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As we all know, Metroid Dread is out this Friday, 8th of October on Nintendo Switch.

All will be revealed soon if us lucky ones who pre-ordered it at the misprice of £26.99 on Currys (UK) website will have it honoured or not *fingers crossed*. There is still plenty of time to pre-order it, of course, at the normal price of £40+ on various other websites, including Nintendo and the eshop directly. I can’t wait to try this out. I’ve seen some footage from Nintendo Life playing it and it looks like it plays super buttery smooth, so roll on Friday. I’ve not played Metroid for ages so I’m really looking forward to picking this one up.

Are you picking this one up or giving it a miss? Let me know in the comments below.

If like me, you were around a Sega MegaDrive (Genesis in the US) growing up in the 90’s, you’d probably be one of the ones hyped for the 4th instalment of the Streets of Rage franchise last week. Streets of Rage first launched back in 1992 on the MegaDrive and was a 16-bit, 2D, side scrolling, beat-em up game, it was fantastic.

Fast forward a whole 26 years, yes 26 years after the 3rd game was released, and Streets of Rage 4 drops on all major platforms. Is the game worth picking up? Was it a cheap nostalgia cash in ?

Read-more to find out….

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One of my fondest Sega Mega Drive memories from my childhood – Streets of Rage. The second Streets of Rage was easily my favourite; the characters, levels, and my god THE MUSIC !!!. 26 years I’ve been waiting to play a new SOR game and its finally here guys !.

Thats right !, Streets of Rage 4 now has an official release date, it’ll be dropping next week on; PC, Xbox1, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, April 30th. The UK price will be £24.99 on Steam, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. If your an Xbox Gamepass subscriber, then lucky you ! You’ll be able to play Streets of Rage 4 via gamepass for free* on day 1.

*- Free when subscribed to Xbox Gamepass subscription. 

Those of you looking into buying physical copies of the game, good news again, Limited Run Games have Streets of Rage 4  pre-orders up for the Switch and PS4 physical versions of the game.

The digital / retail game will come with some nice extras too, like the original music, original characters. Theres x5 new characters to play as, as well as x12 from the first two games. Soundtracks from the first two games are included too, so youll be able to switch between your favourite music and characters from the new and old versions of the game, which I think is a really nice touch !

I’ll be playing SOR4 on gamepass first and foremost and will either pick it up for Switch or PS4 (for playing on the go) at a later date.

What platform will you buying this on ? Is it a Day 1 purchase for you? Let us know in the comments or over on our social media channels.

If like me your addicted to Animal Crossing, you’ll be happy to hear that Nintendo just announced the upcoming series of FREE seasonal updates to our beloved Animal Crossing Franchise.

These updates will start from tomorrow, April 23rd, and continue all the way through to the end of June!. From Nintendos video, it appears updates include a whole range of expansions, events, new characters and experiences for the players to enjoy, full list below:

  • Treasure Trawler (Jolly Redd)

Jolly Redd will be patrolling the high seas and stop off at players’ islands randomly to sell off some of his unique art pieces and furniture items. If I’ve done my homework correctly, the player, if like last iterations of the game, will need to guess which piece of his art are REAL or FAKE. Buying a real piece of art will allow the player to donate this to the new museum expansion, the art gallery.

  • April 23rd – May 4th – Nature Day

Grab your watering cans and plant feeder ! Nature Day will be celebrated in game with lots of nook mile, nature-inspired, special challenges. Planting shrubs, flowers, trees, and watering flower beds and the like I’d imagine ! There may be some nice rewards too once all the challenges are complete, but we will need to find out !

  • Leif’s Garden Shop – Island Visitor

Expect regular island visits from Nature-boy, Leif, as he comes to offer some of his special saplins, flowers and other nature related goodies to plant around your island.

  • May 1st – May 7th – May Day Mystery Tour 

We may not be able to travel anywhere currently due to lockdown regulations amidst covid-19, however lets pack our virtual  weekend luggage, as AC players will be able to take a special nook miles flight to a new special island thats different from the usual ”mystery islands” your used to ! There are rumours there may be a special visitor there too, who could it be ?

  • May 18th – May 31st – International Museum Day

After receiving your special stamp card, players will earn in game rewards after collecting stamps on their museum stamp card.

  • June 1st – June 30th – Wedding Season

Looks like newlyweds Reece and Cyrus are at Harvey’s island, its your job to help take some wedding / anniversary photos of them. Players will be rewarded with wedding themed items during this event.

All in all a nice list of more animal crossing goodness ! Should keep players engaged and occupied enough during lockdown.

 

You can now download the Resident Evil 5 & 6 Demo’s from the Nintendo eShop and pre-order both games right now.

Lock and Load: Chris Redfield and his partner Sheva Alomar Credit: Capcom

These games have been out for almost every platform I can think of now. I had Resident Evil 5 on the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and PC. I also had Resident Evil 6 on PS3, Xbox 360 and bagged it on PC years ago for about £2.30 or something stupid.

These games on the Switch aren’t cheap though, £29.99 each ! but if you want them, I’d definitely recommend Resident Evil 5 as the couch co-op is great fun. It’s gameplay is very similar to Resident Evil 4 but you get the fun of playing it co-op with you and a buddy. Both games are going to be released in full on the 29th of October. If your buying the physical triple pack of these games, you’ll get Resident Evil 4 on physical cartridge and the other two (Resi 5 & 6) will be digital downloads set to be 18.7GB & 17.6GB respectively, so keep that in mind.

Go check them out !

E3 2019 is a wrap so let’s take a look of some of the awesome games we’ll be seeing real soon…

Microsoft

Microsoft had a decent enough E3 this year in fairness. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for next gen consoles right now, I am, but at the same time I still think this gen has still so much more to offer, especially after this years E3. Where does the time go. Anyway, Microsoft announced the next gen Xbox console, project scarlett capable of 8K gaming and playing some games at 120 fps. Let’s touch on some of Microsoft’s biggest E3 announcements.

Cyberpunk 2077: Release Date – April 2020 

Cyberpunk will eventually be available on PC, PS4 and XBOX but Microsoft really showed how awesome this game is going to be. NVIDIA is onboard with RTX for the game, so all you RTX GFX card owners will certainly be in for a treat.

The biggest surprise here was when Keanu Reeves rocked up onto the stage and we were all told Keanu, Mr John Wick himself, will be a character in the game called Johnny Silverhand. Cyberpunk 2077 is available to pre-order now and is set for release in April 2020.

Blair Witch Project

If you know me, you know I’m a horror game and horror movie junkie, I absolutely love scary stuff – especially games. PT on the PS4 (that was eventually pulled from the PS store), RESIDENT EVIL VR, Silent Hill, Outlast are some of my favourite horror games – so it’s no surprise saying I’m really looking forward to playing this new first person horror game, Blair Witch Project. Check out some of the development gameplay footage below:

 

Phantasy Star Online 2 – finally coming to the West and FTP ! 

This was massive for me…

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