Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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To commemorate the he 35th anniversary of their Super Mario franchise, Nintendo is launching Super Mario 3D All-Stars: a bundle of three 3D platformers remastered for Nintendo Switch. These include Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2002), and Super Mario Galaxy (2007). In addition to the games themselves, Super Mario 3D All-Stars also includes the games’ original soundtracks (for a total of 175 tracks) that can be listened even while the screen is off.

Notably, both the physical and digital availability of Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be time-limited, with the sales ending in March 2021.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops that drops the players into the volatile geopolitical battle of the 1980s. In the single-player campaign, players will face historical figures and hunt a shadowy figure named Perseus across iconic locations such as like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, and Soviet KGB headquarters.

Single-player aside, Black Ops Cold War allows the players to employ their Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment in the Zombies co-op mode. The upcoming game also shares progression with the battle royale title Warzone, including battle pass progression and inventory items that can be used in both titles.

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Hitman 3

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Hitman 3 is the final installment in IO Interactive’s reboot trilogy. Agent 47 returns for the most important contracts of his career and joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey to eliminate The Partners.

On top of the six locations Hitman 3 will offer at launch, owners of the previous two games may import locations from them for a total of twenty. Since Hitman 3 will launch with PlayStation VR support, this way players can experience the entire World of Assassination trilogy in VR.

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RIDE 4

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RIDE 4 is an upcoming motorcycle racing game from Italian developer Milestone. The game features 176 officially licensed bikes and 31 tracks from around the world reproduced using CAD data and 3D scanning.

The redesigned Career Mode allows the player to choose a region to start in and prove themselves across select tracks in the American, European, or Asian League. There’s also a new Affinity system where manufacturers will call on the player to collaborate as an official tester and reward them with exclusive gear. In addition to single-player, RIDE 4 can also be played online with up to 12 players in a race.

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Harvest Moon: One World

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Harvest Moon: One World is the latest installment in the long-running Harvest Moon franchise that brings new engine and graphics as well as a new way to explore the game’s world. Players will travel to five colorful locations – from deserts to snowy mountains – while taking their Expando-Farm with them. The overarching goal is to collect seeds for produce like cabbages and tomatoes, which were lost when the Harvest Goddess disappeared from the world. There also are five bachelors and five bachelorettes, each with their unique personality and backstory, that the player will be able to pursue.

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The Walking Dead: Onslaught

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The Walking Dead: Onslaught is a survival shooter developed by Survios for PSVR and PC VR systems (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index). Based on AMC’s hit TV show, the game features an original story that slots in between the show’s seasons eight and nine.

Onslaught is purely a single-player title and involves scavenging for supplies, rebuilding the settlement of Alexandria, upgrading character stats and weapons, and, of course, fending off walkers. The player will have to deal with as many as 30 walkers on the screen and eliminate them using a variety of ranged and melee weapons, with the damage viscerally depicted by the developer’s touted “progressive dismemberment” system.

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No Straight Roads

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No Straight Roads is an action-adventure game with rhythm-based combat developed by an independent Malaysian studio Metronomik, for who this will be their debut release. In single-player mode, the player controls either Mayday or Zuke – an indie rock duo, who set out to topple the EDM empire that controls Vinyl City, the world capital of music.

No Straight Roads can also be played by two players in a couch co-op on any platform. Exclusive to Nintendo Switch is the Assist Mode, which allows a third player to join and assist in battles.

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