Doom, Assassin's Creed, Skull and Bones, and more
By Reuben Gonzales - Video Game Warriors
The weather is warming up and we finally see the sun, but with this comes drought.
Not water, but video games. This time of year, developers are preparing to announce their holiday line up at the Electronics Art Expo.
As the year starts, we see less new large titles releasing and see more focus on new content for games that are out currently. There will still be games coming out, but just at a slower rate, especially for games that have moved slowly through development.
During this dry spell for games, Nintendo has been trying hard to show that they are not just about kids games and that the Switch can truly be for everyone.
After the success of Doom on the Switch, there was hope that Nintendo would bring in more games to the console.
The Doom port ran at a lower frame rate, compared to other consoles. The game also had to sacrifice non-essential elements due to cartridge space issues.
Still, fans of the franchise loved they could take Doom on the road with them.
Assassins return to Nintendo
Assassin's Creed III Remastered/Liberation Remastered, published by Ubisoft. Single-player, Action Adventure. Available on Switch, $40 Standard Edition.
Later this month Nintendo is bringing in another hugely successful franchise to their consoles.
The game will release a full week before it does on any other console and will have all the single player download content included. Along with this the Liberation content that first came out for the PlayStation Vita will also come remastered with the base game.
The Wii U got Assassin's Creed IV during its release and Japan Switch players got a cloud streaming version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Assassin's Creed will have touch screen interface for the Switch, a newly optimized HUD for the Switch, HD rumble support, and the big sell portable Assassin's Creed.
In the remastered version, players can now walk through early colonial America as Conner, a Native American and English assassin.
While the game is a remaster players will notice, mostly the Switch doesn't add to the original game.
Sadly Assassin's Creed III multiplayer will not be coming with this new remaster on any of the consoles.
So if you crave adventure and the idea of creeping in shadows to take out enemies sounds fun this port comes May 21, for $40.
Trouble on the High Sea?
While Ubisoft is nailing it with the Assassin's Creed remaster, they are coming up shallow with their latest game.
Skull and Bones was revealed at the 2017 E3, leaving fans hungry for more.
For the second time in its production, Ubisoft's Skull and Bones has been delayed yet again. The reason for the delay? Nobody knows. In their vague explanation, Ubisoft said "For new IPs, it is common to have evolutions of creative vision and this requires more development time."
Now, the earliest we could see Skull and Bones is April 2020.
Pet ownership is going back to the virtual world
Little Friends: Dogs and Cats, published by Imagineer. Single-player, pet raising simulation. Available on Switch, $50 Standard Edition.
Adorable pets for you to play, feed, dress, and love are arriving in the Nintendo Switch.
No this isn't 1996, the year the Tamagotchi craze that swept the world. It's 2019 and Nintendo is coming out with a pet raising simulation.
The games focus is on forming strong bonds with your new pets.
Little Friends allows players to play with three pets at a time, but you may own up to 12.
Little Friends will feature six different dog breeds and three cat breeds but with the ability to dress up your furry pal with up to 600 accessories. The animals come in a variety of different looks, so much like in real life, the same breeds will still have their own personality.
Each pet has their own emotions, having favorite foods and toys that make them happy.
The game has motion controls as well as the touch screen to interact with your buddy. Go for walks or play fetch, or maybe play with a brand new toy they like.
You can even participate in a Frisbee tournament with one of your furry friends.
Little Friends is by no means visually stunning but it's sure to bring a smile to some faces.
The game first released in Japan December of last year and is now set to make its western release this spring.
So if where you live doesn't allow pets, Little Friends drops May 28.