'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' reaches your Switch on December 1st

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'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' reaches your Switch on December 1st

You don't have too much longer to get a healthy dose of Japanese-style role-playing on your Nintendo Switch. Monotlith Soft and Nintendo have announced that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will reach the hybrid console on December 1st, with a Special Edition offering a soundtrack CD and a gigantic 220-page art book. On top of that, there will even be an XC2-themed Pro Controller (below) -- it might be worth the wait just to pick up the colorful gamepad even if you have no inclination to explore Alrest's titan-covered world.

‘Doom’ is coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday season

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‘Doom’ is coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday season

Any Switch owner will tell you that ports are a big part of the console's ecosystem. Nintendo has already ported games like Mario Kart 8 to the convertible console, and upcoming titles like L.A. Noire and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim promise to fill out the library even further -- but so far, the Switch hasn't had any ports of AAA current-gen titles. Bethesda is about to change that. During today's Nintendo Direct, the company announced that it's bringing 2016's Doom reboot to the Switch.

Nintendo makes voice chat less of a disaster on Switch

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Nintendo makes voice chat less of a disaster on Switch

Nintendo has rolled out an update for the Switch Online app that might finally make it usable. See, unlike what Sony and Microsoft did for the PlayStation and the Xbox, Nintendo has chosen to put its new console's chat functions in a separate app for Android and iOS. Unfortunately, it was clearly not ready upon launch and suffered from a bunch of serious issues, including not being able to use another app on your phone -- not even to check important texts and calls -- if you don't want to get kicked off a voice chat. Your screen also has to be on the whole time you're chatting with friends, which could drain your phone's battery. This update solves both problems.

‘Destiny 2' launches Guided Games matchmaking for high-level raids

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‘Destiny 2' launches Guided Games matchmaking for high-level raids

Destiny 2 improves upon its predecessor in many ways. In short, it offers a more satisfying, shared-world experience. Building upon that, the game's developer Bungie is today launching the Guided Games beta. The feature essentially delivers the matchmaking system for high-level activities that the first title lacked. Players may have noticed the longer-than-usual server maintenance downtime today, which brought with it a a massive patch. Download it and you'll get Guided Games.

Retro adventure 'Thimbleweed Park' comes to Switch on September 21st

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Retro adventure 'Thimbleweed Park' comes to Switch on September 21st

You no longer need an iPhone to take the traditional adventure gaming of Thimbleweed Park on the road. Terrible Toybox has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch version of its retro mystery will be available for $20 on September 21st, or about a month after it reached the PS4. Portability is clearly the selling point of this release, but it also gives you a distinct choice of controls -- you can use the Joy-Cons or the touchscreen depending on your tastes.

Relive your best wolfy Zelda moments with ‘Okami’ remaster

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Relive your best wolfy Zelda moments with ‘Okami’ remaster

It would give me great pleasure to name Twilight Princess the best Zelda game of the 2000s (you heard me, Skyward Sword fans), but it would be untrue -- that crown belongs to Okami. First released in 2006 as one of the last games to come out on PS2, its gorgeous watercolor-style animation, mystical world and magical paintbrush mechanics made it an instant classic. Two (and a half) console generations later, PS4, Xbox One and PC owners are getting a remastered version on December 12th for $20.

'Destiny 2' studio will remove armor that looks like a 'hate symbol'

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'Destiny 2' studio will remove armor that looks like a 'hate symbol'

Destiny 2 came out much fanfare September 5th, with a much-improved storyline and a better shared-world experience. One of the fun bits of the meta gameplay is finding improved armor and weapons that can make your Guardian even more of a badass than before. On Twitter, developer Bungie said that it had found a set of gauntlets (armor gloves) that shared "elements with a hate symbol." The development team promised that this was "not intentional," and that it will be "removing it."