Shift your Switch library into high gear with these racing games

Hit the gas!

Whether you’ve got that competitive itch or you’re just looking to live a virtual life in the fast lane, it’s a blast to go fast in these racing games!

Burnout Paradise Remastered:

Hit the open road in Burnout Paradise Remastered! Push the boundaries of speed, smash through traffic, wreck your opponents, and use the open world to find shortcuts as you leave the competition in the dust—or crash out in spectacular and devastating fashion.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Race and battle in various modes as one of your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters! Race your family and friends or battle them on various battle courses. Enjoy up to 4-player* family fun in TV Mode or hop online** to play with up to 12 racers.


Jump into the driver’s seat of an anti-gravity vehicle and put your skills to the test in high-octane competitions. Drive through abandoned mines, dense jungles, and futuristic cities as you try to master the art of boosting and phase switching to stay ahead of the competition.

Horizon Chase Turbo:

Race your way through opponents and master the circuits as you relive the classic arcade gameplay with unbound speed limits of fun. Drive your through extraordinary places, watching the sunset and facing natural phenomenon. Experience multiple modes in this tribute to 80’s and 90’s racing games.

Team Sonic Racing:

Take control of your racing style by choosing from three distinct character types. Unlock game-changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style. Try out Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, and Time Trial.

Mantis Burn Racing:

Race your way across 12 tracks in three different environments in this immersive, top-down game. Fine-tune your vehicle’s handling and performance by using the upgrade slot system, allowing you to integrate your own playstyle into the game.

Lonely Mountains Downhill:

Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails, and wild rivers as you bike down a mountain landscape. A custom physics system lets you carefully drop from boulder to boulder, sprint over chasms, or slide through muddy grounds. Just try not to crash on your way from the peak to the valley!

GRID Autosport:

Take on some of the world’s fastest cars as you slide into the seat of a pro-racer. Take on aggressive pack races, keep control in Drift and Time Attack events, or race through tight city circuits in a range of high-performance vehicles.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled:

Go fur throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled! It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max. Enjoy the original modes, characters, and power-ups with additional karts and tracks.

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer:

Take control of your favorite podracers as you speed through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, and much more in a fight to the finish line. Choose from 25 racers, including Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and Ratts Tyerell, and experience race tracks on eight different planets.

Milestone’s MotoGP20 Adds Junior Team Feature To Career Mode

A new, free feature added

For all our fans that love to play the Career Mode, we have added a brand-new feature, Junior Team.

To create a Junior Team players must be running in the Moto2™ or MotoGP™ class. During the season, new tabs in the Career Hub will introduce the team creation. The rule is simple: you can open teams in classes lower than yours to let them race in the next season. You won’t be just a rider, but also a mentor and a Team Principal for a new generation of young talents!

A team needs a Team Manager, whose skills will influence the ability to attract sponsors and to hire good riders. While the Technical Director, will influence bike development and on track performances during the weekend.

Sponsorship offers will include bikes, sponsor financing and result goals be careful to find the correct balance.

You can hire one or two riders, with their own skill set, and see them grow inside your team.

Speaking about development, you can improve your results investing money to get travel discounts or training your riders or your engineers. This will have different outcomes, but an efficient team must seek perfection in all details.

And after all the planning, all the hopes and the expectations, it comes the race day. The red lights go out and the track will tell its verdict! You can simulate your Junior Team race but it's more fun to follow it live, cheering for your riders, fearing every curve, and finally getting the rewards for your efforts!

MotoGP™20 is globally available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC®/STEAM, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch™.

Bring Pieces of a Broken Earth Back to Peace in Upcoming EDF Game, "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS”

The world must be defended!

D3PUBLISHER Inc., a leading Japanese games publisher, along with development team YUKE’s, is excited to announce a new third-person shooter “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE” game, “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS.” For the first time ever in the EDF series, “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS” will release on Nintendo Switch™ in addition to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS” will take on a completely different look from the rest of the EDF series with its new voxel art style when it launches in North America and Europe in early 2021 on the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation®Store, respectively. D3PUBLISHER aims to deliver the ultimate EDF game packed with a ton of content for new and returning EDF fans. The popular third-person shooter series’ exciting debut in a brand-new market creates a fun, new appearance and gameplay experience for both EDF fans and new players alike.

