Rumor: Latest South Park Title Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Rumor: Latest South Park Title Coming To Nintendo Switch

According to a retailer listing, Ubisoft's newest South Park title, The Fractured But Hole, might be coming to the Nintendo Switch fairly soon.

The listing comes from Australian retailer Sanity, which put up mention of the game in their "Coming Soon" section with a March 13 release date. The date is a Tuesday, but there's a two-in-seven chance for dates to fall on traditional game release days, so it does not necessarily confirm anything.

Retail listings as a whole tend not to confirm anything, but Ubisoft has a history of ports and remasters leaking early. South Park: The Fractured But Whole, unlike the previous game, runs on Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine, which was ported to the Switch with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, so there should not be a ton of work getting the game to run.

More Bloodborne Cut Content Shown In Video

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More Bloodborne Cut Content Shown In Video

Bloodborne's cut content is a treasure trove of interesting material. While a model viewer got us close to a lot of these NPCs and enemies, Youtuber Lance McDonald has actually placed a lot of the content in-world and is able to fight or otherwise interact with the missing models.

The video shows off cut content that may have been removed for time reasons or changes in the story. Interestingly, a few of the things shown off in this video appear to be from the Bloodborne DLC, or things brought up in the DLC were planned for the main game. There's also a nearly complete King of Skeletons and a previously seen Lesser Demon, suggesting either the game was used as a testbed for Dark Souls 3 development or that the game may have taken a hard left turn lore-wise at some point.

You can catch the video below. What do you think about the cut content? Does it have any interesting implications for you about where Bloodborne might have gone?

Freedom Planet Developers Tease Possible Switch Support

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Freedom Planet Developers Tease Possible Switch Support

GalaxyTrail, developers of the indie Sonic-influenced Freedom Planet, are teasing support for the sequel on the developer's Facebook page.

Freedom Planet is a 2D sidescroller with more than a little Sonic mentality, with the first game seeing success and critical favor when it released on PC and console, including the Wii U. After the sequel, Freedom Planet 2, was announced, fans have spent the last year asking GalaxyTrail to bring the game to Switch, as well. After the pictured tease, the developer explained it was just a fun joke.

"We're currently exploring all of our options to offer you the game and the sequel on the Switch," the Facebook account wrote. "The best we could give you so far was a silly pun, though. On the subject, there is nothing to announce at this time, but we'll definitely let everyone known as soon as there is."

Watch This Speedrunner Play Two Punch-Out Games At Once Using One Controller

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Watch This Speedrunner Play Two Punch-Out Games At Once Using One Controller

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 set new records for charitable donations, but this run of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out and Super Punch-Out might be the most memorable thing that happened over the weekend.

In this run, which was a donation incentive to encourage people to give more in order to see it, speedrunner Zallard1 used a specially-modified controller that sends inputs to the SNES and NES at the same time. Basically, whenever he presses a button on the controller, both Mike Tyson's Punch-Out and Super Punch-Out receive it as if there's nothing weird about it.

Zallard1 then proceeds to speedrun both games simultaneously, occasionally needing to pause in one game to super-punch in the other, but rarely keeping focus on just one title. It's a hell of an interesting thing to watch. You can find the video below and check out Zallard1's twitch channel here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Coming In 2020

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Coming In 2020

Marvel is on the cusp of ending this major phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the first half of Avengers: Infinity War coming this May and the second part in 2019. Until now, no movie past Infinity War has been scheduled aside from the next Spider-Man film, but James Gunn has confirmed that 2020 will be the year for the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

The news comes from director James Gunn's twitter, which replied to a fan question about when the third movie would be arriving. Gunn replied "Coming in 2020."

Gunn confirmed he would be directing the third Marvel movie about space-faring heroes last April. A little while later in a Facebook Q&A, Gunn hinted that the third movie might incorporate Nova into the story. "Nova comes up occasionally as someone we might use," Gunn said. "We're going to be setting up new characters. It's going to really expand the cosmic universe [and] will be the last movie of this version of Guardians of the Galaxy."

Sega Bringing Back House Of The Dead For Japanese Arcades

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Sega Bringing Back House Of The Dead For Japanese Arcades

Sega has announced a new House of the Dead game more in line with the previous games in the series than the 2009 Wii title Overkill.

The new game, simply titled House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn, is set to be released in Club Sega, the publisher's own arcade in Tokyo with a whole whopping single cabinet. It is, however, two player and features some gimmicks like an air cannon and moving seats within the cabinet. That makes it sound too expensive to end up in any smaller arcades.

House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn next week at Club Sega, so if you're nearby, you can try it out. There is no word on whether the game might ever come to consoles, but here's hoping.

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

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2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, 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.

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.

Update: Journalist Reportedly Blacklisted Over Quantic Dream Story

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Update: Journalist Reportedly Blacklisted Over Quantic Dream Story

Update: Le Monde journalist William Audureau says he has been "blacklisted" by Sony for his piece on the studio's reportedly toxic studio environment. Audureau says that this notification has come from sources, and that this activity is common in the games industry in France.

In a reply to someone asking for proof, Audureau replied in English, "No proof to share, sorry. Sony doesn't send any 'Congratulations, you've been blacklisted!' greeting card."

[Source: William Audureau

Netflix Doesn't Appear To Be Coming To Nintendo Switch Anytime Soon

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Netflix Doesn't Appear To Be Coming To Nintendo Switch Anytime Soon

Last year, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the company was in talks with streaming-video providers including Netflix and Hulu about getting their apps on the Nintendo Switch. Hulu made its way over to the console in November, but Netflix is still nowhere in sight. If a recent tweet from a Netflix customer service agent is any indication, that situation isn't about to change anytime soon.

This Twitter exchange just about says it all:

@Netflixhelps @netflix is there any word on when Netflix may be launching on the Nintendo Switch? The demand is high! We are eagerly awaiting its launch!