Weekly news round-up (September 20 – 26)
Welcome everyone to our weekly news recap; this week was full of great news and announcements and it reminds us that this industry can always be full of surprises. Let’s begin! 1. Nintendo Switch OLED Officially Presented Ahead of Release
After the announcement of the new Switch OLED in July we couldn’t get many more info about it; however, fans got the opportunity to see it in person as the new Nintendo Switch was on display at Nintendo Tokyo. Some pictures posted on Twitter by some fans show the features of the new 7-inch screen, along with scenes taken from Mario Kart Deluxe 8. The new Nintendo Switch OLED will be released on October 8th and it is currently available for pre-orders, even though various retailers are currently out of stock.
2. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Brings N64 And Sega Genesis To Switch
Another interesting announcement from the Nintendo Direct of this week regards the future of Nintendo Switch Online. Specifically, Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games will be available on Nintendo’s online service. These titles include Dr. Mario 64, Mario Tennis, Starfox 66, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, as well as Castlevania: Bloodlines, Golden Axe, Shinobi 3: Return on the Ninja Master, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Streets of Rage 2. Unfortunately, no release date has been given but it seems possible that towards the end of October the service will be released.
3. Fall Guys Is The Most Downloaded PS Plus Game Of All Time, Sets Guinness World Record
Fall Guys made history once again! According to the official Fall Guys Twitter account the games has been awarded as the most downloaded PS Plus game of all time, setting a Guinness World Record. After being released in August last year, the game managed to keep players involved even after the initial success, releasing new mini-games and costumes every season.
4. Life is Strange Remastered has an official release date
The release of Life is Strange: True Colors, the latest game of the franchise, on September 10 was quite successful. Thanks to that, fans started to be interested in the previous chapters and this is why Life is Strange: Remastered Collection has been announced. Square Enix has confirmed that the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection won’t arrive until 2022. Originally planned to be released on September 30th, Square Enix has recently revealed that the game release should be on February 1st, 2022.