Episode 56 – Gears Released, Nintendo Direct News

recorded on 9/6/2019

Gears 5 is out now for Ultimate edition buyers and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (XGPU) subscribers; however, the standard edition will be available on September 10

  • The metacritic review score as of today is 8X

Nintendo held a Direct on Wednesday and the main points are listed below: (Nintendo) 

  • Overwatch comes to the Switch on October 15
  • Trials of Mana Remake comes to Switch April 24, 2020
  • Return of the Obra Dinn will be available on Switch this Fall
  • Banjo-Kazooie is now available to play so check him out
  • Terry from Fatal Fury is the 4th DLC character for Smash arriving in November
    • More than 5 DLC characters are planned for Smash Ultimate
    • Costumes and Homerun Contest added back in
  • More Pokemon Sword and Shield info revealed showing off new Pokemon
  • SNES games on the Switch Online Service are available now, some highlights below

    • Star Fox
    • Super Mario Kart
    • Super Mario World
    • Super Metroid
    • Super Soccer
    • Super Ghouls’ n Ghosts
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast comes to Switch September 24
  • Dauntless comes to the Switch later this year

Little Bits

Tfue top streamer on Twitch (last week’s report) now he might not be on there at all (Kotaku)

Activision has more COD: Modern Warfare info with reveal dates to share (IGN)

  • September 12-16: PlayStation Exclusive Open Beta Weekend
  • Week of September 16: Crossplay Details
  • September 19-23: Crossplay Open Beta
  • End of September: Campaign Premiere
  • Week of October 7: Special Ops Premiere

Rapid Fire News

Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer in development; launches after free DLC and single player content

Ubisoft hiring 50 person team to work on a new AAA VR project in a franchised IP (vrfocus.com)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Overwatch confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

Classic Doom 64 coming later this year to Switch (Comicbook.com)

Borderlands 3 is hitting stores next week on September 13 so don’t forget about it!

Epic Games Store free games are The End is Nigh and Abzu from Sep 5 – Sep 12

KH3 DLC trailer dropping next week (Comicbook.com)

The top 10 download PS4 games for the month of August are as follows (Playstation.com)

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Minecraft
  3. GTA V
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  6. Remnant: From the Ashes
  7. Black Desert
  8. PUBG
  9. Plants v Zombies Garden Warfare 2
  10. Rocket League

Rumor Mill

A Gamestop drops the ball – new Splinter Cell game accidentally announced? (Comicbook.com)

  • “Wario64” (Twitter) sees Sam Fischer goggle available for preorder with an availability date of Nov 1 (Friday)
  • User tells Twitter then the next day the item is delisted…hmmm

Elden Ring (From Software & George RR Martin) could be releasing June 2020 (Gamesradar)

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