Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’m happy to announce that nearly four years after its release, I’ve finally played Stardew Valley for a substantial amount of time. My player character is named Rey, my farm is Jakku, I have a dog named Dug and a horse named BB-8. I’m building a thriving romance with Leah which has included gifting her a lot of salad because I guess some people love salad? Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing the most lately!
Animal Crossing Themed Switch
The biggest news of the week for Animal Crossing fans is the Animal Crossing: New Horizons special edition Switch.
A #NintendoSwitch system inspired by #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons is on the way! With unique Joy-Con controllers, a custom design on the back, and a special Nintendo Switch dock, it’s the perfect way to start your island life. Available 3/13 for $299.99.https://t.co/MC5dJ11F3U pic.twitter.com/VigTPi4NDB
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 31, 2020
It goes on sale on March 13 for $299.99 and is already available for pre-order.
Will the Joy-Con be available separately? It appears so far the Joy-Con will be sold separately in Japan; availability in other locations has not been announced yet.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer
Everyone in the FFVII Remake trailer is devastatingly hot
— fall damage taker (@madisonrbutler) January 31, 2020
We have, yet again, a new trailer for the long-anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which releases on April 10.
The trailer notably includes the character Scarlet, flashback dialogue between young Cloud and Tifa, and Cloud’s fancy dress disguise.
BB-8 and BB-9E in Battlefront II
Battlefront II released updates this week including two new heroes: fan-favorite droid BB-8 and another droid, BB-9E.
Apex Legends Season 4
Apex Legends‘ season 4 begins this week. Here’s the launch trailer:
More News and Links
Ever imagined what The Last of Us Part II might look like on the PS1? Here you go:
Mike Laidlaw, former Dragon Age designer, has left Ubisoft Quebec as its creative director after only a year.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sold 8 million copies in December.
Halo: Reach will have another ban wave, this time targeting players who are trying to exploit the XP system.
Overwatch will soon get more frequent balance changes. A new Experimental mode will be available on PC and console, as opposed to the current PTR (public test realm) which is PC-only.
In odd franchise crossover news: Ghost Recon Breakpoint currently has a Terminator event.
GTA Online and Red Dead Online currently offer large bonuses just for logging in.
ICYMI: PS Plus subscribers get free access to BioShock: The Collection, The Sims 4, and Firewall Zero Hour this month.
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent