Tekken Bowl strikes back in new DLC

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Tekken Bowl strikes back in new DLC

Tekken 7’s new downloadable content pack will roll out the next edition of the long-running mode Tekken Bowl this August on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Dubbed “Ultimate Tekken Bowl,” the DLC will allow players to take their favorite Tekken characters down to the lanes to face their fiercest combat challenge — ten-pin bowling.

The Wonderful 101 on Nintendo Switch tease fires up fans

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The Wonderful 101 on Nintendo Switch tease fires up fans

A post from PlatinumGames’ new Japanese Twitter account has fans convinced that The Wonderful 101, a cult-beloved Wii U game, could be on its way to Nintendo Switch.

Official art on the studio’s account shows a group of players — including Hideki Kamiya, The Wonderful 101’s director — playing The Wonderful 101. But they’re not holding Wii remotes or the Wii U GamePad; each players is using what appear to be Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers.

Horizon Zero Dawn adds New Game Plus mode and ‘Ultra Hard’ difficulty

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Horizon Zero Dawn adds New Game Plus mode and ‘Ultra Hard’ difficulty

Guerrilla Games’ patch 1.30 for Horizon Zero Dawn is available to download today, introducing a “highly anticipated” New Game Plus mode.

“With New Game+ you will be able to relive the adventures of Aloy without losing your character progression and your collected inventory,” Guerrilla community manager Jeroen Roding related in a post on the PlayStation Blog. “You won’t be able to progress beyond the level cap of 50, but you can still collect XP during your adventure.”

Sony’s shutting down The Tomorrow Children

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Sony’s shutting down The Tomorrow Children

The Tomorrow Children, a free-to-play online game that combines city-building with dystopian action, will shut down in Japan this November. A post on the game’s Japanese website confirmed that the game’s online service will be terminated on Nov. 1.

The PlayStation 4 game launched in October 2016, following a public beta test earlier that summer. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Japanese studio worked with developer Q-Games on the title, which had a unique, Pixar movie-like art style. An early access, paid Founder’s Pack bundle went on sale in September, retailing for $19.99. The free version later replaced this offering with a different paid option.

Splatoon 2 has a little bit of Miiverse built in

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Splatoon 2 has a little bit of Miiverse built in

Today’s Nintendo Direct presentation was all about Splatoon 2. Buried inside a dense assortment of new weapons, features and a bevy of social options was just an inkling of the long lost Miiverse.

Nintendo showed off a mailbox in Splatoon 2 where players are able to make and share drawings with each other, just like they could on the Wii U. It even promised integration with outside social media accounts.

Splatoon 2 is getting a multiplayer demo on July 15

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Splatoon 2 is getting a multiplayer demo on July 15

During today’s Nintendo Direct for Splatoon 2, we learned that a new Splatfest multiplayer demo will be available before the game launches on July 21. The demo, which goes live July 15, will give fans a chance to check out the return of Splatfest, the game’s recurring online competition mode. Fans can download the demo in the eShop later today in preparation for the event, which will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT.

Since each Splatfest needs a theme, players will be squaring off to decide which is better: cake or ice cream?

PS4 games join Sony’s PlayStation Now library

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PS4 games join Sony’s PlayStation Now library

Subscribers to Sony’s game streaming service, PlayStation Now, now have access to select PlayStation 4 games, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today. Sony added 20 PS4 games to the PlayStation Now library this week, bringing the total number of titles available to stream to more than 500.

Previously, the PlayStation Now library was limited to PlayStation 3 titles. The addition of PS4 software means that subscribers on Windows PC will get a chance to play games from Sony’s current-generation platform.

Splatoon 2 gets companion app through Nintendo Switch Online

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Splatoon 2 gets companion app through Nintendo Switch Online

SplatNet 2 is a mobile service designed for Splatoon 2, and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch Online. The console’s smartphone application is still undated, but when it launches, Splatoon 2 will be among the first games to support it.

SplatNet 2 will let players keep track of different stage schedules, stats, ranking details and the amount of ink they’ve spilled over the course of the game. It will support in-game voice chat and allow players to make private lobbies with their friends as well. SplatNet 2 will be exclusive to smartphones and included as part of the Nintendo Switch Online application.

Watch today’s Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct right here

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Watch today’s Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct right here

Nintendo promises to reveal more about its upcoming Switch third-person shooter, Splatoon 2, during a dedicated Nintendo Direct livestream today. Splatoon 2 is just a few weeks away, so expect close to final details on the upcoming squid kid action game.

Today’s Nintendo Direct kicks off at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET.