April 14, 2018

Calling all cars: This Is the Police 2 launches in 2018

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Jason Nason

THQ Nordic has a really interesting game on the way. This Is the Police 2 is the second strategy/adventure game in the series which is planned for 2018 on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Just like the first game, This Is the Police 2 is a mixture of adventure and management genres, and this time will enjoys further mechanics that will strengthen both the strategic and tactical parts of the game. It won’t be enough just managing the equipment of your policemen and keeping in mind their individual skills.

You’ll have to interpret the law and run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, investigate, interrogate, incarcerate, make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself! – in this story-driven mixture of adventure and strategy, set in a cold border town riven with violence.

Every challenge requires the player’s direct participation on a tactical combat scene, and the outcomes will depend on every decision you make. Now your subordinates aren’t just some resource; they are living people with their own strengths, weaknesses, fears and prejudices, and you’ll have to reckon with all these things in order to survive.

This Is the Police 2 will be released later this year on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Check out the trailer below.


BAFL – Brakes Are For Losers races onto Nintendo Switch April 19th

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Jason Nason

Playdius and Oudidon have announced BAFL – Brakes Are For Losers will launch worldwide on Nintendo Switch on April 19th. Already available for pre-order on the Nintendo eshop for $4.99 and is also already out now for PC on Steam.

According to the game’s release announcement, BAFL – Brakes Are For Losers is all about pure racing fun. The game is Inspired by classic top-down multiplayer arcade games with insane tracks.

The developers have stated that the game will offer a challenging solo experience with championships against fierce AI competition — and special modes, such as Time Attack or Perfect Race. There will be unique tracks inspired by the pop culture of the ’80s and ’90s along with funny details and surprising events. Race tracks range from a tropical Caribbean island all the way to the Moon.

  • BAFL – Brakes Are For Losers unique features include:
  • Extra cars and tracks, exclusive for Nintendo Switch
  • Up to 8-player madness on the same screen
  • A Hardcore brakeless driving style
  • Solo and local multiplayer in challenging championships
  • Time Attack and Perfect Race also without brakes
  • Badass Soundtrack


Football Manager Comes to Nintendo Switch

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Jason Nason

Sports Interactive and SEGA are announced today that the latest game in the Football Manager series, Football Manager Touch 2018, is now available on Nintendo Switch as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop.

Football Manager is an in-depth and immersive football management simulation game. Putting you in the hot seat of any club in more than 50 countries across the world, Football Manager allows you to take on the role of a real-life gaffer: you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, and you’re in total control of tactics, team talks, substitutions and pitch-side instructions.

FM Touch has been optimised for the Nintendo Switch with a bespoke user interface and a customised control system that takes full advantage of the system’s various controller input options, including support for both the touchscreen and Joy-Con™ controllers. This gives fans a unique Football Manager experience that can be played on the move or docked at home and enjoyed on the big screen.

In addition, FM Touch on Switch will offer a fully-fledged single-player experience including the series’ acclaimed 3D Match Engine – the first time that the 3D engine has been playable on a home console.

“This is a milestone release for Football Manager,” says Sports Interactive’s Studio Director, Miles Jacobson. “This is our first console release in a number of years but it is also our most innovative release of Football Manager Touch to date thanks to the various control methods we’ve included that gives everyone a way of playing Football Manager that suits them.”

Football Manager Touch 2018 for Switch has been co-developed by Sports Interactive and sister game development studio Hardlight (the team behind Sonic Dash and Sonic Jump).

“It’s been a huge technical achievement to bring Football Manager to the Switch but, as a studio, we’ve embraced the unique design opportunities that the console offers,” adds Jacobson. “Thanks to the support we’ve had from Hardlight throughout the development process we’ve been able to create a Football Manager experience that is just as immersive and enjoyable whether you’re managing on the move during your commute or playing it on your TV.”

FM Touch on Switch includes the same feature set as the tablet version of the game. Some of the highlights include:

  • MANY WAYS TO PLAY – Start your managerial career at one of the world’s top teams, create your own club or tackle one of several management scenarios in Challenge Mode.
  • 3D MATCH ENGINE – Football Manager’s acclaimed match engine and modernised match presentation help to bring your fixtures to life.
  • REAL WORLD SCOUTING – Play the transfer market like never before with a realistic and immersive approach to scouting.
  • TACTICAL INNOVATION – Developing your footballing philosophy is easy with tactical analysis steering you towards your strengths by highlighting your weaknesses.
  • BARGAINING POWER – A wealth of clauses and transfer options arm you with more ways than ever to finalise that blockbuster deal.

Football Manager Touch 2018 for Nintendo Switch is published by SEGA and is available as a digital download from the Nintendo Switch eShop.


MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE coming in 2018

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Jason Nason

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE, a new 3D arena-based fighting game based on the popular manga and anime franchise from Weekly Shonen Jump. This new title will be coming to North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PCs via STEAM, and Nintendo Switch in 2018.

MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE takes place in a world where most of the population has superpowers known as Quirks, and where heroes and villains are commonplace. One day, Izuku Midoriya, a bullied middle school student without a Quirk attempts to save his childhood bully Katsuki from a villain. In recognition of his good deed, the world’s greatest superhero, All Might, bestows upon Izuku his own Quirk known as “One For All”.

Pick your side and choose between hero or villain in the fight for justice. With fan favorite characters, players will be able to choose up to two sidekicks to create the ultimate team. The two sidekick characters will provide crucial combo opportunities with their specialized moves, providing dynamic fights full of hard-hitting action. The explosive powers each character wields will wreak havoc on their opponents and the environment around them. The best players will use the environment to help defeat the opposition.

“MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE is an electric combination of stellar graphics, intense gameplay, and a collection of popular characters,” said Randy Le, Associate Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “All based around the hottest new anime and manga franchise coming out of Japan that fans have been craving.”

MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE will be available in the Americas on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PCs via STEAM, and Nintendo Switch in 2018.


Arc System Works unveils BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Collector’s Edition

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Jason Nason

Arc System Works unveiled new details about the release of the collector’s edition of the team anime fighting game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle for the Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam). The game and collector’s edition will hit stores on June 5th, 2018.

The collector’s edition can only be pre-ordered as a limited edition on the official Arc System Works Gear store (which is currently under development) starting on May 4th.

The BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Collector’s Edition will include the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle game (PS4 or Switch), a full color, 52 page art book, 15 song soundtrack, and will be in a special BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle steel game case. It will also include 4 acrylic figures featuring BlazBlue‘s Ragna, Persona‘s Yu, Under Night In-Birth‘s Hyde, and RWBY‘s Ruby.

The Collector’s Edition will retail for $99.99 USD.

If you pre-order the standard edition at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop, you’ll also receive a special mini soundtrack featuring 7 select tracks from BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

Finally Arc System Works also unveilled a brand new English language character trailer. Check that out below.



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