Shockingly, what Hitman 3 wants most is to tell you a story

The Hitman series has always been defined by its openness, allowing players to assume the role of the peerless assassin known as Agent 47 and take out targets however they please. But there’s something fascinating and, for this franchise, novel about Hitman 3, the final entry in IO Interactive’s World...

Kingdoms of Amalur remaster comes to Nintendo Switch in March

THQ Nordic’s remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will launch on Nintendo Switch on March 16, the company announced on Tuesday. Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning, as the new version is called, first launched in September for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One in September 2020. It’s a remaster of...

New Pokemon Snap file size and mysterious ‘online functions’ listed

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 14:38 GMT Nintendo has updated its product page for the unfortunately-named New Pokemon Snap, revealing the file size and some mysterious new features.Last week, we learned that in New Pokemon Snap, we’ll be touring the islands of the Lental region, exploring a suite of...

Breath of the Wild’s Zelda broke the mold — and helped me do the same

When it comes to The Legend of Zelda franchise, the Princess of Hyrule has a specific role in life that she must play. Not only does she embody the goddess of wisdom, but she’s also royalty, so she’s expected to be clever, poised, and traditionally feminine. Rarely does she want...

New Pokémon Snap comes to Nintendo Switch in April

Finally, some good news: New Pokémon Snap will be released for Nintendo Switch on April 30, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company announced Thursday. The sequel to the original Pokémon Snap, released in 1999 for Nintendo 64, will send players to the Lental region, where they’ll snap photos of Pokémon in...

This Mario Kart shortcut took almost 13 years to pull off

Mario Kart Wii is nearly 13 years old, but hardcore players are still trying to bend it to their will with “ultra shortcuts” — massive lap skips that require unreasonably high levels of skill. But years after the discovery of the Rainbow Road ultra shortcut and over a decade after...

Persona 5 Strikers has a lot of Persona DNA

Persona 5 Strikers opens with a thief on the run, just like Persona 5. Joker, the game’s protagonist, nimbly jumps across a building in Persona 5 Strikers’ first cutscene. He’s in the Metaverse, a mirror dimension in the world of Persona where humans’ true desires are made manifest. When Joker...

Thanatos is the best encounter in all of Hades

Over time, playing Hades becomes a ritual — there’s a cadence to moving through the underworld and beating the same enemies over and over again. You start to expect things to work in a certain way, especially after hours of play time. So when the game suddenly darkens to the...

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes rumoured for Nintendo Switch this year

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 15 January 2021 12:08 GMT Touched up versions of the 2006 DS games reportedly will be announced next month.It looks like Pokemon Diamond and Pearl might be remade for the Nintendo Switch.That’s according to fan site Centro Pokemon, which reports that updated versions of the two...