Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Wednesday, January 31.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
After releasing the demo to the Nintendo Switch eShop five months ago, the developers behind the JRPG have released an update video. Embracing the reception, Square Enix and Acquire have been continuously motivated to improvement.
Based on community feedback, the developers have been making tweaks to movement speed. Enemy encounters will also be reflected in this change. Now, when players run continuously, they have a higher chance of crossing an enemy.
Fast travel, improvements on lighting and text size have also been added. Square has been listening and reacting to the feedback on difficulty and are determined to keep listening. The developers are still holding on to the release window of 2018, no additional information has been given.
Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback on the project OCTOPATH TRAVELER demo! The development team has been busy improving the game based on your input. pic.twitter.com/lZ6cmwwHkr
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 30, 2018
The development studio behind the Killer Instinct announced that the new IP; Extinction will release on April 10th, 2018. A Deluxe Edition and season pass have also been announced so players can expect additional content in the future.
Extinction will place players against behemoth ogres and armies of enemies. Gameplay will combine a mix of fast paced wall-running mechanics with action combos to take down the enemies. Visually, the game is very akin to Attack On Titan or Shadow of The Colossus.
Extinction will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Three new backwards compatible games have now been added to the evergrowing Xbox library. Yager Development’s 2012 Spec Ops: The Line, The Darkness II from 2K Games and the XBLA title; The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom have been added.
Any user who has purchased the game at retail can now play the disk on the Xbox One console, while users who have downloaded the titles can find them in the ‘Ready To Download’ folder.
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