A 2D Dark Souls game launched in 2016 and it looked bad

A 2D Dark Souls game launched in 2016 and it looked bad

Earlier today, artist Thomas Feichtmeir dropped an interesting piece of news on his Twitter feed: back in 2016, he was part of a pitch that wanted to reimagine Dark Souls 3 (or at least its world) as a 2D Metroidvania game. With an NDA he signed that the project now expired, he was allowed for … Read more

No plans to increase the trade-in price right now

No plans to increase the trade-in price right now

Picture: Nintendo/Kotaku In its latest earnings briefing, Nintendo continues to say that it has no plans to raise prices on its popular Switch consolealthough that also does not rule out the possibility that it may have to raise prices in the future. Inflation! Maybe you’ve heard of it? If not, that’s bad! At the moment, … Read more

Publisher publishes a whole damn book on Millennial LAN parties

Publisher publishes a whole damn book on Millennial LAN parties

If you’re old enough to remember LAN parties in their heyday, you’ll remember how complex (and awesome) they were. If you’re not, you’ve probably heard old people speak reverently about them in hushed tones, making them seem almost mythical. While of course people still hold them –sometimes in large numbers!– the advent of online multiplayer … Read more

What you need to know about Modern Warfare II’s Gun Mods, Tuning

What you need to know about Modern Warfare II’s Gun Mods, Tuning

Screenshot: Activision / Kotaku If you have an appetite for destruction, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is happy to provide an almost endless supply of weapons that you can customize to an absurdly delightful degree. Seriously, it’s almost as fun as sorting my nail polish colors. But it’s not about making all the other … Read more

Sega hires a Sonic Lore Master to keep track of all his BS

Sega hires a Sonic Lore Master to keep track of all his BS

Wow, I didn’t know Sega hired masters. Screenshot: Sega/SnapCube/Kotaku Today in a job posting that exudes a menacing aura: Sega is looking to hire one Sonic loremaster to keep track of the blue hedgehog’s canon and non-canon antics. If you have a degree in art and happened to be judging through the job recruitment website, … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Leak: New Monsters, Starting Evolution

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Leak: New Monsters, Starting Evolution

Screenshot: Nintendo A delicious got hold of Pokémon Scarlett and Violet two weeks before the official street date. So of course they dump screenshots online before the games actually start. Right now, the photos are all over Twitter and Reddit. So you might as well read about them at my box first, right? All the … Read more

Hi, I’m Kotaku’s newest senior editor

Hi, I’m Kotaku’s newest senior editor

It’s me, Moira the Maiden Overwatch 2 pumping you full of healing juices.Picture: Blizzard Hello, my name is Alyssa. I’m the newest senior editor here at good ol’ my box, as you have probably already ascertained from the headline. But did you know that I am also Italian? Don’t worry, I bring it up so … Read more

Ramattra is Overwatch 2’s newest hero locked behind the Battle Pass

Ramattra is Overwatch 2’s newest hero locked behind the Battle Pass

Picture: Blizzard Ramatra is the newest tank hero coming to Overwatch 2 and the latest locked behind its battle pass system. Revealed during the Overwatch League Finals last Friday, the shape-shifting warlord can transform between defensive and offensive modes, but will require players who don’t want to pay to level 55 to unlock him. Ramattra … Read more

Losing in Marvel Snap? Discuss these cards ASAP!

Losing in Marvel Snap?  Discuss these cards ASAP!

Picture: Marvel / Second Dinner / Kotaku If, like me, John Walker, you are still making your way through the lower layers of Marvel Snap, there’s a good chance there are cards you’re clinging to because they worked so well for you. But you now start losing more often and wonder what went wrong. The … Read more

New Square Enix Farming Game Lets Players Be Gender Neutral

New Square Enix Farming Game Lets Players Be Gender Neutral

Male, female and cool hat. All genders are accounted for. Screenshot: Square Enix / Kotaku It shouldn’t be a big ask from players to have more gender-inclusive pronoun options in a video game, especially in RPGs. A producer at Square Enix believes that helping players feel welcome by including non-binary pronouns is such a small … Read more