Top New Games Coming To Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019

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Top New Games Coming To Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019

Every week, New Releases breaks down the upcoming week in games. As we near the halfway point of August, Nintendo Switch continues to stack its library with the Grandia HD Collection and its own port of Friday the 13th: The Game. Sci-fi fans can take flight with Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw or platform through a virtual computer with Exception. On the fantasy side, Dicey Dungeons also rolls out this week.

Available on: Switch

Apparently August is the month for horror games, at least on Switch. The Ultimate Slasher Edition includes all of the previously released DLC, giving you plenty of movie costume options for Jason. One player will take control of Jason himself, while the others play as Camp Crystal Lake counselors, trying to survive the night.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Next Patch Will Let You Pause In Offline Mode

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Wolfenstein fans who want to be able to get up and use the bathroom in the middle of the latest release in the series are in luck.

VG247 has the patch notes for Wolfenstein Youngblood's upcoming 1.0.4 update, which include the "added ability to pause the game in OFFLINE mode only." Online co-op players will still need to do without, however.

This is perhaps the most significant change made in the patch - and certainly one of the most requested - but there are plenty of other alterations coming as well.

An FCC Filing Points Towards A Wireless SNES Controller For Nintendo Switch

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An FCC Filing Points Towards A Wireless SNES Controller For Nintendo Switch

A new FCC filing has revealed an upcoming wireless SNES controller for Nintendo Switch, possibly hinting at plans to release Super Nintendo games for the system.

Resetera user Link83 discovered the new filing (which is required for the controller's release in the US) after setting up an alert for any Nintendo FCC ID filings. Much of the documentation is confidential, but the accompanying image matches the SNES controller's iconic shape, while the appearance of the "HAC" model number notates its potential as a Switch peripheral, since all other Switch hardware and accessories use the same model number.

Nintendo released a similar NES controller for the Switch 12 months ago when NES games started appearing for subscribers to Nintendo Online. This new controller might signal the arrival of SNES games to the Switch's virtual library, with an accompanying controller letting you relive the days of playing Super Mario World, A Link to the Past, and Super Metroid with a familiar peripheral in-hand.

The Little Mermaid: Harry Styles Has Turned Down Prince Eric Role In Live-Action Remake

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Harry Styles was reportedly offered the role of Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid, but ultimately passed on the project.

We learned in July that Styles was in talks to play the prince, but that the English singer wasn't sure if he would be available, or suitable, for the role. Now, according to both The Wrap and Variety, Styles has officially passed on the project. The role of Prince Eric was reportedly his to take if he so wanted, but Styles ultimately declined.

Although Prince Eric does not sing in the original 1989 animated film, this new version of the story will contain new songs from composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, so it's likely that Disney will be seeking an actor with a strong voice for the role. As a singer and former member of One Direction, Styles would have fit the bill.

New Xbox Studio The Initiative Adds Alumni From Respawn, BioWare And Naughty Dog

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The Initiative, Microsoft's internal development studio that opened last year, continues to build up its talented roster of employees.

The studio's latest staff acquisitions, according to Video Game Chronicle, include veterans from some major studios. These include Ryan Duffin, a former lead animator at BioWare; Ryan Trowbridge, and artist for Uncharted 4; Sean Slayback, a designer on Apex Legends; and Justin Walters, an environmental artist who worked on 2016's Doom.

They join employees such as Brian Westergaard (2018's God of War), Drew Murray (Sunset Overdrive), and Daniel Neuburger (Rise of the Tomb Raider). The Initiative's full employee list now consists of 32 people.

Fortnite Season 10: The Overpowered B.R.U.T.E. Mech Is Starting To Be Addressed

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Season 10 of Fortnite kicked off a couple of weeks ago, and since then one of its major new additions has been giving the player base plenty of frustration and anger. The new B.R.U.T.E. mech--a two-player vehicle that lets one person take control as a driver and puts the other in charge of its astonishingly effective firepower--has been causing plenty of grief due to its overpowered nature. Now, Epic is finally doing something about the frequent complaints, although the changes won't apply to all of Battle Royale, at least at this point.

Armed with rockets, a shotgun, and 1,000 health--roughly five times the maximum health and shield of other players--this new mech has an innate ability to reduce a regular player's health from 200 hit points to zero in a matter of seconds, with little to no opposition. Walls offer minuscule defence against the mech's powerful rockets, and its ability to rapidly close the distance on players makes it particularly deadly considering season 10 removed a lot of Fortnite's mobility options. It's damning that the winner of Fortnite's recent solo World Cup can be instantly killed with almost no effort.

Fortunately, Epic has begun toning down the frequency of mechs in the competitive Arena and Tournament playlists.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Monastery Guide - Faculty Training List For Byleth

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In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, you're the one teaching students. But what about your own self-development? Ensuring that Byleth has their pick of potential classes late in the game means paying attention to the other teachers around the monastery. Weapons skills are easy to practice in battle, but you can't level up things like reason, faith, riding, or flying skills unless you're already certified for the associated classes--and you need Faculty Training in order to do that.

Early on, it's a better use of your activity points to invest in those skills so you can, say, become certified as a Pegasus Knight and continue practicing your flying from there. Here's who can teach you the aforementioned skills:

And here's a list of what all the teachers at Garreg Mach Monastery can teach you:

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Has Been Rated For A PS4 Release

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for PS4 has been rated by PEGI, which handles game ratings in Europe.

The PEGI-18 rating, which was discovered on ResetEra, is identical to the rating handed out for the game's 2017 PC release, citing bad language and violence. Strangely, the rating has since disappeared from the site, but the screenshot in the original thread remains.

An August 12 release date is listed, but since that date has already been and gone it's clearly just a placeholder.