Star Wars: Ron Howard Will Take Over as Han Solo Director

Ron Howard will direct the young Han Solo Star Wars anthology movie.

Following the departure of Phil Lord and Chris Miller following creative differences with writer Lawrence Kasdan, Howard was rumored to be taking over the project.

The Hollywood Reporter says its sources have now confirmed that the director of The Da Vinci Code, A Beautiful Mind and Willow will be stepping in to retool the film.




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The 10 Most Important Stories of E3 2017

E3 2017 was filled with literally hundreds of games being revealed, receiving release dates, showing off stellar trailers, and displaying extended gameplay sequences. But as you can imagine, it’s easy to miss something amidst the tornado of announcements.

With E3 2017 finally behind us, we wanted to take a second and go through the 10 most important stories to come out of the show.

Xbox One X Name, Price, and Date

Probably the biggest question on all of our minds going into E3 2017 revolved around Microsoft’s Project Scorpio. And to the surprise of none, all was revealed during Microsoft’s Xbox press conference. Project Scorpio is officially the Xbox One X, and will arrive on November 7, 2017...

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E3 2017: Bungie on Why 'The Darkness' Won't Be Addressed in Destiny 2

The Darkness won’t be addressed in Destiny 2 and Bungie has come forward to explain why.

Speaking to Game Informer, game director Luke Smith explained that while The Darkness was a mysterious term that was referenced quite often in the original Destiny, it won’t be mentioned in Destiny 2.

“We’ve never really said what [The Darkness] means,” Smith said. “Ultimately, we do owe our players a story there – what is The Darkness? – but that’s not this game. We wanted to remove as much of the extra terminology as possible and focus on telling the Destiny 2 story.”

Shortly thereafter, Kotaku spoke with Smith about the absence of The Darkness from Destiny 2...

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E3 2017: Bungie Confirms Destiny 2 Is 30 FPS on Xbox One X

Xbox One X won’t run Destiny 2 at 60 frames per second, Bungie has confirmed.

Luke Smith, the design director for Bungie’s upcoming shared-world shooter, confirmed to Geoff Keighley during YouTube Live at E3 that, much like PlayStation 4 Pro, Destiny 2 will run at 30 frames per second on Xbox One X.

Bungie did not provide and specific details regarding why Destiny 2 won’t run at 60 frames per second on Xbox One X. Last month, Smith confirmed to IGN that while Destiny 2 will support 4K on PS4 Pro, the game will be locked to 30 FPS because of CPU constraints. ”The PS4 Pro is super-powerful, but it couldn’t run our game at 60,” he said.

Destiny 2 will be released on September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, two days ahead of its previously announced September 8 launch date...

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Sea of Thieves Lives Up to More of its Potential

Last year, no other game I played at E3 made my face hurt from smiling so much more than Sea of Thieves. Rare’s high-seas co-op pirate adventure treated us like grown-ups (read: no tutorials or HUD hints) and let us rely solely on our friends to man our ship and destroy our rivals on the open waters. This year, it’s brought even more tricks to the table, and in turn fulfilled another chunk of its enormous potential.

I began at the docks with IGN’s Joe Skrebels, Brandin Tyrrel, and Brendan Graeber. In each of our inventories were three documents: two maps of separate islands, each with an X marking the spot of some treasure; and a rhyming riddle that promised to also lead us to a treasure. We opted to pick one of the unmarked islands...

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E3 2017: Sea of Thieves Release Window Announced

Sea of Thieves will be released on both Xbox One and Windows 10 in Early 2018. The window was announced today at Xbox’s E3 press conference.

At E3, Rare showed off a Sea of Thieves mission that began with a a group of pirates readying their ship for sail. They then swamp down to a ship wreck and plundered it for treasure before being chased back to their boat by a school of sharks.

Back on the mainland, the group explored a cave and solved some light puzzles while attempting to find a secret treasure. While one player carried a chest (thus being vulnerable to the group of skeleton enemies hot on their tail), the others had to protect him using swords and guns.

While you wait, here’s why Sea of Thieves is one of our most anticipated multiplayer games of this year, and here are some answers ...

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Sony Provides More Details on Shadow of the Colossus Remake

Shadow of Colossus for PlayStation 4 will indeed be a remake with completely new visuals, Sony has confirmed.

In an interview with Famitsu (translation via Siliconera), Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida clarified that the upcoming PS4 game is indeed a remake and not merely a remaster. “It is a remake. The game content is the same as the original version, but all the assets are being remade,” he explained.

With regard to the game’s content, Yoshida said everything from the PS2 original will be included, saying, “it’s the same.” That said, the controls of the Shadow of Colossus remake are being updated to offer a modern feel. “Player preferences for controls and such change over time, so we’re working on implementing a more modernized way to play.”

Even with this change, playe...

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Super Mario Odyssey Co-op Revealed

Super Mario Odysse will feature a co-op mode, where one of the players will control Mario and the other will control his new magical hat, Cappy.

The co-op mode was demoed today during Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse Live stream, giving folks who couldn’t make it to the expo a chance to see Mario and Cappy in action for themselves.

In single-player mode, Mario’s hat is integral because it can be used to capture objects and enemies. During co-op mode, a prompt appears onscreen to show players how to control Mario and Cappy independently.

Playing as Mario remains roughly the same as it has always been, as he’s able to run and jump as usual. Meanwhile, with Cappy, players can fly around, attack enemies, and perform actions that Mario can’t otherwise do...

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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Coming in 2018

PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus has been revealed, and will arrive in 2018.

Announced during Sony’s E3 press conference, the game is the second re-release for the 2005 classic. It’s unclear whether this is a remaster or a remake at time of writing.

An HD remaster of the game was released for PlayStation 3 in 2011 – this PS4 version has been handled by the same studio, Bluepoint.

The Last Guardian – the third part of creator Fumito Ueda’s spiritual trilogy of games that comprises Ico and Shadow of the Colossus – was released last year.



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Super Mario Odyssey Release Date Announced

During the Nintendo Spotlight event today, Nintendo confirmed that Super Mario Odyssey will be released for Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2017.

A trailer shown during the event revealed new features like throwing your hat to take control of enemies, as well as 8-bit-inspired areas, multiple new hats and outfits, and more.

Super Mario Odyssey was first teased alongside Switch’s initial announcement, and the title was unveiled back in January during Nintendo Switch’s reveal event. We expect to have much more news as E3 continues, so keep an eye on IGN’s E3 hub for the latest announcements as they’re revealed.

Andrew is IGN’s executive editor of news and wishes he had a cool sentient hat to be friends with. You can find him rambling about Persona and cute animals on Twitter.


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