Category: News

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Heading to Switch

In a surprise announcement Nintendo has just introduced a new Hyrule Warriors game. Set 100 years in the past in the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this game lets you finally experience the events of the Great Calamity.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will release on the 20th of November 2020. And if you preorder it via the Nintendo eShop you get a Lucky Ladle that can be used as an in-game bonus weapon for Link.

Interesting to note is that the Nintendo website also mentions Amiibo compatibility, though these haven’t been further specified.

Lastly, Ejij Anouma (producer of the Legend of Zelda series) mentioned that work on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was ongoing, so there’s also that.

Source: Nintendo

Marvel Avengers claims the UK No.1 Spot

Crystal Dynamics, Marvel Avengers has claimed the No.1 spot in the UK gaming charts. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 remaster hits a kickflip into 2nd place.

New Entry1Marvel’s Avengers
New Entry2Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
New Entry3NBA 2K21
14Animal Crossing: New Horizons
35Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
56Minecraft (Switch)
47Grand Theft Auto 5
78FIFA 20
69Ghost of Tshusima
210PGA Tour 2K21

Source: gamesindustrybiz

Streets of Rage 4 gets huge update

Dotemu have released the patch notes heading to Streets of Rage 4 and its huge! If you haven’t played Streets of Rage 4 yet, I highly recommend it, its a blast from the past with modern day enhancements. If you played the original games on the megadrive many moons ago, then this is for you. The huge patch available for SOR4 is the ongoing support which dotemu is doing for SOR4.

A new patch for Streets of Rage 4 that brings almost 80 updates, bug fixes and balance changes to the game, all of which were tested by the community itself, is now available!
Our main goals for this update were:
– Online improvements: better fluidity and stability, less latency.
– New online stats display options available on the HUD section.
– Balancing improvements for all main characters.
– Major gameplay improvements for all stages.
– Various bug fixes.
– Fixed rare random crashes.

And now a word from our beloved CEO:
“We couldn’t be happier with the reception of Streets of Rage 4. We thank the fans who have supported the game from day one – a lot of the updates in the patch enhance the replay value for folks who have been with us from the start, additional updates are currently in production and we’ll have more to share on that soon.”

“We will always be grateful to the community for sharing its feedback since Streets of Rage 4. Even when we don’t reply, we read your comments, your opinion and feedback (no matter if it’s positive or negative)!”

Source: Dotemu

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Second Best Selling Game of 2020

Mario’s star keeps rising! Amazon has just released their list of best selling games of 2020 (so far) and Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already in second place. This is amazing considering it’s only been announced less than a week ago.

Amazon Top 10 Best Selling Games of 2020

  1. Animal Crossing New Horizons
  2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. The Last of Us Part II
  5. Minecraft
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  9. Paper Mario: The Origami King
  10. Luigi’s Mansion 3

The game will release on the 18th of September 2020, but apparently pre orders have been streaming in. The fact that this game is only available for a limited time period (up to 31st of March 2021) might play a part in this.

Source: Amazon

The Half-Genie is Out of the Bottle

Having previously released physical copies of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Limited Run Games will be re-releasing the original Shantae for the GameBoy Color!

Yes, that’s right. A Game Boy Color cartridge that you can actually play on your GBC. This is a blessing since the original is really hard to come by and regularly auctions for several hundred euros. (There’s currently an eBay auction for €3000,‐.)

Apart from the regular version there’s also going to be a Collector’s Edition which will feature exclusive items, like the OST and an enamel pin.

Pre-orders for both of these will go up on 11th of September 2020, at 10am ET, for a period of four weeks. So, plenty of time to grab a copy.

Source: Limited Run Games

Ubisoft Forward September 10th

Ubisoft have revealed the second Ubisoft forward show on September 10th.

The stream kicks off with a pre-show at 11:00am PDT with news from games such as Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Brawlhalla and more. The main show kicks off at 12:00pm PDT with more details on Watch Dogs Legion, Hyper Scape and more surprises awaits.

When logged into your ubisoft account, you can earn ingame rewards by simply watching the stream just like the last Ubisoft forward show.

Source: Ubisoft Forward

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League revealed

Rocksteady’s new game Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been revealed at DC Fandome.

The game will be 4 player co-op online or you can play singleplayer with the rest of the team filled by bots. Amanda Waller has planted bombs inside the heads of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark and Captain Boomerang. Their goal is simple, kill the justice league and earn a pardon. Superman turns up, their primary target, but something doesnt seem right.

At the start of the trailer which will be able to view below. The game is set in metropolis, and burning in the background is brainiac’s ship. In my opinion, something sinister is at foot and I think killing the justice league isnt going to be the top agenda.

Gotham Knights announced

A new batman spinoff videogame called Gotham Knights has been announced at DC Fandome yesterday. The game is heading to PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X according to their official website.

Players won’t be playing as Batman this time around. You will be playing as 1 of 4 characters – Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and Red Hood. Below you can read what the game is about with screenshots, trailer and nearly 8mins of gameplay footage.

“Batman is dead. A new expansive, criminal underworld has swept the streets of Gotham City. It is now up to the Batman Family; Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin; to protect Gotham, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals. From solving mysteries that connect the darkest chapters in the city’s history to defeating notorious villains in epic confrontations, you must evolve into the new Dark Knight and save the streets from descent into chaos.”

“Gotham Knights is an open-world, action RPG set in the most dynamic and interactive Gotham City yet. In either solo-play or with one other hero, patrol Gotham’s five distinct boroughs and drop in on criminal activity wherever you find it.”

Source: Gotham Knights official website