Nintendo President Thinks Company Could Move Beyond Consoles

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Nintendo President Thinks Company Could Move Beyond Consoles

It's been a weird decade for Nintendo. After the massive success of the Wii and DS, the Japanese giant saw themselves crouched in a defensive position, admitting they overcharged for the Nintendo 3DS and having to cut the price dramatically. The Wii U shook confidence both in and within the company, becoming one of Nintendo's biggest failures in their long history. Now the Switch is on fire, but Nintendo's new president Shuntaro Furukawa isn't quick to forget how the company's fortunes were just recently tied to flagging consoles.

In an interview with Japanese newspaper Nikkei translated by NintendoEverything, Furukawa posited the idea home consoles are not the end-all, be-all for Nintendo anymore.

"We aren't really fixated on our consoles," Furukawa told Nikkei. "At the moment we're offering the uniquely developed Nintendo Switch and its software – and that's what we're basing how we deliver the 'Nintendo experience' on. That being said, technology changes. We’ll continue to think flexibly about how to deliver that experience as time goes on."

Dead Or Alive 6 Delayed Two Weeks

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Dead Or Alive 6 Delayed Two Weeks

Koei Tecmo has announced via Twitter that Dead or Alive 6, Team Ninja's upcoming fighting game, will see a two-week delay to "further balance and polish" the game. The original date for the title was February 15, but now players won't get a chance until March 1.

DEAD OR ALIVE 6 will now be released worldwide on March 1, 2019.#DEADORALIVE6 #DOA6 #KTfamily pic.twitter.com/Q97mWLM4W2

It seems unlikely, though not completely impossible, that the game is being delayed two weeks simply for polishing and balance. Team Ninja might want to put their best foot forward with the game's release and fix an issue that popped up late in development. It does seem more likely that Koei Tecmo wants to get the game out of the hellish two-week period in mid-February where the shelves will be stacked with competition. 

Dead Or Alive 6 Delayed Two Weeks

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Dead Or Alive 6 Delayed Two Weeks

Koei Tecmo has announced via Twitter that Dead or Alive 6, Team Ninja's upcoming fighting game, will see a two-week delay to "further balance and polish" the game. The original date for the title was February 15, but now players won't get a chance until March 1.

DEAD OR ALIVE 6 will now be released worldwide on March 1, 2019.#DEADORALIVE6 #DOA6 #KTfamily pic.twitter.com/Q97mWLM4W2

It seems unlikely, though not completely impossible, that the game is being delayed two weeks simply for polishing and balance. Team Ninja might want to put their best foot forward with the game's release and fix an issue that popped up late in development. It does seem more likely that Koei Tecmo wants to get the game out of the hellish two-week period in mid-February where the shelves will be stacked with competition. 

PlayStation 4 Within Reach Of 100 Million Sales, Over 5 Million Sold This Holiday

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PlayStation 4 Within Reach Of 100 Million Sales, Over 5 Million Sold This Holiday

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4, including all its slim and Pro variations, has crossed the 90 million sold threshold. The system has now sold 91.6 million PS4s worldwide, of which 5 million were sold just in the last few months of 2018. For those doing math, that means that around 18 million PS4s were sold last year.

This makes 2018 one of the strongest calendar years for the PS4 ever, second to 2017 by about two million units. Four a system's fifth full year, the platform is showing incredible health in the market, likely driven by exclusive games like God of War and Spider-Man. While not exclusive, Red Dead Redemption II and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 also probably played a large part in PS4 fervor this year.

Speaking of the webslinger, Sony specifically calls out Spider-Man's sales as strong, stating that the game has sold 9 million units worldwide since release. For comparison, it took God of War from April to around September to hit that same number, so Spider-Man is tracking slightly ahead.

