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Nintendo detail Pokemon Home pricing plans and release

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Nintendo detail Pokemon Home pricing plans and release

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have shared more information about the upcoming Pokemon Home service, including pricing and release date.

Launching in February, the app is set to carry on from the DS era Pokemon Bank platform, offering cloud storage for one's pocket monsters from Pokemon titles Let's Go Eevee & Pikachu, Sword & Shield, with support for Pokemon Go coming after launch.

Access to Home's features will depend on one's plan, with both Basic and Premium options available – the latter costing USD $15 per year.

While the Basic tier is free, it comes with notable restrictions. Moving Pokemon from the Pokemon Bank is only available to Premium users, and a Basic user's storage capacity is limited to just 30 Pokemon... compared to the Premium user's 6,000.

Use of both the Wonder Box – a trading system players can utilise while not logged in – and the Global Trade System are also limited for those on the Basic Plan.

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Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3

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Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3

Torchlight Frontiers is seeing a massive development shift and is now officially Torchlight III.

Torchlight Frontiers was originally a free-to-play off-shoot to the loot-heavy RPG developed by the now-defunct Runic games. Former founder of Runic Games and head of the newly formed Echtra Games, Max Schaefer stated that fan feedback and the natural course of internal development lead to the game evolving into a " spiritual successor" of the first two entries in the series.

While the game was previously modelled around free-to-play systems, the change in name and scope has led to the sequel following a more traditional premium model where a one-off purchase will give you full access to all of the content at launch. The developers have stated that they are making numerous changes and tweaks, so the sequel feels like a natural next step for the series.

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Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week

Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week

It may not be the announcement we were expecting, but to the delight of some outspoken fans Patapon 2 is being remastered for PlayStation 4.

Releasing later this week on January 30, the game is a remaster of the 2008 PSP title that will play at native 4K resolution.

For the uninitiated, Patapon is a rhythm-based action game that tasks you, the deity of the Patapon tribe, to lead their army through uncharted lands using a variety of rhythmic drum commands.

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Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay

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Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay

In what is starting to feel like the new trend in gaming for 2020, developer Techland has announced that is pushing back the release of Dying Light 2.

While originally slated to release during the second quarter of this year, CEO Paweł Marchewka took to Twitter to break the news to players. Marchewka stated "We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately, we need more development time to fulfill our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information. We apologize for this unwelcome news. Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans"

Unfortunately, no further information was offered as to when we can now expect the game to release. Dying Light 2's delay follows that of several other recent high-profile delays including Cyberpunk 2077 and Final Fantasy VII.

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Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass

Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass

Ahead of it's March 13 release, Team Ninja has released the first story trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Nioh 2.

Set decades prior to the first game and during Japan's Waring State period, Nioh 2 will see players in the role of a custom-created yokai-human hybrid mercenary tasked with hunting the deadly Yokai plaguing the nation.

Creative director Tom Lee also revealed that Nioh 2 will receive post-launch DLC and a season pass. The Season Pass will feature three major DLC releases, each taking place in a separate storyline, set prior to the events of the main game. Each DLC release will also see the addition of new weapons, abilities and characters.

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May

This year started with several high-profile delays with the likes of The Last Of Us: Part II, Final Fantasy VII and Cyberpunk 2077 all being pushed back to later release dates. It seems the delays are not over yet as another game originally slated to release next month has slipped to a few months later.

The upcoming PlayStation 4 VR title, Marvel's Iron Man VR has moved from it's initial release date in February to May 15.

Development studio Camouflaj stated "In order to deliver on our vision and meet the high expectations of our amazing community, we’ve made the difficult decision to move Marvel’s Iron Man VR to a May 15, 2020 release. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding. You’ll be hearing from us again soon!"

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Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back

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Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back

CD Projekt Red as today announced that the eagerly awaited release of Cyberpunk 2077 has been has been pushed from April to September 17.

The studio posted about the delay on it's Twitter account, stating "We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there's still work to be done. Night City is massive - full of stories, content, and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing."

