Gear.Club Unlimited physical release is a GameStop exclusive in the US
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Microids previously confirmed that Gear.Club Unlimited will be sold physically. But in the United States at least, its distribution will be limited to one retailer. GameStop added a page to its site today, claiming that it will be selling Gear.Club Unlimited exclusively.
We do also know that Gear.Club Unlimited will be offered on the eShop like all physical titles. We’ve also not heard about any exclusivity in Europe.
Pokken Tournament DX has reversible cover art in both North America and Europe
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Switch game cases can occasionally look a tad bland, but that won’t be the case with Pokken Tournament DX. Nintendo has included reversible cover art, pictured above. It’s available in both North America and Europe so that no one has to miss out on the neat design.
Gear.Club Unlimited unveils full lineup of cars
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Microids and Eden Games have announced the full lineup of cars that will make up the Gear.Club Unlimited vehicle roster. These are the supercars you’ll be able to drive in addition to the ones previously revealed.
The entire listing is as follows:
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is Switch’s best-selling third-party title
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Ubisoft-developed Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is now the top-selling, non-Nintendo game on the Switch according to physical sales tracked across North America and Australia. The sales demonstrate clear fan interest in crossover titles, and such success could potentially lead to future collaborations.
Bethesda on Switch releases, porting Doom, sales expectations, wants to continue support
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It’s rather surprising, but Bethesda has been one of Switch’s strongest supporters thus far. Unlike what we saw with previous console generations, the company is already preparing a few games for Nintendo’s system. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launches in November, followed by Doom this holiday, and Wolfenstein II in 2018.
Nintendo fans will be happy to hear that this could be just the start of Bethesda’s plans for Switch. In an interview with GamesBeat, vice president of marketing and communications Pete Hines noted that they don’t intend to just release these games and stop. “We want this to be the start of a relationship that we build with Nintendo and Nintendo fans,” Hines noted.
More comments from Hines about Switch are included below. You can read the full interview on GamesBeat here.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes home top prize at Japan Game Awards 2017
At the Tokyo Game Show earlier today, the primary winners announced for the Japan Game Awards 2017. Nintendo was a big winner at the event, especially due to Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking home the Grand Award.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild was also selected for the Award of Excellence along with Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The Pokemon games also won the Global Award for Japanese products.
Here’s the full roundup of awards:
The End is Nigh’s physical release will include an instruction booklet, secret freebie
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Like all of Nicalis’ Switch games, The End is Nigh will have a physical release. And similar to the publisher’s other titles, some extras will be included.
Along with a copy of the game, Nicalis is including a full-color instruction booklet. A secret freebie has also been teased.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Knolan spotlight
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THQ Nordic issued the first hero spotlight for Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Below, you can find a video focusing on the old mage Knolan.
Here’s an overview of Knolan:
Knolan is a wizened old mage troubled by the rapid decline of mana – the source of all magic power in the world. In Battle Chasers: Nightwar, he is not only a powerful damage dealer, but also a strong healer capable of reviving a fallen team mate. With his huge spell book and a short temper, Knolan is far more dangerous than he may first appear. He can shoot arcane missiles, fireballs and ice lances at his enemies and unleash a devastating firestorm. One of his powerful Burst abilities is Eldritch Summon: tentacles from another plane reach out through a portal and are damaging all foes.
Doom runs at 30 frames per second on Switch
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We have a little more information about the technical performance of Doom on Switch. Polygon, who went hands-on with the game, reports that it runs at 30 frames per second. In case you’re curious, Doom is 60 frames per second on other consoles.
The site does add that “the frame rate dipped considerably” during parts of the first level. While it usually recovered, it stayed low during one occasion. But a spokesperson told Polygon that Doom is still being optimized for Switch, so hopefully everything will be cleaned up before the holiday launch.
Panic Button working on Doom, Rocket League for Switch
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Much in the way that Tantalus became associated with Wii U ports back in the day, Panic Button is helping to bring prominent games to Switch. Digital Foundry confirms that the studio is porting two high-profile games to Nintendo’s console. Panic Button is leading the way on both Rocket League and Doom for Switch. Psyonix and Bethesda are very much involved with the two titles respectively, but it sounds like Panic Button is primarily in charge.