Nintendo revealed it is stepping back in the world of virtual reality once again when it surprised fans with the announcement of the Labo VR kit.
No, this is definitely not the failed Virtual Boy console.
Announced on Thursday (Apr.4) the new interactive kit will launch on April 12 and will bring VR to the Nintendo Switch console. Users will be able to build Toy-Con VR goggles that attach to the hybrid console. Alongside the announcement of the latest Labo kit, Nintendo announced that two of its most popular titles Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will be getting free updates to take utilizing the new virtual reality components.
Once the Nintendo Labo VR kit is constructed, gamers will be able to play mini-games like getting up close and personal with wildlife and taking pictures of them, flying with birds and shooting at creatures with a blaster. Players can look forward to three new mini-missions as well as VR versions of Cap, Seaside and Luncheon kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey.
As far as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the free update will reimagine the world of Hyrule in Virtual Reality. No word if there any specific missions or mini-games but fans could look forward to another reason for playing the epic game once again.
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit will cost $79.99 and will come with six separate accessories including camera, Toy-Con goggles, bird, wind pedal, elephant and blaster. This news follows the recent revelation that Nintendo is gearing up to launch two new Nintendo Switch consoles this year as well.
Sega announced last year back in April that it would be joining the retro console boom by launching the Mega Drive Mini (Genesis in North America). After dealing with delays due to quality issues and parting ways with AtGames, who was initially tapped to help make the console, the company announced the classic system will launch this year in September.
The iconic SEGA Genesis returns September 19, 2019, with our lovingly crafted SEGA Genesis Mini for $79.99!
Simply plug-in and play 40 of the console's legendary titles, 10 of which we're announcing today.
Sega made the announcement during its annual fan event in Tokyo Sega Fes 2019. When it launches, it will have 40 games pre-loaded into the system offering more than Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic and Sony’s PlayStation retro console. While not blowing its whole load, it revealed 10 games fans of the iconic system could look forward to and they are:
Ecco The Dolphin
Dr.Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Sonic The Hedgehog
Space Harrier II
Toe Jam & Earl
The miniature version of the 16-bit console when it launches on September 19 will allow players to continue where they left off from in games, come with two wired classic three-button controller (six-button in Japan) and HDMI ports for HD gaming. As mentioned above, Sega ditched AtGames and will use its own M2 software to power the Genesis Mini. As far as price, Forbes reports a single-controller unit will cost $60 (6,980 yen), but if you want the two-controller console, it will cost an additional $20.
According to Sega’s official website, pre-order links will be coming soon and if gamers want to stay up to date on the console can sign up for the newsletter. This won’t be the only HD retro console that will give players a chance to play Genesis games, Analogue also announced it will be dropping a console named Mega Sg as well.
Genesis fans were excited to learn last Summer that developers LizardCube, Guard Crush Games, Dotemu in association with Sega was bringing back with Streets of Rage with a direct sequel. Now, a new trailer has arrived to get retro gamers even more hyped.
In the new look at Streets of Rage 4, fans of the original beat-em-up video will be happy to know the button mashing action is back and looks better than ever. The 41-second clip features the games iconic characters Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding putting paws on the goons that plague their city and using their unique techniques that were first introduced in Streets of Rage 2.
Fans will also be happy to hear that some of the original sound effects will be returning, the score for the game is still up in the air and in the trailer does note “all music and sounds are a work in progress.” So there is still a glimmer of hope that games original composer Yuzo Koshiro will return.
There is still one big mystery, and that is the omission of Adam Hunter, the game’s Black character. Like the titles pending release date or what systems it will live on there is no word on if he is in the game at all. His absence from the game’s first two trailers though is a downer.
Based on what he has been shown so far cooperative play is the focus, and we are definitely looking forward to teaming up with a friend to take out some goons. Check out the new trailer for Streets of Rage 4 below and let us know in the comment section below if you feel it’s a disservice that Adam is missing.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to experience Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode ‘Blackout’, you can do so for free starting this Thursday, January 17.
Today Activision announced for one week, players can experience the popular new mode in all of its glory and Call of Duty multiplayer mayhem on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You will have access to all of the mode’s features which includes characters, maps, gear, and weapons.
Along with the announcement of the Blackout Free Trial, Activision also is releasing a new update that will add some improvements to the game that includes:
Debut of Gauntlets and new Elixirs in Zombies on PS4
A new week of Featured Playlists and the addition of Elevation andMadagascar to map rotation for Black Ops Pass owners in Multiplayer
New-and-improved console looting interface in Blackout
plus much more
You can head to Black Ops 4 official Reddit page to get the full details on the update, and you can watch the announcement trailer below to get you excited for Thursday.
The hype and anticipation for a couple major 2019 movies just went up a few notches. On Monday, new must-see posters for the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Sonic the Hedgehog premiered online.