Red Dead Delayed.

The long awaited sequel to Rockstar’s epic take on the wild west, Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t be riding on to either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One this year after all. The brains behind the Grand Theft series have sighted the need for extra time to produce the best experience possible adding that the studio firmly believed in delivering a game only when it is ready.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now set for a Spring 2018 launch.

Friday the 13th The Game.

Jason Voorhees is gearing up and getting ready to begin a brand new murderous rampage in just a month’s time (May 26th). Oh yes it’s true, the Crystal Lake killer is indeed head to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a game which offers gamers the chance to either take control of the axe wielding maniac himself, spanning a number of his incarnations, or a group of ill prepared campers who must kill or escape his monstrous clutches. Whether you prefer playing the predator or would be pray Friday the 13th The Game aims to offer two distinctly different play styles in hopes the players needed to insure the game remains, viable keep coming back for more. If your still on the fence perhaps a trailer will help.

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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SuperBoy.

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Retro-Bit have done well in establishing themselves as the brand when it comes to retro gaming in a modern setting and the hardware producer is hoping to build on that growing recognition with the Super Retro Boy, a Game Boy inspired device that offers up to 10 hours of play time and compatibility with all your favourite Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games.
No solid price or release date as of yet but toward the end of 2017 is being whispered.

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Yooka-Laylee Avoiding U.

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The Wii U’s days are numbered, you know it, I know it & it seems Playtonic Games know it as the Yooka-Laylee developers have confirmed that their highly anticipated platformer won’t be coming to the Wii U after all. Yes despite being funded via kickstarter specifically for the Wii U the Nintendo edition of Yooka-Laylee ran into, “unforeseen technical issues.” According to a statement from the developers however its far more likely the pending arrival of the Switch was the cataWii Ulyst for the game’s cancellation.
Yooka-Laylee will be released this April 11th, 2017 for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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The Wait Goes On…& On.

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It feels like, here in the West at least, that we’ve been waiting forever for the fifth instalment of the Persona 5 series & that sense will now only worsen as the game is set to miss it’s February release and ship instead some time in April 2017. To further add to frustrations Atlus have been more than a little vague as to the purpose of the delay bar sighting; time needed to ensure the game meets the highest standard upon release. Fingers crossed the wait will be more than worth it.

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Nintendo Switch.

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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.
505 Games
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.
ATLUS CO.,LTD.
Audiokinetic Inc.
Autodesk, Inc
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Bethesda
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Codemasters®
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd.
Electronic Arts
Epic Games Inc.
Firelight Technologies
FromSoftware, Inc.
Frozenbyte
GameTrust
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
Gungho Online Entertainment,Inc
HAMSTER Corporation
Havok
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
LEVEL-5 Inc.
Marvelous Inc.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
PlatinumGames Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co.,Ltd.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Starbreeze Studios
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Telltale Games
THQ Nordic
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
TT Games
UBISOFT
Ubitus Inc.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp.

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Gravity Delay.

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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.

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