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Snipperclips is now a Nintendo Switch launch title

It seems as though Nintendo is responding to the criticism that its launch line-up for the Nintendo Switch is a little bare. There’s only a handful of games that will be available and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is really the only heavy-hitter to move units. Today Nintendo has announced that it’s newest puzzle game Snipperclips will be a launch title with the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd. You can download the game for $19.99 from the Nintendo eShop, or check out a free demo that will be available. Eurogamer also mentioned that the game will be included as a digital download in a box with extra Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con controllers, but there’s no price yet available for it. When the game was first showcased, it was only given a vague March release date. Check out the trailer above and let us know if you’re interested in Snipperclips! READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Insomniac Games Discusses Sunset Overdrive’s Future

Insomniac Games has a close relationship with Sony, as they’ve developed the Ratchet & Clank series exclusively for Sony platforms in the past. That’s why Sunset Overdrive, an Xbox One exclusive open-world game, came as a surprise from the studio. The game ended up being well received by critics and consumers, yet surprisingly there hasn’t been a sequel announced. Here’s what Ted Price had to say when asked about a possible sequel by Game Informer: You’d have to ask Microsoft. We are passionate about that franchise, and we own it, so you may see more Sunset in the future from us. No promises, and no timeline to speak of, but it is something that represents our willingness to create unexpected experiences. While it’s pretty baffling that Microsoft hasn’t pulled the trigger on a sequel to one of Insomniac’s best games, it’s good to know that the series has a chance at staying alive regardless. Since Insomniac owns the property, it means that PlayStation fans might get to experience the zany fun of Sunset Overdrive after all. Insomniac Games are currently developing Spider-Man exclusively for PlayStation 4, and launched a reboot of Ratchet & Clank last year. Details are currently scarce READ FULL STORY…

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Nintendo Switch has an aggressive sleep mode to conserve battery

We’ve seen some early reports about the Nintendo Switch’s purported battery life, but this preview from Ars Technica UK contains a really interesting piece of information. The author of the piece seems to confirm that the Switch unit will last about three hours of play time with Breath of the Wild.He also mentioned that the included AC adapter for the Nintendo Switch will recharge the unit at a rate of about 1% per minute when the system is in sleep mode. What’s really interesting is that this sleep mode seems to be pretty aggressive, as the reviewer says that upon spending eight hours in the dock, his fully charged Switch had only lost 2% of its battery life, down to 98%.Another concerning thing in this preview is that the “universal” compatibility of the USB-C charger that Nintendo went with may not be so universal after all. While attempting to see how fast a third-party USB-C charger could charge the Switch, this previewer determined that it only charged at a rate of about 1% every six minutes. In fact, the charge was so slow that the Switch died while plugged into this charger.For those hoping to use any USB-C charger that…

Koei Tecmo

NiOh Patch 1.04 and 1.05 Released on PS4; 1.04 Gets Extensive Patch Notes

DLC & Patches

First Details Emerge About Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer

New details surfaced on Final Fantasy XV‘s Episode Gladiolus DLC yesterday, and now information on the game’s upcoming multiplayer mode have come to light. Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talked to Jeremy Parish over at Polygon about the game’s future, and how the multiplayer will tie into the main game. Here’s what Tabata had to say about the exciting new offering: There are a lot of things I can’t really say about the multiplayer future just yet, but it will tie into the game — the main game — at some point in the story. And for the multiplayer feature, we are less focused on playing as the four main characters but rather as an avatar that the user creates themselves. So rather than having you and your friends play as these four guys and experience their journey again together, it’s more about the journey that you and your friends have together with each other in this world. While Tabata was light on specifics, there is a lot to unpack here. The big news is that players won’t be playing as one of the main characters, and will instead be controlling a user-created avatar. It also sounds a lot like Final READ FULL STORY…

DLC & Patches

March 2017 PS4, PSVR & PS Vita New Releases in North America and Europe

March is filled with big releases, including Horizon Zero Dawn (in Europe), Mass Effect Andromeda, NieR: Automata, Ghost Recon Wildlands, MLB The Show 17, LEGO Worlds, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, Danganronpa 1&2 Reload, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 3, Toukiden 2, DLC for Final Fantasy XV and Dark Souls III, and much more. The March 2017 PlayStation Plus games will likely be announced on Wednesday, March 1, before going live on Tuesday, March 7. As of right now, here’s everything scheduled to release next month; for an up to the minute list, head over to our March 2017 release dates page, which we keep up to date: PlayStation 4 Games North America A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV (PSN) – March 1 WRC 6 (Retail & PSN) – March 3 Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (Retail & PSN) – March 7 Ghost Recon Wildlands (Retail & PSN) – March 7 LEGO Worlds (Retail & PSN) – March 7 Loot Rascals (PSN) – March 7 NieR: Automata (Retail & PSN) – March 7 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Retail) – March 7 2Dark (PSN) – March 10 Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (Retail & PSN) – READ FULL…

