Monthly Archives: October 2017

News: Rocket League boosting onto Nintendo Switch in two weeks

Rocket League Nintendo

Psyonix has announced the date that super-popular car soccer hybrid Rocket League is releasing on Switch, and pleasantly it seems there’s not long to wait as Nintendo fans will be able to join in on the motoring madness from November 14

As previously announced back at E3, the Switch version will include all the features of its older brethren along with wireless local multiplayer as well as cross platform play with the XBox One and PC versions (though sadly not the PlayStation one). There’s also some Ninty-exclusive Battle-Cars based on Nintendo stalwarts Mario, Luigi and Samus. 

Rocket League on the Nintendo Switch will cost you $19.99 USD or regional equivalent and be available from the Nintendo eShop.    

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News: Shadow of the Colossus trailer showcases 4K vistas

Shadow of the Colossus TGS

In the last of today’s huge glut of trailers coming out of the PlayStation event at Paris Games Week, Sony and Bluepoint showed off some of the spectacular landscapes you’ll be trotting around in the remake (not just a remaster) come 2018.

Sony also took the time to confirm the release date for the upcoming title, revealing that it’ll be expected to land in just a few months time on February 6, exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

Phwoar, etc.

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News: Brutal new The Last of Us Part II trailer introduces us to some new characters

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One of the biggest reveals at the PlayStation event at this year’s Paris Game Week was a new trailer for The Last of Us Part II. Interestingly, this trailer seems to feature none of the recognisable characters from the series.

Though there was some speculation that the woman featured might be an older Ellie, the description for the trailer on YouTube says that, despite the sequel being very much about Joel and Ellie’s journey, they wanted to show off some new characters that will be integral to the videogame’s story in this trailer.

Where this scene fits into the grander scheme of the videogame is being left up to the fans for currently — a later interview with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann later in the show gave nothing further away plot-wise — but expect more in the run up to release, whenever that will be.

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News: God of War’s latest gameplay trailer shows off Kratos and son’s teamwork

God of War PS4

A new God of War videogameplay trailer debuted at PlayStation’s Paris Games Week presser, showing off Kratos working with his son in combat. 

While its very brief, there are moments where you can hear his child shouting warnings at his dad when an attack is coming. You can also see him dropkicking a baddie into his oul fella’s grasp before being chucked away.

You can have a look at the video below to see how it all plays out.

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News: Nintendo reveals the free-to-play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Logo

Following an announcement earlier this week, Nintendo has finally given us the name for its next mobile videogame. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is coming to Android and iOS and is targeting a release in late November. 

Just like its name suggests, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a videogame where players will build, and manage, a campsite. Visually, the videogame looks pretty similar to its console cousins, and has activities and mechanics which will be familiar to fans of the series. This time around the videogame focuses on a camping theme, although this is more glamping in my book. Who takes a sofa on a camping trip? Where’s all the mud and rain? It looks too happy.

Playing as a new campsite resident, players will be able to travel to different areas of the site in their customisable camper van, and be tasked with populating their site with amenities, furniture and more. Upgrading the camper van will require a trip to OK Motors, which is probably run by the Animal Crossing series loan shark (and smiley-faced villain) Tom Nook, and will possibly cost an absolute fortune. Players can also customise their character with different items of clothing, and buy other items from shops such as Nookling Global and more.

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News: Payday 2 on Switch teases gameplay, and dev says it’s still coming this winter

Payday 2 Screenshots

Overkill Software has given an update on the progress of Payday 2 for the Nintendo Switch, and also showed off some footage of the videogame in action in a newly released video.  

Payday 2 was originally announced for the Switch back in April with a release date planned for ‘this winter’, and since then it had all gone quiet leading some people to wonder when, or if, it’s actually coming to the hybrid console. 

Overkill has reassured Switch owners that Payday 2 is still coming  in the update video that you can watch below, and while Overkill doesn’t give away any clues as to exactly when the videogame will be released, the developer says that it’s still coming this winter.

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News: Kanata and co. try to Restore the World in the new Lost Sphear trailer

Lost Sphear screenshots October

Square Enix has released a new trailer for its upcoming RPG, Lost Sphear, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC on January 23, 2018. Lost Sphear is the second videogame from Tokyo RPG Factory, the developers behind I Am Setsuna, and this trailer gives us a look at some of the locations the player will visit, and enemies they’ll battle as they try and restore the world’s lost memories.

Players take on the role of Kanata, a young man who wakes from a nightmare to find that his home no longer exists. Kanata has been chosen by destiny to face a devastating phenomenon which is causing towns to disappear, threatening the world’s very existence. After meeting up with Kanata’s friends (Lumina, Lock, Van, Sherra and Obaro), players set out to seek a way to reawaken the power of Memory to restore what has been Lost, and rebuild the world. Kanata and his companions will travel all across the world, passing through idyllic countryside towns, and mysterious dungeons, as they encounter a range of strange beasts and enemies.

The videogame will be released onlinely on the PlayStation 4, Switch and PC with physical PlayStation 4 and Switch versions available exclusively on the Square Enix Online Store. Those who pre-order the videogame from the Square Enix Online Store will also get two exclusive music tracks.

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