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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…
Last night’s Game Awards celebrated the year’s best new experiences while also giving us a very interesting glimpse at the future of gaming. But there’s still a handful of new releases to talk about today, and they’re now available to download from the Xbox Games Store.
Ubisoft’s Steep brings players to the very top of the mountain and then gives them four ways to get down: Skiing, Snowboarding, Paragliding, or Wingsuiting. The open world game is now available to download for the Xbox One and the publisher promised that “the mountain is yours to explore.”
Also newly available for the Xbox One today is The Dwarves, an RPG from THQ Nordic based on the novel of the same name by Markus Heitz. According to the publisher, The Dwarves will includes 15 playable characters, a strong story, and tactically challenging real-time battles.
Finally this week, Stern Pinball Arcade will attempt to recreate classic tables on the Xbox One including Star Trek Vengeance, Last Action Hero, and Starship Troopers; and Furi is a twin-stick with boss design by Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai).
You can find more information about all of these games after the break. (more…)
The Game Critics Awards has handed out their annual “Best of E3” honors for this year’s show, and unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named “Best of Show.” The massive open-air game also took home awards for “Best Console Game” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.”
Even though Battlefield 1 secured the most nominations, only one other game was able to collect more than a single award, and that was Civilization VI, which was named “Best PC Game” and “Best Strategy Game.” This year’s “Special Commendation for Graphics” went to Sony’s God of War reboot.
All told, 13 games (and the PlayStation VR headset, which won for “Best Hardware”) were honored this year by the Game Critics Awards. The full list of winners can be found after the break. (more…)
Battlefield 1 blows away the competition with five nominations from Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2016
The Game Critics Awards has announced their annual Best of E3 nominations, and DICE’s Battlefield 1 has asserted its greatness with five nominations, including one for “Best of Show.” Battlefield 1’s other nominations include “Best Console Game,” “Best PC Game,” “Best Action Game,” and “Best Online Multiplayer.”
Five other games will compete with the historical shooter for top honors including Dishonored 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sea of Thieves, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Titanfall 2. With four nominations apiece, Dishonored 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn will surely provide some stiff competition for Battlefield 1.
The Game Critics Awards will announce the winners for Best of E3 2016 next Tuesday, July 5. A complete list of this year nominees can be found after the break. (more…)