Nintendo’s newest mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a hit, reaching over 15 million downloads in under a week after releasing. This makes the game the second most successful launch for Nintendo, just behind Super Mario Run. In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp players are a campsite manager and run various errands around the wilderness earning coins to upgrade their camp. It is currently free-to-play, but does offer in-game purchases. Initial customer reviews have been very positive.
After a rough start for EA’s new shooter, Star Wars Battlefront 2 EA’s stock has dropped 8.5% month to date. This drop is roughly equivalent to 3 billion dollars of shareholder value. This drop comes on the heels of the controversy surrounding Battlefront 2’s progression system in game which players have been referring to as “pay-to-win”. The game’s developers have said they are working on tweaking the system, but as of now no official plan for changes has been released.
Bethesda’s card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends (ESL) has released its latest expansion pack in the form of a new campaign centering around the legendary Clockwork City. Those who played Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind will be well familiar with the legend, but for those who aren’t, Clockwork City is a mechanical city that hides treasure and peril for those who enter it. Players will journey to the city through an all new campaign with 35 missions spread across three acts. Each act is available for $7.99 or 1,000 gold, and the total bundled campaign is available for $19.99.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Bungie was misleading players about the amount of XP they were being given for completing various activities in game. The mechanic was originally in place to ensure that slower missions felt just as rewarding as repeated grinding, but Bungie admitted the silent nature of that mechanic was misleading to the players. As a response, Bungie has made a move toward more open communication with its players, beginning with a lengthy post, “The State of Destiny 2”. This post details upcoming fixes in the game as well as a few tweaks to how loot and progression will work.