In a parallel universe where everything is in 3D voxel art, a new battlefield has taken stage in the EDF series. Voxel Earth is falling apart into square pieces, breaking its blocky peace, as alien invaders in large motherships have caused a catastrophic rift in their massive attack. With the world in turmoil from an alien attack by enemies from the EDF series, the player and the “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE” must rise to the occasion and save the day to restore a shattered Voxel Earth to one peace in “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS."

Within this new universe of EDF where everything is displayed in voxel art, an art form with 3D models constructed together from 3D cubes, players will be taking the fight to various voxel-formed landmark battlefields with inspirations from America, United Kingdom, Japan, Egypt, and more in the span of the war for survival. Players can expect access to a massive selection of memorable EDF legendary soldier classes and weapons, ranging from the original numbered “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE” series all the way up to “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5” along with the additional spin-off EDF series of “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: INSECT ARMAGEDDON” and “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN.” On top of recruiting and utilizing all of the iconic EDF soldier classes and weapons in the EDF series, players can look forward to recruiting dozens of new characters to discover all over Voxel Earth as local EDF members known as “Brothers” and “Sisters,” like the Cowboy Brother or Maid Sister, as some of the new recruits to enlist! There are over 100 new members for players to find in “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS” for endless combinations of skillsets, personalities, and abilities to best tackle the mission at hand.


Voxel World’s EDF: Expect the world of EDF in a whole new voxel art look with a family-friendly appeal, all filled with the same swarms of aliens and invaders for players to exterminate within the EDF series

Create your very own EDF: Each mission is tackled by a 4-member team that players can mix and match between EDF members to maximize each of their abilities to lay waste on their enemies

Historic EDF members return: From the very first EDF release in the numbered series all the way to the most recent “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5” launch on top of the spin-off titles including “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: INSECT ARMAGEDDON” and “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN,” players can recruit legendary EDF members and access the wide array of weaponry from a massive selection of the previous games to their teams in the new voxel form

Historic enemies of the EDF series make a comeback too: Familiar Giant Land and Air Creatures alongside Alien War Machines that have invaded Earth and caused mass destruction countless times in all of the past EDF series games are returning to invade in full, voxel form and force

To stay up to date on the latest regarding “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS,” please visit the game page at the official website. D3PUBLISHER’s website can be found at https://www.d3p.co.jp/en/company/.

Bossgard coming to Switch on July 15th, 20% pre-order discount being offered

Buy within the next week to save!

July 8, Bucharest, Romania: Indie Developer Sand Sailor Studio announces the upcoming Switch release of Bossgard, the multiplayer boss-battler. Bossgard will be released on Switch on July 15, with a one week pre-order period and a 20% discount!

Prepare to battle your friends on the Switch as a giant player-controlled boss. Who would win between a giant slice of bread and teams of Viking warriors, rangers, healers, engineers and necromancers?

The story
The Vikings have been denied their chance to fight at Ragnarok because of a great Evil power. Instead the world has been fractured into various dimensions that are now owned by giant monsters who defy the Norse gods. Will you join the last remaining Vikings and fight in a party of heroes, or will you take control of the Bosses and dominate the battlefield as a titan?

Key features
- Connect up to 6 Joy-Con™ controllers and play with or against your friends!
- Play as one of 6 unique bosses, each one with their own unique powers! Giant bread, huge plungers, evil robots, and more!
- The Vikings play in teams of up to 5 members and each Viking can play a different role!
- Pick one of 10 unique Vikings, like Edith the Necromancer, Asha the Engineer, or Brunhilde the Bard.
- The game features 3 major game modes: Viking vs Boss, Viking vs Viking and the 3rd person singleplayer Survival mode, where you hunt monsters in search of the final Boss.
- Play in a group from a top view perspective or solo from a 3rd-person perspective.
- All characters are customizable with armor sets, weapons, color schemes and more!

