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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide – The Dark Palace

Monday, 25 November 2013 00:20 GMT By Staff

Part twelve of our complete Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide, The Dark Palace.

The Dark Palace

Lorule Field

Master Sword – Lv. 2

If you’ve been following this walkthrough, you should have two Master Ores collected (one from Thieves’ Hideout, the other from Skull Woods). Shift back to Hyrule from a portal and go to the Blacksmith’s house. Speak to him and he’ll upgrade your sword to “Level 2.” The Master Sword is now mightier than before and deals greater damage to your enemies.

Upgrade Your Arsenal

It’s a good time to remind you that you should be purchasing items and weapons at Ravio’s store by now. We already told you to get the bombs, but go nuts and buy the Hookshot and Hammer!

Dark Palace

To the Dungeon

Your next row of business – and next dungeon – is Dark Palace, which lies in the same spot where the Eastern Palace was in Hyrule. Warp to the Witch’s house (in Hyrule). Go west and then south to the boulder field. A gray pillar rests in the north part of the field. Merge into the pillar and slip through the cracked portal back into Lorule. Now head south one screen, east and then go north in between the pillars.

Sneaky Entry

Princess Hilda contacts you telepathically and informs our hero the next sage lies deep within the Dark Palace, and that the guards patrolling the area were once good people. Begin by moving upward and running east. You encounter a bunch of guards ahead with red beams flashing from their eyes. This is technically their range of sighting; get caught, and you’ll automatically be brought to the jail cell in the southeast section of the area. To escape, simply squeeze through the jail bars with your merging ability.

The first guard is simple to pass. Merge into the east wall on its south end, wrap around and then slip by him. Two guards patrol the area north. Use the central vine wall and wrap around it; you’ll need to wait for the two to shift their positions and walk by each other. Once they do, pop out of the wall and run straight into the passage north.

Head through the ruined building and jog west. Two more guards stand watch to the north. Use the west side wall and merge into it. You can only sneak by them halfway, because some rocks block you. Wait for the two to walk distantly, then merge out and into the wall again from the other side. Stay on the left wall and wrap around the second guard to get by.

Continue east to discover several guards roaming the area. Two are on the higher ledge, and can only see you if you ascend there. The other is on the lower level underneath the wooden beams. Ascend the left-side stairs carefully and wait for the guard to pass by. Then, head right and walk quickly across the beams. (One of the beams holds a Piece of Heart, which is well worth getting caught for. Consider this area a checkpoint since you’re locked up in a closer jail cell southwest from here when caught.) The farthest guard to the right moves quickly around a pillar. Merge into the pillar, wrap around to the right side, and then quickly descend the stairs to the east.

Move forward and jog southeast. This guard is a breeze to get by; simply merge into the north wall and slide all the way down to the east and then south, across the water. From there, go east to encounter three guards to the north (and one from the south that has his back turned). To get by them, wait for the first two to move to the left and right, and then merge into the central wall behind them. Wrap around this wall and wait for the third guard to stand still; this is your chance to merge into the west wall and slide right by him.

The Last Guard & Dungeon

Head north to the final guard, who can easily be passed using your merging ability. Behind him rests the dungeon and a weather vane. Activate the weather vane and save. To enter the dungeon, blast its cracked wall with a bomb.

Dark Palace – 1F

This Palace is Dark

As the name of the dungeon implies, the first room of Dark Palace is quite…dark. Equip your lamp and ignite the torches around for better vision. First, head to the northeast corner and bomb the cracked wall to discover a chest holding a Blue Rupee. Next, return to the first room and jog over to the west side to find a crystal switch. Set a bomb in front of it, then run over to the central platform and stand on it. The bomb’s blast will trigger the switch, moving both you and the platform to the north ledge across the pit.

Open a Window

On the north ledge, you’ll notice light shining from the right window above. Toss a bomb up to the window’s ledge to blast it open. This spawns an eye switch and unlocks the north door.

