Sonic Mania Plus Announced


This weekend, Sega announced a new physical edition of Sonic Mania called Sonic Mania Plus that includes new content, a reversible cover, and a 32-page art book. Ray the Flying Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo, from SegaSonic the Hedgehog, will both be playable, as well as a four player competition mode, and a new Encore Mode, which features remixed versions of zones.

Lastly, a Sonic Mania Adventures YouTube series of five minute shorts will be released with Tee Lopes, who worked on Sonic Mania, still handling music. Hit the jump to check out a sneak peek of the first episode.
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My Tamagotchi Forever Launches on Mobile


Bandai Namco has officially released My Tamagotchi Forever on iOS and Android devices outside of China. The game is free-to-play and will be a life sim game much like its handheld predecessors, allowing players to care for characters and receive coins in return to unlock accessories and decorations.

There are also optional in-app purchases available for the game, such as a coin doubler, and item pack available for $1.99. Hit the jump for the game’s official launch trailer.

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Super Bomberman R Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC


Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.

Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.

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The Witcher’s Geralt Revealed for Soul Calibur VI


It was teased earlier this week that The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia would be making an appearance in a game outside of his own, and speculation was running wild for what it could be. Well, let the speculation end, as Geralt has been revealed as a playable character for the upcoming Soul Calibur VI.

You can hit the jump for a gameplay trailer, as well as a breakdown of his character for the upcoming weaponized fighter.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Officially Revealed

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have revealed the first official teaser trailer and unveiling of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the third and final game in the new trilogy of realistic action titles. The game will get a full reveal on April 27th, but until then, the short teaser trailer above will have to satisfy us.

Shockingly, the game is getting an actual release this year, with a release date of September 14th set for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider Set to be Revealed


If you head over to the official Tomb Raider website, you’ll be greeted with the above image, teasing a new reveal for the Tomb Raider series tomorrow at 6am PST. A quick dig into the HTML of the site reveals the information a little early, though:

“tagline”:”Shadow of The Tomb Raider is the climatic finale of Lara’s origin story. Available September 14th 2018″

The previous two games, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, were developed at San Francisco-based Crystal Dynamics, which is now working on an Avengers game.


Taiko No Tatsujun Headed to Nintendo Switch

One of the most fan-favorite rhythm franchises in the world is officially headed to the Nintendo Switch. Taiko No Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! hits Japanese consoles later this year with full Joy-Con support.

The game includes several new mini-games, and sees the Joy-Cons act as sticks for drumming to play the game, with fun looking gameplay and plenty of hit Nintendo music to jam through. Conveniently, though the game may not see release out of Japan, the Switch is region-free!


Watch The Full Nintendo Direct Here

Nintendo went ahead and broke the internet with a new Nintendo Direct this afternoon, revealing a ton of new titles and incredible announcements on a random Thursday. Crash Bandicoot is no longer exclusive, with the release of the N-Sane Trilogy. Splatoon 2 is getting its first bit of paid DLC, and plenty more.

The biggest news comes with Nintendo’s “One More Thing” at the end of the video, with the announcement of a new Super Smash Bros. Check out the video above for the full Nintendo Direct.


Ubisoft Working on The Division 2


Given the massive success of the first, it’s not surprising, but Ubisoft is working on The Division 2, with a logo popping up on their servers this morning. Shortly after the logo leak, a press release has also popped up for the game.

The development is led by Massive Entertainment and driven by close collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai. The Division 2 will be based on an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine that will help us realize our ambitions for this title.

No word on setting or story for the game, but we should expect to hear more very soon, with a huge reveal at this year’s E3 likely in the cards.


Code of Princess EX Headed to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo and Nicalis has revealed that fan-favorite brawler, Code of Princess is headed to Nintendo Switch. The 3DS action RPG developed by Studio Saizensen, is officially getting an update called Code of Princess EX for this summer.

In addition to new and improved visuals, the game includes several gameplay additions such as local co-op play, improved AI, a new leveling system, and more. Code of Princess EX releases in Summer 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, physically and digitally for $39.99.


Monster Hunter: World is now Capcom’s Highest Selling Title


In what is most certainly a shock for the company, Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter: World has surpassed 7.5 million units sold, making it the companies highest selling home console game of all time. This number beats out the likes of the biggest in the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man series of games.

Good gameplay and a massive online presence built on collaboration has given the game fantastic word of mouth across both the PlayStation and Xbox family of consoles, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down despite competition.


Let It Die Getting Killer7 Collaboration Goods


In a surprise anniversary announcement, Grasshopper Manufacture has unveiled an exciting collaboration between their latest free-to-play title on PlayStation 4, and their first game, Killer7, which released in 2005 for the Nintendo Gamecube and PlayStation 2.

The crossover event will begin in Spring 2018, but no details were released as of yet. However, expect things to be ridiculous as Suda51 is known for his insane antics. Let It Die is a free-to-play action game with players attempting to climb the fabled “Tower of Barbs” in Tokyo in the year 2026, in an attempt to obtain the treasure at the top of the tower.


Detroit: Become Human Releasing on May 25th


Detroit: Become Human is the next epic saga from Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream exclusive for PlayStation 4, and has been touted at E3 the last 3 years. Now, the game is finally releasing on May 25th.

The game follows the stories of Androids Conner, Kara, and Markus, as they interact with the world around them and you, the player, help shape their path in an ever-shifting landscape of injustice between human and android relations.


Introducing Overwatch’s Newest Hero, Briggite Lindholm

Overwatch’s newest hero has been revealed as Briggite Lindholm, the youngest daughter of engineer Torbjörn Lindholm. She’s a balanced character, with the ability to damage, heal, and defend in small bursts. Currently, Briggite is the 27th hero in the game, and currently available for play-testing on the PTR server.

Hit the jump for a full rundown of Briggite’s abilities, and a developer update on the character, as well. Overwatch is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Happy Birthdays Releasing in June on Switch


I haven’t covered this game as much as I really should have, but you’ll be happy to know that the cubist gardening game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada will be releasing in North America on June 5th for the Nintendo Switch. The game allows players to create a world, adjust the temperature and world around it to create an ecosystem for strange life to form.

Happy Birthdays releases in Europe on June 8th, and a few months earlier in Japan on March 29th. The original game, Birthdays the Beginning, is currently available on PlayStation 4, and PC.