WRC 9 'Digital Deluxe edition' and exclusive pre-order bonus announced

Lesquin (France), July 8th 2020 - NACON and KT Racing are pleased to unveil the pre-order bonus and Digital Deluxe edition content for WRC 9, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship. The game is planned for release on 3 September 2020 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC from the Epic Games Store, then on PlayStation®5, Xbox One Series X and Nintendo Switch™ at a later date.

The Digital Deluxe edition of WRC 9 includes everything fans can dream of for total immersion in the WRC experience. As well as the base game, players who can't wait will get advance access to the game 48 hours before it officially releases on 1 September. The exclusive Digital Deluxe edition also includes a 3-month subscription to WRC +, the official video platform for the championship. It airs all stages of the season live and includes expert analysis, driver profiles and much more.

In addition, the WRC 9 Digital Deluxe edition includes 3 DLCs with even more official content:

- A bonus car - the legendary Toyota Corolla WRC, the championship winning car in 1999, which has an impressive record of sealing a podium finish in 95% of the races it was involved in – a true icon in the hands of the most prestigious drivers!
- A super special stage - the Barcelona Super Special Stage, one of the most technical of the season right in the heart of the city of Barcelona. With narrow roads and full of bends, it requires extreme concentration.
- A head start – start WRC 9's Career mode with more experienced staff to give the start to your professional driving career a boost.

Pre-order bonus – The Audi Quattro A2 in the starting blocks!
The Audi Quattro A2 is a legendary car from the 1980s and one of the most popular of its time. A double world champion in both the Drivers and Manufacturers categories in 1984, it was the undisputed star of Group B. Players who pre-order WRC 9 will get the chance to take the wheel of this iconic car and relive some of its best WRC moments! Immaculately recreated, the Audi Quattro A2 will provide fans with an extra challenge and even more fun hurtling down the roads.

WRC 9 is now available for pre-order for Xbox One on the Epic Games Store for PC.

WRC 9 will be available on September 3rd, 2020 on Xbox One, PS4™ and PC from the Epic Games Store.

Release timing for Xbox Series X, PS5™ and Nintendo Switch will be announced at a later date.

Chaotic physics-based party game 'Alpaca Ball: Allstars' announced for Switch

Alpaca punch!

Sand Castle Studios today announced Alpaca Ball for Nintendo Switch and Steam. The game will launch later this year. You can watch the new game announcement trailer here.

Football with Alpacas! Bring the cup home with up to 8 players in this hilarious and chaotic physics-based party game! Peru-ve yourself on the Picchu and win those Machus!

Dress your silly alpaca up, swing your long neck to hit the ball, then dash after it on your tiny legs. A heady mix of unpredictable randomness, player skill and silly physics allows for comically gripping matches

Physics-based engine for unpredictable and hilarious results!
Frenetic local multiplayer with up to 8 other people
Play online with your friends via Steam Remote Play, they don’t even need to own the game! (This feature is exclusive to the Steam version of the game)
Lead your alpaca to glory in Career Mode
Or build custom matches with bot alpacas!
Vibrant pitches inspired by famous South American places such as Machu Picchu!

Customize your Alpaca!

“We really like football as a game and wondered how the old established formula could be spiced up? We figured it would be extremely hard to expand the rules of a game that is hundreds of years old and loved by millions,” said Gregor Kirchhofer Produce at Salt Castle Studio. “But then we remembered that Alpacas make everything better, so here we are.”

NES/SNES Switch Online: Donkey Kong Country, Natsume Championship Wrestling, and The Immortal coming July 15th, 2020


On July 15, Donkey Kong, the unstoppable king of swing, returns to the Nintendo Switch system with his touchstone adventure, the classic Super NES™ game Donkey Kong Country™. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you’ll be able to join Donkey Kong, his pal Diddy Kong and their trusty animal friends as they explore jungles, climb snowcapped mountains and ride rollicking minecarts to hunt down their missing bananas from a cruel gang of Kremlings.

