As we know earlier in the week, the Xbox Series X price and release date was leaked. Prompting Xbox and head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, to acknowledge this and confirm it earlier than expected. Of course we all got to see the Xbox Series S model too, which has gained huge traction for the Xbox since its leak.
However even more of Xbox has been leaked. Twitter user Walking Cat (@_h0x0d_) has broken down the briefing into 4 parts as you can see below. This would of been the briefing where we all got to know how much and when the Xbox Series S and X will be launching.
Good news for fans of Fortnite. Nintendo has just announced a special Fortnite themed Switch console. As of this writing, release has been confirmed on the 30th of October in Europe and on the 6th of November for Australia and New Zealand.
This set will include:
Nintendo Switch console with a unique Fortnite design on the back
Exclusive yellow Joy-Con (L) and blue Joy-Con (R)
Nintendo Switch dock with a unique Fortnite design
Wildcat Bundle download code, giving access to the Wildcat Outfit and two additional styles, a Sleek Strike Back Bling and two additional styles, and 2000 V-Bucks
Super Rare Games have revealed Freedom Fighter physical edition for the Nintendo Switch.
“Shoot ’em up, smash ’em up, and punch ’em up with the music-driven, sidescrolling shooter Freedom Finger! Super Rare Games is proud to finally reveal their partnership with Wide Right Games to release this crazy cartoon action game in physical form for the first time on the Nintendo Switch™. Only 4,000 copies will be available worldwide – pre-orders for the game open on September 17th at 6pm BST (10am PT/1pm ET) for approx £27 + tax ($31 USD/33€) – exclusively at superraregames.com. Revealed as part of our #SuperRareWeek campaign and one of our most anticipated releases since its announcement earlier this year, this rare physical release includes all the content on its cart, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three trading cards randomly selected from the five-card set.”
“A fully voiced, fully animated Story Mode, starring Nolan North (Uncharted), John DiMaggio (Adventure Time, Futurama), Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes, Battletoads, Ratchet & Clank) and Sam Riegel (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Fallout).“
“A unique soundtrack including original music by Aesop Rock and licensed tracks from Red Fang, METZ, Power Trip, Com Truise, White Fence, Ty Segall, Makeup and Vanity Set, True Widow, The Radio Dept., Drab Majesty, John Maus, Vektroid, Cleaners from Venus, and many more!“
“Fight your way through 40 handcrafted levels, spread out over 13 worlds! Each world features new enemies, power-ups, and challenges!“
“A wide selection of difficulty settings! Whether you want to chill and enjoy the story or crank the difficulty for a butt-blasting ridiculous challenge, we’ve got you covered!“
“A highly satirical storyline that explores hot-button topics such as communism, U.S. foreign policy, sriracha sauce, and, most importantly, crafting in video games.“
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.
We recieved a review code from lucky mountain games, sumo digital and from publisher relations of curve digital. We reviewed Hotshot racing on the Xbox One, providing a full comprehensive review.
Hotshot Racing is certainly a racer that brings so many memories from other hit racing games and ideas from other titles. For me personally, I got a lot of Outrun, Burnout 1 & 2 vibes via its boost mechanic which will be covered later in the review, and the music is so catchy as well!
It’s a solid racing game which will appeal to a lot of gamers. With its simplicity controls, drifting or snake other racers to fill your boost gauge. You will soon be pulling a Vin Diesel face when you go zooming past your fellow competitors. Other than boosting, hotshot isn’t a bad racer at all. As much as it isn’t offering that much new to the table to what we already have experienced, it’s certainly good to the formula. I’m sure a lot of gamers will get Outrun vibes and maybe a few such as myself with the likes of Burnout 1 & 2 more predominantly from this game.
You can select characters which will offer different cars. The more races you finish and earn money. You can customize the look of your chosen car, avatar items and more. The depth of customization is pretty good, offering plenty of choice too.
Hotshot follows the early Mario Kart formula. 16 tracks overall with 4 cups available. You can choose from normal, hard and expert. Playing on hard or expect is certainly a challenge. Managing your boost and when to use it is crucial, yet throughout each difficulty. The AI catch up is quite significantly obvious too.
The game also supports 4 player splitscreen and upto 8 players online. It requires at least 4 players to begin a match and the AI will fill the vacant slots.
Graphics, sound and performance
The developers have gone for a comic/cel shading graphics. I really dig the visuals, it’s unique and make its different from other racing games. I think if they chose to go down a different route, I’m sure it would probably fall into the generic racer bin, and get picked up at a later date. The visuals hotshot has is refreshing, not proving to be powerhouse in that department either, it’s being itself.
As far as themes go along. You will be humming to the various sound scores this game has to offer. I don’t think I have stopped humming, it’s that good!
Haven’t encountered any performance issues yet via singleplayer. I did encounter some freezing and loss of connection a few times when trying to connect to matches or when in a race itself. Overall the game seems very stable, so no complatins from me.
I would say the game is pretty fun to play. £15.99 worth it? Yes and no. As much as I have painted the picture quite well for Hotshot Racing, which I do stand by it. I think the game will become rather repetitive quite quickly. Customization alone isn’t going to give the game longevity, as there is only so much you can do with it. Hopefully the game will be supported with more tracks and added features to give more spice to the already good gameplay it does have on offer.
Hotshot Racing is a good game. With its crisp visuals, tone catching music and robust gameplay. You will have fun, yet it does have its banana peel moments.
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