A new month means another set of Field Research missions are on their way to Pokemon Go. Niantic will be implementing the new set of quests across the globe on July 1st at 4 p.m. ET. These tasks will give trainers increased chances of encountering legendaries and Shiny Pokemon.
From July 1st through September, each Research Breakthrough a trainer achieves will lead to an opportunity to catch one of a few legendaries including Latios, Latias, Kyogre, or Groudon. On top of that, trainers will have the chance to obtain a unique Spinda with a new spot pattern through Field Research tasks, and a lucky few will have a chance at the Shiny version.
Pokemon Go - Field Research
Field Research tasks are obtained through spinning Photo-Discs at Poke Stops. The first task a trainer completes will reward them with a stamp, upon collecting 7 stamps trainers will receive a Research Breakthrough, which will finally lead to the encounter with one of the legendaries mentioned above. More details can be found on the Pokemon Go website.
Before all of this starts, Niantic is rolling out a new monster to EX Raids. Starting June 23rd, trainers will be able to encounter the Speed Forme of the Mythical Pokemon Deoxys in EX Raids. These types of raids are invite-only and can be accessed through the use of an EX Raid Pass. The only way to receive one of these passes is by completing a raid at a qualifying gym.
Fans don't need to wait for the July's Field Research to obtain the legendary Kyogre. The water type is currently available in standard raid battles until June 27th, when Groudon will take the spot. Niantic is also bringing back the legendary thunder dog Raikou for a brief period of time. This comes as a reward for trainers completing enough Global Challenges during the recent Pokemon Go Fest. Raikou Raid Day will be held on Saturday, June 29th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.
The upcoming Microsoft exclusive Gears 5, which got another cinematic preview at this year's E3, is right around the corner. As the September release date draws near, more details are being revealed about the third-person shooter. A recent post on the Gears 5 website informed players the game will include free DLC and the lack of a season pass.
Gears 5 Cinematic Preview
The blog post shows off a cinematic look at the new character Fahz. The developer also explains the new 3-player co-op mode, Escape. Although, the biggest reveal was how Microsoft plans on handling the additional content releasing over the course of the game's life span.
The developer behind Gears 5, The Coalition wants to ensure they create a player first experience, which means some of the additional content will be free. Gears 5 will not have a season pass or loot boxes and will feature free DLC maps for both public and private play. Also included are microtransactions, but the post ensures that all purchases will be direct and not feature any RNG. The different types of cosmetics up for purchase include costumes, weapon skins, banners, expressions, executions, blood sprays, and marks.
Gears 5's story follows Kat Diaz as she looks into her heritage and her connection to the Locusts (bad guys of the Gears series). Xbox boss Phil Spencer is confident in Gears 5 and said that the game was looking great when he went to visit the Vancouver based studio. Gears 5 releases on September 10th on Xbox One and PC with a versus technical test scheduled for Friday, July 19th. We here at Gigamax are excited for the next game in this long-running series, so be sure to keep checking back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest updates.
High costs and more effective ways for game companies to spread the word about major announcements could be killing E3. The video game industry is maturing and these events may become a thing of the past.
Press events like E3, Gamescom, and PAX play a major role in the video game industry. It’s the time of year where even casual gamers spend a little time tuning in to these highly produced conferences to see what’s on the horizon. Events like E3 are a time for gaming companies to make their major reveals, new console announcements or showing off a highly anticipated or completely secret title. However, companies like Sony and Activision have turned to other means to share their news with the gaming community. Nintendo never takes to the main E3 stage and instead holds a Nintendo Direct. E3 is an exciting time for gamers, but the cost and effective alternatives to a massive press conference are becoming more attractive.
E3, or Any Game Conference is Costly
It isn’t cheap for a company to attend E3. In 2017, a large scale E3 booth cost around $6,600 per day and that’s the low end according to Gameindustry.biz. Booth space is only the beginning. At the Game Developers Conference in 2017, a pre-cut 10ft x 10ft carpet cost $191, a simple plastic chair runs $60, and GDC charges $118 per day for electricity (10 Amp/1000 Watts). These were the prices in 2017. As with any event, product, or service, expenses increase over time.
