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All the biggest announcements from Nintendo’s February 2024 Partner Direct

By Carli Velocci - Polygon | Feb 21, 2024 - 17:06

Image: Nintendo The first Direct of 2024 brings back old classics and Xbox games Nintendo has been relatively silent on what’s in store for 2024 — until today. The company’s f...

Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree trailer confirms that Miquella is the star

By Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - Rock Paper Shotgun | Feb 21, 2024 - 17:01

Rise, Tarnished! Actually stay sitting down, because it's time to watch and think about the first trailer for Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree, which confirms that the Elden Ring DLC expansion will...

Elden Ring creator Hidetaka Miyazaki on originating the Soulslike genre

By Ed Nightingale - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 17:00

Hidetaka Miyazaki didn't envision originating an entire genre. Yet such is the popularity of the Dark Souls games - right up to the more recent Elden Ring - that they've become collectively known i...

Elden Ring boss discusses Bloodborne remake, benefits of waiting for new hardware

By Ed Nightingale - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 17:00

FromSoft boss Hidetaka Miyazaki has discussed the possibility of a Bloodborne remake, and the benefits of waiting for new hardware on which to revisit the beloved PlayStation 4 classic. "It is a...

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is FromSoftware's "largest expansion" ever

By Ed Nightingale - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 17:00

Elden Ring's DLC expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, finally has a release date: 21st June. FromSoft boss Hidetaka Miyazaki told Eurogamer this is the biggest expansion the company has ever worked...

Last Epoch review: a vibrant time-travelling ARPG that makes percentage point stat increases fun

By Alice Bell - Rock Paper Shotgun | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:59

Last Epoch is, as has been observed many times, a kind of middle-ground ARPG. You hold down a button to evaporate hordes of enemies from a top down isometric perspective, but, in a step further than...

Tekken 8 director is looking into a crackdown on rage quitters: 'You know, obviously we want to ban these people from the game'

By PC Gamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:56

Plugging has been a prevalent problem since release.

Everything announced in the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase

By Lottie Lynn - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:55

Nintendo's February Direct Partner Showcase has come and gone. This presentation was focused around third-party games so, as expected, there was no news on any homegrown Nintendo titles or the Switch...

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC Takes Us To A Shadowland This June

By Alyssa Mercante - Kotaku | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:50

FromSoftware’s award-winning RPG Elden Ring showed off its upcoming and long-awaited Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC today with a bombastic trailer that gave us an idea of what to expect when it drops later...

Nintendo Is Bringing A Highly Requested Game To Switch Online...But Only In Japan

By Moises Taveras - Kotaku | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:45

Nintendo Directs are often different across different regions. The order of games presented may be a bit rearranged, or there may even be wholly different titles announced in one region than another....

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition breaks Bandai Namco site

By Nicole Carpenter - Polygon | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:43

Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Preorders open now ahead of June 21 release Ahead of Elden Ring’s new Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, which was officially announced on Wednesday, F...

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection collects the classic Battlefront games on March 14

By Zoey Handley - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:42

As part of today’s Nintendo Direct, Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games have announced Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, a compilation of the two online multiplayer games. The original Star Wars: B...

FSR 3 and XeSS now available in Starfield, bringing upscaling and frame gen boosts to all space farers

By PC Gamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:34

Now, can we have some more content to enjoy, please Bethesda?

Everything We Saw At The Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase

By Kenneth Shepard - Kotaku | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:30

Nintendo held its first Direct showcase of the year, and it was dedicated to third-party games coming to the Switch in 2024. This 23-minute showcase saw Xbox Studios finally announce which of their ga...

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble

By Smangaliso Simelane - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:28

In today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, we got a peek at what's to come for the hybrid console. One of the exciting announcements was that Super Monkey Ball is getting a new entry titled Banana...

The Wii’s extremely chill scuba-diving series is, unexpectedly, back

By Oli Welsh - Polygon | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:18

Image: Nintendo Get hyped — in a very relaxed way — for Endless Ocean Luminous Nintendo chose the end of its Feb. 21 Partner Showcase to reveal an unexpected sequel to a half-f...

Nintendo Stock Drops Significantly After Switch 2 Reportedly Delayed To 2025

By Steven T. Wright - Gamespot | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:17

Rumors have swirled about Nintendo's next console for years, but some are more consequential than others. Recently, the company's stock dropped as much as 8.8% after a report that the company has push...

Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree will release in June 2024

By Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - Rock Paper Shotgun | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:16

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree will release on 21st June 2024, From Software and Bandai Namco have announced alongside the Elden Ring DLC expansion's first proper reveal trailer, which you can wa...

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC is out in June, check out the first gameplay now

By Steven Mills - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:15

Miquella is back. From Software and Bandai Namco just released the official gameplay trailer for the upcoming Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree and it looks exactly like I hoped it would. More epic...

Unicorn Overlord gets a Switch demo today, with save data carryover

By Eric Van Allen - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:14

March 8 is not far off now. But for those a little too impatient for then, a small slice of Unicorn Overlord is on the way for Switch owners today through a demo, to tide you over until then. Ann...

Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree will release in June 2024

By Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - Rock Paper Shotgun | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:13

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree will release on 21st June 2024, From Software and Bandai Namco have announced alongside the Elden Ring DLC expansion's first proper reveal trailer, which you can wa...

Tekken 8's unexpected introduction of paid cosmetics is splitting fans, while producer says players should 'update their thinking to the current environment of game development'

By PC Gamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:09

The money is said to be going back into the game and not "into the coffers of Bandai Namco."

New Super Monkey Ball announced, with Fall Guys-style online multiplayer mode

By Tom Phillips - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:07

Today's just-finished Nintendo Direct included the surprise announcement of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble, a new installment in Sega's spherical simian series. Launching exclusively for Nint...

Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree will release in June 2024

By Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - Rock Paper Shotgun | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:07

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree will release on 21st June 2024, From Software and Bandai Namco have announced alongside the Elden Ring DLC expansion's first proper reveal trailer, which you can wa...

Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC first trailer revealed, officially out in June

By Matt Wales - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:06

And just like that, my excitement for Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC has gone from bubbling anticipation to a fever pitch scream; alongside a first gameplay trailer for FromSoftware's eager...

Elden Ring DLC Shadow Of The Erdtree Releasing In June, First Trailer Shows Melania's Family

By Alessandro Barbosa - Gamespot | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:05

The first trailer for the highly-anticipated expansion for Elden Ring, Shadow of the Erdtree, has finally arrived, giving us a look at many of the new bosses preparing to challenge you as well as some...

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree's reveal trailer is finally here, release date set for June

By PC Gamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:04

Arise, Tarnished.

Mario vs Donkey Kong for Switch is an impressive remake of true Nintendo quality

By Will Judd - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:04

Mario vs Donkey Kong for Switch is a classic remake of the Game Boy Advance original, reimagining each stage in higher fidelity, turning interstitial stills into animated videos and even adding some...

Nightingale's introduction will probably annoy sandbox survival fans, but old-school BioWare fans are going to dig it

By PC Gamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:01

Enjoy the change of pace.

5 Classic Rare Games Announced For Switch, Out Right Now

By Eddie Makuch - Gamespot | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:01

As part of the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, Nintendo announced that five classic titles from esteemed British game studio Rare are coming to Nintendo Switch. Subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online...

Mother 3 is coming to Switch, but not for you

By Michael McWhertor - Polygon | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:01

Image: HAL Laboratory, Brownie Brown/Nintendo At least we get Snake Rattle ’n’ Roll... ? The Japanese version of Wednesday’s new Nintendo Direct showcase had a surprise: Belove...

RPS Game Club Asks: what do you think of Cobalt Core?

By Katharine Castle - Rock Paper Shotgun | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:00

As promised last month, a new thing we're doing for RPS Game Club this year is asking you, our dear readers, what you think of each month's game pick in dedicated posts like this. Not just to foster...

Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC first trailer revealed, officially out in June

By Matt Wales - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:00

And just like that, my excitement for Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC has gone from bubbling anticipation to a fever pitch scream; alongside a first gameplay trailer for FromSoftware's eager...

Pockey Card Jockey: Ride On is out on Nintendo Switch today

By Zoey Handley - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 16:00

Heads up! As part of today’s Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On, the previously Apple Arcade exclusive remake of the 2014 3DS title, is releasing on Nintendo Switch t...

