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DOOM Sacrifices SnapMap and Multiplayer for a Switch Release

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The good news is the 2016 version of DOOM is coming to the Nintendo Switch, but the bad news is the multiplayer won’t come with the base version of the game. Well, maybe not so much bad news as the single-player campaign is vastly superior, but it’s still a bummer for gamers who want to frag their friends with the BFG9000.

Most gamers did not expect yesterday’s Nintendo Direct to announce that DOOM (and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus) would be released on the Switch. The surprise wasn’t due to DOOM‘s ultra-violence (how quickly some gamers forget the existence of Nintendo console exclusives such as MadWorldEternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, and Doom 64). No, the surprise was that Nintendo was so confident in the Switch’s graphical capabilities that it greenlit the port; this isn’t a knock on the console, though, just an objective fact that the Nintendo Switch isn’t as powerful as the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, and DOOM is extremely graphics intensive. Many viewers were left wondering if the Switch version would cut any corners so it could be playable, and the answers are less than pleasing.

According to Engadget, the Switch version of DOOM, or at least the physical copies of the game, will only ship with the single-player campaign. According to the article, the physical cards aren’t big enough to hold all of the game’s features, which is why the multiplayer portion will be available as a free downloadable gamers can download at any time via a patch. All of the multiplayer DLC that was made available for free in Update 6.66 will come with this patch. However, the beloved SnapMap level editor has been axed from the Switch version of the game. We can only speculate on why Nintendo and Bethesda decided to remove this feature, as it would have been the perfect opportunity for Nintendo to include some little touches to help the Switch version of DOOM stand out, not unlike the Legend of Zelda items unique to the Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

DOOM will be available on the Switch this holiday season, so we will have to wait and see if these sacrifices are worth it to bring this modern classic to Nintendo’s latest console.

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Over 2,900 PS5 and PS4 games are now on sale at the Epic PS Store

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It’s that time again when Sony unleashes a flood of discounts, offering nearly 3,000 games and add-on packs to tempt your wallet. There is a wide variety of standout options available, such as Monster Hunter World, priced at just £7.99, and the Deluxe Edition of Lies of P, now at a reduced price of £44.99.

These are a few of the impressive deals we came across while exploring the PS Store:

  • Goat Simulator 3: £12.49
  • Insurgency Sandstorm Gold Edition: £35.99
  • Lost Judgment: £12.49
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2 Ultimate Edition: £13.19
  • Persona 5 Royal: £24.99
  • Resident Evil Village: £13.99
  • Riders Republic Skate Edition: £14.99
  • Watch Dogs Legion Gold Edition: £12.74

Several of these deals are at all-time low prices, and as you may have observed, many of these packages come with extra DLC packs and content. Kindly be advised that the article will be updated with US pricing once it is available.

Meanwhile, has anything piqued your interest? Check out the PS Store for any current discounts, and share your findings in the comments below.

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SMT 5: Vengeance Reveals Extended Trailer, Physical Pre-Orders Available for PS5

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The newly announced Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be available on PS5 and PS4 this June, offering PlayStation players the opportunity to delve into the demonic RPG that was previously only on Nintendo Switch. Atlus has unveiled the physical editions available for pre-order for PS5 (PS4 pre-orders will be digital only), along with an extended cut trailer.

The physical standard edition, priced at $59.99, will be offered in a SteelBook variant. Additionally, all pre-orders include two in-game items: a Gleam Grenade for dealing a small amount of damage and the Haraedo Bead for restoring a small amount of HP to all allies. Both have unlimited uses in combat.

Moreover, there will be a $69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition offered, featuring DLC aimed at providing a smoother start for players in this challenging game, along with a couple of Demon Subquests.

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance base game
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Wealth
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of EXP
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Miracles
  • Demon Subquest: Sakura Cinders of the East
  • Demon Subquest: Holy Will and Profane Dissent

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What are your thoughts on SMT 5: Vengeance? Do you intend to purchase a copy? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Tekken 8’s upcoming Tekken Shop will offer a variety of paid and free content exclusively on PS5

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Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Tekken Shop in the upcoming Tekken 8 will offer a mix of paid and free content. Premium items will be purchasable using a currency known as Tekken Coins. The Tekken Shop will undergo monthly updates, with the developer emphasizing that the intention is to enhance the competitive fighter with new customization items rather than solely for financial gain. However, there is no reason why it cannot be both.

Revealed in a recent Tekken Talk Live stream, chief producer Yasuda Esports shared some of the upcoming features for the Tekken Shop, seemingly aiming to address any potential criticism proactively. “It has been reported that certain individuals may experience an adverse response upon encountering the term’shop”; however, the focus remains on enhancing the game by introducing new customization options to maintain its appeal.”

According to Mr. Esports, the format will be similar to Tekken 7, and the focus is on improving the game experience rather than just making a profit.

Do you think Bandai Namco is establishing the Tekken Shop to maintain the game’s appeal, generate revenue from microtransactions, or perhaps a combination of both? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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