Nintendo Switch's Spring Nindies Showcase: Watch All The Trailers Here

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Nintendo showed off a ton of games during its annual Nindies Spring Showcase on Wednesday. The nearly 30-minute-long broadcast was packed with reveals and announcements, giving us our first look at more than a dozen indie titles coming to Switch this year--including a few that are available now.

Nintendo bookended the showcase with two big announcements. First, the company revealed that Microsoft's acclaimed platformer Cuphead will arrive on Switch on April 18, and it'll add Xbox Live integration down the line, allowing players to unlock Achievements even when they play on the hybrid console. Nintendo later closed out the presentation with the first trailer for Cadence of Hyrule, a Zelda-themed Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover coming to Switch this spring.

There were plenty of other announcements in between, from the retro-style Stranger Things 3 game to Blaster Master Zero 2, and nearly every title featured during the showcase was accompanied by a new trailer. If you missed the presentation, you can watch all of the new trailers from it below. You can also catch a replay of the entire broadcast here, and if it inspires you to pick up some indie games, Nintendo is holding a big sale right now in the Eshop.

Epic Store Lands Another Exclusive With Online Action Game The Cycle

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Epic Store Lands Another Exclusive With Online Action Game The Cycle

As the Epic Store grows in influence, we're seeing a number of games--including Hades and the PC releases for Metro Exodus and The Division 2--release as exclusives on the new online marketplace. Another game launching as an Epic Store exclusive is The Cycle, coming from Yager Entertainment--the same developers behind Spec Ops: The Line and 2018's multiplayer combat-sim Dreadnought. With the full rollout planned later this year, The Cycle will be Yager's first self-published game, it blends PvE gameplay with the pace of an online shooter.

The developers explained why they felt the game was such a good fit for the Epic Store, crediting the success of Fortnite and flexibility of the Unreal Engine for online games. As a live game, Yager has plans to work on The Cycle for the long-term, adding in new content and features over its lifetime.

"We wanted to have a different type of relationship with the community than what we'd had before on Dreadnought," said Jonathan Lindsay, Executive Producer at Yager Entertainment. "There's been a lot of lessons learned from that, on a technical level, and also, we've gotten a lot of benefit out of the lessons we've learned from Epic on Fortnite, since they've worked on the Unreal Engine. The engine itself is really great for a live game and it supports that format really well."

Xbox Boss Reacts To Google Stadia Reveal In Internal Email

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Google's announcement of its streaming platform Stadia was being carefully watched not just by gamers and press, but also by competitors. Microsoft's Xbox division, which appears primed to be a major competitor to Google in the game streaming business, reportedly feels encouraged by the news.

An internal email from Xbox head Phil Spencer was published by Thurrott. While Spencer concedes that he was impressed by how well Google leveraged its various technologies, he also suggested that Google's approach validates the current course for his division. The tone of the email strongly suggests that Xbox is planning its own streaming service, and that we'll see it unveiled at E3 2019.

Microsoft has already indicated that it is working on a streaming solution with the announcement of Project xCloud, which will begin public tests this year. Most recently we saw it in action playing Forza Horizon 4. Google unveiled its streaming solution first, but Microsoft has similar infrastructure tools and an established gaming brand in Xbox.

New John Wick Chapter 3 Character Posters Are Incredibly Stylish

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New John Wick Chapter 3 Character Posters Are Incredibly Stylish

With both Speed and The Matrix on his resumé, Keanu Reeves was no stranger to acclaimed action movies when he starred in 2014's John Wick. But while that film wasn't the huge box office smash of those earlier classics, it quickly built a devoted cult audience and led to 2017's bigger budget sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. The third movie, titled John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, is set to hit theaters in May. A new trailer is expected later this week, and ahead of that a new series of characters posters have been released.

There are ten posters in all. They are extremely stylish and show the movie's main characters. Obviously there is Wick himself, plus Winston (Ian McShane), The Bowery King (Lawrence Fishburne), and Charon (Lance Reddick), all of whom featured in the earlier movies. The other posters showcase the new characters, including Sofia (Halle Berry), the Director (Angelica Huston), Tick Tock Man (Jason Mantzoukas), and Zero (Mark Dacascos). Check them out below:

John Wick 3: Parabellum is directed by Chad Stahelski, who helmed Chapter 2 and co-directed the first movie. It releases on May 17. The first teaser was released in January.

