Showing posts with label Nintendo Switch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nintendo Switch. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

Obsidian announces a June 2020 release date for long-awaited Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds.

Though 2019's acclaimed sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment was set to launch on Nintendo Switch last month, everything came to a halt due to global pandemic of COVID-19.

It has recently revealed via an official announcement from Obsidian today that both digital and physical version of The Outer Worlds gets a brand-new release date of arrival for Nintendo hybrid handheld console on June 5, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

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Previously planned for a March 6 release, TOW was unfortunately pushed back when its port developer Virtuos Games had to suddenly close down their studio like all Chinese offices amidst an initial outbreak of Coronavirus in February.

Before news of delay came in, fans were unhappy over a physical release without cartridge that charges full price for an empty case and publisher Private Division decided to include a game card for retail copies taking notice of their feedback.

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Another thing players need to keep in mind that TOW will be receiving a day one patch worth nearly 6 GB with added hi-res textures, gameplay optimization and other essential fixes to improve your overall experience on Switch.

For a standard price of $59.99 only, The Outer Worlds digital and physical versions for Nintendo Switch will be available on given date. Obsidian is also planning to release a Steam version of TOW for PC platform later at some point in 2020.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Nintendo to Remaster Super Mario Bros. Games for 35th Anniversary

Nintendo to release Super Mario Bros. remastered games for Switch to celebrate 35th anniversary.

In celebration of upcoming 35th anniversary of Super Mario franchise, developer/publisher Nintendo will reportedly be releasing remastered version of most Super Mario Bros. games for Nintendo Switch from their back catalog.

This report from British gaming website VGC also claims that Nintendo had plans to do a major announcement for these upcoming releases at E3 2020 in June but it eventually got cancelled earlier over concerns of Coronavirus pandemic.

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Nintendo to Remaster Super Mario Bros. Games for 35th Anniversary

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Whether or not Nintendo does a remaster of these titles, all of them are seeing a re-release on Switch. Original plan was to reveal a lineup of games alongside Super Nintendo World theme park and a Super Mario animated movie project.

Sources add that a new Paper Mario title is in works and is planned to arrive for Switch console by 2020. Moreover, they intended to unveil a special interactive LEGO Mario set that was teased earlier this month in images and a video.

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Switch already has plenty of Super Mario Bros. content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Luigi's Mansion 3, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mario Tennis Aces, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2 and Yoshi's Crafted World.

Super Mario 3D World of Wii U will make its Switch debut as a Deluxe Edition release, with new levels. One of these rumored ports is a remaster of 2007 platform title Super Mario Galaxy along with a few other fan-favorite 3D Mario games.

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Super Mario Bros. Back Catalogue

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In addition, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine are likely joining the parade, with more to be revealed soon. More 3D Mario games from GameCube and Nintendo 64 systems could come up in a single collection for Switch owners.

Having access to Nintendo Switch Online service lets you play first three installments of Super Mario Bros. games as well. It is safe to say that first-party Mario games will be dominating an already jam packed lineup of 2020 for Nintendo Switch.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Nintendo Direct Mini March 2020

Settle into your quarantine sessions as Nintendo released a brand-new Direct Mini for upcoming Switch games.

Only three months into 2020 and we already have four Nintendo Direct video presentations (yes, Indie World Showcase from earlier included) on our hands with loads of brand-new titles releasing to Nintendo Switch in coming months.

A surprise launch of latest Nintendo Direct Mini episode has a number of announcements from major publishers regarding upcoming launches and updates to help you deal with COVID-19 epidemic when you are in self-isolation at home.

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Nintendo Direct Mini March 2020

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Newest Direct Mini video will run for 28-minute to give you a roundup of what to expect on Switch soon.

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition | Nintendo Switch

Announced back in September 2019, critically-acclaimed action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is now all set to arrive on May 29 with a bunch of new features and art book that are exclusive to Switch version.

Embark a journey with young protagonist Shulk who find a way to access powers of mysterious blade Monado to battle Mechon invaders. This remastered title will include an epilogue to main story, Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected.

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2K Games | Nintendo Switch

Turns out, that early leaked listing from Taiwanese Ratings Board back in January was actually legit as Nintendo has officially announced a number of titles by publisher 2K Games, including the ones that are BioShock: The Collection.

