Star Wars Battlefront may be getting a much-requested feature, offline Instant Action.
The offline mode was uncovered by Reddit user uninspired_zebra, who posted their findings to both a Reddit thread and a YouTube video, which you can watch below:
As you can see, the video showcases hidden menus that allow players to play Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron offline in a solo session or with a friend.
Although the YouTube video does look convincing, it's important to note that offline Instant Action has yet to be confirmed by EA, so take this news with a grain of salt. We've reached out to the publisher for comment and will update if we hear anything back.
Lionsgate has released the first movie poster for its upcoming Power Rangers film.
The image shows silhouettes of the teenage cast, with the phrase "together we are more" hovering over a lightning bolt–shaped cluster of stars. The Power Rangers appear to be in their street clothes and not their shiny new suits.
Power Rangers movie poster
Just yesterday, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston announced he'll play Power Rangers mentor Zordon in the rebooted film. And it sounds like he could be signed on for a while—Lionsgate hopes to produce up to seven Power Rangers films.
Game designer Keiji Inafune has spoken about the reaction to Mighty No. 9, but what everyone thought he said isn't actually the reality.
During a live stream yesterday, there was some confusion when Inafune appeared to say the release of Mighty No. 9 is "better than nothing." However, it has now come to light he said nothing of the sort.
According to Kotaku, former Capcom employee Ben Judd was translating on the stream, and adds his own commentary as well as the translation. The "better than nothing" line was added by Judd.
After some ominous breaths at the end of the first trailer and some leaked artwork gave us a hint, it's been officially confirmed that Darth Vader will return as a villain in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Revealed on the next Entertainment Weekly cover, it's not clear who will be inside the suit (presumably the voice will still be James Earl Jones') but we do know he'll be an antagonist to more than just the crew of Rebel fighters trying to steal the Death Star plans.
Sony's PlayStation Neo won't affect the PlayStation 4's life cycle, Shuhei Yoshida, president of worldwide studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said.
The PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation 4, Yoshida added—and the "new high-end PS4 is still PS4, so the life cycle is not going to be shorter." His statements echo what Sony Interactive Entertainment president Andrew House said about the PlayStation Neo "sit
alongside and complement
the standard PS4."
In an interview with German website Gamewelt.TV, Yoshida declined to comment on the console's details. When the studio is ready, he'll have information to share.
Most franchises run out of gas as they churn out more sequels, but in the case of The Fast and the Furious the films have grown better and more successful with each installment. Since today, June 22, marks the 15th anniversary of the release of The Fast and the Furious, let's take a look back at this most unlikely of franchises and rank its seven entries.
(This feature originally ran in April 2015.)
Spoilers for all seven films below…
Coming off the surprise success of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, a sequel was a no-brainer. Unfortunately the decision to move forward without Vin Diesel on the marquee also demonstrated a serious lack of brains. Though Paul Walker returned and Tyrese Gibson did yeoman’s work as Walker’s new muscley sidekick, the edgy magic of the original cast was hard to recreate, even with Eva Mendes and the always appealing Ludacris added to the mix.
Yacht Club Games currently has two more campaigns in development, and they'll be released for free.
Last year the first free campaign, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, was released. The studio is now working on campaigns for Specter Knight and King Knight too. Specter Knight will be coming first, although the team is working on all upcoming content simultaneously.
Specter Knight's new abilities include a slashing attack, which can also be activated in mid-air for a "Dash Slash." He also has a wall climb, however he can only climb a set distance before falling down again, so you'll need to use abilities in combination to reach new heights.
The newly-announced God of War will be single-player only.
We called Ascension's multiplayer "a genuinely fresh addition to the series", but said it lacked the depth to be anything more than a distraction.
For Spider-Man, "clone" is practically a four-letter word. Clones have been the source of no small amount of misery for the wallcrawler, especially during the massive "Clone Saga" crossover of the mid-'90s. Now we know that Peter Parker is facing a whole new round of clone woes, as Marvel has revealed that the mysterious "Dead No More" storyline (now titled "The Clone Conspiracy") will once again pit Spidey against the Jackal and his mad science experiments.
With this major conflict in the works, we figured now would be a good time to look back at Spider-Man's long, painful history with clones and why The Clone Conspiracy promises to be such a significant new addition to the Spidey mythos.
Gotham has found its new Poison Ivy in Maggie Geha.
The actress, whose prior credits include Ted 2 and The Rewrite, will appear in Season 3 as a series regular. She will take over the role of Ivy Pepper from Clare Foley, who previously played a younger version of the character in Season 1 and 2.
"Following an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, Ivy Pepper finds herself reborn, and one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: Poison Ivy," the official character description reads. "Now a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms, she sets her sights on Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz)."
A Public Test Realm for Overwatch is now available in the West as well as Korea.
This means you can test out the upcoming patches which are currently in development before they hit the live servers.