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition Releasing on PS4 Next Week

NeocoreGames announced today that The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition will be releasing on PS4 on February 28 in North America, and on March 1 in Europe. …Read More The post The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition Releasing on PS4 Next Week by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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Blizzard Continues to Tease New Overwatch Character

Blizzard is continuing to drop clues about who will be Overwatch‘s next playable character. Recently the Diablo and World of Warcraft developer profiled a new character named Efi Oladele who happens to be an 11-year-old science prodigy. This spurred conversation that she would be the next character to be added, but the company then clarified that she wasn’t playable. Now they’re back with a fictional news report that they posted on their official Twitter account. Blizzard attached the image seen above that depicts a recent airport attack in Numbani. Here’s what the tweet says: [BREAKING] OR15 defense units destroyed in confrontation with unidentified assailant at Numbani airport. No civilian casualties reported. If Numbani sounds familiar, that’s because it’s one of the first-person shooter’s maps. It’s also where the Doomfist exhibit is located, and where the rumored character’s gauntlet is displayed. This has naturally led to speculation that the tweet could be teasing Doomfist as the next character, but who really knows at this point. It’s clear that Blizzard is having fun teasing the community, and they’ll most likely continue to expand the universe with additional posts soon. Other fan speculation involves a four-legged robot called Anchora, who has appeared in the background READ FULL STORY…

BAFL: Brakes are For Losers

Old School Racer BAFL: Brakes are For Losers Announced; Coming Q2 2017

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The Division Update 1.6, Last Stand Expansion Release on February 28

During yesterday’s State of the Game livestream, Ubisoft announced that The Division will be getting Update 1.6 and the Last Stand DLC on Tuesday, February 28. Because there’s no exclusivity period with Last Stand, it will be available at the same time on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Full Update 1.6 patch notes are expected on Monday, but for now, you can see some of the previously revealed changes over here. On the State of the Game, Ubisoft said you can also expect further server fixes and optimizations, as well as some PS4/PS4 Pro improvements, including better performance, a higher resolution, and improved upscaling. The Division Twitter account adds that Update 1.6 will be 11.5GB on PS4, and around 8.5GB – 9GB on Xbox One and PC. Last Stand is the final planned expansion for The Division, but Ubisoft says this is not the end of the game, and they’ll “keep bringing you updates moving forward.” [Source: The Division (1), (2), Reddit] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Mario Sports Superstars Tennis Mode Covered in New Trailer

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Mass Effect Andromeda Goes Gold With Almost a Month to Go Before Release

The Best Landmarks of Super Mario Odyssey’s New Donk City

The Nintendo Switch is almost here! We already have ours, and soon you’ll be able to buy yours. Soon you’ll be able to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which seems pretty magnificent so far. But if your Nintendo kingdom preference leans more Mushroom than Hyrule, don’t worry. Super Mario Odyssey, the upcoming 3D Mario game hitting Switch this holiday, also looks weird and wonderful. By far the most delightful and confusing thing about Super Mario Odyssey so far is New Donk City, an area in the game modeled after New York City in which the cartoon-like Mario interacts with real people. This revelation raises so many questions. Who are these people? What is Mario if not a human being. How does Donkey Kong lore tie into this? How overpriced are New Donk apartments? Since Geek.com’s office is in New York City, we thought it be fun to imagine what the rest of New Donk City might look like if it really is taking most of its inspiration from the Big Apple. Hopefully, we’ll be visiting these places soon on our Nintendo Switch. These are the best landmarks of Super Mario Odyssey’s New Donk City, courtesy of Geek.com…

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Resident Evil 7’s Not a Hero DLC Sees the Return of Chris Redfield

Capcom has confirmed that the free Not a Hero DLC for Resident Evil 7 will star Chris Redfield. “Chris Redfield returns in the free Not A Hero DLC for #RE7 this Spring. Who or what is he chasing? Find out soon in this separate story,” Capcom wrote in a tweet yesterday. Polygon made in image comparing Resident Evil 7’s Chris Redfield to RE5’s and RE6’s: In terms of paid DLC, Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 are available now. An “Additional Story Episode” is also coming, but Capcom hasn’t revealed any details yet. According to the Season Pass product page, the additional story episode will be released by December 31, 2017. The stats page for Resident Evil 7 (only counts those who have enabled the in-game data transmission option) says there are 1.54 million players, and 145,000 of them are VR users. The amount of in-game time spent by players is nearing 2,000 years, and the amount of kills is nearing 110 million (as the site points out, the population of Japan is approximately 126 million). [Source: Resident Evil (1), (2), PlayStation Store, Polygon] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!