This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.
Ghost Recon Wildlands getting a Splinter Cell crossover
Ubisoft’s latest attempt to keep Ghost Recon Wildlands in the spotlight is to call in a favor from another star in the Tom Clancy universe. The developer has teased “The Call,” a special mission that appears to bring in Splinter Cell protagonist Sam Fisher (voiced by original actor Michael Ironside). Full details will be revealed on April 9th, but there are already hints that the Ghosts and Fisher will team up to tackle a case involving a leak at the CIA.
Resident Evil 7 sells over five million copies
According to Capcom, Resident Evil 7 has sold over 5.1 million copies across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Steamspy says that about 550,000 of those are on Steam.
However, data compiled by the Resident Evil fan wiki shows that the game has currently sold fewer copies than any other mainline RE game besides Resident Evil 3. For comparison, Resident Evil 6 has sold close to 10 million units since launching in 2012.
PUBG desert map coming to Xbox One next month
PUBG Corp. announced at PAX East that the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will add Miramar in May, the desert map that PC players have had access to for a few months.
Miramar is a lot more sparse than Erangel, the original map that’s currently available on Xbox One. Players are a lot more exposed when running between buildings. In addition, the map features three more vehicles: the minibus, the pickup truck, and the jetski.
Street Fighter board game announced on Kickstarter
Jasco Games has announced a new Street Fighter miniatures board game on Kickstarter.
According to its Kickstarter page, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game features high quality pre-painted figures and will let players simulate fights using their favorite characters from the Street Fighter roster.
The game, co-designed by YouTuber Joe “Angry Joe” Vargas, is played using a combination of cards and dice on various maps with destructible 3D terrain. It features a Versus Mode, along with Free for All and Team Games options. Those who pledge at least $140 will also get the Boss Expansion, which includes a Boss Mode where three players team up to face off against one super powerful boss player.
The project has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $400,000, raising over $626,000 with 28 days left in the campaign.
The base reward pledge starts at $80 and includes the core set. The $140 Street Fighter Pledge includes the base core set, the boss expansion featuring M. Bison and Akuma, and all unlocked stretch goals. Finally, those that want the top tier spot that grants access to all the aforementioned rewards in addition to character expansions from Street Fighter Alpha, 3, 4, and 5, will be set back $280.
Final Fantasy 15 has four episodes coming in 2019
Square Enix isn’t nearly done with Final Fantasy 15 yet. The publisher announced during a PAX East panel its plans for additional content for the game.
Those plans include at least two more updates for Comrades, FF15’s online multiplayer mode. The first content update will launch sometime this summer, around the time when Square Enix plans to release a standalone version of Comrades. The mode’s second update will launch this winter.
Comrades’ character customization tools will also come to the single-player campaign, letting players make their own protagonist – at least in the PC version. The PC version will also get a level editor later this year, and Square Enix showed off an example of a golf game built with that editor.
In 2019, Square plans to release four more pieces of episodic content which are detailed below:
- Episode 1: Ardyn- “The Conflict of the Sage”: This story portrays Ardyn’s struggles. Witness the resentment he harbored towards Lucis for over 2,000 years, and his clashes with the Astrals.
- Episode Side Story: Arena- “The Beginning of the End”: A side-story about the Starscourge depicted from the Niflheim’s perspective. The final day of the Empire turns out to be Aranea’s worst day.
- Episode 2: Lunafreya – The Choice of Freedom”: A story about Luna’s fate, which not even death can free her from. Her battle to save the one she loves overturns the destiny dealt to the Lucian King.
- Episode 3: Noctis – “The Final Strike”: Parting ways with the Astrals, Noctis embarks upon his final battle to attain the ideal future for all his people. This will feature a “grand alternative finale” for Final Fantasy 15.