Steins;Gate Elite releases Feb. 19th, 2019 in North America with physical limited edition

We’re thrilled to announce STEINS;GATE ELITE is launching for North America on February 19, 2019 for PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Switch™ with an exclusive STEINS;GATE ELITE Limited Edition for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

The STEINS;GATE ELITE Limited Edition ($89.99) includes:

100+ page Hardcover Storyboard Collection — Storyboards for the newly-created animated scenes specifically for STEINS;GATE ELITE. Kenichi Kawamura, director of the STEINS;GATE 0 anime series, was in charge of creating each storyboard.
Exclusive Cloth Poster – Features original artwork designed specifically for this limited edition.
Custom Outer Box
STEINS;GATE ELITE for PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch
STEINS;GATE: Linear Bounded Phenogram for PlayStation 4
OR 8-BIT ADV STEINS;GATE for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo will hold onto your Switch Online cloud saves for 6 months after you let your subscription lapse

We finally have a 100% definitive answer on just how long your cloud saves will stick around on Nintendo's servers if you let your Switch Online subscription lapse. IGN received a statement from a Nintendo spokesperson clearly stating the situation.

"If a Nintendo Switch Online membership expires, users won’t be able to access their Save Data Cloud backups. However, Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups."

Now that's a pretty healthy amount of time for Nintendo to hang onto those saves. Hopefully that's long enough for even the slowest of customers to re-up their Switch Online subscription and recover their cloud saves.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season humorous alternate ending surfaces

Made by Sean Ainsworth during the final days of The Walking Dead Season One. When most of the team was on a much needed break, only a couple people were left in the office in case any last-minute bugs came back right before launch. This video was made during that stir-crazy time.

This video was shared by The Walking Dead: Season 1 co-writer, Campo Santo co-founder, and Idle Thumbs co-host Jake Rodkin. It is indeed a legit alternate ending, but was made mostly to share around the Telltale offices, rather than ever be included in the game. Something we most likely would have never seen without the Telltale closure news breaking.

EB Games Canada lists Farming Simulator & Hunting Simulator Bundle

The ultimate video game bundle for outdoor lovers is here! Explore endless opportunities as both farmer and hunter in two of the most popular and realistic simulation games ever created for Nintendo Switch: Farming Simulator and Hunting Simulator. Go after your dream of living off the land as you track animals, harvest crops, and use hundreds of farming and hunting tools by licensed manufacturers.

Farming Simulator Switch


Take on the challenges of a modern farmer! Explore a huge open world including a detailed North American environment, loaded with true-to-life farming activities and over hundreds of acres of land. Drive and operate over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.

Harvest many types of crops, tend to your livestock, take part in forestry work, and sell your products to expand and invest in your farm! Transport your goods in trucks and trailers, or load and drive trains to reach your destination.


Develop your farm in 2 huge environments - a North American and an Eastern European landscape
Harvest a large variety of new crops (sunflowers, soybeans, and many more)
Transport your goods with trucks and trailers, or try out the newly-added drivable trains
Take care of your livestock, including pigs, cows, sheep and chickens.
250 faithfully reproduced farming vehicles and tools from over 75 manufacturers
Hunting Simulator Switch

In Hunting Simulator, discover distinct hunting areas and complete hundreds of objectives alone or with your friends. Explore varied environments, track your prey and become a better hunter – there will always be a new hunting adventure awaiting you!


Track 37 species, each with realistic animal behaviors: big and small game, predators, waterfowl…and many more!
Explore 12 expansive regions based on real hunting areas in Europe and North America. Adapt to the elements as the weather and time of day dynamically change.
Choose from among 17 different firearms (rifles, bows and crossbows) including official Winchester® and Browning® licensed weapons, and close to 50 essential accessories.
Improve your shooting skills on the shooting range and track all sorts of prey in Free Hunt.
A first in the hunting game genre: use a drone to explore your environment!

As of right now, this bundle can only be found on EB Games Canada's website, and is listed for an Oct. 31st, 2018 release. We'll try to find out if this bundle is seeing release outside of Canada.

IndieGoGo campaign - Aixmeet: Ultimate Nintendo Switch Detachable Case

The Aixmeet Case encases both your Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and allows you to detach them for play whenever you need to without any hassle, so when you want to play with a friend there is no removal of the case to get to the Joy-Cons.

Check out the IndieGoGo campaign here

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - gameplay footage

The Owltimate Edtion contains the original Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams as well as all existing DLC, including Rise Of The Owlverlord. But that’s not all! Five brand-new levels and beautiful new story cutscenes between each level make this the best Giana Sisters outing ever. Also, renowned German video game music composer Chris Huelsbeck and Swedish band Machinae Supremacy have created new tracks for the game.

Super Mario Party's maximum amount of turns may be 20

Recent footage of Super Mario Party may have revealed how many turns you can have in the traditional board game mode. While previous Mario Party games have let you have up to 50 turns in a single game, the maximum for Super Mario Party might be 20. That would still pave the way for a 2+ hour game, but I'm sure some fans will be upset that the marathon 50 turn option isn't available.

Thanks to Fizzyduck for the heads up!

Starlink: Battle for Atlas - StarFox character renders

I'm really curious about this. How many of you planned to skip over Starlink: Battle for Atlas completely, but changed your mind when the StarFox content was revealed? I would imagine at least a handful of StarFox fans did an about-face when Ubisoft announced this collaboration.

Warriors Orochi 4 - another round of screens

Check out more here

A dream collaboration starring heroes from DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS! A roster of 170 playable characters! Five new characters - Zeus, Athena, Ares, Perseus, and Odin join the battle! Introducing "Magic" to the series, you can now experience even more thrilling and intense Musou Action! An online multiplayer mode is included for the first time ever in the series!

Back in 1995 coming to Switch

A throwback to the survival horror and mystery games of the original PlayStation, Back in 1995 faithfully re-creates everything from this all-but-forgotten era of games.

Be transported to a world both concrete and indistinct, where you must uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of your daughter, the catastrophe that shook the city, and why you’ve decided to finally return.

Back in 1995 was created as a labour of love by indie developer Takaaki Ichijo as a means to replicate the unique feeling he had from his first gaming experiences: the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn.
Get lost in the nostalgic world of retro 3D graphics, including low res models, texture warping, CRT emulation, and fixed CCTV style camera angles.
Relive the mystery game genre with an old-school user interface and tank controls.
Explore a sparse cityscape in the year 1995, littered with clues about the past.
Interact with a cast of damaged characters whose intentions you can never truly know.
Uncover the mystery of yourself, your daughter, and what happened to the city.

Ratalaika Games has confirmed that Back in 1995 is making its way to the Switch. No release date or price has been mentioned at this time.