Wolfenstein II On Switch Receives June Release Date And First Official Trailer

Bethesda Softworks has announced that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will launch on Nintendo Switch on 29th June.

As BJ Blazkowicz, players will experience an action-packed story brought to life by extraordinary characters, reuniting with your friends and fellow freedom fighters as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi army. The trailer above gives us our first official glimpse of Wolfenstein II running on Switch, so make sure to check it out.

As Texas-based studio Panic Button are handling the port, just like they did with id Software’s DOOM, many have come to expect a similar standard of performance for this game on Switch, too. All we know is that things are looking pretty promising if this trailer is anything to go by, and we were generally impressed when we went hands-on with the game at PAX East this month.

Will you be grabbing this one when it launches at the end of June? Feel free to share your excitement in the comments below.

You Can Now Play As Final Fantasy XV Characters In Minecraft For Switch And Wii U

Minecraft is becoming a pretty nifty way to see your favourite characters from rival platforms have a presence on the latest Nintendo hardware; back in January we saw Banjo-Kazooie return to our screens (albeit in blocky form), and we recently found out that playing the game on Switch can net you Xbox Live achievements. Happy days.

Now, with the latest update for Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and Minecraft: Wii U Edition, players will be able to roam their favourite sandbox environments as Final Fantasy XV stars Noctis, Gladio, Ignis, Prompto, and many more, venturing beyond the world of Eos and into the untold realms of the Minecraft universe thanks to a new skin pack. This pack should be available to purchase from today.

The update has also addressed an incredibly specific crashing issue which, almost comically, would only be triggered when players looked at a cauldron while holding a water bottle obtained by fishing. 

Do you play Minecraft on the go on your Switch? Or do you perhaps still enjoy some exploration on Wii U? Let us know down below.

Fox N Forests Will Leap And Bound Onto Switch On 17th May

We’ve had our eye on the 16-bit platforming of Fox n Forests for a while now, so we’re excited to confirm the throwback adventure will be springing its way onto the Nintendo Switch eShop on 17th May. If you’ve not come across it before, you play Rick, a fox with the rather handy ability to control the seasons. You’ll guide him across diverse, nostalgia-inducing 16-bit worlds, and use your wits and acrobatic attacks to overcome enemies, puzzles and colossal bosses. 

The full game will also enable you to spend earned resources on new items and powers throughout your quest to solve the mystery of the fifth season, so there’s plenty of modern systems at play with this classic Mega Drive/Genesis era visuals.

To tidy you over until 17th May, check out this five-plus-minute long slice of gameplay footage. All the 16-bit feels. Let us know what you make of it in the comments below…

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Now Available on Steam – Frostpunk

Frostpunk is Now Available on Steam!

Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure your society’s survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?

Death Road To Canada Delayed Following The Recent Attack In Toronto

Following the tragic events in Toronto yesterday, where a van struck pedestrians leaving ten people dead and another 15 injured, Death Road to Canada developer Rocketcat Games and publisher Ukiyo Publishing have decided to indefinitely delay the game’s release (it was due to arrive on the eShop on 25th April).

In an official statement, managing director of Ukiyo Publishing Paul Hann said: “We feel it would be deeply inappropriate to launch the game at such a time. We would like to express our deepest condolences to everyone affected by the tragic events in Toronto.”

Ukiyo Publishing is currently working to reschedule the release which will be announced at a later date.

Hackers Have Found A Way To Exploit The Switch, And It’s Apparently ‘Unpatchable’

Hacker Katherine Temkin and the hacking group ReSwitched have been in pursuit of the ‘Holy Grail’ of Nintendo Switch exploits ever since its launch, and a recent post by the team suggests it may have found the next best thing. According to a detailed report, the exploit in question – known as the Fusée Gelée coldboot vulnerability – uses the Tegra X1’s USB recovery mode, which bypasses the lock-out operations that would usually protect the chip’s crucial bootROM.

Such an exploit would enable a hacker to run all manner of arbitrary codes (including emulators) and manipulate the console’s root code, but the bigger issue is that it’s potentially something Nintendo wouldn’t be able to patch remotely. Right now the hack is only in a ‘proof of concept’ state, but Temkin has previously stated that both Nvidia and Nintendo have been contacted in regards to its existence. It’s also far from the first time we’ve seen a hacking group ‘break’ the console’s code, and is unlikely to be the last.

