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New Retail Releases: Axiom Verge, Rime, River City Rival Showdown, More

The smell of stuffing, cranberries, and turkey is in the air… and that means most game publishers have taken the week off. But not to worry! Several interesting will make their retail debut this week.

That includes games like Axiom Verge, the “MetroidVania” from Thomas Happ that previously found fame on digital storefronts for multiple platforms. This week, the game will receive a special retail release, the Multiverse Edition, for the PS4, Switch, and Vita. Other Switch games making the jump from the eShop to the retail shelf this week include Tequila Works’s Rime and Inti Creates’s Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.

A full list of new releases can be found right here:

New Releases: Week of November 20, 2017

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Skyrim, Pokemon UltraSun/UltraMoon, Rive, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

Nintendo Switch owners will be able to hit the road with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim beginning this week. Even though Bethesda’s massive RPG adventure is more than five years old, the fact that it’s now available to download from the Nintendo eShop is still exciting news.

Another diverse batch of games for the Switch will also available to download this week, including a food-based monster battler (Battle Chef Brigade… out November 20), a racing simulation (Gear Club Unlimited… out November 21), and a side-scrolling shooter from Two Tribes (Rive: Ultimate Edition… out now).

3DS owners will also have something new to play this week with the launch of Pokemon UltraSun Pokemon UltraMoon on November 17. Based on last year’s Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, they’ll be the last mainline Pokemon games to appear on the 3DS. Finally this week, the River City Ransom franchise returns on November 21 with the release of River City: Rival Showdown.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop (including a Wii U games) after the break. (more…)

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, PUBG, Persona, Horizon: Zero Dawn nominated for “Game of The Year” at 2017 Game Awards

gameawards-statueThe unprecedented success of the Nintendo Switch has been THE story of 2017, and not surprisingly, Nintendo’s latest console is well represented among the nominations for the 2017 Game Awards.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey received six nominations apiece, and both will be competing for “Game of the Year.” PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Atlus’s Persona 5, and Guerrilla’s Horizon: Zero Dawn (which also received six total nominations) were also nominated for the prestigious award.

A grand total of 102 games and individuals were nominated for at least one award as part of this year’s ceremony, and several games are looking to take home a lot of hardware including Destiny 2 (six nominations), Studio MDHR’s Cuphead (five nominations), and Bethesda’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (four nominations).

The Game Awards will be held on December 7 at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time), and fans can watch the show through their favorite video streaming service or at TheGameAwards.com. The full list of nominees can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Star Wars Battlefront II, Pokemon UltraSun/UltraMoon, Skyrim on Switch, More

It’s a big week for brand new releases, and it starts with Electronic Arts’s Star Wars: Battlefront II for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Star Wars who are thinking about picking up a PS4 this week might also want to peruse two new bundles for the console… a PS4 Pro 1TB + Star Wars: Battlefront II Bundle and a PS4 Slim 1TB + Star Wars: Battlefront II Bundle.

Elsewhere on store shelves this week, Nintendo and Game Freak will launch Pokemon UltraMoon and Pokemon UltraSun, the final “mainline” Pokemon games for the 3DS.

A slew of popular games will find new homes this week as Bethesda will bring The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Switch and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR to the PS4, while Rockstar is relaunching L.A. Noire for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The Sims 4 will also make its PS4 and Xbox One debut this week, alongside Batman: The Telltale Series, which will make its first appearance on the Switch.

Finally this week, WB Games and TT Games will build another brick-tastic adventure with Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 on the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

A complete rundown of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Doom, Rocket League, L.A. Noire, a lot more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

Nintendo has delivered yet another Nintendo eShop update overflowing with impressive games.

Starting things off, the Snipperclips Plus expansion will be available to download for the Switch beginning tomorrow, as will Bethesda’s excellent Doom reboot. 3DS owners will also get the chance to download Mario Party: The Top 100, a sprawling compilation that includes some of the best minigames from the series.

But things get even crazier for Switch owners on Tuesday, November 14. Psyonix will launch Rocket League, their massively popular automotive soccer game. Rockstar returns to the 1940s with L.A. Noire. Telltale will light up the Bat Signal for Batman: The Telltale Series. Tequila Works will venture forth on a deserted island with Rime. And WB Games will put all the pieces together in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. Whew!

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop (including a few 3DS and Wii U games) after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Xbox One X, Sonic Forces, Need For Speed Payback, More

Microsoft will launch their massively-powerful Xbox One X console this week, and Sony will counter with a brand new hardware bundle of their own with the PlayStation VR + Gran Turismo Sport Bundle.

But this week truly belongs to Nintendo, as Doom, Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition, and a new boxed edition of Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out Together! will all make their retail debut this week. The consolemaker will shine a spotlight on the 3DS with the release of Mario Party: The Top 100 and a boxed edition of Minecraft: New 3DS Edition.

Elsewhere on store shelves this week, Sega will release Sonic Forces for the PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, while Electronic Arts will also put the pedal to the metal in Need For Speed Payback on the PS4 and Xbox One.

Finally, Microsoft will usher their new console with Super Lucky’s Tale, a throwback platformer for players of all ages.

A complete rundown of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Sonic Forces, Super Beat Sports, Perception, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

Switch owners GOTTA GO FAST next week, and that’s because Sega will bring Sonic Forces to the console on Tuesday, November 7. Joining it on the Nintendo eShop the same day will be the slightly slower-paced (but no less exciting) Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition.

If you’re looking to download something today, Harmonix has launched their sports-themed rhythm game, today Super Beat Sports, and Deep End Games has brought their ghostly adventure game, Perception, to the Switch.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop (including a few 3DS and Wii U games) after the break. (more…)

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will launch on the Xbox One on December 12… Stranger Things Skin Pack now available in Minecraft

A hundred players parachute onto the island, but the game is almost ready to parachute onto the Xbox One. That’s right, PUBG Corp has announced a release date for the Xbox One launch of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds at Paris Games Week.

Also today, Mojang is adding the potent fanbase of Stranger Things to Minecraft with a new Skin Pack.

You can read more about both stories after the break. (more…)

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