E3: Starlink Battle for Atlas Arrives October 16 - Features Starfox On Switch

Announced last year, we always know Starlink: Battle of Atlas would be coming in 2018, and now we have the exact date. Announced at E3, the Ubisoft Toronto space adventure game will be coming October 16th to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Nintendo Switch will also have an added bonus, as Fox McCloud from the StarFox series will be available on the Switch version of the game. You can check out the trailers and Press Release below. We'll have more on Starlink as I get through all the E3 news.

 

BLAST OFF WITH STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS™ ON OCTOBER 16

The Starlink Initiative Teams Up with Ace Pilot and Star Fox Leader Fox McCloud in Free Exclusive Nintendo Switch® Add-On Content


LOS ANGELES, CA – June 11, 2018 – Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas™, an all-new action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Toronto, will be available for Nintendo Switch®, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X on October 16, 2018. This open world space saga featuring modular toy technology empowers players to assemble and customize real-world physical starships. Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game and players can experiment with different pilot abilities, weapons and ships to unleash devastating combos upon their enemies. The Starlink: Battle for Atlas Retail Starter Pack includes the game, one starship, one pilot, a variety of weapons, the Starlink controller mount and a poster for the suggested retail price of $74.99 USD, Pre-orders for the Starter Pack begin today.

The Starlink diverse cast of characters will team up with ace pilot and leader of the Star Fox team, Fox McCloud, and his iconic Arwing ship in free exclusive add-on content for the Nintendo Switch. Players can play through the entire campaign as Fox McCloud and embark on exclusive missions in Atlas featuring other friends from the Star Fox universe.

“We are excited to give players a deeper look at Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the first all-new property from Ubisoft Toronto,” said Laurent Malville, Creative Director at Ubisoft Toronto. “Starlink is a project born from the passion of our collective team, and the opportunity to work directly with Nintendo to bring Star Fox to our universe is a dream come true. We believe the Atlas open star system is a perfect playground for Fox to explore and hope players will too.”

The modular toys and dynamic combat mechanics in Starlink: Battle for Atlas let players explore multiple ways to achieve objectives and approach any obstacle or enemy, driven by their own imagination and creativity. Alongside the innovative new way to play, Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers open-world gameplay, spanning a full star system that players can explore with total freedom. Built from the ground up in the Snowdrop engine, the game allows seamless travel through and around the exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System, teeming with life and unique challenges across seven different planets. Players’ actions and choices will impact their journey and no two player experiences will be alike. Enemies will react and fight back intelligently – taking over the star system if the player does nothing to stop them. The fate of Atlas rests in your hands.

All versions of the Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack include the game, the Starlink controller mount and a poster. Additionally, on PlayStation® 4 system and Xbox One the Starter Pack includes:

  *   Zenith Starship – includes modular hull and two Armor wings
  *   Mason Rana Pilot
  *   Shredder Weapon
  *   Flamethrower Weapon
  *   Frost Barrage Weapon
The Nintendo Switch Starter Pack includes:

  *   Arwing Starship – includes modular hull and two Arwing wings, with laser cannon weapons and charge shot built in
  *   Fox McCloud Pilot
  *   Mason Rana Pilot
  *   Flamethrower Weapon
  *   Frost Barrage Weapon
  *   Digital versions of Zenith Starship and Shredder weapon
  *   Exclusive Star Fox mission content

The team at Ubisoft Toronto collaborated closely with Virtuos on the Nintendo Switch version of Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The partnership allowed Ubisoft to push the Nintendo Switch version to new heights, and fully support handheld, tabletop and docked play.

Players will be able to build their collection, and all pieces are compatible.* At launch, Starlink: Battle for Atlas will have additional ships, weapons and pilots available for purchase at the following suggested retail prices:

  *   Starship Pack (including one starship with modular hull and two wings, one pilot and one weapon): $24.99
  *   Weapon Pack (including two weapons): $9.99
  *   Pilot Pack (including one pilot): $7.99

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For more information about Starlink: Battle for Atlas, please visit: www.starlinkgame.com

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*The Arwing Starship and Fox McCloud Pilot will only be compatible with the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Starlink Battle for Atlas Logo, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nintendo properties are licensed to Ubisoft Entertainment by Nintendo. Starfox characters © Nintendo. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.

For Honor Free Weekend Happening May 3rd-6th

Do you want to give For Honor a try but don't want to straight up purchase the game? Ubisoft got your back as they'll be having a free weekend for the medieval pvp fighter next weekend from May 3rd - May 6th.

Details can be found on the website here with the timing below.

Xbox will start on May 3, 2018 at 1am PDT, and will end on May 7, 2018 at 12am PDT
PS4* will start on May 3, 2018 at 1am PDT, and will end on May 7, 2018 at 12am PDT
PC* will start on May 3, 2018 at 10am PDT, and will end on May 6, 2018 at 1pm PDT

*PS4 & PC pre-load available starting May 1, 2018 at 12am PDT

Far Cry 5 Fastest Selling Game In Franchise History

Ubisoft announced today that Far Cry 5 has become the fastest selling Far Cry game in franchise history. Digital Distribution accounted for 50% of the games total sales, which is also the second biggest launch in Ubisoft history - trailing on 2016's The Division.

Along with the announcement, Ubisoft also provided some fun facts about the game such as the 5.1 million fish gamers have caught since the games launch last week. Check them out below and see you in Hope County.

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Throwback Thursday - Lost Orbit

We're back! This time we're looking at Lost Orbit from PixelNauts - you can pick up the game on PlayStation 4, and Steam. It's a twitch, speed "floater" in space - we did a recent video (and make sure to subscribe on Youtube).

Lost Orbit did well with critics getting a 77% on Metacritic, and was reviewed by some of the bigger places out there.

“All in all, Lost Orbit is a winner.”
8/10 – Destructoid

“Lost Orbit could quite possibly be contender for indie game of the year.”
9/10 – Punk and Lizard

“If you like dodge ‘em ups then this is one of the best available&quot”
9/10 – The Sixth Axis

Throwback Thursday - The Castle Game

Building off of last week - we have round two of Throwback Thursday, and this time the first video/Let's Play which you can check out here (and below).

The Castle Game is a RTS-lite fantasy game from Neptune Interactive. Originally planned to also release on Wii U, and Steam, it only graced the PlayStation 4 but was one of my favourite games from 2015. I really enjoyed the colours, the sounds, and the kind of laid back approach it took to the genre. It's not hardcore, and the concepts are simple - which was perfect for someone who was never much of an RTS fan.

The Castle Game posted a respectable 68 on Metacritic, and was helped by our good friends at Clapfoot Studios, the makers of Fortified, and Foxhole. You can get it on PlayStation 4 right here (and btw it's a fairly easy platinum). Until next time!

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Released earlier last year on Steam, indie developer Will O'Neill is brining his latest game Little Red Lie to PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita - better yet the game is releasing today (January 9th)

Little Red Lie is a narrative-focused, interactive fiction experience that reduces the traditional nine-verb adventure game structure down to a single, context-dependent interaction: lie.

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With PSX happening this last weekend, we did get some new footage of Toronto games. First up is Guacamelee 2 from DrinkBox Studios. You can check out the PS4Pro footage below courtesy of IGN's Youtube page.

Guacamelee 2 is said to come soon-ish.

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We did it! At the time of writing, there is 24 hours left in the Kickstarter for Fossil Hunters and they have gotten to $35199 of their $35000 goal. Reptoid Games also announced that their game will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One along with the original Steam release. The Kickstarter has an "estimated delivery date" of March 2018.

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Maize came out recently on PlayStation 4, and Xbox, so we played a bit.