Nintendo Direct: Nindies Spring 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.

WWE Wrestlemania 35 News Roundup: Match Lineup, Rumors, Time, Tickets, Predictions

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WWE Wrestlemania 35 News Roundup: Match Lineup, Rumors, Time, Tickets, Predictions

On Sunday, April 7, Wrestlemania comes to PPV and the WWE Network. It is the biggest event of the year for WWE, and the company considers the show its Super Bowl. The 35th edition of Mania will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The big show will kick off at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET / 12 AM BST (April 8), with a Kickoff Show starting two hours prior.

If you're looking to attend Wrestlemania 35, tickets are still available, including ringside seats, believe it or not. On the Ticketmaster site, the cheapest you can get seats is $457 each, and there's almost a whole row available in one of the sections. However, if you're looking to be as close to the action as possible, you can get yourself into the third row, behind commentary for $6,507. Additionally, there are still seats available near the entrance ramp which range between $2,100-$6,000. Wrestlemania ain't cheap, but it is WWE's biggest event of the year.

The match card for the show is still coming together, and as of this writing, there are 10 matches on the card, including two battle royals which will more than likely take place on the Kickoff Show. While the women's battle royal has yet to be confirmed, reports state it will be in the upcoming weeks. It's probably going to be a very long show, so make sure you have a very comfortable seat for the event.

Bill And Ted 3 Will Finally Face The Music As Sequel Gets Release Date

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It's been nearly 30 years since Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey hit theaters, but it's finally time for Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan to rock once again in Bill & Ted Face the Music. In a new video featuring franchise stars Keanu Reeves (Ted) and Alex Winter (Bill), the duo revealed when they expect filming to begin, as well as when the third movie will land in theaters.

"We want to say thank you to you, the fans, because it looks like we might actually make a movie this summer," Reeves teased. Winter added, "It is all because of you guys, so we owe you a huge debt of gratitude. So thank you."

The duo then offered a signature "Be excellent" to fans of the Bill and Ted movies, before a title card promised Bill & Ted Face the Music would be in theaters in Summer 2020. This news is the latest stop on a long road to get the film made. As far back as 2010, Reeves was open about the possibility of a third film, though it never came to pass.

Red Dead 2 Online's Next Big Update Releases This Spring

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Red Dead Redemption 2 released to a wave of positive praise. However, its online mode, Red Dead Online, hasn't been met with the same positive reception. With outlaws incessantly griefing players out in the Wild Wild West, Rockstar Games has tasked itself with addressing the problem in a new update releasing later this spring.

Alongside the release of a new game update, a blog post on the official Rockstar website details some of the additions and changes coming to the game. Keeping in line with anti-griefing methods implemented in February, Red Dead Online will add a hostility system. Players who defend themselves against attackers won't receive a bounty or an increase in their hostility meter as long as they don't initiate the gunfight. If you happen to gun down your griefer, your hostility meter won't increase. The hostility meter won't affect Free Roam events and missions, Showdowns, Races, and other structured events either.

The Latest Free Game From The Epic Store Is Out Tomorrow

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The Latest Free Game From The Epic Store Is Out Tomorrow

In case you haven't heard: The Epic Games Store is giving away a free PC game every two weeks this year to celebrate its first 12 months in business, and all you have to do is create a free Epic account to claim it. For the past two weeks, Epic members have enjoyed free access to Slime Rancher, a charming game about collecting slimes and running a farm--but starting tomorrow, Slime Rancher will be replaced by Oxenfree, a supernatural mystery game from Night School Studio. Oxenfree will be available for free from March 21 to April 4--and once you claim the game during that time period, it's yours to keep forever. You don't even have to install it.

Oxenfree is a story-driven adventure where you play as a teenage girl named Alex on a weekend trip with her friends to an island. After they accidentally trigger the release of a supernatural force, Alex and her friends must find a way to set things right and escape with their lives. Alex has free rein to explore the whole island, and the main gameplay centers around dialogue bubbles that appear above her head as she talks--at any given time, you have multiple dialogue choices to pick from, or you can choose to say nothing at all. Player choices have a significant impact and multiple endings are possible.

