The Quest Log: April 11, 2017
Happy Overwatch Uprising day, everyone! I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait to get back into my favorite shooter and start winning some of those sweet skins. That's not the only thing going on in the news, though, so check out our highlights below.
Nintendo Expands HackerOne Program to Switch
Last December, Nintendo extended the call to would-be 3DS hackers with an offer of $100 - $20,000 for the discovery vulnerabilities and security flaws in the system's hardware and/or software. Today, Nintendo have officially expanded the program to include the Switch. While they're reluctant to share hard details about what possible discoveries qualify for which rewards, it sounds like three savvy individuals have already received undisclosed sums for their work. Seems like a good chance for budding security experts to bolster their resumes and potentially earn some money.
KOTOR Is (Probably) Not Getting a Reboot Anytime Soon
Earlier this week, a rumor originating from popular gaming journalist Liam Robertson began circulating that BioWare's Austin, TX studio were working on a possible reboot of the beloved RPG, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. While similar rumors come and go, this one picked up some speed, particularly after some ambiguous comments were made by Drew Karpyshyn, the original lead writer of KOTOR (and Mass Effect) on his official Twitter account. BioWare Austin have historically been responsible for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMO spinoff, and EA continue to hold exclusive game development rights to the Star Wars universe, so it seemed as if the stars had aligned.
We dared to dream, but it seems it was not to be. Kotaku's Jason Schreier reached out to Robertson who quickly backed down on his initial report. Instead, Schreier says that BioWare Austin is working on an as-of-yet unannounced all-new IP, which he says will be more akin to Bungie's Destiny.
Overwatch's Newest Event Rises Up
We reported last week that Blizzard were teasing something big for Overwatch, and now the other shoe has fallen. Like the events that came before it, Overwatch Uprising brings a slew of new unlockables (including one Dva highlight intro for which I'll absolutely die if I don't get it) and a new game mode, which sees players facing off in teams of four against waves of AI-controlled Omnic opponents in Tracer's first-ever mission with the team seven years prior to the game's current setting. Last Halloween's PVE event was a blast to play, and this one looks even better. Hit the link up below for a look at the sweet new skins as well as the official trailer.
Latest Dragon Quest Lets Players Choose Their Preferred Art Style
We may or may not ever see it outside of Japan, but Square Enxi is making some surprising decisions regarding the upcoming Dragon Quest, which is a series far more popular in the Land of the Rising Sun than it is here in the states. Not only will DQXI be released in a special edition bundle that includes both the PS4 and 3DS versions of the game, it will be playable in any one of three distinct art styles. The PS4 version includes high-res 3D graphics, as you expect, but the 3DS game can be played in either a cell-shaded aesthetic or as a classic, SNES-style isometric JRPG. It's pretty wild, and worth checking out the trailer even if you're not a fan of the series.