Nintendo clears up confusion over Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s name

Nintendo announced the official title for the highly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Tuesday. The next mainline Zelda game will be called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and while it sounds dramatic, it left fans with one question: Which tears...

Overwatch’s Assault maps are going away but could return, reworked, in Overwatch 2

When Overwatch 2 goes live in October, veteran Overwatch players will notice that a few maps — Hanamura, Volskaya, and Temple of Anubis, specifically — will effectively disappear from the game. Those three Assault-type maps won’t be part of the normal rotation in quick play and competitive games, as Blizzard...

Bayonetta 3 wants you to express yourself, darling

After spending 15 minutes with Bayonetta 3 at this year’s PAX West, here’s what sets this new installment apart from its predecessors: openness. This Bayonetta is all about offering more options without compromising on the series’ commitment to non-stop action, extensive combos, and linear core progression. Diversifying combat The first...

Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation is getting a really creepy exclusive quest

Hogwarts Legacy, the open-world role-playing game set in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will have a quest exclusive to PlayStation when it launches in February, and it looks more like a classic horror-show video game than the type of thrills the franchise normally offers. The Haunted Hogsmeade Shop is...

Scrooge McDuck won’t let me buy a sick gaming PC

I have placed signs advertising Scrooge McDuck’s shop all over Dreamlight Valley. I am wearing a shirt emblazoned with his face, pointing my Disney friends right over to his shop. I’ve paid for both Moana and Remy (from Ratatouille) to live here, renovated a restaurant and Goofy’s vegetable stall, and...

Splatoon 3’s Zipcaster is the game’s best new special weapon

When the ink-shooting game Splatoon first launched, a huge novelty of the game was spraying paint on walls, and swimming up them as your squidlike character. But Splatoon 3, the most recent installment in the series, kicks this mechanic up a notch with a new special weapon called the Zipcaster,...

How to watch Ubisoft Forward and Assassin’s Creed’s 15th birthday celebration

Ubisoft Forward, the publisher’s annual online showcase of upcoming games, airs Saturday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT. Fans can expect a comprehensive update on the Assassin’s Creed franchise, celebrating the 15th anniversary of its launch this November. Ubisoft Forward can be seen on Twitch, YouTube, and Ubisoft’s...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is getting another 30 characters

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is getting a new Galactic Edition release in November, but the more important news is the addition of 30 newly playable Star Wars characters, including Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (and Star Wars: Andor), Reva from Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Captain...

Overwatch 2 will lock new heroes behind its battle pass, leaked details say

Overwatch 2 will seemingly make a major change to how Blizzard Entertainment rolls out new heroes for the game, according to leaked details about the sequel’s battle pass design. Instead of being available to all players immediately when they launch, new heroes will be available to premium battle pass owners...