Remastered versions of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite are coming along in a bundle titled BioShock: The Collection. Ported by developer Virtuos, Switch version of BioShock games are also available for purchase separately.

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2K Games Collection Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Borderlands Legacy Collection will feature Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: Pre-Sequel. This amazing set includes all bonus add-on content of these games except BL2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC.

Finally, award-winning 2016 turn-based tactics game XCOM 2, all four DLC packs and War of the Chosen expansion are compiled in XCOM 2 Collection to release altogether with afore-mentioned titles on May 29, 2020 for Nintendo Switch console.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Expansion Pass, Pack 3

In quest for power, Doctor Doom comes to Wakanda to claim the Soul Stone and the heroes decide to hide away remaining Infinity Stones. Their confrontation with Doom sends everyone to Negative Zone, where they came across Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom is newest story campaign and third paid DLC of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, priced $19.99 only. A free update will be rolled out shortly to add in limited time events, nodes and an increased level cap of 300.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Bunny Day Event

With recent release of New Horizons, fans of life simulation series Animal Crossing have been keeping busy already. Its first-ever event Bunny Day will begin on April 1 and run until April 12, 2020, followed up by another one centered on Earth Day.

Upon arrival of Zipper T. Bunny, you will engage in scavenger hunt-like activity to find out eggs that he hid throughout your island. Players can spend time finding these hidden eggs to craft themselves various limited time items during Bunny Day.

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Catherine: Full Body | Nintendo Switch

Although fan community have been clamoring for a Switch port of Persona 5 for a while, developer Atlus decided to give them a handheld version of mature-themed game Catherine, which is a remake port of 2011 puzzle-adventure.

Full Body is a definitive version that Studio Zero built and contains a number of add-on DLC content. In addition of Persona 5 protagonist Joker as guest character, there are thirteen different endings and it will arrive on July 7, 2020.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC Fighter
After wrapping up first batch of paid DLC fighters, crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ready to reveal its next set of guest characters soon and first draft of their second Fighters Pass will be hailing from ARMS.

Although it was not confirmed whom they will pick from an array of fifteen different arena fighters, SSBU currently has plans to select its next brawler from 2017 fighting sports and more will be revealed in a June 2020 announcement.

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ARMS Fighter Comes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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ARMS | Free Trial
Speaking of ARMS, extend your reach to try your hand at a limited time free trial that allows all subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online service to download and enjoy the full game starting from March 26, 9 AM PDT to April 6, 11:59 PM PDT.

This is your chance to get familiar with its gameplay aspects ahead of next Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter reveal. So, select and equip your fighting stars with extendable upper limbs to tussle with other arena champions till next two weeks.

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ARMS Limited Time Free Trial

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Some of these games; Good Job!, Panzer Dragoon Remake and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will be available from today. Also in line are Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Expansion Pack 3 and a free update for Ring Fit Adventure.

Aside from Bravely Default 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles, most titles showcased in Nintendo Direct Mini have yet to reveal a release window. Many more that were not included in the video will keep coming to Switch platform till fall 2020.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Doom Eternal Out Now

First-person shooter game Doom Eternal from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Debuting as a direct sequel to 2016 rebooted Doom franchise, first-person shooter title Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After wrecking havoc through Necropolis and beyond, Doomguy was brought back to Mars and is sent away upon retrieving his Crucible. Spending months away in isolation, he decides to return to Earth to prevent a demonic invasion.

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Doom Eternal Out Now

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It's literally Hell on Earth and there is no one to stand against hordes of fiends to ensure survival of humanity. Doom Slayer is now on a holy mission to rip and tear through agents of Hell to fully purge a demon-infested Earth for good.

Each weapon has generally two mods that you can switch in between once they are unlocked and each of them can be upgraded furthermore. Try to get your hands on Super Shotgun and then use its grappling Meat Hook for mobility.

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Hunt Armies of Hell

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Aside from using gunshots, unsheathe your retractable wrist-mounted blade for glory kill executions to get health. Also, hack them with chainsaw and receive ammo or incinerate them with shoulder-mounted flamethrower for armor.

Eternal introduces new features and in-game mechanics like auto map, skill tree and a personal training room. There are platform challenges and puzzles scattered around to help you earn upgrades by finding collectables and secret items.