To join the PTR, you need a valid Overwatch game license, and you need to have installed the game and logged in at least once. Then, follow these steps:
The PTR is hosted in the Americas region, however all regions apart from China are eligible to participate. Be advised there's a player cap of 10,000, and if it's full, you'll be placed into a queue.
Watch Dogs 2 won't feature the map-unlocking towers familiar to players of Ubisoft's open world games.
Towers have been an integral part of progression in Assassin's Creed, Far Cry and even The Crew, and the original Watch Dogs used a version of them to allow for exploration around its version of Chicago.
However, speaking to Eurogamer, creative director Jonathan Morin has confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 is making a break from the UbiTemplate: "It's not a game where you open your map and everything's there. There are no towers. You just explore the world."
Our first-look at the game told us that players will instead unlock more and more activities by gaining followers for hacker activists DedSec, earned by completing missions or making discoveries in the open world, but it's now clear that the full map will be available from the beginning, allowing for a new measure of freedom in how you travel around it and what you complete as you do.
Warning: Full spoilers for the Person of Interest series finale below.
Even though there is a spoiler warning literally right above this line, I’m still putting one extra spoiler warning if you haven’t seen the Person of Interest series finale (read Matt Fowler's review of the finale here). Okay, let’s go!
After five years and 103 episodes, the story of Team Machine has come to an end, with tragedy and triumph occurring along the way. I spoke to POI executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman about the big events in the final episode, including the death of John Reese, how they decided on what would occur and more – including what we can infer the future holds for the surviving characters.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
Chillingly scored by Ramin Djawadi - with music that not only reminded me a bit of Philip Glass' brief pieces from The Truman Show but was also great enough to cause executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman to abandon their plans to use David Bowie's "Heroes" at the end - "return 0" was achingly amazing. As it turned out, things did not get neatly wrapped up last week with the launch of the Ice-9 virus. Greer was gone, but Samaritan, while slowly crumbling, was still very much in play. Enough for it to send countless operatives, including Jeff Blackwell, after our heroes.
There was a lot of action in this series finale, but the most memorable parts were the somber, reflective moments. The Machine, itself failing, and who now spoke to Shaw in Root's voice and appeared to us viewers as Root on the rooftop, took the time to explain how it came to understand people to a dying Finch. Looking through millions and millions of deaths, it absorbed what it meant to die alone and what it meant to live on in the hearts an minds of others. And the moment when "Root" placed her hand on Reese's shoulder while he took his suicidal last stand, and then placed her hand on young John's shoulder at his father's funeral decades earlier, shattered my heart.
Lex Luthor will indeed appear in Justice League, as Jesse Eisenberg has confirmed he'll be reprising his villainous role in Warner Bros.' upcoming DC film.
In an interview with ShortList, Eisenberg expressed his excitement in returning, saying, "it was the most fun I’ve ever had at playing a role, and most challenging, in a great way, and most rewarding," before adding that he'd "love to play it for years."
While production on Justice League is already well underway—read IGN's on-set impressions here—Eisenberg won't be filming until August, once his play The Spoils finishes its run in London.
Despite being a big fan of Star Wars, Steven Spielberg will never direct a Star Wars film.
It's just not his genre, the director said at a press event for his upcoming Disney film The BFG. "It's certainly my buddy's, the Thomas Edison of science fiction, George Lucas, who created the entire series," Spielberg said, as reported by the Toronto Sun. "But that was never for me. I'm just a fan; I'm just with everybody else in the audience watching them."
Spielberg has had an influence on the Star Wars films, however. The legendary director suggested J.J. Abrams direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and reportedly discovered Alden Ehrenreich—who'll play young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars solo film—at a bat mitzvah.
Crunchyroll announced it'll be simulcasting eight new anime and the second season of a returning anime this summer on a live stream today.
In addition to the second season of Active Raid, Crunchyroll will be simulcasting 91 Days, Alderamin on the Sky, Taboo Tattoo, Orange, Mob Psycho 100, Sweetness and Lightning, ReLife, and the new Berserk anime. You can see artwork for each of the anime in the slideshow below.
The localized names of each anime are not final, and more information on each anime's air date, region availability will be announced at a later time along with more new anime in Crunchyroll's summer lineup. For more on anime, be sure to check out IGN Anime Club.
Bryan Cranston's role in Lionsgate's upcoming Power Rangers movie has been revealed.
In a post on Twitter, the Breaking Bad star announced that he will play the Rangers' mentor, Zordon.
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 21, 2016
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is mixing up the series' formula in several exciting ways, including the addition of voice acting, and producer Eiji Aonuma has come forward to explain why for the first time it's being incorporated into the franchise.
"It’s really difficult to leave an impression on players with just text," Aonuma told Polygon, going on to point out that not every piece of dialogue in the game will be voiced. There are, however, specific instances in which he wants to "leave impressions on users" and is using voice acting to achieve that.