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Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition listing pops up on Amazon.de, complete with cover art

THQ, your response?

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition may not have gotten an official press release announcing it just yet, but the game is definitely coming to Switch. We've seen two many pieces of evidence supporting the launch to have it be just a mistake. The latest one to throw on the pile is a listing for the game on Amazon.de, complete with the cover art above.

Koch Media accidentally publishes info page for Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition before the game's official announcement

Deathinitive proof

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition is coming to the Switch. We first caught wind of the release through an EB Games listing, but if that wasn't enough to convince you, this should be. Koch Media, a company acquired by THQ Nordic some time ago, currently has a listing up for Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition on Switch. The page has game info, as well as an Aug. 6th, 2019 release date. We're sure this page is going to be taken down soon, so make sure to check it out while you can.

Piranha Bytes acquired by THQ Nordic

Another dev scooped up

Vienna/AUSTRIA, Essen/GERMANY, May 22nd, 2019 - THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the Piranha Bytes team and trademark and the intellectual property Gothic has been finalised. Piranha Bytes' rights to Risen and ELEX were also acquired.

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder.” John F. Kennedy (1961)

Although statements like the following should not be done within the context of a press release, we still do it:

All of us here at THQ Nordic welcome every single member of the Piranha Bytes team to our family. We already had our fair share of laughter (well, every time we meet in person), fun (conventions, Christmas- and Summer parties, or karaoke singing), tears (when the wrong person hits the karaoke stage), and sweat (Batman cosplay @Gamescom 2018 comes to mind) together, and from now on it is in an officially joint capacity as well. The closing of the transaction is subject to the approvals of the committees of Piranha Bytes.

The newly formed entity (Piranha Bytes GmbH, Essen, Germany) will host the entire development team and is a 100% subsidiary of THQ Nordic GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria. As in the past, the team will focus and concentrate on the creation of outstanding and unique RPG gaming experiences, having full creative freedom in doing so, whereas THQ Nordic GmbH will act as Piranha Bytes' publisher, responsible for distribution, marketing and further support.

“There are situations in life where you think to yourself “This feels right.” Well, this is exactly one of them. We have been working on some great and exciting things over the past couple of years and we are extremely stoked about what the future brings with the right partner and the right network of companies”, says Björn Pankratz, Project Director and Game Designer of Piranha Bytes. “After all, we want to continue to create great, memorable, and impactful games with as much creative freedom as possible, and with THQ Nordic we know we are now part of a family, which support us by all means in our efforts.”

THQ Nordic teases two E3 2019 reveals

Two franchises set for new installments

THQ Nordic will have at least two titles to show off at E3 2019. While we don't have names for those games, we do know that both are tied to existing franchises. THQ Nordic even shared teaser blurbs for each game, saying one is a "new vision for a beloved franchise," while the other is a "long-awaited return of a galatically beloved game/franchise." Thankfully we won't have to wait long to find out what these are. Fingers crossed for Switch versions of both!

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package to utilize the Switch Online app for voice chat

Start charging that phone

We just found out the other day that Mortal Kombat 11 makes use of the Switch Online app for voice chat. That was quite a surprise, and now we have another one to share. Turns out Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package will use the app for voice chat as well. Nice to see the app finally getting some third party support!

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package resolution and framerate details

News that should make most happy

The officail Twitter account for Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package has shared some info on the game's resolution and framerate. Fans should be quite happy to know that the game will run at 1080p/30fps docked and 720p/30fps handheld. While 60fps would have been nice, a steady 30 should get the job done.

KAIKO brings Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered to Switch

Mars attacks!

Vienna/Austria, April 24th, 2019 - No response has been received from Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since June, 2018 due to a dust storm on Mars. The rover completed its mission, so now it's your turn to explore and - actually - defend Mars! Become the best Guerrilla fighter of a famous resistance group and swing your sledgehammer against the suppression and power of The Earth Defense Force. Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch™ on July 2nd 2019 for a SRP of $ 29.99 | € 29,99 | £ 26.99.

