All Articles: WWE 2K18

Call of Duty: WWII leads a huge month for game sales as best-selling game of Nov. 2017

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…)

Posted in 3DS, News, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

WWE 2K18, The End Is Nigh, Floor Kids, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

This week’s Nintendo eShop is here, and once again, a huge number of new games are now available to download for the Nintendo Switch.

Leading things off is 2K’s WWE 2K18. The wrestling sim makes its first appearance on a Nintendo console in several years, and fans will be able to compete in eight-man matches with “a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations, and a massive backstage area.”

Also available to download today is The End Is Nigh, an “adventure platformer” from Edmund McMillen, and a spiritual successor to Super Meat Boy. Also this week, get down and get funky with Floor Kids, “a unique breakdance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay, and funky beats.”

Switch owners will also find nearly 20 more new titles on the Nintendo eShop, including scrolling shooters (Dimension Drive and Gunbird), racing games (Riptide GP: Renegade), platformers (Slain: Back From Hell and Embers of Mirrim), mystery games (The Sexy Brutale), and more.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop (including a few 3DS and Wii U games) after the break. (more…)

Posted in 3DS, News, Switch, Wii U | Tagged

WWE 2K18 will powerslam the Switch on December 6

WWE 2K18 has been available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One since mid-October. But Nintendo Switch will soon be able to get their hands on the latest wrestling sim from 2K Games. How soon? How about tomorrow?

2K Games has announced that WWE 2K18 will be available to download through the Nintendo eShop beginning tomorrow, December 6. Switch owners will be able to choose from a Standard Edition with the Kurt Angle Pack ($59.99), or a Digital Deluxe Edition that’s also bundled with the Kurt Angle Pack, as well as the Season Pass and the Cena (Nuff) Pack ($89.99). The Retail Edition should be available sometime soon, though it’s currently unavailable from major retailers such as Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.

A complete rundown of WWE 2K18’s downloadable content offerings (and there are a lot) can be found at the game’s official website.

Posted in News, Switch | Tagged

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…)

Posted in News, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Advertisement

WWE 2K18, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Rogue Trooper Redux, Dungeons 3 added to Xbox Store

A quartet of new games is now available to download through the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox One.

2K Games slams the competition with the launch of WWE 2K18, and it’ll be joined by Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Rebellion’s Rogue Trooper Redux, and Kalypso Media’s Dungeons 3.

You can learn more about all of today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)

Posted in News, Xbox One | Tagged ,

Gran Turismo Sport, WWE 2K18, Jackbox Party Pack 4, more added to PS Store

Get ready to go on a wild ride with friends of all stripes in this week’s PlayStation Store update.

To start things off, Sony will launch the first online-focused entry in the Gran Turismo franchise, Gran Turismo Sport. 2K Games will offer up their own knockdown-dragout clash for the PS4 this week with the release of WWE 2K18. However, for the true cutthroat competitor, there’s The Jackbox Party Pack 4, the latest party game compilation from Jackbox Games.

Two very different sets of friends round out the rest of the PlayStation Store update. The South Park gang will tackle superhero franchises in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and Deck Nine will continue the story of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm in Episode 2: Brave New World.

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store (including a handful of Vita games) after the break. (more…)

Posted in News, PS4, Vita | Tagged , , , ,

New Retail Releases: WWE 2K18, Gran Turismo Sport, Fire Emblem Warriors, More

It’s impossible to say that a single genre is representative of “video games” in 2017, and this grab bag approach is n full display in this week’s new retail releases report.

2K Games will launch their latest wrestling sim, WWE 2K18, for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Sony will follow that up with their simulation, Gran Turismo Sport, an online-focused racer for the PS4.

However, Nintendo is taking the opposite tack and launching Fire Emblem Warriors, a swords-and-sorcery mashup of the franchise’s entire history for the Switch and New 3DS. The crazy kids from South Park will also march into stores this week in South Park: The Fractured But Whole for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. And speaking of RPGs, Atlus will release Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth for the 3DS.

You can read all about the rest of this week’s new retail releases after the break. (more…)

Posted in 3DS, News, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One | Tagged , , , ,

PC version of WWE 2K18 will launch on October 17… Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 gets an Inhumans trailer

2K Games has announced a release date for the PC version of WWE 2K18 and WB Games has uploaded a new trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.

Learn more about both after the break. (more…)

Posted in News, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One | Tagged ,