The Big List of Nintendo Switch Games: Nintendo Switch Presentation Update

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Nintendo hosted their big Nintendo Switch Presentation last week, and the blowout reveal has finally made hybrid console/handheld feel real for a lot of fans. And this feeling of realness will only increase as the Switch’s is just under a month-and-a-half away. This kind of quick turnaround between announcement and launch is literally unprecedented (and frankly, kind of awesome).

But what about the games? Nintendo’s notorious penchant for secrecy went into overdrive during the run-up to the Switch Presentation, but now we’ve got a pretty good idea what the console’s first year (and beyond) will look like. The Switch’s release schedule is packed with big titles, and more than 80 games are said to be in development for the console.

So lets-a-go and have a look at every game in the works for the Switch…

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Content planned for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s Season Pass revealed

Capcom will release Resident Evil 7: Biohazard next week, but a new product listing on Steam has given us a sneak peek at the game’s Season Pass. Priced at $29.99, the Season Pass will include a handful of short (and most likely, creepy) bonus levels and an “Additional Story Episode”:

  • Additional Story Episode
  • Banned Footage Vol. 1
    • Nightmare
    • Bedroom
    • Ethan Must Die
  • Banned Footage Vol. 2
    • 21
    • Daughters
    • Jack’s 55th Birthday

According to Capcom, all of Resident Evil 7’s downloadable content will be released by the end of the year.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 24.

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Jason can teleport in the latest Friday the 13th: The Game gameplay trailer

Believe it or not, Jason Voorhees wasn’t always a supernatural killing machine. Before Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, he was just a hulking woodsman who may or may not have witnessed a teenager decapitate his mom. But the sixth movie resurrected the slasher icon as the unkillable zombie we all remember, while also granting him mysterious teleporting powers in the process.

The movies never bothered to explain Jason’s inexplicable ability to be in two places at once, but Gun Media and Illfonic have decided to employ the trick in the upcoming Friday the 13th: The Game.

In a new gameplay trailer that was released… when else… on Friday the 13th, Jason “morphs” through the forest to better stalk the camp counselors at his beloved Camp Crystal Lake. The video also includes a glimpse at Jason’s Part VI-inspired character skin and The Misfits’ “Friday the 13th,” which will be included on the game’s soundtrack.

Friday the 13th: The Game will be released in Early 2017 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The 4v1 multiplayer slasher sim will also expand this Summer with the launch of a free single-player expansion.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo Switch Presentation Recap

No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…

The Nintendo Switch Presentation finally happened and it was, at times, both a glorious trainwreck and completely glorious. It was quintessential Nintendo and it looks like the company has decided to further embrace their desire to get weird with their next console. Thankfully, all the best stuff was right up front, with confirmation that the Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 for $299 and with no region lock on any of its games.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, the staff got together to talk about What We Played in December 2016 and our picks for The Games of January 2017.

And finally, we published the first weekly essay looking at the history behind “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time.” We starting right at the top with the #1 Best Video Game of All Time, Tetris, and examined the link between the puzzle game and motherly acceptance of the wider video game world.

More news from the past seven days, including complete coverage of the Nintendo Switch Presentation, can be found after the break.

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New Retail Releases: Gravity Rush 2, Dragon Quest VIII, Fate Extella The Umbral Star

Nintendo told us all about the Switch earlier this week, but now it’s time to talk about the first major new releases of 2017.

Starting things off is Gravity Rush 2, Sony Japan Studio’s PS4 sequel to their gravity-defying action game. This time around, Kat is once again protecting Hekseville from another invading army.

Also available this week is Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the 3DS. Originally released for the PS2 in 2005, Dragon Quest VIII is one of the largest games in the role-playing franchise and players will finally get the chance to take it on the go.

Finally this week, XSEED will release Fate Extella: The Umbral Star for the PS4 and Vita. Promising a massive crossover between characters found in several Fate continuities, Fate Extella: The Umbral Star is also the first action game in the franchise.

We’ll be back later this week with a look at even more new releases that’ll soon be available through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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Untitled Tales Game, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Taiko Drum Master coming to Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco pledged their support to the Nintendo Switch with a short announcement after Thursday’s Nintendo Switch Presentation. The prolific developer has announced plans to bring an Untitled Tales Game, Taiko Drum Master, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the Switch.

None of these games have an official release date, but Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is expected to be available by the end of the year.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris is coming to the Nintendo Switch (and the PS4) this Spring

You’d probably never guess it from the title, but Puyo Puyo Tetris mashes up Puyo Puyo and Tetris to create the ultimate multiplayer puzzle competition. And fans of both franchises will be happy to know that Sega is bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch and the PS4 this Spring.

Puyo Puyo Tetris offers more than a dozen game modes, so players will always have plenty of options when they pick up a controller:

Adventure – Single-player mode offers ten unique acts, each with ten stages featuring different characters from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes. Each stage contains unique challenges players will need to overcome in order to win and move on!

Multiplayer Arcade – For up to four local players, Multiplayer Arcade offers a wealth of game variants that will bring out players’ competitive nature!

  • Versus – Players compete head-to-head in either Puyo Puyo or Tetris to fight in the puzzle fight of their life.
  • Swap – Players’ abilities are put to the ultimate test when they compete on both Puyo Puyo and Tetris boards, which switch back and forth at set intervals.
  • Fusion – A true hybrid game where players compete with Puyos and Tetriminos together on the same board, requiring deft, on-the-fly thinking to become victorious.
  • Big Bang – It’s a race to the finish as players compete against each other to clear unique challenge boards as quickly as possible to win.
  • Party – Players compete on Puyo or Tetris boards, but the puzzles feature special items that when activated either help players or harm their opponents.

Online – Players can try their puzzle skills on a global scale by playing any of the multiplayer modes with up to four players online in Puzzle League or Free Play modes

  • Puzzle League – Increase player rating, earn ranks and aspire to new leagues in this mode for competitive enthusiasts.
  • Free Play – A more casual experience where records aren’t kept and players can customize matches with unique settings, and invite their friends to play.
  • Replays – Players can save and upload any online matches to show off to their friends, or search other players’ replays using the tag and filtering system to see how they tackle matches.

Solo Arcade – Play any of the Multiplayer Arcade modes against the CPU in Battle or Endurance matches, or try single-player challenges:

  • Battle – Substitute human players with 1-3 CPU opponents to fight against simultaneously.
  • Endurance – Go the distance in a one-on-one gauntlet of never-ending CPU opponents, racking up as many wins as possible.
  • Challenge – Forget about the opponents and put skills to the test with Sprint, Marathon and more, like the quirky Tiny Puyo, which shrinks down Puyos to fit even more on the board.

The Switch version of Puyo Puyo Tetris will be available both through the Nintendo eShop and as a very limited retail edition this Spring. However, the game’s PS4 launch will skip the PlayStation Store and only be available as a physical disc.

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Did you miss the Shin Megami Tensei: Brand New Title trailer during the Nintendo Switch Presentation?

Nintendo is lining up some pretty impressive support for the Nintendo Switch, and one of the biggest “gets” to come out of Thursday night’s Presentation is Shin Megami Tensei: Brand New Title.

Officially, a North American release for the next game in Atlus’s long-running RPG series (which is being called Shin Megami Tensei V by many) has yet to be announced. But the trailer made its debut during a massive international livestream and its been years since a Shin Megami Tensei game didn’t make its way to North America.

The Nintendo Switch will receive a worldwide launch on March 3.

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