All Articles: PAX West 2017

Call of Duty 2018 might return to modern warfare… Bethesda’s Pete Hines said they’ve got another unannounced game coming in 2017

Unannounced games are always full of promise… because we don’t really know anything about them. While they’re not ready to announce them just yet, Activision dropped a few hints about Call of Duty 2018 and Bethesda has one more unannounced game on track for a 2017 release.

Learn all the secrets after the break. (more…)

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Yacht Club will also release Amiibo figures for King Knight, Specter Knight, Plague Knight

In addition to unveiling the first gameplay footage from Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Nintendo and Yacht Club Games announced that a new Amiibo 3-Pack featuring King Knight, Specter Knight, and Plague Knight will soon be available.

Tapping each Order of No Quarter member will unlock “exclusive armor sets, new Challenge stages, and the ability to summon fairy companions to accompany players on quests” in Shovel Knight. You can get a look at the new figures in the GameGrumps-produced trailer embedded above.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards will be available to download for the 3DS, Wii U, and Switch in Early 2018. The Amiibo 3-Pack doesn’t currently have a release date, but presumably it’ll appear in stores around the same time.

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Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package is the gift that keeps on giving (on PS4) this December

Capcom has announced that Dead Rising 4 will finally make its way to the PS4 this December as the aptly-named Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package. As you might have guessed, Frank’s Big Package will include the original game, along with all three downloadable expansions, and a brand new mode known as “Capcom Heroes.”

The special “Capcom Heroes” mode will add more than a dozen new costumes to the game (including Mega Man), which grand Frank the powers and abilities of classic Capcom characters. The Capcom-Unity blog has a full rundown on what players will find as they explore Frank’s Big Package:

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package

  • Dead Rising 4: The latest, greatest version of the game including post-launch difficulty settings and upcoming updates.
  • Capcom Heroes: An all-new way to experience the Dead Rising 4 story that lets our hero Frank West wear over a dozen outfits and perform outrageous special attacks inspired by classic Capcom characters.
  • All Downloadable Content: Costumes and weapons from the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, additional single-player content in Frank Rising, and multiplayer action in Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf.
  • All Bonus Content: Street Fighter Outfit Pack, My Bloody Valentine Pack, Candy Cane Crossbow, Slicecycle, Sir-Ice-A-Lot, Ugly Winter Sweater, and X-Fists.

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package will be available for the PS4 on December 5, and PC and Xbox One players will be able to download the “Capcom Heroes” mode as a free update on the same date.

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Sonic Forces and Total War: Warhammer II march on PAX West 2017 for Sega

The 2017 PAX West expo begins in just a few days, and Sega has unveiled the two games they plan to showcase at the Seattle-based event… Sonic Forces and Total War: Warhammer II.

Sonic Forces will be showcasing three action-packed stages featuring Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic and an all new, series-first, fully customizable Hero character, blazing through enemy laden levels at breakneck speed. Sonic Forces puts players in a world already taken over by Dr. Eggman and his evil group of henchmen, which includes Chaos, Metal Sonic, Shadow, and Zavok who are ready to create next-level panic and disorder. Come along and check it out on one of our eight PlayStation 4 stations.

Once you’re done with collecting rings, take up arms and crush your foes in Total War: Warhammer II. The second part of Creative Assembly’s epic fantasy trilogy brings players a breath-taking new narrative campaign, set across the vast continents of Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth and the Southlands. The Great Vortex Campaign builds pace to culminate in a definitive and climactic endgame, an experience unlike any other Total War title to date. There will be two playable quest battles on offer across 27 PCs, featuring three out of the four races available at launch: Skaven vs Lizardmen and Skaven vs Dark Elves.

Both games will be available to play in Sega’s booth, which will be located on Level 4 in Booth #1601.

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Capcom is bringing six games to PAX West 2017

Are you heading out to PAX West this weekend? If so, you’ll be able to try out half a dozen new games from Capcom, including Dead Rising 4‘s PS4 debut and Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite.

More details on Capcom’s PAX West 2017 presence can be found at the Capcom-Unity blog:

Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite – We have for you the crossover of the century in this all-star attraction at the Capcom booth. With all 30 characters and six Infinity Stones playable, you can craft the team of your dreams! Also, look out for an amazing statue of the game’s super villain, Ultron Sigma, sitting majestically on his throne. It’s a photo opp you don’t want to miss.

Puzzle Fighter – That’s right! Puzzle Fighter is coming back with an all-new sequel built from the ground up for mobile, featuring a legendary cast of Capcom characters from a number of beloved Capcom franchises. PAX West will be the first chance to play the game so come test your gem-crushing skills against other players in intense versus battles. Make sure to keep an eye on www.puzzlefighter.com for more updates and be the first to know when Puzzle Fighter becomes available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices later this year.

