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Saber Interactive developing Witcher 3 Switch port

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 12 hours ago

E3 2019 - CD Projekt RED's legendary open-world RPG is being condensed to the Nintendo Switch this year, but another studio is coming in to help with porting.




Saber Interactive, the dev team behind World War Z, is porting Geralt's sprawling epic fantasy story to the Switch, a press release today confirmed. While CD Projekt RED isn't directly adapting the game (all hands are on deck for Cyberpunk 2077's launch in 2020), the Polish devs will be intimately involved with the process: "The game is being ported to Nintendo Switch by Saber Interactive in close cooperation with CD PROJEKT RED," reads a press release.


The Witcher 3: Complete Edition brings every post-release expansion--including Hearts of Stone and the massive Blood and Wine--and DLC release onto the Switch. It's being developed to "take full advantage of everything the Switch has to offer," hinting motion controls could be included (this hasn't been confirmed yet though). The graphics admittedly don't look too hot and we're worried about the performance too. The Switch isn't exactly a beastly system, but CDPR and Saber could pull it off.

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New Zelda game is a Breath of the Wild sequel

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 15 hours ago

E3 2019 - A sequel to Breath of the Wild is in the works, Nintendo confirmed at its E3 showcase.




Nintendo's next Zelda game will be a "full sequel" to 2017's landmark Breath of the Wild, a Switch launch game that put strong emphasis on gameplay and exploration over graphics. "The sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development," Nintendo said during its E3 Direct. Breath of the Wild's fun-based approach will be the pathway for future Zelda games--or at least the upcoming one--and the sequel will follow the same real-time action and RPG elements as its predecessor.


The teaser footage Nintendo showed sets a grim tone for the sequel. After defeating the Calamity in the previous game, Link and Zelda go into underground crypts of the ruined Hyrule Castle and inadvertently awaken an ancient evil. The heart of the Calamity is still beating, and resurrects a decrepit archenemy struck down by the Hero of Light.

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Animal Crossing Switch delayed to 2020, set on tropical isle

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 15 hours ago

E3 2019 - Nintendo today announced its new Animal Crossing game is set on a tropical island, but it's delayed till next year.



The new island-themed Animal Crossing: New Horizons won't be released in 2019, and has been pushed back to a March 20, 2020 release date to ensure quality and polish. New Horizons is set on a remote isle as part of the exclusive (and expensive) Nook Inc. Charter Getaways package, and sees players founding a town from scratch.


New Horizons will have seasons, lots of new and old characters, and that same whimsical charm that captured an entire generation of gamers since the franchise's debut on GameCube.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on March 3, 2020 exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. We'll have more details as they're announced.

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Witcher 3 coming to Switch in 2019

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 15 hours ago

E3 2019 - The rumors are true: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019.




The Witcher 3's Switch version will be the full complete edition and includes all expansion. No exact details on performance were revealed, but we're betting CD Projekt RED had to condense their landmark RPG quite a bit to get it running on the console.


"Set to launch this year both digitally and in retail, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch comes with the base game, as well as every piece of additional content ever released. This includes both story expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, as well as all 16 free DLCs."


The Witcher 3 launches on Switch in 2019.

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Microsoft ends backward compatibility on Xbox One

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 18 hours ago

Microsoft is finished adding Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to Xbox One's backwards compatibility list.




Backwards compatibility support was a huge driver for the Xbox One's 180 turnaround, and being able to play a ton of old Xbox 360 and original Xbox games is strong reason to buy a modern Xbox console. Sadly that initiative ends this week. After adding support for 600 games, Microsoft is closing the door on backwards compatibility expansion.


"After this week, we have no plans to add additional Original Xbox or Xbox 360 titles to the catalog on Xbox One, but we're excited to continue our work on Xbox compatibility across platforms and devices, which remains a top priority," Xbox's Jason Ronald said in a recent blog update.

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Ubisoft's new Greek myth open-world RPG 'Gods and Monsters'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 20 hours ago

E3 2019 - Following in the footsteps of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft have announced a new Greek mythology themed open-world RPG, Gods & Monsters.



Ubisoft have shocked fans at their E3 press conference with a brand new announcement of yet another open-world RPG game. This time taking things in a bit of different direction but keeping the same Greek mythological theme as Assassin's Creed Odyssey, we have the new title Gods & Monsters. At first glance, Gods & Monsters seems to of combined that of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's art style with Odyssey's open world full of danger and mystery.