All the prices listed above only include the bare minimum, just a carpet, a chair, and electricity. It still requires a tremendous amount of money to ship equipment or a booth to a conference. Shipping 1,000 pounds of freight through UPS Air Freight can cost upwards of $6,500. Now it’s time to think about hotel rooms for staff, travel, and all the marketing materials adds up quickly. An E3 conference could cost as much as a house. Companies are beginning to question whether the cost is justifiable.
E3 2019 wasn’t quite the same without some of the massive names in gaming. Both Sony and Activision were a no show. Instead, they decided to host streams rather than physically attend the conference. Blogs, social media, YouTube, there are multiple avenues for Sony and Activision to inform their fans. These massive companies were both able to get their announcements out and at the same time avoid the monstrous expense that comes along with attending E3 2019.
Phil Spencer Misses His Friends
Phil Spencer, Executive Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft came out after E3 2019 and expressed concern about the future for this staple of the gaming industry. He made the point to state that E3 isn’t just about the new releases and company announcements, it’s about the perception of the industry. The World Health Organization classified Gaming Disorder as a recognized disease and E3 is a time to show gaming is beyond just the anti-social kid in the basement. Spencer does have a vested interest in how E3 performs. He currently sits on the board of directors at the Entertainment Software Association, the group responsible for hosting E3 every year.
As the video game industry continues gravitating toward streaming as a way to communicate with the community, an E3 kind of conference begins to look less and less worth the expense. Nintendo crushed it with their Nintendo Direct. Streaming news costs a mere fraction of a ticket to E3. Of course, smaller companies are at a massive disadvantage. Sony, Activision, Nintendo; these organizations have a pile of money to throw at advertising and already have a huge community.
E3 2019 was always a time to gather around and watch the highly produced press conferences. It’s unclear how long this will last but it’s unimaginable to think E3 and similar events will disappear altogether. Instead, it’s much more likely for big name companies to take a back seat when it comes to attending these conferences. This would leave room for smaller game companies to use the main stage to build their notoriety.
Only time will tell what the future holds for E3 and other large scale gaming conferences. There’s no word about Sony or Activision regretting their decision to sit out of E3 2019. If this trend continues, it may leave room for smaller companies to take their place and reach a worldwide audience. As the video game industry continues to evolve, GigamaxGames.com will continue to watch and report. Be sure to keep checking back for all the latest news, reviews, and gameplay and to stay up-to-date with this ever-changing community and industry.
The developer behind Shenmue 3, Ys Net, revealed last week during E3 that the crowdfunded sequel will appear on the PC as an Epic Store exclusive at launch.
Initial fan reaction was mixed, with many feeling agitated that Ys Net had moved back from their initial statement that said the game would be available on Steam. The developer still plans on launching the game on the platform, but not for 12 months after the initial release.
Ys Net has responded to the disparaging comments on their Kickstarter Page, saying that they are listening to fans. Important Representatives from the studio are currently on their way back from E3 2019, but the studio assured fans that they plan on sitting down and finding a way forward in returning fan confidence to the game when they get back home.
"We want to make sure that the Backers are aware that we are listening to their concerns," Ys Net says in the update. "We kindly ask all our fans to have some patience, we are currently at E3 demoing the game and need to get back to our respective offices to assess the situation and together find a way forward to justify the trust you placed in us." (https://bit.ly/2ZuKek0)
Back in 2015, development was funded on Kickstarter for Shenmue 3 by 69,000 backers contributing a total of $6.3 million. The publisher behind Saints Row, Deep Silver, later stepped forward to take on publishing rights for the game.
Shenmue 3 was just one of the titles the Epic Games Store said was coming to the platform as a timed exclusive. The studio clarified that this move was made because Epic offered them a unique sense of stability that they could not find anywhere else.
They just don’t make video games the way they used to. This isn’t to say the quality has decreased, but the weirdness sure has. It seems like game development companies just aren’t too keen on taking risks with weird games these days.