Pentiment Arrives On Switch Tomorrow

By Brian Shea - Gameinformer | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:59

During today's Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase, we learned that Grounded is coming to Switch this April, but that's not the only Obsidian-developed title fans can expect. Blending the adven...

Mother 3 Is Finally Coming To Nintendo Switch--In Japan

By Jason Fanelli - Gamespot | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:57

The Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase offered plenty of updates on new and upcoming titles, and while there was plenty for Western audiences to chew on, a certain piece of news from the Japanese versio...

Monster Hunter Stories coming to Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC this summer

By Steven Mills - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:57

During today's Nintendo Direct, Capcom announced a remastered version of the 2006 handheld Monster Hunter-themed RPG. Originally only on mobile and Nintendo 3DS, the remastered Monster Hunter Storie...

Borderlands Boss Teases Next Game: "Greatest Thing We've Ever Done"

By Eddie Makuch - Gamespot | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:56

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has teased the company's next game, boasting that it's the "greatest" thing the studio has ever made. Speaking to IGN, Pitchford did not name this title outright and said...

Monster Hunter Stories is getting a Switch remaster this summer

By Matt Wales - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:53

Monster Hunter Stories, Capcom's first - and surprisingly successful - stab at adapting the series' classic monster battling action into a family friendly turn-based RPG, is getting a Switch remast...

Surprise! 2024's Most Intriguing Tactics RPG Has A Demo Out Now

By Willa Rowe - Kotaku | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:50

Unicorn Overlord, the upcoming tactics RPG from developer Vanillaware, has a demo available right now on Nintendo Switch. The announcement came during today’s short Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase....

Nintendo Direct Just Confirmed The Worst-Kept Secret In Games

By Levi Winslow - Kotaku | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:44

During the February 21 Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, the Mario maker announced something we’ve kinda known for a while: two Xbox exclusives will hit the Switch very soon. Those games are Grounded...

Five classic Rare games added to Nintendo Switch Online today

By Tom Phillips - Eurogamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:44

Nintendo will add five classic Rare games to Nintendo Switch today, including SNES hit Killer Instinct and N64 great Blast Corps. In Japan, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will also get Moth...

Watermelon puzzler Suika Game gets multiplayer mode, available now

By Nicole Carpenter - Polygon | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:44

Image: Aladdin X The paid DLC is out now Japanese puzzle game Suika Game is getting local multiplayer, Nintendo announced during its February Nintendo Direct on Wednesday. The...

Sega Announces Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble For Switch

By Brian Shea - Gameinformer | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:41

Sega has revealed an all-new entry in the Super Monkey Ball franchise. Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble features the highest player count in series history, allowing up to 16 players to compet...

Xbox’s Grounded and Pentiment head to Nintendo Switch

By Eric Van Allen - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:40

After confirming that some of Microsoft's console exclusives would be heading to new platforms, two of them have been confirmed for their Switch debut. Two Obsidian games, Grounded and Pentiment, ar...

Endless Ocean Luminous lets up to 30 players scuba together on Nintendo Switch this May

By Steven Mills - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:40

Several new games were revealed in today's Nintendo Direct including Endless Ocean Luminous. This marks the first Endless Ocean game in over a decade with Endless Ocean 2 dating back to 2010 in the...

Penny’s Big Breakaway swings your way today

By Smangaliso Simelane - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:40

One of the big surprises from today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase is the revelation that Penny's Big Breakaway is out today. You can grab it on the Nintendo eShop for $48.95 as of February 21....

Epic Mickey Getting "Enhanced" Version For Nintendo Switch This Year

By Eddie Makuch - Gamespot | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:39

As part of the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, Nintendo and Disney announced Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed. This is an updated version of 2010's Epic Mickey, featuring "a variety of upgrades" in wh...

Five Rare Ltd games are out on Nintendo Switch Online service today

By Zoey Handley - Destructoid | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:38

As part of today’s Nintendo Direct, the company announced that five titles from former partner Rare’s back catalog are releasing on their Nintendo Switch Online service. The first couple are for N...

Sony engineers are being drafted into the Helldivers 2 server war effort, though Arrowhead's CEO says to 'get it later' if you're strapped for cash

By PC Gamer | Feb 21, 2024 - 15:38

"If you spent your last $ and got stuck in server queues I'd be [heartbroken]."