Whatever Nintendo's next console provides, the company won't sell it at a loss.
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed as much in a financial briefing for the company. During which Kimishima was asked about the Nintendo NX launch line-up, and the cost of the console.
Kimishima explained that Nintendo is "not thinking of launching the hardware at a loss." Although the Wii U did sell at a loss when it launched in 2012. Speaking to investors, he described the Japanese yen during the Wii U's launch as "very strong," but doubts that this will be the case around the launch of the NX.
Warning: Full spoilers for Game of Thrones' second Season 6 episode, "Home," below.
Game of Thrones: Season 6's second episode was a jam-packed one, filled with surprise deaths, long-awaited character returns and more.
This week, Dragons on the Wall tackles several of those notable events and what worked, what didn't and what has us curious going forward.
-Jon Snow's return and whether it was too predictable
-Ramsay killing Roose and how this changes things for the Boltons
-All the unlikely alliances occurring right now, including Sansa & Theon and Davos & Melisandre
-The return of the Greyjoys and how it could fit into the larger story
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will allow players to pilot a transforming fighter plane that can be upgraded and customized.
The fighter, referred to in the game as a Jackal, "can transform between atmospheric flight mode and zero-G flight mode for when you have to dogfight in the vacuum of space," Infinity Ward design director Jacob Minkoff explained in an interview with IGN.
According to Minkoff, Infinite Warfare will offer a seamless experience in which players are fully invested in not only their character, but also their vehicle. "It's kind of the Top Gun fantasy," he explained, noting that "it's your fighter that you get to upgrade and customize. You get to walk along the flight deck and have the flight crew preparing it for you and saluting you and you get into it and you fly out into these crazy missions that you chose to go to."
Note: this is a spoiler-free advance review of the first episode of Houdini and Doyle, which will air on Fox tonight at 9pm EST.
To paraphrase an iconic Henry Ford quote, Fox will give you any kind of TV show you want, as long as it's a police procedural. A few months after debuting Lucifer, a show about the ex-Lord of Hell assisting the LAPD, Fox now has yet another twist on an age-old formula to offer viewers. Houdini & Doyle draws inspiration from the short-lived but very real friendship between legendary stage magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The idea being that, long before the two had their very public falling-out, they joined forces to help Scotland Yard solve unexplained murder cases. The show is equal parts The Knick, Law & Order and The X-Files. If only it were as amazing as that combination sounds on paper.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's multiplayer content has been detailed on the PlayStation blog ahead of the game's May 10 release date.
Developer Naughty Dog implemented a new philosophy with its multiplayer content—and that includes making all Uncharted 4 multiplayer maps and modes free. Maps and modes will be available immediately, with all "vanity and gameplay in-game store items" unlockable through gameplay.
Uncharted 4 Multiplayer: Roadmap infographic
While Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will feature a linear story, Infinity Ward's upcoming shooter will also include non-linear elements that allow the player to earn various in-game rewards.
"As the captain of the UNSA Retribution, which is the carrier that you command, you can order it to go and engage in different missions in a non-linear order," Infinity Ward design director Jacob Minkoff told IGN.
"We are telling a linear story, but along the way you can choose to attack targets of opportunity, and attacking those targets of opportunity will reward you with various items and progression and loot elements that will help you to accomplish the next main mission that you accept from command," he added, noting they "will also reveal optional elements of the story."
Infinite Warfare, the next Call of Duty, arrives in November. That's no big surprise, right? Well, what if told you the Legacy Edition comes with a remastered version of the game that started it all, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? And if you use your Amazon Prime discount, you'll get it for $64, instead of $80. Of course, the standard version of Infinite Warfare is $48 with Amazon Prime, in case you don't care about the remaster.
We live in an age of too much good TV. With an endless number of options to choose from, it’s hard to know what to prioritize week in and week out.
That’s where your reliable TV reviewers at IGN come in. Each Monday, we’re going to break down TV’s best offerings of the week so you can know what to make sure you watch live, what you should watch but can save on your DVR for a few days, and what show you might have missed but is worth a binge to catch up on.
Bookmark this page, because we’re going to updating the weekly selection right here as TV season goes on. Anything you think we should be highlighting that we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.
Here’s your breakdown of TV for the week of May 2nd through May 8th:
This morning, Infinity Ward announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with an action-filled, Space Oddity-fueled trailer. The Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare includes the previously teased Modern Warfare remaster, too!
If you haven't seen it yet, watch the trailer here:
We've gotten a wide range of reactions so far. Just to name a few...