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Secret Collectible Items

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A look into official launch trailer of Doom Eternal gives you a good idea for scale of its entire brutality level.

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Doom has evolved in terms of gameplay and combat has seen new additions to give Doomguy an edge against forces of evil. id Software is additionally working on an "Invasion" mode that lets you join other players and fight them as demons.

Other than an epic single-player campaign, Doom Eternal futures a 2v1 multiplayer experience called "Battlemode". Currently, a port for Nintendo Switch handheld console is being co-developed by Panic Button to release on a later date.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dauntless: Scorched Earth Update Live Now

Scorched Earth content update drops for Dauntless, adding new Behemoth, Escalation, Hunt Pass and more.

Newest season of free content update for free-to-play online action role-playing game Dauntless is here to invite Nintendo Switch, PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players to all-out monster hunting party.

Slayers from all platforms are welcome to join at Shattered Isles in latest Scorched Earth free content update, which includes new behemoth, Blaze Escalation event, bug fixes, gameplay changes, gears, Hunt Pass and much more.

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Dauntless: Scorched Earth Update Live Now

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Phoenix Labs released an official launch trailer for Dauntless: Aether Unbound update showing key-features.

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Escalation game mode debuted back in December 2019, offering players a challenging experience of fighting random bosses. On your way to hunt are aether charged creatures like Gnashers and Quillshots, throwing fireballs at you.

Once you and your teammates eventually managed to survive them all, you can meet the boss. Blaze Escalation will be introducing a fiery new rampaging behemoth Torgadoro that will give players quite a tough time during encounter.

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New Behemoth Torgadoro

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While facing newest giant of Scorched Earth, players will be exploring new tropical and volcanic islands. Seasoned Slayers of Ramsgate with an Escalation score of 40 or above are eligible for a face-off that they may not even survive.

In spite of having an enormous size, Torgadoro is exceptionally agile and can burst cracks though Earth's crust with ease. Your chances of being smashed to a pulp in his hands are too high unless you get a hold of his attack patterns first.

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Searing Talons Hunt Pass

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Of course each seasonal event comes with new weapons and legendary ability to do additional damage to targets less than 50% health. Also, Searing Talons Hunt Pass lets you earn consumables and cosmetic rewards up to level 50.

Dauntless: Scorched Earth update adds updated daily login bonuses and a few quality of life improvements. Earning Hunt Pass XP is easier than ever before you can reach to level 50 and all bounties are rebalanced to reflect their value.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Nintendo Indie World Showcase March 2020

An all-new stream for Indie World Showcase unveils first wave of indie games coming to Nintendo Switch on 2020.

In last two months, Nintendo has broadcast two Nintendo Direct livestream focused on Animal Crossing and Pokémon. Now, a showcase of upcoming indie titles on Nintendo Switch is just about to unload bunch of new announcements.

New waves of third-party titles are taking center stage of today's Indie World Showcase presentation from indie developers all over the world. More than 20 games are displayed, few of which are simply ports of major releases.

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Nintendo Indie World Showcase March 2020

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Have a look at latest Indie World Showcase episode for all new indie games coming to Switch this year.

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Blue Fire | Nintendo Switch

In mystical kingdom of Penumbra, action-adventure title Blue Fire sends you on a quest to uncover hidden secrets of a forgotten land. There are temples to explore, interact with survivors and a lot of priceless items to collect.

You will be facing menacing enemies, overcome traps and even traverse uncharted territory. Your goal is to locate a way to lost land of The Void to by overcoming various challenges through 3D-platforming for precious rewards.

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Baldo | Nintendo Switch

Inspired heavily from JRPG titles, Baldo is an action-adventure RPG tale of a fantasy journey from developer/publisher NAPS Team. A prophecy for birth of a pure heart child is fulfilled and a threat of no heart creature is on rise again.

There are puzzles to solve, dungeons to explore and traveling to new towns as part of gameplay mechanics. Rich with character variations and an amazing open-world, the game gives away a tone you usually find in Studio Ghibli anime movies.

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I Am Dead | Nintendo Switch

Take a trip to coastal town of Shelmerston as a ghost of your former self in puzzle game I Am Dead. Make good use of your ethereal abilities like passing or seeing through wall and much more to uncover mysteries of the small island.

