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Rocket League coming to Nintendo Switch Holiday 2017

When Rocket League released just over two years ago, it became an instant smash hit.  Originally released on the PS4 and PC, then shortly after on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch owners will finally be able to get their hands on Psyonix’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars sequel.

Given the portable and home console nature of the Nintendo Switch, we can’t help but feel that Rocket League will feel right at home on Nintendo’s new hybrid console.  No firm release date has been announced, but Switch owners can expect to see Rocket League this holiday.

Metroid 2 Remake coming to 3DS September 15th

Fans of 2D and 3D Metroid games alike have been clamoring for a new entry in the series for years.  Well, apparently this is the year those fans have been looking forward to.  Hot off the heels of the announcement in the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight that Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development, Nintendo also announced that Metroid: Samus Returns will also make its way to 3DS in September.

Metroid: Samus Returns is a 3DS remake of the Game Boy title: Metroid II: Return of Samus.  The game will feature a plethora of updates including visuals (duh!), free-aiming of Samus’s weapon, melee countering enemies, pinning locations on maps for future reference and the brand new Aieon abilities.

Nintendo has promised continued support for their 3DS family of consoles, and with Metroid Prime 4 likely still a couple years out, this seems like the perfect title for the aging platform.

PlayStation E3 2017 Media Showcase Liveblog

All times listed in EDT.

20:50 – T-minus 10 minutes.

20:54 – Lots of great reveals during the pre-show. Paving the way (hopefully) for big reveals during the Showcase.

20:55 – Still pre-show, footage on screen of Ni No Kuni II.

20:57 – December 9-10, PSX is returning in 2017.

20:59 – Sizzle reel, the show is almost under way.

21:00 – Interesting, opening the event with the ads for PlayStation “Days of Play” and PlayStation Vue.

21:02 – Is that a freaking sitar?

21:05 – Looks like Uncharted DLC. Sony is having major issues with audio on Twitch stream.

21:06 – Uncharted – The Lost Legacy

21:08 – Horizon: The Frozen Wilds

21:10 – Audio finally fixed on Twitch. Days Gone gameplay on screen. Visually, very nice.

21:13 – Whoa, so many zombies on screen at once. I assume this is running on PS4 Pro. Silky smooth.

21:15 – No Mass Effect: Andromeda facial animations here. Everything looks great.

21:16 – Shawn Layden on stage. Talking about PS4 Pro and PSVR. “It’s all about the games.”

21:20 – Umm… Is this Monster Hunter on PS4?

Is This Monster Hunter on PS4

21:21 – Wow, the leaks were real. Monster Hunter World on PS4.

21:23 – Is this Shadow of the Colossus?

21:24 – Yes, yes it is. Coming 2018.

21:25 – Hey! It’s Marvel characters!

21:25 – Oh, of course. MvC Infinite. September 19th. Story demo available today.

21:27 – CoD: WWII on screen with edgy, music video style edits.

21:29 – PlayStation VR game on screen.

21:30 – Skyrim VR

21:32 – GameTrust (Gamestop) PSVR game being shown. Appears to be some sort of 2D platformer style game.

21:32 – The game is called Star Child.

21:33 – Is it me, or are we just not getting any release dates at all?

21:34 – Inpatient. A PlaStation VR game developed my Supermassive.

21:35 – Final Fantasy XV – The Fishing Simulator. Oh, sorry. Monster of the Deep.  My name is better.

21:37 – Moss.  Another Supermassive VR game featuring a very cute mouse.

21:38 – God of War on screen.  Story seems to focus a lot on Kratos and his son.

21:42 – God of War looks good.  Running on Horizon: Zero Dawn engine

21:43 – Simply called God of War. Releases in early 2018.

21:44 – Detroit: Become Human. Another great looking game, but come on; let’s see something new, Sony.

21:49 – No release date?

21:50 – Destiny 2 trailer.

21:51 – Exclusive Strike. Exclusive gear. Exclusive weapon. Exclusive PvP map. Again.

21:53 – Spider-Man, yo!

Spider-Man PS4

22:01 – Simply Spider-Man. Coming 2018.

22:03 – Welp.  That’s a wrap!


XBOX 2017 E3 Briefing Liveblog

14:02 – Scorpio Official Unit looks like a black Xbox One S

14:03 – Xbox One X is the official name of the Xbox Scorpio and launches November 7th, 2017

14:05 – Full backwards compatibility

14:06 – Supports super sampling for 1080p

14:07 – Liquid cooled vapor chamber and custom power management system

14:08 – Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox ever

14:10 – Forza 7 reveal

14:12 – Porsche 911 GT2 RS world reveal

14:13 – Live gameplay demo of Forza 7, native 4K at 60fps

14:14 – Dynamic weather, environments and more details in Forza 7 than ever before

14:15 – Forza 7 releases on October 3rd 2017

14:16 – 42 games shown during the press conference, 24 will be console exclusive to Xbox One

14:22 – Metro Exodus reveal

14:24 – Assassins Creed Origins world premier

14:31 – Live Assassins Creed Origins gameplay, you can use an Eagle to scout ahead for you, combat looks like it has some dark souls inspired mechanics.