Well look at that...two big new multiplayer games are crashing onto our radar on the very day when we here at IGN like to stream. Tuesday, the MOBA-inspired Battleborn will finally be out after years of development, and the Team Fortress-esque Overwatch goes into open beta in advance of its release later this month. We couldn't choose which one we wanted to stream more, so we're streaming BOTH...because we're total anarchists with no couth, or regard for authority.
Just so you know, we're going to be livestreaming every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1PM - 3PM PT. We'll focus on new releases and DLC drops, but let us know in the comments what games you'd like to see!
With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
If you're excited to play the classic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in its remastered state, you need to prepare to also buy the futuristic new Infinite Warfare.
According to Activision's FAQ for Modern Warfare Remastered, the game will be available as a digital download only to customers who purchase a qualifying version of its upcoming, Infinity Ward developed Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
The qualifying versions are the "Legacy, Legacy Pro and Digital Deluxe" SKUs of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Justin Lin -- the director of four entries in the Fast and the Furious franchise as well as the upcoming Star Trek Beyond -- is reportedly in negotiations to direct Space Jam 2, the live-action/animation hybrid sequel starring the Cleveland Cavaliers' Lebron James (succeeding the original film's Michael Jordan).
The script will be written by Andrew Dodge, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
With the Early Access beta for Overwatch starting at midnight tonight, and the Open Beta on the 5th May, we've got six copies of the game on a platform of choice to give to those who can show us their coolest moment from the beta.
Whether it's an awesome kill, best team player showcase, or most enemies killed in a short time, it's entirely up to you to decide which one is worthy enough.
The winning six videos will also be featured in ads across IGN.
Interested? Here's all the information you need to enter.
To win, send us a video from the beta no longer than two minutes in length, showcasing your coolest moment.
During a livestream for the new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision revealed Infinity Ward is doing the game's zombie mode, a first for the studio.
"We’re excited that we’re finally able to do our own take on zombies," Infinity Ward said during the stream. The mode is a "separate universe from Infinite Warfare" and the other zombie games.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
The heroes of Once Upon a Time have had their moments of being naive -- I'm looking at you Snow White. But it's been five seasons. Villains occasionally redeem themselves sure, but by and large, if a transformation does happen, it's going to take more than a minute. Hook pointed this out to the heroes when they all believed Hades would truly help them and keep up his end of the deal. He said, "A man can't change so quickly." Duh. Why on earth did Regina and company make the monumentally stupid and difficult to believe choice of trusting Hades?
Regina giving Robin and Zelena's baby to Zelena was different. She was trying to connect and show her trust in Zelena. They've truly forged new territory with the relationship, and I like the forward momentum. However, putting faith in Zelena didn't have to extend to her love. There were ways to be smarter about it. It was a time for baby steps, not for believing Hades wholesale. Too much was at stake.
With only a few episodes left of The Flash: Season 2, Cisco Ramon is going to be a key figure in the fight to stop Zoom.
Carlos Valdes got on the phone to discuss what's ahead on The CW superhero series. He opened up about what Cisco's brother's return means in Tuesday's episode, "Rupture," plus teased how Vibe's abilities are integral to the Season 2 finale. Valdes also talked about what will change about Barry Allen in Season 3, and whether we'll ever see a darker Cisco. (Plus read his thoughts on the reveal of who the Man in the Mask is.)
Transformers production company di Bonaventura Pictures is partnering with Caliber Media to reboot Puppet Master, the classic horror film franchise from Charles Band.
The plan is to produce "multiple storylines within this new universe" with the first installment, dubbed Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, penned by S. Craig Zahler. The project has yet to find a director.
During a livestream today, Activision detailed the setting and campaign of its upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
"The world is dependent on resources from outposts around the solar system," narrative director Taylor Kurosaki said during the stream. The game's antagonists, the Settlement Defense Force, are a "brutal, fascist group" whose aim is to take control of the solar system's resources.
The goal of the SDF is "to hold the countries of earth in a stranglehold."
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's setting allows Infinity Ward to "take the player to places they've never been before" in the Call of Duty franchise. The space setting means dog fighting, zero-gravity fighting, as well as the "boots on the ground" combat the franchise is known for.
After a few teases and ahead of a promised live stream, today Activision revealed Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the next entry into the Call of Duty franchise.
The footage shows off plenty of explosions, space combat, two new characters, and contains a tease at the end for the much-rumored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster.
We've broken down the trailer into a gallery of screenshots to show off as much of the Infinity Ward-developed game as possible. Check them out:
The game is scheduled to release November 4, and pre-orders include the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster.