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Pokemon Unite releases in July for Switch, coming to mobile in September

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 17:05 GMT The Pokemon Company promised yesterday we’d get some Pokemon Unite news today, and it delivered.Pokemon Unite will release for Switch in July and will arrive iOS and Android in September, The Pokemon Company and developer TiMi Studio Group announced today.Watch on YouTubeThe real-time, team-based battle game with cross-play capabilities will be free to start and was announced back in June 2020.Pokemon Unite takes place on Aeos Island, an island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. On it, you will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of tournaments. In Unite…

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Where to pre-order Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp on Nintendo Switch

You’ll be able to play fully-remade versions of the first two Advance Wars titles when Advance Wars: Re-Boot camp blasts onto the Nintendo Switch on December 3. Tactical pre-orders can help save you money, so grab yours from the links below.Watch on YouTubeUS Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp pre-orders UK Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp pre-orders Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp versions and pre-order bonusesAn Advance Wars remake was one of the last things fans were expecting from Nintendo’s E3 Direct. The last Advance Wars game, Days of Ruin, was released on the Nintendo…

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Pokemon Unite news coming tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 16 June 2021 20:58 GMT Looks like we’re getting some news on Pokemon Unite tomorrow.The Pokemon Company has announced it has some Pokemon Unite news for those looking forward to the game coming to Switch and mobile.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the tweet, there will be an announcement made tomorrow, June 17, at 7am PT, 9am ET, 2pm UK. Maybe it will be a release date.The real-time, team-based battle game with cross-play capabilities will be free to start and was announced back in June 2020.In it, two teams of five Pokemon will try to defeat the opposing team….

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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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Where to pre-order Metroid Dread standard and special edition

One of the biggest reveals of Nintendo’s E3 direct was Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid in nearly 20 years. It’s no Metroid Prime 4, but it should tide you over until we hear more about the title, and you can pre-order Metroid Dread now from the links below.Watch on YouTubeUS Metroid Dread standard edition pre-order Metroid Dread special edition pre-order UK Metroid Dread standard edition pre-order Metroid Dread special edition pre-order Metroid Dread Standard and Special edition pre-ordersMetroid Dread is the five mainline entry in the 2D Metroid games and will be released on the Nintendo Switch on October…

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Adventure game Strange Brigade arrives on Nintendo Switch

By Stephany Nunneley 15 June 2021 19:55 GMT Rebellion’s Strange Brigade is out today on Nintendo Switch, and you can get it for 10% during launch week.The third-person adventure game Strange Brigade has you dealing with mummified enemies as you solve puzzles in booby-trapped ruins.Watch on YouTubeOther enemies include fire-breathing assassins, and armor-plated minotaurs all under the control of Seteki the Witch Queen who was buried in a nameless tomb for 4,000 years and has now returned.You can play it by yourself or team up with others in local wireless co-op and online for 1-4 players.On Switch, players will receive exclusive new…

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Watch the Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 livestream here

Nintendo will host its E3 2021 Nintendo Direct livestream today, and you can watch it here.The Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 livestream is set to kick off at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm UK, 6pm CEST. You’ll be able to watch it via the company’s YouTube and Twitch channels. We’ve embedded YouTube version below.Watch on YouTubeIt will last around 40 minutes and will focus exclusively on games coming to Switch this year. In other words, don’t expect to hear about the Switch Pro rumored to be in the works.As far as what to expect, Nintendo is a bit of a wildcard,…

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A Plague Tale: Requiem cloud version coming to Switch

By Stephany Nunneley 14 June 2021 21:44 GMT Looks like A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming to a platform other than PC and Xbox Series X/S.According to the game’s Twitter account, A Plague Tale: Requiem is also coming to Switch via the cloud.Watch on YouTubeThe cloud version of the game will join Control and Hitman 3, both of which take advantage of the tech.Announced yesterday during the Xbox + Bethesda E3 2021 showcase, in the game, you will follow Amicia and her brother Hugo on a new quest, as they try to survive an uncaring world as a terrifying curse…

