Indie Game GONE HOME Is Heading To The Switch Soon

Five years after it was initially released, the hit indie-game Gone Home is scheduled to launch for the Nintendo Switch later this month, publisher Annapurna Interactive announced yesterday. 

Gone Home will be available on the Nintendo Switch on August 23. A Wii U port was initially planned back in 2014 but never came into fruition. However, the game was then released to other platforms such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the latter even received a special Console Edition in 2016. 

The indie-game served as the debut title for developer Fullbright as it influenced the story-driven adventure game genre. The title’s unique visuals and deeply immersive story were the factors that drove it to success and helped secure Fullbright’s place in indie-game development. 

Gone Home is a first-person exploratory game that puts players in the role of a woman making her way home only to find her house empty and her family missing. The game was commended for addressing LGBT issues and allowing players to explore and discover its secrets on their own pace. 

The game’s release on the Nintendo Switch aims to introduce Gone Home to an even wider audience who missed out on its previous release on the PC and other consoles. 

Gone Home is now available for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version of the game is scheduled to release on August 23, 2018. 

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The Switch Demo Of MONSTER HUNTER GENERATIONS ULTIMATE Is Now Available

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There are only a few days left before Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is released to the Nintendo Switch. Now, Capcom has revealed on Twitter that it will release a free playable version of the game today, August 16. 

The demo will allow players to try all the six Hunting Styles in the game including the new Prowler abilities. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is an expanded version of the original game, Monster Hunter Generations, launched in the 3DS back in 2015. The Switch version will include more content and Hunting Styles such as Alchemy and Valor. Also, an Elder Dragon and a brand new endgame boss will be featured in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. 

Furthermore, players who already played Monster Hunter Generations on the 3DS will be able to continue their progress on Ultimate on the Switch by transferring save game data from the 3DS version to the Switch version. Also, Ultimate will take advantage of the Switch’s touchscreen in its combat system and will support four-player multiplayer both locally and online. 

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate launches on August 28 for the Nintendo Switch. A demo of the game is available today, August 16. 

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Microsoft Confirms That HALO: INFINITE Is HALO 6

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Microsoft has been adamant for years that they wanted to drop the numbered label in Halo games. However, a few fans were still confused when the publisher revealed Halo: Infinite at E3 and not Halo 6. Fans were not sure whether this game is a prequel, a spin-off or a proper entry in the main series. To clear up the confusion, Jeff Easterling from 343 Industries has spoken to make it clear that Halo: Infinite = Halo 6. 

“It is Halo 6, Easterling cleared up in a Mixer broadcast (via Gamespot). “You should just consider it Halo 6. Don’t think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. It’s the next story. It’s the next chapter in what is going on.”

This is not the first time the developers of Halo tried to clear up the confusion as studio head Chris Lee already mentioned that Halo: Infinite will continue the events of 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians. Moreover, 343 also revealed that although Halo 5 revolved around on both Master Chief and Agent Locke, Infinite will primarily focus on Master Chief. 

Halo: Infinite still doesn’t have a release date at the moment but is expected to release on the Windows PC and Xbox One. 

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DIABLO III Is Heading To The Switch This Year

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Remember when Blizzard posted a tweet of a Diablo-themed nightlight being switched on and off? As soon as the tweet was published, people began speculating on whether the developer is suggesting the possibility of Diablo III heading to the Switch. As it turns out, people were right. 

Yesterday, Forbes accidentally published an article, that has since been deleted, confirming the news of Diablo III Eternal Collection on the Nintendo Switch. According to the post, the Switch collection will include the original game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and everything that has been released so far. 

Moreover, the Switch version of the game will feature a multiplayer mode that will have a variety of configurations including four-player local co-op using the same Switch, four-player local co-op on separate Switches, and an online co-op. 

Diablo III on the Switch will serve as the first Blizzard game on a Nintendo system in the last 15 years. The game will cost players $59.99 and will be released later this year. 

What are your thoughts on Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch? 

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A Joy-Con Fishing Rod Is Headed To The Switch Soon

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Back in the glory days of the Wii, an accessory was made available by Nintendo that allows players to add a plastic fishing rod thingy on their remote. Now it seems that this accessory is making a comeback on the Nintendo Switch, with a game included. 

The fishing rod add-on is designed to make your Joy-Con resemble a real, yet shorter version of a fishing rod. The accessory is inserted into the Joy-Con, and the other controller will also be incorporated to resemble a reel. The design is basically similar to the original when the Wii remote and Nunchuck were used instead of the modern Joy-Cons. 

The cool part here is that the accessory comes with a game called Bass Pro Shops: The Strike - Championship Edition, which is a Switch port of the Wii game. The art box of the game, found by Nintendo Life, describes itself as “the newest edition of Bass Pro Shops’ fishing games.” 

