Nintendo has finally aired their official debut for the Nintendo Switch, and we learned quite a bit about the newest console. The Switch will debut March 3rd for the very low price of $300 dollars, similar to their Wii and WiiU lines as well as being under their competitors. The Switch will also come with free internet use for gamers until the fall when they will begin chargin for the service. It was also mentioned that it will have smartphone integration as well (Considering Nintendo's history with online gaming servies, this is already sounding like a step in the right direction). Nintendo also came with a large handful of surprises for us as well. Their iconic mascot, Mario is returning in Super Mario Odyssey, a sandbox title mirrors Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 64, and other staple Mario titles. Sequles to Xelnoblade and Splatoon will both land on the console as well as new titles from Squre Enix, Shin Megami Tensie developer, and Sude 51 with the surprise announcement of a sequel to 2007 No More Heroes. In addition, Koei Tecmo is bringing a two new titles, one including a cross between the Dynasty Warriors and Fire Emblem series. Skyrim will also be avaiable later this year after the consoles release and last, but certainly not least, the conference ended with an incredible new trailer for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will launch the same day as the Nintendo Switch.
Platinum Games Xbox exclusive title, Scalebound, is no more. After rumors started circulating the net, Microsoft announced officially that the title has been cancelled indefeintly. In a message to various press (including Kotaku), Microsoft states that "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for “Scalebound.” We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including “Halo Wars 2,” “Crackdown 3,” “State of Decay 2,” “Sea of Thieves” and other great experiences." A huge dissapointment given the amount of hype surrounding the title and amazing presentation shown at last years E3 press event. Whats worse is Microsoft has stripped their site of any mention of the title, thus removing videos from their site as well as streaming services like youtube. Surprsingly enough, the title is still active on the Platinum Games website, which could mean there is a small sliver of hope of this title living on with a different distributor (although, highly unlikely). For now, it looks like we're closing the door on this dragon adventure title. Hopefully Platinum Games can recover from this devestating cancellation.
The new Spider Man trailer is here and it's leaving some odd first impressions. Marvel did promise a different version of the same character we've seen 5 times in the last decade and a 1/2 and it loosk like they're going to keep thart promise. Take a look at the trailer and keep and eye out for the new "marvel-ized" Vulture. (Does anyone else just get a 'meh' vibe?
Sometimes, magic happens, and I'm not talking about Hairspray Live! The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon was treated to an amazing treat by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo of America presdient, Regie Fils-Aimé, with some amazing game play footage of Super Mario Run and Zelda: Breathe of the Wild on the up coming Nintendo Switch. If that wasn't all, you even get to see Miyamoto show off some guitar skills along side The Roots too! Take a look below and get excited for the console in 2017!
It was only two short years ago the world was treated to the box office "masterpiece," of the last Transformers film and it looks like we're gearing up for, well, more of the same. Check out the teaser trailer for Transformers:The Last Knights, which will feature Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and explosions galore!
This weekend's Playstation expiernece has brought us a whole bag full of surprises and announcements. From the announced Last of Us Part 2, to some fantastic remasters and indie games, Sony really brought it this year. Below, you can check out some of the trailers shown but click here or Playstations official youtube page trailer for the rest of the announcements and trailers!
Crash Bandicoot is a down right gaming classic in my head. A series that holds near and dear to my aging gaming heart, I spent years with all of the crash titles (including some, not so popular ones). Take a look at the fantastic remaster that even has me itching to pick these titles up!
One could argue that the first Guardians of the Galaxy film is high up, if not the best, Marvel film ever made and by the looks of it, the sequels going to give it a run for it's money. Take a look at the exxplosively awesome trailer, filled with actions, laughs, our first look at Mantis, and even baby Groot! Take a look at the trailer below and get ready, 2017 is just around the corner.
We're just a few days shy of being a month from Blizzard's Blizzcon 2016 and we weren't left with much to look forward to. Aside from the drawn out, and poorley planned, Sombra reveal for Overwatch, the most dissapointing news had to deal with Blizzards stable dungeoun crawler, Diablo 3. Despite rumors surfacing that Blizzard might be ready to announce Diablo 4, we found out quickly that the apperance of a sequel isn't coming this year or probably anytime soon. Instead, as optional (and paid) DLC, gamers will be able to use the iconic Diablo 2 class hero, the Necromancer, which appears to be laregly the same as the original, just transposed into a new title. It was also dissapointing news that we won't be getting any DLC in the way of of a new story addition, but instead, an expansion that will allow gamers to play the original diablo maps in Diablo 3. While we can't be sure if Blizzard has more up their sleeves for us, it's certainly looking like they're beginning to nail this coffin shut on Diablo 3. In an attempt to get more gamers to play their "league of legends" clone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch offered a limited edition skin with the stipulation that gamers play 15 games with a friend, and the popular online card game, Hearthestone, is receiving another update. What we do know is that gamers have been scrambling for any sort of hint at an upcoming title and it was recently reported that Blizzard has begun seeking employees for an untitled first-person project. So, in the theme of 2016, Blizzcon was a let down but hopefully, we will see more coming from the much beloved gaming company.
Holy surprises among surprises! Various sources, along with DC and creator Greg Weisman, have announced that the acclaimed animated series, Young Justice, would return for a third season. The series ran on Cartoon Network for it's first two seasons and was cancelled amid controversial rumors of toy sales among female viewers. The claim was later refuted by Weisman himself, stating that Mattel had struck a toy deal to fund the series and since the toys weren't selling, the funding was eventually pulled. After petitons, crowdfunding efforts, and plenty of complaints, it looks like the series will be making its way to its third season, possibly airing on the streaming service Netflix, that currently has the first two season available now. Get ready for more Dc hero action!