The Toyota Supra is one of the most hotly-anticipated sports cars of 2019, and the 86 (pictured) remains a fan favorite in spite of its age and its lack of a turbo, but neither car will be included in the "Need for Speed Heat" game scheduled to come out in November 2019. There are 13 available BMWs, 13 Nissans, a Polestar and even a 1975 Volvo 242 DL, but not a single Toyota. Asked why on Twitter, Toyota's British division responded "not there," adding "you can find our cars in 'GT Sport,' which doesn't promote illegal street racing." The grimacing face emoji drove the point home. It didn't take long for Need for Speed's official account to respond with "pfft nerds."
pfft nerds — Need for Speed (@NeedforSpeed) August 20, 2019 Someone on Toyota's British social media team must have gotten an earful, because the tweet was quickly deleted and replaced by a much more formal reply. Toyota explained most of the men and women in its social media team fell in love with cars by playing video games, and it wants to see as many of its nameplates star in as many titles as possible, but it's not currently planning on granting licensing rights to anyone other than Gran Turismo Sport. The thread seemingly pins the blame on legal arrangements, not on a quest to fight the democratization of illegal street racing. While the Supra and the 86 are sitting out the game, enthusiasts will have 120 cars at their fingertips when it launches, and the roster will grow when downloadable content becomes available. Toyota fans will have several consolation prizes to choose from, including a 2017 Acura NSX, a 2009 Honda S2000, a 2017 Infiniti Q60S, 1996 and 2015 variants of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and a Nissan 370Z.
Nintendo sometimes offers Switch gamers a trial of games that they want to play. However, these trials are quite limited in the sense that you couldn’t really do much in the game as it was a trial, but the idea is that it should still give you a good enough idea of what to expect before you buy it.
However, if you want to enjoy the game in full to get an even more comprehensive experience, you’re in luck. This is because Nintendo has announced that for Switch Online subscribers, they will be offering them a full game trial of Mario Tennis Aces. This means that you get to play the game in its entirety before you decide if you want to buy it or not.
Square Enix has a history of making games with other companies, such as with Disney where several Disney characters have made an appearance in Kingdom Heart. A couple of years ago, the company announced that they would be teaming up with Marvel for a video game, a game that they would be unveiling during E3 2019.
For those who have been eagerly anticipating the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that Square Enix has since taken the wraps off their latest game in the form of Marvel’s Avengers. Hot on the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Avengers: Endgame movie, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time for the company to launch the game.
At E3 2019, Bethesda has revealed their plans to dip their toes into the game streaming market, although not necessarily in the way you might think. The company has announced Orion, which they are calling game streaming technology that is supposed to improve on the overall game streaming experience.
According to Bethesda, “Orion was designed to improve the player experience by mitigating latency and reducing bandwidth requirements. Orion was also created for publishers, streaming providers, and developers to lower their streaming costs and ensure that games perform at the high quality they intended. Orion makes it possible for streamed video games to reach more players in more places without compromising quality.”
Avengers: Endgame is the biggest movie of the year. That was to be expected given the sheer hype surrounding the iteration after Avengers: Infinity War. Fans of the franchise have also been waiting for Square Enix’s Avengers game which was first confirmed by Marvel and the developer over two years ago. They will be delighted to find out that Square Enix will finally be unveiling its Avengers game on June 10th as part of its E3 press event.
It has been confirmed that Square Enix and Marvel will be unveiling the new Avengers game at the former’s E3 press event on June 10th. It will begin at 9 PM Eastern. Not much has been confirmed about the title at this point in time but it’s known that Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal have been part of the development process.
If you’ve enjoyed the Detective Pikachu game on the Nintendo 3DS handheld console, then you might be interested to learn that The Pokemon Company has since announced that they will be released a new follow-up game that will be launching on the Nintendo Switch. Details are scarce at the moment, but it is expected to offer up some kind of conclusion to the story of the first game.
According to the company, “Can’t wait to keep sleuthing with [Detective Pikachu]? Plans are under way to bring this crime-solving Pikachu to Nintendo Switch! The details of this game are still a mystery…so keep checking back here for more clues.” The announcement of the new Detective Pikachu game is following on the heels of the new Pokemon Sleep game and also the new Pokemon Home cloud service.
There’s going to be a new Predator game for the PlayStation 4 next year. It was revealed at the recent PlayStation State of Play that the studio behind Friday the 13th, IllFonic, is working on a new title called Predator: Hunting Ground. The game is in early development right now and is going to be a competitive, online multiplayer experience.
Fans can rest assured that the development is being handled by people who are fans of the 1987 film and are also mindful of the subsequent projects based on the Predator franchise. This should result is a game that many of the franchise’s fans find interesting.
Have you been on the fence about purchasing the Nintendo Switch? If you’ve been waiting for a deal that saves you some money in the process, consider what Best Buy is now offering. The retailer will provide customers who purchase a new Nintendo Switch console with one free game. The promotion does provide considerable bang for the buck.
Given just how popular the Nintendo Switch has proven to be, it was always understood that the console won’t receive any meaningful discounts for the foreseeable future. That still happens to be the case and most customers just saved some money by using eBay’s site-wide coupons and even they don’t seem to be available anymore for the Switch.
This was ideal for customers who would prefer not to hand over payment information like credit card details to companies such as Sony. Unfortunately, that will no longer be an option. Speaking to The Verge, Sony has confirmed that starting 1st of April, retailers will no longer be able to sell digital game codes for the PS4.
A company spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We can confirm that as of April 1, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment will no longer offer full games through SIE’s Global Digital at Retail program. This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally. To support full games and premium editions, SIE will introduce increased denominations at select retailers. DLC, add-ons, virtual currency, and season passes will still be available.”
Earlier this year it was announced that the Nintendo Switch would be getting a new Zelda game in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. However it seems that there could be a chance that we could be getting more than just one Zelda game this year because in a post on GameFAQs, there could be another that might be announced soon.
In a post by user Vergeben (via Nintendo Life), he says that there could be another Zelda game in the works, but apparently this particular title will not be for the Nintendo Switch. Instead it will be aimed at Nintendo’s handheld consoles and will be released as a 2D title on the Nintendo eShop.