Skylanders Battlecast announced
Skylanders Battlecast is a free-to-play, mobile card battle game set to be released sometime next year by Activision. Skylanders is a monster franchise which has captured major league cash for Activision. The new game will feature both a single-player and multiplayer battle mode and will feature a unique twist in which players can purchase physical cards they can then scan into the game, or alternatively they can purchase the digital packs or cards in-game. Many of us have always hoped for a collectible Skylanders card game. While digital packs drive the free-to-play model, there is definitely something to be said about the smell, the sound, and the feel of “cracking-a-pack”.
Rainbow Six Siege delayed
The upcoming title from Ubisoft for multi-platform release has been delayed until December as announced this week. The cause of the delay is the company’s decision to focus on a few key improvement areas they’ve sourced through feedback and internal testing. They will be taking these two additional months to “improve the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation.” The projected closed beta start for September 24th will remain unchanged.
Hearthstone Regional finals and beyond
Team 5 has announced the location for the upcoming Regional finals to be held in San Francisco on October 10th and 11th. Four of the eight players that compete at the Regionals will win berths to attend and compete at BlizzCon 2015 for the World Championship. Everything in the pro scene for Hearthstone is on a collision course as we speed toward the main event in November; this will certainly be an exciting few months for Hearthstone fans!
BlizzCon goody bag announced
Blizzard Entertainment has announced the official list for the BlizzCon physical goody bag. The list of the items include: Overwatch 3D logo emblem, Hearthstone vinyl luggage tag, Cute But Deadly Diablo keychain, Inflatable Protoss psi blade, Murkidan collectible pin, Funko mystery mini, and a BlizzCon messenger bag. Supplies are limited and available on the BlizzCon gear store with a physical ticket purchase confirmation or the digital ticket. Physical ticket holders will still be getting a goody bag at the convention, so this poses an opportunity to pre-purchase extra goodies. Cost is $34.99 and limited to one per Battle.net account.
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