The Countdown To A Need For Speed Reveal Has Started

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The Countdown To A Need For Speed Reveal Has Started

Electronic Arts has started a countdown toward what is a reveal of some kind for the next Need for Speed. The time on the official website ticks down to Wednesday morning.

A few weeks ago the company listed the game for a 2019 release, but so far no other information has been disclosed about the title.

The Gamescom convention in Germany occurs the week after the reveal, so we hope to find out more about the game then.

NES Games Kung-Fu Heroes And Vice: Project Doom Coming To Switch Online

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NES Games Kung-Fu Heroes And Vice: Project Doom Coming To Switch Online

Two NES games are joining the Switch Online service later this month.

Kung-Fu Heroes, a top-down action title, and the side-scrolling Vice: Project Doom, will both be available for download for Nintendo Switch Online members starting August 21.

A rewind feature is coming soon to Switch Online, which lets you retry a section of gameplay on demand. Read more about it here.

EA Files Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Trademark

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EA Files Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Trademark

Electronic Arts has recently filed a trademark for the name "Plant vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville."

The filing was found in records on the European Union's Intellectual Property Office's website, where it's classified under NICE classes 9 and 41 which identify it as an entertainment product and computer game software.

Considering EA recently sent out alpha play test invites for a new Plant vs. Zombies shooter by the Garden Warfare team, it's very plausible that this trademark is exactly that. Codenamed "Picnic," the game itself is yet to be announced.

Hyper Light Drifter And Mutant Year Zero Are The Next Freebies On Epic Games Store

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Hyper Light Drifter And Mutant Year Zero Are The Next Freebies On Epic Games Store

Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will soon be free on the Epic Games Store.

The digital marketplace has been rotating free games, sometimes one at a time and other times it's two at once. Currently, the colorful puzzle game GNOG is free to nab.

By August 15, GNOG will be replaced by Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero. These two titles will be available until August 22.

Play Street Fighter V For Free This Weekend

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Play Street Fighter V For Free This Weekend

Capcom's Street Fighter V is currently free to play on Steam. This offer is only available through the weekend, though, so take advantage of it while you can. 

This is a free trial period, meaning that the game will become unavailable to you once it's over, unless you purchase the title. If you decide you want to keep the game permanently, Street Fighter V will be offered at a discount price following this weekend, at 60 percent off ($7.99) until August 14.

For more on Street Fighter V, take a look at three upcoming DLC characters and their respective trailers by heading here.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Arrives This Fall

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Arrives This Fall

Publisher Modus Games recently announced that the latest title in the Trine platforming series, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, is arriving this October.

The news was revealed via a trailer that shows the series' trio protagonists (a thief, knight, and wizard) running through gorgeous, magical environments the series is known for as they embark on their new quest to find a prince.

Trine 4 returns to the series' 2.5D aethesthic, which the third game had deviated from. The three protagonists are searching for Prince Selius, whose dark nightmares  come to life and wreak havoc on the world. Interestingly, the game allows for up to four player co-op both online and locally.

Adorable Spyro-Themed Controller Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Adorable Spyro-Themed Controller Coming To Nintendo Switch

PowerA, a video game peripheral manufacturer, has revealed an upcoming Spyro-themed Nintendo Switch controller that is now available for pre-order through Amazon.

The controller, which releases on August 31 (just a few days before Spyro Reignited Trilogy comes to Switch), is officially licensed by Nintendo and gives players the ability to map controls to the two triggers on the back.

Aside from its snazzy design, it features Bluetooth connectivity but no rumble or NFC compatibility (basically, you can't scan Amiibos with it). The controller is powered by AA batteries, as well.

Annapurna Interactive Says "We're Not Going Anywhere" After Concerns Of Imminent Bankruptcy

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Annapurna Interactive Says

In just under three years since its inception, Annapurna Interactive has received an array of awards and praise from critics for publishing titles like What Remains of Edith Finch, Outer Wilds, and Florence. Despite these accolades, however, its parent company Annapurna Pictures is in trouble.

Film company Annapurna Pictures was founded by Megan Ellison, the seventh wealthiest person on the planet, and has made a name for itself in Hollywood as a successful indie studio that produced films like Her (2013) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), as well as distributed films such as Sorry to Bother You (2018).

However, recent Annapurna films struggled at the box office, like The Sisters Brothers and Destroyer. Annapurna Pictures also dropped two projects last year including the Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers.

What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros., PUBG, And Beatmania IIDX

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What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros., PUBG, And Beatmania IIDX

Evo was just a week ago and The International is just around the corner, but we still have a number of fun events sandwiched in between. Let's get into it!

Super Smash Con is a celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., and has events for every game in the series (yes, even Brawl!). So if you're still hype over last weekend's Smash Ultimate tournament for Evo, or just want to watch high-level play of the first game, here's your chance. (Streams and Schedule)

More Overwatch League matches are on their way today and tomorrow, and we're in the final weeks before the playoffs, so some of these teams are going to have to clutch it out if they want better seeding. (Stream / Schedule)

Activision Sees Value In More Remasters And New Games In Those Series

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Activision Sees Value In More Remasters And New Games In Those Series

With Crash Bandicoot's various remasters and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy doing such big business for Activision, it was not going to be long until the company started making those IPs a cornerstone of their software lineup. It seems the publisher is planning to do just that, according to a recent statement to investors.

Activision president Rob Kostich told investors this week that they're not only exploring more remasters, but also new games in the IPs those remasters are coming from, which would presumably mean new, original games in the Spyro and Crash series.

"When you look at our IP library, we think there's a lot of IP in there the fans are going to want to experience again," Kostich said during Activision's earnings call. "I'd say stay tuned for some future announcements, but just beyond pure remasters, there are also a lot of opportunities now to innovate and think about totally new content within these IPs."