Get Ready For The Nintendo Switch Presentation, And Watch Right Here

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Get Ready For The Nintendo Switch Presentation, And Watch Right Here

Nintendo has been especially cagey about its newest console. After significant teasing over the course of the preceding months, the Nintendo Switch received its public-facing name back in October, but many other details were left out, including pricing as well as technical details, not to mention very little conversation about what games players could expect to enjoy on the new system. Hopefully, that will all change tonight; the Nintendo Switch is set to receive a dedicated live stream on January 12 (tonight) at 11pm ET/10pm CT/8pm PT. 

If you’re eager to learn more, then set aside your prime time viewing for the evening, and hop back here to watch the reveal on YouTube, which you can watch below. Alternately, you can also watch the live stream directly on Nintendo’s dedicated site, or on Nintendo’s Twitch channel. After tonight, you may also want to keep an eye out for Nintendo’s Treehouse stream tomorrow morning at 9:30am ET/8:30am CT/6:30am PT.

To learn everything we know about the Nintendo Switch ahead of tonight's stream, check out our complete summary.

Dishonored 2's Mission Select And Custom Difficulty Update Now Has A Release Date

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Dishonored 2's Mission Select And Custom Difficulty Update Now Has A Release Date

The update that Arkane and Bethesda teased last year that would bring a Mission Select as well as custom difficulty options now has a release date, or rather, two of them. PC Players will be able to access a Steam beta version of the update on January 18. The full version will be out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 23.

Bethesda went into detail about the slider option on its official blog:

With the Custom Difficulty settings, you can further tailor your experience. Let’s say you’re a stealth player who likes to carefully explore every option… now you can move a slider that adjusts how effective you are leaning from behind a barrier when skulking around. With more than 20 different sliders, these Custom Difficulty settings let you fiddle with everything from how quickly Sleep Darts take effect to how many active enemies are likely to attack you at once.

Dirt Rally Adding PSVR Support

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Dirt Rally Adding PSVR Support

Dirt Rally developer Codemasters has announced that the acclaimed racing title (our best racing title of 2015 back when the PC version launched) is getting PSVR support on the PS4 soon.

The feature (screens from PSVR shown) is being added here in the U.S. as a download only for $12.99. In the U.K. the game with the support is also being sold in a standalone version of the title.

The new PSVR support (over every car, track, and mode in the game) also contains a co-driver feature that allows a second player to use a PS4 controller and the game's social screen to send calls to the driver. Who do you trust with your life? Find that person and make them your co-driver.

Sony Closes RIGS: Mechanized Combat League Dev Guerrilla Cambridge

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Sony Closes RIGS: Mechanized Combat League Dev Guerrilla Cambridge

Sony has closed RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PSVR) developer Guerrilla Cambridge, and is currently trying to relocated its employees if possible.

In a statement to gamesindustry.biz, Sony says that the move is a result of "some changes to the European studios structure." Nevertheless, no other studios are being affected at this time.

The studio has a long history of game development, and before it was a subsidiary of Killzone developer Guerrilla Games in 2013 (working on Vita's Killzone: Mercenary), it was known as SCEE Cambridge Studio. The developer created the MediEvil series first on PlayStation, as well as PS2 title Primal.

Lego City Undercover Trailer Highlights Its Upcoming Release On PS4, Xbox One, PC, And Switch

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Lego City Undercover Trailer Highlights Its Upcoming Release On PS4, Xbox One, PC, And Switch

In November, TT Games announced its formerly Wii U exclusive, Lego City Undercover, would be making its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. Today, it has offered up a trailer for the re-release and added PC to that platform list.

The trailer pays homage to Rockstar's excellent GTA trailers and it looks like the visuals have been upgraded somewhat from the Wii U version of the game. Lego City Undercover will be available on the new platforms in Spring 2017.

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Xbox Head Phil Spencer Offers Some Feedback On Scalebound's Cancellation

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Xbox Head Phil Spencer Offers Some Feedback On Scalebound's Cancellation

On Monday, Microsoft revealed some surprising news: Scalebound, the Xbox One exclusive in development by Platinum Games, had been cancelled. Microsoft's statement on why the game had been cancelled was brief, and didn't offer any substantial details about why development had ceased. "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for 'Scalebound.'"

Earlier today, Xbox head Phil Spencer took twitter to respond to inquiry from fans about the game's cancellation, as well as what's in store for third-party exclusives on Xbox One.

@Kinhdrakk Apologies but this isn't how games get built. There isn't a pour in $X and get game. Much more iterative and organic than that.

Night In The Woods Gets A Release Date

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Night In The Woods Gets A Release Date

Night in the Woods has been delayed several times since its 2013 Kickstarter, but developer Infinite Fall appears to have settled on a final, for-real release date in late February.

The studio tweeted the news, thanking people for their patience.

Night In The Woods will be out on February 21st. Thanks for waiting. It's gonna be great. pic.twitter.com/c6KDbnxGvj

Shovel Knight Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Shovel Knight Coming To Nintendo Switch

Yacht Club Games has announced a load of news for its Shovel Knight series, including the upcoming addition of co-op to non-Wii U platforms and the fact that it's heading to the Nintendo Switch.

The original Shovel Knight game is getting rebranded Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, which will allow players to purchase its various campaigns individually, including the upcoming Specter of Torment, King Knight campaign, and battle mode. Players who currently own the game will get the additional expansions at no cost as they're released. The price will be rising this spring, however, so you may want to grab it now before the undetermined hike.

Take a look at the official post for a breakdown of the plans. 

Horror Game Sunless Sea Heading To iOS

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Horror Game Sunless Sea Heading To iOS

Last year's Sunless Sea introduced PC players to a nautical-based take on Lovecraftian horror, with players taking their ship across an unexplored – and mind-bending – ocean. Today, developer Failbetter Games announced that, as part of the studio's seventh birthday, it is bringing the game to iOS audiences this spring.

The port will include all of the original game and its updates, aside from the Zubmariner expansion. It's being handled by BlitWorks, a studio that has worked to bring games such as Bastion and Broken Age over to the mobile platform. 

Our TakeDan Tack reviewed the original release for us and liked it a fair bit. His major criticisms centered around the UI, which is bound to be reconfigured to accommodate the touchscreen inputs. Who knows – perhaps this could end up being even better than the original version of the game.