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Official Darksiders Twitter account says 'perhaps' when asked about a Switch release

Could the Darksiders franchise make its way to Switch at some point? According to the official Darksiders account, that's indeed a possibility. When a fan asked if the Darksiders franchise had a Switch release in its future, the Darksiders Twitter account responded by simply saying, "Perhaps." We certainly hope it does come over, and we'll be keeping tabs!

What ever happened to THQ's golden Wii that was meant for the Queen?

If you've been with GoNintendo for a long time now, you might remember us posting about the golden Wii that THQ created alongside Big Family Games. It was all part of a PR stunt to promote the game. THQ said they were sending a copy of the game and the golden Wii to the Queen of England. The thing is, the Queen isn't allowed to receive gifts due to security concerns. So where did the golden Wii end up? Check out the mini-doc above to find out!

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy hits Switch on Jan. 29th, 2019

Sphinx and The Cursed Mummy is an original 3rd person action-adventure inspired by the mythology of ancient Egypt. Travelling the world via magical portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Sphinx's Journey will require all his wits, agility, and special powers. He will also rely on his reluctant hero friend, The Mummy, to help when being inconspicuous is the only solution. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, Sphinx can stop Set and save the world.

Features:

Use Sphinx and his increasing array of skills to face deadly mythical monsters while avoiding perilous traps with acrobatic ease. Weaken enemies and use capture beetles to store and unleash their abilities at will.

Take control the Mummy when strength & combat skills aren't needed — use the Mummy's stealth and unconventional antics to avoid enemies, solve puzzles and sabotage right under the enemy's nose.

Interact with hundreds of unique and imaginative creatures, enemies and allies.

Fantastic graphics bring this mythical world based on Egyptian legends to life.

Totally immersive storyline and epic gameplay.

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy hits Switch on Jan. 29th, 2019.

Potential release dates for upcoming THQ Switch titles

While THQ hasn't officially revealed released dates for some of their Switch games, a host of them have been given dates on the Switch eShop. More often than not, those dates end up being right. For now, it's the best guess we have for release dates on these titles. I guess we'll just have to keep tabs and see which ones actually end up being spot-on.

– The Raven Remastered – January 22 – $29.99
– Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy – January 29 – $29.99
– The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – February 5 – $29.99
– Rad Rodgers Radical Edition – February 26 – $29.99

Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron seeing retail release in Europe

The latest Switch eShop release to jump to retail will be Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron. THQ is hopping in on publishing duties, and they'll be releasing the game in Europe on February 26, 2019. This Extended Edition includes the base game and the recently-released DLC. No word on a retail release in NA at this time.

de Blob - Japanese promo video

de Blob is set to hit the Switch in Japan on Dec. 20th, 2018, but is available now in both Europe and North America. If you missed this one when it originally launched on Wii, I can't recommend it enough!

The Good, the Bad and El Hijo: A Wild West Tale Coming to Switch

Berlin/Giebelstadt, Germany, December 12th 2018: On its neverending search for true Indie gems, HandyGames discovered the fantastic Ej Hijo from Berlin-Based Honig Studios. In El Hijo the player takes the role of a six-year old boy, searching the Wild Wild West for his mother. It’s a non-violent, spaghetti-western stealth game coming 2019 to PC, MAC and Consoles.

As a six-year old, El Hijo must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence and cunning and with it more schemes to get past his foes. On his journey he will find himself in a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy.

El Hijo is developed by award-winning Honig Studios in Berlin, Germany for PC, MAC, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X. It will be published by HandyGames, family member of the THQ Nordic network in 2019. HandyGames acts as an independent publisher, focusing on small and mid-sized projects or 3rd-party indie games.

About El Hijo

The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave El Hijo at a secluded monastery in order to protect him. However, El Hijo decides that the monastic life is not for him and decides to escape. El Hijo is a non-violent stealth game. Violence is instead exchanged with the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Shadowplay is in the core of the game and El Hijo will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined with each other to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that El Hijo must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.

de Blob heading to Switch in Japan

Equal parts amorphous blob of paint, struggling artist, revolutionary and juvenile delinquent, de Blob's goal is to replace the drab, lifeless gray coloring that the I.N.K.T. Corporation has imposed on Chroma City and its inhabitants, the Raydians, with a range of vibrant life-giving colors, all the while avoiding and battling the gray-clad forces of the Inkies.

Worker Bee is bringing de Blob to Switch in Japan, and it's set for release on Dec. 20th, 2018. No matter where you live, if you haven't checked out this game on any platform, you should definitely grab it on Switch. Quite a wonderful experience with an equally fantastic soundtrack.

Nintendo requested a playable demo of Darksiders II for E3 2011, and then ended up never showcasing it

When Nintendo showed the Wii U at E3 2011, Darksiders II was announced as one of the games coming to the platform. This game was showcased during Nintendo's presentation, but it turns out there was actually supposed to be a demo of the game on E3's show floor. During a recent episode of the Game Informer podcast, developer David Adams discussed how his team worked their butts off to get together a playable demo at Nintendo's request, which ended up never being shown to the public.

“That was interesting. Nintendo came to us and said, ‘Hey, can you put this on Wii U? And we’ll show you in the press conference.’ Or when they announced the Wii U. And so we actually said, ‘I mean, we’ll give it a shot.’ I actually helped on that too, because I used to be a programmer. So it was me, our tech director, and our graphics programmer and we all piled into an office and worked on it for like a month and got it all up and running. And then that didn’t last… well actually, Nintendo was going to show it at their booth, and at the last minute they were like, ‘Eh, nevermind.’ But they still showed it in their press conference, so that’s cool. They were like, ‘Just kidding!’ We were working until like middle of the night, every night trying to get it working on the Wii U.”

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, The Raven Remastered, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 - Switch cover art

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, The Raven Remastered, and The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 are all coming to Switch soon, and each one is getting a retail release. We knew the games were on their way, but hadn't seen the cover art. Now we have the boxes for all three! Sphinx, you WILL be mine once again!