Nintendo Switch Games Sale: The Eshop Has Some Great Game Deals Right Now (US)

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Following today's Nindies Showcase, which announced new indie games for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo is continuing its celebration of indie games with a massive Switch eshop sale, which just went live. The US-only sale includes discounts up to 30% off on some of the Nintendo Switch's best indie games.

The indie sale quite a few notable deals, such as Iconoclasts for $15, Inside for $14, Night in the Woods for $14, and Darkest Dungeon for $17.49. Moonlighter is marked down to $16.74, and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is only $7. All of these indie games are now below $20 with the discounts.

The eshop sale on select indie games runs now until March 27 at 8:59 AM PT / 11:59 AM ET, so pick up these amazing titles for yourself while this offer lasts. And while you're already in the eshop, check out the new indie games announced in today's Showcase that are available to purchase now, such as Nuclear Throne and Blaster Master Zero II.

Nintendo Just Launched A Huge Eshop Sale On Some Great Games (US)

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Following today's Nindies Showcase, which announced new indie games for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo is continuing its celebration of indie games with a massive Switch eshop sale, which just went live. The US-only sale includes discounts of up to 30% off on some of the Nintendo Switch's best indie games.

The indie sale quite a few notable deals, such as Iconoclasts for $15, Inside for $14, Night in the Woods for $14, and Darkest Dungeon for $17.49. Moonlighter is marked down to $16.74, and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is only $7. All of these indie games are now below $20 with the discounts.

The eshop sale on select indie games runs now until March 27 at 8:59 AM PT / 11:59 AM ET, so pick up these amazing titles for yourself while this offer lasts. And while you're already in the eshop, check out the new indie games announced in today's Showcase that are available to purchase now, such as Nuclear Throne and Blaster Master Zero II.

Quantic Dream's PS4/PS3 Exclusives Detroit, Beyond, And Heavy Rain Are Coming To PC

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French developer Quantic Dreams today announced a big change. Some of the studio's most popular games, including Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human, are coming to PC. They'll debut first on the Epic Games Store, with a one-year exclusivity window before launching on other, unspecified PC stores, Quantic said in a press release.

This is a big deal, considering these games were previously not only exclusive to console, but only the PlayStation family. And in the case of Detroit, it was released as a PS4 exclusive back in May 2018, less than a year ago.

"We are so grateful for twelve fantastic years of collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment and all they have allowed us to create and produce," Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere said in a statement. "With this new partnership with Epic, we can now expand our products to a wider fan base and allow PC players to enjoy our titles."

Nintendo Switch Spring Showcase Recap: All The Games And News

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On Wednesday, Nintendo hosted its annual Nindies Spring Showcase. Running for nearly 30 minutes, the Direct-style video presentation provided us with a look at a bunch of new games headed to Nintendo Switch this year, including a couple that are available right now.

Among the highlights of the event was word that Cuphead, previously an Xbox One and PC exclusive, is headed to Switch. We also learned of a Zelda-themed successor to Crypt of the NecroDancer called Cadence of Hyrule. Below, you'll find a roundup of all the games and news from the event, along with many of the new trailers.

Brace Yourself Games is making this spin-off follow-up to its 2015 indie hit. Cadence of Hyrule takes the familiar rhythm gameplay from Crypt of the NecroDancer, but this time Cadence finds herself in the land of Hyrule, assisted by Nintendo's Link and Zelda. It's coming this spring.

Nintendo Direct: Spring Nindies Showcase -- All Switch Games And News

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On Wednesday, Nintendo hosted its annual Nindies Spring Showcase. Running for nearly 30 minutes, the Direct-style video presentation provided us with a look at a bunch of new games headed to Nintendo Switch this year, including a couple that are available right now.

Among the highlights of the event was word that Cuphead, previously an Xbox One and PC exclusive, is headed to Switch. We also learned of a Zelda-themed successor to Crypt of the NecroDancer called Cadence of Hyrule. Below, you'll find a roundup of all the games and news from the event, along with many of the best new trailers. For more, check out our coverage of the new Switch game sale that's now live on the Eshop in the US.

Also of note, this presentation didn't include all of the day's Nintendo Switch news. Separately, during Epic's GDC keynote, publisher Funcom and developer The Bearded Ladies announced that XCOM-like game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will release for Switch on June 25. It will launch alongside a new DLC expansion.