It's unfortunate to see one of the year's biggest titles delayed, but I'll take a delay over an unpolished game any day. The studio has soaring player expectations to live up to with the upcoming first-person RPG, so here's hoping this is the last delay we see for what will surely be a phenomenal last hurrah for the current-gen.

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Nintendo detail Pokemon Home pricing plans and release
Nintendo detail Pokemon Home pricing plans and release
NEWS Gotta Cash 'Em All.
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Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3
Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3
NEWS Out with the new, in with the old.
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Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week
Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week
NEWS Pata pata pata pon...
Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass
Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass
NEWS The Yokai hunt begins March 13
PS4
Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay
Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay
NEWS The sun will set at an unspecified time
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Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May
Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May
NEWS Another day, another delay
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Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back
Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back
NEWS Still slated for current-gen
PC, PS4
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BioShock: The Collection rated for Nintendo Switch
BioShock: The Collection rated for Nintendo Switch
NEWS Is a man not entitled to a Switch port?
Disintegration multiplayer Beta coming soon
Disintegration multiplayer Beta coming soon
NEWS Coming to PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
Doom Eternal's latest trailer is full of demonic carnage
Doom Eternal's latest trailer is full of demonic carnage
NEWS What else did you expect?
PS4
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Square Enix delays FFVII Remake and Marvel's Avengers
Square Enix delays FFVII Remake and Marvel's Avengers
NEWS ATB still charging.
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Sony to skip E3 for the second year in a row
Sony to skip E3 for the second year in a row
NEWS Probably nothing to announce.
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Xbox's first Series X games will be cross-gen releases
Xbox's first Series X games will be cross-gen releases
NEWS An end to exclusivity
Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass is on the way
Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass is on the way
NEWS Meowth, that's right!
Switch
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New Switch model likely releasing this year
New Switch model likely releasing this year
NEWS Production said to begin soon
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Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella to head DICE LA
Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella to head DICE LA
NEWS Loading the DICE.
CD Projekt reaches new agreement with Witcher author
CD Projekt reaches new agreement with Witcher author
NEWS Signs look good for future games
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Warcraft III: Reforged release slips into early 2020
Warcraft III: Reforged release slips into early 2020
NEWS Stoking the forge.
Sony's latest peripheral adds rear buttons to DualShock 4
Sony's latest peripheral adds rear buttons to DualShock 4
NEWS Finger-clickin' good.
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The Wolf Among Us 2 is back from the dead
The Wolf Among Us 2 is back from the dead
NEWS Bigby is back baby!
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Newly formed WolfEye Studios reveal Weird West
Newly formed WolfEye Studios reveal Weird West
NEWS Former Prey devs try their hand at a western-fantasy ARPG
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PlayStation 5 gets its first confirmed title in Godfall
PlayStation 5 gets its first confirmed title in Godfall
NEWS Next-gen(esis)
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Xbox Scarlett is officially called the Xbox Series X
Xbox Scarlett is officially called the Xbox Series X
NEWS Hoiday 2020 release confirmed
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Watch the 2019 Game Awards here
Watch the 2019 Game Awards here
NEWS What title will win the coveted GOTY award?
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Battle Royale Mode Coming to... Forza Horizon 4
Battle Royale Mode Coming to... Forza Horizon 4
NEWS Less boom, more vroom!
XO
MLB: The Show to go multi-platform as soon as 2021
MLB: The Show to go multi-platform as soon as 2021
NEWS "No more away games" - Phil Spencer
Resident Evil 3 Remake confirmed with April release
Resident Evil 3 Remake confirmed with April release
NEWS Who'd have seen this coming?
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New box art details Final Fantasy VII Remake's exclusivity
New box art details Final Fantasy VII Remake's exclusivity
NEWS Charge that limit break a little longer.
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Bayonetta and Vanquish bundle releasing next year
Bayonetta and Vanquish bundle releasing next year
NEWS From hairy witches to knee-sliding soldiers
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2K Games unveils new studio, confirms new BioShock
2K Games unveils new studio, confirms new BioShock
NEWS Shocking.