Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Switch gets first-person hadoken mode

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Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Switch gets first-person hadoken mode

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch will come with a special first-person mode that will let players throw fireballs using the system’s Joy-Con controllers, according to the game’s Japanese box art.

Nintendo Everything reports that game cases for Ultra Street Fighter 2 highlight a new mode, “Unleash! HaDOken,” that appears to be a time-based, combo-scored battle against Shadaloo soldiers.

Costume Quest cartoon headed to Amazon Video next year

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Costume Quest cartoon headed to Amazon Video next year

Amazon Studios has greenlit a kids animated series based on Double Fine Productions’ Costume Quest series of role-playing games, the streaming service announced today.

The cartoon is simply called Costume Quest. Amazon also announced today that it has picked up Pete the Cat, which is based on the children’s books by Eric Litwin; the two shows will join the roster of approximately a dozen Amazon Original Kids Series in 2018.

Costume Quest cartoon headed to Amazon Video next year

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Costume Quest cartoon headed to Amazon Video next year

Amazon Studios has greenlit a kids animated series based on Double Fine Productions’ Costume Quest series of role-playing games, the streaming service announced today.

The cartoon is simply called Costume Quest. Amazon also announced today that it has picked up Pete the Cat, which is based on the children’s books by Eric Litwin; the two shows will join the roster of approximately a dozen Amazon Original Kids Series in 2018.

Watch Resident Evil 7’s censored content in the Japanese release

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Watch Resident Evil 7’s censored content in the Japanese release

Resident Evil 7 does much with the tension that comes from what you don’t see, and the expectation of scares that may or may materialize. But the game also doesn’t shy away from delivering on the gore and moments of body horror that can make the series so effective. Bad things are happening to real people, and you’re put right in the middle of it.

Unless you live in Japan, in which case the edge to some of those situations has been dulled considerably.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets GDC panel

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets GDC panel

A trio of Nintendo developers will host a panel on the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the Game Developers Conference on March 1, Nintendo announced today.

“Change and Constant - Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will include game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa and technical director Takuhiro Dohta.

Sniper Elite 4 finds itself strangely relevant in anxious times

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Sniper Elite 4 finds itself strangely relevant in anxious times

Sniper Elite, a cult-hit series and one of the few console shooters that has never left its World War II roots, finds itself surprisingly relevant on the eve of Sniper Elite 4’s Valentine's Day launch.

"There's enough distance to that conflict for us to see it as a comfortable place for our adventures," mused Jason Kingsley, the chief executive and creative director for Rebellion, which makes the series. "Unfortunately for us now, there's kind of a — how do I put it politely? — a worldwide rise in authoritarianism, which is characterized by many ideologies, one of them Nazism."

Splatoon 2 preview coming to Nintendo Switch next month

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Splatoon 2 preview coming to Nintendo Switch next month

Nintendo Switch owners will get a free preview of Splatoon 2 in late March, Nintendo announced in the middle of the night. The game is due to launch this summer.

Billed it as a "Global Testfire," the preview runs March 24 to 26, but the playtime is limited to one-hour windows on each day. Here they are (all times ET):

EA fines Madden Bowl winner $3K for ‘inappropriate’ tweets

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EA fines Madden Bowl winner $3K for ‘inappropriate’ tweets

The winner of the most high-profile Madden NFL esports competition to date was hit with a significant fine and a rankings penalty this week, the result of tweets “that referenced inappropriate content,” according to publisher Electronic Arts.

Chris “Dubby” McFarland defeated Eric “Problem” Wright, 24-17, in the Madden Bowl 2017 finals, which were held in Houston on the night of Feb. 3. McFarland’s first-place share of the tournament’s $250,000 prize pool was $75,000.