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Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Well over three years since its release and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
Rovio London

Rovio announces new London studio and new IP

Angry Birds studio Rovio has announced the creation of a new development arm dedicated to massively multiplayer online games. The new team will be based in London and work on ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
1-2 Switch

Nintendo Switch launch titles confirmed, Zelda, 1-2 Switch, Just Dance, Skylanders and Bomberman headline Day One

Nintendo has finally confirmed its Day One launch slate for the Nintendo Switch. Launching on March 3rd, there will be a total of five games for the Switch on its ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Hands on with the Nintendo Switch

Hands on with the Nintendo Switch

The first thing I noticed when I picked up the Switch is that it simply does not feel like a Nintendo console.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2017 at 5:10PM in News

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Ubisoft confirms Steep, Just Dance and Rayman Legends for Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft confirms Steep, Just Dance and Rayman Legends for Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft has announced its Switch line-up, following Nintendo’s reveal conference earlier today. The publisher has announced that Just Dance 2017, Rayman Legends and Steep will all be coming to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 13th 2017 at 3:10PM in News
Nintendo Switch: Industry reaction from the launch

Nintendo Switch: Industry reaction from the launch

The Nintendo Switch has been dated and priced, so we wondered what the industry thought of the new device. The home-handheld hybrid was always going to be an intriguing and ...

on Jan 13th 2017 at 2:37PM in News
Retail: Q1 2017 release slate is the "strongest in years"

Retail: Q1 2017 release slate is the "strongest in years"

The line-up of games launching in the first three months of 2017 is one of the healthiest in years. That’s according to retailers who, speaking to MCV, say that this ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2017 at 1:36PM in News
Yooka Laylee

Sold Out eyes publisher Top Ten by the end of first quarter

Boxed specialist Sold Out says that it will be in the publisher Top Ten rankings by the end of Q1. The company says that it predicts strong sales of the ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2017 at 1:13PM in News

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Gaming Merchandise UK calls on industry to tackle fake merchandise

Gaming Merchandise UK calls on industry to tackle fake merchandise

Distributor and tie-in products specialist Gaming Merchandise UK has expressed concerns over the increasing amount of counterfeit merchandise on the market.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 13th 2017 at 12:50PM in News
Every accessory and peripheral for the Nintendo Switch priced for the UK

Every accessory and peripheral for the Nintendo Switch priced for the UK

Details on the Switch keep coming after Nintendo’s big reveal last night. We now have prices for each peripheral and accessory releasing alongside the console, starting with the already ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 13th 2017 at 12:40PM in News
Constructor

System 3's Constructor headed for Nintendo Switch

UK developer System 3 has announced it’s bringing its iconic city builder title Constructor to the Nintendo Switch. The launch will mark the 20th anniversary of the title, which originally ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 13th 2017 at 12:40PM in News
New issue of MCV looks back at 2016 and forward to 2017

New issue of MCV looks back at 2016 and forward to 2017

This week we unveil our new design, look back on 2016 and provide an outlook on 2017.

on Jan 13th 2017 at 11:00AM in News

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IHS: Nintendo's Switch will erase the painful memories of the Wii U, but also faces Its own challenges

IHS: Nintendo's Switch will erase the painful memories of the Wii U, but also faces Its own challenges

Following this morning's Nintendo Switch event, Piers Harding-Rolls, the head of games research at IHS, shares his view on the new machine  
on Jan 13th 2017 at 8:19AM in News
Zelda Breath of the Wild

Zelda: Breath of the Wild UK release date confirmed for March 3rd

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be arriving in the UK on March 3rd 2017. Nintendo confirmed the game's release date in its worldwide Switch Presentation event ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 13th 2017 at 5:20AM in News
Zelda

Zelda, Mario, Skyrim and FIFA headline Switch games line-up

Nintendo has announced the full launch line-up for its brand-new console, the Nintendo Switch. Over 80 games in development, and it looks to be one of Nintendo's most varied launch ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 13th 2017 at 5:00AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch UK release date confirmed for March 3rd, priced at £280

Mark it down in your calendars. The Nintendo Switch is launching on March 3rd worldwide. It will cost 29,980 Yen and $299.99 in the US. European prices will be left ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 13th 2017 at 4:23AM in News

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Nintendo Switch

How to watch the Nintendo Switch Presentation online

There's now less than 12 hours to go until Nintendo unveils its brand-new Switch console. The worldwide Nintendo Switch Presentation will be taking place at 4am UK time, with Nintendo ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 12th 2017 at 4:24PM in News
Warner Bros unveils first trailer for LEGO City Undercover

Warner Bros unveils first trailer for LEGO City Undercover

Publisher Warner Bros has released a new trailer for former Wii U exclusive LEGO City Undercover. It is fueled with typical Lego humour and features clowns, a T-Rex skeleton, lots ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 12th 2017 at 3:20PM in News
Dirt Rally

Dirt Rally coming to PSVR as paid DLC and new physical edition at retail

Dirt Rally is coming to PlayStation VR in just a few short weeks, Codemasters announced today. The update will be available as a standalone DLC Add-on for existing Dirt Rally ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 12th 2017 at 3:13PM in News
RIGS

Guerrilla Games Cambridge to close, Sony confirms

Guerrilla Cambridge is to close with all employees facing compulsory redundancy, Sony has confirmed to MCV. The move will not affect Guerrilla Games Amsterdam, who is currently working on Horizon: ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 12th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
New Skyrim Script Extender to be released in March

New Skyrim Script Extender to be released in March

The team behind Skyrim Script Extender has announced it is working on a new version of SKSE so that it’s compatible with the recently-released Skyrim: Special Edition.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 12th 2017 at 11:50AM in News
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and Sunless Sea are coming to iOS

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and Sunless Sea are coming to iOS

Two beloved indie creations are finally getting the mobile treatment. One of them is Edward McMillen’s The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, which has finally landed on iOS yesterday. The Nicalis-published ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 12th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
How was 2016 for the UK games market?

How was 2016 for the UK games market?

The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 12th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Rocket League

Rocket League surpasses 25m players

Rocket League has surpassed more than 25m players, developer Psyonix has announced. The news comes just days after Sony named it as the best-selling game on the PlayStation Store in ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 11th 2017 at 6:16PM in News
Ubisoft Division figure

Ubisoft unleashes two new UbiCollectibles for The Division and Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy titles will be getting two more Ubicollectible figurines, the company announced today. Both figurines will be arriving in March.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 11th 2017 at 5:51PM in News