Bayonetta Collection on Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer

Nintendo has released a launch trailer for the upcoming Bayonetta Collection on Nintendo Switch, that features a look at the frenetic gameplay the series is known for. The most interesting part comes shortly after the 2-minute mark, when Bayonetta can be seen with Chain Chomps, dressed like Samus, and plenty more Nintendo-themed easter eggs scattered throughout the game.

Bayonetta Collection will release on the Nintendo Switch on February 16th, 2018. Bayonetta is available for the Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Bayonetta 2 is available on the Nintendo Wii U.

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New Rampage Trailer Features a Ton of New Footage

Warner Bros. has released the second full trailer for The Rock’s upcoming video game adaptation, Rampage, which looks like one hell of a fun romp full of giant monsters and city destruction. Basically exactly what you’d expect from a film based on the popular video game.

Johnson plays primatologist Davis Okoye, who befriends a rare silverback gorilla. But things go horribly wrong when his friend becomes the victim of a genetic experiment that affects him and two other creatures that quickly lay waste to downtown Chicago. Joining Johnson in Rampage are Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacey, Joe Manganiello and and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Rampage hits theaters on April 20th.

Square Enix Unveils New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

At this year’s D23 Expo Japan, Square Enix and Disney unveiled a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, that reveals a new Monsters Inc. themed world for the long-awaited game, as well as more from the worlds of Toy Story, and Tangled.

Kingdom Hearts III is expected to release sometime this year, with a final release date most likely announced at this year’s E3. You can hit the jump to listen to the new theme songs by Utada Hikaru, as well.

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Splatoon 2’s Pop Idol Duo Getting Amiibo Figures

At Tokaigi 2018, Nintendo revealed two new amiibo figures featuring Splatoon 2 characters Pearl and Marina, the game’s pop idol duo Off the Hook. The duo also performed at the event, directly after the Koshien 2018 tournament.

The figures will be available in a two-pack at all major retailers for $24.99. Splatoon 2 is available now for the Nintendo Switch.

Suda51’s The 25th Ward: The Silver Case Heading to America

It’s always been pretty unlikely we would ever see it, but NIS America announced during its Press Event 2018 that Suda51’s visual novel adventure game, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, will release in North America and Europe on March 13th and 16th, respectively. The game is set to release for PlayStation 4, and PC.

It has been five years since the events of 1999’s The Silver Case set in the new 25th Ward that arose in the bayside area of Kanto. In a room of the “Bayside Tower Land” apartment complex, a woman is found murdered under mysterious circumstances. This sets off a series of seemingly random events bridging across multiple protagonists including The Silver Case’s Tokio Morishima. With all viewpoints assembled, a truly shocking pattern emerges…

Nintendo Switch Online Service to Launch in September

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Nintendo of America has also revealed that the Nintendo Switch’s long-awaited (not really) Online service will launch in September of this year. The service will cost $20 per year, and allow players to play online against one another, a service which is currently free until launch.

Players will also have access to a growing library of classic titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.

Mario Kart Tour Headed to Smartphones in 2019

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Nintendo of America have announced yet another new addition to their growing lineup of iOS/Android Mobile titles, with Mario Kart Tour. The game is set to launch in early 2019, but no other details were added.

This marks Nintendo’s fifth full title, after MiiTomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Bioware’s Anthem Delayed to 2019

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Electronic Arts has confirmed today that Bioware’s much-anticipated new Shooter-RPG, Anthem, has now pushed from its initial Fall 2018 release window to “2019.” The shooter is meant to compete with Bungie’s wildly successful Destiny, but as such, Bioware has dedicated its entire studio to developing the massive title.

At last year’s E3, Anthem was set to be a worldbeater with the hype surrounding its release reaching massive levels from its first gameplay trailers.

New Soul Calibur VI Trailer

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for the hotly anticipated weapon-action fighting game, Soul Calibur VI. The new trailer focuses on characters such as newcomer Groh, along with some returning characters in Nightmare, Xianghua, and Kilik.

SoulCalibur VI is set to release in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s been no word if we’ll be getting any special characters for each edition, as many fans hope.

New Kirby: Star Allies “Friend or Foe” Trailer

Nintendo revealed a new trailer for Kirby: Star Allies at the World Hobby Fair that shows off many of Kirby’s old enemies that can now be recruited as allies in the game to assist Kirby along the way. The trailer features eight of the possible people Kirby can recruit including Blade Knight, Burning Leo, Chilly, Gim, Poppy Bros. Jr., Sir Kibble, Waddle Dee, and Waddle Doo.

The trailer shows off their standard attacks as well as many combination attacks they can perform alongside Kirby. Kirby: Star Allies hits the Nintendo Switch on March 16th, 2018.

Xbox Game Pass Now Includes Day One Microsoft Studios Games

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As crazy as it sounds, a post on Xbox Wire this mornings confirms that starting with Rare’s upcoming Sea of Thieves, the $9.99 per month Xbox Game Pass will now include Day One editions of games from Microsoft Game Studios. The Xbox Game Pass offers subscribers access to more than 100 games from throughout Xbox history, allowing them to download and play as long as they are subscribed, with an option to purchase games outright at a discount.

Microsoft has been pushing the Xbox Game Pass for quite some time, but the enticing addition of titles like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2 sweeten that deal considerably.

Blizzard Unveils Heroes Mecha Storm

In anticipation for new skins for Tyrael, Rehgar, and Abathur in Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard has released a new anime-styled animation titled Heroes Mecha StormThe Line (a studio based in London) and Axis Animation (in Scotland) are responsible for the trailer, which was directed by Wesley Louis. This marks one of the first animations that Blizzard didn’t develop in-house, but the end-result is mind-boggling.

If they’re interested, I think we would all love to see more of this. Even if you decided to bring in some heroes in their non-mecha forms, it would be appreciated.

John Cena in Talks for Duke Nukem Film

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You read that right. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WWE Superstar and Hollywood transplant, John Cena is in talks to portray the loud-mouthed video game star, Duke Nukem. The film is being set up at Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Productions, and they’re currently searching for a writer for the film.

No director is on board, but I could see Michael Bay himself taking this on. We’ll see if John Cena’s young fan-base becomes an issue in adapting the notorious characters story.

 

PG2 PlayStation Sneaker Unveiled

Oklahoma City Thunder player, Paul George, is considered one of the best in the world, so it’s pretty fantastic that his latest sneaker colorway is PlayStation-themed. The shoes features a light-up tongue that uses the PlayStation logo on one side, and the PG logo on the other.

It also features PlayStation icons and colored speckles on the outsole. Hit the video above for a full look at the new, and epic, sneaker.

Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix

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Yuji Naka, one of the three creators credited with the creation of Sonic the Hedgehog, who worked as a programmer and producer for the series, has surprisingly announced on his Twitter account that he has joined Square Enix. He joined SEGA back in 1983 where he worked on titles such as Phantasy Star, before departing in 2006.

Now that he’s back at a more game-oriented studio like Square Enix, it will be interesting to see what titles he helps to develop.