This latest accessory shows how the Switch, just like the original Wii, is versatile with its motion-control gimmicks. What do you think of this fishing game for the Switch? Yay or nay? 

Source: Euromonitor

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Here’s A Glimpse Of BATTLEFIELD 5’s Gamescom Trailer

A few hours ago, developer DICE has released a 15-second preview of the upcoming game Battlefield 5. The short trailer did not reveal anything significant about the game, because it is just a teaser, but the footage was full of explosions and tanks all over the place. The full trailer, which is labeled as Gamescom Trailer - Devastation of Rotterdam, will be launched tomorrow. 

Speculation on what the trailer will reveal has been circulating for a few days now. Some people are anticipating a preview of a possible multiplayer map, or even a new single-player campaign depicting the events of the Battle for Rotterdam. Whether these rumors are true or not, we will know for sure when the full trailer is released. 

DICE is still yet to reveal on the exact time the Gamescom trailer of Battlefield 5 will be unveiled tomorrow. The Gamescom event itself will take place on August 21st to 25th and will be held in Cologne, Germany. It is expected that DICE will reveal more info about the upcoming game at the event. 

Battlefield 5 is scheduled to release on October 19 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

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HOLLOW KNIGHT’S Upcoming DLC Is Getting A Name Change

About a month ago, Team Cherry revealed the release date of the upcoming DLC for the hit game Hollow Knight, which is scheduled to release this August. However, the developer recently announced that a few changes would be made to the expansion, specifically a name change. 

The good news is that everything is still set for the August release of the DLC. However, due to a conflict with a “certain mobile game,” Team Cherry has now changed the name of the expansion from Gods & Glory to Godmaster

Changing a DLC’s name is more complicated than one might think. Team Cherry would have to re-code the title screen and basically re-brand the whole thing, but everything seems to be on schedule. The studio confirmed that everything we saw from the announcement trailer will still be present in the game, which is still free by the way. 

Hollow Knight is now available on the PC and Switch. A DLC for the game called Godmaster is scheduled to release on August 23. 

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TOMB RAIDER LEGEND And ANNIVERSARY Are Now Available On Xbox One via Backward Compatibility

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Square Enix’s latest installment in the Tomb Raider series called Shadow of the Tomb Raider, is just a month away from release to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Now, Xbox players can busy themselves by playing Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary as both titles are now playable on the Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Both Legend and Anniversary were successful titles during their time with the PS2, PS3, Xbox and Xbox 360. Now, thanks to the backward compatibility feature of the Xbox One, players can relive their favorite moments while waiting for the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider

These classic Tomb Raider games will be available on the Xbox store for a sale price of $1.99. Tomb Raider Legend was initially released twelve years ago, and pretty much laid the groundwork for games such as Uncharted. Anniversary, on the other hand, was released back in 2007 and served as the remake of 1996’s original Tomb Raider game. 

Are you excited to relive these games on the Xbox One? What other classic titles would you like to see on Xbox One soon?

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is slated to release on September 14 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Source: Eurogamer

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The TIMESPLITTERS Series Has Been Acquired By THQ Nordic

A press release that was published last night revealed that THQ Nordic via its subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has acquired the rights to the entire TimeSplitters trilogy, which is comprised of the original TimeSplitters, TimeSplitters 2, and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. 

The series was top-rated back in the PS2/Xbox/GameCube era, thanks to its fun arcade-style shooter experience. 

Timesplitters was largely considered as one of the most influential console games of the early 2000’s The three game series earned a large and passionate fan base thanks to its unique humor, art style and pop culture references while encouraging customization and modification to give each person their own individual experience,” THQ Nordic said in the press release.

Besides the TimeSplitters series, the publisher has also purchased the rights to the sci-fi action-adventure game, Second Sight. Earlier this year, THQ also acquired the rights to franchises such as Metro, Dead Island, and Saints Row as part of a deal after purchasing Koch Media. 

“Koch Media has a long history of profitability despite losses incurred from some less successful game releases,” Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic said at the time. 

As of now, the biggest question here is what THQ Nordic plans to do with the TimeSplitters franchise. Would they remaster any of the older games? Or is it time for TimeSplitters 4? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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The First Episode Of The Final Season Of Telltale’s THE WALKING DEAD Is Out Now

After four seasons of fighting for survival, the then innocent orphan Clementine is now a hardened survivor and at the end of her story. The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is out now, with more episodes coming out in months to come. 

Telltale says that the final season would see the end of Clementine’s story, who is now taking care of an orphan of her own and the choices players make in the game would influence the way her story ends. 

“Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey,” Telltale said. “After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. However, protecting it will mean sacrifice.”

The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is out now for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The remaining episodes will be released in the months to come. 

Source: Rockpapershotgun 

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