Walk alongside recently-deceased apparition of Morris Lupton and his dog Sparky to learn about an incoming disaster. This journey into afterlife arrives on Switch from developer Hollow Ponds and publisher Annapurna Interactive.

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Blair Witch | Nintendo Switch

Out for Switch by this summer, psychological survival horror title Blair Witch from developer Bloober Team and publisher Lionsgate Games is a video game adaptation based on Blair Witch series of renowned live-action movies.

Players will be wandering around creepy forest of Black Hills solving case of a missing boy as former police officer Ellis Lynch with his trusty canine companion, Bullet as he finds himself fighting against endless nightmare in dark.

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Exit the Gungeon | Nintendo Switch

Launching later today, Exit the Gungeon is a spin-off sequel to 2016 bullet hell shooter title Enter the Gungeon. Moving away from its predecessor, this game takes a platform style approach as shown in its official trailer.

Players will wield an ever-changing weapon as they loot their way out of escaping Gungeon and developer Dodge Roll has made an extensive overhaul to in-game mechanics with change of playing perspective, new weapons and enemies.

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For majority of games, Nintendo has stated their timed-exclusivity to Switch console in advance for the record. Those who can't wait any longer till summer can pick their Joy-Cons to play PixelJunk Eden 2 and Exit the Gungeon later today.

Recent episode of Nintendo Indie World was meant to premiere concurrently with annual Game Developers Conference, which got cancelled earlier and pushed back to summer 2020 due to concerns over novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

Square Enix will be releasing a free demo for Trials of Mana Remake on Switch, PC and PS4 very soon.

As fans of Seiken Densetsu series awaits release of upcoming action role-playing game Trials of Mana Remake on April 24, 2020, developer/publisher Square Enix is releasing a demo ahead of its launch to let players have some fun.

You can take an early peak at modern reimagination of 1995 classic RPG title in a free demo version, which will become available on March 18, 2020, for players on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 platforms.

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Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

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You can join in to explore some early parts of the game by choosing one main character and gather your party members from a roster of six heroes to go on a story adventure, which can change depending on select characters.

You can also enter a boss battle against an arachnoid known as Full Metal Hugger and veterans will notice subtle change in combat mechanics. There are drastic visual changes made overall to appeal to a new-generation of audience.

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Full Metal Hugger Boss Battle

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Most changes are on aesthetic level as Square Enix had to build the entire game with a 3D engine and redesigned its 2D aspects. Several elements that were not present in original Trials of Mana are added to latest HD remake version.

Although redesigned solely for current-gen gaming platforms, characters models have mostly received PlayStation 2-esque treatment that will surely receive appreciation from hardcore Mana fans and group of newcomers as well.

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Coming closer to launch in a month, a final trailer has also been released offering glimpse of in-game action.

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For long, fan-favorite Mana series were not released on Western markets until Collection of Mana came to Switch. Shortly afterwards, decision for a full remake was made with a worldwide release window set for early 2020.

Demo for Trials of Mana Remake will allow you to choose your party combination and let you carry over save data to full game at launch. Though Switch version will be up for download at Japanese eShop, anyone can play it region-free.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Breath of The Wild Players Beats Game Using Twitch Chat

Twitch streamer PointCrow lets viewers to take control via chat and beat Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Although letting a group of fans take control of a game seems like a crazy idea for many that started with Twitch Plays interactive stream in 2014, people can eventually finish an entire playthrough over time with collective efforts.

Most recently, Twitch audience has taken part in completing 2017 action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This event was planned and hosted by PointCrow, who has beaten the game lately without walking.

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Breath of The Wild Players Beats Game Using Twitch Chat

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This time, PointCrow returned with a different idea and rigged his stream to let viewers take control via Twitch chat for every five minutes to perform various moves like backflips and parry and he would only take over at times.

PointCrow takes a backseat to lead his viewers to a variety of challenges to see if they could finish them in viable amount of time. Viewers were able to take down enemies or even a Guardian often times and sometime they just ran.

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He even motivates them to complete certain tasks by putting free subscriptions of his channel and gave out 20 subs when they did it. At one point, his audience managed to learn how to coordinate and perform Flurry Rush at enemies.

During original Twitch Plays Pokémon run, there were measures in place to make sure that the stream would be making progress anyhow and in that case, players would make democratic vote to determine course of in-game decisions.