There is plenty of innovation going on, such as cloud services, shareability, and streaming technology, but there is a serious lack of weirdness. Gone are the days of seeing Santa Claus in a sumo suit body slam a mutant bunny rabbit in a game like Clay Fighters 63 1/3 and people playing a game all about Michael Jackson’s signature moonwalk dance (Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, yes that’s an actual Sega Genesis game from the 90s.)
Indie Developers Save the Day
Since the major companies are squeamish, the torch has been passed to smaller, independent developers. “If you’re looking for weird games, try checking out the work of less mainstream creators such as LGBTQ and people color. You’ll get a look at bizarre and fun worlds of romantic giant robot fights and more. Games with these kinds of themes are risky, to say the least, but they are also very fun and a refreshing break from the usual,” recommends June Camp, tech writer at NextCoursework and 1Day2Write.
One recent weird development is the release of Playdate by Panic. Playdate is a unique, handheld gaming device that offers users a 12-week schedule of mystery games. It’s kind of amazing this thing was made, considering it’s the exact opposite of what mainstream gamers have been seeing for years. “People are used to predictability in their games. They get into a pattern of using that same loadout for Call of Duty or Fortnite, hiding in the same spot on the maps, etc. Playdate is much more unpredictable and hopefully, it is signalling a more creative turn for the gaming industry,” writes Douglas Grimm, CRO expert at WriteMyX and BritStudent.
Mod’s Bring the Weird
One major advantage that PC gaming has over consoles is that you get a lot more creative because of the ability to mod games. Modding, which is slang for modifying, involves changing the structure, appearance, and even the gameplay of a game. If you’re computer savvy enough, you can improve a title’s graphics or even add in brand new elements. In fact, the highly popular game DOTA is a product of modding. Once the modifications are done, the user plays the altered version, with the mod basically sitting on top of the original game.
Mods are generally about fixing bugs and catering to preferences, but they can also get pretty darn weird. Once you've played a game long enough, you start to wonder things like “I wonder what my character would look like with chainsaws for arms?” and “How would it look if he fired snowballs out of his gun rather than bullets?” Modding can also make games weird in ways beyond these kinds of goofy, but purely aesthetic, alterations. People have rebuilt entire games, using mods to create a higher quality graphic and gameplay experience for the player. One example of this is Black Mesa, which is a complete rebuild of the popular game Half-Life. Black Mesa is the same basic game, but with better graphics, new items, new character dialogue, and even a brand-new soundtrack. It feels almost like a new release, but it’s still basically Half-Life.
Minecraft is an ideal game for modders. One of the weirder mods is turning the baddies into horrifying zombies with blood dripping from them. Another modder was dissatisfied with the unrealistic way that creatures reproduce in the Minecraft universe. The resulting mod features both distinctly male and female creatures, pregnancy, a mating season and more. This kind of bizarre attention to detail is what makes weird mods one of the best parts of any gaming experience.
If reading about these bizarre mods makes you want to go out and learn how to mod your way to your own weird game, be sure to do it right. Take your due diligence and make sure you are using safe sources for your modding. Check out sites such as the Steam Community Workshop, MODSonline, Nexusmods, and MinecraftMods. Who knows, maybe your weird modding will be the start of the awesome new, weird video game the world needs badly.
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Xbox was lonely at E3 2019. Phil Spencer asks Sony and Activision to come back and partake in next year's E3 conference.
E3 2019 is wrapping up and this year Sony was noticeably absent from the festivities. Sony didn't have a floor presence or offer a press conference. Activision also took a leave of absence from the event as well as many other companies. Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, recently shared that the conference did not feel the same without Sony or Activision, and he wishes they would come back.
Phil Spencer Opens Up
During an interview with website Giant Bomb for an E3 live stream, he spoke on the relevance of the event and what it means for the game industry and how the show's profile is hurt by Sony and Activision not being there. "I wish Sony was here," Spencer said. "E3 is not as good when they're not here," is what Spencer had to say on the two companies opting out of this E3 2019.
E3 is an important event for the gaming world, Spencer said. He expressed that it's a time of the year when people around the world are watching the industry, even those who are not particularly interested in gaming. One recent threat, Spencer pointed out, was the World Health Organization classifying Gaming Disorder as a recognized disease.
