Atlus today announced that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker—an expanded version of the 2011 Nintendo DS RPG—will be released in North America in early 2015.
Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker includes fully voiced English dialogue and enhances the content of the original Devil Survivor 2. Picking up after the final day of DS2, the new plot nearly doubles DS2's story, and enhances gameplay with new abilities and more enemies. A new character, Miyako Hotsuin, will also be introduced to the series. Players will have the choice to skip to the new content or play through the original storyline.
Devil Survivor 2 is set in Japan where demons threaten the future of humanity. The protagonist must use a mysterious website with the ability to predict deaths in order to save the city. The game features the series' strategic combat and fusing demons mechanic, as well as multiple endings.
Following the release of the latest patch, Dragon Age Inquisition users on PC are experiencing some unexpected complications.
Patch 2, which was released yesterday, has inadvertently altered character options. Several PC players are reporting on Reddit that scars are now missing, along with freckles being reduces to translucent dots, and in some cases, The Inquisitor has been aged up considerably.
Other bugs introduced are said to include ice attacks losing their effect animation, the option for scars vanishing from the character create suite, and graphical glitches resulting in lowered visuals. The Reddit post claims "subjectively worse PC performance for many people."
Almost anyone who’s ever played a Nintendo game can hum the themes of Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda. Despite assembling some of the most memorable music themes in video game history, Koji Kondo is calm and collected whenever he talks about his career and the stuff he’s done at Nintendo. Kondo currently supervises the creation of music for Nintendo games, but he’s also the sound director and main composer for Mario Maker – a role he admits he hasn’t had in a long time. IGN caught up with Kondo before The Video Game Awards to discuss his early days at Nintendo, his favorite video game music, and more.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
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A gorgeous looking new stealth game from Naiad Entertainment, Sneaky Sneaky places you in the role of a thief doing his best to creep undetected through grids of enemies and obstacles:
Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the follow-up to the 2010 comedy, has a new trailer. Watch it here:
Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase, and Craig Robinson all return to reprise their roles. The sequel sees Duke and Robinson using the hot tub to travel back in time to prevent Lou (Corddry) from being shot.
Original HTTM star John Cusack will not appear in the sequel, and instead, Adam Scott will step in to play Cusack's character's son. Community's Gillian Jacobs plays the female lead. Steve Pink returns to direct.
Tripwire Interactive has addressed community concerns about Killing Floor 2's future PlayStation 4 release.
President John Gibson spoke to the community via the company's official forum, reassuring longtime PC fans that a PS4 release would not result in a lesser version of the game and providing a number of reasons for the developer's decision to bring the game to a console.
"A few things have changed in the gaming landscape recently though that got our attention," he said. "First off, game consoles have greatly increased in power for the new generation and their architecture is much better. When we looked at bringing games to the previous generation of consoles, they had far too low performance and not enough ram for us to provide the type of experience that we wanted to make. This means that we could now create an experience on the console without having to compromise the experience."
Internal communications from Sony Pictures reveal the studio's ambitious plan to do a crossover of their Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.
The leaked emails between execs and talent, including Jump Street stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, reveal that all involved are eager to make it happen. The crossover would also essentially "reinvigorate" the MiB franchise after the lukewarm response to Men in Black 3.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Jump Street makers Chris Miller and Phil Lord are producing the crossover movie and may also direct it. Sony wants the film fast-tracked for a 2016 or 2017 release.
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta will include a spectator mode, which allows eSports enthusiasts to broadcast and commentate on live matches. eSports is important to 343 Industries -- so it’s integrating eSports features right into Halo 5: Guardians.
“When you think about Halo, it’s such a tailor-made experience for eSports, especially with that competitive edge, getting back to the level playing field and everything,” 343 Industries’ Josh Holmes told IGN. “So we put a lot of focus on surrounding features.”
As a spectator, “you can go in and live-spectate on any of your friends’ matches in the Beta,
you can flip between first person and third person. So if you want to cast, you can go do that in a Twitch stream.”
A month ago, my wife and I were involved in a bizarre accident. An impaired driver crossed the Bay Bridge in San Francisco heading the wrong way and struck us head on at high speed. I was barely hurt, but my wife suffered terrible injuries and almost died. She won't walk again for a long time.
The IGN community responded like nothing I've ever seen.
Friends from IGN came, came to the hospital and brought light and love and kindness with them, delivering prayers and friendship and the precious gift of company, which in hours of despair is often the richest gift of all. They came bringing help in so many ways. But it wasn't just my IGN co-workers who gave me help. It was you, the community, that bestowed some of the most precious gifts.
The long-awaited return of Mad Max -- in the person of Tom Hardy -- rocked the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer with the debut of the first footage from the film. And now a new trailer has come in from the UK. Take a look above.
