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Ubisoft has always been a big supporter of Nintendo consoles, and the publisher has big plans for the launch of the Switch.
Just Dance 2017, Steep, and Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition will all be available for the Switch on March 3, with more titles to be announced at a later date:
Just Dance 2017
Just Dance 2017 will be the first Ubisoft game released for Nintendo Switch at launch. The chart-topping dance track, “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples, will be available as an exclusive track for Nintendo Switch owners via Just Dance Unlimited. This hit song joins 40 tracks already available in the game, including “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, “Lean On” by Major Lazer (Featuring MØ & DJ Snake), brand-new hits like “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5, party favorites like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyonce and classics like “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. Nintendo Switch players will also have three months of free access to Just Dance Unlimited, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service, which offers more than 200 additional songs and access to exclusive tracks, with new hit songs added all the time.
More accessible than ever, Just Dance 2017 can now be played anywhere, with up to six players at the same time using a Joy-Con controller or by using the Just Dance Controller app (which turns your smartphone into a controller).
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
Players’ all-time favorite, Rayman, is back in the game thanks to Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, the ultimate version of the critically acclaimed Rayman Legends created by Michel Ancel. This edition includes all the game’s traditional features, such as Kung Foot, plus some brand-new surprises. Nintendo’s history has included the Rayman brand since the franchise’s beginning, with titles such as Rayman Advance for Game Boy Advance, Rayman 2: The Great Escape for Nintendo 64 and Rayman Raving Rabbids for the launch of Wii.
Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a different mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.
In Steep, players drop in to the Alps and ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game’s massive open world playground, filled with exhilarating activities and breathtaking views. Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Steep is designed for a culture that’s all about sharing experiences with the world. Steep features seamless multiplayer, populating the world with players as they naturally explore the Alps. Players and friends across the globe can take on challenges together or compete with each other to snag the top spot on the leaderboard. The open world of Steep will be further enriched by the majestic slopes of Alaska in a free update available this year.
This is great news for fans who plan to purchase a Switch at launch, but I guess the Beyond Good & Evil 2 announcement will have to wait…
Nintendo Switch Presentation: More than 80 games in development including Minecraft, Street Fighter II, Bomberman, more
During Nintendo’s Switch Presentation, several developers took the stage (both live and virtually) to announce games that they have in development for the new console. More than 80 games were confirmed to be in the works, and we here at Warp Zoned compiled a list of the games announced during the presentation.
We caught a few that we’ve seen before:
- Dragon Quest X
- Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- NBA 2K18
- Project Sonic
A few that are currently available or coming soon to other consoles:
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
- Farming Simulator 17
- FIFA Soccer
- I Am Setsuna
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
- Minecraft: Story Mode
- Rayman Legends
- Skylanders Imaginators
- Sonic Mania
- Street Fighter II
- Syberia 3
And a few brand new games that we should learn more about soon:
- Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei V (Working Title)
- Frozenbyte’s Has-Been Heroes
- Nintendo’s Snipperclips: Cut It Out Together
- Shin’in’s FAST RMX
- Square Enix’s Project Octopath Traveler (Working Title)
- Suda51’s No More Heroes 3 (Working Title)
- Super Bomberman R
And I know there’s some I missed, so don’t forget to watch the video!
Rumor: Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be Switch-exclusive for a year; Rabbids/Mario Crossover to be titled Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Laura Kate Dale and Let’s Play Video Games are back with another batch of Switch-related rumors… this time shining the spotlight on Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil 2 and a Rabbids/Mario Crossover.
We know that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is currently in development, but Dale is reporting that the long-awaited sequel has been tagged with a new codename/subtitle, Odyssey, and will be exclusive to the Switch for a year. As you might expect with an Ubisoft game, after the exclusivity period ends, it’ll appear on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
As for the Rabbids/Mario Crossover, it’ll be an RPG and it’ll be known as Rabbids Kingdom Battle. It might be released during the Switch’s launch window, but Dale’s sources are saying it might be delayed until September. If you can’t wait until the Fall, it’s looking likely that future Switch owners will also receive a port of Rayman Legends sometime this Summer.
All three of these titles are expected to be unveiled during Nintendo’s Switch presentation, which will be held on January 12.
You can go ahead and keep your “Last of Uses” and your “Grand Theft Autos” – when it comes to amazing titles of the previous generation, I’d put Rayman Origins at the top of my list. The game was perfect in so many ways. The animation, the music, the gameplay – every aspect of that game was a work of art. And although it had quite a bumpy ride – going from a Wii U exclusive to being delayed to releasing on all consoles – its sequel, Rayman Legends is finally available for the next-generation consoles… and not much has changed. It’s more of the same from Rayman and his buddies, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. (more…)
Five games were added to the Xbox Live Game Store today, though one of them appeared on both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.
The game doing double duty is Capcom’s reboot of Strider. The side-scrolling ninja game is available in both current-gen and next-gen versions, though both carry the same $14.99 price tag.
Also available this week is Earth Defense Force 2025, D3 Publisher’s latest sequel to the cult favorite Earth Defense Force 2017 and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. Original developer Sandlot is back for this entry, which brings an online campaign, and a lot of new bugs, to the series. Finally this week, the Xbox 360 adaptation of The Lego Movie and an Xbox One port of Rayman Legends are new to the store.
More details about all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Sony has just uploaded another big update for the PlayStation Store and while it doesn’t have something as tantalizing as the TitanFall open beta, it’s still chock full of impressive downloads. But speaking of betas, an open beta for the PS4 edition of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was included in today’s update.
As for this week’s new games, current-gen and next-gen gamers will be able to download a rebooted version of Capcom’s beloved side-scroller Strider, which was developed by the now Amazon-owned Double Helix. PS3 and PS4 owners will also get a chance to try out Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, a standalone expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV that doesn’t require players to own its parent game. In addition to Freedom Cry, Ubisoft released a PS4 edition of Rayman Legends.
Finally, the PS2 Classics section is now home to Neo Contra, an odd entry in Konami’s Contra franchise, but one worth checking out all the same.
While Mario and Sonic have already conquered the Winter Olympics, Nintendo is ready to send another one of its beloved characters out into the snow. The normally jungle-bound Donkey Kong will get to play in the powder this week with the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropcial Freeze for the Wii U. Better pack your mittens, big guy.
A jungle of a different kind will need to be saved in D3 Publisher’s Earth Defense Force 2025. The big bugs are back and the Earth Defense Force must once again band together to save the urban jungle that is Tokyo. You can get it on the PS3 or the Xbox 360.
This week’s final new release is NASCAR 14 for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. The franchise has switched publishers from Activision to Deep Silver, but developer Eutechnyx is once again responsible for development on the racing simulation.
Finally, a pair of ports have found new homes this week. Ubisoft’s highly acclaimed Rayman Legends makes a next-generation leap to the PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, WB’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes downgrades to the DS. Games for everybody!
The devil is in the details with this week’s PlayStation Store update as Blizzard has finally released Diablo III for the PS3. The downloadedable edition of the game is now available, day-and-date with the retail release.
Also available this week is a pair of acclaimed platformers. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse brings a high definition makeover to the beloved Genesis platformer and Rayman Legends brings the limbless hero back to the PS3 and Vita in a game that was originally slated for an exclusive release on the Wii U.
But wait, there’s more. There’s the unqiue puzzler Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (now available on the PS3 for the first time), Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (the definitive edition of the game), and many more. You can find more information about all of these games after the break. And, as always, you can visit the PlayStation Blog for a full list of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)