POKEMON LET’S GO PIKACHU And LET’S GO EEVEE Will Require A Switch Subscription To Access Online Features

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A few days ago, The Pokemon Company revealed the upcoming Switch titles, Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Now, it has been confirmed by the developer that both games will be requiring players a subscription to Nintendo Online to access the game’s online features. 

Speaking to GameSpot, The Pokemon Company revealed the details about the online features players can expect on both Let’s Go games. Check out the statement below via GameSpot. 

"Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee will have online play functionality. Battling and trading with other players over the Internet or locally will be available in these games. However, the feature set will be somewhat simplified in comparison to previous games in that there is no GTS, Wonder Trade, or Battle Spot (Rating Battle, Free Battle, and Online Competition, etc.) for example. Further details will be revealed at a later date. An active membership for the Nintendo Switch Online service, which is scheduled to begin in September of this year, will be required to access these features."

Nintendo revealed the details for the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service, which is scheduled to launch sometime in September. Currently, subscriptions are priced at $4 for the monthly subscription, $8 for a three-month subscription, and $20 for a 12-month plan. In addition, Nintendo is also offering a family plan that allows eight Nintendo accounts to share membership and is currently priced at $55. 

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee is scheduled to release on November 16 for the Nintendo Switch. 


STATE OF DECAY 2 Reaches More Than 2 Million Players In Two Weeks

In just under two weeks, Undead Labs’ post-apocalyptic zombie survival game State of Decay 2, has reached over 2 million players. The milestone was revealed by Microsoft who shared the news via the Xbox Wire blog. Of course, it is important to remember that in the case of State of Decay 2, the number of players doesn’t directly translate into sales. 

Players can play State of Decay 2 in multiple ways, either by directly buying the game or through an Xbox Game Pass membership. The game is also an Xbox Play Anywhere game so purchasing the game digitally will get you both the Xbox One and Windows 10 version of the game. 

In other State of Decay 2  news, developer Undead Labs released the game’s first ever patch a few days ago that fixes multiple bugs in gameplay, multiplayer mode, and other issues. The latest patch, called update 1.2 is almost as large as the game itself clocking in at 20GB. The good news is that Undead Labs confirmed that subsequent patches will only be at 5GB or less. 

State of Decay 2 was released last May 22 for the Xbox One and Windows 10. 


A New DIABLO Game Is In Development

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Although no official announcement has been made by Blizzard, a job listing seems to suggest that a new Diablo game is in the works. The job listing in question was for a dungeon artist who will be “working on a new, unannounced Diablo project.”

Since developer Blizzard still hasn’t shed light into this job listing, it is unclear whether the unannounced Diablo title will be a sequel to Diablo 3 or if it is for a spin-off game in the franchise. Furthermore, the description of the job listing and the responsibilities detailed there suggests that the upcoming game will not be the rumored Switch port that made headlines last March. 

Check out some of the responsibilities that developer Blizzard is looking for:

“Modeling and texturing compelling assets,” reads the job listing. “Essential skills include a solid grasp of form, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets. You can concept, model, and texture your work! You are also up on the latest tools and technology. The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about working on the dark gothic world of Diablo, making great games, killing millions of monsters and getting loot!”

It has been six years since Diablo III was released so maybe an announcement will be made soon about the next game in the franchise. 


So Capcom Just Registered A DEVIL MAY CRY 5 Domain Name, Should We Expect An Announcement Soon?

Capcom just registered a domain for Devil May Cry 5, which seems to suggest that a new game in the franchise is on the way. Fans of a DMC Discord server spotted a domain registration for devilmaycry5.com. The registration was managed by GMO Internet, which also handled registration of other Capcom sites such as Resident Evil 7, Monster Hunter: World and the recently registered Resident Evil 2 domain. 