He said that E3 is an important time to show the world that video games go beyond just kids in basements. Without the help of industry juggernauts like Sony and Activision the event could take a huge hit in terms of recognition.
Spencer is on the board of directors at the Entertainment Software Association, the group in charge of running E3 every year, so obviously he has a vested interest in both companies returning to the event. Other board members include Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, and ZeniMax's CEO, Robert Altman.
Sony explained they did not attend E3 this year due to wanting to find new ways to engage and entertain their fans around the globe. Before the show started, they gave PS4 owners their first look at Death Stranding and shared the first details about PS5. Although, without the company being at E3 2019, it is unclear when fans will hear about upcoming first-party titles like The Last of Us 2.
Even with Sony's and Activision's absence, E3 2019 offered an incredible lineup of gaming news. Be sure to keep checking back on GigamaxGames.com to catch up with all the most exciting announcements from this monumental event.
Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct during E3 2019 and blew audiences away with a massive roster of exciting news. New games, unexpected announcements, and even sharing some disappointing delays, this is the place to find the top 5 moments from Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct.
Nintendo didn’t officially take to the E3 2019 stage but in standard Nintendo fashion, they hosted a Nintendo Direct during the massive video game conference. The Nintendo Direct kicked off on Tuesday, June 11 at 12 p.m. ET. There was a slew of information shared with audiences causing the gaming community to collectively lose their minds. From new games to disappointing delays and everything in between, Nintendo once again crushed their E3 appearance.
The entire Nintendo Direct from E3 2019 that took place on June 11th can be found below. Included beneath the video are the top 5 moments from this show-stopping event.
E3 2019: Top 5 Announcements from the Nintendo Direct
Two New Smash Ultimate DLC Characters
The time has finally come for those anxiously waiting to learn which DLC characters Nintendo would add to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo began the Super Smash Bros. DLC character announcement by unveiling the Dragon Quest XI hero that will be making his way to the game. This character has no name as of now but that didn’t stop fans from embracing this new fighter with open arms. As more information is revealed, check back here to find out more about this unnamed Dragon Quest XI hero.
There were rumors circulating that Steve from Minecraft would be joining the extensive list of fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This was not a rumor hard-core Super Smash or Nintendo fans particularly enjoyed. People were begging to play as Doom Guy, Master Chief, or the classic Banjo-Kazooie instead. Nintendo didn’t disappoint.
At the very end of the E3 2019 presentation, Nintendo gave fans the exact moment they’ve been waiting for. The game company announced Banjo-Kazooie will be joining the fray. Banjo-Kazooie and his famous cargo shorts are back, coming to Super Smash Bros in fall of 2019.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
Unfortunately, there isn’t much to report about the massive bombshell Nintendo dropped about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. The short teaser was capped off with the words “The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development,” There was no additional information available such as a release date or its title. With the spectacular success surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo set the bar high. To deliver an experience beyond the first new Zelda game made for the Switch is nearly unfathomable. However, if they offer fans a Zelda game that even comes close to creating a similar experience for gamers, it would still be above and beyond most games on the market today.
No More Heroes 3 for Switch
Fans have been waiting patiently waiting for a new addition to the No More Heroes franchise since “Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” released in January 2019. Nintendo announced No More Heroes 3 during its Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, finally giving fans of this interesting mess of an adventure some relief. The action-adventure hack and slash published by MARVELOUS! will come to the Nintendo Switch in 2020.
No More Heroes 3 is expectedly weird just like its previous entry to the series. It will pick up 10 years after the first game and thrusts gamers into a mind-bending adventure. The story begins in Travis’ hometown of Santa Destroy where he will encounter a monstrous “artificial metropolis”. Travis is left to face countless unexpected challenges and there’s no telling how this strange story will progress.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Nintendo fans can’t wait to get their hands on the next Animal Crossing, which will also be the first Animal Crossing on the Switch. During the Nintendo Direct, the world got its first look at the new game. Dubbed, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it will undoubtedly be another serene adventure that gamers will play for years to come. Nintendo’s post-show Treehouse presentation dropped even more exciting news about the next installment of Animal Crossing, it will feature couch co-op, supporting up to four players. Gamers will also be able to enjoy doing chores and living their Animal Crossing life with up to eight players online.
