Infamous Started as a ‘Superhero Version of Animal Crossing’

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Sucker Punch has revealed that the popular superhero action game Infamous was originally slated to be more akin to an Animal Crossing game.

In a PlayStation Blog post, the company looks back on 20 years of development starting with their first title on Nintendo 64, Rocket Robot on Wheels. While not very successful this lead the team to make the Sly Raccoon games and eventually brought them to Infamous.

Chris Zimmerman, one of the Co-Founders of Sucker Punch, explains that originally Infamous was going to be a lot more like Animal Crossing.

“At first, we were building a superhero version of Animal Crossing. You roamed your city, tracked down criminals, helped out the citizens, and did some light zoning work along the way. The best superheroes have alter egos, right? So your alter ego was a property developer, deciding where to put the pet shops and tiki bars the citizens were demanding. Sounds awesome, right? Well, it wasn’t. After six months of experimentation we gave up on property development and focused on superhero action.”

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Golf Story Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

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Golf Story is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 28, developer Sidebar Games has confirmed to IGN.

After a release date appeared on the European eShop, Sidebar told IGN the golf adventure recently highlighted in the August Nindies Nintendo Showcase will come to the Nintendo platform later this week.

Players take on the role of, unsurprisingly, a golfer in Golf Story, solving most problems by hitting a golf ball both on and off the green. The golf adventure game features eight different environments. In addition to traditional golf, disc golf, mini golf, and more like drone flights and geocaching will be included in the adventures.

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Attack on Titan 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2 will have a western release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, and Xbox One, the company announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017.

The title serves as a sequel to 2016’s Attack on Titan game (known as Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom in Europe), and is not to be confused with Spike Chunsoft’s 3DS game Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates.

Attack on Titan 2 is set during the show’s second season and is a hack-and-slash affair, allowing players to control various different Titans from the series. The game will also offer new challenges for players to take on, newly improved omni-directional mobility gear to try on, and more advanced RPG elements.

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Yooka-Laylee Switch Release Held Up By Engine Problems

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Yooka-Laylee still doesn’t have a release date for Nintendo Switch because of engine issues.

On Kickstarter, Playtonic touched on the team’s problems bringing the action-adventure game to the hybrid system. While the developer promises it’s “nearly there” with the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee, there are tech difficulties delaying a set timeframe for launch.

“… We’ve encountered some final technical hurdles and had been waiting for the arrival of Unity 5.6 in order to fix them,” Playtonic said. “Although this has now been released, it has unfortunately introduced other issues which we are working with Unity to resolve before we can submit to Nintendo and lock in our release timeline.”

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WWE 2K18 Has a PC Release Date

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For the first time in the WWE 2K series’ history, WWE 2K18 will be released on PC at the same time it is being released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The latest game in the popular pro wrestling series will be available on Steam, and at other PC game retailers, starting October 17.

Both the standard and deluxe editions of the game will be available on that date. However, PC games will not have the ability to take advantage of the Early Access Deluxe Edition perk. That being said, if you preorder either version of the game, you will receive two versions of Kurt Angle as a playable character. Additionally, those who buy the standard version of the game will be given the opportunity to download extra content in an a la carte fashion.

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