Sonic Mania Developers Release Unused Darkwing Duck Game Pitch

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Sonic Mania Developers Release Unused Darkwing Duck Game Pitch

Those of us who grew up with the NES likely fondly remember Capcom's licensed Disney games like Duck Tales, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers, and Darkwing Duck, based on Disney Afternoon and Saturday morning classics. While Capcom released a Disney Afternoon Collection in 2017, there has been no indication they want to jump back into that pool. Today, Sonic Mania developers Headcannon released a video of a pitch they made for an alternate world in which Capcom did want to make new Disney games.

The pitch was for a new Darkwing Duck game, a follow-up to the NES title, done in a retro-SNES or GBA style. You can check out the video below.

The pitch wasn't accepted by Capcom, obviously, which is why it has been released on to the internet. The game was originally going to include former Darkwing Duck writers and take place at a specified point in the series.

Sonic Mania Developers Release Unused Darkwing Duck Game Pitch

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Sonic Mania Developers Release Unused Darkwing Duck Game Pitch

Those of us who grew up with the NES likely fondly remember Capcom's licensed Disney games like Duck Tales, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers, and Darkwing Duck, based on Disney Afternoon and Saturday morning classics. While Capcom released a Disney Afternoon Collection in 2017, there has been no indication they want to jump back into that pool. Today, Sonic Mania developers Headcannon released a video of a pitch they made for an alternate world in which Capcom did want to make new Disney games.

The pitch was for a new Darkwing Duck game, a follow-up to the NES title, done in a retro-SNES or GBA style. You can check out the video below.

The pitch wasn't accepted by Capcom, obviously, which is why it has been released on to the internet. The game was originally going to include former Darkwing Duck writers and take place at a specified point in the series.

Vive Announces New More Consumer-Friendly Headset And Eye Tracking For Higher-End Model

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Vive Announces New More Consumer-Friendly Headset And Eye Tracking For Higher-End Model

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, HTC has announced some introductions and revisions to its slate of VR headsets. Not only will some of the headsets get new features, but HTC plans to introduce a new more comfortable headset as well.

The new headset, called the Vive Cosmos, is a more consumer-friendly headset. Unlike other freestanding headsets, the Cosmos still needs to be connected to a PC to function, but it will work with much lower specs than the higher-end VR headsets on the market, to the point where HTC suggests it could even work with a smartphone powering it. While there aren't release or pricing details, Vive has said that they aim for Cosmos to be more comfortable for a less tech-savvy audience, as well as easier to set up.

On the opposite end of that announcement is the reveal of a new Vive Pro, which has eye tracking in it. What this means is the headset can read your eye movements and use them as another movement for, as an example, aiming in a shooter. It basically opens up a whole new world for hands-free VR usage and is a major leap forward for creating VR software possibilities.

Metro Exodus Will Have Photo Mode At Launch

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Metro Exodus Will Have Photo Mode At Launch

Even though it's set in a brutal post-apocalyptic world, Metro Exodus has moments of great beauty. That's why today's reveal that the game will ship with a photo mode is so welcome. After all, you may as well shoot a few pictures while you're shooting your way through Russia.

“Photo Mode has been one of the most requested features from the Metro community,” says Jon Bloch, executive producer at 4A Games. “They’re relatively rare in first person shooters, but the team have been determined to make it work and give Metro fans the opportunity to capture their own stories from the Russian wastelands.”

Photo mode will be available on all platforms when the game launches on February 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Metro Exodus Will Have Photo Mode At Launch

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Metro Exodus Will Have Photo Mode At Launch

Even though it's set in a brutal post-apocalyptic world, Metro Exodus has moments of great beauty. That's why today's reveal that the game will ship with a photo mode is so welcome. After all, you may as well shoot a few pictures while you're shooting your way through Russia.

“Photo Mode has been one of the most requested features from the Metro community,” says Jon Bloch, executive producer at 4A Games. “They’re relatively rare in first person shooters, but the team have been determined to make it work and give Metro fans the opportunity to capture their own stories from the Russian wastelands.”

Photo mode will be available on all platforms when the game launches on February 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

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2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list will be in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.