In addition to Donkey Kong Country, the hard-hitting wrestling game Natsume Championship Wrestling is also joining the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online library for the Nintendo Switch™ system. The Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online collection is adding a new NES™ game this month too: the isometric, action-RPG The Immortal.

The Nintendo Switch Online service now offers access to 85 classic games that can all be enjoyed at no extra charge. Here’s a full rundown of the games being added this month:

Super NES

Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face their adversaries, K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings. Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively in over 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus levels.

Natsume Championship Wrestling– Choose from 12 outrageous wrestlers and bring the pain! With a robust grappling system and over 50 moves to master, experience the most realistic wrestling action of the 16-bit era. Test your might against the AI, or up to two players can compete in exhibition, tag team and round robin matches.


The Immortal – Grab your Wizard’s Pack and let your quest unfold as you explore the Labyrinth of Eternity. Delve into the dungeon’s depths to uncover the mysteries of the ancient ruins. Your teacher Mordamir awaits below!

Look up, Trainers—Team GO Rocket balloons have arrived in Pokémon GO

Blasting off again!

Mysterious balloons have popped up in the sky, and the culprit is Team GO Rocket! With these Team GO Rocket balloon invasions, you can now battle Team GO Rocket anywhere on the map. We ask that you keep an eye out for balloons in the sky and battle the Team GO Rocket Grunts and Leaders piloting them. Who knows—you may even find Giovanni! Reports show that they appear once every few hours, but could appear more often during takeovers.

1. Tap a balloon to battle Team GO Rocket: Be ready for a challenge! Tap a Team GO Rocket balloon, pick your battle party, and defeat Team GO Rocket to rescue their Shadow Pokémon. Team GO Rocket balloons will hover near you for a limited time, so be sure to check the map for balloons and tap them before they fly away!

2. Equip your Rocket Radar to encounter balloons with Team GO Rocket Leaders: When you have a Rocket Radar equipped, you can find Sierra, Cliff, or Arlo piloting a Team GO Rocket balloon.

3. Equip your Super Rocket Radar to encounter Giovanni: It appears that even the boss of Team GO Rocket himself can be found riding in a Team GO Rocket balloon! If you activate and equip a Super Rocket Radar, Giovanni’s balloon is certain to appear.

Turns out, Professor Willow and the team leaders were on to something when they discovered those scraps of paper! With Team GO Rocket flying across the world of Pokémon GO, we’ll need as many of you as possible to help defeat them! Keep an eye out for these Rocket balloons, and continue to train. Hopefully this will be the extent of their mischief and they’ll surrender now before we have to prepare for more fights. But just in case...we might have to revisit the original plan for the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research. Stay tuned for more updates on what that Timed Research will now entail, as well as the accompanying battle-themed event.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidance from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong announced for Switch, due out 2021

Sink your teeth into this one

Play as three vampires, harness their powers, embrace their desires, and face their demons in a heart-pounding story in which your choices decide the fate of Boston.

Welcome to the World of Darkness

What if vampires were real? What if bloodthirsty predators lived hidden among us, engaged in a never-ending game of desire, conspiracy and betrayal? What if you became one of them?

In Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, you play as these alluring monsters in a world where the lines between the real and supernatural are always blurred.

A Heart-Pounding Thriller

Hazel Iversen, the Swan, is the new Prince of the Boston Camarilla. An iron hand in a velvet glove, she intends to assert her power and enforce the Masquerade, the vampiric law designed to ensure humans never learn about her kind. However, the best laid plans of mice and men are often torn asunder.

As rumors of betrayal, murder, and power struggles reach fever pitch, you must work in the shadows to protect your Sect in a frantic investigation as the city of Boston is plunged into Chaos.

Play as Three Original Vampires

Play as three vampires, each over a hundred years old. Weave between their intertwined destinies, embracing their different points of view, and making use of their unique abilities to separate the truth from the lies. Each character has their own vampiric disciplines that can be upgraded to suit your preferred approach.

Will you choose, intimidation, seduction, or stealth?

It’s your decision, provided you can keep the hunger for blood at bay.

