Starfield release date, "Warzone can run on Switch", says Microsoft, Square Enix Shakeup, and Mario Day Deals!
🕹️ The Console War Rages On
Metroid Fusion launches on Nintendo Switch Online!
The critically acclaimed Metroid Fusion will finally be available via Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on modern consoles. It was released on the 9th of March, 2023. Initially released for the Game Boy Advance in 2002, Fusion is the canonically fourth game in the long-running franchise, with Metroid Dread being the fifth and most recent instalment released on the Switch in 2021. (Source)
Cities: Skylines gets a sequel with an announcement trailer.
The critically acclaimed Cities: Skylines will receive a sequel, thanks to a new announcement trailer released by Colossal Order & Paradox Interactive. The game is slated for a 2023 release and will be coming to Xbox and GamePass, PlayStation, and the PC via Steam. (Source)
Bethesda Softworks' Starfield finally gets a release date.
The long-awaited "Skyrim in Space" has finally received a launch date. According to the blurb, this will be the first new universe from Bethesda Game Studios in almost 25 years. The game will launch on the 6th of September, 2023. (Source)
Microsoft claims Activision can get Warzone to run on the Switch.
In another snippet from the documents relating to the ongoing acquisition of Activision-Blizzard-King, Microsoft claims that "low-end pcs" already run Warzone, so it will be trivial for Activision-Blizzard-King to run on the Switch. (Source)
📈 Financing the Bits & Bytes
Square Enix will change its President
Yosuke Matsuda, who has led Square Enix since 2013, will be succeeded by Takashi Kiryu, who has been with Square Enix since 2020. It appears from the announcement that Yosuke will be exiting Square Enix entirely, with the change set for approval at the 43rd Annual Shareholders' Meeting that will take place in June 2023. (Source)
✨ Going to Events Spiritually
Mario Day, the 10th of March, will see a host of Nintendo games go on sale at major retailers. Most games will be listed for USD 40 versus their regular USD 60 price tag. (Source)
Megaman Battle Network Legacy Collection will launch on the 14th of April, 2023, for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam. The segment gave an overview of the game and revealed new details. The game includes all 499 Japanese-only patch cards. Mega Man Battle Network 4–6 uses these. The final round will also have a 1,000-illustration art gallery.
Street Fighter VI will launch on the 6th of June, 2023. Capcom has unveiled Hikaru Takahashi as the final commentator for Street Fighter 6. The Japanese actress will join the list of commentators that have already been released, which includes WWE star, Zelina Vega. The final game will also feature commentary in 13 different languages.
Capcom Town will launch on the 12th of June, 2023. Capcom declared that Capcom Town, a virtual theme park, would be the centrepiece of the company's 50th-anniversary celebrations.
Exoprimal received much attention during the program thanks to a brand-new trailer outlining its plot and characters. The extensive information is that the game's open beta ran from the 17th of March to 19 before the game's official launch on the 14th of July.
On day one, it will also be available on Xbox Game Pass. The pre-order bonuses, the deluxe edition, and the game's survival pass were covered in depth during the stream.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the 30th of June, 2023.
Monster Hunter: Rise + Sunbreak will be heading to all platforms, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. April 28th, 2023
Resident Evil 4: Chainsaw demo is available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam.
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