Reader Discussion: What's Your Most Anticipated Switch Release?

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Reader Discussion: What's Your Most Anticipated Switch Release?

Or maybe we should ask, what is your second most anticipated Switch release? Nintendo's next big console is right around the corner, and a lot of people are looking forward to The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild. Are you? What other Switch games are you looking forward to getting your hands on?

You can check out a larger list of upcoming Switch games here. My answer is a little boring, but I can't wait to play The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild to completion. However, I'm also looking forward to getting my hands on Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together, which was a lot of fun at preview events. Also, I can't wait to learn more about Super Mario Odyssey. What about you? What are you looking forward to playing on the Switch? If nothing has caught your eye yet, what would get you interested in the Switch?

Leave your answers in the comments below.

The Next Free Resident Evil 7 DLC Stars Series Hero Chris Redfield

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The Next Free Resident Evil 7 DLC Stars Series Hero Chris Redfield

Today Capcom revealed that Resident Evil 7's next free DLC centers on series hero Chris Redfield.

Via its Twitter account, Capcom shared some pictures of the iconic soldier, teasing: "Who or what is he chasing? Find out soon in this separate story."

Chris Redfield returns in the free “Not A Hero” DLC for #RE7 this Spring. Who or what is he chasing? Find out soon in this separate story. pic.twitter.com/vYQhSkfyVT

Insomniac: Sunset Overdrive Has A Future, With Or Without Microsoft

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Insomniac: Sunset Overdrive Has A Future, With Or Without Microsoft

Sunset Overdrive was one of the surprise success stories of the early Xbox One era, winning over critics with its irreverent attitude and fast-paced gameplay. For a console that lacks defining first-party games beyond the Halo, Gears of War, and Forza franchises, the Insomniac Games title seemed like a natural candidate to receive a sequel. But more than two years removed from its launch, the franchise is still dormant.

We asked Insomniac president Ted Price why there has been no movement on a sequel, and he replied, "You'd have to ask Microsoft." But with or without Microsoft's participation, Sunset Overdrive may grind again.

"We are passionate about that franchise, and we own it, so you may see more Sunset in the future from us," Price said. "No promises, and no timeline to speak of, but it is something that represents our willingness to create unexpected experiences."

Old Time Hockey Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

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Old Time Hockey Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

V7 Entertainment Inc. announced today that the mustachioed players of the Bush Hockey League will skate their way to the Switch later this year.

Featuring an arcade mode designed for couch co-op and a story mode for solo play, the addition of Nintendo's console mean the sports title will launch on four different platforms. Though the dates for the Switch and Xbox One releases have yet to be announced, the developer confirmed that Old Time Hockey will be available on PC and PlayStation 4 starting on March 28.

Learn more about the game from our Old Time Hockey preview.

Funko Announces Borderlands, Aliens, And Gravity Falls Figures

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Funko Announces Borderlands, Aliens, And Gravity Falls Figures

Fans of Funko's vinyl collections will be thrilled to know the company announced two new additions to its Rock Candy line and a new Pop! Animation line at last week's New York Toy Fair. Already incarnated in Pop! Games form, Borderlands' Mad Moxxi is now available from Funko's Rock Candy line as well. Standing 5" tall, the Underdome's alluring proprietor comes in purple with a red chase variant more familiar to Borderlands players.

Ellen Ripley from Aliens is joining the Rock Candy line as well this April.

Funko also announced its newest Pop! Animation line, Gravity Falls. Coming in May, the vinyls include twins Dipper and Mable, their Grunkle Stan, and antagonist Bill Cipher. Chase variants will be available for Dipper and Bill Cipher.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Begins Today

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Begins Today

The open beta for Ubisoft's open-world tactical shooter, Ghost Recon Wildlands, begins today. It is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The free testing period allows players to team up with up to three friends to explore the landscape and complete missions across two provinces of war-torn Bolivia. The map is but a fraction of the size of what the final game will entail, but it should be a great opportunity to get acclimated with the world of Ghost Recon before the game launches on March 7.

The open beta runs from today until Monday, February 27. For more on Ghost Recon Wildlands, check out the first details of the open beta here, as well as GI's hands-on impressions of the squad-based action here.

Castlevania Netflix Series Producer Unveils Teaser Poster

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Castlevania Netflix Series Producer Unveils Teaser Poster

As we previously reported, Netflix is producing a Castlevania series with the help of Adi Shankar and Frederator Studios, the animation studio behind Adventure Time. Earlier today via Facebook, Shankar revealed a teaser poster depicting a blood-red rendition of Dracula's iconic castle, as well as a spiffy new logo. You can get a look at the full image down below.

Castlevania is set to make its Netflix debut sometime in 2017. According to Shankar, the series will be "in the vein of Game of Thrones", and is set to be an adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. 

[Source: Adi Shankar's Facebook]

Irrational Games Changes Name To Ghost Story

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Irrational Games Changes Name To Ghost Story

Irrational Games announced a name change today. The studio best known for BioShock is now going by the name Ghost Story. A website launched that detailed more what that means going forward.

After BioShock Infinite and its Burial at the Sea DLC wrapped, Irrational Games announced it was winding down, and only a little over a dozen staff members were staying on. Not much was revealed as the company refocused, just that it would focus on narrative-driven and repayable games exclusively designed for digital delivery. Today was a big first step by announcing Ghost Story as its new name, which on its official site says was selected because, "Ghost stories are immersive, exciting, and steeped in community. The name reminds us of our mission."

The website confirms Irrational shut down in 2014, but kept the social channels going as a way for the developers to engage with the fan community. Now it's time to move forward. "We are a new team, working on a new game and we’d like our studio name to reflect that," the website states. 

Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Is Free On Steam This Weekend

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Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Is Free On Steam This Weekend

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's online multiplayer component will be free to play on Steam. From now until Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 pm PST, PC players will have free access to Call of Duty's vast multiplayer suite.

There is no level cap, so hardcore players will theoretically be able to prestige if they can muster the resolve and dedication to go the distance. If you feel you need more time, then don't worry; all Steam versions of this latest Call of Duty are discounted until March 2. The base game is currently going for 50 percent off ($29.99), while the Digital Deluxe Edition, which contains the Season Pass and Modern Warfare Remastered, is discounted by 25 percent ($74.99).

While it was still a strong performer for publisher Activision, Infinite Warfare did not meet sales expectations, leading to a retooling of the series for future installments, which promise a return to "traditional combat."