And here's a slideshow of images from Mad Max 4:
Here's the official logline of the film:
"Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller’s 'Mad Max: Fury Road' revisits his own post-apocalyptic trilogy featuring the anti-hero known as Mad Max. Tom Hardy stars in the role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Miller directed from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller also produces, along with Doug Mitchell and P.J. Voeten. Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers. 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is a Kennedy Miller Mitchell production. The film will be presented by Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures. Scheduled for release on May 15, 2015, it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures."
It was announced today by CBS and Worldwide Pants Incorporated that David Letterman will host his final broadcast of The Late Show on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT).
“David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of the CBS Corporation. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.”
HBO hopes to make its new stand-alone streaming service available in time for the next season of Game of Thrones.
According to Forbes, an internal memo states that HBO plans to launch the new service alongside Game of Thrones season 5 in April. The company also revealed that it has nixed its "Maui" project that was intended to build the stand-alone service in-house. Instead, HBO will use external technology from MLB Advanced, which provides technology to clients such as WWE Network.
HBO already offers HBO Go, a streaming service for its cable subscribers. Plans for the pre-existing service aren't clear, but the memo, sent by Mark Thomas, SVP of Technology Program Management, and Drew Angeloff, SVP, Digital Products, assures that Go remains "a top priority for HBO."
Today's we've got a full 30 minutes of new Dying Light footage to show off.
The video above focuses on one of the story's more eccentric side-missions, titled Mother's Day. It involves retrieving a box of chocolates and a particular movie for a very special lady.
We're joined by the game's lead designer Maciej Binkowski, who shows us the importance of securing safe houses, why a wrench is often your best friend, and above all, how to use the environment to your advantage.
Note: Spoilers for recent episodes of The 100 follow.
The 100’s Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) is a strong and noble man, but he sure isn’t rewarded for it. Ever since he met (and saved) Octavia, leading to their romance, he’s found himself captured and tortured by several different groups. But things went even further in the past couple of episodes, as he was taken inside Mount Weather and transformed into a bloodthirsty, cannibalistic Reaper.
I spoke to Whittle about what’s next, as this week’s episode finds Lincoln captured by Octavia and Bellamy… But can he be brought back to the man he once was?
PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara has admitted both the company and Evolution Studios is "embarrassed" over Driveclub's launch issues, and used it as an example for why games should be delayed if they're not ready.
Speaking to IGN in London earlier today, Gara offered an apologies to Sony fans, particularly in light of the decision to launch the PS4 under the "4ThePlayers" slogan, and promised the PS Plus version of the racer wouldn't be released until Sony is sure it won't suffer a repeat performance.
"It’s a disappointment," he said about the server troubles. "When you lay your soul out as being '4ThePlayers', then what you certainly don’t want is games that are not fully ready. It certainly wasn’t any ill-intention on behalf of the team. It’s ambitious as a game; they’re as embarrassed as we are and all you can do in those situations is say sorry.
Check out this exclusive new poster for Wild Card, an upcoming crime drama starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci.
The movie is directed by Simon West (The Expendables 2) from a script by Oscar winner William Goldman (All the President's Men, The Princess Bride). It's an adaptation of Goldman's novel Heat, previously brought to the screen in 1986 starring Burt Reynolds.
Square Enix has announced Theatrhythm Dragon Quest for 3DS.
While details are scarce, we do know the game is due for release in Japan on March 26, 2015 and retails for 5,800 yen.
For those after some hands on time, although you'll need to be in Japan, Square Enix plans to show off a playable version of the game to the public at this year's Jump Festa event in Tokyo.
As of right now, Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is a Japan-only title. Earlier today a Square Enix representative confirmed to IGN that "There are currently no plans for a release outside of Japan at the moment."
For those yet to try out the Theatrhythm series, it's a kind of musically-theatrical-RPG. In our review of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy we said "Whether you’re a huge Final Fantasy fan or just enjoy great rhythm games with fantastic music, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is certainly for you. Although the RPG elements feel a bit wasted, the varied gameplay options, scaled difficulty settings, and plethora of unlockable goodies still make for an excellent rhythm experience."
To celebrate the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in cinemas, we’re giving you the chance to win a fantastic home cinema package.
One lucky winner will get their hands on a 40-inch FullHD 1080p TV, a 5 speaker 3D Blu-ray home cinema system, Sky TV free for a year, including Sky Movies, plus the full range of HarperCollins’ film books, and a copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on 3D Blu-ray.
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On the heels of a very well received (and highly rated!) crossover with The Flash last week, Arrow is airing its midseason finale Wednesday night. It’s another big episode, as Oliver Queen will come face to face with Ra’s al Ghul for the first time.
I spoke to Arrow’s executive producer/showrunner Marc Guggenheim about the midseason finale, Ra’s al Ghul’s role, the continuing potential of Ray Palmer to become The Atom, Laurel’s transformation into Black Canary and more.
IGN: The description for this episode says Ra’s al Ghul makes a pretty big threat towards Starling City What is Oliver’s immediate reaction, especially given what Starling City has already gone through?