Good news, Switch owners! If you’re like me and love physically copies, some small publishers are jumping on board. Team 17, the house that Worms built, is partnering up with Sold Out to release physical copies of Worms WMD and Overcooked. Both will be out in 2018.
In addition, upcoming Team 17 game Yoku’s Island Express, an interesting mix of platformer and pinball, will also release physically for Switch.
As for me, I plan to snatch up all three of these games when they release. I love physical copies and these games are all quirky and perfect for me. I’m not a big pinball guy, but Yoku looks amazing.
Tencent strikes again! Milky Tea Studios, a Liverpool-based game developer, has raised an undisclosed round from Tencent. The money is being used to hire more developers and to continue working on their upcoming game HyperBrawl Tournament, which is targeting PC and Switch.
Tencent has been making numerous moves in the gaming industry over the past three years. My comprehensive list can be found here, which will be updated for this latest bit of news.
Milky Tea had previously worked on Roller Rally, a mobile rollerskating game, but has turned their attention to consoles, the Switch in particular.
“This partnership marks a turning-point in Milky Tea’s history. The scale of it really hasn’t hit home just yet, but we are all really proud to be part of the Tencent family and we couldn’t ask for better partners,” said Milky Tea’s Founder and Managing Director, Jonathan Holmes.
“Everyone at Tencent has gone above and beyond our expectations to make this happen and from a personal point of view, it’s a dream come true.”
Good news and bad news! For fans of the Wii U, the console’s death kneel has resulted in the casualty of an upcoming, anticipated title. Luckily for the rest of us and anyone looking to buy the Nintendo Switch, the game is still on for those systems and now has a release date to boot!
Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie developed by some of the same music-loving staff of the original, is now slated to launch on April 11, 2017. The game was funded through Kickstarter in May 2015 to the tune of over $2.6 million.
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