You can't have one without the other
Love 'em or hate 'em, cloud games on the Nintendo Switch have become a thing. So far there have been releases like Control Ultimate Edition and Hitman 3, and very soon another game will join them. It's the award-winning adventure title A Plague Tale: Innocence
None of you are free of sin
Having recovered its development costs in under a week, Hitman 3 might be Agent 47's last assignment for now. IO Interactive is moving onto Project 007, but it has just given us further news on Hitman 3's post-launch support. No
Will instead focus on supporting partners
While cloud gaming appears to be slowly becoming a thing, today it's experienced a minor setback. Google's cloud-based service Stadia has officially closed its internal studios and will no longer be developing in-house games moving forward. In fact, it never even got a game out the door. Kotaku was the...
Excellent work, 47
Hitman 3's been out for just over a week and, no pun intended, it's been quite the hit. Whilst Switch owners received a Cloud Version of the game, we still thought highly of Agent 47's latest adventure, and it successfully topped the UK Charts last week. As a result, it isn't too surprising that IO Interac
Agent 47 has returned
Another cloud game has today launched on the Nintendo Switch. This time around it's IO Interactive's Hitman 3. The Switch eShop application is a free download - allowing you to test out the connection before you actually buy the game. Cloud gaming obviously isn't at the point yet where it's the best way to play, but without...
Once again, it's exclusive to Japan
Another title announced during the Xbox Games Showcase, which also happens to be making its way to the Nintendo Switch in 2021 is Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. According to Xbox Wire, this is the "latest entry" in the PSO2 universe - although, it's also been described as an "update" by Sega. The bad...
Dedicated hardware isn't going away
Last month, Nintendo of America's former president Reggie Fils-Aimé predicted cloud gaming would take off over the next decade as technology steadily evolves and download speeds increase. Obviously, right now, the video game industry is still in the earlier experimental phases with projects like Microsoft xCloud...
We're left with rumours and longing looks
It's fair to say that, although its profile and sales have dipped, the amiibo series is still very much alive. Just recently there were multiple figures accompanying The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, cards with Mario Sports Superstars, and the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will come...
Stormy clouds for the eShop servers
As was widely expected, Masahiro Sakurai took the opportunity in his video presentation to confirm that Cloud will be available to pick up from Super Smash Bros. "within hours" of the presentation; we suspect many are already waiting impatiently. In addition to the character there'll be the Midgar stage, which...
Anywhere you go
Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS can't be accused of playing it safe and predictable, with Sakurai-san and his team utilising the lucrative money-making of DLC to go a bit nuts with its new character additions. We've already had Ryu, yet the recent announcement of Final Fantasy's Cloud was on a whole new scale of the unexpected. We...
Will continue to monitor developments in technology
During the recent investor Q&A, Satoru Iwata faced a number of questions about the future of the video game market and where Nintendo will position itself within it. One growing area of the industry is cloud gaming, which allows players to stream a game from a company's server directly to...