Rockstar announces Grand Theft Auto trilogy re-release, with new improvements

Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are being updated and re-released on modern platforms later this year, Rockstar Games announced Friday, confirming a series of leaks. The trio of groundbreaking GTA games will collected as Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy —...

FIFA without FIFA? EA Sports considers a name change

FIFA, whose name has become synonymous with video game soccer over the past two decades, may no longer headline EA Sports’ globally dominant franchise. Cam Weber, EA Sports’ general manager and top executive, said Thursday in a note to players that the label is “exploring the idea of renaming our...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ new content showcase is next week

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct livestream, promised during Sept. 23’s Nintendo Direct, will air on Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. EDT, Nintendo announced on Wednesday. A tweet from the official Animal Crossing Twitter account said the show will last about 20 minutes, and will discuss “the content coming...

Sora’s Smash Bros. appearance answers a 6-year-old question

The revelation that Sora, from Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series, is the 82nd and final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter brings a bittersweet closure to a Smash community event from more than six years ago. Introducing Sora on Tuesday, Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai recalled this community poll, which...

Virtual Boy Wario Land is a painful, nostalgic experience

The unimaginatively titled Virtual Boy Wario Land could be considered Wario’s first true standalone game. Wario Land released first for the Game Boy in 1994, but it featured the subtitle “Super Mario Land 3” to not scare off anyone unsure about controlling Super Mario Land 2’s antagonist. There are no...

In Wario World, the pursuit of treasure is worth more than treasure itself

While Wario is known for his avarice, the one Wario game that stands out when it comes to his greed is Wario World. Its story begins with Wario finally enjoying his very own castle that’s stuffed to the rafters with treasures. Of course, there’s a flaw lurking within: the Black...

Bandai Namco ditches old blobby logo for something more Twitch-y

Bandai Namco is messing with its branding again. Don’t worry, it’s not changing back to Namco Bandai. No, it’s just ditching its logo (Orange 021 C and good ol’ Process Yellow making a rich Pantone 185 C) in favor of an anodyne word-balloon wordmark. In a statement, the company said...

New dungeon crawler from Final Fantasy vets hopes you like grids

On Friday, Square Enix revealed Dungeon Encounters, a new dungeon crawler led by Final Fantasy veteran Hiroyuki Ito, the director of Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 9, and Final Fantasy 12, and the creator of the franchise’s classic Active Time Battle system. To describe Ito’s new game as minimalist might...

Monster Hunter Rise coming to PC in January

Capcom hosted a Monster Hunter stream on Thursday to offer a few new details on Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak — the upcoming expansion revealed during last week’s Nintendo Direct — and details around Rise’s long-awaited PC debut on Jan. 12, 2022. Monster Hunter Rise is finally coming to PC after...

Deltarune memes have arrived, and they only continue to grow in power

Undertale spawned a following that turned it into a cultural touchstone for an entire generation of gamers. So when its creator, Toby Fox, released a new chapter of his Undertale spinoff, Deltarune, there was no surprise that this new section of the game would inspire players to create art and...