The Witness is on par to sell more copies in its first week than Braid sold in its first year. Creator Jonathan Blow told Twitter that he isn’t able to talk about exact numbers without breaking any non-disclosure agreements, but will post again when The Witness officially breaks that record.
It’s hard to talk about numbers without breaking NDAs, but The Witness is on track to sell more in a week than Braid sold in its first year,
— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) January 31, 2016
Braid, Blow’s award-winning 2008 puzzle-platformer, is said to have brought in around four million dollars total—all of which was reportedly used to fund The Witness. With Braid priced at $15, and The Witness at $40, it’s likely Blow will pull in a lot more.
Fox’s highly anticipated superhero flick Deadpool will have a major presence at the Super Bowl, as well as X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day Resurgence and several other films.
According to THR, not only will Deadpool likely have a TV spot during the February 7 game, but a number of publicity events are planned as well. In fact, leading man Ryan Reynolds will reportedly be handing out chimichangas from a food truck this coming Friday before the big game.
During an Active Time Report for Final Fantasy XV tonight, director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji introduced a new character: Aranea Highwind.
Highwind is the commander of Niflheim’s Third Army Corps 87th Airborne Division, according to Square Enix, and a “skilled aerial combatant known as ‘Dragoon’ within the Imperial military.”
The ATR included battle footage of Aranea in action, as well as a new look at combat with magic in use. Tabata also hinted that another playable demo could be on the way, but that more details won’t come until March. Following the stream, Square Enix revealed a few new screenshots and new key art:
Bayonetta and Corrin will join the roster of playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS on February 3.
Nintendo announced the release date in a post on Twitter, confirming both characters will be available in the afternoon. In a subsequent post, the company revealed the sixth wave of Mii Fighter costumes will launch at that time as well.
Bayonetta and Corrin were announced last month, the former of which was the overall top choice in the Smash Bros. character poll.
Splatoon currently has three different amiibo on the market, but it looks like Nintendo may be increasing that number by two very soon with figures for Callie and Marie.
Twitter user NWPlayer123 has spotted a reference to the game’s iconic Squid Sisters in Splatoon’s game files. In addition to “AmiiboModelF”, “AmiiboModelB” and “AmiiboModelS”—which are clearly in reference to the Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Squid amiibo—the code also includes “AmiiboIdolA” and “AmiiboIdolB”—which are presumably for Callie and Marie.
Eh, screw it. Squid Sisters amiibo, coming soon to a retailer near you http://pic.twitter.com/yzE8dsKSLB
Ubisoft has issued an update concerning Tom Clancy’s The Division’s closed beta.
According to the game’s official forums, the closed beta is in high demand and Ubisoft is working on granting access to players who registered for the beta using pre-order codes.
There is also a waitlist Ubisoft is attempting to grant access and players should check back throughout the weekend for updates.
The Division closed beta went live for Xbox One on January 28 and the following day for PlayStation 4 and PC. The beta runs through January 31.
You can explore an interactive map to give you an idea of what The Division’s New York City is like. We’ve also put together some tips for dominating the beta this weekend. If you’re in the beta, let us know what you think about it in the comments.
Konami announced it will premiere three new maps in Metal Gear Online, as well as add Quiet as a “Unique Character.” The DLC is set to release in March 2016.
The new DLC is arriving March 2016, we’ll have more details on Monday including a recap of the new DLC info and more http://pic.twitter.com/TUn3HaaqZg
— Metal Gear Online (@MetalGearOnline) January 30, 2016
Players can select Unique Characters as a mission setting before starting a game, allowing one random player from each team to spawn as a special character—like Snake or Ocelot, and soon, Quiet—who have increased abilities and unique weapons.