Invisible Platform

Another dark corridor lies behind the north door. Do yourself a favor and swipe the lit torch to your immediate left – you want it to be dark in here, because an invisible platform on the west side can only be seen without light. You can still equip your lamp, so walk north and turn left. Step on the floor switch to have a small key drop on the invisible platform. Merge into the west wall next to the floor switch, then slide to the key and pick it up. Before you unlock the north door, return to the floor switch in the west corner and bomb the two cracked platforms here. You’ll thank us later!

Rolling Balls

The next chamber is largely similar to the Eastern Palace’s black ball room, with a single large ball rolling out from the north gate periodically. Go up the central path and merge by the rolling balls that come your way. You will be returning to this room soon, so head through the northeast door.

Copy Cat

Three caped minions guard this hall. If you pay close attention, they move in the opposite direction of you, and stand still when you halt your movement. The green foes can easily be defeated with some sword swipes, but the red one can only fall from bombs. Be careful if you become face to face with them – they will fire a beam at you.

When you’ve secured the area, a block will rise out of the ground to the south. Ride it up to the south ledge. You can blast open a hidden passage on the south wall to discover a hidden room containing a Purple Rupee if you’d like; and reach the lower chest from a hidden passage in front of the moving block in the previous room. This chest holds a monster tail.

You can bomb the cracked surface on the floor to the northeast and drop down to B1. By doing this, you’ll snag a monster horn. We recommend grabbing this later and concentrate on getting more important items first.

Compass Time

The passage leads you back to the rolling ball room on a higher level. Dash to the left and head through the west door. A moving block in the center of this hall ascends and descends. Hop onto the block and nail the two crystal switches on the left and right sides of the room with your bombs and/or boomerang. Doing so spawns a chest containing the compass. There’s also a hidden fairy room you can access from this hall. Blast the south wall at the bottom of the moving block with a bomb using proper timing.

Blast the Floor

Return to the rolling ball room. Head through the narrow passage in the northeast section and look for a cracked surface on the floor. Blast it open with a bomb to reveal a hole. Drop down to B1.

Dark Palace – B1

Two Small Keys

You land in the north hall of B1 on an upper ledge. Grab the small key lying next to you. Then hop down the ledge. Eliminate the ghosts in your way and proceed through the east door leading to B1′s northeast room. This hall has an invisible walkway that can only be seen in the dark. Run towards the lit torch to the east and swipe your sword to burn it out. With the light out, you can now see the walkway clearly. The mask critters charge at you, so yank their masks off with the Hookshot if you have it; if not, attack them from behind.
Follow the shadow walkway to the northeast corner and grab another small key. Two are now in your possession! Now that you’re happy, head back to the previous room to the west. Run past the north stairs (which lead back to 1F) and proceed through the next western door.

Invisible Maze

This maze-like room has walls that cannot be seen until you put some fire out. Run over to the first torch and swipe it with your sword to extinguish it. That’s better – you can now see the maze’s hedges. Go south and look for a thin opening on the east wall. Merge into the wall and slide through it. Navigate through the maze and follow the path leading to the northwest corner. You will notice another crack in the wall in this section. Merge through the opening to reach the other side. There’s a skull in the northwest corner at the end of this path; destroy it and step on the hidden floor switch beneath to spawn a chest.
The chest appears in the southwest corner of the maze. Merge your way over there and open the chest to claim a third small key. With that in your grasps, squeeze through cracks on the east side walls and exit this hall from the southeast door.

Three Switches, Three Bombs

This chamber holds the passage to the boss chamber, but a strange structure is blocking it. Head over to the southwest door and unlock it. The west side of this cavity has three crystal switches. Hop on the moving platform. You need to activate each one by throwing a bomb over the west wall in each section. If close enough, the blast will activate each switch. When they’re all activated, a large chest appears. Open it and grab the big key. Then head back to the boss entrance hall and unlock the southeast door.

Tricky Fight

You’re forced to battle those emulating enemies from earlier in this hall. The fight starts with all of them on the upper level, while you stand underneath them. Steer them – one at a time – into the central pit of the floor so they drop to your level. Once you defeat them, the entrance portal emerges, and the central block is activated. Head through the portal to save your game, and then return to this hall. Ride the block up to the next level and go through the west passage.

