News Roundup August 8th

by Huey Chewwy in


Nintendo unveils a Metroid-themed New 3DS XL, the Nintendo World Championship is returning this year, four titles come to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list, Spotify now available on the Xbox One, Darkest Dungeon coming to the iPad later this month, and new releases for the week.

Could be a must-have for Metroid fans

September 15th marks the day when Metroid: Samus Returns hit the Nintendo 3DS.  That day also marks the release of a special New Nintendo 3DS XL model, the Samus Edition.  The system itself is unique, featuring the iconic bounty hunter on the front and the famous "S" symbol on the back.  Nintendo states that these new 3DS systems will be available at "select retailers".  The hunt begins.

Better get to practicing

The Nintendo World Championship returns for 2017.  Qualifying events will take place in eight different locations across four weekends.  Qualifying rounds will take place at a Best Buy with players of all ages trying their best to compete in Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS.  Brackets will consist of 12 and younger as well as 13 and older.  During the qualifying event, you'll also be able to demo Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid: Samus Returns.  You can check the official website to see the dates and if a city close to you will be hosting a qualifying round.

Don't forget about the black box

In a bit of Xbox news, four games have been added to Xbox One's backwards compatibility list.  The Deadliest Warrior: The Game, Disney's Bolt, Fighting Vipers, and Batman: Arkham Origins can now be played on your Xbox One.  Curiously, you will need to have the disc for Batman: Arkham Origins in order to play.

People have been waiting for it, and it is now here.  The Spotify app is now available on the Xbox One.

Looks to be a great fit

The acclaimed title Darkest Dungeon is headed to the iPad later this month, August 24th to be exact.  Red Hook Studios and development partner Blitworks have been working on the project for a while now, which they revealed today.  Together, the two have been able to cram the entire game onto the iPad and it does not appear that any feature will be missing.

For those who play Darkest Dungeon on a PC, Mac, and Linux, a feature being added to the iPad version can save you time from starting over.  Using Dropbox (and perhaps other cloud services?), you can export your save file from one of the three options above, import it to the iPad and continue playing where you left off.  As of this writing, Darkest Dungeon does not yet have a price for the iPad version.  The Crimson Court DLC will come to the iPad later this year, but a date has not been set quite yet.

New releases this week

August 8th

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4, PC)
LawBreakers (PS4, PC)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Batman: The Enemy Within (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Graceful Explosion Machine (PS4, PC)
BLACKHOLE: Complete Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
All Walls Must Fall - Early Access (PC)
Icey (PS4)
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (PS4, Xbox One)
Neon Drive (PS4)
Sine Mora EX (PS4)
Neptune Flux (PS VR)
Comet Crash 2: The Kronkoid Wars (PS4)

August 10th

IRONCAST (Switch)
Flip Wars (Switch)
Phantom Trigger (Switch)

August 11th

Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition - Disc (PS4)
Sudden Strike 4 (PC)