With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
Writer Charles Soule | Artists David Marquez & Paolo Siquiera | Cover Artist Steve McNiven (Marvel)
Dragon Ball FighterZ’s next DLC character is Fused Zamasu.
Bandai Namco revealed the major antagonist from the Dragon Ball Super series will be released soon for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Fused Zamasu is a fusion of Supreme Kai apprentice Zamasu and Goku Black, and some of his special moves enable him to fly freely. You can check him out in action in the image gallery below.
An exact release date hasn’t been given, nor has how much he’ll cost individually. However, Fused Zamasu is included as part of the game’s $35 season pass and the previous two DLC characters, Broly and Bardock, cost $5 USD each.
We’re beyond stoked about Detroit: Become Human – we’ve covered several aspects of the game with IGN First, and now we’re ready to plug in and play this thing live! Today (4/23) at 1:00 PM PST (8:00 PM GMT, 6:00 AM AEST), join Alanah Pearce and Max Scoville as they put the Connor demo through its paces with Alexa integration and multiple play throughs, influenced entirely by choices that YOU make in the live chat.
Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream is allegedly suing French media outlets for negative press coverage of working conditions at the studio.
Kotaku reports the developer is suing French newspaper Le Monde and the website Mediapart after they published reports earlier this year on overworked staff and a work environment that allegedly fostered racist, sexist, and homophobic behavior. The third outlet, a website called Canard PC has received two “threatening letters” from Quantic Dream, but has suffered no legal action as of yet.
God of War is out, and it’s absolutely incredible. Because we love sharing epic gameplay experiences with you all, we’re climbing the mountains of Muspelheim LIVE, to show off what’s in store for players who attempt to take on one of the most daunting, but fun quests the game has to offer. Join us for two hours of godly action on IGN Plays Live, Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 PM PST (8:00 PM GMT, 6:00 AM AEST), right here on IGN.com.
Throughout God of War’s many realms lie hidden chambers sequestering powerful Valkyries. These cursed warriors offer some of the toughest fights in the entire game and grant you access to impressive-looking armor. You won’t be able to fight them until you acquire the tip of a certain giant’s chisel, but once you have that key item it’s time to start thinking seriously about hunting Valkyries down.
Below, we will show you the exact location of each Valkyrie fight, and provide general tips on how to take them down and protect yourself from their attacks. For more on God of War, check out GameSpot’s God of War review. For more guides, check out our progression system explainer and our feature detailing 11 tips you should know before starting.
Every Valkyrie Location
With four fights to discover, Midgard contains more Valkyries than any other realm in the game, but you can also find them in Alfheim, Helheim, Muspelheim, and Niflheim. The eight images below display their exact locations in each realm.
While you shouldn’t have too much of an issue coming across these locations throughout the course of following the story, Muspelheim in particular is a bit deceiving at first. To get to the Valkyrie, you actually need to complete every trial and work your way to the top of the mountain, which wraps around–hence why it looks like it’s near the entrance, even though it isn’t.
God of War doesn’t present a clear order in which to fight the Valkyries, and not all Valkyries are created equal. That said there are a few key strategies you can take into battle that should help you regardless of the Valkyrie in question.
Whether or not you ultimately need it, be sure to take a resurrection stone into battle. Valkyries are punishing and in some cases are able to wipe you out with little warning. Having a stone in hand ensures that you get a second chance, and you’ll be glad you thought ahead if you ever get knocked just before finishing off their last bit of health.
You should also prepare yourself for a bit of trial and error. Valkyries are highly mobile and capable of attacking in many different ways from near or far. It can take a few fights before you begin to recognize their attack patterns and learn how to avoid taking damage. Always go in knowing that you’re better off being patient and waiting for an obvious moment of opportunity, versus risking progress on a moment of over-confidence.
The best tip you should always keep in mind: Whenever you see a Valkyrie leap into the air and telegraph an unblockable attack with a red ring of light, have Atreus fire an arrow to knock them to the ground. In most cases the attack they would otherwise activate is an arena-wide flash of energy that’s impossible to dodge.
It’s also smart to closely manage your runic attack cooldowns, and consider using the Talisman of Unbound Potential, which you can use to refill your meters in an instant. Simple combos will do damage to Valkyries but there’s nothing quite like a powerful, magic-infused axe blow when you get the chance. Avoid spamming attacks and make the most of the opportunities that arise.
What’s My Prize?
Some say victory is a reward unto itself, but this is a video game we’re talking about. For every Valkyrie you defeat, you are guaranteed to get Epic-grade items in return, including plenty of enchantments and armor. Armor in particular is very desirable as each piece usually comes with powerful perks that may prove especially useful while trekking through Niflheim or Muspelheim.
After you defeat all eight Valkyries, well, you get to fight one more. Each Valkyrie you kill leaves a head behind that you can return to the council of Valkyries. The location of the council is pinpointed on your map–just to the left of the oarsmen–after you kill your first Valkyrie.
Returning the eight heads creates a tear that can be used to initiate a fight with the Queen of the Valkyries. She has far more health than any of the others, and even has a few new attacks to catch you off guard. The best advice for beating her is to just be patient. Don’t rush, and do your best to survive. It’s a long fight. Good luck.
There’s a monster sale on Amazon today only for tons and tons of board games. The headline on the top of the Amazon sale page says up to 40% off, but if you do some digging you’ll find great games discounted even more than that. It seems to be today-only, and it’s pretty massive
Head’s up: some of these games keep coming in and out of stock, so if the game you want is showing as unavailable, check back later, or sometimes you just need to refresh the page. Don’t give up hope. I believe in you. We’ve pulled out some of the highlights below, with a full list of games on sale at the bottom of this post.
Just like Nintendo’s biggest franchises (Zelda, Mario, and Pokémon) Labo’s Toy-Con deserve all of the attention it’s inevitably going to receive. As of its Friday launch last week, we now have six different Toy-Con: the RC car, Fishing Rod, House, Motorbike, Piano, and Robot suit. But Nintendo’s reveal trailer showcased at least eight more Toy-Con that we’ve yet to see since then. In lieu of their availability, I put together a few ideas of how we think these eight mystery Toy-Con could work with Switch.
Okay, it’s a fun looking bird — I’ll give it that. But how in the world does Nintendo plan on turning a cardboard bird into an enjoyable play experience on Switch?