Today’s Daily Briefs: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 “announced” for the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- This is The Police 2
- Famitsu previews
- My Hero One’s Justice
- Rocket League
- NBA 2K19
- Hori GameCube Controllers for Nintendo Switch
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
Earlier this year, Saber Interactive delayed NBA Playgrounds 2 to an unspecified date. The company made a pretty big deal about this delay, and we finally know why: today, it was announced that 2K would publish the game, now known as NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. Unfortunately, very little details are provided about the game itself, other than Take-Two claiming that it will “complement” NBA 2K, offering an arcade game for players not too fond of simulation-style gameplat.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (Switch) comes out this Fall in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Take-Two PR
This is The Police 2
Today, THQ Nordic shared a brand new trailer for This Is The Police 2, showcasing Sharpwood!
Sharpwood is a cold place, a desolate place. Corruption spreads, violence escalates. Local cults gain more power, as do criminal gangs. And the Police? Well, everybody has to make a living, right? So “To serve and protect” – but whom? And who can you trust, if some criminals also wear a badge? Welcome to Sharpwood.
This is The Police 2 (Switch) comes out this Fall in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: THQ Nordic PR
Last week, Soedesco announced that their next release on Nintendo Switch would be N.E.R.O., a first person story adventure game developed by Storm in a Tea Cup. It will be released on October 26th in Europe and North America, at retail and on the Nintendo eShop.
Here’s all you need to know about the game:
In N.E.R.O., players assume the role of a little boy, wandering through a mysterious dreamlike world as the touching story of his family unravels. The game varies between exploring phosphorescent environments and solving interactive puzzles, which results in a fascinating journey.
- Experience bittersweet emotions, unraveling a touching story
- Wander through a magical world of incredible beauty
- Solve puzzles and decipher bewildering mysteries
- Be enchanted by a superb soundtrack and a deep narrating voice
Finally, here’s some pictures:
N.E.R.O. (Switch) comes out on October 26th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Soedesco PR
This week, the following games will be featured in Famitsu magazine:
- The World Ends With You -Final Remix- (Nintendo Switch, out on September 27th in Japan and thsi Fall in Europe and North America)
- SaGa Scarlet Grace (Nintendo Switch, out on August 2nd in Japan)
- Etrian Odyssey X (Nintendo 3DS, out on August 2nd in Japan)
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine comes out on Thursday in Japan (effectively Wednesday morning/afternoon in Europe and North America).
My Hero One’s Justice
Here’s the latest video clip for My Hero One’s Justice:
It's time to show off some serious firepower! Prepare to team up with UA's brightest when MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE arrives on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Switch! Pre-order your copy today! https://t.co/QncT9Wi8sz pic.twitter.com/i7vFNMwGlx
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) July 24, 2018
My Hero One’s Justice (Switch) comes out on August 23rd in Japan, and October 26th in Europe and North America.
Later this year, major changes are coming to Rocket League: the Rocket Pass will be introduced, along with a revamped progression system. Ahead of that, Psyonix revealed the drop rates for crates (which have been the game since the feature was launched: they were not recently changed). You can find those drop rates, as well as additional details, on the official Rocket League website!
Here’s the latest player showcase picture for NBA 2K19:
NBA 2K19 (Switch) comes out on September 11th worldwide.
Source: Take-Two (Twitter)
Hori GameCube Controllers for Nintendo Switch
Today, Hori revealed a set of GameCube Controllers for the Nintendo Switch, but also PC (compatible Xinput). They’re not wireless controllers, though: you have to plug it via the USB port of the Nintendo Switch Dock. Also, while it’s indeed compatible with the console, it does not offer most of the features of its controllers: no NFC, no HD Rumble, no player indicator light, no motion controls, etc.. Also, the arrangement of the buttons is obviously not the same as the Joy-Con or the Pro Controller, so this controller may not be ideal for some games.
Hori’s GameCube Controllers for Nintendo Switch cost 3 218 Yen each, and will be released this October in Japan.