No More Heroes III for Switch delayed

Early this morning Goichi Suda (Director of No More Heroes 3) tweeted a message that the development of the announced game has been delayed.

Obviously the global pandemic has really hit their production schedule. Citing a focus on quality means the game will be released at a later date.

Source: Twitter

Watch Dogs Legion releasing Nov 10th on Xbox Series S, X

Watch Dogs Legion will be releasing on the Xbox Series S and X on Nov 10th.

Source: Watch Dogs Legion Twitter

Freedom Finger gets exclusive physical edition for Nintendo Switch

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.”

Features:

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.

Source: Super Rare Games press release

Xbox Series S revealed, £249

Microsoft have announced the price and launch date for the Xbox Series S digital only console and Series X at $499

Launching November 10th and priced at £249, it seems a very good price especially with the likes of Game pass being a huge popular model for Microsoft.

Available from these retailers: Amazon, GAME, Smyths Toys, Argos, Tesco and Very.co.uk

Source: Xbox UK

Rumour: PS5 price, release date tomorrow?

According to the express. UK retailer, GAME somewhat teased about announcement from Sony tomorrow. The tweet was deleted, yet Daily Express got hold of the info before it was deleted.

“Those awaiting preorders and have Ryi. Please standby for updates. PS5 have scheduled an announcement tomorrow so things are about to kick off this week.”

Not only GAME but also Simply Games also reckons announcement will be made any day now.

Email sent to customers:

“We are expecting the PlayStation 5 to be available for pre-order any day now, and you don’t want to miss out on the next-generation of gaming,”.

“The PlayStation 5 may not go on general sale due to limited stock, so the only way to hear about when you can pre-order is by registering your interest.”

What you reckon guys?

Source: express

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

Hotshot Racing Review (Xbox One)

  • Genre: Racing
  • Developer|Publisher: Sumo Digital, Lucky Mountain Games | Curve Digital
  • Age Rating: PEGI 3 | ESRB E
  • Price: UK £15.99 | US $19.99
  • Release Date: 10th September 2020

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!

Gameplay

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.

Conclusion

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.

Verdict

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.

7/10

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