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Nintendo released their final Direct for 2020.
Nintendo released the final Direct Mini of the year, a Partner Showcase that gives new details and information regarding upcoming releases from publishing partners. Despite sporting the “mini” in the title, there’s not very much that’s mini about it. Quite the opposite, some big news and releases were part of the show. The most exciting news was that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity now has a demo available on Nintendo eShop. Furthermore, it was announced that massive Divine Beasts, seen in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be playable. Along with that, Control made its way onto the Switch through the magic of streaming, Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising opened for preorders, and much more. For the full list of announcements and trailers revealed during the Direct, make sure to check out our original news coverage.
New Final Fantasy 16 details revealed
Square Enix has put out a new Final Fantasy 16 site for fans to look at, with the website providing new details about the characters and world. The website primarily introduces us to the game’s main characters – Siblings Clive and Joshua Rosfield, as well as Jill Warrick. Clive will be the central protagonist, featured in the trailer as perhaps his older, more tattooed self. Tasked with safeguarding his younger brother, Clive lives through a personal tragedy brought on by the classic Final Fantasy summon Ifrit that sets him on the path of revenge. The game will feature six realms with each one having a summon-like creature named Eikon with Clive being the embodiment of one called the Phoenix. There are many more details to unpack in our original news coverage where you can also find the link to visit the website itself.
Netflix is doing a Live-action Assassin’s Creed series
Ubisoft and Netflix are, among other projects, teaming up for an Assassin’s Creed live-action series. The series is yet to found a showrunner so we know the development isn’t too far ahead. For now, aside from a short 10-second teaser, we know only that the show will be executive produced by Danielle Kreinik (Head of Ubisoft Film & TV) and Jason Altman (Executive Producer on Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet). While there are no details on the plot or the setting, the show will probably be in line with the most recent games in the fact that each features an original story and a new set of characters. We probably won’t see what Cassandra did in the 2500 years after her adventures in ancient Greece but we don’t doubt the series will feature numerous references to the games. Hopefully, the series will be better than the 2016’s film. For more information and the short teaser trailer, check out our original news coverage.
CD Projekt Red CEO apologizes for Crunch Comments
Just recently, the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 got delayed for another 21 days not soon after going gold. This was just an extension of the already mandatory six weeks’ worth of crunch announced in September. This issue of CDPR employees clocking in overtime was made light by the Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciński in a recent call with investors. After being picked up by numerous media outlets, his comments received some backlash, which prompted him to issue an apology via an internal email. In it, he regrets commenting on the crunch in a demanding and harmful way, saying that the stress of the delay made him not aware of the true extent of his words. You can check his original investors’ call comments as well as the full apology and reactions to it in our original news coverage.
Devil May Cry 5 is getting next-gen upgrades and Vergil DLC
Soon, Dante, Nero, and V will be joined by the badass Vergil as a fully playable character in Devil May Cry 5. The DLC releases on December 15 on all platforms at the cost of $4.99. Vergil and his unique skill set will be usable in story missions, as well as modes like the Void and Bloody Palace. What’s more PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X users won’t be the ones having all the fun since Capcom has also announced the DLC will release on both the PS4 and Xbox One. So definitely don’t throw away your old consoles just yet. There’s still some fight left in them for sure. To find out more details about the DLC and a look at the full trailer, check out our original news coverage.
Genshin Impact is already getting a ton of new content
Even though the game released just recently, the developer miHoYo is hard at work at creating new content for Genshin Impact. So on November 11th, they’ll already be releasing update 1.1 named “A New Star Approaches”. The update will bring the finale for the Liyue chapter along with extra story content. Additionally, new characters – Tartaglia and Zhongli will be added into the mix, along with seasonal events, PS5 compatibility, and a new reputation system. The latter, in particular, brings new progression systems that will reward dedicated players with region-exclusive items and customizations. Of course, there’s much more to this update so be sure to check out our original news coverage for the full list and the update announcement trailer.