GameSentral Rewind 133

This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Link will be main character of Breath of the Wild: The Champions’ Ballad

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s second DLC – the Champions’ Ballad – will have players playing as Link in the new story component.

The Ballad appears to be a prequel to the main game with the four Champions of Hyrule that accompanied Link and Zelda as they prepared to fight Ganon.

The detail was revealed by the game’s producer Eiji Aonuma at Japan Expo, who also said that the DLC will include Toon Link’s blue shirt from The Wind Waker as an unlockable item.

Nintendo also confirmed that a second book – following from its Hyrule Historia and Zelda: Art & Artifacts tomes – will focus entirely on Breath of the Wild’s creation.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ final release delayed

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ final release will not hit the six months after its Early Access launch window, but the full game is still scheduled to arrive by the end of this year.

“Over the past few months I have done a lot of interviews, and in many of them, I said we hoped to be out of Early Access six months after we first launched. I’ve come to realize that restricting the window to a specific month could hinder us from delivering a fully featured game and/or lead to disappointment within the community if the launch deadline is not met.

“So, we have decided that we are going [to] push the full launch back a bit from the initial six-month timeframe, but want to assure you that we are still planning a full release before the end of Q4 2017.”

-Brendan Greene, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds creator

According to Greene, the game will get regular updates until its full launch.

Halo 5 getting native 4K update for Xbox One X; four other installments getting backwards compatibility

Halo 5: Guardians will be in 4K on Xbox One X after an update comes to the game later this year, becoming one of over 30 other titles also receiving 4K updates.

Halo Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 will also become backwards compatible on Xbox One later this year. All of the games’ map packs will be free to keep the community together.

Doomfist comes to Overwatch as playable character

Doomfist is now live in Overwatch’s Public Test Region, according to Blizzard.

The new playable hero can deal ranged damage with his Hand Cannon as well as slam into the ground and knock enemies into the air with his Rocket Punch. In the midst of battle, Doomfist can unleash his Meteor Strike to launch into the air and crash back down to Earth.

According to the Overwatch blog, Reaper broke Doomfist out of jail which let him reclaim his gauntlet.

 

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