If you love playing old and classic video games, Nintendo and Bethesda might have some news that could make you very happy. In a tweet by the official DOOM account, it has been revealed that DOOM 64 will be launching on the Nintendo Switch console this coming November, or to be more specific, the 22nd of November.
In case you’re not familiar with DOOM 64, this is a title that was originally released back in 1997 where in case the name already did not give it away, was a version of Doom that was launched for the Nintendo 64 console. It was not a port of the game, but rather a sequel. It has been about 22 years since (we wonder if this might be the reason behind the 22nd of November date) so if you’re looking to relive a classic, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for it.
The other day thanks to what looked like an officially-licensed Nintendo Switch carrying case bearing the Overwatch logo being spotted on Amazon, it led to speculation that Overwatch for the Nintendo Switch could soon be announced. If the idea of playing Overwatch on the Switch appeals to you, you’re in luck.
This is because in an announcement made by Blizzard and Nintendo, it looks like the Overwatch Legendary Edition will be making its way onto the Switch console. Despite its name, this is essentially Overwatch for the Switch, but there will be some changes made to the gameplay where it will take advantage of the gyroscopes built into the console.
The Nintendo Switch, for some reason, has managed to attract many popular indie games to its platform. If you’re a fan of indie games, then there is a good chance that you might have heard of the game “Ori and the Blind Forest”, a game which was originally released back in 2015 where it was released on the Xbox One and Windows.
However, the good news is that it looks like the game will no longer be exclusive to Microsoft’s platform, because it has been confirmed that Ori and the Blind Forest will be launching on the Nintendo Switch next month, or to be more specific, it will be launching on the Switch on the 27th of September.
Around the same time as Toyota was on its way to winning the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, the automaker posted video of its coming Le Mans racer on track. Toyota announced the GR Super Sports concept at Le Mans last year, and just announced that it would campaign the race version of that car in the so-called Hypercar class created for the 2020/2021 World Endurance Championship. The show car in the video is our most updated look at what, in road-going trim, could be an all-wheel-drive hybrid with 986-horsepower or more.
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda shared wheel time with factory driver Kamui Kobayashi, both men running the prototype between the kerbing at Japan's Fuji Speedway. The exhaust soundtrack has been replaced by a rock soundtrack, so we have no idea yet what the coming treat will sound like. It appears there are two prototypes, one with a roof scoop, one without. Based on the rendered race car Toyota put out with the WEC announcement, our guess is that the race car gets the roof scoop.
Last year, Bethesda announced a new game for mobile devices called The Elder Scrolls: Blades. It is a game designed to be played on mobile, but during E3 2019, the company has since announced and confirmed that in addition to launching on mobile, Blades is also expected to find its way onto the Nintendo Switch later this year.
Details about the game are scarce, but presumably, it will be more or less the same as the mobile version, although judging by the video shared on Twitter, there will be support for motion controls through the Joy-Cons, where you can use it to hack and slash your way through the game.
As we noted our piece earlier today about the CX-5 diesel, we've been waiting for Mazda to bring its Skyactiv-D engines to market for years. Tripped up by an emissions certification nightmare that caused delays and resulted in lackluster power and fuel economy numbers, they're late to the party. In the CX-5 diesel, it's also a questionable proposition at almost $4,000 more than the much more powerful CX-5 Turbo. But today, Mazda's U.S. president confirmed to Autoblog that the diesel engine would make its way into the 6.
Like the CX-5, it'll only be offered with all-wheel drive and only on the top Signature trim level. Unlike the CX-5 diesel, which goes on sale in July, we don't know when the Skyactiv-D-powered 6 will go on sale. But it seems like later this year is a good bet. How much longer can Mazda wait, really, once the CX-5 diesel is on sale?