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All Articles: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Fans have been asking to send the Call of Duty franchise back to the European Theater for years, and now that Activision has finally delivered, those same fans have gleefully opened their wallets. According to The NPD Group, Call of Duty: WWII was the best-selling game in November, as well as the best-selling game in all of 2017 (so far).
Call of Duty: WWII’s launch helped push November 2017’s total game, hardware, and accessory sales to $2.7 billion, an increase of 30% over last year. Other big performers that fuled the last four weeks of sales included Star Wars: Battlefront II (#2), Assassin’s Creed Origins (#3), Super Mario Odyssey (#6), and a big debut for Need For Speed: Payback (#8).
The complete Top 20 from last month can be found after the break. (more…)
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and Super Mario Odyssey are October 2017’s best-selling games
A northeastern cold snap proves that Fall is all… as does the massive number of new releases that cracked The NPD Group’s list of best-selling games from October 2017. WB Games’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of War lead the way at #1, but it was closely followed by Assassin’s Creed Origins at #2, Super Mario Odyssey at #3, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole at #4.
Nintendo actually had a huge month, placing four titles in the Top 20 (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#15), Mario Kart 8 (#16), and Fire Emblem Warriors (#17) were the others), as well as owning the top two hardware platforms. However, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that overall industry sales still dropped 11% versus October 2016 to $825 million:
With interest in the Switch and the Super NES Classic still sky-high, Nintendo hardware managed to account for two-thirds of the hardware sales generated. That being said, NPD noted that Sony’s PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling hardware platform year-to-date. Furthermore, in the accessories category, the black DualShock 4 wireless controller was both the best-selling accessory of October, and the best-selling accessory year-to-date.
The complete Top 20 from October 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, PUBG, Persona, Horizon: Zero Dawn nominated for “Game of The Year” at 2017 Game Awards
The unprecedented success of the Nintendo Switch has been THE story of 2017, and not surprisingly, Nintendo’s latest console is well represented among the nominations for the 2017 Game Awards.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey received six nominations apiece, and both will be competing for “Game of the Year.” PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Atlus’s Persona 5, and Guerrilla’s Horizon: Zero Dawn (which also received six total nominations) were also nominated for the prestigious award.
A grand total of 102 games and individuals were nominated for at least one award as part of this year’s ceremony, and several games are looking to take home a lot of hardware including Destiny 2 (six nominations), Studio MDHR’s Cuphead (five nominations), and Bethesda’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (four nominations).
The Game Awards will be held on December 7 at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time), and fans can watch the show through their favorite video streaming service or at TheGameAwards.com. The full list of nominees can be found after the break. (more…)
A trio of new games were added to the Xbox Games Store this morning, but two of the three will definitely make a big splash on the digital storefront.
Leading the way is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which is now available to download for the Xbox One. BJ Blazkowicz is back, and this time he’s taking the fight to the Nazis in the good old US of A. A new locale is also in store for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which has shifted to Ancient Egypt for Assassin’s Creed Origins, which is also available to download now on the Xbox One.
Finally today, Hamster Corporation continues their series of NeoGeo re-releases on the Xbox One with Mutation Nation, a side-scrolling beat ’em up.
You can learn more about all of today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)
Wolfenstein II, Assassins Creed Origins, Just Dance 2018, more coming to the PS Store this week
It’s a good time for epic-size games on the PlayStation Store.
This week, Bethesda will launch Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for the PS4, and it’ll be joined by Ubisoft’s double-shot of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Just Dance 2018. But if you’re looking for something a bit smaller, WayForward will also launch The Mummy Demastered, their latest retro-themed “MetroidVania” for the PS4, this week.
You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store after the break. (more…)
Mario is back this week in his first fully 3D adventure in more than a decade. Super Mario Odyssey will make its Switch debut this Friday, but fans can dance along with its super-catchy theme song, “Jump Up Super Star,” right now.
Also returning to the dance floor this week is BJ Blazkowicz (in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus), Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise (in Assassin’s Creed Origins), and the latest entry in the Just Dance series (Just Dance 2018).
Finally this week, Destiny 2 will make its PC debut.
You can read all about the rest of this week’s new retail releases after the break. (more…)
Become part of The Resistance in Wolfenstein II’s awesome Launch Trailer… Doom officially launches for the Switch on November 10
Captain America rather famously socked Adolf Hitler in the jaw back in the 1940s, but Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazkowicz has a more extreme reaction to finding Nazis on American soil in an alternate 1960s. And Blazkowicz’s love of heavy artillery is actually rather similar to Doomguy’s reaction to the forces of Hell on Mars, which will be available for Switch owners very soon.
You can find Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus‘s Launch Trailer and Doom‘s launch date on the Switch after the break. (more…)
First Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 trailer… Fight “Nazis In New Orleans” in 22 minutes of Wolfenstein II gameplay
Telltale Games has unveiled the first trailer for Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 2: The Pact, and Bethesda is asking fans to fight “Nazis In New Orleans” in a new Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus gameplay walkthrough.
You can take a gander at both videos after the break. (more…)