The speculation circulating the revival of the DMC franchise began, when Hideki Itsuno, the director of Devil May Cry and Dragon’s Dogma, revealed that he was excited to announce a new game soon. Ever since fans started speculating that the unannounced game will be the latest installment in the Devil May Cry series. Furthermore, Capcom recently launched a remaster of the franchise’s first three games via the Devil May Cry HD Collection, which was released for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 

So given that E3 is just a few days away, maybe the registration of a new Devil May Cry domain name is a clue from Capcom that an announcement may be expected at the event. Hopefully, Capcom doesn’t disappoint and reveal on E3 their plans for the future of Devil May Cry. 


LORDS OF THE FALLEN 2 Ressurrects From Hiatus And Gets A New Developer

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After a couple of years under hiatus, Lords of the Fallen 2 is finally back in development. However, the game is now being developed by Defiant Studios, which was founded by the ex-head of Avalanche Studios, David Grijns. 

Lords of the Fallen 2 was initially confirmed back in 2015 after CI Games announced that the development of the sequel will not involve the original developer, Deck13 Interactive. In a news release, Defiant and CI Games revealed that both companies have been in discussion for several months. 

“We talked to a number of globally respected studios that had shown a strong interest in making the next LotF, and received solid pitches,” CI Games CEO Marek Tymiński in the press release. “We finally decided to move forward with Defiant because we were impressed with their game concept, production expertise, and the pedigree of their developers. Defiant is made up of some of the industry’s most talented creators, and we are thrilled to have them create the sequel to LotF. We look forward to bringing their next big game to the global market on consoles and PC.”

The original Lords of the Fallen was released back in 2014 for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. Currently, no announcement has been made on when Lords of the Fallen 2 will be scheduled to launch or on which platforms the game will be released to. 


Pre-Order Bonuses And Special Editions For RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 Revealed

Developer Rockstar just revealed the details for the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition of the upcoming title, Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box. 

For players who will preorder Red Dead Redemption 2 will receive a War Horse and The Outlaw Survival Kit. The War Horse was previously shown in the first game and has stamina and speed above that of average horses. Furthermore, The Outlaw Survival Kit will include a collection of supplies such as Dead Eye and health replenishing items. 

Moreover, this who will preorder the game digitally on the Xbox Or PlayStation Store will receive a cash reward for the game’s story mode together with an exclusive treasure map. It is best to remember that players will only receive the treasure map if they preorder the game before July 31. Lastly, all digital preorders will get players GTA Online cash. Preordering the Standard Edition will earn you $500,000, the Special Edition gets you $1 million, and the Ultimate Edition will reward players with $2 million. 

Here’s are all the preorder rewards you can get for every edition and where to pre-order your copy:

Red Dead Redemption 2 Standard Edition - $59.99

Available from the following retailers in the US

Red Dead Redemption II Special Edition - $79.99

Exclusive Story Mode Content

  • Bank Robbery Mission and Game Hideout
  • Dappled Black Thoroughbred Horse
  • The Nuevo Paraíso Gunslinger Outfit
  • Plus Get Three Weapons Free At Gunsmiths

Preorder  here:

Red Dead Redemption II Ultimate Edition - $99.99

  • Everything in the Special Edition

Bonus content online Including:

  • Bonus Outfits & Free Survivor Theme
  • Rank Bonuses
  • Black Chestnut Thoroughbred Horse
  • Free Access to additional weapons

Preorder here:

Red Dead Redemption II Collector’s Box - $99.99


Ultimate fans of the Red Dead franchise can preorder the collector’s box, which includes a tithing box made of metal. Collectible challenge coin, treasure map, double-sided puzzle, six-shooter bandana, pin set, playing cards. Cigarettes cards, and a Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue.

Preorder at GameStop

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release on October 26 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


PUBG Extends The Final Sanhok Map Test

In case you had a blast exploring the third map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and want to get more familiar with the area before it launches next month, then PUBG Corp. has good news for you. The beta test that occurred this weekend has been extended until Thursday, June 7th. The 4x4 km map puts players in a Southeast Asian island where players can traverse paddy fields and skydive into caves. 

