Thanks to an FCC filing spotted last month, it seemed to suggest that Nintendo could be getting ready to launch an SNES controller for the Nintendo Switch. Given that the company had previously launched the NES controller for the Switch, this progression actually made a lot of sense.
If the idea of playing on an SNES controller appeals to you, you’ll be happy to learn that Nintendo has indeed announced a wireless SNES controller for the Switch. This looks more or less identical to the original controller with the added bonus of being wireless. However, it will only be available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has pledged to clean up the waters at the city's beaches following the cancelation of a triathlon test event for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics last week.
The swimming portion of the event, scheduled for August 17 at Odaiba Marine Park, was canceled due to poor water quality.
The company went as far as holding off on development on the Switch, and now it looks like they seem to think that they made a bad decision. During a recent investor’s call, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson hinted that EA’s games might not necessarily be a good fit for the Switch.
According to Wilson, “We have a lot of data that would suggest a great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms, even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch.”
Tokyo on Monday began a trial of staggered commuting as it prepares for an influx of visitors for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. More than 10 million people are expected to visit Tokyo for the Games.
During the trial, about 10,000 Tokyo Metropolitan Government employees are required to avoid using public transport in the morning rush hour.
The other day, Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. For all intents and purposes, the Switch Lite seemed identical to the Switch, except that it was smaller, lacked detachable controllers, could not connect to a TV, and was also cheaper. However, it seems that the differences between consoles is big enough where not all games will be supported.
For example, games that require the console to be connected to the TV will not be supported on the Switch Lite. Games that are also played in tabletop mode will not be supported either. Some games that require the gamers to have a Joy-Con will also not be supported, but in those instances, there are some that will work if players connect Joy-Con controllers to their console.
In a recent interview with Games Radar, the movie’s director Dan Trachtenberg, he revealed that the movie will not be adapting the stories used in the game. According to Trachentberg, “[I] have been approached with different versions of this tale and have always been not that interested in it because I didn’t really want to trace the game.”
He adds, “I didn’t really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation, [if] we’re just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they’ve experienced in such an incredible way.” He also seems to be confident that if there were a new Uncharted game made, they would want to use his storyline.
Sony normally confirms the PS Plus lineup of free titles for a coming month a couple of days before. It then sticks to that lineup for the entire month before it announces the one for the next month. Sony has taken the rather unusual step of swapping a title that it had previously confirmed for another one. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 has been removed from the July 2019 PS Plus free games lineup.
Sony confirmed today that PlayStation Plus subscribers will now get Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition instead of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. Horizon Chase Turbo remains unaffected by this decision.
Sony offers a handful of games for free every month to members of its PlayStation Plus program. July 2019 is going to be no different. Sony has now confirmed the free games lineup for the coming month. The focus is going to be on sports titles in July so those who’re into sports will particularly like the lineup.
PES Productions’ Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is the first title on the Sony PS Plus free games list for July 2019. It’s the only true competitor to the FIFA franchise from Electronic Arts. However, it doesn’t have some of the top-level clubs and leagues largely because EA has deeper pockets to pay for those expensive licenses that guarantee exclusivity to its franchise. PES fans do appreciate the franchise for its solid gameplay.
Speaking to Game Informer, Square Enix’s President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda was quoted as saying, “We’re working on that in a variety of ways. That is a request that we hear often. As far as our major titles go, most of those, we still have variations out that you can play now. The more classic titles that you might have played on NES, we are still working hard to make it so you can play those.”
He adds, “We actually have launched a dedicated project internally to port those, so we are working to make them available on a variety of platforms. Certainly down the road, we would like to see that on a subscription or streaming service, so we’re exploring the possibility of creating a dedicated channel for ourselves.”