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Yu Suzuki on Shenmue 3: ‘Koch Media is a publisher we can trust’

Yu Suzuki has told MCV@gamescom that he’s very pleased to be working with Koch Media on his upcoming title, Shenmue III. “They’re the good ones,” he said. The deal, which was announced last week, will see Koch Media’s publishing arm Deep Silver publish the physical and digital editions of the title …

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Total War: Warhammer II is the game fans have always wanted

Creative Assembly’supcoming strategy game Total War: Warhammer II will be a dream come true for fans of the British fantasy board game franchise. Speaking to MCV@gamescom, lead writer Andy Hall said: “It’s the game I always wanted.” The game will be particularly rewarding for owners of the first Total War: Warhammer …

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Biomutant will take THQ Nordic to the ‘next level’

Biomutanthas been one of the big new announcements at this year’s gamescom, and THQ Nordic’s PR and marketing director Philipp Brock has said it could be the title to take the company into the publishing big leagues. “In the immediate future, I think we definitely have titles that have the …

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Xbox at gamescom: Greenberg talks Xbox One X, PUBG exclusivity and togas

Microsoft is winding up for a huge Q4 in 2017. The platform hasn’t looked this energised in years, and seeing Aaron Greenberg in action at gamescom is the very embodiment of that new-found energy. Whether he’s taking selfies with superstars such as Steve Aoki, dressing in a toga for the …

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Ubisoft enters ‘early access’ with Anno 1800 engaging community

While early access has become a key tool for independently-developed titles, it’s rare to see the strategy from a major publisher, beyond the usual late beta tests. Anno 1800, however, the Ubisoft title from developer Blue Byte announced yesterday at gamescom, will enter early access well over a year before …

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to build on anime’s success in Europe

Bandai Namco is returning to the world of Sword Art Online for its next RPG title, the publisher has announced. Revealed last week, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be taking fans into third-person shooter territory, blending its beloved RPG mechanics with fast-paced gunplay. Launching on PS4, Xbox One and digitally …

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Atlus to publish more games in Europe

Atlus is to start publishing more games in Europe, according to Atlus USA’s senior PR manager Jacob Nahin. “Previously, we worked with Koch Media – they’re publishing Yakuza Kiwami, for example – but now we’re going to start to publish more titles ourselves over here,” Nahin told MCV@gamescom. Exact titles …

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Shadow of War is Warner Bros’ biggest marketing campaign ever

No one can miss the massive Shadow of War poster outside the Koelnmesse, and that’s because the new entry in Warner Bros’ Middle-Earth franchise is the publisher’s biggest ever investment for one title, according to SVP of international Olivier Wolff. “[Our sales expectations] are massive,” he told MCV. “Top Five …

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EA: Player happiness, not revenue, is our number one metric of success

Just as EA has announced Battlefield 1’s new competitive mode, Incursions, EVP of global publishing Laura Miele has told MCV that the publisher’s continued focus on live services has “shifted the entire company.” She said: “There is an obligation that we have to players to keep content fresh and keep the …

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EXCLUSIVE: Bandai Namco partners with Life is Strange studio Dontnod on new narrative adventure IP

Bandai Namco has announced a new strategic partnership with Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment, MCV can exclusively reveal. The new partnership will see the creation of a brand-new IP based on a new narrative adventure experience. More details about the game, including platforms, a release date and whether it …

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