Turn Me Up Games created a proprietary tool to bring Unreal Engine 2.5/3 titles to Switch, used it for Borderlands

A modern tech marvel

There are a number of different companies that handle ports of games to the Switch, and quite a few have become household names with Nintendo fans. Most Switch owners know of Virtuos and Panic Button, but there are some other companies out there doing good work. That includes Turn Me Up Games, who has worked on Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and then they turned to Borderlands Legendary Collection.

There's no doubt that bringing Borderlands Legendary Collection posed some unique challenges to the gang at Turn Me Up Games, and in an interview with NintendoEverything, producer Louis Polak and executive producer Scott Cromie talked about one unique challenge they tackled.

Accord to the duo, their company worked up a proprietary solution that allows Unreal 2.5 – Unreal 3 titles to run natively on Switch. This was actually something that they cooked up for their Brothers port, and it ended up being used by other companies, including 2K. Turn Me Up used this tech to showcase a prototype of Borderlands 1“running on Switch, which the team got running on a dev kit in less than a week.

Turn Me Up said they put a lot of hard work into making sure the 30fps framerate was maintained in portable mode, which proved difficult considering the many intense areas of the game. That included putting in extra time with characters that were very heavy on particles and effects.

UK software sales for the week ending May 30th, 2020 (Xenoblade Chronicles takes #1)

The UK was really feeling it!

The UK software sales for the week ending May 30th, 2020 have come in, and Nintendo has scored yet another #1. Check out the top 10 below.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has rushed straight to the top of the charts for the week, showing that the UK is definitely into the RPG side of things. It's worth pointing out that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition debuted slightly below Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but that game launched during the Christmas season, and today's data doesn't factor in digital sales. More importantly, this version managed to double the sales of the original Xenoblade Chronicles.

As for the rest of the charts, there's some other interesting details to point out. Check out a summary of sales data below.

- Animal Crossing: New Horizons fell to #2, and saw sales drop 50% week-on-week
- Borderlands Legendary Collection reached #18
- BioShock: The Collection debuted at #22
- there was just over a 100 unit difference between the two games
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe dropped from #2 to #12 after sales fell 63% week-on-week

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Despite what the Switch eShop sales, you'll still get all three Borderlands titles if you buy the Borderlands Legendary Collection

No, you're not getting scammed

Those who set out to buy Borderlands Legendary Collection yesterday noticed that there was a bit of an issue. While the package was supposed to include three titles, the eShop showed that only two games were included, leaving Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition out. This caused some customers to think they were being scammed.

The official Borderlands Twitter account reached out right away and let fans know that everything is okay. While the eShop listing does indeed make it look like you don't get all three games, it appears this is a visual issue with the eShop itself. If you purchase the Borderlands Legendary Collection, you will indeed get all three games. 2K is working to have this eShop issue fixed ASAP.

Borderlands Legendary Collection - more footage, plus a PS3/Switch/PS4/PC graphics and framerate comparison

Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with piles of bonus add-on content for each game, adding 100+ hours of gameplay at an incredible value*.

Borderlands 2 - Switch/Vita/PS4 graphics and FPS comparison

We haven't seen too much footage for Borderlands 2 on Switch yet, but that changes with the video above. Not only do we get more footage of the Switch version, but we can see how it stacks up with the Vita and PS4 versions. Check out the video above to see how it plays out.

Borderlands Legendary Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and BioShock: The Collection Japanese launch trailers

There's a lot to love!

2K has launched new trailers for Borderlands Legendary Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and BioShock: The Collection on Switch in Japan. The above trailer features all three collections, but below you can find individual trailers for each package.

Borderlands Legendary Collection gameplay round-up

Want to see how the Borderlands Legendary Collection turned out? Check out the videos below to get a quick look at each game in the collection.

Cate Blanchett officially confirmed for the upcoming Borderlands movie

Blanchett comes aboard

Looks like the early reports were spot-on. Rumblings of Cate Blanchett joining the cast of the Borderlands movie were true, as the news was confirmed today by director Eli Roth.

“I’m so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in Borderlands. We had the most incredible collaboration together on The House with a Clock in Its Walls, and I believe there’s nothing she can’t do. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director’s dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale. Everyone brings their A-game to work with Cate, and I know together we’re going to create another iconic character in her already storied career.”

Blanchett will be taking on the role of the Vault hunter, Lilith, who appears in the original Borderlands game.

Borderlands Legendary Collection "What’s Included" Trailer

Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action! Learn more about what’s included in the Borderlands Legendary Collection, coming to the Nintendo Switch system on May 29th!

Borderlands: Legendary Collection physical release requires a download of at least 42 GB, Bioshock: The Collection requires 31 GB, XCOM 2 Collection requires 24 GB

A trio of big boys

Planning on getting 2K's latest Switch games in physical form? You better make sure you have plenty of storage space anyway, because these suckers require a bunch of extra room.

According to 2K's own store, the physical version of Borderlands: Legendary Collection requires a download of at least 42 GB, Bioshock: The Collection requires 31 GB, and XCOM 2 Collection requires 24 GB. In other words, you're definitely going to need a microSD card for these retail releases. Better make sure you grab one along with these purchases!


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