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Call of Duty Switch

Call of Duty is one of the highest-selling games each year, but the series has yet to appear on Switch. However, Microsoft has expressed interest in changing that in the future following its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

In an interview with CNBC, Microsoft president Brad Smith expressed interest in bringing the Call of Duty franchise to Switch. He said:

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Despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it sounds like Xbox will still be supporting its franchises on Switch.

Some have been concerned about what would happen to Activision Blizzard games on competing platforms. However, Microsoft has said that it will continue to release Call of Duty games on PlayStation consoles, and is “interested in taking similar steps to support Nintendo’s successful platform.”

Nintendo Activision Blizzard

Last week, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser issued an internal email to all levels of the company – including development partners such as Retro Studios and Next Level Games – regarding reports and controversies that have emerged pertaining to Activision Blizzard.

A lot has been coming through over the past few months regarding Activision Blizzard’s poor handling of its employees, particularly when it comes to sexual misconduct in the workplace. It all cumulated last week following a report from The Wall Street Journal. In its article, the publication wrote about Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who was aware of sexual harassment and misconduct that had been taking place within the company, intervened to protect abusers, and apparently even dished out his own abuse.

Diablo II Resurrected cinematic

Activision and Vicarious Visions shared a new cinematic trailer today for Diablo II: Resurrected. It goes without saying, but there’s no gameplay in this particular video.

Diablo II: Resurrected is a redone version of 2000 action RPG. It comes with all content from both Diablo II and its expansion, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Updated quality of life features are planned such as a new and improved user interface, item tooltip comparisons, and automatic partying in multiplayer games.

Here’s some additional information about the game:

Crash Bandicoot anniversary

Crash Bandicoot is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. The series first began on September 9, 1996 as part of the original platformer on PlayStation.

While there’s no new game in sight, Activision is at least recognizing the milestone with a new video published today. In it, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time developer Paul Yan and Avery Lodato from Toys for Bob look back on the series.

Here’s the full Crash Bandicoot anniversary video:

Activision is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Crash Bandicoot with a couple of new bundles. The Crash Bandicoot Crashiversary bundle and Crash Bandicoot Quadriliogy bundle have both just been released on the Switch eShop.

The Crash Bandicoot Crashiversary bundle features Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, and Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled. The Quadriliogy bundle leaves out Crash Team Racing.

Here’s some information about each game:

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

When Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 was announced for Switch, Activision said that Vicarious Visions was behind the port. However, it turns out that another company actually did most of the heavy lifting.

Turn Me Up Games recently confirmed that it handled the Switch version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. The company has plenty of porting experience having previously worked on Borderlands 1 and 2, Journey to the Savage Planet, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for the console.

We actually spoke with Turn Me Up last year about its Switch ports. In case you missed it, you can read the full thing here.


System: Switch
Release date: June 25, 2021
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Publisher: Activision

There’s a very specific vibe that permeates every second of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, out now on Nintendo Switch. I’d like to think it’s more than nostalgia – although I would be lying if early 2000’s skateboarding games didn’t hold a special place in my heart – but there’s just something romantic about grinding down a staircase at a California skatepark while Rage Against the Machine’s “Guerilla Warfare” blasts in the background. Having barely touched a skateboarding game since Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 on the GameCube, I was excited to see how this ground-up remake of two of the series’ highest-rated games would hold up on a handheld.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

The Switch version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is nearly here, and we have new footage of the release in action. View over 20 minutes of gameplay below.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is slated for June 25 on Switch.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Activision has published a trailer for the new Switch version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. Have a look at the video below.

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