What do you make of this new hack exploit? Does manipulating your console appeal to you, or is it the kind of thing best left alone? Share your thoughts with us below…

Major Splatoon 2 update arrives tonight

Major Splatoon 2 update arrives tonight

Nintendo’s dropping some fresh (and free!) new content for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch tonight! After downloading a major new update (Version 3.0) to the Splatoon 2 game at 6 p.m. PT, players will have access to a huge amount of new content. This includes the addition of more than 100 pieces of new and returning gear, new songs, the introduction of a challenging new X Rank for the top-performing players in Ranked Battle, weapon balance adjustments and the return of Callie of the famous Squid Sisters.

“As promised when the game was first announced, we are determined to provide players with new experiences and content in Splatoon 2,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through these regular updates, we are ensuring that both players old and new will log on to fun new experiences.”

X Rank is an extremely challenging Ranked Battle experience targeting the best-of-the-best players. Players who are S+10 in the current Splatoon 2 ranking system will automatically be registered as X Rank after downloading the update. Players who are X Rank will battle for an X Power level. Once a month, 500 players with the highest X Power level for each of the four different Ranked Battle modes will be announced within SplatNet 2, a service of the Nintendo Switch Online app for mobile devices.

X Power levels will be reset every month. During this reset, players whose X Power level ends up lower than a set threshold will rank down to S+9. This new system encourages players of all ranks to enjoy improving their play and maintaining their skills, as opposed to simply focusing on ranking up.

The first X Power reset is currently scheduled for May 31, and any future resets will take place on the final day of that month. As part of these periodic resets, the rotation of eight selected stages in Ranked Battle (with two stages rotating every two hours), the addition of new weapons and the introduction of new stages will also occur. In fact, tonight will also see the return of the popular stage Camp Triggerfish, along with four additional weapons.

In addition to X Rank, when Version 3.0 goes live this evening, this new update adds more than 100 pieces of gear – some new, some returning from the original Splatoon game – as well as new songs from Chirpy Chips, a popular in-game chiptune-style band featured in the first game. The update will also include some weapon balance adjustments, bug fixes and other changes.

Fans of the Squid Sisters will need to sit down, as the software update also marks the long-awaited return of Callie. Once players meet a certain condition after downloading the update, Callie will appear in Tentakeel Outpost in Octo Canyon. As exciting as it is to see the Squid Sisters reunited, Callie will also offer recent multiplayer stats about the player’s character.

For complete notes about Version 3.0 additions and instructions about how to download the updates, visit the official Nintendo customer support site.

For more information about Splatoon 2, visit https://splatoon.nintendo.com/ or https://splatoonus.tumblr.com/. Check out ongoing Splatoon 2 Inkling Open tournament activity at https://e3.nintendo.com/splatoon-2-inkling-open/.

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New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 4/23/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180419-1920). Read on for more about the New Features, fixes and known issues in the latest system update.

New Features:

Xbox Insider Blog post on the 1805 features:

Fixes:

Apps

  • We have fixed an issue in which certain apps would fail to launch such as Hulu, Spotify, Microsoft Edge, You Tube and Kodi.

My Games and Apps

  • Fixed an issue in with users would lose navigation controls/focus in the manage game section to delete save data for a game.

Movies & TV

  • Fixed the issue in which some users could not view Previously purchased TV episodes and Movies.

Store

  • We have resolved an issue in which some users were not able to see focus outline to change the payment option when purchasing a Back Compat title.

Known Issues:

Audio

  • Some users may experience intermittent loss of Audio with certain configurations of AV receivers with ATMOS or with changing audio configurations during console use.

Pi-hole

  • Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.
  • Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
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GOG is getting more Steam-like with addition of new social features

The digital games platform GOG has introduced a batch of new social features to its website that let players view and share their own libraries and game activities with friends and other folks, similar to some of the social features already on its standalone GOG Galaxy application.

GOG has been a major player in the digital game retail space for a while now, but each of the new features added to its web client shows a shift in focus toward a more social atmosphere similar to what digital game giant Steam has been offering for years.

Each new offering is nested under new “user profiles” on GOG and split between new feed, profile, games, and friends sections. Through those new tabs, GOG users are able to view the recent gameplay statistics for themselves or others, compare things like trophies and gameplay totals against friends, and take a gander at friends’ game libraries, provided their privacy settings allow it. 

The new social features are already live on both GOG’s website and come with a handful of new privacy settings to match, the bulk of which are set to share information with only GOG friends by default.