rumors or speculation about its products.”

Update: In the same LinkedIn bio, the developer claims it’s working on Ridge Racer 8, a game which has so far not been announced. The bio describes the title as a “drift-based high speed car racing [game] exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.” Original story follows.

It looks like Japanese publisher Bandai Namco is working on a new first-person shooter/adventure game that will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. A developer at Bandai Namco’s Singapore studio posted on their LinkedIn page that they are working on an “Unannounced IP (First Person Shooter/Adventure Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch).”

It’s intriguing to think about Bandai Namco, which hasn’t done all that much in the FPS space, making a game in the genre that is exclusive to Switch. The company published the shooter Get Even in 2017, though it is perhaps best known for its non-FPS franchises like Dragon Ball, Dark Souls, and Tekken.

A scene from Bandai Namco's Get EvenA scene from Bandai Namco’s Get Even

During a Bandai Namco earnings briefing in November last year, management talked about how the company is adding more resources to Switch game development. President Mitsuaki Taguchi said, according to the Wall Street Journal, “It’s a shame, but we didn’t think the Switch [would] be accepted this fast.”

Bandai Namco Singapore’s jobs page shows at least five open positions. However, none of the listings say what kind of game the candidate would be working on. The job ads call for people with experience working on AAA games. We have contacted Bandai Namco in an attempt to get more details. We’ll report back with more details as they come to light.

One high-profile upcoming Switch release from Bandai Namco is Dark Souls: Remastered, which is due out in May. It will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, along with a better frame rate and improved resolution.

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