News Roundup March 28th

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Borderlands 3 officially announced, the original game coming to the PS4 and Xbox, the Handsome Collection getting a free visual update, Risk of Rain 2 launched today on Steam in Early Access, Super Blood Hockey coming to consoles, and get 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online with your Twitch Prime account.


The big news everyone had been waiting for dropped today at PAX East, Borderlands 3 is official. Details are kinda scarce at the moment but the trailer shows some action and characters. We know that the main villain will actually be two people and we see plenty of familiar faces. Brick, Mordecai, Tiny Tina (who’s not so Tiny), Lilith, Mya, and a few characters from Tales From the Borderlands are here.

So when is Borderlands 3 releasing? Is it going to be similar to Destiny or like other games in the franchise? Our answers will come on April 3rd when more will be revealed about the big sequel.

But wait, there’s more!

That was not the only Borderlands news to come out from Gearbox. If you’re playing Borderlands 2 VR for the PS VR, a free update coming this summer will add all previously released DLC for the title.

Speaking of Borderlands 2, the Handsome Collection available on the PS4 and Xbox One is getting a free Ultra HD texture pack that makes the game look quite a bit better, especially in 4K. This patch will launch on April 3rd.

The only Borderlands game not playable on current consoles is the original and wouldn’t you know it, Gearbox is bringing it to the PS4 and Xbox One. This version is getting updated Ultra HD textures like the Handsome Collection but is also getting a few additional features. First is the ability to customize your character’s head similar to Borderlands 2, 4-player local co-op, mini-map now appears during gameplay, the use of SHIFT codes, and new weapons. In what seems to be a theme, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition launches for the PS4 and Xbox One on April 3rd.

Almost done…

Gearbox had just a little more than Borderlands to discuss. Also dipping their toes into publishing, there were a few more games that made the stage.

Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition is launching on the Nintendo Switch this summer.

They Came From Below is the latest DLC for We Happy Few which arrives on April 4th.

Containing all the humor you’d find in Rick & Morty, Trover Saves the Universe from Squanch Games comes to the PS4 on May 31st and PC on June 4.

Not sure what is more surprising, the fact that Risk of Rain 2 launched out of nowhere or that Gearbox is publishing the indie title. Nonetheless, taking the sequel to a 3D space is a bold move but if the release trailer is any indication none of the intensity and action has been sacrificed. Risk of Rain 2 is available now on Steam in Early Access for $20. Buy the title before March 30th and you’ll get a free copy to gift to a friend, which is not something you see for a newly launched game.

Ash to ash

Dead By Daylight is always adding something new and a little announcement today confirmed that Ash Williams from Ash vs Evil Dead is coming to the game. He will be a playable survivor and unfortunately does not have the ability to take a chainsaw to the killer.

Prime deal

If you currently have a Twitch Prime membership, you just banked 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online. The process to get a full year’s worth of online service is a little more complicated than it should be but let’s break it down. Go to Nintendo’s website to get the first three months for free. You’ll need a Twitch Prime membership or start a free Amazon Prime trial to get Twitch Prime (Nintendo’s own suggestion).

Then, after the three month trial is over and having 60 consecutive days of Twitch Prime membership, the nine month offer of Nintendo Online can be claimed. Again, a little complicated but just go to the “Claim Now” button on your Twitch Prime account to get the process going.

Sorry baseball, we still got hockey going on

The Nintendo Switch is getting some good ol’ arcade hockey action in April. Super Blood Hockey will be making its way to the console with the PS4 and Xbox One versions coming in Q2 of this year. Already available on Steam, Super Blood Hockey is a 16-bit spiritual sequel to the NES classic Ice Hockey, that is if you added in gruesome injuries and enough blood to supply the Red Cross for a year.