New Bloodstained mode, Ducktales back on the market, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome back to your daily gaming update for Wednesday, March 4th. Bit of a slower news day today, but that’s no problem, let’s take a look at what we got.

Bloodstained not getting a roguelike mode, gets random mode instead

Back in June of 2015, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a Metroidvania from a major Castlevania producer, successfully got funded on Kickstarter. It had an original goal of $500,000, which eventually got stretch goals all the way to $5.5 million. Well, one of those stretch goals was the addition of a Roguelike mode, and unfortunately, they’ve just confirmed that it will no longer be coming. They said “Unfortunately, the code that was created early in the game’s development is not currently compatible with this type of gameplay (especially a procedurally generated castle).” In place of this, they have just added a free new game mode called Randomizer, which is the same as the original campaign, except everything from items, to quests, to crafting elements, are random. I know this is a really popular mode in other games, I know especially various Zelda and Dark Souls games have been modded to do stuff like this, and it can end up getting some pretty funny results.

Ducktales: Remastered brought back to digital storefronts

Ducktales: Remastered has officially returned to digital storefronts. This originally released in 2013, but last year it became unavailable for no discernable reason. There’s been speculation that it was because of licensing issues, but Capcom never gave a definitive reason. Nonetheless, it is now available if you were missing it sometime in the last 7 months.

Halo: Combat Evolved arrives on PC through the MCC

The first ever Halo game, Combat Evolved, is now available on PC. It joined the Master Chief Collection on Steam and the PC Xbox platforms, so if you already own that collection, you’ve gotten it for free, otherwise you can purchase it seperately. This is the second Halo game now available on PC through the collection, with Halo: Reach being the other one. That being said, if you buy it, a bunch more games in the series is supposed to be coming later this year.

Mario Kart: Tour launching multiplayer mode on March 8th

Mario Kart Tour, which is the free to play mobile game, will officially be getting multiplayer on March 8th, so in 4 days. The game originally launched with singleplayer alone, and they only started testing multiplayer late last year. It will support up to 8 people at once, and the rules are actually going to change every single day, so I guess it’s meant to be kept fresh. Nonetheless, it’s been a very successful mobile game for them, so I figured some of you might be interested, who knows.

Alright, thank you very much for joining me here today, and thank you to Ricky for being an allaround awesome guy. I will be back tomorrow with the news, as I am every Monday through Friday, so until then, Happy Gaming everyone.