Monopoly - update now available

Yet another mystery Switch game update for you. Monopoly has received an update today, but we have no idea what has changed. Ubisoft either releases patch notes very late, or not at all, and I can't imagine they're rushing to spread the word on what's changed with Monopoly. That said, if they do give insight into what this update does, we'll be sure to let you know.

iam8bit releasing Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack

2xLP Translucent Vinyl
Fuzzy Mustache Jacket
w/ Paper Doll Playset
Music by Grant Kirkhope
Includes Digital Download*
Shipping Begins Q3 2018

When the Rabbids invade, hijinks ensue. But this invasion is more of an anomaly - an inspired collision of musical cues from the legacy of Super Mario and the equally fantastical world of the riotous Rabbids. Sewn together in sweet - and delightfully irreverent - harmony, the soundtrack to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is darn cute, playful and enjoyably weird - an expertly crafted cartoon journey, thanks to the king himself, mythic composer Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, Goldeneye). Bolstering the fun is an impossibly adorable package, complete with a fuzzy mustache (no joke) and a paper doll playset to enhance your own whimsy.

Grab yours here

South Park: The Fractured But Whole coming to Switch

SAN FRANCISCO — March 8, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft® and South Park Digital Studios announced that South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™ will be available on Nintendo Switch on April 24. Created, written and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an outrageously offensive superhero adventure that players can now experience anywhere, anytime on the Nintendo Switch. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is rated M for Mature and is available for the suggested retail price of $59.99.

In addition to the base game, the first two pieces of add-on content, “Danger Deck” and “From Dusk Till Casa Bonita”, will be available for purchase either separately or as part of the season pass. The third piece of add-on content, “Bring the Crunch”, will also come to the Nintendo Switch when it releases this summer.

In The Fractured But Whole, crime is on the rise in South Park, and the streets have never been more dangerous. As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, terror, havoc, and chaos are unleashed as the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive. The town needs new heroes to come to the rescue. Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon and Friends, with himself, The Coon, as the leader.

In Danger Deck, players will be teleported to never-before-seen locations throughout South Park to fight enemy encounters custom-crafted by the Freedom Pals. These increasingly difficult encounters will test and push the limits of any superhero.

In From Dusk Till Casa Bonita, Mysterion’s sister is in trouble. She’s fallen in with the Vamp Kids of South Park, who have descended upon Cartman's favorite restaurant, Casa Bonita. Players will need to fight darkness with darkness and embrace the new Netherborn class, which offers four new occult powers. Enter the battle alongside a new buddy, Henrietta the Goth.

For more information about South Park: The Fractured But Whole, please visit southparkgame.com, and for the latest on all Ubisoft games, please visit ubiblog.com.

Behind the scenes of the Just Dance Live Tour

Welcome to the world’s first live interactive JUST DANCE experience. Join the dancers, the dreamers and the spotlight-loving scene-stealers for an evening you’ll never forget. Come and join the fun! With our colorful characters dancing live on stage, you can follow their iconic JUST DANCE moves and share the thrill with your friends and family. Cut loose and lose yourself in the dazzling costumes, groundbreaking visuals and incredible party atmosphere that will stay with you forever! JUST DANCE LIVE is for everyone – even if you don’t know how to dance!

Japan - Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition first day sell-through in Japan

Did you know that the Rayman franchise isn't very popular in Japan? I honestly had no idea until right now, but apparently that's the case. Sadly, not even Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition on Switch could change that fact. The first day sell-through for the Switch title was just 10% of the initial shipment. While that may seem shockingly low, that figure is in-line with the series' sales in Japan.

Nintendo cleans house at this year's DICE awards

Nintendo absolutely cleaned up at this year's DICE awards. Between Nintendo's first party offerings and a couple third party outings, the Big N dominated the winners list. You can see all the categories Nintendo claimed below.

Game of the Year

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mobile Game of the Year

- Fire Emblem Heroes

Handheld Game of the Year

- Metroid: Samus Returns

DICE Sprite Award

- Snipperclips

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Sports Game of the Year

- FIFA 18

Racing Game of the Year

- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Family Game of the Year

- Snipperclips

Adventure Game of the Year

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

- Super Mario Odyssey

Ubisoft says they'll be doing more things with Switch in the future

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was recently fielding questions on an investor Q&A following a financial report, and during which the Switch was brought up. Mr. Guillemot was quick to point out that more support is coming, but didn't mention specifics.

“So yes, this relationship continues to grow, and we are very happy with what we were able to achieve with Mario + Rabbids. Let’s also not forget the fact that Just Dance is also a big seller on the Switch, and that will continue to follow the growth of that machine. And yes in the future we are going to do more things – we just can’t go over that right now.”

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - behind-the-scenes orchestra featurette

Always cool to get a look behind-the-scenes when it comes to music recording for games. I think it's very clear Grant Kirkhope was super-stoked to work on this project. It's hard not to feel his excitement watching him in this video!

Ubisoft kicks off Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle "Challenge" contest

I am very tempted to take a picture that would never actually win. Something super strange or offensive. I'd love to see what Ubisoft would do with that entry!