When you've sunk literally thousands of hours into playing a game, and voraciously consume every piece of rumour and speculation about it, you're unlikely to be blindsided by any one particular piece of news. But that's exactly what happened yesterday, when to the surprise of pretty much everyone Bungie announced it was saying sayonara to its eight-year relationship with Activision, and would be going it alone as the self-publisher of Destiny, effective pretty much immediately.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has surpassed 200,000 copies sold in Japan, with 64,000 of those sales occurring in 2018. The game sits at 75th place for the year in Japan, one spot behind Dragon Ball FighterZ on Nintendo Switch and one spot ahead of Attack on Titan 2 for PlayStation 4. This is especially impressive considering the game came out at the tail end of 2017, when the majority of its sales took place.
Ubisoft has added a new quest to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Like previous The Lost Tales of Greece quests, this latest escapade is free for all players. It's titled 'The Daughters of Lalaia' and it should give you something to do before the game's next DLC episode launches in the near future. Look, we've got to give Ubisoft credit here -- the company's been doing a great job of keeping Odyssey updated since the game released in October last year. New quests, bounties, and big title updates have been dropping on a regular basis, and every time we load the game up, it feels like we've got something to do.
Thousands of Elite Dangerous players—over 8,000, according to the sign-up sheet—are preparing to embark on another incredible voyage across the Milky Way. The destination is Beagle Point, some 65,279 light years from Earth, past the galactic core, at the very edge of the galaxy. The journey is expected to take 18 weeks, and like last time, casualties are expected.
For a game about encouraging people to move, the ESRB seems pretty hell-bent on making sure children don't play Fitness Boxing. As the spiritual successor to Wii Fit, Fitness Boxing has–naturally–flown under the radar. Its release seems to have been aimed at cashing in on those of us who are looking to start off 2019 with a workout routine or, at least, some way to justify our “new year, new me” attitude.