Halo 5: Guardians won't launch until sometime next year, but it appears multiplayer footage has already leaked. Three short videos (each just a few seconds long) of off-screen gameplay footage have been discovered. The quality is poor, but it appears to be legitimate. You can watch the three clips here, here, and here.

Smartphone gaming has really taken off in the past few years. As big as it is in the United States, smartphone gaming has dominated the Japanese marketplace, so much so that it may be hard to imagine home consoles making a return to their former prominence. However, Dragon Quest creator Horii Yuji believes that it will happen. He recently gave an interview which was translated by NeoGAF user zeromcd73. Check out what Yuji had to say inside!

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play card game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The game is based on characters from the World of Warcraft series, and it has become extremely popular since its release back in March of this year. For those of you who are fans of the game, Blizzard recently announced that a new expansion will be added on to the game sometime next month.

Head inside for more details and to see the trailer!

Microsoft is packing all four main series Halo games into one big collection this holiday season, but in order to avoid needing two discs, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will require a whopping 20GB day one update. Thankfully, the team at 343 Industries has managed to slim that down to 15GB. Additionally, the day one patch is actually available for download right now, so you can have it ready to go before the game even launches.

Production of the Ratchet & Clank movie is in full swing, and the animated film adaption of the popular game series will launch next year. Today it was announced that the plot will largely focus on the series' origins, re-telling some of the events of the first game. However, other characters from later in the series (such as Doctor Nefarious and the Galactic Rangers) will also play a role. Several movie posters were revealed as well, and you can check them out by clicking below!

A few days ago Target leaked a Mario Party: Island Tour 3DS XL bundle for $179.99, but an even better deal has been announced. Kohl's will be holding a Black Friday sales that includes deals on Xbox 360, Xbox One, 3DS XL, and some select games. That same Mario Party: Island Tour 3DS XL bundle will be available at Kohl's for $149.99, which saves you almost enough to buy another game! Xbox One consoles (no game bundled) will be selling for $329.99, and Xbox 360 consoles (just the 4GB model) are $129.99.

Yacht Club Games, creators of indie success story Shovel Knight, spoke with Shack News the other day about the future of their spade-centric adventure. According to programmer David D'Angelo, there is still much to come. After talking for a bit about how Yacht Club got Shovel Knight to where it is, the subject of a sequel came up. D'Angelo's response? "It's definitely too early! We've still got a year of free content to generate."

The Shovel Knight team has a lot planned for the coming year, with extra content including more playable knights and more game modes. They have three more knight campaigns lined up, which should keep the game fresh and add a bit more to the story, and a multiplayer mode to better enjoy the game with friends. Hit the jump for full details.

Last Wednesday, the newest Nintendo Direct was released. There were many stories, such as Majora's Mask 3D and details on next week's Mario Kart 8 DLC. Screenshots of everything from the Direct have been released, and boy do these make me excited for Nintendo's lineup! You can check out the Majora's Mask 3D screenshots here, while Super Smash Bros. screenshots can be accessed here. For everything else, hit the gallery inside!

Microsoft is looking to step up its game with Xbox One. According to a new job listing for a senior software engineer, Microsoft is working on "high quality, state of the art solutions that will transform the way we develop and test games." They are seeking someone with at least five years of experience, and it's worth noting that "passion for cloud technologies along with an understanding of relevant industry trends" is also listed as a plus. Could Microsoft be looking to put more of their weight into cloud gaming?

We've all been hoping for either an HD Wii U remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, or at least a 3DS port as well done as Ocarina of Time 3D, for quite some time. After Majora's Mask 3D was announced, some interesting information came in from Eiji Aonuma via a Miiverse post, essentially saying that the game had been in development since Ocarina of Time 3D's release, almost two and a half years ago. 

You can read more, and see exactly what Aonuma said, after the jump!