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The Season of Sloth kicks off in Hitman 3 tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 14 June 2021 18:56 GMT The Season of Sloth in Hitman 3 starts on June 15 with Act 3 of the Seven Deadly Sins. Hitman 3 players will be able to participate in the Sloth Depletion Escalation and go deep into the mind of Agent 47. Watch on YouTubeThere will be a new take on the Dartmoor location, and new sin-themed items and suits.The current season, Pride, ends today and includes a new Escalation in Chongqing called The Pride Profusion.Act 1, Greed, ran from March 20 to May 10.The Seven Deadly Sins features new gameplay opportunities, distinct…

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Here’s every game announced at Devolver’s E3 2021 show

Devolver Digital didn’t disappoint when it came to a madcap, off-the-wall showcase at E3 2021 – but alongside the weird narrative, the publisher announced plenty of games, too.Headlining the announcements, and acting as a sort-of running joke through the whole bizarre experience, was the publisher’s jab at the increasingly popular trend of treating games as a service, and cajoling the player into signing up for costly repeat payments in order to gain access to titles.The satire is framed as the “Devolver MaxPass+ Showcase | Monetization as a Service,” and you can take a look at teh intro to it below.Watch…

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Watch Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 showcase here

By Sherif Saed 12 June 2021 11:44 GMT Ubisoft returns today with a fresh look at its slate of games.Ubisoft kicks off E3 2021 proper with a new episode of the Ubisoft Forward showcase. Ubisoft’s format is unchanged, so you should already be familiar with it if you tuned in last year.Today’s Ubisoft Forward kicks off at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK. If you have an hour to kill, the pre-show starts one hour earlier, at 11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm UK. As always, Twitch and YouTube are your destinations – we’ve embedded both below.Watch on YouTubeThe show itself…

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Check out the new OlliOlli World gameplay trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 11 June 2021 23:09 GMT If you’re into skateboarding, razor-sharp platforming, and charming cartoon worlds, you’re going to want to check out the new OlliOlli World gameplay trailer.Shown off today during the IGN Expo at IGN Summer of Gaming (where we also heard about Doki Doki Literature Club Plus), the new trailer is the closest look we’ve had at the game since it was announced in the April 2021 Nintendo Direct.Roll7’s curious action platformer asks you to “tear up the streets” of Radlandia and search for the skate gods as you master tricks, meet interesting characters and discover the…

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ARK Genesis 2 | How to tame Shadowmanes

By Rebecca Jones 11 June 2021 17:03 GMT Shadowmanes are a new type of creature introduced in the Genesis: Part 2, the final piece of DLC for ARK: Survival Evolved.Watch on YouTubeNot only are these majestic dinosaurs rad as hell to look at, but when tamed they’re incredibly useful as transport and when taking on offensive roles in combat.How to tame a Shadowmane in ARK Genesis 2There is a unique, non-violent method you need to use when taming Shadowmanes.The main item you need in order to bring a Shadowmane on-side is simply a Fish Basket containing any fish weighing 0.5…

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ARK Genesis 2 | Finding Mutagel and taming Tek Stryders

Mutagel is a resource introduced into ARK: Survival Evolved with the new Genesis: Part 2 DLC. One of its major uses is the taming of Tek Stryders.Watch on YouTube How to harvest Mutagel in ARK How to turn Mutagel into Mutagen How to tame Tek Stryders in ARK Benefits of a tamed Tek Stryder How to harvest Mutagel in ARKThere are several locations in Genesis: Part 2 where you can harvest Mutagel: On ambergris asteroids. On black pearl asteroids. In the Rockwell’s Innards biome, in the acid pool underneath Rockwell’s heart. You can harvest Mutagel by hand here once the…

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Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch

By Stephany Nunneley 9 June 2021 20:16 GMT Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch soon, allowing players to group up and play together.Overwatch players will soon be able to play with others, regardless of platform, thanks to the latest global Battle.net update.Watch on YouTubeThe update will allow players from around the world to team up, as long as they have a Battle.net account and have linked their appropriate console accounts.If you are unsure how to create a Battle.net account, or want to know how to link your platform to a Battle.net account, Blizzard has you covered.To celebrate, everyone who logs in…