Bloodless.

In a move that really shouldn’t come as much of a shock to anyone Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Wii U edition is no more. In a statement from creator Koji Igarashi the Switch was wholly blamed for the game’s cancellation and while Mr. Igarashi was apologetic for this, foreseeable turn of events, he was also optimistic that the Switch version of Bloodstained would be worth the trouble.
Wii U backers will now have the choice of receiving either the Switch edition of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night or the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One or PC edition of the game before it’s 2018 release.

The Disney Afternoon Collection.

Capcom love reliving past glories and so too do a fair few of us so thankfully The Disney Afternoon Collection should satisfy everyone concerned as Capcom repackage and release six NES classics; Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2 and TaleSpin on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC next month. All five games will feature rewind functions, online leaderboards and Boss Rush modes as well as looking all nice and shiny on your HDTV.
Why not take a sneak peak at the trailer and start building that nostalgia.

Sonic Forces.

Sega have yet to really nail down a successful blueprint for Sonic in the third dimension but that, for better or worse, has not stopped them trying and so here we go again.
Sonic Forces is the latest 3D outing for everyone’s favourite hedgehog and it looks much like the 3D Sonic outings which have come before it, roller-coast style stages littered with enemies, rings and all manner of distractions eager to slow the blue blur and that’s about all we know but from the looks of the first trailer there might not be much more to know anyway.
Sonic Forces will make it to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC by the year’s end according to Sega.

Deluxe Details.

While Breath of the Wild is still keeping most Switch owners busy, the shadow of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is looming large on the horizon and this week Nintendo released more information regarding the game’s additions namely the return of Double Dash!!’s Bob-omb Blast and Shine Thief mode, as well as Mario Kart Wii’s Coin Runners mode. Alongside the new modes, a few classic racers will also be joining Deluxe’s cast including King Boo, Dry Bones, Bowser Jr. and Gold Mario.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be racing around the Nintendo Switch this April 28th.

Fire Pro Wrestling World.

Like Hulk Hogan coming out of retirement for one last match the Fire Pro Wrestling series just keeps going and this year the cult favourite makes its return on the PS4 & PC with Fire Pro Wrestling World, developers Spike’s twelfth Fire Pro title and one which promises to offer players old and new
To the series a wealth of match types, online, leagues and tournaments, hundreds of creations options and more than 2000 strikes & holds to crush youre opponents with. Spike have even been kind enough to issue us a trailer to tide us over till Fire Pro Wrestling World arrives later in the year.

Going N. Sane?

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Playstation fans have been eagerly waiting the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for awhile now and with good reason, N. Sane is after all a generous package featuring ground up recreations of Crash’s early and most popular adventures; Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped however Playstation owners might not in the end be the only gamers to actually get their hands on the trilogy according to none other then Sony themselves who took to Twitter this past weekend and clarified the game would be coming to the PlayStation 4 first but not exclusively.
Sony of course, said nothing of where else the collection will be heading but PC is likely and perhaps the Switch?
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be available for the PlayStation 4 from June 30th.

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Gaga Wrecker.

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Pokémon Sun & Moon cartridges might be in the slots of countless 3DS systems right now but Pokémon isn’t the only game developers GameFreak have doing the rounds. Gaga Wrecker is a 2D action adventure which sees players explore a world ruled by machines while manipulating the junk around them into useful tools. Why not take a look at exactly what GameFreak can do without Pikachu & co. here.

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The Hunt Is On.

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While the name Jake Hunter isn’t immanently recognisable in the west, Japanese and dedicated adventure gamers alike will know who Jake Hunter is and they’ll be delighted to know Arc System Works are now not only in control of the franchise but working on brand new games. Unfortunately as has been the case with Hunter titles in the past, the forth coming Ghost of the Dusk has of yet been confirmed for release outside of Japan but hopefully Arc System Works will take a risk given the franchises’ 30th anniversary is just around the corner.
Jake Hunter Ghost of the Dusk is scheduled for release later this year in Japan on mobile devices.

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Home or Handheld?

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One of the biggest debates circling the Nintendo Switch currently is what Nintendo’s hybrid console actually means for the future of the 3DS or it’s successor? This week we got an indication as to the direction Nintendo may end up heading with both President Tatsumi Kimishima & Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma commenting that the Switch doesn’t mean “the concept of a dedicated handheld will just disappear” but it could become a “first” games console for children.
Neither message (which you can read in full below) is likely to satisfy DS fans or settle their fears, in fact their tone is likely to do the opposite. Time will tell, it did for the GameBoy.

“There’s an element of that, but it doesn’t automatically mean things will happen more quickly or more easily. Plus, Nintendo 3DS still has plenty of titles in development. The concept of the Switch is that you have a home console that you can take with you on the go, and in that respect it is both home console and handheld, but it doesn’t mean for us that the concept of a dedicated handheld will just disappear.” Eiji Aonuma.
“I believe that for the time being, the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch can co-exist together. Compared to the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintnedo Switch is different in shape, size, and price, and the variety and quantity of games that are currently playable now are different between the two. With those differences in mind, I believe that a Nintendo 3DS would work well for parents that are looking into getting their children their first games. Therefore, as a portable gaming device, I believe the Nintendo 3DS has a different demand and market than the Nintendo Switch, and as we’ve gone about with portable consoles until now, we will continue considering a successor.” Tatsumi Kimishima.

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