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PointCrow has put together a highlight reel of this Breath of the Wild playthrough on YouTube channel as well.

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Instead of a bot putting those commands into game, having a person behind wheels is a much relatable experience. There were around 600 concurrent viewers that took part in this journey that took over 25 hours to complete.

Since you can fast travel to places in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it is possible for viewers to finish a regular run on their own. It took PointCrow's stream viewers nearly 17 hours to beat the game and Link died about 80 times.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Spawn

Gameplay trailer of DLC character Spawn for Mortal Kombat 11 reveals first look of his demonic appearance.

Long before revealing of Kombat Pack and an official confirmation from developer NetherRealm Studios, veteran comic-book creator Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Venom) has teased of his popular creation Spawn to join Mortal Kombat 11 in 2018.

This iconic anti-hero from Image Comics is currently headed to join roster of 2.5D fighting game MK11 on March 17 as part of Early Access for Kombat Pack owners and then will become available for all major platforms on March 24, 2020.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Spawn

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NetherRealm has released an official gameplay trailer to showcase what Spawn is bringing to the table.

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Jumping into arena from above a church, Spawn engages Scorpion in a duel and immediately starts employing his cape, chains and firearms. Is attack includes pulling a fiery chain out of the ninja specter and a crushing blow to his abdomen.

In showdown against Erron Black and Kotal Kahn, he pulls out a few more tricks with his shackles and burned them in Hellfire for a bit. There are an extensive use of weapons in combat and stabbing at rival players with his chains involved.

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Facing off against Scorpion, Spawn delivers a Krushing Blow that is getting his opponent caught into a mini-explosion before raining bullets on him. It ends up with two demonic hands reaching out of ground to pull his enemy for a final finishing.

When performing his Fatality move "Rest in Pieces", Spawn would simply guide his chains to strangle his challenger and strip flesh out. Finally, he then cloaked them up in Necroplasm aura under his cape to rip the rest of their body.

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Spawn has debuted back in 1992; same year as Mortal Kombat and these two franchises are finally crossing over after 28 years. NetherRealm dev team has spent over six months to get his iconic costume and cape just right for MK11.

Original voice actor Keith David (Barbershop, Pitch Black) from Emmy award-winning HBO animated series Todd McFarlane's Spawn will be reprising his role through in-game dialogue and interaction with many series characters.

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Spawn is joining as sixth and final DLC character alongside Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, Sindel, Terminator T-800 and The Joker. Kombat Pack owners will also get access to Matinee Skin Pack and Spawn-inspired character skin for Jacqui Briggs.

Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available to play on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Todd McFarlane is making his directorial debut with a Spawn live-action feature film that is currently under development.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Zombie Army Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch

Rebellion Developments announces Zombie Army Trilogy to get a Nintendo Switch release on March 31, 2020.

Following success of Sniper Elite series, developer/publisher Rebellion Developments worked a third-person tactical shooter spin-off series of Nazi Zombie Army, which recently got its third sequel, Zombie Army 4: Dead War last month.

An undead revolution lead by a zombie Hitler is currently marching over to arrive on Nintendo handheld console as Zombie Army Trilogy is announced for a Nintendo Switch release by end of this month on March 31, 2020.

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Zombie Army Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch

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An announcement trailer from Rebellion briefly highlights on all of its contents and brand-new features.

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There are three apocalyptic campaigns covering a total of 15 intense missions to complete your Zombie Army collection. You can choose to take down Hitler on your own or band together with up to four-players in online multiplayer.

Newly added features include HD Rumble, local wireless co-op, motion controls and pro controller support for a blissful experience. Switch version has also been modified for the title to integrate with its new friend invitation system.

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Try your out luck in craze-filled Horde Mode with a group of friends for chaotic fun throughout five deadly maps. Players can choose from an extended roster of 16 playable characters that counts survivors from Left 4 Dead as well.

Zombie Army Trilogy has sold over four million copies when it came out in 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Aside from its beloved gunplay system, iconic "X-Ray Kill Cam" feature is making its return for Nintendo Switch launch.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Bloodstained Cancels Roguelike Mode Stretch Goal for Randomizer

Developer of Bloodstained is cancelling promised "Roguelike" mode and offering "Randomizer" as alternative.

Debuting last year following a successful Kickstarter campaign; side-scroller action role-playing game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from developer ArtPlay and publisher 505 Games has been a modern-day successor of Castlevania series.