14:32 – PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds coming exclusively to Xbox One systems, Xbox One X version enhancements will launch with the system

14:35 – Deep Rock Galactic reveal

14:40 – State of Decay 2 revealed, zombie game featuring base building, survival and multiplayer.

14:43 – The Darwin Project, hunger-games like multiplayer game.

14:45 – Minecraft uniting of consoles, crossplay with all consoles, mobile platforms and VR.  Minecraft gets a free 4K update, new look for Minecraft (dynamic lighting, better textures, godrays)

14:49 – Dragonball Fighter Z, early 2018 release date

14:51 – Black Desert coming to Xbox One

14:52 – The last night, pixel + 3d modeled visual art style

14:53 – The Artful Escape, coming when its ready

14:54 – Code Vein, coming 2018

14:55 – Sea of Thieves extended gameplay showcase: underwater exploration and ship looting,  watch out for sharks, eat bananas, you can shoot yourself from your ship onto an island or even an enemy pirate ship.  Solve riddles to find treasure caches, you can dig up the ground to search for treasure, generally after you find treasure you’ll have to fight off enemies in order to secure it, trade treasure at outposts to turn a profit. Sea of thieves releases early 2018

15:04 – Tacoma, releasing August 2nd 2017

15:05 – Super Lucky’s Tale, November 2017

15:07 – Cuphead finally got a release date, September 29th 2017

15:09 – Crackdown 3, Ft Terry Crews, releasing November 7th, 2017

15:11 – Sizzlereel, showcasing a lot of different games released through the ID@Xbox program

15:13 – Ashen, unique art-style

15:16 – Life is Strange Before the Storm, 3 episode game

15:18 – Shadow of War gameplay showcase. October 10th, 2017

15:24 – Ori and the Will of the Wisps reveal

15:27 – Xbox Backwards Compatibility now supports original Xbox games, more to share when it launches later this year

15:29 – 4K updates to previous titles like Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 7 and more

15:31 – Xbox One X will be priced at $499

15:33 – Bioware’s new IP Anthem, running on Xbox One Scorpio, World premier gameplay.  Exosuits, big open world, focus on multiplayer.  2018 release date.

15:42: End of Conference


Switchcore Podcast 012 – Xbox E3 2017 Predictions Special

Charlie, Scott, Drew and Jeremy get together for yet another betting special, this time for Xbox’s E3 press event.  Will Scorpio wow the industry?  Will Phil Spencer announce new Xbox One exclusives?

Afterwards, the team recaps and wraps up their thoughts and predictions on everything E3 related.

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Pokkén Tournament DX Coming to Switch

Following Nintendo’s tweet yesterday, we now know what Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have in store for Switch and 3DS owners in 2017.

Nintendo kicked off the eight minute direct announcing Pokkén Tournament DX, scheduled for a September 22nd release on Nintendo Switch.  The deluxe version of the Pokémon fighting game is getting a new 3v3 team battle mode, online ranked play and friend-only group matches.  The game will also feature local wireless multiplayer and the ability to play the game with a single Joy-Con.  Pokkén Tournament DX will also feature five new characters: Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk and Decidueye.

Though we did not receive the mainline Pokémon game for Switch we were hoping for, we did get some information about the next 3DS outing.  Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be hitting the Nintendo 3DS line of systems on November 17th.  The new titles will feature an alternate story, and new Pokémon not included in the original Sun and Moon games.

With E3 just around the corner, make sure to check back to Switchcore.net for more Pokémon news.

[via Nintendo Direct – YouTube]

Pokémon Direct Coming Tomorrow

The internet is aflutter this morning with The Pokémon Company tweeting out from their official Twitter account that a new Pokémon Direct is coming June 6th at 7am PT/10am ET.

Additionally, on the official Pokémon website, a post has been added stating “Big Pokemon News on the Way.”  Following the Direct, coverage of the news will take place at Pokémon.com.

Could this be a new Pokémon title for the Switch that fans have been asking for, or will it just be information on the upcoming update to Pokémon GO slated to add new legendary Pokémon and PVP functionality?  Only time will tell.  In the mean time, mark your calendars for June 6th!

Switchcore Podcast 011 – PlayStation E3 2017 Predictions Special

PlayStation E3 predictions galore!

This week, the hosts discuss what they believe we will most likely be treated to during the E3 2017 PlayStation press briefing. Keeping in line with the Nintendo show from a week ago, the hosts make Yes/No bets, as well as play a bit of High/Low to determine the direction of PlayStation during this year’s big show.

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Switchcore Podcast 010 – Nintendo E3 2017 Predictions Special

The crew gets together to talk about E3 2017. Specifically, predictions. This year, Nintendo has promised us a big year. We already know about some of the entities that will be present, like Super Mario Odyssey, but what about unannounced titles?

Will we see Metroid? Where’s Virtual Console. Is a new Pokemon game in the works? Scott, Jeremy, Drew and Charlie give their predictions on these plus many more in this special episode.

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