Titanfall, the first new game from Respawn Entertainment, has been a success thus far, attracting over 10 million players. Respawn (a team founded by Call of Duty creators Jason West and Vince Zampella) looks to capitalize on this strong start for their new IP by launching a multi-platform sequel sometime this holiday season. Thanks to a recent comment from an Electronic Arts executive, we now have a more clear picture of when that will be.

Speaking at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Global Technology Conference, EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen revealed that Titanfall 2 is planned to launch "roughly three weeks from Battlefield 1." The latter game has a release date of October 21st, which suggests that Titanfall 2 will launch in mid-November, or possibly earlier in October. A recent leak indicated that the game was targeting an October release, and that appears to be pretty close to dead on.

As one of the most successful titles in gaming history, many companies have been using Minecraft to advertise their brand. However, Minecraft's creator, Mojang, has added a new section to their Commercial Usage Guidelines to stop companies from using the game to promote themselves. In a post on Mojang's website, they state that companies can no longer create a Minecraft mod or server in order to sell a product. This also applies to TV shows and movies, as Mojang clarifies: "if you’re a movie studio, you can’t make a map that uses Minecraft blocks to build out the fictional world of the movie or its characters."

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Nintendo has updated its Articles of Incorporation to prepare for "business diversification" as they enter the movie industry, license their characters, and more. But there were two standout additions in these documents: "Development, manufacturing and sale of medical devices and health devices," which is obviously referring to their QOL initiative, and "Development, manufacturing and sale of computer software."

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Many in the industry are looking ahead eagerly to E3 (less than two weeks to go!), but some are looking ahead even further to another event. Japan Expo 2016 kicks off in France on July 7th, and there will be plenty of fun for gamers. In fact, the Japan Expo website announced today that Pokémon director and producer Junichi Masuda will be attending the event as a "Video Game Guest of Honor."

Masuda will be hosting a special "masterclass" at the expo on Thursday, July 7th. Specifics on Masuda's presentation aren't known yet, but it will be a celebration of the "year of Pokémon." Maybe if we're lucky we'll get another look at Pokémon Sun and Moon!

Splatoon's Squid Sisters have quickly become popular gaming icons among Nintendo fans. In fact, Callie and Marie are so popular in Japan that Nintendo has held a pair of concerts for the fresh duo, playing live music from the game (as well as some new songs) while CGI versions of the Squid Sisters perform on stage. These performances proved to be very popular, and Nintendo UK has just announced that a third concert will be held at the Japan Expo in Paris France. The concert is scheduled for July 8th, but no other details have been revealed at this time. We'll keep you up to date as more news is announced!

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it's a great week for Square Enix. Dragon Quest just celebrated its 30th anniversary, and Dragon Quest Heroes II kept the celebration going by debuting at number one, two, and three on the charts, with over 370,000 total copies sold. Additionally, Square Enix published Overwatch in Japan, and it was the best-selling title of the week outside of Dragon Quest.

A strong week for new software translated into slightly improved hardware sales as well. PlayStation 4 retained its top spot, and its sales jumped by over 6,000 this week to reach 24,813. Sony's handheld, PlayStation Vita, saw a sales boost of about 4,000, bringing its weekly total to just under 15,000. All other platforms had comparable numbers to last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Zero Time Dilemma, the last game in the Zero Escape trilogy, will launch on Steam on June 29th, 2016 in North America, according to a representative from publisher Spike Chunsoft. The game's North American release date on 3DS and PlayStation Vita is June 28th, only one day before Dilemma is set to come to PC.

Zero Time Dilemma will be the first game in the franchise to be available on PC, as the previous titles, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue's Last Reward, were exclusive to handheld and mobile devices.

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The Combine Empire in Half-Life 2 led an oppressive regime that enslaved all of humanity under a brutal police state, with the human race as an expendable resource under constant surveillance. City 17 in particular, the base of operations for the Combine on Earth, is littered with City Scanner drones monitoring the populace, set to identify offenders and alert its masters at the first sign of dissent.

