Howdy, gamers! Is anyone playing anything good lately? I’m still thinking about the end of Kentucky Route Zero, which was perfectly bittersweet. I’ve also been listening to the NieR Gestalt & NieR Replicant Original Soundtrack quite a bit while I work, which has me itching to start the game. Speaking of things that are near…
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Available for Pre-Order
Nintendo announced on Friday, February 7, that Animal Crossing fans, patron saints of patience, are now able to preorder New Horizons.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 7, 2020
Additionally, remember those adorable Animal Crossing-themed Switches from last week? Well, if you don’t want to shell out $300 for the themed one, Nintendo is also offering some licensed Switch skins and Pro controllers. If the skins and controllers aren’t your style, check out the full range of accessories and merchandise at GameSpot.
Nintendo could open their own ikea-like store with furniture and home goods based off of animal crossing furniture and I’d go ABSOLUTELY apeshit
You know what would improve this room? Some fucking rococo
Plant room? Throw in a rococo shelf
Study room? Rococo lamp
— 🏝Chives🍹🔜 Katsu (@ChiggityChives) February 7, 2020
The PlayStation 5 Website is Live
Sony has been pretty quiet about specific features we’ll see on the PlayStation 5, but on Wednesday, February 5, the company quietly launched the console’s website. At the moment, the site simply reads, “PlayStation 5 is coming,” though users can sign up for email updates. The PlayStation 5 is slated for release in late 2020.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 4, 2020
Blizzard is Offering Refunds for Warcraft 3: Reforged
It’s rare for video game companies to refund their products, but after a troubled launch for Warcraft 3: Reforged, Blizzard has announced players who are unhappy with the game can request a full refund. Fans have been unhappy since Reforged’s launch on January 28, saying it’s missing many of the features Blizzard promised when the game was announced in 2018. In addition to connectivity issues and numerous bugs, Warcraft 3: Reforged’s flawed infrastructure introduced the same issues to the original Warcraft 3. If you would like to request a refund, you can do so through Blizzard support, though Blizzard has not said how long they will honor them. Warcraft 3: Reforged’s lackluster release doesn’t make this cosplay any less impressive, though.
— Willow @ EpicCon (@WillowCreativ3) February 7, 2020
Dan Houser, cofounder of Rockstar Games, is leaving the company
Kentucky Route Zero fans can now stream the game’s soundtrack, including the fan-favorite “Too Late to Love You”
Square Enix will release 10 Kingdom Hearts games in an all-in-one package on March 17
Florence, an award-winning game about love and relationships, arrives on Switch and PC this week
Madison Butler writes about advertising by day and about video games the rest of the time. She can usually be found crying about Final Fantasy and Nier: Automata on Twitter @madisonrbutler.