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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran racing developer Milestone (RIDE 4, MotoGP 20) have announced their latest riding sim, Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4.
Career mode has received a bit of a revamp in Supercross 4. Players are now able to begin their journey as an amateur rider in Supercross Futures events, before earning their place in the 250SX and 450SX categories where they’ll be challenging the “biggest number of pro riders ever in franchise history.”
Career mode will also feature a new skill system, with players able to upgrade their stats and performances via a skill tree. Skill points can be earned from races, training, competing in special events or by completing special objectives.
As well as online multiplayer there’ll be co-op for up to four players, plus a new free-roam area based on the Islands of Maine where players can race against friends, compete in challenges or track down collectibles.
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4 is out 11 March for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam and Stadia.
Let us know your thoughts on the reveal below or over in the forums.
IO Interactive, best known for their work on the Hitman franchise, have announced their next game is to be a brand-new James Bond title.
The opportunity for IO to develop a James Bond game seems like a good fit, given the studio’s previous experience in creating solid, stealth-focussed games. This was acknowledged by IO Interactive CEO, Hakan Abrak.
“It’s true that once in a while, the stars do align in our industry,” said Abrak in a press release.
“Creating an original Bond game is a monumental undertaking and I truly believe that IO Interactive, working closely with our creative partners at EON and MGM, can deliver something extremely special for our players and communities. Our passionate team is excited to unleash their creativity into the iconic James Bond universe and craft the most ambitious game in the history of our studio.”
While there’s no release date yet, it was confirmed that Project 007 will be coming to PC and consoles.
What do you think of the reveal? Are IO Interactive and the James Bond license a match made in heaven? Let us know below.
Bethesda have detailed a free Fallout 76 update due to arrive next month, which will introduce one of the series’ most famous factions, the Brotherhood of Steel.
Here’s a list of everything included in the Fallout 76 Steel Dawn update:
Steel Dawn will be available as a free update for Fallout 76 players across all platforms from 1 December.
Are you looking forward to the return of the Brotherhood of Steel? Let us know.
Developed by Tomas Sala and published by Wired Productions, The Falconeer is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
Those picking The Falconeer up on their shiny new Xbox Series X can enjoy the game in multiple visual modes, including 60 FPS at 4K and 120 FPS at 1080p. Meanwhile, Series S owners can choose from either 60 FPS at 1800p and 120 FPS at 1080p. The next-gen versions also boast a loading time of just 13 seconds, owing to the machines’ internal SSDs.
“Creating The Falconeer has been a journey years in the making for me; it’s such a deeply personal game and I can’t wait for players to pick this up” said The Falconeer creator, Tomas Sala.
“Whether it’s on PC or Xbox, please take some time to enjoy the world of The Great Ursee and everything it has to offer, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.”
The Falconeer is out now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. Standard digital editions of the game cost £24.99/ $29.99 /€29.99, while the physical version has an RRP of £34.99/ $39.99/ €39.99.
Will you be getting The Falconeer as an Xbox Series X|S launch title? Let us know below.