Nintendo Switch Showcase Games: All The New Titles Available To Purchase Today

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Nintendo's Direct-style Nindies stream brought a bunch of new game announcements for Nintendo Switch. Titles such as Cuphead, Neo Cab, and Cadence of Hyrule were all revealed and look exciting. However, many of the games unveiled during the stream are available to purchase right now, so let's take a look at those.

First up, Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne is out today for Switch. The roguelike first launched for PS4, PS Vita, and PC in 2015, but will be available for download today on Nintendo's hybrid console.

Blaster Master Zero II, meanwhile, is another of those that'll be available to download in the next few hours from the Switch Eshop. It's a sequel to the 2017 3DS platformer Blaster Master Zero, itself a remake of the NES's 1988 title Blaster Master.

Nintendo Switch Showcase: All The Games Available To Purchase Today

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Nintendo's Direct-style Nindies stream brought a bunch of new game announcements for Nintendo Switch. Titles such as Cuphead, Neo Cab, and Cadence of Hyrule were all revealed and look exciting. However, many of the games unveiled during the stream are available to purchase right now, so let's take a look at those.

First up, Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne is out today for Switch. The roguelike first launched for PS4, PS Vita, and PC in 2015, but will be available for download today on Nintendo's hybrid console.

Blaster Master Zero II, meanwhile, is another of those that'll be available to download in the next few hours from the Switch Eshop. It's a sequel to the 2017 3DS platformer Blaster Master Zero, itself a remake of the NES's 1988 title Blaster Master.

Is Google Stadia What The Next-Gen Of Gaming Will Look Like?

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Is Google Stadia What The Next-Gen Of Gaming Will Look Like?

OPINION: If the reality of what Google is promising with Stadia is accurate, then we're looking at the future of video games.

Yes, that could read a little hyperbolic given that outside of the Project Stream beta last year (successful as it was), we're not exactly sure just how well Stadia will cope with fluctuating latency in widespread, real-world conditions. And no, we're not saying that Google and specifically Stadia is the one and only future for games. But Stadia's promise--a hardware agnostic world for consumers that can deliver the best gaming has to offer on whatever device you happen to have in front of you (as long as you have a decent internet connection)--feels like where we're all headed. And while we've had other companies try to deliver on this, Google seems uniquely positioned to actually make it work.

That promise is certainly intoxicating. A new gaming platform, delivered completely online and with all the processing handled in the cloud, is revolutionary for consumers in a few ways. It removes a lot of the friction we normally associate with playing games: having to spend hundreds of dollars on console or speccing up a PC to run the latest and greatest; having to buy physical discs or download gigabyte upon gigabyte of data to local drives; or being surprised by hefty patches or updates when all you want to do is play.

Switch Gets Zelda-Themed Crypt Of The NecroDancer Crossover This Spring

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Nintendo's "Nindies" showcase ended with a surprise crossover. The rhythm game Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a new spin-off featuring characters and enemies from The Legend of Zelda called Cadence of Hyrule. It's launching on Nintendo Switch this spring.

The game is being developed by Brace Yourself games, the studio behind the original Crypt of the NecroDancer. The art style has been revised heavily, appearing similar to games like The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, and it features both Link and Zelda has playable characters. Link can be seen doing his signature spin attack, while Zelda wields magical attacks.

Crypt of the NecroDancer was a rhythm-based roguelike released in 2015, and received a positive reception for its clever twist of a genre mash-up. The original game is available for $20 on the Nintendo Switch through the Eshop.

Cuphead Coming To Nintendo Switch Next Month

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Nintendo kicked off today's Nindies Spring Showcase with a big announcement: Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch next month. The game launches in the Switch Eshop on April 18, and it's available to pre-purchase from the digital store now.

"Cuphead has been a longtime coming, and it's great to see that it lives up to its initial promises," critic Peter Brown wrote in GameSpot's Cuphead review. "It's beautiful to look at, and with a pitch-perfect soundtrack, it flawlessly captures the era its developers so clearly revere. It's also an intense action game that pulls no punches."

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