Star Wars, Hannibal Actor Mads Mikkelsen Confirmed for Kojima's Death Stranding

At The Game Awards tonight, actor Mads Mikkelsen was confirmed to appear in Kojima’s upcoming PS4 exclusive Death Stranding.

Mikkelsen has been rumored for some time and joins Norman Reedus, who was revealed in the game’s initial teaser at E3.

While he’s perhaps best known for starring as the title character in the television series Hannibal, you’ll be able to see Mads Mikkelsen next in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters on December 16th.

Andrew is IGN’s executive editor of news and will never be able to picture Mads Mikkelsen as anyone other than Hannibal. You can find him rambling about Spelunky and cute animals on Twitter.



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Mass Effect: Andromeda Won't Feature Every Species From the Original Trilogy

BioWare has confirmed that not every species players encountered in the original Mass Effect trilogy will be featured in Mass Effect Andromeda.

Speaking with Game Informer, creative director Mac Walters explained that while not every alien race from the Milky Way Galaxy that was established in the first three games will be making it to Andromeda, the studio isn’t ruling out the possibility of them appearing in future installments.

“We’ve designed the IP in such a way that they can all show up,” Walters said. ”For hopefully obvious reasons, they’re not all going to show up in the first game.”

For a detailed overview of what we currently know about Andromeda, including details on the story, main characters, and confirmed species – that’ll be humans, asari, turians, krogans and salarians s...

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Overwatch: Evidence of Christmas Event and New Mode Found

A new mode and Christmas event could soon be coming to Overwatch, if recently discovered sound files for the game are any indication.

The files, which were posted by Reddit user Venxa, include clips for new hero interactions, as well as a Christmas jingle, which NeoGAF user Nirolak notes is likely for a holiday-themed event.

An Arena mode could be on the way as well, with several new announcer lines for Athena surfacing, including ones for “Now entering the arena” and “Gladiator.” There’s also a sound clip, which, the person who discovered the files suggests, could be the loading music for this new mode.

Blizzard’s hero shooter is no stranger to holiday-themed events, as Overwatch celebrated Halloween in festive fashion just last month. The game also just received a batch of new co...

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Ubisoft Comments on Watch Dogs 2's 'Comparatively Lower' Launch Sales

Following the launch of Watch Dogs 2 last week, Ubisoft has come forward to address the game’s performance thus far, acknowledging that initial sales are “comparatively lower” than its predecessor.

In a statement provided to IGN by a Ubisoft representative, the publisher said it anticipates strong sales for Watch Dogs 2 over the next couple of weeks, with second and third-week sales expected to be “above traditional sales patterns.”

Ubisoft’s full statement to IGN follows:

“We’re incredibly happy with critics’ and player” very positive reception of Watch Dogs 2, which should bolster support for the long-term success of the game...

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Sony Bans Gamer For Sharing Full-Frontal Nudity Watch Dogs 2 Images

UPDATE: A Ubisoft representative provided the following statement to IGN:

“We’re aware that one of the NPC models in Watch Dogs 2 is rendered in a way that is particularly explicit. While Watch Dogs 2 is a mature-rated game, we apologize and will update this NPC model to make it more consistent with other NPC models in the game in a patch to be released this week. We also are working with our first-party partners to ensure that players can continue to play and share all content from the game within the bounds of the first parties’ respective codes of conduct.”

Original story follows:

Sharing screenshots or footage of Watch Dogs 2′s full-frontal nudity may get your account suspended by Sony.

After accidentally taking down some female NPCs during a playthrough of Ubisoft’s new open wor...

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Ubisoft Won't Necessarily Release Assassin's Creed or Far Cry Games in 2017

When it was confirmed that there will be no Assassin’s Creed game in 2016, most assumed that the series would be taking a single year off. This may not end up being the case — and Far Cry may also be going away for longer than expected.

Speaking to IGN, Ubisoft VP of Editorial, Tommy François explained that both Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry were undergoing close scrutiny during development, with a very particular goal in mind:

“I’ll tell you what,” François said, ”We believe Alpha for these games needs to be one year before release. We’re trying to achieve that. That’s super f****** blunt, I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say this. This is the goal we’re going for: Alpha one year before, more quality, more polish.

“So if this means biting the [bullet] and not having an Assassin’s ...

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LEVEL UP KL 2016: Final Fantasy XV Slips In Popular Malaysian Dish

This piece earlier appeared on PCMag SEA.

Among the insights shared at LEVEL UP KL 2016, which includes what to look out for when scaling up the company or how diversity is an important element in videogames, Square Enix also took the stage to share how it engages its fans and continues to make Final Fantasy XV (FFXV) relevant.

While there is plenty to share from that specific segment, Wan Hazmer Lead Game Designer for Square Enix and one of the guys behind the cultural aspects of FFXV had been given the go-ahead to share some quick reveals that have yet to be officially shown.

LEVEL UP KL 2016: Final Fantasy XV Slips In Popular Malaysian Dish

Upon getting the green light to publish this from Hazmer, PCMag SEA can confirm that another dining delicacy from Malaysia, and most would argue Singapore as well, is now part of the Ignis’ culinary repertoire.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Players on Windows 10 Can't Interact With Players on Steam

PC players who purchase the Windows 10 version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare won’t be able to play with those on Steam.

In a post on Activision’s official support site, the publisher confirmed that the Windows 10 versions of both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered are tied to Microsoft’s ecosystem, saying, “you can only play these titles with other users of Windows 10 on Windows Store.”

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare releases tomorrow, November 4, for PS4, Xbox One and PC. For our thoughts on the the game’s single-player campaign, check out IGN’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare review in progress.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out our comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about the latest entry in Activision’s wildly popular first-perso...

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First Mass Effect Andromeda Story Details Revealed

The first official details about Mass Effect Andromeda’s plot, the Ryder family’s place in it all, and new gameplay details have all been revealed via Game Informer’s latest cover story on the upcoming Bioware RPG.

The latest Mass Effect game’s namesake comes from the Andromeda Initiative, which was established around the time of Mass Effect 2, according to Game Informer’s story. The Initiative’s goal is to find a new home, and the group goes about doing this by creating four “arks,” each of which carrying a different alien race. The arks are set to make their way to the Andromeda galaxy, specifically to investigate the Heleus cluster and its inhabitable “golden worlds.”

Players come into the Initiative’s mission as either the son or daughter of the leader, or Pathfinder, of the human ark...

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Details and Boxart Revealed

Alongside a new trailer, pre-order pages for Mass Effect Andromeda have now opened, shedding new light on Bioware’s far-flung space opera.

Amazon’s pre-order page reveals that the game will include 4-player multiplayer, include destructible environments, and include a more flexible progression tree for skills and weapons. We’ve also now seen boxart for both the standard and Deluxe editions of the game.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Details and Boxart Revealed
Mass Effect: Andromeda’s PC boxart.

A game synopsis on Amazon reads: “Players will lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory as the Pathfinder – a leader of military-trained explorers. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival.”

One detail missing from the pre-order pages is a firm release date...

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