Games Shown During the Indie World Live Stream

Today is the first day of gamescom in Germany. Nintendo held a video presentation similar to the style of a Nintendo Direct. However, it was primarily for indie titles. This will give a brief description of all of the games that were talked about today.

Many games were shown off. There was a game from Gearbox Publishing, Devolver Digital, Superhot Team, and even Xbox Games Studios at Microsoft. Above this article is a video of the presentation with extra commentary. Additionally, there is the original presentation.

Below is a list of every game that was shown during the live stream in their respected order:

Risk of Rain 2 – GearBox Publishing

Summer 2019?

Eastward – Chucklefish

2020

Freedom Finger – Wide Right Interactive

Fall 2019

Röki – United Label

Winter

Torchlight 2 – Runic Games

September 3

Skate XL – Easy Day Studios Pty Ltd.

2020

Youropa – frecle

Winter 2019

Superhot – Superhot Team

Available Now

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened – Chromatic Games

February 2020 as a Timed Exclusive

The Touryst – Shinen

November 2019

Skellboy – Fabraz

December 3

EarthNight- Cleaversoft

2019

Hotline Miami Collection – Deveolver Digital

Available Now

Blasphemous – Team 17 Digital Ltd.

September 26

Close to the Sun – Wired Productions

2019

Cat Quest II – PQube Limited

Fall 2019

Spiritfarer – Thunder Ladus

Spring 2020

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince – Modus Games

October 8

Creatures in the Well – Flight School Studio

September 6

One Finger Death Punch 2 – Silver Dollar Games

December 2

Best Friend Forever – Alliance

February 14

Phogs! – Coatsink

2020

What the Golf? – Triband

Winter

Kine – Chump Squad

2019

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed – Digital Cyber Cherries Ltd

Winter

Northguard – Shiro Games

September 26

SPARKLITE – Merge Games Ltd

Fall 2019

Munchkin Quaked Quest – Asmodee Digital

Fall 2019

Ori & the Blind Forest : Definitive Edition – Xbox Games Studios

September

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ESRB Has a New Design to the Website and It Drops the EC for Early Childhood Rating

The website for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (better known as the ESRB) has an all new layout. Things are much more organized on there now. One thing that was just discovered was the absence of the listing of EC for Early childhood rating. Well, it turns out I was able to get in contact with @ESRB via Twitter and they confirmed that that rating has been dropped.

You can view the updated website here.

Best Selling Video Games and Console in the US & Canada in June 2019

Console

In the United States and Canada, Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in June 2019. In fact, the Switch has been the best selling console every month this year in the the North American region. This also makes the platform the best selling console of the year.

NPD Group June 2019 Sales For North America

Software

As far as video game sales performed in the United States and Canada, this list will include both retail and digital copies of games. In June, Super Mario Maker 2 launched only for Nintendo Switch and was the best selling video game in the region for June 2019. In second, from Activision Blizzard, Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled made it in second place. In third place comes Mortal Kombat 11 from Warner Bros. Interactive. Other titles (in order of listing) on this list include Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, MARVEL’s Spider-man, NBA 2K19, Mario Kart 8, (Deluxe version is on Switch) and Days Gone.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite

Conclusion

Nintendo may very well be the best selling platform holder for the rest of 2019 in the US and Canada if trends continue, especially when the Switch Lite launches in September. Another reason Nintendo Switch may be the best selling console this year is due to the upcoming game. There is Wolfenstein: Youngblood, DOOM Eternal, Luigi’s Mansion 3, upcoming DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, handful of indie games, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, and various popular titles.

Sources

NPD Group

Mat Piscatella – NPD Analyst, US Video Games

Xbox Scarlett is Coming Holiday 2020

Xbox Scarlett is Coming Holiday 2020

Microsoft had their E3 press conference earlier today. They talked about their next gen Xbox. It is Project Scarlett and is said to be four times as powerful as the Xbox One X. The architecture for Project Scarlett is said to get a resolution beyond 4K and run as high as 120 FPS. There will also be much faster load times; that is a good advantage a solid state drive has over a hard disk drive.

Original Reveal Video

In addition to the new Xbox, a new Halo was announced to release along with Project Scarlett. Xbox Project Scarlett is slated for a holiday 2020 release. SO, there will be around 18 more months of waiting.

Assassin’s Creed III REMASTERED Is Available Now On Nintendo Switch

Assassin’s Creed III launched back in 2012 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a Wii U and PC version released shortly after. For PlayStation VITA users, there was a game called Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Both games were re-released in March 2019 as part of a Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. (However, the package can be purchased separately on all platforms.) The remaster includes Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation Remastered, and The Tyranny of King Washington DLC. Today, the Nintendo Switch version released.

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered on the Switch includes the same content for other platforms. Liberation was playable on the go before, now Assassin’s Creed III is playable in portable mode, as well.

Assassin’s Creed III is one of my favourite games in the series. Although, I would have to give the torch to Assassin’s Creed II and Rogue for being the best. What are some of your favourite Assassin’s Creed games? Please let us know by leaving your favourites in the comment section.