Now that it’s finally March, Sony has revealed which games it will be giving away to PlayStation Plus subscribers for the month.
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.
After teasing Pokemon Go players for months with the impending release of Generation 2 monsters, Niantic finally dropped the bombshell earlier this week — Gen 2 will finally appear “later this week.” Many people are assuming that means Saturday, but a hard time and date has not been set.
Pokémon Go developer Niantic hasn’t exactly made it a secret that Generation 2 Pokémon are on the way, as the company added a few new baby Pokémon over the holidays as a small sampling of the lineup originally introduced in the Gold and Silver Game Boy games. However, with the developer just wrapping up its Valentine’s event this week and a vague content plan sketched out for the months ahead, most players had assumed that the rest of Generation 2 was still months away.
Nintendo has more Zelda content on the way.