The game is quite a colorful one and seems to take a much more light-hearted approach towards battling both mystical beats and gods of legend. The most surprising aspect the titles release date, according to the press conference, Gods & Monsters will be released on February 25th, 2020. It will be arriving on the PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox one and Google Stadia.

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Adventure Time's Finn & Jake live on in Ubisoft's Brawlhalla

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 21 hours ago

E3 2019 - If you are like me and are a massive Adventure Time fan you were surely sad to see the series come to a close, but what if our favorite characters lived on? Perhaps not in another TV show, but in a game we can all enjoy?



That game is none other than Ubisoft's fightingt game Brawlhalla. During Ubisoft's press conference, the publisher revealed that Adventure Time will be crossing over with Brawlhalla. Players will soon be able to enjoy the likes of Finn, Jake and Princess Bubblegum in some epic fighting game action.


In the above trailer we can get a quick introduction to Finn and Jake playing Brawlhalla on Beemo, after a quick match Finn looses and then challenges Jake to a real-life battle within the game. After a quick Beemo teleportation into the game Finn and Jake are faced with Brawlhalla's roster of fighters. We get a great display of moves and combos from Finn, Jake and Princess Bubblegum, as well as a new game mode for players to enjoy. The Adventure Time art style fits perfectly into that of Brawlhalla's, I cannot wait to jump into the comedic action!

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Netflix buys Ubisofts The Division film with Jake Gyllenhaal

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 6 days, 22 hours ago

E3 2019 - Netflix have snapped up a brand new exclusive that will eventually come to their platform, 'The Division' starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal.




During the Ubisoft E3 2019 press conference, we learned that Netflix will be the platform to bring fans the upcoming Division movie. At the moment there is no solidified release date, but we do know that David Leitch will be taking the reins as the movies director. Leitch has also directed the upcoming 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' and was a producer for the John Wick.


Writing wise, The Division movie will have Rafe Judkins who is also working on the upcoming Uncharted movie that is starring Avengers: Endgame and Spiderman actor Tom Holland. Back in 2016 Ubisoft spoke out about The Division movie, saying "In addition to starring in the film, both Chastain and Gyllenhaal will be a part of the development process through their production companies, Freckle Films and Nine Stories, respectively. The pandemic-stricken streets of The Division are filled with countless stories of love, loss, treachery, and heroism, but we'll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore." At the moment, there isn't a known release date for The Division movie.

Nintendo warns known leaker with cease and desist letter

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 23 hours ago

E3 2019 - Right before Nintendo is about to kick of their annual E3 Direct a known leaker has spoken out about an official cease and desist letter being sent to him from Nintendo regarding his leaks.




The leaker is known as Sabi and is notorious for Nintendo related leaks of the Smash Bros. series on Smashboards and ResetEra. Sabi was recently on a Twitter rampage dishing out a bunch of 'leaked' information regarding Nintendo's upcoming Direct, and other developer/publisher announcements.


Sabi recently went back to Twitter to say that "I have been given a cease and desist from a lawyer representing Nintendo. They have my full name and everything. This means I'm not allowed to post any private trade secrets from Nintendo co ltd. This does not mean I cannot post things from other companies, but not Nintendo." Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director, Masahiro Sakurai replied to the Tweet saying "I see my ninjas have done their work". I suppose your life is not a safe one when you are a known leaker of game information. Especially when you have Sakurai's ninja's coming after you.

Chivalry 2 E3 reveal, one-year Epic Store exclusive, 2020

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week ago

E3 2019 - Has kicked off to a mighty start and what better way to catch up on the action than in a first-person swords-and-soldiers game?




Back in 2012, Torn Banner Studios released a game called Chivalry, which was originally a mod called Age of Chivalry for Half-Life 2. The mod became so popular that it eventuated into Torn Banner Studios' Chivalry title which now seven years later has a sequel, Chivalry 2. Chivalry 2 will introduce a bunch of new features, such as more precise weapon swings, better defense mechanics, impressive graphics and gore and doubling in server capacity to 64.


Torn Banner Studios considers the implementation of horses in Chivalry 2 to be the games biggest addition. According to WCCFtech, during the games reveal it was implied that Chivalry 2 will have the capacity to be able to recreate some of the most epic battle charges we have seen in the history of film. An example would be Game of Thrones' Battle of the Bastards. Chivalry 2 will be a one-year timed exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Check out the above trailer for some gruesome, yet awesome gameplay of Chivalry 2.