Activision has officially announced the release date and pre-order details for upcoming third-person, action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (@SekiroTheGame).
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements, is planned to release globally on 22nd March... Learn more on XBOX ONE HQ!
You can say what you like about Call of Duty, and you probably will because that’s what you lot do. Every year, one of the trio of teams at Activision knocks out a new Call of Duty, with varying success. I think we can safely call this year's one a winner.
You've probably heard the news by now - King is working on a mobile Call of Duty title. That's not as surprising as you might think though, as Activision did purchase the mobile developer and publisher last year. But this is still King, developer of Candy Crush Saga, making the next Call of Duty. What does that mean? Will we be matching grenades in a modern military spin on Candy Crush? No, that is almost certainly not going to be the case. Take a quick glance at the job listing on the official King site, and you can see that an entirely new team is being built for the purposes of mobile Call of Duty. The team's mission statement is to: "create a Call of Duty experience on mobile that will strive to transform the best console experience fans know and love, while also breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre."
In plain English, what King is essentially saying here is that the development team want to ensure that Call of Duty on mobile is true to the console experience, but also works flawlessly on mobile - and is adapted to take advantage of the unique quirks of the platform.
Put even plainer, this will be Call of Duty as you know and love it, but in a way that works really well on mobile.
Whether or not this will be successful, only time will tell. The team is working with Activision on this though, and seem willing to put serious time and effort into getting it right. So let's watch this space.
Crash is back. Activision Publishing revealed today that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, its updated take on the three original PlayStation Crash Bandicoot games, launches June 30. The company revealed the project on Sony Interactive Entertainment's stage during the PlayStation company's media presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles last year.[...]
Use your imagination. With the demise of Disney Infinity you may think that toys to life games are on the way out. However, with the Skylanders Academy show on Netflix and another new game for fans, Activision are pressing ahead - for the time being, at least. is this year's game and it offers a substantial twist on what has gone before. Rather than provide a complete set of characters, the game gives young players the chance to design their own. It sounds like a gimmick but it doesn't take long to become engrossed with creating your own Skylanders characters. The creation mode extends beyond a basic selection of head, body and arms to defining a catchphrase, voice and even aura for your Skylander. This gets you started before you head into the game proper and start collecting more parts to apply at will - you can pause the game at any point and jump back into editing your creations. It's an incredibly flexible system, so much so that it has spawned hugely popular videos on YouTube where over-enthusiastic vloggers recreate favourite heroes and characters using the various available parts. Some of them are impressively realistic and testament to how much power the Imaginators creator tool offers. Read the