Ubisoft are bringing classic board games Risk and Trivial Pursuit to Nintendo Switch next month.
Both games will be available as separate downloads from the eShop next month, or can be bought together as part of the Hasbro Game Night bundle, which also includes the previously released Monopoly for Nintendo Switch.
Risk, Trivial Pursuit Live! and the boxed edition of Hasbro Game Night are scheduled to release on 30 October.
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There’s an absolute classic up for grabs in our giveaway this week - if you’ve never been to Rapture, don’t miss this chance to win an all-expenses paid trip!
With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 only a month away, Rockstar Games have shared some info on Red Dead Online, an "online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2's enormous open world."
The duo didn't give away any gameplay details but they did state that GTA Online was a source of inspiration and lessons have been learned from the rocky start they had when GTA V's multiplayer component went live.
They went on to say that we can expect Red Dead Online to be handled in a similar fashion, with regular themed content drops.
Interestingly, Sarwar claimed they really want to focus on "role-playing and morality" but admitted that direction could change when the game is released.
You can read the full interview here.
Red Dead Redemption 2 releases 26 October and Red Dead Online is due to go live in November.
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In VR news: thriller Blind out now, MOBA DARK ECLIPSE coming next week, puzzler Arca's Path slated for December
A trio of VR titles have been detailed this week and the mixed bag of genres ensures there'll be something to suit any and all tastes.
Jean awakes in a strange room with little memory of how she got there. Robbed of her sense of sight, she must use a cane to send out soundwaves, briefly illuminating her surroundings and highlighting the outlines of objects.
“Point of view is integral to the first-person gaming experience, since players need to feel like they’re accurately observing and living in the world around their character,” said Matteo Lana, CEO of Tiny Bull Studios.
“A lot of first-person games can operate on an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to the environment, but this wasn’t the case for Blind. Since the fundamental core of our game is based on redefining the player’s sight, we focused on creating an environment where players really get to engage with and keep tabs on their surroundings, becoming familiar with the mansion as they would with their own home.”
Blind is out now for PS VR, Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and Open Source Virtual Reality.
A blend of MOBA and RTS, DARK ECLIPSE offers fast-paced battles with easy controls and unique perspectives.
Using three Leaders from the roster of Heroes and Dominators, players fight it out in 1v1 skirmishes, achieving victory by destroying their opponent’s towers, defeating their Leaders and gaining ground on the battlefield.
DARK ECLIPSE will be free-to-play when it hits PS VR on 25 September and developer SUNSOFT have promised regular, free updates to the game, along with starter packs containing unique cosmetics.
Arca's Path stars a young girl who finds herself in a beautiful new world. As you journey onwards through the land, that beauty begins to crumble and the path grows ever more treacherous.
The innovative new title can be played without a controller; to navigate the world, you simply look towards where you want to go and your avatar will roll in that direction.
"The team have worked together to build this simple, accessible game mechanic," said Dr Dave Ranyard, CEO of developer Dream Reality Interactive.
"We wanted to make something that was just really engaging, that everybody could play."
Arca's Path releases 4 December on all major VR platforms.
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Bonfire Games have announced that Pitfall Planet, a co-op puzzler which first released on Steam in 2016, is coming to Nintendo Switch thanks to Abstraction Games (Verdun, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Awesomenauts Assemble!).
Pitfall Planet boasts intriguing puzzles, dangerous enemies, secrets aplenty and hidden gems on each level, which unlock new hats and costumes.
The title has been optimised for Switch, allowing two people to play on one console with a single Joy-Con each, or one person to go solo and control both robots.
Pitfall Planet is expected to launch on Nintendo Switch sometime this autumn.
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Sony have announced the PlayStation Classic, a miniature console that mirrors the look of the original machine, which will release in early December.
Also included are 2 controllers, an HDMI cable and a USB cable, but you'll need a USB AC adapter for the power supply.
PlayStation Classic will cost £89.99 and is due for release, in limited quantities, on 3 December, exactly 24 years after the original.
Are you interested, or are you waiting to see what other games feature in the line-up? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Following the bundle’s successful release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier in the year, SEGA are bringing Mega Drive Classics to Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Other features such as online multiplayer, achievements and rewind and save states found in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will also be included in the Switch release.
SEGA Mega Drive Classics will be available to purchase both digitally and as a boxed edition later this year.
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Rare have confirmed a week-long delay for Forsaken Shores, the latest major update coming to Sea of Thieves.
Executive Producer Joe Neate hinted at a possible delay last week, highlighting the team’s intention to avoid the same sort of “issues” that accompanied the release of the last few updates.
“This was not a decision that was taken lightly, and we know this may disappoint fans who were looking to play the update this week,” read the post.
“That said, our priority is to deliver a stable, polished and bug-free experience and we feel that the extra week of development will enable us to do this.”
Available for free to all Sea of Thieves players, the Forsaken Shores update adds a new region for players to explore known as The Devil’s Roar, complete with burning seas and volcanoes. It’ll also see the introduction of rowboats to the game.
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Independent Aussie developer, League of Geeks, are releasing their digital board game on Nintendo Switch.
There are 20 heroes to choose from - with unique strengths, weaknesses and character-specific abilities - a variety of victory conditions, procedurally-generated maps, dynamic questlines, unlockable items, and collectibles to keep things fresh.
"For over three years now, Armello has taken the experience of playing board games with a table full of friends and brought that to life in a virtual space,” said Trent Kusters, co-founder and director of League of Geeks.
“Not only does Armello play brilliantly on the Switch, whether docked or on the go, but players new and old will inherit years of content, updates, and improvements when Armello launches on Nintendo Switch.”
Armello hits Switch on 27 September and can be pre-ordered now on the Nintendo eShop for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99.
The Complete Edition can be yours for £29.99/€39.99/$39.99 and includes the base game along with four Bandit Clan heroes, eight additional playable characters from the Usurpers and Rivals hero packs, two alternative board skins from the Seasons pack, more hero skins, and the premium dice pack.
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