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered - Nintendo Switch™ Features:

Choice between Performance and Quality Mode
Fully reworked graphics – heavily reworked textures and graphic features adding, for example, specular maps
Improved shadow rendering
Improved lighting
Reworked shaders and postprocessing
Optional Motion Controls for a better sense of aiming while playing in handheld mode



About Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Red Faction: Guerrilla still defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.

Features

Open World Guerrilla Warfare - You decide who, when, where and how to battle. Utilize guerrilla tactics, improvised weaponry, and modified vehicles to lead insurgent attacks on EDF targets. Launch attacks based on your own gameplay style, take on missions in any order you choose, or engage in destructive activities to weaken the EDF's grip on Mars.

Strategic Destruction - Use destruction to your tactical advantage, setting ambushes or chain reaction explosions to attack enemy strongholds and permanently modify the game environment. Leverage fully-dynamic physics-based destruction to improvise on the fly: blow holes in a wall or floor to set an ambush or escape, take out a staircase to stop your pursuers, or drive vehicles through blown out walls.

Evolving & Emergent Gameplay - Carve your path through an ever changing landscape as you improvise your combat tactics - mixing gameplay styles, vehicles, weapons and explosives to defeat the EDF.

Epic Sci-Fi Setting - Explore the huge, unforgiving Martian landscape, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos; then tear through the fully destructible open-world environments swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire.

Multiplayer Combat - There is no place to hide when you put your guerrilla warfare skills to the test in a variety of highly destructive multiplayer combat modes.

de Blob faces game-breaking bug after Switch version 8.0.0 update

de bummer

Switch was updated to Version 8.0.0 recently, and it included a bunch of new features. The update has also rendered at least one game completely unplayable. For whatever reason, de Blob will not move past the first loading screen. The game will hang, and then an error code is spit out. This issue impacts both the retail and eShop versions. Hopefully THQ Nordic works on a fix soon.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition's retail printing issue fixed, black-spine versions now bringing in decent money on eBay

Invest in Darksiders!

THQ Nordic has apparently fixed the issue with Darksiders: Warmastered Edition's retail release on Switch. You might remember that copies in North America had an all-black spine as the result of a printing error. While no fix was offered to customers who bought that version, a newly-corrected cover is now available in stores.

If you grabbed one of the black-spine covers, it might actually be to your benefit. It's a bit of a collector's item now, and is bringing in upwards of $70 on eBay!

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package retail release is a GAME-exclusive in the UK

Grab the package

Well this is some good news! Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package is going to make its way over to the UK. The special retail package is going to be a GAME exclusive in the UK, and I would imagine that it'll be in limited supply. Make sure you hop in on the package while you can. Check out what it includes below.

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package gives you control of the Saints at the height of their power, and you live the life to show for it.

Put the wildest chapter of the Saints Row saga in the palms of your hands for the first time on Switch. You bring the fight to Steelport, a sordid city of sin drowning in sex, drugs, and (a lot of) guns. This is your City. These are your rules.

Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobblehead dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen.

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package is the definitive release of one of gaming’s most beloved entries, playable on a Nintendo system for the first time ever with new features for Switch.

KEY FEATURES

• City of Sin: Disrupt and dismantle the Syndicate stranglehold on weapons, cybercrime, and sex trades. Discover the secrets of Steelport, where there is action on every street corner, for better or, more likely, worse.
• Weapons of Crass Destruction: It’s one thing to defeat your enemies. It’s another to humiliate them. Hover jets, human cannonball cars and sex-toy warfare are all part of the fun.
• Joy-Con Crazy Customisation: Create the most outlandish characters ever seen, from washed-up celebrities to naked ninja pirates. Inside every sinner, there is a Saint. Who will you become?
• Portable Over The Top Co-op: Fly solo, or play online with a homie and for the first time – two players can play side to side via online or local multiplayer. Give naked skydiving a try, landing in your partner’s flaming pickup as you make a suicide run toward a heavily armed Syndicate brothel. Steelport is more fun with a friend.
• The Full Package: Includes all three mission packs and more than 30 DLC items. All previously released content is included on the game card.*

* Two DLC packs - the Bloodsucker Pack and the Unlockable Pack, have been omitted for game balance and improvement based on feedback.

GAME Exclusive – Saints Row the Third – The Full Package for Switch is only available at GAME stores or at www.game.co.uk/ in the UK.