E3 2018 only starts today, but yesterday brought us even more announcements and reveals for the Nintendo Switch: Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Trials Rising, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure, Galak-Z: Variant S, Octopath Traveler, and Just Dance 2019!
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
During its E3 2018 press conference, Ubisoft revealed that Fox McCloud and his Arwing will both appear in Starlink: Battle for Atlas. And this isn’t just a neat little cameo, but a full-flown collaboration: not only is Fox part of the game’s story, it’s even getting its own set of add-on missions. To learn how it all came to be, make sure to check out the official interview with Laurent Malvilla (Creative Director!
Here’s a trailer for that collaboration:
And here’s another trailer for the game:
Finally, a trailer explaining how the game itself and the toys work:
And here’s the recording of the segment dedicated to the game from the press conference:
Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch) comes out on October 16th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
During its E3 2018 press conference, Ubisoft revealed Trials Rising, the latest entry in the Trials series. It will be released in February 2019 in Europe and North America. It will get a Gold Edition, including the base game and the Expansion Pass (with two major DLCs and in-game items). Also, players who pre-order the game will get the Jungle Rider and Wild West Rider packs.
Here’s a trailer and the recording of the segment dedicated to the game from the press conference:
And here’s details about the game:
Developed by Ubisoft RedLynx, based in Helsinki, and Ubisoft Kiev, Trials Rising will introduce riders to tracks set in famous real-world locations with creative twists. With more tracks than ever, Trials Rising will challenge players to earn a spot on the leaderboards, compete against other riders, and take on contract challenges from in-game sponsors to rise through the ranks on their way to Trials glory. The game will feature local and online multiplayer, as well as the ability to compete against the ghosts of other players’ best times in single player.
In addition to competition, a new mode called Tandem Bike will test riders’ cooperation as two players split control of one bike and try to navigate action-packed tracks. Players will also be able to customize the look of their riders and bikes, and then share their creations with the community for a chance to earn rewards if other players decide to use their designs.
Finally, here’s a couple of screenshots:
Trials Rising (Switch) comes out in February 2019 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure
During its E3 2018 press conference, Ubisoft announced that the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be released on June 26th worldwide.
Here’s the latest trailer and the recording of the segment dedicated to the game from the press conference:
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure (Switch) comes out on June 26th worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
GALAK-Z: Variant S
Yesterday, GungHo Online Entertainment America announced that GALAK-Z: Variant S will be released on June 28th in North America, where it will cost $9.99 (European release date and pricing TBC). The game does offer in-game purchases, but comes packaged with more than $25 of in-game currency.
Here’s all you need to know about it:
In GALAK-Z: Variant S, players trek across the universe as A-Tak, the last surviving human pilot, who is fighting to take the universe back from the evil Baron’s Imperial forces. Using a sleek and agile spaceship or an advanced sword-wielding Mech, players can combat the galaxy’s most heinous Imperial fighters, pirate raiders, and space bugs through a colorful and engaging story campaign with more than a hundred replayable missions.
- To Infinity and Be Gone – Vanquish the galaxy’s most dubious enemies and fight your way through the Baron’s army of Imperial goons as you juke, blast, and hack your way through tightly-packed, beautifully-crafted environments with your nimble piloting skills
- Galactic Mech Battles – Transform into a Mech and take on the galaxy with your trusty laser sword in gripping, close-quarters combat
- Go, Fight, Win! – Clash with player-created squads in the Bot Battle League and earn trophies to reap better rewards in asynchronous multiplayer
- Another Man’s Trash… – Collect Salvage, Relics, and Bots scattered across the cosmos to upgrade your spaceship and Mech to maximize your combat-readiness
- Portable Action – Experience true gaming thrills as you blast and survive through a rich campaign with over a hundred endlessly replayable missions all on the Nintendo Switch
GALAK-Z: Variant S (Switch – eShop) comes out on June 28th in North America, and later in Europe and Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Gung Ho Online Entertainment America PR
Yesterday, during the E3 2018 conference from Square-Enix, a brand new trailer for Octopath Traveler was shown:
Also, it looks like a new demo for the game will be released soon!
Project Octopath Traveler (Switch) comes out on July 13th worldwide.
Just Dance 2019
As expected, Ubisoft announced the latest Just Dance game during its annual E3 press conference. It’s called Just Dance 2019, and it’s releasing on the same platforms as Just Dance 2018: Nintendo Switch, Wii… and even Wii U!
Here’s the debut trailer and the recording of the segment dedicated to the game from the press conference:
Just Dance 2019 (Switch, Wii U, Wii) comes out on October 25th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!