In a latest update post in Kickstarter page, chief developer Koji Igarashi has revealed that previously promised Roguelike dungeon mode is not likely to happen, even though it met original stretch goal of $5 million years ago.

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Bloodstained Cancels Roguelike Mode Stretch Goal for Randomizer

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In his post, Igarashi explains that early development stage of code for Bloodstained is not compatible to roguelike style of gameplay, especially to procedurally generate castle and therefore, they had to back out from that part.

Although they couldn't make it, ArtPlay have decided to develop a new game mode called "Randomizer" instead. This update will eventually be rolled out for free with release of playable character and swordsman exorcist Zangetsu.

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Randomizer mode will play out campaign with players tweaking different game parameters for an arbitrary playthrough. Backers of Bloodstained were so eager to get a roguelike mode that its $5 million worth stretch goal was fulfilled by next day.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. When Randomizer and Zangetsu content update will finally arrive, a "Boss Revenge" mode will be added as well.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

Lead engine programmer Billy Khan of id Software claims Doom Eternal can run at 1000 frames per second.

With only few weeks left from release, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks are on full swing to promote their upcoming first-person shooter game Doom Eternal for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dev team of 2016 Doom sequel has been working hard to make demon slaying in 4K visual look glorious and id Soft is claiming to have pushed their game engine to deliver an insane 1,000 frames per second, with proper hardware setting.

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Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

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Billy Khan talks detail on features of id Tech 7 game engine and how they are pushing boundaries of FPS.

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In a recent interview with IGN, lead engine programmer of id Software, Billy Khan discuss about latest enhancement made to id Tech 7 engine with a bunch of new features to show off detailed surrounding and hardware compatibility.

Latest upgrades to in-game engine have now lead to much bigger explosions and variety of particle effect in Doom Eternal. Moreover, upper limit for frames per second has maxed out for existing and upcoming generation of consoles.

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Whereas id Soft could go up to 250 frames per second with id Tech 6 in past, you can hit 1000 frames per second in id Tech 7. Khan even locally built a custom hardware for testing in studio and has it running at 400 frames per second.

This astounding scaling would not only make Doom Eternal look good visually on present-day consoles but it essentially makes the game future-proof for many years to come when players will revisit it with upgraded gaming hardware.

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Since current-gen console hardware is unable to run such FPS or even capable of handling it, developers got really interested as they can take similar approach in making games that players will revisit in future with high-end setups.

Games on consoles are stressing over achieving a frame rate between 30 and 60 frames per second for more than a decade. Third-person games usually strive near to 30 FPS and first-person titles pushes for locking at 60 FPS.

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This higher frame count greatly affects player point of view in terms of smoothness, mostly in shooter genre of games. You can easily detect if frames are stumbling inn first-person perspective than noticing them on third-person.

Also, id Tech 7 will seamlessly scale with your current setup to newest ones that are not out in the market yet. This is great news for PC gaming community as they will see a performance boost every time they upgrade their machine.

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Aside from working on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements, Khan and his team has worked to make sure that id Tech 7 will work nicely for next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles with more exciting plans for future.

With recent rise of streaming platforms, players will be hopefully able to stream Doom Eternal at 1000 FPS at some point. Meanwhile, developers can start working on new technology to step over 60 frames per second and go beyond.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Announced

Adult Swim Games announces Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time to release on summer 2020 for all major platforms.

For many years, fans of action-adventure animated television series Samurai Jack have been clamoring for a fun-filled video game adaptation based on the popular animated show since 2004 action-adventure title Shadow of Aku.

In a surprised reveal today, developer Soleil Games and publisher Adult Swim Games has announced upcoming 3D hack and slash action game Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, which is currently scheduled for a summer 2020 release.

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Announced

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Adult Swim released an official trailer for Battle Through Time, briefly showcasing gameplay bits and its story.

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Battle Through Time takes place before Jack fights against Aku for one last time in 2017 series finale of Season 5. During his quest, he will band together with many allies and come across old enemies as he goes back and forth in time.

Trying to find ways to confront his demonic arch-nemesis, Samurai Jack fights an array of dangerous and strange enemies in various different locations like ending up in a graveyard, travelling to a futuristic city or a lake area.

