To the surprise of many, Overwatch has dropped a new hero, a tank named Orisa. Weilding a “fusion driver” — a fancy term for a projectile machine gun — Orisa is now Overwatch’s 24th hero and the third one to be released post-launch.
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t go on sale until tomorrow, but the day one firmware update is already live and adds some basic functionality to the system.
As far as we know, CM Punk is finished with the world of professional wrestling. He walked away from the WWE in controversial fashion, hasn’t had many nice things to say about his former employer since, and embarked on a surprise journey into the world of MMA, getting absolutely dominated by Mickey Gall in his first (and so far only) professional UFC bout.
In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has revealed plans for a new subscription service called “Xbox Game Pass.” For $9.99 a month, subscribers will be able to access “over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible games,” and usage will be unlimited.
UPDATE: Following a retailer leak over the weekend, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has today officially confirmed that Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, will be out Aug. 22 on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro. In an interesting twist, WB also notes that it will be available on Xbox Scorpio, which of course is not out yet.
Nintendo has officially confirmed that the Switch, which launches next Friday, will not offer Virtual Console support at launch.
The Nintendo Switch is relatively cheap at only $299 but you’re going to be spending much more than that on games, accessories and, oh yeah, expandable memory, as the console’s on-board 32GB of storage is woefully inadequate for much of anything in 2017. In fact, there’s already a Switch game that takes up more space than Nintendo’s console can handle out of the box.
The street date of the Switch, Nintendo’s new console/handheld hybrid system, is still a couple of weeks away. But NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot claims an “unnamed store” goofed and shipped him his preorder early — like, really early.
Activision has announced that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a remastered collection of the first three games in the series, is headed to PlayStation 4 on June 30. It will cost $40.