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NetherRealm releases first Raiden trailer for Injustice 2… Capcom confirms Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite DLC characters

We learned how two of 2017’s biggest fighting games will get even larger this year as NetherRealm unveiled the next character for Injustice 2 and Capcom confirmed the remaining four characters who’ll be part of the Season Pass for Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite.

Learn more about the latest additions to both games after the break. (more…)

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No surprise there… Madden NFL 18 was the best-selling game in August 2017

It gets harder and harder every year to interpret the NFL rulebook, but one thing is always certain… the latest entry in the Madden NFL series will be the best-selling game in August.

That axiom held true once again this year, as The NPD Group declared that Madden NFL 18 was the best-selling game of last month. August 2017’s other big sellers include Grand Theft Auto V (#2), Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (#3), Splatoon 2 (#4), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#5), and the newly-launched Agents of Mayhem (#16).

You can read more about last month’s best-sellers and view the monthly Top 20 after the break. (more…)

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NetherRealm unveils Injustice 2 gameplay trailer for Black Manta

Black Manta will join Injustice 2 as part of the Fighter Pack 2 expansion, and NetherRealm Studios unveiled the Aquaman villain’s first gameplay trailer this morning.

Mortal Kombat fans will likely notice the similarity to robotic characters like Cyrax and Sektor, but Black Manta also has a few aquatic powers, as well as some ninja-like moves.

Injustice 2 owners will be able to download Black Manta sometime in September.

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Injustice 2’s Fighter Pack 2 will include Black Manta, Raiden, and Hellboy

As expected, NetherRealm Studios unveiled the three characters that’ll be included in the Fighter Pack 2 expansion for Injustice 2 today at Gamescom.

Fans of the fighting game spotted silhouettes for Black Manta (an Aquaman villain) and Raiden (Mortal Kombat‘s God of Thunder) in an earlier trailer, and both characters will make their Injustice 2 debut this Fall in Fighter Pack 2. But the expansion’s inclusion of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy was a welcome surprise. You can catch a glimpse of all three characters in the teaser trailer above.

NetherRealm will broadcast the first gameplay footage of Black Manta on their Twitch channel on August 27. And Injustice 2 owners who pre-purchase Fighter Pack 2 (either by itself or as part of the Ultimate Edition) will be able to download the expansion’s first character (presumably Black Manta) on September 12.

The remaining two characters will be available to download later this Fall.

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Splatoon 2 is swimming in green ink as the best-selling game from July 2017

The first year for Nintendo’s Switch continues to go swimmingly, and another exclusive release for the console has claimed the top spot in The NPD Group’s monthly tally of best-selling games.

Splatoon 2 was the top-selling game in July, beating out Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (#2) and a resurgent Grand Theft Auto V (#3). Three other Switch games managed to crack the Top 20, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#5), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#7), and Arms (#17).

According to, the Switch was also the best-selling console in July. Nintendo’s new device is so popular that it helped push monthly sales to $588 million, a 19% increase over July 2016.

The remainder of the Top 20 was made up of the usual suspects, including Tom Clancy games (Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege at #9 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands at #11) and three Call of Duty games (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered at #12, Call of Duty: Black Ops III at #13, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at #15).

The NPD’s complete “Top 20 Best-Selling Games” from July 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)

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NetherRealm will unveil Injustice 2’s Fighter Pack 2 at Gamescom 2017

NetherRealm Studios launched Injustice 2 for the PS4 and Xbox One a few months ago, and the developer has already added three new characters to the game’s roster as part of the Fighter Pack 1 add-on.

Six more characters will be added to Injustice 2 through future downloadable add-ons, and fans will get their first look at the next three during this month’s Gamescom expo. The characters planned for Fighter Pack 2 (which will be released roughly one-per-month this Fall) will be unveiled during a special “Celebrity Charity Competition” on August 23 at 5:00 PM (Eastern Time).

DJs Steve Aoki and Don Diablo will battle it out in the fighting game in a best-of-five series, and fans in attendance at Gamescom will be able to grab a ringside seat in Hall 9. If you can’t make it to Cologne, Germany, the matchup will also be livestreamed on NetherRealm’s Twitch channel.

The “Celebrity Charity Competition” will support the Aoki Foundation, a charitable group founded by Steve Aoki that supports advances in brain science, as well as disaster relief, developmental disabilities, and animal rights.

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NetherRealm adds Tournament Shaders and Bizarro Superman Premier Skin to Injustice 2

Injustice 2 launched in May to rave reviews and big sales, and NetherRealm Studios has already begun to add new characters to the game including Red Hood and Sub-Zero (and the upcoming release of Starfire).

But the developer also recently added two new Shaders for each character and a brand new Premier Skin to the game. Shaders and Premier Skins can be unlocked using Source Crystals, Injustice 2’s in-game currency, which can be earned through the Multiverse Mode or purchased with real money from the game’s online storefront.

The black-and-gold and black-and-silver Tournament Shaders will provide a stylish change for any Gear loadout, and players who purchase the new color sets will help support Injustice 2’s esports community. Tournament Shader sets can be unlocked for 5,000 Source Crystals apiece, and NetherRealm has pledged to donate a portion of each purchase towards tournaments and community events.

Also now available in Injustice 2’s character customization menu is a new Premier Skin for Bizarro Superman. Unlockable for 6,000 Source Crystals, the Bizarro Superman Premier Skin transforms Superman into his backwards doppelganger, and adds completely new dialogue options to the game.

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Content Crash #7: Evo 2017 and Everything Esports

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. As always, I’m joined by Keno Eastmond.

We’ve got some cool stuff to talk about today. We’re going to focus on everything esports. And what better time to discuss esports than in the aftermath of Evo 2017.


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