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After what seems like a couple years of delays (mostly because it actually has been that long), Microsoft recently announced that the long-awaited Crackdown 3 will be launching on February 15, 2019. The announcement came at X018, Microsoft's "global celebration of all things Xbox," as a new trailer showcasing the game's multiplayer mode was revealed. This mode, dubbed Wrecking Zone, is a 5v5 match featuring different modes and fully destructible environments. As a first-party exclusive, Crackdown 3 will be a part of both the Xbox Play Anywhere and Xbox Game Pass programs upon its launch.

Though it's been a disappointing time to be a Devil May Cry fan for several years, that may be changing soon. The next Devil May Cry game was announced at E3, and now even more is on the way! Adi Shankar, producer of the Castlevania animated Netflix series, announced today that he has acquired the rights to make a Devil May Cry animated series. This new show will be set in the same multiverse as Castlevania, which could lead to some interesting crossovers down the line.

Head inside to see what Shankar had to say about his announcement!

Nintendo has pulled some weird moves before, but this one has to be near the top of the list. To encourage early sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo is offering quite likely the strangest fighter we've ever seen as a bonus. Piranha Plant (yes, that Piranha Plant) is confirmed to be in development as one of Ultimate's first post-launch fighters.

Learn more about this crazy addition after the jump!

Though there was a big push for Shadow the Hedgehog and Isaac to become full fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, they will be joining the fight as assist trophies instead. In addition to these beloved characters, many more are coming as well, including Fire Emblem's Tiki, ARMS' Spring Man, Street Fighter's Guile, Fatal Frame's Yuri Kozukata, and many more. In fact, there are 59 assist trophies that can be used within the game!

Check out all of today's Assist Trophy reveals in the video after the jump!

As always, Nintendo is coming out of the gate swinging with today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. Announced as the final new challenger, Pokémon Sun and Moon's Incineroar is joining the battle. Featuring powerful throws and attacks based on the Pokémon moveset, Incineroar is strong but loves to showboat a bit. After successful attacks, Incineroar will pose for the audience (though you can cancel it at any time). With Incineroar's reveal, the final roster count stands at 74, barring any potential future DLC.

Finally, we have a bit of good news relating to the recent Telltale closure saga. With the studio's closure, the fate of the remaining half of The Walking Dead: The Final Season hung in the balance, though the studio has been working to find a studio to finish it. All those efforts have paid off, as Skybound Games announced this weekend that they had reached a deal with Telltale to finish the two unreleased episodes.

Make the jump for more!

If there's one thing Square Enix is good at when it comes to Kingdom Hearts, it's releasing compilation packages. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX were first released for the PlayStation 3 in 2013 and 2014, respectively. These were followed by Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue in early 2017 and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX a few months later, both on the PlayStation 4. Now, Square Enix is releasing one more package before Kingdom Hearts III drops next year.

Head inside for more details!

Telltale's closure announcement couldn't have come at a worse time for fans of The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead: The Final Season is only halfway completed but, due to the coming closure, will not currently be finished. There is hope, but only if another company swoops in to finish the remaining two episodes. As a result of this inability to complete the promised content, sales of The Walking Dead: The Final Season have been indefinitely halted across digital platforms.

Head inside to read Telltale's statement on this decision.

There's no question that CD Projekt Red's video game adaptations of Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher franchise have been wildly successful. So much so, in fact, that the author has recently demanded over 60 million Polish Zlotys ($16 million USD) from the company for copyright royalties. CD Projekt Red revealed the demand in a report to its investors yesterday, claiming that the demand is "groundless with regard to their merit" because they legally acquired the copyrights needed to make the games.

Jump inside for more details regarding Sapkowski's claims as well as for CD Projekt Red's response!

The town of Inkopolis is gearing up to get in the Halloween spirit. From 6:00 PM EST on October 19th through 6:00 PM EST on October 21st, kids and squids worldwide will be able to enjoy Halloween decorations throughout the town of Splatoon 2, as well as in the various stages. Inklings will also be able to grab exclusive Halloween gear from the Switch post system.

Head past the jump for more!

Last month, Nintendo treated us to a listing of all the NES games coming to Switch this year through the new Nintendo Switch Online service. Most of these games were made available at launch, but nine titles were teased for the following months, though no specific dates were given. This month's offerings are Solomon's Key, Super Dodge Ball, and NES Open Tournament Golf. These three titles will be added to the service on October 10th, so if you're as anxious for some more games as I am, you won't have to wait too much longer!

It's been 8 years since Mega Man fans have received a game in the franchise's mainline series. Since Capcom's reveal of Mega Man 11 late last year, many of the Blue Bomber's fans have been anxiously awaiting launch day, and thankfully, the wait is over. Capcom is trying to kick things into overdrive by introducing a brand-new mechanic to the game, but the biggest question still remains. Does Mega Man 11 have what it takes to make up for the long drought?

Head inside to read our review of Mega Man 11!

Hold it! If you're an Ace Attorney fan, Capcom has some exciting news. Announced earlier at Tokyo Game Show 2018, the original Ace Attorney trilogy is coming to a PC or console near you!

The trilogy includes Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations, and will be updated with higher resolution graphics, more save slots, and a helpful check feature during investigations. The Ace Attorney trilogy will be available on Steam, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One when it launches early next year.

Head inside to see the remaster's trailer!

Update: Microsoft has just confirmed that these are all on their way to Xbox One as well!

Original: If you're a fan of Final Fantasy, boy did this Nintendo Direct have some nice announcements. The big bombshell, though, is that not just one, not two, but a whole airship's worth of the mainline Final Fantasy games are headed to the Switch!

Among the included lineup are Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, and the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster. I don't need another copy of Final Fantasy X, but I'm definitely going to be picking it (and the others) up when they launch next year!

Easily one of the weirdest games I've ever played, Katamari Damacy tasks players with rolling up objects into a ball to create stars and other celestial objects. As weird as it sounds, Katamari has developed quite the cult following. Starting this winter, Switch owners can experience the joy of recreating the galaxy for themselves with Katamari Damacy REROLL. This remaster makes use of all the Switch's features, including HD Rumble, gyro controls, and even a multiplayer battle mode!