Alien: Isolation Coming To Switch This Year

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Alien: Isolation Coming To Switch This Year

Alien: Isolation is one of the most beloved survival horror experiences of the last few years, and now it's coming to Switch.

During a fast-paced reel of upcoming Switch titles, it was revealed the title is arriving on the console/handheld hybrid. No specific release date was given, but it will be out sometime in 2019.

Banjo-Kazooie Finally Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Banjo-Kazooie Finally Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

One of the most-requested characters in the Super Smash Bros. series has been Banjo-Kazooie. Despite the series debuting on Nintendo 64, the fact that Microsoft now owns developer Rare made it feel less likely. However, the Nintendo Direct at E3 finally gave fans what they have been wanting.

Banjo-Kazooie play as one character and bring what appears to be a new Gruntilda-focused stage. The new Banjo-Kazooie DLC comes to Super Smash Bros Ultimate this fall.

Animal Crossing Switch Called New Horizons, Delayed To 2020

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Animal Crossing Switch Called New Horizons, Delayed To 2020

The announcement of a Switch release for the Animal Crossing series was met with much excitement. While it was originally announced for a 2019 release, today's E3 Nintendo Direct brought the news that the development team has pushed it back to March.

We did get some early looks at the game, which is officially called New Horizons. The footage shows the Villager setting up a tent, crafting using Tom Nook's workbench, and pole vaulting over a river.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now scheduled for a Switch release of March 20, 2020.

Netflix And Nintendo Team Up For A Dark Crystal Tactics Game

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Netflix And Nintendo Team Up For A Dark Crystal Tactics Game

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a cute-looking tactics game with a title that probably could have been shortened. The game is based on the upcoming Netflix series, which is in turn inspired by the 1982 film, The Dark Crystal.

The game is being developed by BonusXP and En Masse Entertainment, with a planned release window of 2019. There's no word as of yet about it coming to platforms other than the Nintendo Switch.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Expansion Pass Features Fantastic Four, X-Men, And Marvel Knights Content

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Expansion Pass Features Fantastic Four, X-Men, And Marvel Knights Content

Today's Nintendo Direct featured a new trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. While we got glimpses of heroes and villains, including Magneto, Elektra, Mysterio, and Ghost Rider, in action, the end of the trailer announced an Expansion Pass for the game.

The Expansion Pass is set to add new content from the worlds of Marvel Knights, X-Men, and Fantastic Four. The content is expected to launch this fall.

For more on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, check out our exclusive coverage hub from when the Switch title graced our cover. You can visit that by clicking the banner below.

Contra: Rogue Corps Coming To Switch This Fall

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Contra: Rogue Corps Coming To Switch This Fall

The Contra series is making its return with Contra: Rogue Corps. The new co-op shooter appears to feature third-person and top-down cameras.

Using the Switch's local wireless capabilities, you can play cooperatively with other nearby players. Contra: Rogue Corps launches on September 24.

If you're a fan of Contra's old-school roots, the Contra Anniversary Collection comes to Switch later today.

Reader Discussion: What Are You Most Excited To See During E3?

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Reader Discussion: What Are You Most Excited To See During E3?

One of the biggest, annual games press events is nearly upon us. E3 begins in just two weeks time, and we're excited to find out what's in store. PlayStation may have opted out for the first time in 24 years, but there's plenty of other big publishers and developers that are eager to share their big news.

What are you anticipating for this year's E3? Some high-profile games that have been confirmed to make an appearance include Cypberpunk 2077, Borderlands 3, and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and there are always a huge array of indie games.

Is there a certain game announcement you're hoping to hear about? Or maybe there's an already announced game that you're anticipating will show off more gameplay. I'm most excited to hear more about both Animal Crosssing on Switch as well as Cyberpunk 2077.

Making A TV Look Like A Giant Switch Is More Existential Than You'd Expect

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Making A TV Look Like A Giant Switch Is More Existential Than You'd Expect

The main appeal of the Switch is being able to take console-quality games anywhere, but something is lost when moving a game from your hands to the TV. YouTuber Chris Salomone has attempted to rectify this by making his own TV stand look like an actual Switch.

Note, Salomone hasn't modified his television in any significant manner; the bulk of his time was spent crafting the Joy-Cons, which open up and function as cabinets. Salomone walks through every step in the process, listing the expected tools and measurements, but also his mental process, which is far more philosophical than one might expect from a woodworking video.

[Source: Chris Salomone via Nintendo Life]

Pokémon Announces Press Conference This Week, Sword And Shield Direct Next Week

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Pokémon Announces Press Conference This Week, Sword And Shield Direct Next Week

With E3 on the horizon, the rush is on to get the spotlight before the noise of the show commences. For Pokémon, that comes in two forms over the next two weeks: a press conference and a Pokémon Direct presentation.

The press conference, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan, is scheduled for tomorrow, May 28, at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific. The brand tweeted that it has, "some exciting news to share." According to the official Pokémon website, the conference (which will be livestreamed on Twitch) is, "expected to cover a number of topics of interest to Pokémon fans."

One topic of interest it may not cover in depth is the upcoming Switch titles, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. That's because those games are set to receive their own Pokémon Direct presentation next week. On June 5 at 9 a.m. Eastern/6 a.m. Pacific, fans can expect around 15 minutes worth of new information surrounding the highly anticipated Pokémon Sword and Shield. This will be the first major info dump since the games' full reveals earlier this year

Kojima Productions Teases Death Stranding News This Week

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Kojima Productions Teases Death Stranding News This Week

In 2015, iconic game creator Hideo Kojima experienced a public falling out with publisher Konami seemingly in the midst of development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the now-canceled Silent Hills. Upon the expiration of his contract, Kojima announced that he was joining forces with Sony to make his next game. That game was revealed during PlayStation's next E3 presentation in 2016, but the reveal left more questions than answers. Subsequent trailers and looks have followed a similar trend, offering fans glimpses of what is in the game, but delivering little of substance. It's gotten to the point where after last E3, we said that Kojima Productions and Sony should stop teasing Death Stranding and just show it already.

With Sony not attending E3 this year, any concrete details seemed unlikely. However, this morning, the official Kojima Productions Twitter account announced that something is coming later this week. According to the tweet, May 29 (Wednesday) is when the "countdown" is ending. You can see the tweet below.

The countdown of #DEATHSTRANDING has started... May 29th. Create the rope. pic.twitter.com/26ynWg2m3s