New inside info casts doubt on the Mass Effect Trilogy coming to Switch

This rumor is my least favorite on the Citadel

For months now, we've been hearing rumors about a Mass Effect Trilogy in the works. EA is yet to confirm that release, but we're hearing that a reveal is coming very soon. Unfortunately, the other half of the rumor that says the package is coming to Switch may not be correct.

According to industry inside Jeff Grubb, the Mass Effect Trilogy is real, but it's not coming to Switch. At least not in 2020, that is.

“EA has multiple games coming to Nintendo Switch and Mass Effect is definitely not one of them. Not yet, anyhow. If that happens, it won’t happen in that one-year window that they talked about in their last shareholder meeting.”

In other words, there's still a chance the collection could come to Switch, but it's not going to happen this year. That's something we've seen with countless other multiplatform games, so it wouldn't be a surprise. Switch owners are used to waiting a few extra months to get their version of a game. Let's hope that's the case with the Mass Effect Trilogy, rather than the package not coming to Switch at all.

Another retailer adds a listing for the Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered on Switch

The rumors are piling up

Multiple retailers have added a listing for Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered to their websites, only to yank them a few days later. Now we have yet another retailer who wants in on the action.

Czech retailer Herni-Svet has added a listing for the game, complete with the Oct. 15th, 2020 release date we've seen floating around already. This retailer has a different cover art from other listings thought. It certainly looks like a legit cover art, but that's just speculation for now.

If this package really is coming out Oct. 15th, 2020, then EA has to be revealing it in the very near future!

Thanks to ThatWaluigiDude for the heads up!

Ubisoft's unreleased port of John Madden Football for the Game Boy has found its way online

Hut hut hut hut hut hut...

Did you know that back in 1993, Ubisoft had announced that they were working on ports of EA's John Madden Football for both the NES and Game Boy? Neither of those games ended up getting released, but 27 years later, one of those gems has popped up online.

While the NES version of the game remains missing, the Game Boy adaptation has surfaced. You can see some gameplay from the title below.

While the game might look impressive visually, reports state that the game is a bit odd to play. There's no word on just how close this leaked version is to completion, but it should be somewhere near a final build. I guess it's better that this one didn't release!

RUMOR - Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered coming to Switch according to Portuguese retailer

EA finally supporting Switch?

A remaster of the Mass Effect Trilogy has been floating around the rumor mill for a while, but now the Portuguese retailer Gaming Replay has put full force on the gas.

While it should definitely be taken with a heaping spoonful of salt, the retailer is now taking pre-orders for a Nintendo Switch version of "Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered" with an October 2020 placeholder release date. If the game really is launching that soon, we should definitely be hearing some official news from EA sometime soon.

EDIT: Since the publishing of this article, the retail listings have been removed. Stay tuned for potential updates!

EA "foresees" more of their games on Switch in the future, contemplating EA Play service for the platform

EA wants to play

EA has been slowly...very slowly bringing new titles to the Switch. They pledged more games than ever before just a few months back, and now it seems EA is more bullish on the platform than ever.

In an interview with GamesIndustry, EA SVP Mike Blank talked about future Switch support. Mr. Blank definitely hints at titles to come, and even mentions the possibility of the EA Play game subscription service coming over. Check out his full statement below.

"There are amazing games on that platform and we foresee bringing more games to the Switch over time, and I think if there are opportunities for us to bring our subscription there and bring an even larger portfolio to the Switch, we will do so. We're always exploring this with our platform partners, whether that be Switch or Steam or Epic or Xbox or Sony. We want to be where the players are. So while I have nothing to announce here, I would anticipate that we'll continue to bring more games and more great experiences to Switch."

Burnout Paradise: Remastered dev says the Switch version was talked about alongside the other versions

A burning desire

Burnout Paradise: Remastered took some time to come to Switch, but that wasn't the original intention of the dev team. In an interview with NintendoEverything, Stellar Entertainment creative director Chris Roberts talked about how the Switch version of the game was discussed alongside the other versions.

“The Switch version was something that we’d talked about when we were doing the other platforms but were waiting for the right time to make it. Development began after we finished the other platforms with a dedicated team so we could make it as good an experience as possible on the Switch.”

Apex Legends team open to the idea of a Netflix animated series

Any interest, Netflix?

Netflix has been a great home for adaptations of video games. They've done both live-action series' like the Witcher and animated outings such as Castlevania. There's other game adaptations in the works as well, like Beyond Good and Evil, Cuphead, and more. Could Apex Legends join the ranks at some point?

In an interview with GamesRadar, game director Chad Grenier is asked about the possibility. While it doesn't appear that anything is in the works, the team is more than willing to listen if Netflix comes knocking.

"Yeah, I would love to do that. That sounds awesome. A Netflix animated series of Apex? Sign me up! I think right now we're focused on making the game but heck, if someone wants to pitch me something I'll listen."

Amazon UK adds listing for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered on Switch

Slated for Nov. 13th

This rumor has been floating around for a few months now, and today we get our biggest hint at it being real yet.

While other retailers have been adding listings for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered on Switch for weeks now, Amazon UK has just jumped in on the action. Their listing even goes so far as to include a Nov. 13th, 2020 release date. With Amazon pushing their listing live, I'd say this rumor can be considered officially confirmed now.

Apex Legends 'Wraith' Nendoroid goes up for preorder

"There’s a thin line between life and death. You'll find me there."

From the popular battle royale game "Apex Legends" comes a Nendoroid of the Interdimensional Skirmisher Wraith! She comes with two face plates—a standard expression and a combat expression.

She comes with a portal to recreate her Dimensional Rift ability so you can pose and display her showing up where she's least expected on the battlefield. Wraith's Kunai, a Prowler Burst PDW and a Wingman are also included. Be sure to add her to your collection!

The Wraith Nendoroid costs $56, and is available to preorder right now. The figurine is expected to ship out in March 2021. You can place your preorder here.

As one retailer removes their listing for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit on Switch, another adds it with a release date

Need for explanations

A few days back, we shared news of a listing for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit on Switch. Retailer Mighty Ape had put up a listing for a Switch release, but their page didn't have any info on release date, or anything else for that matter. Still, this was the first retail listing for the game after rumors of a port sprung up a few weeks back.

Mighty Ape has now removed the listing from their website, and we're not sure why. Even more confusing, another retailer has added a page. GorillaGaming in Australia has a listing for the title, and they say it's coming out Dec. 18th, 2020. Either Mighty Ape posted their listing too soon, or both listings are completely fake. I guess we'll just have to keep an eye on the GorillaGaming listing to see what happens!

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!


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