A dedicated Russian fan named Valentin Demchenko has taken it upon itself to build a real-life version of the Half-Life 2 drone from scratch, and after two months, his efforts have finally paid off! You can check out a video of the full-scale drone flying around after the jump; rest assured, it's only a replica… we hope!

Last year, a band known as Mariachi Entertainment System broke onto the YouTube scene with a series of gorgeous mariachi covers of memorable video game music. This beautiful blend of gaming and Mexican culture has led to mariachi arrangements of "Gerudo Valley" from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and "Dr. Wily Stage 1" from Mega Man 2, among many others featured on their channel.

Now those looking for something unique in their playlist will be pleased to know that the group has released their first album online yesterday, aptly self-titled Mariachi Entertainment System. The album is a remastered compilation of select tracks from their channel, including "The Moon" from DuckTales and a polka medley featuring Kirby, Tetris, and Mario music.

Read on after the jump for the complete track list and purchasing information!

One game with a notoriously interesting production cycle is publisher Deep Silver's Dead Island 2. After the success of the first game in 2011 and a handful of spinoffs, the sequel hit development hell after failing to release in Spring 2015, what with the game not appearing at E3 that year and studio Yager no longer working on it for reasons unknown.

Some renewed hope for Dead Island 2 came with the March announcement that Sumo Digital was now developing the game. However, NeoGAF users have discovered that the game was pulled from Steam yesterday, prompting fears of cancellation or speculation that a re-reveal might be incoming. Fortunately, the former will not be the case, as Deep Silver has spoken with PC Gamer and confirmed that the game is still in active development with Sumo Digital, and that "once [they] have new details to share, they will do so."

Are you relieved that Dead Island 2 is still on the way, and are you hoping to see it make a reappearance at E3 less than two weeks away? Give us your thoughts in the comments after the jump!

Bethesda and id Software's fantastic reboot of the Doom franchise has plenty of secrets to discover, ranging from DoomGuy fist-bumping a doll of himself to actual playable recreations of the original Doom 1 and 2 maps. However, Reddit user Tomcb has discovered that one of Doom's more sinister Easter eggs lies inside of Mick Gordon's excellent soundtrack. If you put the track "CyberDemon" through a Spectrogram program, the song will be represented with Satanic Pentagrams and images of "666" repeating.

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While most of us, myself included, struggle just to prevent traffic in Cities: Skylines from becoming an absolute mess, others have taken the game to another level; redditor inthoughtwelive has painstakingly recreated downtown Seattle in the game, or at least as far as Cities: Skylines lets him. After 49,152 buildings, the games' building limit kicks in, meaning that the dream ends there. Sadly, this means that suburbs and other parts of the city are missing. Nevertheless, the entire downtown region has been very faithfully recreated!

You can check out the full gallery of the city by clicking below!

Overwatch is one of the hottest names in gaming right now, with nearly 10 million people participating in the game's beta prior to its launch on May 24th. That strong pre-launch interest translated into big sales, at least in the UK. GFK Chart-Track reports that Overwatch is the fastest-selling Blizzard console game to date in the UK, with 47% of launch week sales on PS4, 36% on Xbox One, and 18% on PC. Overwatch's debut was strong enough that it outsold Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, knocking it down to number two on the charts after two weeks in the top spot.

Indie sensation Terraria has been entertaining gamers for five years now, but it's still not available on Wii U. Thankfully, we learned earlier this month that Terraria is launching on Wii U in June. Initially we were told that the game would hit Nintendo's home console on on June 24th in Europe and June 28th in North America, but European gamers actually have the chance to pick it up even sooner. The European Wii U eShop lists Terraria as launching on June 9th, weeks before its retail launch date. Terraria will cost €19.99 in Europe.

A GameStop store in Silver Spring, Maryland was in for a surprise a little over a week ago, when two armed suspects walked in and tried to burglarize the establishment. If that isn't a scary enough situation as is, the whole event is made worse by the fact that a 7-year-old boy was in the store while this happened. This didn't seem to phase him, however, as when one of the robbers approached the boy, he retaliated by punching him twice before being pushed down to the ground with his parents. The two men proceeded to finish the robbery, leaving the building with some cash from the register.

You can check out the surveillance footage after the jump!