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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove launching first on Nintendo Switch

Yacht Club Games has announced its upcoming Shovel Knight expansions, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will be launching on Nintendo Switch first during the console's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Zelda

Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party Wii U game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game to launch on the Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime broke ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
The Division

Stephen Gaghan set to write and direct film of The Division

Ubisoft's upcoming film of The Division has finally found itself a writer and director. Taking on both roles is Stephen Gaghan, who wrote the Academy Award-winning script for Traffic. He ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 5:26PM in News
Micro Machines World Series

Micro Machines World Series release date confirmed for April 21st

Micro Machines is back in a brand-new title for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Announced today by Codemasters and Koch Media, Micro Machines World Series will be launching on April ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 2:52PM in News

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Super Mario Run coming to Android in March

Super Mario Run coming to Android in March

After launching on iOS on December 15th, Super Mario Run will be trotting onto Android devices this March. Nintendo confirmed the news via Twitter (below) earlier today. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 19th 2017 at 2:20PM in News
Yooka Laylee

Yooka-Laylee multiplayer modes unveiled in new gameplay trailer

Playtonic Games has finally unveiled more details about Yooka-Laylee’s multiplayer modes. Revealed via a new gameplay trailer, the game will feature both co-op play and eight additional multiplayer arcade-style mini-games, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
For Honor

For Honor's closed beta arrives on January 26th

Ubisoft has revealed more details about For Honor's upcoming closed beta. The beta will take place between January 26th and January 29th across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 12:48PM in News
Fox

Fox creates new FoxNext games division

Fox Broadcasting Company has announced it's creating a new gaming division that will oversee VR, AR and video game productions across the studio's TV and film output.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 12:17PM in News

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EA Play

Electronic Arts confirms EA Play for E3 2017

EA has announced it will renew its EA Play event at E3 this year. Like last year, it will replace the publisher’s traditional press conference and will take place just ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 19th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Warriors releasing on Switch and New 3DS, Shadows of Valentia coming in May

Upcoming Nintendo Switch title, Fire Emblem Warriors, will also be launching on the New 3DS and New 3DS XL, Nintendo has confirmed, making it the first Switch title we know ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes launches on Android first in the UK, with iOS to follow later

Nintendo's finally lifted the lid on its upcoming Fire Emblem game for smartphones. Entitled Fire Emblem Heroes, the game will be free to download with optional in-app purchases and will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
Resident Evil VII joins Xbox Play Anywhere programme

Resident Evil VII joins Xbox Play Anywhere programme

Microsoft gamers who pick up the latest Resident Evil title will be able to play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10. This was announced via Twitter by Xbox ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2017 at 9:56AM in News

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames departs Activision for Ubisoft

Ubisoft has acquired DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live studio FreeStyleGames from Activision. The UK studio, based in Leamington Spa, will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will be headed up ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 5:55PM in News
Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn't even launched yet, but franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is already teasing a new instalment in the series for the Nintendo Switch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:30PM in News
Switch boxes

UPDATED: Nintendo Switch boxes and UK Zelda Breath of the Wild special editions revealed

Nintendo has unveiled the packaging for its new Nintendo Switch titles. As seen on Nintendo of America's website, Switch games will be packaged in long, vertical cases not too dissimilar ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME's annual general meeting today came with an update on trading from the back-end of last year. The headlines are huge growth in its Events, eSports and Digital categories, but ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 18th 2017 at 12:31PM in News

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Mark Zuckerburg

Mark Zuckerberg denies accusations in Oculus vs ZeniMax trial

Mark Zuckerberg has provided new information in the $2bn lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus, denying accusations that Oculus stole VR technology from ZeniMax.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
Parliamentary group support for TIGA's £5m games investment fund

Parliamentary group support for TIGA's £5m games investment fund

Trade association TIGA has called for a games investment fund (GIF) to help support small and medium-sized developers who often struggle to gain access to finance. The scheme has support ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 gets three-hour free trial on PS4, with Xbox One to follow

Ubisoft has announced that a free trial for Watch Dogs 2 is now available to download for PS4 owners, with an Xbox One version coming on January 24th.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:25AM in News
Half Life 2

Gabe Newell hints at new Valve game and movies in Reddit AMA

Gabe Newell took some time to conduct an AMA yesterday, confirming there's a new game set in the shared Half Life/Portal universe currently in development and that Valve is also ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares release date confirmed for April 28th

Puzzle platformer Little Nightmares will be released both physically and digitally on April 28th on PS4, Xbox One and PC, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is 'problematic' and launch line-up is 'underwhelming'

Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is 'problematic' and launch line-up is 'underwhelming'

Video games analyst Michael Pachter echoes the industry’s reaction to the Nintendo Switch, with concerns regarding its price point and launch line-up.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
MCV Awards 2017: Finalists announced

MCV Awards 2017: Finalists announced

The MCV Awards 2017 are now just over seven weeks away, with the trophies being presented on March 9th at The Brewery in London to recognise 2016's finest achievements. 

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 17th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Resident Evil merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Resident Evil merchandise

Capcom’s Resident Evil VII: Biohazard is unquestionably the biggest game to launch this January.

on Jan 17th 2017 at 1:41PM in News
Nintendo's Fils-Aimé addresses Switch's launch line-up

Nintendo's Fils-Aimé addresses Switch's launch line-up

Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo’s US boss, has replied to concerns about Switch’s relatively weak relate slate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:46AM in News