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Fortnite blocks you playing on Switch if you’ve already logged in on PS4

If you’ve ever played Fortnite on PS4, you’ll be blocked from playing the newly-released Nintendo Switch version. Playing Fortnite requires you to log into an Epic Games account. If you’ve already connected the account to a PSN ID, you will be greeted with the following message when booting the game on Switch (via Reddit): “This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch. Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this. To play Fortnite on Switch, please…

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Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch today

Christian Donlan Features Editor Updated story (6:30pm): Fortnite is available now in North America – but players elsewhere will have to wait a little bit longer. The game will launch at 5pm EST or 9pm UTC – that’s 10pm in the UK. Developer Epic Games confirmed it’s the same game as on other platforms – same map, content and weekly updates. Original story (5:15pm): Nintendo has just announced that Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch today at 6pm BST. The game will be a free download from the eShop. Nintendo…

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Metroid’s Ridley is getting the amiibo treatment for Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Matt Wales Reporter Following the earth-rending megaton that was Ridley’s reveal as a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Switch, Nintendo has announced that he’ll be getting his own amiibo too. Ridley’s amiibo is one of three new amiibo announced as part of Nintendo’s Smash Bros Ultimate info blitz, the others being a new Ink Girl variant, and an amiibo based on the Daisy model debuted during the company’s E3 Direct. Ridley, pictured above alongside the new Ink Girl design, looks fantastic in amiibo form. Unfortunately,…

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Rage 2 is a strictly single-player game, and it’ll hit 60fps on console

Rage 2, id’s collaboration with Avalanche Software, is going to be a strictly single-player game, with nothing by way of multiplayer diversions. It marks a slight departure from the 2010 original, which offered co-op and vehicle-based multiplayer, though it’s in keeping with Avalanche’s previous track record, in which the developer has always wanted to play to its single-player strengths. “We’re just focussed on the best open world single player game that we can make,” Rage 2 designer Magnus Nedfors told Eurogamer at a pre-E3 event in Avalanche’s Stockholm studio. “I…

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9 things you need to know about Destiny 2’s new multiplayer activity, Gambit

“It just kept going on this upwards trajectory of fun,” explains Lars Bakken excitedly. Gambit’s Design Lead is talking about the growing list of gameplay mechanics that would go on to shape Destiny’s all-new activity. While the specifics of what Gambit would be have evolved over the past 18 months, two things remained constant: its name, and its adherence to three core design philosophies: new, different, innovative. “We wanted something that took the best parts of Destiny and smashed them together,” remembers Game Director Steve Cotton. An initial build, centred…

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Hollow Knight is out on Switch today

Developer Team Cherry has announced that its wonderful insect-themed Metroidvania adventure Hollow Knight will launch on Switch today. It’s been a long road for Hollow Knight on Nintendo’s platform, with the game originally announced for Switch in January last year and expected to shortly after Switch’s launch. Following a period of extended silence, the game was delayed into 2018 at the end of last year, and news has been sparse since then. However, Hollow Knight’s varied delays on Switch mean that the version arriving on eShop today comes with a…

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses coming to Switch in spring 2019

Robert Purchese Senior Staff Writer @Clert The big Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem game has been unveiled. It’s called Fire Emblem: Three Houses and it’s coming spring 2019. Nintendo showed a chunk of the game during the Direct E3 broadcast. Three Houses has the strategical top-level grid-based gameplay you expect from the series, as well as fully rendered playings-out of the attacks you select. It zooms right into the action, if you like, and it looks fab! #FireEmblem Three Houses for #NintendoSwitch arrives spring 2019! pic.twitter.com/vLxqsDw6JB — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica)…

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Overcooked 2 announced, coming later this summer

Matthew Reynolds Guides Editor @Crazyreyn Overcooked 2 was revealed during Nintendo’s E3 conference. There will be more characters and recipes in the co-operative cooking sequel, and kitchens that can change on the fly – such as the tease of a hot air balloon that crashes into the ground – and mechanics such as moving walkways and portals. Expect a few more features as well, including the ability to throw ingredients and an interactive world map with new areas that open up using hidden switches. Perhaps most excitedly, there’s also the…

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