Android Has (unofficially) Made Its Way Onto The Nintendo Switch

Android Has (Unofficially) Made Its Way Onto the Nintendo Switch

Thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s hardware, it is actually sort of based on NVIDIA’s Tegra SHIELD tablets, which means that it can technically run on Android. This is why it wasn’t surprising to see some modders port Android to the console, and just last week, it was reported that an Android ROM for the Switch is in the works that could also be released soon.

If you have been looking forward to this, then you’ll be pleased to learn that over at the XDA forums, the unofficial Android ROM for the Switch has been released. This is a version of Android based on LineageOS 15.1, which in turn is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, so it is a relatively up to date version of Android.

Hayabusa2 Probe Begins Descent Onto Asteroid

Hayabusa2 probe begins descent onto asteroid

Japan's space agency says the Hayabusa2 probe has begun its descent onto an asteroid. It is attempting a groundbreaking mission to collect rock samples from beneath the surface of an asteroid.

At around 10:46 a.m. Japan time, the Hayabusa2 started its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters onto the asteroid Ryugu.

Square Enix 'wants' To Bring Kingdom Hearts 3 Onto The Switch

Square Enix 'Wants' To Bring Kingdom Hearts 3 Onto The Switch

While the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a commercial success for Nintendo, it seems that there are still quite a few big named games out there that have yet to be released on the console. We’re not sure why, but if we had to guess, hardware limitations could be one of them as the Switch isn’t exactly the most powerful console compared to the PS4 or Xbox One.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is an example of a game that will not be launching on the Switch, but apparently Square Enix wants to change that. In a video put out by YouTuber DreamcastGuy, he claims to have heard from a source that the company apparently “wants” to bring Kingdom Hearts 3 onto the Switch, but are apparently going to base their decision on whether or not it will sell.

No Plans To Bring Tomb Raider Onto The Nintendo Switch

No Plans To Bring Tomb Raider Onto The Nintendo Switch

The response from developers and publishers to the Nintendo Switch is a very different tone compared to that of the Wii U, where even retailers called its sales “disappointing”. However it seems that despite the Switch’s popularity, not everyone is ready to hop on board the bandwagon just yet.

Eidos Montreal is one of them as the developer has recently confirmed that they do not have plans to bring the new Tomb Raider game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, onto the Switch. Speaking to GameSpot, lead game designer Heath Smith said that the studio is currently focused on bringing the game onto the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC, but he feels that the Switch isn’t necessarily the right fit for Shadow of the Tomb Raider right now, despite the fact that he is a big fan of Nintendo’s latest console.

Ubisoft Will Be Bringing Two Of Its Indies Onto The Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft Will Be Bringing Two Of Its Indies Onto The Nintendo Switch

If you love indies, the Nintendo Switch is actually a great platform for them. There have been many great indie titles launching on the Switch and if you are looking forward to more of them, you’ll be pleased to learn that Ubisoft has announced that they will be bringing two indie titles onto the console.

This will come in the form of Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War, both of which are under Ubisoft’s UbiArt’s banner. These games aren’t exactly new with both Child of Light and Valiant Hearts having been released about four years ago. However for those who haven’t played them or would like to replay them on the Switch, we suppose it’s still a good opportunity to do so.

No Plans To Bring Older Wolfenstein Titles Onto Nintendo Switch

No Plans To Bring Older Wolfenstein Titles Onto Nintendo Switch

As you might have heard, Wolfenstein II will be launching on the Nintendo Switch later this week. This is great news for fans of Wolfenstein who would love to be able to play the game on the console. However if you were hoping to see older Wolfenstein games arrive for the Switch, you'll be disappointed to learn that won't be happening.

Speaking to GameSpot, Adam Creighton, studio head at developer Panic Button said that there are no plans to bring older titles to the Switch. For those unfamiliar, Panic Button is the developer that will be porting the game to the Switch. However according to Creighton, it's not their decision as that will be up to Bethesda, the game's publisher.

Call Of Duty Could Be Headed Onto The Nintendo Switch

Call Of Duty Could Be Headed Onto The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch plays home to a ton of great games, but we're sure that as much as gamers love Nintendo's titles, they would also love the ability to access other more mainstream games found on the PC or other consoles, such as Activision's Call of Duty, for example. The good news is that Switch gamers could have their wishes granted.

In a report from Gaming Intel, they have heard from their sources that apparently Call of Duty could be coming to the Switch. However there is a catch and that is this will not be your typical Call of Duty game, but instead it will be a Battle Royale game based on Call of Duty. This means that if you were hoping for Black Ops 4, then you might be disappointed.

Football Manager Could Be Coming Onto The Nintendo Switch

Football Manager Could Be Coming Onto The Nintendo Switch

If you were hoping to see more football games on the Nintendo Switch besides EA's FIFA, you might be interested to hear that according to the latest rumors, SEGA's Football Manager could be making its way onto the console in the future, although exactly which version of the game remains unclear.

Rumors of Football Manager arriving on the Switch broke last month where it was rated for the console in South Korea. Following that rumor, series director Miles Jacobson tweeted a rather cryptic tweet which for those unfamiliar, references a quoted famed footballer Eric Cantona made back in 1995. We're not sure if this is Jacobson's way of confirming the rumors or if it could be nothing at all.

Youtube's Dynamic Video Player Makes Its Way Onto Android

YouTube's Dynamic Video Player Makes Its Way Onto Android

Over the years we've seen Android handset makers experiment with a variety of screen sizes and screen resolutions, resulting in a bunch of different display aspect ratios. However the good news for those who spend a lot of time on YouTube is that it the platform's dynamic video player feature is now available on Android.

For those unfamiliar with the feature, it debuted on iOS devices first where the player could automatically adjust itself to content in different aspect ratios. This means that regardless of how the video was captured or your device's display size, the dynamic video player means that YouTube will try and cut out as much of the black bars as possible to give users a full screen experience.

Hackers Working To Bring More Doom Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

Hackers Working To Bring More Doom Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

We know that there were some gamers who were surprised (in a good way, we hope) when DOOM was brought onto the Nintendo Switch. However for those hoping to see older Doom titles arrive for the Switch, it seems that hackers are hard at work trying to get older copies of the games onto the console.

In fact there has been some progress because according to the folks at iodoom3 (via Kotaku), they have managed to Doom 3 up and running on the Switch. This is possible in part thanks to id Software releasing the source code to Doom 3 back in 2011. However it is unclear as to how they will get older Doom titles up and running on the console, but it seems that Doom 3 has been successfully ported, or at least somewhat.