Stadia introducing new games, Indivisible Switch port, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here and welcome to The Gaming Observer. It is Wednesday, April 29th, and we’ve got a number of interesting things to take a look at today, let’s get into it.

Ok, let’s talk about Google Stadia again. I mentioned a few days ago that it is technically fully launched to the public, despite no official announcement. Well today they also announced a swath of games that will be heading to the service, notably they have a deal with EA. Now the EA games won’t be coming for a while — Star Wars Jedi comes later this year, FIFA and Madden come in the winter, and two unannounced games arrive next year. Besides that, available today we’ve got Octopath Traveller and PUBG, which has full crossplay. We’ve also got Zombie Army 4 in May, and Rock of Ages 3 in June. So the library is expanding, we’ll see if the players follow.

Here’s an interesting story that gives us a little peek into the chaos that is game development. So there’s this Metroidvania called Indivisible, which is made by the company that did Skullgirls. Well, today the game got ported to the Nintendo Switch, and apparently the developers didn’t even know. Here’s what the project lead said on Twitter, “Feel like you missed the announcement? You’re not alone, our team found out because people on Twitter sent us congratulations! I had no idea!” Unfortunately the port, while it runs great, also seems to be an older version of the game, which lacks features like co-op and New Game+. So no announcement, no marketing, but the game is available. Hopefully the dev team will be able to chat with 505, who are responsible for the port, and everything will get cleared up. I just thought interesting that things like this happen, you know. At least with Cooking Mama the companies were literally in conflict with one another — in this case the devs are just confused.

This one has a special place in my heart, THQ Nordic has just confirmed that the Destroy All Humans remake will arriving on July 28th. This is a game that I played as a kid, it’s all about an alien coming to Earth and quite literally wanting to destroy all humans. It’s vulgar, it’s ridiculous, but the remake puts a nice polish on it. Hopefully it holds up.

Just in case you were looking for them, both Lego Lord of the Rings and Lego The Hobbit are now available on Steam, having been missing since the beginning of last year. There was no word on why the games disappeared for so long, but we usually assume that this happens because of licensing issues. Just a heads up.

Another heads up for my PC players that Total War: Shogun 2 is free to keep, which you can pick up until Friday. This is a strategy game set in feudal Japan, and a bunch of Total War games are on sale as well. Apparently this is one of the favourites as well, so make sure you go pick it up. It has online co-op!

Alright everyone, thanks very much for joining me. I’d also like to thank Andrew for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon, and NCIceman for a review on Apple Podcasts. That’ll be all for today, and I’ll be back tomorrow with the news, until then, Happy Gaming Everyone