A Joy-Con Fishing Rod Is Headed To The Switch Soon

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Back in the glory days of the Wii, an accessory was made available by Nintendo that allows players to add a plastic fishing rod thingy on their remote. Now it seems that this accessory is making a comeback on the Nintendo Switch, with a game included. 

The fishing rod add-on is designed to make your Joy-Con resemble a real, yet shorter version of a fishing rod. The accessory is inserted into the Joy-Con, and the other controller will also be incorporated to resemble a reel. The design is basically similar to the original when the Wii remote and Nunchuck were used instead of the modern Joy-Cons. 

The cool part here is that the accessory comes with a game called Bass Pro Shops: The Strike - Championship Edition, which is a Switch port of the Wii game. The art box of the game, found by Nintendo Life, describes itself as “the newest edition of Bass Pro Shops’ fishing games.” 

This latest accessory shows how the Switch, just like the original Wii, is versatile with its motion-control gimmicks. What do you think of this fishing game for the Switch? Yay or nay? 

Source: Euromonitor


HOLLOW KNIGHT’S Upcoming DLC Is Getting A Name Change

About a month ago, Team Cherry revealed the release date of the upcoming DLC for the hit game Hollow Knight, which is scheduled to release this August. However, the developer recently announced that a few changes would be made to the expansion, specifically a name change. 

The good news is that everything is still set for the August release of the DLC. However, due to a conflict with a “certain mobile game,” Team Cherry has now changed the name of the expansion from Gods & Glory to Godmaster

Changing a DLC’s name is more complicated than one might think. Team Cherry would have to re-code the title screen and basically re-brand the whole thing, but everything seems to be on schedule. The studio confirmed that everything we saw from the announcement trailer will still be present in the game, which is still free by the way. 

Hollow Knight is now available on the PC and Switch. A DLC for the game called Godmaster is scheduled to release on August 23. 


Here’s A Glimpse Of BATTLEFIELD 5’s Gamescom Trailer

A few hours ago, developer DICE has released a 15-second preview of the upcoming game Battlefield 5. The short trailer did not reveal anything significant about the game, because it is just a teaser, but the footage was full of explosions and tanks all over the place. The full trailer, which is labeled as Gamescom Trailer - Devastation of Rotterdam, will be launched tomorrow. 

Speculation on what the trailer will reveal has been circulating for a few days now. Some people are anticipating a preview of a possible multiplayer map, or even a new single-player campaign depicting the events of the Battle for Rotterdam. Whether these rumors are true or not, we will know for sure when the full trailer is released. 

DICE is still yet to reveal on the exact time the Gamescom trailer of Battlefield 5 will be unveiled tomorrow. The Gamescom event itself will take place on August 21st to 25th and will be held in Cologne, Germany. It is expected that DICE will reveal more info about the upcoming game at the event. 

Battlefield 5 is scheduled to release on October 19 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


TOMB RAIDER LEGEND And ANNIVERSARY Are Now Available On Xbox One via Backward Compatibility

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Square Enix’s latest installment in the Tomb Raider series called Shadow of the Tomb Raider, is just a month away from release to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Now, Xbox players can busy themselves by playing Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary as both titles are now playable on the Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Both Legend and Anniversary were successful titles during their time with the PS2, PS3, Xbox and Xbox 360. Now, thanks to the backward compatibility feature of the Xbox One, players can relive their favorite moments while waiting for the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider

These classic Tomb Raider games will be available on the Xbox store for a sale price of $1.99. Tomb Raider Legend was initially released twelve years ago, and pretty much laid the groundwork for games such as Uncharted. Anniversary, on the other hand, was released back in 2007 and served as the remake of 1996’s original Tomb Raider game. 

Are you excited to relive these games on the Xbox One? What other classic titles would you like to see on Xbox One soon?

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is slated to release on September 14 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Source: Eurogamer


The TIMESPLITTERS Series Has Been Acquired By THQ Nordic

A press release that was published last night revealed that THQ Nordic via its subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has acquired the rights to the entire TimeSplitters trilogy, which is comprised of the original TimeSplitters, TimeSplitters 2, and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. 

The series was top-rated back in the PS2/Xbox/GameCube era, thanks to its fun arcade-style shooter experience. 

Timesplitters was largely considered as one of the most influential console games of the early 2000’s The three game series earned a large and passionate fan base thanks to its unique humor, art style and pop culture references while encouraging customization and modification to give each person their own individual experience,” THQ Nordic said in the press release.

Besides the TimeSplitters series, the publisher has also purchased the rights to the sci-fi action-adventure game, Second Sight. Earlier this year, THQ also acquired the rights to franchises such as Metro, Dead Island, and Saints Row as part of a deal after purchasing Koch Media. 

“Koch Media has a long history of profitability despite losses incurred from some less successful game releases,” Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic said at the time. 

