Platinum Games Releases an Official Statement on the Cancellation Scalebound

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On January 9th, Microsoft announced that development of their upcoming exclusive, Scalebound was coming to an end. Platinum Games has released a statement on the matter today.

“We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.

Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.

We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!

President and CEO
Kenichi Sato”

Scalebound’s director, Hideki Kamiya, also took to Twitter to express how sorry he is about the game being cancelled, but he promises to work extra hard on Platinum’s upcoming projects. NieR: Automata comes out in March and Platinum also has two other announced games, Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link, and Lost Order. Both games are yet to be announced for the west, but look/seem promising.

Source: Platinum Games Official blog

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Nintendo’s Next Console is the Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo released a video this morning giving the world its first looks at the next Nintendo console. Know as the NX for quite sometime, the official name is now Switch. That name pretty much fits with the console since it can be played on your TV or on the go. We all know this is the successor to the WiiU, but there is no word on whether Nintendo will keep making handheld systems since the Switch offers portability as well.

In the video you can see how the system functions. It essentially looks like a modernized WiiU gamepad, but with way more functionality. Controllers slide off of each side of the handheld screen, then you combine them on another contraption to get the true living room, console experience. Rumors that the Switch would be cartridge based were spot on. Check out the video below.

The Switch seems to already be garnering quite a bit of third party support as well. Skyrim can even be seen running on the Switch during the video.

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The Nintendo Switch is dated to launch March 2017. Hopefully Nintendo has a Nintendo Direct planned sometime soon so we can get more information on the Switch.

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What are Ya Playin’ This Weekend?

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Happy first weekend of Summer, and it is a hot one! I hope you are able to get plenty of gaming in this weekend.

I will be playing some competitive Overwatch. The mode recently launched in Public Test Realm. I played a few games earlier and lost all 3. Hopefully I can win the last 7. Trails of Cold Steel will also be played and Tokyo Mirage Sessions just arrived in my mailbox today. I will probably play the first hour or so just to see how it is.

If you’re into fighting game tournaments, the big CEO tournament is happening in Orlando this weekend and it should be pretty good. Games like Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros, MKX, Guilty Gear, and many more will all be featured.

That’s enough about  me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend?

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Shovel Knight is Getting More Free DLC

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The third campaign will feature Specter Knight, a boss in the original Shovel Knight campaign. There is no word on when the DLC will be available, but Yacht Club Games says to expect it “sooner than the wait between Shovel Knight and Plague Knight.”

More DLC is in development as well. The King Knight, Body Swap, and Battle Mode will be available at some point in the future. All DLC will be 100% free.

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New Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer

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Bioware really didn’t have anything to show off for the upcoming sci-fi epic. They say that we will get more information this fall so look forward to that.

The new trailer is nice though. It really gives you the feel that Bioware is really going back to the roots of Mass Effect when it comes to exploring. There are even a couple of scenes featuring the Mako! That’s enough to get me excited, really. Check out the trailer below.

Mass Effect Andromeda is expected to launch March of 2017.

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