Nintendo Direct E3 2019

Nintendo hosted their 2019 E3 Nintendo Direct, filled with plenty of new game reveals, surprises and updates. New game reveals include No More Heroes 3, Super Lucky’s Tale, Contra: Rogue Corps, and even a new Panzer Dragoon, which looks incredible. New looks at Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which puts your player on a deserted island, tasked with building a community from nothing.

Additionally, the biggest surprise of the show was the reveal of Banjo Kazooie joining the ranks of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, has went on record as stating to be the “easiest deal he’s ever made.” Check out the full show above, packed to the brim with loads of fun, new reveals for the Nintendo Switch.


Square Enix Reveals its Avengers Video Game

First off, apologies for the delay. I’ve been on vacation, and now have a ton of catch-up to do. I won’t be covering everything, but select things that are interesting. Square Enix revealed their long-awaited Avengers video game at this year’s E3, showing off a massive, beautiful world inside the game. Additionally, Avengers will take place within an ever-expanding universe with a consistently growing roster of superheroes, and Square Enix has confirmed that every new hero and world will be added to the game for free.

Assemble your team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, embrace your powers, and live your Super Hero dreams.

Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix® are excited to unveil Marvel’s Avengers, an epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Developed by Crystal Dynamics® in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal™, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, the game features an original story and delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.

Release Date: May 15, 2020

BurgerTime Party! Headed West This Fall

The, surprisingly, first modern remaster of the classic arcade game, BurgerTime Party!, is a 4-player party game teaming players up with each other to complete as many burgers as possible, while surviving the dreaded vegetables that attack. It’s also now confirmed to be headed to North America this Fall.

Chef Peter Pepper and the Food Foes return to serve up a fresh look and tons of new gameplay in this tasty reimagining of Data East’s 1982 arcade classic! After firing up the grill for some action, new modes and items will have modern chefs thinking outside of the bun to solve bite-sized puzzles like crumbling floors, oil spills, and freezing ladders, all while evading edible enemies both old and new. Local multiplayer lets 2-4 friends cooperate as cooks or compete as cuisine across 100+ stages that will keep the fun from getting stale long past Mr. Hot Dog’s expiration date. Now, let’s get cooking!

Developed by G-Mode and published in North America by XSEED Games, BurgerTime Party! is in development for a Fall 2019 launch.

Pokemon: Sword & Shield Nintendo Direct

Nintendo and Game Freak hosted a Nintendo Direct this morning, spotlighting the upcoming releases of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The direct revealed plenty of new information about the games, including a few new Pokemon, and some new gameplay types. The new Pokemon revealed were the sheep Pokemon, Wooloo. The raven pokemon, Corviknight. And, the bite Pokemon, Drednaw, and a few others. There was even a new gameplay type revealed called Dynamax, which grows Pokemon to gigantic heights, allowing for more power, and more explosive battles.

You can watch the Nintendo Direct above to get a better look at all of the new reveals, and look for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield when its hits store shelves on November 15th.

Final Games Announced for Sega Genesis Mini

Sega has revealed the final games for the upcoming Sega Genesis Mini, and it’s yet even more surprises for the tiny console that could. Releasing on September 19th, the system will include 42 (!) games, 2 more than the initially announced 40. The last two additions include two unreleased titles for the Sega Genesis, Darius, and Tetris. The full list of new titles can be seen below, with the now complete list after the jump:

  • Tetris
  • Darius
  • Road Rash II
  • Strider
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Monster World IV
  • Light Crusader
  • Eternal Champions
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Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest: WALK

In a bid to compete against the massive success that is Pokemon GO, Square Enix has announced a new augmented reality RPG, Dragon Quest: WALK. In the game, players traverse the in-game world through their own, doing battle with classic Dragon Quest monsters. Additionally, players can earn and buy in-game items to customize their player and dwellings.

No word on a release date yet, but a beta has been announced for Japan, with no word yet on a release date for North America.

Square Enix’ Avengers Project to be Revealed at E3

After first unveiling the project nearly two years ago, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that their highly anticipated Avengers video game project will be officially revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Details are intensely scarce on this project, but it’s exciting to see more, soon.

The Square Enix E3 presentation will be livestreamed on Monday, June 10th, and 6:00pm EST.

