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Wolfenstein: Youngblood's devs discuss the decision to create a co-op shooter

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a considerable departure for the franchise. It's a shooter built from the ground-up to be a co-op experience. Why did the dev team decide to take this path? GamesBeat talked to developers Andreas Öjerfors and Aydin Afzoud to find out.

Andreas Öjerfors: We started with Wolfenstein: New Order, the big one, and then we did New Colossus, which was the side project. It used a lot of the systems and gameplay of New Order, but it had new actors, new weapons, and new levels. The idea was that next we’d do the same thing as New Colossus. But the idea of co-op and having this more open and unstructured world came into the picture. It became a much bigger project than we’d first thought. It took us a year and a half to build. The only reason we were able to build that big a project in just a year and a half was because of our partnership with Arkane.

Aydin Afzoud: We’d always wanted to explore co-op and make a co-op game. It’s also something that our fans had asked for. They wanted multiplayer, the ability to play with their friends. That’s always been our desire. Like he said, this smaller project, compared to the big game–that made it pretty natural to do the co-op these time.

Nintendo the most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for July 16th to Aug. 15th, 2019

Summer fun continues for Switch

Nintendo has been dominating the TV ad impressions scene over the Summer. They've once again taken the top spot, this time for July 16th to Aug. 15th, 2019. Check out full details below.

- over 260.2 million TV ad impressions generated by 10 spots that aired over 1,200 times
- “Disney Channel: Summer Fun,” advertising the Switch, was its most-seen commercial with over 137.7 million impressions
- networks with high impression-counts included Disney Channel, Nick, and Nick Toons
- some of the top shows were SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and Big City Greens

Heave Ho - more gameplay footage

Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs. Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accouterment in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.

Tetris 99 6th MAXIMUS CUP event footage (Fire Emblem theme)

The Tetris® 99 digital game includes an online mode that is a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members*. In large-scale, 99-player battles, it’ll take speed, skill, and strategy to knock out the competition and become the last player standing. You can target opponents by sending them Garbage Blocks, but be careful… Your rivals can target you back! Defeat opponents to acquire K.O. Badges that may give you the advantage on future attacks. Nintendo Switch Online members can also look forward to upcoming online events*!

NBA 2K20 - Switch demo gameplay

NBA 2K has evolved into much more than a basketball simulation. 2K continues to redefine what’s possible in sports gaming with NBA 2K20, featuring best in class graphics & gameplay, ground breaking game modes, and unparalleled player control and customization. Plus, with its immersive open-world Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 is a platform for gamers and ballers to come together and create what’s next in basketball culture.

Digital Foundry - Switch Lite Impressions + Zelda: Link's Awakening BIG Improvements + More Switch Games

Gamescom 2019 draws to a close, but the DF team had a great at the event! Join Alex Battaglia and John Linneman as they share their first impressions of the Switch Lite, tell us about the big improvements to Zelda: Link's Awakening since the E3 build, then move onto more great games including the brilliant-looking The Touryst from Shin'en Entertainment. There's something in here for Xbox One and Retro enthusiasts too!

Mekabolt - more footage

Players take the role of a theme park technician that needs to collect batteries to repair the haywire robots. With your handy Mekabolt, use the out of control robots to your advantage to overcome obstacles and obtain the batteries across 100 puzzle platforming challenges.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards - more gameplay

Play as King Knight, the gilded goon himself, as he travels through 4 new worlds and more than 30 all new courses, on a journey to best the Three Kings who rule over the land. With a high flying spin and a boisterous bash, he can crash through all who would dare stand in his way!

Decay of Logos console footage/reviews based on old versions of the game due to an error

Well that's a problem

Some reviews and footage for Decay of Logos have popped up in the last few days, and they haven't exactly been glowing. Thankfully, it seems that some of the issues plaguing the game in that coverage is tied to an out-of-date version that was supplied to reviewers. The following message has been sent out to gaming press about their review copies.

Due to a series of unfortunate events, the builds available for console preview/review are ~2 months old and contain issues that, while have since been resolved, have patches that are still pending approval.

Hopefully some of the major issues are worked out with the patches that are yet to release. Until then, reserve final judgment on the game until you see the final version, instead of what's out there now.

MISTOVER character profile videos - Steffen & Katharina, and Shylock

More of the cast revealed

Two more character profile videos for MISTOVER have been shared. First up is the pair of Steffen and Katharina.

Katharina is a mysterious girl who always stares at some place far away with her unfocused eyes. And Steffen is an unknown animal. Not a dog, nor a cat. No one knows what kind of animal Steffen is. Although it looks cute, there is something creepy about it, especially when it acts too much like a person.

An anthropomorphic rabbit who has two hands and walks on two feet. As a gentleman, he never goes anywhere without his tailcoat. The all-seeing scribe,and a descendant of the third race that was swept away by the Vortex. They survived for a long time traveling the universe, adapting to new environments. Shylock has been giving information to humans ever since, small bits at a time to prevent chaos from erupting among them.

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