There was some bad news to follow the reveal. Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release was pushed back until March 20, 2019.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Compatible with Poke Ball Plus
Those that purchased the Poke Ball Plus controller with last year’s Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee will be happy to hear it can be used once again. Real-life Pokemon trainers that pick up a copy of either Pokemon Sword and Shield have another chance to use that interesting peripheral. Nintendo hinted at a secret bonus when players send their Pokemon to the Poke Ball Plus controller and take them on walks. Even though the controller will be compatible with the game and allow gamers to take their Pokemon around town, it doesn’t sound like gamers will be able to use the Poke Ball Plus as a controller.
What were your favorites announcements from Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct? Leave a comment and let the Gigamax Games crew know! Check back again soon as E3 continues for even more of the latest news and announcements!
Bethesda's Fallout 76 new updates adds NPC's to the game. Players actions will have consequences that change how the game progresses.
Bethesda's always online Fallout 76 is about to feel a lot more like a traditional game from the series. The upcoming update, which is being called Wastelanders, is set to add human NPC's. Furthermore, how players interact to them will impact the game moving forward.
Fallout 76: Wastelanders Brings More to the Table
Bethesda made the big announcement during their E3 2019 press conference. The Wastelanders content update will include a full new story quest line for fans to complete, and the NPC's those players meet throughout the wasteland will play a major part in the journey. These interactions will offer branching dialogue choices as well.
Bethesda stated during their time at E3 2019, the first year of Fallout 76 was about leaving the vault, Wastelanders will be about reclaiming the wasteland from the terrors that now roam it. The choices players make on their journey will have a long-lasting impact on the story of the expansion, and the perks and skill points fans have invested in will offer them different options for solving problems.
On top of the new story and characters, Fallout 76's big update will contain plenty of fresh loot for players to get their hands on. Bethesda plans on launching Wastelanders is in the fall of 2019 for free.
Bethesda also revealed that Fallout 76 is getting its own battle royale mode called Nuclear Winter. This 52 player fight to the death has players competing to be the new Overseer of Vault 51. The mode includes all of Fallout 76's weapons and other mechanics, like C.A.M.P, perk cards, and nuclear weapons.
We've certainly played a lot of Fallout 76 here at Gigamax Games, so we're looking forward to any new content Bethesda adds to the wasteland. Be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!
Since the release of live-service games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, many have worried that publishers would start steering away from narrative heavy/story-driven games. This is definitely not the plan for Sony according to Sony Interactive Entertainment president, Jim Ryan.
Speaking in an interview with CNET, Ryan said that Sony was enjoying the huge success of games like Spider-Man, God of War, and Days Gone. He followed up by saying that fans can expect more of these story heavy games.
Keep the Story Coming
"We've never had greater success with our own narrative-driven, story-based games than we're having right now," he said. "We feel good about that, and it's certainly not a genre of gaming we'll ever walk away from."
Ryan also acknowledged the rapid growth of live-service games and their contribution to the overall gaming economy, but he pointed out the difficulty in producing one of these titles.
"If you're going to do this you have to do it really well," he said about live service games. "It's a form of entertainment that has to be built incrementally, you can't sort of plunge in and build one of these live service games and get it right from day one. It's got to be evolved and iterated and it's not easy. It's really not easy."
The next big story game planned for Sony is The Last of Us: Part II, but with Sony not attending E3 this year, it may be some time before fans hear anything about the title.
We here at Gigamax are huge fans of single player story based games and can't wait to see what Sony has planned for the future of the genre. We'll be sure to have plenty of stories covering Sony's plans for the future so be sure to check back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest developments.
Nearly halfway through 2019, it has already been an incredible year for video game releases. There have been some sleeper hits as well as hyped up games that fell incredibly short. In today’s current environment, it seems like there is a massive new video game release every week. With so many titles being announced every day, this list is here to help gamers stay on top of all the latest and upcoming video game releases in 2019.
Every month Gigamax Games will be revisiting and updating this list. Be sure to check back here to keep up with the latest 2019 video game releases.
