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Switch owners will get the chance to download more than half a dozen new games in this week’s update to the Nintendo eShop.
Things start off with SteamWorld Dig 2, Image & Form’s side-scrolling sequel, and Thimbleweed Park, the latest point-and-click adventure from Ron Gilbert. Beginning tomorrow, September 22, Switch owners will be able to download WB Games’s The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame, an enhanced and expanded Pokken Tournament DX, and Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
The new releases keep rolling next week with side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora EX on September 26 and an “Arcade Archives” re-release of Mario Bros. on September 27.
The 3DS side of Nintendo’s digital storefront will add its own Pokemon re-release this Friday. Pokemon Gold Version / Pokemon Silver Version will be available to download beginning September 22.
You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)
Telltale will release Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Episode 3 on September 19… Thimbleweed Park will come to Switch on September 21
Bizarro worlds are the order of business in this midday update, as Telltale Games has announced that Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 – Episode 3: Jailhouse Block will be available on September 19 and Terrible Toybox has confirmed that Thimbleweed Park will come to the Switch on September 21.
Read all about both games after the break. (more…)
It’s yet another big week for the PlayStation Store, and Naughty Dog is leading the way with a new Uncharted adventure and the return of Jak & Daxter.
Nathan Drake is taking a well-earned (and possibly permanent) vacation, but Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross will help PS4 fans get used to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Players will venture out in search of the Golden Tusk of Ganesh, but they’ll have to contend with a “ruthless warmonger” who also wants the prized artifact. The developer will also add Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy to the PlayStation Store this week as a PS2-On-PS4 re-release.
To football fans, a Super Bowl Ring might be the ultimate treasure, and PS4 owners will get the chance to reach the big game this week in Madden NFL 18. New features this year include a revamped visual presentation and the “Longshot” Story Mode (starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali).
Elsewhere on the PlayStation Store, a trio of indie developers have added new titles to the digital storefront. PS4 owners will be able to investigate a murder in Ron Gilbert’s Thimbleweed Park, cast spells in Borealys Games’s Mages of Mystralia, and escape from a new set of prisons in Team17’s The Escapists 2.
Finally this week, Codemasters is back with another racing simulation, F1 2017, and Bandai Namco has remastered the entire Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm trilogy for the PS4. Also, Telltale is teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy once again in Episode 3: More Than A Feeling.
You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)
Ron Gilbert has announced Thimbleweed Park, a point-and-click adventure game that he and his team launched for the PC and Xbox one earlier this year, will be released for the PS4 and Switch in the very near future.
Using a retro-inspired graphical style, Thimbleweed Park follows a group of characters tasked with solving a murder at the titular amusement destination… but things don’t go smoothly. Here’s what Gilbert himself had to say about the game’s gonzo story on the PlayStation Blog:
When we say “In a town like Thimbleweed Park, a dead body is the least of your problems,” we mean it. Take a trip down a rabbit hole of murder and mystery inspired by some other modern classics — Twin Peaks, Stephen King, and the X-Files.
The game initially follows agents Ray and Reyes as they investigate a body found in the river just outside the town of Thimbleweed Park. Players can freely switch between the two of them and solve puzzles to try and find out who murdered the poor guy under the bridge.
But then things get weird.
In a second announcement, Gilbert uploaded a video to YouTube that shows Thimbleweed Park running on the Nintendo Switch. Aside from the “vague, cryptic, [and] puzzling” clip, no further information was announced about the game’s Switch debut.
But don’t worry, Gilbert was able to share that Thimbleweed Park will be available for the PS4 on August 22.
It’s 2017 and Adventure Games Are Mainstream Again
“What kind of video games do you play?” It’s a broad question that I often find myself faced with, to which I’d respond “adventure games.” That answer is then followed with an exhausting amount of game name dropping, that, in most cases, have nothing to do with the type of games I’m talking about. “You mean, like Zelda?” Not quite.
The easiest way to reiterate what I’m talking about is by calling them “point-and-click” adventure games, which is a genre and style of game most notable on the PC in the mid- to early 90s. It’s a genre that was also declared dead after the commercial failure of the critically acclaimed Grim Fandango; a genre that, over the past few years, has slowly but surely been coming back into the mainstream. (more…)
Ron Gilbert, the mad genius behind The Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion is back with his first new adventure game since 2013’s The Cave. Gilbert’s latest offering to gamers is Thimbleweed Park, which is now available to download for the Xbox One. Players will explore a haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, and a burnt-out pillow factory as they attempt to solve the mystery of the titular town. And don’t worry, “A dead body is the least of your problems.”
Also available to download through the Xbox Games Store today is Punch Club, a boxing management sim from Lazy Bear Games and TinyBuild. Players will “train hard, eat chicken, and punch dudes in the face” as they climb the ranks in this Xbox One game.
Finally today, Xbox One owners will get the chance to engage in a different kind of fisticuffs in SNK’s King of Fighters 95. The classic fighting game was originally released in 1995 and allowed players to create a custom team for the first time.
You can learn more about today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)
We’re nearly to the end of February, but Microsoft thought today was a great day to launch their first major game of 2017, Halo Wars 2. To celebrate, the consolemaker turned the spotlight on their “Epic 2017” in a special episode of This Week on Xbox.
Besides delving deeper into the latest addition to the Halo franchise, Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb and friends explore Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and several indie games (including Ron Gilbert’s Thimbleweed Park and Studio MDHR’s Cuphead) set to launch this year through the ID@Xbox program.
Microsoft’s Chris Charla also confirmed that ID@Xbox developers will have a major presence at GDC 2017, and Microsoft’s Showcase will include more than 20 titles. GDC attendees will get a chance to play Fullbright’s Tacoma (and many others) when the conference kicks off in San Francisco next week.
Finally, Phil “Head of Xbox” Spencer had a few more words to say about Microsoft’s “Epic 2017” on the Xbox Wire, and he also confirmed that a remake of Voodoo Vince will be available for the PC and Xbox One this Spring.