'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' brings the strategy RPG to Switch

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'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' brings the strategy RPG to Switch

Fire Emblem's long-awaited arrival on Nintendo Switch is edging closer. During its E3 press conference, the house of Mario finally unveiled Three Houses, a game built from the ground up for its portable-console hybrid. As you might expect, the experience is a graphical upgrade over Fire Emblem Awakening, Fates (Birthright and Conquest) and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, which all came out on the Nintendo 3DS. A brief trailer showed a top-down overview for moving troops, followed by some cinematic close-ups for deadly attacks and special abilities. There was also a bevy of anime cut scenes hinting at the larger story that will weave each mission together. The game has been delayed, though, from later this year to spring 2019.

If you buy Nintendo's Pokéball Plus accessory, you'll get a free Mew

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If you buy Nintendo's Pokéball Plus accessory, you'll get a free Mew

We already knew that the Switch's Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go Evee! would land alongside the Poké Ball Plus, but Nintendo is now trying to sweeten the deal. Each optional accessory will land with the legendary pokémon Mew inside. Overpowered from the start? Well, that would depend on the stats, but a psychic Pokémon from the outset sounds great. The game (and peripheral) both land on November 16th.

'Sable' is the best the apocalypse has looked all E3

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'Sable' is the best the apocalypse has looked all E3

Every E3, new games pop up that aspire for a unique art style to distinguish them from the sea of other titles clamoring for attention. There are a lot of pretty games this year, but nothing has looked like Sable. The indie title from Shedworks is a "coming-of-age adventure and exploration game," according to a tweet by publisher Raw Fury, but it's the distinctive thin-lineart-and-pastel colors that will stay with you from its E3 trailer. That and the cheerful, indie pop background track by the band Japanese Breakfast, who does the whole soundtrack.

'Hitman 2' Miami trailer shows murder with scissors and fish

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'Hitman 2' Miami trailer shows murder with scissors and fish

A new gameplay trailer for Hitman 2 shows the crazy amount of improvisation you'll be able to do in the game's Miami level. While offering the standard gun/silencer murders, it also features our hero Agent 47 offing targets with with a pair of scissors, a large fish, a rock, wrench and a frying pan, while blowing up an (evil) car race winner right on the trophy podium.

The 'Astroneer' universe is set to expand in December

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The 'Astroneer' universe is set to expand in December

The team behind planetary exploration game Astroneer have been hinting at its 1.0 update for a while, and now it's confirmed -- December 2018. So fans of the Minecraft-esque space adventure won't have to wait too much longer to experience the new planets, vehicles and climate events -- plus loads of other features -- that the team has been teasing in its development roadmap.

Get ready for a 'Cyanide & Happiness' battle royale game

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Get ready for a 'Cyanide & Happiness' battle royale game

Things are already pretty dark in the Cyanide & Happiness universe, but throw a post-rapture apocalypse into the mix and you've got straight-up carnage. That's the backdrop of Rapture Rejects, a top town isometric last-man-standing game set in the (crumbling) world of everyone's favourite bleak comic strip. It's essentially a mash-up of Battle Royale and Worms, with no boring military stuff and plenty of bizarre weapons, plus Cyanide & Happiness' imitable brand of OTT animated violence. And also Satan. You can sign up for alpha, which is happening this summer, now.