Video game releases with a * in front of their name are Gigamax Games top picks.
March brought with it games like Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Yoshi’s Crafted World. All of these games had a massive marketing presence but there are plenty of titles that flew under the radar.
Dead or Alive 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - March 1
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PC, Mac, Lin, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) - March 1
Left Alive (PS4, PC) - March 5
Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) - March 7
*Devil May Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 8th, 2019
Kirby’s Epic Yarn (3DS) - March 8th, 2019
Lego Marvel Collection (PS4, Xbox One) - March 12th, 2019)
*The Division 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 15th, 2019
Super Robot Wars T (Switch, PS4) - March 20th, 2019
The Sinking City (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 21st, 2019
*Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 22nd, 2019
Tropico 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - March 29th, 2019
*Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo Switch) - March 29th, 2019
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered/Liberation Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - March 2th, 2019
April 2019 Video Game Releases
April gave gamers an eclectic mix of indie games that each deserves recognition. Along with these stand-out indie games, it will be time for gamers to see if some of these AAA games live up to the hype.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Switch, PC) - April 5th, 2019
Shovel Knight: Showdown (PC, Mac, Lin, PS4, Wii U, Switch, Xbox One) - April 9th, 2019
Super Meat Boy Forever (PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Switch) - April**
Dauntless (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) - April**
Super Crate Box - April**
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit (Switch) - April 12th, 2019
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Xbox One, Switch) - April 16th, 2019
*World War Z (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - April 16th, 2019
*Katana Zero - April 18th, 2019
*Cuphead (Nintendo Switch) - April 18th, 2019
Our World Is Ended (PS4) - April 19th
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Switch) - April 23rd, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 (Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC) - April 23rd, 2019
Days Gone (PS4) - April 26th, 2019
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Xbox One, Switch) - April 30th, 2019
May 2019 Video Game Releases
PC gamers that want a chance to play Yakuza Kiwami 2 have a reason to celebrate this month. Also, those that own a Switch have the chance to snag Assassin's Creed III Remastered: Liberation Remastered. With few massive releases, there are some incredible remasters making their way onto new consoles which will absolutely keep gamers entertained until the next avalanche of AAA games begins to make their way to the market.
*Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PC) - May 9th, 2019
*Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - May 9th
Rage 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - May 14th, 2019
Cytus Alpha (Switch) - May 14th, 2019
Darkwood (Switch) - May 16th, 2019
Team Sonic Racing (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - May 21st, 2019
*Resident Evil (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
*Resident Evil 4 (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
*Resident Evil Zero (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
Assassin's Creed III Remastered/Liberation Remastered (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) - May 23rd, 2019
June 2019 Video Game Releases
June might not look like much at first glance but after taking a closer look, there are some sleeper hits. Octopath Traveller is an absolutely incredible game and was only available on Switch, until now. Coming to PC on June 7th, anyone that loves a good RPG should take a close look at Octopath Traveller. Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled is making its way to consoles at the tail end of this month as well. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is launching on consoles and PC this month but the Switch version will drop a week after the PC, PS4, Xbox One release. Finally, Super Mario Maker is making its entrance onto Switch on June 28.
Warhammer: Chaosbane (PC, Xbox One, PS4) - June 4
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - June 4
Octopath Traveller (PC) - June 7
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - June 18
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) - June 25
Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - June 21
Heavy Rain (PC) - June 24
Judgment - June 25
The Sinking City (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - June 27
Super Mario Maker (Switch) - June 28
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming soon however, last year, the developers offered up a little teaser. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit “mini-game” that was released as the developer, Inti Creates, worked on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Take a look at some Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon gameplay below!
A new month means another set of Field Research missions are on their way to Pokemon Go. Niantic will be implementing the new set of quests across the globe on July 1st at 4 p.m. ET. These tasks will give trainers increased chances of encountering legendaries and Shiny Pokemon. From July 1st through September, each […]
The upcoming Microsoft exclusive Gears 5, which got another cinematic preview at this year's E3, is right around the corner. As the September release date draws near, more details are being revealed about the third-person shooter. A recent post on the Gears 5 website informed players the game will include free DLC and the lack […]