Assassin's Creed Odyssey "Cloud Version" announced for Switch in Japan

Capcom started it, and now Ubisoft is giving it a shot. In today's Nintendo Direct, the Japanese audience got an announcement of Assassin's Creed Odyssey "Cloud Version," which is due out Oct. 5th, 2018. As you might have guessed, this is a version of the game you stream to your Switch. No announcement for this version outside of Japan has been made.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle might have hit 2 million sold

There's some unique evidence pointing to a major success for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft's Davide Soliani once said that if Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle hit 2 million sold, he would shave his beard. After Ubisoft shared their infographic filled with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle stats today, a Twitter user got in touch with Soliani to bring up his beard-shaving comment. While the infographic doesn't talk about total sales, Soliani did confirm that he's shaved his beard. Seems like this is a roundabout way of confirming the game has hit 2 million sold, without actually coming out and sharing specific sales figures.

Retail version of Starlink: Battle for Atlas requires 4GB download

Not too surprising to see a Switch retail game require a download, but at least when it comes to Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the download isn't too big. The back of the game's box mentions that a 4GB download is required, but gives no info on what that download will contain.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas - packaging for various ships and characters

From what I saw during a demo session with Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the game looked really promising. I mean, I'm picking it up day one because of the StarFox content. I really am that big of a fan of the series. That said, it does look like there's some other cool ship designs in there. The other characters I'm still on the fence about.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas - more gameplay footage

Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a whole new gameplay experience: to play, build your own modular Starship model, mounted on your controller, to take part into epic space combats. Equip your model with different parts, and your Starship changes in game in real time.

Trials Rising - more footage, Ubisoft calls it the 'biggest, most ambitious Trials to date'

I've been a big fan of the Trials series since it launched, and am extremely happy that the latest installment is coming to the Switch. What can we expect from this outing? According to John Lloyd, community developer at Ubisoft for the game, Trials Rising will be the, "biggest, most ambitious Trials to date.”

Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Gamescom 2018 trailer

Discover the wonders of Atlas and explore seven massive open worlds, each with their own flora and fauna. Fight the Forgotten Legion and save Atlas when Starlink: Battle for Atlas launches October 16!

Ubisoft Hosting August Nintendo eShop Sale in North America

Ubisoft August Nintendo eShop Sale - 8/20 at 9 am PT – 8/27 at 8:59 am PT

Save big on Ubisoft games for Nintendo Switch in the Nintendo eShop this week! Enjoy savings on great games including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Standard & Gold Editions), South Park: The Fractured Buy Whole (Standard & Gold Editions) and Hungry Shark World.

Ubisoft has stopped development on Steep's Switch port

I guess that's another way of saying the game is cancelled? If development has been stopped, I doubt Ubisoft is going to pick it up again at some point. I think we all knew this would be the case, but at least now we have a confirmation.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire and Dakhilfor the heads up!