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package – Frank West returns to Willamette, and to the PS4, to catch the latest scoop on a new outbreak, kick some butt, and take grade-A selfies. We’re now bringing that entire experience, plus all additional content, to the PlayStation 4 later this year! Be among the first to try it out at our booth.

Street Fighter V – A new challenger has arrived, and at PAX West this year, you’ll get the chance to try out her mystical trickster moves against other players. Menat is available now on Street Fighter V, but if you don’t have this new character yet, PAX West will be a great place to see what she’s made of.

Resident Evil Revelations – Both newcomers and seasoned veterans alike can experience the thrills and chills of Raid Mode in Resident Evil Revelations! Choose from a cast of memorable characters and fight your way through intense stages, clashing with a variety of enemies pulled right from the game’s story. Enemy variations that can change up their speed, damage, defense, and more will keep you on your toes as you search for both valuable weapons and parts to customize them with. If you can’t play at PAX West, you can always play at home: Resident Evil Revelations is out now for PS4 and Xbox One.

Monster Hunter: World – Step further into the booth and under his wings, and you’ll get to play our latest four player co-op demo of Monster Hunter: World, the first public showing in North America! Featuring all 14 weapon types, two quests to choose from, and the entire expanse of the Ancient Forest at your fingertips, there is a lot to explore here! Bring your hunting party or make new friends in line, but just remember to have fun and work together— the Anjanath certainly won’t be holding back!

PAX West will take place this weekend, September 1st through the 4th, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

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PAX West 2017 Notebook: Nintendo’s Nindies Summer Showcase

Nintendo brought a fresh batch of Nindies games into the spotlight today during their Nindies Summer Showcase. Over the span of 22 minutes, a ton of new indie games were announced for the Switch during a rapid-fire, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it stream. Luckily, I had my handy notebook ready, so here’s a complete breakdown of the games that were shown. (more…)

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Play Far Cry 5 at PAX West 2017

Ubisoft has announced their PAX West 2017 booth will be devoted to one game… Far Cry 5. The open world action game is set to launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 27, and players will step into the shoes of a green junior deputy as they go deep undercover to stop a doomsday cult.

Today, Ubisoft announced its PAX West 2017 lineup, inviting fans to take down cultists via aerial dogfights, shootouts and more in an exciting demo of Far Cry 5, at the Ubisoft booth (#605) in Seattle from September 1–4. After a tense exchange with the Project at Eden’s Gate, attendees can get a change of pace and partake in a fishing competition. Competing against eight people, the person who catches the biggest fish in the span of 10 minutes will win a special Far Cry 5 pin.

Ubisoft will also host two panels at PAX West 2017 for their fans. One will offer a deeper look at Far Cry 5, while the other dives back into the world of this Spring’s For Honor:

Far Cry 5
September 2, 2:30 – 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Far Cry 5 throws players headlong into a war against the Project at Eden’s Gate, a sinister doomsday cult that has taken over idyllic Hope County, Montana. Join the resistance of Hope County as they rebel against the cult’s dark influence. Hosted by Achievement Hunter’s Jack Pattillo, the panel includes Lead Writer Drew Holmes and the talent bringing the colorful denizens of Hope County to life, Murry Peeters (Grace Armstrong), Martin Roach (Pastor Jerome Jeffries), Steve Byers (Nick Rye) and, that’s right, Boomer the dog.

For Honor
September 4, 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Every week, the For Honor dev team presents a live show which connects them directly with their community. Answering questions, providing news and information and oftentimes a big peek behind the curtain of the game’s continuing post-launch development, the Warrior’s Den has become an important touchpoint for transparency and information for players. Now, for the first time ever, the For Honor team will be doing the show live and in person with their community. Join Creative Director Roman Campos Oriola, Game Director Damien Kieken, Lead Designer Bio Jade Adam Granger and Community Developer Eric Pope.

Fans who aren’t able to attend this year’s expo can view the Far Cry 5 panel on PAX’s Twitch channel. Likewise, the For Honor panel will be streamed on For Honor’s Twitch channel.

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Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite’s “Full Story Trailer” promises a colorful and chaotic crossover

With a week to go before Gamescom opens its door in Germany, Capcom has released the “Full Story Trailer” for Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite. With appearances from Iron Man, Captain America, Ghost Rider, Mega Man, and many others, it looks like fans will get to experience a colorful and chaotic crossover next month:

Ultron Sigma has obtained two Infinity Stones and fused the Marvel and Capcom universes. Jedah has conspired with other villains to create a ravenous Symbiote beast. Can our heroes trust Thanos to lead them to the remaining Infinity Stones and beat back these threats? The clock is ticking, and all reality is at stake.

Capcom is taking Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite on a whirlwind tour before its launch, and the fighter will be playable at Gamescom (August 22-26), GameStop Expo (August 27), Toronto Fan Expo (August 31-September 3), PAX West (September 1-4), and upcoming PlayStation Road to Greatness events.

Everyone else will get the chance to try out Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite when it comes home for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 19.

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