As of now, the biggest question here is what THQ Nordic plans to do with the TimeSplitters franchise. Would they remaster any of the older games? Or is it time for TimeSplitters 4? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 


The First Episode Of The Final Season Of Telltale’s THE WALKING DEAD Is Out Now

After four seasons of fighting for survival, the then innocent orphan Clementine is now a hardened survivor and at the end of her story. The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is out now, with more episodes coming out in months to come. 

Telltale says that the final season would see the end of Clementine’s story, who is now taking care of an orphan of her own and the choices players make in the game would influence the way her story ends. 

“Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey,” Telltale said. “After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. However, protecting it will mean sacrifice.”

The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is out now for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The remaining episodes will be released in the months to come. 

Source: Rockpapershotgun 


A Playable Demo Of DEVIL MAY CRY 5 Will Be At Gamescom 2018

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Devil May Cry 5 will feature a playable demo of the game at this year’s Gamescom. The game’s director, Hideaki Itsuno, announced the upcoming demo via Twitter saying that the official preview will be ready for Gamescom 2018. 

The upcoming installment in the Devil May Cry series was initially announced during last June’s E3 expo. Capcom revealed at the event that the upcoming game would directly follow the events of Devil May Cry 4, which was released about ten years ago in 2008. 

The feature of Devil May Cry 5 at E3 revealed a few gameplay elements that players can look forward to in the game. The trailer showed the character, Nero, sporting a new cybernetic arm called the Devil Breaker, which as the name suggests, a cool weapon that will have powerful abilities such as lighting-based attacks among many others. 

The demo that will be featured at Gamescom will allow attendees to have a hands-on experience of the upcoming game. Devil May Cry 5 is scheduled to release at Spring of 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

Source: Twitter


MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD Gets Taken Down in China A Few Days After Release

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The highly-successful game Monster Hunter: World was recently released in China via Tencent’s PC gaming platform, WeGame. However, a few days after it was released, Tencent had to pull the game out due to regulators in China having to cancel its license after receiving multiple complaints. 

China’s regulators would often require Western games to be slightly altered to Chinese standards before being released in the market. Games such as PUBG were deemed too violent that Tencent had to make changes in the game to ensure that it follows Chinese socialist values. The complaints with Monster Hunter: World were not revealed by the company but the Financial Times reported that it wasn’t about content issues at all. 

A source told the Financial Times that Monster Hunter: World is a victim of bureaucratic tensions. China has recently appointed a new regulator, which resulted in numerous mobile games pending for approval. It was not clear why the regulators would immediately revoke the Monster Hunter’s license, but IHS Market analyst Chenyu Cui said that Tencent “lost its good timing.” For now, players who purchased the game will be issued a full refund until August 20th. 

Why do you think Monster Hunter: World’s license in China got revoked? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Source: Engadget, The Financial Times


The Xbox Game Pass Adds DOOM And RAGE


The 2016 reboot of Doom and the original version of Rage, both of which are id Software’s most prominent franchises are now available to subscribers of the Xbox Game Pass in light of the recent QuakeCon 2018. 

In the event, both games were featured during QuakeCon’s opening keynote, which also revealed that both Rage and Doom would be releasing sequels in the future. Rage 2 promises a broader and more open environment than its predecessor and id Software released a trailer showcasing just that. Doom, on the other hand, revealed the first gameplay trailer for Doom Eternal, which was initially announced during E3 last June. The game will be massive compared to 2016’s reboot of Doom and will feature new enemies and a grappling gun for more exciting and unique combat. 

Doom 2016 and Rage are now available on Microsoft’s subscription service, which allows players to download select Xbox games for a monthly subscription. 

Rage 2 is scheduled to release on June 2019 for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, while Doom Eternal still has no release date but is slated to launch on the PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. 

Source: Polygon


RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Is Hosting Another Free Weekend

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To attract even more players, the highly-successful Rainbow Six Siege, which is currently the sixth most-played game on Steam, is hosting another free weekend, which will give players access to all the game’s content and will be available on all platforms the game is in from August 16-20, 2018. 

The free weekend will commence at different times for all the different platforms Rainbow Six Siege is in. You can check the schedule of the free weekend below:

PC: August 16th 17:00 UTC - August 19th 20:00 UTC
Xbox One: August 16th UTC - August 20th 06:59 UTC
PlayStation 4: August 16th 13:00 UTC - August 20th 13:00 UTC

The best thing about the free weekend is that all the progress made will be carried over when newcomers decide to but the full game. Moreover, Ubisoft will also offer the game at a discount for a limited time on all platforms below:

PC (via UPLAY): August 16-27
PC (via Steam): August 16-20
Xbox One: August 16-27
PlayStation 4: August 15-25

Rainbow Six Siege is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. 

Source: Ubisoft