Nintendo on crunch, Bleeding Edge info, much more



How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for June 13th, 2019. Head over to for links and a transcript.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons delay meant no crunch for devs

Some great news from Nintendo coming out of E3 and the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Originally they had promised for it to come out in 2019, and we now know that the release date is March 2020. Well apparently, the reason for the delay was to prevent crunch. Doug Bowser interviewed with IGN, saying “For us, one of our key tenants is that we bring smiles to people’s faces…that applies to our own employees [as well]. We need to make sure that [they] have good work-life balance.” This means that they will be missing out on it being available for Christmas, and it’s going to be less than two weeks shy of their fiscal year results. In this changing industry, I’m happy to see one of the pioneers being at the forefront of this issue.

Info on Ninja Theory’s Bleeding Edge

The newest game from Ninja Theory, Bleeding Edge, is quite the departure from their previous single-player narrative Hellblade. It’s a hero shooter, with it’s own unique spins of course – the most prominent of which being that it is melee fighting only. An interview with the creative director revealed that Ninja Theory is still working on another singleplayer game, but that when given the opportunity to make his own title, he wanted it to be multiplayer. He also guaranteed that any microtranscations will be cosmetic. Bleeding Edge was revealed alongside the announcement that they were acquired by Microsoft, which means that this is the second major gaming company to compete with Overwatch. The former being Gearbox’s Battleborn.

The Witcher 3 sells 20 million copies. Nintendo Switch port details

It’s just been announced that The Witcher 3 has sold 20 million copies worldwide, with 40 million sold across all three games in the series. It joins games such as Borderlands 2 and GTA: Vice City at the 20 million mark. Surely this number will increase with its port to the Nintendo Switch. Resolutions have been confirmed as 540p handheld, 720p docked, with the port happening from Saber Interactive, who are most well known for World War Z, released this year.

Konami announces the mini TurboGrafx-16

Konami has announced their entry into the mini-retro-console market, joining Nintendo, Sony, and SEGA. Announcing, the mini TurboGrafx-16, otherwise known as the PC Engine CoreGrafx. Every console will come with a controller and some pre-installed games with games like R-Type, Ninja Spirit, and Alien Crush. No price or release date yet.

That’s all the news for today. Thank you so so much for tuning in, and thanks to Brandon for supporting the show through Patreon. My name is Adrian Simple, see you tomorrow, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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