Death Stranding Gets Massive New Trailer and Release Date

Kojima Productions and Sony Computer Entertainment just finished a livestream revealing a massive, new trailer for Death Stranding revealing plenty of new gameplay footage, story details, and even an official release date: November 8th, of this year.

The long-awaited PlayStation exclusive looks sure to be quite the undertaking when it releases later this year, but if anyone can pull off a cinematic endeavor such as this, it would be Hideo Kojima.

Several New Pokemon Games Unveiled

The Pokemon Company took to the stage last night to reveal several new, key Pokemon projects for the next year in their 2019 Business Strategy meeting. After touting the success of Pokemon GO, the company has revealed a new game, Pokemon Sleep, that will attempt to “turn sleep into entertainment, the way Pokemon GO turned walking into entertainment.” A lofty claim, but if anyone can make it happen, it’s them. Additionally, they also unveiled a new Pokemon GO Plus+ that will link up with all past Pokemon games that support the peripheral, as well as Pokemon Sleep.

Lastly, the studio also unveiled a new program called Pokemon Home that will link up with Pokemon Bank, and the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield for storing Pokemon across titles. No release dates were set for anything, as all were still in early development.

Sonic the Hedgehog Delayed to 2020

After an avalanche of negative feedback from the first trailer, Sonic the Hedgehog director, Jeff Fowler, revealed that the design for Sonic would be changed in the upcoming live-action film. That, in turn, prompted more negative feedback from the community with thoughts of the visual effects artists being overworked coming to mind. Now, Fowler has revealed that the film has been delayed to February 14th, 2020 to allow for enough time to get everything just right.

This is honestly the best thing that could have happened for the film, given it’s relatively short turnaround time for something as large as this. “Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right,” Fowler wrote. With this much care put into something like Sonic the Hedgehog, you can’t help but hope for the best.

Knights of the Old Republic Film Officially in the Works

After early speculation on it, Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that a Knights of the Old Republic film is officially in the works with writer, Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel), writing the screenplay. Early reports indicate that she is very close to finishing the first draft of the script.

Set thousands of years before the Skywalker Saga, KOTOR was released as a video game in 2003 by LucasArts before expanding to numerous other novels, and spin-off stories. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on Knights of the Old Republic.

Panic Reveals the PlayDate Handheld

Panic started out as a Mac software company, but after their most recent wildly successful experiment in video game publishing with Firewatch, they’ve decided to expand their horizons. The company has revealed a new collaboration with hardware icon Teenage Engineering, the PlayDate handheld. Featuring a black and white 2.7-inch screen (400×240 resolution), as well as a unique crank, the handheld will feature seasons of games. The first season includes 12 new titles from designers like Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy), Zach Gage (SpellTower), Bennett Foddy (QWOP), and Shaun Inman (The Last Rocket), with one experience released each week at no cost.

The handheld will retail for $149 with more information releasing soon. It’s small, distinctive, yellow body is already making waves throughout the design community.

Mortal Kombat Movie Gets a Release Date

After the successful release of Mortal Kombat 11 this past month, Warner Bros. has decided to move forward (finally!) on the live-action adaptation of Mortal Kombat. The film is set for release on March 5th, 2021, with director Simon McQuoid at the helm, and James Wan producing.

The script is still being developed, but McQuoid is a commercial director with a good eye, and James Wan is a talent the likes of which Hollywood hasn’t seen in quite some time, so expect this to be something special.

Sega Genesis Mini Gets 10 More Games

Sega has revealed ten more games for its upcoming Mega Drive Mini console, putting the current total at 30, with only 10 more to go. The latest additions to the M2-emulated console can be seen above, or at the list below…

  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Golden Axe
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

There are certainly some fan-favorites in there, with Golden Axe and Vectorman being personal favorites of mine from that era. The current full list of titles can be seen after the jump.

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Predator: Hunting Grounds Revealed

PlayStation’s most recent State of Play broadcast also revealed a new title, Predator: Hunting Grounds. The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, a la Evolve, that pits a team of human players against a single player serving as the iconic Yautja warrior, the Predator.

Few details were revealed at this time, but E3 is approaching, and this should serve as quite the teaser for sci-fi fans.