Nintendo has finally aired their official debut for the Nintendo Switch, and we learned quite a bit about the newest console. The Switch will debut March 3rd for the very low price of $300 dollars, similar to their Wii and WiiU lines as well as being under their competitors. The Switch will also come with free internet use for gamers until the fall when they will begin chargin for the service. It was also mentioned that it will have smartphone integration as well (Considering Nintendo's history with online gaming servies, this is already sounding like a step in the right direction). Nintendo also came with a large handful of surprises for us as well. Their iconic mascot, Mario is returning in Super Mario Odyssey, a sandbox title mirrors Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 64, and other staple Mario titles. Sequles to Xelnoblade and Splatoon will both land on the console as well as new titles from Squre Enix, Shin Megami Tensie developer, and Sude 51 with the surprise announcement of a sequel to 2007 No More Heroes. In addition, Koei Tecmo is bringing a two new titles, one including a cross between the Dynasty Warriors and Fire Emblem series. Skyrim will also be avaiable later this year after the consoles release and last, but certainly not least, the conference ended with an incredible new trailer for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will launch the same day as the Nintendo Switch.
Platinum Games Xbox exclusive title, Scalebound, is no more. After rumors started circulating the net, Microsoft announced officially that the title has been cancelled indefeintly. In a message to various press (including Kotaku), Microsoft states that "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for “Scalebound.” We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including “Halo Wars 2,” “Crackdown 3,” “State of Decay 2,” “Sea of Thieves” and other great experiences." A huge dissapointment given the amount of hype surrounding the title and amazing presentation shown at last years E3 press event. Whats worse is Microsoft has stripped their site of any mention of the title, thus removing videos from their site as well as streaming services like youtube. Surprsingly enough, the title is still active on the Platinum Games website, which could mean there is a small sliver of hope of this title living on with a different distributor (although, highly unlikely). For now, it looks like we're closing the door on this dragon adventure title. Hopefully Platinum Games can recover from this devestating cancellation.