Luigi's Mansion 3 Announced For Switch In 2019

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Luigi's Mansion 3 Announced For Switch In 2019

Today's Nintendo Direct started off with a tease for a new game. Luigi's Mansion 3 is set to come to Switch in 2019.

While not the final title, this third entry in the Luigi's Mansion series will be the series' debut on Switch.

No other details were given beyond a short teaser video showing gamplay.

Katamari Damacy Reroll Brings The Classic Title To Switch

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Katamari Damacy Reroll Brings The Classic Title To Switch

Although Katamari Damacy has had some sequels over the years, few were able to capture the magic of rolling a small, sticky ball into a super-big one quite like the original. Thankfully, Bandai Namco is remastering the original title for the Switch.

Katamari Damacy Reroll updates the first Katamari game for the HD console. Along with a remastering of the original game's campaign, Reroll will also include a two-player co-op mode that uses the console's Joy-Con.

Katamari Damacy Reroll arrives in Winter of 2018.

Pokémon Developer Game Freak Working On Town, A New Turn-Based RPG

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Pokémon Developer Game Freak Working On Town, A New Turn-Based RPG

Although Game Freak is currently working on the Pokémon Let's Go games as well as a new iteration of the classic RPG series for Switch, today the company announced it is working on Town (that's a working title, by the way), a new turn-based RPG.

Town has you playing as a young adventurer charged with defending a small town from a series of monsters using what looks like a simple RPG battle system. You can also call in other townspeople to help you during combat. Between battles, you can also chat up citizens.

Town is coming sometime in 2019.

Bethesda Confirms Wolfenstein III Will Happen

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Bethesda Confirms Wolfenstein III Will Happen

At E3 this past year, Bethesda and Machine Games announced a new story in the Wolfenstein universe taking place a generation later with BJ's daughters in the lead role. While exciting, this timeskip in the story combined with Wolfenstein's quick drop in price and presumably lower sales numbers left a lot of people concerned whether the series would finish BJ's story, as well. Thankfully, it seems we'll get at least one more ride with the hero of the resistance.

In an interview with U.K. outlet Metro's Game Corner, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines assured Wolfenstein fans that BJ's story is far from over.

"Ultimately," Game Corner asked Hines, "I just want you to guarantee there’ll be a Wolfenstein III, because I want to see how it ends."

A Hat In Time DLC Is Free For 36 Hours On PC

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A Hat In Time DLC Is Free For 36 Hours On PC

A few weeks ago, developers Gears for Breakfast announced new DLC for A Hat in Time, the plucky 3D platformer meant to channel what people loved about N64-era games in the genre. They promised the DLC would be free for the first day and paid after that and have made good on their promise with its release today on PC.

Titled Seal the Deal, the new content introduces an all-new chapter, The Arctic Cruise, and a new difficult mode appropriately titled Death Wish. Seal the Deal also includes six new Time Rifts, a ton of outfits, flairs, dyes, and camera filters. After the 36 hours are up, the DLC becomes paid for a price of $4.99.

A Hat in Time is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but the last one is the only place you can grab the DLC for free right now. A Switch version has been announced, but there are not details of when it will release.

PlayStation 4 Firmware 6.00 Is Out And It's Not Clear What If Anything It Does

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PlayStation 4 Firmware 6.00 Is Out And It's Not Clear What If Anything It Does

As a general rule, when Sony does a firmware update with a round number, you know they have something good coming. When something is a 3.00 or a 4.00 instead of an iterative 3.4.0 or what have you, it usually means there was a feature ready for launch that was big enough to warrant a leap in naming. Sony even stokes this flame by giving whole number updates flashy names, like Kenshin and Shingen, named after powerful Japanese historical figures. This is why, when Firmware 6.00 launched in the wee hours of the morning, fans were kind of confused when it apparently...didn't do anything.

"This system software update improves system performance," the update note reads.

The generic message does not tell us much, especially when previous updates added total UI refreshes or general system usability improvements. For its part, Sony never announced any huge features coming to 6.00, but it did beta test the update, as it tends to do with big firmware releases that have features which could theoretically break things if not tested.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass Includes Remasters Of Third Game And Liberation

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass Includes Remasters Of Third Game And Liberation

Update: Ubisoft has clarified that Liberation will be sold alongside Assassin's Creed III Remastered, not separately. On the subject of changes to Assassin's Creed III, the publisher told us "based on player feedback, a large number of features have been revamped, tweaked or fixed. We’ll share more details leading up to the game’s launch."

The original story is as follows.

Ubisoft has announced their post-launch content plans for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the upcoming new title in the Assassin's Creed series. In addition to what Ubisoft calls story arcs, the season pass also includes remasters of Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD.

Diablo III Lands On Switch November 2

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Diablo III Lands On Switch November 2

Last month, Blizzard announced that its legendary dungeon crawler Diablo III was reemerging on Switch this fall. Today, Nintendo finally gave players a release date: November 2.

The Diablo III: Eternal Collection includes the base game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack. The Switch version also includes exclusive Legend of Zelda content.

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AMD Suggests They Are Helping Sony And Microsoft Build Consoles With New Tech

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AMD Suggests They Are Helping Sony And Microsoft Build Consoles With New Tech

It feels like only yesterday that we were all debating the theoretical specs of the Orbis and Durango, the codenames for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively, and now we're already talking about the graphical capabilities of their successors. Although Microsoft had already confirmed their next-gen console and Sony has more or less talked around the final years of the PS4, AMD CEO Lisa Su is giving us some more hints about what to expect.

In an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Su said that they are working with Microsoft and Sony on their consoles, and that "they have their owns secret sauce that we're helping them do." While the comment could be read as a description of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there's no real way to interpret the secret sauce comment about either of them. Considering the level of differentiation rumored in the next generation of hardware, Su might have let slip more than she intended.

While AMD used to also power Nintendo's consoles, the two split in favor of Nvidia's mobile technology for the Switch this generation. 

Buying A Virtual Ticket To Blizzcon Nets You A Demon Hunter Sombra Outfit

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Buying A Virtual Ticket To Blizzcon Nets You A Demon Hunter Sombra Outfit

Some people choose to make a yearly pilgrimage to Blizzcon, Blizzard's creatively named convention, and take part in the panels and pageantry in person. For a lot of others, that's simply not an option, so they opt for the virtual ticket, which lets fans watch Blizzcon from home after doing the careful math that $50 is not as much as whatever they would spend flying and staying there. Those virtual ticket holders also tend to get in-game items, as well, and this year's item is a brand new costume for Sombra in Overwatch.

The Demon Hunter costume dresses the hacking genius in garb from Diablo, with the Blizzard description stating that Sombra has "vaulted into Overwatch from Sanctuary to continue her fight against evil." You can check out a video of the costume below.

The costume is available to any virtual ticketholders for Blizzcon, which itself is not until November, but tickets went on sale earlier today. Blizzard says the legendary skin is only for people who purchase a Blizzcon ticket, so don't expect you will be able to get it after the fact with in-game currency.