Surprise Nintendo Direct Mini
Nintendo shows off veritable avalanche of new Switch games coming in 2020
Nintendo just broadcast a Nintendo Direct Mini with over 25 minutes worth of Switch news. You can learn about new and upcoming games, as well as major updates to ones that are already out – including Pokémon Sword & Shield.
They also warn that “due to COVD-19, release dates and other information presented in this video are subject to change”
- Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (Nintendo) – Trailer – May 28, 2020
- BioShock The Collection / Borderlands Legendary Collection / XCOM 2 Collection (2K Games) – Trailer – May 29th
- MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order (Team NINJA/KOEI TECMO) – Expansion Pass Trailer – Out Now
- Shinsekai: Into the Depths (Capcom) – Trailer – March 26th
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) – Update Trailer – Out Now
- Good Job! (Nintendo) – Trailer – March 26th
- Catherine: Full Body (Studio Zero/SEGA) – Trailer – July 7th
- Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) – Update Trailer – Out Now
- King’s Bounty II (1C Entertainment) – Trailer – TBA 2020
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Challenger Pack 6 (Nintendo) – Challenger Pack 6 Reveal Trailer – June
- ARMS (Nintendo) – Free Game Trial Trailer – Out Now
- BRAVELY DEFAULT II (Nintendo) – Trailer – TBA 2020
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) – Trailer – June 4th
- Ninjala (GUNGHOONLINE) – Trailer – May
- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Aspyr) – Trailer – March 26th
- Panzer Dragoon: Remake (Forever Entertainment) – Trailer – March 26th
- Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield (GAME FREAK/Nintendo) – Expansion Pass Trailer – Out Now
- What’s Coming to Nintendo Switch? – Round-up Trailer
- Trials of Mana (Square Enix) – April 24th
- FUSER (NCSOFT) – Fall
- The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Bethesda Softworks) – Spring
- Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (Kasedo Games) – May
- Vigor (Bohemia Interactive) – (Closed Beta) April 9th
- Burnout Paradise Remastered (EA) – TBA 2020
- Saints Row IV – Re-Elected (Deep Silver) – March 27th
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (NIS America) – June 30th
- Mr. DRILLER DrillLand (Bandai Namco) – June 25th
- Minecraft Dungeons (Xbox Game Studios) – Spring
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Telltale Game featured Ash Williams from Evil Dead?
- The Walking Dead
- Poker Night 2
- CSI: Fatal Conspiracy
- Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People
Earthworm Jim rewarded you with a rousing speech if you beat it on hard
If you love chasing the dragon of high difficulty levels, then Shiny Entertainment’s Earthworm Jim Special Edition from 1995 will give you your fix – so make sure you play that rather than the original Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis release from 1994.
If you beat the Special Edition on the hard difficulty, you will be treated to a motivational speech congratulating you for mastering the heck out of the game. You are also treated to a bonus animation of Earthworm Jim having a Tex Avery-style reaction to Princess What’s-Her-Face. Not worth it? Well, consider that beating the game on easy yields nothing more than made-up facts about worms.
Next-Gen Alan Wake?
Remedy signs deal for two new games
The crazy Finns at Remedy Entertainment have just announced a fresh deal “with a major publisher” for two projects that allows the studio to keep IP rights.
The first is a “AAA multi-platform game” that’s already in pre-production, while the second project is “smaller-scale” and will be set in the same universe as the big hitter. Both games are developed using the studio’s own Northlight engine.
Hit and miss: Remedy’s last game was Control, following their ambitious ‘hybrid game’ Quantum Break from 2016 which attempted to blend game and TV show together. Remedy is perhaps most famous for the two first Max Payne games, which turned slow-motion ‘bullet time’ action sequences into a videogame staple.
What’s next: Both games are coming to PC and next-gen consoles in “the next few years,” and the deal is pretty good for a fully-funded development: Remedy keeps 50 percent of revenue, and keeps the IP. The studio is already busy developing a single-player campaign for online tactical shooter CrossFire X, as well as two expansions for Control.