Nintendo have shared more details on New Pokémon Snap, including a late April release date, in an all-new trailer.
Players will be able to grab the attention of wild Pokémon by chucking out a fluffruit, which can also be used to try and draw the Pocket Monsters into various situations.
New Pokémon Snap is set in a new area known as the Lental Region, which appears to be made up of a series of islands and archipelagos. Lental is also home to the rare Illumina phenomenon which causes certain plants and Pokémon to glow, and it’s up to you to find out what causes it.
More than 200 Pokémon will be available to photograph and can be spotted exhibiting a variety of behaviours. Some will move in groups or individually, and they can also be caught playing together or battling each other.
New Pokémon Snap is out 30 April exclusively on Nintendo Switch and has an RRP of £49.99 / $59.99.
Let us know your thoughts on the game below or in the forums.
Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games are teaming up to bring players an all-new Star Wars game, it’s been revealed.
While there are no details on the geographical setting or time period just yet, it does sound like Ubisoft’s Star Wars game will feature a new set of characters with their own unique story.
According to Creative Director Julian Gerighty, it’ll be “a unique game in the saga with a captivating story and set of characters that players can relate to and connect with.” Gerighty continued, “We want to take what is familiar and resonant about Star Wars and tell the stories of new characters who have their own motivations and stakes.” The full interview is available here.
Today’s reveal isn’t the only big piece of news coming out of the recently revived Lucasfilm Games, with yesterday bringing about confirmation that Bethesda and Machine Games (Wolfenstein 2) are making a new Indiana Jones game.
No release date or target platforms have been announced for either game yet, but feel free to speculate over in the forums or in the comments below.
Nintendo have released a new trailer showing off Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury gameplay, giving players their first look at the new expansion in action.
As showcased in the trailer, it looks like Bowser has been covered in some sort of goo reminiscent of that which plagued Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine. It’s made him very big and very angry, so it’s up to Mario and Jr. to stop/save him.
Right at the end of the footage we also get a quick glimpse of a supersized Cat Mario preparing to face off against a supersized Bowser.
Away from the new expansion, the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World will feature a few gameplay enhancements over the 2013 Wii U original. All characters boast faster movement speeds, increased climbing height with the Super Bell ability activated, plus there’s now online multiplayer and gyro control support.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is out 12 February exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
What do you think of the new expansion? Let us know below or in the forums.
Garrett Carlos is our lucky Hand of Fate 2 giveaway winner!
IO Interactive - the studio heading up development of a brand-new James Bond title - have released a new trailer showcasing Hitman 3 running on Sony’s PlayStation VR headset.
All three Hitman games in the World of Assassination trilogy will be playable in VR, exclusively via Hitman 3 on PS4. Fans can relive the series’ most iconic moments from a whole new perspective on the current-gen console, but not on PC VR platforms.
Hitman 3 is out 21 January on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Google Stadia. A Switch version will also be playable via cloud streaming.
What do you think of the Hitman 3 VR mode? Let us know in the comments below.
Lacey Williams is our lucky Where the Water Tastes Like Wine giveaway winner!
Vertigo Games are adding a new horde map to their VR shooter, Arizona Sunshine, on the Oculus Quest.
The update is free for all Arizona Sunshine users on Quest, while a beta version of the map is also being added to the Steam version of the game for PC VR users.
Arizona Sunshine is available now via PS VR, PC VR and Oculus Quest.
Let us know your thoughts on the new map below or in the forums.
Axel Castella is our Portal Knights giveaway winner!
Andy Pocock is our lucky PHOGS! giveaway winner!
Coatsink and Bit Loom’s cooperative puzzler PHOGS! will no longer be available through Xbox Games Pass for PC when the game launches tomorrow.
Those looking forward to some cooperative puzzle solving on PC will still be able to purchase and play the game through Steam or Stadia – it’s only the Windows 10 Xbox Games Pass for PC version that’s been temporarily delayed.
PHOGS! sees two players teaming up to complete physics-based puzzles, with each person controlling one of two conjoined dogs. James praised the game’s “bonkers” gameplay when he went hands-on with a preview build in 2018, and you can read his glowing thoughts on the full game in our review.
PHOGS! releases 3 December on Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Switch, Stadia and PC via Steam. The Xbox Games Pass for PC version will launch at an unspecified time in the future. It’ll also be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.
Are you looking forward to PHOGS! releasing tomorrow? Let us know below.