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As his site of operation changes, Jack gets a different outfit each time except his trusty katana. He will be wielding more than a dozen different weapon types apart from his iconic magic sword and unlock new skills through combat.

To maintain series continuity, series writer of original show was hired to write a script for the game. There is also cue of taking major inspiration from final season in trailer above with Jack having an appearance in longer beard and hair.

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An Untold Adventure

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Samurai Jack series creator Genndy Tartakovsky and lead writer Darrick Bachman to appear in a panel hosted by Adult Swim Games at PAX East 2020 on February 28, to talk more details on their current project Battle Through Time.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time will launch on summer this year for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players can likely to expect a full gameplay trailer and set release date to arrive anytime before E3 2020 event. 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Floyd Iraia and Multiplayer

DotEmu reveals new Streets of Rage 4 trailer showcasing fifth playable character Floyd Iraia and co-op mode.

Returning to classic side-scrolling beat 'em up series after nearly three decades, developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube teams up with original Streets of Rage series developer/publisher Sega for upcoming Streets of Rage 4.

SoR4 has already revealed ex-cop Axel Stone and detective Blaze Fielding, Adam Hunter and his daughter Cherry Hunter. In latest trailer, a fifth playable character named Floyd Iraia is introduced along with multiplayer feature details.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Floyd Iraia and Multiplayer

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Official trailer offers first look at new hero, gameplay and newly added online multiplayer aspects of SoR4.

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Floyd is an original protagonist character making his debut as a heavy hitting fighter with cybernetic arms. His mechanical arms are a gift from Streets of Rage 3 cyborg scientist character Dr. Gilbert Zan, which is his tie to SoR series.

Though his movements and health recovery period is slower than others, he has the longest reach among all five. Aside from shocking, smashing and throwing bad guys, his arm cannon can deal serious damage with a powerful blast.

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Cybernetic Brawling Muscle

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Floyd Iraia can simply grab enemies from a considerable distance directly by extending one of his arms or in between fighting to throw around. He can even grab two nearby goons and then smash them together for maximum impact.

SoR4 will allow players to team-up with only one person for online play feature right from launch day. For first time in entire Streets of Rage franchise history, local co-operative mode will support up to four-players to party up.

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Four-Player Offline Co-Op

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Joining as a composer is Yoko Shimomura, who previously wrote music for Final Fight and Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Original series composers Motohiro Kawashima and Yuzo Koshiro would join her to do '90s-themed soundtrack.

Streets of Rage 4 to arrive on spring 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though an official release date yet to be revealed by DotEmu, players can likely to expect hearing an announcement sooner than later.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

Expand rogue-like universe of Dead Cells with The Bad Seed DLC expansion, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

As part of post-launch support, a new DLC expansion for 2018 roguelike metroidvania title Dead Cells was announced by indie studios Evil Empire and Motion Twin last year, which is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

All newcomer and veteran players can to try out this first-ever paid DLC titled Dead Cells: The Bad Seed in same difficulty level of original base game featuring two new early levels, a boss character, companion, new enemies and weapons.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

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To celebrate launch of their latest content, Motion Twin has revealed a quirky new animated short today.

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The Bad Seed expansion introduces a two-handed weapon called Scythe to tear through anything on your way. New enemies include blowgunners, carnivorous plants, jerkshrooms, mushroom men, ticks and yeeters on new biomes.

You would start off from Arboretum, which is a greenhouse location full of mushrooms and other plants. Many of these vegetations would like to get a piece of The Prisoner but he can always use them for quick vertical movement.

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Ruins of Arboretum

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There is a little friend lurking around that would befriend you and then attack anyone who comes closer to you. Then head over to Morass of the Banished, which is a swamp area filled with danger and pointy things to hurt you badly.

Surviving its perilous surroundings and unsuspecting ambushes from group of hostile locals will take you to The Nest where you will finally have a major boss fight against Mama Tick, a massive mutant creature with many eyes and claws.

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Noxious Swamp Area

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Bad Seed DLC is priced $4.99 only and is released in an attempt to support dev team's effort in continuous free updates. Evil Empire is already working hard on lining up more content and major gameplay overhauls for near future.

Dead Cells is currently available on sale for both Steam and Xbox One platform at 30% discount. A collection bundle of main game and recent DLC pack is also out offering 10% off on PC version and 20% for console players right now.