In September, the Nintendo Switch was once again the top-selling current-generation console hardware, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. This marks the third straight month that Nintendo Switch has been No. 1, and the fifth time overall in the seven months since its launch. Nintendo Switch has already surpassed 2 million units sold in the U.S. alone.
When combined with the Nintendo 3DS and the plug-and-play Super NES Classic Edition, Nintendo systems claimed two-thirds of the month’s total video game hardware sales.
Nintendo Switch games again occupied multiple spots in the list of best-selling individual games of the month, including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft at No. 7, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 10 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 11. Also, the Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS debuted at No. 8.
XSEED Games today announced that the first set of collaboration DLC characters for the recently released PlayStation 4 exclusive Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash, Ayane, Honoka, and Marie Rose of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, are now available for purchase on the PlayStation Store. Each character bundle is available individually for $5.99, with all three bundles combined available for $14.99, and the full ‘Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Collaboration Set’ including all three bundles and additional outfits for the characters available for $25.99.
Dawn of War III’s biggest post-launch content release arrives today, bringing with it three elite heroes, five cosmetic skins, three multiplayer maps, and new custom match options to challenge players on the battlefield. This will coincide with a Steam Free Weekend for Dawn of War III which will run from October 19th to October 22nd and a 50% off discount to buy, which will start at the same time on October 19th and finish October 23rd.
NIS America has released a new trailer for Demon Gaze II, explaining the systems of the upcoming RPG. The trailer introduces the various demons players can capture, as well as the dating-sim aspect of the game.
Demon Gaze II will arrive on November 14th for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
2K and Firaxis Games today released the ‘Fall 2017 Update’ for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. This update includes a number of balance changes, AI adjustments, updates to the Religion system, and bug fixes.
The Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack is also available starting today. This premium DLC adds Khmer, led by Jayavarman, Indonesia, led by Gitarja and new scenario, ‘Path to Nirvana’, to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.
When the Fire Emblem Warriors game launches October 20th for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, it will do so with a wealth of content. The new game offers a twist on the Fire Emblem series by uniting fan-favourite characters from Fire Emblem history to participate in over-the-top battles focused on real-time, tactical action rather than turn-based strategy.
At midnight ET on October 20th, both the free DLC Japanese voice pack and a free software update will go live. The DLC voice pack adds the ability to experience the game with Japanese voice audio and English subtitles. The free software update adds battle results to the game’s History mode and a new feature for sorting in-game weapons.
Starting in December, a series of three paid DLC packs will also release for the game. The first DLC pack launches in December, the second in February and the third in March, with each pack adding three new playable characters, three new History scenarios, new costumes, new weapons and new support conversations inspired by Fire Emblem Fates, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem Awakening, respectively. Each DLC pack will cost $11.59, but a Season Pass can be purchased starting on October 20th for $25.79. The Season Pass includes all three DLC packs, which become available as they release, as well as a bonus bridal costume for Lucina that can only be obtained by purchasing the Season Pass.
Square Enix today announced that Spelunker Party!, the newest platform adventure game in the Spelunker series, is now available digitally from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Players can also try the free downloadable demo for Nintendo Switch, which is available now from the Nintendo eShop.
DICE has released a new single player trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2. Take on the role of Commander Iden Versio in a story following the destruction of the Death Star II and the death of the Emperor. Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be available on November 17th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Origin for PC.
Today marks the release of Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 – Brave New World, now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam, and PlayStation 4 Pro owners can now enjoy the game in 4k.
Episode 2: Brave New World showcases some new characters and environments alongside others that are making a return from the first game. As Chloe and Rachel’s family life continues to crumble, their friendship blossoms and the two girls discuss running away together. However, before they can go Chloe gets involved with an errand for Frank Bowers, which puts her in a dangerous situation and exposes an uglier side to Arcadia Bay…
Japanese videogame publisher, Happinet, today announced that Hyakki Castle will launch on PC via Steam on November 15th. Featuring a brand new approach to the traditional real-time dungeon RPG battle system, Hyakki Castle encourages players to split their party with its 2-party system, as seen in the new “Haunted Halls” trailer.