Gameplay and Consequences

With its unique approach to gameplay, Swansong puts the emphasis on consequence. Analyze each situation carefully, the choices you make during the investigation, and your social interactions with characters can have a lasting impact on the fate of your heroes’ lives and the fate of the Boston Camarilla.

NACON Connect reveals new details about WRC 9, Tennis World Tour 2, Rogue Lords, and more

A full recap of the event

At NACON Connect, the company's first digital conference, NACON unveiled many new projects currently being developed by its internal and partner studios. And as further evidence of the company's momentum and growing ambition, new major partnerships for peripherals were also announced.

This gamer-focused conference was held to present the future of NACON, especially the projects in development at the studios that joined the group over the last two years. These games demonstrate NACON's desire to offer an even greater variety of experiences that meet the expectations of the most demanding gamers.

An ambitious line-up

The NACON game catalogue contains a diverse selection of titles for all types of gamers, including fans of racing sims, RPGs, roguelikes, deck-builders and much more. NACON Connect raised the curtain on a number of future exciting projects.

Fans of the World of Darkness got their first look at some gameplay of Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood. Combat in this brawler centres on the character's werewolf form: players must unleash their supernatural rage to confront world-threatening evil in the form of the petroleum corporation Endron. The game will be available on February the 4th, 2021 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong was also featured with a dark and enthralling cinematic trailer that set the scene for this promising Narrative RPG from Big Bad Wolf.

For fans of Action RPGs, there was also good news with the announcement of Steelrising, the new project from the development studio Spiders. Jehanne Rousseau and her team place you in the heart of an alternate Paris during the French Revolution, where the automaton army of King Louis XVI is terrorizing and suppressing the French people. Aegis, the main character, will fight against this reign of terror to try and change the course of History.

The Racing category was particularly well represented at the conference with two very ambitious projects revealed.
RiMS Racing is a game in development at RaceWard Studio, a Milan-based team of experts that have been developing motorcycle racing games for 20 years. This simulation is based on a unique and innovative concept that makes bike mechanics a core element of the game experience. Fans will love the bike behaviour, which has benefited from the work done by KT Racing on its proprietary game engine.

It's confirmed: a new game in the Test Drive Unlimited franchise is in development at KT Racing. Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown is the new ambitious project from Alain Jarniou and his team. Leveraging their experience making motorsports simulations such as the WRC series, KT Racing and NACON are offering their new vision of the franchise. Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown retains the DNA of the series, which is based on a love of beautiful cars and the joy of driving around a luxurious island world recreated at 1:1 scale. Players will compete against each other in the Solar Crown, a competition with mysterious stakes, to elevate their character's status within the community.

A new genre is being added to NACON's catalogue: roguelike games.

Rogue Lords, developed by Cyanide and Leikir, takes place in a Baroque and Gothic 17th century New England. You play as the devil, who has returned to earth to fight the forces of good. Its unique art direction will appeal to fans of Tim Burton's work.

Roguebook is a roguelike deck-builder developed by the Belgian studio Abrakam, creators of the game Faeria. With support from the renowned creator of Magic: The Gathering, Richard Garfield, who adds his expertise as the game's co-designer, Roguebook features innovative game mechanics and a world that fans of the genre will love.

Brand-new gameplay for WRC 9 and Tennis World Tour 2, both of which release in September, was also shown. Warhammer Chaosbane, developed by Eko Software, ended the conference by announcing that the game will soon be available on next gen consoles.

Peripherals – Prestigious new collaborations

In just a few years, NACON peripherals have already won over gamers across the world. After the acquisition of RIG in March, an industry-leading headset brand for PC and console gamers, the director of the peripherals department, Yannick Allaert, today announced a prestigious new collaboration during NACON Connect.

Having already sold over 3 million officially licensed PlayStation®4 controllers, NACON is immensely proud to announce they have entered into a licensing agreement with Microsoft to create and distribute official accessories designed for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.

Finally, to continue to support gamers in all their experiences, NACON is pleased to announce that the development of cloud gaming and the imminent arrival of 5G will provide many new technological opportunities for the brand. After discussions with various telecommunications operators, including Orange in France, NACON will soon be offering dedicated accessories for smartphone gaming.


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