Merge Around

You are now in the boss chamber hall again, but on higher ground. Merge into the south wall and slide around west. Continue crossing until you land on the ledge in the southwest corner. A crystal switch is on this ledge; smack it to raise a wall below you and shine light on the eyeball. Hmm… seems like this has something to do with unlocking the boss gate.

Back up

Make your way back to the first floor of the dungeon (To get there easily, drop down, head through the northeast door, cross the shadow walkway, and exit from the northwest door ahead. Ascend the stairs from the northern passage of this hall to land back on 1F.) The stairs return you to the rolling ball room. Unlock the north door beside you and head up to 2F.

Dark Palace – 2F

Flipping Walls

By activating the crystal switch in 2F’s first room, the left and right walls flip around. Set a bomb in front of the switch then merge into either the left or right wall (where the symbol is). This flips you over to the other side. Both sides have a cracked floor you bomb; the west leads you to another pit and some Rupees on B1, while the east lands you on 1F to a Purple Rupee chest. It’s worth getting, but keep in mind you’ll need to return to 2F to continue on.

Where’s the Tiles?

When you’re set to go, return to 2F and use the bomb technique on the crystal switch – either side leads you to 2F’s south chamber. Both halls have tiles that disappear rather quickly, so don’t waste any time; just nail the crystal switch to unlock the south door and get out!

Window Inspection

This room is fairly dark and guarded by ghosts. Use your lamp and ignite the torches to get around. Follow the west side path to discover a shiny window above you with a ledge in front of it. Toss a bomb up there to blow the window’s boards and to shine some light in the floor below you.

Now go over to the south central path to discover a crystal switch. This raises the platform before you; hit the switch while you’re on the lift to reach the upper ledge. Merge into the south wall and slide over to the ledge in the southeast corner. Another boarded window rests on the wall to your right. Blast it with a bomb to shine some more light to the floor below (this seems to have triggered something).
One more window to go! Proceed to the north block, hit the crystal switch, and then ride it up to the upper ledge. Merge into the wall and slip over to the northeast ledge. The third window is here – like before, destroy its blockage with a bomb.

Hidden Chest

Want a Master Ore? Stay in this hall and lower the two blocks. Place a bomb in front of the southern crystal switch, then quickly run north and trigger the second switch. Ride the block up (by hitting the switch) and merge into the north wall (on the emblem). The wall flips upon the bomb’s detonation, and you end up in a hidden passage. Open the large chest for a Master Ore!

Down to the Boss

It’s time to settle the score with the Dark Palace’s boss. Return to B1′s south central hall. The light source you created unlocks the structure blocking the boss’s gate. Unlock the door and head inside. It appears empty…ignite the two unlit torches in two corners with your lamp to initiate the fight.

BOSS! GEMESAUR KING

This massive beast moves rather slow at first, but is protected by a Rupee-covered armor and mask. Your first order of business is to destroy its mask. The only item that can destroy the mask is bombs. Tossing them at its face will instantly damage the monster’s mask. The only attack to worry about are his spikes he decks at you. Simply merge into the wall to dodge it.

Once the mask is destroyed, Gemesaur King’s entire body is exposed. He tends to move a bit faster than last time, but if you’ve got the Master Sword upgraded to Level 2, two hits should do it. The weak point remains its head. Be sure to strike him fairly close, but not too close or he’ll spin around and hit you with his tail. His spikes multiply in greater quantity here, so merge into the wall to stay safe.

The third phase is much more challenging. The room darkens, and the beast goes off on a rampage. You cannot hit him at this state, so merge into the walls instead. To get the battle back to normal, ignite the two torches in the room (the first is located in the top-left corner; the other in the bottom-right). With the lights back on, Gemesaur is vulnerable again. Strike his skull as before, but stay clear of his nasty bite. Repeat this process until the boss falls.

Portrait Four

After the battle, snag the full Heart Container and examine the painting on the wall. The next sage ends up being Link’s friend, Gully. No wonder he’s been missing!

Don’t get lost! Head back for the rest of our Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide.

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    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]