After what feels like forever Nintendo have finally decided to give the world a look at their next console, the Nintendo Switch. Much as the rumours had suggested the Nintendo Switch will indeed look to be both handheld and home console, allowing players to take their tablet inspired machine with them wherever they go or connect it directly to a big screen for a more traditional home console experience. The distinctly trendy trailer which revealed the Switch also revealed the console will opt for DS style carts instead of disks and feature a detachable controller reminiscent of the Wii’s nunchuk and that Splatoon, Mario Kart and more unexpectedly Skyrim are all to head to the new console, in fact a “sample” list of developers backing Nintendo’s latest endeavour can be found below.
Sadly more juicy details like pricing or system specifications were frustratingly absent from the reveal, however at least we now know for sure which direction Nintendo are heading in with the Switch and everything else will become clear in time.
Nintendo Switch Developers.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd.
Epic Games Inc.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC．
Gungho Online Entertainment,Inc
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp.
When No More Heroes made it’s appearance on the Wii back in 2007, the off the wall hack and slash immediately endeared itself to gamers up and down the land. So much so in fact not only did the game receive a sequel in 2010 but a Playstation 3 port as well. Sadly in the 6 years which has proceeded the release of No More Heroes 2 Desperate Struggle the series has faded from the public eye completely, but could that be about to change? Well no not any time soon actually, but creator Goichi Suda has revealed that he’d very much like to return to the series as the “fans’ voices” are still strong, however a more “indie” direction might be taken to persuade younger gamers to give the series a chance.
With Grasshopper Manufacture’s 20th anniversary just 2 years away we could just see a few more heroes yet.
Kat’s long over due return to Hekseville has been delayed according to director Keiichiro Toyama. Gravity Rush 2, which picks up from where the original game concluded and was set for a November/Decembe release in the 3 major regions, has now been pushed back a month to January 20th 2017, in order to ensure the game’s online feature will meet it’s full potential.
Disappointing as the delay might be Sony have promised Gravity Rush fans that, not only do they have a full featured Gravity Rush title to look forward to but that the game’s planned DLC will now be released completely free of charge.
It might have taken more than 20 years for a return to the Wasteland but inXile Entertainment won’t be making gamers wait quite as long for the series’ third instalment as Wasteland 3 is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux soon. Being a direct sequel to last year’s Wasteland 2, refinement over revolution is the order of the day, Wasteland 3 will however feature both a story driven signal and multiplayer mode. Drivable vehicles, environmental dangers and more fluidity overall will also play its part in making Wasteland 3 a worthy successor to its predecessors.
While uncertainty surrounding Nintendo’s next console remains it’s defining feature, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company has revealed a surprising tit bit in regards to Nintendo’s newest piece of hardware. While speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed that not only would the Pokémon Company be making games for the new system but that the NX was, as suggested quite some time ago, a hybrid. “The NX is something unique and different and Nintendo are trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device,”
Rumours of the NX’s dual personalities are nothing new but in the light of Mr. Ishihara’s comments these reports are looking more and more likely.
Rumours have been rumbling for a good while now that From Software are hard at work on a brand new Armored Core title however, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki has decided to come out and clarify, Armored Core isn’t quite ready for a come back just yet. Speaking with Game Spark Mr. Miyazaki buried the rumour while leaving a glimmer of hope
“I want to make an Armored Core sometime, but nothing has been decided. Should we decide on a new development, we’ll be sure to let you know.”
After 30 years of building a sizeable library of games, Interplay have decided it’s time to step away from the games industry and sell off the many assets they’ve accumulated.
Of all the IPs up for sale Earthworm Jim will likely be the most in demand, however franchises like MDK, Kingpin, Clay Fighter and even Boogerman should find new homes and hopefully a new lease on life.
Castlevania’s spiritual successor Bloodstained Ritual of the Night has been delayed until early 2018.
Like more than a few Kickstarters before it, time needed to ensure the game meets a high standard was sighted as the reason behind the Bloodstained’s delay and while that may cause a tidal wave of disappointed among gamers eagerly awaiting the game’s release, a finished game is always better than a buggy one.
While the wait goes on for a worthy successor to Duke Nukem’s original 1991 outing, owners Gearbox are apparently keen to relive the series’ glory days with the re-release of Duke Nukem 3D on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One & of course PC. Celebrating the game’s 20th Anniversary. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour edition will feature the original game in its entirety along side eight new levels created by designers Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray who worked on the original game & “improved visuals”. Whether that little lot will be enough to persuade you to purchase Duke Nukem 3D again remains to be seen, perhaps a trailer will help in such a decision. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour edition will be available from December 11th.
By now most developers have long since abandoned the PS Vita, however Nippon Ichi are made of sterner stuff and the Gifu Prefecture based developer actually have a brand new action RPG for Sony’s handheld on the way. Dubbed, Princess is Money-Hungry the top down RPG will see players take control of Princess who’s kingdom has been lost to an evil family of loan sharks, now she has to spend what little money she has left on items, special attacks and even enemies who will help her get what’s hers back. If that sounds as interestingly, off the wall to you as it does to me, here’s a trailer. Princess is Money-Hungry will be available in Japan from November 24th.