Kit Fisto Presents Rumours

The Xbox Section

The future of Xbox is here! After weeks of speculation on the future of the Xbox we got our answer on a special Xbox podcast featuring CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer.  Rumours were triggered by leaks indicating several Xbox games coming to competing platforms including Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Grounded and Sea of thieves.  During the podcast Mr Spencer revealed that Microsoft would be releasing 4 games on the Switch and Playstation. Two games would be community focussed multiplayer games and the others would be smaller, well received titles that have been released for over a year. Starfield and the upcoming Indianna Jones and the Great Circle are not currently being considered for cross platform release but could in future.  And that was it. The four games in question were not revealed during the podcast and would be left for their partners to reveal.

In other news Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase which began with the reveal Grounded was coming to the switch and later included Pentiment.

Additionally, Sony Revealed Sea of Thieves, Hi Fi Rush, Grounded and Pentiment would be coming to their platforms.

Phil also announced that Activision/Blizzard/King games will start coming to Game Pass starting with Diablo 4 on March 28.

The Nintendo Section

We’re you were looking forward to buying a still unannounced and pretty-much-confirmed-for-a-2024-release Switch 2 you may want to prepare yourself for the very real possibility of a pretty-much-confirmed-for-a-2025-release after a number of high profile leaks. This is all still rumour, as officially the unannounced switch follow up has no release date.

This week’s Nintendo Direct held a few surprises including Kit Fisto!

That’s right!  Kit Fisto, everyone’s favourite Star Wars will be a playable character in Kit Fisto Presents STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection featuring Kit Fisto. This rerelease of the original two battlefront games includes local multiplayer, 64 player online, it’s available on all platforms and Kit Fisto.

Epic Mikey Rebrushed is an updated version of the 2010 Wii game. Epic Mikey was a 3rd person Mickey Mouse platformer designed by Warren Spector who is most known as the designer behind the Deus Ex Series.

The cult classic World of Goo is releasing its squelchy, slimy puzzle building sequel, World of Goo 2 as a Switch console exclusive on May 28.

One of the few games that was totally lost when the 3DS eshop closed is coming to switch. The surprisingly captivating Pocket Card Jockey, a horse racing crossed with solitaire game is returning as Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! And is available… NOW!

And much more!

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The Sony Section

If you’re disappointed about the rumoured delay of the rumoured release of the rumoured Switch 2 then you may be interested in filling that consumer void with the rumoured release of the rumoured PS5 Pro, rumoured to be scheduled for later this year. According to several Sony executives the PS5 has entered the “later stage of its life cycle” and that thoughts will “inevitably turn to the next-generation and the PS6”.

In Sony’s latest fiscal report the President Hiroki Totoki also revealed that there will not be “any new major existing franchise titles” released on the platform before April 2025. There will be major releases just not from any existing IP.

The FromSoftware Section

FromSoftware has managed to secure the rights to the Elden Ring IP from publisher Bandai Namco and now is sole owner of their own creation. As if to celebrate this fact fans were finally given a trailer and details on long awaited DLC for Elden Ring entitled Shadow of the Erdtree. It will be FromSoftware’s largest DLC ever and takes place in an entirely new area of Limgrave.

The DLC will release on June 21st.

Game Release Schedule

Penny’s Big Breakaway (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC), Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! (Switch), Slave Zero X (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – February 22

Inkulinati (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), Pacific Drive (PlayStation 5, PC), Pentiment (Switch), Sons of the Forest (PC), Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order (Switch) – February 23

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC) – February 29