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Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition will be out on Switch (as well as on PS4 and Xbox One) on January 28th. The fifth and final act will also be available on that day too.

Very excited to finally sit down and try this in a few weeks time. So many have spoke highly of the game and it's appeared in several people's best games of the decade lists to I can't wait to jump in. Just need to decide what platform to play it on.

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Do you know how long I've been waiting for act 5 haha. I'll take a look on Steam discussions to see what people's reactions are.

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Stories Untold, from NoCode and published by Devolver Digital, has been announced as coming to the Switch on January 16th.

I've heard good things about the game so very interesting to see what it's like. I've still got their more recent game, Observation, sitting to be played on the PS4 and I really should get it played because it's totally my style of game. I just can't be bothered sitting with the volume up really high on my tv to hear the game over the sound of the PS4's fan. Anyway, yeah I'm interested to see what Stories Untold is like.

Another interesting indie on the horizon for the Switch is Mosaic, by Krillbite Studios and published by Raw Fury. It's out on January 23rd and it's available now to pre-order with a 10% discount (£14.39 with discount, £15.99 at launch).

It's already available now on PC and Apple Arcade and while talk as been middling about the game, stylistically it looks great and could be interesting. I've had my eye on it for awhile so looking forward to trying it out soon.

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Pretty cool anime-style trailer for TemTem:

Not expected to hit Switch until 2021.

A shame, in what besides the DLC for Sword & Shield is expected to be a quiet year for the Pokémon main series, it could have made a big splash. If they manage Q1 2021 then maybe it's still possible to get some momentum, but still ::shrug: not too interested myself, but it's nice to finally see some more competition for Pokémon, either way. 

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Looking good.

Crazy that these guys are pulling off something like this and yet Game Freak, for all their money, man power and success, aren't willing to push the series forward in this manner. 

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3 hours ago, Hero-of-Time said:

Crazy that these guys are pulling off something like this and yet Game Freak, for all their money, man power and success, aren't willing to push the series forward in this manner. 

If people stopped buying the same game over and over, year after year they might be forced to evolve the franchise but sadly (?) each instalment sells like crazy, so why should they bother

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5 hours ago, Ronnie said:

If people stopped buying the same game over and over, year after year they might be forced to evolve the franchise but sadly (?) each instalment sells like crazy, so why should they bother

Pokemon is too much of a marketing machine to be stopped. The games, cartoon and merchandise all work in unison and are released at perfect times with each other. It's not so much that the games are the one big thing it's that the brand as a whole is stupidly powerful. Game Freak aren't a great developer IMO (just look at how well their other games do), the Pokemon license just hides this fact. Saying that, a lot of people did call them after finishing Sword and Shield but these will be a small sample of those who bought the game.

As you mentioned, they have zero reason to deliver anything bold and exciting because the old formula works and sells VERY well. This isn't anything new, I mean you just have to look at other franchises in the industry, like sports games, that can get away with the same thing. Business gonna business, I guess.

 

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I'd be more interested in Temtem if it wasn't trying to focus on being an MMO.

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3 minutes ago, Glen-i said:

I'd be more interested in Temtem if it wasn't trying to focus on being an MMO.

That's why people ARE interested in it. There's a lot of Pokemon fans who have been crying out for the game to tackle the MMO genre. I think this is why this game has been so popular out of the gate.

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