The final beta test was announced by PUBG Corp. this morning and will run until Thursday at 4 AM PT. Players can access the test by logging into the PUBG: Experimental Server in the Steam library, which means that you have to download a separate client to access it. 

So far, the new Sanhok map looks like a fun map to play the game in, where weather pattern changes giving the game a diverse experience. However, given that the map is still in beta testing, several users pointed out lag problems, audio cues that are out of place, and poor performance have also been observed by players who tested out the map. Of course, this is the point of an experimental server, so hopefully, the developer will be able to fix all the bugs once the map is released in the main game. 

Sanhok is expected to arrive in the regular PUBG server by “near end of June.” 


Astro Partners With Nintendo For BREATH OF THE WILD Themed Headset

Headset makers Astro Gaming is currently in partnership with Nintendo to develop an A10 headset for the Nintendo Switch. The upcoming headset will feature a design based on one of the Switch’s most famous titles, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Check it out below:


Besides the Breath of the Wild headset, Astro says that more are on the way including other Nintendo themed headsets, speaker tags, and some game accessories. Astro and Nintendo signed a multi-year partnership in April so we can expect tons of Nintendo merchandise from Astro. Here are some of the upcoming headset designs:

This one is designed after Super Mario Bros. 3:

And the original Legend of Zelda themed headset:

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Another good thing about the partnership between Nintendo and Astro is that the Switch is finally getting a headset that is specifically optimized for the console. Currently, voice chat in the Switch still goes through a mobile app. However, the Breath of the Wild A10 headset will introduce full chat capability on the Switch “with a new discreet char cable,” according to a press release. In addition, the headset will include an omnidirectional mic and memory foam ear cushions. 

Lastly, Astro hasn’t revealed any pricing details for the headset. However, a standard A10 goes for $59.99 and a themed one such as the Call of Duty headset is priced at $69.99. 


NINJA COMBAT Is Now Available on PS4, Xbox One and Switch

Developer Hamster has been re-releasing games from their SNK catalog, this time, they’re bringing the 90’s brawler Ninja Combat to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. 

Launched initially in arcades and on the home Neo Geo format back in the 90’s, Ninja Combat served as the launch title for the platform. The game allows up to two players to scroll through New York City, taking down villains and ultimately defeating boss characters to end the evil reign of the Shadow Family. 

Ninja Combat takes players to the journey of ninja heroes Joe and Hayabusa as they traverse their way against endless attacks from Kage Ichizoku and their army. Joe and Hayabusa use shurikens as their primary weapon, but they can also use alternatives such as nunchakus, maces, battle axes, spiked clubs, ratchets and katana swords. 

Ninja Combat is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for a price of $8. 


Bethesda Replaces The Developers Of THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDS


A year after its release, The Elder Scrolls: Legends has been turned over to a new developer. The original studio handling the game, Dire Wolf Digital, has been replaced by Bethesda and handed to Sparkypants Studios. 

The news surfaced after a statement from Bethesda Softworks told IGN that the publisher was unhappy with Dire Wolf’s management of the game as Bethesda revealed numerous missed opportunities and “untapped potential.”

Now, The Elder Scrolls: Legends is being managed by Sparkypants Studios, who is known to be the makers of Dropzone. Several changes will be implemented in the game starting with an overhaul of the user interface, menus, and aesthetics. Pete Hines, a spokesperson for Bethesda, revealed that the game’s overall mechanics and design will remain unchanged, including the progression system and items available via the in-game store. 

The Elder Scrolls: Legends was initially released back in March 2017 for the PC after a one-year beta period. The game is now available on Mac, iOS, and Android. Bethesda will reveal further details, including an in-depth showcase of changes coming to the game at Bethesda’s E3 showcase, which will happen on Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 PM.