Epic Games news, Nintendo news, LOTS OF NEWS



How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for March 21st , 2019. There is an insane amount of news today, so I’ll be giving shorter tidbits with more stories, thus if you are interested about hearing more about any of the news today, you should click the links on thegamingobserver.com

A whole bunch of Epic Games news

Epic Games hits the headlines once again, with multiple news items. First, they’ve announced a 100 million dollar fund for Unreal Engine powered projects. Applications for grants are open between $5,000 to $500,000 for anyone with a project utilizing the software. Next, there are a bunch of games headed to their store as exclusives, here’s a full list: The Outer Worlds, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, Control, Journey to the Savage Planet, Dauntless, The Cycle, Afterparty, The Sinking City, Spellbreak, and even more. They’ve also furthered their relationship with Ubisoft, who are happy with the results of The Division 2, details to come. Quantic Dream is bringing their previously PS4-exclusive games to the Epic store on PC, including Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human. It was announced Metro Exodus got 2.5 times the sales that Metro: Last Light did. Lastly, they are partnering with Humble Bundle to allow them to sell exclusive titles through their store.

A whole bunch of Nintendo news

Nintendo has also made some major announcements. They have revealed a new Crypt of the NecroDancer game, except with a Legend of Zelda crossover, which will be called Cadence of Hyrule and it’s coming in the spring (this one looks very interesting). Double Fine, the developers of Psychonauts, have announced a new action game called Rad, which is going exclusively to the Nintendo Switch this summer. Castle Crashers: Remastered was announced, heading to the Switch and PS4, no release date. And lastly, Cuphead is making its way to the Switch on April 18th. Notably, they are going to be investigating how to get Xbox Live services to be accessible on the Switch, for things like achievements to be compatible.

A whole bunch of miscellaneous news

Here’s a bunch of miscellaneous news. Konami is bringing three different collections to all gaming platforms: the Arcade Classics collection, the Castlevania collection, and the Contra collection. Each will contain 8 games, with the first one releasing on April 18th. Stainless Games, developers of Carmageddon, have announced their newest game ShockRods, which is also a car battling game, but is not a sequel, as they sold off the Carmageddon IP rights to THQ last year. Oxygen Not Included will be leaving Early Access on Steam in late May, with two more updates before that happens. And finally, to conclude all of the news, the final ever episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead will be releasing next week on March 26th.

Okay so that was a whirlwind of news, but like I said, head over to the website if you want to look further into any of those, and I’m sure I’ll be covering a lot of it more in-depth this Sunday as well. You know how to find me, Youtube.com/TheGamingObserver, info@thegamingobserver.com, on Twitter @gaming_observer. As always, this update was produced in part by Brandon, who funds the show through Patreon. Thank you very much, have a beautiful day, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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